2011 Cricket World Cup

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup (officially known as ICC Cricket World Cup 2011) was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was played in India, Sri Lanka, and (for the first time) Bangladesh. India won the tournament, defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, thus becoming the first country to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil.[1][2] India's Yuvraj Singh was declared the man of the tournament.[3] This was the first time in World Cup history that two Asian teams had appeared in the final. It was also the first time since the 1992 World Cup that the final match did not feature Australia.

All the matches were One Day Internationals, and all were played over 50 overs. Fourteen national cricket teams took part, including 10 full members and four associate members of the ICC.[4] The opening ceremony was held on 17 February 2011 at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka,[5] and the tournament was played between 19 February and 2 April. The first match was played between India and Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.[6] It is the most viewed World Cup edition ever with 2.2 billion worldwide viewers.

Pakistan was also scheduled to be a co-host, but after the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore, the International Cricket Council (ICC) cancelled that,[7] and the headquarters of the organising committee, originally in Lahore, was transferred to Mumbai.[8] Pakistan was to have held 14 matches, including one semi-final.[9] Eight of the games (including the semi-final) were awarded to India, four to Sri Lanka, and two to Bangladesh.[10]

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
2011 Cricket World Cup Logo
Official logo of the 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
 Bangladesh
Champions India (2nd title)
Runners-up Sri Lanka
Participants14 (from 104 entrants)
Matches played49
Attendance1,229,826 (25,098 per match)
Player of the seriesIndia Yuvraj Singh
Most runsSri Lanka Tillakaratne Dilshan (500)
Most wickets

Host selection

The ICC announced on 30 April 2006 which countries would host the 2011 World Cup. Australia and New Zealand had also bid for the tournament; if successful, they would have shared the hosting equally, leaving the location of the final still to be decided. The Trans–Tasman bid, Beyond Boundaries, was the only one delivered to the ICC headquarters in Dubai before the 1 March deadline, but the Asian bidders were granted an extension by the ICC.[11] The New Zealand government had given assurance that Zimbabwe would be allowed to compete in the tournament, following political discussions in the country over whether their cricket team should be allowed to tour Zimbabwe in 2005.

The extra time needed for the Asian bid had weakened its prospects, but when the time came to vote, Asia won the hosting rights by ten votes to three.[11] The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has revealed that the vote of the West Indies Cricket Board was decisive, as the Asian bid had the support of South Africa and Zimbabwe as well as the four bidding countries.[12] The Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported that the Asian countries had promised to hold fund-raising events for West Indian cricket during the 2007 World Cup, which may have influenced the vote.[13] However, I. S. Bindra, chairman of the Monitoring Committee of the Asian bid, said that their promise of extra profits of around US$400 million had been decisive,[14] that there "was no quid pro quo for their support",[15] and that playing the West Indies had "nothing to do with the World Cup bid".[15]

Format

Late in 2007, the four host nations agreed on a revised format for the 2011 World Cup, identical to that of the 1996 World Cup, except that there would be 14 teams instead of 12. The first round of the tournament would consist of two groups of seven teams. Each team in a group would play all the others once, and the top four from each group would qualify for the quarter-finals.[16] This ensured that every team would play at least six matches.

Qualification

As per ICC regulations, all 10 full members automatically qualify for the World Cup, including Zimbabwe who have given up their Test playing status until the standard of their team improves.[17]

The ICC also organised a qualifying tournament in South Africa to determine the four Associate teams who would participate in the 2011 event. Ireland, who had been the best performing Associate nation since the last World Cup, won the tournament, beating Canada in the final. The Netherlands and Kenya also qualified by virtue of finishing third and fourth respectively.[18] All 4 associates kept their ODI status as well as Scotland who this time failed to qualify for the World Cup.

List of qualified teams

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

Preparations

Cricket World Cup has begun in Dhaka in style (5166384721)
Fireworks at the world cup opening ceremony

Pakistan loses co-host status

In April 2009 the ICC announced that Pakistan had lost its right to co-host the 2011 World Cup because of concerns about the "uncertain security situation" in the country, especially in the aftermath of the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore.[19][20] The PCB estimated that this would lose them $10.5 million.[21] This figure took account only of the fees of $750,000 per match guaranteed by the ICC. The overall loss to the PCB and the Pakistani economy were expected to be much greater.

On 9 April 2009 PCB chairman Ijaz Butt revealed that they had issued a legal notice to oppose ICC's decision.[22] The ICC, however, claimed that the PCB was still a co-host, and that they had only relocated the matches out of Pakistan.[23] Pakistan proposed that South Asia host the 2015 World Cup and that Australia and New Zealand host the 2011 event, but this option did not find favour with their co-hosts and was not implemented.[24]

Allocation of matches

On 11 April 2005 PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan announced an agreement on the allocation of games,[25] under which India would host the final, Pakistan and Sri Lanka the semi-finals,[26] and Bangladesh the opening ceremony.[27] After being stripped of its status as a co-host, Pakistan proposed to host its allocated games in the United Arab Emirates as a neutral venue. They had played matches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah in the preceding months. On 28 April 2009, however, the ICC announced that matches originally intended to be played in Pakistan would be reallocated. As a result, India hosted 29 matches across eight venues, including the final and one semi-final; Sri Lanka hosted 12 matches at three venues, including one semi-final; and Bangladesh hosted 8 matches at two grounds, as well as the opening ceremony on 17 February 2011.[28]

On 1 June 2010 the first tranche of tickets were put on sale after a meeting of the tournament's Central Organising Committee in Mumbai. The cheapest tickets cost 20 US cents in Sri Lanka.[29] In January 2011 the ICC declared the Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata, India, to be unfit and unlikely to be complete by 27 February, when it was scheduled to host a match between India and England. The match was moved to Bangalore.[30]

Media and promotion

The World Cup has grown as a media event with each tournament. The ICC sold the broadcasting rights for the 2011 event to ESPN Star Sports and Star Cricket for around US$2 billion. For the first time, the tournament was broadcast in high-definition format, and it was to be covered by at least 27 cameras using recent technology. It was also planned to be shown across platforms such as online and mobile 3G. It was the first time that an ICC event had the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS).[31]

The final was watched live by 135 million people in India,[32][33] as recorded by the ratings agencies TAM and aMap, including 67.6 million Indian cable and satellite viewers.[34] The final was watched by 13.6% of Indian TV-equipped households on average, with a peak of 21.44% at the end of the game,[35] thus beating the semi-final between India and Pakistan, which had an estimated 11.74% TV rating in India for the whole match.[33] The event was televised in 200 countries with over 2.2 billion viewers, highest for any edition of a Cricket World Cup.

The official event ambassador was Sachin Tendulkar.[36]

Stumpy2011
Stumpy, the official mascot

Song

The official song of the 2011 Cricket World Cup has three versions, in Bengali, Hindi, and Sinhala, corresponding to the three host countries.[37] "De Ghuma Ke" (Swing It Hard) is the Hindi version, composed by the trio of Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy.[38] It employs an array of Indian rhythms combined with elements of rock and hip hop. The Sinhala version, "Sinha Udaane", was adapted by Sri Lankan R&B and hip hop artist Ranidu Lankage and composed by lyricist Shehan Galahitiyawa.[37] Both songs were performed at the opening ceremony. "Sinha Udaane" was performed by Lankage.[39]

Mascot

Stumpy, a young elephant, was the official mascot for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.[40] He was unveiled at a function in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 2 April 2010,[41] and his name was revealed on 2 August 2010 after an online competition conducted by the ICC in the last week of July.[42]

Opening ceremony

The opening ceremony was held in the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 17 February 2011, two days before the first match.

Prize money

The 2011 Cricket World Cup winning team would be taking home a prize money of US$3 million and US$1.5 million for runner-up, with the International Cricket Council deciding to double the total allocation for the tournament to US$8.01 million. The winning team will also take home a replica of the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy, that has been awarded since 1999. The decision was taken at the ICC Board meeting which was held in Dubai on April 20, 2010.[43]

Venues

All the Indian stadiums for the tournament had been finalised by mid-October 2009,[44] and those of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in late October 2009. The ICC announced all the venues in Mumbai on 2 November 2009. Two new stadiums were constructed in Kandy and Hambantota, Sri Lanka, for the event.[45]

India India
Kolkata Chennai New Delhi Nagpur Ahmedabad
Eden Gardens M. A. Chidambaram Stadium Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Vidarbha Cricket
Association Stadium
Sardar Patel Stadium
Capacity: 66,349 Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 41,820 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 54,000
Eden Gardens New stands with fabric tensile rooves at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium Feroz Shah Kotla - WI vs RSA03 VCA Jamtha 1 Sardar Patel Stadium
Mumbai Mohali Bangalore
Wankhede Stadium Punjab Cricket
Association Stadium
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Capacity: 33,108 Capacity: 26,950 Capacity: 40,000
Wankhede ICC WCF LightsMohali MChinnaswamy-Stadium
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Bangladesh Bangladesh
Colombo Pallekele 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
RPS, Colombo Pallekele 2 Zacs rain Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
Venues in Sri Lanka
Venues in Bangladesh

Umpires

The Umpire selection panel selected 18 umpires excluding a reserve umpire, Enamul Haque (Bangladesh) to officiate at the World Cup: 5 from Australia, 6 from Asia, 3 from England, 2 from New Zealand and 1 each from South Africa and West Indies.

Australia
New Zealand
South Africa
Pakistan
India
England
Sri Lanka
West Indies

Squads

Each country chose a 30-member preliminary squad, which would then be reduced to 15. All the 14 teams announced their final squads before 19 January 2011.

Matches

Warm-up matches

The following 14 warm-up matches were played before the World Cup started.[46][47] For statistical purposes, these matches are not considered to be One Day Internationals.

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W L T NR NRR Pts
 Pakistan 6 5 1 0 0 +0.758 10
 Sri Lanka 6 4 1 0 1 +2.582 9
 Australia 6 4 1 0 1 +1.123 9
 New Zealand 6 4 2 0 0 +1.135 8
 Zimbabwe 6 2 4 0 0 +0.030 4
 Canada 6 1 5 0 0 −1.987 2
 Kenya 6 0 6 0 0 −3.042 0

The top four teams from each group qualified for the quarter-finals (indicated in green).

20 February 2011
Scorecard
Kenya 
69 (23.5 overs)
v
 New Zealand
72/0 (8 overs)
20 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
332/7 (50 overs)
v
 Canada
122 (36.5 overs)
21 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
262/6 (50 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
171 (46.2 overs)
23 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
317/7 (50 overs)
v
 Kenya
112 (33.1 overs)
25 February 2011
Scorecard
New Zealand 
206 (45.1 overs)
v
 Australia
207/3 (34 overs)
26 February 2011 (D/N)
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Pakistan 
277/7 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
266/9 (50 overs)
28 February 2011
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
298/9 (50 overs)
v
 Canada
123 (42.1 overs)
1 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kenya 
142 (43.4 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
146/1 (18.4 overs)
3 March 2011 (D/N)
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Pakistan 
184 (43 overs)
v
 Canada
138 (42.5 overs)
4 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
162 (46.2 overs)
v
 New Zealand
166/0 (33.3 overs)
5 March 2011 (D/N)
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Sri Lanka 
146/3 (32.5 overs)
v
7 March 2011 (D/N)
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Kenya 
198 (50 overs)
v
 Canada
199/5 (45.3 overs)
8 March 2011 (D/N)
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New Zealand 
302/7 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
192 (41.4 overs)
10 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
327/6 (50 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
188 (39 overs)
13 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
358/6 (50 overs)
v
 Canada
261/9 (50 overs)
13 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
324/6 (50 overs)
v
 Kenya
264/6 (50 overs)
14 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
151/7 (39.4/39.4 overs)
v
 Pakistan
164/3 (34.1/38 overs)
16 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Canada 
211 (45.4 overs)
v
 Australia
212/3 (34.5 overs)
18 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
265/9 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
153 (35 overs)
19 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
176 (46.4 overs)
v
 Pakistan
178/6 (41 overs)
20 March 2011
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
308/6 (50 overs)
v
 Kenya
147 (36 overs)

Group B

Team Pld W L T NR NRR Pts
 South Africa 6 5 1 0 0 +2.026 10
 India 6 4 1 1 0 +0.900 9
 England 6 3 2 1 0 +0.072 7
 West Indies 6 3 3 0 0 +1.066 6
 Bangladesh 6 3 3 0 0 –1.361 6
 Ireland 6 2 4 0 0 –0.696 4
 Netherlands 6 0 6 0 0 –2.045 0

The top four teams from each group qualified for the Quarter finals (indicated in green).

19 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
370/4 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
283/9 (50 overs)
22 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Netherlands 
292/6 (50 overs)
v
 England
296/4 (48.4 overs)
24 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies 
222 (47.3 overs)
v
 South Africa
223/3 (42.5 overs)
25 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
205 (49.2 overs)
v
 Ireland
178 (45 overs)
27 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
338 (49.5 overs)
v
 England
338/8 (50 overs)
28 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies 
330/8 (50 overs)
v
 Netherlands
115 (31.3 overs)
2 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
England 
327/8 (50 overs)
v
 Ireland
329/7 (49.1 overs)
3 March 2011
Scorecard
South Africa 
351/5 (50 overs)
v
 Netherlands
120 (34.5 overs)
4 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
58 (18.5 overs)
v
 West Indies
59/1 (12.2 overs)
6 March 2011
Scorecard
England 
171 (45.4 overs)
v
 South Africa
165 (47.4 overs)
6 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Ireland 
207 (47.5 overs)
v
 India
210/5 (46.0 overs)
9 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Netherlands 
189 (46.4 overs)
v
 India
191/5 (36.3 overs)
11 March 2011
Scorecard
West Indies 
275 (50 overs)
v
 Ireland
231 (49 overs)
11 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
England 
225 (49.4 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
227/8 (49 overs)
12 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
296 (48.4 overs)
v
 South Africa
300/7 (49.4 overs)
14 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Netherlands 
160 (46.2 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
166/4 (40.2 overs)
15 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
272/7 (50 overs)
v
 Ireland
141 (33.2 overs)
17 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
England 
243 (48.4 overs)
v
 West Indies
225 (44.4 overs)
18 March 2011
Scorecard
Netherlands 
306 (50 overs)
v
 Ireland
307/4 (47.4 overs)
19 March 2011
Scorecard
South Africa 
284/8 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
78 (28 overs)
20 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
268 (49.1 overs)
v
 West Indies
188 (43 overs)

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
23 March – Dhaka, Bangladesh
 
 
 West Indies112
 
30 March – Mohali, India
 
 Pakistan113/0
 
 Pakistan231
 
24 March – Ahmedabad, India
 
 India260/9
 
 Australia260/6
 
2 April – Mumbai, India
 
 India261/5
 
 India277/4
 
25 March – Dhaka, Bangladesh
 
 Sri Lanka274/6
 
 New Zealand221/8
 
29 March – Colombo, Sri Lanka
 
 South Africa 172
 
 New Zealand217
 
26 March – Colombo, Sri Lanka
 
 Sri Lanka220/5
 
 England229/6
 
 
 Sri Lanka231/0
 

Quarter-finals

23 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies 
112 (43.3 overs)
v
 Pakistan
113/0 (20.5 overs)
24 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
260/6 (50 overs)
v
 India
261/5 (47.4 overs)
25 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
221/8 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
172 (43.2 overs)
26 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
England 
229/6 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
231/0 (39.3 overs)

Semi-finals

29 March 2011
Scorecard
New Zealand 
217 (48.5 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
220/5 (47.5 overs)
30 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
260/9 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
231 (49.5 overs)

Final

2 April 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
274/6 (50 overs)
v
 India
277/4 (48.2 overs)

Statistics

Leading run scorers
Runs Player Team Matches
500 Tillakaratne Dilshan  Sri Lanka 9
482 Sachin Tendulkar  India 9
465 Kumar Sangakkara  Sri Lanka 9
422 Jonathan Trott  England 7
395 Upul Tharanga  Sri Lanka 8
Leading wicket takers
Wickets Player Team Matches
21 Shahid Afridi  Pakistan 8
21 Zaheer Khan  India 9
18 Tim Southee  New Zealand 8
15 Robin Peterson  South Africa 7
15 Yuvraj Singh  India 9

Controversies

  • Bangladeshi fans threw rocks at the West Indies team bus as it returned players to their hotel after their win over Bangladesh in Dhaka on 4 March. It was later claimed that the rock-throwers had confused the bus with the Bangladesh team bus.[48] The elite Rapid Action Battalion of Bangladesh arrested 38 people after the attack, and the West Indies later received an apology.[49]
  • The political party Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt the final in Mumbai if the Pakistani team qualified.[50]
  • During the group stage match between India and England, Ian Bell was given not out for leg before wicket despite the ball hitting him in line with the wickets and being on a path to hit the stumps. India captain MS Dhoni referred the decision to the TV umpire, who confirmed the original decision as the ball had struck Bell at a point more than 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) from the stumps, a point at which the reliability of the Hawk-Eye system diminishes below acceptable levels. Dhoni later complained that the rule had deprived his side of what seemed like an obvious wicket.[51] The rules were subsequently revised and the umpires were given new guidelines.[52] The Sri Lankan captain, Kumar Sangakkara, later criticised the decision to alter the 2.5-metre rule while a tournament was in progress.[53]
  • In the final between India and Sri Lanka, loud crowd noise prevented match referee Jeff Crowe from hearing Sri Lankan captain Sangakkara's call as the coin was tossed by Indian captain Dhoni. The toss had to be redone – an extremely unusual event, especially at as prominent an event as the World Cup final.[54]

See also

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2009 Cricket World Cup Qualifier

The 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier was a cricket tournament that took place in April 2009 in South Africa. It was the final qualification tournament for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

The tournament is the renamed version of the ICC Trophy, and was the final event of the 2007–09 World Cricket League.

2011 Cricket World Cup Final

The 2011 Cricket World Cup Final was a One Day International (ODI) match played between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on 2 April 2011, Saturday. The culmination of the tenth edition of the World Cup, it was the first time that these two teams had met each other at this stage in the tournament history. India won the match by six wickets—its second World Cup win after the 1983 tournament—and became the third team to have won the title more than once, after Australia (1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007) and the West Indies (1975 and 1979).Both teams had progressed through three stages to reach the final. India had won all the matches to that point except for the game against South Africa, and against England, which ended in a tie. Sri Lanka had won all but one match against Pakistan. The Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara chose to bat first after winning the toss. The team scored slowly until the 17th over when they lost both their openers. Sangakkara added 62 runs with Mahela Jayawardene before being dismissed for 48 runs. Although wickets kept falling at one end, Jayawardene scored 103 runs in 88 balls; he was involved in a partnership of 66 runs with Thisara Perera. The pair took Sri Lanka's total to 274 runs at the close of the innings.

In reply, India lost their opener Virender Sehwag in the second ball of the innings. Sachin Tendulkar, too, got out in quick succession. The next set of batsmen, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli, added 83 runs in 15 overs before the latter got out in the 22nd over. India captain MS Dhoni, promoting himself up the order, joined Gambhir and they both added 109 runs, an Indian record in a World Cup final. Gambhir got out for 97 runs in the 42nd over. India chased down the total and won the match by six wickets in the 49th over. Dhoni was declared the "man of the match" for scoring 91 runs while his compatriot Yuvraj Singh was awarded the "man of the series".

The match was watched by about 42,000 spectators at the venue and about 135 million viewers on television in India. This was the second time in World Cup history that a host nation won the final and the first time to win on their home ground.

2011 Cricket World Cup schedule

The chronological list of fixtures for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. All times local UTC+05:30 (India). Group-stage kick-off times are subject to change for television or scheduling reasons. It would be a 43-day-long tournament taking place from 19 February 2011 to 2 April 2011.

2011 Cricket World Cup squads

This is a list of the squads picked for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

2011 Cricket World Cup statistics

This is a list of statistics for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Each list contains the top five records except for the partnership records.

Ahmed Shehzad

Ahmed Shehzad (Urdu: احمد شہزاد ‎, born 23 November 1991) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed opening batsman who made his One Day International and T20I debut for Pakistan in April 2009 against Australia.In June 2018, he failed doping test and was tested positive for using banned substance during domestic match. He was dropped by his domestic team, Habib Bank Limited, ahead of the 2018–19 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. In August 2018, he was not awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Andre Russell

Andre Dwayne Russell (born 29 April 1988) is a Jamaican cricketer. Russell plays for the West Indies internationally and for Jamaica in West Indian domestic cricket, as an all-rounder. Widely regarded as the biggest hitter of the cricket ball, Russell has hit a century in 42 balls (3 fours and 11 sixes in Caribbean Premier League vs. Trinbago Knight Riders). He bats predominantly in the middle order for the West Indies.

Carlton Baugh

Carlton Seymour Baugh (born 23 June 1982) is a Jamaican cricketer. He attended Wolmer's Schools

He is an aggressive right-hand batsman, wicketkeeper and occasional bowler of leg breaks and googlies. His Test debut came during a five-day match against Australia between 19–23 April 2003. His father, Carlton Baugh Snr., also played cricket between 1980 and 1983. Having scored a century against Barbados, he attracted the attention of the selectors and has been chosen to represent the West Indies in five matches thus far.

He was recalled for the West Indies tour of Canada and Abu Dhabi, but was poor both behind and in front of the stumps. He was retained for the West Indies tour of New Zealand in 2008/09, but only appeared in one Twenty20 match, where he scored 2 runs from 2 balls .

Things turned around for him when he was offered a retainer contract by the West Indies Cricket Board for the 2010/11 season.

He was forced to fly home due to a Hamstring injury, and was not available for 2011 Cricket World Cup.<ū>West Indies seek to replace injured Baugh, Barath He lost his place in the Test side when West Indies toured England in 2012.

Devendra Bishoo

Devendra Bishoo (born 6 November 1985) is a Guyanese cricketer, who plays all formats of the game for West Indies. He is a leg-spinner who made his international debut for the West Indies in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.Bishoo was named as ICC Emerging Player of the Year in 2011, but lost his place in the team through a combination of loss of form and competition brought on by Sunil Narine and Shane Shillingford.

Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir (pronunciation ; born 14 October 1981) is an Indian politician and former Indian cricketer, who played all formats of the game. He is a left-handed opening batsman who played domestic cricket for Delhi, and captained Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Bangladesh in 2003, and played his first Test the following year against Australia. He captained the Indian team in six ODIs from late-2010 to late-2011 with India winning all six matches. He played an integral part in India's wins in the finals of both the 2007 World Twenty20 (75 runs from 54 balls) and the 2011 Cricket World Cup (97 from 122).

Gambhir is the only Indian and one of four international cricketers to have scored hundreds in five consecutive Test matches. He is the only Indian batsman to have scored more than 300 runs in four consecutive Test series. As of April 2018, he is the sixth highest run-scorer for India in Twenty20 Internationals. Under Gambhir's captaincy, the Kolkata Knight Riders won their IPL title in 2012 and again in 2014.

He was conferred the Arjuna Award, India's second highest sporting award, in the year 2008 by the President of India. In 2009, he was the number one ranked batsman in ICC Test rankings. The same year, he was the recipient of the ICC Test Player of the Year award. In 2019, he received the Padma Shri from the Government of India, the fourth highest civilian award in India.In October 2018, during the quarter-finals of the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he scored his 10,000th run in List A cricket. In December 2018, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. On March 22, 2019 he joined Bharatiya Janata Party.

Henry Osinde

Henry Osinde (born 17 October 1978) is a Ugandan-born Canadian cricketer who plays ODI cricket as a right-arm medium-fast bowler. His main achievement so far is taking three wickets against Kenya on 5 August 2006 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He appeared in one match at the 2005 ICC Trophy in Ireland against Oman. Henry Osinde started playing Cricket while studying at Busoga College Mwiri at age 17 years. He later on featured for Uganda's Cricket National Team.

ICC EAP Cricket Trophy

The ICC EAP Cricket Trophy is a regional division of the ICC World Cricket League, providing opportunities for cricket playing nations in the East-Asia Pacific Region to compete against one another. It also acts as the regional qualifier for entry into the World Cricket League.

Jade Dernbach

Jade Winston Dernbach (born 3 March 1986) is an English cricketer who plays for Surrey County Cricket Club. He also represented England between 2011 and 2014. He made his first-class debut in 2003 and won the NBC Denis Compton Award in 2004 and 2009.

Born in South Africa and initially schooled at St John's College, Johannesburg, he moved to England at the age of 14 and gained British citizenship, making him eligible for the England cricket team. After impressing for the England Lions in the West Indies in the early part of 2011, he was called up to the senior team as a replacement for Ajmal Shahzad for the knock out stages of the 2011 Cricket World Cup and made his Twenty20 and ODI debuts later that year against Sri Lanka.

Derek Pringle described him in The Daily Telegraph as a fast bowler who is capable of obtaining conventional and reverse swing, as well as of deceiving the batsman by bowling a variety of slower balls.

Kyle Mills

Kyle David Mills (born 15 March 1979) is a former New Zealand international cricketer who captained the New Zealand cricket team in limited overs matches. Mills played top-class cricket between 1998 and 2015 as an all-rounder.

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium better known as Sooriyawewa International Cricket Stadium (Sinhalese: මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාංගනය, Tamil: மகிந்த ராசபக்ச பன்னாட்டுத் துடுப்பாட்ட அரங்கம்), and abbreviately as MRIC Stadium, is an international cricket stadium in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. It was built for the 2011 Cricket World Cup and hosted two matches, the first being Sri Lanka against Canada, on 20 February 2011. The stadium has a capacity of 35,000 people making It the second largest stadium in Sri Lanka.

Robin Peterson

Robin John Peterson (born 4 August 1979) is a former South African cricketer who bowls left arm spin and is a capable batsman. He has played 14 Tests and over 70 ODIs for South Africa. He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 9 November 2016.

Sardar Patel Stadium

Sardar Patel Stadium (Motera Stadium) is one of the premier cricket stadiums of India in the Motera locality of Ahmedabad. Because of its location, the stadium is commonly called Motera Stadium to avoid confusion with another stadium of the same name in Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. Sardar Patel stadium is owned by Gujarat Cricket Association and comes under the aegis of the West Zone. It is equipped with floodlights for day-and-night games and is a regular venue for Test cricket and One Day Internationals (ODI) matches. It is currently undergoing redevelopment after being demolished completely in late 2015. The new stadium will be the largest cricket stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 110,000 spectators, overtaking the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.Apart from cricket, the ground has played host to a number of programs arranged by the Government of Gujarat. The pitch once favoured the bowlers but has lately been host to competitive games. As of December 2011, the Motera stadium had played host to 23 ODI matches. In India, only Eden Gardens (31 ODI matches) has hosted more ODI matches than Motera Stadium. The stadium was one of the host venues for 2011 Cricket World Cup held in India. It hosted three matches, including a quarter final match between India and Australia.

Vusi Sibanda

Vusimuzi "Vusi" Sibanda (born 10 October 1983) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He has played international cricket for the Zimbabwe cricket team in all three formats of the game. He also played for Midlands in the Logan Cup.

Wankhede Stadium

The Wankhede Stadium (Marathi: वानखेडे स्टेडियम्) is a cricket stadium in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The stadium now has a capacity of 33,108, following renovations for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Before the upgrade, the capacity was approximately 45,000.The Wankhede has been host to numerous high-profile cricket matches in the past, most notable being the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final, in which India defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets. The stadium witnessed the last match of Sachin Tendulkar's international career. Additionally, it has hosted many other matches in both the 1996 as well as 2011 Cricket World Cup. The stadium is also the host to the match in which Ravi Shastri hit six sixes in an over. As of 19 July 2017, it has hosted 25 Tests, 20 ODIs and 5 T20Is.

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