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Adapting to UAE conditions key as New Zealand eye second world title in 2021
Adapting to UAE conditions key as New Zealand eye second world title in 2021

Being in a group full of Asian oppositions could prove a test if the pitches are slow and low

Can West Indies overcome recent form to defend their title?
Can West Indies overcome recent form to defend their title?

Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran's form, and Andre Russell's fitness will be key for them

The Morgan era has been great for England, but is it coming to an end?
The Morgan era has been great for England, but is it coming to an end?

England's white-ball captain has struggled with his batting recently and he has a poor record in Asia, but he still offers value as a leader and finisher

India and Pakistan have great T20I records since the last World Cup. So are they favourites?
India and Pakistan have great T20I records since the last World Cup. So are they favourites?

Not quite. Teams' performance outside World Cup years doesn't really align with performance closer to the world events

Stats - From 8 for 3 to 171 for 7, the Sri Lanka recovery in numbers
Stats - From 8 for 3 to 171 for 7, the Sri Lanka recovery in numbers

Pathum Nissanka and Wanindu Hasaranga were the milestone men, as Sri Lanka scripted a remarkable comeback

Group B scenarios - Scotland, Oman, Bangladesh eye net run rate calculations
Group B scenarios - Scotland, Oman, Bangladesh eye net run rate calculations

Three teams vying for two spots, unless Papua New Guinea can pull off a miracle

Lessons from the IPL - how will the UAE pitches play out at the T20 World Cup?
Lessons from the IPL - how will the UAE pitches play out at the T20 World Cup?

What are the peculiarities of the three venues, and what should the teams do, at each of them, if they win the toss?

With Pakistan, as always, expect lots of uncertainty and plenty of intrigue
With Pakistan, as always, expect lots of uncertainty and plenty of intrigue

Cancelled tours, late change of coaching staff and inclusion of old-timers have all lent a familiar touch of chaos and confusion

Under the radar but in-form South Africa exude quiet optimism
Under the radar but in-form South Africa exude quiet optimism

No one seems to be talking up South Africa's chances, but Bavuma's side head into the T20 World Cup in very good form

Scotland have turned the heat on their opponents, but know 'there's still plenty on the line'
Scotland have turned the heat on their opponents, but know 'there's still plenty on the line'

"We know it if does come down to the last game - it always does - very rarely it's a straightforward scenario," says Kyle Coetzer

Are Australia ready to unleash Josh Hazlewood 2.0 at the T20 World Cup?
Are Australia ready to unleash Josh Hazlewood 2.0 at the T20 World Cup?

Having had sustained success for Australia and CSK, he appears most likely to start the tournament with Starc and Cummins

The Buzz: Who from Team India survived Squid Game?
The Buzz: Who from Team India survived Squid Game?

All the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond

Can MS Dhoni help Virat Kohli clinch elusive global title in T20I captaincy swansong?
Can MS Dhoni help Virat Kohli clinch elusive global title in T20I captaincy swansong?

Will the team management risk playing Hardik Pandya as a specialist batter?

Sluggish UAE pitches could be the enemy in England's quest for World Cup double
Sluggish UAE pitches could be the enemy in England's quest for World Cup double

The absence of Archer and Stokes has hurt Eoin Morgan's team in the build-up to the T20 World Cup

Tim Seifert is prepped and ready
Tim Seifert is prepped and ready

He got his A game going on the slow wickets in the CPL, and being in the UAE and practising during the IPL will hold him good stead too

How often has a player scored a hundred and a duck in the same Test?
How often has a player scored a hundred and a duck in the same Test?

And how many players have outscored the opposition on their own in a Test innings?

Michael Leask: Resilience is something 'every individual in Scotland cricket has'
Michael Leask: Resilience is something 'every individual in Scotland cricket has'

The Scotland allrounder on winning his 100th cap, and working for a building supplies company during lockdown

Despite domestic trouble, Afghanistan have enough to bother the best on their day
Despite domestic trouble, Afghanistan have enough to bother the best on their day

They have endured a bumpy road on the way to the UAE and also haven't played much T20I cricket due to the pandemic

Australia must get the balance right to end T20 trophy drought
Australia must get the balance right to end T20 trophy drought

All the big names are back, uncertainty remains over the finisher role and how many frontline bowlers to play

IPL 2021 - Three Chennai Super Kings players in ESPNcricinfo's Team of the Tournament
IPL 2021 - Three Chennai Super Kings players in ESPNcricinfo's Team of the Tournament

A phenomenal batting line-up, seven bowling options, some excellent fielders... that's our XI for IPL 2021