July 12The World Cup 2019 final is going to be on free to air television in the United Kingdom, but despite the vast audience that this potentially offers, it will face some stiff competition from sports watchers. The July 14 Sunday will not only see a new cricket world champion crowned when England take on New Zealand, it is also the date on which the Wimbledon men's final will take place - where at least one (and possibly two) among Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will compete. But that's not all - it also clashes with the British Grand Prix. … [Read more...] about World Cup Central: World Cup v Wimbledon v F1
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Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav were both back at the nets ahead of India's second warm-up fixture against Bangladesh in Cardiff on Tuesday. Vijay hurt his wrist in India's first training session upon landing in England and underwent scans that cleared him of a fracture. Jadhav, meanwhile, is recuperating from a shoulder injury that forced him out of the last stages of the IPL. This was Jadhav's first proper hit at the nets in England this summer, while Vijay too seemed quite comfortable facing up to the bowlers. Both players did not take part in India's first warm-up fixture against New Zealand at The Oval. … [Read more...] about World Cup Central: Gavaskar calls 1985 fielding side better than current one
How many centuries were scored in the 2019 World Cup - and was it a record? asked Chelliah Maheswaran from Australiaonly tournament with more was the last one, in Australia and New Zealand in 2015, when there were 38. The fewest centuries in any World Cup was in 1979, when there were only two - by Gordon Greenidge against India at Edgbaston, and Viv Richards in the final at Lord's - but there were only 14 matches then, as opposed to 48 in 2015 and 2019 (although that includes three abandoned without a ball this time). … [Read more...] about Has there been a tied Super Over decided by boundary count before the 2019 World Cup final?
Six players in that team have officially announced retirements from all forms of the game since then and Virat Kohli is the only member of that squad who remains a regular in the Indian team. A number of players who were part of that team however spoke on their social media handles about the occasion. … [Read more...] about Winning a World Cup always special: Harmanpreet Kaur on men’s 2011 win
Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, announcing the World Cup squad and two reserve players, said the 11 from the 2017 Champions Trophy had been retained in the selection process. "We are hopeful and confident that Pakistan will give a good account of itself in the World Cup," Inzamam said. … [Read more...] about ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan leave out Aamir from World Cup squad