News 23 // 20 Oct 2018, 23:15 IST SHARE The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released a new qualification pathway for the 13th edition of theCricket World Cup, which is scheduled to be hosted by India, from 9th February to 26th March 2023. ICC already faced severe backlash for reducing the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England to just 10 teams. But again they have decided to stick to a 10-team format for the mega event.Totally, 32 teams will be competing across six different ICC qualification tournaments. Out of those 32 teams, 13 will participate in miscellaneous bilateral ODI series namely 'ICC Cricket World Cup Super League'. It is scheduled to take place from July 2020-2022. In total, 156 matches will be played during this period and each team will play 24 matches. The top 8 teams will qualify for the 2023 World Cup and the bottom 5 teams will go to the Cricket World Cup Qualifier (2022). The remaining two teams will be finalised after … [Read more...] about ICC release new qualification scenario for 2023 Cricket World Cup in India
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Feature 27 Sep 2018, 13:02 IST SHARE With the most glorified cricket carnival of the world is precisely eight months away, all the cricketing nations are jostling for the best possible XI to compete at the highest level. Some are confident with the pool of players they have for the upcoming challenge whereas some are still in the hunt to unearth the talent who could bring an X-factor to the table. With every game passing, teams will be tightening up their loose screws and would like to replace the fasteners which are corroding quickly. A well-oiled car is always better than the one which guzzles a lot of diesel and still doesn’t give the desired mileage.A bowler in the shorter format is best known for its striking ability i.e. how many balls does a bowler take to get a wicket whereas the average is how many runs on an average he gives before striking. The lesser the strike rate and average of a bowler the better the chances of his getting wickets. In a One-day game, a … [Read more...] about ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Five bowlers who will set the tournament on fire
Top 5 / Top 10 7 // 23 Sep 2018, 14:40 IST SHARE The road to the world cup has begun and the preparations are in full flow. The mega event gets underway on May 30th, 2019 with the hosts England, taking on South Africa in a cracking contest at the Kia Oval.Australia won the 2015 World Cup, beating New Zealand in the finals. So far, they have not shown us that they are ready to defend the title. They are expected to come back hard, no matter what.The last two World Cups were won by a hosting nation and this time it's in England. Will England win? Or will the Aussies fight for the jewel?Let's have a look at the possible champions who will be crowned on 14th July 2019.5. AustraliaWith the squad undergoing a massive transition following the bans imposed on their stalwarts, Steve Smith and David Warner, times haven't been too great for the once great Aussies. Their present run of form is no good news for them but they are known to be a group of tough … [Read more...] about Top 5 contenders for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
The ICC has gone back to the future with its scheduling of the 2019 World Cup, which begs the question as to whether it is a better way to decide the best team than what has been used in recent editions? Ten teams will make up the 2019 tournament, to be held in England. Each team will play the other participants once, before the top four will face off in semi-finals, with the winner playing off in the final at Lord’s on July 14. The only time this format has been used before in a World Cup was in 1992, in Australia, when nine teams played each other team once, with the top four advancing to the finals. Every other edition of the World Cup has used either quarter-finals into semi-finals, or a ‘super six’ into semi-finals. By reverting to a competition where every team must play each other once, it gives the impression that the best teams should make it to the final four. Should one of the top nations lose an early game against one of the minnows, they still have the … [Read more...] about Is the World Cup format in cricket’s best interests?
The Olympic Stadium looks set to miss out on hosting matches at next year’s World Cup. The fixtures and venues for next summer’s competition will be announced on Thursday with Old Trafford landing the plum tie between India and Pakistan on June 16. The Olympic Stadium had been earmarked for two matches with organisers hoping to attract record crowds of 60,000 for a cricket fixture in this country. Having seen how multi-use stadiums brought in huge crowds at the last World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the Olympic Stadium was an obvious choice. But it would involve huge cost in converting the football pitch to a cricket outfield as well as the instillation of drop in pitches in England for the first time. The ICC had given the green light for the ground to be used as a venue and the ECB were planning to hold test events this summer. But the small boundary and the fact floodlights would have to be angled differently for cricket meant it would have been a gamble to use the … [Read more...] about Olympic Stadium to miss out on hosting 2019 Cricket World Cup matches