ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia, New Zealand
Feb 14 - Mar 29 2015
The 11th edition of the World CupThe 2015 Cricket World Cup will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The location of the games will be evenly split, with the day-night final match to be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29.
ICC World Cup 2015 Semis and FinalsMar 29, 2015
Australia 186/3 (33.1/50 ov; Clarke 74, Smith 56*) beat New Zealand 183 all out in 45 ov (Elliott 83, Johnson 3-30, Faulkner 3-36) by 7 wktsMar 26, 2015
2nd Semi-Final: Australia vs India at Sydney
Australia 328/7 (Smith 105, Finch 81, Yadav 4-72) beat India 233 all out in 46.5 (Dhoni 65) by 95 runsMar 24, 2015
1st Semi-Final: New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland
New Zealand 299/6 (42.5/43 ov, target: 298; Elliott 84, BB McCullum 59, Anderson 58) beat South Africa 281/5 (43/43 ov; F du Plessis 82, AB de Villiers 65*) by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining) (D/L method)
2015 Cricket World Cup
Groups, News, Schedule
India SquadMahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Stuart Binny, Ambati Rayudu, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma.
Australia SquadMichael Clarke (captain), George Bailey (vice captain), Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson.
England SquadEoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Joe Root, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes.
Pakistan SquadMisbah-ul-Haq(captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Ehsan Adil, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz.
Bangladesh SquadTamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Taijul Islam.
Sri Lanka SquadAngelo Mathews (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wicketkeeper), Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne (vice captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake.
South Africa SquadAB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Vernon Philander, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn.
New Zealand SquadBrendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Dan Vettori, Kane Williamson.
West Indies SquadJason Holder (captain), Marlon Samuels, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor.
In the 11th edition, India and Pakistan clubbed in same group
Jul 30, 2013India, who won the 2011 event when they defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final in Mumbai, are pooled with Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland and one other qualifying team. They will start their title defence against traditional rivals Pakistan in Adelaide on February 15. Australia and New Zealand are grouped with England, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and two qualifiers. The top four sides from each pool will go through to the knockout stage. The hosting rights were awarded at the same time as those of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, which New Zealand and Australia had originally bidded to host, and the 2019 Cricket World Cup. That tournament was awarded to four Asian Test cricket playing countries India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in a 10 to 3 vote. The International Cricket Council were sufficiently impressed with the trans-tasman bid that it was decided to award the next world cup to them. Forty Nine matches will be played in 14 venues across the two host nations, with Australia staging 26 games at grounds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and New Zealand hosting 23 games in seven cities. The first match will be held in Christchurch, the New Zealand city devastated by an earthquake in 2011, when the hosts take on Sri Lanka on February 14.
2015 Cricket World Cup Groups
Group AAustralia (co-host)
New Zealand (co-host)
|8 February 2015||India vs Australia (Warm Up)||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|10 February 2015||India vs Afghanistan (Warm Up)||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|15 February 14:00 (D/N)||India vs Pakistan (Match 4)||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|22 February 14:30 (D/N)||India vs South Africa (Match 13)||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|28 February 14:30 (D/N)||India vs United Arab Emirates (Match 21)||WACA Ground, Perth|
|6 March 14:30 (D/N)||India vs West Indies (Match 28)||WACA Ground, Perth|
|10 March 14:00 (D/N)||India vs Ireland (Match 34)||Seddon Park, Hamilton|
|14 March 14:00 (D/N)||India vs Zimbabwe (Match 39)||Eden Park, Auckland|
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