"Arguably, the way MS Dhoni played when he came in with 112 runs needed from 11 overs was even stranger. He appeared more intent on singles than sixes. Even with a dozen balls remaining, India could still have won....there was little or no intent from him (Dhoni) or his partner Kedar Jadhav. To me, while victory is still possible you always go for broke," Stokes wrote in his soon-to-be-published book. … [Read more...] about Ben Stokes on World Cup game vs India: Rohit-Virat stand mystifying, little or no intent from Dhoni
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The 28-year-old Stokes found Kohli and Rohit’s approach ‘mystifying’ and saw ‘no intent’ from former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the run chase. “Arguably, the way MS Dhoni played when he came in with 112 runs needed from 11 overs was even stranger. He appeared more intent on singles than sixes. Even with a dozen balls remaining, India could still have won. … [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
How Michael O’Neill raised Northern Ireland’s game – in South America World Cup 2018: fans from around Europe preview the play-offs 2) Yellow card peril adds risk to Republic’s challenge in Denmark People do the strangest things when on the verge of glory. Claudio Caniggia missed the 1990 World Cup final for an entirely senseless handball on the halfway line during the semi-final win over Italy. Louis Saha was ruled out of the 2006 final because he managed to pick up a yellow card for a pointless foul during his five minutes on the pitch in the semi. And David Meyler will miss Saturday’s first leg of the Republic of Ireland’s play-off against Denmark after getting booked for crunching into Wales’s goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey near the halfway line in the sixth minute of stoppage time in Cardiff last month. That could prove a costly rush of blood because, that lapse aside, Meyler’s emergence as a fine midfield anchor has been one of the … [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?
“The fact that they are without Ibrahimovic is always an advantage. Even if he was 40 and with a broken leg, I wouldn’t want to play against him. But the Sweden squad is not an unknown team without him and won’t just lie down for us to win.” … [Read more...] about Zlatan Ibrahimovic: my Sweden career is over even if they reach World Cup