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ICC Plans To Increase Teams In World T20 From 16 To 20

London: With the International Cricket Council (ICC) all set to discuss the controversial four-day Tests format, it has now come to light that the global cricket governing body is also considering increasing the number of teams in men’s World T20. According to a report in telegraph.co.uk, the ICC is mulling to increase the number of […]

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Akhtar wants 'match-winner' Rohit in the XI against WI

New Delhi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has backed India’s limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma to be a part of the playing XI for the opening Test against West Indies and feels that not picking the batsman will be ‘wrong. Speaking on his official Youtube channel, Akhtar said that since Rohit was a part of the […]

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Jadeja Partners With Rohit To Make Fun Of Kohli, Bumrah [WATCH]

Georgetown (Guyana): India deputy skipper Rohit Sharma didn’t get a chance to bat during the first ODI against West Indies as the game was called off because of persistent rain. However, he didn’t let that frustration dampen his mood as he took the ‘Heads-Up’ challenge with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. View this post on Instagram WATCH […]

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Gavaskar questions Kohli's position as skipper post WC debacle

New Delhi: Following India’s World Cup exit in the semi-finals, legendary India batsman Sunil Gavaskar has questioned why Virat Kohli has automatically continued in his position as skipper even though his appointed ended with the showpiece event in England and Wales. The former India skipper feels that there should have been a formal meeting to […]

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We fancy our chances at World Test Championship: Kohli

London: Insisting that India have performed well in the recent years in Test cricket, skipper Virat Kohli believes his boys will fancy their chances of winning the inaugural ICC World Test Championship. The ICC on Monday officially launched WTC which begins with the first Ashes Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston from August 1. […]

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Stokes feels Williamson deserves New Zealander of the Year award

London: England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Tuesday turned down a nomination to be the New Zealander of the Year. He went on to add that the award would suit someone like New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. “I am flattered to be nominated for New Zealander of the Year. I am proud of my New Zealand […]

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Not fair to win the World Cup like that: Morgan

London: England captain Eoin Morgan admitted that he is troubled with the way the 2019 World Cup ended. England and New Zealand played out a match that was tied twice — first in regular play and then in the Super Over — and Morgan’s side won the title on the basis of their superior tally […]

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Tendulkar bats for second Super Over to decide WC winner in case of tie

Mumbai: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said there should be a second Super Over to decide the winner instead of the boundary count if a situation like the World Cup final arises where England edged past New Zealand on more number of boundaries hit. “I feel there should be another Super Over to decide […]

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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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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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India-New Zealand semifinal pushed to reserve day

Manchester: The notorious Manchester weather pushed the first semifinal of the World Cup to the reserve day after dominant Indian bowlers excelled yet again to restrict New Zealand to a sub-par 211 for five, here Tuesday. Rain forced players off the field after 46.1 overs and as per ICC’s playing conditions, the game will resume […]

Indian team management criticised for excluding Shami

New Delhi: The Indian team management was on Tuesday criticised on social media after they did not include right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami in the playing XI for the World Cup semi-final clash against New Zealand at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Shami, who has picked up 14 wickets in the four matches that he has […]

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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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Mayank to join Team India in Leeds on Wednesday

London: Right-handed batsman Mayank Agarwal, who has been named as replacement for Vijay Shankar for the ongoing World Cup, will join Team India in Leeds on Wednesday, BCCI confirmed this development in a statement on Tuesday. Shankar was on Monday ruled out of the World Cup as he sustained a toe injury in the nets […]

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Vijay Shankar ruled out of WC with toe injury

Birmingham: In a blow to the Indian team going into the business end, all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of the World Cup with a toe injury. While the blow at the nets off Jasprit Bumrah hadn’t looked very serious to start with, it looks to have been aggravated. Speaking to IANS, sources in […]

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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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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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Pakistan knock out South Africa with 49-run win, stay alive in World Cup

London: Pakistan kept alive their slender hopes of making the semifinals while knocking South Africa out of the ICC World Cup with a 49-run win here Sunday. Batting first, the 1992 champions posted 308 for seven with Haris Sohail’s 59-ball 89 being the highlight of their innings. In reply, South Africa were stopped at 259 […]

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Film celebs hail India's win over Pakistan at WC

Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana and many others congratulated the Indian team for its victory against Pakistan at the ongoing ICC World Cup in England. On Sunday, India came out with a commanding performance as they defeated arch-rival Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) in a rain-hit encounter at […]

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World Cup cricket unites warring Goa leaders

Panaji: Sunday’s World Cup cricket match against Pakistan has united all political parties in Goa with rival political leaders issuing a joint video message wishing good luck to Team India. The video shot outside the World Cup match venue at Old Trafford, the United Kingdom, features Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai, BJP General […]

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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 […]

On the field it's very professional against Pakistan: Kohli

London: With the ICC ODI World Cup getting underway in England and Wales in less than a week from now, the skippers of the 10 participating teams fighting for the biggest glory in 50-over cricket were all asked to pick one player from another team to fit into their own playing XI during the captains’ […]

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World Cup: 5 all-rounders to watch out for

New Delhi: All-rounders are the flavour of the season and this World Cup will feature some of the best in the business. West Indies legend Clive Lloyd told Times of India that the ICC’s flagship event in England and Wales will be “World Cup of all-rounders”. IANS takes a look at the five best all […]

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Aussie pacer Behrendorff leaves Mumbai Indians

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians’ Australia pacer Jason Behrendorff left for Australia to join the national camp for ICC World Cup in England next month. For skipper Steven Smith and opener David Warner will play one match before leaving while Marcus Stoinis will also be heading home to join the camp starting May 2. Twenty nine-year-old Behrendorff, […]

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WC squad out, Pandya and Rahul await Jain's clearance

New Delhi: The Indian selectors have named the 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup. While both all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener K.L. Rahul are part of the squad, they are yet to get clearance from BCCI ombudsman D.K. Jain for making inappropriate comments in a television chat show. The duo had appeared before Jain […]