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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza needs to buck up!

England have scripted a comprehensive victory against Bangladesh and back to back defeats would obviously hamper the confidence of the Tigers. Now, it's time for Mashrafe Bin Mortaza to lead from the front. He is having a very mediocre...

Steve Smith does it the Steve Smith way!

"Smith may have been away from international cricket for 12 months, but on Thursday against West Indies' amazing pace bowling, Smith proved that he still remains the same class that always made Australia look more superior and extraordinary" West Indies...

West Indies pay the price for complacency

"Hence, there were moments with both bat and ball that could’ve changed the complexion. There are a lot of ifs and buts, however, Windies didn’t play badly but it was that kind of performance which just wasn’t enough" It was...

New Zealand batting must go beyond Taylor & Williamson

"New Zealand are the only side to have won their first two games in World Cup 2019 and they cannot keep winning matches with just two batsmen making a significant contribution" New Zealand, on paper, looks one of the most...

India’s wrist-spinners tame South African batsmen

"With pitches are expected to get drier here in the United Kingdom as we go forward in this competition, wrist-spin could prove to be a massive factor for India" The World Cup has barely started. But India's wrist-spin duo of...

Well fought Bangladesh, but…..

"In a tough World Cup like this, it is never possible to win every match. One can show the character to convey the message that they are here to win and the Bangladesh bowlers helped to convey this message,...

Have Sri Lankan bowlers begin team’s redemption?

"While Lankans continued to pressurise the Afghanistan batsmen, the latter failed to decode the combination of Malinga and Pradeep, who ended with three and four scalps respectively" The World Cup 2019 kickstarted on a one-sided note when West Indies and...
Pakistan

A Trent Bridge classic and a Pakistani redemption

Pakistan have returned in a typical Pakistani style. They have ended their terrible losing streak by beating the hot favourites of the tournament - England. That's Pakistan for you...   Pakistan can be depended upon to produce Pakistan things. Things that...

Bangladesh: Opening match? No problem! The Tigers can roar!

 “An upset? Come on, you must be out of your mind if you even think such. Bangladesh are one of the big boys of world cricket right now. They not only win matches but have mastered the art of...

The same old story for South Africa

"They’ve lost two in a row now and there doesn’t seem to be light at the other end of the tunnel" Another day, another 300+ run-chase, another loss. Two games into the World Cup and South Africa just seem to be...

Afghanistan: Spirited, yet not substantial

"Overall, Afghanistan started of their World Cup campaign with a lot of flamboyance but there was hardly anything substantial to test a quality opponent like Australia" Whenever Afghanistan play, there is no shortage of drama and flair. It is their...

Sri Lanka batsmen need introspection before next match

"The track aided the bowlers with bounce and pace but it was not totally difficult to bat on and it was Sri Lanka's miserable batting that took slapped the islanders with the loss by 10 wicket" In the last few...
West Indies

West Indies use pace and bounce to blow away Pakistan

"Hence, West Indies seem to have issued a strong statement. You simply cannot take them lightly. The West Indies that played the Qualifiers a year back was a totally different team" If you take a look down that West Indies...

Pakistan pulls out a collapse spectacle on a run-filled Trent Bridge deck

"What will be more worrying for the Pakistani team management, apart from such depressing stats, is the impact that such a merciless drubbing can have on the mental levels of the players" Trent Bridge, Nottingham – the ground which boasts...
England

Magical Stokes shines at The Oval as England win the curtain raiser

"This was, in every sense, a strong and purposeful display of his might by the star all-rounder" Redemption is a word with a medium sized spelling but does not let the medium size of that grouping of the alphabets befool...
South Africa

South Africa batting pays the price for failing to adapt

"If South Africa need to go big in this tournament, their batting needs to click. The pre-tournament build-up was all about their bowlers and how they can wreak havoc. But unless the batsmen chase down and even put substantial...
West Indies

World Cup Moments: The three moments of Viv Richards Magic in the 1975 final

"And there was Richards once again, sprinting from cover, picking the ball up, turning and throwing without breaking a step. The stumps were hit again. Greg Chappell ran all the way back to the pavilion" 291 was formidable. The asking...
England

Valiant heroes in World Cup: 1987 – Mike Gatting

"Make no mistake. Gatting was not the highest scorer in the tournament. His 354 runs were behind four men, including teammate Gooch. He averaged 50.57, which didn’t even feature in the top ten. And even if one put a...
Cricket

World Cup Heroes: Arjuna Ranatunga outshines South Africa

Cometh the hour, cometh the man - Arjuna Ranatunga gallant knock helped Sri Lanka to script a great victory against South Africa..... The Sri Lanka vs South Africa game in the 1992 World Cup is still being remembered for the...
Cricket

West Indies World Cup Squad: Aggressive intent writ large over a solid base

The Squad: Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ashley Nurse, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Oshane Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis. As soon as the Chairman...

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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...