Know All About 2011 Cricket World Cup: History, Participants and Winner of the Tenth Edition of World Cup

Ashwani Mishra

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was held by three Asian countries-India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and it was the tenth edition of the tournament. Bangladesh was hosting the World Cup games for the very first time in their history while India and Sri Lanka had done it before in 1987 and 1996. Pakistan who was due to be a co-host lost its games owing to security concerns. The World Cup is famous for its record viewership of close to 2.2 billion worldwide audience and was also the first to feature two Asian teams in the final. Sachin Tendulkar, playing his last of the six World Cups finally lifted the trophy that alluded him under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Ticket Prices, Dates, Venue Details & Timetable Available for Download Online.

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Participating Teams and Format: There were ten full-time members in India, Australia, South-Africa, West Indies, England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In addition, there were four associate nations that took part in the competition- Kenya, Netherlands, Ireland and Canada. The teams were divided in Group A and B and the top four teams from each group then moved to the quarterfinal followed by the semis and finals. Indian Team For ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Players Who Will Be Playing Their First ODI CWC Trophy.

Semi-Finalists: The tournament being held in Asia had a huge bearing on the performance of the Asian teams. Three out of the four finalists were Asians, with Pakistan taking on India in the first semis followed by New Zealand clashing with Sri Lanka. India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 29 runs in Mohali while in the other game, Sri Lanka won a close contest by 3 runs to set up a mouth-watering final in Mumbai. Cricket World Cup History: Winners, Host Nations, Participating Teams and Timeline of All the CWC From 1975 to 2015.

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Winner: India were set a target of 275 by Sri Lanka who rode on a Mahela Jayawardene century to put up a challenging score. In reply, India lost Virender Sehwag on the very first ball of the game but then MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir played steadily in the middle to help their team win. Dhoni’s match-winning six is one of the most iconic moments of Indian cricket. While MS Dhoni won the man of the match award, the player of the series went to Yuvraj Singh for his excellent all-round show throughout the campaign.