Opinion: An alternative to a 10-team World Cup

In the science fiction television series, Star Trek, set in the 24th century, baseball is an obscure sport that nobody plays or watches any more. On current trends, this will be the fate of cricket by the middle of this century.

Afghans beat Scots in Dunedin nail-biter

The World Cup continued to throw up thrilling results between the Associate sides as on Thursday Afghanistan beat Scotland by a single wicket at the University Oval in Dunedin.

Scotland could have mental advantage

Scotland captain Preston Mommsen believes that his side has the psychological advantage heading into their World Cup Pool A clash with Afghanistan in Dunedin on Thursday.

Mommsen: Pressure is huge for small sides

Scotland captain Preston Mommsen was disappointed by the margin of defeat against England in Christchurch on Monday, but hoped they'd be able to take some valuable lessons into the match against Afghanistan.

Moeen ton boosts England to hefty win

England overcame Scotland with relative ease in Christchurch on Monday, with a century from Moeen Ali ensuring a 300-plus score, and then the bowlers doing the job to see the tartan-clad side all out for 184, a win of 119 runs.