Cricket World Cup 2011

Cricket World Cup 2011 - India Victorious

The ICC Cricket World Cup was jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and took place between February and April 2011. It was played in the One Day International format (ODI) and there were 14 international teams competing in the competition.

After a seires of pulsating matches throughout the tournament, India were victorious after beating Sri Lanka in the final. The hosts put on a fine show and fully deserved their win.

England knocked out by Sri Lanka

After getting into the quarter finals by the skin of their teeth England were knocked out of the competition by an excellent in form Sri Lanka team.

England produced a respectable 229-6 helped by Jonthan Trott's 86 however when Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga both hit centuries all was lost and Sri Lanka were declared the winners by 10 wickets with 231 - 0.

Yardy flys home

England's all round Michael Yardy has had to leave the squad and return back to England suffering from depression. England have called up Yorkshires Adil Rashid to replace him.

England set for Quarter Finals

The results of the group stages go England's way and the side are now through to the quarter final stage of the 2011 ICC World Cup. Their next match will be against host nation Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 26th 2011.

The following teams have all qualified for the quarter final stages of the 2011 ICC World Cup.

Group A Group B
Sri Lanka (hosts) South Africa
Australia India (hosts)
New Zealand England  
Pakistan West Indies 

Jade Dernbach replaces Ajmal Shahzad

England have had to call up Jade Dernbach to their World Cup squad. The Surrey pace bowler will replace Ajmal Shazad who suffered a hamstring injury.

The 24 year old was currently with the England Lions tour of the West Indies.

England's ICC World Cup progression out of their hands

England managed to secure a win in the match against the West Indies in the 2011 ICC World Cup but their progression to the quarter finals is dependant on the results of remaining matches in the group stages.

Don't miss a game keep an eye on the England Cricket fixture list.

England in shock as they are defeated by Ireland

In England's third game of the ICC World Cup England were left stunned when Kevin O'Brien recorded the faster ever century in the tournaments history as Ireland made a surprise win over England in Bangalore.

England were an impressive 327 for 8 and Ireland looked to be another notch when they were 111 for 5 but they recovered and O'Brien hit 113 of 63 balls taking the tally to 327-7.

This shocking result will clearly frustrate the travelling fans especially after the recent draw against India that would have lifted the fans and team.

The next game will be against South Africa on the 6th March and this game must be won to restore some faith in the side, however with the South Africans being in excellent form the odds are against an England win.

Qualification

All of the 10 full members of the ICC automatically qualified for the World Cup. The remaining teams went through a qualifying tournament in South Africa which saw Ireland win the tournament.

Qualified Teams for Tournament

Bangladesh (hosts) India (hosts) West Indies
Sri Lanka (hosts) Pakistan Canada
England Ireland Zimbabwe
Netherlands Australia Africa
New Zealand Kenya South

Pietersen 25/1 to be top run scorer in ICC World Cup

The bookmakers Ladbrokes have made Kevin Pietersen has been placed at odds of 25/1 to be the top run scorer in the ICC World Cup and at 7/2 to be England's top scorer. The South African born batsman has been named to open the batting for England. In the 2007 World Cup Peitersen was England's top scorer but he was batting at fourth.

With Petersen’s odds drifting so much punters should look at Jonathan Trott who is at odds of 7/2 to be the top run scorer.

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