Afridi and Zaheer topped the list of highest Wicket takers of the World Cup. Afridi played a game less, but Zaheer contribued in almomst all the games, unlike Afridi who went wicketless in their most crucial game of the World Cup, against India in the semifinal. How did bowlers from other countries performed!!
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Cricket matches, with the advent of Twenty20 has become more synonymous with fresh legs and agility of Young turks. But, the World Cup 2011 spread over one and half months proved again that experience and talent holds edge over young turks. Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene lead the fieling records for World Cup 2011.
The World Cup 2011 had a lot of debate over the inclusion of minnows. Many do not want so many minnows in one World Cup. The debate will continue. Yet going by the match results, and now by the highest partnerships for wickets, minnows made, a big statement. 9 teams were involved in top 10 […]
Shahid Afridi led Pakistan to unexpectaed high in the World CUp 2011 by taking his team to the semifinals. But, after the loss of semifinals against arch rival India, who went on to win the championship, his comments have started a new discussion. Is Afridi a Sore Loser or Is he Daring to Speak the […]
Before the final, there were three contenders running for the Player of the Tournament. Yuvraj Singh emerged winner by a yard after helping India to lift the trophy and become the first host to win at home.
Before the final, Zaheer Khan had the best chance among the players playing India Sri Lanka final of World Cup 2011. He needed 3 wickets to cross 21 wicket mark set by Afridi. In the end he could just equal the tally.
Tilakaratne Dilshan won the battle of best willows. Five batsmen were competing for the batsmen with highest score of the tournament. Tendulkar, Sangakkara, Tharanga, Yuvraj and Sehwag failed to pass Dilshan, the highest scorer of the tournament.
Player of the Series is the biggest award at individual level for players in the World Cup. The World Cup 2011 has seen such unexpected results and balanced performances that only final match will decide the Player of the Series. Dilshan or Yuvraj!! Or Can it be Sangakkara!!