Archive for the ‘ODI World Cups’ Category

History of World Cup Player of the Tournament: Mitchell Starc Is 7th Recipient

World Cup started from 1975, but it was only in 1992 World Cup when ICC decided to create an award for Player of the Tournament. Since then 7 players from 4 countries have won the award. Here is a sneak peek into the award winning performances. So far the World Cup award for Player of […]

An Open Letter to MS Dhoni on His Concerns Towards Bowling!!

Dear Captain Dhoni, Since 15 months we heard, India is preparing for World Cup. As a result despite huge record losses, team and captain was not changed even in Test matches. Still as India lost the semifinal, the Indians showed maturity and in fact ran a campaign against Times Now to support the team that […]

World Cup 2015: Statistical Analysis of India vs Australia

The World Cup 2015 semifinal between India and Australia was one of the talking point of the tournament. It did not live up to the high expectation as India lost by 95 runs and unlike the first memorable first semifinal, a very one-sided game was on display. While the match could be remembered for some […]

World Cup Semifinal: Dhoni vs Aussies! Who Will Maintain Clean Record!!

As India and Australia meet for the first time in a World Cup semifinal, historically the match appears between the Team Australia that has not lost in any of the 6 ODI World Cup semifinals and the Captain Dhoni who has never lost any semifinal of an ICC Tournament as well as any other ODI […]

World Cup Rivalry: Australia 8, India 3

India and Australia played two games each in 1983 and 1987 World Cup and won one each. After that for the third win India has to wait for their 10th match in World Cup when in the 2011 World Cup India defeated Australia in the Quarterfinal. From 1992 to 2003 Australia defeated India in 5 […]

Captain Dhoni Has Never Lost a Semifinal in 15 Tournaments: Won 6, Runners Up 4

Dhoni became the captain of Indian ODI team in September 2007 as India hosted Australia for a 7 ODI series. Since then he has become the only captain in the world to win all the three ICC Trophies: ODI World Cup (2011), T20 World Cup (2007) and Champions Trophy (2013). In between he has captained […]

World Cup 2015: First Time The Finals Gets Black Caps

Since 1975 they have been a regular visitor to the semifinals, creating a joint record too of entering maximum semifinals. Yet, to make an entry into the finals they had to wait till 2015 World Cup. They failed to break their semifinal jinx at Auckland in 1992 when Pakistan defeated them. But today, after 6 […]

World Cup 2015: 9 Semifinals Between Them, Who Will Enter Final First

New Zealand and South Africa have a weird record against their name. These two are the only teams who have not reached the World Cup final despite entering semifinal in more than one edition. Overall, between them they share 9 semifinals, all unsuccessful attempts. 6 by Kiwis and 3 by South Africans. While South Africans […]

World Cup 2015: Five Reasons Why South Africa Will Do a Pakistan in Semifinal

Pakistan entered the final of the Cricket World Cup for the first time in 1992 edition. They were a strong contender in 1987, but lost the semifinal. Nobody gave them a chance in 1992 World Cup and they won the final. South Africa has faced such losses in first two semifinals, and also in the […]

South Africa vs New Zealand: Overall 36-21 for SA, But 5-2 for Kiwis in World Cup

South Africa and New Zealand have played 62 matches since 1992 when end of apartheid ban started international Cricket in South Africa. With 36 wins and 21 losses, South Africa can claim authority. Even in other tournaments, South Africa has exercised supremacy. South Africa has won 4 of the 6 Bilateral ODI series, including the […]

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