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Aaron Finch’s statement century gives sense of a corner turned

Aaron Finch’s statement century gives sense of a corner turned

June 16, 2019

Aaron Finch has lost again. The toss, that is. It’s something the Australian captain has become accustomed to. Even Brad Haddin’s ten-year-old son, Zac, ribbed him about his losing streak in the pre-match press conference – if you include warm-up matches, it’s currently at nine. “Can you win a toss?” asked Zac. Apparently, the answer…

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Dysfunction, hope, more dysfunction; Sri Lanka’s World Cup rolls on

Dysfunction, hope, more dysfunction; Sri Lanka’s World Cup rolls on

June 15, 2019

The wife of Sri Lanka’s once-captain has accused – on Facebook – one of their players of being a political appointment made by the sports minister of the country. That captain – one of the seven ODI captains tried by Sri Lanka since the last World Cup – is not the captain anymore. He has…

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India v Pakistan: will rain affect the World Cup’s biggest rivalry?

India v Pakistan: will rain affect the World Cup’s biggest rivalry?

June 15, 2019

Old Trafford wore a soggy look at 10am on Friday. Overhead, it was grey. It wasn’t cold, but there was a light shower on. Fifteen minutes later, it was pouring. The pitch had been secured by the hover cover, while the rest of the square was covered by sheets. More sheets covered the outfield in…

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What India need to do against Pakistan’s key players

What India need to do against Pakistan’s key players

June 15, 2019

Four Pakistan players India need to beware of and how they should go about dealing with them Two to keep a wary eye on: Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman AFPFakhar ZamanThe left-hand Pakistan opener has not scored many runs in the World Cup thus far but he hasn’t looked out of touch, and he has looked…

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What I think about when I watch Kohli and Rohit

What I think about when I watch Kohli and Rohit

June 15, 2019

On March 2, 2008, Rohit Sharma was playing his 13th ODI for India. It was the first game of the tri-series final against Australia in Sydney. He made 66 that evening, an innings that confirmed why most everyone was getting all giddy about Rohit. He had already featured prominently in India’s 2007 World T20 triumph…

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Preview – Afghanistan look to escape last place, SA seek turnaround

Preview – Afghanistan look to escape last place, SA seek turnaround

June 15, 2019

Big picture South Africa know what they have to do: win every game. You might call that a ‘known known’. Then, there are the known unknowns, the things South Africa do not, or cannot know. Would AB de Villiers have made a difference? What if Dale Steyn had never gone to the IPL? Afghanistan, meanwhile,…

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Preview – Stalled SL must stand up to Australia’s might

Preview – Stalled SL must stand up to Australia’s might

June 15, 2019

Big picture If Sri Lanka’s chances of progressing to the semi-finals of the World Cup are slightly better than the one in a million offered to Lloyd Christmas by Mary Swanson in Dumb and Dumber, it’s not by much. But just as Lloyd replied with a goggle-eyed “So you’re telling me there’s a chance?”, so…

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Making sense of the India – Pakistan rivalry

Making sense of the India – Pakistan rivalry

June 15, 2019

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Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan in doubt for Afghanistan after fielding injuries

Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan in doubt for Afghanistan after fielding injuries

June 14, 2019

Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan have emerged as serious doubts for England’s next World Cup fixture, against Afghanistan at Old Trafford on Tuesday, with the two men facing scans on their left hamstring and back respectively. Both injuries were sustained in the field during England’s otherwise comfortable eight-wicket win over West Indies in Southampton. Roy,…

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Kimber: The talent is there but West Indies need to rethink ODI batting

Kimber: The talent is there but West Indies need to rethink ODI batting

June 14, 2019

The West Indies’ first two was in the 17th over of the innings. Some of that is down to the fact that Chris Gayle is ancient, and they have replaced his hamstrings with biscuits. They are stiff, but they also crumble. But it’s also about the way the West Indies play. Since Javed Miandad hit…

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