Cricket World Cup could be expanded to 14 teams again in 2027

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10 Teams. Round Robin. :)

Level playing field.
Fair and just.
 

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I would love to see both India and Pakistan in same group.
 

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I would love to see both India and Pakistan in same group.
They will always be in the same group.

The Indo-Pak matches generates max revenue for the channel star & Yeah you and Everyone knows who!
 

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They will always be in the same group.

The Indo-Pak matches generates max revenue for the channel star & Yeah you and Everyone knows who!
They were supposed to be in separate groups in the 2020 WT20. Don’t know if the groups will stay the same for the 2021 one.
 

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Stumbled upon on this.

I like it.

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The problem with the 2019 forma being that the tournament became too long. It felt like a league as opposed to a World Cup. Also, if 2-3 teams got a good headstart, they simply ran away with the points and the gaps between the top and bottom rung teams grew at a rapid pace.

The 2011/ 2015 formats were far more exciting as it brought in the element of knockout games,- 6 KO as opposed to 2 (2019). With a 14 team tournament, this seems to be the most likely and exciting format. Some may argue that Super Sixes were a good addition (1999, 2003), but the fundamental concern of teams carrying forth points doesn't bode well for the future.
 

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The problem with the 2019 format being that the tournament became too long.
Umm is it?

14 teams (2 groups of 7 each)
21 games in a group (round robin)
49 games in all including quarters, semis and final

10 teams (round robin)
48 games in all including semis and final
 

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Umm is it?
Rephrasing! It was boring.

It reminded me of the long drawn out Super8 stage of CWC2007. Little interest without KO games.

With the QF-SF-Final scenario, it becomes very interesting. A small slip-up can cost a team and that adds to the pressure. Makes for interesting viewing as well.
 

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Umm is it?

14 teams (2 groups of 7 each)
21 games in a group (round robin)
49 games in all including quarters, semis and final

10 teams (round robin)
48 games in all including semis and final

I assume @icyman meant it wasn't high stakes as it should be for a WC because there could be a large number of dead rubbers or meaningless games in the 2019 format. As I remarked once, we got to see the format be semi-interesting because the tournament favourites had a minor wobble. A lot of the other games were just not there and the tournament's perception has been saved by two very good semis and THAT, one of a kind final with a renewed English interest in cricket. I don't see that kind of a perfect storm happening ever again.
 

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