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ICC World Cup Schedule Reaches First Round Climax! Have a look

The ICC World Cup 2011 schedule has had a long first round. However, the ICC will finally move to the elimination round within days. Right now the best cricket teams are jockeying for seeding position, or just trying to survive group play. For others, their fate has already been decided, as they just look to play spoiler. Yesterday there was no room for Canada to be a spoiler, since they faced off against Australia.

For all the chaos around the last few weeks, one constant has remained the same as ever. Australia still hasn’t lost a match, just like they haven’t lost at this tournament in 12 years. That tradition continued yesterday against next-to-last place Canada.

This was an easy game on the schedule, except for a brief tantrum from captain Ricky Ponting after a near collision. Other than that, things went smoothly for the three-time champions, as they secured a seven-wicket victory.

The win put the Australians right back ahead in Group A, as they are up by one point over New Zealand and Pakistan. The Aussies have nine points to New Zealand and Pakistan’s eight, with both nations having one first round match. They are assured of reaching the next round anyway, yet they obvious want to make their route easier.

So far, the ICC World Cup has turned out simply in Group A. Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the clear top four, while Zimbabwe, Canada and Kenya are too far behind. In fact, Canada was the first team to finish playing, as they close the tournament with a 1-5 record.

All that is left is for the survivors of Group A to be seeded, as their pecking order will be settled in two more games. New Zealand and Sri Lanka face off tomorrow, while Australia and Pakistan clash tomorrow to possibly determine the Group A title.

The other main drama in the World Cup is in Group B, as the teams there are a bit more cluttered. South Africa is in front with eight points, while India has seven, and the West Indies and Bangladesh have six and the information for other matches which are going to held in different regions are given in ipl 2020 schedule pdf that the bcci has given and the information that is provided in it has issue dates for tickets; they will also get information over the team players . Unlike in Group A, there is more suspense over which four teams will advance, since England is right behind the top four with five points.

Today is England’s do-or-die game, as they take on the West Indies in their final match. Given how the ICC World Cup has gone for them so far, they are bound to advance or survive in nail biting fashion.

Which is Toughest? Football or Running? Both

I often hear runners and football players arguing over whose sport is more intense; or whose sport requires the most from an individual. What I have to say to the runners is don’t diss on football. If you are in the habit of wearing mindinsole shoes, you might not have to face any problem in this regard. 

I played football all during high school and absolutely love the sport, still play pickup games when I’m home and I currently play intramural at college. I also love running, I try to run for an hour everyday. I’ve realized the joy of running by myself for a few miles and it’s incredible and, if i can help it, I’ll keep it a part of my life forever.

I don’t think you can really pit two sports – each with entirely different physical elements – against each other.

Football is extremely intense and in short bursts. It’s 8 seconds at a time of fighting like hell against the guy in front of you and you use every muscle in your body in an attempt to get the better of every muscle in his body.

Running, besides sprints, isn’t about intense short bursts, it’s more about endurance, consistency, and slow-twitch muscle groups. It’s about having the guts to keep that exhausting pace for every lap of the race and to not let up.

The mentality is entirely different for each sport also:

In football you have to strategize and think, and react to what everyone else’s strategy and logic is within milliseconds; believe it or not, football requires a great deal of mental ability and instinct-fast reaction that requires years of experience to acquire – and then football teams offensive and defensive schemes can change dramatically from symbols from the coach so this makes it necessary to memorize a vast amount of formations, plays, patterns, etc. Even where to line-up before the hike of the ball can change every play depending on that week’s strategy.

In running, yes you strategize your pace/stride rate/ breathing/ etc., their isn’t much reaction to other factors besides your own body (you do react to your opponent, but not directly, your not in a contact fight with them). So the mentality for running is more about motivating and constantly pushing then football where your mind is on other things and (at least for me) it’s easier to put exhaustion and fatigue out of my mind when I’m thinking second to second on strategy.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m all about inspirational quotes to keep me moving, and I’ve always loved Pre’s quotes, Meyer’s, and many more runners but especially, Football Legend, Vince Lombardi and his archive of highly inspirational and motivating quotes. I use running and football quotes interchangeable for any sport or challenge in life and I don’t see any reason why two entirely different sports have to have the one-up on each other. I think these two sports can exist and that there is a mutual respect that all sportsmen give to other sportsmen, regardless of sport.