In many ways, the game needs Associate nations as much as they need the game. Yet, the ICC is behaving like a ring leader that only allows the lions and the elephants, the horses and the tigers writes Krish Sripada.
Lacklustre batting and bizarre bowling tactics by West Indies towards the end followed by a characteristic MS Dhoni chase at the WACA allowed India to extend their World Cup winning streak to eight, in a reasonably tight match.
The International Cricket Council has confirmed the Event Technical Committee’s approval of Sri Lanka’s leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna as a replacement for injured Dimuth Karunaratne for the rest of the World Cup.
It took a concerted effort from Bangladesh, led by Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim, to overcome a Kyle Coetzer challenge as they chased down 318 against Scotland in their Pool A World Cup encounter at the Saxton Oval.
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.