12:59 PM ET We live in momentous times. Times which make us question things we thought as indubitable. So the Moon, we’re told, is part of Mars; Dwayne Leverock, we now know, has the build of a heavyweight champion; and members of the Rolling Stones could be forgiven for reading about Tory leadership candidates and
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11:27 AM ET Mohammad Isam in Bristol Neil McKenzie, Bangladesh’s South African batting coach, wants his batsmen to trust their games in defining moments. Bangladesh started well against South Africa, but have somewhat fallen apart against New Zealand and England. The Bangladesh batsmen, on their part, believe McKenzie has made a difference in his time
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4:14 AM ET Melinda Farrell Close Melinda Farrell is a presenter with ESPNcricinfo Ricky Ponting has expressed concern over the mindset of some of Australia’s batsmen despite the 15-run victory over West Indies in their group match. Australia lost five wickets for just 79 runs in the face of fast and aggressive short-pitched bowling before
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  shares Nathan Coulter-Nile pulls the ball to the boundary © Getty Images On a wet Tuesday night in March 2017, Nathan Coulter-Nile was concerned. Having batted in the indoor nets at Perth’s Revolution Sports, preparing for a WACA first-grade two-day final with his club side Subiaco-Floreat, he wondered aloud to a team-mate about whether
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3:00 AM ET Big Picture The venue for the New Zealand-Afghanistan clash elicits as much intrigue as the match-up itself. Taunton, once the home of Ian Botham, Viv Richards, Joel Garner, the late Peter Roebuck, and in more recent times Marcus Trescothick and Jos Buttler, is set to make an international return since the India-Sri
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10:27 AM ET The BCCI has asked the ICC to show “flexibility” with regard to the dagger insignia on MS Dhoni‘s wicketkeeping gloves, but will not escalate the matter if the ICC insists otherwise. The gloves, which Dhoni wore for India’s tournament opener against South Africa on June 5, were deemed by the ICC to
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12:58 PM ET George Dobell in Cardiff A glance at the fixtures list for this World Cup will tell you the knock-out section of the tournament does not start for another month. But England, at least, could be forgiven for feeling it starts on Saturday. If that sounds like hyperbole, it’s worth musing on likely
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