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2011 Cricket World Cup Groups

It is again time for the biggest event in the field of cricket. Since cricket in India is not only a game the entire nation has gone is rejoicing with jubilation. It is again time for the once in four year's event, the cricket world cup. People in India and across the globe are simply crazy about this sport. Scheduled to begin from the 19th of February this is one of the most anticipated events of the year.

This time there are 14 participating teams in the 2011 world cup who are divided into group A and group B.

Group A

Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada and Kenya.

Group B

India, South Africa, England, Bangladesh, West Indies, Netherlands and Ireland.

List of teams of 2011 world cup


The Australian Cricket Team has been performing exceptionally well since the last few world cups. Winners of the 2007 world cup Australia has been on the number one slot since quite some time now. Winners of three consecutive world cups from 1999 and 2003 this team definitely stands a very good chance in the 2011 world cup as well.


Pakistan has a strong side and good past world cup record. They are a fighting side and players like Shahid Afridi and Kamran Akmal definitely have a lot of responsibilities on their shoulders.

South Africa

One of the teams that has not used its potential to the fullest in the last world cup is South Africa. Expected to really raise their performance bar this time this team is one of the hot contenders for the cricket world cup 2011 with a young captain and a very strong side.

New Zealand

A team that has immense potential but has never really made a mark in the world cups so far New Zealand seems to be a good contender this time.


England is the only cricket team to reach three cricket world cup finals. England although not much in the news these days is expected to perform well in the 2011 world cup.


This team is one of the hosts of the 2011Cricket World Cup. The team did not do much in 2010 but then it has some strong players like Hasan and Mashrafe Mortaza who are complete match winners.


One of the most upcoming cricket teams Ireland will definitely be a team to look forward to. It memories of the 2007 world cup are pretty good and they will surely like to better their past records.

Sri Lanka

The team that reached that reached the finals in the 2007 world cup Sri Lanka is one of the top contenders of the 2011 cricket world cup. With players like Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakeratne Dilshan, Nuwan Kulasekara the team is all set to take off to a flyer.

West Indies

Once considered to be one of the strongest crickets playing nations West Indies has a lot of hard work to do. The squad has some of the finest players like Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo who have to really shine in order to take their team to the finals., Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo who have the potential to capture the trophy.

Zimbabwe Cricket Team

They are known as the underdogs since they have defeated some of the strongest teams in the previous world cups. The biggest shock was when Zimbabwe defeated Australia in the recent T20 world cup series

Last Updated on 01 April 2011

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