Alagappan Muthu

Sub-editor, ESPNcricinfo


No one is probably going to get closer to winning the World Cup or losing it as us - Boult
No one is probably going to get closer to winning the World Cup or losing it as us - Boult

What if it's July 14 again. What if England v New Zealand had gone another way. It's not just the fans who are wondering all that could have been

Kane Williamson's is the hand that steadies New Zealand's ship
Kane Williamson's is the hand that steadies New Zealand's ship

On paper he's in at No. 3, but he often pretty much ends up opening - and sticks around for ages, come juicy pitches or skilled bowling

'The 2015 World Cup semi-final made me realise that sport can change a nation'
'The 2015 World Cup semi-final made me realise that sport can change a nation'

Former New Zealand allrounder Grant Elliott looks back at the biggest moment of his career

The Boult v Bumrah subplot in overcast Nottingham
The Boult v Bumrah subplot in overcast Nottingham

If the rain stays away, two of the best bowling units may be able to coax the ground away from its high-scoring ways

Mitchell Santner - the X-factor is in his instinct and his bravery
Mitchell Santner - the X-factor is in his instinct and his bravery

You might underestimate the left-arm spinner, but New Zealand don't; he creates pressure at one end so his mates can strike from the other

Dhawan 117 and Bhuvneshwar's three-for secure India's victory
Dhawan 117 and Bhuvneshwar's three-for secure India's victory

Australia's bowlers conceded their highest total in World Cup cricket and their batsmen were unable to bail them out

Live Report - Australia v India
Live Report - Australia v India

Catch all the action and analyses from the Australia v India match

Bumrah, Rohit and Chahal give India winning start
Bumrah, Rohit and Chahal give India winning start

Meanwhile, South Africa slumped to their third straight loss in the World Cup

Live Report - India v South Africa
Live Report - India v South Africa

ESPNcricinfo's Live Report of India's first World Cup 2019 match, against South Africa in Southampton

As it happened: England v South Africa
As it happened: England v South Africa
Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer lead England to imposing win
Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer lead England to imposing win

The hosts began their World Cup campaign in emphatic fashion, with four half-centuries, an astonishing boundary catch, and the birth of a new superstar

Clinical Super Kings set up finals date with Mumbai
Clinical Super Kings set up finals date with Mumbai

MS Dhoni's men kept Delhi Capitals to 147 and that total proved far too small the moment Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson got going

It's Dhoni v Pant again with everything on the line
It's Dhoni v Pant again with everything on the line

It's youth v experience. It's a team learning to revel under pressure v a team that repels it. It has fun written all over it

Talking points - How Mumbai beat the CSK spin threat
Talking points - How Mumbai beat the CSK spin threat

They took a few balls to settle down, and for the most part, tried hitting with the turn. Sounds simple, doesn't it?

Talking points - When Uthappa lost all control
Talking points - When Uthappa lost all control

So off was his timing that he was not in control of 26 of the 47 balls he faced

Talking points - Riyan Parag, the youngest to hit an IPL fifty
Talking points - Riyan Parag, the youngest to hit an IPL fifty

The 17-year old made the best of a bad situation and also lived up to Steven Smith's high praise earlier in the tournament

Talking Points - Hardik Pandya, the superstar six-hitter
Talking Points - Hardik Pandya, the superstar six-hitter

When the Mumbai Indians allrounder finally fell for 91 off 34, he had struck a six every 3.7 balls.

Talking points - the secret behind DK's success
Talking points - the secret behind DK's success

Well, game awareness. It's the one thing a batsman needs to handle tough conditions and the KKR captain had plenty

Talking points: Rahane's dream T20 innings
Talking points: Rahane's dream T20 innings

In the last month, he's missed a World Cup spot and lost the Royals captaincy but he went out there a player freed of all burden

Talking points: How do you stop Dre Russ? Ask KKR
Talking points: How do you stop Dre Russ? Ask KKR

They had a chance to send Russell out in the ninth over, but waited until the 16th to unleash him