ICC World Cup 2015 is going to be hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The massive sporting spectacle is scheduled to take place from 14 February to 29 March 2015. A lot of fans are expected to reach Down Under to catch the live action!
The cricketing extravaganza is going to take over every emotion and feeling as the 2015 ICC World Cup hits the planet in February. This time the Cricket World Cup, one of the biggest multi-national sporting events, is going to take place in Australia and New Zealand. The natural splendour of both these countries and the man-m
ade frenzy germinating from the cricketing fanfare is likely to create a spectacle that shall remain unmatched for a long time. Preparations are already underway in both Australia and New Zealand and efforts are in progress to make sure that people who visit the country for games are treated with a solid power-packed entertainment.
49 matches will be played in both countries. 26 of them will be played in Australia with grounds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney acting as venues for the matches. New Zealand will host 23 One Day Internationals in seven cities, which are Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington. The final match of ICC Cricket World Cup will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
This world cup holds a great significance for host countries as well as other major cricketing powers like India, Pakistan, England and Sri Lanka. India, the defending champion, will try hard to retain its glory of 2011, while the English team will look to win its first ever cricket world cup. The team will also look to redeem itself after the horrendous Ashes in Australia, last year.
Players to Look Out for!
There is still some time to go before the world cup starts, and there is no official announcement from the participating teams regarding the squad members. Still, it is safe to assume that big names like Virat Kohli (India), Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Chris Gayle (West Indies), Stuart Broad (England) and Saeed Ajaml (Pakistan) will make ICC World Cup 2015 an event to look forward to.
Cricket Boost to Tourism
Apart from the cricket lovers who will be descending from all corners of the globe to Australia and New Zealand, the event is also a great time for regular travellers to plan a tour to the region. With both nations being top tourism hubs, there are thousands of tourists always ready to grab flights to the region. Efforts are already on to capitalise on the cricket carnival. Different tourism promotions are being planned by the host counties to push more and more people to board flights.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Fixtures
The 14-team tournament will start on February 14, 2015 and will go on till March 29, 2015. This will give more than a month’s time to cricket lovers to enjoy the sport across both Australia and New Zealand.
Pool A: England, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Qualifier 2 (TBD), Qualifier 3 (TBD)
Pool B: South Africa, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Qualifier 1 (Ireland), Qualifier 4 (TBD)
ICC World Cup Cricket Match 2015 Fixtures, Schedules
Hosted By Australia and New Zealand
|Sat, Feb 14||1st Match, Pool A – New Zealand v Sri Lanka||Hagley Oval, Christchurch|
|Sat, Feb 14||2nd Match, Pool A – Australia v England||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|Sun, Feb 15||3rd Match, Pool B – South Africa v Zimbabwe||Seddon Park, Hamilton|
|Sun, Feb 15||4th Match, Pool B – India v Pakistan||Adelaide Oval|
|Mon, Feb 16||5th Match, Pool B – Ireland v West Indies||Saxton Oval, Nelson|
|Tue, Feb 17||6th Match, Pool A – New Zealand v TBC||University Oval, Dunedin|
|Wed, Feb 18||7th Match, Pool A – Bangladesh v TBC||Manuka Oval, Canberra|
|Thu, Feb 19||8th Match, Pool B – Zimbabwe v TBC||Saxton Oval, Nelson|
|Fri, Feb 20||9th Match, Pool A – New Zealand v England||Westpac Stadium, Wellington|
|Sat, Feb 21||10th Match, Pool B – Pakistan v West Indies||Hagley Oval, Christchurch|
|Sat, Feb 21||11th Match, Pool A – Australia v Bangladesh||Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane|
|Sun, Feb 22||12th Match, Pool A – Sri Lanka v TBC||University Oval, Dunedin|
|Sun, Feb 22||13th Match, Pool B – India v South Africa||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|Mon, Feb 23||14th Match, Pool A – England v TBC||Hagley Oval, Christchurch|
|Tue, Feb 24||15th Match, Pool B – West Indies v Zimbabwe||Manuka Oval, Canberra|
|Wed, Feb 25||16th Match, Pool B – Ireland v TBC||Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane|
|Thu, Feb 26||17th Match, Pool A – TBC v TBC||University Oval, Dunedin|
|Thu, Feb 26||18th Match, Pool A – Bangladesh v Sri Lanka||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|Fri, Feb 27||19th Match, Pool B – South Africa v West Indies||Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Sat, Feb 28||21st Match, Pool A – New Zealand v Australia||Eden Park, Auckland|
|Sat, Feb 28||20th Match, Pool B – India v TBC||Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth|
|Sun, Mar 1||22nd Match, Pool A – England v Sri Lanka||Westpac Stadium, Wellington|
|Sun, Mar 1||23rd Match, Pool B – Pakistan v Zimbabwe||Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane|
|Tue, Mar 3||24th Match, Pool B – Ireland v South Africa||Manuka Oval, Canberra|
|Wed, Mar 4||25th Match, Pool B – Pakistan v TBC||McLean Park, Napier|
|Wed, Mar 4||26th Match, Pool A – Australia v TBC||Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth|
|Thu, Mar 5||27th Match, Pool A – Bangladesh v TBC||Saxton Oval, Nelson|
|Fri, Mar 6||28th Match, Pool B – India v West Indies||Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth|
|Sat, Mar 7||29th Match, Pool B – Pakistan v South Africa||Eden Park, Auckland|
|Sat, Mar 7||30th Match, Pool B – Ireland v Zimbabwe||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|Sun, Mar 8||31st Match, Pool A – New Zealand v TBC||McLean Park, Napier|
|Sun, Mar 8||32nd Match, Pool A – Australia v Sri Lanka||Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Mon, Mar 9||33rd Match, Pool A – England v Bangladesh||Adelaide Oval|
|Tue, Mar 10||34th Match, Pool B – India v Ireland||Seddon Park, Hamilton|
|Wed, Mar 11||35th Match, Pool A – Sri Lanka v TBC||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|Thu, Mar 12||36th Match, Pool B – South Africa v TBC||Westpac Stadium, Wellington|
|Fri, Mar 13||37th Match, Pool A – New Zealand v Bangladesh||Seddon Park, Hamilton|
|Fri, Mar 13||38th Match, Pool A – England v TBC||Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Sat, Mar 14||39th Match, Pool B – India v Zimbabwe||Eden Park, Auckland|
|Sat, Mar 14||40th Match, Pool A – Australia v TBC||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|Sun, Mar 15||41st Match, Pool B – West Indies v TBC||McLean Park, Napier|
|Sun, Mar 15||42nd Match, Pool B – Ireland v Pakistan||Adelaide Oval|
|Wed, Mar 18||1st Quarter-Final – TBC v TBC (A1 v B4)||Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Thu, Mar 19||2nd Quarter-Final – TBC v TBC (A2 v B3)||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|Fri, Mar 20||3rd Quarter-Final – TBC v TBC (A3 v B2)||Adelaide Oval|
|Sat, Mar 21||4th Quarter-Final – TBC v TBC (A4 v B1)||Westpac Stadium, Wellington|
|Tue, Mar 24||1st Semi-Final – TBC v TBC||Eden Park, Auckland|
|Thu, Mar 26||2nd Semi-Final – TBC v TBC||Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Sun, Mar 29||Final – TBC v TBC||Melbourne Cricket Ground|