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Friday, February 9, 2007

Will Sub-continental Teams Click in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007

Except the last ICC Champions Trophy there was not any big ODI tournament in the history of ODI cricket where one of the sub-continental teams could not reach at least to the semi-final stages. All the World Cup Cricket tournaments have seen at least one team from this region to reach at the semi-final stage. All the tournaments of ICC Champions Trophy did so except the last ICC Champions Trophy 2006 held in India where India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh could not reach at the semi-final stages.

Except Bangladesh, all other three countries are regarded as the cricket power in both test and ODI cricket. Now the question is that what will happen in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. Will the sub-continental teams follow the last ICC Champions Trophy? Well, only time can say the right answer at this moment but it is true that all these three countries could not do well in their recent abroad series. India and Pakistan both could not do well in South Africa. For Sri Lanka, the team is not bad as there is a good combination of experienced and young players but it would not be a easy tournament for this Sri Lankan team as some of the key players lack consistency in recent days.

I think the coming ICC Cricket World Cup would be a tough tournament for the sub-continental teams. However, it is also true that the teams of this region has some potential players who can lead their teams single handedly which is a positive side for a team in cricket.

1 comments:

Alan said...

My name is Alan Moloney and I am working on a programme that the BBC is planning on running during the Cricket World Cup-


The Cricket World Cup will soon be starting - and the BBC are looking for cricket fans with to appear live on BBC World TV during the tournament.
To take part, you'll need to have a passionate opinion about cricket and the impact of the World Cup in your country.
You'll also need to have a PC, a webcam and a reliable broadband connection.
We want to hear your views on the events in the West Indies.
My Cricket World Cup will be broadcast live on BBC World TV during March and April.

Each show will feature panels of ordinary people from all around the globe talking live on TV using webcams. We'll be discussing a wide range of issues - not just the cricket itself, but the impact of the Cricket World Cup around the world.

I notice from your blog that you are a big cricket fan and we are currently trying to get in contact with fans from all over the world who would love to air their opinions and share their love of cricket on the show. I hope you might be interested in taking part. And maybe you know of others who share your passion for the game. I look forward to hearing from you and hope that this project might interest you.

Many thanks for your time,

Alan Moloney

alan.moloney@bbc.co.uk