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ICC World Cup 2015 Predictions, Fixtures and Schedules, Point tables

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

As days are passing by, we are drawing closer and closer to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.Fans are undoubtedly waiting for this terrific event to take place, they are waiting keenly to enchant their slogans, to give standup applause to their stars. Cricket is really trending worldwide, everyday increasing its popularity.  ICC World Cup 2015

The British national game has left a real mark on minds of people it is not just confined to England now. The 11th world cup of 2015 f cricket history is to be started next year from 14th February and it will last till 29th of March.49 matches in total are to be played in total, among nations playing with passion. These matches are to be played in 14 different venues at Australia and New Zealand. Australia will be hosting 26 world cup fixtures in 7 different cities while New Zealand is going to host 23 matches. The biggest match of the event will be played in Melbourne, Australia which is of course the final of the tournament. This honor of hosting cricket world cup was given to Australia and New Zealand when they placed a bid at the end of world cup cricket 2011.

Next World cup is going to be played in England in 2019.Cities which are to host World cup fixtures in Australia are Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth. New Zealand on the hand will be hosting matches Christchurch, Hamilton, Wellington, Napier, Dunedin, Auckland and Nelson. The significance of this world cup is that it will be largest world cup in history of cricket up till now. It will be among 14 teams all fighting hard and having great desire to seize the opportunity.

ICC World Cup 2015

ICC World Cup 2015

 

The previous world cup hosted by Asian countries was won by India, but defending team will be facing large problems on these tracks. Anyhow, all teams are looking forward to this event. Many matches in this tournament are most awaited due to rivalry between nations. India vs. Pakistan, England vs. Australia can be said as most awaited matches. No matter what the outcomes will be cricket fans are in real haste, they are fantasizing world cup, and this humongous tournament is really bringing cheer and delight to their faces.

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Merit and Tournament Structure of World Cup 2015

ICC tried to reduce number of participating teams to 10 after World cup 2011, but ICC faced huge criticism by cricket boards of many nations mainly Ireland Cricket Board. Irish team really performed really well in former World Cups and it was thought to be a very rude decision. ICC reversed its decision and made a new decision of allowing 14 teams to participate in World cup 2015.

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The World Cup Cricket 2015 will be played among 14 nations. The structure of the tournament is quite similar to 2011 world cup. There will be two groups which will consist of seven teams each, the teams will play each other to secure their position for quarter finals, on the basis of points the four top teams from both groups will be selected for quarter finals. The winner teams of Quarter finals will play each other for attaining place in semi finals and two winner teams of semi finals will play at Melbourne in Final for the biggest trophy of cricket world named as World Cup.

ICC World Cup 2015

ICC World Cup 2015

Teams Qualified for ICC World Cup 2015

The first ten teams automatically qualified for world cup on the basis of their rankings. While, the last four teams had to play qualifying matches to win their place in world cup 2015.

 Teams  Qualification 

 

Automatic Qualification

   Rank       Group
England  1 A
South Africa         2 B
India         3 B
Australia  4 A
Sri Lanka  5 A
Pakistan  6 B
West Indies              7 B
Bangladesh        8 A
New Zealand  9 A
Zimbabwe            10 B
Ireland WCL Championship       11 B
Afghanistan       12 A
Scotland World Cup Qualifiers       13 A
U.A.E       14 B

 

Preparations and prize of winning the World cup 2015

It is planned for World Cup Cricket 2015 to be most watched and fans friendly world cup ever. The ICC has sold rights to may sports channels for broadcasting and planning is done to take cricket a step further.

An organizing committee was formed and was finalized. The major three names of this organizing committee are:

  • John Harden – Chief executive
  • James Strong – Chairman
  • Ralph Waters – Deputy Chairman

 

ICC has set prize money total to $10,225,000.This money is quite more than the prize money of 2011 world cup. It will be allocated between teams on the basis of their performance regarding world cup. The wining team of tournament will get $3,975,000 while the teams which knocked out in group stage will be getting prize money of $210,000 each.

 

Stages  Money Total Funds
Winner Team $3,975,000 $3,975,000
Losing team(final) $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Semi-Final losers $600,000 $1,200,000
Quarter-final losers $300,000 $1,200,000
Group stage winnings $45.000 $1,890,000
Eliminated teams(group stage) $35,000 $210,000
Total $10,225,000

 

It actually indicates that prize money for winning single match in tournament is $45,000 and if a team remains undefeated throughout the tournament it will get winning amount plus prize of one match multiplied by total number of wins in the tournament.

ICC World Cup 2015

ICC World Cup 2015

 

World Cup Warm-up Fixtures

World cup warm up matches are to be played from 8th February till 13th February. They are 14 in number.

 

Date Fixtures Location
February 8, 2015 Australia v India Adelaide
February 9, 2015 South Africa v Sri Lanka Christchurch
February 9, 2015 New Zealand v Zimbabwe Lincoln
February 9, 2015 England v West Indies Sydney
February 9, 2015 Pakistan v Bangladesh Sydney
February 10, 2015 Ireland v Scotland Sydney
February 10, 2015 India v Afghanistan Adelaide
February 11, 2015 New Zealand v South Africa Christchurch
February 11, 2015 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Lincoln
February 11, 2015 Australia v U.A.E Melbourne
February 11, 2015 England v Pakistan Sydney
February 12, 2015 West Indies v Scotland Sydney
February 12, 2015 Ireland v Bangladesh Sydney
February 13, 2015 Afghanistan v U.A.E Melbourne

Pool A and B Teams and Fixtures

 

Pool A Table

 

Teams Played Won Lost Tied Nr Net Run Rate Points
England              
Australia              
Sri Lanka              
Bangladesh              
New Zealand              
Afghanistan              
Scotland              

 

 

Schedule:

 

14 February
11:00

 

New Zealand  v  Sri Lanka

 

Match 1
Halley Oval, Christchurch
14 February
14:30 (D/N)

 

Australia  v  England

 

Match 2
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
17 February
11:00

 

New Zealand  v  Scotland

 

Match 6
University Oval, Dunedin
18 February
14:30 (D/N)

 

Afghanistan  v  Bangladesh

 

Match 7
Minooka Oval, Canberra
20 February
14:00 (D/N)

 

New Zealand  v  England

 

Match 9
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
21 February
13:30 (D/N)

 

Australia  v  Bangladesh

 

Match 11
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
22 February
11:00

 

Afghanistan  v  Sri Lanka

 

Match 12
University Oval, Dunedin
23 February
11:00

 

England  v  Scotland

 

Match 14
Halley Oval, Christchurch
26 February
11:00

 

Afghanistan  v  Scotland

 

Match 17
University Oval, Dunedin
26 February
14:30 (D/N)

 

Bangladesh  v  Sri Lanka

 

Match 18
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
28 February
14:00 (D/N)

 

New Zealand  v  Australia

 

Match 20
Eden Park, Auckland
1 March
11:00

 

England  v  Sri Lanka

 

Match 22
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
4 March
14:30 (D/N)

 

Australia  v  Afghanistan

 

Match 26
WACA Ground, Perth
5 March
11:00

 

Bangladesh  v  Scotland

 

Match 27
Saxton Oval, Nelson
8 March
11:00

 

New Zealand  v  Afghanistan

 

Match 31
McLean Park, Napier
8 March
14:30 (D/N)

 

Australia  v  Sri Lanka

 

Match 32
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
9 March
14:00 (D/N)

 

Bangladesh  v  England

 

Match 33
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
11 March
14:30 (D/N)

 

Scotland  v  Sri Lanka

 

Match 35
Belle rive Oval, Hobart
13 March
14:00 (D/N)

 

New Zealand  v  Bangladesh

 

Match 37
Sidon Park, Hamilton
13 March
14:30 (D/N)

 

Afghanistan  v  England

 

Match 38
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
14 March
14:30 (D/N)

 

Australia  v  Scotland

 

Match 40
Belle rive Oval, Hobart

 

 

 

Pool B table

 

Teams Played Won Lost Tied Nr Net Run rate Points
South Africa              
India              
Pakistan              
West Indies              
Zimbabwe              
Ireland              
U.A.E              

 

Schedule:

 

15 February
14:00 (D/N)

 

South Africa  v  Zimbabwe

 

Match 3
Sadden Park, Hamilton
15 February
14:00 (D/N)

 

India  v  Pakistan

 

Match 4
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
16 February
11:00

 

Ireland  v  West Indies

 

Match 5
Saxton Oval, Nelson
19 February
11:00

 

              United Arab Emirates  v  Zimbabwe

 

Match 8
Saxton Oval, Nelson
21 February
11:00

 

Pakistan  v  West Indies

 

Match 10
Halley Oval, Christchurch
22 February
14:30 (D/N)

 

India  v  South Africa

 

Match 13
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
24 February
14:30 (D/N)

 

West Indies  v  Zimbabwe

 

Match 15
Minooka Oval, Canberra
25 February
13:30 (D/N)

 

Ireland  v  United Arab Emirates

 

Match 16
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
27 February
14:30 (D/N)

 

South Africa  v  West Indies

 

Match 19
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
28 February
14:30 (D/N)

 

India  v  United Arab Emirates

 

Match 21
WACA Ground, Perth
1 March
13:30 (D/N)

 

Pakistan  v  Zimbabwe

 

Match 23
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
3 March
14:30 (D/N)

 

Ireland  v  South Africa

 

Match 24
Minooka Oval, Canberra
4 March
14:00 (D/N)

 

Pakistan  v  United Arab Emirates

 

Match 25
McLean Park, Napier
6 March
14:30 (D/N)

 

India  v  West Indies

 

Match 28
WACA Ground, Perth
7 March
14:00 (D/N)

 

Pakistan  v  South Africa

 

Match 29
Eden Park, Auckland
7 March
14:30 (D/N)

 

Ireland  v  Zimbabwe

 

Match 30
Belle rive Oval, Hobart
10 March
14:00 (D/N)

 

India  v  Ireland

 

Match 34
Sidon Park, Hamilton
12 March
14:00 (D/N)

 

South Africa  v  United Arab Emirates

 

Match 36
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
14 March
14:00 (D/N)

 

India  v  Zimbabwe

 

Match 39
Eden Park, Auckland
15 March
11:00

 

United Arab Emirates  v  West Indies

 

Match 41
McLean Park, Napier
15 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard

 

Ireland  v  Pakistan

 

Match 42
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

 

 

Quarter Finals

 

World cup quarter finals will be played between eight teams, four top teams on the basis of points will be selected out of seven teams in each group. The team at first position in pool A will play fourth positioned team of pool B, team positioned second in pool A will play third team in pool B, team positioned third in pool A will play second team of pool B and at last team on fourth position in pool A will be playing with first positioned team in pool B for qualifying for semi finals.

 

The structure of semi finals will be:

 

  • A1 V B4 1st Quarterfinal   18th March(D/N),Sydney
  • A2 V B3 2nd Quarterfinal    19th March(D/N),Melbourne
  • A3 V B2 3rd Quarterfinal   20th March(D/N),Adelaide
  • A4 V B1 4th Quarterfinal   21th March(D/N),Wellington

 

 

Semi Finals

 

Semi Finals will be played between four winner teams of Quarterfinals.

 

  • 1st Semi Final 24th March(D/N), Auckland
  • 2nd Semi Final 26th March(D/N), Sydney

 

 

Final

 

The final of the tournament will be played on 29th march 2015 in Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne at 14:30.It will be a day/night match.

 

ICC World Cup Trophy 2015

ICC World Cup Trophy 2015

 

 

 

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