2011 would be a cricket year. Other than lots of home and away cricket, ICC world cup 2011 is also around the corner.
It might also be the last world cup of Sachin Tendulkar, so a must watch.
As the world cup days are approaching there are already terror threats on it and the cup has been insured for whooping Rs 600 Crore.
Before it actually starts, let’s bookmark the grouping and the fixture of the Cricket World Cup 2011.
Two groups A and B with 4 strong sides and 2 underdogs in each group. India, Pakistan, England and South Africa are the favorites for this years cup.
|Group A||Group B|
|Sri Lanka||West Indies|
Top 4 teams from both the group will qualify for Super 8 and then top four teams in Super 8 will qualify for Semis. It would be really interesting to see the super 8 and the points on the basis of which the semi-finalists would be decided.
Here is the schedule. Most of the matches are in India then in Sri Lanka and then Bangladesh. Pakistan had already lost the hosting of matches due to the terror industry inside its territory.
First match is on 19th Feb and the final is on 2nd Apr in Mumbai.
|1||19 Feb||India vs Bangladesh||Dhaka|
|2||20 Feb||New Zealand vs Kenya||Chennai|
|3||20 Feb||Sri Lanka vs Canada||Hambantota|
|4||21 Feb||Australia vs Zimbabwe||Ahmedabad|
|5||22 Feb||England vs Netherlands||Nagpur|
|6||23 Feb||Pakistan vs Kenya||Hambantota|
|7||24 Feb||South Africa vs West Indies||New Delhi|
|8||25 Feb||Australia vs New Zealand||Nagpur|
|9||25 Feb||Bangladesh vs Ireland||Dhaka|
|10||26 Feb||Sri Lanka vs Pakistan||Colombo|
|11||27 Feb||India vs England||Kolkata|
|12||28 Feb||West Indies vs Netherlands||New Delhi|
|13||28 Feb||Zimbabwe vs Canada||Nagpur|
|14||1 Mar||Sri Lanka vs Kenya||Colombo|
|15||2 Mar||England vs Ireland||Bangalore|
|16||3 Mar||South Africa vs Netherlands||Mohali|
|17||3 Mar||Pakistan vs Canada||Colombo|
|18||4 Mar||New Zealand vs Zimbabwe||Ahmedabad|
|19||4 Mar||Bangladesh vs West Indies||Dhaka|
|20||5 Mar||Sri Lanka vs Australia||Colombo|
|21||6 Mar||India vs Ireland||Bangalore|
|22||6 Mar||England vs South Africa||Chennai|
|23||7 Mar||Kenya vs Canada||New Delhi|
|24||8 Mar||Pakistan vs New Zealand||Pallekelle|
|25||9 Mar||India vs Netherlands||New Delhi|
|26||10 Mar||Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe||Pallekelle|
|27||11 Mar||West Indies vs Ireland||Mohali|
|28||11 Mar||Bangladesh vs England||Chittagong|
|29||12 Mar||India vs South Africa||Nagpur|
|30||13 Mar||New Zealand vs Canada||Mumbai|
|31||13 Mar||Australia vs Kenya||Bangalore|
|32||14 Mar||Pakistan vs Zimbabwe||Pallekelle|
|33||14 Mar||Bangladesh vs Netherlands||Chittagong|
|34||15 Mar||South Africa vs Ireland||Kolkata|
|35||16 Mar||Australia vs Canada||Bangalore|
|36||17 Mar||England vs West Indies||Chennai|
|37||18 Mar||Sri Lanka vs New Zealand||Mumbai|
|38||18 Mar||Ireland vs Netherlands||Kolkata|
|39||19 Mar||Australia vs Pakistan||Colombo|
|40||19 Mar||Bangladesh vs South Africa||Dhaka|
|41||20 Mar||Zimbabwe vs Kenya||Kolkata|
|42||20 Mar||India vs West Indies||Chennai|
|43||23 Mar||First Quarterfinal||Dhaka|
|44||24 Mar||Second Quarterfinal||Colombo|
|45||25 Mar||Third Quarterfinal||Dhaka|
|46||26 Mar||Fourth Quarterfinal||Ahmedabad|
|47||29 Mar||First Semifinal||Colombo|
|48||30 Mar||Second Semifinal||Mohali|