Bangalore, 19 Feb 2011: Whilst the team prize of lifting the ICC World Cup is uppermost in everyone’s minds, there are some key milestones that are around the corner for some of the players.
We list the top 12 (click on hot link for action videos)
1. Chris Gayle (WIN)
Swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle has scored 7,917 runs and needs 83 more to become the fourth West Indian player to reach the 8,000 runs milestone in ODI’s. Can Gayle reach this landmark in the Windies opening game against South Africa?
2. Tillekeratne Dilshan (SRL)
Inventor of the Dil-Scoop, Tillekeratne Dilshan has scored 4,946 runs and needs 54 more to become the eighth Sri Lankan player to reach the 5,000 runs milestone in ODI’s. Can Dilshan reach this achievement against the minnows Canada as Sri Lanka open their world cup campaign in front of their home fans?
3. Abdul Razzaq (PAK)
Veteran all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has scored 4,958 runs and needs 42 more to become the eleventh Pakistan player to reach the 5,000 runs milestone in ODI’s. Will Razzaq get a hit to get to this milestone when Pakistan take on Kenya in their opening match?
4. JP Duminy (SAF)
Left hand middle order batsman Jean-Paul Duminy is in top form. He has scored 1,970 runs, and needs just 30 more to reach the 2,000 runs milestone.
5. Cameron White (AUS)
Aussie powerhouse Cameron White has scored 1,947 runs, and needs 53 more to reach the 2,000 runs milestone.
6. Shahriar Nafees (BAN)
Batsman Shahriar Nafees has scored 1,976 runs, and needs just 24 runs more to become the fifth Bangladesh player to reach the 2,000 runs milestone in ODI’s.
7. Shahid Afridi (PAK)
Skipper Shahid Afridi has taken 292 wickets and needs eight more to become the third Pakistan player to reach the 300 wickets milestone.
8. Yuvraj Singh (IND)
Out of sorts batsman Yuvraj Singh has another string to his bow. He has taken 94 wickets and needs six more to reach the 100 wickets milestone in ODI’s.
9. Virendra Sehwag (IND)
Free scoring Virender Sehwag also bowls handy offspin which will play an important role on the low slow tracks. He has taken 92 wickets and needs eight more to reach the 100 wickets milestone in ODI’s.
10. Prosper Utseya (ZIM)
Skipper Prosper Utseya has taken 93 wickets and needs seven more to become the third Zimbabwe player to reach the 100 wickets milestone in ODI’s.
11. Steve Tikolo (KEN)
Veteran Steve Tikolo is expected to bolster the Kenyan batting. He has also taken 92 wickets and needs eight more to become the second Kenyan player to reach the 100 wickets milestone.
12. Chris Gayle (WIN)
Chris Gayle has taken 95 catches and needs five more to become the fourth West Indian player to reach the 100 catches milestone in ODI’s.
How many of these records do you think will be broken when stumps have been pulled up after the final on 2nd April 2011 in Mumbai?
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by CricketCrowd Staff Reporter.
Mahendra Dhoni smashed an unbeaten 91 as India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in an exciting final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983.
Earlier, Mahela Jayawardena struck 103 not out as Sri Lanka posted a strong 274-6.
India 277 for 4 (Gambhir 97, Dhoni 91*) beat Sri Lanka 274 for 6 (Jayawardene 103*, Sangakkara 48) by six wickets. 2011 World Cup Final (Mumbai).
Skipper Shahid Afridi (5-23) took his wicket tally in the 2011 World Cup to 14 as Pakistan beat minnows Canada by 46 runs.
Canada surprised the Pakistanis as they were skittled out for just 184 after 43 overs.
Pakistan 184 (Umar 48, Misbah 37, Baidwan 3-35) beat Canada 138 (Hansra 43, Afridi 5-23) by 46 runs. 2011WC #16 (RPS).
JP Duminy was the star of the show for the Proteas, hitting 99 off 103 balls to end Ireland's faint hopes of progressing past the group stages.
Paceman Morne Morkel collected 3-33 from 5.2 overs for South Africa, while Robin Peterson snared 3-32 in his eight overs of orthodox spin as Ireland crumbled to be all out for 141.
2011 World Cup #34 (Kolkata). Mar 2011
Mahela Jayawardena set a new Sri Lankan record and also scored the 4th fastest century in a World Cup match with an 80 ball 100.
Kumar Sangakkara (92) missed out a well deserved ton as the home team piled up 332 against Canada. Mahela's ton was also the fastest by a Sri Lankan in a World Cup match, overtaking Sanath Jayasuriya.
Sri Lanka's bowlers snared three early wickets to reduce Canada to a rather grim 12 for three after five overs, in pursuit of an unlikely 333 victory target. They were bowled out for 122 handing SL a massive 210 run win.
2011WC #3 (Hambantota). Feb 2011
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