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

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.

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.

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.

March 28, 2015
March 28, 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

March 25, 2015
March 25, 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.

March 23, 2015
March 23, 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.

March 20, 2015
March 20, 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.

March 19, 2015
March 19, 2015

Surging Pakistan prepare for dominant Australia

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

March 18, 2015
March 18, 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

March 14, 2015
March 14, 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.

March 14, 2015
March 14, 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

March 13, 2015
March 13, 2015

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.

March 13, 2015
March 13, 2015

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.