Mumbai Indians’ Hardik Pandya in action against Chennai Super Kings during their IPL match in Mumbai on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
India on Monday named a tried and tested squad for the World Cup led by Virat Kohli with selectors going for experience in all the slots for the marquee 50-over event.
Hardik Pandya’s (37 unbeaten off 16) quickfire cameo down the order handed Royal Challengers Bangalore their seventh defeat this season as Mumbai Indians won their Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday by five wickets.
Playing in his debut match, Mumbai Indians’ West Indies’ quick Alzarri Joseph registered the best-ever IPL bowling figures of 6/12 off 3.4 overs to fire Mumbai Indians to a 40-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a match of modest scores at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Riyad Mahrez scored as an untroubled Algeria cruised to a 2-0 victory over Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) underdogs Kenya in their first game of the competition in Cairo on Sunday.
Shakib's 51 took him to 476 runs in the tournament, while Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored in Bangladesh's 50 overs with an 87-ball 83 in Southampton.
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.