2019 Cricket World Cup Review
Start writing a post
Arts Entertainment

The 2019 Men's Cricket World Cup Is Shaping Up To Be Excellent And With Plenty More To Come

As the 2019 Men's Cricket World Cup is well underway, there have been quite a few surprises.

Wikimedia Commons

As a long-life cricket fan, I am sure that for me and many others, it has been a long four-year wait for this 2019 World Cup. I am sure many other cricket fans also watched the IPL right beforehand to see what international players (and Indian players) are in form and out of form for the upcoming World Cup.

And now that it has arrived, there has been a fair share of surprises and pure excitement in the play so far. Even today, New Zealand beat West Indies in a thriller that was a battle to the end. The highlights are linked and are worth a watch. There was also a Mohammad Shami hat-trick to save India from defeat against Afghanistan. And despite South Africa's poor play, Imran Tahir is still playing with such great passion.

New Zealand has created a ton of exciting cricket, like the match I just mentioned. They have performed well above expectations and currently are on top of the table, surprising me and many others. They mainly have Kane Williamson to thank for this, with a gaudy batting average of 186.5. Man is he in form. Also, they have Trent Boult who is always good, and Matt Henry has been solid for the Black Caps as well.

I have also loved watching India play thus far in the tournament, thoroughly enjoying Rohit Sharma's fine play and Virat Kohli's consistent performance. I also was amazed by Shikhar Dhawan's century against Australia despite playing with a broken thumb. Unfortunately, he had to go home as he was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup. Jasprit Bumrah is as good as ever, and Bhuvi has bowled well too.

I strongly believed that India was the best side coming in and that England was number two, despite being ranked 2nd and 1st in the world, respectively. However, England has dropped two games to Pakistan and Sri Lanka of all teams and appear to inconsistent. I still believe they will make the semifinals but doubt they can take it all the way.

Afghanistan has played really poorly in this World Cup, but I still think they are a good team. They have had decent bowling performances so far, especially with Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi. But even those two have been inconsistent, much like Afghanistan's batting lineup. They just have a tendency to slip into a domino effect and lose multiple wickets at once. If their batting did not falter in every match they played. They would be higher than the bottom spot in the standings.

So I believe the top four teams at the end of regular play will be India at number one, New Zealand at number two, Australia at number three, and England at number four. I believe the World Cup final will be a match between New Zealand and India, with India taking the cup. But with how interesting this tourney has been so far, anything could happen and at any time.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Green Chameleon

Welcome to June on Odyssey! Our creators have a fresh batch of articles to inspire you as you take a break from campus life. Here are the top three response articles of last week:

Keep Reading...Show less

No Boyfriend, No Problem

Why it is okay to not be in a relationship when you are 19

No Boyfriend, No Problem
Blakeley Addis

I think that as a 19 year old girl that is in college, we often get caught up in the idea of being in a relationship.

Keep Reading...Show less

Summer Slump

Summer isn't alway just fun in the sun.

Summer Slump

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, hanging out with friends, and living it up, but for some people, that's not the case. Summer is a nightmare for idle minds. Let me explain what I mean by that. For people with mental illness having the extra time to think and relax can be devastating for their mental health. Now, this isn't a problem for everyone but for some people who suffer from mental illness, this is a reality.

Keep Reading...Show less

Which "Star Wars" Character Are You Based On Your Zodiac Sign

"The Rise of Skywalker" really got me thinking...

Which "Star Wars" Character Are You Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Here we go...

Keep Reading...Show less

NYC Classrooms struggle with marijuana and high students

The Cannabis landscape has changed, and so have what schools experience

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that about 35.7% of 12th graders in the U.S. had used marijuana in the past year, and 11.8% reported daily use. As for coming to school under the influence, specific statistics can be hard to come by, but there is concern that the increasing social acceptance of marijuana may lead to higher rates of use among teenagers.
Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments