Best Moments of ICC World Cup 2015
The ICC World Cup 2015 ended as Australia as champions.Several team competed against ,finally there must only one Champions. There are a lot of moments in this world cup to cheers about but I am going list out some of the moments personally enjoyed and admired a lot.
1.Regeneration of Kiwis
New Zealand are the runners-up in the tournament who had a magnificent run in the tournament and won eight back to back matches before losing the 9th one to Australia.The turnover to kiwis is mainly due to Captain McCullum.Brendon McCullum aggressive ,innovative and not so reckless captain ensures that New Zealand become new power house of the Cricketing World.
All the credits of Kiwi’s success must go to Brendon McCullum and his brigades .
2.New Ball Spells of Tim Southee and Trent Boult
At any time New Zealand fast bowlers in their squad but the way they turned around in last years is their aggressive bowling.In this World Cup 2015,their Skipper Brendon McCullum believed in his Bowler to offer break through in every single match they have played.That belief is mainly due to Tim Southee and Trent Boult.The Pace duo penetrated the batting line up every single game they played so far.The pace duo is the future of the World Cricket and can be compared with the likes of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
3.Mithell Starc the new Wasim Akram 2.0
Mithell Starc ,the latest version Wasim Akram .The way he attacked the batsmen in the games remembered Wasim Akram in the 90’s when he won World Cup for Pakistan.The Pace,accuracy,attacking the batsmen with Swinging Yorkers made him difficult bowler to play against has become latest sensation in Cricket World and obiviously man of the tournament in the World Cup 2015.
Bangladesh reached the Knock out for the first time because of this man.The man is responsible for the Bangladesh good run in the tournament by hitting two back to back centuries in World Cup 2015.The best one is the century against New Zealand where the conditions are not so friendly for the batsmen that too against the best bowling line up in the world.
Eventually Mahmudullah become first Bangladeshi batmen to score century in the World Cups .That too he made against top quality sides of England and New Zealand.It is a great achievement before the losing quarter finals to India because of no ball controversy otherwise they could have won the World Cup.
5.Kumar Sangakkara Four Back to Back Centuries
It is a record that will be remembered for a long time and it will take some time to get broken.What a achievement from the great player who achieved so many things for his little Island Nation.Four back to back centuries is not a joke that too in the World Cup is just an amazing record.But unfortunately Sri Lanka lost to South Africa in the Semi Finals and had become last game for such a great player in ODI.
6.South Africa Winning a Knockout Game
South Africa had never won a game in knockout stages in the World Cup so far.This is the first time they have achieved this feat has become history overnight and all credit goes their player who believed themselves to change the fate and their choker tag.But Sadly they lost to the New Zealand in the rain interrupted Semi Finals.
7.New Zealand Entering the Finals for the First time
New Zealand has a record for most number of Semi Finals in the World Cup but sadly they never entered finals but this feat is achieved by New Zealand because of their great leader Brendon McCullum and their overnight hero Grant Elliot .The Kiwis chased down the big target in the rain interrupted game to reach their first finals in the World Cup.
8.Wahab Riaz Spell
The spell of Wahad Riaz is considered one of the best spells in the history of World Cup by many Cricket legends that includes Brian Lara.The way he bowled against Shane Watson is definitely a treat to watch and will be remembered for long but sadly he had no support from the other side and eventually Pakistan lost the Quarter Finals against the Australia.
9.Two Double Hundreds
Hitting a double hundred in ODI is not possible in those days but now.Two double hundreds in the tournament that made this world cup so special .The first one was West Indies Chris Gayle who hit against the Zimbabwe and next one is further more special ,Martin Guptill of New Zealand hit this rare record against West Indies in the Knockout Stage of the tournament.
That’s my Pick .If you have anything more that this please write on the Comment below………….