“I said before, it will be about which team takes the opportunities, takes that half chance and grabs the momentum and runs with it as much as they can. They are always great games. I know I have played in one World Cup semi-final and it was a hell of an experience, it was an unbelievable game, so not expecting too much different.” … [Read more...] about Cricket World Cup 2019 – Starting the game well in the first 10 overs will be important: Aaron Finch
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It didn’t help that the five-member selection committee, with a cumulative experience of less than 20 Tests, couldn’t always assert what it would have ideally wanted as it’s the captain who needs to be comfortable with the selected players. … [Read more...] about Cricket World Cup 2019: End of the road for Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik?
WEATHER UPDATE: That drizzle in Manchester has become heavier and the umpires have decided that the players go off with 23 balls still remaining. Since this is a semi-final, the rules say that officials can wait for two hours before overs are cut. The forecast did predict afternoon showers. … [Read more...] about ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, India vs New Zealand, semi-final Weather Report: Rain gets heavier again in Manchester
Spain's possession-based football between 2008 and 2012 had won them plaudits across all quarters. The 2010 World Cup winners had a disappointing 2014 campaign in Brazil. Spain crashed out in the group stage of the World Cup after being ripped apart by the Netherlands and overrun by Chile. In 2016, they reached the knock-out stage of the European Championship but were outplayed by Italy and fortunate even to escape a more emphatic defeat than 2-0. … [Read more...] about FIFA World Cup, Top 5 Contenders: Germany Look To Defend Title; Spain Remain Dark Horses
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 28, 2020 But Siddesh Veer (25), Ankolekar and Bishnoi ensured that India reach a handy total on a pitch that got slowed down progressively. Bishnoi (30, 31 balls, 1x4, 1x6) and Ankolekar (55, 54 balls, 5x5, 1x6) shared a 61-run stand in just over 10 overs as India gained desired momentum in the death overs. … [Read more...] about ICC U19 World Cup: India trounce Australia by 74 runs; enter semifinals