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16-Jul-2019 New Delhi

NZ players should be proud of their WC show : Daniel Vettori

Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori feels the Black Caps should be proud of their journey in the recently concluded World Cup and take the positives of the game ahead.In his column for the International Cricket Council (ICC), Vettori praised both England...

16-Jul-2019 London

No one lost final, there was a crowned winner : Kane Williamson

Coming to terms with the heart-wrenching defeat against England in the World Cup title clash, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said that "no one lost the final but there was a crowned winner".On Sunday, Black Caps missed an opportunity to win their first...

15-Jul-2019 New Delhi

My medal is an answer to my critics: Dutee Chand

After scripting history by bagging gold in the 100m race at the World University Games recently, ace India sprinter Dutee Chand said the feat was a result of the criticism she faced for expressing that she was in a same-sex relationship.On July 10, 23-year-old...

15-Jul-2019 Madrid

Simona Halep returns to top 4 in WTA rankings after Wimbledon win

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep climbed back into the top 4 in the WTA rankings issued on Monday after her straight set win over Serena Williams of the US in the final of the Wimbledon on Saturday.Becoming the first Romanian ever to win a Wimbledon singles...

15-Jul-2019 New Delhi

We had Allah with us : Eoin Morgan

World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan has praised New Zealand and reckons the Kiwis had a decent run in the showpiece event as they also outclassed the hot favourites -- India -- in the first semifinal of the tournament.Speaking at the post-match presentation,...

14-Jul-2019 London

Eoin Morgan calls World Cup win an incredible journey

The joy in skipper Eoin Morgan's voice was understandable when he sat down to speak to the media after the nerve wrecking win over New Zealand in the final of the 2019 World Cup at Lord's on Sunday.Asked what the victory meant to the players, he said: "To...

14-Jul-2019 London

Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer over the moon with World Cup win

England's men of the moment Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer could hardly speak but in between their emotions, both said it is the proudest day of their lives as the hosts won their maiden World Cup, beating New Zealand in a one-over eliminator here on Sunday."I'm...

13-Jul-2019 London

Simona Halep crushes Serena Williams to win maiden Wimbledon title

Seventh seed Simona Halep crushed eight-time winner Serena Williams in straight sets to win her maiden Wimbledon title here on Saturday.The 27-year-old Romanian took only 56 minutes to upset the 37-year-old Williams 6-2, 6-2, thus winning her second Grand Slam...

13-Jul-2019 London

Kiwis looking to keep calm ahead of mega final

The euphoria around the final of the World Cup cannot be missed, but for New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, it is about keeping the basics right and playing the match against England at Lords on Sunday as just another game in the tournament."Yes, any game...

13-Jul-2019 New Delhi

SWOT: England favourites, but Kiwis can clip their wings

Playing in front of home crowd and familiarity with the conditions make England the favourites to win the World Cup for the first time when they take on New Zealand at the Lord's on Sunday.However, the hosts cannot afford to be complacent, as the spirited Kiwis...

13-Jul-2019 London

Eoin Morgan feels aggression is England's USP

There might have been only two knockout games as per the format of the 2019 World Cup, but when it comes to England, they also had to win their last two group games against India and New Zealand to make it to the semifinals and skipper Eoin Morgan feels that...

13-Jul-2019 New Delhi

'Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?'

Following India's exit from the ongoing World Cup, former Indian Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer thinks opener Rohit Sharma should lead India in the 2023 edition of the showpiece event which will be held in India."Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit...

12-Jul-2019 Kabul

Rashid Khan named Afghan captain across all formats

Rashid Khan was on Friday named the captain of the Afghanistan cricket team in across all formats, the cricket board confirmed.Asghar Afghan, who was sacked as captain  ahead of the World Cup, will be Rashid's deputy. Asghar was removed from captaincy...

12-Jul-2019 Mumbai

We failed to deliver as a team when it mattered : Rohit Sharma

India vice-captain Rohit Sharma feels the team could not deliver as a unit during their 18-run semifinal loss to New Zealand in the World Cup."We failed to deliver as a team when  it mattered, 30 minutes of poor cricket yesterday & that snatched away...

12-Jul-2019 Silverstone (England)

Why British GP on same day as WC, Wimbledon finals : Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton is unhappy with the fact that the British Grand Prix is being held on the same day as the final of the ICC World Cup and men's final at the  Wimbledon."I don't understand why the organisers put the race on the same day as all...

12-Jul-2019 Birmingham

We can take a lot of positives from this WC : Aaron Finch

After being knocked out of the World Cup, Australia skipper Aaron Finch lauded England for their superlative display in the semifinal which the hosts won by 8 wickets on Thursday, but said that his team can take a lot of positives given where they were last...

12-Jul-2019 Birmingham

Lost in the first 10 overs of the game : Aaron Finch

Having won the toss and batted first, the last thing Australia would have wanted was a top-order collapse against hosts England in the 2019 World Cup semi-final encounter at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium. But that is exactly what happened and skipper Aaron...

12-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Virat Kohli feels IPL-style knockouts an option for WC

Virat Kohli after his teams ouster from the 2019 World Cup on Wednesday to New Zealand at Old Trafford spoke about how it was a case of being eliminated after just 40-45 minutes of poor batting. And the India skipper believes that having an Indian Premier...

11-Jul-2019 Mumbai

Stage is set for thrilling Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five World Final

All roads lead to Brazil as national qualifiers go in search of glory in Praia Grande following months of intense qualifying action around the globe, the best five-a-side teams in the world are on their way to Brazil to battle for glory at the Red Bull Neymar...

11-Jul-2019 New Delhi

2 fans die as India lose semi-final thriller to New Zealand

In different incidents, two cricket fans lost their lives while watching the first semifinal clash of the ongoing World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand on Wednesday.In the first incident in Bihar's Kishanganj district, a fan -- Ashok Paswan, 49,...

11-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Those 45 minutes

Before the India-New Zealand semi-final clash, all the cricket pundits, including former spinner Daniel Vettori, believed that the only way Black Caps could have won against the Men in Blue was to play aggressive cricket in the first 10 overs, both with bat...

11-Jul-2019 London

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal set up blockbuster Wimbledon semifinal

Swiss legend Roger Federer rallied from a set down to defeat Kei Nishikori 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 and set up a showdown in the Wimbledon semifinals against arch-rival Rafael Nadal, a contest that will be their first at the Cathedral of Tennis since the epic 2008...

10-Jul-2019 Manchester

Dhoni's run out was a big moment : Kane Williamson

After a narrow 18-run win over India in the semifinal of the World Cup at the Old Trafford on Wednesday, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson felt that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's run out in the penultimate over of the match was the turning point of the game as...

10-Jul-2019 Manchester

Ravindra Jadeja is understated but priceless for us: Virat Kohli

A lot has been spoken about Ravindra Jadeja and pundit Sanjay Manjrekars comment that he is a ‘bits and pieces cricketer.But skipper Virat Kohli stood up and took the all-rounder's side and said that Jadeja was one of the most understated cricketers and...

10-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Did umpiring error cost Dhoni his wicket?

After the Indian top order collapsed against New Zealand in the World Cup semifinal at the Old Trafford on Wednesday, Ravindra Jadeja and Mahendra Singh Dhoni who kept their side in hunt as India chased 240 runs for victory.Soon after Jadeja (77) fell after...

10-Jul-2019 Manchester

I made errors when I was young, Pant will learn : Virat Kohli

With the score at 24/4, Indias most talked about talent -Rishabh Pant  was joined by all-rounder Hardik Pandya as India looked to chase down New Zealands total of 239 at the Old Trafford on Wednesday to find a place in the final at Lords on July 14.The...

10-Jul-2019 Manchester

Dhoni hasn't informed us about retirement : Virat Kohli

Questions surrounding whether M.S. Dhoni will retire refuse to die. And it was no different on Wednesday after India lost to New Zealand in the semifinal of the World Cup to crash out of the showpiece event.When skipper Virat Kohli was addressing the media after...

10-Jul-2019 Manchester

Tough questions await Shastri & selectors after semifinal loss

Till the time results are going in your favour, you can even get away with murder. But the time has finally arrived when India coach Ravi Shastri and the coaching staff will have some answering to do. Always ready with a counter, Shastri has time and again...

10-Jul-2019 Manchester

India never had Plan B for top-order failure

Questions about Indias over dependence on the top order was time and again shot down by the team management over the past month, but in the end, it was the opening 40 minutes of the Indian innings in the semifinal against New Zealand at the Old Trafford that showed...

10-Jul-2019 Birmingham

We are back to being the team we were : Eoin Morgan

They lost their way in the middle during the group stages, but got their act together and made it to the semi-finals, which makes skipper Eoin Morgan believe that England are back to being the side they were in the last few years as they get ready to take...

10-Jul-2019 Manchester

We believed we could put pressure on India with 240 : Kane Williamson

Terming themselves as underdogs, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Wednesday defended the way they batted against India in the World Cup semifinal at the Old Trafford which they won by 18 runs to reach the final for the second time in a row.In the rain-hit...

10-Jul-2019 Manchester

45 minutes of bad cricket cost us a place in final : Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli rued the manner in which India lost the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand at the Old Trafford on Wednesday, saying the team played so well throughout the tournament only to bow out in the last-four stage due to a poor stretch...

10-Jul-2019 Manchester

India crash out of World Cup after top-order collapse

He came, he put on a show, but Ravindra Jadeja failed to conquer as India crashed out of the World Cup after losing to New Zealand by 18 runs in the semifinal at the Old Trafford on Wednesday.Questions about India's over dependence on the top-order was...

10-Jul-2019 New York

Apologised to Naomi after controversial US Open defeat : Serena Williams

Tennis star Serena Williams has revealed that she has apologised to Japan's Naomi Osaka who defeated her in the finals of the US Open last year.Naomi had defeated Serena 6-2, 6-4 in New York to win her first major in September last year. However, it was overshadowed...

10-Jul-2019 Naples (Italy)

Dutee Chand wins 100m gold at World University Games

Ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has won the gold medal in women's 100-metre sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Naples, Italy becoming the first Indian to win do so. She clocked 11.32 seconds.The 23-year-old had qualified for the finals with a...

10-Jul-2019 Birmingham

It will be down to whoever holds their nerve : Aaron Finch

Australia captain Aaron Finch feels with the amount of time they have played England in recent times, it will all boil down to whoever holds their nerve better when the two traditional rivals lock horns in the second semi-final of the World Cup at Edgbaston Cricket...

09-Jul-2019 Manchester

Advantage India if notorious Manchester weather strikes reserve day

After the rain interruption on Tuesday, the forecast for Wednesday doesnt look too good either, as there are chances of showers in patches even as India and New Zealand look to resume their battle in the first semi-final of the 2019 World Cup at Old Trafford....

09-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Yograj Singh takes jibe at Dhoni, urges Ambati Rayudu to return

Former India pacer Yograj Singh, father of 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj, has asked Ambati Rayudu to come out of retirement and prove a point, adding "filthy" people like M.S. Dhoni won't be around forever.Middle-order batsman Rayudu last week announced his retirement...

09-Jul-2019 Kolkata

Never got settled in any IPL franchise : Yuvraj Singh

World Cup winning hero Yuvraj Singh, who announced his retirement last month, on Tuesday said he rues not getting settled in any side while playing the Indian Premier League (IPL).Yuvraj, who was the player of the tournament in the 2011 World Cup, played for...

08-Jul-2019 Manchester

Rohit Sharma has been the stand-out batter : Kane Williamson

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,...

08-Jul-2019 Manchester

Hope Rohit gets two more centuries so we win two games : Virat Kohli

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...

08-Jul-2019 Manchester

Overall wickets are getting slower: Jasprit Bumrah

It was expected to be a batting carnival at the 2019 World Cup, especially after England and Pakistan almost walked their way to 300-plus totals in the last series before the showpiece event on English soil. However, in this edition of the World Cup, the...

07-Jul-2019 Karachi

Pakistan did well, no need to be sorry for performance : Sarfaraz Khan

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed remained defiant that the team did well in their World Cup sojourn, stating on Sunday that he does not need to be sorry for their performances.Pakistan finished fifth in the points table, level on 11 points with New Zealand. But...

07-Jul-2019 London

Virat Kohli remains on top but Rohit bridges gap in ODI rankings

India captain Virat Kohli retained the top position among batsmen after scoring five half-centuries in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup but opener Rohit Sharma bridged the gap in the latest update to the ODI Player Rankings after a stupendous run in the league...

07-Jul-2019 Manchester

Would like to be a guy that performs under pressure: van der Dussen

South Africa batsman Rassie van der Dussen hopes his defiant 95 against Australia, which helped the team win by 10 runs and end their World Cup campaign on a high, establishes him as a player who can perform in tough situations."I would like to be a guy that...

07-Jul-2019 Leeds

Important to focus on game rather than occasion : Rohit Sharma

Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who has been in impeccable form in cricket World Cup 2019, is not subdued by the pressure of playing in a big tournament, but rather focuses on his strengths and the particular game he is playing.On Saturday, Rohit smashed his third...

07-Jul-2019 Leeds

The time is right to stand down from the middle: Ian Gould

Umpire Ian Gould, who officiated in his final ODI at Headingley during the World Cup encounter between India and Sri Lanka, admitted he could not have wished for a better way to bow out of the game.On Saturday, the experienced English umpire came back from...

07-Jul-2019 Leeds

Don't take praise or criticism seriously : Jasprit Bumrah

From a bowler with a different action to being the spearhead of the Indian pace attack, Jasprit Bumrah has had a dream ride on the international stage and the bowler who became the second fastest Indian to take 100 ODI wickets says that criticism or praise...

07-Jul-2019 Leeds

Rohit Sharma stays neutral, calls Jadeja's outburst individual

Ravindra Jadeja and former India batsman-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar have been in the news in recent times after the latter called the former a "bits and pieces cricketer" which didnt go down well with the India all-rounder. Without taking sides, Rohit...

07-Jul-2019 London

Rafael Nadal, Rafael Nadal cruise into fourth round at Wimbledon

Eight-time champion Roger Federer of Switzerland and two-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain have fended off their respective opponents here at the All England Club.The 37-year-old Swiss on Saturday ousted Lucas Pouille of France 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (4) to claim his...

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