The ICC World Cup has completed its second week. There have been some close matches, but there have also been a few wash outs. So here are the top three things that we learned from the second week of the World Cup:
1) Impressive India
India have looked impressive in both their matches. First, they beat South Africa in a one-sided game. Then, they managed to beat the Aussies by a comfortable margin of 36 runs. Their batting has been really impressive in both matches. Similarly, their bowlers have also looked the part. India are looking like real contenders, although Dhawan’s injury is a blow.
2) Bangla Battlers
Bangladesh have also played well in their games. Shakib Al Hasan has been the highest scorer of the tournament thus far. Mustafizur has also looked good with the ball. This might be the first time when Bangladesh sneak into the semi-finals. They are certainly likely to be one of the contenders for the fourth semi-final spot.
3) Kiwis On Top
As of today, New Zealand continue to be the team to beat. They have won all three of their games, and have played some fantastic cricket. The Kiwis are being well led by Kane Williamson, who himself looks to be in fine form. If they win their next two games, they will have one foot in the semi-finals already!
To sum up, it has been a great tournament thus far, despite the weather. The race for the top four is likely to be a close one, and no team has looked perfect till now. The next few weeks are likely to be very exciting!