Cricket World Cup 2011

Cricket World Cup 2011



Jack, Mack, Jill,



India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,


One Day International,

First Tournament: 1975

Tournament Winner: India

How Many Runs: 35935 (TM Dilshan (SL) 500, SR Tendulkar (IND) 482, KC Sangakkara (SL) 465)

How Many Wickets: 404 (Shahid Afridi (PAK) 21, Z Khan (IND) 21, TG Southee (NZ) 18)

The 2011 Cricket World Cup, which comprised of India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh as co-hosts, occurred during a period of notable changes within the sport, encompassing developments occurring both within and outside the playing arena. This occurrence signified the initial occurrence of the World Cup revisiting the Indian subcontinent subsequent to 1996, thereby exemplifying the persistent influence of the region and the sport’s far-reaching impact internationally. The tournament exemplified the commencement of a novel epoch in the realm of cricket, marked by vibrant commercialism, sophisticated technological advancement, and an augmented perception of worldwide interconnectedness. This instance of the World Cup, situated within the 21st century, conformed remarkably well to the dynamic tempo and adaptability of contemporary society.

Within the confines of the arenas, the competition surpassed its grand aspirations. India’s successful endeavor, culminating in a momentous triumph that revitalized a cricket-adoring nation, constituted among the numerous narratives that engrossed global spectators. However, the tournament was not solely a testament to Indian triumph, as it prominently displayed exceptional skill from multiple countries. Numerous notable moments from the tournament have now become legendary in the realm of cricket, such as Yuvraj Singh’s versatile capabilities and Lasith Malinga’s destructive bowling performances. The 2011 edition not only fulfilled the essential components of dramatic composition and unpredictability, but it also functioned as a framework through which broader socio-political narratives could be discerned. In the midst of a global landscape marked by significant challenges such as economic volatility and cultural transformations, the tournament served as a remarkable manifestation of cricket’s enduring allure and its capacity to foster cohesion among heterogeneous populations under a shared emblem. The aforementioned was a sporting occasion that surpassed its athletic confines, evolving into a worldwide phenomenon profoundly ingrained within the intricacies of its era.

Cricket World Cup 2011 Venues

Country City Stadium Capacity
India Kolkata Eden Gardens 66,349
India Chennai M. A. Chidambaram Stadium 50,000
India Delhi Feroz Shah Kotla Ground 41,820
India Nagpur Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium 45,000
India Ahmedabad Sardar Patel Stadium 54,000
India Mumbai Wankhede Stadium 33,108
India Mohali Punjab Cricket Association Stadium 26,950
India Bengaluru M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 40,000
Sri Lanka Colombo R. Premadasa Stadium 35,000
Sri Lanka Kandy Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 35,000
Sri Lanka Hambantota Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium 35,000
Bangladesh Chittagong Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium 20,000
Bangladesh Dhaka Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 26,000

The 2007 Cricket World Cup, which took place in the West Indies, showcased an exceptional display of cricket in a range of diverse Caribbean locations. The assemblage of notable landmarks included several prominent destinations, including the renowned Eden Gardens and the esteemed M. Chibrahamm stadium. The Shahid Afridi Stadium and the renowned cricket stadiums in India and Pakistan enjoy international recognition and are highly regarded venues for the sport. The aforementioned stadiums have garnered acclaim for their role as hosts to a multitude of national and international cricket tournaments throughout their history. The Chinnaswamy Stadium has assumed a conspicuous and significant role in the tournament.

In conjunction with its establishment in India, the tournament expanded its sphere of influence to encompass Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, incorporating matches hosted at R. The previously mentioned cricket stadiums, specifically Premadasa Stadium, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, and Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, possess considerable importance within the domain of international cricket. The aforementioned arenas, each characterized by unique ambiances and capable of accommodating varying quantities of audience members, played a pivotal role in shaping the thrilling occurrences of the World Cup. Collectively, these sports arenas have provided a catalyst for unforgettable cricket moments and epitomize the game’s universal appeal.

Cricket World Cup 2011 Team List

Team Captain
India M.S. Dhoni
Australia Ricky Ponting
Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan
England Andrew Strauss
Ireland William Porterfield
Netherlands Peter Borren
New Zealand Daniel Vettori
Pakistan Shahid Afridi
South Africa Graeme Smith
Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara
West Indies Darren Sammy
Zimbabwe Elton Chigumbura
Canada Ashish Bagai
Kenya Jimmy Kamande

The 2011 Cricket World Cup constituted a significant international event, wherein fourteen teams fervently competed for the pinnacle of accomplishment in the realm of cricket. This tournament was distinguished by the unique leadership exhibited by each team. Dhoni, who hails from India, embodies leadership qualities commonly associated with the role of captain. Dhoni, Ponting, and Smith, notable cricketers from India, Australia, and South Africa respectively, showcased their individualistic approaches and tactics prominently in the game. Certain teams such as Ireland and the Netherlands, despite lacking a historical stronghold in the realm of cricket, demonstrated unprecedented prowess and fervor under the leadership of their charismatic captains. These individuals seized the global platform to exhibit the formidable potential and unwavering dedication of their respective teams. The 2011 World Cup can be regarded as an exhibition of the multifaceted nature and fervent competition characterizing the international cricket.

Cricket World Cup 2011 Schedule and Results

Group A

Date Match Details Results Venue
20 Feb 2011 Kenya vs New Zealand New Zealand won by 10 wickets M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
20 Feb 2011 Sri Lanka vs Canada Sri Lanka won by 210 runs Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
21 Feb 2011 Australia vs Zimbabwe Australia won by 91 runs Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
23 Feb 2011 Pakistan vs Kenya Pakistan won by 205 runs Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
25 Feb 2011 New Zealand vs Australia Australia won by 7 wickets Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
26 Feb 2011 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan won by 11 runs R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
28 Feb 2011 Zimbabwe vs Canada Zimbabwe won by 175 runs Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
1 Mar 2011 Kenya vs Sri Lanka Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
3 Mar 2011 Pakistan vs Canada Pakistan won by 46 runs R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
4 Mar 2011 Zimbabwe vs New Zealand New Zealand won by 10 wickets Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
5 Mar 2011 Sri Lanka vs Australia No result R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
7 Mar 2011 Kenya vs Canada Canada won by 5 wickets Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
8 Mar 2011 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand won by 110 runs Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
10 Mar 2011 Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Sri Lanka won by 139 runs Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
13 Mar 2011 New Zealand vs Canada New Zealand won by 97 runs Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
13 Mar 2011 Australia vs Kenya Australia won by 60 runs M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
14 Mar 2011 Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Pakistan won by 7 wickets Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
16 Mar 2011 Canada vs Australia Australia won by 7 wickets M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
18 Mar 2011 Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Sri Lanka won by 112 runs Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
19 Mar 2011 Australia vs Pakistan Pakistan won by 4 wickets R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
20 Mar 2011 Zimbabwe vs Kenya Zimbabwe won by 161 runs Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Group B

Date Match Details Results
19 Feb 2011 India vs Bangladesh India won by 87 runs
22 Feb 2011 Netherlands vs England England won by 6 wickets
24 Feb 2011 West Indies vs South Africa South Africa won by 7 wickets
25 Feb 2011 Bangladesh vs Ireland Bangladesh won by 27 runs
27 Feb 2011 India vs England Match Tied
28 Feb 2011 West Indies vs Netherlands West Indies won by 215 runs
2 Mar 2011 England vs Ireland Ireland won by 3 wickets
3 Mar 2011 South Africa vs Netherlands South Africa won by 231 runs
4 Mar 2011 Bangladesh vs West Indies West Indies won by 9 wickets
6 Mar 2011 England vs South Africa England won by 6 runs
6 Mar 2011 Ireland vs India India won by 5 wickets
9 Mar 2011 Netherlands vs India India won by 5 wickets
11 Mar 2011 West Indies vs Ireland West Indies won by 44 runs
11 Mar 2011 England vs Bangladesh Bangladesh won by 2 wickets
12 Mar 2011 India vs South Africa South Africa won by 3 wickets
14 Mar 2011 Netherlands vs Bangladesh Bangladesh won by 6 wickets
15 Mar 2011 South Africa vs Ireland South Africa won by 131 runs
17 Mar 2011 England vs West Indies England won by 18 runs
18 Mar 2011 Netherlands vs Ireland Ireland won by 6 wickets
19 Mar 2011 South Africa vs Bangladesh South Africa won by 206 runs
20 Mar 2011 India vs West Indies India won by 80 runs


Date Match Details Results
23 Mar 2011 West Indies vs Pakistan Pakistan won by 10 wickets
24 Mar 2011 Australia vs India India won by 5 wickets
25 Mar 2011 New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand won by 49 runs
26 Mar 2011 England vs Sri Lanka Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets


Date Match Details Results
29 Mar 2011 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
30 Mar 2011 India vs Pakistan India won by 29 runs


Date Match Details Results
2 Apr 2011 Sri Lanka vs India India won by 6 wickets


The Cricket World Cup 2011 was co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup, defeating Sri Lanka in the final.
M.S. Dhoni was the captain of the Indian cricket team that won the 2011 World Cup.
A total of 14 teams participated in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka was the top scorer of the tournament.
Shahid Afridi of Pakistan and Zaheer Khan of India were the joint highest wicket-takers, each with 21 wickets.
Sri Lanka was the runner-up in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Some standout moments include India's historic win, M.S. Dhoni's winning six in the final, and Ireland's Kevin O'Brien scoring the fastest century in World Cup history against England.
Yuvraj Singh of India was named the player of the tournament in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Some significant records include Kevin O'Brien's fastest century, India becoming the first country to win a World Cup final on home soil, and Muttiah Muralitharan's final international match.


Dhoni’s match-winning six in the final to the thrilling encounters between various teams. The collaborative effort between these three nations ensured a successful and memorable tournament. Dhoni’s historically significant match-winning six, alongside Yuvraj Singh’s exceptional all-around performance, resulting in his attainment of the Player of the Tournament title. The tournament exhibited exceptional individual performances, exhilarating matches, and a dynamic commemoration of the sport within a locality where cricket holds significance beyond its mere recreational nature.

India’s triumph on their own turf was a momentous achievement, symbolizing an important breakthrough in the realm of cricket. Notably, this was the inaugural occasion where a nation emerged victorious in a World Cup final within their homeland, thus underscoring the burgeoning superiority of the Indian cricket squad during this era. In addition, the impressive performances exhibited by other teams, notably the runner-up Sri Lanka, contributed to the heightened level of excitement and competitive essence present throughout the tournament.

The tournament further observed the notable departure of esteemed cricketing figures, such as Muttiah Muralitharan, thereby instilling an emotional dimension into the event. The proficient organization and execution of the World Cup in South Asian countries serve as a testament to the region’s adeptness in hosting international sporting events, ultimately creating a long-lasting impact.

To conclude, the 2011 Cricket World Cup symbolized a commemoration of cricket’s essence, showcasing captivating narratives, extraordinary displays of skill, and, ultimately, the host nation triumphantly hoisting the coveted trophy, imbuing immense joy among millions of spectators. The tournament significantly bolstered the sport’s appeal and laid the foundation for forthcoming World Cups with great anticipation.