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Unlike some other sports who's fixtures rotate around major tournaments, the bulk of international cricket is actually played in individual series featuring only two countries. This is because test cricket, the oldest and most prominent form of the game, runs for five days and running a tournament when games take that long just wouldn’t be practical.

There are international cricket tournaments but they only feature the shorter forms of the game. Twenty20 matches only take three hours and one day matches, as the name suggests, only last a single day making them a much better fit for multi-team international tournaments.

In this article we are going to be looking at the two major international one day tournaments tournaments which all the major cricketing nations attend. These are the ICC Trophy and the Cricket World Cup. While there are other regional and lower level tournaments, These two are the pinnacle of international cricket.

Mumbai Indians 2022 IPL Change What Has Gone Wrong

The Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in IPL history. They have five titles over the last ten years, including back-to-back titles in 2019 and 2020. Over the course of the team's history, they have had world-class players like Mitchell Johnson, Kevin Pietersen, and Sachin Tendulkar. Despite a huge number of talented players, they currently sit bottom of the IPL table, with only two wins from their first eleven games of the season. With a huge negative NRR of -0.894, the chances of the top four are pretty much over for the Indians. So how did they get into this bad shape?


Chennai Super Kings 2022 IPL Change What Has Gone Wrong

The Chennai Super Kings are one of the most successful teams in IPL history and came into the 2022 season as reigning champions. With the super auction, huge changes were made to the Super Kings squad. They were one of a few teams to hold onto four players including captain MS Dhoni. Despite keeping their major stars, it seems pretty much impossible for Chennai to defend their title this year. They are currently ninth in the IPL having only won four games so far this season. So how has it gone so wrong for Chennai?


Why Cricket Captaincy Is Harder Than It Looks, Case In Point Chennai Super Kings

Cricket is different from many other sports when it comes to the role of the captain. In football, the captain may be the leader on the pitch and a representative of the club off it, but the tactics, the style of play, and the decisions taken during the course of a game are very much dictated by the head coach. Meanwhile, in rugby, there may be mini-captains, somebody taking charge of the forwards and somebody else leading the backs.