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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.

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
3 Pakistan 4 South Africa
5 New Zealand 6 England
7 Sri Lanka 8 West Indies
9 Zimbabwe 10 Bangladesh
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 Vidarbha Cricket
Association Stadium
Sardar Patel Stadium
Capacity: 90,000 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 48,000 Capacity: 44,000 Capacity: 48,000
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Mumbai Mohali Bangalore
Wankhede Stadium Punjab Cricket
Association Stadium
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Capacity: 33,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 40,000
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Bangladesh Bangladesh
Colombo Pallekele Hambantota Chittagong Dhaka
R. Premadasa Stadium Pallekele International
Cricket Stadium
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Zohur Ahmed
Chowdhury Stadium
Cricket Stadium
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 25,000
R Premadasa Stadium.jpg Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.jpg


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.

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