- Williamson's ton guides NZ to thrilling win over S.Africa(01:00)
Birmingham, June 20 (IANS) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson led from the front and showed nerves of steel with a masterful unbeaten hundred as he guided his team to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a thrilling World Cup clash here on Wednesday.
- ICC approves Rishabh Pant as replacement for Dhawan(22:24)
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Wednesay that the Event Technical Committee of the World Cup has approved Rishabh Pant as a replacement player for Shikhar Dhawan in Indias squad for the remainder of the tournament.
- Show must go on, will win WC: Dhawan(22:10)
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) An emotional Shikhar Dhawan said on Wednesday that the "show must go on" without him at the ongoing World Cup after the India opener was ruled out of the showpiece event due to a thumb fracture.
- Pakistan to undergo 'robust review' after WC: PCB(21:08)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced that it will hold a "robust review" of the Pakistan team and its support staff after the World Cup and submit its recommendations to PCB chairman Ehsan Mani and the Board of Governors (BoG).
- New Zealand restrict South Africa to modest 241/6(20:56)
Birmingham, June 19 (IANS) A disciplined bowling display helped New Zealand restrict South Africa to a modest 241/6 in their rain hit World Cup contest at the Edgbaston cricket ground on Wednesday.
- Indian physios working closely with injured Bhuvneshwar(18:52)
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) The Indian team is waiting for an update on the status of pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fitness. Speaking to the media after a two-day break post India's thrashing win over arch-rivals Pakistan, the team's strength and conditioning coach Shankar Basu said that the pacer was being assessed by physio Patrick Farhart after he was down with hamstring niggle.
- Amla becomes 2nd fastest to amass 8K ODI runs(18:34)
Birmingham, June 19 (IANS) South Africa opener Hashim Amla added another feather to his illustrious cap by becoming the second fastest batsman after Virat Kohli to score 8,000 ODI runs on Wednesday.
- India have looked best, Dhawan rule out no surprise: Ganguly(18:32)
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) India have so far looked the best team followed by England and Australia in the World Cup 2019, said former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday, adding that he is not surprised with opener Shikhar Dhawan being ruled out for the remainder of the showpiece event.
- Afghan coach Simmons to spill beans on Ahmadzai after WC(18:04)
London, June 19 (IANS) Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons on Wednesday indicated in a tweet that he will reveal chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai's role in the removal of Asghar Afghan as skipper in the 11th hour and the effect of his actions on the team's preparation for the World Cup in England and Wales.
- Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of WC, Pant to replace opener (Lead)(17:26)
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the 2019 edition of the World Cup as he is not in a position to recover in time for the remaining games of the showpiece event. While IANS had broken the news, team manager Sunil Subramaniam addressed the media in Southampton on Wednesday and confirmed the same.
- Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of WC with thumb fracture(16:00)
By Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the 2019 edition of the World Cup as he is not in a position to recover in time for the remaining games of the showpiece event.
- Anushka joins Kohli in England ahead of Afghanistan clash(12:52)
London, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has joined her husband and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli ahead of India's clash against Afghanistan on Saturday in the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales.
- Confident Bangladesh face in-form Australia (Preview)(12:52)
Nottingham, June 19 (IANS) Buoyed by their emphatic win over West Indies, Bangladesh will be brimming with confidence when they face a stiff test against Australia in their crucial World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge, here on Thursday.
- Stoinis likely to make comeback against Bangladesh(12:30)
Nottingham, June 19 (IANS) All-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who had to miss the last two World Cup games because of a side strain, could likely make a return to the Australian team for Thursday's clash against Bangladesh.
- What is Inzamam doing in England, asks ex-Pakistan skipper(10:48)
Lahore, June 19 (IANS) Following Pakistan's dismal performance in the ongoing World Cup so far, the country's former skipper Intikhab Alam has questioned the presence of chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq in England and said it was the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) mistake to allow him to stay in England at its expense.
- Focus on remaining matches: PCB Chairman to Sarfaraz(09:54)
Lahore, June 19 (IANS) Following the embarrassing defeat against India in the ongoing World Cup, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has told captain Sarfaraz Ahmed that they should focus on the remaining four matches of the tournament.
- England, Morgan break records to flatten Afghanistan (Lead)(23:04)
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) 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 slams 4th fastest WC ton, hits most sixes in an ODI(18:54)
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan on Tuesday created a new world record for maximum sixes in an ODI innings as he hit 17 sixes en route to his breathtaking 148 off just 71 balls against Afghanistan in their World Cup tie at Old Trafford. The previous record (16 sixes) was held jointly by Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers.
- Captain Morgan leads carnage as England post record 397/6(18:46)
Manchester, June 18 (IANS) Afghanistan bowlers were smashed to all corners of Old Trafford as England captain Eoin Morgan's whirlwind innings of 148 helped his side post a mammoth 397/6 in their World Cup clash on Tuesday. Morgan's knock came off just 71 deliveries as he hit four fours and a record 17 sixes. The 32-year-old's century came off just 57 balls, thus making it the fourth fastest World Cup ton of all time and the fastest in this edition of the tournament.
- Indo-Pak clash becomes most tweeted ODI match(16:56)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) India maintained their dominance over arch-rivals Pakistan in World Cup history when the Virat Kohli-led team thrashed Pakistan by 89 runs at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday. It was for the seventh consecutive time in the history of the showpiece event when the Green Brigade failed to put up a show against the Men in Blue.