ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2011 Winner

Let’s take a look at ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2011 Winner.

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was first played in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. India became the first nation to win a Cricket World Cup final at home, winning the tournament by defeating Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final at the Wankede Stadium in Mumbai. 

India’s Yuvraj Singh was named Man of the Tournament. It is the first time in the history of the World Cup that two teams from Asia have advanced to the final. It is the first time since the 1992 World Cup that Australia have failed to reach the finals.

The tournament featured 14 national cricket teams, including 10 full members and 4 associate members of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The opening ceremony was held on 17 February 2011 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka  and the tournament was played from 19 February to 2 April. 

The first match between India and Bangladesh was held at the Sher-I-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. Pakistan was supposed to co-host it, but after a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan national cricket team in Lahore in 2009, the International Cricket Council (ICC) canceled and the headquarters of the organizing committee was initially located in Lahore moved to Mumbai. Pakistan played 14 matches including the semi-final. Eight matches (including the semi-finals) were awarded to India, four to Sri Lanka and two to Bangladesh.

Format

In late 2007, the four hosts agreed to change the format of the 2011 World Cup similar to that of 1996. The first stage of the tournament consists of two groups in seven teams. Each team in a group wouldl play the rest once, and the top 4 teams in each group advanced to the quarter-finals. This allowed each team to play at least six matches.

Qualification

According to ICC rules, all 10 regular members, including Zimbabwe, who have been denied Test qualification until the team improves, will automatically compete in the World Cup.

The ICC also held a qualifying tournament in South Africa to determine the four combined teams to compete in 2011, with Ireland their best performance since the previous World Cup, defeating Canada in the final to win the tournament. The Netherlands and Kenya also finished third and fourth respectively. All four members of the staff retained their ODI status, as did Scotland, who did not qualify for the World Cup this time around.

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