Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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England captain Eoin Morgan heads back to the dressing room after losing his wicket to Mitchell Marsh

Australia vs England - Cricket World Cup match report: England humiliated in opening match as Australia beat them by 111 runs

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh took a career-best 5-33 as Australia put on a ruthless Valentine Day's display

MS Dhoni, who will lead India against Pakistan tomorrow, walks out to bat during a training session in Adelaide yesterday

2015 Cricket World Cup: With India flagging Pakistan may edge history-laden clash

Match set to draw massive worldwide audience will light up World Cup

A giant puppet of a batsman waves a bat during the opening ceremony of the ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup

2015 Cricket World Cup Diary: Millions for the winners as TV revenue raises the prize pot to once undreamt of heights

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England captain, Eoin Morgan says his team 'can’t wait to get started'

2015 Cricket World Cup: Eoin Morgan delivers rallying cry before England face Australia

But every facet of form, preparation and talent points to an Australian victory

England will rely on the swing of James Anderson at the top of the order but can they stop runs at the death?

2015 Cricket World Cup: England likely to pay the price for turning up late to the party

Morgan’s men are unlikely to keep up with advances in the one-day game

2015 Cricket World Cup: Prepare for a batting bonanza

AB de Villiers pushed back the boundaries of what is possible in one-day internationals. Amid calls to change the design of bats and further tinkering with the rules, the 11th World Cup could be a nightmare for bowlers

Cricket World Cup 2015: England are ready, says Root, but the evidence suggests otherwise

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Stuart Broad of England reacts after the winning runs are hit off his delivery

England vs Pakistan match report: England lose final warm-up match ahead of Cricket World Cup

England lost by four wickets in Sydney

Michael Clarke batted for 47 minutes and even bowled two overs against a Bangladesh XI at Allan Border Field yesterday

England gifted easy win by West Indies’ attitude but miss out on hard workout

England won by nine wickets

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