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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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Yuvraj thanks Guru Gary, but says no favours on June 5

New Delhi: Ahead of India’s much anticipated World Cup opener against South Africa on June 5 at the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire, host broadcasters Star Sports have come out with a masterstroke of an advertisement. In the latest advertisement, while the Indian fans are shown talking about their love for former coach Gary Kirsten — […]

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Team India trolled for 'fun day out in the woods'

London: The Board of Control for Cricket in India tweeted images of the Indian team enjoying some quality time away from the nets before their 2019 World Cup campaign starts. The pictures were posted with a caption, “Snapshots from #TeamIndia’s fun day out in the woods (sic.)” Immediately, there were hundreds of responses and most […]

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Tahir becomes 1st spinner to bowl opening over at WC

London: South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir scripted his name in the history books on Thursday as he became the first spinner to bowl the first ball of a World Cup. After electing to bowl against England in the opening match at The Oval, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis surprised everyone by bringing in Tahir […]

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Did you know! Dhoni set field for Bangladesh while batting

Cardiff (England): Even at 37, M.S. Dhoni manages to surprise cricket fans all across the globe. Be it his power-hitting or his extraordinary glove-work, Dhoni just keeps on raising the bar for himself and his fellow cricketers. Not just his batting and wicket-keeping, even his on-field presence proves to be a blessing for Virat Kohli […]

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Dhoni puts opposition under pressure: McCullum

Mumbai: With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 just around the corner, all eyes will be on Team India which is seen as the most strong contender and on former captain MS Dhoni who is probably featuring in his last World Cup. Experts of the game believe the stumper will be a major weapon in […]

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Cricket World Cup undergoes several changes in its 44-year history

New Delhi: Since its inception in 1975, the ICC World Cup has witnessed several changes. While defending champions Australia are the most successful nation with five titles, India and West Indies have two each, and Pakistan and Sri Lanka one World Cup each. The first three One-Day International (ODI) World Cups were hosted by England, […]

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Indian selectors to meet on Feb 15 to pick squad for Australia series; focus on workload management

New Delhi: Two cricket World Cup wins in 44 years, yet the flame carried in the hearts and minds of savants in India burns. As a top tier team, India once again is in search of the Golden Fleece. Workload management of the stars will be on top of the mind when the selectors meet […]

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Ashwin must be considered for 2019 World Cup: Gambhir

Bengaluru: Former opener Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday backed Ravichandran Ashwin’s return to the ODI squad ahead of the World Cup, saying a finger-spinner like him could be as effective as a wrist-spinner in English conditions. Ashwin last played for India in coloured clothing in July 2017. Wrist-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have since then […]

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Is India's Cricket World Cup Squad Finalised? Here's What Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri Reveal

Mumbai: As India prepares for the challenging tour to Australia, that includes four Tests, three ODIs and as many T20Is, head coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday said the time for “chopping and changing” in the ODI format is over and the team management will work on picking the top 15 for the ICC World Cup […]

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Thus spake the former captain on cricket then & now!

He sported the same demeanour as he used to years ago walking into the stadium ring. He walked just as tall, smart and confident. Though the cricketing pads, gloves and bat were no where near him,  his nonchalance in a dark blue jacket with a pocket square lent a mellowed grace to his personality. Dilip […]