World Cup Warm-up Week of Hopes & Dreams

Warm-up week before the start of an ICC event is always lots of fun. Supporters generally read far more into the results than the players for whom there are objectives other than winning. Most teams are trying to win, naturally, although it was hard to believe the West Indies were doing much more than having a stretch when they conceded 189-5 against Afghanistan and then strolled to 133-5 in reply. Energy conservation is a big thing in the Caribbean.

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