World Cup: Unbeaten India face winless Afghanistan Saturday

Fresh after facing a humiliating defeat at the hands of tournament favourites England, Afghanistan will face another heavyweight in India in the World Cup match at Southampton tomorrow. Continue Reading

Pant to replace Dhawan who is ruled out for rest of World Cup

“Shikhar Dhawan has fractured the base of the metacarpal (bone) of his left hand. His hand will remain in cast till mid-July which rules him out of the ICC 2019 World Cup,” team’s administrative manager Sunil Subramanium told mediapersons. Continue Reading

Experience of playing on slower tracks will prove beneficial: Williamson

Skipper Kane Williamson struck a composed unbeaten century as New Zealand virtually knocked South Africa out of the World Cup with a four-wicket victory in a last over finish here Wednesday. Continue Reading

WC: Bangladesh’s Tamim confident of overcoming short-ball tactic

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has said his team will be ready for some chin music, when they face West Indies at Taunton, Monday. Continue Reading

West Indies have the firepower to go all the way: Lloyd

They may have won just one match so far, but legendary captain Clive Lloyd feels the West Indies have got the firepower in both their batting and bowling to go all the way in the ongoing World Cup. Continue Reading

World Cup: Amit Shah congratulates Team India on big win against Pak

Home Minister Amit Shah today congratulated the Indian cricket team for its victory over Pakistan in a World Cup match saying it was ‘another strike’ on the neighbouring country and the ‘result is the same’. Continue Reading

World Cup: We have very strong batting unit, says Oz coach Langer

Australia has a five-day break before its next game against Bangladesh. “We’ve talked a bit about it, but we’ll just see how he pulls up over the next few days,” Langer said of Stoinis. “We know that it’s important to have an all-rounder in the side, if we can. And if we can’t, we’ve got to adapt.” Continue Reading

Want K L Rahul to be versatile ODI player like Dravid, says Indian coach 

If K L Rahul could adjust to opening the batting in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, it will provide much-needed balance to the side, says assistant coach Sanjay Bangar, citing history when Rahul Dravid excelled in a similar role.  Continue Reading

World Cup: Pant asked to join Team India as cover for injured Dhawan

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been asked to board the earliest possible flight to England and join the Indian team as a cover for injured opener Shikhar Dhawan. Pant, however, will not be named as an official replacement of Dhawan as the Indian team management has decided to keep the opener under observation. Continue Reading