The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup is around the corner

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be hosted by 3 South Asian test cricket playing countries: India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. The tournament will use cricket’s One Day International format. Cricket teams from 14 countries are scheduled to compete in the tournament this year. The tournament is scheduled to start on the 19th of February (1 month from now) and ends on the 2nd of April.

Matches in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be played in 13 different cities around the Sub Continent:

  • Kolkata, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Mohali, Nagpur and Bangalore in India.
  • Colombo, Hambantota and Kandy in Sri Lanka
  • Chittagong and Dhaka in Bangladesh

The following countries will be competing in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup:

South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Canada, West Indies, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, The Netherlands.

Teams are split into 2 groups of 7. The top 4 of each group will advance to the 2nd round of the competition. 4 teams will advance to the semi-final stage of the competition from the 2nd round and 2 teams will eventually play in the Final match of the tournament. There will be no 3rd / 4th play-off match.

Group AGroup B
Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada, Kenya.India, South Africa, England, West Indies, Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands.

This is the full schedule of matches in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup:

Match NumberDateTeamsVenue
119 FebruaryIndia vs BangladeshDhaka
220 FebruaryNew Zealand vs KenyaChennai
320 FebruarySri Lanka vs CanadaHambantota
421 FebruaryAustralia vs ZimbabweAhmedabad
522 FebruaryEngland vs NetherlandsNagpur
623 FebruaryPakistan vs KenyaHambantota
724 FebruarySouth Africa vs West IndiesNew Delhi
825 FebruaryAustralia vs New ZealandNagpur
925 FebruaryBangladesh vs IrelandDhaka
1026 FebruarySri Lanka vs PakistanColombo
1127 FebruaryIndia vs EnglandKolkata
1228 FebruaryWest Indies vs NetherlandsNew Delhi
1328 FebruaryZimbabwe vs CanadaNagpur
141 MarchSri Lanka vs KenyaColombo
152 MarchEngland vs IrelandBangalore
163 MarchSouth Africa vs NetherlandsMohali
173 MarchPakistan vs CanadaColombo
184 MarchNew Zealand vs ZimbabweAhmedabad
194 MarchBangladesh vs West IndiesDhaka
205 MarchSri Lanka vs AustraliaColombo
216 MarchIndia vs IrelandBangalore
226 MarchEngland vs South AfricaChennai
237 MarchKenya vs CanadaNew Delhi
248 MarchPakistan vs New ZealandPallekelle
259 MarchIndia vs NetherlandsNew Delhi
2610 MarchSri Lanka vs ZimbabwePallekelle
2711 MarchWest Indies vs IrelandMohali
2811 MarchBangladesh vs EnglandChittagong
2912 MarchIndia vs South AfricaNagpur
3013 MarchNew Zealand vs CanadaMumbai
3113 MarchAustralia vs KenyaBangalore
3214 MarchPakistan vs ZimbabwePallekelle
3314 MarchBangladesh vs NetherlandsChittagong
3415 MarchSouth Africa vs IrelandKolkata
3516 MarchAustralia vs CanadaBangalore
3617 MarchEngland vs West IndiesChennai
3718 MarchSri Lanka vs New ZealandMumbai
3818 MarchIreland vs NetherlandsKolkata
3919 MarchAustralia vs PakistanColombo
4019 MarchBangladesh vs South AfricaDhaka
4120 MarchZimbabwe vs KenyaKolkata
4220 MarchIndia vs West IndiesChennai
4323 March1st Quarter Final (Group A1 vs Group B4)Dhaka
4424 March2nd Quarter Final (Group A2 vs Group B3)Colombo
4525 March3rd Quarter Final (Group A3 vs Group B2)Dhaka
4626 March4th Quarter Final (Group A4 vs Group B1)Ahmedabad
4729 MarchWinner of Match 43 vs Winner of Match 45Colombo
4830 MarchWinner of Match 44 vs Winner of Match 46Mohali
4902 AprilFinalMumbai

The South African 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup Squad was announced yesterday. The team consists of:

Graeme Smith (Captain), Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robbin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Morne van Wyk (wicket keeper).

The Junk Mail team would like to wish the Proteas the best of luck in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Make South Africa Proud!

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