Things that are Different at this ICC World Cup 2015
After the Pakistan’s win against Ireland, the line-up for the quarter-finals complete. Let’s have a look at what has changed since 2011 at this ICC World Cup 2015:
- Shortened the role for the part- timers
According to the former cricket player Rahul Dravid, there has been less slack for part time bowlers as compared to four years prior, when India routinely got 10 overs out of Yuvraj Singh because of the absence of protection.
- Powerplays & fielding instructions
One of the most noticeable difference at this World Cup for the majority of the innings is the change from a maximum of 5 to 4 fielders outside the 30- yard circle. Also, there has been two blocks of Powerplay overs instead of three.
- No Super Overs in knockouts
The ICC presented the Super Over as the strategy for figuring out which group would progress in the event of a tie amid the knockout stages in 2011. Presently, things have ended up at full circle, with Super Overs dropped for all knockouts, except the finals.
- The format of the World Cup
After 2011 finals, the ICC declared that the next two tournaments would be contested by 10 teams. Well, that decision was duly changed and again there has been 2 groups of seven from which the 8 quarter- finalists emerge.
- Raised prize money
For 2015 tournament, the total prize money on offer has been increased by 25% from US $8m to $10m. However, the winning team could win more than $4m if they remain unbeaten. And for the first time, the 6 countries who fail to make the quarter-finals will also be rewarded, to the tune of $35,000 each with $45,000 additionally on offer for each group- stage win.