England players celebrate with the trophy after their victory in the fifth ODI against Pakistan on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
Leeds: The final places in England’s World Cup squad could come down to the personal preference of white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, according to coach Trevor Bayliss. Tournament hosts England, bidding to win the World Cup for the first time, have risen to the top of the one-day international rankings
London: England captain Eoin Morgan believes the tournament hosts have done everything they possibly could to get themselves ready for a tilt at the World Cup. One-day cricket has long been the poor relation of the international game in England in terms of status.
Centurion: Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat in the third one-day international against South Africa on Friday as Sarfraz Ahmed said Andile Phehlukwayo had accepted his apology for a controversial comment he made about his skin colour.
I first stepped foot on Afghan soil in 1988, and in the months that followed, I worked from a Mujahideen camp on the border with Pakistan running clinics for refugee women fleeing the Afghan-Soviet war.
London: Steve Waugh says Australia are “gathering confidence and momentum at exactly the right time” after their comprehensive victory against hosts England guaranteed their place in the World Cup semi-finals. There were plenty of doubts over the five-time winners’ chances of retaining the trophy before the competition
India will aim to continue with their unbeaten streak in the ongoing World Cup when they face a low-on-confidence West Indies team at Old Trafford on Thursday. After coming out with commanding performances in their first three World Cup games, the Men in Blue had to toil hard against Afghanistan to earn their fourth
London: England’s Ben Stokes defiantly stated “This is our World Cup” after a thumping defeat by Australia cast doubt on the pre-tournament favourites’ hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals. Set a target of 286 to beat the reigning champions, England were dismissed for 221, going down by 64 runs to their arch-rivals
LONDON: Lewis Hamilton will feel the heat, literally at least, in Austria this weekend as Formula One champions Mercedes seek to equal McLaren’s modern-day record of 11 wins in a row and he returns to the scene of his most recent retirement. With temperatures set to soar in scenic Spielberg, the championship