Nathan Coulter-Nile’s record-breaking innings laid the platform for Australia’s 15-run victory over the West Indies on Thursday as the World Cup holders bounced back from a top-order collapse to make it two successive wins.
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has urged his team to “stay ruthless” at the World Cup as they train their sights on Sri Lanka after shocking England.
London: Fourth-placed England will be playing two virtual “quarter-finals” at the Cricket World Cup when they face India and New Zealand in their last two round robin matches as they look to seal a semi-final spot, batsman Joe Root has said. England’s 64-run loss to Australia on Tuesday left their qualification hopes
Sri Lanka will aim for nothing but a win to keep themselves alive in the ongoing World Cup when they take on South Africa at the Riverside Cricket Stadium on Friday. A win would keep them afloat as competition tightens for the three remaining semi-final spots, but for that they have to get past a team with nothing to lose.
After a depressing start and remarkable revival, a resurgent Pakistan look poised to emulate their 1992 feat again. Events are churning out exactly in the same way as it did 27 years ago when Pakistan lifted the trophy. The results, format, rules, washout everything is so identical that it gives a feeling of a déjà vu.
Former captain Waqar Younis says it is becoming "impossible to ignore" the parallels between Pakistan's World Cup resurgence and their 1992 triumph.
Skipper Virat Kohli's gritty half-century and an incisive bowling performance powered India to a comprehensive 125-run win over West Indies on Thursday, all but assuring them of a spot in the World Cup semi-finals.
If England lose to India, it will raise the chances of Pakistan making to the semi-finals. Pakistan will face Afghanistan and Bangladesh in the upcoming matches, which history shows Green Shirts excellent record against both the teams.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had defended Dhoni after he sported a dagger logo on his green gloves in India's win over South Africa on Wednesday.