Kapil Dev led India to their first World Cup title in 1983 at Lord's, whipping up a national frenzy that boosted the profile of cricket in the country.
The top five batsmen all made starts but invariably got themselves out under pressure to escape New Zealand's grip.
Rohit Sharma hit an unbeaten century as India made a comfortable start to their World Cup campaign with a six-wicket win over South Africa in Southampton on Wednesday that dealt a fresh blow to the Proteas’ tournament hopes. Chasing a modest 228, India cruised to victory on the back of Sharma’s 122 not out as they won
Cardiff: Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne admitted the fact that their batting has been not been up to the mark in the first two games of the ongoing World Cup and they need to work on it to improve their overall performance. On Tuesday, Sri Lanka came out on top in a topsy-turvy affair at the Sophia Gardens as they successfully
Windies captain Jason Holder was boosted by the presence of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell in his starting line-up after his two key players were declared fit.
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
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.