With only days left to go until the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is in full swing, we’re certain that this year is going to be nothing short of epic with some of the world’s best players coming together for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. To mark this momentous occasion we thought we’d give you a quick rundown on why you should be totally prepared with your cricket jersey, snacks, cheers and beers!
This time around, the World Cup is down under maiiiite (we’re referring to Australia and let’s not forget New Zealand)! This means the sun will be shining, the crowd promises to be as ballistic as ever, and I guarantee fans from all over the world are going to be in the stands cheering on every game of the tournament. This is your chance to whip out that blue jersey, paint your face with the colours of patriotism and go crazy cheering, dancing, jumping and applauding!
The Grand final will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (which is HUGE to say the least)! Other venues in Australia are WACA in Perth, Adelaide Oval, the historic Sydney Cricket Ground, Manuka Oval in Canberra, Bellerive Oval in Hobart and Gabba in Brisbane. Venues in New Zealand include the picturesque Eden Park in Auckland, Hagley Oval in Christchurch, Seddon Park in Hamilton, McLean Park in Napier, Saxton Oval in Nelson, the modern Wellington Regional Stadium and University Oval in Dunedin. In total, there are fourteen colossal venues – seven in Australia and seven in New Zealand! Can you imagine visiting each and every one of these places?!
Here’s a super quick recap on history so far, just to get you a little up to date with what you may have missed. Feel free to also marvel at the amazing and rich history behind it all!
The likes of Steve Smith, Kohli, De Villiers, Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, Glenn Maxwell and a lot of other names will make this World Cup Huge. We’re expecting extraordinary catches, tight fielding, wild run outs and antics from the crowd as well – not to mention some eye candy on the field <3.
Watch out for AB DE VILLEIRS! This dude hit 149 off 54 balls in a match that was played nearly a month ago (let’s just take a moment to appreciate this.). In fact, a long list of Big hitters are playing this one! David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Brendon McCullum, Angelo Mathews and come on DHONI (just to name a few) – smash away guys!
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be the most comprehensive Television broadcast in the history of ICC Cricket World Cups and you won’t believe whose joining the list of commentators! The legendary Amitabh Bachchan will be commentating for the India versus Pakistan match at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 which will telecast live on STAR Sports network! Mr Bachchan will join Kapil Dev, Shoaib Akhtar, Harsha Bhogle and the entire Star Sports team of commentators. It doesn’t really get bigger than this so make sure you keep a lookout, or rather, an ear out!
All in all, this season promises a large scale of epic-ness and we absolutely cannot wait to get things going!
Pssst, Make sure you RSVP to our #MMFridays MissMalini’s Bowled Over By Cricket Hangouts as we take you through all the highlights of #CWC15 and much, much more!