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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Are we watching peak Afghanistan?

2 minute read Here’s an ostensibly exciting but actually very depressing thought: are we currently watching the greatest Afghanistan cricket team? If you enjoy hearing Alan Wilkins saying “goodness me, that’s gone a long way” then watch the highlights of Afghanistan’s innings against Scotland. There are some fairly amazing shots in there. It’s

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13 proper highlights from the 2019 Cricket World Cup (and none are from the final because the final was a whole thing all of its own)

3 minute read The Cricket World Cup is insanely long. Cycling’s ‘grand tours’ are considered epic feats of endurance but the World Cup started in May, halfway through the Giro d’Italia, and finished in July, halfway through the Tour de France. (Here’s a recap of the first week of this year’s Tour and

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