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Shimron Hetmyer ready for CPL challenge in 2019

By Peter Miller, Georgetown, Guyana, July 17, 2019: The 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) a breakout season for Shimron Hetmyer, which he has used a platform to further his international career and get picked up in other T20 tournaments such as the Indian Premier League (IPL). Having finished last season as

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Stokes and Archer star in Super Over as England lift the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup for the first time

Lord’s London, July 14, 2019: England are the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup champions for the first time after Jofra Archer held his nerve to help beat New Zealand in a nail-biting Super Over at Lord’s (England lift World Cup). The Black Caps needed two to win from the final ball but

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If New Zealand win the World Cup then pure joy will sweep the country

By Daniel Vettori, July 13, 2019: Both teams will be very excited about reaching the World Cup final, and the crowning of a first-time winner makes it extra special (New Zealand win). They’ve both reached finals, New Zealand win at the last edition four years ago and England back in 1992, but

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Lifting the World Cup at Lord’s is the best feeling in the world – I hope Morgan and England get to experience it

By Heather Knight, July 13, 2019: Lifting the World Cup at Lord’s was the best experience I’ve had in cricket – and I’d love nothing more than for England’s men to enjoy every moment against New Zealand. Playing in a home World Cup final is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and these guys will

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ICC Cricket World Cup; Superb England march to the final

Edgbaston, July 11, 2019: A new nation will lift the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup after England joined New Zealand in the final with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Australia at Edgbaston (Superb England march). Australia had won the toss and chosen to bat, but a blistering opening spell from Chris Woakes

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Williamson hails New Zealand’s mental strength as they book their World Cup final place

Old Trafford, Manchester, July 10, 2019: New Zealand captain Williamson hails New Zealand looked remarkably calm for a man who had ridden an emotional rollercoaster. The Blacks Caps booked their second consecutive ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final appearance as a brilliant bowling performance secured a dramatic 18-run victory over India at

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The numbers behind the success of the four World Cup semi-finalists

London, July 7, 2019: The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 group stage has exposed 10 nations to every possible pressure, examining every nook and cranny of their method in the 50-over format. India, Australia, England and New Zealand have ridden the wave and reached the final four on the strength of

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Umpire Gould prepares to raise his finger for the final time at Headingley

July 6, 2019: Before Gary Pratt there was Umpire Ian Gould. The English umpire will be in the middle for the final time in India’s clash with Sri Lanka at Headingley, but a look into the archives reminds us that he too once had a substitute fielder Ashes moment. An accomplished wicket-keeper,

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Gayle leaves his mark on West Indies cricket

Headingley, Leeds, July 4, 2019: They came to see Chris Gayle, instead they had to settle for watching the future of West Indies batting. Gayle was supposed to be the story at Headingley, playing his final match at an ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. A pair of tantalizing landmarks were within reach.

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If New Zealand face Australia at Old Trafford then they should go in with plenty of confidence

By Daniel Vettori New Zealand, The Riverside Durham, Chester-Le-Street, July 3, 2019: For the second game running England have produced an incredible performance under pressure so hats off to them. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy set the tone at the top of the order, and probably deceived everyone into thinking this was