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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
Dates 19 February – 2 April
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)  India
 Sri Lanka
Champions  India (2nd title)
Participants 14 (from 104 entrants)
Matches played 49
Attendance 1,229,826 (25,098 per match)
Man of the Series Yuvraj Singh
Most runs Tillakaratne Dilshan (500)
Most wickets
Official website ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was played in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. It was Bangladesh's first time co-hosting a World Cup.

All matches in the World Cup were given One Day International status. All matches played had over 50 overs. Fourteen national cricket teams were in the tournament, including ten full members and four associate members. The World Cup was between 19 February and 2 April 2011. The first match played on 19 February 2011 was with co-hosts India and Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

India won the tournament defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final. India was the first nation to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil. India's Yuvraj Singh was made the man of the tournament.

List of qualified teams

The following 14 teams qualified for the final tournament.

Group A Group B
Rank Team Rank Team
Full Members
1  Australia 2  India (co-host)
3  Pakistan 4  South Africa
5  New Zealand 6  England
7  Sri Lanka (co-host) 8  West Indies
9  Zimbabwe 10  Bangladesh (co-host)
Associate Members
11  Canada 12  Ireland
13  Kenya 14  Netherlands

Opening ceremony

The Opening Ceremony was in Bangladesh. The place for the opening ceremony was Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. The event took place on 17 February 2011, 2 days before the first match of the World Cup.


All the Indian stadiums for the 2011 World Cup were set. The venues of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were picked in late October 2009. Two new stadiums in Sri Lanka were built for the 2011 World Cup. They are located in Kandy and Hambantota.

India India
Kolkata Chennai New Delhi Nagpur Ahmedabad
Eden Gardens M. A. Chidambaram Stadium Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Vidarbha Cricket
Association Stadium
Sardar Patel Stadium
Capacity: 66,349 Capacity: 37,220 Capacity: 40,715 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 54,000
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Mumbai Mohali Bangalore
Wankhede Stadium Punjab Cricket
Association Stadium
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Capacity: 32,000 Capacity: 42,000 Capacity: 36,430
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Bangladesh Bangladesh
Colombo Pallekele Hambantota Chittagong Dhaka
R. Premadasa Stadium Pallekele International
Cricket Stadium
Mahinda Rajapaksa
International Stadium
Zohur Ahmed
Chowdhury Stadium
Sher-e-Bangla National
Cricket Stadium
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 26,000
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The Umpire selection panel selected 18 umpires and a reserve umpire, Enamul Haque (Bangladesh). There were 5 from Australia, 6 from Asia, 3 from England, 2 from New Zealand and 1 each from South Africa and West Indies.

2011 World Cup Final

The 2011 World Cup final was played between India and Sri Lanka making it the first ever World Cup Final featuring two Asian teams. The highlight of the 2011 World Cup Final was Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's innings that took India over the line making him one of the most respected Captains in cricket history.

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See also

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