Chennai scare against Australia saw Team India opt of sluggish track for World Cup final | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] The scare that India got in their first World Cup game against Australia at Chennai prompted the Indian team management to opt for a sluggish pitch for the final in Ahmedabad. However, this would prove to be the home team’s folly as Australia was able to break India’s unbeaten 10-win streak. In India’s opening … Read more

India vs Australia: Suryakumar Yadav to lead Indian team in T20I series at home vs World Cup champions | Cricket News

[ad_1] Suryakumar Yadav will lead the Indian cricket team against the Australians in the five-match T20I series which starts just four days after the Aussies claimed their sixth World Cup title by defeating India by six wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Ruturaj Gaikwad will be Surya’s deputy for the first three games, … Read more

After an unprecedented Cricket World Cup, India’s Virat Kohli ends up as tragic-hero | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] In the midst of the silence that engulfed the arena stood Virat Kohli, his vacant stare wandering into the skies, with the forlorn look of someone betrayed. He puffed his cheeks out in anguish and ruffled his hair, in unusual disorder, with long cold fingers, as he waited impatiently for the torture of collecting … Read more

Marnus Labuschagne’s coach writes: When Marnus told me ‘Mate, that World Cup Final was designed for me!’ | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] The night before the World Cup final I had told Marnus Labuschagne: “Miracles happen. You would have dreamed of playing for Australia in this match and finishing it. This is the stage, this is the day you have lived for. Miracles do happen.” And Marnus replied, “Amen!” It’s been some journey for him. Every … Read more

India’s pitch ploy backfires in World Cup final as prepared Australia bowlers execute their plans to a T | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] FOR 40 nights since their first win against Australia in Chennai, India strode like the invincibles, but would stumble on the 41st night to a tame defeat. The defeat could be put down to Australianism that always prevails on big moments or just bad luck. There will be a billion post-mortems of the loss, … Read more

Travis Head, with unique technique and side-on stance, leaps into Australian folklore with World Cup final ton | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] Pads on, a sheepish smile spread over his content face. Travis Head serenaded onto the pitch when Glenn Maxwell thumped the winning runs to secure Australia’s sixth ODI World Cup title. He sank onto the ground, kissed the grass and then walked as though he was in a state of intoxication, embracing anyone who … Read more

World Cup final: After defeat to Australia, Rahul Dravid says India ‘gave everything’; unsure about his own future | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] EMOTION ran high among the Indian players as they walked back to the dressing room after coming second-best by a distance to Australia in the World Cup final. It was a feeling of disappointment at not realising the dreams of more than a billion people. The trophy that had eluded them since 2011 remained … Read more

IND vs AUS: Why Mohammed Shami and David Warner will hold key to winning the World Cup final | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] The big match in Ahmedabad on Sunday will see India and Australia clash for the second time in the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. While India have remained unbeaten in this edition so far, Australia are entering the final on the back of eight consecutive victories. In their encounter earlier in … Read more

Will Rohit Sharma rush down the pitch to hit Mitchell Starc, like Brendon McCullum had in 2015 World Cup final? | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] If there is a defining shot of this World Cup, it’s the imperious down-the-pitch charge to seamers by India captain Rohit Sharma. If there is one defining ball from the 2015 World Cup final, it’s Mitchell Starc’s devilish yorker that clattered the stumps of the advancing Brendon McCullum, New Zealand’s talisman. Rohit versus Starc … Read more

Eye-specialist visit, widening feet, fluent bat-swing, opening-stance: How Shreyas Iyer overhauled his game in preparation for the World Cup | Cricket-world-cup News

[ad_1] On the day the Indian team reached Mumbai ahead of the league game against Sri Lanka, former Mumbai all-rounder-turned-coach Abhishek Nayar received a phone call from Shreyas Iyer. Next morning, Pravin Amre texted Iyer that he is coming down to Wankhede stadium to be there. The two Mumbai old hands, with whom Iyer has … Read more