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Cricket World Cup: M.S. Dhoni gave me a chance to bat at No 3, recalls Virat Kohli

[ad_1] India skipper Virat Kohli is satisfied with the 15-member squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 that starts May 30 in the United Kingdom.Kohli feels the side is “well-balanced” to have a crack at the big-ticket event.“I am happy with the team. It is the most balanced side one could have thought of. I am very happy for the kind of cricket we have played away from home.
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ICC World Cup 2019: We need bigger World Cup, says Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane

[ad_1] Nepalese sensation Sandeep Lamichhane has called for the World Cup to be expanded to up to 16 teams, saying limiting it to 10 teams hurts players from emerging cricket nations.The 18-year-old leg-spinner, who last year became the first Nepalese player to land an Indian Premier League contract, said he was frustrated to be missing out on the tournament in England and Wales starting in May.“Sorry to say but a
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Dale Steyn hopes South Africa wins 2019 World Cup

[ad_1] Top ranked teams England and India may be seen as favourites going into the World Cup, but South Africa’s veteran pacer Dale Steyn on Wednesday said rankings would be of little significance in the showpiece, beginning May 30.“I think you really need to take rankings and throw it out of the window. Rankings these days don’t mean anything. I don’t even know what ranking West Indies have, and they
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Jofra Archer wary of England World Cup row: ‘Don’t want to step on toes’

[ad_1] Jofra Archer did his best to take the heat out of a potentially awkward situation with his new England team-mates after a quicker than expected call-up put him on course for a place in the hosts' World Cup squad.The uncapped dynamic all-rounder was included Wednesday in a 17-man squad for next month's one-day internationals against Pakistan and Ireland. The Barbados-born rising star, was, however, left out of the 15-man
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Bangladesh squad for World Cup 2019: Abu Jayed gearing up for big-ticket event

[ad_1] Surprise pick Abu Jayed said on Wednesday that his swing bowling could be just what Bangladesh needs, to make an impact, at the looming World Cup.The 25-year-old, who has never played a one-day international for his country, admitted he was as taken aback as anyone when he was named in the 15-man Bangladesh squad on Tuesday.But he insisted that his style of bowling could prove crucial in the conditions
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Dimuth Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka in World Cup 2019

[ad_1] Sri Lanka on Wednesday axed Lasith Malinga as captain for the upcoming World Cup, and Test skipper Dimuth Karunaratne was brought in to lead the side.Chairman of selectors Asantha de Mel said they wanted “somebody who can get the team together” at the event in England and Wales.Sri Lanka plays its first game against New Zealand on June 1.De Mel admitted that the Sri Lankan team were struggling with
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Talking points ahead of Pakistan team selection

[ad_1]  The Pakistan cricket team is set to announce its squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Thursday. Following the 5-0 whitewash against Australia in the UAE, there are a few areas to be addressed as Pakistan has the firepower to spring a surprise.The last time the World Cup was held in England [in 1999], Australia had beaten a strong Pakistan side — led by Wasim Akram —
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Team India for World Cup 2019: Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma and Axar Patel named as standbys

[ad_1] Young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and veteran batsman Ambati Rayudu were named among the standbys for India’s World Cup squad on Wednesday.Speedster Ishant Sharma and left arm spinner Axar Patel also found a place in the list of four back-ups for the mega-event starting on May 30.READ| Ambati Rayudu: 'Ordered 3-d glasses to watch the World Cup'Earlier, Rayudu had taken to Twitter to take a dig at his omission from
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India should do well in World Cup 2019 because they have the bowling, says Brett Lee

[ad_1]  Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee — a veteran of 310 wickets in 76 Tests and 380 wickets in 221 ODIs — is impressed with young Indian pacers Prasidh Krishna (Karnataka) and Navdeep Saini (Delhi).Lee spoke on the art of fast bowling at an event in which Runwal Group announced its tie-up with Cricket Australia for a Cricket Education Programme.“It's my dream to find the next Indian fast bowler
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Team India for World Cup 2019: Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant named as standbys

[ad_1] Young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and veteran batsman Ambati Rayudu were named among the standbys for India’s World Cup squad on Wednesday; reigniting their dashed hopes of making the trip to the UK in case an injury setback hits the side.Speedster Navdeep Saini also found a place in the list of three back-ups for the mega-event starting on May 30.Pant and Rayudu’s exclusion from the squad of 15 had created