featurecricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | New Zealand’s predicted XI for the final against England

New Zealand defied all the odds and made it to the final of the World Cup for the second time in a row. The Kane Williamson-led side defeated tournament favourites and table-toppers India in the semi-final to chisel their path into the game that matters the post. Here’s the predicted XI.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | India’s Predicted XI for semi final clash against New Zealand

India face New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019 and it promises to be a cracker of an encounter. While New Zealand will have a lot of cracks to fill, India, a well-oiled machine at that, will hope that the minor blips will find a way to hide before the Lord’s date.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs SL | Takeaways – No weak-link in India’s top-order and India’s selection conundrum

On the back of fighting tons from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, India romped home to another convincing win to finish with 15 points in their kitty at the end of the group stages. Angelo Mathews century went in vain as Indian bowlers did well to keep others quiet and were well supported by the batsmen.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket3 months ago

WI vs AFG | Takeaways – Ikram Ali Khil’s brilliant elevation and West Indies’ future in safe hands

In what happens to be a dead rubber, both Afghanistan and West Indies brought their A game to the fore and put up a solid fight till the very last ball. Afghanistan remained winless throughout the tournament while West Indies registered an emphatic win to end up with five wins in their basket.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket3 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Takeaways - Jos Buttler's bewildering World Cup and James Neesham's nifty display

England brushed aside the scares of an early exit as they booked a place in the semis with New Zealand putting in yet another sub-par batting performance. The Kiwis are now left with no option but to sweat over the result of the Pakistan-Bangladesh match as they wait to learn about their own fate.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

WI vs SL | Takeaways – Avishka Fernando scales new heights and Sri Lanka’s over-reliance on Lasith Malinga

Sri Lanka snatched their third win by beating the Windies in a run-fest. After Avishka Fernando’s century set the stage ablaze, West Indies replied with a fiery ton by Nicholas Pooran. Thanks to their experienced men, Sri Lanka managed to pull things back in the last three overs and pull off a win.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | Takeaways – Jason Roy’s emphatic comeback and Liam Plunkett’s moment of rejoice

England snatched a much-needed win against undefeated India to keep their World Cup hopes alive. Jason Roy’s return helped his side post a challenging total on a surface that was conducive for batting while Liam Plunkett stood out with the ball to bag three key wickets and broke the Indian spine.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket3 months ago

PAK vs AFG | Takeaways – Pakistan’s inspiring comeback and Afghanistan’s tactical blunder

Pakistan snatched a nerve-wracking win against Afghanistan to keep their semi-finals hope alive. After Shaheen Afridi bagged four wickets to restrict Afghanistan to a modest total of 227, Imad Wasim played a much-needed cameo to carry the team over the line in the final over.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket3 months ago

SA vs SL | Takeaways – Dwaine Pretorius spits fire and Avishka Fernando gives a glimpse of his brilliance

South Africa registered only their second win of the tournament after beating Sri Lanka by a convincing margin of nine wickets. After Chris Morris and Dwaine Pretorius made early inroads into Sri Lanka’s batting, du Plessis and Amla brought their A game to the fore and gunned down the modest total.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket3 months ago

NZ vs PAK | Takeaways – Shaheen Afridi weaves magic and Babar Azam finally converts

In an uncanny coincidence, Pakistan have managed to replicate their performance from the 1992 World Cup, will they go on to win the title? They are rightly labelled as the most unpredictable side and their win over New Zealand, who were yet to be beaten in the tournament, corroborates the belief.
Suraj Choudhari