Having got themselves into some great ODI form courtesy a couple of thumping wins over Ireland, Sri Lanka headed into the opening match of the one-day series against England at Trent Bridge with renewed vigour.
Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have two of the strongest batting line-ups in the competition, and they lived up to the hype, putting up exciting batting efforts in the clash at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Ben Stokes bowled a brilliant last over as he defended 15 runs needed for Sri Lanka to win to put his team in the semi-finals, joining West Indies from Group 1. In what was an over full of unplayable yorkers
There was a time in England cricket where Tests were all that mattered for the nation that invented the game. In spite of making three World Cup finals, two of them back-to-back, they never woke up to the potential of one-day cricket.
A contest featuring Pakistan mostly involves a sub-battle between their bowlers and the opposition batsmen. This is not to say that Pakistan lack batting talent, but their bowling prowess often stands out for they keep producing match-winning bowlers out of nowhere