Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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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

Australia in much better shape ahead of opener

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

Chris Woakes ended with five wickets for just 19 runs

Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia set to push back boundary

Even with the ropes moved to limit sixes, the host nation are firm favourites to win 50-over global showpiece

Cricket World Cup 2015: England’s flaws likely to prove huge handicap

England building for 2019 - not much good for the here and now

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