Standard Bank ODI Series South Africa vs Sri Lanka(3 ODIs)
South Africa won 2 ODIs to 1
Man of the Series : David Terbrugge 70-9 Series Average: 7.77
Nissan ODI Series Zimbabwe vs Pakistan(3 ODIs)
Pakistan won 3 ODIs to 0
Man of the Series : Yousuf Youhana 180 runs at 90.
National Bank ODI Series New Zealand vs India(6 ODIs)
India won 5 ODIs to 1
Man of the Series : Harbhajan Singh(India) 204-15 Series Average:13.6
Motorola Test Series New Zealand vs India(2 Tests)
December - January
India won 1 Test to 0
Man of the Series : Rahul Dravid(India) 232 runs at 58
VB Series Australia vs England vs Sri Lanka
Australia beat England in the finals
Man of the Series : Jason Gillespie 330-24 Series Average:13.75
MTN Test Series South Africa vs Pakistan(3 Tests)
South Africa drew with Pakistan - 1 Test each
Man of the Series : Jacques Kallis(South Africa) 464 runs at 77.33 282-13 Series Average: 21.69
So that's the review of 2004 done.
Now we've looked at the year in the past, let's have a look at the venues that will play host to the matches in the 2005 World Cup.
SuperSport Park, Pretoria
Allthough one of the most modern ground in South Africa, SuperSport Park is still a friendly place, with the grass bankings regularly seen in South Africa.
The New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
One of the biggest, best and most modern stadiums in the world, this ground is scheduled to hold the final of the World Cup.
Durban Cricket Ground
A big, beautiful and impressive coastal venue, Durban traditionally provides a perfect balence between bat and ball.
The Crusaders Ground, Port Elizabeth
A historic ground, situated in the heart of South Africa, is sometimes regarded as a "flat-track", allthough this is a bit of an unjust repuatation.
Newlands, Cape Town
One of the most awe-inspiring and beautiful grounds in the world, with the backdrop of Table Mountain, this is a simply amazing ground.
The first squad has also been anounced, that of the West Indies who arrived early for some warmup matches against Provincial teams.