On Wednesday afternoon an exciting game of cricket between defending champions Australia and Pakistan took place. The World Cup needed this after two previous games were abandoned due to bad weather that has negatively affected the proceedings.
A colossal clash between to powerhouse nations took place between India and Australia. This game was a massive one for both countries and was a chance to make a statement going forward.
England has never won the ICC Men’s World Cup and the train to success might have looked to derail.
On Thursday afternoon the much anticipated matchup between Australia and the West Indies took place. From the get go the match was characterised by intense fasting bowling, crazy batting and some rather mediocre fielding mixed with some mind blowing moments.
There are moments in sports where teams hope and optimism are extremely high. That applied to Sri Lanka and Afghanistan before their matches against New Zealand and Australia respectively began.
Other than the hosts England, India has been tipped as the favourites to win the 2019 World Cup. They have put up some spectacular performances in recent times in ODIs, their only hiccup was against Australia at home where its usually a fortress.
Australia vs India is a rivalry that’s as old as time and one that’s become increasingly more intense especially over the last month. Australia has been a team that’s been in disarray due to some unfortunate scandals in recent times.
Australia may well have the Ashes at the forefront of their minds, but the team are set to make a quick stop on their way back home from Bangladesh, and Sunday see’s the first of their ‘pit-stops’, as they take on India, at one of the country’s most prestigious grounds. Read more