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July 7, 2019

Keep talking about India & Australia, we will sneak in: Munro (IANS at World Cup)

Manchester, July 7: Right from the start of the World Cup in England and Wales, talks have surrounded around how hosts England and India were favourites to lift the trophy at the Lord's on July 14.Some also spoke about Australia rising to the challenge as the defending champions have the habit of lifting their game when it came to the showpiece event. South Africa too were discussed as the fourth team which could make the knockout stages. However, not many gave New Zealand a chance. While the 2015 runners-up have…

Rohit’s defence, temperament makes him world class: Srikkanth

London, July 7: With India vice-captain Rohit Sharma enjoying the form of his life in the ongoing World Cup, former opener Krishnamachari Srikkanth has pointed out that the Mumbai batsman not only hits the ball cleanly, but also has a rock solid defence and great temperament, which make him a world class batter.Rohit notched up his fifth century of this World Cup against Sri Lanka on Saturday to become the batsman with most number of hundreds in a single edition of the showpiece event, breaking the record of four tons scored…

Dhoni capable of rising from ashes stronger: Arun Pandey

London, July 7: Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who turned 38 on Sunday, has faced a lot of criticism in the recent past for his slow batting and it is believed that the stumper-batsman may hang his boots from international cricket anytime after the completion of the ongoing World Cup.With fans celebrating the cricketer's birthday on social media, his long-time friend and one of his managers -- Arun Pandey -- wished luck to the cricketer and reckoned that despite his growing age, Dhoni still had the ability…

Dhoni capable of rising from ashes stronger: Arun Pandey

London, July 7: Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who turned 38 on Sunday, has faced a lot of criticism in the recent past for his slow batting and it is believed that the stumper-batsman may hang his boots from international cricket anytime after the completion of the ongoing World Cup.With fans celebrating the cricketer's birthday on social media, his long-time friend and one of his managers -- Arun Pandey -- wished luck to the cricketer and reckoned that despite his growing age, Dhoni still had the ability…

BCCI questions ICC on steps taken to avoid slogan fiasco in Manchester (IANS at World Cup)

Manchester, July 7: With International Cricket Council (ICC) event head Chris Tetley asking the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to take up the matter with the Indian High Commission in the UK following the banner fiasco in Headingley during the World Cup group game between India and Sri Lanka on Saturday, the cricket board has informed the ICC that while they are in touch with the authorities in the UK, they want clarity on the process put in place to avoid such a fiasco in Manchester when India play New Zealand…
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