Friday June 7
Pakistan v Sri Lanka – Match Abandoned
Monday June 10
South Africa (29/2, 7.3/50 overs) v West Indies – No Result
Tuesday June 11
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka – Match Abandoned
Thursday June 13
India v New Zealand – Match Abandoned
Saturday June 15
Australia (334/7, 50/50 overs) beat Sri Lanka (247, 45.5/50 overs) by 87 runs
South Africa (131/1, 28.4/48 overs, target: 127) beat Afghanistan (125, 28.4/48 overs) by nine wickets (DLS method)
Thursday June 20
1030 BST/1500 IST: Australia v Bangladesh, Trent Bridge
Friday June 21
1030 BST/1500 IST: England v Sri Lanka, Headingley
Sunday June 23
1030 BST/1500 IST: Pakistan v South Africa, Lord’s
Monday June 24
1030 BST/1500 IST: Bangladesh v Afghanistan, Southampton
Tuesday June 25
1030 BST/1500 IST: England v Australia, Lord’s
Wednesday June 26
1030 BST/1500 IST: New Zealand v Pakistan, Edgbaston
Thursday June 27
1030 BST/1500 IST: West Indies v India, Old Trafford
Friday June 28
1030 BST/1500 IST: Sri Lanka v South Africa, Chester-le-Street
Sunday June 30
1030 BST/1500 IST: England v India, Edgbaston
Monday July 1
1030 BST/1500 IST: Sri Lanka v West Indies, Chester-le-Street
Tuesday July 2
1030 BST/1500 IST: Bangladesh v India, Edgbaston
Wednesday July 3
1030 BST/1500 IST: England v New Zealand, Chester-le-Street
Thursday July 4
1030 BST/1500 IST: Afghanistan v West Indies, Headingley
Friday July 5
1330 BST/1800 IST: Pakistan v Bangladesh, Lord’s (d/n)
Tuesday July 9
1030 BST/1500 IST: First semi-final: 1st v 4th, Old Trafford*
Thursday July 11
1030 BST/1500 IST: Second semi-final: 2nd v 3rd, Edgbaston*
Sunday July 14
1030 BST/1500 IST: Final, Lord’s*
*Semi-finals and final have a reserve day
Standings table key: P = Matches played; W = Matches Won; L = Matches Lost; T/NR = Tie or No Result; NRR = Net Run Rate; Pts = Points. Teams are awarded 2pts for a win and 1pt for a tie or no result. The top four progress to the semi-finals.
Whilst others make the headlines, Root continues to make the runs.
New Zealand’s close-fought victories over South Africa and Bangladesh could pay dividends in the latter stages.
Australia are top once more as top-four dominance continues.
The Badger and chums discuss Pakistan, Eoin Morgan and low-scoring thrillers.
Fact: Fast bowlers are bloody scary, from village green to World Cup stadium.
Shikhar Dhawan’s World Cup dream is over.
“All the work over the last four years, over the course of my career, it all comes to the front now.”