Jason Roy sealed an England thrashing of Afghanistan as the tournament hosts cruised to victory in their final match before the World Cup. Roy made 89 not out on his Surrey home ground on Monday
Cardiff: Riding on a brilliant century by KL Rahul and a dominant 113 by old warhorse MS Dhoni India defeat Bangladesh by 95 runs in their final World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff on Tuesday. Batting first, the Indians finished on 359/7 in their 50 overs while chasing Bangladesh could manage only 264.
Powered by a 86-ball 101 by wicketkeeper batsman Shai Hope and an 82-run partnership for the seventh wicket in just 39 deliveries by Andre Russell and Jason Holder, West Indies packed too much of a punch for the other dark horses of the tournament, New Zealand, beating them by 91 runs in their last warm-up match at the Bristol County Ground in Bristol, England, on Tuesday.
Steve Smith and David Warner have been welcomed back to the Australian team with “no tension,” coach Justin Langer said on Friday, with the World Cup offering another opportunity for redemption.
England launch the World Cup on Thursday as favourites to bludgeon their way to victory for the first time but will fear a Virat Kohli-inspired India and a hungry Australia. The host nation have never won the tournament, with the last of their three losing appearances in the final coming in 1992, but there is a growing sense
LONDON: KL Rahul’s century in Tuesday’s warm-up match against Bangladesh suggested he could be the answer to India’s search for a reliable number four batsman at the World Cup but the right-hander says he is happy to bat anywhere. Two-time champions India continue to fret over the problematic batting position
Shai Hope has insisted that while West Indies are not aiming to score 500 runs in the upcoming World Cup, it would be great if his team becomes the first to cross that mark.
The national flag of Bangladesh is red and green, but the Tigers' jersey unveiled on Monday for the tournament starting later this month in England and Wales was green and white.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) spokesman Jalal Yunus said cricket's world governing body had originally asked it to drop the red colour due to "commercial complications," but relented following a subsequent request from the BCB.
"I think this team has the right combination. The best thing is (that) batting used to be a constant worry for us but our batsmen are now in good form," he expla