West Indies are in desperate need of a win to keep their 2019 ICC World Cup semi-final hopes alive as they lock horns with New Zealand at Old Trafford.
The Caribbean side has picked up just the one win from five games so far and must win each of their remaining four clashes to stand any chance of making the top four.
New Zealand, on the other hand, are currently unbeaten in the tournament with four victories and one no-result from their five games so far.
Can Windies resurrect their semi-final hopes or will the Kiwis extend their unbeaten run in the tournament? Find out by following the ball-by-ball commentary from Manchester below.
It’s an all-Asian clash in the 2019 World Cup as India and Afghanistan lock horns in what could be one-sided fixture.
Virat Kohli’s men arrive in tremendous form after defeating rivals Pakistan in a rain-hit game in Manchester last week. The 2011 champions are currently in fourth position but have played at-least one game fewer than any other team. A win on Saturday could push them close to what looks like an inevitable top-four finish.
Afghanistan can take some positives in the batting department from their defeat to England in the last fixture. But the tournament minnows – currently without a single point – know that their World Cup journey will surely come to an end if they lose against India.
India are yet to lose a game this World Cup and Afghanistan haven’t won any. Will we see a twist in the tale or will it be more of the same?
Find out by following the ball-ball-ball commentary below…
England captain Eoin Morgan summed up his side’s shock defeat to Sri Lanka at the Cricket World Cup on Friday by stating ‘we didn’t deserve to win’.
Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga took four wickets as his side damaged England’s hopes of progressing smoothly to the World Cup semi-finals after their surprise 20-run win at Headingley.
Morgan’s side were chasing a modest 233 as they sought a victory which would have seen them leapfrog Australia in first place, but instead crashed to 212 all out.
“You look at the basis of, or the basics of a run chase, partnerships are very important,” said Morgan.
“We struggled to get enough partnerships going, or one substantial one. There were a couple of individual innings, but that’s not good enough to win a game.”