Sports Special

Sports Special

Australia edge Pakistan as India go 3,400km for WC washout

In Hyderabad, Australia made 351-7 from their 50 overs with Glenn Maxwell particularly ruthless on Pakistan's bowlers.

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A cup that's hard to resist

One by one, the bands are getting back together, ahead of a tournament that matters an awful lot more than the reputation of its format would suggest.

46m ago

The juggernaut all set to start rolling

The world has changed a lot since the inaugural edition of the ICC World Cup took place in England way back in 1975 as a ‘necessary evil’ and at a time when the radio or the affluent people’s black and white televisions were the only modes to tune in to the action of cricket’s showpiece event. 

1h ago

Kohli stardom supreme as stage set for World Cup opener

On the crowded streets outside the world's biggest cricket arena -- the 130,000-capacity Narendra Modi Stadium, which will host the opening match between defending champions England and New Zealand on Thursday -- hawkers report a brisk trade.

14h ago

Tigers touch down in Dharamsala

Bangladesh are scheduled to play two of their initial World Cup matches in Dharamsala.

17h ago

Captain's factfile: Scott Edwards

While playing semi-pro club cricket in Australia, Edwards made ends meet by training as an electrician

18h ago

Captain's factfile: Hashmatullah Shahidi

His best ODI score of 97 not out was made against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi in 2018 while two of his 16 half-centuries came in his two most recent matches against Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Asia Cup.

18h ago

Captain's factfile: Temba Bavuma

He made history when he became the first Black South African to score a Test hundred, against England in 2016. But he needed patience over the next seven years, two months and 88 innings as he waited for his second Test ton

18h ago

'Rohit, watch your pads!': Steyn warns India captain

Steyn revealed the names of five fast bowlers, speaking on a video released by ICC on their Instagram page, "who could do some damage at 2023 World Cup." 

1d ago

BCB goes mum

The Bangladesh team will play their second warm-up match against England today before moving to Dharamsala, where they will play their first match of the World Cup against Afghanistan on October 7.

1d ago

India ready to raise curtain on World Cup

The epic tournament features 10 nations playing 48 matches over 46 days at 10 different venues

1d ago

'Team with best bowlers' will win World Cup, says Shadab

The 24-year-old is leading Pakistan's spin attack that has come under severe criticism for not taking wickets in the middle overs

1d ago

Classy Australia look to find form

The 2015 World Cup winner was certain that the likes of opener David Warner would be raring to go when their tournament starts against hosts India in Chennai on Oct. 8.

2d ago

Up and down Pakistan seek consistency in World Cup

Arthur, Pakistan's head coach at the 2019 World Cup when they failed to make the semi-finals, is confident the team can bounce back from recent disappointments

2d ago

'Pocket dynamite': Kishan dreams of World Cup glory

Kishan, 25, has an ODI best of 210 in 25 matches, but a recent 82 against Pakistan in the Asia Cup won him rich praise from the cricketing fraternity including former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar who called him a "big match player"

2d ago

England bid to join elite company in retaining World Cup

As recently as 2015, England suffered a humiliating group-stage exit but they are now the reigning world champions in both men's one-day international and Twenty20 cricket

2d ago

Starc gets hattrick in World Cup warm-up

Starc, a left-arm quick, struck with the final two balls of his first over and then got another wicket on the first ball of his second to rattle the Dutch in Thiruvananthapuram.

3d ago

Australia backing Maxwell as frontline spinner at WC

Australia chief selector said Maxwell was always in their plans as a spin option.

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