On the eve of the Pakistan match, the Indian team finished their fielding drills and headed to the nets, located just outside the Old Trafford ground. But KL Rahul stayed back. He stood alone just looking at the pitch, which was under covers with all the rain around. He seemed all to himself and somewhat lost in thought. You could sense purpose in his body language. This was his chance at redemption and set things right. In the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, Rahul had to step up against Pakistan on a cloudy morning and in conditions that favoured Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz. The start was the key to India’s fortunes and Rahul was needed to give Rohit Sharma every support possible to lay a strong foundation. He did just that and set the match up for India. In fact, the way he left the ball in the first over itself was a statement. Former Australian captain Michael Clarke, put it well, “You could sense that he was out there to protect his wicket and it wouldn’t be easy … [Read more...] about Cricket World Cup: KL Rahul took the challenge head on
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Kiran More: It is just his first year in international cricket. I remember everyone criticising [MS] Dhoni also during his first two years as a wicketkeeper. The same thing is happening now with Rishabh. There are a few technical areas that Rishabh needs to improve in, but that will happen with more match experience and he will definitely get better. But there is something special about his cricketing mind, undoubtedly. … [Read more...] about The Rishabh Pant question: In or out of India’s World Cup squad?
Vijay became the second to return home from the World Cup after Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out on June 18 because of a fractured left thumb. Two days later, Vijay's left toe washit by a yorker from Jasprit Bumrah during a training session in the lead up to the match against Afghanistan. Vijay did go on to play that match and the next one, but sat out of the contest against England on Sunday, which India lost by 31 runs, their first defeat in seven outings in the tournament. … [Read more...] about Vijay Shankar out of World Cup with toe injury
Squads West Indies U19 Squad: Kimani Melius(c), Leonardo Julien(w), Kelvon Anderson, Antonio Morris, Matthew Patrick, Nyeem Young, Joshua James, Kirk McKenzie, Ashmead Nedd, Daniel Beckford, Jayden Seales, Matthew Forde, Mbeki Joseph, Avinash Mahabirsingh, Ramon Simmonds … [Read more...] about EN-U19 vs WI-U19 Dream11 Team Prediction Under 19 World Cup 2020: Captain And Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips England U19 vs West Indies U19 Match 8, Group B at Diamond Oval, Kimberley 1:30 PM IST
Handscomb had played each of Australia's last 13 matches, making a century and three half-centuries, averaging 43.54 and striking at 98.15. In Australia's eight-game winning streak on the tours of India and the UAE he was one of only three players, alongside Glenn Maxwell and Ashton Turner, to strike above 100. His 117 in Mohali was pivotal as Australia chased down 359, their highest chase in ODI history. Turner also made 84 not out from 43 balls in that innings but he too has been left out of the 15-man squad. … [Read more...] about Smith and Warner make World Cup return; Handscomb and Hazlewood out