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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

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Captain Fantastic Williamson keeps his cool in another New Zealand-South Africa classic

Edgbaston, June 20, 2019: It was the game we have all been waiting for (Captain Williamson Fantastic). This ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has served up bouncers and big hits but until now there had not a tense finish. Perhaps we should have guessed that the first would come when South Africa

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Eoin Morgan and England re-write the record books at Old Trafford

Old Trafford, Manchester, June 18, 2019: England were in record-breaking mood at Old Trafford as they produced the best batting display of the World Cup so far (Eoin Morgan record). Having won the toss and opted to bat first against Afghanistan in Manchester, the hosts paced their innings perfectly as Jonny Bairstow’s

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Shakib’s star quality puts West Indies in the shade

Taunton, June 17, 2019: In this must-win game for both sides, the approaches of West Indies and Bangladesh – with bat and ball – could not have been more different (Shakib Al Hasan). And given that no side had successfully chased more than 248 in this tournament until now, West Indies’ cautious

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Middle-order collapse frustrates captain Sarfaraz after India defeat

Old Trafford, Manchester, June 16, 2019: Pakistan’s inability to back up Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam’s impressive partnership left captain Sarfaraz Ahmed frustrated following a heavy defeat to rivals India (Middle order collapse). Rohit Sharma’s scintillating 140 from 113 balls helped India set a challenging total of 336/5 but Fakhar and Babar

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Make yourself a hero and define your career coach Arthur tells Pakistan squad

Old Trafford, Manchester, June 15, 2019: Don’t miss the chance to etch your name into cricket history – that’s the message from Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur ahead of their crunch clash with India. Pakistan against India is a cricketing rivalry like no other and the latest chapter will be written at Old

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Pakistan must bring their A game against India and take early wickets

By Waqar Younis, June 14, 2019: When Pakistan play India it’s always a huge game, but their meeting on Sunday is shaping up to be more crucial than ever. It’s simple – if Pakistan want to stay in the tournament, they have to bring an ‘A plus’ performance and win that game.

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Amir was Pakistan’s consistent performer in defeat by Australia

County Ground Taunton, June 12, 2019: With his hero Wasim Akram watching, a player he would imitate as a child in Changa Bangial, Muhammad Amir Pakistan produced a spell of hostile fast bowling that would have had the Sultan of Swing tapping a foot in appreciation. Amir, who has inconsistent in recent

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Statement from David Richardson on reserve days

London, June 11, 2019: Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver (Statement David Richardson). It would impact pitch preparation, team recovery and travel days, accommodation and venue availability,

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Dhawan supplies another Oval masterclass to inspire India

The Oval, London, June 9, 2019: Mitchell Starc raised his left hand in an attempt to catch the ball but it was hit with such ferocity by Shikhar Dhawan that umpire Ian Gould had to move out of the way with the nimble-footedness more akin to a ballroom dancer. Foundations had not