Who shot Gulbadin Naib? Jonathan Trott’s happy face, synchronised singles + more in our latest T20 World Cup round-up (an Afghanistan special edition)

5 minute read The Afghanistan v Bangladesh match was a limited overs cricket tournament classic. It had all the staples of the genre: three possible winners despite only two teams being involved; chaotic running enhanced further by hapless fielding; frequent confusion over who was actually “winning”; and a slip fielder getting shot in

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Unbeaten South Africa, spectacular deaths, all the hat tricks, Gulbadin gusto + more in our latest T20 World Cup round-up

4 minute read It feels somewhat bizarre that South Africa have only just made it through to the semi-finals, unbeaten, when England – with two defeats and a no result to their name – had basically already qualified from the same group. The week’s biggest highlight came elsewhere however. Spectacular deaths Jos Buttler

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England’s NRR miss, Jofra Archer’s rough sleeping, Tanzim Hasam Sakib’s batting v bowling, Uganda’s three-figure quest + more in our latest T20 World Cup round-up

3 minute read The Super 8s phase of the T20 World Cup starts on Wednesday, and Pakistan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka will not be in it. The Super 8s actually comprise parallel groups of four. Two Super 4s you might say. Or does this round require eight teams before it qualifies as

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Bye-bye to the Adelaide-born New York pitch, a craptain’s view of Jos Buttler, accidental manipulation + more in our latest T20 World Cup round-up

4 minute read Many things have happened since our last round-up, but the most significant development is that Nassau County International Cricket Stadium is already on its way back to being a public park. “The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long,” as Tyrell says to Roy in Bladerunner. No,

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Rishabh Pant’s punts, Jos Buttler’s gut feel, Fazalhaq Farooqi floors NZ + more in our latest T20 World Cup round-up

4 minute read No prizes for predicting that England and Pakistan would be two of the ‘big’ nations struggling to qualify for the next phase of this T20 World Cup. New Zealand aren’t usually on the receiving end of drubbings though, even if Afghanistan victories in these tournaments don’t exactly qualify as upsets

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