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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?

England's selection headache: To go batting-heavy or bowling-heavy?
England's selection headache: To go batting-heavy or bowling-heavy?

In the absence of allrounders Stokes and Curran, England find themselves with two different tactical visions to win T20s

James Pattinson: A tale of pain and glory
James Pattinson: A tale of pain and glory

Fast and furious, he often pushed through pain with grit and determination to stay relevant in his injury-ridden career

Paul Collingwood: 'I don't think England should be scared of having the favourites tag'
Paul Collingwood: 'I don't think England should be scared of having the favourites tag'

England's assistant coach, who has been part of six World Cups and led them to their first global title, believes they have the team to go all the way again

Stats - Shakib Al Hasan emulates Dwayne Bravo's feat and equals Shahid Afridi
Stats - Shakib Al Hasan emulates Dwayne Bravo's feat and equals Shahid Afridi

All the stats and records from Bangladesh's biggest win in T20Is

Indians at the WBBL: Shafali Verma blows hot and cold, and Poonam Yadav rediscovers her mojo
Indians at the WBBL: Shafali Verma blows hot and cold, and Poonam Yadav rediscovers her mojo

Harmanpreet Kaur made an eventful debut for the Renegades, while Richa Ghosh has impressed for the Hurricanes

David Willey hopes for dew rewards after England damp-ball practice
David Willey hopes for dew rewards after England damp-ball practice

Slippy conditions may encourage seam-dominant attack versus West Indies

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