The England National Cricket Team has been a full member of the ICC since 15 June, 1909, representing both England and Wales. They were one of the first teams to be given Test status (along with Australia) in 1877.
Gulbadin Naib stood with his shoulders back, elbows out, fists closed in, muscles flexed. The Afghanistan captain's bulging biceps threatened to pop the stitching in his shirt.
If Jos Buttler leads England out against Afghanistan on Tuesday in Manchester, he will have more on his plate than he may care to admit.
RICHARD GIBSON IN CARDIFF: To borrow a line from Elton John - another performer in the Welsh capital on Saturday evening - South Africa are still standing at this World Cup.
Jason Roy tweaked his troublesome left hamstring during Friday's win over West Indies in Southampton, while captain Eoin Morgan suffered a back spasm.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY RICHARD GIBSON: Joe Root is at the forefront of attempts to create a white-ball legacy in this country - yet as Test captain his mind is never far away from the Ashes.
Tensions are always high when the countries meet at cricket, which - for political reasons - they do these days only at global tournaments or the Asia Cup.
LAWRENCE BOOTH AT THE OVAL: For a while in south London, Sri Lanka dared to dream. Chasing 335 to set the cat among the pigeons, their openers flew to 115 inside 16 overs against Australia.
A comprehensive eight-wicket success over the West Indies on Friday made it three wins from four for the tournament hosts, with inviting fixtures against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka to come next.
Until the eve of this tournament question marks hung over whether the biggest game in sport would take place, so it would be cruel for the Manchester weather to have the final word.
It's Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail's Ian Ladyman reveals what's been making him feel warm and what's been leaving him cold this week.
PAUL NEWMAN IN SOUTHAMPTON: It may have come at a cost but this was an emphatic way for England to take a huge step towards the World Cup semi-finals against a woeful West Indies.
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