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Personality quiz: Which team should you support this World Cup?
Personality quiz: Which team should you support this World Cup?

Why just support the country you live in? Find out which team you are really meant to support

Naveen-ul-Haq: 'I'm backing myself to bowl against anybody and just do what worked for me'
Naveen-ul-Haq: 'I'm backing myself to bowl against anybody and just do what worked for me'

After being the top wicket-taker in the Vitality T20 Blast, and stints in various leagues, the Afghanistan quick bowler is raring to go in his first senior World Cup

The T20 World Cup is a lottery because the format favours upsets
The T20 World Cup is a lottery because the format favours upsets

India, Pakistan, England and West Indies could be the likely semi-finalists

Moeen Ali steps up to prove all-round value as England make emphatic start to T20 World Cup
Moeen Ali steps up to prove all-round value as England make emphatic start to T20 World Cup

CSK form feeds into star turn with ball as miserly four-over spell sets up crushing victory

For Namibia, it's a chance to throw their chips on the table and let it ride
For Namibia, it's a chance to throw their chips on the table and let it ride

They might not make it to the knockouts, but this generation of Namibia cricketers can certainly leave behind a legacy to be proud of

Stats - West Indies' worst batting effort in T20 World Cups and first loss to England
Stats - West Indies' worst batting effort in T20 World Cups and first loss to England

All the stats and records from West Indies' forgettable night in Dubai.

'It was an execution thing' for South Africa, and it went all awry
'It was an execution thing' for South Africa, and it went all awry

It's unfair to criticise South Africa after one defeat, but their team balance does look like it needs fixing

Not a lot is expected of Sri Lanka, and that may free them up to punch big
Not a lot is expected of Sri Lanka, and that may free them up to punch big

There isn't a lot of firepower in that batting line-up but they have tremendous depth and variety on the bowling front

Are you a T20 opener facing Shaheen Afridi? Be afraid, be very afraid
Are you a T20 opener facing Shaheen Afridi? Be afraid, be very afraid

If you're Indian, make your own luck on Sunday: be smart and get off strike as quickly as you can

'Team' Scotland have the quality and class to build on their roaring first-round success
'Team' Scotland have the quality and class to build on their roaring first-round success

The team has been in the Gulf for a while, playing World Cup League 2 fixtures, and have adjusted and adapted well to the conditions

Va-va-Varunnn! Crafty Chakravarthy could be India's trump card at T20 World Cup
Va-va-Varunnn! Crafty Chakravarthy could be India's trump card at T20 World Cup

The flat pitches in UAE suit him, as he darts the ball into the track and gets it to fizz off it, giving batters no time to adjust

Consistency the key if Bangladesh want to finally have a T20 World Cup to remember
Consistency the key if Bangladesh want to finally have a T20 World Cup to remember

They have a woeful record in this competition and a shaky batting order to contend with. But they also have a premier match-winner in Shakib Al Hasan

In Case You Missed it: The T20 World Cup's first heartbreaks and triumphs
In Case You Missed it: The T20 World Cup's first heartbreaks and triumphs

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Bazid Khan: In the UAE, if you get 140, you're still not out of the game
Bazid Khan: In the UAE, if you get 140, you're still not out of the game

The former Pakistan batter on why teams need to play old-fashioned cricket to succeed in this T20 World Cup

The only T20 World Cup preview you need to read
The only T20 World Cup preview you need to read

Here's the real truth about every team's chances of winning

Sri Lanka bowl Netherlands out for 44 - the story in numbers
Sri Lanka bowl Netherlands out for 44 - the story in numbers

Sri Lanka's bowlers had a party in Sharjah on Friday night. Here's a look at how dominant they really were

Namibia live out their desert dream
Namibia live out their desert dream

Coach Pierre de Bruyn elated with the fight shown by his team to make the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup

Sharjah's new square a test for batters, and David Wiese passes with flying colours
Sharjah's new square a test for batters, and David Wiese passes with flying colours

Ireland and Namibia showcased different ways to approach the conditions, which could provide lessons for the rest of the tournament

Poll: The Hafeez-Haider question and the spin dilemma - what should Pakistan do against India?
Poll: The Hafeez-Haider question and the spin dilemma - what should Pakistan do against India?

Pakistan played the same batting line-up in both warm-ups, but there is a case for them to look at their bench for the opening encounter

Poll: Ashwin or Chahar? And does Hardik fit in if he can't bowl?
Poll: Ashwin or Chahar? And does Hardik fit in if he can't bowl?

Have your say - what should India's XI for the game against Pakistan be?