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Oct 10, 2014

Will the World Cup be one big free hit?

Cricinfo: Although the ICC's crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions is laudable, it's timing could mean the upcoming World Cup might be skewed in favour of the batsmen writes Chloe Saltau, in the Age

Sep 28, 2014

New Zealand's no-no to nudity

Cricinfo: Fines, not fun. That's what awaits you should decide to streak at World Cup matches in New Zealand next year

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 17, 2014

Why England must fear the Scottish referendum

Page 2: Plus, Hillary-Norgay's previously undocumented Everest cricketing duel

Andy Zaltzman

Aug 27, 2014

Cook's boys are all right

Cricinfo: Stephen Brenkley, in the Independent, comes to the support of England's ODI side, whose composition has been under question with the World Cup around the corner

Sep 20, 2013

World Cup qualification could give ODIs context

The Cordon: Bilaterals tacked on to the end of a Test series, or hastily arranged triangulars, could gather meaning if teams had something bigger to fight for. But will cricket's major teams ever agree to such a proposition?

Samir Chopra

Sep 2, 2013

The chronicles of Karim

Cricinfo: Aditya Iyer of the Indian Express caught up with former Kenya captain Aasif Karim, who recalled some unforgettable highs in his career, including his side's shock win over West Indies in the 1996 World cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 1, 2013

PCB fail to make a stand

Cricinfo: The schedule of all ICC events until 2023 was determined at the annual conference this June and Pakistan will not be hosting any during that period. Ehsan Mani, in the Express Tribune, criticises the PCB and its acceptance of this proposal

Mar 31, 2013

The belated rise of West Indies women

The Cordon: West Indies reached the final of the 2013 Women's World Cup after blossoming spectacularly in recent years - but a little-remembered ODI victory back in 1979 could have been the starting point for a much earlier ascent

Raf Nicholson

Jul 6, 2012

Beach boy

Cricinfo: Luck sometimes plays a huge part in photography. You can have lots of skill, knowledge and experience but sometimes you need elements that you cannot control to come together

Philip Brown

May 29, 2012


Cricinfo: I was really fortunate to be asked to go to the 2011 World Cup in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. I was away from home for almost seven weeks

Philip Brown

Apr 5, 2011

The DRS effect on lbw decisions

Cricinfo: A look at how the Decision Review System has affected lbw decisions in the 2011 World Cup

Ric Finlay

Mar 30, 2011

Crushed but not broken

The Cordon: Defeat hurts. You feel hollow and broken. You have been let down, misled. Your expectations falsely raised, your dreams dashed

Kamran Abbasi

Mar 28, 2011

India v Pakistan in World Cups: A historical pseudo-analysis

The Cordon: A look back at how India and Pakistan have fared in World Cups, and who has the better record going into the 2011 tournament

Kamran Abbasi

Mar 24, 2011

The joy of discipline

The Cordon: Load shedding has been put on hold -- for a day. Pakistan simply won a World Cup quarter-final, what's the fuss?

Kamran Abbasi

Mar 22, 2011

Progress is a bonus

The Cordon: A wonder of this World Cup is that all the expected teams have qualified for the knock-out stage but the tournament has still been thoroughly exciting

Kamran Abbasi

Mar 18, 2011

Pakistan's Australian sandwich

The Cordon: The last time Australia lost a World Cup match, Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Akhtar both played. It was a dramatic May day in Leeds

Kamran Abbasi

Mar 10, 2011

A cringe at the death

The Cordon: Pakistan's serene progress to the World Cup quarter finals suddenly became a shambles in the final ten overs of the New Zealand innings

Kamran Abbasi

Mar 4, 2011

Surprise but no shocks enliven Pakistan's progress

The Cordon: Until the turn of this century qualifying from the first stage of a World Cup had become a formality for Pakistan

Kamran Abbasi

Feb 24, 2011

Ambition demands an extra bowler

The Cordon: Pakistan, like all the major teams, have three banana skins to avoid to ensure qualification and they neatly sidestepped the first one

Kamran Abbasi

Feb 14, 2011

In praise of low expectations

The Cordon: In the tournament's early years, Pakistan cricket fans viewed the World Cup with fascination but reasonable expectations

Kamran Abbasi
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