ICC CWC 2015 Warm Up Live Streaming
By now we are mid-way through the warm up phase. A sigh of relief for Indian cricket fans as they clinched a win in the warm up phase. There are still a lot of warm up matches lined up before we enter the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Just to remind you all Star Sports network will bring live cricket streaming and telecast of all the warm up matches with an option of HD telecast and live Hindi and English commentary.
The results so far have been predictable.
Australia defeated India in the first warm up game by a big margin. Nothing really went the Indian way. MS Dhoni would have scratched his head but nothing productive popped out from his head. A captain would feel helpless when his bowlers are smacked all over the park and batsmen fail consistently. But a good sign for the team is to see Rohit Sharma hitting 150 against Afghanistan. Along his lines we have seen Suresh Raina showing some glimpses of good runs. Ajinkya Rahane bats as if he belongs to Australia. He seems to be playing at home. His strike rate stays well above 100 and he scores consistently well. If Indian bowling line up clicks in tandem with the batsmen, India might look strong enough to retain the title. And how can one not wait for the mother of all clashes - India vs Pakistan world cup match on 15th February 2015!
Australia looks unbeatable, so does South Africa. These two are the teams to beat. While Australia plays UAE in another warm up on 11th February, South Africa gets a chance to know the co-hosts New Zealand better on the same day! Sri Lanka face Zimbabwe on 11th February. Zimbabwe bowled well to restrict New Zealand to 157 for 7 before the practice match was washed out!
England cruised to an easy win against struggling West Indies at SCG. They bowled out West Indies for 122 and scored the target in less than 23 overs. England faces Pakistan in their next warm up match at Sydney Cricket Ground on 11th Feb. Pakistan had a tough match against Bangladesh but ultimately they emerged as winners.
The last three warm up games would be West Indies vs Scotland, Bangladesh vs Ireland and Afghanistan vs UAE. None of the minnows could be written off as they already proved their strength in some of the warm up matches.
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Here is the schedule for remainder of the warm up matches: