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World Cup 2015 will be best remembered for:

  • Grant Elliott’s gesture to Dale Steyn – New Zealand played tough, but were all class (40%)
  • Wahab Riaz’s spell against Shane Watson in the quarterfinal (27%)
  • Australia winning their fifth World Cup for their “little brother”, Phillip Hughes (20%)
  • Kumar Sangakkara’s four consecutive centuries (7%)
  • Afghanistan’s maiden win in a spirited first World Cup (6%)

Which has been the World Cup’s best innings?

  • AB de Villiers’s 162* v West Indies (46%)
  • Martin Guptill’s 237* v West Indies (38%)
  • Some other knock (13%)
  • Chris Gayle’s 215 v Zimbabwe (2%)
  • David Warner’s 178 v Afghanistan (1%)

The 2019 World Cup should be:

  • Played between 16 teams in four groups of four each (32%)
  • Forget the World Cup, associates should get to play full members more often anyway (31%)
  • 14 top teams fighting it out, same as in 2015 (22%)
  • A ten-team affair with associates competing for spots (9%)
  • A ten-team affair with only the ten full members (6%)

Who will cause the biggest upset in the World Cup?

  • Ireland (60%)
  • Zimbabwe (14%)
  • Bangladesh (8%)
  • Afghanistan (7%)
  • UAE (6%)
  • Scotland (5%)

What’s the biggest area of concern for India going into the World Cup?

  • Lack of a group of effective pace bowlers (49%)
  • Poor form at the top, especially of Shikhar Dhawan (22%)
  • No established all-round option to help balance the playing XI (18%)
  • Fatigue, especially after lack of success on tour (11%)