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Bangladesh knock out England

Bangladesh knock out England

April 19, 2019

“Full and straight! The Bangladesh tigers have knocked the England lions out of the World Cup!” The rattle of James Anderson’s stumps was accompanied by a fittingly punchy bit of TV commentary from Nasser Hussain to put the tin lid on England’s disastrous tournament. But forget the familiar narrative of English World Cup misery, this…

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Thirimanne, Siriwardana, Vandersay picked in World Cup squad

Thirimanne, Siriwardana, Vandersay picked in World Cup squad

April 19, 2019

Batsman Lahiru Thirimanne, spin-bowling allrounders Milinda Siriwardana and Jeevan Mendis, and legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay have all been picked in Sri Lanka’s World Cup squad, despite not having played an ODI since at least 2017. Not selected, meanwhile, are wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, offspinner Akila Dananjaya, openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Upul Tharanga, as well as Dinesh Chandimal,…

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Christopher Henry Gayle. What can I say?

Christopher Henry Gayle. What can I say?

April 19, 2019

He turned 20 the month he made his international debut in an ODI series against India and Pakistan in Toronto. It was an innocuous start. His Test debut six months later against Zimbabwe was not memorable either, but the following year, versus Zimbabwe again, he was named player of the match for his 175 off…

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Hashim Amla in World Cup squad; Reeza Hendricks, Chris Morris miss out

Hashim Amla in World Cup squad; Reeza Hendricks, Chris Morris miss out

April 19, 2019

9:23 AM ET Liam Brickhill After months of speculation around his form and place in the ODI side, Hashim Amla has been included in South Africa’s 15-person squad for the World Cup in England and Wales. Amla’s inclusion, along with Aiden Markram, means that top-order batsman Reeza Hendricks missed out on selection for the tournament.…

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Who bats where in World Cup is a decision for later – Kohli

Who bats where in World Cup is a decision for later – Kohli

April 18, 2019

India captain Virat Kohli agrees that Vijay Shankar offers balance to the Indian batting order, but has not committed to the Tamil Nadu allrounder batting at No. 4. On Monday, after announcing India’s World Cup squad, MSK Prasad, the chairman of selectors, said that Vijay was identified as the No. 4. However, Kohli agreed with…

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Talking points – Whose home ground is the Feroz Shah Kotla?

Talking points – Whose home ground is the Feroz Shah Kotla?

April 18, 2019

Capitals at the Kotla: P4 L3 T1 Delhi Capitals were second on the IPL 2019 points table before Thursday night, and that’s despite their record at home, which now reads: Played 4, Lost 3, Tied 1. It is the tournament’s worst win-loss ratio at home after the bottom-placed Royal Challengers’ Bangalore, who have lost all…

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Why Mohammad Amir isn’t in Pakistan’s World Cup squad (yet)

Why Mohammad Amir isn’t in Pakistan’s World Cup squad (yet)

April 18, 2019

The excitement surrounding Pakistan’s World Cup squad announcement had been powered by one burning question: would Mohammad Amir, in spite of his numbers, find a way into the 15? With Pakistan blessed with no fewer than eight pace bowlers to choose their World Cup contingent from, competition for places was high, and the arguments for…

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Talking points – Are Mumbai missing a trick by holding Pollard back?

Talking points – Are Mumbai missing a trick by holding Pollard back?

April 18, 2019

What’s the deal with Mumbai holding Pollard back? On what looked like a tricky Kotla pitch, Mumbai Indians got to 168 for 5, thanks to Hardik Pandya’s manic acceleration in the final overs once again. A look down their scorecard, though, and you’ll spot an odd stat at the bottom. Kieron Pollard 0* (0 balls)…

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Recent Match Report – Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League, 34th Match | ESPNcricinfo.com

Recent Match Report – Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League, 34th Match | ESPNcricinfo.com

April 18, 2019

Toss: Mumbai Indians opt to bat v Delhi Capitals Ben Cutting celebrates Chris Gayle’s dismissal BCCIMumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bat against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. Illness to middle-order batsman Ishan Kishan has forced a change for Mumbai – offspin-bowling allrounder Jayant Yadav coming into the side to replace…

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Mohammad Amir left out of Pakistan’s World Cup squad

Mohammad Amir left out of Pakistan’s World Cup squad

April 18, 2019

Pacer Mohammad Amir, the hero of Pakistan’s previous triumph in an ICC tournament, will not play the World Cup in England as things stand. He was not part of the 15-member squad named by the PCB on Thursday for the showpiece event. Left-arm pacer Usman Shinwari also missed out. Another significant name missing from list…

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