Cricketer-turned lawmaker of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Kirti Azad was yesterday suspended by the party for publicly targeting
Australia and Sri Lanka will be angling to avoid a potential World Cup quarterfinal collision with South Africa as they face off in a crucial Pool A showdown on Sunday.
Talk about a lone soldier. Had the West Indies top order played with a bit of patience, things could have been a lot closer. Their bowlers had the Indian top order in their control and had they posted 30 to 40 more runs, who knows what the end result would have been. Jason Holder's 57 at number nine proved that the WACA wicket, despite the bounce and swing, had runs written all over it. It was a true wicket where something was available for everyone. Holder stuck it out and smacked three sixes and four fours to save West Indies' blushes. One only wonders as to what was going through the West Indies dressing room while their young captain dutifully milked those runs.
Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq hit back at criticism from ex-players who advised him to think out of the box, asking should hapless tailender Mohammad Irfan be sent in as a World Cup opener?
Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq insists his bowlers can slam the brakes on South Africa's batting superstars in Saturday's World Cup clash in Auckland with AB de Villiers their prime target.
Pakistan hope their resurgence in the World Cup continues against South Africa at Eden Park on Saturday with the Proteas' coach warning of the Asians' "predictable unpredictability".