World Cup Best of Tournament

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Share your favorite moments of world cup 2015.

Although Aussie have been best through this cup(concluded as championship holders), one may have a different choice as their best so just mention it below.

Batting Category:

Best Batsman -
Best Youngster -
Most Improved Batsman -
Best Innings -
Failure of the tournament -

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler -
Best Youngster -
Most Improved Bowler
Best Innings -
Failure of the tournament -

Team Category:
Best Team -
Most Improved Team -
Decline of the year -

Misc:
Best Match -
Best Player -
Best Catch -
Most surprising/shocking incident -

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Here I pick my favorite.....

Batting Category:
Best Batsman - Kumar Sangakkara
Best Youngster - Steven Smith
Most Improved Batsman - Shikhar Dhawan
Best Innings - AB de Villiers 162*(66) vs West Indies
Failure of the tournament - Mahela Jayawerdene

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Mitchell Starc
Best Youngster - Mitchell Starc
Most Improved Bowler - Umesh Yadav
Best Innings - Mitchell Starc 9-0-28-6 vs New Zealand
Failure of the tournament - Lasith Malinga

Team Category:
Best Team - India (Despite playing away from home in a totally different place, in not so familiar conditions, the team done so well bowling out 7 teams for 7 consecutive times along maintaining 7 of 7 victories record until they were defeated in semi final)
Most Improved Team - Ireland
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Match - Ireland vs UAE
Best Player - Kumar Sangkkara (consecutive 4 hundreds, useful wicket keeping and he single handily took his team into knock-out stages)
Best Catch - Afsar Zazai vs Bangladesh
Most surprising/shocking incident - South Africa's loss to Pakistan
 
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Batting Category:
Best Batsman - Sangkarra
Best Youngster - There were no 'Yougsters' who stood out
Most Improved Batsman - Shikhar Dhawan (He had a terrible run leading into the WC)
Best Innings - Sangakarra 117*, as he helped SL chase down a 300+ Total.
Failure of the tournament - Mahela Jayawardene

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Trent Boult
Best Youngster -Hazelwood
Most Improved Bowler - Umesh Yadav
Best Innings - Southee 7/33 vs England
Failure of the tournament - Stuart Braod

Team Category:
Best Team - Australia
Most Improved Team -Bangladesh
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Match - NZ vs SA (Semi)
Best Player - Sangakarra and Starc
Best Catch -
Most surprising/shocking incident - Indian seam bowling coming good !!
 

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Too many pointless categories, but the ones that are relevant/not negative would be:

Batting Category:

Best Batsman - Martin Guptill
Best Innings - Martin Guptill 200 bajillion in the quarter final, setting a tournament record.

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Starc. That bowling effort against NZ in the pool will be looooong remembered.
Best Innings - Tim Southee's 7 against England in Wellington.

Team Category:
Best Team - New Zealand, Romantic.
Most Improved Team - Afghanistan/Ireland get the tie here. They were both amazing and both had "almost won" matches that would've been special had they got across the line.
Decline of the year - England.

Misc:
Best Match - NZ vs SA (Semi)
Best Player - Starc, really.
Best Catch - Daniel Vettori's one handed ridiculous jump thing vs West Indies
Most surprising/shocking incident - The commentating and overall coverage of the World Cup by Star Sports.
 

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Batting Category:

Best Batsman - Martin Guptill
Best Youngster - Steve Smith
Most Improved Batsman - Shikhar Dhawan
Best Innings - Guptill 237*
Failure of the tournament - James Faulkner

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Trent Boult
Best Youngster - Starc
Most Improved Bowler - Starc
Best Innings - Southee vs England
Failure of the tournament - Jadeja

Team Category:
Best Team - Australia
Most Improved Team - India
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Match - Aus vs NZ pool match
Best Player - De Villiers
Best Catch - Vettori in QF
Most surprising/shocking incident - Indian Seam Bowling
 

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Batting Category:
Best Batsman - Kumar Sangakkara
Best Youngster - Steve Smith
Most Improved Batsman - None
Best Innings - Grant Elliot 84* in Semi-Finals
Failure of the tournament - Shahid Afridi + Mahela Jayawardene

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Trent Boult
Best Youngster - Mitchell Starc
Most Improved Bowler - Mitchell Starc
Best Innings - Mitchell Starc 6/28 vs NZ
Failure of the tournament - Shahid Afridi

Team Category:
Best Team - New Zealand
Most Improved Team - Zimbabwe (bcz they have given tuff time to all teams in their group)
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Match - NZ vs SAF (Semi-Final)
Best Player - Ab de Villiers
Best Catch - Daniel Vettori in Quarter-Final
Most surprising/shocking incident - England's defeat against Bangladesh/Pakistan Batting/Legends departure with empty hands.

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Batting Category:

Best Batsman - Kumar Sangakkara
Best Youngster - Steven Smith
Most Improved Batsman - Grant Elliot & Sarfraz Ahmed
Best Innings - AB de Villiers 162*(66)
Failure of the tournament - Sohaib Maqsood, Eoin Morgan & Kane Williamson

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Mitchell Starc
Best Youngster - Mitchell Starc
Most Improved Bowler - Wahab Riaz & Mohammad Shami
Best Innings - Tim Southee (7/33)
Failure of the tournament - Shahid Afridi, Lasith Malinga & Dale Steyn

Team Category:
Best Team - South Africa( Despite losing to India & Pakistan in the group stages, They bounced back during the knock out games & gave New Zealand a hard time)
Most Improved Team - Bangladesh
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Match - Pakistan vs South Africa
Best Player - Kumar Sangkkara & Steve Smith
Best Catch - Daniel Vettori's one handed catch
Most surprising/shocking incident - 1-New Zealand scoring 12 runs from 6 balls in the last over(Steyn's over)
- 2- McCullum gone for a duck & New Zealand's batting collapse in the final
 

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Batting Category:

Best Batsman - Kumar Sangakkara
Best Youngster - David Miller
Most Improved Batsman - Shikhar Dhawan
Best Innings - De Villers vs West Indies
Failure of the tournament - Eoin Morgan

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Mitchell Starc
Best Youngster - Mitchell Starc
Most Improved Bowler- Wahab Riaz
Best Innings - Southee vs England
Failure of the tournament - Stuart Broad and Steven Finn

Team Category:
Best Team - Australia
Most Improved Team - New Zealand
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Match - Australia beaten by NZ
Best Player - Mitchell Starc
Best Catch - Steve Smith
Most surprising/shocking incident - England's humiliation at the hands of NZ
 

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Batting Category:
Best Batsman - Kumar Sangakkara
Best Youngster - Steven Smith
Most Improved Batsman - Grant Elliot (from an uncertainty of being in the squad to performing in the two big games)
Best Innings - Martin Guptill's 237* vs West Indies, AB de Villiers's 160 odd against West Indeies
Failure of the tournament - Shahid Afridi, Mahela Jayawardene

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Mitchell Starc
Best Youngster - Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult
Most Improved Bowler - Mohammad Shami
Best Innings - Tim Southee vs England (7 for 30 odd runs)
Failure of the tournament - Shahid Afridi, Stuart Broad

Team Category:
Best Team - Australia
Most Improved Team - New Zealand
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Match - New Zealand vs South Africa (semi final 1)
Best Player - Kumar Sangakkara, AB de Villiers, Mitchell Starc
Best Catch - Daniel Vettori vs West Indies. Apart from the catch that Vettori took, there was one which Aaron Finch took at slips off Mitchel Johnson's bowling, I don't even remember the opponent team, and it wasn't an extra-ordinary catch either, but I rate it so high merely because of the reaction time Finch had. Spectacular it was.
Most surprising/shocking incident - England crashing out, Shane Watson fiasco
 

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Batting Category:
Best Batsman - De Villiers
Best Innings - De Villiers 162 off 62 or whatever vs West Indies

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Boult
Best Innings - Southee 7/33 vs England
Failure of the tournament - Malinga

Team Category:
Best Team - South Africa
Most Improved Team - New Zealand
Decline of the year - England

Misc:
Best Match - South Africa vs New Zealand
Best Player - AB Devilliers
Best Catch - Daniel Vettori
Most shocking incident - Sangakarra/Afridi/Jayawardene/Vettori(?) retiring.
 
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Batting Category:

Best Batsman - AB Devilliers
Best Innings - M. Guptill (237 off WI)
Failure of the tournament - Ajinkya Rahaney/R. Jadeja (India)

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - M. Starc
Best Innings - M. Starc vs NZ, 6/28
Failure of the tournament - R. Ashwin/R.Jadeja (India)

Team Category:
Best Team - New Zealand
Most Improved Team - Afghanistan
Failure of the Tournament - South Africa (group stages poor)

Misc:
Best Match - Australia versus India (semifinals)
Best Player - M. Starc
Best Catch - J. Mooney against Zimbabwe
Most surprising/shocking incident - India making the semis
 

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good idea for a thread!

so here's mine, with a runner up in each category

Batting Category:
Best Batsman - AB De Villiers (runner up - S. Smith)
Best Youngster - Sarfraz Ahmed (not exactly young but he is new to the big stage and he did very well) (runner up - S. Smith)
Most Improved Batsman - Steven Smith (runner up Glen Maxwell)
Best Innings - G. Elliot 84* v SA WC Semi-Final (runner up - AB 162* v West Indies)
Failure of the tournament - Eoin Morgan (runner up - Umar Akmal)

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Mitchell Starc (runner up - Trent Boult)
Best Youngster - Trent Boult (runner up - Mitchell Starc)
Most Improved Bowler - Wahab Riaz (runner up - Mitchell Starc)
Best Innings - Wahab Riaz 2/54 v Australia (runner up - Boult 5/28 v Australia)
Failure of the tournament - Dale Steyn (runner up - M. Irfan)

Team Category:
Best Team - Australia (runner up - New Zealand)
Most Improved Team - Ireland (runner up - India, for turning it around after a horrendous summer in Australia)
Decline of the year - England (runner up - none)

Misc:
Best Match - Australia v New Zealand, Pool A Match
Best Player - Mitchell Starc
Best Catch - Jerome Taylor WI v SA
Most surprising/shocking incident - Not really a world cup of surprises or shocks tbh, Ireland beating WI wasn't quite the upset it could have been a few years eariler. No controversies...no beefs. A bit of a lackluster world cup in that department.
 

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Too many pointless categories, but the ones that are relevant/not negative would be:

Batting Category:

Best Batsman - Martin Guptill
Best Innings - Martin Guptill 200 bajillion in the quarter final, setting a tournament record.

Bowling Category:
Best Bowler - Starc. That bowling effort against NZ in the pool will be looooong remembered.
Best Innings - Tim Southee's 7 against England in Wellington.

Team Category:
Best Team - New Zealand, Romantic.
Most Improved Team - Afghanistan/Ireland get the tie here. They were both amazing and both had "almost won" matches that would've been special had they got across the line.
Decline of the year - England.

Misc:
Best Match - NZ vs SA (Semi)
Best Player - Starc, really.
Best Catch - Daniel Vettori's one handed ridiculous jump thing vs West Indies
Most surprising/shocking incident - The commentating and overall coverage of the World Cup by Star Sports.

Shouldn't ireland get the nod, considering they beat 2 test playing nations and were genuinely in line for a QF slot whereas AFG in all honesty never got that close.
 

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