Cricket Basics, ICC World Cup History And India Champion 2011
Text of Cricket Basics, ICC World Cup History And India Champion 2011
Top 3 Most Watched World Sports
Football (Soccer): With over 3.5 billion fans, football (or soccer) is undeniably the most watched sport in the world. Football has the maximum stadiums, greatest numbers of people buying football merchandise, number of competitions and events held. Also there are the maximum number of teams, leagues and clubs for football all over the world.
Cricket: Immensely popular from the beginning, since its inception in England in the 16th century. The Cricket world cup in 2007, had 672,000 spectators in the stadiums alone and about 2.2 billion TV viewers, with the matches being telecast in 200 countries. The 2011 Cricket world cup was broadcasted in 220 countries.
Basketball: Basketball has about 2 billion spectators worldwide, though most are in USA and Europe. The NBA is the most popular league with all its matches being closely watched. The NBA has a viewership of 1.5 – 2 million per match, and a total viewership of 15 million per season. The NCCA drew a viewership of 12 million viewers.
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Typical cricket team
Total 15 players in one team
– 11 Playing + 4 Extras
– Among Playing 11
• 4 or 5 bowlers
• 2 or 3 Spin bowlers
• 2 or 3 Pace bowlers
• 4 or 5 batsmen
• 3 or 4 Top-order batsmen
• 1 or 2 All rounders
• 1 Wicketkeeper - batsman
Typical cricket game (world cup final)…
Srilanka won the toss and chose to bat first.
First Inning - Srilanka Batting, India Bowling & Fielding:
– Srilankan players batted and scored 274 runs
– Indian bowlers bowled 50 overs ( 1 over = 6 balls, 50 overs = 300 balls )
– 6 Srilankan batsmen lost their wickets
Second Inning - India Batting, Srilanka Bowling & Fielding:
– Indian players batted and scored 277 runs
– Srilankan bowlers bowled 48.2 overs
– 4 Indian batsmen lost their wickets
India won by scoring more runs in less than 50 overs bowled by Srilanka
Srilanka would have won if they had restricted Indian runs to less than 274 in 50 overs OR by getting all Indian batsmen out before scoring 274
Cricket - Game Formats
International Test Cricket– Most difficult format– No restriction on number of overs– Each side bats two innings– An inning ends when the batting side loses all wickets– The game lasts maximum 5 days ( 6 hours of play on each day )– A test match can result into a draw
One Day International (ODI)– Restriction of 50 overs– Each side bats one inning– An inning ends when the batting side loses all wickets or exhausts 50 overs– The game lasts around 7 hours– An ODI match can result into a tie if both sides score same number of runs
Twenty20 Cricket– Restriction of 20 overs– Each side bats one inning– An innning ends when the batting side loses all wickets or exhausts 20 overs– The game lasts around 3 to 4 hours– A Twenty20 match can result into a tie if both sides score same number of runs
India became the first host-nation to win the world cup with final played in the host country itself.
India Team Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni played a captain's knock of unbeaten 91 in the final and was adjudged man of the match.
India’s Yuvraj Singh was adjudged man of the tournament for:– 15 wickets in 9 matches– 362 runs in match winning tons at batting average 85.25 in 8 matches– 4 half-centuries– 4 man of the match awards in this tournament– outstanding fielding efforts
Ireland's Kevin O'Brien made 100 in just 50 balls (and a total of 113 off 63 balls), the fastest World Cup Century.
Ireland made the highest successful run chase in World Cup history beating Sri Lanka's 313 against Zimbabwe at New Plymouth in New Zealand in 1992.
India's mammoth 370 for 4 in the first match of the 2011 World Cup against Bangladesh at Dhaka was the highest total in the tournament
South Africa's 231-run thrashing of Netherlands was the “largest victory by runs“ in the tournament.
India and Sri Lanka cricket World Cup final smashed all previous records for television viewership with 67.6 million viewers watching it for more than four hours.