“I said before, it will be about which team takes the opportunities, takes that half chance and grabs the momentum and runs with it as much as they can. They are always great games. I know I have played in one World Cup semi-final and it was a hell of an experience, it was an unbelievable game, so not expecting too much different.” … [Read more...] about Cricket World Cup 2019 – Starting the game well in the first 10 overs will be important: Aaron Finch
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Asked if the World Cup hosts were feeling excited, nervous or simply focused on the task at hand, Morgan added: “All of those things. But I think excitement probably should be the dominant one. Everyone is excited to play this semi-final. The fact that through the group stages getting to this stage looked unlikely, or was called into question, makes it even more exciting for us.” … [Read more...] about Cricket World Cup 2019 – We’re probably more confident than we were three games ago: Eoin Morgan
Tendulkar, who has numerous records to his credit, said Sharma’s approach of playing each match as his first, was a great thing. “I was watching his interview where he said that every time he walked out, he always told himself that, that is his first match. This I feel, is a great mindset,” Tendulkar signed off. … [Read more...] about Cricket World Cup 2019 – Rohit Sharma’s bat swing is as clear as a pendulum: Sachin Tendulkar
After battling to 239 for eight, Matt Henry and Trent Boult combined to reduce India to 24 for four, and despite a fightback from Ravindra Jadeja (77) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (50), the target proved beyond India with Jimmy Neesham taking a stunning catch to remove Dinesh Karthik and Martin Guptill effectively sealing it with a sensational run-out of Dhoni. … [Read more...] about We know what to expect from the World Cup final: Ross Taylor
For Dhoni’s game to succeed, one needs players like Jadeja and Pandya at the other end, who are much more than “bits and pieces”. But the team management certainly got it wrong as they tried to make specialists out of real “bits and pieces” players such as Kedar and Karthik. … [Read more...] about Cricket World Cup 2019: End of the road for Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik?