2015 Cricket World Cup

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2015 Cricket World Cup
2015 Cricket World Cup Logo.svg
Official logo
Dates14 February 2015 (2015-02-14) – 29 March 2015 (2015-03-29)
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)
ChampionsFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (5th title)
Runners-upFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Participants14
Matches played49
Attendance1,016,420 (20,743 per match)
Player of the series Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mitchell Starc
Most runs Flag of New Zealand.svg Martin Guptill (547)
Most wickets Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mitchell Starc (22)
Flag of New Zealand.svg Trent Boult (22)
Official website Official website
2011
2019

The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup was a One Day International cricket tournament to decide the 11th Cricket World Cup. It was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March 2015, and was won by Australia. This was the second time the tournament was held in Australia and New Zealand, the first having been the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

Contents

The tournament consisted of 14 teams, which were split into two pools of seven, with each team playing every other team in their pool once. The top four teams from each pool progressed to the knockout stage, which consisted of quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final.

The final was between the co-hosts Australia and New Zealand. Australia won by seven wickets, to win their fifth Cricket World Cup. [1]

The total attendance was 1,016,420, with an average of 21,175 per game. [2] [3] The final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground had a crowd of 93,013, a record one day cricket crowd for Australia [4] The tournament is estimated to have been watched by over 1.5 billion people; [5] and the most widely watched match during the tournament was India vs. Pakistan, which is estimated to have drawn over 1 billion viewers. [6] [7] Tickets for this match reportedly sold out within 12 minutes of going on sale. [8]

Host selection

Bids

The ICC announced the hosts for the previous World Cup, the 2011 competition, on 30 April 2006. Australia and New Zealand had also bid for the tournament and a successful Australasian bid for the 2011 World Cup would have seen a 50–50 split in games, with the final still up for negotiation. The Trans-Tasman bid, Beyond Boundaries, was the only bid for 2011 delivered to the ICC headquarters at Dubai before 1 March deadline. Considerable merits of the bid included the superior venues and infrastructure, and the total support of the Australian and New Zealand governments on tax and custom issues during the tournament, according to Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland. [9] The New Zealand government had also assured that the Zimbabwean team would be allowed to take part in the tournament after political discussions about whether their team would be allowed to tour Zimbabwe in 2005. [10]

ICC President Ehsan Mani said that the extra time required by the Asian bloc to hand over its bid had harmed the four-nation bid. However, when it came to the voting, the Asians won by seven votes to four; according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), it was the vote of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that turned the matter. It was reported in Pakistani newspaper Dawn that the Asian countries promised to hold fundraising events for West Indian cricket during the 2007 Cricket World Cup, which may have influenced the vote. [11] However, I.S. Bindra, chairman of the monitoring committee of the Asian bid, denied that, saying that it was their promise of extra profits of US$400 million that swung the vote their way. [12]

The ICC was so impressed by the efficiency of the Trans-Tasman bid that they decided to award the next World Cup, to be held in 2015, to them. [13]

Australia and New Zealand last jointly hosted the Cricket World Cup in 1992.

Format

The tournament featured 14 teams, the same number as the 2011 World Cup, giving associate and affiliate member nations a chance to participate. [14]

The format was the same as the 2011 edition: 14 teams take part in the initial stages, divided into two groups of seven; the seven teams play each other once before the top four teams from each group qualify for the quarter-finals.

On 29 January 2015, ICC reinstated the use of the Super Over for Cricket World Cup Final match if the match finished as a tie. [15] [16]

Qualification

Highlighted are the countries to participate in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
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  Qualified via WCL or qualifier
  Participated in final stage of the qualifying process, but did not qualify

Per ICC regulations, the 10 ICC full member nations qualify for the tournament automatically. Immediately after the 2011 World Cup, it was decided that the next tournament would be reduced to only feature the 10 full members. [17] This was met with heavy criticism from a number of associate nations, especially from the Ireland cricket team, who had performed well in 2007 and 2011, including victories over Pakistan and England, both full member nations. Following support shown by the ICC Cricket Committee for a qualification process, [18] the ICC reversed their decision in June 2011 and decided that 14 teams would participate in the 2015 World Cup, including four associate or affiliate member nations. [19]

At the ICC Chief Executives' Committee meeting in September 2011, the ICC decided on a new qualifying format. The top two teams of the 2011–13 ICC World Cricket League Championship qualify directly. The remaining six teams join the third and fourth-placed teams of 2011 ICC World Cricket League Division Two and the top two teams of 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Three in a 10-team World Cup Qualifier to decide the remaining two places. [20] [21]

On 9 July 2013, as a result of a tied match against the Netherlands, Ireland became the first country to qualify for the 2015 World Cup. [22] On 4 October 2013, Afghanistan qualified for their first Cricket World Cup after beating Kenya to finish in second place behind Ireland. [23]

Scotland defeated the United Arab Emirates in the final of the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifier and both teams qualified for the last two spots in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. [24]

TeamMethod of qualificationPast appearancesLast appearancePrevious best performanceRank [nb 1] Group
Flag of England.svg  England Full members10 2011 Runners-up (1979, 1987, 1992)1A
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 6 2011 Semi-finals (1992, 1999, 2007)2B
Flag of India.svg  India 10 2011 Champions(1983, 2011)3B
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 10 2011 Champions(1987, 1999, 2003, 2007)4A
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 10 2011 Champions(1996)5A
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 10 2011 Champions(1992)6B
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies 10 2011 Champions(1975, 1979)7B
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 4 2011 Super 8 (2007)8A
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 10 2011 Semi-finals (1975, 1979, 1992, 1999, 2007, 2011)9A
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 8 2011 Super 6 (1999, 2003)10B
Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland WCL Championship 2 2011 Super 8 (2007)11B
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan 012A
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland World Cup Qualifier 2 2007 Group stage (1999, 2007)13A
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 1 1996 Group stage (1996)14B
  1. Full members' ranks are based on the ICC ODI Championship rankings as of 31 December 2012.

Preparations

Local organising committee

In preparation for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the organising committee of the tournament was finalised. John Harnden was named chief executive, [25] James Strong as chairman, [26] and Ralph Waters was named as the deputy chairman. [27]

Allocation of matches

When Australia and New Zealand bid for the 2011 Cricket World Cup in 2006, they said that it will see a 50–50 split in games. Finally, it was decided on 30 July 2013 that Australia would host 26 matches, while New Zealand got a share of 23 matches in the tournament. There was a tense battle between Melbourne and Sydney to host the final. [28] On 30 July 2013, it was announced that Melbourne would host the final, with Sydney and Auckland hosting the semi-finals. [29]

Visas

It was announced that spectators travelling to World Cup matches in New Zealand who would otherwise not be entitled to a visa waiver, would be able to enter New Zealand if they held an Australian visitor visa. This was a special Trans-Tasman Visa Arrangement for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. [30] [31] [32]

Media and promotion

The World Cup has grown as a media event with each tournament. The International Cricket Council has sold the rights for broadcasting of the 2015 Cricket World Cup for US$2 billion to ESPN Star Sports and Star Sports. According to Strong, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) wants to make the tournament the most fan-friendly event of its kind and take cricket to a wide range of communities throughout Australia and New Zealand. [33]

Sachin Tendulkar was named by the ICC as the World Cup Ambassador for the second time, after filling the role at the 2011 Cricket World Cup. [34]

Broadcasting rights

The following networks broadcast the tournament: [35]

LocationTelevision broadcaster(s)Radio broadcaster(s)Web streaming
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan Cable/satellite Ariana Television Network, Lemar TV
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
ABC (ABC Local Radio, ABC Digital Extra, ABC radio app, Grandstand Digital, Online), [38] 3AW Fox Sports (Foxsports.com.au) [36]
Africa (except South Africa) SuperSport
Arab World Cable/satellite OSN Sports CricketOSN.com/PlayWavo.com OSN, Play Wavo
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Cable/satellite Bangladesh Television, Maasranga TV, Gazi Television and Star Sports Bangladesh Betar Star Sports
Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan Star Sports
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Cable/Satellite (pay): Sportsnet
Rogers Communications [39]
EchoStar broadband (pay): Rogers Cable [39]
Central America ESPN
Europe
(except UK and Ireland)
Star Sports
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Fiji TV
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (highlights only)
Star Sports
Flag of India.svg  India
All India Radio (only India matches, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final)
AIR FM Rainbow (hourly updates) [42]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom and Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
BBC Radio BSkyB
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Sky Sport
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan
Star Sports
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Star Cricket
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Free-to-air: South African Broadcasting Corporation 30 matches
Cable/satellite: SuperSport
SABC SuperSport
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka Free-to-air: Channel Eye
Cable/satellite: Star Sports
Star Sports
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates OSN
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Satellite (pay): ESPN Broadband (pay): WatchESPN [51]
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies Free-to-air: CMC [52]
Satellite (pay): ESPN
CMC CMC
Source: [35] (unless otherwise stated)

Opening ceremony

The opening ceremonies were held separately in Christchurch, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia, on 12 February 2015, two days before the first two matches.

Prize money

The International Cricket Council declared a total prize money pool of $10 million for the tournament, which was 20 percent more than the 2011 edition. The prize money was distributed according to the performance of the team as follows: [53]

StagePrize money (US$)Total
Winner$3,975,000$3,975,000
Runner-up$1,750,000$1,750,000
Losing semi-finalists$600,000$1,200,000
Losing quarter-finalists$300,000$1,200,000
Winner of each group match$45,000$1,890,000
Teams eliminated in group stage$35,000$210,000
Total$10,225,000

This means that if the winner had remained undefeated throughout the group stage of the tournament, they would have won a total of $4,245,000 (winner's prize plus $45,000 for each group stage win), while a team eliminated in the group stage without any wins would have gotten $35,000.

Venues

Each venue hosted 3 pool stage matches. The quarter-finals were in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Wellington, the semi-finals were played in Auckland and Sydney, and the final was played in Melbourne. Altogether there were 49 matches in 14 venues, with Australia hosting 26 games and New Zealand hosting 23 games. [54]

VenueCityCountryCapacityMatches
Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney Australia 48,0005 (quarter-final, semi-final)
Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne Australia 100,0005 (quarter-final, final)
The 'Gabba Brisbane Australia 42,0003
Adelaide Oval Adelaide Australia 53,5004 (quarter-final)
WACA Ground Perth Australia 24,5003
Bellerive Oval Hobart Australia 20,0003
Manuka Oval Canberra Australia 13,5503
Eden Park Auckland New Zealand 50,0004 (semi-final)
Hagley Oval Christchurch New Zealand 20,0003
Seddon Park Hamilton New Zealand 12,0003
McLean Park Napier New Zealand 22,5003
Wellington Regional Stadium Wellington New Zealand 37,0004 (quarter-final)
Saxton Oval Nelson New Zealand 5,0003
University Oval Dunedin New Zealand 6,0003
Sydney Melbourne Adelaide Brisbane Perth
Sydney Cricket Ground Melbourne Cricket Ground Adelaide Oval The Gabba WACA Ground
Capacity: 48,000 (upgraded) [55] Capacity: 100,024Capacity: 53,500 (upgraded) [56] Capacity: 42,000Capacity: 24,500
Ashes 2010-11 Sydney Test final wicket.jpg MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground).jpg Completed Adelaide Oval 2014 - cropped and rotated.jpg Australia vs South Africa.jpg 3rd Test, Perth, 15Dec2006.jpg
Hobart Canberra
Bellerive Oval Manuka Oval
Capacity: 20,000 (upgraded) [57] Capacity: 13,550
Bellerive oval hobart.jpg Manuka Oval.JPG
Auckland Christchurch
Eden Park Hagley Oval
Capacity: 50,000Capacity: 20,000
Eden Park at Dusk, 2013, cropped.jpg Hagley Oval 2007 - from HagleyParkAerialPhoto.jpg
Hamilton Napier Wellington Nelson Dunedin
Seddon Park McLean Park Wellington Regional Stadium Saxton Oval University Oval
Capacity: 12,000Capacity: 22,500Capacity: 37,000Capacity: 5,000Capacity: 6,000
Waikato cricket ground.jpg McLean Park, Napier.jpg Westpac Stadium Cricket luving Crowd.jpg Saxton oval panorama cropped.jpg New Zealand vs Pakistan, University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand.jpg
Source: [58] (correct except for upgraded stadia, which have their own sources)

Umpires

The umpire selection panel selected 20 umpires to officiate at the World Cup: five each from Australia and England, five from Asia, two each from New Zealand and South Africa and one from the West Indies. [59]

Squads

The teams, after initially naming a provisional 30-member squad, were required to finalise a 15-member squad for the tournament on or before 7 January 2015. [60]

Warm-up matches

Fourteen non-ODI warm-up matches were played from 8 to 13 February. [61]

Warm-up matches
8 February 2015
14:00 (ACDT) (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg
371 (48.2 overs)
v
Flag of India.svg  India
265 (45.1 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 122 (57)
Mohammed Shami 3/83 (9.2 overs)
Ajinkya Rahane 66 (52)
Pat Cummins 3/30 (6 overs)
Australia won by 106 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

9 February 2015
11:00 (NZDT)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
279/7 (44.4 overs)
v
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
188/5 (24.3 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 100 (83)
Kyle Abbott 3/37 (6.4 overs)
Quinton de Kock 66 (55)
Rangana Herath 3/22 (5 overs)
South Africa won by 5 wickets (D/L method)
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and S. Ravi (Ind)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
  • Sri Lanka's innings ended after 44.4 overs and South Africa's target was reduced to 188 from 25 overs due to rain.

9 February 2015
11:00 (NZDT)
Scorecard
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg
157/7 (30.1 overs)
v
Martin Guptill 100 (86)
Tinashe Panyangara 2/28 (5 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Match ended after New Zealand innings due to rain

9 February 2015
14:30 (AEDT) (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies  WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg
122 (29.3 overs)
v
Flag of England.svg  England
125/1 (22.5 overs)
Lendl Simmons 45 (55)
Chris Woakes 5/19 (7.3 overs)
Moeen Ali 46 (43)
Kemar Roach 1/31 (5 overs)
England won by 9 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

9 February 2015
14:30 (AEDT) (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh  Flag of Bangladesh.svg
246 (49.5 overs)
v
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan
247/7 (48.1 overs)
Mahmudullah Riyad 83 (109)
Mohammad Irfan 5/52 (9.5 overs)
Sohaib Maqsood 93* (90)
Taskin Ahmed 2/41 (7 overs)
Pakistan won by 3 wickets
Blacktown Olympic Park, Sydney
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Joel Wilson (WI)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.

10 February 2015
14:30 (AEDT) (D/N)
Scorecard
Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg
296/6 (50 overs)
v
Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland
117 (27 overs)
Matt Machan 103 (108)
Max Sorensen 3/55 (10 overs)
Paul Stirling 37 (44)
Alasdair Evans 4/17 (5 overs)
Scotland won by 179 runs
Blacktown Olympic Park, Sydney
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Joel Wilson (WI)
  • Scotland won the toss and elected to bat.

10 February 2015
14:00 (ACDT) (D/N)
Scorecard
India  Flag of India.svg
364/5 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
211/8 (50 overs)
Rohit Sharma 150 (122)
Hamid Hassan 1/49 (8 overs)
Nawroz Mangal 60 (85)
Ravindra Jadeja 2/38 (10 overs)
India won by 153 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Simon Fry (Aus)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

11 February 2015
11:00 (NZDT)
Scorecard
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg
331/8 (50 overs)
v
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
197 (44.2 overs)
Kane Williamson 66 (53)
Kyle Abbott 2/35 (6 overs)
JP Duminy 80 (98)
Trent Boult 5/51 (9.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 134 runs
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

11 February 2015
11:00 (NZDT)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
279/8 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
281/3 (45.2 overs)
Dimuth Karunaratne 58 (71)
Sean Williams 3/35 (10 overs)
Hamilton Masakadza 117* (119)
Nuwan Kulasekara 1/23 (5 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets
Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

11 February 2015
14:30 (AEDT) (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg
304/8 (50 overs)
v
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
116 (30.1 overs)
Michael Clarke 64 (61)
Krishna Chandran 3/50 (9 overs)
Swapnil Patil 31 (45)
Xavier Doherty 2/3 (1.1 overs)
Australia won by 188 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

11 February 2015
14:30 (AEDT) (D/N)
Scorecard
England  Flag of England.svg
250/8 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan
252/6 (48.5 overs)
Joe Root 85 (89)
Yasir Shah 3/45 (10 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 91* (99)
James Anderson 2/42 (10 overs)
Pakistan won by 4 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Steve Davis (Aus)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

12 February 2015
09:30 (AEDT)
Scorecard
West Indies  WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg
313/9 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
310/9 (50 overs)
Denesh Ramdin 88 (86)
Alasdair Evans 3/63 (10 overs)
Kyle Coetzer 96 (106)
Andre Russell 2/32 (8 overs)
West Indies won by 3 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

12 February 2015
10:00 (AEDT)
Scorecard
Bangladesh  Flag of Bangladesh.svg
189 (48.2 overs)
v
Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland
190/6 (46.5 overs)
Soumya Sarkar 45 (51)
Max Sorensen 3/31 (9.2 overs)
Andrew Balbirnie 63* (79)
Taijul Islam 2/29 (8 overs)
Ireland won by 4 wickets
Blacktown Olympic Park, Sydney
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to field.

13 February 2015
10:00 (AEDT)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  Flag of Afghanistan.svg
308/9 (50 overs)
v
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
294 (48.2 overs)
Samiullah Shenwari 58 (80)
Amjad Javed 4/39 (10 overs)
Khurram Khan 86 (70)
Aftab Alam 3/43 (6.2 overs)
Afghanistan won by 14 runs
Junction Oval, Melbourne
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Ian Gould (Eng)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.

Group stage

A total of 42 matches were played throughout the group stage of the tournament. The top four teams from each pool qualified for the quarter-finals. In the event that two or more teams are tied on points after six matches the team with the most wins was to be ranked higher. If tied teams also had the same number of wins then they had to be ranked according to net run rate. [62]

Pool A

The second match of the Cricket World Cup at the MCG between Australia and England CWC Aus v Eng at the MCG (16357709390).jpg
The second match of the Cricket World Cup at the MCG between Australia and England
PosTeamPldWLTNRPts NRR
1Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 66000122.564
2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 6410192.257
3Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 6420080.371
4Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 6320170.136
5Flag of England.svg  England 624004−0.753
6Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan 615002−1.853
7Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 606000−2.218
Source: [ citation needed ]
14 February
Scorecard
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg
331/6 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka
233 (46.1 overs)
14 February (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg
342/9 (50 overs)
v
Flag of England.svg  England
231 (41.5 overs)
17 February
Scorecard
Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg
142 (36.2 overs)
v
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
146/7 (24.5 overs)
18 February (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh  Flag of Bangladesh.svg
267 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
162 (42.5 overs)
20 February (D/N)
Scorecard
England  Flag of England.svg
123 (33.2 overs)
v
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
125/2 (12.2 overs)
21 February (D/N)
Scorecard
v
22 February
Scorecard
Afghanistan  Flag of Afghanistan.svg
232 (49.4 overs)
v
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka
236/6 (48.2 overs)
23 February
Scorecard
England  Flag of England.svg
303/8 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
184 (42.2 overs)
26 February
Scorecard
Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg
210 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
211/9 (49.3 overs)
26 February (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
332/1 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh
240 (47 overs)
28 February (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg
151 (32.2 overs)
v
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
152/9 (23.1 overs)
1 March
Scorecard
England  Flag of England.svg
309/6 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka
312/1 (47.2 overs)
4 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg
417/6 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
142 (37.3 overs)
5 March
Scorecard
Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg
318/8 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh
322/4 (48.1 overs)
8 March
Scorecard
Afghanistan  Flag of Afghanistan.svg
186 (47.4 overs)
v
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
188/4 (36.1 overs)
8 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg
376/9 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka
312 (46.2 overs)
9 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh  Flag of Bangladesh.svg
275/7 (50 overs)
v
Flag of England.svg  England
260 (48.3 overs)
11 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
363/9 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
215 (43.1 overs)
13 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh  Flag of Bangladesh.svg
288/7 (50 overs)
v
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
290/7 (48.5 overs)
13 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Afghanistan  Flag of Afghanistan.svg
111/7 (36.2 overs)
v
Flag of England.svg  England
101/1 (18.1 overs)
14 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg
130 (25.4 overs)
v
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
133/3 (15.2 overs)

Pool B

Pool B clash between India and South Africa Cricket World Cup 2015 (16619154075).jpg
Pool B clash between India and South Africa
PosTeamPldWLTNRPts NRR
1Flag of India.svg  India 66000121.827
2Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 6420081.707
3Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 642008−0.085
4WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies 633006−0.053
5Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland 633006−0.933
6Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 615002−0.527
7Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 606000−2.032
Source: [ citation needed ]
15 February (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg
339/4 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
277 (48.2 overs)
15 February (D/N)
Scorecard
India  Flag of India.svg
300/7 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan
224 (47 overs)
16 February
Scorecard
West Indies  WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg
304/7 (50 overs)
v
Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland
307/6 (45.5 overs)
19 February
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
285/7 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
286/6 (48 overs)
21 February
Scorecard
West Indies  WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg
310/6 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan
160 (39 overs)
22 February (D/N)
Scorecard
India  Flag of India.svg
307/7 (50 overs)
v
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
177 (40.2 overs)
24 February (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies  WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg
372/2 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
289 (44.3 overs)
25 February (D/N)
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
278/9 (50 overs)
v
Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland
279/8 (49.2 overs)
27 February (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg
408/5 (50 overs)
v
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies
151 (33.1 overs)
28 February (D/N)
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
102 (31.3 overs)
v
Flag of India.svg  India
104/1 (18.5 overs)
1 March (D/N)
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Pakistan  Flag of Pakistan.svg
235/7 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
215 (49.4 overs)
3 March (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg
411/4 (50 overs)
v
Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland
210 (45 overs)
4 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan  Flag of Pakistan.svg
339/6 (50 overs)
v
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
210/8 (50 overs)
6 March (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies  WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg
182 (44.2 overs)
v
Flag of India.svg  India
185/6 (39.1 overs)
7 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan  Flag of Pakistan.svg
222 (46.4 overs)
v
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
202 (33.3 overs)
7 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Ireland  Cricket Ireland flag.svg
331/8 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
326 (49.3 overs)
10 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Ireland  Cricket Ireland flag.svg
259 (49 overs)
v
Flag of India.svg  India
260/2 (36.5 overs)
12 March (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg
341/6 (50 overs)
v
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
195 (47.3 overs)
14 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Zimbabwe  Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
287 (48.5 overs)
v
Flag of India.svg  India
288/4 (48.4 overs)
15 March
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
175 (47.4 overs)
v
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies
176/4 (30.3 overs)
15 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Ireland  Cricket Ireland flag.svg
237 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan
241/3 (46.1 overs)

Knockout stage

While the dates and venues were fixed, which match-up they host was subject to change to accommodate the host countries should they qualify. Both hosts qualified for the quarter-finals; Australia played the match on 20 March in Adelaide, and New Zealand played the match on 21 March in Wellington. Since Sri Lanka, the next highest ranked team, progressed to the quarter-finals, they played in Sydney. If England had advanced, as they were the third-highest ranked team, they would have played in Melbourne. [63] As England failed to qualify for the quarter-finals, Bangladesh took their place. [64] [65] The teams from each pool was paired based on the A1 v B4, A2 v B3, A3 v B2, A4 v B1 format. [63]

New Zealand's semi-final against South Africa was played on 24 March in Auckland while Australia's semi-final against India was played on 26 March in Sydney. [66] [67] Both the host nations qualified for the final, where Australia defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
A1Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 393/6
B4 WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies 250
B2 Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 281/5
A1Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 299/6
A3 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 133
B2Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 134/1
A1 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 183
A2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 186/3
B3 Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 213
A2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 216/4
A2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 328/7
B1 Flag of India.svg  India 233
B1Flag of India.svg  India 302/6
A4 Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 193

Quarter-finals

18 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
133 (37.2 overs)
v
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
134/1 (18 overs)
19 March (D/N)
Scorecard
India  Flag of India.svg
302/6 (50 overs)
v
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh
193 (45 overs)
20 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan  Flag of Pakistan.svg
213 (49.5 overs)
v
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
216/4 (33.5 overs)

Semi-finals

24 March (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg
281/5 (43 overs)
v
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
299/6 (42.5 overs)
26 March (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg
328/7 (50 overs)
v
Flag of India.svg  India
233 (46.5 overs)

Final

Statistics

Most runs

PlayerTeamMatInnsRunsAveSRHS100504s6s
Martin Guptill Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 9954768.37104.58237*215916
Kumar Sangakkara Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 77541108.20105.8712440577
AB de Villiers Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 8748296.40144.31162*134321
Brendan Taylor Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 6643372.16106.91138214312
Shikhar Dhawan Flag of India.svg  India 8841251.5091.7513721489
Last updated: 29 March 2015 [68]

Most wickets

PlayerTeamMatInnsWktsAveEconBBISR
Mitchell Starc Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 882210.183.506/2817.40
Trent Boult Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 992216.864.365/2723.10
Umesh Yadav Flag of India.svg  India 881817.834.984/3121.40
Mohammed Shami Flag of India.svg  India 771717.294.814/3521.50
Morné Morkel Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 881717.584.383/3424.00
Last updated: 29 March 2015 [69]

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