The time has come for the biggest event for the World of one day cricket to unfold- The World Cup. This edition will be played in the Caribbean Islands and the viewers apart from enjoying the scenic beauty and warm sandy beaches will get to see some real explosive cricket.
There are 16 teams participating in the 2007 edition of the World Cup, the new inclusion being the teams of Ireland and Bermuda. The teams have been grouped into four groups namely A, B, C, D with four teams in each group. In general, there are two strong teams and two relatively weak in each group. In a way, this format also introduces the ‘surprise element’ where this minnow could spring up a real surprise against the established sides!
All the 16 teams will be competing to win the coveted ICC Trophy which Australia won last time. This World Cup does promise lots of entertainment with explosive batting, pace bowling, and electric fielding. There are players to watch out for from different teams who will set the competition on fire.
Teams would also be looking to perform as a cohesive unit and rise above ‘individual’ performances to deliver the goods. To capture the mood of this World Cup, we would showcase each team with its strengths, weakness, and star players until the tournament begins. Also would be some interesting trivia and lots of action.
All said and done, this World Cup would certainly have the Calypso flavor in all the three aspects of the game- Batting, bowling, fielding and not to forget the CROWD with their bands!..