Pakistan will have an improbable task of making it to the semifinals of the ongoing World Cup when they take on Bangladesh in the final group stage game at the Lord’s on Friday.
As an ardent cricket lover I am dismayed with the ongoing World Cup. The assumption that the new round-robin format which has teams playing at least nine matches each would have fans glued to their TV sets, is not holding ground (“Warner makes hay to hit WC top score as Tigers fall short,” June 21, Gulf Today).
With a lot of hate statuses on Whatsapp and other social media about the India Pakistan match, the Indian populace only showed that they take personally the “cultivated” hatred towards Pakistan. And though your article is mild and bends towards making light of the matter, we know that there is much left unsaid.
India is on a roll. At the rate they are going, even if rains plays truant for the rest of the tournament, the Men in Blue should reach Lords comfortably (“Rohit stars as India beat Pakistan to maintain perfect WC record, June 17, Gulf Today). While it was a disciplined show of skill by the Indians, their counterparts failed in almost all departments of the game.
Australian captain Meg Lanning says her team are "pumped" for their defence of the women's Twenty20 World Cup against India on Sunday with hopes high that more than 90,000 fans will cram the cavernous Melbourne Cricket Ground.
India head into Tuesday's Under 19 World Cup semi-final against Pakistan in Pochefstroom as slight favourites but cricket matches between these two sides are seldom straightforward.
Persistent and heavy rain forced the cancellation of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 third position play-off between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa, on Saturday
Mahmudul Hasan Joy hit a century as Bangladesh defeated New Zealand by six wickets on Thursday to book a clash against holders India in the final of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Malik had admitted last year that he intended to quit one-day cricket after the World Cup and he followed through with that plan after Pakistan's 94-run win at Lord's.