Border picks Kohli, Morgan, Finch as 3 skippers to watch out for in WC

Border picks Kohli, Morgan, Finch as 3 skippers to watch out for in WC

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | PTI | Melbourne

Cricket legend Allan Border has handpicked Virat Kohli, Eoin Morgan and Aaron Finch as the three skippers to watch out for in the ICC ODI World Cup, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom. Border, who led Australia to World Cup triumph in 1987, said Kohli's aggressive and "in-your-face" style of...

Faf isn’t worried about Proteas WC woes

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | AFP | London

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis says the team's record of repeated World Cup heartbreak will have no bearing on a largely youthful squad at the 2019 tournament. Since making their World Cup debut in 1992 after decades of apartheid-enforced isolation, South Africa have won just one of seven knockout matches...

Aus gear up for title defence

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

Australia seem to have peaked just at the right time, winning each of their last eight One Day Internationals. Not many would have given them a chance until a few months ago, but recent form and arrival of two of their greatest match-winners, Steve Smith and David Warner, makes them...

No 4 spot on focus in NZ warm-up

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

India had won four consecutive ODI series, including the Asia Cup, before they were handed their first ODI series loss at home since October 2015 by Australia. The outcome posted serious questions on the team's balance going into the World Cup. However, a large part of the squad, including the...

Skippers predict most closely fought WC ever

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 is officially up and running and all ten skippers are anticipating 'the most competitive tournament in history'. With hosts England kicking off the tournament in less than a week's time at the Oval against South Africa, the time for talking is almost over. All ten...

Hamilton hails Mercedes car as 'fantastic'

Hamilton hails Mercedes car as 'fantastic'

Friday, 24 May 2019 | AFP | Monaco

Lewis Hamilton has hailed his mourning Mercedes team and says the performances of the car itself are 'fantastic' ahead of qualifying on Saturday for Sunday's 77th Monaco Grand Prix. The defending five-time world champion and his Silver Arrows team-mate Valtteri Bottas were seven-tenths of a second clear of third-placed Sebastian Vettel...

Don't read much into indifferent Australia series: Chahal

Don't read much into indifferent Australia series: Chahal

Friday, 24 May 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Australian batsmen pushed them out of their comfort zones, handing a rude reality check, but Yuzvendra Chahal is confident that one indifferent series will not affect his and Kuldeep Yadav's performance at the World Cup. Despite his good show in New Zealand, Chahal played only one game against Australia, where he...

England captain Morgan to have X-ray in pre-World Cup scare

England captain Morgan to have X-ray in pre-World Cup scare

Friday, 24 May 2019 | AFP | London

England captain Eoin Morgan will undergo "a precautionary X-ray" after injuring his left index finger in training, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday. Morgan was practising with his teammates at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton ahead of Saturday's unofficial World Cup warm-up against Australia when he took a...

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