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> ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Recapitulation Of Old Memories
pathik2009
post Jan 24 2011, 09:39 PM
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Friends,
As everyone is aware that ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 will start from 19th of February this year, here is a quick retrospection on tha facts & figures of the previous 9 world cups;so enjoy your reading :

!.West Indies won the maiden cricket World Cup in 1975, and successfully defended it in 1979. They reached the 1983 final, which they lost to India. Australia won the Cup in 1987, followed by Pakistan in 1992. Sri Lanka won it in 1996. Australia have since won it thrice in a row, in 1999, 2003 and 2007.

2.Australia has won the World Cup four times, a record. It is the only team to win 50-plus World Cup matches. It has played 69 games out of which it has won 51 games, lost 17 games and tied one.

3.India’s 413-5 against Bermuda in Port of Spain on 19th March 2007 is the highest team score in a World Cup game. It bettered Sri Lanka’s record of 398-5 vs Kenya at Kandy on 6th March 1996 and Australia’s 377-6 vs South Africa at Basseterre on 24th March 2007.

4.Canada’s 36 vs Sri Lanka at Paarl on 19th February 2003 is the lowest team score at the World Cup. Other Cup scores of less than 50 are 45 by Canada vs England, Manchester, 19 June 1999, 45 by Namibia vs Australia, Potchefstroom, 27th February 2003.

5.India’s 257-run win over Bermuda at Port of Spain on 19th March 2007 is the largest margin of victory by runs in the World Cup. Also, there are seven 10- wicket wins in the World Cup.

6.Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most fifties in the World Cup, 17 (4 hundreds, 13 fifties). Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa,(2 hundreds, 8 fifties) and Ricky Ponting of Australia (4 hundreds, 6 fifties) have scored 10 each.

7.Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most World Cup runs, 1796 runs from 36 games. Others with 1000+ runs are Ricky Ponting (1537), Brian Lara (1225), Sanath Jayasuriya (1165), Adam Gilchrist (1085), Javed Miandad (1083), Stephen Fleming (1075), Gibbs (1067), Aravinda de Silva (1064), Viv Richards (1013), Sourav Ganguly (1006) and Mark Waugh (1004).

8.Glenn McGrath and Ricky Ponting have the most World Cup appearances of 39 each. Others with 35+ games are Jayasuriya (38), Wasim Akram (38), Tendulkar (36), de Silva (35) and Inzamam-ul-Haq (35).

9.103 hundreds have been scored in World Cups, 72 by right-handers, 31 by left-handers. Australians have 21, India 15, West Indies 13, Pakistan 13, New Zealand 11, England 8, Sri Lanka 2, South Africa 6, Zimbabwe 4, Netherlands 2, Ireland 1 and Canada 1.

10.The first World Cup hundred was by England’s Dennis Amiss’ 137 vs India, Lord’s, 7th June 1975. 50th hundred – 110 by Mark Waugh, Australia vs New Zealand, Chennai, 11th March 1996. 100th hundred – 103 by Matthew Hayden, Australia vs New Zealand, St George’s.

11.The top three bowling performances in the World Cup are 7-15 by Glenn McGrath (Aus vs Namibia, Potchefstroom, 27th February 2003), 7-20 by Andy Bichel (Aus vs Eng, Port Elizabeth, 2nd March 2003) and 7-51 by Winston Davis of West Indies (WI vs Aus, Leeds, 11th June 1983).

12.Thirty times have bowlers taken five wickets in an innings in a World Cup game.

13.World Cup has had 90 occasions of a bowler taking exactly four wickets. Yuvraj Singh (4-6, Ind vs Namibia, Pietermaritzburg, 23rd Feb 2003) leads the list as the least expensive four-for. Chris Harris (4-7, NZ vs Sco, Edinburgh, 31st May 1999) and Chris Old (4-8, Eng vs Canada, Manchester, 13th June.1999) are second and third.

14.Gary Kirsten’s 188 not out for South Africa against UAE at Rawalpindi on 16th Feb 1996 is the highest individual score in the World cup.

15.Sourav Ganguly’s 183 against Sri Lanka, Taunton, 26th May 1999 is the next highest World Cup score, followed by Viv Richards’ 181 (WI vs SL, Karachi, 13th Oct 1987) and 175* by Kapil Dev (Ind vs Zim, Tunbridge Wells, 18.06.83).

Hopefully you will like this and you can also share ur trivias, opinions on this WC

Thanks !

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post Jan 25 2011, 12:05 PM
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Great Trivia, PATHIK -

Some from me -

1) The country that has hosted the World Cup has never won it. That leaves very little chance of India winning it this year.

2) The bowler who takes the highest wicket in the world cup has invariably won the world cup. The only exception is the 2007 world cup. But then even Australia won it on D/L method rather than playing a full match.

3) England is the country that has reached the finals for maximum number of times but did not manage to win the World Cup.

4) Chetan Sharma was the first person to claim a hat-trick in the World Cup. Incidently all the victims were Clean Bowled.

Will try and post more as I discover them.
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post Feb 27 2011, 10:14 PM
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As things stand now with 5 overs remaining India will pull it off against England,thanks to Zaheer Khan's superb spell.
But lot to be desired abt Dhoni's captaincy.Terrible captaincy!! so defensive cptcny defending such a mamoth total.Bad field placings,no innovative ideas in bowling changes.................the think tank shld look in2 this seriously.
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post Feb 28 2011, 02:06 AM
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By now we all know the result of this game ; india 's match with England ended in a tie.

One man who will probably have to face the music for this result is Mahinder Singh Dhoni, & understandably so ; with the kind of field placing India can hardly win a tight match like this 1 even if a target of 400+is set for the opposition team. After the 2nd power play the field was spread and the Englishmen were allowed singles and couples and an odd boundary, hence they were easily keeping up with the required run rate. Only after they took the 3rd powerplay in the 43rd over the field was forced to come in the circle and then wickets fell . Dhoni could have brought the fielders in to put some more pressure on the batsman much before in the game with 338 target to defend.Even TV commentators Ravi Shastri and Naseer Hussain felt the same. In fact Nasser was the most successful English captain in tests and ODIs. Inspite of having a below average bowling attack , he won quite a no. of matches (won a ODI series in India) for his team with his clever field placing ,constantly putting pressure on the batsmen and never allowing them to relax. Our captain Mr Cool is repeating the same mistakes in every match, in SA series he did the same thing, allowing the game to drift , giving easy singles and twos to the batsman by spreading the field. Even the best bowling attack in the world is useless without proper field placements .Bangladesh managing 283 was a warning and now this.One badly hopes Dhoni changes his tactics to remain in the competition and give a more respectful performance.

Even in batting order there was some tactical mistake. After Sachin's dismissal team mngt could have sent Y Pathan or Virat. Even Pathan is a tremendous striker of the ball but he could do precious little in the last 4 overs.

However 4 Indian players require a special mention here;
1.Sachin Tendulkar-His record setting century (5 centuries in a WC beating Ponting) got marred a little, if not fully.

2.Zaheer Khan-Mostly responsible for this result at least.

3.Yuvraj-Got well made 50+ runs & it was good to see him in form.

4.Gautam Gambhir-Stabled the innings well along with Sachin after Sehwag's freewheeling-what is called natural for him-dismissal

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post Feb 28 2011, 12:50 PM
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Some of my observations -

1) After Sachin's dismissal, Dhoni himself shouldnt have come in to bat. Since it was the 41 over he should have sent Pathan. Maybe he would have spend some 5-10 balls in getting in the frame and then would have clobbered at will. You cant expect Pathan to come up in 47 over and the attack right away at will.

Also Dhoni is not a good batsman. By promoting himself at any place he is disturbing the order. It would have been understandable if he would come and score a 40 of 20 balls. Then its OK. But the even Virat could have score and a strike rate at which he did. So what was the advantage. Also Virat is a player to build up innings and not some one who could be expected to slog in last overs. So why sent him there.

2) Dhoni was very defensive in his field allowing singles at will and thus giving time to the new batsman to settle in.

3) Miscalculation of overs. He should have used up Piyush Chawla and left with Harbhajan and Munaf Patel for 49 and 50 overs. Chawla's inexperience cost us those 2 sixes.
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post Feb 28 2011, 01:28 PM
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Rishi a captain who can't defend 338 in international level with such a hyped Team in home conditions raises serious doubts abt his onfield tactics.

Bowling out Zaheer & Bhajji out was a big mistake.
After scoring 336 if a captain doesn't attack the opposition then when will he do?Ppl r accusing the bowlers for their performance but hv any1 thought of if a bowler sees at will every over 5 singles are taken of his bowling with the odd boundary coming in,will he b able 2 bowl well?
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post Feb 28 2011, 02:58 PM
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QUOTE(JS @ Feb 28 2011, 01:28 PM) *

Rishi a captain who can't defend 338 in international level with such a hyped Team in home conditions raises serious doubts abt his onfield tactics.

Bowling out Zaheer & Bhajji out was a big mistake.
After scoring 336 if a captain doesn't attack the opposition then when will he do?Ppl r accusing the bowlers for their performance but hv any1 thought of if a bowler sees at will every over 5 singles are taken of his bowling with the odd boundary coming in,will he b able 2 bowl well?



I still dont understand why at a total of 338 he got so defensive. He is not so defensive normally. Also Bhajji dropping Strauss on 19 ......that type of catches are meant to be taken in international matches at these level. We are ranked number 1 in Tests and 2 in ODIs. I wonder how we got there with this kind of fielding and bowling.
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post Feb 28 2011, 03:32 PM
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It shows the hollowness of the system in which these ICC cricket rankings are based on.
However without sounding too critical, i think it's time our media will stop ranking India as world's No1/No2 team (which results in plethora of endorsements for our skipper) & let them develop their game.Too much media attention is not doing any good, i suppose.

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post Feb 28 2011, 05:05 PM
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I am not able to understand why in the population of 1.2 billion, we are not able to generate 4 nice pace bowlers who can consistently bowl at 140 + speed. Are we all so weak ?

I have one observation to point out. Never appoint any Australian here. They come here, earn from us and do no good to us. Well, harm us, they can. Remember how nicely Greg Chappel easily destroyed the rhythm and confidence of Irfan Pathan and slowed down the raw pace of Munaf Patel by pointing out flaws in their rhythms. Also can someone kindly tell me what Dennis Lillee doing in MRF pace foundation. How many bowlers have come out from this foundation who have made it in the team ?
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post Feb 28 2011, 09:12 PM
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The bowlers have little to do when there is a hapless skipper like ours.Yesterday after the game he said in answer to a question regarding poor fielding that "We cannot improve the fielding. There are some slow fielders".
What will this do to the spirit of the team? Ok we have some senior players and people who can't move fast enough but they make it up in other departments.And how can he overlook his tactical misdemeanors?

Fairly speaking this looked like quite a perfectly scripted match (quite close to 1 in lagaan/chak de india movies).

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QUOTE(pathik2009 @ Feb 28 2011, 09:12 PM) *


Fairly speaking this looked like quite a perfectly scripted match (quite close to 1 in lagaan/chak de india movies).

Pathik



Can't agree with u more....................specially the meeting between the 2 batsmen before the last ball and the way it was played it seemed they wanted 2 play safe which is understood.
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post Mar 1 2011, 01:08 AM
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india don,t ve match winner bowlers--spsly on batting friendly or in cricketing term---pata wickets----u cant score over 300+runs in every match-----------------bowlers wins u matches-----------i think australia is no 1 contender for finals--------and for other place---------fight is between sri lanka and south africa----------india ka chance mere ko najar nahin aata----pakistan ll destroy some one,s world cup aur phir khud bhi out ho jayega. (IMG:style_emoticons/OurHFMEmot/tongue.gif)
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post Mar 2 2011, 12:19 PM
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yes there are issues of captaincy for MSD, but I strongly feel without his heavy contribution it will be hard for India, he is a person who can make difference with some timely batting and keeping the spirit high

our bowling lacks the fire and ultimately it may prove fatal, if fielders of Raina or Kohli's caliber drop catches and messes up what the captain can do, against England I didn't find much of a difference between the teams, thus moments of brillance be it couple of deadly deliveries or stunning run outs can make a small difference........

Bobby u r right - we can't score 300+ everyday, so the big question is how much we can defend, does our bowlers have any answer? I guess not

Australia is certainly not in their elements, but their bowlers, specially quick trio (Lee,Tait and Johnson) have started showing ominous signs, does anyone have any idea how Punter is shaping up, if he along with Watson goes right no hope for any team

One thing I would say - ICC may name it WC, but whats actually happening is damp squib, not a single match other than the high-scoring tie has shown any prospect of contest expected in WC, including minnows has again proved to be a flaw in the design of the format, I don't think with falling reputation of this format ICC is doing any good to the game.....
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post Mar 3 2011, 11:18 AM
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Arnab, yesterday's upset (England-Ireland) might answer your question about the World Cup being a damp squib. Of course, no doubt that the majority matches are uninteresting. That is because there are 6 minnow teams and so there are going to be many one sided games. The real game will start from the quarter finals. These preliminary matches are just to expose these minnow to the game of cricket, which shockingly is a dying sport except a few countries like India, Australia and South Africa.

Coming back to our game against England, I think Dhoni single handedly lost the match. Let me point a few reasons -

1) He pushes himself up the order instead of Pathan and thus disturbing the line-up. It would be understandable if he played a cameo like Pollard (60 off 27) or Obrien (100 off 49). But anyone, even Harbhajan, can play a knock (31 off 25) like he played. What was so good about it ? Had he pushed Pathan up when he came in the 41 over, it would have added a few more runs and we would have crossed 350.

2) Dhoni scored quite slowly in the batting power play. It was not like we were short of wickets. He could have afforded to take a few over-the-top risks, with Pathan and Kohli to follow. He showed some unwanted respect to part time bowlers like Yardy.

3) Dhoni didnt ask for review when Strauss knicked one behind in his gloves. Even the replay showed a clear knick, which surprisingly he never heard though he was the nearest. Also he didnt ask for a review when Strauss was LBW.

4) Dhoni miscalculated the overs. Understandable that Zaheer was in rhythm and hence he finished off his spell anticipating some more wickets. But then in that case he should have preserved Harbhajan's overs. The biggest mistake was to give the 49th and 50th over to relatively inexperienced bowlers like Chawa (who was playing his first big game in India) and Munaf Patel. This favored the English players to score the needed 28 off 12 balls - a huge task for any team.
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