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Fancy dressing, pretty faces add colour to vibrant World Cup

By Redif Sports Desk
February 20, 2015 08:08 IST
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With painted faces and hearts worn on their sleeve, cricket supporters from across the globe have descended Down Under to cheer for their respective teams with the ICC World Cup currently underway in Australia and New Zealand.

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Week one of the quadrennial event saw fan came out in droves to cheer on their countrymen and no, it was no ordinary affair! From painted faces to whacky hairdos to interesting placards or just small paraphernalia, everything and everyone added their personal touch to the games from the stand.

Check out the 10 Best pictures of fans in week one of the 2015 ICC World Cup

Zimbabwe fans show their support during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates at Saxton Field on in Nelson, New Zealand, on February 19

Zimbabwe fans show their support during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates at Saxton Field on in Nelson, New Zealand, on February 19. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Pakistan and India supporters pose with their flags outside of the ground

A Pakistan and India supporter pose with their flags outside the Adelaide Oval prior to their opening match on February 15. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Fans at a World Cup match

An Australian cricket fans prior to the World Cup match between Australia and England on February 14. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

An Ireland fan poses with the replica of the World Cup as he shows his support during the match between the West Indies and Ireland at Saxton Field in Nelson, New Zealand, on February 16

An Ireland fan poses with the replica of the World Cup as he shows his support during the match between the West Indies and Ireland at Saxton Field in Nelson, New Zealand, on February 16. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Fans arrive prior the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between England and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 14

England fans arrive prior the World Cup opening match between England and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 14. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Zimbabwe supporters during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Zimbabwe at Seddon Park

Zimbabwe supporters groove in the stands during the match between South Africa and Zimbabwe at Seddon Park in Hamilton on February 15. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Fans arrive prior the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between England and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground

Fans arrive prior the World Cup match between England and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 14. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Bangladesh fans enjoy the atmopshere during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan

Bangladesh fans enjoy the atmosphere during the World Cup match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Manuka Oval in Canberra on February 18. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Ireland fans pose during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between the West Indies and Ireland at Saxton Field

Ireland fans with painted faces pose during the match between the West Indies and Ireland at Saxton Field in Nelson, New Zealand, on February 16. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Indian fans in the crowd celebrate as a Pakistan wicket falls during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan

Indian fans in the crowd celebrate as a Pakistan wicket falls during the match between India and Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on February 15. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images
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