Tuesday, April 30, 2019

List of Umpires and Match Referees for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

While we always keep discussing about team squads, players who might outperform others, venues, schedule, etc; we often forget to discuss about the match officials - umpires and match referees. ICC recently announced the list of umpires and match referees who would officiate in the cricket world cup 2019. The list includes 22 officials - 16 umpires and six match referees. Following is the full list for your ready reference.

Umpires:

Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Sundaram Ravi, Paul Reiffel, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Rod Tucker, Joel Wilson, Michael Gough, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Paul Wilson

Match Referees:

Chris Broad, David Boon, Andy Pycroft, Richie Richardson, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle.


Monday, April 29, 2019

Cricket World Cup Teams Win/Loss Ratio

Win/Loss Ratio for Cricket World Cup Teams

There are several cricket fans who love to know more about the historic records. Here is an interesting one that gives a rough idea on which teams have dominated in the past cricket world cups. The following table includes win/loss ratio of all the teams that have played in the cricket world cups so far. Top three teams are Australia, South Africa and India respectively.

Team
Matches
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
Win/Loss %
Afghanistan
6
1
5
0
0
16.66
Australia
84
62
20
1
1
75.30
Bangladesh
32
11
20
0
1
35.48
Bermuda
3
0
3
0
0
0.00
Canada
18
2
16
0
0
11.11
East Africa
3
0
3
0
0
0.00
England
72
41
29
1
1
58.45
India
75
46
27
1
1
62.83
Ireland
21
7
13
1
0
35.71
Kenya
29
6
22
0
1
21.42
Namibia
6
0
6
0
0
0.00
Netherlands
20
2
18
0
0
10.00
New Zealand
79
48
30
0
1
61.53
Pakistan
71
40
29
0
2
57.97
Scotland
14
0
14
0
0
0.00
South Africa
55
35
18
2
0
65.45
Sri Lanka
73
35
35
1
2
50.00
United Arab Emirates
11
1
10
0
0
9.09
West Indies
71
41
29
0
1
58.57
Zimbabwe
57
11
42
1
3
21.29

2019 cricket world cup would change this stats, not drastically but surely so. While it is difficult to predict who would clinch the world cup, we can assume it could be Australia again, India maybe or the hosts England. Not to forget West Indies have some fearless young players who could go out there and play with pride. South Africa have never won one and they could clinch one this time, their first one. Let's hope for some great cricket!


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Team India Schedule and Squad - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Squad for team India is already declared. Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant are two unlucky players that couldn't make it through to the squad. Indian team plays nine matches in the round robin stage of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. This post will provide details on Indian squad and fixtures for the upcoming cricket world cup.

Indian Squad:

Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, M.S. Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Mohd

Indian schedule:

5th June 2019 - India vs South Africa at Southampton 
9th June 2019 - India vs Australia at the Oval
13th June 2019 - India vs New Zealand at Nottingham
16th June 2019 - India vs Pakistan at Manchester
22nd June 2019 - India vs Afghanistan at Southampton 
27th June 2019 - India vs West Indies at Manchester
30th June 2019 - India vs England at Birmingham 
2nd July 2019 - India vs Bangladesh at Birmingham
6th July 2019 - India vs Sri Lanka at Leeds

Surely the match between India and Pakistan stands out of the rest. It is well renowned as mother of all games as it grabs maximum eye balls in most of the sports. India vs Pakistan match will be held at Manchester on 16th June.

Squads for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Players List

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Team Squads

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 kicks off from 30th May 2019 in England and Wales. And here is are the team squads listed below for all participating teams.

India

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja

England

Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (vc & wk), Tom Curran, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Pakistan

Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik (vc), Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain

Australia

Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (vc & wk), Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa

Bangladesh

Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed

New Zealand

Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (vc), Ross Taylor

Sri Lanka

Dimith Karunaratne (c), Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis (wk), Isuru Udana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal

West Indies

Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Carlos Brathwaite, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Fabien Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse

South Africa

Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (vc & wk), David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, JP Duminy, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi

Don't forget to catch all the world cup cricketing action live on HotStar and Star Sports with English and Hindi commentary

Thursday, March 28, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Warm Up Live Streaming and Schedule Details

Cricket World Cup 2019 Warm Up Live Streaming and Fixtures

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will begin from 30th May 2019. But before that we have some exciting fixtures for warm up matches. This post will provide you details on the schedule. Also Hotstar will provide live streaming of warm up matches in Hindi and English commentary.

24th May 
Pakistan vs Afghanistan
Sri Lanka vs South Africa

25th May 
England vs Australia
India vs New Zealand

26th May 
South Africa vs West Indies
Pakistan vs Bangladesh

27th May
Australia vs Sri Lanka
England vs Afghanistan

28th May 
West Indies vs New Zealand
Bangladesh vs India

Click here for full Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule and world cup winners so far.
Enjoy ICC Cricket World cup 2019 live streaming on Hotstar.