2011 Cricket World Cup

2011 One Day International cricket event in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was played in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. It was Bangladesh's first time co-hosting a World Cup.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
Dates19 February – 2 April
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s) India
 Sri Lanka
Champions India (2nd title)
Participants14 (from 104 entrants)
Matches played49
Attendance1,229,826 (25,098 per match)
Man of the SeriesIndia Yuvraj Singh
Most runsSri Lanka Tillakaratne Dilshan (500)
Most wickets
Official websiteICC Cricket World Cup 2011

All matches in the World Cup were given One Day International status. All matches played had over 50 overs. Fourteen national cricket teams were in the tournament, including ten full members and four associate members.[1] The World Cup was between 19 February and 2 April 2011. The first match played on 19 February 2011 was with co-hosts India and Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.[2]

India won the tournament defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final. India was the first nation to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil.[3] India's Yuvraj Singh was made the man of the tournament.[4]

List of qualified teams change

The following 14 teams qualified for the final tournament.

Group A Group B
Rank Team Rank Team
Full Members
1   Australia 2   India (co-host)
3   Pakistan 4   South Africa
5   New Zealand 6   England
7   Sri Lanka (co-host) 8   West Indies
9   Zimbabwe 10   Bangladesh (co-host)
Associate Members
11   Canada 12   Ireland
13   Kenya 14   Netherlands

Opening ceremony change

The Opening Ceremony was in Bangladesh. The place for the opening ceremony was Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. The event took place on 17 February 2011, 2 days before the first match of the World Cup.

Venues change

All the Indian stadiums for the 2011 World Cup were set.[5] The venues of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were picked in late October 2009. Two new stadiums in Sri Lanka were built for the 2011 World Cup. They are located in Kandy and Hambantota.[6]

Kolkata Chennai Delhi Nagpur Ahmedabad
Eden Gardens M. A. Chidambaram Stadium Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Vidarbha Cricket
Association Stadium
Sardar Patel Stadium
Capacity: 66,349 Capacity: 37,220 Capacity: 40,715 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 54,000
Mumbai Mohali Bangalore
Wankhede Stadium Punjab Cricket
Association Stadium
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Capacity: 32,000 Capacity: 42,000 Capacity: 36,430
  Sri Lanka   Bangladesh
Colombo Kandy Hambantota Chittagong Dhaka
R. Premadasa Stadium Pallekele International
Cricket Stadium
Mahinda Rajapaksa
International Stadium
Zohur Ahmed
Chowdhury Stadium
Sher-e-Bangla National
Cricket Stadium
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 26,000

Umpires change

The Umpire selection panel selected 18 umpires and a reserve umpire, Enamul Haque (Bangladesh). There were 5 from Australia, 6 from Asia, 3 from England, 2 from New Zealand and 1 each from South Africa and West Indies.

2011 World Cup Final change

The 2011 World Cup final was played between India and Sri Lanka making it the first ever World Cup Final featuring two Asian teams. The highlight of the 2011 World Cup Final was Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's innings that took India over the line making him one of the most respected Captains in cricket history.

References change

  1. "2011 World Cup Schedule". from CricketWorld4u. Archived from the original on 4 October 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2009.
  2. "Final World Cup positions secured". from BBC. 17 April 2009. Archived from the original on 18 April 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2009.
  3. India beat Sri Lanka to win ICC World Cup 2011 Times of India. Retrieved 20 November 2011
  4. Yuvraj Singh named man of the tournament Times of India. Retrieved 21 November 2011
  5. India unveil eight World Cup venues. Archived 2010-04-12 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 17 October 2009.
  6. Venues of 2011 World Cup Archived 2010-04-13 at the Wayback Machine by ICC Retrieved on 10 March 2010.