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ICC World Cup 2019 | The underwhelming XI of group stage

Prior to the start of every major tournament, there are eyes fixed on certain players, thanks to the reputation they’ve built up, with expectations high to deliver. But sadly, more often than not, players tend to disappoint, leaving the fans to scratch their heads and think “What could have been?”
Anirudh Suresh
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Bastab K Parida
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ICC World Cup 2019 | England's Predicted XI for Old Trafford clash against Afghanistan

After Jason Roy suffered a hamstring tear, James Vince will get his first start of the World Cup while Eoin Morgan seems to have been fit for the game. This will be the second encounter in the World Cup between both the teams and it will take a lot for the Afghans to get the better of the hosts.
Faizan Qadiri
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SA vs AFG | Imran Tahir’s “googly” comeback and Chris Morris’ exhibition of pace bowling

After South African bowlers put up a terrific bowling display to bundle Afghanistan out for 125, Quinton de Kock played with grit to hand the Asian nation a nine-wicket loss. More than anything else, the way Imran Tahir brought the googly back to the fore was the biggest takeaway from the game.
Bastab K Parida
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ICC World Cup 2019 | Afghanistan's predicted XI for the encounter against South Africa

In what appears to be the match that could very well decide who ends up at the bottom of the pile, Afghanistan take on South Africa for bragging rights. In a tournament where the weather has played a huge role, the Afghans will be disappointed that they don’t have a single point so far.
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