Cricket is an extremely popular sport, and its stars are true stars in their countries, as well as on international stage. Not only they are very popular, they also earn a lot of money. Let’s take a look at richest cricket players of 2015/16.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni – He has retired from Test cricket but remained captain of India national team at T20 and the ODI levels. Dhoni is married, has one child, and his net worth is estimated at $65 million.
Samuel Badree – He plays for the West Indies national time in T20 internationals as a leg spin bowler. Badree is from Trinidad and Tobago and has been playing cricket for 15 years to become one of the best cricket bowlers.
Australia – Australians have won 2015 Cricket World Cup, which is more than enough to make them one of the best cricket teams of 2015, at least when it comes to ODI format. They failed to win all matches in their group, but they were the best when it was most needed and won against New Zealand in the final.
New Zealand – they started the World Cup in a great manner, winning all of their group matches and advancing to the final, but failed to secure a win against Australia and had to be satisfied with the second place.
South Africa – As for South Africa, they can be satisfied with their performances in 2015. They failed to win the semifinal of the World Cup but are still among four best cricket teams when it comes to ODI format. They also put in some great performances in T20 format, winning against Bangladesh and drawing New Zealand in a T20I Series.
Pakistan – their national team put in some great performances in Test series against England towards the end of the year, winning two and drawing one game on a neutral turf in the United Arab Emirates. They also showed well in T20I and ODI Series in Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka and managed to go into the quarter-final of the World Cup, so they can be satisfied with the year they had.
Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka might not have been one of the best cricket teams in 2015, but they will satisfied because of some wins, like the ones in New Zealand in ODI Series in January and T20I Series in December. Unfortunately, South Africa got the better of them in the quarter-final of the World Cup.
West Indies – They managed to scrape two wins in the World Cup before getting eliminated from New Zealand in the quarter-final. They managed to win a game in the T20I Series in Sri Lanka.
India – India lost the World Cup semifinal against Australia, but is still one of the best cricket teams of the year. They won Test series in Sri Lanka after beating the home team twice, and Freedom Trophy, after defeating South Africa in four Test matches.
The 11th ICC Cricket World cup was held in Australia as well as New Zealand jointly. There will be 14 teams giving neck to neck fight to each other in the current World Cup. The schedule of the matches is already out and there will be total 49 matches played in the event with Australia hosting 26 games and New Zealand hosting 23 games. The final match will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
West Indies will also one of the team in the World Cup tournament. The West Indies Cricket Board Selection panel has selected total of 30 man provisional West Indies quad that will play in the ICC Cricket World Cup. There are several new faces in the squad who will play at the One-Day International level. Some of the players who will play for the first time are Seamer Kenroy, Inran Khan, Ashley Nurse, Marquino Mindley and Jonathan Carter. West Indies is included in the Pool B and will play various matches against the countries such as India, Ireland, Pakistan, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Zimbabwe. Here are the names of full squad of ICC World Cup
Sulieman Benn– West Indies Cricketer started his international career in 1999 as a left arm spinner.
Carlos Brathwaite – He made his debut against Bangladesh on October 18, 2011. Braithwaite is a right hand batsman and right arm fast medium bowler.
Darren Bravo – Left handed batsmen from West Indies who has played domestic cricket for Trinidad and Tobago.
Dwayne Bravo – West Indies has this all rounder who is not just known for his aggressive bowling style but also is a right arm medium fast bowler.
Jonathan Carter – Domestic player of West Indies who is a left hand batsman and right arm medium pacer.
Sheldon Cottrell – He is a left arm fast medium bowler and right hand batsman. He made his debut in the match against India.
Miguel Cummins – Till now played single one day International for West Indies.
Narsingh Deonarine – Left hande batsman from West Indies and bowls a right arm off break.
Andre Fletcher – The West Indian cricketer who is a right handed batsman and often plays as wicket keeper.
Chris Gayle – The Jamaican star cricketer plays International cricket for West Indies. He is one of the four players in cricket who have made triple centuries at test Level.
Jason Holder(Capt) – Holder is known for his performance against Pakistan where he took 4 wickets by giving 13 runs in 10 overs.
Imran Khan – Khan is a right handed batsman and legbreak bowler.
Leon Johnson – Born in 1987 Johnson is a left hand batsman and legbreak bowler.
Evin Lewis – Lewis is an opening batsman and his batting style is left handed.
Nikita Miller – A slow left arm bowler and a batsman in the lower order of the team.
Marquino Mindley – He is a right handed batsman and right arm fast medium bowler.
Sunil Narine –There is a buzz that he may pull out of Cricket world cup. Narine is an off spin bowler.
Ashley Nurse – Nurse plays both 20-20 and List A cricket fro West Indies. He is a right arm off break bowler and right handed batsman.
Kenroy Peters – he has played number of first class matches. Peters is right hand batsman and left arm medium bowler.
Versammy Permaul – Played test cricket as well and is a right hand batsman as well as slow arm left orthodox bowler.
Kieron Pollard – A perfect and aggressive all rounder from West Indies who is a right handed batsman and right arm medium fast bowler.
Denesh Ramdin (WK) – Mostly included in the team as wicket keeper, he is a right handed batsman.
Kemar Roach – Roach has represented West Indies in One day international as well as test cricket. He is a right hand batsman and right arm fast bowler.
Andre Russell – yet another all rounder from West Indies he is a fast bowler.
Darren Sammy – A right handed batsman and fast medium bowler who plays International cricket for West Indies.
Marlon Samuels (Vice captain)– He is a right handed middle order batsman from West Indies.
Lendl Simmons – Simmons is a right handed batsman but is occasionally used as the right arm medium paced bowler and a part time wicket keeper.
Dwayne Smith – All rounder from West Indies known for his aggressive and powerful right handed batsman, who is a medium pace bowler and also an athletic fielder.
Devon Smith – Smith is an opening batsman and has occasionally bowled right arm off breaks.
Jerome Taylor – Taylor was one of the four fast bowlers during the World cup who lead the team from front.
Another team which only got its real chance to experience the fever and zeal of World Cup in 2011 when its country jointly hosted some matches is Bangladesh. The country got green signal for the prestigious World cup in the year 2009 where it took the world by surprise when the Bangladesh Sqaud won over Pakistan before exiting from the Cricket World Cup. In the year 2003, the cricket team of Bangladesh could not make any mark, but in the year 2013, it retaliated by posting significant wins over tough teams such as India and South Africa. Bangladesh has released the final list of its 2015 World Cup team. These are
Mashrafe Mortaza (capt) – He is the captain of Bangladesh team and right hand batsman. He is also right arm fast medium bowler.
Shakib Al Hasan (vice-capt)- Shakib al hasan has attained the #1 All-Rounder ranking in all three forms of the cricket.
Tamim Iqbal – left handed opening batsman, made his debut in 2007 and next year played his first test match.
Anamul Haque – Wicketkeeper in Bangladesh cricket team, Haque is also right hand batsman in the team.
Mominul Haque – Haque has made his first class debut during the 2008-09. He is a left hand batsman and slow left arm orthodox bolwer.
Mahmudullah Riaz – Riaz is an all rounder in the Bangladesh team. He is a t=right handed batsman and right arm offbreak bowler.
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk) – He is captain of the national team and played his one day international against England.
Nasir Hossain – Another all rounder in Bangladesh team who made his debut against Zimbabwe.
Taijul Islam – Islam has played at the International level. He is a left handed batsman as well as slow left arm orthodox bowler.
Taskin Ahmed– He is a left hander batsman and right arm fast bowler
Al-Amin Hossain – He is a first class cricketer who is a right handed batsman as well as right arm medium fast bowler.
Rubel Hossain – Made his debut against Sri Lanka in 2009, Hossain is a right handed batsman and right arm medium fast bowler.
Soumya Sarkar – Sarkar is a left hand batsman and right arm medium fast bowler.
Sabbir Rahman – He is a right handed batsman and legbreak bowler
Arafat Sunny – He is a slow arm orthodox bowler and left handed batsman.
Cricket World Cup is one of the most awaited cricket tournaments across the cricket playing nations and the battle will start soon for the trophy.
A cricket team is a precious asset to any nation. The game of cricket is equally loved by children as well as elders. Traditionally, cricket is England’s national game. But over time, this game has achieved international status. The cricket teams represent their respective countries on both national and international tournaments. All the nations feel proud of their cricket teams and consider the players of the team as heroes escalating their national glory. The game of cricket serves to unite the whole nation magically and evokes stronger sense of patriotism whenever the team comes in the ground to perform and confront their opponents. In this game couple of teams arrives in the ground to compete each other with bat, balls and wickets. Each cricket team consists of eleven players. One team performs bating while the other rests on bowling. With the beginning of second round the batting team takes the bowling team position and vice versa. This is currently the game having world-wide popularity. Read more..