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Sri Lanka World Cup Squad: A few big exclusions amidst a new captain

The Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Malinda Siriwardana, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep. The Sri Lankan Cricket Board...

Valiant heroes in World Cup: 1983 – Asantha de Mel

"de Mel played a lone hand, match after match, throughout the tournament" Asantha de Mel was, to cut things short, Sri Lanka’s first world-class pacer. He was fast – so fast that he once unleashed a bouncer barrage to force...
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England’s World Cup Squad: Jofra Archer misses the preliminary bus but selectors keep the...

Preliminary 15-man Squad: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Alex Hales, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, and David Willey. The build-up to England’s preliminary squad...
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Bangladesh World Cup Squad: A perfect blend of youth and experience

The Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Shakib Al Hasan (VC), Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Jayed Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on...
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India World Cup Squad: A solid unit, which has covered all bases

The Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), MS Dhoni (WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik The Board of Control for...
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Australia World Cup Squad: Couple of surprises amidst a well-rounded squad

Squad: Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa Finally, after the months of speculation and...
West Indies

World Cup Moments: Clive Lloyd’s blistering masterpiece in the 1975 final

"Lloyd, however, was in a different zone. Walker was wafted through mid-wicket, with an almost straight bat, into the Grand Stand. ‘The stroke of a man knocking a thistle top with a walking stick,’ according to John Arlott. The...
Pakistan

World Cup Heroes: A ton for Imran Khan, victory for Pakistan

"Imran led the charge with some hard legs between the 22-yards and a flurry of boundaries to bring up his maiden ODI century" What exactly is the role of a captain of a cricketing side? Leading his team, off course,...
England

Valiant heroes in World Cup: 1979 – Mike Hendrick

"But let us return to the World Cup, where Hendrick got the wickets when it mattered. He bowled the spell of the tournament, in the Pakistan match, a contest curiously forgotten but, without a doubt, one of the best...
India

World Cup Heroes: Yashpal Sharma’s gutsy 89 lifts Indian spirit

"That World Cup was certainly a generation-inspiring one for the Indian team. It showed the world that they couldn’t be treated as underdogs anymore. They can be a force to reckon with" There are dominators and then there is the...
Australia

World Cup Moments: The thrilling conquest at Leeds and Gilmour magic

"Uneven bounce, plenty of movement. Eight leg before wicket decisions, five times stumps sent on saunters. It was cricket at its exciting best" The groundsman had watered the Headingley pitch. It looked green and damp. There was a low cloud hovering...
England

World Cup Heroes: Allan Lamb helps England to get out of jail

"The Windies, who were a force to reckon in that era, were beaten by a South African-born English cricketer Allan Joseph Lamb, who remained unbeaten on 67 from 68 balls to help England win by two wickets and three...
Sri Lanka

World Cup Moments: Sri Lanka fight back in spite of the Thommo assault

"But they fought gallantly. Sunil Wettimuny took blows but stood firm. Twice Thomson hit him painfully on the inner thigh. One ball struck the hip bone. Another thudded into the rib cage. But Wettimuny did not give up. He...
New Zealand

World Cup Heroes: Glenn Turner becomes a sensation

"Turner started to find the gaps in the field with ease. He was fed with a lot of full deliveries and the batsmen made the full use of it" In the summer of 1975, England hosted the first-ever Cricket World...
Australia

Valiant heroes in World Cup: 1975 – Gary Gilmour

"Gilmour was moving the ball both in the air and off the pitch, making it almost impossible for the batsmen. The Australians rushed to their positions after every over to get as many overs as possible before the sun...
West Indies

World Cup Heroes: The blaze of Alvin Kallicharran

"Everything Lillee dished out was dispatched with disdain in that spell (Lillee’s second spell). Not only Australia’s premier fast bowler but Kallicharran was also severe on the others" There are certain knocks that are hard to forget, especially when they...
India

World Cup Moments: The miserly Bishan Bedi and India’s first ODI win

"Two quick wickets, both to Abid, started the misery for the newbies. And Bishan Bedi, made to sit out in the first match as India inexplicably opted for four gentle medium pacers, started clogging up one end like a...
New Zealand

The analysis of New Zealand World Cup squad

"New Zealand have blown hot and cold in the 50-over format in the last 12 months or so. However, they have always tended to punch above their weight and have always been the dark horse going into the World...
West Indies

World Cup Heroes: Deryck Murray helps West Indies prevail in a thriller

"Murray was the man who stood between Pakistan and victory on the 11th of June. He is the unheralded knight of the West Indian victory in the first-ever humdinger at the marquee stage" Have you ever wondered where do the...
England

World Cup Moments: The Amiss gem and the Gavaskar curiosity

"On the balcony, Gavaskar’s teammates were growing frustrated" Summer of 1975. There was snow in Buxton, Derbyshire, which stopped play during a county match. Less than a week later, the World Cup started in glorious sunshine and the full splendour of the...

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