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.
England has never won the ICC Men’s World Cup and the train to success might have looked to derail.
Trust Pakistan to pull off an upset by beating an immensely strong England side. They are probably the most unpredictable side at this years World Cup, especially after a poor first game loss to West Indies and now a great bounce back against England.
On Thursday the cricket World Cup began, and it was kicked off with two cracking games. Both fixtures weren’t as tightly contested as one would would’ve expected but they had a lot to offer.
Anticipation was growing ahead of England’s World Cup opener at The Oval, and thanks to Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer, that anticipation quickly turned into delight, as they both starred in a fantastic England win against South Africa.
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.
Domestic football once again broke off for an international break, with countries taking part in the UEFA Nations League over the last 10 days.
India produced some fantastic cricket in Nottingham at Trent Bridge, which saw them overcome England by a considerable 203 runs.
It’s been a truly remarkable World Cup in Russia so far, with just the third-place playoff and the final left to play.
England got their World Cup 2018 campaign off to a winning start after a Harry Kane stoppage-time winner saw the Three Lions claim all three points with a 2-1 victory.