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Cricket World Cup 2019


The 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup will kickstart on May 30 with hosts England taking on South Africa. For the first time after 1992 World Cup, this edition will be played in a round-robin format, which means that all the ten participating nations will clash with each other at least once and the top four teams will progress to the semi-finals. Defending champions Australia, who will be boosted with the return of former skipper Steve Smith and David Warner after serving their 12-month suspension for their role in the ball tampering scandal, will start their campaign against minnows Afghanistan on June 1. The Indian team led by Virat Kohli will play their first match against South Africa on June 5. All the league matches will be wrapped by July 6 and the finals will be played on July 14 at The Lords.

I never said India deliberately lost to knock Pakistan out from 2019 World Cup: Ben Stokes

June 4, 2020 1:09:15 pm

Ben Stokes' comments in his book 'On Fire' regarding the India vs England match at Birmingham in World Cup last year has led to a new online stir.

'There was little or no intent from MS Dhoni': Ben Stokes on India's chase in CWC19 vs England

‘There was little or no intent from MS Dhoni’: Ben Stokes on India’s chase in CWC19 vs England

May 27, 2020 12:19:42 pm

MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on 42 off 31 balls but most of the runs came in the last over when the match as a contest was over.

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I’m still trying to work out what it was really: Kane Williamson on CWC 2019

May 21, 2020 12:15:35 pm

Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson still contemplates about the proceedings of the event and is yet to understand whether the campaign was bitter or sweet.

Why Bangladesh pacers are practicing by dipping ball in water?

November 19, 2019 1:10:30 am

India had beaten Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs inside three days in the opening Test.

World Cup final best and worst day of my cricketing career, says Martin Guptill

July 23, 2019 5:14:55 pm

Hosts England lifted their maiden World Cup owing to a superior boundary count after Guptill was run-out off the last ball of the Super Over.

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Gulbadin Naib alleges senior Afghanistan players deliberately underperformed in World Cup: Reports

July 22, 2019 7:09:22 pm

Afghanistan finished their World Cup campaign with no wins and nine losses, the worst record among all the ten teams.

England winning World Cup was ‘written in the stars’, says Jos Buttler

July 22, 2019 11:55:47 am

"I did feel sorry for the New Zealanders but at the same time I was so happy that wasn't us. It was written in the stars. It was destiny for us as a team," said Jos Buttler.

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Kumar Dharmasena admits umpiring error in World Cup final, doesn’t ‘regret’ decision

July 21, 2019 4:08:37 pm

"We did not have the luxury of TV replays at the ground and I will never regret the decision I made. Besides, the ICC praised me for the decision I made at that time," Kumar Dharmasena said.

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No defining moment that suggests England deserved World Cup, says skipper Eoin Morgan

July 21, 2019 11:52:55 am

"I'm not sure winning it makes it any easier," Eoin Morgan said. "A little bit [troubled], because there's no defining moment that you'd say: 'Yes, we thoroughly deserved it.' It's just been crazy."

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Senior India cricketer under scanner for flouting ‘family clause’ during World Cup

July 21, 2019 9:51:40 am

It has come to light that a senior India player's wife stayed with him for the entire seven-week duration of the World Cup without seeking permission from either the captain or the coach. Players were stipulated to not stay with their partners for more than 15 days during the World Cup.

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Triple H sends custom WWE champion’s belt to England after World Cup triumph

July 19, 2019 7:46:32 pm

Triple H had similarly honoured Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and Chelsea captain John Terry in 2017.

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Ben Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year

July 19, 2019 9:49:20 am

Ben Stokes, who guided England to victory over New Zealand in the final of the cricket World Cup, has been nominated as New Zealander of the Year.

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Will take dog for walk by beach: Trent Boult on coping with World Cup final heartbreak

July 18, 2019 2:46:32 pm

Trent Boult landed back in the country amid questions on how the Black Caps are coping after losing their second successive World Cup final.

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Jimmy Neesham’s childhood coach dies during Super Over

July 18, 2019 11:08:00 am

Jimmy Neesham paid a tribute to his high school cricket coach David James Gordon, who died during New Zealand's World Cup 2019 final's Super Over against England.

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Ravi Shastri praises Kane Williamson for showing remarkable composure despite tough loss

July 17, 2019 6:17:23 pm

Williamson displayed immaculate poise during the finals even though things didn't go New Zealand's way on multiple occasions, the most prominent being the overthrow which gave six runs to England during their tense chase of 241.

Ben Stokes asked umpires not to add four overthrows to England’s total, says James Anderson

July 17, 2019 3:15:17 pm

James Anderson revealed that Ben Stokes had asked the on-field umpires to take away the four overthrows, which eventually proved to be the turning point of World Cup finals.  

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ICC could allow concussion substitutes from the upcoming Ashes Test series

July 17, 2019 1:38:17 pm

The push for the use of concussion substitutes gained momentum after the unfortunate death of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, who was struck on the head by a ball during a Sheffield Shield match in November 2014.

The Disappointing XI of World Cup 2019

July 17, 2019 1:19:31 pm

These were players who came into the World Cup with a reputation of being potential game-changers but failed to live up to it during the tournament. Here's a list:

Where Left was Right: Left-arm seamers on a roll in World Cup 2019

July 17, 2019 1:00:07 pm

Left-arm fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Mohammed Amir, Mustafizur Rahman, Shaheen Afridi, dominated the tournament. Starc and Rahman ended up as joint top wicket-takers with 27 and 20 wickets respectively.

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Another super over should decide winner instead of boundaries: Sachin Tendulkar

July 16, 2019 8:56:41 pm

Current and former cricketers including Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh, have also questioned ICC's "ridiculous" rule on boundary count that decided the World Cup title.

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