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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 / New Zealand in form, but Australia formidable at home

New Zealand are electrifying, but Australia are clinical at home. The visitors are unbeaten, but the hosts have big-tournament pedigree

ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015 / India not carrying any scars: Rohit

Scars? What scars? Everyone's talking about scars, but Rohit Sharma sees none. The scars being discussed do not concern cosmetic surgery for a movie star, but the Indian team's memory of what Australia had been like around six weeks ago.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 / Who will be the World Cup's newest first-time finalist?

Nine World Cup semi-finals, zero World Cup finals. New Zealand and South Africa are no strangers to the last four, but neither has ever experienced the ultimate shoot-out.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 / New Zealand aim to continue as overwhelming favourites

South Africa are not the only country to have struggled with knockout games in previous World Cups. New Zealand have won only one such match.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 / Surging Pakistan prepare for dominant Australia

Contentious-selection riddled, injury-ravaged, have Pakistan limped to this quarter-final, or have they surged?

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 / Bangladesh aim to fell a giant

At the start of the World Cup, defending champions India would have accepted gleefully the position they find themselves in - a quarter-final against Bangladesh

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 / Ireland, Pakistan in virtual shootout

This has already dubbed been "the biggest game we've ever had" by Ireland's key batsman, Ed Joyce. The winner of this game is assured of a quarter-final place.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 / WI must beat UAE, weather and then watch

This is what it has come down to. The group stage of the World Cup will end with two Full Members, West Indies and Pakistan, fighting for their spot

India eye six out of six, Taylor happy farewell

Two teams at opposite ends of the Full-Member spectrum will finish their group-stage engagements tomorrow. As far as the World Cup is concerned, there is next to nothing riding on this match.

Australian eyes on quarter-final line-up

The penultimate day of the pool stage brings Australia and Scotland together in Hobart, with very different immediate futures ahead of them.

Home-bound England fear one last shock

In some ways a meaningless match, in others quite the opposite. England and Afghanistan are both guaranteed to be going home regardless of what transpires at the SCG

NZ firepower between Bangladesh and third spot

For both these teams a place in the quarter-finals is safe - New Zealand courtesy of a serene run through the tournament and Bangladesh after their seismic victory over England

UAE last test run for South Africa

South Africa are as far away from pressure as they can get and that may be just what they want as they build up to the quarterfinals.

Ireland's chance to make big statement

Defying all pre-tournament predictions, India are cruising the calmest sea towards top spot in Group B - another win will make it official

Bangladesh aim to prey on England's unease

After a prolonged period of foreplay, we have reached the business end of the World Cup. For both sides this is, effectively a must-win match.

In-form Sri Lanka gear up for all-round Australia

Australia's quicks are fast and fit. Their batsmen are explosive. They might not quite be New Zealand in the field, but they take their catches, make crucial saves.

New Zealand keep winning team together

New Zealand are unbeaten after four matches and every expectation is that they will be unbeaten after six when the group stage is finished. However, these next two games are as vital as the brace that have gone before them.

Pakistan top order, and weather, in focus

Safe South Africa. Precariously placed Pakistan. It could not be a better prospect. With one of the tournament favourites already looking to the knockouts and the other desperate to get there, Eden Park could see a clash of a strategies