By Jawad Jamil Published: May 28, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email A group shot during the Captains Media Day prior to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. PHOTO: GETTY Based on the teams and the roster of players, it looks like the cricket World Cup is going to be super exciting. The team which has the right combinations and resources to play on different pitches and in varying weather conditions will be the one to lift the trophy. So if it’s seaming and swinging, teams will need pacers that can exploit the conditions to their fullest, and if it’s a dry surface, they’ll have to rely on their spinners to provide the vital breakthroughs. This year, the format of the World Cup is such that a team may win six or seven games in the group stage, but just one bad day in the semi-finals would knock them out of the tournament. Every cricket fan is tipping England to be the red hot favourites since they have in-form batsmen such as Joe Root, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow … [Read more...] about Will your favourite team lift the World Cup?
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By Khurram Zia Khan Published: May 3, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Pakistan was bundled out for 250, losing the match by 43 runs. PHOTOS: GETTY Many cricket fanatics may be blissfully unaware that the advent of ODI cricket was a complete accident. In 1971, Australia and England were scheduled to play a Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, but the first three days of play were abandoned following heavy downpour. In a surprising move, the two sides played the first ever limited-overs match, with each innings lasting 40 overs and each over consisting of eight deliveries. Australia ended up winning the match by five wickets, but little did they know that their attempt at trying to salvage a few hours of play would go on to shake the very foundations of the cricketing world. Four years after this match, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to host the first ever ODI World Cup. Although growing in popularity, at the time, ODI cricket was still in its … [Read more...] about The 1979 World Cup and the love affair that ensued
By Jawad Jamil Published: April 16, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Which players will be able to nab the remaining spots in the squad is being hotly debated by Pakistani cricket fans. Pakistan’s squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup will be announced this week, April 18th. Some of the players that will manage to make a place for themselves in the team are fairly obvious. Sarfraz Ahmed will of course lead the side as captain while also fulfilling his duties behind the stumps. In the bowling department, pacers Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali will help lead the charge while Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim will spearhead the spin attack. The batting line-up will undoubtedly include regulars Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeeez. However, which players will be able to nab the remaining spots in the squad is being hotly debated by Pakistani cricket fans. Pakistani Rangers pose for photographs with the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup trophy during an event at the … [Read more...] about World Cup fever: Who will make the cut?
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - There is no question of being complacent with security at this year's World Cup following a mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques last week, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said. Members of the Bangladesh cricket team narrowly avoided being caught up in the shooting, which killed 50 people, by a suspected white supremacist last Friday. Their third test against New Zealand that had been scheduled to start on Saturday at nearby Hagley Oval was subsequently cancelled and it also prompted calls from Asian cricket officials and politicians to step up security for touring teams. ICC chief executive David Richardson said security was always an issue for his organisation and ensuring the May 30-July 14 World Cup in England and Wales was safe would be a priority. "It has always been the case that we've had to make sure that we keep security absolutely priority, not only for the players but also for the visiting media, fans, spectators and everyone who … [Read more...] about ICC rules out complacency on World Cup security after New Zealand shootings
NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced fixtures for the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 on Tuesday, with the edition marking the first occasion when the men and women tournaments will be held as standalone events in the same year and in the same country (Australia). The women's T20 World Cup will take place from February 21 to March 8, culminating with the final on International Women’s Day. The men's event will take place later in the year from October 18 to November 15. Both tournaments will be held across Australia in eight host cities and 13 venues. India's first match of the men's tournament will be on Saturday October 24 against South Africa at the Perth Stadium. The Indian women's team will take on hosts Australia in the opening match on February 21. ICC Women's T20 World Cup Groups Group A: Australia, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka, Qualifier 1 Group B: England, West Indies, South Africa, Pakistan, Qualifier 2 India Women fixtures (IST timings) February 21, … [Read more...] about ICC announces fixtures for men’s and women’s T20 World Cup 2020