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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

Paul Stirling is glad to be back on the biggest stage again
Paul Stirling is glad to be back on the biggest stage again

Ireland's top performer, and franchise cricket globetrotter, has gone five years between world events. "It's great to be back," he says

Paul van Meekeren: 'Our seam attack is so talented, I'll need to work my bum off to get a slot to play'
Paul van Meekeren: 'Our seam attack is so talented, I'll need to work my bum off to get a slot to play'

Netherlands' front-line fast bowler on his CPL stint, working odd jobs between tournaments, and coming into his second World Cup a different bowler

Glenn Maxwell and Avesh Khan take Smart Stats honours
Glenn Maxwell and Avesh Khan take Smart Stats honours

Why Harshal Patel came in second on the Smart Wickets list, the top match performers and more

Stats: Dhoni and Bravo - champions, special one-twos from Gaikwad-du Plessis and Harshal-Avesh
Stats: Dhoni and Bravo - champions, special one-twos from Gaikwad-du Plessis and Harshal-Avesh

... and a milestone to forget for Eoin Morgan, who recorded 11 single-digit scores in 16 innings this season

Super Kings 'pretty darn good' - Steyn
Super Kings 'pretty darn good' - Steyn

IPL title No. 4 for Chennai Super Kings and social media was bursting with praise for them

Meet Papua New Guinea: a close-knit family of ace fielders who never lose their smiles
Meet Papua New Guinea: a close-knit family of ace fielders who never lose their smiles

In their first time at an ICC world event, PNG are looking to triumph over adversity and a poor run of results

One last time? Faf du Plessis leads Dad's Army to IPL glory
One last time? Faf du Plessis leads Dad's Army to IPL glory

A mega auction is around the corner and things are bound to change, but on Friday night it was all refreshingly familiar

FAQ: All you wanted to know about the T20 World Cup 2021
FAQ: All you wanted to know about the T20 World Cup 2021

Format, teams involved, prize money, venues - our explainer gives you the lowdown

Justin Langer has a little apocalypse now and then
Justin Langer has a little apocalypse now and then

But he's armed with quotes and ready to rise from the Ashes

Roston Chase prepped to replicate Marlon Samuels' anchor role for West Indies
Roston Chase prepped to replicate Marlon Samuels' anchor role for West Indies

"It's the role that I play for the St Lucia franchise where I just come in and just knock it around," Chase said

Which team has won the most matches in men's T20 World Cups?
Which team has won the most matches in men's T20 World Cups?

And who is the youngest cricketer ever to play the tournament?

England's 'game-changer' Sophia Dunkley inspiring others to chase their dreams
England's 'game-changer' Sophia Dunkley inspiring others to chase their dreams

First Black woman to play a Test for England spent milestone build-up thinking of cricket, not race

Venkatesh Iyer, the 'Stephen Fleming clone' who turned KKR's season around
Venkatesh Iyer, the 'Stephen Fleming clone' who turned KKR's season around

When IPL 2021 kicked off in India, Iyer didn't get a single game. Now, in the UAE, he has announced himself to the world in style

Kane Richardson: 'If the World Cup had been in June, I wouldn't have gone'
Kane Richardson: 'If the World Cup had been in June, I wouldn't have gone'

Richardson isn't a guaranteed starter but his skillset - including slower balls and cutters - might prove handy on the pitches in the UAE

As it happened - Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2021 Qualifier 2, Sharjah
As it happened - Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2021 Qualifier 2, Sharjah

Get your dose of stats, colour and analysis on the IPL 2021 Qualifier 2 between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders on our live blog

Jordan: 'I try to judge myself on execution, whether I go for a boundary or take a wicket'
Jordan: 'I try to judge myself on execution, whether I go for a boundary or take a wicket'

The England allrounder on all things death bowling, including the closing overs of the 2016 final

Delhi Capitals' lack of batting depth a concern, but their bowlers are capable of offsetting that
Delhi Capitals' lack of batting depth a concern, but their bowlers are capable of offsetting that

The structure of their team would require their attack to do the heavylifting in the second Qualifier against Kolkata Knight Riders