England premier all-rounder and World Cup hero – Ben Stokes was baffled by India’s run-chasing strategy during their league encounter against England last year in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Stokes, who played a knock of 79 off just 54 balls, questioned India’s intent during the mammoth 338 run chase. In his new book ‘On Fire’, Stokes spoke about the batting tactics employed by Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and MS Dhoni. … [Read more...] about Ben Stokes Questions India’s Intent During World Cup 2019 Game vs England at Edgbaston, Says There Was No Intent From MS Dhoni And Kedar Jadhav
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Ricardo Gareca is scathing about football in his homeland. “Argentina has the best players in the world,” he said this week, “but they have not made a team and that is the problem they have today.” That’s why the side Gareca manages, Peru, lie above Argentina in the Conmebol standings and it’s why Peru stand on the brink of their first World Cup qualification in 36 years. Gareca has, above all else, made a team. … [Read more...] about Ricardo Gareca edges Peru to the brink of a rare World Cup qualification
Jonathan Wilson: Gareca edges Peru to brink of rare qualification 9) Modric and company must seize their final opportunity A World Cup without Messi would have been sadly bereft – but what about one lacking Luka Modric? The Real Madrid playmaker is now 32 and, when you consider the gifts of the Croatia team-mates he works with, it beggars belief that his place at Russia 2018 hangs in the balance. Croatia’s supporters can be rightly furious at the mismanagement that has seen it come to this, although the appointment of Zlatko Dalic in time for the crucial 2-0 win in Ukraine last month appears to have come in the nick of time. Now Dalic – who replaced the disliked Ante Cacic and will work without a contract until, and unless, qualification is secured – must hope Croatia discover their old verve against Greece. Ivan Perisic, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic are among those who, like Modric, may not be around when Qatar 2022 arrives and few would dispute that next … [Read more...] about World Cup play-offs, final qualifiers and friendlies: 10 things to look out for
USA struggled throughout their campaign and fell 2-1 down to Trinidad & Tobago in their final game. That meant a Panama win over Costa Rica would see them into their first World Cup, and Román Torres struck with only two minutes left. USA dropped to fifth in the table, missing their first finals since 1986, after Honduras fought back to beat Mexico and claim a play-off place, in which they lost out to Australia over two legs. … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018: which teams have made it to Russia?
“I am not thinking about Sweden or the World Cup,” he told Sky Sports Italy. “I am just thinking about returning to full fitness as soon as possible. My story with the national team is finished. Maybe I could have done more, maybe I could have done less but my time [with them] has come to an end. Either way it would be beautiful if Sweden reached the World Cup.” … [Read more...] about Zlatan Ibrahimovic: my Sweden career is over even if they reach World Cup