Author: Chirayu Upasani

Balls used in this WC are different; have a bit more swing: Boult

Trent Boult took his 150th ODI wicket against Bangladesh at The Oval on Wednesday. They have come in just 81 matches as the excellent average of 24.80. Not bad for a supposed red-ball specialist.  And that is what Boult was labelled as when he first entered New Zealand’s team, a swinger of the red-ball but…
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June 7, 2019 0

Knee injury rules Shahzad out of World Cup

Afghanistan replace wicket-keeper with Ikram Ali Khil Afghanistan opener Mohammad Shahzad will miss the rest of the World Cup after suffering a knee injury, tournament organisers revealed on Thursday. Wicketkeeper-batsman Shahzad will be replaced by Ikram Ali Khil in a blow to the World Cup minnows, who have lost their opening two matches.  The 32-year-old…
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June 7, 2019 0

ICC World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli’s perfect chance to shape a legacy

HIGHLIGHTS Can the combative cricketer dispel growing perception that he isn’t a natural when it comes to leading in ODIs? The Kohli era will remain incomplete without a World Cup trophy in his hands as captain How hungry is Kohli to lead well in the World Cup could decide India’s fate in England Is Virat Kohli a…
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May 30, 2019 0

ICC World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli gives us confidence, MS Dhoni gives us freedom, says Kuldeep Yadav

HIGHLIGHTS Along with fellow wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep will make his World Cup debut in England Kuldeep is confident that he and Chahal will continue to provide India crucial breakthroughs in the middle overs India begin their campaign against South Africa on June 5 in Southampton NEW DELHI: He may not have had an impressive…
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May 27, 2019 0

World Cup 2019: World Cup gives Hardik Pandya chance to make lasting impression

HIGHLIGHTS Relentless training and focus on cricket has helped Pandya take his game to the next level. Pandya has started to focus harder on the game, and has come up trumps so far. Last year in England, experts were questioning his place in the Indian team before he produced a match winning spell to win…
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May 27, 2019 0

ICC World Cup 2019: Allan Border picks Virat Kohli, Eoin Morgan, Aaron Finch as three skippers to watch out for

HIGHLIGHTS Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch will lead their respective teams for the first time in the World Cup Eoin Morgan will be leading England in the World Cup for the second time  World Cup commences from May 30 in England and Wales MELBOURNE: Cricket legend Allan Border has handpicked Virat Kohli, Eoin Morganand Aaron Finch as the three skippers to…
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May 25, 2019 0

ICC World Cup 2019: Number four the focus as India face New Zealand in warm-up

HIGHLIGHTS India begin their campaign in tournament proper against South Africa in Southampton on June 5. In Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan as openers followed by Virat Kohli, India have one of the finest and potent top three in the world.  Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya provide depth to the line-up. LONDON:…
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May 24, 2019 0

500 in ODIs? Kohli says Morgan’s England could get there first

England could be the first team to score 500 runs in ODIs, India captain Virat Kohli said in jest as captains could not agree on the scoring trends in what is expected to be a high-scoring World Cup. With 481 for six against Australia last year, England already holds the record for the highest ODI…
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May 24, 2019 0

ICC World Cup 2019: Top allrounders to watch out for

Shakib Al Hasan will be a vital cog in Bangladesh’s scheme of things in England. Andre Russell hit a staggering 52 sixes in the IPL. If he can carry that form into the 50-over World Cup, spectators too will be ducking for cover! An aggressive character on the field, Ben Stokes is expected to be…
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May 24, 2019 0

ICC World Cup 2019: Allrounders’ performance to determine India’s fortunes

Players with allround skills have played pivotal roles in two of India’s successful World Cup campaigns. The squad that engineered the historic 1983 World Cup win had a number of allrounders — Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath, Roger Binny and Madan Lal — and each one of them played a crucial role in India’s triumph in England.…
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May 24, 2019 0