Abhishek Purohit

Abhishek Purohit is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

Mitchell Starc congratulates Mitchell Johnson after the latter took a wicket

Aus v Afg, Group A, Perth

Hosts look to inject momentum into slow campaign

With one win, one loss and one draw from their first three games, Australia's start to the World Cup has been less than ideal, and Afghanistan may just run into a keyed-up outfit determined to bounce back in style

Shikhar Dhawan put in a dive, but was still run out

World Cup 2015: India

Indian batting in need of the knockout punch

Following their dominant start to the World Cup, India have three relatively low-pressure games to fine-tune ahead of the knockouts, and they will want to get their death-overs batting right

A tribute to Phillip Hughes on the WACA scoreboard

Inside the WACA scoreboard

It might be cramped, it might get hot, but it adds to the old world charm of the ground

A dejected James Faulkner leaves the field after suffering an injury

World Cup 2015: Australia

Faulkner out to prove fitness for Perth

The World Cup could finally begin for James Faulkner at the WACA on Wednesday. His availability for Australia's fourth group match against Afghanistan in Perth will hinge on how he pulls up after bowling in the side's optional training session on Monday a

R Ashwin roars after taking a wicket

World Cup 2015: India

Ashwin finds new wings in flight

Backed by the bigger boundaries in Australia, he has tossed the ball up more often, relied on the offbreak and has used his variations wisely

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli's 75-run partnership saw India through to a nine-wicket win

India v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

India check unticked boxes

They were overwhelming favourites and UAE hardly put up a fight, but India still got to test a few areas which needed tinkering

Swapnil Patil plays a shot through the off side

India v UAE, Group B, Perth

Patil faces old friends in Perth

They could have ended up as team-mates but Swapnil Patil took a different route to international cricket than his Indian friends and they are set to meet on opposite sides

Manjula Guruge celebrates with Shaiman Anwar after dismissing Paul Stirling

India v UAE, Group B, Perth

UAE determined to keep smiling

UAE are one happy side having the time of their lives, a bunch of amateurs playing a World Cup. A lot is spoken about team bonding and enjoying training but UAE were infectiously bubbly on Friday morning at the WACA.