10. Southee Storm in Icc Cricket World Cup 2015
Tim southee’s spell of 7/33 against the English men has to be the greatest spectacle of swing bowling of the tournament so far. The top order went clueless against his out-swingers and his in-drifting Yorkers and he blew the tail-enders in a wink of an eye… if he could repeat this stellar performance again in the knock-outs there’s no doubt the ‘black caps’ going to the favorites to lift the Icc Cricket World Cup 2015 .
9. The Streak Continues
What’s the other winning streak we know other than the undertaker’s winning streak??? Yess “India Pakistan world cup streak”…The out of form Indian brigade were all cylinders firing against the arch rivals Pakistan . started up with a terrific ton by Virat kohli and the occasional disciplined bowling by the Indian seamers the streak continued to 6-0. Whats more enthralling is, the scenes at the Adelaide oval and the crowd that set the stage on fire in this Icc Cricket World Cup 2015.
8. The Calypso King
He raps, he can dance on a cricket field and can also murder a cricket ball with his sheer power.It took some time coming but when Chris Gayle finally delivered, he did so in thunderous fashion and a string of records were broken. Highest score in World Cup history, highest individual score for West Indies, the fastest double hundred in ODIs, most sixes in an ODI innings, and a lot more. You’d be forgiven for forgetting that this man had not scored a 100 in ODIs for more than 20 months! For West Indies, it could not have come at a better time in ICC World Cup 2015.
7. The Chokers to Turn Jokers???
Having been tagged as the strongest team in this edition, led by Mr.IMPOSSIBLE- ABDeVilliers,the proteas has been stunned by two shocking defeats at the hands of the asian giants India and Pakistan.These defeats had actually raised doubts in the minds of the fans around the world. Will the chokers get a new tag ‘jokers’ lets see what they offer for us!!
6. Minnows?? Not Anymore
Ireland vs zimbabwe ,the thrilling last over finish was One of the best matches ever staged in world cup with the ebb and flow continuously turning either way.The game’s equivalent of a Hollywood classic with an epic climax. They have beaten the west indies comprehensively by chasing a mammoth 300 plus. Their spirits have been high throughout the tournament and the world is very keen to see them in whites – a test playing nation status should be their prize for this certainly.
5. Captainism and Cup!!!
It was at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington that in 2005 Dan Carter, a close friend of mccullum gave one of the great fly-half displays, destroying the British and Irish Lions by scoring 33 points in New Zealand’s thumping 48-18 victory in rugby worldcup.An inspired brendon mccullum could be the factor of the hot striking performance by the kiwis. Led from the front by smashing the balls all out of the park,marshalling his troop, setting aggressive fielders and tactical changes at the crucial points his leadership has been the key for the team’s success.
The playmaker, a genius on the cricketing field Indian skipper MS DHONI surpassed former cricket legend Kapil Dev with 12 wins following his team’s emphatic triumph over the Irish brigade. Dhoni leads the list of most World Cup wins by an Indian captain which includes Kapil Dev(11) at second spot, Mohammad Azharuddin(10) at the third place, Sourav Ganguly(9) at fourth.He is somebody who knows how to win the biggies.
4. De Villiers 162* off 66, WI 151 all out
De Villiers now has the fastest fifty, hundred and 150 in ODI cricket – all against West Indies – and the fastest double cannot be too far away.The proteas captain has been on a sensational hitting form.De Villiers has also shown physics can go wrong when he comes to the crease by hitting at an unimaginable angles… Certainly the best batsman of this generation with no doubts whatsoever.
3. West Indies or Waste Indies???
2. The Roller Coster Match…
Kane Williamson clubbed a six from the first ball of the 24th over in an unbeaten innings of 45 which hoisted New Zealand to a one-wicket win over Australia in a breathless preliminary skirmish day between the Cricket World Cup co-hosts.Trent Boult’s 5-27 ,Brendon McCullum 50 from 21 balls were excellent.But Mitchell Starc took 6-28 to wreck the New Zealand innings and leave Williamson to lead a desperate rearguard action to save the match and New Zealand’s unbeaten record.
1. Tears of a Wonderful man – A Wonderful Nation
Grant elliot the south african born kiwi smashed steyn’s penultimate ball to the stands to set eden park ablaze in joy.New Zealand scripted history by making their maiden cricket World Cup final appearance with a stunning four-wicket win in a nerve-wrecking last-four clash against the formidable South Africa, finally shedding the tag of perennial under-achievers in the mega event.