Cricket is a game played between two teams, generally of 11 members each. In essence, it is single combat, in which an individual batsman does battle against an individual bowler, who has helpers known as fielders. The bowler propels the ball with a straight arm from one end of the 22-yard pitch in an attempt to dismiss the batsman by hitting a target known as the wicket at the other end, or by causing the batsman to hit the ball into the air into a fielder?s grasp, or by inducing one of a number of other indiscretions. The batsman attempts to defend the wicket with the bat and to score runs ? the currency of the game ? by striking the ball to the field boundary, or far enough from the fielders to allow the batsman to run to the other end of the pitch before the ball can be returned. At least two bowlers must take turns, from alternating ends; also, there are always two batsmen on the field, each to take a turn as required. When all but one of the batting team have been dismissed ? or after an agreed period ? the teams? roles are reversed. After all the players required to bat on both sides have done so either once or twice
The ICC Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of men's One Day International (ODI) cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC),
The first Cricket World Cup contest was organised in England in 1975. A separate Women's Cricket World Cup has been held every four years since 1973.
The finals of the Cricket World Cup are contested by all ten Test-playing and ODI-playing nations, together with other nations that qualify through the World Cup Qualifier. Australia has been the most successful of the five teams to have won the tournament, taking four titles. The West Indies and India have won twice, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka have each won once.
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. Eight of Pakistan's matches (including the semi-final) were awarded to India, four to Sri Lanka and two to Bangladesh.  Fourteen national cricket teams competed in the tournament, including ten full members and four associate members .  The World Cup took place between 19 February and 2 April 2011, with the first match played on 19 February 2011 with co-hosts India and Bangladesh facing off at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur , Dhaka .  The opening ceremony was held on 17 February 2011 at Bangabandhu National Stadium , Dhaka , two days before the start of the tournament,  with the final on 2 April 2011 between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium , Mumbai .
" Appu ", the elephant was the mascot of the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi and almost two decades down the line, the pachyderm has been chosen to perform the same role at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 to be jointly hosted byIndia, SriLanka and Bangladesh . Stumpy , a young elephant, is the official mascot for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.  He was unveiled at a function in Colombo , Sri Lanka, on Friday, 2 April 2010.  The official name of the mascot was released on Monday, 2 August 2010 after an online competition conducted by the International Cricket Council in the last week of July, 2010. 
The game of cricket has a known history spanning from the 16th century to the present day, with international matches played since 1844, although the official history of international Test cricket began in 1877. During this time, the game developed from its origins in England into a game which is now played professionally in most of the Commonwealth of Nations .
Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury in Chittagong (Capacity: 20,000)
Sher-e-Bangla in Dhaka (Capacity: 26,000)
Awards Year Player Performance details 1992 Martin Crowe 456 runs 1996 Sanath Jayasuriya 221 runs and 7 wickets 1999 Lance Klusener 281 runs and 17 wickets 2003 Sachin Tendulkar 673 runs and 2 wickets 2007 Glenn McGrath 26 wickets 2011 Yuvraj Singh 362 runs and 15 wickets
Man of the Match in the World Cup Finals Year Player Performance details 1975 Clive Lloyd 102 runs 1979 Viv Richards 138 1983 Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 and 26 1987 David Boon 75 runs 1992 Wasim Akram 33 and 3/49 1996 Aravinda de Silva 107 and 3/42 1999 Shane Warne 4/33 2003 Ricky Ponting 140 2007 Adam Gilchrist 149 2011 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 91 Year Player Performance details 1975 Clive Lloyd 102 runs 1979 Viv Richards 138 1983 Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 and 26 1987 David Boon 75 runs 1992 Wasim Akram 33 and 3/49 1996 Aravinda de Silva 107 and 3/42 1999 Shane Warne 4/33 2003 Ricky Ponting 140 2007 Adam Gilchrist 149 2011 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 91