World Cup: Super Over adds gripping drama to England victory

England’s golden generation of cricketers won the sport’s most prized silverware, their maiden, on boundary count after the epic final, and also the ensuing Super Over, ended in a tie Sunday. Continue Reading

World Cup: Advantage Team India in semifinals, say cricket-lovers

However, the worry is the middle order. Dhoni has been a little slow towards the death, while Pant’s inexperience showed in the last couple of matches. Dinesh Karthik had spent very little time at the crease. Continue Reading

World Cup: Allow Lankan players to play IPL, says captain Karunaratne

We have to play a lot of cricket and give chance to the players to play in IPL, Big Bash or county cricket. We have to give them permission to play in overseas tournament to gain experience and come back, he said. Continue Reading

World Cup: I was instructed to bat at No. 7, says Dinesh Karthik

Karthik replaced Kedar Jadhav in the game against Bangladesh, his World Cup debut, having first got the taste of international cricket back in 2004. Asked about his role, the senior keeper-batsman said: “I think they’ve been very clear on what my role has been. When I go in at No. 7, I need to pace myself accordingly if we bat second.” Continue Reading

World Cup: I would be fool to emulate Rohit’s batting style, says Rahul

“You would be a fool to be tempted to bat like Rohit because he is in a different class, he is from a different planet altogether when he gets going,” Rahul told reporters during an interaction in the mixed zone. Continue Reading

Jadeja hits out at Manjrekar: Enough of your verbal diarrhoea

Since India’s loss to England in the World Cup, Manjrekar has been vocal in his criticism of a few players, including the seasoned Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opener K L Rahul. Continue Reading

World Cup: Rishabh needs to improve throwing technique: Coach

The burly Rishabh Pant not only needs to be more athletic in the outfield but also improve his throwing technique, observed fielding coach R Sridhar after a few of his lapses during the World Cup game against Bangladesh Continue Reading

Toe fracture rules Vijay Shankar out of World Cup

Mayank Agarwal has been named as Vijay’s replacement and he is expected to join the squad later this week. Mayank is yet to make his ODI debut and has so far played only two Test matches for India. Continue Reading

Won’t give up Lanka’s World Cup hopes, says captain Karunaratne

“I think we had a good chance. Still we have a chance, I think, but we have to win these two games and wait to see what will happen in the other games. Only we can control the matches we are going to play, the two matches, so we are trying to give our best and try to win these two matches and, hopefully, if we have a chance, we definitely can be in the top four teams.” Continue Reading