We’ve all heard people say that the World Cup is one big party. Sure it is.
But what if the cricket World Cup was an actual party, and all the participating teams were guests there?
Would you recognise the teams according to their personalities? Let’s take a look.
Australia & New Zealand
Let’s start with the hosts, and imagine they’re two brothers throwing a house party.
Australia is probably the cool older brother, who decides most of the guest list, the activities and the menu.
New Zealand though, has very little say in the party planning and probably had to plead with his bro to let him invite a few friends of his own. And like all younger siblings, there’s no greater pleasure than if they can beat the older brother at his own game.
England & West Indies
The only reason West Indies and England are even invited to this party is that they have a long colourful history with Australia.
England at the cricket World Cup is like an elderly, prim and proper gentleman at a frat party.
West Indies on the other hand is still cool. He's the older guy everyone likes, but you can be sure he'll be calling it an early night because he just can’t keep up with the pace of the party anymore.
Nobody knows why they’re there and you just know their glory days are behind them, no matter how hard they try to bring them back.
Ireland & Scotland
They’re at the party as England’s younger brothers. As the hosts, Australia and New Zealand probably recognised streaks of England’s good old days in these two upstarts, and called them over in the hope that they’ll liven up the party.
They’re youthful, full of energy, and have the audacity to believe they deserve to face-off with the best. Just what you need to make a good party great!
India, Sri Lanka & Pakistan
If this was a high school party, these three would be the jocks.
The party might be at Australia’s house, but everybody knows that these are the guys who make or break the party. If they decide to go home early, the party’s dead.
Bangladesh & United Arab Emirates
These two just tag along with the jock squad. You’ve probably seen people like these at the parties you go to. Guys who tag along with the cool bunch and bask in their reflected glory.
Bangladesh because they share an apartment with the jocks, and UAE since they’re practically a part of India and Pakistan (well, their cricket team is anyway).
Ever seen the guy who’s constantly the butt of jokes at all parties? The good-natured guy who gets picked on every single time, but still takes it all with a smile?
That’s South Africa at the World Cup.
From the ridiculous rain-rule in ‘92 to being at the receiving end of Steve Waugh’s Australia in ‘99, South Africa took it all with a smile, and that’s probably why they’re so well-liked at these get-togethers.
Know that cool new guy in town who’s turning heads?
That’s Afghanistan. Nobody knows much about them. But damn, they have a certain swagger that gets everyone interested.
Umm… who invited this guy? He used to be cool. Not anymore.
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Article By: Viren Fernandes
Viren writes for food, beer and his own amusement. His interests include reading, travelling and envisioning himself as the director (and the audience) of a comedy based on everything he sees.
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