ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Points Tally - Last Updated on 16th March, 2011 | Assam Journal

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Points Tally - Last Updated on 16th March, 2011

Cricket World Cup 2011 is on the way and is turning out to be more and more exciting with every match that follows. There are not too many upsets that took place this time in this great sports extravaganza except on a few occasions when smaller teams had made the biggies struggle to go through and register an easy win. However, there is atleast one exception that is noteworthy to mention and which would definitely be remembered by all cricketing fans. Here, we are talking about the Ireland vs England match where Ireland recorded the first major upset by chasing a whooping 327 runs target set forth by English players in a rather convincing manner. Kevin O’Brian who smashed the fastest World Cup century by scoring 100 runs off just 50 balls and registering a 3 wickets win over England had been one of the best batting display by any batsman on this ongoing sports event. England seemed to be the most unlucky or devastated team this season and was forced back to the position where they had to struggle to keep hopes going for the cup.

India's performance in the World Cup so far has been average and the bowling department seemed to be a worrying factor for the team once again. However, key players like Sachin and Sehwag did deliver with their bat and also recorded some fine innings where they scored a couple of centuries. Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa are on their best and had managed to perform well in most of the matches they have played here.

The position of each team can however be well understood through the points tally card which can be found below:-

Group A
New Zealand541008+1.957
Sri Lanka531017+2.705
Group B
South Africa541008+1.606
West Indies431006+2.206
*NR - No Results, *RR - Run Rate, **Points Tally: March 16, 2011

As seen from the above table, Australia and South Africa tops the tally with the highest points while the most unsuccessful teams which can be said to be virtually out of the tournament are that of Kenya and Netherlands. However, Netherlands tried to play some good cricket as they made the opposition sweat a lot to win the games against them but they did not have the extra bit to score even a single point in this tournament.

As of now, Trott (Eng) is the highest run scorer with 336 runs (6 matches) whereas Shahid Afridi (Pak) had managed to bowl the highest number of wicket taking deliveries which can be counted as 16 wickets in 5 matches. While the scenario is quite clear as to which teams might qualify for the Quarter Finals from here onwards, we may however consider to wait couple of more days to check if any last minute turnaround takes place.