One event that has been trending around the world these days is the ICC cricket world cup. It is the biggest cricketing event with more than 12 countries competing against each other to win the final crown. India being the defending champions will be looking to clinch the world cup again.
Favourites for Cricket World Cup 2015
As far as the favourites of the tournament are concerned, they have to be Australia and New Zealand as they are in prime form. As cricket is a game that always favours the home team, these two teams are the ones to look out for. South Africa is another team that has all of its batsmen in good form and having a batsman like A B de Villiers will benefit them significantly. The subcontinent teams have a very less chance of winning the cup this time because of the inexperience their players have of playing on pitches outside the subcontinent.
There is no doubt that the pressure is going to be on all the teams. If the world cup is viewed from a technical point of you, then the team which adapts to the bouncy conditions of the Australian and New Zealand pitches will go ahead in the tournament. Like the last world cup where India was favourite because of their prime form prior to the world cup, this time Australia are the favourites. Having a batting line- up that includes David Warner and Steven Smith and their bowling spearheaded by Mitchell Johnson; it will simply be shocking to watch them go out of the tournament before the final.It can further be concluded that this world cup is going to be extraordinary.
Players to watch out for
The important players to watch out for are A B de Villiers, Steven Smith, Ajinkya Rahane and David Warner. All these players are in excellent form and going into Cricket World Cup 2015; they will be the ones to watch out for. The recently concluded tri-series between India, Australia and England showed where these three teams stand. Australia won the series easily because of the contribution of almost every player in the departments of bowling, batting and also fielding. India has its strength in fielding as they have players like Suresh Rains and Ajinkya Rahane, who can contribute immensely. Run outs can play a crucial role in every match. Thus, the best fielders in the team can create an enormous impact on the tournament.
What to expect from the world cup?
We can expect a great and an extraordinary cricket world cup this year. Many teams like Bangladesh, Pakistan and New Zealand have nothing to lose and will be going for the kill from the time the first ball is bowled.The important thing that has to be noted here is how India will pay for defending champions. They have a maximum of three players from the world cup winning squad of 2011. Apart from these three players the others are less experienced and have no world cup experience.
Thus we can expect a cracker of a contest between the teams and Australia being a destination for many tourists, almost all teams will have the luxury of crowd support.