World Cup team factfiles (Pool B)

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SYDNEY: World Cup team factfiles ahead of the 2015 tournament which takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14-March 29:

 

Pool B

South Africa

Squad: AB de Villiers (capt), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Vernon Philander, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn

Coach: Russell Domingo

Fixtures

Feb 15: Zimbabwe, Hamilton

Feb 22: India, Melbourne

Feb 27: West Indies, Sydney

March 03: Ireland, Canberra

March 07: Pakistan, Auckland

March 12: United Arab Emirates, Wellington

World Cup record:

1992: Semi-finals

1996: Quarter-finals

1999: Semi-finals

2003: Pool stage

2007: Semi-finals

2011: Quarter-finals

 

India

Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Stuart Binny.

Coach: Duncan Fletcher

Fixtures

Feb 15: Pakistan, Adelaide

Feb 22: South Africa, Melbourne

Feb 28: United Arab Emirates, Perth

Mar 6: West Indies, Perth

Mar 10: Ireland, Hamilton

Mar 14: Zimbabwe, Auckland

 World Cup record:

1975: First round

1979: First round

1983: Champions

1987: Semi-finals

1992: First round

1996: Semi-finals

1999: Super Sixes

2003: Runners-up

2007: First round

2011: Champions

 

Pakistan

Squad: Misbah-ul Haq (captain), Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, Yasir Shah, Ehsan Adil

Coach: Waqar Younis

Fixtures

Feb 15: India, Adelaide

Feb 21: West Indies, Christchurch

March 1: Zimbabwe, Brisbane

March 4, UAE, Napier

March 7, South Africa, Auckland

March 15, Ireland, Adelaide

 World Cup record:

1975: Pool Stage

1979: Semi-finals

1983: Semi-finals

1987: Semi-finals

1992: Champions

1996: Quarter-finals

1999: Runners-Up

2003: Pool Stage

2007: Pool Stage

2011: Semi-finals

 

West Indies

Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Marlon Samuels, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Nikita Miller, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor

Coach: Stuart Williams

Fixtures

Feb 16: Ireland, Nelson

Feb 21: Pakistan, Christchurch

Feb 24: Zimbabwe, Canberra

Feb 27: South Africa, Sydney

Mar 06: India, Perth

Mar 15: UAE, Napier

World Cup record:

1975: Champions

1979: Champions

1983: Runners-up

1987: Pool stage

1992: Pool stage

1996: Semi-finals

1999: Pool stage

2003: Pool stage

2007: Super Eights

2011: Quarter-finals

 

Zimbabwe

Squad: Elton Chigumbura (capt), Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Solomon Mire, Tawanda Mupariwa, Tinashe Panyangara, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams

Coach: Dav Whatmore

Fixtures

Feb 15: South Africa, Hamilton

Feb 19: United Arab Emirates, Nelson

Feb 24: West Indies, Canberra

March 1: Pakistan, Brisbane

March 7: Ireland, Hobart

March 14: India, Auckland

World Cup record:

1983: Group stage

1987: Group stage

1992: Group stage

1996: Group stage

1999: Super Six stage

2003: Super Six stage

2007: Group stage

2011: Group stage

 

Ireland

Squad: William Porterfield (capt), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Andrew McBrine, John Mooney, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young

Coach: Phil Simmons

Fixtures

Feb 16: West Indies, Nelson

Feb 25: UAE, Brisbane

Mar 03: South Africa, Canberra

Mar 07: Zimbabwe, Hobart

Mar 10: India, Hamilton

Mar 15: Pakistan, Adelaide

World Cup record:

2007: Super Eights

2011: Pool stage

United Arab Emirates

Squad: Mohammed Tauqir (captain), Khurram Khan, Swapnil Patil, Saqlain Haider, Amjad Javed, Shaiman Anwar, Amjad Ali, Nasir Aziz, Rohan Mustafa, Manjula Guruge, Andri Berenger, Fahad Al Hashmi, Muhammad Naveed, Kamran Shahzad, Krishna Karate.

Coach: Aqib Javed

Feb 19: Zimbabwe, Nelson

Feb 25: Ireland, Brisbane

Feb 28: India, Perth

Mar 04: Pakistan, Napier

Mar 12: South Africa, Wellington

Mar 15: West Indies, Napier

 World Cup record:

1996: Pool stage. (AFP)

 

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