10th ICC World Cup, Adelaide Oval, Afghanistan, Australia, England, Haroon Rasheed, India, International Cricket Council World Cup, Ireland, Misbah-ul-Haq, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, Shahid Afridi, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE, West Indies
The 10th edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup begins in Australia, on February 14, Valentine’s Day, with Sri Lanka – the 1996 champions – squaring off against co-hosts New Zealand, who have yet to claim the trophy.
Although off the pitch the day will be characterised by flowers and chocolates for loved ones, there will no love lost on the pitch. The Sri Lankans have endeared themselves to fans with their resilience, while the Kiwis are the perennial under-achievers who will be hoping that the Lankans have an off day on the field. Continue reading