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Sri Lanka cricket board selectors have shown long faith in Thisera Perera

Perera’s batting and bowling averages of 20 and 31, respectively, are hardly likely to strike fear into the opposition.

24 May 2019 11:48 AM

Weak and crisis-hit Sri Lanka look to shut up their criticisms

The last 4 years have not been kind to Sri Lankan cricket and the island’s once-powerful side arrive at the World Cup struggling for form.

24 May 2019 11:39 AM

New Zealand drop plan to unleash all-out attack

Brendon McCullum inspired England’s transformation in the wake of their embarrassingly early exit from 2015 World Cup.

24 May 2019 11:29 AM

West Indies bank on Gayle, Russell to blow rivals away

Gayle smashed two magnificent centuries against England, scoring 424 runs at an average of 106 to claim the Man-of-the-Series award.

24 May 2019 10:58 AM

Bangladesh looks to unveil their full potential as they aim to change world views

Mortaza urged his players to therefore make sure the cricketing world takes notice from the moment they start their campaign against SA.

24 May 2019 10:47 AM


Afghanistan seeks to change its status from minnows to contendors

Having won last year’s World Cup Qualifiers, the Afghans will be looking to make the transition from underdogs to knockout round contenders.

24 May 2019 10:38 AM

Ross Taylor to outshine Kane Williamson in this year's World Cup

Taylor's average of 68.85 compares unfavourably with only Kohli’s 78.29.

24 May 2019 10:15 AM

Pakistan's Babar Azam seeks to unravel his batting strengths at the World Cup

Babar Azam is the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 T20I runs, taking 26 innings to get there and dethroning Kohli in the process.

24 May 2019 10:01 AM

'We need to show the world we are not only good on paper', says Rashid Khan

The world’s best Twenty20 bowler, Rashid exploded onto the world stage with the fourth best haul in ODI history, taking 7 for 18.

24 May 2019 9:43 AM

World Cup perfect stage for Shakib to show his true potential

Shakib-Al Hassan was also given permission to miss the preparatory camp for the World Cup to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

24 May 2019 9:27 AM


India-Pakistan matches are final matches because people mix politics: B Majumdar

BCCI subsequently made an unsuccessful attempt at isolating Pakistan in world cricket and raised security concerns for its players.

24 May 2019 9:06 AM

Captain Kohli aims to create legacy as he looks to unleash his batting powers at WC

Kohli led India to the Under-19 World Cup title in 2008 and was part of the team that won the 2011 title at home.

24 May 2019 8:42 AM

Boomrah top pick!

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed picked up Jos Butler, while Australian Aaron Finch went for Proteas strike bowler Kagiso Rabada.

24 May 2019 1:55 AM

Aussies majestic in their supremacy

India were not on the boil at the start, just about beating Holland after a poor batting display and were wiped out by Australia in the next game.

24 May 2019 1:54 AM

Triumph night for Panthers

Prithvi-led side outplays Surya’s Triumph Knights to join SoBo SuperSonics and ARCS Andheri in Mumbai T20 League semis.

24 May 2019 12:46 AM