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Steven Smith praises Virat Kohli but is happy to brush off the boos

He said the India captain's gesture to silence spectators' heckling was "lovely", but he is more focused on scoring the runs Australia need from him

Bhuvneshwar out for two-three matches with hamstring injury

The new-ball bowler pulled up after delivering the fourth ball of his third over, and went off the field immediately

Ginn, Oliver to take on Pat Howard's former Cricket Australia role

Triple Olympic gold medal-winning rower Drew Ginn has taken on one of the newly created positions at Cricket Australia

Samiuddin: Pakistan need to first figure out what their best XI actually is

Beaten Pakistan have made six changes over three games after their opening match

Maxwell's bowling helps Australia make their balancing act work

The allrounder chipped in handily with the bat, but it was his ten overs that most aided Aaron Finch against Sri Lanka to leave Australia sitting at the top of the table

World Cup Central: Behrendorff's plan - 'get away with it as best you can'

Catch all the buzz from around the World Cup in one place

Mashrafe wants players, not outsiders, to assess pitches

During the New Zealand game, people outside the playing group were influenced by radio commentary, says the Bangladesh captain

Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav put India 7-0 ahead

On its biggest stage, cricket's most fraught rivalry once again failed to live up to its billing as a meek Pakistan were thoroughly outclassed

Tahir, de Kock give South Africa first World Cup win

Afghanistan collapsed after the rain break to hand the Proteas an easy chase

Ajinkya Rahane endures torrid day as Simon Harmer, Ravi Bopara show Hampshire how it's done

Rahane duck as Harmer claims five-for and Bopara hits unbeaten fifty to hand Essex early lead

Sam Robson settles in on return to Radlett, as Middlesex make solid start against Glamorgan

Opener unbeaten on 85 as Seaxes reach 151 for 3 after rain delays start

Bangladesh, West Indies seek to turn campaign around

Bangladesh blanked West Indies three times in as many games during the recent tri-series in Ireland, but can they repeat a similar performance at the World Cup?

West Indies grasping at elusive semi-final spot

With or without Andre Russell, West Indies seem a batsman short - and they'll have to find a way to beat Bangladesh to keep their World Cup alive

With 'peg in the ground', South Africa look to begin semi-final charge

Lungi Ngidi might return to the XI for the next fixture, against New Zealand on Wednesday

Live Report - India v Pakistan

ESPNcricinfo's live updates and analysis on India v Pakistan

Aaron Finch and Mitchell Starc headline big Australia win

The opener scored his second World Cup hundred to set base for an imposing total, and the left-arm quick blew Sri Lanka away after they had threatened to make a game of it

Afghanistan's World Cup of self-inflicted chaos

The omission of Najibullah Zadran, their batsman of the tournament, summed up a team that is not giving the best account of themselves

Pakistan captain, coach throw their weight behind 'incredible' Shoaib Malik

The senior allrounder, in his last campaign for the national team, has been poor with the bat and just about handy with the ball so far

Bouncer-ready Bangladesh 'favourites' against West Indies, says Tamim Iqbal

Mushfiqur Rahim picks up a forearm injury in the nets courtesy a Mustafizur Rahman short delivery

Weather looms large over World Cup's most anticipated clash

India will want to treat it like any other match, because viewing it through the prism of history might just play into Pakistan's hands

Afghanistan look to escape last place as South Africa eye turnaround

The lowest-placed teams in the tournament are both looking for their first wins as the qualification window shrinks on them

Niroshan Dickwella ton helps Sri Lanka A pull level

The opener struck a 93-ball 111 and was part of a first-wicket partnership of 165 as his side overcame India A's 260-run target

Live Report - Afghanistan v South Africa

ESPNcricinfo's live updates and analysis of today's World Cup encounter from Cardiff

Live report - Australia v Sri Lanka

Analysis, social media chatter and plenty of silliness from the World Cup 2019

Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan in doubt for Afghanistan after fielding injuries

Opening batsman faces scan on a left hamstring injury, while the captain has back spasms

England quicks, Root century brush West Indies aside

Fast bowlers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood took three wickets each to wrap-up West Indies for a below-par total

India v Pakistan: will rain affect the World Cup's biggest rivalry?

Light showers are forecast for Sunday in Manchester, but the indications are that we will have a proper contest

Kimber: The talent is there but West Indies need to rethink ODI batting

Twice in this tournament, not changing the way they have batted for the conditions, or state of the game, has cost them

A gentle vying for position as life moves on in Arundel's slow lane

Forty-one miles, and a world away, from the World Cup, the battle for promotion proceeds at a leisurely pace

Marnus Labuschagne gives selectors another nudge as Glamorgan see out draw

Another half-century for Division Two's leading run-scorer in high-scoring draw at Swansea

Aaron Finch not expecting Ashes call-up

Australia's limited-overs captain feels the batsmen who got opportunities to replace him in the Test side have done well enough to retain their places

'Very unfair' - Sri Lanka complain to ICC about less-than-ideal pitches, training facilities

Ashantha de Mel, the team manager, has written to the governing body, but says he hasn't received a reply yet

Stalled Sri Lanka must stand up to Australia's might

Rain has followed the Sri Lankans around the World Cup but the forecast is better in London, where the main challenge will be their batting

'We have to do it all over again' - Courtney Walsh

Bangladesh have a 7-2 record against West Indies over the last 12 months, but their bowling coach knows their next meeting in Taunton will be the one that counts

Australia to wait until Bangladesh clash to decide Marcus Stoinis' World Cup future

The allrounder, who is recovering from a side strain, will miss Saturday's match against Sri Lanka

Papua New Guinea suspends ten Under-19 players for a year

The sanction is in relation to their conduct in Japan, where they were favourites to win a qualifying tournament for the Under-19 World Cup; however, 10 players missed a crucial game against Japan

Live Report - England v West Indies

Chatter, analysis and some silliness from the World Cup 2019

'Explosive' Shaun Marsh, Khawaja suit middle order - Langer

The coach has admitted to challenges in balancing the side after the injury to Marcus Stoinis but is content with Australia's start of three wins from four matches

Warner's hundred another stage of the homecoming

His hundred against Pakistan was recognition that his singular match-winning skills remain very much intact

AB de Villiers' inclusion in World Cup would have set difficult precedent - Van der Dussen

'You can't, on the day before the announcement and a team that's been working for something for year and even longer than a year, come and say, 'I want to make a comeback now.''

Dhawan really wants to play - Kohli

The left hander is expected to miss at least India's next two matches and his ability to field will also be a factor in his recovery

Hazlewood learns lessons from past Ashes disappointment

The pace bowler was dropped before the end of the last series in England but now feels better equipped to make the most of the Duke ball

Amy Jones keeps form rolling as England's top order set up big win, 3-0 series sweep against West Indies

Jones, Sarah Taylor reach half-centuries as Heather Knight's quick-fire cameo keeps England clinical

Billy Godleman touches new heights to drive Derbyshire into lead

Derbyshire captain leads by example, scoring a career best 211 not out - surpassing the 204 he scored against Worcestershire three years ago

Chris Dent, Gareth Roderick guide Gloucestershire between showers

Senior batsmen see Gloucestershire to 146 for 3 as Sussex fail to make significant headway on wet day

How Kane Richardson learned to stop worrying and love the game

According to Justin Langer, Richardson epitomises Australia's transformation after a dismal 2018

Morne Morkel's mayhem rouses soggy match from its torpor

Steve Patterson's men grateful for the late return of rain as their lacklustre efforts go unpunished

Alec Stewart among front-runners to succeed Trevor Bayliss as England coach

However, Surrey director of cricket is no guarantee to apply when applications open this month

Attention on Southampton as Jofra Archer troops his new colours

Assuming the weather gives the players a chance, England versus West Indies ought to be one of the match-ups of the tournament

Somerset surge clear after Lewis Gregory inspires victory dash

Lewis Gregory claims career-best 11 for 53 as Somerset open up 26-point gap at the top of Division One

Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza back in Zimbabwe squad

Uncapped left-arm spinner Ainsley Ndlovu was retained in the squad as the lone frontline spinner

India, New Zealand remain unbeaten as rain forces another washout

The tournament had its third abandoned match as India-New Zealand fixture was called off without even a toss

Netherlands recall Vivian Kingma, Bas de Leede for Zimbabwe series

Roelof van der Merwe and Paul van Meekeren have also been named in the 13-man squad, while Ryan ten Doeschate wasn't available due to his county commitments

Pressure exists for every team, not just Pakistan - Mohammad Amir

Mohammad Amir opens up on his strategy against Australia that fetched him his maiden career ODI five-wicket haul

Troublesome ankle puts Mark Wood in doubt for West Indies game

The fast bowler had reported discomfort in his left ankle following England's victory over Bangladesh on Saturday

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Anmolpreet Singh sparkle in rain-hit game

The (no) result means India A now have an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series

David Warner hundred enough for Australia as Pakistan comeback falls short

Mohammad Amir five-for and heroics from the tail not enough as Australia hold on for 41-run win

Live Report - India v New Zealand

All the live action, analyses and chatter from the India v New Zealand game

'We have a right to compete against the big teams' - Steve Rhodes

Bangladesh coach reflects on his attempts to give younger players greater responsibility after a year in the job

Cautionary tale for Burns' fatigue

The former Western Australia batsman Rob Baker reached Australia A level but his career was ended in 2002 at the start of a decade-long battle with chronic fatigue syndrome

Thought I might never score hundred for Australia again, admits Warner

Batsman credits wife Candice for helping him 'get out of bed' on long road back from ball-tampering ban

Missing scorer leads to last-minute call up for Australia-Pakistan match

James Emmerson deputises after official match scorer fails to show up for World Cup game

Glamorgan's Graham Wagg scores quick-fire ton as Billy Godleman, Tom Lace dig in for Derbyshire

Visitors trail by 173 runs as Swansea fixture defies rain elsewhere with entertainment aplenty

Florida to kick off India's full West Indies tour on August 3

The tour includes two Tests that are part of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship

With a bowling bonus point, Middlesex may look on frustrating days in Leicester fondly

Leicestershire three wickets down after rain allows just 11 overs so far

Unbeaten Liam Livingstone half-century a bright spot for Lancashire amid more rain

Lancs lead Worcestershire by 12 runs as weather plays a big part again

Will Fraine forced to find patience as rain hits Surrey v Yorkshire clash

Steve Patterson seals five-wicket haul, visitors trail by 255 with nine wickets in hand for final day

Will Beer falls short of maiden ton, David Wiese adds entertaining half-century for Sussex

Beer reaches 97, Wiese 67 as rain restricts third day to 30 overs against Gloucestershire

Short Trent Bridge boundary (and weather) on Ross Taylor's mind

New Zealand batsman thinks shorter boundary on one side could also play on the minds of India's spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav

Namibia's Christi Viljoen earns four-match suspension

The 31-year-old was found to be in violation of ICC's Anti-Racism Code during the T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers in May

Jemimah Rodrigues to beef up Indian presence at KSL

ESPNcricinfo understands the 18-year old will leave for the UK towards the end of July and will be available for the whole tournament

Jos Buttler reports for England training after recovering from thigh bruising

England given a boost ahead of crucial clash with West Indies in Southampton, where Moeen Ali may return after birth of second child

The Boult v Bumrah subplot in overcast Nottingham

If the rain stays away, two of the best bowling units may be able to coax the ground away from its high-scoring ways

Rishabh Pant to join Indian squad as cover for Shikhar Dhawan

The selectors have worked out that KL Rahul can perform Dhawan's role should he fail to recover, which is the rationale behind choosing Pant, a middle-order batsman, as cover

Live Report - Australia v Pakistan

ESPNcricinfo's Live Report for Australia's game against Pakistan in Taunton

WBBL puts cricket in primetime from October

Twenty-three of the 59 games will be shown live on television and the tournament is built around a series 'festival weekends'

Ricardo Vasconcelos hits century as Northamptonshire edge past Durham

Alex Wakely out for a duck in first match since quitting Northants captaincy

Lewis Gregory claims career-best figures on 22-wicket day

Division One leaders take slender advantage thanks to Tom Banton's maiden first-class half-century

Old gold from Steven Patterson keeps Yorkshire in contention

Jamie Smith and Jordan Thompson both shine on their Championship debuts before Yorkshire captain strikes

Marnus Labuschagne provides dash on day of Glamorgan grit

Several batsmen get starts but Derbyshire's seamers also enjoy success on rain-affected day

Unbeaten Will Beer reaches career-high in retro first day for Sussex against Gloucestershire

Beer, Stiaan van Zyl post half centuries but the going is tough

England relish 'fear' factor provided by pace of Archer and Wood

Mark Wood says 'friendly competition' between the two fastest men at the World Cup is a good thing for England

Steve Rhodes unhappy with ICC's reserve day policy

Bangladesh coach unhappy with ICC's policy for league stages; Karunaratne sees logistical issues

Warner needs 'a little mindset change' to go from slow to spectacular

Why can't the opener replicate his IPL form at the World Cup? Trickier pitches and better bowling attacks, says Aaron Finch

Australia's balance in question against Pakistan threat

A few months ago Pakistan were beaten 5-0 by their next World Cup opponents but they have already shown that recent form can go out of the window if things click

Dot-ball pressure, early wickets key to beating India - Lockie Ferguson

Ferguson also praised West Indies' short-ball tactic employed against Australia at Trent Bridge, and suggested that could be a successful template when playing there

Hairline fracture puts cloud over Shikhar Dhawan's World Cup

No replacement named, BCCI says the opening batsman will stay with the team and be under observation for the time being

It's all Brizzle drizzle and fizzle as Sri Lanka v Bangladesh is washed out

This is the fifth World Cup being staged in England, and incredibly this one has already witnessed two abandonments (cancellations without toss), the most-ever in a single edition

Andy Moles added to revamped Afghanistan selection panel

ACB has also announced a set of four new governing board members

Marcus Stoinis out of Pakistan game with side strain, Mitchell Marsh flown in as cover

Final decision on Stoinis' future in the tournament will be made before Australia's game against Sri Lanka on Saturday

Faf du Plessis feared truncated game would have helped West Indies

West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer said that a completed game would've been in West Indies' advantage, especially since their opponents were 'demoralised'

Trying to avoid the World Cup as much as I can - Josh Hazlewood

Disappointed with his omission, Josh Hazlewood has been avoiding World Cup coverage back home - a task that will be much harder when he lands in England with Australia A later this week

Live Report - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

All the live action and analyses from the Bangladesh v Sri Lanka game

'Confident in our game plan, open to shuffling batting order' - Langer

Langer concedes that Australia haven't played their perfect game yet but believes that they will get better and better as the tournament progresses

AB de Villiers revelations could bring South Africa World Cup squad closer - Faf du Plessis

Captain says furore over de Villiers' proposed return has not been a factor in their disjointed campaign

Past success could return to haunt Hathurusingha

He is ostensibly head coach of Sri Lanka but, weirdly, it is on the opposition that bears the clearer marks of Hathurusingha's influence

Jofra Archer adds spice to England v West Indies World Cup clash

'He is not new to us. Yes, he's bowling quickly, but there's nothing we're not accustomed to' - Floyd Reifer

South Africa, West Indies split points after abandonment

West Indies were on top after putting South Africa in, but the first rain stoppage turned out to be the last as nearly six hours of play were lost in Southampton

Sri Lanka batting coach backs Mathews to break out of the funk

Kusal Mendis, too, has started the World Cup with two low scores, but John Lewis says both players are too good not to come right soon

'If they don't want me to play, I will quit cricket' - Mohammad Shahzad

War of words erupts - wicketkeeper-batsman says he is fit, board officials claim otherwise

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