Williamson is greatest: Ian Smith

Martin Crowe’s batting was grace personified and had he been alive, he would have been the first one to acknowledge that Kane Williamson probably is the greatest batsman to have played for New Zealand, feels former wicketkeeper Ian Smith. Continue Reading

Kohli’s pat for Pant

Pant had done all the hard work to steady the innings after the team was reeling at 24 for four. He was well set, batting at 32 but got out while attacking spinner Mitchell Santner. “He’s still young. I made many errors when I was young in my career and he will learn. He will look back and think yes, he could have chosen a different option in that situation and he realises that already,” Kohli strongly came to the youngster’s defence. Continue Reading

We are sad but not disappointed: Kohli

Kohli was particularly happy for Ravindra Jadeja, who put up a lion-hearted show with the bat. ‘I don’t think we had to say anything to Jadeja after what happened over the last one week. He was quite ready to just get on to the park, to be honest (smiles),’ Kohli said with obvious reference to Sanjay Manjrejar’s ‘bits and pieces’ cricketer remark. Continue Reading

World Cup semi-final: Indian prayers go unanswered as New Zealand show class

New Zealand have booked a place in Sunday’s final at Lord’s. They await the winner of the second semi-final between Australia and England Thursday. Continue Reading

Hope God sits with us if we play England in final: Ravi Shastri

India coach Ravi Shastri felt god was in England’s dressing room during their World Cup league stage loss to the hosts, but hoped he will on their side if they meet again, in the tournament final. Continue Reading

World Cup India-New Zealand semi-final hinges on weather

India and New Zealand have had to wait for 16 years to face off in a World Cup clash. The stakes were high and the expectations even higher Tuesday when the two sides ended the long wait, only for incessant rain to play spoilsport in the first semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Continue Reading

‘Big Three’ still cricket’s dominant powers

They may have each had some slip-ups along the way, but it is perhaps no surprise that cricket’s three wealthiest nations — England, India and Australia — are in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Continue Reading

I am playing different role in this World Cup: Kohli

He has always been a quintessential hero of Indian batting line-up but skipper Virat Kohli is happy playing a protagonist, who does not mind letting his deputy Rohit Sharma take the World Cup centre-stage. Continue Reading