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World Cup quarterfinals: Schedule, where teams stand and road to semis

The quarterfinals stage of the tournament will begin from March 18. Three days of rest have been allocated in order to give all the teams sufficient time to travel to their quarterfinal venues and prepare for the games.

WorldCup2015 Updated: Mar 16, 2015 07:39 IST
Vignesh Radhakrishnan
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With Pakistan beating Ireland comfortably on Sunday, the league stage of the World Cup 2015 edition has came to an end.

The quarterfinals stage of the tournament will begin from March 18. Three days of rest have been allocated in order to give all the teams sufficient time to travel to their quarterfinal venues and prepare for the games.

Here is a complete guide to the World Cup quarterfinals which includes the schedule, venues, match timings, road to finals and head-to-head performances since the last World Cup of the teams involved.

Quarterfinal 1

Fixture | South Africa vs Sri Lanka

Match date and timings | March 18, 9am IST

Venue | Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

South Africa and Sri Lanka have never played at the Sydney Cricket Ground before. The last time these two teams played in Australia was during the 2006 VB series but the SCG was not the venue in any of those matches.

Road to quarterfinals

South Africa ( Won 4, Lost 2, Tie 0)

1. Beat Zimbabwe by 62 runs
2. Lost to India by 130 runs
3. Beat West Indies by 257 runs
4. Beat Ireland by 201 runs
5. Lost to Pakistan by 29 runs (D/L method)
6. Beat United Arab Emirates by 146 runs

Sri Lanka ( Won 4, Lost 2, Tie 0)

1. Lost to New Zealand by 98 runs
2. Beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets
3. Beat Bangladesh by 92 runs
4. Beat England by 9 wickets
5. Lost to Australia by 64 runs
6. Beat Scotland by 148 runs

Head to head

South Africa have played Sri Lanka 13 times since the last World Cup in 2011. Out of those 13 ODIs South Africa have won six times and Sri Lanka have won seven times.

The last time these two teams played against each other in Australia was during the 2006 VB series. They played four ODIs against each other in that series and both teams won two games each.

Quarterfinal 2

Fixture | India vs Bangladesh

Match date and timings | March 19, 9am IST

Venue | Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

India and Bangladesh have never played against each other in Australia.

Road to quarterfinals

India ( Won 6, Lost 0, Tie 0)

1. Beat Pakistan by 76 runs
2. Beat South Africa by 130 runs
3. Beat United Arab Emirates by 9 wickets
4. Beat West Indies by 4 wickets
5. Beat Ireland by 8 wickets
6. Beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets

Bangladesh ( Won 3, Lost 2, Tie 1)

1. Beat Afghanistan by 105 runs
2. Match abandoned
3. Lost to Sri Lanka by 92 runs
4. Beat Scotland by 6 wickets
5. Beat England by 15 runs
6. Lost to New Zealand by 3 wickets

Head to head

India have played Bangladesh five times since previous World Cup. Out of those 5 ODIs, India won three and Bangladesh won one. One game was abandoned due to rain.

Quarterfinal 3

Fixture | Australia vs Pakistan

Match date and timings | March 20, 9am IST

Venue | Adelaide Oval

The last time Australia played against Pakistan in Adelaide Oval was on January 26 2010. In that match, the Aussies won by 40 runs.

Road to quarterfinals

Australia ( Won 4, Lost 1, Tie 1)

1. Beat England by 111 runs
2. Match Abandoned
3. Lost to New Zealand by 1 wicket
4. Beat Afghanistan by 275 runs
5. Beat Sri Lanka by 64 runs
6. Beat Scotland by 7 wickets

Pakistan ( Won 4, Lost 2, Tie 0)

1. Lost to India by 76 runs
2. Lost to West Indies by 150 runs
3. Beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs
4. Beat United Arab Emirates by 129 runs
5. Beat South Africa by 29 runs (D/L method)
6. Beat Ireland by 7 wickets

Head to head

Australia have played Pakistan seven times since the last World Cup. Out of those seven ODIs Australia won five and Pakistan won two.

In the past four years, Australia have played against Pakistan five times at home and have never lost.

Quarterfinal 4

Fixture | New Zealand vs West Indies

Match date and timings | March 21, 9am IST

Venue | Westpac stadium, Wellington

The last time New Zealand played against West Indies in Westpac stadium, Wellington was on January 7 2009. In that match, New Zealand won by seven wickets.

Road to quarterfinals

New Zealand ( Won 6, Lost 0, Tie 0)

1. Beat Sri Lanka by 98 runs
2. Beat Scotland by 3 wickets
3. Beat England by 8 wickets
4. Beat Australia by 1 wicket
5. Beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets
6. Beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets

West Indies ( Won 3, Lost 3, Tie 0)

1. Lost to Ireland by 4 wickets.
2. Beat Pakistan by 150 runs.
3. Beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs (D/L method).
4. Lost to South Africa by 257 runs.
5. Lost to India by 4 wickets
6. Beat United Arab Emirates by 6 wickets

Head to head

New Zealand have played West Indies 10 times since the last World Cup in 2011. Out of those 10 ODIs, New Zealand have won 3 times, West Indies have won 6 times and one match was abandoned due to rain.

In the last four years, New Zealand have played against West Indies five times at home. Both teams have won two games each while one game was abandoned.

Road to semifinals

Tue 24 March – SF1 - Winner (NZ v WI) v Winner (SL v SA), Eden Park, Auckland

Thu 26 March – SF2 - Winner (Aus v Pak) v Winner (Ban v Ind), SCG, Sydney

*Quarterfinal matches are numbered (example QF1) in chronological order.