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This week's highlights (Feb 02 - 08, 2015)

Feburary 02, 2015

ODI Cricket World Cup countdown: Write off India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka at your own peril

Conventional wisdom says Asian teams usually succumb on the bouncy wickets of Australia or the seaming pitches in New Zealand, making them vulnerable and rank outsiders for the World Cup.

Source: Emirates 24/7

Feburary 01, 2015

Pool A: World T20 champions Sri Lanka aim to end heartbreak

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will join hands for the last time in their brilliant careers to plot Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign, hoping to make amends for two successive heartbreaks.

Source: Emirates 24/7

Feburary 01, 2015

Cricket World Cup 2015: Valentine's Day looks sure to see a massacre when England and Australia next meet

At some point, England will defeat Australia again in a one-day match. No one should imagine, however, that this will be as soon as 14 February, when the sides next meet, in the opening skirmish of the World Cup. On the evidence of yesterday a St Valentine’s Day massacre is in prospect.

Source: The Independent