ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is divided into two groups which is "termed" as pools by ICC.
England, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Scotland
South Africa, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland, United Arab Emirates
So far so good who cares the grouping any way? We all know that the grouping is always fixed so that there is no chance any bottom tier team can upset the top 8 which I've highlighted in bold. Good job ICC you still think we are idiots who think this is a fair grouping? I believe they should have created at least 3 groups randomly making it more exciting. I like English FA cup and as we have all seen last week that a league 2 team can upset no. 1 EPL team.
To cut the long story short, all these teams will play against each other and top 4 team will qualify for the quarter-finals. What a joke! Why to waste time and play these group matches when we all know who will qualify for quarter finals. Let's straight start with quarter finals.
Oh hang on! Is this really so predictable? Well it looks like so and there is 99% of chance that there wil be no upset. There are only 2 teams, Afghanistan & Ireland, which might give some trouble but can they topple the 8 big brothers?
Opps! I forgot about Bangladesh in Pool A. Where do they stand? I've to sideline them as they are not looking any serious threat either and it's not the street of Dhaka where they will be playing.
Pool A is looking tough.
So here we stand we are going to go ahead with following teams for the quaerter-finals
Pool A: England, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand
Pool B: South Africa, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Zimbabwe