Abhishek Purohit

Abhishek Purohit is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

Samiullah Shenwari and Shapoor Zadran erupt in celebration

Assessing the Associates - Afghanistan

A lesson in pragmatism for passionate Afghanistan

Afghanistan's rapid climb up cricket's world order created plenty of excitement and expectations around the team. The World Cup gave them a chance to gauge their strengths and they strengthened their case for more exposure

Brendan Taylor was the first Zimbabwe player to score consecutive tons in a World Cup

India v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Auckland

A familiar despair marks Taylor's farewell

Brendan Taylor did everything in his last match to give his side a real chance of stunning India, and all he could do was watch it slip away. In so many ways, the theme of his Zimbabwe career

Brendan Taylor struck 11 fours and four sixes in his 91-ball 121

Ind v Zim, Group B, Auckland

India eye six out of six, Taylor happy farewell

Brendan Taylor's international exit will take up much of the spotlight in an otherwise inconsequential match between India, who are assured of first place in their group, and Zimbabwe, who are already out of the tournament

A swan and a signet make their way along the Torrens River in Adelaide

Heckled in Adelaide, cruising in Perth

Our correspondent is charmed by the rivers Torrens and Swan, and enjoys the public transport system in Australia even when things go wrong

Mohammed Shami celebrates the wicket of Dwayne Smith

India v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

India's pace pack turn relentless hunters

Everything came together for India's fast bowlers against West Indies - length, line, pace. More importantly, by choosing discipline over variety, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav ensured the pressure did not evaporate

MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan before the start of the game

India v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

Dominant India in need of a challenge

They coasted through the group stages and appear one of the teams to beat. But going into the knockouts, they might prefer to be put under a bit more pressure to see how they react

Umesh Yadav is pumped after dismissing Andre Russell

India v West Indies, Group B, Perth

WI quicks key to stopping Indian juggernaut

Four months after pulling out of their tour of India midway over a payment dispute with their board, West Indies will once again square off against the team that has, perhaps unexpectedly, taken the World Cup by storm

Shapoor Zadran in his follow through

Australia v Afghanistan, World Cup 2015, Group A, Perth

Afghanistan spark but fail to ignite

Afghanistan's bowlers showed potential with a few good overs but the absence of consistency helped Australia bully their attack in Perth

Michael Clarke leads his team onto the field

Aus v Afg, Group A, Perth

'I feel really good, thank you' - Clarke

In yet another press conference dominated by questions regarding his fitness, Michael Clarke reiterated that he was "as fit and as healthy as I've felt in at least five years"