Ireland captain William Porterfield sounded upbeat about his team’s chances of booking a berth in the quarterfinals of the World Cup after their thrilling five-run win over Zimbabwe in Hobart on Saturday.
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.
Responding to the comments made by incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman, Colin Graves, Kevin Pietersen said he wants to speak with the governing council on a possible return to England team.
Speaking ahead of the crucial World Cup encounter against Sri Lanka on Sunday at Wellington, all-rounder Chris Woakes insisted England need to do well against big teams to go the distance in the tournament.