Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule

The much awaited cricket world cup 2015 was one of the best world cups that have been organized over a period of time. The world cup this time went into old format of having two pools where teams will be playing against each other to qualify as the top 8 teams. At the start of the cup it looked to be a long one but coming to the end it resulted into becoming an exciting one. The format of the cup this year consisted of 14 teams including the associate nations who came after qualifying. Only 4 associate nations were given chance to participate in this form of the game. This included Afghanistan, Scotland, United Arab Emirates and Ireland.

Pool A of the 2015 world cup cup comprised of both the host nation Australia and New Zealand. Accompanying them were teams like Bangladesh, England, Afghanistan, Scotland and last times runners-up Sri Lanka. It was the most exciting pool as it promised the teams to produce a hard fight when it comes to cricket. The 7 teams from Pool A fought against each other and New Zealand emerged as the best team in this pool. They were unbeaten by the teams in the pool and won all their 6 matches. The Australians emerged as the 2nd best team in this pool after winning 4 out of 6 while 1 match was a no-result match due to rain. Sri Lanka emerged as the 3rd best side in this pool after their batting side struggled a bit. Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan played their best role for the team and helped the team qualify for the next round. One of the biggest upset was created by Bangladesh as they toppled England to qualify as the 4th team from this Pool. In a do or die match Bangladesh ended up a better side against England to make their dream come true of qualifying to the next round after 2007. England was one of the biggest setbacks for the cup as they lost 4 matches in their attempt to qualify. Afghanistan and Scotland ended up at 6th and 7th position respectively but these teams surprised the whole world with their fighting spirit. They failed to win matches against test nations but succeeded in performing well against all. One of the best matches that were played in this pool included the host nations. This match saw a nail biting finish with New Zealand eventually emerging as the winners.

On the other hand Pool B comprised of Defending champions India, the unlucky South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, Ireland, Zimbabwe and United Arab Emirates. This group seemed to a simpler one when compared to Pool a but eventually the end result showed the assumptions being wrong. India played like a defending champion winning all the 6 matches. This team was the best team and qualified as the top team from Pool B. South Africa lost their 2 matches against India and Pakistan and emerged as the 2nd best team just above Pakistan due to a better run rate. West Indies toppled Ireland in the last match and qualified as the 4th team from the group. The team qualified as 4th due to a better run rate and hence after having few good games Ireland had to bid good bye from the world cup early. Zimbabwe and UAE ended up in 6th and 7th position but Zimbabwe was a side which played with all their heart. Each player in that team contributed well in this cup and won hearts.

After 42 pools matches the tournament moved towards the final round of it where top 8 teams were to knock each other out in order to move ahead in the tournament. The 1st quarterfinal of the tournament saw South Africa take on the Sri Lankans. This match ended up as a one sided affair as South African spinners bowled Sri Lankans out cheaply. Jean Paul Duminy took a hat trick in the match. South Africans moved to the next round easily. The 2nd match saw Bangladesh take on India where India’s clinical batting and bowling performance out witted Bangladesh and threw them out of the race. Australia when met Pakistan in the 3rd quarterfinal, Pakistan appeared to be of no match as it was a cake walk for them. The 4th and the final quarterfinal saw New Zealand take on West Indies where Marin Guptill scored a double century to bat West Indies out of the tournament.

The top 4 contenders for the cup were in the semi-finals of the tournament with South Africa and New Zealand facing each other. It was the best match of the tournament where both the teams displayed high amount of sportsman spirit. A rain hit 43 overs match turned out to be the best match of the tournament. New Zealand won the match in the last over to qualify for their 1st ever final. The 2nd semi-final of the tournament saw arch rivals Australia and India face each other. Australia posted a good score batting first while India too started off well. The Australian bowlers emerged too hot to handle in the middle overs and hence were able to topple the defending champions to qualify for the finals.

The final of the tournament was being played between the two hosts at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was for the first time in the tournament when New Zealand stepped out of their home to play a match in Australia. The home team made full used of conditions to bowl New Zealand out cheaply and Captain Clarke made sure that the team crossed the line easily. Australia with this won their 5th world cup title.

It was a batsmen friendly tournament where they scored some numerous runs. Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill was the double centurions while most of the matches saw scores above 350. In this batsmen friendly tournament some bowlers made sure that they make their presence felt as Mitchell Starc topped the chart taking 22 wickets and was named as man of the series. Indians on the other hand created a record of taking 70 wickets in 7 continuous matches. It was one of the best world cups and with this season getting ended the wait now starts for 2019 England world cup.

Series Result

Australia Won the Final Match Of 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

Man Of Series

Mitchell Aaron Starc

Start Date

14/02/2015

End Date

29/03/2015

Host Country

New Zealand,Australia,New Zealand,Australia

Match schedule

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka World Cup 1st Match 2015
Match 1
Date- 14/02/2015
Time - 11:00(Local)

Scorecard
New Zealand
Man Of The Match - Corey James Anderson
Sri Lanka Venue
Hagley Oval
Australia vs England World Cup 2nd Match 2015
Match 2
Date- 14/02/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
Australia
Man Of The Match - Aaron James Finch
England Venue
Melbourne Cricket Ground
South Africa vs Zimbabwe World Cup 3rd Match 2015
Match 3
Date- 15/02/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
South Africa
Man Of The Match - David Andrew Miller
Zimbabwe Venue
Seddon Park
India vs Pakistan World Cup 4th Match 2015
Match 4
Date- 15/02/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
India
Man Of The Match - Virat Kohli
Pakistan Venue
Adelaide Oval
Ireland vs West Indies World Cup 5th Match 2015
Match 5
Date- 16/02/2015
Time - 11:00(Local)

Scorecard
Ireland
Man Of The Match - Paul Robert Stirling
West Indies Venue
Saxton Oval
New Zealand vs Scotland 6th Match World Cup 2015
Match 6
Date- 17/02/2015
Time - 11:00(Local)

Scorecard
New Zealand
Man Of The Match - Trent Alexander Boult
Scotland Venue
University Oval
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan World Cup 7th Match 2015
Match 7
Date- 18/02/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
Bangladesh
Man Of The Match - Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim
Afghanistan Venue
Manuka Oval
Zimbabwe vs United Arab Emirates 8th Match World Cup 2015
Match 8
Date- 19/02/2015
Time - 11:00(Local)

Scorecard
Zimbabwe
Man Of The Match - Sean Colin Williams
United Arab Emirates Venue
Saxton Oval
New Zealand vs England World Cup 9th Match 2015
Match 9
Date- 20/02/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
New Zealand
Man Of The Match - Timothy Grant Southee
England Venue
Westpac Stadium
Pakistan vs West Indies World Cup 10th Match 2015
Match 10
Date- 21/02/2015
Time - 11:00(Local)

Scorecard
Pakistan
Man Of The Match - Andre Dwayne Russell
West Indies Venue
Hagley Oval
Australia vs Bangladesh World Cup 11th Match 2015
Match 11
Date- 21/02/2015
Time - 13:30(Local)

Scorecard
Australia
Bangladesh Venue
Brisbane Cricket Ground
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan World Cup 12th Match 2015
Match 12
Date- 22/02/2015
Time - 11:00(Local)

Scorecard
Sri Lanka
Man Of The Match - Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene
Afghanistan Venue
University Oval
India vs South Africa World Cup 13th Match 2015
Match 13
Date- 22/02/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
India
Man Of The Match - Shikhar Dhawan
South Africa Venue
Melbourne Cricket Ground
England vs Scotland 14th Match World Cup 2015
Match 14
Date- 23/02/2015
Time - 11:00(Local)

Scorecard
England
Man Of The Match - Moeen Munir Ali
Scotland Venue
Hagley Oval
West Indies vs Zimbabwe World Cup 15th Match 2015
Match 15
Date- 24/02/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
West Indies
Man Of The Match - Christopher Henry Gayle
Zimbabwe Venue
Manuka Oval
Ireland vs UAE 16th Match World Cup 2015
Match 16
Date- 25/02/2015
Time - 13:30(Local)

Scorecard
Ireland
Man Of The Match - Gary Craig Wilson
United Arab Emirates Venue
Brisbane Cricket Ground
Afghanistan vs Scotland 17th Match World Cup 2015
Match 17
Date- 26/02/2015
Time - 11:00(Local)

Scorecard
Afghanistan
Man Of The Match - Samiullah Shenwari
Scotland Venue
University Oval
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 18th World Cup Match 2015
Match 18
Date- 26/02/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
Bangladesh
Man Of The Match - Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan
Sri Lanka Venue
Melbourne Cricket Ground
South Africa vs West Indies 19th World Cup Match 2015
Match 19
Date- 27/02/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
South Africa
Man Of The Match - Abraham Benjamin de Villiers
West Indies Venue
Sydney Cricket Ground
Australia vs New Zealand 20th World Cup Match 2015
Match 20
Date- 28/02/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
Australia
Man Of The Match - Trent Alexander Boult
New Zealand Venue
Eden Park
India vs UAE 21st Match World Cup 2015
Match 21
Date- 28/02/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
India
Man Of The Match - Ravichandran Ashwin
United Arab Emirates Venue
WACA Ground
England vs Sri Lanka 22nd World Cup Match 2015
Match 22
Date- 01/03/2015
Time - 11:00(Local)

Scorecard
England
Man Of The Match - Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara
Sri Lanka Venue
Westpac Stadium
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 23rd World Cup Match 2015
Match 23
Date- 01/03/2015
Time - 13:30(Local)

Scorecard
Pakistan
Man Of The Match - Wahab Riaz
Zimbabwe Venue
Brisbane Cricket Ground
South Africa vs Ireland 24th World Cup Match 2015
Match 24
Date- 03/03/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
South Africa
Man Of The Match - Hashim Mahomed Amla
Ireland Venue
Manuka Oval
Pakistan vs UAE 25th Match World Cup 2015
Match 25
Date- 04/03/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
Pakistan
Man Of The Match - Ahmed Shehzad
United Arab Emirates Venue
McLean Park
Australia vs Afghanistan World Cup 26th Match 2015
Match 26
Date- 04/03/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
Australia
Man Of The Match - David Andrew Warner
Afghanistan Venue
WACA Ground
Bangladesh vs Scotland 27th Match World Cup 2015
Match 27
Date- 05/03/2015
Time - 11:00(Local)

Scorecard
Bangladesh
Man Of The Match - Kyle James Coetzer
Scotland Venue
Saxton Oval
India vs West Indies 28th World Cup Match 2015
Match 28
Date- 06/03/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
India
Man Of The Match - Mohammed Shami Ahmed
West Indies Venue
WACA Ground
South Africa vs Pakistan 29th World Cup Match 2015
Match 29
Date- 07/03/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
South Africa
Man Of The Match - Sarfraz Ahmed
Pakistan Venue
Eden Park
Zimbabwe vs Ireland 30th World Cup Match 2015
Match 30
Date- 07/03/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
Zimbabwe
Man Of The Match - Edmund Christopher Joyce
Ireland Venue
Bellerive Oval
New Zealand vs Afghanistan World Cup 31st Match 2015
Match 31
Date- 08/03/2015
Time - 11:00(Local)

Scorecard
New Zealand
Man Of The Match - Daniel Vettori
Afghanistan Venue
McLean Park
Australia vs Sri Lanka 32th World Cup Match 2015
Match 32
Date- 08/03/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
Australia
Man Of The Match - Glenn James Maxwell
Sri Lanka Venue
Sydney Cricket Ground
England vs Bangladesh 33th World Cup Match 2015
Match 33
Date- 09/03/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
England
Man Of The Match - Mohammad Mahmudullah
Bangladesh Venue
Adelaide Oval
India vs Ireland 34th World Cup Match 2015
Match 34
Date- 10/03/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
India
Man Of The Match - Shikhar Dhawan
Ireland Venue
Seddon Park
Sri Lanka vs Scotland 35th Match World Cup 2015
Match 35
Date- 11/03/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
Sri Lanka
Man Of The Match - Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara
Scotland Venue
Bellerive Oval
South Africa vs UAE 36th Match World Cup 2015
Match 36
Date- 12/03/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
South Africa
Man Of The Match - Abraham Benjamin de Villiers
United Arab Emirates Venue
Westpac Stadium
Bangladesh vs New Zealand 37th World Cup Match 2015
Match 37
Date- 13/03/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
Bangladesh
Man Of The Match - Martin James Guptill
New Zealand Venue
Seddon Park
England vs Afghanistan World Cup 38th Match 2015
Match 38
Date- 13/03/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
England
Man Of The Match - Christopher James Jordan
Afghanistan Venue
Sydney Cricket Ground
India vs Zimbabwe 39th World Cup Match 2015
Match 39
Date- 14/03/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
India
Man Of The Match - Suresh Raina
Zimbabwe Venue
Eden Park
Australia vs Scotland 40th Match World Cup 2015
Match 40
Date- 14/03/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
Australia
Man Of The Match - Mitchell Aaron Starc
Scotland Venue
Bellerive Oval
West Indies vs UAE 41th Match World Cup 2015
Match 41
Date- 15/03/2015
Time - 11:00(Local)

Scorecard
West Indies
Man Of The Match - Jason Holder
United Arab Emirates Venue
McLean Park
Pakistan vs Ireland 42nd World Cup Match 2015
Match 42
Date- 15/03/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
Pakistan
Man Of The Match - Sarfraz Ahmed
Ireland Venue
Adelaide Oval
Cricket World Cup 2015 1st Quarter Final
Match 43
Date- 18/03/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
South Africa
Man Of The Match - Mohammad Imran Tahir
Sri Lanka Venue
Sydney Cricket Ground
Cricket World Cup 2015 2nd Quarter Final Match
Match 44
Date- 19/03/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
Bangladesh
Man Of The Match - Rohit Sharma
India Venue
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Cricket World Cup 2015 3rd Quarter Final Match
Match 45
Date- 20/03/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
Australia
Man Of The Match - Josh Reginald Hazlewood
Pakistan Venue
Adelaide Oval
Cricket World Cup 2015 4th Quarter Final Match
Match 46
Date- 21/03/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
New Zealand
Man Of The Match - Martin James Guptill
West Indies Venue
Westpac Stadium
Cricket World Cup 2015 1st Semi Final Match
Match 47
Date- 24/03/2015
Time - 14:00(Local)

Scorecard
New Zealand
Man Of The Match - Grant David Elliott
South Africa Venue
Eden Park
Cricket World Cup 2015 2nd Semi Final Match
Match 48
Date- 26/03/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
Australia
Man Of The Match - Steven Peter Devereux Smith
India Venue
Sydney Cricket Ground
Cricket World Cup 2015 Final Match
Match 49
Date- 29/03/2015
Time - 14:30(Local)

Scorecard
New Zealand
Man Of The Match - James Peter Faulkner
Australia Venue
Melbourne Cricket Ground

Playing Teams
Group A
Sri Lanka
Australia
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
England
Scotland
New Zealand

Group B
India
Pakistan
South Africa
Ireland
Zimbabwe
West Indies
United Arab Emirates

Sri Lanka Team Squad
Kusal Janith Perera Lahiru Thirimanne Kumar Sangakkara Jeevan Mendis
Suranga Lakmal Tharindu Kaushal Nuwan Kulasekara Dimuth Karunaratne
Rangana Herath Tillakaratne Dilshan Dinesh Chandimal Angelo Mathews
Mahela Jayawardene Sachithra Senanayake Lasith Malinga Upul Tharanga
Thisara Perera Seekkuge Prasanna Dushmantha Chameera

Australia Team Squad
Michael Clarke David Warner Steven Smith Mitchell Starc
Glenn Maxwell Mitchell Johnson Xavier Doherty Shane Watson
Brad Haddin Mitchell Marsh James Faulkner Aaron Finch
George Bailey Pat Cummins Josh Hazlewood

Afghanistan Team Squad
Shapoor Zadran Dawlat Zadran Gulbadin Naib Najibullah Zadran
Samiullah Shenwari Mohammad Nabi Nawroz Mangal Asghar Afghan
Javed Ahmadi Shafiqullah Shafiq Hamid Hassan Mirwais Ashraf
Afsar Zazai Aftab Alam Usman Ghani Nasir Ahmadzai

Bangladesh Team Squad
Tamim Iqbal Rubel Hossain Mominul Haque Nasir Hossain
Anamul Haque Mahmudullah Mushfiqur Rahim Shakib Al Hasan
Mashrafe Mortaza Soumya Sarkar Imrul Kayes Arafat Sunny
Sabbir Rahman Taskin Ahmed Taijul Islam

England Team Squad
Ian Bell Eoin Morgan Joe Root Jos Buttler
James Tredwell Steven Finn Chris Woakes James Anderson
Stuart Broad Alex Hales Ravi Bopara Chris Jordan
James Taylor Gary Ballance Moeen Ali

Scotland Team Squad
Iain Wardlaw Mat Machan Rob Taylor Majid Haq
Josh Davey Freddie Coleman Richie Berrington Preston Mommsen
Kyle Coetzer Safyaan Sharif Calum MacLeod Michael Leask
Matthew Cross Alasdair Evans Hamish Gardiner

New Zealand Team Squad
Kane Williamson Ross Taylor Tim Southee Trent Boult
Tom Latham Brendon McCullum Daniel Vettori Grant Elliott
Martin Guptill Mitchell McClenaghan Nathan McCullum Kyle Mills
Luke Ronchi Corey Anderson Adam Milne Matt Henry

India Team Squad
Suresh Raina Mahendra Singh Dhoni Rohit Sharma Mohammed Shami
Ajinkya Rahane Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh Ravindra Jadeja Virat Kohli
Ravichandran Ashwin Shikhar Dhawan Mohit Sharma Umesh Yadav
Ambati Rayudu Axar Patel Stuart Binny

Pakistan Team Squad
Misbah ul Haq Ehsan Adil Nasir Jamshed Mohammad Irfan
Rahat Ali Sarfraz Ahmed Younis Khan Haris Sohail
Ahmed Shehzad Shahid Afridi Umar Akmal Wahab Riaz
Sohaib Maqsood Sohail Khan Yasir Shah

South Africa Team Squad
Hashim Amla AB de Villiers Faf du Plessis Imran Tahir
Morne Morkel Vernon Philander Dale Steyn Kyle John Abbott
Farhaan Behardien Quinton de Kock David Miller Aaron Phangiso
JP Duminy Wayne Parnell Rilee Rossouw

Ireland Team Squad
William Porterfield Gary Wilson Paul Stirling Max Sorensen
Niall O'Brien Kevin O'Brien Ed Joyce John Mooney
George Dockrell Alex Cusack Stuart Thompson Andy McBrine
Craig Young Andrew Balbirnie Peter Chase

Zimbabwe Team Squad
Prosper Utseya Hamilton Masakadza Craig Ervine Chamu Chibhabha
Tendai Chatara Regis Chakabva Brendan Taylor Sean Williams
Elton Chigumbura Sikandar Butt Tinashe Panyangara Stuart Matsikenyeri
Solomon Mire Tafadzwa Kamungozi Tawanda Mupariwa

West Indies Team Squad
Kemar Roach Denesh Ramdin Andre Russell Johnson Charles
Jonathan Lyndon Carter Darren Bravo Darren Sammy Lendl Simmons
Jason Holder Chris Gayle Marlon Samuels Dwayne Smith
Nikita Miller Sheldon Cotterrell Sulieman Benn Jerome Taylor

United Arab Emirates Team Squad
Kamran Shazad Mohammad Naveed Nasir Aziz Rohan Mustafa
Swapnil Patil Shaiman Anwar Manjula Guruge Amjad Javed
Khurram Khan Amjad Ali Mohammad Tauqir Krishna Karate
Andri Berenger Saqlain Haider Fahad Alhashmi