The age old rivalry between England and Australia has always made for some of the best cricket. This year we will be witnessing yet another spectacle when the Ashes begins on August 1st.
On Sunday marked the most important day of cricket for both New Zealand and England. What a day of cricket it was, the crowd was electric and they were hyped up even more by all the drama.
The Proteas took on table toppers Australia who were tipped to win the game with ease. The Proteas proved that they are still a top side and that they aren’t just pushovers. The Proteas spoiled the Aussies party and their fixture in the semi-finals.
If we want to go back to the last time that England reached a World Cup semi-final we have to go all the way back to 1992. For England to change that they needed to defeat New Zealand at Chester-le-Street. England came into the game with a lot of momentum after winning their last two games.
The Proteas have had a pretty rough time at the Cricket World Cup having only one game out of seven coming into the game against Sri Lanka. The Proteas have already been eliminated from the tournament which meant they knew that they could come into the game and play with freedom.
India remained unbeaten thus far throughout the tournament after crushing the West Indies.
There are 20 group games still to be played at the Cricket World Cup and after New Zealand’s impressive win over South Africa, they went top of the table which has meant that the semi-finalists all but look set. The Black Caps showed grit to get out on the winning side of an intense game that sealed the Proteas fate.
A colossal clash between to powerhouse nations took place between India and Australia. This game was a massive one for both countries and was a chance to make a statement going forward.
On Thursday the cricket World Cup began, and it was kicked off with two cracking games. Both fixtures weren’t as tightly contested as one would would’ve expected but they had a lot to offer.
Other than the hosts England, India has been tipped as the favourites to win the 2019 World Cup. They have put up some spectacular performances in recent times in ODIs, their only hiccup was against Australia at home where its usually a fortress.