Millions of cricket fans are eager to enjoy the spicy encounter between the most competitive cricket teams of the world come this World Cup 2015. The ball by ball changing equation, emerging new records, the word-war on the field, the controversial decisions, issues related to bowling action, and the crucial fast tracks posing threat to the teams from Asia, all such elements converts this tournament into a battle field.

As we all know, the 2015 ICC cricket World Cup is to be played in New Zealand and Australia from 14th February to 29th March 2015.There will be 42 group matches, followed by 4 Quarter final and two semi finals. Co host New Zealand will take on Sri Lanka in the opening match at Christchurch on 14th February.

The final will be played on 29th March in Melbourne cricket ground which is to be witnessed by around 1,00,000 spectators.

As a few of former legends of the game have already opined and also based on speculations going around, in its all likely hood, Australia and India might be fighting for the title in the finals. Although South Africa and England will also be fighting for their prestige, especially on those pitches suitable for their cricketers. New Zealand will definitely have the advantage of home ground.

But by and large, TEAM INDIA is running in best of its form with Virat Kohli coming back to his true colors. With a finisher like Dhoni and striker like Rahane, and stroke player like Dhawan (fingers crossed), Team India looks ready for the show. Collectively, Jadeja and Raina might prove handy with both, the bat and the ball. Honestly, bowling has always been a cause of concern but many of the fans believe that with the exposure of last tour of England and the upcoming tri series, our boys will learn a lot before the World Cup. Umesh Yadav, Shami Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will prove to be the key factors in the bowling performance of the team.

Former Captain Sourav Ganguly has correctly said India have got a good chance of defending the World Cup. They are a very good One-Day International (ODI) side wherever they play. Whether it is Australia or England, they are a top one-day side.

Here comes the full schedule:

 

Date

Fixture

Pool

Venue

14.2.2015

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

Pool A

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

14.2.2015

England vs Australia

Pool A

MCG, Melbourne

15.2.2015

South Africa vs Zimbabwe

Pool B

Seddon Park, Hamilton

15.2.2015

India vs Pakistan

Pool B

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

16.2.2015

West Indies vs Ireland

Pool B

Saxton Oval, Nelson

17.2.2015

New Zealand vs Scotland

Pool A

University Oval, Dunedin

18.2.2015

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

Pool A

Manuka Oval, Canberra

19.2.2015

Zimbabwe vs UAE

Pool B

Saxton Oval, Nelson

20.2.2015

England vs New Zealand

Pool A

Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington

21.2.2015

Pakistan vs West Indies

Pool B

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

21.2.2015

Australia vs Bangladesh

Pool A

The Gabba, Brisbane

22.2.2015

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan

Pool A

University Oval, Dunedin

22.2.2015

South Africa vs India

Pool B

MCG, Melbourne

23.2.2015

England vs Scotland

Pool A

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

24.2.2015

West Indies vs Zimbabwe

Pool B

Manuka Oval, Canberra

25.2.2015

Ireland vs UAE

Pool B

The Gabba, Brisbane

26.2.2015

Afghanistan vs Scotland

Pool A

University Oval, Dunedin

26.2.2015

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh

Pool A

MCG, Melbourne

27.2.2015

South Africa vs West Indies

Pool B

SCG, Sydney

28.2.2015

Australia vs New Zealand

Pool A

Eden Park, Auckland

28.2.2015

India vs UAE

Pool B

WACA, Perth

1.3.2015

England vs Sri Lanka

Pool A

Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington

1.3.2015

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe

Pool B

The Gabba, Brisbane

3.3.2015

South Africa vs Ireland

Pool B

Manuka Oval, Canberra

4.3.2015

Pakistan vs UAE

Pool B

McLean Park, Napier

4.3.2015

Australia vs Afghanistan

Pool A

WACA, Perth

5.3.2015

Bangladesh vs Scotland

Pool A

Saxton Oval, Nelson

6.3.2015

India vs West Indies

Pool B

WACA, Perth

7.3.2015

South Africa vs Pakistan

Pool B

Eden Park, Auckland

7.3.2015

Zimbabwe vs Ireland

Pool B

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

8.3.2015

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

Pool A

McLean Park, Napier

8.3.2015

Australia vs Sri Lanka

Pool A

SCG, Sydney

9.3.2015

England vs Bangladesh

Pool A

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

10.3.2015

India vs Ireland

Pool B

Seddon Park, Hamilton

11.3.2015

Sri Lanka vs Scotland

Pool A

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

12.3.2015

South Africa vs UAE

Pool B

Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington

13.3.2015

Bangladesh vs New Zealand

Pool A

Seddon Park, Hamilton

13.3.2015

England vs Afghanistan

Pool A

SCG, Sydney

14.3.2015

India vs Zimbabwe

Pool B

Eden Park, Auckland

14.3.2015

Australia vs Scotland

Pool A

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

15.3.2015

West Indies vs UAE

Pool B

McLean Park, Napier

15.3.2015

Pakistan vs Ireland

Pool B

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Quarter Finals

18.3.2015

TBD vs TBD

SCG, Sydney

19.3.2015

TBD vs TBD

MCG, Melbourne

20.3.2015

TBD vs TBD

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

21.3.2015

TBD vs TBD

Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington

Semi Finals

24.3.2015

TBD vs TBD

Eden Park, Auckland

26.3.2015

TBD vs TBD

SCG, Sydney

Final

29.3.2015

TBD vs TBD

MCG, Melbourne