Kersi is an author of 13 cricket books including The Waugh Twins, Crcket's Great All-rounders, Six Appeal and Nervous Nineties. He writes regularly for Inside Cricket and other publications. He is busy with his new book on Cricket's Conflicts and Controversies with a Foreword by Greg Chappell.
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Today the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is 17 days old, with 26 days before the final is played on the MCG on 29 March. And although appearing to go slowly, the tournament has provided its share of thrillers and upsets.
Cheered on by a crowd of about 90,000 at the MCG last night, underdogs India thrashed Cricket World Cup 2015 favourites South Africa by 130 runs with 58 balls to spare.
The World Cup final is six weeks away but the celebrations among Indian supporters at the Adelaide Oval last night after their 76-run victory over traditional rivals Pakistan suggested they had retained the trophy.
As the 11th Cricket World Cup starts romantically on Valentine’s Day, let me select an imaginary all-time great World Cup XI based on statistics.
I am known in cricketing circles as cricket mad. In his foreword to my book Cricket Conflicts and Controversies Greg Chappell described me as “a self-confessed cricket tragic”.