featurecricket6 hours 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
featurecricket19 hours ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Qualification scenarios: How has the semi-final race panned out after England’s loss to Australia

England’s loss to Australia has not only resulted in the hosts being in danger of missing out on a semifinal spot but it also meant other teams’ chances of qualifying have increased drastically. While Australia have already entered the semis, South Africa and Afghanistan are eliminated entirely.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa day ago

ENG vs AUS | Takeaways - Finch-Warner’s brilliance at the top and England fizzling out under fire

With two back-to-back defeats, England chances of making it to the semi-finals are only getting slimmer. On the back of Aaron Finch’s century, Australia put up a fighting total on a tricky situation and were equally supported by their bowlers as the team sculpt a spot in the semi-finals.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket2 days ago

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
featurecricket3 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
featurecricket4 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
featurecricket4 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
featurecricket5 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
featurecricket5 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
featurecricket5 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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