The 2019 edition of the World Cup is now six days away and while India is considered one of the favourites going into the tournament in England and Wales, a lot will depend on how skipper Virat Kohli leads the team in the showpiece event.
Trent Boult starred with the ball as New Zealand thrashed India in a World Cup warm-up match at the Oval on Saturday. The left-arm seamer exploited overcast conditions and a pitch with plenty of grass cover to finish with four for 33 as India
West Indies crushed Pakistan by seven wickets in a one-sided World Cup match at Trent Bridge on Friday, with the two-time champions showing they are a resurgent force in the one-day game.
Steve Smith and David Warner will seek redemption on the biggest stage as they re-launch their one-day international careers for Australia against Afghanistan at the World Cup on Saturday.
New Zealand are happy to go under the radar as they prepare to launch their campaign for World Cup glory against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Saturday. New Zealand will look to leave behind the thrashing against West Indies
The world's top-rated Twenty20 bowler from the war-torn nation last year made history as the fastest to reach 100 one-day international wickets.
Ben Stokes insists his astonishing catch in England’s World Cup rout of South Africa on Thursday doesn’t rank as the best of his career. Stokes capped a man-of-the-match display in England’s 104-run victory
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.
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