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Virat Kohli hails Jofra Archer's 'X-factor'

The India captain, however, had a word of warning for England's batsmen, saying going gung-ho from ball one can backfire in the knockouts

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Who will win the World Cup? The captains have their say

Is it England? Or India? Or Australia? Or is there a dark horse lurking?

Pakistan: volatile and wonderful

Winners of the 2017 Champions Trophy in England, Pakistan arrive to the World Cup on the back of 11 winless games


Can Sri Lanka spring another surprise, 23 years on?

Sri Lanka go into the World Cup marred by captaincy changes, corruption scandals and poor form. But then, no one expected them to win in 1996 either


A new chapter in Afghanistan's cricketing fairy tale

They have consistently shown their mettle over the last few years, and now, under a new captain, will aim to carry that success into the World Cup


Bangladesh more than just underdogs

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


Growing the game

Rise of cricket

Mexico women's cricket team takes shot at success

You'd be hard-pressed to trace cricket's history south of the border, but a group of Mexican women in the country's capital have patched together a revival

Player draft

CPL 2019

My sixes are bigger, Andre Russell's are flatter - Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle weighed in on whether he or West Indies team-mate Andre Russell is the more fearsome batsman


Hales, Shadab and Malinga among top earners in CPL draft

TKR and Tallawahs have retained Dwayne Bravo and Russell, while Kieron Pollard and Chris Gayle will move back to their home franchises

Ganga: TKR, Tallawahs, Tridents appear well-balanced

Daren Ganga looks at how the teams stack up after the CPL 2019 draft


World Cup countdown

Seven days to go

'MS Dhoni should bat at No. 5' - Tendulkar

The Indian batting great on the team's World Cup combination, MS Dhoni and his semi-finalists

Podcast: Zaltzman and Kimber on 'the day Kapil changed cricket'

They talk great World Cup performances, including that Kapil catch, the human calculator Bevan and more

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World Cup countdown

Seven 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

Khawaja cops nasty bouncer blow

Usman Khawaja retired hurt in Australia's practice match against West Indies after being struck by an Andre Russell bouncer


Smith hits top gear as Australians warm-up with victory

Khawaja's scans clear after blow on helmet after a Russell bouncer forced him to retire hurt

Indians in county circuit

County Championship Division One

Ashwin to join Nottinghamshire for second half of season

He is expected to feature in six of their final seven red-ball matches starting June

Rahane scores hundred on debut for Hampshire

The India batsman began his county stint by helping put on a double-century stand

'Wanted to bat, bat and bat' - Ajinkya Rahane

India's Test vice-captain on adjusting to English conditions after a superb initiation into the county championship


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