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The Simmons no-show chokes up West Indies
The Simmons no-show chokes up West Indies

Simmons attacked just five off his 35 balls, leaving Gayle, Hetmyer, Pollard and Russell little time to cover up

Richie Berrington, and a Scotland World Cup dream realised after heartbreak
Richie Berrington, and a Scotland World Cup dream realised after heartbreak

After the 2019 near-miss, they aren't going to settle for just participation in the Super 12s: they're seeking wins

Do you remember who opened for Australia's men in their last Test?
Do you remember who opened for Australia's men in their last Test?

For some batters there hasn't been much cricket, but one of the incumbents has filled his boots over the winter and wants to be back at the Gabba

The Buzz: Joe Root welcomes back Ben Stokes for the Ashes
The Buzz: Joe Root welcomes back Ben Stokes for the Ashes

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

Who are the youngest and oldest men to score a triple-century in Tests?
Who are the youngest and oldest men to score a triple-century in Tests?

And how many teams have won a T20 despite four or more of their batters bagging ducks?

Mujeeb magic and Scotland's record sequence of ducks
Mujeeb magic and Scotland's record sequence of ducks

Afghanistan's win margin, Rashid's eventful spell and other stats from Monday's fixture

Belligerent Afghanistan prioritise boundary-hitting to send Group 2 warning
Belligerent Afghanistan prioritise boundary-hitting to send Group 2 warning

Batters follow successful West Indies template to start campaign with crushing win

The sweet feeling of watching Pakistan beat India in the World Cup for the first time
The sweet feeling of watching Pakistan beat India in the World Cup for the first time

There was no last-minute panic, no agonising self-destruction, just a straightforward win playing better cricket

Dwayne Bravo is reinventing himself in T20, age be damned
Dwayne Bravo is reinventing himself in T20, age be damned

As batter, bowler, strategist, leader, the allrounder is constantly evolving to stay on top of the T20 format, and this year he has his eye on the T20 World Cup title

'At the India-Pakistan clash, the behind-closed-doors start of the 2021 season felt miles away'
'At the India-Pakistan clash, the behind-closed-doors start of the 2021 season felt miles away'

ESPNcricinfo's (off-duty) correspondent from England recounts watching Pakistan ace the chase on a heady Sunday night in Dubai

Daryl Mitchell is ready to blast off
Daryl Mitchell is ready to blast off

The allrounder has come off a breakout domestic summer to land himself a New Zealand central contract. Now he's got his eye on the big prize - the T20 World Cup

Starman Shaheen Shah Afridi's night out in Dubai
Starman Shaheen Shah Afridi's night out in Dubai

Anatomy of a stellar show as India fail to recover from quick's Powerplay onslaught

Stats - Pakistan end their India hoodoo with record 10-wicket mauling
Stats - Pakistan end their India hoodoo with record 10-wicket mauling

All the stats and records from Pakistan's first-ever World Cup win over India

Tymal Mills comes full circle in his remarkable England comeback
Tymal Mills comes full circle in his remarkable England comeback

Quick didn't give up hope of a recall but had "stopped thinking about it" after years out of the side

Bangladesh bungle with match-ups obsession
Bangladesh bungle with match-ups obsession

It was a reminder that match-ups are something more than rightie/leftie, in-spin and out-spin

The ride hasn't been easy, but it's time now for Scotland's greatest moment under the sun
The ride hasn't been easy, but it's time now for Scotland's greatest moment under the sun

Having waited so long for that first World Cup win, Scotland have now strung together four in a row. They believe this is just the beginning...

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