The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is on the way and every participating team has played at least one match. Every team except India. The likes of England, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and South Africa have already played two matches. The June 5 match will be India’s first game in the tournament, and the third one for South Africa. For cricket fans, this has been a long wait considering that the World Cup started on May 30.
Reportedly, India was originally supposed to play a match against Bangladesh on June 2 but following a request from the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the International Cricket Council rescheduled the match. Apparently, the Lodha Committee – a Supreme Court appointed board – ruled that after the Indian Premier League ended, India will be allowed to play international games after a ‘recovery’ period of 15 days.
The IPL final was originally supposed to be held on May 19. However, the elections in India forced the finals to be rescheduled to May 12. The most that Indian fans got out of the World Cup so far were the warm-up matches between New Zealand and Bangladesh. While India lost the match against the Black Caps, they managed to pull off a victory against Bangladesh. But thanks to this delay, netizens are having a good time churning out memes and having a good laugh.
Here’s a look at some of the memes fans concocted:
Currently, the World Cup table has West Indies pegged at the top with two points in one match. New Zealand follow them at the second spot. Australia, England, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan follow in that order, with each team bagging two points and being separated by net run rates.
India is currently placed at number eight with no matches played. South Africa follows with two losses in two matches, as does Afghanistan.Read More