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.
Sri Lankan leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna is all set to fly to Australia as a World Cup standby for left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, who sustained a finger injury during the clash against England on Sunday.
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.
Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne stroked sublime centuries as Sri Lanka made England’s 309 look pedestrian, chasing it down with 16 balls to spare to win their World Cup clash by nine wickets in Wellington.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who suffered a blow on his forearm during his innings against Australia on Saturday, has been cleared of serious injury and is expected to take the field for his side's next game on Friday.