Four years of planning will be put on the line for England when they face holders Australia in a blockbuster cricket World Cup semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday. England’s woeful first-round exit at the 2015 edition prompted a complete rethink of their approach to one-day internationals for a side that had long placed Test success
Birmingham: England captain Eoin Morgan has urged his side to embrace their World Cup dreams as they prepare for blockbuster clash against old rivals. Morgan can lead England to their first World Cup final since 1992 if they beat the holders at Edgbaston. Advancing to Sunday’s title match at Lord’s would be the culmination of four
"We are feeling sad, and you can see me, I feel like crying," said office worker Neeraj Singh, sobbing, after New Zealand's dramatic 18-run win. "We love Team India, we love Kohli, we love Mahi (MS Dhoni) and forever we will love cricket. And like our boss Kohli has said, Dhoni will forever be our captain in our hearts," he said.
Fawad Chaudhry tweeted: "Pakistanion ki Nayi Mohabbat NewZeeland (sic) (New Zealand: The new love for Pakistanis)."
England booked their place in the World Cup final against New Zealand with a dominant eight-wicket win over reigning champions Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday.
India captain Virat Kohli has urged frustrated fans in his cricket-crazy nation not to get emotional after their shock World Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand on Wednesday.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson insisted the fact his side lost to World Cup final opponents England earlier in the tournament would have no bearing on Sunday’s showpiece match at Lord’s.
The Black Caps, appearing in their eighth semi-final but yet to win the World Cup, came into this match on the back of three straight defeats by Pakistan, Australia and England.
Liam Plunkett has warned Australia that England are a “different sort of animal” from their predecessors as they prepare for a blockbuster World Cup semi-final. The Ashes rivals meet in Birmingham on Thursday with defending champions Australia hoping to stay on track for a sixth title while England aim to stay in the hunt for their first.
Manchester: They may have each had some slip-ups along the way, but it is perhaps no surprise that Cricket’s three wealthiest nations — England, India and Australia — are in the semi-finals of the World Cup. The tournament, which will generate some £400 million ($500 million) in broadcast revenues alone, is key in funding the International