Joe Root is determined the “spicy” nature of England’s latest clash with Australia won’t prove a distraction when the arch rivals meet for a place in the World Cup final.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon says his side will be the underdogs when they face hosts England in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals. “They have been the No. 1 team for a couple of years now.
Virat Kohli admits Rohit Sharma’s blistering form has made him alter his own role in the top-order as India gear up for Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.
India captain Virat Kohli may have captured the wicket of “special” New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson when they were teenagers, but he has no plans for a repeat performance in Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.
A throw to the stumps deflected off the bat of a diving Ben Stokes as he tried to complete a second run and raced to the boundary, with Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharmasena awarding six.
Dinesh Karthik insists India won’t take it easy in their last World Cup group match against Sri Lanka on Saturday because the title contenders want to go into the semi-finals on a high. Virat Kohli’s side have won six of their eight group games after beating Bangladesh in their previous outing to seal a semi-final
Manchester: Australia coach Justin Langer believes Steve Smith and David Warner will be under no extra pressure when they face South Africa for the first time since both batsmen were given 12-month bans for ball-tampering. Then-captain Smith and Warner, his deputy, were hit with year-long bans by Cricket Australia
Sarfaraz Ahmed's side needed to smash the world record for margin of victory in a one-day international but, after winning the toss at Lord's, they failed to muster enough runs to give them a chance.
Bangladesh must be all out for seven or lower if Pakistan are to deny New Zealand a place in the semi-finals alongside Australia, India and England.
Australia and India will be aiming to finish top of the World Cup league phase and so avoid facing hosts England in the semi-finals as they prepare for the final day of round-robin matches.
The broadcaster said their decision would "ensure as wide an audience as possible is able to watch the game."
England have qualified for the semi-finals and will meet either India or Australia on Thursday July 11. The final is at Lord's on July 14.