Worldcup 2015

ICC World Cup: Shami credits MS Dhoni for successful international career

AUCKLAND: Mohammed Shami has credited Indian skipper MS Dhoni for supporting him through his career and allowing him the freedom to try things. Shami made his international debut back in 2013 and has since played under Dhoni’s captaincy. The fast bowler also said that Dhoni has helped him confidence as a youngster in international cricket. MS Dhoni is right in...

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ICC World Cup: Pakistan as inspired as 92 victors, says Mushtaq

ADELAIDE: Pakistan can win the World Cup because of the confidence and self-belief in the team that on Friday reminded spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed of the victory under Imran Khan in 1992. Leg-spinner Mushtaq, now 44, was part of Imran s team that came back from the brink in the preliminary league to beat England in the final at...

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ICC World Cup: ‘Match winner’ de Kock needs to step up, says De Villiers

WELLINGTON: South Africa's Quinton de Kock was probably already feeling the most pressure of his fledgling international career before captain AB de Villiers dumped even more of it on his shoulders. "There's no doubt in my mind that he's a match winner, and I've said it before that he's going to play a big part in us winning this World...

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ICC World Cup: Michael Clarke shrugs off fitness fears

HOBART: Australia captain Michael Clarke shrugged off fears over his fitness, claiming he was more concerned about time in the middle as the World Cup heads towards the knockout rounds. Clarke only had a gentle practice session at the Bellerive Oval as his teammates sprinted, prompting suggestions that he was still struggling with his long-standing hamstring injury. “I certainly am...

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ICC World Cup: Pool A, Match 38, England v Afghanistan, Preview

When the England and Afghanistan players line up for their clash in Sydney on Friday (March 13), their last in the group stage, it will be an inconsequential match in the larger scheme of things for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, with both teams having failed to make it to the quarterfinals. Yet, it will be a win the...

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ICC World Cup: Pool A, Match 37, Bangladesh v New Zealand, Preview

With both teams having secured its places in the quarter-finals of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, the clash between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Hamilton on Friday (March 13) might not be a high-stakes encounter, but there is still enough to be taken out of this game, especially for Mashrafe Mortaza's men. A win could help it avoid the...

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ICC World Cup: Younis Khan ready to bat at any position for Pakistan

ADELAIDE: Pakistan’s senior batsman Younis Khan, who has been struggling to retain his place in the ODI playing XI, has said he was ready to bat anywhere in the line-up as he wanted to do well for Pakistan team in the ongoing ICC cricket World Cup. “I am always ready to bat anywhere for Pakistan because I want to perform...

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ICC World Cup: SA beat UAE, reaches to quarter finals

WELLINGTON: South Africa confirm their quarter final birth after beating UAE by 146 runs in pool B game here on Thursday, NewsOne reported.

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ICC World Cup: Pool B, Match 36, South Africa v UAE, Preview

South Africa came into the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup labelled as a favourite and has largely lived up to the tag, notching up consecutive 400-plus totals in the tournament en route to booking its quarter-final berth. However, its recent loss to Pakistan has led to some introspection. Come Thursday (March 11), South Africa will have a chance to set...

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ICC World Cup: New Zealand braced for Bangladesh challenge

HAMILTON: Wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi warned New Zealand not to under-estimate fellow quarter-finalists Bangladesh when they meet Friday with the Asian side desperate for a win which could help them avoid facing champions India. Co-hosts New Zealand have already qualified for the last-eight as Pool A table-toppers with ten points from five wins while Bangladesh made the quarter-finals for the first...

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ICC World Cup: Pool A, Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 148 runs

HOBART: Sri Lanka has beaten Scotland by 148 runs in Pool A match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Sri Lanka has already qualified for the Quarter-Final round. Scottish batsman Coleman scored 70 runs in 74 balls but could not led his team towards victory. The second highest scorer from Scotland side was Mommsen who scored 60 runs in 75...

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ICC World Cup: Pool A, Match 35, Sri Lanka v Scotland, Preview

It’s been a challenging ICC Cricket World Cup campaign for Sri Lanka thus far. Yes, it is already in the quarter-finals, Bangladesh’s emotional victory against England at the Adelaide Oval formalising the 1996 champion’s presence in the quarter-finals, and it is playing good cricket, but the quarter-final slot has come at quite an expense. Even considering that injuries are part...

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Fitness concerns threaten Sri Lanka before quarter-finals

HOBART: Now that Sri Lanka has secured a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals, coach Marvan Atapattu focuses ahead of its match against Scotland will be on how to combat the high attrition rate for his squad at the tournament. Dinesh Chandimal was ruled out of the World Cup after injuring his leg and having to retire hurt as Sri...

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ICC World Cup: British envoy to support Pakistan after England’s exit

ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton will now be supporting Pakistan cricket team after England’s shocking departure from the World Cup group stages. “Oh dear. Well done Bangladesh. Will be supporting Pakistan from now on,” the British envoy said in a twitter message soon after England was beaten by Bangladesh on Monday in a crucial encounter in Adelaide,...

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ICC World Cup: Dhawan’s ton, India beat Ireland

HAMILTON: India has beaten Ireland by 8 wickets as opener Shikhar Dhawan scored their second century in ICC world Cup 2015 here on Tuesday, NewsOne reported. The defending champions bowled Ireland out for 259 in 49 overs before openers Shikhar Dhawan smashed 100 and partner Rohit Sharma 64 as India chased down the target in 36.5 overs on a batting-friendly...

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ICC World Cup: Misbah thinks, Captaining Pakistan is the toughest job

What’s the toughest job in sport? Managing the Brazil or England football team or coaching England’s cricket squad, for that matter? For Misbah ul Haq, the answer is simple, it’s his position as captain of a team already dubbed “predictably unpredictable” by a rival coach at the World Cup. As well as two heavy defeats in their opening games in...

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