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Cricket World Cup awards: best player, match and moment – our verdicts
Our team of cricket writers pick the outstanding moments and assess the tournament’s future

Mark Ramprakash, Barney Ronay, Ali Martin, Geoff Lemon, Simon Burnton and Tanya Aldred

20, Nov, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Everything was stacked against Australia except their belief they could beat India | Geoff Lemon
The Cricket World Cup was won by a team that looked at the steepness of the challenge and decided to climb it

Geoff Lemon in Ahmedabad

20, Nov, 2023 @3:23 PM

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Pat Cummins made all the right calls while India’s World Cup dream died | Geoff Lemon
Australia supporters may have considered their captain mad to invite Sharma and Kohli to bat first, but he was vindicated

Geoff Lemon at the Narendra Modi Stadium

19, Nov, 2023 @8:17 PM

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Australia hope for best Cricket World Cup win with pressure heaped on India in final
While the hosts have so much riding on the result, their opponents have already rounded out a successful year

Geoff Lemon in Ahmedabad

18, Nov, 2023 @4:45 PM

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Echoes of 1999 swirl but Proteas fall short of turning the tables on old foes | Geoff Lemon
Semi-final followed an eerily familiar script but Australia held their nerve to ensure there was no redemption for South Africa

Geoff Lemon at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

16, Nov, 2023 @8:44 PM

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Australia seeking flash of inspiration as sun goes down on class of 2015 | Geoff Lemon
They may not have South Africa’s clockwork game plan, but Australia’s unpredictability could yet secure a spot in the final

Geoff Lemon in Kolkata

15, Nov, 2023 @8:30 PM

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Mitchell Marsh the latest to flourish as Australia’s momentum builds | Geoff Lemon
Magnificent 177 to sink Bangladesh maintains winning streak as South Africa semi-final looms

Geoff Lemon at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium

11, Nov, 2023 @7:47 PM

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Robelinda2: the lamentable demise of a much-loved YouTube cricket channel | Geoff Lemon
The cultural institution run by Australian Rob Moody has been pulled; with it goes public access to a swathe of cricket history

Geoff Lemon

08, Nov, 2023 @2:43 AM

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Maxwell’s sequence of impossibility beggars belief to rescue Australia | Geoff Lemon
Afghanistan were cruising to victory until Glenn Maxwell’s astonishing double hundred sparked a remarkable run chase for Australia

Geoff Lemon in Mumbai

07, Nov, 2023 @10:54 PM

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Starc and Australia still searching for perfection but progress is undeniable | Geoff Lemon
Although victory against England was not flawless a dogged winning streak augurs well for World Cup knockout stage

Geoff Lemon at the Narendra Modi Stadium

04, Nov, 2023 @9:49 PM

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Australia breathe sigh of relief as the Cricket World Cup finally lights up | Geoff Lemon
A competition that has failed to capture the imagination belatedly sparked into life thanks to two thrilling contests

Geoff Lemon at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

28, Oct, 2023 @5:45 PM

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Glenn Maxwell tears up cricket history books with innings of riotous expression | Geoff Lemon
The Australian’s remarkable World Cup century from just 40 balls against the Netherlands was in all senses an extraordinary knock

Geoff Lemon at Arun Jaitley Stadium

25, Oct, 2023 @10:14 PM

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