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Cricket Matches Prior to T20 World Cup Catch Attention of Fans

Cricket Matches Prior to T20 World Cup Catch Attention of Fans

December 16
11:21 2015

t201New Delhi, Wednesday, December 16 – Upcoming days could serve enormous entertainment to a number of cricket fans who love to witness spellbinding competition between different cricket teams. There are more than a few people who follow this entertaining sport not only at a time when their country is playing but also in that period when different nations are in the game.

Sri Lanka are on the tour of New Zealand to play 2-match Test series and 5-match ODI series. Despite the fact that the visitors lost the opening match at the hands of Black Caps, fresh start must be on their priority list to bounce back and increase probability of leveling the series 1-1. The decisive contest between the two playing XIs is to start tomorrow at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

On the other hand, a lot is at stake for the West Indies cricket team as they were badly crushed in Game 1 of the Frank Worrell Trophy against Australia. Match 2 and 3 are slated to take place at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne and Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, respectively. Bearing in mind the poor performance of West Indies in the recent past, eyes can’t be shut to the fact that the Aussies will leave no stone unturned to diminish the scope of improvement for them by performing to the best of their abilities.

The key reason behind Australia’s success is overall performance. Each player tries to deliver from his end. Individual shows accumulate ideal result in the last part, letting Australia be on the winning side for more than a few occasions. To taste a victory, West Indies need to show great improvement if they think of giving the host a taste of their own medicine. Pitch conditions will be pivotal to stay ahead but it would be exciting to see whether the men in red caps utilize the lessons gained after defeat in first Test or will continue to move on the same old track.

Basil D’Oliveira Trophy is to start between South Africa and England from December 26. The venues selected for hosting the contest are Kingsmead in Durban, Newlands in Cape Town, New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg and SuperSport Park in Centurion. The series is without a doubt going to be enormously interesting for the reason that both squads being the powerhouses. The Proteas did well in T20 matches and One Day International contests but failed to pull off in the longest format. Now, when English cricketers are to tour South Africa, focus of the host will be on capitalizing home conditions as much as possible.

In January, Indian cricket team is to visit Australia. 5 ODIs and 3 T20 Internationals will be of extreme importance for both groups. However, the Men In Blue must be keen to outshine the rivals to improve track record on Australian pitches. The familiarity with atmosphere of W.A.C.A. Ground in Perth, the Gabba in Brisbane, Melbourne Cricket Ground in  Melbourne, Manuka Oval in  Canberra, Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney and Adelaide Oval in Adelaide might not be huge for them as compared to Australian cricketers but exposure to different conditions in the earlier years is probable to be of great help. Experience gained earlier is supposed to impart massive role but at a time when Indian players look forward to taking advantage of it. Challenges and pressure will certainly be gargantuan but wins on Australian soil is to help them rise for better and earn confidence for future contests.

The upcoming competitions are of great use to various cricket teams, especially at a stage where only a few months are left for T20 World Cup to start. Despite the fact that possibility of opting for attacking mode is higher in the limited over game, the team that wins at the end is usually the one with players who are clear about the tactics to be implemented without losing the cool. Since India are to host the tournament, jam-packed stadiums are clear in view.  One team among Bangladesh, Netherlands, Ireland and Oman and another one among Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong and Afghanistan will progress in second round, which will have teams as Group A (Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and England and Group B  (India, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand).

World Cup matches are scheduled to begin from March 8 and end on April 3. Before preparations pick up the top gear, most of the participating teams would like to pay attention to details to nullify all probability of leaving any room for mistake. When enormous entertainment is on the cards, cricket lovers are all set for the action. It is going to interest them a lot how players belonging to different teams put their foot forward, lending the unit be outstanding in several regards.

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