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Pakistan failing to deliver on their own tactics

"Pakistan can take heart from the fact that they have the best pace bowling average in the English conditions (30.66) since the last World Cup but they need to buckle up the other two facets of their game i.e....
Australia

Australia’s World Cup combination gets trickier as Khawaja continues to deliver

"From struggling to build a competitive batting line-up to selection headache for the World Cup, the 5-time world champions Australia have come a long way" David Warner certainly was a bundle of nerves before his comeback match in India's T20...
Lyon

Nathan Lyon’s fading white-ball returns need some serious scrutiny

"Lyon can’t and should not make it to the World Cup squad just because of his good economy rate. His poor returns this year demand thorough scrutiny and the two alternatives suggested above need to be considered" Modern-day cricket has...
Australia

Australian pieces finally settling in before the World Cup

"Batting checked, spinners checked and fast bowling ever so menacing. Australia are peaking just at the right time" There is something extra-humane about the relationship of Australia with the World Cups which is beyond the comprehension of normal cricketing minds....
Australia

Aaron Finch roars back with a solid ton

"David Warner and Steve Smith will be back and there will be a minor rejig. But Finch ain’t going anywhere. He is still Australia’s premier white-ball batsman and his form is going to be crucial in the World Cup" There’s...
cricket

Afghanistan show “Test” resilience in Dehradun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nio9UfAmyO0 Afghanistan on Monday created history in Dehradun by winning their first-ever Test match, that too in just their second encounter in this format. After Australia, England and Pakistan, they are now the fourth quickest Test nation to...
Cricket

Fighting spirit keep Afghanistan alive in Dehradun Test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klETBn9E9UA Never ignore an Irish team on a Saint Patricks Day... The onus of Day 3 perhaps goes to Afghanistan but the Irish boys have shown some terrific fighting spirits to keep themselves alive in the contest. And not just...

Rashid Khan: The white ball beast delivers with the red ball

"His presence has a huge impact on the game every time he steps on to the field. Afghanistan might not play Test matches as regularly as some other nations do, but every time he does, he will be challenged...
Sri Lanka

After raising expectations, Sri Lanka return to their sorry ways

"With only two ODIs remaining against Scotland, the Sri Lankan permutation and combination for the World Cup still seem in a disarray. There were hardly any positives to be taken from the series, except for the hopes of getting...
Cricket

Aiden Markram forces his way back into the World Cup fray for South Africa

"The 24-year-old has made it in the nick of time and entered back in the World Cup fray. He looked down and out a couple of weeks back when he was left out of the first three ODIs against...
Afghanistan

Rahmat Shah’s old-school batsmanship propels Afghanistan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mox2ePS88SE Let's come straight to the point. Rahmat Shah is the Cheteshwar Pujara of Afghanistan. In this flamboyant Afghanistan batting line-up, he is the one old-school batsman, who adds solidarity in the middle. Unlike the Shahzad and Co. Shah's instinct...
Cricket

Ireland batting lacked the application of Tim Murtagh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAvnFIgEUD4 On Friday morning, when William Porterfield won the toss and decided to bat first in the one-off Test in Dehradun, it seemed like a huge advantage for the Irish team. Medium pacer Yamin Ahmadzai was bowling the...
MCC

Why ‘Free-Hit’ in Tests is not a good idea for the game

"Clearly, bowlers have done their hard-yards and to penalize them in such a way won’t be an ideal reward for their ascendancy in recent times. The MCC committee’s other recommendations are very much welcome but, as of now, Free-Hit...
Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa: The good news for Australia before World Cup

"Without their best batsmen, David Warner and Steve Smith and key fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, the Aussies have witnessed some significant contributions from their young players like Zampa, which is major good news with the World...
Pant

Can India afford to gamble with reckless Rishabh Pant in the World Cup squad?

"Now it is up to the selectors and the think-tank to take the final call. Will they go with a proven performer like Karthik or back the so-called potential of Pant"? 4, 40*, 28, 3, 1, 36 and 16. These are...
Cricket

Usman Khawaja: From Australia’s premier Test batsman to Australia’s premier ODI batsman

"With David Warner all set to return for the World Cup, Khawaja might have to move one spot down and bat at 3. However, the left-handed Queensland batsman has the ability to bat at that spot and has done...
Sri Lanka

CS Flashback: Darkness envelopes Eden – The 1996 World Cup semi-final

"March 13th 1996 would remain etched in memory for being the only time in the history of cricket that the responsibility for a home team’s defeat rested as much with the team as with its unsporting fans. It would...
NZ

Under-achiever Blackcaps finally rising into ascendancy

"Hopefully, this is just the start of a special journey in the cricketing history of the Tasman nation" Let me begin by asking you a simple question. What teams do you expect to see in positions one and two of...
Ross Taylor

Cometh the hour cometh the man, Ross Taylor continues to deliver

"It was a massive effort from New Zealand's senior-most member after seeing his side at 8 for 2" Ross Taylor just keeps delivering... One of the most dedicated members in New Zealand cricket, Taylor, has always been in the shadow of...
Handscomb

Handscomb strengthens his middle-order bid for the World Cup

"His numbers of 335 runs from last seven games at average close to 48, speak volumes of the improvement he has shown and is confidently putting forward his candidature for a middle-order spot in the World Cup" I am not...

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