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No one lost final, there was a crowned winner: Williamson

Coming to terms with the heart-wrenching defeat against England in the World Cup title clash, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said that “no one lost the final but there was a crowned winner”.On Sunday, Black Caps missed an opportunity to win their first World Cup after losing on boundary count to England in the finals

‘WC 2019 final best white-ball game of all time’

England became the World Cup champions for the first time in cricket history after defeating New Zealand in a pulsating final which ended in a nail-biting Super Over at Lord’s.On Sunday, the Black Caps needed two to win from the final ball but a superb throw from Jason Roy in the deep saw Martin Guptill

Williamson becomes captain with most runs in a single WC

New Zealand’s Kane Williamson on Sunday became the captain with most number of runs in a single World Cup, breaking the 12-year-old record of former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene who had amassed 548 runs in the 2007 edition of the showpiece event. Williamson achieved the feat when he opened his account in the final

‘Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?’

Following India’s exit from the ongoing World Cup, former Indian Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer thinks opener Rohit Sharma should lead India in the 2023 edition of the showpiece event which will be held in India. “Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?” tweeted Jaffer on Saturday. He further said: “I

Sunday is a day to look forward to and enjoy: Morgan

England’s resurgence in white-ball cricket has been spoken about quite a bit and to finally see their performance on the biggest stage – the World Cup – has impressed skipper Eoin Morgan. In fact, after the resounding win against Australia in the semi-final, Morgan wants the boys to do a repeat against New Zealand on

We are disappointed, gave everything we had: Kohli

After India’s heart-wrenching defeat to New Zealand in the semi-final of the ongoing World Cup, skipper Virat Kohli expressed gratitude towards the fans and said that the team tried their best in the competition.On Wednesday, India’s worst fears come true as they suffered a top-order collapse during their chase of 240 at the Old Trafford

Yuvi rues not settling with any IPL team

He played a pivotal role in India’s two World Cup triumphs but Yuvraj Singh rued that he could never settle with any particular team in the Indian Premier League despite being among the most sought after for the better part of his career. The swashbuckling allrounder, who retired after a glittering career last month, represented

India not worried about over dependence on Rohit-Kohli-Rahul

A look at the run-scorers list of the Indian team once again brings to the fore the fact that the so-called batting powerhouse is dependent heavily on three batsmen — Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and K.L. Rahul. But the Indian team management has made it clear that they are not perturbed by either the trend

M.S. Dhoni: Not just a name, but an emotion

Remember in 2005, then Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf had become a fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his hairstyle. In fact, Musharraf was so much in awe of Dhoni’s hairstyle during the Pakistan tour of 2006, that he advised him to not get a haircut.However, he did change his hairstyle, probably disappointing the former Pakistan

Shaun Marsh ruled out of WC with fractured arm

Left-handed Australia batsman Shaun Marsh has been ruled out from the ongoing World Cup with a fractured forearm. Wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Handscomb has been named as his replacement and it has also been approved by ICC’s technical committee and will join the Australian squad for the remainder of the tournament. Marsh suffered a fracture to his

Bumrah & Starc look to learn from opposition bowlers

The 2019 edition of the World Cup has once again seen the bowlers rule the roost and while it is being touted that the final of this edition of the World Cup could once again see India and Australia clash — making it a repeat of the 2003 final in South Africa — the role

Dhoni spat blood while batting against England

Veteran M.S. Dhoni has been drawing a lot of flak for his batting approach in the ongoing World Cup. Fans and former cricketers have been left disappointed with the way Dhoni has struggled to score runs at a brisk pace in the tournament, thus questioning his intent and capabilities to collect runs freely and quickly

India opt to bat against Bangladesh

India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday won the toss and elected to bat against Bangladesh in their World Cup fixture at Edgbaston.India have made two changes to their playing XI which featured against England. They have included Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Dinesh Karthik in place of Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Jadhav. Bangladesh have also made two

Kohli becomes fastest to score 20000 international runs

India skipper Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap as he became the fastest batsman to score 20,000 international runs when he reached 37 against the West Indies during their World Cup tie at the Old Trafford on Thursday. He also registered 9,000 runs batting at the number three spot. Kohli had started the

WC hopes still strong: Morgan post Australia loss

England captain Eoin Morgan has insisted that his team’s World Cup hopes are not in jeopardy and they still have a “strong” chance of making it to the semi-finals.England, who came into the World Cup as hot favourites, on Tuesday suffered a 64-run defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Australia at the Lord’s. This was

India game not easy, we’ll give our best shot: Shakib

All-rounder Shakib al Hasan believes Bangladesh are capable enough to beat India, adding they will have to play their best in order to beat the Men in Blue in the next cricket World Cup fixture on July 2. On Monday, Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 62 runs and kept their chances alive of making it to

Shami thanks Dhoni, Bumrah after hat-trick show

Right-arm pacer bowled a brilliant spell at the death overs and claimed a hat-trick in the final over to help India upstage Afghanistan by 11 runs in a tense World Cup encounter in Southampton. With 16 runs needed off the final over, Shami conceded a boundary of the first ball to Mohammad Nabi (52). However,

India aim to continue winning run against Afghanistan

With three wins in four matches (including a no result), Team India will be looking to come out with yet another commanding performance and continue their winning run in the ongoing World Cup when they take on Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl here on Saturday. The Men in Blue have so far been able to

Anushka joins Kohli in England ahead of Afghanistan clash

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has joined her husband and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli ahead of India’s clash against Afghanistan on Saturday in the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales.The couple was spotted in London earlier this week with a Kohli fan page posting about the outing on social media. “Virat Kohli and

Sad, 20 yrs to Pak cricket and still clarify personal life: Shoaib

Experienced batsman Shoaib Malik, who is drawing flak after Pakistan’s embarrassing defeat to India, has lashed out at the country’s media for claiming that he and other players were out partying and smoking sheesha hours before the crucial encounter in Manchester. India hammered Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L method) in a one-sided, rain interrupted tie