In the ongoing Cricket World Cup matches, India, South Africa, and Australia have already reached the semifinals. Now, there is curiosity among the lovers of this game about who will be the fourth one in the semis. New Zealand, Pakistan, and Afghanistan are three contenders for this fourth position. All of them have got 8 points each. The rule says: If there are equal points, the team that has got more victories should be preferred. Currently, all the above teams have got equal, that is, 4 victories each. In this case, the NRR (Net Run Rate) will be considered. That is why NZ, Pak, and Af are placed on fourth, fifth, and sixth positions in the points table.
The matches of the contenders are as follows: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka today, i.e., 9 Nov, at Bengaluru. Afghanistan vs South Africa tomorrow, i.e., 10 Nov, at Ahmedabad. Pakistan vs England on 11 Nov at Kolkata. As New Zealand is expected to win today’s match, they will have 10 points. So again, we will have to wait until the day after tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell, the GOAT, is shown as “LeGllendary,” meaning the legendary Glenn by Amul, the legendary cooperative society in milk production in our country. In this age of instant things, humor too is an instant giver of laughter. For example, in the ongoing cricket festival, combined with the Festival of Lights, i.e., Diwali or Deepavali meaning a row of lights, Jonathan Agnew has become instantly famous. His humor-laced commentary has become a hit with millions of fans all over the world. So, when he called cricket, the ‘Aggers way,’ it became a new mantra for this funny game.
The world is still breathless after the ‘Big Show’. Maxwell’s pain-defying heroics have everyone in thrall. Srikkanth, the famous cricketer, compared Glenn’s adventure with the efforts of Kapil Dev’s 175 not out against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells in India’s 1983 World Cup triumph. New Zealand won by 5 wickets. They made 172/5 in 23.2 overs. Thus, they have become strong contenders for qualifying for the semifinals.
A new word is added to the English language on Super Tuesday. “Maxwellitis” is a cricketing hallucination, after the unbelievable 201 not out by the legendary Glenn Maxwell. England’s win against the Dutch owes much to the ‘spiritual leader’ Ben Stokes’ 108.
- Most Successful Team: Australia has won the tournament five times, making them the most successful team in the history of the Cricket World Cup.
- Highest Individual Score: Martin Guptill of New Zealand holds the record for the highest individual score in a World Cup match, scoring 237 not out against the West Indies in 2015.
- Best Bowling Figures: Australia’s Glenn McGrath has the best bowling figures in a single World Cup match, with 7 wickets for 15 runs against Namibia in 2003.
- Most World Cup Appearances: Sachin Tendulkar of India has appeared in six Cricket World Cups from 1992 to 2011, the most by any player.
- Youngest Player: Canada’s Nitish Kumar is the youngest player to participate in the Cricket World Cup; he was 16 years old during the 2011 tournament.
- Oldest Player: Nolan Clarke of the Netherlands was the oldest player to participate in the Cricket World Cup; he was 47 years old during the 1996 tournament.
- Highest Team Score: Australia set the record for the highest team score in a World Cup match, scoring 417 for 6 against Afghanistan in 2015.
- Most Consecutive Wins: Australia holds the record for the most consecutive World Cup match wins, with 27 victories from 1999 to 2011.
- First Tournament: The first Cricket World Cup was held in 1975 in England, and was won by the West Indies.
- Most Runs in a Tournament: Sachin Tendulkar scored the most runs in a single World Cup tournament, amassing 673 runs in the 2003 event.