David Warner scored a smashing daddy hundred as Australia put up an intimidating batting performance to defeat Afghanistan by a mammoth 275 runs at WACA, Perth, the biggest margin of victory in World Cup matches.
Australian captain Michael Clarke refuses to entertain the notion that his team are distracted, making it clear that the players are extremely focused ahead of the game against Afghanistan in Perth on Wednesday.
Former Australian spinner and double World Cup winner, Brad Hogg is very impressed with India’s performance in the showpiece event and thinks the defending champions are now the favourites to lift the cup.
Brendon McCullum pummeled the third fastest World Cup half-century, while calm and composed Kane Williamson survived a Mitchell Starc storm as New Zealand held their nerve to post a one-wicket against Australia at Auckland.
Australian captain Michael Clarke, who is set to play his first international match after recovering from a hamstring injury, stated that he is excited and ready to go ahead of the big match against New Zealand on Saturday in Auckland.
Cricket Australia (CA) chief, James Sutherland has confirmed on Tuesday, the return of the Chappell-Hadlee trophy in the World Cup clash between Australia and New Zealand to be played in Auckland on Saturday.