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July 8, 2019

Let Jadhav or Jadeja bat at no 7, says cricket historian Ashis Ray

London, July 8: Kedar Jadhav or Ravindra Jadeja should bat at number seven. This is the view of veteran London-based cricket broadcaster and writer Ashis Ray. India play New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday in the semi-final of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019.Ray has written a history of the tournament from an Indian perspective, Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge, published by Bloomsbury. The book predicts India have the potential to lift the trophy. "It makes sense to have Kedar Jadhav or…

Rohit has been the stand-out batter: Williamson (IANS at World Cup)

Manchester, July 8: New Zealands bowling will definitely hold the key when they take on India in the first semifinal of the World Cup at the Old Trafford on Tuesday and skipper Kane Williamson believes that his boys are up for the challenge to take on Virat Kohli and Co."Yeah, I think the bowlers have been brilliant throughout this whole campaign. We know that in cricket every day is different. Some days are better than the others, so just trying to adapt as a unit as best you can is definitely the most important thing.…

Rohit on a mission to bring WC trophy back home: Coach

New Delhi, July 8: It woudn't be wrong to say that India opener Rohit Sharma is enjoying the form of his lfe. The Mumbai batsman is the highest run-getter in the ongoing World Cup and with every passing day, he is achieveing one or the other feat. Skipper Virat Kohli has always been termed as the 'run-machine', but in the showpiece event, it is Rohit who is re-writing the record books.It seems that Rohit is on a mission to get the coveted trophy back home and his coach Dinesh Lad also reckons the same. Lad…

SWOT: India favourites in semis but have task cut out

Kolkata, July 8: India are tipped as the favourites to win their third title, but cannot afford to be complacent when they take on New Zealand in the first semi-final while arch-rivals and fellow contenders England and Australia square off in another last-four clash of the World Cup.India: Strengths -- Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have been the lynchpins in India's batting and bowling departments respectively. With five hundreds to his name, Rohit is not only breaking records but also providing the platform at…

Hope Rohit gets two more centuries so we win two games: Kohli (IANS at World Cup)

Manchester, July 8: Indias limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma has been on a roll with 647 runs from 8 innings that includes 5 centuries. As the team heads into the semi-final against New Zealand, skipper Virat Kohli once again acknowledged the role Rohit has played at the top of the order for India. In fact, Kohli went on to add that he was not disappointed at missing out after scoring five fifties as his role has been different."It's been a different kind of role that I've had to play in this World Cup and, as…
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