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Malinga, Mathews keep Sri Lanka's World Cup semifinal hopes alive

Leeds: Angelo Mathews hit a patient fifty before veteran pacer Lasith Malinga returned with a sensational four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka stunned hosts England by 20 runs in a low-scoring thriller to keep their World Cup semifinal hopes alive, here Friday. Electing to bat, Sri Lanka managed a modest 232 for nine, riding on an […]

Getting wickets against Pakistan gave me confidence: Shankar

Southampton: India all-rounder Vijay Shankar is hopeful of taking the field against Afghanistan in their World Cup clash on Saturday despite picking up a knock during training on Wednesday. “Personally, I’m hopeful of playing. Someone like Jasprit Bumrah, you expect it in the nets (to get hit), you have to be ready,” Shankar said in […]

Kohli on cusp of becoming fastest to 20,000 international runs

New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli will have the chance to add another feather to his cap by becoming the fastest batsman to score 20,000 international runs when he takes strike against Afghanistan in their World Cup tie at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Saturday. Kohli currently has 19, 896 runs to his name […]

Pakistan's Hasan Ali deletes tweet cheering for Team India

New Delhi: After skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, pacer Hasan Ali was the one who faced bulk of the criticism after Pakistan’s embarrassing defeat to arch-rival India in their World Cup encounter on June 16. In that match at the Old Trafford which Pakistan lost by 89 runs (D/L method), Hasan conceded 84 runs in just nine […]

Cricket is a great teacher, says Virat Kohli

Southampton: Indian skipper Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of the modern day greats when it comes to the game of cricket. He has smashed almost every record and has led the national team to many historic victories under his leadership. And in the ongoing World Cup as well, Kohli is leading from the front and […]

Jain's take on players' role as WC experts too restrictive: BCCI CoA

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Ethics Officer D.K. Jain questioning the role of former players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman’s as commentators in the ongoing World Cup while they are already a part of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises, has put the Indian board and the […]

'Ye Pakistani Naujawan Jiska Naam Sarfaraz Hai, Ye Dhoka Dega'

They say we need doses of humour when times are tough… Though the time in India is for celebration after its victory against Pakistan in World Cup 2019, Pakistan might need such doses of humour to help them bear the seventh consecutive defeat. And if we tell you that Indian Captain’s wife Anushka Sharma was […]

Warner ton propels Oz to win over fighting Bangladesh

Nottingham: David Warner slammed his 16th ODI hundred to help Australia register a 48-run victory over Bangladesh who fought valiantly but in the end fell short, in a rain-interrupted World Cup clash on Thursday. Australia posted a mammoth 381/5 in 50 overs after electing to bat first, their second highest score in World Cups. Warner, […]

Williamson's ton guides NZ to thrilling win over S.Africa

Birmingham: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson led from the front and showed nerves of steel with a masterful unbeaten hundred as he guided his team to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a thrilling World Cup clash here on Wednesday. Williamson remained not out on 106 off 138 balls, his innings decorated with nine […]

ICC approves Rishabh Pant as replacement for Dhawan

Southampton: The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Wednesay that the Event Technical Committee of the World Cup has approved Rishabh Pant as a replacement player for Shikhar Dhawan in Indias squad for the remainder of the tournament. Opener Dhawan, who suffered a thumb injury during the league match against Australia, has been ruled out […]

Pakistan to undergo 'robust review' after WC: PCB

New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced that it will hold a “robust review” of the Pakistan team and its support staff after the World Cup and submit its recommendations to PCB chairman Ehsan Mani and the Board of Governors (BoG). “The BoG had a discussion on the Pakistan cricket team’s recent […]

World Cup 2019: Can Ngidi’s return with success mantra save South Africa?

The return of fast bowler, Lungi Ngidi, to the South African squad is being seen as a major boost for the team in the do or die match against New Zealand today. After suffering a hamstring injury, the pacer couldn’t complete his bowling overs in his last match against Bangladesh, who beat the Proteas and […]

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 […]

Meet Anushka Sharma's Hero Forever, It's Not Virat Kohli!

The captain of Indian cricket team Virat Kohli tied the nuptial knot with Bollywood heartthrob Anushka Sharma in December 2017. Who can ever forget the fairy tale wedding? Since then, Virushka has undoubtedly been the most loved couple in the country. Well, both have grabbed eyeballs with their fantastic chemistry and the support Anushka has […]

Captain Morgan smashes records, England pummel Afghanistan

Manchester: England captain Eoin Morgan smashed a world record 17 sixes in his blistering 71-ball-148 as the hosts crushed Afghanistan by 150 runs in a World Cup encounter here on Tuesday. England scored their highest World Cup total 397 for 6 riding on brilliant batting performances of Morgan, Joe Root (88 off 82) and Jonny […]

Pakistan lacked out of the box thinking: Tendulkar

Manchester: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar feels Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was confused and didn’t have a set game plan against arch-rivals India resulting in the crushing 89-run defeat (DLS method) in the crucial World Cup fixture at the Old Trafford. It was a commanding performance from the Men in Blue all the way as they first […]

WC 2019: India beat Pakistan by 89 runs to maintain unbeaten record against neighbours

Manchester: India maintained its unbeaten record against Pakistan at the Cricket World Cups by securing a 89-run win over the neighbours at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester. The Men in Blue won the match via D/L method following frequent interruption of the proceedings due to rain. Rohit Sharma was declared Man of the Match for […]

Rohit smashes ton, breaks 23-yr old record with Rahul

Manchester: India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma struck his 24th ODI hundred as India was placed in a comfortable position against Pakistan in their heavyweight World Cup clash on Sunday. Rohit looked in sublime touch from the word go and brought up his third century in World Cups in vintage fashion. He got to his 100 in […]

Watch: Pakistan fan arrives on horseback to watch India-Pak World Cup clash

Manchester: Of the many colourful scenes on display ahead of the India-Pakistan World Cup clash on Sunday, one that caught everyone’s attention was a fan riding a horse to the Old Trafford Cricket Ground . As India and Pakistan got ready to lock horns in a ever-marquee clash, fans thronged the stadium, their loyalties firmly […]

We have a bold captain in Sarfaraz: Imran Khan

New Delhi: India-Pakistan clash in any sporting discipline brings fans to the edge of their seats, and when the contest is in a cricket field, it is no less than a war. Once again, the two arch-rivals are squaring-off in the group stage of the ongoing World Cup in Manchester on Sunday, and ahead of […]

World Cup: Pakistan win toss, put India into bat

Manchester: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and asked India to bat first in their World Cup group stage encounter at the Old Trafford on Sunday. India brought in Vijay Shankar for the injured Shikhar Dhawan, while Pakistan have brought back spinners Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim in place of Shaheen Afridi and Asif […]

World Cup 2019: Afghanistan crumble to 125 all out against South Africa

Cardiff: Afghanistan only managed 125 runs all out in their 2019 ICC World Cup group stage game against South Africa. With the Proteas winning the toss and electing to field first, Afghanistan were blown away by their pacers and Imran Tahir and it was only a late surge from Rashid Khan that took them to […]

Rishabh Pant joins India team in Manchester

Manchester: Promising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has reached Manchester and joined the Indian team preparing for the much-awaited World Cup tie against Pakistan on Sunday. The BCCI on Saturday tweeted an image of Pant in Indian gear at the Old Trafford. Another image on the Indian team’s Instagram handle showed Pant training with Mahendra Singh Dhoni […]

Sri Lanka complain to ICC about 'unfair' pitches in World Cup

Sri Lanka manager Ashantha de Mel on Friday complained to the International Cricket Council (ICC) about the “unfair” pitches provided for the island nation’s matches in the ongoing World Cup so far. He also highlighted the poor condition of training facilities and accommodation. “What we have found out is that for the four matches we […]

Pacers, Root set up England's overwhelming eight-wicket win over West Indies

Southampton: Joe Root hit his second century of the tournament after England pace battery tormented the West Indies batsmen to set up a thumping eight-wicket win in their World Cup match here Friday. West Indies got a taste of their own medicine — they had troubled the Pakistanis with bouncers in their only win thus […]