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Had no say in dropping Ambati Rayudu for the 2019 World Cup, reveals Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has revealed that he had no say in Ambati Rayudu being dropped for the 2019 World Cup in England. Rayadu, who was a regular in India’s ODI setup during the 2018-19 season, was rather surprisingly overlooked for the tournament despite having excelled at the No.4 spot in the build-up.
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newscricketa year ago

‘It was unethical to the players in the squad’ – Linda Zondi on why AB de Villiers wasn’t allowed to return for 2019 World Cup

Linda Zondi, South Africa’s former chief-selector, opened up on the exclusion of AB de Villiers’ from South Africa’s 2019 World Cup squad, stating it would’ve been "unethical to the players already selected". De Villiers had expressed his desire to return from retirement to participate in the event.
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newscricket2 years ago

Dhoni told me that I wasn’t in selectors’ plans for 2019 World Cup, reveals Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh, who announced his international retirement in June 2019, revealed that it was MS Dhoni who told him that he was not in the selectors’ plans for the 2019 World Cup. Yuvraj was phased out of the Indian set-up by the selectors in 2017, post the tour of Windies which followed CT 2017.
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newscricket2 years ago

India failed to win 2019 WC because they didn’t have a World Cup-winning team, feels Aakash Chopra

Recollecting India’s semi-final exit against New Zealand in 2019 World Cup, Aakash Chopra has opined that India didn’t win the tournament because they didn’t have a World Cup-winning team. He also compared the 2011 World Cup team with 2019 one and opined that the 2011 team was better.
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newscricket2 years ago

Pakistan fan abused Indian players before World Cup clash last year, reveals Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar, who made his World Cup debut in the crunch encounter against Pakistan last year, revealed how a Pakistan fan abused Indian players in a coffee shop, a day ahead of the game. Shankar revealed that the players sat there just copping the abuse that was being thrown at them.
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newscricket2 years ago

Felt bad for the sport seeing India’s lack of intent in England game, says Mohammad Hafeez

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has echoed the sentiments of several ex-Pakistan cricketers and has stated that the Indian side did not play with intent in their game against England. Hafeez further stated that as a fan, he felt bad for the sport watching India show no intent against England.
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newscricket2 years ago

Seemed like India did not give their 100% in the game against England, claims Michael Holding

Legendary Windies pacer Michael Holding rubbished claims of India deliberately losing the game against England in the 2019 WC last year, but admitted that they were low on intensity levels. Holding, however, noted that he noticed MS Dhoni desperately wanting to take India over the line.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ex-Pakistan cricketers ‘shameless’ for accusing India of deliberately losing, claims Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra has launched a scathing attack on ex-Pakistan cricketers, including Waqar Younis, who have claimed that India deliberately lost to England in the 2019 WC in order to knock Pakistan out. The claim from the Pakistan players came after Stokes, in his book, questioned India’s intent.
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newscricket2 years ago

MS Dhoni is such a big player; have a lot of memories with him, reveals Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami has stated that MS Dhoni is a big player, with the pacer adding that he has a lot of memories with the former Indian skipper. While admitting that it would be fun to have him back into the team, he has recalled how Dhoni used to sit with everyone and have dinner.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ben Stokes slams India for lack of intent in WC loss; calls out Sikander Bakht for twisting facts

Ben Stokes has slammed India’s approach in their 2019 World Cup encounter against England, calling MS Dhoni’s partnership with Kedar Jadhav as a partnership that ‘lacked intent.’ He also slammed Sikander Bakth for twisting his words on the encounter, denying that India lost the game deliberately.
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