sport news HOT OR NOT - WORLD CUP FINAL SPECIAL

HOT OR NOT - WORLD CUP FINAL SPECIAL: Kane Williamson is England's main obstacle to victory while India captain Virat Kohli continues to disappoint on the biggest stage Jason Roy's innings on Thursday left Steve Smith open-mouthed at Edgbaston New Zealand's Kane Williamson is England's main obstacle to victory at Lord's Kumar Dharmasena’s decision to give Roy out on Thursday was an awful call Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world but has a poor record in semi-finals

By Ian Ladyman for MailOnline

Published: 21:39 BST, 12 July 2019 | Updated: 21:39 BST, 12 July 2019

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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 ahead of Sunday's Cricket World Cup final.

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Jason Roy

One of the images of the World Cup has to be Australia’s Steve Smith staring open-mouthed as Roy launched yet another six over the ropes at Edgbaston.

England struck 69 sixes in the five World Cups before this one. In this tournament alone they have bludgeoned 74.

Jason Roy's innings on Thursday left Australia's Steve Smith open-mouthed at Edgbaston

Jason Roy's innings on Thursday left Australia's Steve Smith open-mouthed at Edgbaston

Jofra Archer

It wasn’t the ball that Archer delivered to dislodge Alex Carey’s helmet that said so much about England’s new quick bowler, but the way he reacted.

While team-mates gathered around the Aussie to check his welfare, Archer retreated to stand silently with his arms folded. There is plenty of time for tea and sympathy

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