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Sports and politics to mix again in Indo-Pak match-up

May 23 2019

NEW DELHI The old adage that sports and politics do not mix will ring hollow again when former champions India and Pakistan clash in a geopolitically charged World Cup match months after being on the verge of war.

Mercurial Pakistan chase consistency and Cup in England

May 23 2019

NEW DELHI For a team who routinely oscillate between sublime cricket and farce and are cursed with a legendary ability to self-destruct, Pakistan will enter another World Cup as the proverbial dark horses with good memories of England.

Cricket: Captain Kohli seeks World Cup stamp to emulate batsman Kohli

May 23 2019

Virat Kohli had just turned 18 when his father passed away on a cold December morning in 2006. Within hours, the overnight batsman was back at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to help Delhi avoid the follow-on in a Ranji Trophy match.

Kohli & Co fancy Indian summer in England

May 23 2019

NEW DELHI After India beat Sri Lanka in the final of the 2011 World Cup in Mumbai, Virat Kohli hoisted Sachin Tendulkar on his shoulders for a victory lap, declaring the batting maestro deserved it after carrying the burden of the nation for over two decades.

England dream of ending 44 years of World Cup hurt

May 23 2019

New Delhi England's relationship with the Cricket World Cup has been one of frustration, disappointment and even embarrassment but they host this year's tournament as the top-ranked 50-over team and favourites to lift the trophy for the first time.

Captain Kohli seeks World Cup stamp to emulate batsman Kohli

May 23 2019

New Delhi Virat Kohli had just turned 18 when his father passed away on a cold December morning in 2006. Within hours, the overnight batsman was back at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to help Delhi avoid the follow-on in a Ranji Trophy match.

Cricket-Captain Kohli seeks World Cup stamp to emulate batsman Kohli

May 23 2019

New Delhi, May 23 Virat Kohli had just turned 18 when his father passed away on a cold December morning in 2006. Within hours, the overnight batsman was back at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to help Delhi avoid the follow-on in a Ranji Trophy match.

World Cup will be won and lost in middle overs - Bichel

May 23 2019

NEW DELHI With quality bowling attacks, Australia and India may have the edge at the World Cup in England where fortunes are likely to be made or marred in the middle overs, former Australia paceman Andy Bichel has said.

Tendulkar calls Bumrah best bowler around after IPL exploits

May 13 2019

NEW DELHI Jasprit Bumrah's death-overs mastery in Sunday's Indian Premier League (IPL) final has convinced batting great Sachin Tendulkar that the 25-year-old with an unorthodox action is currently the best bowler in world cricket.

Cricket-Dhoni's 'Dad's Army' bank on experience against mighty Mumbai

May 11 2019

NEW DELHI, May 11 Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will need to summon every ounce of his tactical acumen against a redoubtable Mumbai Indians in Sunday's Indian Premier League final which features the tournament's two most successful franchises.

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