World Cup finals: What the English players said

England found cricketing bliss by dint of divine intervention and Ben Stokes’ brilliance, cracking a code that proved indecipherable for 44 years as history sliced through teary-eyed New Zealand’s grasp in a final that will be remembered for ages. England won it via Super Over on boundary count. Continue Reading

Technical knockout: Kiwis question ‘cruel’ rules

Heartbroken New Zealanders expressed pride Monday in the Black Caps’ fighting spirit after defeat to England in the Cricket World Cup final, but also bemusement at the obscure rules that cost them the match. Continue Reading

You always don’t need to play perfect game: Stead

A team need not always play the perfect game to win but can adapt to the conditions as New Zealand showed during their semi-final win against India, coach Gary Stead said ahead of their World Cup final against England on Sunday. 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

‘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