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.
After hitting the fastest 150 in One-Day Internationals, South African skipper AB de Villiers credited the top order for setting the foundation which enabled him to play an "enjoyable knock" against West Indies on Friday.
In their latest World Cup Hot Spot discussion show, John Pennington and Chetan Narula review the latest action and consider how important this weekend's clash between the co-hosts is for the tournament.
Sri Lanka finally showed the class that took them to the previous two World Cup finals, thumping Bangladesh by 92 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), on the back of centuries from Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara.
It took two sparkling innings of the highest class by Gary Wilson and Kevin O’Brien for Ireland to just make it over the line by two wickets against a spirited United Arab Emirates, in front of a noisy crowd in Brisbane.