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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 […]

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 […]

India need to bolster its lower batting order, feels Clive Lloyd

Birmingham: West Indies legend Clive Lloyd feels India will have to strengthen their lower order batting before they advance into the knockout stage of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. PLaced second in the 10-team standings with 11 points from seven matches, India is on the verge of entering the semi-finals of the showpiece […]

We have found our no, 4 batsman: Yuvraj on Pant

New Delhi: Showering praise on young stumper Rishabh Pant, former India batsman Yuvraj Singh feels Pant is India’s No. 4 batsman for the future. Yuvraj also said that the wicketkeeper-batsman needs to be groomed properly for the slot. Pant was included in India’s World Cup squad after opener Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out due to […]

Rohit joins Sangakara for most tons in single WC edition

Birmingham: India opener Rohit Sharma added another feather to his illustrious career on Tuesday as he equalled former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakara’s record of most centuries in a single edition of the World Cup. Rohit, who is in exceptional form, took 90 deliveries to notch up his fourth ODI century – and his 26th […]

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 […]

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 […]

World Cup: Clinical England beat India to keep semis hopes alive 

Birmingham: The stage was set for a vintage M.S. Dhoni finish as India needed 104 off the last 10 overs with the former India skipper just in and warming up at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Sunday. But his attempt to take the game deep saw India left with 57 needed off the last 18 […]

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Head of Cricket Dravid to take charge at NCA on July 1

New Delhi: Former India captain and junior team coach Rahul Dravid will move to a bigger cricketing role on Monday when he takes charge of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore on a two-year contract. As NCA’s Head of Cricket, Dravid will groom the next generation of cricketers and chart out a roadmap for junior […]

Team India 'Ready To Rumble' In New Jersey Against England

New Delhi: The Indian cricket team will be seen in a new avatar when they face England in the much-anticipated World Cup clash at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. The Men in Blue will be sporting a new ‘away jersey’ — which has splattering of orange on the shoulders and the back — in […]

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Dhoni must bat at 4: Dean Jones

Mumbai: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones believes former India skipper M.S. Dhoni, and not Vijay Shankar, should bat at the number four spot in the remaining matches of the ongoing World Cup. Jones is also of the view that India should include left-arm all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as he gives the team an extra spin option […]

Nakal karna hi sabse badi chaploosi hai: Cottrell to Shami

New Delhi: Sheldon Cottrell has responded to his Indian counterpart Mohammed Shami for mocking the West Indies pacer’s salute celebrations in a very peculiar and witty manner one could have imagined. On Thursday, Shami had copied Cottrell’s celebration as the Caribbean lost his wicket trying to take on Yuzvendra Chahal in the 30th over of […]

Whoever beats India will win the World Cup: Vaughan

Manchester: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan hailed Team India’s performance following their emphatic win against West Indies in their World Cup game in Manchester, and said that the team, which will manage to beat the Men in Blue, will win the coveted trophy on July 14. “Will stick to it… Whoever beats India will win […]

India may deliberately lose to oust Pakistan: Basit Ali

New Delhi: Former Pakistan cricketer Basit Ali has claimed that India will “never want Pakistan” to make it to the semi-finals of the ongoing World Cup and that’s why the Men in Blue might perform badly and intentionally lose their matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Pakistan journalist Saj Sadiq posted a video of Ali […]

MS Dhoni is a legend of the game: Virat Kohli

Manchester: Indian skipper Virat Kohli once again has come to defence of underfire MS Dhoni, saying the wicketkeeper-batsman is a “legend of the game” whose keen understanding and experience has held the team in good stead and won them many matches over the course of the years. “Dhoni knows exactly what he wants to do […]

Kohli 37 away from breaking Tendulkar & Lara's record

Manchester: India skipper Virat Kohli will need to score 37 runs in order to become the fastest batsman to score 20,000 international runs when he faces the West Indies during their World Cup tie at the Old Trafford on Thursday. Kohli currently has 19, 963 runs to his name and is just 37 runs short […]

Ganguly defends Dhoni, says Afghanistan knock one-off

London: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has come in support of veteran wicketkeeper-batsman M.S. Dhoni who had to face criticism for his slow knock against Afghanistan in India’s World Cup game in Southampton. Dhoni took 52 balls to score 28 runs which had reduced India’s scoring rate in the middle overs and the Men in […]

India gear up for Russell-less Windies test

Manchester: India will aim to continue with their unbeaten streak in the ongoing World Cup when they face a low-on-confidence West Indies team at Old Trafford on Thursday. After coming out with commanding performances in their first three World Cup games, the Men in Blue had to toil hard against Afghanistan to earn their fourth […]

Brian Lara Admitted In Hospital With Chest Pain

Mumbai: Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara was on Tuesday admitted in a Mumbai hospital after he complained of chest pain. According to reports, Lara has been admitted at the Global Hospital situated in Parel at around 12:30 pm. The hospital is reported to soon come out with an official statement. Lara is currently in […]

Wanted to 'commit suicide' after India loss: Mickey Arthur

London: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has claimed that he was feeling so low and disappointed after his team’s loss to India in the ongoing World Cup that he wanted to “commit suicide”. On June 16 at the Old Trafford in Manchester, Pakistan had to face an embarrassing 89-run loss (D/L method) against arch-rivals India. […]

India game not easy, we'll give our best shot: Shakib

Southampton: All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan believes Bangladesh are capable enough to beat India, adding they will have to play their best in order to beat the Men in Blue in the next cricket World Cup fixture on July 2. On Monday, Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 62 runs and kept their chances alive of making it […]

Shakib emulates Yuvraj to achieve rare WC feat

Southampton: Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hasan, number one ODI all-rounder, has achieved a rare feat by becoming the only second player to score a 50 and take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match. On Monday, Shakib continued with his golden run in the ongoing tournament as he first scored 51 off 69 balls — […]

All-round hero Shakib keeps Bangladesh in the hunt

Southampton: Shakib Al Hasan’s stellar all-round show on Monday helped Bangladesh stay in the race for a World Cup playoff spot. They beat Afghanistan by 62 runs in their 2019 ICC World Cup group stage encounter at Southampton’s Rose Bowl and Shakib scored 51 off 69 balls before becoming the first Bangladeshi player to record […]

Pakistan fan compares skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed to fat pig

London: Pakistan fans have made their displeasure known on social media ever since the team’s poor show against arch-rivals India in their World Cup encounter in Manchester and a fresh video has surfaced wherein skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has been compared to a fat pig. Sarfaraz was walking in a mall in England with his son […]

I am more positive now after WC snub: Pant

Southampton: Stumper batsman Rishabh Pant is positive despite the World Cup snub, after joining the Indian squad as a replacement to the injured Shikhar Dhawan. “When I didn’t get selected, I thought may be I didn’t do something right, so I became more positive and focused on how to improve myself. Then I did well […]