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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...
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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...
Dhoni

MS Dhoni : One last time in India

"Even if Dhoni is a hindrance with the bat, he still carries rich experience as a leader that was immensely missed in the Mohali game. But, Dhoni cannot be with the Indian team forever and now is the time...
Wagner

Bouncy Wagner does it again for New Zealand

"Wagner has a special affinity with the Basin Reserve which reflects in his 25 scalps from his last five Test appearances on the ground at an impressive average of 26 – two points less than his international bowling average" When...
Bangladesh

Bangladesh middle order fails to pass the test of temperament

“The inspiring fight back at Hamilton in fourth innings should have helped Bangladesh to show more character against New Zealand pacers today, but the way Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun and skipper Mahmudullah Riyad were dismissed – the...
Australia

Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja rejuvenate Australia in ODIs

"Majority of the Indian bowlers finished with expensive figures, courtesy of Finch and Khawaja's knocks followed by cameos from Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey" Ever since Aaron Finch took the cricket fraternity by storm when he smashed record...
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India’s middle order rise bodes well for the World Cup Campaign

"The story has not ended yet. It has suffered only a minor setback in Ranchi. It will go on right through the World Cup before being judged on a two-sided metric of success and failure" Every story need not have...
Rayudu

India’s No. 4 conundrum: A never ending crisis

"India are far from solving their No. 4 conundrum and the mystery surrounding it continues" The World Cup is just a couple of months away and India have just a couple more ODIs before they break off for a short...
Shankar

Why Vijay Shankar needs to board that England-bound flight

"Hence, at this point odds seem to be favouring Shankar over Jadeja for that one World Cup spot. But the audition is still on the medium pace all-rounder needs to be on his toes in order to keep his...
Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis’ knocks need to be impactful enough

"Keeping in mind the upcoming Cricket World Cup, it is best for Stoinis to keep the past behind and take the next ODI as a fresh beginning and do everything to bag that World Cup berth in the team" Shami...
Cricket

Shikhar Dhawan’s woes are stretching too far out of the comfort zone

"There is no otherworldly solution to his struggles. They are there with him in the way he plays his cricket" He is the second highest run-scoring opener, just behind his co-opener Rohit Sharma, in the ODIs since the final of...
Australia

Australia’s struggles with the bat in ODI cricket

"One of the reasons for their failure might be the constant chopping and changing" Most of the ODI and limited-overs sides around the world are built on the might of their batting. 300 has become the new par in the...
India

India’s final dress-rehearsal before World Cup

"I do not see the IPL having any influence on the World Cup selection. I think that will be a very, very radical sort of analysis” Virat Kohli has said it loud and clear. India's World Cup squad will be...
Gayle

The tale of 39 sixes by a 39-year-old Universe Boss

Chris Gayle rocked, the world enjoyed...... In the last few years, you have hardly seen Chris Gayle in the West Indian colours. He has always been spotted playing and bossing some or the other T20 league across the globe. He...
Soumya Sarkar

Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah Riyad sow the seed of confidence

“Bangladesh need to utilise the confidence gained at Hamilton and this Bangladesh unit is capable of delivering their best” For a cricketer, it is very important to have a vision and without a vision, his performance will lack purpose and...

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India

World Cup Heroes: Sachin Tendulkar’s 98 destroys Pakistan brutally and beautifully

"That Tendulkar innings set up India’s fourth successive win over Pakistan in World Cup cricket. It was a brilliant innings, a once in a...