14 teams announced 15-man squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Introduction
The ICC Cricket World Cup is starting from Feb 14 in Australia and New Zealand. All 14 teams have announced their 15-men squad for this event. This event in 40 days will decide who will rule the world cricket world for next 4 years. This is 11 edition of ICC cricket world cup.In this article we are describing the all 14 teams 15-men squad for ICC Cricket World cup 2015.
These 14 teams are divided into two groups .Every group contain seven teams.
In pool A teams are:
Australia, New Zealand, England, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Scotland
In pool B Teams are:
South Africa, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland and Unite Arab Emirates
First we will see pool A
Australia is the champion of ICC Cricket World Cup 1987,1999,2003,2007.
In previous last ten edition Australia won it four times, India and west indies two times and Pakistan and Sri lanka one time each.
Australia won the trophy consecutively three time in a row. Australian dominance was challenged by india in 2011.
Australia has announced its 15-men squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
The Australia 15-men squad for ICC World Cup 2015 is :
Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey (vice-capt), Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner,
Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell,
Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson.
In this 15-men squad there are seven batsman ,four fast bowler ,two all rounder who are also fast bowler and one wicket keeper and one spinner. The formation of Australia squad is :
Michael Clark, George Baily, Aaron Finch, Michell Marsh, Steve Smith, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell
Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchel Johnson, Mitchel Starc
Shan Watson, James Faulkner
Wicket Keeper:Brad Haddin
In we dig deep in this 15-men Australia squad, then we can see that 7 specialist bat can destroy any attack of world on Australian and New Zealand Pitches.
Watson And Faulkner are two world class all rounder and A category Bowler. Four specialist bowler Australia pace attack will be led by 2014 player of year Mitchel Johnson. Clark and Steve Smith two batsman who can play better under worst condition. Glen Maxwell, Warner ,Watson and Faulkner can any match in few overs.Xavier is good on Australian pitches. I think soul of Hughes, Australian player will celebrate victory other than major bad luck for Australia.
England team had played three world cup finals in 1979,1987 and 1992.England had never won th ICC Cricket WOrld Cup. Englnad had announced 15-men squad for ICC CWC 2015.
England 15-men Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) (Capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire),James Anderson (Lancashire)
Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire),Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire),Jos Buttler (Lancashire),Steven Finn (Middlesex),Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Joe Root (Yorkshire), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire),
James Tredwell (Kent),Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
England is currently no 1 in ICC ODI ranking. In this 15-men English sqad for ICC CWC 2015 seven specialist bat,5 fast bowler, two spinner among one is good bat, and one wicket keeper.
In batting Eoin Morgan, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Joe Root, James Taylor, Alex Hales will lead from front and in bowling James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Chris woakes, Chris Jordan will manage pace and Moeen Ali, James Tredwell and Ravi Bhopara will represent slow department. Englad have some very good bat,its batting is combination of experience and youth. In all rounder Moeen,Bhopara will do ther job. English team is much balanced they a have formidable pace attack, but history is that England has never won the ICC Cricket World Cup.Let us see history repeat itself or history will be rewrite.
3 New Zealand
New Zealand is co host of ICC CWC 2015 with Australia. New Zealand once already co host ICC cricket World Cup in 1992.In 1992 New Zealand team was unbeaten till semi final when Inzmam shatter their dream of becoming champion of ICC cricket World Cup.
Now New Zealand has announced its 15-men squad for ICC Cricket World Cup.
New Zealand 15-men squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Brendon McCullum (captain),Corey Anderson,Trent Boult,Grant Elliott,
Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan,Nathan McCullum,
Kyle Mills,Adam Milne,Luke Ronchi,Tim Southee,Ross Taylor,
Dan Vettori,Kane Williamson
If we see history of ICC Cricket World Cup .New Zealand always perform well from 1975 to 2011.They played semi final of early two edition and semi final of latest two edition. In 2007 and 2011 they fail to reach final.New Zealand has never won the world Cup .Their current ranking in ICC ODI is 9.New Zealand will face Pakistan before ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
In this 15-men squad there are 7 batsman,4 fast bowler ,three all rounder and one spinner.The formation of 15-men squad of New Zealand is.
Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptil, Tom Latham, Luke Ronchi, Ross Taylor,Kane Williamson ,Grant Elliott,
,Trent Boult, Adam Milne,Tim Southee, Kyle Mills
Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Corey Anderson,
New Zealand has combination of reliable and attacking batting lineup. Ronchi and Brenden McCullum are two devastating machine for bowler of any team.
Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor hace average 40+ in ODI. They can handle any situation. Ross Taylor has played many innings.Pakistani spectator will never forget Taylor performance against Pakistan in Last 10 overs.
Mitchel McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum and Corey Anderson are three all rounder of world class any team can dream for it.New Zealand PAce attack is very economical and right to the target.
Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Tim Southee,Kyle Mills will use New Zealnd Condition well against any team .In last series they had perform excellently against Sri lanka. Vettorie is another jewl in New Zealand Collection.
What will happen we will see from 14 feb to 25 march.
Sri Linka winner of 1997 ICC Cricket World Cup and runner up of 2011,2007 and semi finalist of 2003.After Australia Sri Lanka is the most consistent team in ICC Cricket World Cup.from 1997 to 2011 in five final they were part of three and four semifinal.
Sri Lanka has announced its 15-men squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Sri Lanka Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-capt), Dimuth Karunaratne, Tillakaratne Dilshan,
Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera,
Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Kulasekara,
Rangana Herath,Sachithra Senanayake
In this 15-men squad ,there are five specialist bat, one wicketkeeper bat, four all rounder,three specialist fast bowler and two specialist spinner.
Most of player are playing their third or fourth world cup. This is most experienced team in this ICC Cricket world Cup. Most of player will retire after World cup. Malinga, SangaKKara, Jayywardene, Prasad are playing their last world cup. In this team four are 35+,4 are 30+ and other 7 are 25+ , no player is under 25.Chandimal is the youngest player,who had played 89 matches and is 25 years and 60+ days old.
The break up Sri lankan team is as following.
Lahira Thirimanne, Tillakaratne Dishan, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal,Kumar Sangakkara,Dimuth Karunaratne
Dhammika Prasad, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis
Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Kulasekara,
Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake
SangaKKara, Dilshan and Jayawardene can perform the task of Rana tunga,Arvida de Silava and other experienced bat Gurusinha of 1997 winner team. Can Malinga perform the role of Vaas and Who will play the rule of Murli.
This is third fifth time Bangla Desh is playing ICC Cricket World Cup .In their debut in 1999 they stunt the cricket world by beating Pakistan ,one of the dream team of ODI era, Who have beaten champion Australia in their group match.In 2003 Bangla Desh remain in pool stage and in 2007 they reached to Super 8.They beated two strong team India and South Africa. In 2011 their performance was to pool stage.Bangla Desh co host 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Bangla Desh has announced their final 15-men squad for ICC cricket World cup.
Bangladesh 15-men squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Mashrafe Mortaza (capt),Shakib Al Hasan (vice-capt),Tamim Iqbal,
Anamul Haque,Mominul Haque,Mahmudullah Riaz,Mushfiqur Rahim (wk),
Nasir Hossain,Taijul Islam,Taskin Ahmed,Amin Hossain,Rubel Hossain,
Soumya Sarkar,Sabbir Rahman,Arafat Sunny
In this squad their are some very experienced player such as Mortaz,Shakib,Tamin Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim.Nasir Hussain also very reliable and experienced bat.21 year Soumya Sarkar performer of domestic season is included.Their are some new emerging star in this 15-men squad.Taskin ahmad 19 year old fast bowler and Tjmal Islam who done hat trick at his debut and becam first player to do this feat in ODI history.Anamul Haque is also very charming bat in Bangla Desh Squad.
The formation of this 15-men squad is as following.
Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hussain, Sabbir Rehman
Fast bowler: Taskin Ahmad, Rubel Hossain, Amin Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza,
wicket keeper: Mushfiqur Rahim
All rounder: Shakib Al Hasan,Mahmudullah Riaz
Spinner:Taijal Islam,Arafat Sunny
Bangla Desh currently ranked 8 ahead of New Zealand in ODI Ranking.
Afghanistan is taking part in ICC Cricket World cup first time.
Muhammad Nabi will be first ODI Captain Of Afghanistan who led his country in this tournament. This team have played World Twenty20 tournament.
afghanistan 15-men Squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup
Mohammad Nabi (capt), Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari,
Afsar Zazai (wk),Najibullah Zadran, Nasir Jamal, Mirwais Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib,
Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Javed Ahmadi,
history of Afghan cricket
In 1995 twenty year befor Afghanistan Cricket Fedration was formed.Now this is Afghanistan cricket Board. Within six years Afghanistan became affiliate memeber of ICC in 2001.Pepsi ICC World Cricket League started in 2008.on 4 October 2013 Afghan team write history by defeating kenya and stood second position. It is worth mention here that kenya played Semi final of ICC Cricket World Cup in 2007.In 2013 Afghanistan became 37th Associate Member of the ICC. We hope in next five year Afghanistan will be full member.
Now Afghan team comprised of some very talented and experience player.It has potential to beat some big team on their day. They have players like
Samiullah Shenwari, Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Mirwais Ashraf and Hamid Hassan
The formation of Afghanistan 15-men squad is in the following.
Batting:Mohammad Shahzad Mohammadi,Nawroz Mangal,Najibullah Zadran,
Mohammd StanikZai,javed Ahmadi,Usman Ghani,Nasir AhmadZai
All rounder:mohammad Nabi Eisakhel,Samiuulah Shenwari,Gulbadin Naib,
Fast bowler:Daulat Zadran,Shahpoor Zadran,Mirwais Ashraf,Hamid Hassan,
Wicket keeper:Afsar Zazai
This team has some good fast bowler. wicket keeper is also very good bat,Captain is all rounder of its own class.
Scotland is taking part in ICC Cricket Word Cup third time.First they debut in 1999,then in 2007 they participated in ICC Cricket World Cup. Scotland top in ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier held at New Zealand in 2014.Scotland team was on top position in Super Six table.
Paul CollingWood former English player is coaching Scotland team. Preston Mommsen will lead Scot land tam.Scotland is ranked 14 in ICC ODI ranking. Scot land will start its campaign in ICC CWC 2015 on Feb 17,2015 against New Zealand.This match is sold out completely.
Scotland 15-men squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Preston Mommsen (captain),Kyle Coetzer (vice-captain),Richie Berrington, Frederick Coleman, Matthew Cross, Joshua Davey, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Majid Haq, Michael Leask,
Matt Machan,Calum MacLeod,Safyaan Sharif,Robert Taylor,Iain Wardlaw.
The formation of Scotland squad is
Preston Mommsen,Frederick Coleman,Hameshh Gardiner,Michael Leask,
Alasdair Evans,Rober Taylor,Iain Wardlaw,Safyan Sharif
Kyle Coetzer,Richie Berrington,Joshua Davey,Majid Haq,Matt Machen
Scotland 15-men squad for ICC Cricket World Cup consist of five batsman,five all rounder,one Wicket keeper and four fast bowler.
Matt Machen in all roundr category is spinner bowler,all other all rounder are fast bowler.This team contain total 8 fast bowler.It is interesting to note this team can perform well in Australia and New Zealand on fast track.
We have to wait till ICC Cricket world Cup start.