Monday, November 9, 2009

ICC World Cup Cricket 2011 Schedule

The 14th edition of ICC World Cup cricket tournament will be co-hosted by three South Asian test playing counties: Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. ICC World Cup 2011 kicks off with the opening ceremony scheduled to take place at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur in Bangladesh on 17 February 2011. The same venue will host the opening game of the tournament between Bangladesh and India on 19 February. Out of total 49 matches in the tournament, India will host highest 29 games including a quarter final and the tournament final. Sri Lanka will organize 12 matches including a quarter final as well as a semi final, while Bangladesh will stage 8 games including 2 quarter finals. Except the opening game, India will play all of their group stage matches at home; while Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play the group stage matches in front of their home crowd.


India will host its first match on 20 February when Kenya and New Zealand will face each other at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk in Chennai. The first game in Sri Lanka will be held on the same day at Hambantota where Sri Lankan team will take on Canada. Pakistan was one of the co-hosts of the tournament initially, but was stripped off the host status on security ground by ICC. Pakistan will play all of their matches in Sri Lanka unless they reach the semi final. If Pakistan can get into the last four of the tournament, they have to travel to India.


Tournament Venues

All of the 49 matches will be held in 13 different venues across the three countries. Except two new venues in Sri Lanka (Hambantota and Pallekele), the rest of them are test venues including India’s 8 well-known test grounds. Here, I am giving the names of the venues:


India

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai,

Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad,

Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur,

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi,

Eden Gardens, Kolkata,

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore,

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh,

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai


Bangladesh

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka

Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong


Sri Lanka

Hambantota,

Pallekele,

R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo


Format of the Tournament

There are 14 teams who will be participating in the tournament including 10 test playing nations and 4 associate member countries. The test playing teams have automatically qualified for the tournament, while the 4 associate members have come through the qualifying tournament held in South Africa earlier this year. The four associate members are: Ireland, Canada, Netherlands and Kenya.

The format of ICC World Cup 2011 is not same to that of the previous world cup that took place in West Indies in 2007. All of the 14 teams are divided into two groups of 7 teams each. In the group stage, each team will play against all other group members once in a round robin league system.


Group A: Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada and Kenya

Group B: India, South Africa, England, West Indies, Bangladesh, Ireland and Netherlands.


In 2007 world cup, there was a ‘Super Eight’ phase involving 8 teams who qualified through group stage, and four best teams from ‘Super Eight’ progressed to the semi final. However, there is no super eight phase in 2011 world cup. In stead, top four teams from each group in terms of points achieved will qualify for the quarter final. There are four quarter finals scheduled to take place on 23 March, 24 March, 25 March and 26 March. That means knock out stage starts just after the group stage. Four winners of the four quarter finals will get into the semi final of the tournament. The winners of the semi finals will meet each other in the tournament final at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 2 April 2009.


The probable reason behind the format change is perhaps to ensure that each of the participating teams play at least 6 games even if they fail to qualify for the quarter final. Last year, two test playing nations: India and Pakistan- failed to reach the ‘Super Eight’ round and had to go back home, having played only 2 matches. The early exit of the two cricket powerhouses caused huge loss for the TV channels, sponsors as well as for those who bought time slots for TV commercials beforehand to promote their products. That is why, ICC has now ensured that each of the teams will play at least 6 games in the 2011 tournament.


Here, I am giving the full schedule of the ICC World Cup 2011 tournament:


Match

Date

Competing Teams

Time

Venue

No

Match

Feb 17

2011

Thu

Opening Ceremony

of ICC

World Cup 2011

TBA

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Group

Stage

Feb 19

2011

Sat

India

vs

Bangladesh

TBA

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Feb 20

2011

Sun

Sri Lanka

vs

Canada

TBA

Hambantota

Kenya

vs

New

Zealand

TBA

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Feb 21

2011

Mon

Australia

vs

Zimbabwe

TBA

Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

Feb 22

2011

Tue

England

vs Netherlands

TBA

Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur

Feb 23

2011

Wed

Kenya

vs

Pakistan

TBA

Hambantota

Feb 24

2011

Thu

South

Africa

vs

West

Indies

TBA

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Feb 25

2011

Fri

Bangladesh

vs

Ireland

TBA

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Australia

vs

New

Zealand

TBA

Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur

Feb 26

2011

Sat

Pakistan

vs

Sri

Lanka

TBA

Colombo

Feb 27

2011

Sun

India

vs

England

TBA

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Feb 28

2011

Mon

Netherlands vs

West

Indies

TBA

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Canada

vs

Zimbabwe

TBA

Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur

Mar 1

2011

Tue

Kenya

vs

Sri

Lanka

TBA

Colombo

Mar 2

2011

Wed

England

vs

Ireland

TBA

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Mar 3

2011

Thu

Canada

vs

Pakistan

TBA

Colombo

Netherlands vs

South

Africa

TBA

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Mar 4

2011

Fri

Bangladesh

vs

West

Indies

TBA

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

New

Zealand

vs

Zimbabwe

TBA

Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

Mar 5

2011

Sat

Australia

vs

Sri

Lanka

TBA

Colombo

Mar 6

2011

Sat

India

vs

Ireland

TBA

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

England

vs

South

Africa

TBA

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Mar 7

2011

Mon

Canada

vs

Kenya

TBA

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Mar 8

2011

Tue

New

Zealand

vs

Pakistan

TBA

Pallekele

Mar 9

2011

Wed

India

vs Netherlands

TBA

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Mar 10

2011

Thu

Sri

Lanka

vs

Zimbabwe

TBA

Pallekele

Mar 11

2011

Fri

Bangladesh

vs

England

TBA

Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

Ireland

vs

West

Indies

TBA

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Mar 12

2011

Sat

India

vs

South

Africa

TBA

Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur

Mar 13

2011

Sun

Canada

vs

New

Zealand

TBA

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Australia

vs

Kenya

TBA

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Mar 14

2011

Mon

Bangladesh

vs Netherlands

TBA

Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

Pakistan

vs

Zimbabwe

TBA

Pallekele

Mar 15

2011

Tue

Ireland

vs

South

Africa

TBA

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Mar 16

2011

Wed

Australia

vs

Canada

TBA

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Mar 17

2011

Thu

England

vs

West

Indies

TBA

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Mar 18

2011

Fri

New

Zealand

vs

Sri

Lanka

TBA

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Ireland

vs Netherlands

TBA

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Mar 19

2011

Sat

Bangladesh

vs

South

Africa

TBA

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Australia

vs

Pakistan

TBA

Colombo

Mar 20

2011

Sun

Kenya

vs

Zimbabwe

TBA

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

India

vs

West

Indies

TBA

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Quarter

Final

Mar 23

2011

Sat

TBA

vs

TBA

TBA

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Mar 24

2011

Thu

TBA

vs

TBA

TBA

Colombo

Mar 25

2011

Fri

TBA

vs

TBA

TBA

Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Mar 26

2011

Sat

TBA

vs

TBA

TBA

Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

Semi

Final

Mar 29

2011

Tue

TBA

vs

TBA

TBA

Colombo

Mar 30

2011

Wed

TBA

vs

TBA

TBA

Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Final

Apr 2

2011

Sat

TBA

vs

TBA

TBA

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai


Sources:

Wikipedia

Cricinfo


77 comments:

  1. I needed to see how the teams have been divided as far as their groups go.And the fact that every team will play atleast 6 matches is wonderful.
    Thank you very much.

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  2. i need the tickets for india westindies match in chepauk chennai. when the tickets will be out for sale

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  3. i am very exciting towards this world cup and i am waiting hardly for it.

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  4. i will see all matches of indiaand also other team's.

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  5. i know india cant make even to final...indian team can play only IPL...they want money and nothing else....

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  6. india will surely make it to final and will win it.... as sachin and sehwag will be thr to play 4 india... but but but.... yuvraj should be made to sit out of the team... he is no more the old yuvi... he must get retired... rather robin utthapaa must be given a chance

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  7. world cup 2011 indian team are ----------
    1)shewag 2)sachin 3)ganguly 4)rahul 5)goutam 6)uthappa 7)dhoni 8)laxman 9)harabajan 10)amit mishra 11)raina 12)zahir 13)v. kumar 14)p. kumar 15)r p singh
    These team will be win world cup 2011 because this true.
    jay hait

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  8. India to reach final and play Australia,
    this is time it will be India as winners

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  9. I thinck any one match will be play in Dharamshala Stadium Himachal pardesh ,This stadium loated in himalaya's palm. This a cool area Tourist place ,Airport facilities aviable here and lot of hotel and iam requsting BCCI,Icc

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  10. those who want yuvi to be out should look at themselves but no has the right to comment against a player who has scored 7500 runs in his carrer i think india will be the champs in this world cup and yuvi - dhoni partnership will be the most crucial and excited one

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  11. what i said. nothing, bcoz indian team always champions but some buddies are lazy espcially yuvi,zaheer,and ashish. BUT OUR SHEWAG always rock machi chennai machi chennai. just now i saw in zimbabwe match. super useless guys.
    THANK YOU
    BY
    S.VIGNESH. AWESOME

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  12. I don't say anything bcoz indian team always champions. but some buddies not play in ground they in the night parties and pup also. espcially yuvi, jadeja, ahish,. useless fellows. but still hope machi shewag is a one army.SHEWAG ALWAYS ROCK. VANAKAM CHENNAI.
    THANK YOU
    BY
    S.VIGNESH

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  13. INDIA CHAHAY KITNA BHI ZOR LAGA LAY GEETAY GA PAKISTAN INSHALLAH PURI QAUM KI DUAYN PAKISTAN TEAM K SAAT HAIN

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  14. Brand new Cricket fan from US. Just attended my 1st pro event, the ICC Pearls Cup in Florida, and cannot wait to go to India next year for the World Cup!!! :-D

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  15. Tickets are on sale from 1st June 2010...

    So grab it before its too late.

    AMIT

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  16. this world cup is very good for young player virat kohli

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  17. players such as shewah, sachin rocks..

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  18. sachin will defenetly win this cup for us.............

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  19. I think semis should have been played in Bangalore

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  20. india bahar hoga inshalla

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  21. dis tym south africa shud win this wc.....................

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  22. world cup 2011 venue : India Winner : India
    Man of the series : Sachin Tendulkar....no doubt in this....

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  23. 2011 cricket world cup is the 10th edition of the event, not 14th as mentioned above.

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  24. The best combination(Squad) which can win the world cup for India would be,

    Sachin Tendulkar
    Virendar Sehwag
    Gautham Gambhir
    Suresh Raina
    Yuvraj Singh
    M S Dhoni
    Virat Kohli
    Rohit Sharma
    Robin Utthappa
    Yusuf Pathan
    Irfan Pathan
    Harbhajan Singh
    Zaheer Khan
    Praveen Kumar
    Ashish Nehra
    P Ohja

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  25. i am very excited to see srilankan and indian team how they will perform in the world cup

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  26. we r back and back with a bang. msd again silence his critics by becoming the champion of asia. that's wat our mahi is all about.he is icy cool under pressure. but loads of cricket is coming in front of the world cup. just fear for our players bcoz pf their fitness hopefully they might be available. and the cup will surely come to us....... BEST OF LUCK to mahi and his team....... SREEDIP BANERJEE

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  27. Can anyone get tickets for india england in kolkata?

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  28. Thanks for update.....

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  29. i eagerly waiting for that.......

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  30. India Team have Win The World Cup We Want India & Pakistan In WC FINAl

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  31. india is baar accha khelega..

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  32. every one know the team INDIA, jisase sabaki phatati hai , how may b is cleared indian team is upcoming cricket world champion for next 4 yrs . wen MAAHI is leading the battle side ,
    i wanna india to be in final with opponents of PAKISTAN cricket team , aur unaki itani khol ke maare ki UNKE AANE WALI 7 PUSHTE BAT UTHANE SE TO KYA BANDOOK UTHANE SE PAHALE SACHIEN , MAAHI N HARBHAJAN KO YAAD KARE ,

    I KNOW INDIA WILL ROCK ...N IT WILL FINALISED , WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS , LET'S PLAY FOR THE FORMALITY , when we know v r the CHAMPIONS ..... JAI HIND

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  33. inshallah pakistan and india will playing a world cup 2011 final
    any one playing well should be the winner

    muhammad nauman nazim

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  34. Squard which i think as Winning Combination of India-

    1. Sachin Tendulkar
    2. Virender Sehwag
    3. Gautam Gambhir
    4. MS Dhoni
    5. Suresh Raina
    6. Rohit Sharma
    7. Robin Uthappa
    8. Yuvraj Singh
    9. Harbhajan Singh
    10. Zaheer Khan
    11. Ashish Nehra
    12. Praveen Kumar
    13. Ravindra Jadeja
    14. Ishant Sharma
    15. Irfan Pathan
    16. Dinesh Karthik

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  35. Inshallah...by the Glory of our Almighty Allah...Pakistan will win the world cup of 2011..And will Inshallah declair themselves the real champs of this world cup...
    Pakistan Zindabad!!!

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  36. No match of indian team is to be held in mohali...

    sooooooooooo SAD

    ...........................Chandigarh Fans

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  37. salo yuvraj ke bare main bolne walo ye yaad karo 2007 t20 wc bhi usi ke dum se jeete the aur agar wc2011 jitna hai to uska chalna must hai varna tumhari ma vaha khol ke khari ho jaye to bhi nahi jeet sakte............saale khud se to kuch hota nahi hai dusro ke bare main bolte rehte hain,

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  38. i know india has it in them and can win the world cup but the combination should be good too and according to me this would be good:-
    sehwag
    sachin
    gautam gambhi
    ms dhoni (C/W)
    virat kohli
    yuvraj singh
    suresh raina
    robin uthhappa (additional Wicket keeper)
    irfan pathan
    harbhajan singh
    zaheer khan
    praveen kumar
    sreeshanth
    yusuf pathan
    rohith sharma
    pragyan ojha
    ashish nehra .

    i think this indian team has the potential to win the title of world champions

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  39. india ka win he hamara swapne

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  40. india can win the world cup of 2011 because of DHONI

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  41. Bring back the former players to the Upcoming cricket world cup 2011.
    Indian Team
    1 Kapil Dev (c)
    2 Gavaskar
    3 Srikkanth
    4 Vengsarkar
    5 Patil
    6 Amarnath
    7 Yashpal
    8 Binny
    9 Madan Lal
    10 Kirmani (wk)
    11 Azad
    12 Sandhu
    13 Shastri
    14 Valson..
    Team selected by GHILLY JAGAN

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  42. 11 to be played
    sachin
    sehwag
    gambhir
    dhoni(c)(wk)
    rohit
    yuvraj
    harbhajan
    zaheer
    sreeshant
    praveen kumar
    kohli or jadeja

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  43. i bet india will make it to the finals

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  44. until dhoni is there its doubtful

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  45. olrgq8 0[di2ro3uftgdiworugi-04h91-cb p0o4tr39- b1u fo1385y03

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  46. cheers r way 2 crak final is much easier cozz gilly haydos mcgrath hav left the team n no doubt cozz ff this austria cant play one sided world cup.....cheers n njoy 2011 hop india will crakers....

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  47. sehwag,sachin.raina,gambhir,yuvraj singh,M.dhoni,virat kohli,harbhjan singh,irfan pathan,parveen kumar,zaheer khan,ashihs nehra,robin uttapha,yusuf pathan,rohit sharma

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  48. i m very happy world cup in asia but i m said but pak.is no ground any match

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  49. INDIA IS GOING TO WIN THIS WORLD CUP......SACHIN ROCKZ 4 EVER

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  50. team india should be playing with 6 batsmen 1 allrounder and 4 bowllers

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  51. Hi, welcome to watch matches in Bangladesh. You can also see facts related to Cricket WC 2011 in www.talk2know.com there they have compiled a lot of information regarding cricket world cup. You can also share your views there!

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  52. irfan pathan should be include in team for wc 2010

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  53. India world cup team should be:
    1)Sehwag 2) Sachin 3) Gambhir 4) Yuvi 5)Raina
    6)Dhoni 7)Rohit
    8)Harbhajan 9)Praveen 10)Zaheer 11)Pragyan
    If India does not play New Zealand at any point of its schedule then it has a very good chance to win the world cup.

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  54. Sachin's last world cup so he will finish it with a great victory to India

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  55. Pakistan will win the world cup 2011 due to his talented player like shoaib akhter,Mohammad aamir,umar akmal and etc......inshallaha

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  56. INDIA is gonna to win this world cup... Awaited to watch it come true...INDIA rockzzzzzzzzzz forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  57. WORLD CUP KE MATCHES FIXED NAHI HONA CHAHIYA.PLAYERS START PLAYING FOR THEIR COUNTRY FIRST THAN FOR THEIRSELF

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  58. indian is a bad team

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  59. I proud to be an Indian.........................

    First 11

    Sachin
    sehwag
    Raina
    Gambhir
    Jadeja
    Dhoni
    Robin
    Bhajji
    P.kumar
    Zaheer
    Pradip sangwan

    Extra"s.......

    kholi
    Yvi
    Y.phatan
    Abu Nachim
    S. Tivary
    I. phatan

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  60. Inshallah Pakistan will win this worldcup 2011...
    Final Pakistan vs India
    Result..Pakistan win by 25 runs....
    Yeah......

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  61. i am waiting for that momment that is india vs pakistan final match,india win by 10 wkts.

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  62. look for a good all-rounder

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  63. India Zindabad!!!!!!!!!!

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  64. I m very excited about pakistan vs india match

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  65. This is India is gonna win dis world cup 2011!!!!!

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  67. Cricket World Cup 2011 schedule will help the viewers and fans to know the entire world cup cricket,about how and when the matches
    are going to occur. World cup Cricket is organized by International Cricket council ( ICC ) where various nations participate who play cricket test matches.

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  68. 1. Laxmipati Balaji
    2. Sourav Ganguli
    3. Rahul Drevid
    4. Ramesh Pawor
    5. R P singh
    6. Ajit Agarkar
    7. Jahir Khan(opener)
    8. Munaf patel(opener)
    9. Ajay deshwal(Fast Boller)
    10. Arun deshwal(Fast Boller)
    11. Anil Dagar (Fast Boller)

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  69. B M S NEGI TEAM OF WORLD CUP 2011
    SACHIN TENDULKAR
    VIRENDER SEHWAG
    GAUTAM GAMBHIR
    ROBIN UTHAPPA
    ROHIT SHARMA
    VIRAT KOHALI
    YOURAJ SINGH
    YSUF PATHAN
    M S DHONI
    IRFAN PATHAN
    HARBHAJAN SINGH
    ZAHIR KHAN
    MUNAF PATEL
    SRISHANT
    ASHISH NEHRA
    PRAGYAN OJHA

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  70. chak de india..............

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  71. cup 2011.
    Indian Team
    1 Kapil Dev (c)
    2 Gavaskar
    3 Srikkanth
    4 Vengsarkar
    5 Patil
    6 Amarnath
    7 Yashpal
    8 Binny
    9 Madan Lal
    10 Kirmani (wk)
    11 Azad
    12 Sandhu
    13 Shastri
    14 Valson..

    in sub ko danda denay k liye pakistani team tayyar hai jeo khiladi wahray wahray

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  72. cup 2011.
    Indian Team
    1 Kapil Dev (c)
    2 Gavaskar
    3 Srikkanth
    4 Vengsarkar
    5 Patil
    6 Amarnath
    7 Yashpal
    8 Binny
    9 Madan Lal
    10 Kirmani (wk)
    11 Azad
    12 Sandhu
    13 Shastri
    14 Valson..
    In sub khiladiyon ko pakistani team danda denay ko tayyar hai jeo khiladi wahray wahray

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  73. sehwag is very bad player

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