It’s time for the ICC Cricket World Cup quarterfinals
The ICC Cricket World Cup quarterfinals will begin on March 23. There are eight teams left, the top four from Group A and Group B. We’ll go over a schedule of the upcoming games, but for those who can’t catch the matches live, be sure to watch every cricket game online.
On March 23, Pakistan, the leading team in Group A, will take on the West Indies. According to AllVoices.com, Pakistan showed great poise in their last game against Australia, and it’s likely the team will be victorious in the first quarterfinals match.
The following day, March 24, Australia will go up against India. In a previous match, India beat out the team from down under, but it remains to be seen who will be victorious in this highly-anticipated match.
March 25 will see South Africa take on New Zealand at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Motera, India. The website predicts that South Africa will walk away the victor, and it’s likely that many fans will send money to support their family members who are attending the games.
March 26 will be the final game in the quarterfinals, in which England and Sri Lanka will go head to head. This is likely to be a thrilling match, as the teams have been equally skilled on the field. However, the website points out that Sri Lanka has the home team advantage, as the game is being played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
According to website rankings on the ICC Cricket World Cup offiicial website, Australia is ranked first with a rating of 130. India follows, with a rating of 119. South Africa, Sri Lanka and England round out the top five, respectively.
Among the players, Sachin Tendulkar, who plays for India, is ranked number one with a ranking of 883. He is tied for first of Jacques Kallis, of South Africa. In third, Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka is rated 882, while Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook of England take fourth and fifth ranks, respectively.