The Cricket World Cup is well and truly underway after yesterday’s opener, which saw the holders England defeated by nine wickets by New Zealand in a resounding defeat. In a replay of the 2019 final, the Kiwis were ruthless and got their revenge to begin this year’s tournament.
England are one of the favourites to make it all the way to the final but will be hoping for no more repeats of yesterday as they were comfortably beaten by New Zealand on Indian soil.
One contentious point that the cricket world made sure to point out was the lack of supporters in the ground, as there were plenty of empty seats for the opening match of the tournament – a curious setting and one that the organisers will be keen to avoid going forward.
Today’s action sees Pakistan take on the Netherlands, before tomorrow’s double-header of Bangladesh vs Afghanistan and South Africa vs Sri Lanka.
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