- Hardik not man enough to step into the ring with Lesnar: Heyman(18:02)
By Rohit Mundayur
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Paul Heyman has become one of the biggest names in the world of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) thanks primarily to a weapon that he is a master of -- words. Being the advocate of Brock Lesnar, a hugely popular name in India from the WWE stable, Heyman is well known in the country but his recent social media attack on Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh helped him and the WWE to cash in on the buzz around the 2019 ICC World Cup.
- Saini joins Indian camp as net bowler, no news yet on Bhuvi(17:54)
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Even as the Indian team management is yet to provide a fresh update on Bhuvneshwar Kumar's hamstring niggle -- suffered during the game against Pakistan -- Navdeep Saini flew in on Monday to join the Indian team in Manchester.
- Indian fan supporting 'neighbour' Pakistan wins hearts(15:50)
London, June 24 (IANS) A backlash from their fans had put them on the backfoot after the India game, but as Pakistan cruised towards victory against South Africa in their World Cup game at the Lord's on Sunday, they also found support from Indians fans.
- Finch happy with Australia's form ahead of England clash(15:44)
London, June 24 (IANS) Defending champions Australia are currently placed second in the points table for the 2019 World Cup and skipper Aaron Finch believes that trusting one's own abilities has been the key to his side's success in the recent times.
- Pant not my no.4, DK or Kedar can do the job: Gaekwad(15:18)
By Debayan Mukherjee
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) India's poor batting display against Afghanistan has once again raised questions on who should bat at no.4 for the Men in Blue in the remaining games of the 2019 World Cup. While some feel that Rishabh Pant should be given a go at the spot, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad begs to differ.
- Players' keenness to play IPL left Cricket South Africa helpless(15:00)
By Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) South Africa's unceremonious exit from the 2019 edition of the World Cup on Sunday came as no shocker as they looked like a team which wasn't prepared to challenge the best in the business. While the lack of preparedness was evident in their performance through the tournament, it has come to the fore that Cricket South Africa (CSA) wanted the players to plan better, but the cricketers were keen to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
- Misbah questions selection of Hasnain, Shaheen for WC(14:54)
London, June 24 (IANS) Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq has questioned the decision of the Pakistan team management of including pacers Mohammad Hasnain and Shaheen Afridi in the 15-member squad for the ongoing World Cup.
- Yawning is a normal thing, didn't commit a sin: Sarfaraz(14:00)
London, June 24 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed received a lot of flak after he was captured yawning at one stage during the India innings in their World Cup game at Old Trafford. The 89-run loss made matters worse as he was heavily trolled for yawning and was later also body shamed.
- Sarfaraz & Co's fielding efforts leaving a lot to be desired(13:20)
By Aakash Kumar
London, June 24 (IANS) There are certain things which can be associated with Pakistan cricket: decent batting, exceptional fast bowling and poor fielding. The country, which has produced brilliant pacers and batsmen over the years, have just not been able to produce exceptional fielders. And that has once again been on display in the ongoing edition of the World Cup.
- England take on arch-rivals Australia in crucial WC tie (Preview)(12:20)
London, June 24 (IANS) After suffering a shock defeat against Sri Lanka, England will look to return to winning ways and take one step closer towards the semi-finals when they face arch-rivals Australia in their crucial World Cup game at the iconic Lord's on Tuesday.
- Play fearless cricket in remaining games: Akhtar tells Pak(11:42)
London, June 24 (IANS) Pleased with Pakistan's convincing win over South Africa in their crucial World Cup fixture, former speedster Shoaib Akhtar is hoping that Sarfaraz Ahmed and the boys play fearless cricket in the remaining games and make it to the semi-finals.
- We're alive and kicking, says Pakistan head coach(11:00)
London, June 24 (IANS) Mickey Arthur believes Pakistan's win over South Africa in their crucial World Cup fixture will shut some people for a while who went all guns blazing at his team post their defeat against India.
- Haris batted like Buttler against South Africa: Sarfaraz(09:18)
London, June 24 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was all praise for left-handed batsman Haris Sohail for his Jos Buttler-style batting against South Africa during his side's 49-run victory in their crucial World Cup fixture at the Lord's.
- SA knocked out of 2019 WC after 49-run loss to Pakistan (Lead)(23:28)
London, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan beat South Africa by 49 runs at Lord's in their 2019 ICC World Cup group stage match on Sunday, ensuring they remain in contention for the playoffs while making the Proteas the second team after Afghanistan to be knocked out of the tournament.
- Sohail leads Pakistan to 308/7 against SA(19:12)
London, June 23 (IANS) Haris Sohail's 89 off 58 balls powered Pakistan to 308/7 in their 2019 ICC World Cup group stage match against South Africa at the Lord's.
- Shami thanks Dhoni, Bumrah after hat-trick show (Lead)(14:24)
Southampton, June 23 (IANS) Right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami bowled a brilliant spell at the death overs and claimed a hat-trick in the final over to help India upstage Afghanistan by 11 runs in a tense World Cup encounter in Southampton.
- Kohli fined for excessive appealing during Afghanistan match(14:24)
Southampton, June 23 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the World Cup match against Afghanistan which the Men in Blue won by 11 runs in Southampton.
- Afghanistan aim for maiden win against Bangladesh (Preview)(13:30)
Southampton, June 23 (IANS) Afghanistan, who gave India a run for their money, will be aiming to replicate that performance and earn their first win in the ongoing World Cup when they take on Bangladesh at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium on Monday.
- Bumrah left me enough runs to execute my plans: Shami(13:00)
Southampton, June 23 (IANS) Right-arm Indian pacer Mohammed Shami felt that he had enough runs to defend in the last over during the World Cup match against Afghanistan which India won by 11 runs in Southampton.
- It was too close for comfort: Williamson(11:54)
Manchester, June 23 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson admitted that the game against West Indies was too "close for comfort" for them as they sneaked a narrow five-run win in a thrilling World Cup encounter at the Old Trafford.
- Sad we missed the opportunity to beat India: Naib(10:22)
Southampton, June 23 (IANS) Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib was left disappointed after his team lost the chance of beating India, one of the favourites for the ongoing World Cup in their group stage match at the Ageas Bowl.