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BAN vs AFG | Takeaways - Shakib Al Hasan’s glorious run and Bangladesh’s propensity for left-right combo

Bangladesh increased their chances of qualifying for the semifinals with an authoritative win over Afghanistan in Southampton. While it eventually turned out to be a no-contest, belying the head-to-head history between both teams, they had a lot to learn from the game with their style of play.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 days ago

SA vs PAK | Takeaways – Shadab Khan’s magic and South Africa’s vulnerable batting display

Pakistan registered a crucial win against South Africa to keep their hopes of making it to the semifinals alive. After an impactful performance with the bat, their bowlers did well to strike regularly and keep the South African batsmen under check to win the game by a massive margin of 49 runs.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket3 days ago

NZ vs WI | Takeaways - Windies’ plan of going full and New Zealand’s converse bowling tactics

Kane Williamson played another innings of supernatural class but that triumphed Carlos Brathwaite's innings of the lifetime to help the Kiwis win the thriller by five runs. Windies, meanwhile, tried to bring a change to their bowling plans but that failed to change their narrative.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 days ago

IND vs BAN | Takeaways - Afghanistan’s inspiring fightback and Indian bowlers’ profoundness

After a lot of hiccups, India snatched a nail-biting victory from jaws of defeat against a fighting and determined Afghanistan to acquire the third spot on the points table. Mohammad Shami’s last over heroics nullified the Mohammad Nabi threat to hand India their fourth win of the tournament.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket3 days ago

One-dimensional approach - West Indies’ biggest let down

One of the most defining images of this World Cup so far was the celebration of a young Sheldon Cottrell after dismissing Glenn Maxwell with his express pace and the ability to bounce out. Or was that, a stoic Shai Hope going down on his knees to play a lovely cover drive off Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 days ago

ENG vs SL | Takeaways – Sri Lankan veterans roar and England’s terrible day at the office

Sri Lanka defied all the odds and came up with one of the biggest upsets of the World Cup by beating tournament favourites England in a nerve-racking encounter. After striking regularly with the ball, England stumbled in the run-chase and Lasith Malinga did well to pull things back for his side.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket4 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | India's predicted XI against Afghanistan at The Rose Bowl

After the win against Pakistan, India take on another struggling neighbor in the form of Afghanistan. While Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will get an “easier game” to build some form of a connection, Mohammed Shami will get a chance to showcase his ability in place of the injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
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featurecricket5 days ago

AUS vs BAN | Takeaways – David Warner wreaks havoc and the Khawaja-Smith conundrum

Australia romped home to another victory against Bangladesh to snatch the top spot on the points table. David Warner fired to his sixth 150-plus score while Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja provided equal support to give their bowlers enough runs to battle against confident Bangladeshi line-up.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket6 days ago

NZ vs SA | Takeaways - Tom Latham’s position behind the stumps and Lockie Ferguson’s importance to New Zealand

South Africa and the Edgbaston heartbreak added one more chapter to the World Cup storyline as New Zealand, with a solid win over South Africa, ended the former's semi-final hopes once and for all. The game, however, provided a perspective to New Zealand on how to use your resources well.
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featurecricket7 days ago

ENG vs AFG | Takeaways - Afghanistan’s lack of imagination and Joe Root’s contrasts in banality and orthodoxy

An Eoin Morgan special - easily one of the best World Cup innings of all-time - not only broke many ODI records, but it also ensured that England rose to the top of the table. While Morgan’s mayhem took the cake for the day, Joe Root put up a spectacle that was brutal and simple at the same time.
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