The highly anticipated CWC 2019 is underway. While it’s a long way to go till to the finals, here’s a look back into the past matches of the tournament.
Kohli Is a Good Sportsman
India’s game with Pakistan was the most anticipated match of the group stage. Even though the match turned to be bit one-sided, it brought out a memorable moment as Virat Kohli walked out of the crease instead of waiting for the umpire’s decision, on failing to make a proper contact with Mohammad Amir’s bouncer.
David Warner became the fifth batsman at the World Cup to avoid a dismissal despite ball hitting stumps. Well, the bails’ refused to leave the grooves.
Shahzad’s Mystery Injury
Mohammad Shahzad, Afghanistan’s all-time highest ODI run-scorer, was sent home because of a knee injury. He learnt that he was dropped from the team after boarding the team bus; although he claimed that his knee problems need only a little bit of icing.
Holding Strikes for Sense over Censorship
Chris Gayle was given out by Chris Gaffaney twice in a single over, with both decisions overturned on review.
Rain Spoils Match
Last year, England recorded the fourth-driest June as per record. This year, the picture is slightly different. Four matches were abandoned due to rain leading to complaints from fans.
England’s Batting Lineup Lives up To the Hype
The strength of England’s batting is one of the reasons they are being labeled as favorite. It has five of the ten highest-scoring batsmen at this tournament. Morgan’s 148 against Afghanistan were the most brutal innings of the tournament so far.
South Africa’s Poor Performance
In spite of being a tournament favorite, South Africa didn’t perform well. Their fielding proved to be feeble during their match against Bangladesh. However, their last match against the Kiwis destroyed their hopes.
Australia Brings the Best from Others
Australia brought out their best from the opposition fielders.
Shakib Is a World Beater
Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hasan had scored two centuries in his previous 101 ODIs over nearly nine years. He is the tournament’s top scorer and has been named player of the match on both occasions his side has won.
Waiting for a Thriller
One can’t quibble with the level of entertainment one got till now. However, the rest of the tournament is going to offer something spectacular.