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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Finally, the other Pakistan turns up

"Hence, Pakistan will hope that the other Pakistan which was there in the game against South Africa or England turns up game after game" “That’s Pakistan cricket at it’s very best, one minute down, next minute up!” These are Nasser Hussain’s...
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Video: India survive the scare from Afghanistan

It was a low-scoring affair. Afghanistan gave the hot favourites of World Cup a mighty scare, a Mohammed Shami hat-trick halted the Afghan progress. India remain unbeaten.

West Indies being West Indies; colourful, entertaining and energetic; but sense and sensibility needed...

4 days, 4 thrilling encounters! The conquest at Manchester reached an epic level when Brathwaite decided to take desperate measures. But West Indies being West Indies. A bit more sense would have bailed them out…. We experienced a week during...

For how long will Taylor, Williamson save New Zealand?

"The Kiwis must take a cue from their Oceania neighbours, Australia. Even the reigning champions have had close encounters but they have managed to put 300-plus totals and a lot of credit should go to their openers, Aaron Finch...

Sri Lanka defy the odds; pull off a thrilling win

"Well, this World Cup needed a thriller, it needed an upset, it couldn’t have been bigger than this" There is life in this World Cup! Sri Lanka have done something that no one would’ve imagined. Nobody would’ve even given them...

David Warner-inspired Australia keeps getting better

"When his slow knock cost Australia the match against India, Warner knew he needed introspection before he played his next. It was a matter of time when he would break the ice and just be himself at the crease" David...

Bangladesh’s fighting spirit wins heart in a convincing Australian win

"Though Bangladesh lost the game by 48-runs, they won a million hearts for they refused to be bullied into submission" The 26th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Australia and Bangladesh had quite an interesting build-up....

Williamson rises as the Blackcaps down South Africa yet again

"Call him fate’s favourite child of yesterday’s game or whatever comes to your mind about the amount of luck he had during the game, his match-winning inning states one thing clearly – you have to show the desire to...

South Africa’s World Cup hoodoo sees no end

"Now, 2019 is added to the glorious yet infamous list of bottling up and South Africa’s World Cup jinx. The rain rule in 1992, the dominance before crumble in 1996, the madness in 1999, the rain again in 2003,...
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The one-dimensional West Indies side

"The dark horse tag has been erased and now, with three losses and with one washout, their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals hang by a thread" It was exactly two and a half weeks back that the world sat...

Shakib and Liton exhibit determination, Bangladesh start to fly again!

What a marvelous victory for Bangladesh! The bat of Shakib and Liton overcame the West Indian threat to keep the hopes of Tigers alive in this tournament…… Over the past few days, the weather in Dhaka has been exhausting. Life...
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Video: India, as usual, beat Pakistan in style

Another World Cup match against Pakistan, another great victory for India. India will beat Pakistan in a World Cup match and this has become a regular thing. Virat Kohli and his men scripted yet another comprehensive victory against the...

Australia continue to ride on Starc’s success

"After a nightmare one year of cricket, here is the Australian side on the top of the points table. Finch and Warner are the current top-two leading run-scorers, while Starc and Cummins have their fortress on the top-two spots...

From a tough confession to a World Cup record, Aaron Finch has come a...

"Given any concern, Finch has managed to find a solution so far this World Cup and Australia will hope he continues to do that" "Australia aren't playing at their best, but they are winning matches." These are the words of former...

A statement of raw-pace from Archer and Wood

"The signals are ominous for the other teams as the tournament heads into the mid-phase. The English attack is going to come at the opposition batsmen and too with hard and raw pace and the onus is now on...

West Indies, it’s not T20 but 50-over cricket

"These West Indians are perfectly suited for T20 cricket where they keep coming in and blasting the ball out of the park. Individual flashes of brilliance work wonders and give you wins in the shortest format. However, it doesn’t...

David Warner’s ton revives Australia’s campaign

"Australia are glad that their fearless Warner is back. He not only won the Aussie hearts all over again, he even melted the Pakistani fans, who chose not to boo him but instead acknowledge and enjoy the talent Warner...

Pakistan’s patchy brilliance not enough against the relentless Kangaroos

"Pakistan went from a position of a challenge to complete submission with patches of individual brilliance dotting their batting scene" Opportunities came. Hopes were raised. Yet the end result was despair. This was the story of Pakistan against Australia who...

Is the end nigh for Hashim Amla?

"Amla failed to produce anything in this game as well. Moreover, South Africa’s poor run in this World Cup has coincided with Amla’s wretched form which seems to be going from bad to worse. Amla’s poor run has resulted...

Huge reality check for Aussie batsmen

"Their tactic of defensive batting was atrocious when they had a huge target on the plate. Warner and Smith's knocks have given them a clear lesson that big innings from the top-order batters are necessary but the tempo is...

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Finally, the other Pakistan turns up

"Hence, Pakistan will hope that the other Pakistan which was there in the game against South Africa or England turns up game after game" “That’s...