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India expects as NZ bid for World Cup semi-final upset

Manchester, Jul 9: Sachin Tendulkar may have unwittingly provided New Zealand with extra motivation to cause a huge upset in Tuesday's World Cup semi-final against India when he wished MS Dhoni happy birthday and "all the very best for the next two games".

The implication of the retired batting great's remarks was that India wicketkeeper Dhoni, who turned 38...

Bumrah basically unplayable at this stage, says Vettori

Manchester, Jul 8: Former captain Daniel Vettori believes India speedster Jasprit Bumrah is "basically unplayable at this stage" and urged New Zealand to steer clear of the Indian speedster when the two sides clash in the first semifinal.

Bumrah has emerged as India's leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 17 wickets in eight games as India looked in top...

ICC tribute to Mahendra Singh Dhoni fuels retirement talk

Leeds, Jul 7: Celebrating his illustrious career, the ICC has paid tribute to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, applauding the World Cup winning captain for changing “the face of Indian cricket”.

Dhoni, who has won all cricketing accolades including captaining India to triumph at the 2011 ODI World Cup, 2007 T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy, will turn 38 on Sunday....

It's India against New Zealand in first semifinal, hosts England face Australia in other

Manchester, July 7: It's going to be India versus New Zealand in the first semifinal of the ICC World Cup on Tuesday, with hosts England taking on five-time defending champions Australia in the other on Thursday.

The 45-game group stage ended with the match between Australia and South Africa.

Australia, India, England and New Zealand knew prior to...

ICC World Cup 2019: South Africa defeat Australia by 10 runs

Manchester, Jul 7: South Africa wrapped up their World Cup campaign with a consolatory 10 runs win over Australia, here on Saturday.

South Africa scored 325/6 runs in 50 overs before bowling Australia out for 315 in 49.5 overs.

For the Proteas, skipper Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen scored 100 and 95 runs, respectively. In...

Shoaib Malik announces retirement from ODIs, will continue to play in T20Is for Pakistan

London, Jul 6: Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik confirmed his retirement from one-day cricket without making a farewell appearance in his side's victory over Bangladesh on Friday.

Malik had admitted last year that he intended to quit one-day cricket after the World Cup and he followed through with that plan after Pakistan's 94-run win at Lord's.

The 37-year-old will...

Mashrafe coy over future after Bangladesh's WC exit

London, Jul 6: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza admitted he needs time to decide his future amid speculation he will retire or resign following his team's World Cup exit.

Mashrafe's side lost by 94 runs against Pakistan at Lord's on Friday in a disappointing conclusion to their World Cup campaign.

Attention turned to Mashrafe's future at the post-match press...

Big score against Sri Lanka can help Rohit Sharma break 3 World Cup records

London, Jul 6: India's vice-captain Rohit Sharma has justified his tag as one of the best-limited overs batsmen thus far at the ongoing World Cup.

The 32-year-old has scored four centuries in seven innings, and his current tally of 544 runs makes him the highest run-getter in the tournament.

India's next match against Sri Lanka on Saturday is...

Farewell dinner fine for Shoaib Malik, not match: Wasim Akram

London, Jul 5: Legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram feels that batting all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who will retire after the ongoing World Cup, can be given a farewell dinner, not a "farewell match".

Malik had last year announced that he will retire from ODI cricket after the World Cup which is going on in England and Wales.

"Of course,...

Forced to travel on bus by ICC, Team India utilising time to fine-tune strategy

London, Jul 4: Going into the World Cup, the Indian team management was keen to travel to different cities in England by train as it not only saves time, but is also less tiring on the players. While their pleas did not cut ice with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Indian players have been travelling on bus, they...