In countries where cricket is followed, cricket world cup is the biggest sporting extravaganza. After all, this is one cricketing event that takes place after every four years and also the tournament where a particular team is officially crowned as the world champions. Well who does not like to be crowned as world champions in the field that they excel, be it in sports or in any other field. The cricket world cup that is taking place at the West Indies this time is predicted by experts to be the most openly contested world cup due to the fact this time no teams looks to the clear winner. Several teams have the potential in them, to lift the cup this time and so the competition will be intense.

Cricket world cup is a big event and each player wants to excel his performance levels there. Well, it is not everyday that a player gets an opportunity to play for his country. At the first place, it is difficult to secure a place in the team that is selected for cricket world cup. The world cup that is being played this time at the West Indies is a huge affair with more than 10 countries taking part in the event. Before the official start of the cricket world cup, some warm up matches were played between the different participating countries. While some results of the warm up matches have been along expected lines, there were some surprise match outcomes as well.

The build up to the cricket world cup has been very different. Teams that were expected to do well have suddenly lost and teams that did not have too much chance of doing well in world cup have started to do well. The question doing round in cricketing circles these days is that there will probably be a new champion this time and the established team may not do that well. These are all predictions as we will all have to wait for the actual event to begin and see what happens during the cricket world cup. The last two world cups have been won by Australia and this time around the kangaroos will be hoping that they do what no other team has done in the world cup. Win the title of being world champions three times in a row.

Cricket world cup is the biggest tournament and to succeed at these levels, the most important thing to do is be well prepared. The team that plays for any country in the world cup must be properly balanced. Gone are the days when a specialist batsman or bowler could have done the job for their country. These days what a team needs at all-rounder who will able to bowl, bat and field well. So will it be Australia again? Will New Zealand or England or South Africa be able to win their first world cup? May be this time in the cricket world cup we will have a new champion emerging on the horizon of the cricket world. We will just have to wait and watch.