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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

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Bairstow’s hard work and preparation pays off in Durham with second successive century

The Riverside Durham, Chester-Le-Street, July 3, 2019: Under bright sunshine at The Riverside Durham, Jonny Bairstow became the first England batsman to score successive centuries in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. His back-to-back tons helped ensure that England will compete in a World Cup semi-final for the first time since 1992,

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Morgan delighted with the way England played to guarantee a semi-final spot

The Riverside Durham, Chester-Le-Street, July 3, 2019: England are in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 27 years – but it is the manner of getting there that has pleased Eoin Morgan more than the historic achievement itself. After back-to-back defeats last month to Sri Lanka

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Sharma shines again with fourth World Cup century

Edgbaston, Birmingham, July 2, 2019: When Sachin Tendulkar retired after a memorable Test match farewell in Mumbai six years ago, he was asked which players might overtake some of his India records (Rohit Sharma). The man known as the Little Master thought for a while and came back with two names. Virat

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ICC partners with UNICEF to deliver ‘one day for children’ celebration at Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019

Edgbaston, June 30, 2019: Edgbaston turns blue today [30 June] as ICC Cricket for Good, in partnership with UNICEF, deliver the pinnacle event of the tournament wide ‘One Day for Children’ campaign with a special celebration at the England v India match in Birmingham. International donations can be made by fans here:

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Babar has the potential to match Kohli, claims Flower

Edgbaston, Birmingham, June 26, 2019: Emulating Virat Kohli is a mere dream for most young batsmen – but Grant Flower believes that Babar Azam Pakistan is well on the path to doing just that after his stylish century downed New Zealand. Facing a strong bowling attack in tough batting conditions, Babar showed

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Finch may have had captaincy thrust upon him but he is on the verge of achieving greatness

June 25, 2019: Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them (Aaron Finch scored 100). Such is the eternal universality of Shakespeare’s insights that Malvolio’s musings in Twelfth Night could easily apply to the Australian captaincy instead. If that was the case, then Aaron Finch would

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Afghanistan learning valuable lessons every day

By Mirwais Ashraf, June 24, 2019: This ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has been tough for Afghanistan but they’ll take every lesson learned and come back stronger in the future (Afghanistan learning). There have been some tough moments but I’m still really excited for the future of cricket in the country, we