Abhishek Purohit

Abhishek Purohit is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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.

Shaiman Anwar hits out on his way to a century

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

India look to maintain top position

India will start as overwhelming favourites when they take on United Arab Emirates in Perth on Saturday as they look to maintain their position at the top of Group B

R Ashwin strangled Pakistan in the middle overs

World Cup 2015: India

India's bowlers find much-needed thrift

In the two games of the World Cup, with a little help from the batsmen, India's bowlers have shown discipline and focus to break a trend of profligacy

Ajinkya Rahane slides while fielding

World Cup 2015: India

Run, India, Run

There has been a marked improvement in India's fielding this World Cup, and on Wednesday, the players were put to their most intense training session yet

MS Dhoni leads the team off after India's first win of the tour

World Cup 2015: India

The 'magic wand' behind India's turnaround

It has helped that India have a captain who has lasted as long as he has due to his approach of treating cricket for what it is: a game

MS Dhoni flicks the ball onto the stumps to run David Miller out

World Cup 2015: India

Sharper fielders give India bite

Years after the juggling act of hiding multiple poor fielders and making do with the kind of attacks India have had, this current unit has given MS Dhoni some breathing space

Ajinkya Rahane plays a lofted shot

World Cup 2015: India

Flexible Rahane switches to attack mode

He isn't a particularly big hitter, but as evidenced against South Africa, his impeccable timing makes him an extremely handy weapon to possess in ODIs

Shikhar Dhawan swivels and pulls

India v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Melbourne

Dhawan sees off the short ball

He likes to pull and hook, but also gets out to those shots. Today having spent time in the middle before attempting them, he made his highest ODI score

The MCG was buried in a sea of blue

India v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Melbourne

When the MCG was a sea of blue

This was Eden Gardens and another half of an Eden Gardens on top of it. This was Wankhede Stadium with another Wankhede Stadium on top of it