Angelo Mathews said handling pressure will be key for Sri Lanka

The former Sri Lanka skipper, Angelo Mathews, believes that overcoming pressure situations will be his team’s biggest challenge at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Cricket followers are waiting for thrilling acts of their favorite players in this year’s contest. You can book Cricket World Cup Final tickets Online.

Sri Lanka, the 1996 World Cup champions and two-time runners-up, come into the tournament as the No.9 ranked ODI side. They have won only six of the 22 one-day internationals they have played since January 2018. Adding to ask is that several members of their World Cup squad are returning after a spell on the sidelines. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne himself, until last week, hadn’t played an ODI since the last World Cup.

Angelo Mathews said handling pressure will be key for Sri Lanka
Angelo Mathews said handling pressure will be key for Sri Lanka

The experienced Mathews, however, urged his side to put the past behind them and “enjoy the moment”.  “The biggest challenge will be in overcoming pressure situations,” Matthews told the ICC. “Quite a lot of us have played in England, so we know the conditions. But handling the pressure and the situations well is going to be the challenge.”

Matthews, who had captained Sri Lanka during the last edition of the multi-nation tournament, advised his teammates to embrace the challenge and express themselves with freedom.

“In a big tournament like this, you’ve got to play with freedom and embrace it, rather than putting too much pressure on yourself. Yes, it’s a World Cup, you have to perform well to win it, but at the same time, you have to embrace the challenge. If you put a lot of pressure on yourself, it adds to your burden. But try and embrace it, look at it as an opportunity to perform, to do something better for the country,” he explained.

The 31-year old veteran found himself in and out of Sri Lanka’s ODI squad last year, with concerns about fitness and form. However, he appears to have turned it around, hitting two half-centuries and one ton in his last five 50-over games, including 64 in Sri Lanka’s warm-up defeat against South Africa.

In recent months, Matthews has animatedly celebrated his batting milestones, especially in Tests, his vigor directed at his critics. But the all-rounder insisted he was not at the World Cup to prove a point about his place to anybody.

“Each game is an opportunity to better your own performance. If you do that, the team will benefit,” he said.

Matthews, who is currently Sri Lanka’s second most capped player in ODIs after Lasith Malinga, aims to pass his experience to the younger players in the team.

“My ambition is to perform and be consistent. For that, I have to look after myself in terms of physical fitness and give my absolute best … and make sure I pass on my experience to the younger players so they benefit as well,” he said.

Sri Lanka plays their second warm-up match against Australia on Monday, 27 May, before they begin their campaign against New Zealand in Cardiff on 1 June.

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Shane Williams to Welcome the CWC to Cardiff at the Ultimate Delivery

The day before the first CWC game at Cardiff Wales Stadium, the city is playing host to a unique giant cricket hook relay and are calling for members of the community cricket and sporting followers alike to take part in this unique festivity event. Cricket followers are waiting for thrilling performances of their favorite players in this year’s tournament. You can book Cricket World Cup Final tickets Online.

Shane Williams to Welcome the CWC to Cardiff at the Ultimate Delivery
Shane Williams to Welcome the CWC to Cardiff at the Ultimate Delivery

The CWC is calling on the people of Cardiff to come and get complicated in a giant cricket relay on 31 May in the festivity of the first match of the tournament in Cardiff the following day.

Welsh rugby legend Shane Williams to take part in the record-breaking relay and support contestants along the way.

‘The Final Delivery’ will be hosted by CWC ambassador and Welsh rugby legend, Shane Williams. Freshly returned from taking part in the ‘Everest Rugby Challenge’ where he set a world record for the maximum match of rugby ever played, Shane is looking to break another record but in the sport of cricket: the world record for the longest cricket relay.

Starting at Cardiff Central Train Station the official game ball will go around to the Millennium Stadium, flight on the water taxi to Cardiff Bay, work its way through the Urdd Eisteddfod, catch a rickshaw back into town, pass through the arcades, up the High Street, into the Castle and out to Bute Park, journey the River Taff and inward into Cardiff Wales Stadium to be received by representatives of the New Zealand and Sri Lanka cricket sides.

Members of the public, cricket clubs, schools, and the general public will help deliver the ball as it passes along the route.

On arrival at Cardiff Wales Stadium there will be a celebration event where our Ultimate Delivery fielders can test their cricket skills, have their photo taken with the CWC trophy and have the chance to meet Shane Williams and Glamorgan County Cricket Club, players.

Rugby legend, Shane Williams said: “I am really excited to be taking part in The Ultimate Delivery and testing out my cricketing skills. I hope we can get as many people of Cardiff as possible to take part, set another record and have some great fun. What a great celebration for the CWC coming to Cardiff and Wales.”

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Councillor Peter Bradbury, said, Cardiff, is hugely proud to be welcoming the CWC to the city and to have the ball arriving in this record-breaking style with The Final Delivery will be a great knowledge for all those intricate.

“Cardiff has a strong sporting and cricket heritage and we hope ‘The Ultimate Delivery’ event will engage both the local community and traveling supporters of the Cricket World Cup. We look forward to welcoming sports fans of all ages to take part, creating a truly memorable event for the entire city,” he concluded.

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Hashim Amla speaks to the media ahead of CWC19

Hashim Amla boasts more than 18,000 international runs but He is hungry to show he still has what it takes at his third ICC Cricket World Cup. Cricket followers are waiting for thrilling performances of their favorite players in this year’s tournament. You can book Cricket World Cup Final tickets Online.

Hashim Amla speaks to the media ahead of CWC19
Hashim Amla speaks to the media ahead of CWC19

The South African batsman has been a backbone of the Proteas’ set-up for more than a decade, with 55 international centuries to his name, but a loss of form put his place in Ottis Gibson’s squad in danger on the eve of the tournament.

The right-hander missed the one-day series against Sri Lanka earlier this year, with Aiden Markram promoted to open the batting alongside vice-captain Quinton de Kock in a series the Proteas won 3-2.

Amla also missed out on the IPL and that break has refocused his mind and motivated him to sharpen his game in a bid to prove a point.

“Things happen that you don’t anticipate and I did not anticipate how things have gone recently,” he said.

“But I am a firm believer that when something happens, there is some good in it. I have had time away and now I am really looking back to wearing the green and gold again.”

I am hungrier than ever before, there is no doubt about that. I have been blessed to have this shirt for a while but the time off has made me want to come back stronger.

“This is my third [ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup] so I know what it is all about. I have a strong record in England and I have always enjoyed coming here.”

At 36, this is likely to be Amla’s last chance of lifting the ICC Cricket World Cup. His previous two appearances have ended in heartbreak at the hand of New Zealand – who beat them in the quarter-finals in 2011 and semi-finals four years later.

However, the attention on South Africa is less intense this year – with England the current top-ranked side.

The two teams will do battle in the opening game at The Oval and Amla believes their underdog status will suit South Africa.

“It is the best first game we could have asked for. We have played England recently and had some success against them, I have done well against them too,” he said.

This year, you don’t see the same big names and that is why the focus is not on us but that has some good in it.

There has not been much chat about us winning in comparison to the past but I don’t think that played a part in how we performed.

“At the end of the day, we always gave our best and played to win. The fact there has not been a lot of chat at this World Cup means there is less expectation but in the team, we think we can do well.”

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Alex Carey Said Australia’s high pressure experience will come in handy

The Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey trusts the vast skill of the side will be vital in “high pressure” situations at the CWC19. Cricket followers are waiting for thrilling performances of their favorite players in this year’s tournament. You can book Cricket World Cup Final tickets Online.

Alex Carey Said Australia’s high pressure experience will come in handy
Alex Carey Said Australia’s high pressure experience will come in handy

Several of the Australian Cricket players and support staff have important CWC knowledge. Ricky Ponting, their associate coach, won the tournament thrice (in 1999, 2003 and 2007), fielding coach Brad Haddin was part of the 2015 title-winning side, and the likes of Aaron Finch, the skipper, David Warner, Steve Smith,  Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell have all played in the previous editions.

“We have got a lot of knowledge,” Carey told reporters in London. “Brad Haddin played in the last CWC, we have got Ricky Ponting coming in, and we have got a number of players who played in that last CWC.”

“We have got lots of knowledge around the group of guys to access. When we get into it, that’s when the high-pressure skill comes into it.”

The 27-year-old also said Aussies would be focused on their own match plans rather than form them rendering to the opposition. Aussies have won eight straight away ODI, and Carey credited that form to this method.

“We have got a certain game style which has been successful in the last eight games, against quality opposition,” he said.

For us, it is playing to our strengths. Every team in the CWC has got its strengths. We are not too much about hostility’s game style. That’s where we get unfocused from what we are really good at.

“Thus for us, it’s building on our success in the last few months. David Warner and Steve Smith come back in. Aaron Finch is in really good form. Our quick’s are in good form as well. We got a lot of exciting players.”

Aussies will play warm-up games against Sri Lanka and England before their initial match against Afghanistan on 1 June, and Carey is self-assured they will begin the tournament on a positive note.

“We will start planning. We have warm-up games as well, which will be part of our build-up,” said Carey. “A lot of us have played against a number of their Afghanistan’s players. The first game is where we want to hit our straps. They will be keen to start the tournament well, and so are we.”

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Sangakkara Said This CWC19 Will be one of the Best Ever Tournaments

Kumar Sangakkara former SL skipper feels one can imagine a “close competition” and “great cricket” in the ICC CWC19. Cricket fans are waiting for thrilling performances in CWC. Now you can book Cricket World Cup tickets to support your favorite players.

Sangakkara Said This CWC19 Will be one of the Best Ever Tournaments
Sangakkara Said This CWC19 Will be one of the Best Ever Tournaments

Sangakkara, 41, who is soon to take over as the first non-British president of the Marylebone Cricket Club, is excited about the marquee tournament, which begins on 30 May.

“I have a feeling this World Cup will be one of the best ever tournaments,” he told Hindustan Times. “There will be close competition and I am sure we can look forward to some great cricket. The fans will enjoy it. It will be a great occasion for the sport and I am really excited.”

Kumar Sangakkara is content with the way new teams are entering international cricket and believes it bodes well for the growth of the game.

“I think the ICC has been doing a very good job in terms of trying to spread the game and more importantly in terms of bringing new teams to the framework. MCC does it in a unique way and has planned to tie up and bring in exciting new countries.”

The dashing left-hander, who represented Sri Lanka in four World Cups, also added that while cricket is growing, it is also important for the governing bodies to ensure there is no overload.

It should be looked at how home boards do their scheduling. It has got more to do with the ICC to balance out the Future Tours Programme. There has to be an adequate break between tours ensuring rehabilitation is done in a proper manner.

“There’s a lot of international cricket and a lot of domestic leagues taking place at the moment. They have to work with the home boards to balance things, not only for players and boards but even for spectators.”

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How the teams stack up in ICC CWC 2019

With the top tournament on the near horizon, it’s time to look at the squads that will be competing for cricket’s top prize this English summer.  Cricket World Cup Final Tickets can be garbed from our global event ticket sales market.

Oldest Squad

How the teams stack up in ICC CWC 2019
How the teams stack up in ICC CWC 2019

While there isn’t much clarity on how the side will line up, Sri Lanka’s contingent of experienced older figures could be vital in ushering them past the group stages. With an average age of 29.9, they are the oldest squad competing for the trophy in this edition.

Seasoned pacers Lasith Malinga, 35, and Suranga Lakmal, 32, look likely to spearhead the bowling attack. Former captain Angelo Mathews, 31, was destined for a return after the side’s poor 50-over form in the absence of the talismanic all-rounder, and there’s a call-up for Jeevan Mendis too. The 36-year-old has not played ODI cricket since 2015, but an extra wise head in the dressing room might be key to revitalizing fortunes for the 1996 winners.

Youngest squad

How the teams stack up in ICC CWC 2019
How the teams stack up in ICC CWC 2019

The youngest squad at this summer’s CWC is that of Pakistan, where the average age is 27.3, followed closely by Afghanistan (27.4). Pakistan look set to unleash promising 19-year-old quicks Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain on the world’s biggest stage, while Afghanistan will look to exploit their youthful options with the two-pronged spin attack of 20-year-old Rashid Khan, the No.3-ranked bowler on the ICC ODI Bowling Rankings, and fellow tweaker Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who at 18, is the youngest player at the tournament.

Most capped

How the teams stack up in ICC CWC 2019
How the teams stack up in ICC CWC 2019

Although age might signal ample cricketing experience, it needn’t necessarily have come at the international level. India has the fourth youngest side in the tournament, but also the most capped squad, with a combined total of 1573 appearances, eclipsing the second-most capped team, Bangladesh, by a margin of 274.

Among India’s seniors is MS Dhoni, who has played 341 ODIs, and has still remarkably managed to maintain a batting average of 50.72. Virat Kohli, the captain, and No.1-ranked batsman on the ICC ODI Batting Rankings have 227 appearances to his name, and Rohit Sharma, ranked No.2, has 206 caps, forming a frightening combination.

Bangladesh, meanwhile, will look to draw on their experience as they push for their first CWC title. Mashrafe Mortaza (205 caps), Shakib Al Hasan (195 caps), Mushfiqur Rahim (201 caps), and Tamim Iqbal (189 caps), will know that this is probably their final shot at achieving greatness together.

Mushfiqur recently said that “having most experienced players in the team, this is the strongest World Cup team that Bangladesh has ever had,” and he might just be right.

Most hundreds

India has little to no competition here. With a team tally of 90 and a whopping 41 of those belonging to Kohli, India’s capacity for mammoth innings will certainly be of concern to their opposition. Rohit (22), Shikhar Dhawan (16), and Dhoni (10), also have multiple tons under their belts, but over-reliance on these veterans could be a pitfall.

Although New Zealand, South Africa, and India top England with their tally of centuries, it is the host nation that boasts the most centurions. Seven England players have reached three figures in ODIs, compared to five each for India, South Africa, and New Zealand, which is an indication of their strong batting depth.
Afghanistan and Sri Lanka are both lacking in the century department, with 12 apiece; West Indies’ Chris Gayle alone has more three-figure scorers (25) in ODIs than the two nations combined. That being said, Afghanistan only played their first ODI in 2009.

Most wickets

How the teams stack up in ICC CWC 2019
How the teams stack up in ICC CWC 2019

Taking wickets on hard, high-scoring tracks can be difficult, but English conditions might just give hope to those who are more skilled at getting the ball to nip around, and we have seen many a swing bowler achieve great successes on English shores.

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka’s squads sit atop the leaderboards for ODI wickets, with 829 and 815 respectively, and the onus will fall on the side’s veteran seamers. Mortaza, with 259 scalps in the format, will lead the line for Bangladesh, whilst Malinga, who has the most ODI wickets among all players in the tournament, with 322 scalps, still carries much of Sri Lanka’s bowling weight on his 35-year-old shoulders.
Aaron Finch’s Australia has the least ODI wickets, with 495. Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has 145 of those, while fellow fast bowlers Jhye Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Jason Behrendorff are all relatively inexperienced at the top level. Nathan Lyon is no stranger to the international arena, but exciting young leg-spinner Adam Zampa might be primed to undertake the Aussies’ main spinning role.

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Gulbadin Naib said Our Morale High for CWC 2019

Gulbadin Naib, the new Afghanistan one-day international captain, is upbeat about his team’s chances in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Dulbdin Naib said Our Morale High for CWC 2019
Gulbadin Naib said Our Morale High for CWC 2019

Afghanistan is set to feature in only their second ever Cricket World Cup, sealing their place through the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe last year, which they won. They trained for the main event at a camp in South Africa and have high expectations of causing a few upsets in the tournament.

However, they got a jolt when the selectors decided to go with split captaincy and named a new leadership team. Naib took over from Asghar Afghan, even as senior members of the squad went public with their concerns of how the last-minute change could affect the team’s spirits.

Naib, though, dismissed these concerns. The change, he said, was “no big deal” and hailed the experience of his team-mates.

“When I look at my team, we prepared very well the last couple of months,” he told AFP in Kabul on Monday, 29 April, ahead of the team’s departure for the World Cup. “The guys have a [high] morale; everyone is very excited to be participating in the World Cup.”

Naib was particularly pleased with the camp in South Africa, expecting the bouncy wickets they played on to be similar to what they might get in England and Wales.

The team is placed No.10 on the ICC ODI Team Rankings chart, but he wasn’t ruling out their chance to surprise a few teams. In the Asia Cup, they beat Sri Lanka, took Pakistan close and forced a tie against India. Asked if he thought his team could go all the way.

Naib said: “I hope so. It is cricket … anything can happen.”

Afghanistan opens its World Cup campaign against Australia in Bristol on 1 June.

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Unpredictable SL require unity for CWC Success – Chaminda Vaas

Chaminda Vaas, the winner at 1996, believes that SL has some ‘”special” cricketers, but that closeness will be vital for Cricket World Cup 2019 success.

Unpredictable SL require unity for CWC Success – Chaminda Vaas
Unpredictable SL require unity for CWC Success – Chaminda Vaas

Vaas, who played 322 one-day internationals for his country, taking 400 wickets, is now part of the national side’s coaching set-up. He called on the country’s young players to take responsibility this summer, as the new-look side looks to overcome recent struggles in the ODI arena and prove their capabilities at the ICC CWC 2019 in England and Wales.

“Sri Lanka is an unpredictable team,” the 45-year-old told the ICC. “They need to be united, and there are special cricketers who can perform extremely well there in England. If they have the team spirit, unity amongst the team, I think Sri Lanka will do well in the CWC.”

Sri Lanka currently sits No. 8 in the ICC ODI Squad Rankings, and of the 10 teams set to play this summer’s World Cup, only West Indies and Afghanistan are ranked lower. Vaas has taken pleasure in trying to transfer some of his knowledge to the youngsters in the team, as he looks to instill a sense of pride in the players, while also giving fast bowling tips. “I love this game, this is what I did for most of my life,” he said.

“This is something that I can give back for the youngsters. I played for 20 years and enjoyed my game and as a coach, I’m enjoying what I’m doing for the youngsters.

“I tell young fast bowlers, ‘do not take short cuts, give 100%, focus on fitness, focus on endurance stuff and bend your back and bowl. Don’t keep it for the next game, what you can do today, do it. Do it for your country, remember where you come, don’t give excuses, make sure you are humble and when people try to criticize, you take it in the right way.'”

“When we won it and brought the trophy back to Sri Lanka, we realized we had done something of the country and it’s huge.

“After 1999 until now, we have got to finals and semi-finals, and when it comes to important games such as the CWC; our guys have done really well.
“It is now time for young guys to take the initiative to perform well and I’m sure when given the chance they will grab it from both ends and perform well for Sri Lanka.”

Sri Lanka kicks off their CWC campaign against New Zealand on Saturday, 1 June, but before that will first play Scotland in two ODIs, on 18 and 21 May.

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CWC 2019 Five Surprises Picks

All the 10 squads participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which begins on 30 May, have announced their 15-member squads. While most selections were expected, there were a few surprises picks that raised eyebrows. Here’s a look at them.

CWC 2019 Five Surprises Picks
CWC 2019 Five Surprises Picks

Tom Blundell (New Zealand)

New Zealand became the first team to announce their squad, on 2 April, and it featured the unexpected inclusion of 28-year-old Tom Blundell, who is uncapped in ODIs, as the back-up wicket-keeper. Blundell has very limited international experience, having played two Tests and three Twenty20 internationals, the last of which came in February 2018. An injury to the regular second-choice gloveman Tim Siefert paved the way for Blundell. In 51 first-class games, Blundell has scored 2793 runs at an average of 37.74, while in 40 List A games; he has 762 runs at 23.81. In his last first-class game, he scored a half-century and a hundred for Wellington, albeit in a losing cause.

Vijay Shankar (India)

Vijay Shankar’s inclusion was a part of India’s ongoing search for a solution to the No.4 conundrum that has been troubling them for over a year. However, his addition meant that Ambati Rayudu had to miss out. During the West Indies ODI series in October last year, India captain Virat Kohli had backed Rayudu for the No.4 position after he had made a brilliant comeback. Shankar, however, pipped Rayudu to the spot despite having played only nine ODIs so far, since making his debut just earlier this year, and accumulated 165 runs. The selectors believe Shankar is a ‘three-dimensional’ player, who can contribute in all three departments of the game and, according to Kohli, can provide a “balance which other teams have had all these years”.

Mosaddek Hossain (Bangladesh)

The 23-year-old, who last played international cricket in the 2018 Asia Cup, returned to the side on the back of a noteworthy domestic season. Hossain was dropped from the international side after a string of sub-par performances. The middle-order batsman averages 31 after 24 ODIs, with 341 runs. He has scored only one fifty in the format. The selectors, however, felt that the youngster offers an all-around option and can bowl off-breaks in addition to his batting to cover for Mahmudullah, who has a right shoulder injury. Hossain’s brilliant run in the Dhaka Premier League, where he scored 488 runs at an average of 48.80, presumably played a part as well.

Hamid Hassan (Afghanistan)

Prolonged fitness issues have kept Hamid Hassan out of Afghanistan’s side since 2016. While the 31-year-old’s talent and experience have never been in question, it remains to be seen whether the lack of recent international exposure affects him. The selectors have also indicated that his inclusion is subject to full fitness, which remains under scrutiny. The athletic pacer boasts 56 wickets in 32 ODIs at an economy of 4.55. He did well in the previous edition, where he was Afghanistan’s second-highest wicket-taker. He was picked in the T20I squad for the series against Zimbabwe and UAE earlier this year but did not get a game.

Milinda Siriwardana (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka’s World Cup squad threw up plenty of surprises when it was announced on 18 April. The inclusion of several players, who have been out of ODIs for the last two to four years, was unexpected. Among them was middle-order batsman Milinda Siriwardana, who has not played a one-day cricket since 2017. In 26 matches, Siriwardana has scored 513 runs at a modest average of 23.31. While his numbers in domestic cricket recently haven’t been exceptional, they have been consistent. The selectors also said he has been specifically drafted in the side as “a No.6 batsman who can bowl as well.”

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 full teams and squads

Full list of squads announced for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which gets underway on 30 May in England and Wales.

ICC CWC19 Full teams and Squads
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 full teams and squads

All teams have announced 15-member provisional squads for the World Cup. Teams can still make changes until one week before the start of the tournament.

Afghan:

Gulbadin Naib (c), Muhammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali, Hazratullah, Rahmat Shah, Asghar, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Australia:

Aaron Finch (capt), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon

Bangladesh:

Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (VC), Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed

England:

Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

India:

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami

New Zealand:

Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Tom Blundell (wk), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham

Pakistan:

Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk, c), Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik

South Africa:

Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi

Sri Lanka:

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana

West Indies:

Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ashley Nurse, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Oshane Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis.

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