Google+ International Cricket Council | Cricket Freaks

2011 ICC World Cup champion? Anyone but Australia

by on January 29, 2011
in World Cup


Top 10 Century Scorers of the England Test-ODI-T20 Cricket Team

by on December 14, 2010
in England, Records

England Crest Read more..

Top Ten Catchers / Fielders in Test-ODI-T20 Cricket

by on August 6, 2010
in Best of the Best

Indian batsman rahul_dravid Read more..

South African Cricket Team – Profile

by on February 2, 2010
in South Africa


South African cricket team is hungry for success with the real strength. South Africa is a very strong team that hasn’t won any event that is organized by ICC (International Cricket Council). Even though they are the strong team since their comeback in 1992, they have failed to perform in the big games like semi finals and finals. Over the past few years, South Africa has shown some tremendous performance in all three formats of cricket. From Hashim Amla’s graceful innings to Faf’s powerful hits, South African team is a beautiful blend of talent and team coordination. One of the top three favorites for ICC 2015 World Cup definitely includes South African team because of their consistent performance and dangerous talent. 

South African team is full with the batting talents like AB DeVilliers, JP Duminy, skipper Graeme Smith, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Miller and greatest all rounder Jacques Kallis himself. The bowling department is relying on the impressive performers like Dale Styen, Makhaya Ntini, Parnell, Imran Tahir, Philander and Tsotsobe. South African team always comes into the tournament as one of the favorites to win the World Cup. The team is praised by all for their fielding. According to the experts, it is very hard to break the off-side field in the presence of AB DeVilliers and JP Duminy.

The biggest issue with the team is their inability to handle the pressure in semi finals and finals. In 1999, South Africa lost their spot from the finals due to the tie with Australian team. They can choke at any given point in the game and lose a match from almost winning spot. Nonetheless this doesn’t make South African team any less likable among the cricket fans. In all and all, South Africa is a title hungry team that can defeat any opponent with ease.

International Cricket Council

Cricket is an outdoor sport which is played between two teams at any point of time. The teams consist of 11 players each with a squad of 15 players each. The entire team is selected of 15 players so that there are replacements that can be brought in to play in case of any injury. The players consist of their own team captain, multiple numbers of batsmen and bowlers and a wicket-keeper. One can know how to play cricket by watching the game for a couple of times because the game in itself is very simple. First, the team is chosen which will take the field. It has to include the right combination of batsmen, bowlers and a wicket-keeper so that they have the ability in them to win the match. Next step is to decide on an umpire who will preside over the cricket match. The next important thing is to decide on the format of the game which is to be played. There are as many as four formats which include the test format, ODI format, T20 format and finally the friendly cricket matches in which there are no fixed number over but the match goes on till all the batsmen are dismissed.

The ICC is the governing body of the international cricket platform all over the world. It came into existence in the year 1909 when it was founded as the Imperial Cricket Council by members of the countries of England, Australia and South Africa. It changed its name to International Cricket Conference in 1965 before changing to its current name in 1989. Basically, the ICC is composed of 104 members who have been related intricately to the game of cricket at some point or the other in their lives. There are 10 players who have played test matches, 34 associate members and 60 other affiliate members.

Read more..