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Eoin Morgan surprises himself with sixes record

Morgan's aerial assault helped the England captain to a career-best 148 as the hosts piled up 397 for six at Old ...

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Shakib Al Hasan revels in Bangladesh's epic World Cup run chase

Shakib's majestic display paved the way for Bangladesh to record the second highest run chase in World Cup history as ...

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'It's looking tough': Holder glum after West Indies' World Cup woe

Holder's side fell victim to the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Bangladesh reached 322-3 with 8.3 ...

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WATCH | Lungi Ngidi bowls long spell‚ has fitness test

You wouldn’t want to have to face Lungi Ngidi if you didn’t have to‚ but there weren’t many New Zealanders around when ...

By Telford Vice

Proteas' seam whisperer happy to be targeted by opposition batsmen

A hardness hides inside the apparent softness of Andile Phehlukwayo’s slow smile and good manners.

By Telford Vice

Cricket World Cup state of play

This year's format sees all the teams playing each other once in the initial group phase, with the top four qualifying ...

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World Cup heroics are child's play for India star Sharma

Sharma smashed 140 off 113 balls to lead India to 336 for five after being put into bat in the rain-affected game in ...

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Defiant Sarfaraz won't rule out World Cup revival for Pakistan

India thumped Pakistan by 89 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in a rain-curtailed match at Old Trafford.

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Faf du Plessis chuffed with allround display as SA earn first World Cup win

“I feel a little bit lighter‚” Faf du Plessis said after his team won by nine wickets to stay in the running‚ albeit ...

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan tells players to beat India with mental strength

Pakistani prime minister and cricket great Imran Khan on Sunday urged his country's cricket team to be mentally strong ...

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Tahir, De Kock star as SA earn first World Cup win

Faf du Plessis won the toss and put the Afghans in to bat on a green pitch, and they collapsed to 125 all out in 34.1 ...

By Telford Vice - Cardiff

Buttler ready to answer England World Cup captain call

Morgan had to leave the field with a back spasm during the West Indies innings in Southampton on Friday, with opening ...

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'Really good step in the right direction', says South Africa skipper

The Proteas endured a torrid start to their campaign in England and Wales, losing their first three matches before a no ...

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Sri Lanka snub media duties after World Cup defeat

Dimuth Karunaratne's side were beaten by 87 runs at the Oval, leaving their hopes of progressing to the semi-finals ...

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More than a game: World Cup set for India-Pakistan blockbuster

Such was the desire of fans to cheer on their heroes in person that, according to the International Cricket Council's ...

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South Africa eye first World Cup win after bundling out Afghanistan

Faf du Plessis's side have endured a torrid campaign so far, losing their first three matches and then picking up one ...

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Finch, Starc shine as Australia beat Sri Lanka in World Cup

Finch equalled his career-best one-day international score with a masterful 153 and Steve Smith chipped in with 73 as ...

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Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi looks set to miss World Cup clash

The fast bowler has been struggling with a hamstring injury since the game against Bangladesh at the Oval on June 2‚ ...

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Afghans won't be distracted by Shahzad row, insists Naib

Shahzad played in Afghanistan's first two World Cup matches, but the wicketkeeper-batsman was removed from the squad ...

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India and Pakistan's one-sided World Cup history

Lurking political tensions and India's refusal to play Pakistan in bilateral series only adds to the sense of ...

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Holder calls for consistency after West Indies World Cup defeat

The West Indies started the tournament with a bang, beating Pakistan by seven wickets but then lost to Australia from a ...

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Joe Root: England's understated superstar

One-day skipper Eoin Morgan hailed man-of-the-match Root after England steamrollered West Indies by eight wickets in ...

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Faf du Plessis urges South Africa to slay World Cup ghosts

Du Plessis' side face Afghanistan in a must-win match in Cardiff on Saturday after a wretched start to the World Cup.

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Benkenstein warns Proteas to adapt or face embarrassing World Cup exit

London - South Africa batting coach Dale Benkenstein has warned his struggling side to adapt to the unique demands of ...

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West Indies must be smart to topple England, says Holder

Southampton - West Indies captain Jason Holder says his resurgent side are using their brains as well as brawn ahead of ...

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Cricket chiefs deny World Cup TV 'gagging' order

The former pace bowler, a high-profile TV analyst, labelled the officiating in the match between West Indies and ...

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Australia's Warner says wife is 'my rock' after World Cup hundred

The opener made 107, his first hundred in Australia colours since an Ashes century against England during the 2017 ...

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Sarfaraz warns Pakistan must improve ahead of India clash

Pakistan once again produced some sloppy out-cricket in a 41-run group stage defeat by champions Australia at Taunton ...

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Mohammad Amir on top of world despite Pakistan defeat

Amir was back in Taunton, in southwest England, where he made his return to first-class cricket three years ago ...

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AB de Villiers drama continues to dog woeful SA at the World Cup

Days after it emerged that AB de Villiers wanted to play in the Cricket World Cup‚ the story continues to dog South ...

By Telford Vice

Winless Proteas still in search of performance

Performance‚ performance‚ performance — Faf du Plessis has a new favourite word‚ and he hopes he will be able to use it ...

By Telford Vice

Amir aims for another Taunton triumph as Australia await

The group fixture at southwest county Somerset's headquarters sees Amir back at the ground where he made his return to ...

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Faf du Plessis hopes AB de Villiers row sparks South Africa

South Africa's World Cup hopes are hanging by a slender thread after Monday's match against the West Indies was ...

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SA's World Cup further down the drain after Windies washout

Jason Holder won the toss‚ put the South Africans in to bat‚ and saw Sheldon Cottrell reduce them to 29/2 on a ...

By Telford Vice

West Indies ready for Jofra Archer test, says Floyd Reifer

Archer was born in Barbados to a British father and played for West Indies Under-19s before declaring his allegiance to ...

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Australia still World Cup contenders after India loss insists Waugh

Australia were beaten for the first time in this year's World Cup as India cruised to a 36-run win at the Oval on ...

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Rabada urges South Africa to ignore off-field problems

A tough opening week in the round-robin group phase has left the Proteas with little margin for error after three ...

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India and Australia captains call for action over 'unfair' bails

Australia opener David Warner avoided being bowled early in his side's unsuccessful run-chase at the Oval on Sunday ...

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Kohli says booing of Smith 'not acceptable'

Both Smith and fellow Australia batsman David Warner have been on the receiving end of jeers from opposition fans at ...

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Dhawan ton helps India down Australia

Dhawan's 117 and his 127-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma laid the foundation for India posting 352 for five after ...

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England captain Morgan grateful for Roy's 'luxury' runs

Roy's 153 - his third one-day international score of 150 or more in nine hundreds - took England to an imposing 386 for ...

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Williamson shines as New Zealand beat Afghanistan in World Cup stroll

Williamson was New Zealand's top scorer with a 99-ball innings containing nine fours after Jimmy Neesham took ...

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Ton-up Shakib glad promotion paying dividends

It was the third time the all-rounder, who also opened the bowling with his left-arm spin in Cardiff on Saturday, had ...

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Afghanistan wait on Rashid after concussion test

Rashid was unable to bowl for Afghanistan during their seven-wicket defeat against New Zealand at Taunton on Saturday ...

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Ottis Gibson comes out swinging about AB de Villiers

Ottis Gibson came out swinging about AB de Villiers’ absence from South Africa’s World Cup squad on Saturday.

By Telford Vice in Southampton

ICC tell India star Dhoni to ditch World Cup gloves

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had defended Dhoni after he sported a dagger logo on his green gloves ...

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OPINION: Coulda‚ woulda‚ shoulda: what AB must do now

What would AB do? The question would have been asked with growing frequency as South Africa shambled from one loss‚ to ...

By Telford Vice‚ London

India v Australia: Three key World Cup battles

In the past five editions of the tournament, India are the only team to have denied the Australians the trophy, on home ...

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Hendricks ready to step into breach left by Steyn

There’s no mistaking Beuran Hendricks for Dale Steyn‚ but that’s what South Africa will expect in the rest of the World ...

By Telford Vice

Cricket SA have no regrets turning down AB de Villiers' approach to play ...

Cricket South Africa selection convenor Linda Zondi said on Thursday they have no regrets in turning down an approach ...

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South Africa's Morris urges fans to 'keep faith' after India defeat

The Proteas' hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals from the 10-team round-robin pool phase are already hanging by a ...

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SA need luck to go their way‚ says Morris

India beat them by six wickets to complete a hattrick of defeats: the first time South Africa have lost their opening ...

By Telford Vice

South Africans call for changes after World Cup slump

South Africa, who lost their first two matches, to England and Bangladesh, went down by six wickets to Virat Kohli's ...

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Kohli praises Bumrah after opening World Cup win

Bumrah, the world's top-ranked one-day international bowler, struck early to remove the South African openers including ...

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SA crash to third consecutive Cricket World Cup loss against India

South Africa crashed to 89/5 on their way to a sub-par total of 227/9‚ which India passed with six wickets standing and ...

By Telford Vice

Pakistan urged to stay 'ruthless' in Sri Lanka World Cup clash

The notoriously unpredictable Pakistan side held their nerve to beat the hosts by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on Monday, ...

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New Zealand survive Bangladesh scare to win World Cup thriller

Man-of-the-match Ross Taylor scored a 91-ball 82 before a clatter of wickets gave Bangladesh the chance to pull off a ...

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Langer prepares Australia for West Indies World Cup pace test

The two teams, who have won seven out of the 11 World Cups so far between them, meet at Trent Bridge on Thursday after ...

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Dale Steyn out of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, with Beuran Hendricks to ...

Bowler Steyn has suffered a second shoulder injury which has not responded to treatment and has ruled him out of ...

By Herald Correspondent

West Indies quicks rekindle memories of World Cup glory

The two-time champions opened their campaign at the tournament in England and Wales by skittling out Pakistan for just ...

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India plan pace assault in World Cup opener against South Africa

India are the last of the 10 teams to launch their challenge in England and Wales and they start against a South Africa ...

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Bangladesh look to Shakib to tame New Zealand in 200th match

Shakib was the key man when Bangladesh upset South Africa by 21 runs in their opening match on Sunday.

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Hardik Pandya - India's World Cup 'X-factor'

An attacking middle-order batsman, medium-fast bowler and quick in the field, the 25-year-old is preparing for his ...

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'Don't panic' Root tells England after Pakistan defeat

Both Root and Jos Buttler scored hundreds but Pakistan still managed to end a run of 11 straight losses in completed ...

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'Harsh words' in store for South Africa flops, warns Du Plessis

Du Plessis' side are already in danger of blowing their World Cup bid after two defeats in the first four days of the ...

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South Africa's Ngidi ruled out for up to 10 days, Amla due back

Ngidi limped off the Oval pitch after bowling just four overs in Bangladesh's innings and Proteas team doctor Mohammed ...

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Kumar eyes Lord's return for World Cup final

The 29-year-old made his mark at the 'home of cricket' by leading the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India to a famous Test ...

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England play down 500 talk as their quicks eye Pakistan

The ground is renowned as a batsman's paradise, with England having twice set the world record for the highest score in ...

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New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in World Cup

Henry returned figures of 3-29 and combined with fellow paceman Lockie Ferguson who also took three wickets to bowl out ...

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Afghanistan pledge to learn from Australia World Cup drubbing

The rank outsiders at the tournament in England and Wales had a terrible start against the defending champions in ...

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Australia's David Warner stars in Afghan World Cup romp

The five-time champions bowled Afghanistan out for 207 in 38.2 overs on a warm day in Bristol and then made steady ...

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Steyn to miss second World Cup game

Dale Steyn’s World Cup is on hold for another match.

By Telford Vice in London

Tahir looks to mark century with match-winning display

The clash will be played on the same pitch on which England beat South Africa by 104 runs in the tournament opener on ...

By Telford Vice‚ London

Hashim Amla sits out nets after blow to head

The 36-year-old Amla was forced to retire hurt after being struck on the helmet by a short delivery from Jofra Archer ...

By Reuters

Archer will lick his lips at prospect of bowling at Pakistan, says Younis

A blistering Oshane Thomas-led pace attack swept Pakistan away for a dismal 105 at Trent Bridge on Friday as West ...

By Reuters

Du Plessis urges South Africa to get World Cup campaign back on track

The Proteas suffered a 104-run thrashing against hosts England in the tournament's opening match on Thursday.

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Thomas, Gayle lead West Indies World Cup rout of Pakistan

Fast bowler Oshane Thomas took four wickets as Pakistan were bundled out for their second-lowest World Cup total of 105 ...

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New Zealand begin World Cup charge against Sri Lanka

The Black Caps reached the final four years ago for the first time after six semi-final defeats, only to be soundly ...

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Smith, Warner hungry as Australia launch World Cup campaign against ...

The star batsmen were both banned for a year for their roles in a ball-tampering scandal but they have found form on ...

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Rashid Khan: from refugee to Afghan World Cup star

The world's top-rated Twenty20 bowler from the war-torn nation last year made history as the fastest to reach 100 ...

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Proteas vs England: South Africans keep #ProteaFire burning despite loss

South Africans remain optimistic that good times lie ahead for the Proteas in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

By Cebelihle Bhengu

Australia's Langer calls on fans not to boo Smith and Warner

The pair, who both recently completed bans for ball-tampering, were given a hostile reception by the crowd at the Ageas ...

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Du Plessis keen to make amends quickly for World Cup wobble

“England were better than us in all three facets of the game‚” Du Plessis said after the home side beat South Africa by ...

By Telford Vice‚ The Oval‚ London

A hiding, plain and simple . . . England just too good

A man needs nerve to wear green shoes to the premier of cricket’s biggest global event. But there Faf du Plessis was, ...

By Telford Vice

Batting lets SA down after canny bowling performance in World Cup opener

England were held to a gettable 311/8, but South Africa shambled to a reply of 207 in 39.5 overs to go down by 104 runs.

By Telford Vice at the Oval

West Indies playing with Hope ahead of Pakistan World Cup opener

The two-times world champions had to battle to reach the World Cup in England and Wales, reaching the tournament via a ...

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World Cup a dream come true for Pakistan's Mohammad Amir

The 27-year-old nearly missed out this time as he was left out of the preliminary World Cup squad, having taken just ...

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India great Sunil Gavaskar tips England for World Cup glory

Top-ranked England recently outplayed Pakistan 4-0 in a one-day series to underline their supremacy in the 50-over ...

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Morgan says World Cup win for hosts could have huge impact on English ...

England are top of the one-day international rankings and favourites to lift a trophy they have never yet won in its ...

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Pakistan seek Champions Trophy inspiration as West Indies loom

Pakistan have lost their past ten one-day internationals including a 5-0 whitewash by Australia and 4-0 thumping by ...

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South Africa a World Cup 'dark horse' for Jacques Kallis

The Proteas have won only one of seven World Cup knockout matches since making their tournament debut in 1992 and were ...

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England's 'do-or-die' World Cup bid excites Kevin Pietersen

England, who launch the tournament against South Africa at the Oval on Thursday, have transformed their approach to the ...

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Cricket World Cup: Five batsmen to watch

AFP Sports takes a look at five batsmen who could wreak havoc.

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Cricket World Cup: Five bowlers to watch

AFP Sports takes a look at five bowlers to watch.

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Hashim Amla shows glimpses of old in Cardiff

Warm-up games are not for winning and losing, even those ahead of a World Cup, so there’s little import in the fact ...

By Telford Vice

Proteas coach Ottis Gibson thinks big in small dressingroom

All things are not equal at the Oval‚ where England and South Africa will get the Cricket World Cup going on Thursday.

By Telford Vice

England launch World Cup bid against South Africa

So embarrassing was England's first-round exit at the 2015 edition in Australia and New Zealand it prompted a major ...

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Cricket World Cup: a potted history

AFP Sports takes a look back at the history of one-day showpiece.

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Windies fire World Cup warning with dominant win over Kiwis

Shai Hope continued his fine run of form as he finished with an 86-ball 101 with nine fours and four sixes, while Andre ...

By Hardik Vyas

Dale Steyn out for England game but 'close to ready', says coach Gibson

Dale Steyn won’t be part of South Africa’s attack in their Cricket World Cup opener against England at the Oval on ...

By Telford Vice

South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis says no need for 'Superman'

The Proteas will launch the World Cup against hosts and favourites England at the Oval on Thursday as they begin their ...

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Steyn ruled out of South Africa World Cup opener

The 35-year-old paceman injured his shoulder during the recent Indian Premier League and will not be risked at the Oval.

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Khawaja guides Australia to comfortable win over Sri Lanka

Australia's disciplined bowling performance restricted Sri Lanka to 239-8, but they looked to have suffered a blow when ...

By Hardik Vyas

Dominant England crush Afghanistan in World Cup warm-up

Opener Jason Roy smashed an unbeaten 46-ball 89, studded with 11 fours and four sixes, and Joe Root finished on 29 not ...

By Reuters

Rashid Khan puts a positive spin on Afghan World Cup bid

The 20-year-old, who is top of the Twenty20 world rankings, will be a key weapon in the World Cup in England and Wales.

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Fakhar Zaman: Pakistan's World Cup weapon

India appeared to have made the perfect start in the 2017 Champions Trophy showpiece when Zaman edged to wicketkeeper ...

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Rain has last say as Proteas wrap up World Cup preparations

The clamour came from a bunch of children marooned on the boundary who had arrived excited to see exotic players in ...

By Telford Vice in Bristol

Win over India means little for World Cup, says New Zealand's Ross Taylor

New Zealand have moved to temper expectations ahead of the Cricket World Cup after their six-wicket victory over India ...

By Reuters

Hashim Amla kills them softly again

That was in February‚ when Amla’s scores of 3‚ 16‚ 0 — his only first-baller in a Test — and 32 were important factors ...

By Telford Vice‚ London

Warner booed as Australia bat against England in World Cup warm-up

Both Warner and former Australia captain Steve Smith only returned to international duty earlier this month after ...

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Rusty but pain-free Kagiso Rabada ready for England challenge

A key cog in South Africa's bid for a maiden World Cup title, Rabada returned home from the Indian Premier League (IPL) ...

By Amlan Chakraborty

World Cup dream Taylor-made for Black Caps great

While Taylor has made no formal retirement announcement, he openly acknowledges that, at 35, his fourth World Cup in ...

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'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle targets World Cup swansong

Even in his 40th year, in what looks likely to be his final major international tournament, the left-handed West Indies ...

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Dhoni, Rahul hit tons as India beat Bangladesh in World Cup warm-up

Bangladesh won the toss and opted to field first but, despite removing openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma cheaply, ...

By Reuters

All your Cricket World Cup fixtures

The 2019 Cricket World Cup gets under way at the Kennington Oval in London on Thursday, with hosts England taking in ...

By Herald Reporter

Cricket World Cup: five memorable moments

AFP Sports recalls five of the most memorable moments:

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Surprise NZ selection Blundell on brink of ODI debut in World Cup

The 28-year-old did his chances no harm with 106 against West Indies in their final warmup game in Bristol and follows ...

By Greg Stutchbury

Shakib Al Hasan: the 'nucleus' of Bangladesh

The side's 32-year-old talisman is top of the one-day international all-rounder rankings, with more than 5,700 runs and ...

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West Indies bowl against Australia in World Cup

Windies captain Jason Holder was boosted by the presence of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell in his starting line-up after ...

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All your Cricket World Cup fixtures

The 2019 Cricket World Cup gets under way at the Kennington Oval in London on Thursday, with hosts England taking in ...

By Herald Reporter

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