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England vs Pakistan

1st ODI

14.00 - Sky Sports 2 - Wednesday 24th August

T20 Blast | Northants v Birmingham Bears

After the excitement of England v Pakistan, T20, err, blasts its way back on to our screens with a cracker as Northants Steelbacks take on the Birmingham Bears in tonight's televised match.

After a routine series win over Sri Lanka, England are expecting Pakistan to put up much more of a fight during the four Test series which starts at Lord’s on Thursday.

England swing into action for a long summer of cricket with a three-match Test series against the touring Sri Lankans, led by skipper Angelo Mathews.

Two more from IPL 2016 on Sunday and the table is starting to take shape with every side now having played at least four matches. Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni will all be coming out swinging.

A struggling Kings XI face the Sunrisers who are on a great run and looking forn their third straight IPL win.

The youthful Delhi outfit have had a better start that defending IPL champions Mumbai but the feeling is there's more to come from the visitors who are favourites to win their second consecutive match.

It’s becoming clear that it takes more than a few marquee names to guarantee T20 success. The two IPL 2016 pre-tournament favs share an identical record after 3 matches but it’s not one they’d have envisaged before the competition began.

Destructive Aussie openers Aaron Finch and David Warner line up on opposite sides in Match 15 at Rajkot. The Supergiants’ 163 was nowhere near enough against the Lions in the only IPL 2016 match to be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium so far.

The side batting second at Mumbai has won five of the last six, including both 2016 IPL matches and three out of four T20 World Cup games. RCB look nailed on if Virat is given the chase.

How about that for a pair of semi-finals!? 14 teams are out, the final two remain and either Eoin Morgan or Darren Sammy will lift the T20 Cricket World Cup in Kolkata on Sunday, where the victors will become the first two-time winners of the competition.

And then there were four...32 games gone, three to go and the original 16 nations have been whittled down to the final quartet who contest the T20 Cricket World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday and Thursday.

England face Afghanistan in Delhi on Wednesday in their third match of the T20 Cricket World Cup.

After falling victim to a Chris Gayle special in their opening game, England were staring at an early exit after South Africa blasted 229/4 off their 20 overs in Mumbai.

Australia v New Zealand

India had never beaten New Zealand in four previous T20 Internationals, but in the opening match of the World Cup, on home soil, they were expected to beat the Black Caps comfortably. It didn’t work out as planned for MS Dhoni and co.

In a must-win match for England they face a fired-up South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai hoping to keep their Twenty20 World Cup hopes alive. Can they do it? Join us as we take a look at their chances in our classic match preview:

England have had mixed results in the build-up to the T20 Cricket World Cup and they’re up against a talented West Indies outfit in their Group 1 opener in Mumbai on Wednesday.

The tournament proper starts in Nagpur and we're TOP PRICE on tournament favourites INDIA (1/2) to beat NEW ZEALAND. Look out for our daily specials throughout the competition.

The sixth T20 Cricket World Cup takes place in India from Tuesday March 8th (with the start of the preliminaries) until Sunday April 3rd when the final will be played at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

England & South Africa resume battle at the New Wanderers, Johannesburg on Thursday with Alastair Cook’s side leading the hosts 1-0 heading into the 3rd Test of the four match series.

England go head-to-head with Australia today. Get all the facts and stats for the match below...

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