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World Cup Central: Dhoni, Akhtar, Botham in All Blacks all-time cricket XV

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Enough said.Dwayne Leverock: Famous for his one-handed catch at the 2003 World Cup, the 130kg Bermudian would surely make just as big a splash on the rugby field.Archer the fastest bowler I've ever faced - MoeenJofra Archer's World Cup debut went like a dream, as he bowled with pace, accuracy and no little hostility to return 3 for 27 against South Africa."Jofra is amazing. The #NZvSL match ball completed #TheUltimateDelivery through the streets of Cardiff!#CWC19 Lloyd wants to see how West Indies go batting firstCalling the West Indies performance against Pakistan in their opening World Cup game "clinical", Clive Lloyd, who led the team to glory in 1975 and 1979, said that the boys from the Caribbean "now have to keep things going and should be looking now to try and qualify (for the semi-finals)."I'm sure they will upset a few of the big boys if they play like that. I think the pressure he brought to bear paid off and he looked very good even though he didn't have the new ball."Pakistan were 'backing away' when Russell was bowling - Oshane ThomasOshane Thomas believes West Indies have the most hostile fast bowling attack in the World Cup, adding Pakistan were "backing away" from the venomous short balls delivered by Andre Russell in a searing three-over spell that netted figures of 2 for 4."When Russell was bowling to them they were backing away," Thomas said. I'd love him to continue, it would be fantastic for world cricket."Latham confident of taking the glovesNew Zealand wicketkeeper Tom Latham is expecting to be fit for Saturday's clash with Sri Lanka after a pain-free training session on Thursday.Latham suffered a cracked and displaced left middle finger in a practice match against Australia in Brisbane on May 10 prior to the New Zealand team arriving the UK.Tom Blundell kept in both of New Zealand's warm-up games, including making 106 off 89 balls against West Indies. We've got all the protection around it and hopefully, fingers crossed, we cannot take a ball on there."New Zealand coach Gary Stead confirmed Latham would be New Zealand's wicketkeeper if he was passed fit despite Blundell's good lead up form.KP and Kallis back West Indies for semi-finalsWho are your World Cup semifinalists? They were bowled out for 330 in the chase.It's one of the fears - or expectations - at the upcoming World Cup, where people are talking about a team (West Indies and England seem the top picks ) even going on to score 500 in an innings. If we're clear on that, we can go a fair way in this tournament."Carlos Brathwaite wants West Indies to 'show up and show off'Carlos Brathwaite, hero of West Indies' 2016 World T20 final win, feels the 2019 World Cup represents one of his team's better chances to repeat the performances of 1975 and 1979."If we can win, we can be looked upon in the way that the team of '75 and '79 was looked upon, as heroes of sorts," he was quoted as saying by the ICC. On our day, in semi-finals and finals we have some guys who can win it on their own."One of those guys is Chris Gayle, the iconic figure at the top of the batting order playing his last World Cup, and one of the others is young Shai Hope, who has been scoring big runs of late."Obviously, Chris has done that in the Test and ODI format, and then he is 'Universe Boss' in T20s as well," Brathwaite said. He picked up a four-wicket haul against West Indies, during the tri-series earlier this month, but has otherwise been expensive with both the new and old ball of late."I am quite relieved seeing Mustafiz bowl at his old pace," Mashrafe said about the the 23-year-old left-armer, who took 1 for 19 from his first five overs, bowling more accurately than he has done since the New Zealand ODI series in February. Liton and Mushfiq got out just when they were becoming aggressive, while Shakib and [Mohammad] Mithun got out first ball, although to good deliveries."Rashid Khan can leave you 'shaking your head' - MaxwellGlenn Maxwell has admitted that Rashid Khan is a bowler who can leave a batsman "shaking your head" with his variations as he prepares to potentially face the legspinner in Australia's opening World Cup match against Afghanistan.Although Maxwell said he can pick Rashid "at times" and doesn't usually feel like he'll get out to him - in six T20 matches the pair of faced in each other, Rashid has never removed Maxwell - he conceded that scoring against him is mighty tough work but hopes that experience of facing him in the Big Bash will help."He's very difficult," Maxwell said. Guys might target him, I don't know."Shai Hope backs West Indies in race to 500One of the big questions ahead of the World Cup is whether it will be the moment the 500-mark is breached in ODIs. It is certainly in range with England holding the current record of 481 for 6 against Australia last year and they are a team fancied to push it further, but Shai Hope is backing West Indies to be the team break the magical mark.There is certainly no lack of power in West Indies' line-up as they reminded everyone by piling up 421 against New Zealand in Bristol. I've got to think about working hard, getting my variations in and enjoying the game."It is only a few days until teams will be going hammer and tongs against each other to win the World Cup, but that doesn't mean there isn't time for passing on advice between opposition players.After Australia had wrapped up a comfortable win against Sri Lanka in Southampton, Marcus Stoinis spent time on the outfield with Lasith Malinga picking his brains about how to bowl the slower ball that has caused so many batsmen problems over the years - most recently to clinch the IPL final in the final-ball thriller.Even though they will face each other during the tournament - the two teams play at The Oval on June 15 - Malinga was happy to hand down plenty of advice.Even after a heavy defeat, Lasith Malinga stuck around to teach Marcus Stoinis the secrets of his slower ball #SpiritOfCricket #CWC19"Stoinis asked me something about how I bowl the slower ball…variation is very important in the short format game," Malinga said. However, it remains uncertain whether he will be able to take the gloves for New Zealand's opening against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Saturday.Tom Blundell, who is uncapped in ODIs, kept wicket in the warm-up match against India and is set to continue in the role against West Indies."It's good to see him hitting and catching again," Blundell said of Latham. I think I want to bring some momentum to our innings."We expect Tamim to bat for 40 overs and if there's a good wicket, I can make it a bigger score."Who will win the World Cup? They will also be looking to improve their strike rate in the last ten overs - among the ten teams in the current edition, only Sri Lanka have a poorer run rate in the last ten overs (6.63), compared to Bangladesh's 6.66.With their first warm-up against Pakistan washed out, Bangladesh have only one practice match - against India on Tuesday - before they open their campaign against South Africa on June 2 in London.Australia 'have turned a corner' - Allan BorderFor a change, Australia are not the runaway favourites at the World Cup, but Allan Border, who led them to the first of their five titles back in 1987, feels "things have turned around for our team after some really good performances in India and against Pakistan in the UAE; I just think they've turned a corner".Writing on the ICC website, Border said that the return of Steve Smith, David Warner and Mitchell Starc have made a big difference to the team, to go with the winning run in India and the UAE."The key will be having a mix between pace and spin, but legspinners are going to play a big role in this World Cup. Good spinners are going to be like gold dust, and how you bowl is going to win or lose you games," Border wrote, while picking Adam Zampa as a potential game changer.That said, like many others, Border picked England as the most formidable outfit out there as "they have changed the game". The rest of us are playing catch-up to a certain degree," Border said, adding that up to six of the ten teams in the fray are capable of winning the tournament.Smith boos 'add to the game' - CareySteven Smith brushed off the boos he received during the warm-up match against England as "water off a duck's back" and team-mate Alex Carey said the atmosphere "adds to the game".Australia were well aware of the reception they were likely to get in Southampton so the reaction of the crowd came as little surprise with Smith and Warner facing England for the first time since their ball-tampering bans. Strauss said: "Ruth loved families spending time together and it will be wonderful to see so many families come together on Sunday May 26 to celebrate her life."The team's participation came a day after their 12-run loss to Australia in a World Cup warm-up match in Southampton, during which fast bowlers Mark Wood and Jofra Archer and spin-bowling allrounder Liam Dawson were injured. New Zealand played all but one of their matches - the final - at home four years ago; now Taylor feels it will be a more difficult task to get that far or better that performance."I think you have to pace yourself in a tournament like this, it's a long time and the way our schedule is, there are a lot of games at the start and a bit of a break in the middle," Taylor said. And the four consecutive sixes that won West Indies the T20 World Cup. Now Carlos Brathwaite is set to play his first ODI World Cup, and the allrounder warmed up by hitting 60 in a game against Australia. We may need another knock like against Australia or we may need a knock where they only have three overs and I'm supporting one of the batters that is in, so it's another good challenge for the team and puts us one step closer to the ultimate goal which is winning the tournament."Pretty crazy to see 350 being chased down - BoultTrent Boult has played only one World Cup, but he left a deep impression. But the key is not for me to look back at the last two years, the greatest tournament is going to happen and I now have the opportunity to play there."'Asghar Afghan is still my captain'Asghar Afghan's removal as Afghanistan's ODI captain less than two months before the World Cup had garnered criticism from some of the team's senior players, but his replacement Gulbadin Naib quelled any murmurs of disharmony within the team, saying he still considered Asghar as his captain."Asghar Afghan is still my captain," Naib told ICC.

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