Countdown: 180 Days for the Cricket World Cup

ICC Cricket World Cup

ICC Cricket World Cup

We’re just under 6 months away from the start of the Cricket World Cup and I am super excited about it. Not only have I blocked out a significant portion of my calendar during this period to enjoy this wonderful eventĀ being played at my doorstep, I also have made plans to be at some of the more interesting matches. I even get to see some of my closest friends after many years as they make their way to Australia for the big event.

For the next 180 day plus the 40-odd days during the World Cup, there is going to be an absolute glut of one-dayers. Unfortunately test matches take a back seat for a while, but given the recent trend of tightly-contested, heart-stopping, nail-biting, and soul-searching inducing test matches it probably isn’t a bad thing.

In terms of predictions, it is very hard to pick a stand-out team thatĀ are favourites to win the World Cup at the moment. Australia, playing (mainly) at home are likely to be the team to beat. My prediction for the final 4 teams are:

  • Australia
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Africa
  • New Zealand

Who do you think will make it to the last 4?