After four years of waiting, the Black Caps are just a day away from their Cricket World Cup opener against Sri Lanka. Niall Anderson analyses how they're tracking ahead of their showdown in Cardiff.

Preparation

The Black Caps' build-up to the World Cup has been a rather mixed bag; perhaps perfectly encapsulated by their two warm-up games. A truly dominant victory over India was then followed by the West Indies shellacking the Kiwi bowlers for 421 in a similarly lopsided contest – continuing an undulating last few months. There was the good – ODI series victories over Sri Lanka and

Injuries

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The Squad

Opposition

The Ground

Past Results

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The Odds