Buttler ready to answer England World Cup captain call

Buttler ready to answer England World Cup captain call

Sunday, 16 June 2019 | AFP | Southampton

Jos Buttler says he is ready to step up and captain England in the World Cup if injured skipper Eoin Morgan fails to recover in time to face Afghanistan on Tuesday. Morgan had to leave the field with a back spasm during the West Indies innings in Southampton on Friday, with...

Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bowl against Australia

Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bowl against Australia

Saturday, 15 June 2019 | PTI | London

Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected to field against Australia in their World Cup match here Saturday. Sri Lanka made two changes, Pradeep Nuwan and  Milinda Siriwardana come in the playing XI. For Australia, Nathan Coulter-Nile makes way for Jason Behrendorff. Australia: Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Usman...

Afghans won't be distracted by Shahzad row, insists Naib

Afghans won't be distracted by Shahzad row, insists Naib

Saturday, 15 June 2019 | AFP | Cardiff

Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib insists his side won't let the row over Mohammad Shahzad's controversial World Cup exit overshadow the rest of the tournament. Shahzad played in Afghanistan's first two World Cup matches, but the wicketkeeper-batsman was removed from the squad after suffering a knee injury that the country's cricket board...

Australia to take final call on injured Stoinis next week

Australia to take final call on injured Stoinis next week

Saturday, 15 June 2019 | PTI | London

Australia will take a final call on injured all-rounder Marcus Stoinis' fate in the World Cup ahead of their next week's match against Bangladesh. Stoinis, who has suffered a side strain that is preventing him from bowling, will be travelling with the Australian squad to Nottingham -- the venue for their...

Not Just Another Match: India start favourites against Pakistan in mother of all battles

Not Just Another Match: India start favourites against Pakistan in mother of all battles

Saturday, 15 June 2019 | PTI | Manchester

A cricketing rivalry that transcends beyond the realms of 22-yards will be reignited when India and Pakistan square off in a World Cup encounter that could have fascinating sub-plots with Rain Gods threatening an anti-climactic twist. The escalating cross-border tensions between the two neighbouring nations add to the intrigue with KL...

Roy undergoes scan, Morgan down with back spasm but England yet to hit panic button

Roy undergoes scan, Morgan down with back spasm but England yet to hit panic button

Saturday, 15 June 2019 | PTI | Southampton

By his own admission, England captain Eoin Morgan is doubtful for the next World Cup game having suffered a back spasm while Jason Roy undergoes a scan for hamstring strain but the skipper insisted it is not a 'panic station' yet. During their World Cup match against the West Indies here...

Root is the 'glue' that holds England together: Morgan

Root is the 'glue' that holds England together: Morgan

Saturday, 15 June 2019 | PTI | Southampton

England skipper Eoin Morgan has heaped praise on Joe Root, describing the star batsman as the "glue" that holds the team together. Root hit his second century of the World Cup on Friday to steer the injury-depleted England to a convincing eight-wicket win over the West Indies here and captain Morgan...

If we look back, it would be tough get out of the hole: du Plessis

If we look back, it would be tough get out of the hole: du Plessis

Friday, 14 June 2019 | PTI | Cardiff

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on Friday said there is no point in looking back at their disappointing World Cup campaign thus far as they remain determined to win their remaining five games to stay alive in the competition. South Africa got their first point of the World Cup courtesy...

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