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17 October 201405:09

ICC Cricket World Cup Weekly Wrap: Volume 4

Look no further for your weekly wrap of the ICC Cricket World Cup news from around the globe.

ICC Cricket World Cup Weekly Wrap: Volume 4 - Cricket News
Four months to go to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
With four months until the start of the World Cup, join cricketworldcup.com for a look back at the magic moments from previous tournaments.

Getting Cricket Smart in New Zealand Schools
New Zealand stars Corey Anderson, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClengahan and Colin Munro were on hand for the launch of the ICC Cricket World Cup themed Cricket Smart programme in Christchurch this week.

Scotland edged by New Zealand XI in last ball thriller
In a match that was exclusively streamed on the ICC Cricket World Cup website, Scotland came close to causing a massive upset against a near full strength New Zealand side. The two teams will meet again at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 on 17 February, click here for more information.

South Africa talk up New Zealand’s prospects for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
South African cricket captain AB de Villiers tells Stuff.co.nz that New Zealand is ''one of the favourites'' to win next year's world cup. South Africa plays New Zealand in three ODI matches starting at Mount Maunganui's Bay Oval on Tuesday 21 October.

Win/loss ratio makes Afghanistan the fourth best ODI team in world
Afghanistan’s rapid rise in World cricket has been underscored by cricketcountry.com who has discovered that the World Cup qualifiers have the fourth best win/loss ratio in One Day International Cricket.

Ireland seek enriching experiences down under
Stuff.co.nz caught up with Ireland coach Phil Simmons about the team’s World Cup preparations and what to expect from them in 2015.

Steven Smith pushing for place in Australia World Cup squad
Cricket.com.au spoke with Australia selector Rod Marsh about Steven Smith’s debut ODI century against Pakistan and said it reminded him of one of Australia’s all-time great players.

Video: Scotland hit the ice
Scotland took an icy break from its #cwc15 preparations this week with a visit to the Antarctic Centre in Christchurch. Watch to see what happens when you take a team of cricketers from the sun and green grass to snow and ice.