Saturday, October 10, 2009

ICC Champions Trophy 2009

Its around a week now that the mini world cup of ICC has been concluded and successfully ensures the importance of ODI's in International Cricket. Thanks to South Africa Management hard work.

The whole tournament was perfectly arranged and can be said as the Best ICC Champions Trophy Tournament ever. All the teams are highly motivated (due to new players in almost every team) and crowd was awesome (as it is always been in South Africa).

Australia winning their second consecutive ICC CT tournament has played the best of cricket as compared to all other teams. Australia haven't able to perform with their standards from last one year and lost series against South Africa and the Ashes (making their rank down to 3rd). Winning this tournament makes them number 1 again.

If we look at the results of whole tournament we can see some surprises in this tournament as well. A cricket "BIG TOURNAMENT" + "SURPRISE", a team came into mind is South Africa (the hosts). From last 3 or 4 tournaments they are giving surprises by failing badly in a big tournaments.

The star players of this tournament also includes some new names. From the batting point of view these players have performed their job really well:

Ricky Ponting: (Australia)

Shane Watson: (Australia)
Greame Smith: (South Africa)

Paul Collingwood: (England)

Mohammed Yousuf: (Pakistan)

And we look at the bowling end we can have the following pictures in mind:

Parnell: (South Africa)

Stuart broad: (England)
Kay Mills: (Newzealand)
Saeed Ajmal: (Pakistan)

Ashish Nehra: (India)

NO Australian's. You can find PM Siddle (Austraila) at number 10, strange.

Players that have played the best innings and bowled brilliantly are yet to discussed.


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