We have the biggest event in the Cricket Calender as ICC World Cup 2011 is coming up and we will have some great matches coming up and one thing is for sure that this year the World Cup wont be as predictable as it has been in last two World Cups as Aussies made it to the top and won the both events making it 3 successive World Cups but this time it will be held in Sub Continent and Aussies might not be as strong as they have been in the past and India and Sri Lanka will go into the event as the favourites to win the big prize.
WHO’S WINNING THE ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2011
ICC WORLD CUP 2011 FAVOURITES
Like I said earlier it is not the same scenario with which most of the teams going into the World Cup, usual suspects Aussies are not going as the World Cup 2011. We have India, Sri Lanka and South Africa as the favourites to go all the way and England and Australia will go as the underdogs this time around. England had a wonderfull year of 2010 in Twenty20, Test Matches and the ODI and ofcource they are the current World Champions of T20 and won the Ashes aswell so that will give them loads of confidence going into the World Cup.
India Cricket Team:
India being playing at home and the kind of matches they had recently makes them the hot favourites to go all the Way in World Cup 2011, last time when the World Cup was held in India, they made it to the Semi Final and lost against Sri Lanka but this time around thigns are different they are the No.1 ranked team in Test Mathes and coming on the back of a 2-3 defeat in South Africa but managed to get loads of confidence which makes them one of the top favourites to win the World Cup.
Strengths Rising belief, emerging talent, Home Crowd.
Weakness A lack of variety in bowling. too much Expectations.
Captain Mahinder Singh Dhoni
Key players: Yuvraj Singh/ Harbajan Singh
Australia Cricket Team
Australia are the defending Champions winning three successive World Cups, starting from 1999, 2003 and 2007 and what was common in those wins they defeated all three big asian nations, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka. But it will be a uphill task for them to go all the way and win the Cup.
Strengths Rising belief, Never say never attitude
Weakness Sub continent Wickets, A lack of variety in bowling.
Captain Rickey Ponting
Key players: Shane Watson/ Mike Hussey
Prediction: Semi Finals
Pakistan Cricket Team
Pakistan were stripped of their right to host the World Cup 2011, but they will be eager to prove a point or two, and they always play better cricket when under pressure and their backs to wall although things are looking very doomed for them after their recent performences in the series. They have been playing poor cricket and their on and off field controversies are hampering their chances.
Strengths big match teams, familiar conditions
Weakness Missing key players, lack of leaadership, no game plan
Captain Not Decided Yet
Key players: Shahid Afridi / Abdul Razzaq
Prediction: Quarter Finals
Who's Winning the World Cup 2011 ?
- India (34%, 2,701 Votes)
- Pakistan (28%, 2,221 Votes)
- Sri Lanka (16%, 1,222 Votes)
- Australia (11%, 890 Votes)
- South Africa (4%, 340 Votes)
- England (3%, 230 Votes)
- New Zealand (2%, 150 Votes)
- OTHERS (1%, 100 Votes)
Total Voters: 7,854