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Cricket World Cup Preview: the Front Runners- India & South Africa

Form: For South Africa, typically imposing. Dispatched West Indies with consummate ease in a recent 4-1 series victory, though the mess that their opponents find themselves in mean that is not perhaps the best guide. Nevertheless, they will arrive with supreme confidence and so they should. Sounds familiar, though, doesn’t it? India, on the other […]

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Cricket World Cup Preview: The Outsiders- Sri Lanka, Pakistan & the West Indies

Form For all three teams, their recent form has been disappointing at best. Sri Lanka and Pakistan both were beaten in bilateral series by the impressive New Zealand whilst West Indies were humbled by South Africa. Pakistan have, however, won both warm up matches, including a victory over England and so probably can take the […]

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Cricket World Cup Preview: the Hosts

Form Devastating. Both Australia and New Zealand have been in supreme form in 50 over cricket since the World T20 in March 2014. Australia have won twelve of their eighteen games in that period, including their last seven completed games in a row, whilst New Zealand have won nine of seventeen. Australia come to the […]

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Cricket World Cup Preview: Scotland

Form Patchy but encouraging. It is inherently difficult to judge the true form of the Associate nations due to the lack of cricket they play, especially meaningful games against high class opposition. Their most recent assignments were a tri-series in Abu Dhabi against Afghanistan and Ireland, in which they won one and lost two to […]