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Tag: Cricket World Cup

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ICC Announces Men's T20 World Cup Groups; India, Pakistan Header Again

The groups of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup were announced on Friday by the International Cricket Council (ICC) dividing 12 teams into two groups.

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2011 WC: Final Was Fixed, Alleges Ex-SL Minister; Mahela, Sangakkara Demand Proof

Colombo: Former Sri Lanka batsmen Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have asked for evidence after country’s former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged that team’s 2011 World Cup final against India played in Mumbai was fixed. “Is the elections around the corner. Looks like the circus has started. Names and evidence?” Jayawardene said in a tweet […]

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India's Australia Tour Lesser Logistical Challenge Than T20 World Cup: BCCI Treasurer

New Delhi: It is premature to talk about resumption of cricket but India’s tour of Australia later this year is likely to go ahead, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said on Friday, downplaying the logistical issues likely to arise because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure that the high-profile tour, starting in October, goes on as […]

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Bangladesh Beat India By 3 Wickets To Win Maiden ICC U-19 WC Title

Potchefstroom: Bangladesh clinched their maiden ICC U-19 World Cup title after beating favourites India by three wickets in the summit clash here on Sunday. Set a revised target of 170 after a brief rain interruption, Bangladesh won the match with 23 balls to spare. Sent in to bat, India’s batting wilted under pressure as a superb […]

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Sri Lankan Pacer Pathirana Records '175kph' Bowling Speed

Bloemfontein (South Africa): Sri Lanka might have lost against India by 90 runs in the ongoing U-19 World Cup here, but young pacer Matheesha Pathirana grabbed eyeballs as he bowled a wide delivery to Yashasvi Jaiswal, which was recorded at ‘175kph’ (108mph) initially. Later, it turned out that there was an error in the recording. […]

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It'll be foolish to remove Kohli as India captain: Akhtar

New Delhi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar feels Virat Kohli should remain India skipper across formats as a lot of investment has been made upon him and thus, it will be foolish to remove him. Following India’s World Cup exit in the semi-finals, voices have been raised about the concept of split captaincy where Kohli […]

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Will develop 'best' Pak cricket team before next WC: Imran

Washington: Imran Khan, former Pakistan skipper and current Prime Minister, has said that he is working on a plan to develop “best cricket team of the world” following the dismal performance of the Men in Green in the recently concluded World Cup in England and Wales. Pakistan were knocked out in the group stage of […]

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Dharmasena admits to 'judgemental error' in World Cup final

Colombo: Kumar Dharmasena, who along with Marais Erasmus was the onfield umpire in the 2019 World Cup final, admitted on Sunday that he made a mistake by awarding an extra run to England after the ball ricocheted off Ben Stokes’ bat and ran to the boundary. “It’s easy for people to comment after seeing TV […]

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Former umpires say officials erred in giving 6 overthrows in WC final, ICC declines comment

London/Melbourne: Former international umpires Simon Taufel and K Hariharan Monday said officials standing in the World Cup final erred in awarding six runs, instead of five, to England for an overthrow, an observation that the ICC refused to comment on. Luck smiled on England midway through the final over of their innings when a throw […]

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Former players slam ICC for "ridiculous" boundary-count rule that decided WC winner

New Delhi: Former cricketers, including India’s Gautam Gambhir, came down heavily on the International Cricket Council (ICC) for its “ridiculous” rule on boundary count that decided the World Cup title in England’s favour and denied New Zealand after a pulsating final in London. In a thrilling encounter on Sunday night at the Lord’s, England were […]

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Op-Ed: England Took the Crown, New Zealand Won Hearts

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: England are the new champions of world cricket. But New Zealand are no less the champions for the way they played. They won hearts. It was a cracker of a match, a fitting finale to a grand tournament. Ultimately it was cricket that won. Such climaxes are rare. With the match […]

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BCCI to check on Kohli-Rohit rift, split captaincy an option

London: Ever since India’s ouster in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup, there have been a lot of talks about the areas where the team lacked and also how it was too reliant on the duo of skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma when it came to scoring runs. While this has […]

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England win maiden World Cup after dramatic Super Over

London: It took them 44 years, but England have finally done it. Neither a tied game, nor a spirited New Zealand could stop England from bringing the trophy home at the Lord’s on Sunday. It finally took a Super Over for England to be crowned winners of the 2019 World Cup. Eoin Morgan’s boys are […]

Vivek trolled over tweet on India's World Cup exit

Mumbai: Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi, who often gets into trouble for his posts on social media, has once again got slammed by netizens. Vivek on Friday took to Twitter and posted a GIF for India cricket team’s fans. In the GIF, an Indian fan is seen walking down the street thinking a lady walking towards […]

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England hammer Australia to reach first World Cup final since 1992

Birmingham: England entered their first World Cup final since 1992 decimating five-time champions Australia by eight wickets after a fearless knock from Jason Roy here on Thursday. Chasing 224 in a World Cup semifinal was not expected to be a walk in the park but England made it just that with an aggressive approach that […]

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Dhoni has not told us anything about retirement: Kohli

Manchester: India captain Virat Kohli Wednesday said MS Dhoni has not told him anything about his future plans amid speculation that the veteran may call it quits after team’s semi-final exit from the World Cup. Dhoni scored 50 off 72 balls in India’s 18 run defeat at the hands of Black Caps and the skipper […]

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India exit from World Cup after top order collapse

Manchester: India’s famed top-order imploded on a day when it mattered most as a gritty New Zealand survived a swift counter attack from Ravindra Jadeja to win an exciting World Cup semi-final by 18 runs, here Wednesday. Indian top-order had one failure due and much to their horror, the semi-final proved to be their dooms […]

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The 11-Year-Challenge: Fiery Virat meets Cool Kane in another semi-final

Manchester: They grew in stature and spread their wings in international cricket together but rival captains Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson could never have imagined leading their sides in another World Cup semi-final, this time the senior one. The photos of 18-year-olds Kohli and Williamson prior to the U-19 World Cup semi-final in 2008, was […]

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ICC tweet draws Pakistan fans' ire

London: A tweet by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with regard to Pakistan’s chances of making the semifinals of the World Cup on Friday has caused a bit of a stir on social media. Pakistan scored 315/9 in their allocated 50 overs against Bangladesh in their final World Cup group stage match on Friday. They […]

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Pakistan wins but predictably loses semifinal race

London: ‘Mission impossible’ remained unaccomplished for Pakistan, who expectedly missed the semifinal bus but wrapped up their World Cup campaign with a consolatory 94-run win over Bangladesh, here Friday. Aware that the situation demanded them to beat Bangladesh by 300-plus runs to make it to the knockout stage, Pakistan needed to put on board a […]

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Omitted From World Cup Squad, Ambati Rayudu Retires From Cricket

New Delhi: Ignored for the ongoing World Cup in England, Indian middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu has decided to retire from all forms of cricket, a BCCI official has revealed. The 33-year-old Andhra batsman was in the official standbys list for the big event in UK but was ignored despite injury to all-rounder Vijay Shankar. Opener […]

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India ride on Rohit ton to beat Bangladesh, qualify for semis

Birmingham: India’s batting in the last 10 overs at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Tuesday might have given hope to some fans of a Bangladesh fightback, but two things they forgot — the experience of the Indian bowling attack and the slowness of the wicket. After all, this was the same pitch where India played […]

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Wasim leads Pakistan to dramatic victory over Afghanistan

Leeds: Pakistan survived a mighty scare to continue its surge towards the World Cup semifinals with Imad Wasim (49 not out) showing nerves of steel to guide them to a tense three-wicket win over Afghanistan, here Saturday. In heart-stopping action, the gritty Afghanistan yet again came close to creating a big upset but were denied […]

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South Africa coast to 9-wicket win over Sri Lanka

Chester-le-Street (England): South Africa coasted to a nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their World Cup group stage match here on Friday. Chasing a target of 204, Hashim Amla and captain Faf du Plessis put up an unbeaten second wicket stand of 175 runs to secure the win. This was South Africa’s second win of […]

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We do well whenever pushed to the corner: Sarfaraz

Birmingham: Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed seemed to a happy man after his team registered a comfortable win over New Zealand and kept their hopes alive of making it to the semifinals of the ongoing World Cup. Pakistan had to face a lot of criticism, both from fans and former cricketers, post their 89-run defeat to […]

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This Day, That Year: When Kapil's Devils Conquered The World

London: It was on this very day, 36 years back, that the Indian team had the honour of lifting the coveted World Cup Trophy for the very first time. Overcoming all odds to beat the mighty West Indies in the finals of the showpiece event at the iconic Lord’s in 1983 can actually work as […]

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Kohli sweats it out ahead of West Indies clash

Manchester: The Virat Kohli-led Indian team is currently unbeaten in the ongoing 2019 World Cup and the skipper is leaving no stones unturned to keep the winning momentum going. Even though the players have been given a couple of days off after the win over Afghanistan, Kohli has been sweating it out in the gym. […]

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World Cup 2019: Two Arrested For Betting In Odisha, Rs 31 Lakh Seized

Rourkela: The Plant Site Police Monday night busted a racket in Rourkela involved in betting during the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2019 matches and arrested two persons from near Daily Market here. Acting on a tip-off, police conducted a raid at Janata Nibas Lane near Daily Market where betting was on and subsequently nabbed two […]

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Shami registers last-over hattrick as India beat Afghanistan in last-over thriller

Southampton: Mohammed Shami’s last-over hattrick saved India from a mighty scare after they managed to pip Afghanistan by 11 runs to inch closer towards World Cup semi-finals, as brilliant death bowling compensated for an inexplicable batting display here Saturday. Shami (9.5-1-40-4), playing his first match, not only successfully defended 16 runs off the last over […]

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Afghan spinners restrict Indian batsmen to 224/8

Southampton: Afghanistan tweakers spun a web around Indian batsmen to restrict them to 224/8 in 50 overs despite half centuries from skipper Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav in a World Cup clash here on Saturday. This is India’s lowest first innings total batting all 50 overs since 2010. Kohli struck his third consecutive fifty with […]

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Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of WC with thumb fracture

New Delhi: India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the 2019 edition of the World Cup as he is not in a position to recover in time for the remaining games of the showpiece event. Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments said that Dhawan has been ruled out as the […]

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Shakib's master class hundred scripts Bangladesh's memorable World Cup win over Windies

Taunton: All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan struck a magnificient unbeaten 124 to help Bangladesh record a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over the West Indies and script the second highest successful run chase in World Cup history here on Monday. The 32-year-old Shakib (124 off 99 balls) produced a batting master class as he led Bangladesh to a […]

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Ranveer Singh makes his commentary debut in World Cup

London: Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh made his commentary debut with Star Sports alongside cricket stars Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Ranveer, known for his passion for cricket, entertained fans with a segment where he interacted with cricket stars such as Gavaskar, Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Brian Lara and Ramiz Raja, […]

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Rain-threat on Akhtar's mind ahead of Indo-Pak clash

New Delhi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has joked that rain may reign supreme in the marquee World Cup clash between India and Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday. Akhtar tweeted a photo where India skipper Virat Kohli and Pakistan counterpart Sarfaraz Ahmed are swimming their way to the pavilion after toss with the rest of […]

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India, NZ share points after another washout

Nottingham: The frustrating English weather finally caught up with the Indian team as their third World Cup game against New Zealand was called off without a ball being bowled here Thursday. New Zealand have seven points from four games while India now have five from three with the next game against Pakistan in Manchester on […]

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World Cup 2019: India opt to bat against Australia

London: India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in a group stage game of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Kennington Oval, here on Sunday. Both the teams remain unchanged since their previous respective matches. PLaying XI: India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (Captain), Lokesh […]

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Dhoni urged to wear army insignia glove against Australia by teammates

New Delhi: At a time when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under the supervision of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has failed to back former India skipper M.S. Dhoni in the Army insignia controversy, his teammates have come together and urged him to continue sporting the Balidaan Badge on his wicket-keeping […]

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India most searched team of World Cup, reveals study

New Delhi: The Indian cricket team has grabbed the most searched team recognition on the Internet for the ongoing World Cup, while England have bagged the second position out of the 10 participating teams in a study conducted by SEMrush, the online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform. The study further revealed that the […]

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Dhoni sports 'Balidaan Badge' on gloves in WC

Southampton: India’s opening game in the ongoing World Cup saw former skipper M.S. Dhoni once again profess his love for the security forces after he was spotted with regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces on his wicket-keeping gloves. During the course of India’s six-wicket win over South Africa at The Rose Bowl, […]

It was a professional win: Virat Kohli

Southampton (England): Following a resounding victory over South Africa, India skipper Virat Kohli praised his team for coming out with a highly professional performance in their World Cup opener at the Ageas Bowl. Playing their first match in the ongoing World Cup, India on Wednesday came out with a brilliant bowling performance as they restricted […]

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