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09-Aug-2020 Manchester

Woakes England's most under-valued cricketer : Naseer Hussain

Former England captain Naseer Hussain feels Chris Woakes is the most under-valued England cricketer and he would have the all-rounder in the side for the second Test against Pakistan over veteran James Anderson.Woakes stormed back to form with the bat as he...

03-Aug-2020 Manchester

I'm not one for being centre of attention: Chris Woakes

England fast bowler Chris Woakes on Monday stated he doesn't mind being the team's unsung hero as long as he keeps performing for the national team.Woakes was the second-highest wicket-taker in the recently-concluded #raisethebat Test series against West Indies...

26-Jul-2020 Manchester

Broad, Anderson should always play together: Dominic Cork

Former England pacer Dominic Cork feels veteran fast-bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson should always play together.Broad was left out for England's first of the three Tests against the West Indies and the hosts lost the five-day encounter.In the second...

25-Jul-2020 Manchester

Pope seems to have modeled his batting on Bell : Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar believes the batting style of England batsman Ollie Pope and Ian Bell are quite similar."Been watching the 3rd Test, Ollie Pope seems to have modeled his batting on Ian Bell. His stance and footwork looks exactly the same to me,"...

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 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 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...

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....

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 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...

06-Jul-2019 Manchester

Proteas end World Cup campaign with win over Aussies

Opener David Warner's (122) century followed by stumper Alex Carey valiant (85 off 69) was not enough to help Australia overhaul the 325-run target against South Africa in their last group affair at the World Cup 2019 here on Saturday.The Proteans had the last...

27-Jun-2019 Manchester

MS Dhoni is a legend of the game : Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli once again has come to defence of underfire MS Dhoni, saying the wicketkeeper-batsman is a "legend of the game" whose keen understanding and experience has held the team in good stead and won them many matches over the course of the...

27-Jun-2019 Manchester

India thrash Windies to put one foot in the WC semis

Mohammed Shami returned career-best figures of 4/16 as India underlined their bowling might by chalking a huge 125-run victory over the West Indies in their World Cup group stage encounter to knock them out and put one foot in the semi-final.India rode half centuries...

27-Jun-2019 Manchester

Rohit's dismissal against Windies raises questions on DRS

India opener Rohit Sharma's dismissal against the West Indies on Thursday created quite a flutter as opinion got divided on social media on whether he was actually out or not. It also once again raised questions on the precision of the Decision Review System...

26-Jun-2019 Manchester

Two triple hundreds, double ton in WC right up there : Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle has rated his two triple centuries in Tests and a double hundred in the 2015 World Cup as the moments that will be "on top" when he looks back at his illustrious career."Two triple centuries in Test cricket. Those two will definitely be on top....

26-Jun-2019 Manchester

Gayle to quit international cricket after India series

West Indies batsman has announced that the home series against India will be his last on the international stage.While Gayle has said that he will definitely wish to be a part of the ODI series, he might also look to play a Test match in the two-Test series...

26-Jun-2019 Manchester

Can't control what people say: Sarfaraz Ahmed on 'pig' comment

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has urged his fans to refrain from abuse while criticising his team's performance in what is being seen as his first reaction to the abusive jokes that were hurled at him after his team's crushing defeat against arch-rivals India...

23-Jun-2019 Manchester

It was too close for comfort : Kane Williamson

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson admitted that the game against West Indies was too "close for comfort" for them as they sneaked a narrow five-run win in a thrilling World Cup encounter at the Old Trafford.On Saturday, a magnificent 148 from Williamson...

18-Jun-2019 Manchester

England, Eoin Morgan break records to flatten Afghanistan

England and their captain Eoin Morgan re-wrote record books in a scintillating batting display to flatten Afghanistan by 150 runs in a World Cup clash here on Tuesday and to zoom to the top of the points table.Morgan hit 17 sixes in his knock of 148 off 71 balls,...

17-Jun-2019 Manchester

In England, you see the pitch and plan your innings : Rohit Sharma

It was opener Rohit Sharma's majestic 140 against arch-rivals Pakistan which put India on course for a convincing 89-run win in the World Cup encounter at Old Trafford on Sunday. It was for the seventh time in the showpiece event that India got the better...

17-Jun-2019 Manchester

Rohit Sharma agrees to help Pakistan batsmen after becoming coach

In good spirits after a superlative century that helped India put it across arch-rivals Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L method) in their World Cup tie on Sunday, vice-captain Rohit Sharma was tongue-in-cheek when a Pakistan journalist asked him what would his...

17-Jun-2019 Manchester

Dream delivery got Babar out : Kuldeep Yadav

Left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav admits that the delivery he bowled to get rid off Pakistan batter Babar Azam during their World Cup fixture was a "dream" one.The left-arm bowler returned with figures of 2-32 from his nine overs and played a prominent role in...

17-Jun-2019 Manchester

Leave cricket, go wrestle: Dejected Pakistan fan

Pakistan's crushing defeat to India in their crucial World Cup fixture has left many Pakistani fans disappointed, with questions being raised about the fitness level of the players and demands for them to give up cricket.In a 15-second video which is doing rounds...

17-Jun-2019 Manchester

Pakistan lacked out of the box thinking : Sachin Tendulkar

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar feels Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was confused and didn't have a set game plan against arch-rivals India resulting in the crushing 89-run defeat (DLS method) in the crucial World Cup fixture at the Old Trafford.It was a commanding...

17-Jun-2019 Manchester

It's getting tougher and tougher, admits Sarfaraz Khan

After facing a crushing 89-run defeat against arch-rivals India that was also their third loss in five games, Pakistan's proposition of making it to the semifinals of the ongoing World Cup has become tougher, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed admits.Pakistan lost to...

16-Jun-2019 Manchester

India romp to 89 run win over Pakistan in World Cup clash

India on Sunday beat Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) in their rain-interrupted 2019 ICC World Cup clash at Manchester's Old Trafford stadium.Put to bat first after Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss, India, powered by Rohit Sharma's 140 (113), set...

16-Jun-2019 Manchester

Was aiming 260-270, crossing 300 a boost : K.L. Rahul

India batsman K.L. Rahul has admitted that he was a little nervous when he walked out to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma in the much-anticipated World Cup clash against Pakistan here on Sunday."It has been a while since I opened the batting in a one-day...

16-Jun-2019 Manchester

Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to score 11,000 ODI runs

India skipper Virat Kohli rose to the challenge on Sunday against Pakistan and added another feather to his cap by becoming the fastest player in the history of the game to cross  the 11,000-run mark in ODIs.Kohli achieved the feat in 222 innings, going...

16-Jun-2019 Manchester

Rohit Sharma smashes ton, breaks 23-yr old record with Rahul

India's vice-captain Rohit Sharma struck his 24th ODI hundred as India was placed in a comfortable position against Pakistan in their heavyweight World Cup clash on  Sunday.Rohit looked in sublime touch from the word go and brought up his third century...

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