Cricket world cup 2011 was won by the Indian Team with an emphatic win over the lankans. Under the leadership of captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India lifted the world cup trophy paying tribute to the best cricketer ever, Sachin Tendulkar.
Sachin Tendulkar’s current form does not shows any retirement program right now, but will he be able to play for India in the next world cup? Sachin’s mere presence in the dressing room encourages the younger players to give their best in a match. Coming back to our topic, as we all know that the next cricket world cup has to be played in Australia in 2015, we will frame out the best teams which are capable of winning.
First to start with the home team, the four times world champions, Australia can never be removed from the list of the title contenders. Though looking at the current form, the team has less possibility of winning the cup. With the retirement of key players like Adam Gilchrist, Mathew Hayden and the poor form of their former captain Ricky Ponting, Australia have lost their reputation which they earlier had. But with so much time to prepare themselves, it is sure that they will hit back.
India, the current world champions would be again in the top of title contenders. With the new younger players joining the team, it will be tough for Dhoni to defend the title. However, as we all know that Indians were the winners of the recently played CB series in Australia in 2007, it will help boost their confidence. Whether Sachin Tendulkar will be playing in the next world cup or not is still unknown, but it will be good for the team if he is there. Sachin contributed crucial runs in the two finals of the CB series to help India win the series. Yuvraj Singh, M.S. Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan are some crucial match winners for India.
The third rank team in ICC ODI team ranking Srilanka has a formidable attack to outbeat any side. Under the new captaincy of Dilshan, the new formed Srilankan team will be a tough side to beat. They have a good bowling attack lead by Lasith Malinga, Kulasekara while batting is dependent upon Dilshan, Sangakara, Jayawardane.
South Africa, England, West Indies might get better results due to the playing conditions in Australia. Bowlers of these teams would be highly assisted with the pitches in Australia. So there might be some surprise exit of good teams from the next world cup.