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2019 Cricket World Cup | Bangladesh vs New Zealand live scores

Both teams were unchanged New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bowl against Bangladesh in their World Cup match at The Oval. Both teams won their opening matches — Bangladesh beating South Africa and New Zealand routing Sri Lanka — and named unchanged teams. Shakib Al Hasan is the third Bangladeshi […]

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Six lessons for India from the Pakistan-England match

Whether or not India flexed considerable muscle to ensure their inaugural match would be played nearly a week into the World Cup matters little now. England, South Africa and Pakistan have already played twice each, and if the International Cricket Council bent over backwards to ensure that India had the Lodha-mandated number of 15 free […]

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South Africa shouldn’t be in denial: Jonty Rhodes

Rhodes says the team should tackle the choker tag head on and not hide Jonty Rhodes believes South Africa should not shy away from questions about ‘choking’ if the side is to overcome its World Cup hoodoo. Rhodes was referring to Proteas coach Ottis Gibson’s recent remarks about avoiding the subject. “The decision is we’re […]

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Experience abundant, inconsistency a worry

But the Tigers are capable of dashing the hopes of title aspirants If there is one dangerous ‘floater’ in the World Cup mix, it’s Bangladesh. Though not tipped to be among the semifinalists, this experienced side is capable of dashing the hopes of title aspirants. Under Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladesh has what it takes to stun […]

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Performance of Indians and overseas players in the IPL

Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, David Warner, and Andre Russell have the best numbers, while M.S. Dhoni, K.L. Rahul, and Rishabh Pant are the top Indian performers. It was Lasith Malinga’s terrific final over that gave Mumbai Indians a one-run victory over Chennai Super Kings in the IPL final. However, his heroics would not have […]

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A wide open World Cup: Morrison

Says New Zealand will have to step after many near misses New Zealander Danny Morrison feels the ICC World Cup will be a wide-open affair. The former fast bowler, who played 11 World Cup matches, says the time has come for New Zealand to step up. New Zealand has a good record of reaching the […]

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MI has the edge over CSK, says Anil Kumble

The Dugout expands my horizons of the game: Dean Jones Former India coach Anil Kumble on Saturday backed Mumbai Indians to tame Chennai Super Kings in the final of the IPL in Hyderabad. “Mumbai has the edge (60-40). It has beaten Chennai thrice in this edition and looks balanced. Chennai has issues with its batting […]