World Cup team factfiles (Pool A)

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SYDNEY: World Cup team factfiles ahead of the 2015 tournament which takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14-March 29:

 

Pool A

England

Squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Joe Root, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes

Coach: Peter Moores

Fixtures

Feb 14: Australia, Melbourne

Feb 20: New Zealand, Wellington

Feb 23: Scotland, Christchurch

Mar 01: Sri Lanka, Wellington

Mar 09: Bangladesh, Adelaide

Mar 13: Afghanistan, Sydney

World Cup record:

1975: Semi-finals

1979: Runners-up

1983: Semi-finals

1987: Runners-up

1992: Runners-up

1996: Quarter-finals

1999: Pool stage

2003: Pool stage

2007: Super Eights

2011: Quarter-finals

 

Australia

Squad: Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson.

Coach: Darren Lehmann

Fixtures   

Feb 14: England, Melbourne

Feb 21: Bangladesh, Brisbane

Feb 28: New Zealand, Auckland

March 4: Afghanistan, Perth

March 8: Sri Lanka, Sydney

March 14: Scotland, Hobart

World Cup record:

1975: Runners-up

1979: Pool stage

1983: Pool stage

1987: Champions

1992: Pool stage

1996: Runners-up

1999: Champions

2003: Champions

2007: Champions

2011: Quarter-finals

 

Sri Lanka 

Squad: Angelo Mathews (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake.

Coach: Marvan Atapattu

Fixtures

Feb 14: New Zealand, Christchurch

Feb 22: Afghanistan, Dunedin

Feb 26: Bangladesh, Melbourne

Mar  1: England, Wellington

Mar  8: Australia, Sydney

Mar 11: Scotland, Hobart

World Cup record:

1975: First round

1979: First round

1983: First round

1987: First round

1992: First round

1996: Champions

1999: First round

2003: Semi-finals

2007: Runners-up

2011: Runners-up

 

Bangladesh

Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Taijul Islam, and Arafat Sunny.

Coach: Chandika Hathurusinghe

Fixtures

Feb 18: Afghanistan, Canberra

Feb 21: Australia, Brisbane

Feb 26: Sri Lanka, Melbourne

Mar 05: Scotland, Nelson

Mar 09: England, Adelaide

Mar 13: New Zealand, Hamilton

World Cup record:

1999: First round

2003: First round

2007: Super Eights

2011: First round

 

New Zealand

Squad: Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Dan Vettori, Kane Williamson.

Coach: Mike Hesson

Fixtures:

Feb 14: Sri Lanka, Christchurch

Feb 17: Scotland, Dunedin

Feb 20: England, Wellington

Feb 28: Australia, Auckland

Mar 08: Afghanistan, Napier

Mar 13: Bangladesh, Hamilton

World Cup record:

1975: Semi-finals

1979: Semi-finals

1983: Pool stages

1987: Pool stages

1992: Semi-finals

1996: Quarter-finals

1999: Semi-finals

2003: Super Six

2007: Semi-finals

2011: Semi-finals

 

Afghanistan

Squad: Mohammad Nabi (captain), Afsar Zazai, Usman Ghani, Aftab Alam, Asghar Stanikzai, Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Hamid Hasan, Javed Ahmadi, Najibullah Zadran, Mirwais Ashraf, Nasir Jamal, Nawroz Mangal,  Shapoor Zadran, Samiullar Shenwari,

Coach: Andy Moles

Fixtures

Feb 18: Bangladesh, Canberra

Feb 22: Sri Lanka, Dunedin

Feb 26: Scotland, Dunedin

March 4: Australia, Perth

March 8: New Zealand, Napier

March 13, England, Sydney

World Cup record:

First appearance

 

Scotland

Squad: Preston Mommsen (capt), Kyle Coetzer, Richie Berrington, Frederick Coleman, Matthew Cross, Joshua Davey, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Safyaan Sharif, Robert Taylor, Iain Wardlaw

Coach: Grant Bradburn

Fixtures

Feb 17: New Zealand, Dunedin

Feb 23: England, Christchurch

Feb 26: Afghanistan, Dunedin

Mar 05: Bangladesh, Nelson

Mar 11: Sri Lanka, Hobart

Mar 14: Australia, Hobart

 World Cup record:

1999: Pool stage

2007: Pool stage.  (AFP)

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