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Show the world why you're No. 1: Rhodes to Shakib

'He's looking forward to a wonderful tournament. I think he's got a bit of a point to prove and he probably thinks that as well'

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Samiuddin: How long can Imam-ul-Haq feed off hate?

All of Pakistan seemingly loathes him for his privilege. So far that has worked out pretty well for him

Cardiff weather blocks Pakistan and Bangladesh prep

Not even a toss was possible as unrelenting rain forced the match at Sophia Gardens to be abandoned

Jayawardene explains

Sri Lanka news

'Not the right place for me' - Jayawardene declines SLC World Cup offer

The former captain said Angelo Mathews should have been a stronger leader instead of giving into cricket politics

World Cup Countdown

Four days to go

New Zealand ready to shed the underachievers tag


Chappell: The bowling attacks will decide the World Cup

England, India and Australia have the most balanced ones so far

Mark Nicholas: Ten things I'd like to see at this World Cup

What will this edition of the tournament bring?

World Cup warm-ups

India v New Zealand

Boult decimates India top order

Trent Boult removed Rohit, Dhawan and Rahul to expose India's middle order


Jadeja a worthy senior statesman

He may not be the first-choice allrounder, but his experience could yet give India an edge

Boult, Williamson star in NZ's crushing win

Neesham also played a crucial hand on a lively pitch, helping dismiss India for 179

World Cup warm-ups

England v Australia

Crowd reaction doesn't bother me - Steven Smith

The Australian batsman said he was just focussed on doing his job and scoring runs


It's 'water off a duck's back' - Smith on boos

Century confirms ominous form as hosts are given reminder of Australian's qualities in warm-up

Smith, Warner and bowlers stall England

Whirlwind knocks from Buttler, Woakes keep England alive till the end before they fall short

World Cup countdown

Four days to go

Kohli pleased with India's lower-order fightback

Captain praises Hardik and Jadeja's efforts to revive a floundering innings

'Whatever the conditions are, I will be able to adapt and perform for my team'

Vijay Shankar is ready for whatever challenges his first World Cup may throw at him, both as batsman and bowler

'Wouldn't have been scoring like this if I didn't take risks' - Rohit

India opener explains the process that has worked well for him

World Cup countdown

Five days to go

Slater retains World Cup commentary role after flight altercation

ESPNcricinfo understands he was spoken to by host broadcasters and reminded of the behavioural standards all commentators must uphold

World Cup countdown

Five days to go

Spin to define Australia's World Cup - Ponting

The former Australia captain believes the team is in a better space now than they were 12-18 months ago

World Cup countdown

Six days to go

We are prepared for every opposition - Justin Ontong

Justin Ontong talks about SA's preparation ahead of the WC, the importance of fielding, the first game against England, and much more


'Bumpy' outfield an irritant at South Africa's practice venue

Justin Ontong, the fielding coach, has stressed the importance of fielding during 'defining moments' of World Cup matches

World Cup Countdown

Five days to go

'We've come a long way since 2015' - Jason Roy

Opening batsman epitomises England's journey from zeroes to heroes since last World Cup

Plunkett was 'pacing room' ahead of World Cup selection

Fast bowler relieved to be given his chance, after pressure for places during Pakistan series

Team culture stronger than it's ever been - Morgan

Captain describes final selection meeting as "toughest decision" but stands by the 15-man squad that will launch campaign on May 30

World Cup Countdown

Six days to go

'Dhoni will be a big player in this World Cup' - Shastri

India's captain Virat Kohl and coach Ravi Shastri on Kuldeep Yadav's form, Kedar Jadhav's fitness, MS Dhoni's skills and more


Pressure, not conditions, the challenge - Kohli

Ravi Shastri expects the World Cup to come to India if the players perform to their potential

'We go in feeling very balanced' - Kohli

India's captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri on the challenge of the English conditions


'Most challenging WC because of format'

How ready are India for the World Cup? Captain Virat Kohli has his say


World Cup countdown

Six days to go

Can Sri Lanka spring another surprise, 23 years on?


World Cup countdown

Six days to go

Opponents still scared, but 'it's not as easy as it was' - Chris Gayle

Fans asking him to hit sixes still spurs him on, says the West Indies opening batsman

World Cup Countdown

Six days to go

England players react to the new World Cup kit

Members of the England squad commented on thier newly unveiled kits and talked about the pressure of going into the tournament as favourites.


Dobell: Fringe focus shows how far England have come

It hasn't been entirely smooth, but World Cup build-up a vast improvement on previous years

'World Cup is just a footstep of Archer's international career' - Morgan


England's selectors have taken the common sense option


Archer brings special things to a cricket field - Smith


How Jofra Archer fast-tracked it to the World Cup


World Cup Countdown

Seven days to go

Unpredictable Pakistan need to manage expectations

A round-robin format, with many games during the month of Ramadan, is a throwback to 1992, but the form of that side and this one couldn't be more different

Wahab determined to 'prove Mickey Arthur wrong'

Recalled paceman expects his experience and ability to reverse swing the ball to stand him in good stead in the UK

'Was disheartening to be sidelined for two years' - Wahab Riaz

Wahab Riaz speaks following his backdoor inclusion in Pakistan's World Cup squad


Inzamam explains Amir and Wahab World Cup calls

PCB's chief selector on their World Cup combination and the late inclusions


'Will be reverse-swing conditions' - Wahab

Wahab Riaz on what it means to return to the Pakistan team for the World Cup, the English conditions, Junaid Khan being left out, and more



Seven days to go

Bangladesh more than just underdogs at 2019 WC

Since the 2015 World Cup Bangladesh have won more ODIs than they have lost


No late entry for Taskin in Bangladesh's WC party

Performance in Ireland tri-series has given everyone a lot of confidence, says chief selector Minhajul Abedin

World Cup countdown

Eight days to go

England team 'has grown up together' - Buttler

Like a highly specialised fathers' group, this squad, largely unchanged in four years, have been through a lot

Moeen hopes fans don't get personal with Smith and Warner

The England allrounder says the two are "probably really good people" deep down

World Cup 2019

Seven days to go

Maxwell keen to control with ball and finish with bat

The allrounder is pretty clear about what his roles will be in the Australian XI going into the World Cup

Rejuvenated Starc swings into World Cup defence

The Player of the Tournament in the 2015 World Cup hopes to rediscover his best after recovering from yet another injury

Australia's Gallipoli learnings go deeper than platitudes

Australians humbled by the lessons learned on their pre World Cup trip to the Anzac Cove war memorial in Turkey

World Cup countdown

Nine days to go

What Bangladesh and WI can take from Ireland tri-series to WC

The likes of Mosaddek Hossain and Soumya Sarkar stand up for Bangladesh as WI look to fix fielding woes

Dwayne Bravo, Pollard among West Indies' World Cup reserves

The reserves also include Ambris and Reifer, who will join the main 15-man squad in a training camp in Southampton from May 19 to 23

World Cup countdown

10 days to go

India's quicks have both skills and pace - Shami

The fast bowler says he never lost belief in his white-ball ability even when he lost his place in the ODI side

'Bowling going to play very big role in World Cup' - Dravid

Former captain says India "lucky" to have bowlers who can take wickets in middle overs in what he expects to be a high-scoring tournament

World Cup Countdown

10 days to go

Does Mahela remember who took a hat-trick in 2015 to knock Sri Lanka out of the World Cup?


World Cup countdown

10 days to go

Smith, Warner ready to 'face the fire' on comeback - Langer

Australia coach delighted to have Steven Smith and David Warner back ahead of World Cup and Ashes in England

Cricket Network

'Smith and Warner are human beings too'

Justin Langer shared his thoughts on the returning pair as his side arrived in England ahead of the World Cup


World Cup countdown

11 days to go

Would love to see Afghanistan upset someone at the World Cup - Morrison

Danny Morrison speaks about potential World Cup semi-finalists, which bowling attack is most potent and more


World Cup 2019 winners to get US $4 million

The total prize money of $10 million will be the same as it was in the 2015 World Cup

Tom Latham in doubt for NZ's World Cup opener

He had sustained a finger fracture while keeping wicket during the third warm-up game against Australia

World Cup Countdown

10 days to go

Don't want to have 'fear of failure' - du Plessis

There is a World Cup at stake, but if South Africa are under any extra pressure, it won't be coming from inside their camp

World Cup Countdown

12 days to go

Which is Sangakkara's favourite World Cup performance?


World Cup build-up

Australia news

Aaron Finch backs experience of past winners for World Cup campaign

Finch addressed the media after their third and final warm-up game against New Zealand in Brisbane, and also praised Steven Smith's successful return into the Australian set-up

Finch ponders tactics to counter World Cup run-fests

The Australia captain may keep Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins with overs in reserve to quell run-scoring in the middle of the innings

Back-up quicks a worry for Australia ahead of World Cup?

Without the injured pair of Jhye Richardson and Josh Hazlewood, the third pacer option between Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Kane Richardson appears a little less enticing

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