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Formidable India in New Zealand's path to second straight final

Jul 07 2019

MUMBAI India's semi-final calculations were put out of kilter by South Africa's upset win over Australia in the last round robin match on Saturday but they will not be too unhappy to meet New Zealand in the World Cup for the first time since 2003 on Tuesday.

Arthur rues Pakistan's World Cup of ifs and buts

Jul 06 2019

Pakistan lived up to their billing as international cricket's most unpredictable side during their World Cup campaign, narrowly missing out on a semi-final spot and leaving coach Mickey Arthur to ponder what might have been.

Stimac giving India a dose of World Cup belief, says Sandhu

Jun 20 2019

MUMBAI India's new soccer coach Igor Stimac is starting to instill the belief in his players that qualifying for a maiden World Cup finals is not a pipedream but a genuine target, goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has told Reuters.

Yuvraj ready for fun after announcing international retirement

Jun 10 2019

MUMBAI Yuvraj Singh, India's middle-over batting lynchpin in two World Cup triumphs, retired from international cricket with immediate effect on Monday although he will look to play on in Twenty20 leagues around the world.

Southpaw shortage not a concern for India's batting - Tendulkar

May 29 2019

MUMBAI Sachin Tendulkar believes the quality of India's batting is sufficient to make up for the deficiency of left-handed batsmen in the lineup, the cricketing great told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview ahead of the World Cup.

World Cup the perfect stage for Bangladesh talisman Shakib

May 23 2019

MUMBAI Any lesser mortal in Bangladesh might have been censured for being absent for the team's World Cup photo shoot but such is the stature Shakib Al Hasan enjoys that the board merely regretted his no-show and moved on.

Experienced Bangladesh out to change perceptions

May 23 2019

MUMBAI Bangladesh head to the cricket World Cup to change perceptions about their potential to compete despite having consistently punched above their weight in recent 50-over tournaments.

Genuine all-rounders need of the hour, says Amarnath

May 16 2019

MUMBAI Genuine all-rounders can help with the balance of a team at the World Cup but they should be good enough to play leading roles with both bat and ball, the hero of India's 1983 triumph Mohinder Amarnath told Reuters.

INTERVIEW-Cricket-Yuvraj backs Pandya to give India a World Cup edge

May 08 2019

MUMBAI, May 8 All-rounders will play a key role at the upcoming 50-overs World Cup in England and Wales and India could have one of the best in Hardik Pandya, 2011 player-of-the-tournament Yuvraj Singh has told Reuters.

Transformed England favourites to win World Cup, says Gavaskar

May 06 2019

MUMBAI India batting great Sunil Gavaskar believes England are a transformed one-day international side since their shock exit from the 2015 World Cup and rates them as favourites to win their maiden crown on home soil in July.

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Iran denies its missile program is up for negotiation

Iran denied on Tuesday that it was willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program, contradicting the chief U.S. diplomat and appearing to undercut President Donald Trump's statement that Washington had made progress on its disputes with Tehran.