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Okay, so I've asked the Mods if it would be okay if I could start this thread, as I feel that this event warrants a thread on its own and not join it on the Cricket thread.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule
Time & Date	Match	Venue
Feb 14, 2015 
11:00 local time | 22:00 GMT	1st Match, Pool A: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka	Christchurch
Feb 14, 2015 
14:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	2nd Match, Pool A: Australia vs England	Melbourne
Feb 15, 2015 
14:00 local time | 01:00 GMT	3rd Match, Pool B: South Africa vs Zimbabwe	Hamilton
Feb 15, 2015 
14:00 local time | 03:30 GMT	4th Match, Pool B: India vs Pakistan	Adelaide
Feb 16, 2015 
11:00 local time | 22:00 GMT	5th Match, Pool B: Ireland vs West Indies	Nelson
Feb 17, 2015 
11:00 local time | 22:00 GMT	6th Match, Pool A: New Zealand vs Scotland	Dunedin
Feb 18, 2015 
14:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	7th Match, Pool A: Afghanistan vs Bangladesh	Canberra
Feb 19, 2015 
11:00 local time | 22:00 GMT	8th Match, Pool B: United Arab Emirates vs Zimbabwe	Nelson
Feb 20, 2015 
14:00 local time | 01:00 GMT	9th Match, Pool A: New Zealand vs England	Wellington
Feb 21, 2015 
11:00 local time | 22:00 GMT	10th Match, Pool B: Pakistan vs West Indies	Christchurch
Feb 21, 2015 
13:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	11th Match, Pool A: Australia vs Bangladesh	Brisbane
Feb 22, 2015 
11:00 local time | 22:00 GMT	12th Match, Pool A: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka	Dunedin
Feb 22, 2015 
14:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	13th Match, Pool B: India vs South Africa	Melbourne
Feb 23, 2015 
11:00 local time | 22:00 GMT	14th Match, Pool A: England vs Scotland	Christchurch
Feb 24, 2015 
14:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	15th Match, Pool B: West Indies vs Zimbabwe	Canberra
Feb 25, 2015 
13:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	16th Match, Pool B: Ireland vs United Arab Emirates	Brisbane
Feb 26, 2015 
11:00 local time | 22:00 GMT	17th Match, Pool A: Afghanistan vs Scotland	Dunedin
Feb 26, 2015 
14:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	18th Match, Pool A: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka	Melbourne
Feb 27, 2015 
14:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	19th Match, Pool B: South Africa vs West Indies	Sydney
Feb 28, 2015 
09:00 local time | 01:00 GMT	20th Match, Pool B: India vs United Arab Emirates	Perth
Feb 28, 2015 
19:30 local time | 06:30 GMT	21st Match, Pool A: New Zealand vs Australia	Auckland
Mar 1, 2015 
11:00 local time | 22:00 GMT	22nd Match, Pool A: England vs Sri Lanka	Wellington
Mar 1, 2015 
13:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	23rd Match, Pool B: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe	Brisbane
Mar 3, 2015 
14:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	24th Match, Pool B: Ireland vs South Africa	Canberra
Mar 4, 2015 
14:00 local time | 01:00 GMT	25th Match, Pool B: Pakistan vs United Arab Emirates	Napier
Mar 4, 2015 
14:30 local time | 06:30 GMT	26th Match, Pool A: Australia vs Afghanistan	Perth
Mar 5, 2015 
11:00 local time | 22:00 GMT	27th Match, Pool A: Bangladesh vs Scotland	Nelson
Mar 6, 2015 
14:30 local time | 06:30 GMT	28th Match, Pool B: India vs West Indies	Perth
Mar 7, 2015 
14:00 local time | 01:00 GMT	29th Match, Pool B: Pakistan vs South Africa	Auckland
Mar 7, 2015 
14:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	30th Match, Pool B: Ireland vs Zimbabwe	Hobart
Mar 8, 2015 
11:00 local time | 22:00 GMT	31st Match, Pool A: New Zealand vs Afghanistan	Napier
Mar 8, 2015 
14:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	32nd Match, Pool A: Australia vs Sri Lanka	Sydney
Mar 9, 2015 
14:00 local time | 03:30 GMT	33rd Match, Pool A: England vs Bangladesh	Adelaide
Mar 10, 2015 
14:00 local time | 01:00 GMT	34th Match, Pool B: India vs Ireland	Hamilton
Mar 11, 2015 
14:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	35th Match, Pool A: Scotland vs Sri Lanka	Hobart
Mar 12, 2015 
14:00 local time | 01:00 GMT	36th Match, Pool B: South Africa vs United Arab Emirates	Wellington
Mar 13, 2015 
14:00 local time | 01:00 GMT	37th Match, Pool A: New Zealand vs Bangladesh	Hamilton
Mar 13, 2015 
14:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	38th Match, Pool A: Afghanistan vs England	Sydney
Mar 14, 2015 
14:00 local time | 01:00 GMT	39th Match, Pool B: India vs Zimbabwe	Auckland
Mar 14, 2015 
14:30 local time | 03:30 GMT	40th Match, Pool A: Australia vs Scotland	Hobart
Mar 15, 2015 
11:00 local time | 22:00 GMT	41st Match, Pool B: United Arab Emirates vs West Indies	Napier
Mar 15, 2015 
14:00 local time | 03:30 GMT	42nd Match, Pool B: Ireland vs Pakistan	Adelaide
Mar 18, 2015	1st Quarter-Final: TBA vs TBA	Sydney
Mar 19, 2015	2nd Quarter-Final: TBA vs TBA	Melbourne
Mar 20, 2015	3rd Quarter-Final: TBA vs TBA	Adelaide
Mar 21, 2015	4th Quarter-Final: TBA vs TBA	Wellington
Mar 24, 2015	1st Semi-Final: TBA vs TBA	Auckland
Mar 26, 2015	2nd Semi-Final: TBA vs TBA	Sydney
Mar 29, 2015	Final: TBA vs TBA	Melbourne
- See more at: http://www.cricwc.com/icc-cricket-world-cup-2015/icc-cricket-world-cup-2015-schedule.html#icc_cricket_world_cup_2015_schedule

It all starts this Saturday. Gonna have to wake up very bright and early to catch this tournament...
 
Can't wait! Aus are definitely favourites, but with Amla, de Villiers, de Kock, Steyn and Morkel we have some world beaters. Tahir has a phenomenal ODI record and will also be vital; it is amazing how you can have a bowler who is so uneconomical in tests, who then has a really miserly ODI and T20i economy rate!!
 
Don't write England off totally. We may not have the best record when it comes to ODI's in general we seem to be hitting a bit of form with an idea of what our best team is now. Looking forward to catching some games/highlights.
 
I think England, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa are the contenders. South Africa are in the easy pool but if they don't top it may have to play one of the hosts in a quarterfinal.
 
Don't write England off totally. We may not have the best record when it comes to ODI's in general we seem to be hitting a bit of form with an idea of what our best team is now. Looking forward to catching some games/highlights.

I agree with this statement. England always seem to bring something extra at an event like this. Plus they have been in Aus now longer than the other teams, they have the upper hand in getting more familiar with the conditions.

I think England, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa are the contenders. South Africa are in the easy pool but if they don't top it may have to play one of the hosts in a quarterfinal.

There is no such thing as an easy pool. SA will have to play very well if they want to top their pool. And I hope they can do it. I see in the current Warm-up we're losing against NZ. Maybe it's just what we need to fuel our fire ahead of the tournament.
 
Englands Bowling attack is still up there with the best in the world, so always gives us a chance. The awful drops in form of the batsmen really does hurt us though.

I can't see much further than Aus for winners (If Johnson stays fit), but have a sneaky feeling NZ could be the dark horses this year.
 
NZ showed some great skills yesterday against Sri Lanka.
 
England have lost the plot with the ball, they need to aim for top of off with the new ball with the odd bouncer and aim for the base of middle in the death. All this slower ball bouncer and back of hand slower ball **** does not work.
 
All I can say is at least I didn't stay up and watch it live. We bowled too short on a pitch that looked too slow to trouble the batsmen and Australia, Finch especially, took advantadge. And on the batting side only James Taylor can really be proud of his efforts.

That said the ending was a farce, after Taylor is given "out" the ball is dead so anything after that is null and void so after Taylor was reviewed as not out there cannot be a run out.

Disappointing on the whole though. Same can be said for Sri Lanka, never really looked in the game against a good NZ side. Was a pleasure to watch McCullum in the form he was in.
 
Another ICC event where the umpires have made a total balls up. 2007 WC between Sri Lanka and Australia was another example. I'm gutted for Taylor, not only because he was two shy of a ton but the fact he was not only let down by some poor officiating but also by his rather poor team-mates.
 
Another ICC event where the umpires have made a total balls up. 2007 WC between Sri Lanka and Australia was another example. I'm gutted for Taylor, not only because he was two shy of a ton but the fact he was not only let down by some poor officiating but also by his rather poor team-mates.

Not sure you can claim it as the "event" has been affected. Admittedly I have only seen 1 hour highlights of the games but on the whole the umpiring has been decent. One wrong call at the end of our game is the only blemish.

Seems so far 300 is the target for any side batting first and even then we've not seen any side really blown away, all have got, England aside, within 100 of their targets. Winnable game for Ireland tonight against a WI side that seems to be in a bit of a shambles
 
Not sure you can claim it as the "event" has been affected. Admittedly I have only seen 1 hour highlights of the games but on the whole the umpiring has been decent. One wrong call at the end of our game is the only blemish.

Seems so far 300 is the target for any side batting first and even then we've not seen any side really blown away, all have got, England aside, within 100 of their targets. Winnable game for Ireland tonight against a WI side that seems to be in a bit of a shambles

It could well tarnish. At the end of the day England are not good enough to win.
 
West Indies 304/7
Ireland 307/6

IRELAND WINS!!!!
with four overs to spare.

If Im not mistaken, that is the first time any team has chased down over 300 in NZ.
 
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West Indies 304/7
Ireland 307/6

IRELAND WINS!!!!
with four overs to spare.

If Im not mistaken, that is the first time any team has chased down over 300 in NZ.

Actually Cooky, there has been chases well over 300 in NZ:

NZ vs. Australia at Eden Park in 2007 chased down 336: http://www.howstat.com/cricket/statistics/Matches/MatchScorecard_ODI.asp?MatchCode=2633
NZ vs. Australia at Christchurch in 2005 chased down 331: http://www.howstat.com/cricket/statistics/Matches/MatchScorecard_ODI.asp?MatchCode=2402

I think this chase by Ireland was the first time at that venue.
 
West Indies 304/7
Ireland 307/6

IRELAND WINS!!!!
with four overs to spare.

If Im not mistaken, that is the first time any team has chased down over 300 in NZ.

We are like the cool runnings of cricket
 
Get in there Ireland. I thought they started off really well, bowled well up until Simmons and Sammy got going and took them over 300 I thought it was to much. Great innings from the Irish top order really.
 

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