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Bihar MLA Rahul Tiwary displays poster of India winning WC semifinal

Patna: An opposition RJD legislator surprised one and all on Tuesday when he stood outside the main gate of Bihar Assembly with a poster in his hands, saying India will win the semi-final match of the ongoing World Cup against New Zealand to be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Rahul Tiwary, a young […]

Rohit 27 runs away from eclipsing Sachin's WC record

Manchester: Having already broken the record for the maximum number of centuries in a World Cup edition, Indian opener Rohit Sharma will be looking to break another World Cup record when he comes out to bat against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ongoing tournament at the Old Trafford today. Having scored 647 […]

Pakistani turns India fan after being denied entry into team hotel

Manchester: Muhammad drives a taxi for a living in Manchester, but just like any other Pakistani, his heart too beats for the game of cricket. In fact, such is his passion that he even plays club cricket on weekends and knows the Old Trafford ground inside out. But this edition of the World Cup has […]

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 […]

India vs New Zealand Semi-Final: Here's How India Will Automatically Qualify For Finals

Team India is ready to face New Zealand in their 7th World Cup semi-final on Tuesday. Both the teams are confident of winning the big clash. Performance of both the teams in the league matches had been outstanding and it doesn’t seem an easy task for any team outperform the other. So far, India have […]

Shoaib Akhtar backs India for World Cup 2019 win

New Delhi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar wants the World Cup to come back to the subcontinent and hence is backing India to go all the way and clinch the title on July 14 at Lord’s in London. So far, India have dominated the tournament, topping the ten-team table by winning seven of their eight […]

BCCI to ICC: Assure safety of players after slogan fiasco

Leeds: Taking offence to the International Cricket Councils (ICC) inability to ensure foolproof security during the India-Sri Lanka game at Headingley Cricket Stadium as planes with different political slogans were seen flying over the stadium, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has written to the international body and asked for assurance that […]

World Cup: Rohit smashes 5th ton as India thrash Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

Leeds: Cometh the hour, cometh the man. And when it is India against Sri Lanka, only one man dominates the headlines. On Saturday, it was no different at the Headingley Cricket Ground as Rohit Sharma hit a crisp 103 to help India thrash Sri Lanka by seven wickets in their final group game of the […]

ICC to keep Jayasuriya away from players, officials

Leeds: Banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for two years, former Sri Lanka skipper Sanath Jayasuriya was at the Headingley Cricket Ground on Saturday to watch the World Cup match between India and Sri Lanka. He was seen in the stands, watching the game along with another former Sri Lanka skipper Aravinda de Silva. […]

Rohit sets world record of maximum hundreds in single World Cup

Leeds: Star Indian batsman Rohit Sharma Saturday became the first batsman in the world to score five hundreds in a single World Cup with a magnificent 103 against Sri Lanka here, eclipsing former Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara’s earlier record of most centuries in a single edition. Rohit hit a 94-ball 103 for his fifth century […]

Anti-India banners fly above during India-Sri Lanka match

Leeds: In yet another incident that has political overtone, unnamed aircrafts flew over the Headingley stadium with anti-India banners during the World Cup match between India and Sri Lanka, here Saturday. Minutes after the match began, an aircraft carrying the banner ‘Justice for Kashmir’ flew above the ground. After a half an hour, a similar […]

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 […]

Imam scores hundred, Pakistan post 315 for 9 but out of semifinal race

London: Placed in an unenviable position to pull off a ‘mission impossible’, Pakistan posted 315 for nine against Bangladesh in their last league stage encounter of the World Cup, here Friday. Aware that the situation demanded them to beat Bangladesh by 300-plus runs to qualify for the semifinals, Pakistan needed to put on board a […]

Will be a sad day for cricket when Gayle retires: Hope

Leeds: West Indies’ batsman Shai Hope believes it will be a sad day for the game of cricket when swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle draws curtains on his illustrious career. On Thursday, Gayle played his last World Cup game where he saw his team ending their campaign in the 2019 edition of the showpiece event on […]

Ikram Ali breaks Tendulkar's 27-year-old WC record

Headingley: Afghanistan’s Ikram Ali Khil drew comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar for a stunning knock against the West Indies in their last World Cup game which his team lost by 23 runs. On Thursday, Ikram broke Tendulkar’s record for the highest score by an 18-year-old at an ICC World Cup at Headingley, where the Little Master […]

Dhoni using different bat logos as goodwill gesture

New Delhi: Former India captain M.S. Dhoni has always been known for making unusual decisions which keep his fans and people astonished. Be it giving the last over to the then inexperienced Joginder Sharma in the 2007 T20I World Cup final against Pakistan or coming up the batting order in the 2011 World Cup final […]

Windies end WC 2019 campaign with win over Afghanistan

Leeds: Afghanistan once again remained on the verge of their single victory in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as they lost their last and final group game against West Indies by a meagre 23 runs at the Headingly Cricket Ground here on Thursday. Chasing a challenging 312-run target, opener Rahmat Shah (62 off […]

Dhoni's thumb is fine, he is a warrior: Team official 

Leeds: The image of former India skipper M.S. Dhoni spitting blood after the England game had fans losing sleep. After all, he is an integral part of the team and an injury to the thumb at the business end of the World Cup is the last thing that Indian fans would want. However, there is […]

Pakistan eye freak result against Bangladesh for improbable WC semifinal spot

London: Their semifinal chances reduced to just a mathematical possibility, former champions Pakistan will need an improbable win over Bangladesh to have a shot at making the semifinals of the World Cup when the two sides clash here on Friday. Pakistan’s resurgence in the World Cup looked eerily close to the 1992 Cup-winning edition before […]

Disappointed with quality of cricket at this WC: Akhtar

New Delhi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has been left utterly disappointed with the “quality of cricket” being played at the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales. England, Australia and India have sealed their spot in the semifinals, while New Zealand is almost there in the knockout stage of the tournament, despite their loss […]

England third team to qualify for World Cup semifinals after big win over NZ

Chester-le-Street: England entered the World Cup semifinals for the first time since the 1992 edition, beating an erring New Zealand by 119 runs to fuel their “dream” of winning a maiden title. Jonny Bairstow, who smashed 106 off 99 balls to become the first Englishman to score back-to-back hundreds in a World Cup, was mainly […]

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Jadeja asks Manjrekar to respect him after 'bits & pieces player' comment

Leeds: Former India batsman-turned-pundit Sanjay Manjrekar’s opinion that he prefers full-time batsmen and bowlers as compared to ‘bits and pieces’ cricketers hasn’t gone down well with India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Speaking to IANS, Manjrekar has said on the eve of the Bangladesh game that he still wanted to back Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav despite […]

Rohit knows when to attack, when to build innings: Srikkanth

New Delhi: Heaping praise on Rohit Sharma, former India cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth has said that the opener knows his responsibility well and how to build an innings more conservatively. Maintaining his excellent form in the ongoing ICC cricket World Cup, Rohit on Tuesday became the first Indian and second overall to score four centuries in […]

Rohit is the 'best one-day player': Kohli

Birmingham: India skipper Virat Kohli was all praise for Rohit Sharma who scored a brilliant century against Bangladesh and termed him as the “best one-day player”. On Tuesday, Sharma (104) scored his fourth century of the ongoing World Cup, thus helping India post 314/9 which they successfully defended at Edgbaston. The Indian vice-captain became only […]

India's last WC match likely to be Dhoni's last in national colours

Birmingham: It is the worst kept secret in Indian cricket right now but India’s last match in the ongoing World Cup, in all likelihood, will also be Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s last game in India colours. If India qualify for the finals and go on to win the World Cup on July 14 at the Lord’s, […]