Can India Win The 2015 Cricket World Cup? ‘Yes!’ Says An Unlikely Backer — Here’s How India Does It
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
India may be the defending Cricket World Cup champions, winning the tournament in their own home nation in 2011, but coming into the 2015 World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand, cricket pundits gave India little chance to retain the trophy with the two formidable host nations as competition.
That’s the scenario that is about to play out next week, as the semifinals of the six-week, 14-team competition play out, heading into the March 29 final at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
India will face Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26 (March 25 in United States time zones) while New Zealand, barring an improbable quarterfinal upset by West Indies Saturday, will square off against South Africa at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, on March 24.
Though South Africa has been in dominant form, New Zealand would be favored to win that match at home, meaning that India will, in all likelihood, need to get through both Australia and New Zealand to take home its third World Cup, and
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