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Sunday, October 15

ODI World Cup digest: Afghanistan pull off historic victory; Australia's hopes on a knife edge

The tournament has had its first upset - and one of the biggest of all time - while two teams face an almost must-win clash in Lucknow

Saturday, October 14

ODI World Cup digest: India hand out a drubbing in front of 100,000 plus; two teams lose captains

Pakistan suffered a major collapse in Ahmedabad while Kane Williamson and Dasun Shanaka have both been sidelined

Jasprit Bumrah and spin do the trick as India hand Pakistan another World Cup beating

Another Rohit Sharma special the icing on the cake for a packed house in Ahmedabad

Mickey Arthur: 'It didn't seem like an ICC event, it seemed like a BCCI event'

Pakistan's coaching staff point out that Pakistani music was also missing on the night, even as visa issues continue to plague their fans and journalists

Friday, October 13

ODI World Cup digest: New Zealand cruise to 3-0; small matter of India vs Pakistan

Kane Williamson scores 78 but suffers a thumb injury while Shakib Al Hasan will get a scan on his quad as eyes turn to Ahmedabad

Rohit Sharma: 'I don't think there is a favourite or an underdog'

The India captain had to deal with questions good, serious and leaning towards ridiculous on the eve of the Pakistan match - and he did it all with aplomb

Gill '99% available' for India vs Pakistan game

Gill arrived in Ahmedabad a day before the rest of the team and trained in the nets on Thursday

Welcome to India vs Pakistan at the World Cup - part eight

The head-to-head, of course, has India leading 7-0. Pakistan will be very keen to end that jinx

Wednesday, October 11

'I've taken a leaf out of Gayle's book' - Rohit after breaking WI opener's record for most sixes

"When I started playing this game, I never thought I would be able to hit sixes like that, let alone that many sixes"

ODI World Cup digest: Rohit ransacks Afghanistan; Australia face test of credentials

India's captain cracks a 63-ball century to help beat Afghanistan while famous World Cup rivals Australia and South Africa prepare for their sixth ODI meeting in five weeks

Rohit and Bumrah headline fiery India display

Rohit's 131 took him past Sachin Tendulkar for the most hundreds at the World Cup, as India made light work of a chase of 273

Shubman Gill to rejoin Indian team in Ahmedabad but still doubtful for Pakistan fixture

India opener is recovering from dengue and has missed the first two games of their World Cup campaign

ODI World Cup digest: Pakistan's record chase; Malan mauls Bangladesh

Hyderabad falls in love with Rizwan, Shafique and Pakistan while Malan's century and Topley's four wickets help England demolish Bangladesh

Tuesday, October 10

Afghanistan face up to the ideal they are working towards

India have long been the benchmark ODI side but even they'll know Rashid and Gurbaz, on their day, can trip them up

Monday, October 09

Kuldeep: Everyone told me to bowl quicker, but no one told me how

Kuldeep Yadav talks about how he revamped his bowling after taking 2 for 42 against Australia in India's opening game of the World Cup

Sunday, October 08

ODI World Cup digest: Australia fall to Jadeja again; New Zealand look for two from two

All ten teams have now started their World Cup campaign with hosts India getting off the mark

'Play like it's Test cricket for some time' - What Kohli told Rahul when India fell to 2 for 3

Rohit says changing conditions will be a big challenge for India as they travel to nine different venues for their nine league games

Saturday, October 07

ODI World Cup digest: South Africa's record-breaking batting; India-Australia offer mouthwatering match-up

Bangladesh put in an impressive all-round display to open their tournament with victory over Afghanistan

No easing in for India and Australia as their World Cup campaigns begin at storied Chepauk

One is the home favourite of whom so much is expected. The other knocks off World Cups for fun. Both will know they have to begin at their best to stand any chance of two points

Top-seeded India clinch gold medal after washout

Shahidullah's 49 lifted Afghanistan after an early collapse before rain stopped play in the final

Friday, October 06

ODI World Cup digest: Saud stars for Pakistan; Dharamsala-Delhi double; Gill in doubt

Pakistan do enough to beat Netherlands, a Dharamsala-Delhi double-header looms on Saturday, while Shubman Gill is in doubt to face Australia

Gill down with dengue, but not yet ruled out of India's World Cup opener vs Australia

"We'll wait to take a decision at the last minute we possibly can," Rahul Dravid says

Thursday, October 05

Tilak, Gaikwad and spinners fire India into Asian Games final

Sai Kishore and Washington shared five wickets between them as Bangladesh were restricted to 96 - a target chased down with ease

Wednesday, October 04

What happens when you put 10 World Cup captains in one room?

The answer is plenty of laughs, quips, diplomacy, and maybe even a captain or two dozing off

Tuesday, October 03

India enter World Cup with both warm-ups washed out

Netherlands also start the tournament having seen minimal action, with only 37.2 overs possible in their game against Australia