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    ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (30 May 2019 to 14 July 2019)

    The 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup-2019, officially ICC Cricket World Cup will be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 July 2019.

    The 2019 World Cup will feature 10 teams :
    1. Afghanistan 2. Australia 3. Bangladesh 4. England 5. India
    6. New Zealand 7. Pakistan 8. South Africa 9. Sri Lanka 10. West Indies

    The group stage format is a round-robin, where all ten teams will play each other once, in a single group. A similar format was previously used in the 1992 Cricket World Cup that featured nine teams instead of ten. This means a total of 45 matches will be played, with each team playing a total of nine matches. The top four teams from the group will progress to the knockout stage.

    Let us all start our own discussion (Personal Views) :
    1. Team reviews
    2. Toughest Team
    3. Most Favourite Team of the Tournament.
    4. Match reviews (Before match & After Match)
    5. Game predictions (Everyday match prediction before the match begins)

    Let the best team Win!
  • #665092
    Good information about the World Cup. Every country has to meet all other countries. That means there are no groups. This is a change from the last cup. As the tournament is coming nearer all cricket lovers are eagerly waiting for the game to start. I wish all the best to Our Indian team.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #665096
    Looking forward to this interesting event of ICC cricket world cup 2019. This is a big event and all the teams will be looking to grab the titles. I hope the best team will come out to lift this title.
    India is playing good cricket, So their chances are fair but other teams are also playing well. Let's hope for the best team to win the World cup.

  • #665155
    EX Captain of Indian cricket team Mr Azaruddin says that Indian team is the favourite for this world cup. He says our team is having all the strengths required to win the world cup this time. He says Indian bowlers in the team are very good and they can win matches. He says England will be in the second and Australia will be in third positions as favourites.

    I am also of the opinion that India is having good bowlers and batsmen also. The young people are very good in the field and MSD is there to help Kohli in planning and resources utilisation. So there are very good chances for India to win. The first match for India will be with South Africa on June 5th.

    But many people are very much tired in the just concluded IPL matches and they should give sufficient rest to themselves and then get ready for the big event. All the players require practice there on the pitches to get ready for the event.

    Let us wait and enjoy cricket. Winning and losing is all in the game. But one should play for the game and the game should win always. All the best to Indian Team.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #665158
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  • #665159
    Jhonty Rhodes(South African cricketer) the ardent lover of India and his daughter name is Indiana(so much love for India) had told India has no chances of winning the World cup.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #665162
    Let me introduce the 10 teams and their full squads :

    1. Afghanistan - Gulbadin Naib (capt), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

    2. Australia - Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (vc & wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa

    3. Bangladesh - Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mohammad Mithun (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed

    4. England - Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (vc & wk), Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

    5. India - Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja

    6. New Zealand - Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (vc), Ross Taylor

    7. Pakistan - Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik (vc), Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain

    8. South Africa - Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (vc & wk), David Miller, JP Duminy, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi

    9. Sri Lanka - Dimith Karunaratne (c), Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis (wk), Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal

    10. West Indies - Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Fabien Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #665165
    To me frankly speaking England and Australia are looking formidable the other teams all are alike. New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan have no chances of Winning the WC just they re participating. Rest of the teams have chances...
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #665166
    Nice information related to the ICC world cup 2019. This is going to be a very interesting event and I think India due to its expertise in the game of cricket will do exceedingly well in this coming match.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #665167
    Mr. Bhushan: Thanks for your erudite expert's comment. I think that not only England and Australia, West Indies, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, Srilanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan also have fair chances of winning the World Cup.

    By the way, can any other Member let me know why Zimbabwe (a Test-playing country) is not participating in this World Cup?

    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #665171
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    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #665173
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    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #665174
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    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #665175
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    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #665177
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    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #665178
    Mr. Partha #167 :
    Zimbabwe miss out of a World Cup slot in 2019 is that ICC has not only cut the number of participating teams from 14 to 10 but has also introduced a new World Cup system.
    The lowest ranked ODI teams as of September 30(2018) play in a qualification event with lower tier sides, with the top two from that competition joining eight automatic qualifiers for the World Cup.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #665181
    Thanks, Mr. Varghese for the information. I was not aware of it. So, Afghanistan is playing the World Cup but Zimbabwe doesn't.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #665205
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    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #665208
    In my opinion, England has a fair chance because they are hosting it. Host nations always have a better chance than others because their players know about the pitches than any player of other countries, also they are well adapted to the weather conditions of their own country.

    Also, India has a big chance to win the world cup because they have a very balanced team and Bombrah being the best bowler in the world cup with batsmen like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and have an experienced player like MS Dhoni. We can't deny that we are one of the favourites in this world cup.

    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #665234
    Just thought of putting the World cup winners details(Attached)
    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

    WC-2019_Cricket.xlsx

    Delete Attachment

  • #665274
    ICC World Cup is one of the most awaited event that comes in a four year duration. All cricket fans eagerly wait for the matches of their favorite team. Cricket is game of uncertainty but the strong team always win. In this world cup 2019, I consider India as one of the most favorite team because of world class players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhavan, Hardik Pandya, Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar kumar and K L Rahul. I do not understand why Vijay Shankar is selected in XI. He has not done well in his cricketing career of one or two years so far. There is no statistics which give him preference compared with other players.

    India has balanced team and can give tough fight with England and Australia. One should ready for surprise in each game. Non world cup winners countries like England, New Zealand and South Africa has chance to prove their part and has a chance to win this year's world cup but it will be a difficult to counter attack India which is one of the strong team in current time.

    Dr. Paresh B. Gujarati.
    Mechanical Engineer.
    'I'mprovement always begins with 'I'.

  • #665473
    Back when I wrote this article, I predicted England to be one of the topmost contenders for the cup. Then after this recent series against Pakistan, I have my own doubts regarding England. Even though their batting is as strong as ever, their bowling seems to be clueless when confronted with a bit of pressure. And just think of it - what would happen against the much stronger batting teams? England's bowling would most likely fall apart.
    Things elsewhere have changed a bit too. West Indies (recent series with England) and Australia look like they have regained a bit of momentum (except for Australia's recent struggles against New Zealand XI). South Africa may be left with an open wound if Rabada isn't able to give his hundred percent. So it is still very much an open contest.

  • #665587
    Can somebody please clarify the timings of the live telecast of the matches as per IST? I plan to watch them on Hotstar.
    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #665692
    Today let me discuss about our 15 Member Indian squad for World-cup.
    1. Virat Kohli (captain)- Kohli has been in brilliant form over the past two ODI seasons. Even his batting in the recent IPL was outstanding. This should really help him to keep the scoreboard running. This will be Kohli's 3rd consecutive World Cup, with 587 runs in 17 matches, averaging 41.92 with his best score being 107 vs Pakistan in 2015.

    2. Rohit Sharma(VC) - Rohit's performance in the past two ODI seasons has been remarkable. His recent batting in IPL 2019 season was also good. He had a brilliant 2015 World Cup, where he scored 330 runs at an average of 47.14, his highest score of 137 coming against Bangladesh in the quarter-final.

    3. Shikhar Dhawan - Dhawan performances in the 2019 IPL season were brilliant. Dhawan had an impressive 2015 World Cup, scoring 412 runs at an average of 51.5, his highest score being 137 against South Africa.

    4. MS Dhoni(WK) - MS Dhoni in recent times has been in decent form. His form in 2019 IPL was a little less exuberant. Dhoni is the most experienced member of this squad, with this being his 4th World Cup.

    5. Ravindra Jadeja - While Jadeja can certainly be reliable with the bat, his contributions in ODIs in the recent past have been more with the ball. Jadeja was part of the 2015 World Cup squad, taking nine wickets in eight games at an economy of 5.35. Even in the recent IPL edition, his overall was an average & can play as an all rounder for the team.

    6. Mohammed Shami - One of India's leading seam-ball exponents, has however done well in the 2018-19 season.
    Shami had a good 2015 World Cup, with 17 wickets in seven games at an economy rate of 4.81, his best being 4-35 against Pakistan. He too was better in the recent IPL edition which will add to his advantage.

    7. Bhuvneshwar Kumar - Bhuvneshwar has been on very good form for quite a while. His 2018-2019 season saw him do just as well, with 28 wickets at an economy of 4.97. Kumar played only one game in the 2015 World Cup.

    8. All the First timer for World cup :
    a) Dinesh Karthik - Making a surprise comeback, Karthik brings with him a wealth of experience of a career that spans 15 years. His recent form in the IPL has brought him into contention.

    b)Hardik Pandya - Hardik has turned out to become one of India's best all-rounders, with 731 runs in ODIs at a strike rate of 116.58 averaging at 29.24 as well as 44 wickets at an economy of 5.53. He was in brilliant form in the recent IPL edition.

    c) Jasprit Bumrah - Bumrah has become India's strike bowler, since he made the squad against Australia on January 2016. With his brilliant bowling in the IPL '19, he has shown that he is a dangerous bowler & can play a vital role in the bowling for India.

    d) Yuzvendra Chahal - He has being in good form in bowling in the IPL 2019 season. Hope this gives him the momentum needed to keep the bowling attack strong.

    e) Kuldeep Yadav - The young bowler has been amazing for India since he made his ODI debut. He can play a vital role if given a chance.

    f) KL Rahul - Rahul is known more for his skills & has good potential to play in the middle order.

    g) Vijay Shankar - Shankar hasn't done anything of note on the international front but his form in the IPL has been very good.

    h) Kedar Jadhav - The past two seasons have been fairly good for Jadhav. He improved in the current season.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #665969
    Great post. Just 2 days to start the wonderful matches. We are all waiting for it.

  • #666310
    As the World cup begins today, Lets get out of our couch & start a good discussion about the match.

    Today : 30 May 2019
    Match 1 - England vs South Africa(SA)
    Stadium : The Oval
    Toss : SA won the toss & decided to bowl

    The best contender for the title - starting the cup will be brilliant.
    Even though England has a better foot on the ground, Sa too stand a chance to change it to their way.
    The win probability as per experts are:
    England (56%) & SA(44%)

    The match is ongoing.

    What is your say....
    1. Who will win today
    2. MOM

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #666499
    Since this thread was posted first, we have locked the later thread. Sorry, the second thread should not have been posted when this was already submitted, as per our rules.

    Please continue your discussions of the 2019 Cricket World Cup in this thread itself, which has now been red-pinned to replace the other one.

    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #666510
    The West Indies who convincingly dominated the field throughout thrashed Pakistan to win the match by seven wickets. It was an expected result but the Pakistan side could not do much to make an impact.
    "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself" - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #666533
    The two matches held so far were went as expected. England won over South Africa and West Indies won over Pakistan. Everybody expected that Pakistan will lose. But never expected that they will succumb to such a low score. A very bad beginning by Pakistan.
    The matches will start around 12.30 PM as per IST, I think. The two matches were started at that time only. Live telecast will start one hour before the match starts.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #666546
    After South Africa against England, Pakistan against West Indies, today Sri Lanka has shown loose game and got all out in mere 136 runs.
    These kind of one-sided games are making world cup tournaments less interesting.
    I just want to pray that at least Indian Cricket Team won't do such kinds of upset and perform classic.

    "Words are precious, ought to be used wisely." - Umang Shah

  • #666547
    I am not sure conditions of other teams but as far as our Indian team is concern, i can see that for the first time, the team sounds well-balanced, confident because of synergy between Captain Virat Kohli and Unofficial Captain M S Dhoni. When the team behaves like a team, no one can beat them and therefore, for the first time, i am confident on our Indian Cricket team.
    "Words are precious, ought to be used wisely." - Umang Shah

  • #666594
    The taste of what to come in this world cup after the first four matches
    So far the games have been below average, except England in the first match, the teams seem to be unable to hold on till 50 overs. More importantly, the team batting is unable to stretch the innings to the full quota. Did we have too much of 20-20 cricket around the world?

    So, I feel in this world cup, the short format (T20) thought process would be in the minds of many players and the average session, in reality, would be around 25-30 overs instead of the full 50 overs.

    If the same trend continues, then the world cup organizers would need to think of changing the format of the game.

  • #666603
    Kohli damaged his finger during practice session reliable sources telling that he is unfit for the first match against of South Africa.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #666605
    As far as I understand, Kohli would be available in the first match of India against South Africa. It is the inaugural match and South Africa is a powerful opponent. Moreover, South Africa will most probably miss the service of Dale Steyn, who has been suffering from a shoulder injury.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #666613
    South Africa is struggling to take a wicket against East Bengal(Bangladesh) current score BAN -60-0(8.2 overs).
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #666638
    I am rooting for Bangladesh. They have shown immense potential and are no pushovers. With a good score of 330 on the Board, they can well defeat South Africa and register their first win in their opening game. A good spell of tight bowling would be great, with few runs being leaked even if many wickets don't fall. Fielders should also be alert to take that one crucial catch or make that one crucial run-out which could dent the score of the opponents even further. At the time of posting this response, South Africa seems to be in a stressful scenario with the run rate much less than the required run rate.

    One really good thing was that a match was finally played out to its maximum 50 overs! With IPL-style limited overs in earlier games, the paying public would be peeved at having come all the way to the stadium, not to mention paying for expensive tickets, and not getting their money's worth.

    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #666639
    No doubt Bangladesh has improved a lot in ODIs, but I don't think the team would be able to beat mighty South Africa in the World Cup.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #666642
    Seeing on paper South African players are not looking mighty and on playing field they look similar sort of that. South Africa will struggle throughout the tournament with these bits and pieces of the players. They do not have a player like Kallis nor they do n't have a player caliber like ABDevillers.Everything they rely on Francois Duplessis. For Bangladesh Mortaza captaincy and Ban players, fielding is poor they will lose matches very narrowly.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #666646
    "Seeing on paper South African players are not looking mighty and on playing field they look similar sort of that. "-------------------Kindly explain in simple language what this compound sentence means. This is required for further discussion.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #666647
    Bangladesh will win...No doubt about that. Tomorrow read newspapers or wake up until the match is over.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #666652
    Bangladesh won the match against mighty South Africans(as one of our mighty ISC cricket experts and Engish experts wrote).
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #666660
    As England takes on Pakistan today, England is having much greater chances of winning seeing their past performances. Ben Stokes is going to hit hard. Pakistan would have to play very good to beat the host team. England is a champion team with top class players, whereas Pakistan is full of young talent having new hopes.

    Lets hope whatever the result may be, we should get a nail biting match to watch.

  • #666661
    The newschannels reported that there is a serious injury on thumb of Virat Kohli. Hope he gets well soon and takes India to a mind blowing victory against South Africa.

  • #666665
    There are chances for Pakistan to upset England today lets wait and see what will happen in reality ...... because England is a hard nut to crack.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #666706
    Pakistan 226/3 in 37 overs against England and Champions trophy Final hero Mohammed Hafeez is with unbeaten 56.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #666710
    Pakistan 257/3.in 40 overs against England.
    "Words are precious, ought to be used wisely." - Umang Shah

  • #666713
    After 44 overs
    Pakistan - 292/4
    Sarfaraz @ 37
    Asif Ali @9
    At present. Pakistan are at a good position... England need to play smart

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #666721
    Pakistan after losing its first game of WC against WI has now played well so far putting 348 in 50 overs against England in their second encounter.

    England is equally capable to surpass the target as has been seen in the recently in ODI series.

    Let's wait and watch this amazing game and see whether Pakistan can be able to pull this game or England wins it.

  • #666728
    A close contest is on the cards lets see any miracle happen for Pakistan.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #666744
    Pakistan almost close to victory Eng 288/6 in 44.3 overs hundreds from England players(Joe and Jos) are in vain

    History:
    No team which has had two centurions has ever lost that match in WC

    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #666748
    It's a close game. England needs 27 runs in 8 balls. Pakistan has really played well and turned around after forgettable first game in this world cup. This team has got the potential to be the dark horse. Let's see.

  • #666757
    Last night, Pakistan went from 105 all out in the first match to 348 batting the full quota of 50 overs and win their second game. Both New Zealand and West Indies have a good net run rate of + 5.8. A high positive NRR would be crucial as we advance into the later stage of the world cup. India needs to the bear this also in mind apart from winning the matches.

  • #666772
    This is unpredictable Pakistan! A great team effort and phenomenal bowling by Wahab Riaz and Amir even when it needed the most.

    A thumping win against England. With this Pakistan stopped the losing streak.

    It could have been 11 or 12 straight lose in ODI's for Pakistan but they pulled it so bravely and registered a first WC win.

  • #666781
    Wow! Super Wow! Three cheers to Pakistan for their win. Despite two centuries from the England team, Pakistan defended their total. Of course, getting through practically by a whisker is food for thought for future games. Much before the World Cup started, people have been talking about the possibility of big totals not being too tough for the team batting second to overcome.

    I am also thrilled that Bangladesh won. It will be wonderful if all the four, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, make it an all-Asian semi-final show!

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    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #666797
    Finally, Pakistan won the match. It is its first victory in this world cup. The great England team, the favourites for the cup, lost the game. Riaz bowled extremely well and took 3 wickets for 82 runs. Hafeez bowled very economically and took 1 wicket. 348 runs have become too much to England. Now with this victory, Pakistan will get some energy and enthusiasm and definitely will put up a good show in the tournament.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #666834
    Srilanka staggering on 180/8 in 32 overs against Afganistan. Afghanistan has really come up with a lot of surprising performances.
    Afghanistan on the way to make the mark in the world of cricket with blitzing performances! Keep it up Afghans.

    While at the same time Srilanka is completely struggling and not playing as per its caliber. Srilanka needs to push itself more strongly to start winning streak, ordinary performances won't do any good.

  • #666842
    Sri Lanka versus Afghanistan seems interesting match. Sri Lanka got all out in 201 runs after a small hurdle of rain which led to shorten the innings to 41 overs.
    Instead of terming it as poor performance of Sri Lanka, it is all about fabulous performance of bowlers of Afghanistan.
    Surprisingly, teams like Bangladesh, Afghanistan are performing very well than expectations attached to these terms. They're giving tough competitions to the former world champion teams and also proving that they're noteworthy to participate in the world cup.

    Now, let's see how Afghanistan performs in batting.

    "Words are precious, ought to be used wisely." - Umang Shah

  • #666859
    The rain interfered match between Srilanka and Afghanistan has ended with Srilanka winning by 34 runs (D/L method). Afghanistan gave a good fight but the Srilankan bowlers did well especially Nuwan Pradeep who bowled 9 overs, took 4 wickets with an economy rate of 3.44.

  • #666889
    Today South Africa might upset India, as there are clouds and heavy rainfall is expected a draw is also on the cards..... Wait and See what will happen in reality.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #666919
    South Africa won the toss and choose to bat first against India.
    First match of India in World cup 2019 and it's exciting atmosphere. The fan following of India is in huge numbers in England and same is also visible in stadium.
    India will have to bowl first and it's time to watch delightful deliveries from Bhuvi, Shami, Jadeja, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma.

    "Words are precious, ought to be used wisely." - Umang Shah

  • #666924
    And ,India takes down first wicket of South Africa on 11 runs. Bumarah is in form and swinging the balls both the sides. Bumarah will be a big challenge fof South Africa today.
    "Words are precious, ought to be used wisely." - Umang Shah

  • #666925
    Bumrah has struck twice. His latest prey is Quinton de Kock.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #666926
    And, it's second down. Bumarah rocking the ground. His swings are swinging the whole South African team. South Africa on 24 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.
    Also, a smooth catch by captain Kohli on third slip. De cock departed for lower inning. Great going....

    "Words are precious, ought to be used wisely." - Umang Shah

  • #666928
    Now, Chahal takes down two wicket im one single over. Both duplessis and Dussen are out. Both the batsmen are bold by Chahal's delivery in one single over. Both the batsmen were settled on the pitch and they had scored partnership of more than 50 runs.
    After these two shocks, now, South Africa is in real trouble and now forget about 200 runs but they will have to struggle to stick to the pitch throughout the inning.

    "Words are precious, ought to be used wisely." - Umang Shah

  • #666929
    Today is one of the most awaited game for India vs South Africa. Let us hope we could see India win as India has poor record of win against Sourth Africa. Team India is one of the best team in One day International format and India has very bright chance to win the World Cup 2019. Let us hope our all players will be in good form and deliver the performance that is needed to win against rival teams.

    India is now in a complete dominance with South Africa on 69/5 with 23.4 hours. All major batsman are out and now SA is struggling to get good score to defend. The performance of SA in the world cup 2019 is not a good one. SA has lost both their first two matches and now its a time to lose their 3rd in a row. Now, we look forward to see the performance of SA over the entire world cup.

    Dr. Paresh B. Gujarati.
    Mechanical Engineer.
    'I'mprovement always begins with 'I'.

  • #666941
    Thanks to Rabada, South Africa have reached 227 for 9 in 50 overs. All Indian bowlers bowled with discipline and did not experiment much. If the batsmen avoid the unnecessary heroics, India will win this match.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #666950
    India needs 156 runs in 183 balls!

    Not so far from victory!

    Rohit Sharma looking good on the crease and K L Rahul playing cautiously.

  • #666952
    India has lost KL Rahul, who was not playing satisfactorily. 139 for 3. Dhoni has been promoted at No. 4.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #666960
    Virat out for 18. South Africa is about to lose the third match in a row and an early exit from the World cup is inevitable.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #666964
    No SemiFinal chance for SA. All over for them.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #666966
    Why I don't know, India has won the match fairly easily. Even then, I don't think there was any chance of match-fixing. South Africa tried very hard but the team was short of two very good bowlers. Moreover, Hashim Amla is going through a terribly bad patch. Even then, South Africa fought till the last.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #666980
    Congrats India for winning the match. SA being a strong team it was great to see our team to defeat them easily.

    Simultaneously I am upset to know that SA has now no chance to enter the SF as it's a good team.

    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #666981
    Thumping win by India and Rohit's ton was the main attraction of the game! Congratulation for this first WC19 win.

    But, It is bad S.A being so great and talented team could not make it to another stage of WC.

  • #666985
    Congrats team India on the first win. Best moments were when Bumrah got rid of Amla and deKock. I was a little worried when we lost Dhawan early with the score being 13.Glad to see the well paced knock of Rohit Sharma.
    Saddened by the early exit of South Africa, they have been unlucky as far as the world cup goes since 1992.

  • #666991
    India convincingly won its first match with all round good performance of our players. Our bowling department is exceptional with their nagging bowling. Bumrha and Chahal paved way for our first win. In my opinion, our fielding and batting departments have to improve further when we have to fight in tight situations in some other branches.

  • #666999
    Australia vs West Indies Australia will win. Its definitely going to happen. South Africa lost with everyone not only to India. Comparing those matches India hasn't won convincingly.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667000
    #666966 Wait for July 14th we will see who will win with one match nothing will happen. The answer is within tag number use your brain who will be the winner you will know.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667017
    Congratulations to Indian Team. They did an excellent job. The bowlers restricted the opposition team for a reasonable total score which can be easily achieved by a good team having good bowlers. Then our batsmen did the remaining job. Rohit Sharma's century came in very handy. Even though two catches were dropped by SA fielders we should say that he has done a good Job and deserves the Man of the Match award. Indians displayed an all-around effort to show they have the grip on the game and they started the tournament with a big bang.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #667024
    West Indies won the toss and elected to field. Australia batting begins...14/0 in 2.0 overs
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667034
    Australia is struggling against West Indies, from a shaky total of 79 for 5 in 16 overs, they are now 114/5 in 24 overs. Looks like West Indies can win this game comfortably. Let's see what happens.

  • #667043
    W I fighting back strongly against Australia.
    112/3 WI.

  • #667053
    There is a tight match going on between the West Indies and Australia. WI is 233-6 at 42.3 overs and need 56 runs in 45 balls. Finally a nail-biting match in the World Cup 2019. Hope WI wins!

  • #667064
    Yesterday's match was really interesting. Australia has shown its mettle. From a precarious position, in the beginning, it defeated West Indies by 15 runs. It was truly a match between to great cricketing nations.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #667071
    There is only one legend in modern cricket that is none other Steve Smith(Smudger) and there is only one team which is hard to beat especially in World cup games that is none other than Australia (straight consecutive win in 10 WC matches).
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667072
    What a match, Australia were 79/5 and West Indies were cruising at 190/5, then lost the way towards the end. The important game changer was the fall of Andre Russell for an excellent catch by Glenn Maxwell ( being compared to Kapil Dev's catch in 1983 final). The running catch at the boundary line by Sheldon Cottrell to dismiss Smith is probably one to the best in this World Cup.

  • #667075
    Yesterday's match proved that why Australia is favourites in this WC also. They played well to win over WI. It's not easy to defeat Australia. Thanks to Mitchell Starc who bowled nicely.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #667078
    An excellent come back for Australia in the match. I thought all is over and the match is in the hands of WI. But the way the match turned is fantastic, With this win Australia proved hat they are the masters of the game and I think they are the real favourites of the cup. Sunday India is going to play against Australia . An interesting game
    .

    drrao
    always confident

  • #667079
    Warner, Stoinis, and Maxwell are IPL and BBL players the captain Finch is in and out of form. I think Australians look for a replacement of Stoinis with a proper batsman or bowler against India match otherwise they will be in trouble.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667121
    Today's match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been abandoned due to heavy rain. Each team has got one point each.

  • #667136
    As per Asianet sports experts.... Pakistan had the same start in 1992 in which they were the champion. Does this indicate that they stand a chance this World cup or is this just a myth that it's going their way.
    Anyway Pakistan & Srilanka shared the point 1 each for the draw.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667144
    As it looks for me Pakistan and Australia are going to meet in Finals. Seeing Pakistan fans energy like in Champions trophy there is something to store for Pakistan in this World cup we have to wait and see until Jul 14.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667153
    Before the India-South Africa match, I was going to put in a response here but got caught up with other things. I was going to state that we have a safe pair of hands behind the stumps, but a couple more could be instrumental in taking catches at the slip positions. I had thought of this after seeing some of the earlier matches where runs were being gained past the wicketkeeper and the possibility of catches getting missed. Well, I would like to pat myself on the back for having come up with a pretty good analysis, with the captain astutely placing first two and then three slip fielders in the first part of the opponent's innings!

    Now, for tomorrow's match, I feel that Kedar Jadhav should be replaced with Vijay Shankar. This is on the basis of the stats of Jason Holder, the captain of the West Indies' team, against the Australian team. He bowled a beautiful spell of seven overs with two maidens, snaring a wicket and giving away just 28 runs. Like Holder, Shankar too is a medium pacer. Give him a few overs to bowl to flummox the Australian batsman is my suggestion. As a middle-order batsman, he will be useful as well. It is hoped that Shikar Dhawan comes good. No Bhangra - get the bat to do the moves!

    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #667168
    As Aussies need to take quick wickets if they get the openers and Virat then they almost won the game as it proves in Paytm series. I think Pat and Mitchy will able to do this. I think the only concern for Australians is the third seamer Coulter Nile and Stoinis they are not effective especially Stoinis. Aus management has to prefer a proper bowler or batter by replacing in one of them.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667199
    Just a details of the grounds where the World cup 2019 matches will be played.
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  • #667200
    At present England vs Bangladesh...
    Eng has made a good score of 386 & Bangladesh struggling with their batting, is @ 224/5 in 40 overs

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667214
    New Zealand beats Afghanistan and continues winning in this world cup. Williamson and Jimmy Neesham are two players who contributed for their victory. Today is the most awaited day for us as India takes on Australia.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #667215
    England won against Bangladesh with a good margin of 106 runs. Newzealand has had a very good start in this world cup. They have won all the three outings and have a very healing net run rate of +2.16. So far, we think Australia would be a tough opponent but India should have a healthy respect for NewZealand too.

  • #667221
    Today I thought of discussing about Power play rules.

    A powerplay is the fielding restrictions in Limited overs(50 Overs or T20) cricket. It determine that how much players will be allowed outside the 30 yards. The power play was introduced by the International Cricket Council in 2005.

    What's the first 10 Overs Powerplay called?
    Mandatory powerplay (1–10 overs): The first 10 overs of an innings will be a mandatory powerplay. During the mandatory power play only two fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle.

    How many power plays are there?
    There are 3 power plays in ODI cricket.
    Powerplay one (P1) from overs 1 to 10 with a maximum of two fielders outside the 30 yard circle,
    Powerplay two (P2) from overs 11 to 40 with a maximum of four fielders outside the 30-yard circle
    Powerplay three (P3) from 41 to 50 with a maximum of five fielders outside the 30 yard circle.

    What is batting powerplay and bowling powerplay?
    The batting powerplay (a five-over block) must be completed by the 40th over. For the batting powerplay, the fielding restrictions allow only three fielders outside the 30-yard circle.
    Under Rule D, the bowling powerplay has been dropped.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667245
    Today : 09 June 2019
    Match 1 - India vs Australia
    Stadium : The Oval
    Toss : India won the toss & decided to bat
    The win probability as per experts are:
    India(50%) & Australia(50%)

    India has kept the same team & have a well balanced team from the past. We can hope a good match.
    As per the stats of world cup matches against Australia, out of 10 matches, Australia has won 7 & India only 3 times that too chasing.
    The only chance is putting up a good total on the scoreboard. As of now the Indians are playing well & keeping their wickets .
    India 157/1 in 28 Overs

    India 170/1 in 30 Overs
    S. Dhawan - 96*(89 Balls)
    V. Kohli - 13*(21 Balls)

    S. Dhawan hits his 17th ODI Ton - 100*(95 Balls) in 32.4 Overs

    The match is ongoing.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667248
    Dhawan completed a century and Rohit completed the half-century. The present score is 204 for 1. So far 34 overs are over. Kohli is on 31 runs. The match is going. Still, a long way to go. But so far all the three batsmen showed good skills. The remaining overs and then the bowlers and fielders skill is to be seen. I wish all the best to Team India.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #667252
    After 35 Overs
    India 206 / 1

    S Dhawan - 112*(103 Balls)
    V. Kohli - 32*(37 Balls)
    India is playing well & hope to set a good score on the board.

    India has lost it's 2nd Wicket
    S. Dhawan departs 117(109 Balls) by M Strac in 36.6 Overs

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667255
    After 40 Overs
    India 236 / 2

    V. Kohli - 49*(53 Balls)
    H. Pandya - 7*(8 Balls)

    India is playing well & hope to set a good score on the board.
    India has reached 250 runs in 41.1 Overs &
    V. Kohli reached his 1st half ton(50 Runs) of this World cup in 54 Balls

    At the end of 45 Overs India are 293/ 2
    V. Kohli - 70*(68 Balls) 4-Four & 1-Six
    H. Pandya - 42*(23 Balls) 3-Four & 3-Six
    CRR - 6.51

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667259
    It looks India will win and it will be a good victory for India and it will boost our hope of winning the world cup.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #667261
    At the end of 50 overs, India has posted a respectable total of 352 runs. We have had good contributions from all the batsmen today. Hoping that the Indian bowlers keep up their promise they have shown so far. A victory today will help the team morale and of course India's position in the table.

  • #667262
    After 50 Overs
    India 352/ 5 (31-Four & 8-Six)

    K.L.Rahul - 11*(3 Balls)
    K. Jadhav - 0*(0 Balls)
    CRR - 7.04

    India has put a very decent score on board, looks positive & showing everyone that the decision to bat first after winning the Toss on the flat pitch has worked for team India.
    All batsmen have contributed from their side. The openers have played their role very well.
    The fall of Wicket :
    1. R. Sharma - 57 (70 Balls) at 127/1in 22.3 Overs
    2. S. Dhawan - 117 (109 Balls) at 220/2 in 36.6 Overs
    3. H. Pandya - 48 (27 Balls) at 301/3 in 45.5 Overs
    4. M.S. Dhoni - 27 (14 Balls) at 338/4 in 49.1 Overs
    5. V. Kohli - 82 (77 Balls) at 348/5 in 49.5 Overs

    Now it's the turn of the Bowlers & teammates to contribute their part for India.
    All the best INDIA.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667268
    Australia 140/2 in 25 overs in reply to 352 runs. Shaker Dawan played a great knock of 117 of 109 balls. Rohit also played a great innings. And pandays was merciless today hitter 48 of just 27 balls. Kholi also hit 82 runs.

    Can India defend the total will be interesting to see?

  • #667276
    Australia needs 80 runs in 30 balls at 12.32 pro. Seems difficult but not impossible.

    India trying its best to win this match.

    Good going India!

  • #667277
    Congratulations team India. The men in blue have played a superior game and won convincingly by 36 runs, Australia bowled out for 316 in 50 overs.

  • #667278
    India has won the match thanks to efforts from all twelve team members (including Jadeja as a fielder). Australia has lost the match but has amply proved that the team fights till the last ball is bowled.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #667288
    The Aus team management made an erroneous tactical decision they have to send Max/Carey/Stoinis ahead of Khwaja... and Behenderoff should play in eleven. read this #667079
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667292
    Congratulations to Team India. Teamwork paid the dividends. All the players contributed collectively and won the match. Man of the Match award is to Dhawan. Bowlers did well and they got all the ten wickets. With this victory, the Indian team will be more confident and definitely do better in the coming matches. Now India is in 3rd positions in the points list. Good going and I feel the team will keep up the good work done.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #667313
    Today 10 June 2019
    Match : 15 of 48
    Stadium : Rose Bowl Cricket stadium
    Match : SA vs WI

    It will be a must win match for SA after a very bad start for this world cup with 3 straight Loss. The SA team will look for a win against WI who also will go for a win to be on the top 4.
    WI looking more confident & will keep their bowling attack & will wish that Gayle play his natural game.

    All the best to both the side.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667314
    South Africa will win today against West Indies that is going to happen 100% sure...
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667318
    I don't understand why all most all Indian matches are scheduled on Sundays. Now with Pakistan clash that will be held on Sunday.Something fishing...
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667322
    The committee is looking for getting the crowd. Major cricket following are Asian & the best crowd & support is for India. Hope that's the reason for keeping India's matches on Saturday or Sunday .

    WI won the toss & opted to bowl first.

    SA are 29/2 in 7.3 overs.
    Fall of Wickets:
    1. H. Amla - 6(7) - 11/1 in 2.3 Overs
    2. A. Markram - 5(10) - 28/2 in 6.1 Overs

    Game delayed due to rain.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667323
    Duplicate.
    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667348
    Yes, Bhushan as lots of Indians and Pakistanis reside in the UK so most of their matches are scheduled on Sundays so that lots of people may come to the stadium and may enjoy it.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #667356
    "I don't understand why all most all Indian matches are scheduled on Sundays. Now with Pakistan clash that will be held on Sunday.Something fishing..."-------------As far as I understand, this is purely a business decision taken by ICC and MCC (England Cricket Board). By the way, who is fishing in England? My relatives staying at Manchester state that the weather is ideal for fishing.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #667366
    Today Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Bangladeshi Tigers will win today that is 100% sure. If rain not interrupted.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667388
    An interesting match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is going to take place soon. Hope the rain does not spoil it because it is too much sad for both the fans and the teams. Sri Lanka is going to win. Get ready for a nail-biting match!

  • #667400
    Jokes...

    Bangladesh Won the Toss and Choose to swim first... As the Ground is full of Water or Bangladesh won the toss and choose to take out water from the Ground...

    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667402
    a good joke Mr. Bhushan.

    The match no#16 between Sri Lanka & Bangladesh is delayed due to rain. The match result would have helped the winning team to move above most of the team. Hoping for the match to resume.

    Yesterdays match:
    Match no#15 between South Africa & West Indies were also cancelled due to rain & both the teams shared 1 Points each.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667408
    Injuries ...

    Shikar Dhawan is out of World cup due to Thumb injury... Australia Marcus Stoinis ruled out due to a side strain and Mitch Marsh been recalled to join the squad. There is some superstition that Shaun and Mitch Marsh is playing Australia will lose the series...

    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667409
    As there is a news from reliable sources there is a rain threat for India vs New Zealand Match...
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667410
    For India :
    Shikhar Dhawan suspected hairline fracture on the thumb after the superb inning against Australia need rest for as long as three weeks, meaning they would have a difficult decision over whether to officially replace him in the squad, or simply wait until he is available.

    Vijay Shankar could come into the middle order with KL Rahul promoted to open, but they may prefer to call up Shreyas Iyer or Rishabh Pant instead.

    Even the match between India vs New Zealand may be affected by rain.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667416
    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh match has been called off due to rain. Another match called off due to rain. It is not at all a good sign. Bad luck!

  • #667419
    Shikhar Dhawan's injury is a matter of concern for India. After all, he is an in-form opener. However, I think KL Rahul would open in his place and Ravindra Jadeja will take his place in the final eleven.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #667420
    That's unfortunate that Shikhar Dhawan will not be able to play for at least 3 weeks. That's a big blow for India as he is in good form and has shown it in the match against Australia.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #667430
    It would be a big blow for India if Dhawan is unable to play another match in this world cup. With so many matches being washed away, teams might qualify by simply accumulated single points.

  • #667476
    Ravindra Jadeja not Rabindra Jadeja please correct accordingly Mr.Partha
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667492
    Australia vs Pakistan today Australia might cross over the line however a tight contest is on the cards because with the high percentage of rain forecast there might be changes in runs scored...Pakistan won the toss and opted to field...
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667500
    Australia vs Pakistan. Australia batting cautiously. Run rate is about 6. Let us see if Australia maintains this tempo and scores a good runs and then Pakistan has to follow it with some hard work and strategic play as a bigger score to follow is always a demotivating factor for the team which elects to field after the toss.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #667505
    Match : 17 of 48
    Teams : Australia vs Pakistan
    Stadium : County Ground, Taunton
    Toss : Pakistan won the toss & elected to bowl first

    After 25 Overs : Aus - 165/ 1
    Batting :
    2. D. Warner - 62*(63)
    3. S. Smith - 6*(5)

    Wicket : 146/1 in 22.1 Overs
    1. A. Finch -82(84) - c M. Hafeez, b M. Amir

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667511
    Australia will post a mammoth score and it is impossible for Pak to chase at this moment Aus:2/218 in 33 overs
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667516
    After 35 Overs : Aus - 228/ 3 CRR - 6.51
    Batting :
    2. D. Warner - 97*(101)
    5. S. Marsh - 3*(5)

    Wicket : 146/1 in 22.1 Overs
    1. A. Finch -82(84) - c M. Hafeez, b M. Amir
    3. S. Smith - 10(13)-c Asif Ali, b M. Hafeez
    4. G. Maxwell -20(10) - b S. Afridi

    Century : David Warner gets his ton - 101*(102) in 35.1 Overs

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667521
    Mr. Bhushan: What is your prediction? Can Australia go beyond 375 in 50 overs? How would Pakistan perform while batting? How many sixes can we see during Pakistan's inning? Who will score the highest run in the match?
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #667527
    After 50 Overs : Aus - 307/ 10 CRR - 6.27

    Pakistan has held the Aussies from making a mammoth score. At a time, we felt that Australia would make 350+ runs on board but the Pakistan bowlers have done a good job by taking wickets at regular intervals.
    Mohammad Amir has taken 5-Wicket in his 10 Overs with 2 Maiden & an economy of 3.00.

    Win probability is as follows :
    Australia 70% & Pakistan 30%

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667534
    Australia was going good and was expected to make about 350 but were out only at 307. Now for Pakistan it is not a big target but so far they have made only 128 runs and for winning they need to make 180 runs in 156 balls. Not a difficult thing but nothing can be predicted at this stage.
    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

  • #667545
    I want to watch all Indian cricket matches live but unable to watch due to unavailability of DTH. I don't have any Hotstar live cricket paid membership. Would you please share any coupan or discount code for hotstar VIP membership.
    I found one code for hotstar but it didn't work.
    http://hotstarworld.com/hotstar-sports-package/hotstar-live-cricket/

  • #667547
    Mr.Mukesh Dhaiya, if you have a Jio sim connection, then you can watch the sessions for free, only the data will get deducted from the active plan. If you need more information, you can check https://www.digit.in/news/telecom/reliance-jio-announces-new-jio-cricket-season-data-plan-subscribers-can-watch-icc-world-cup-for-free-48421.html

  • #667548
    Australia have won the match by 41 runs. Chasing a score of 308 to win, Pakistan had hopes until the 8th wicket partnership of 64 runs was broken at 264. Then the last two wickets fell for just two runs.

  • #667551
    A good in hand match shifted to the opponents favor. You can blame the top order for giving away their wickets easily.
    At the start of the match, they had maintained the run rate but Aussies managed to get their wickets in every interval which took the match away from the Pakis.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667564
    Australia won against Pakistan game and got those two points...But Aus need to improve a lot of areas, especially in the Bowling department...
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667598
    India vs New Zealand match might be a washout... If the match begins a close fight is on the cards and India will cross over the line but what will happen reality Lets wait and see.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667600
    Match : 18 of 48
    Teams : India vs New Zealand
    Stadium : Trent Bridge
    Winning Probability : India (50%) & New Zealand (50%)

    As both teams have a winning history in the tournament, both will try to maintain the same. As the blues will be having a new opening player, the blacks may have the same team. Hoping that rain won't affect the game today & that India keep up their winning practice.

    Will be a tight fight. May the best team win.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667606
    Can any one predict whether today's match would be a total washout or would be decided by D-L system?

    I would request the Editors to consider opening the second part of this thread after today's match. This thread has become a very long thread with responses.

    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #667625
    Today match is abandoned it's not official yet one more bad news is that India vs Pakistan clash is also a rainy day(Weather report)
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667630
    Thanks Bhushan for your update & I think todays match may be canceled due to rain. Not good for both the teams as winning always help or say a result is much better than sharing points this way.
    As per the reports, June is normally very wet in England & suggest they could have kept the world-cup in August.

    There were reserve days in 1999, of course. Indeed, it allowed England vs India to continue on a second day, the hosts eliminated after collapsing. Now even Bangladesh has raised their voice and have asked for a reserve day in such situations.

    What do you think?

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667649
    Agree with Mr.Partha, can we have ICC world cup thread II. This thread needs to be scrolled a lot to reach the latest one. With the rain-affected loss, India now has to win all the next three matches to stay in the race for the semi-finals.

  • #667713
    Hey, thanks for the information. I never knew this. I am interested in all India matches <3

  • #667723
    Today England will take on West Indies team as English team will cross over the line if rain permits to play....
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667772
    Australia will take on Sri Lanka. Australia will win the game comfortably. Today is Sunny day in England as play is definitely possible
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #667858
    Australia won comfortably from Srilanka.

    Today is the most awaited match for us that is of India Vs Pakistan. Hope that it will be a good match provided it doesn't rain and spoil the match.

    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #667859
    Just for information of yesterdays match : 15 June 2019

    1. Match - 20 of 48
    Teams - Australia vs Sri Lanka
    Toss - Sri Lanka won the toss & elected to bowl
    Score : Aus - 334 / 7 (50) & SL - 247/10 (45.5)
    Result : Australia won by 87 runs
    MOM - Aaron Finch (AUS) - 153 (132)

    2. Match - 21 of 48
    Teams - Afghanistan vs South Africa
    Toss - SA won the toss & elected to bowl
    Score : AFG - 125 /107 (35.1) & SA - 131/1 (28.4)
    Result : South Africa won by 9 wickets (DLS method)
    MOM - Imran Thair (SA) - 4/29(7)

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667864
    Todays match, the most awaited one : India vs Pakistan at Old trafford cricket ground.

    As per the experts, In world cup, India have never lost to Pakistan in our 6 encounter. Every match that is played between these two countries is a nail biting one. You never know till the last ball. India will have a major change as Shikhar Dhawan is replaced but waiting for the name. India is playing well as they beat the table top Australia in their last match.
    Pakistan may be having their same players. They have a good bowling line-up & are also good in playing the spinners. The only matter is their top oder batting which is still not upto mark & also their fielding is not in form.

    India has good overall coverage with having the top order being in form, Bowling under control , Middle order playing their part well & even the Feilding has being ok.

    Sitting in excitement for the match to begin.
    All the best team India, Keep up the record going.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667889
    Rohit Sharma and kl Rahul provided a solid foundation to India. Though KL Rahul lost his wicket after scoring fifty, Rohit moved on to hit a century and is still at the crease!
    India surely looking favorites in this game.
    220/1 in 37 overs.

  • #667892
    Coming back the updates on the most awaited match of this world cup 2019.

    Match - 22 of 48
    Teams - India vs Pakistan
    Toss - Pakistan won the toss & decided to bowl
    Score : Ind - 336/5 ( 50 ) CRR - 6.72

    Batting :
    6. V. Shankar - 15*(15)
    7. K. Jadhav - 9*(8)

    Fall of wicket :
    2. K.L. Rahul - 57(78) in 23.5 Overs / India are 136 / 1
    1. R. Sharma - 140(113) in 38.2 Overs / India are 234 / 2
    4. H. Pandey - 26(19) in 43.5 Overs / India are 285 / 3
    5. M.S. Dhoni - 1(2) in 45.1 Overs / India are 298 / 4
    3. V. Kohli - 77(65) in 47.4 Overs / India are 314 / 5

    Some of the highlight of the match :
    1. Rohit sharma completed his century[100 in 34 balls in 11.5 Overs] with a four. This is his 43rd ODI fifty & 7th against Pakistan.
    2. Virat Kohli completed his half century[50 in 51 balls in 43.1 Overs]. This is his 51st ODI fifty.
    3. Virat Kohli completed 11000 in just 222 innings, overtaking Sachin Tendulkar who took 226 innings. Now he is the fastest to achieve 11K in 222 innings.

    India has completed 100 runs in 17.3 Overs in 105 balls
    India has completed 200 runs in 34.3 Overs in 101 balls
    India has completed 300 runs in 45.4 Overs but in just 68 balls

    Its raining now, Players have gone to pavilion. Hover covers have come up & others areas are also being covered. If DL method will be introduced, it can favor Pakistan. As they are big hitters of ball & can chase the target set by that method.
    Let's hope that rain stops and the match continues. A full 50 over match.

    The prayers are answered, Play resumed.
    India lost their captain V. Kohli - 77(65) & Amir has taken his 3rd wicket 3/38 (9)

    India has set a good total Pakistan requires 337 runs to win at a rate of 6.72

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667893
    Except Mohammed Amir (46/3 in 10 overs), no Pakistani bowler could maja any impact. India has fair chance to win.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #667905
    Rain stops the match. But India is going to win by 89 runs according to DLS method if the match ends at this stop. So basically, India vs Pakistan in World Cup is 7-0.

  • #667912
    India wins the match and kept the pride of the crores of Indian fans soaring high. Barring a couple of possible runouts, the early loss of Dhoni and the injury scare of Kumar while bowling, India looked good and sound.

  • #667914
    Congrats Cricket Team India!

    India and Pakistan should resume playing cricket regularly. Then only Inda-Pak matches become competitive. This is what I felt by seeing yesterday's match.

  • #667920
    India registered a thumping win and it looked so easy for India in the end and Pakistan only waited for the defeat!!

    India is a stable team and strength as a team is great. Rohit Sharma as a batsman has significantly improved a lot in a couple of months.

    Kholi is evergreen and became the fastest 11000 run scorer. I wish him all the best in future.

    Bowling has been phenomenal from all the bowlers. This was absolutely a match-winning team and there is no comparison between India and Pakistan. India is way ahead to Pakistan.

    Pakistan never looked to play to win but waited for the defeat in the match. And India sealed it comfortably.

    Congratulations team India!

  • #667921
    It was a good win. Pakistan never looked to be in the game. It's great to see the team effort which made India win the big match against their arch-rivals. Thanks to Rohit Sharma who played very well and pushed Pakistan on the back foot from the start of the match.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #667923
    Congratulation to team India : Rohit Sharma is MOM for his 140 (113)
    Pakistan had to make 302 in 40 Overs (DLS method) but looked far away & India won the match comfortably with 86 runs.
    India is on 3rd position in the Point table with 7 Points in 4 matches.

    Coming to the highlight of the match - 2nd innings:
    1. Bhuvneshwar kumar has got injured- Hamstring, which means will be out of play for at least 2-3 matches.
    2. 1st ball - 1st wicket for Vijay shankar that too in his first world cup match.
    3. Rain came in both the innings at the end but could resume the match(under DLS method)
    4. The stadium was full & men in blue was more the the men in green.
    5. India has kept its winning track against Pakistan in all its World cup encounter. India leading with 7 - 0


    Today's match : West Indies vs Bangladesh

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667943
    Match - 23 of 48
    Teams - West Indies vs Bangladesh
    Toss - Bangladesh won the toss and choose to bowl first.
    Score : WI - 321 / 8 (50) at CRR of 6.42
    Winning Probability - WI (75%) & Bangladesh (25%)

    End of first innings, Lets watch how Bangladesh chase this good total.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #667963
    Bangladesh has won the match. No one could ever imagine that Bangladesh would chase 321 runs in 41 overs but Shakib Al Hasan is the man who changes the whole game.

  • #667979
    Well said, Bangladesh came for batting & started as if it was a normal score to chase. They never looked like under pressure. They used the bounce of the West indies bowler to their favor and score runs. West Indies were never in the match from the start. The bangladeshis never gave their bowler to put pressure. The fall of their 2 wickets, made everyone think that now it's all over but their 3rd & 5th pair came and changed the whole game to their favor. Hasan is in good form. His 4th fifty in this world cup. Das supported him. he sit hat-trick sixes on S. Gabriel ball in the 38th over.

    Final Score : WI 321/10(50) & Bangladesh 322/3(41.3)

    3.Shakib Al Hasan - 124*99) with 16 Fours
    5. Liton Das - 94*(69) with 8 Fours & 4 Sixes
    MOM - Shakib Al Hasan

    This is the best run chase win in this world cup. Now bangladesh in on 5th position & there is not much difference, anything can happen.

    Todays Match : Match - 24 of 48
    Teams - England vs Afghanistan

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #668019
    Match - 24 of 48
    Teams - England vs Afghanistan
    Toss - England won the toss and choose to bat first.
    Score : Eng - 397/ 6 (50) at CRR of 7.94
    Winning Probability - Eng (99%) & Afghanistan (1%)

    Highlight of England inning :
    - Eoin Morgan, the English captain breaks the record of most sixes in an ODI - 17 sixes & 4 Fours in this score of 148 of just 71 balls with a strike rate of 208.45
    - England has so far registered the best total of 397/6(50) in this world cup.
    - Rashi Khan became the most expensive bowler of this world cup with 110(9) at an economy of 12.22

    End of first innings & England has shown their supremacy by putting a good score on board. At present Afghanistan seem far away from this match.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #668150
    Continuing their winning spree, New Zealand has won the match against South Africa by four wickets and has got closer to ensuring a berth in the semi-final.
    "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself" - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #668192
    Match - 26 of 48
    Teams - Australia vs Bangladesh
    Stadium : Trent Bridge
    Toss - Australia won the toss and decided to bat first.
    Score : Aus - 368/ 5 (49) at CRR of 7.51
    Winning Probability - Aus (80%) & Bangladesh (20%)

    Highlight of Australia Innings:
    - David Warner - 166 (147) with 14 Fours & 5 Sixes with a strike rate of 112.93
    - Usman Khawaja - 89 (72) with 10 Fours with a strike rate of 123.61
    - Soumya Sarkar their part time bowler took 3 wickets( Warner, Finch & Khawaja) for 58 Runs in 8 Overs with an economy of 7.25
    - The rain has started & the players have left the field. Hope it's a passing shower.
    - A good score on board & hope the Bangladeshi is able to chase as they did with WI.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #668214
    It was a good match. It looked that Australia will easily win after putting a huge total but Bangladesh fought well but could not win. It was a good match.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #668215
    Bangladesh is playing very good but it's just that the other teams are better. Shakib Al Hasan is at the peak of his career. Hope Bangladesh qualifies for the play offs.

  • #668286
    Stokes tried to strike Srilanka but in the end, it was Pradeep who struck England clinching a thrilling win and defended 232 runs!

    Lasith Malinga was very clinical in his performance in the match, picked up 4 important wickets.

    What a game it was! Like it.

    Congratulations SriLanka, for this amazing victory!

  • #668287
    No one could ever imagine that Sri Lanka could beat the number one team of ODI. Everyone thought that Lasith Malinga was too old and had lost his charm. But old is gold. Congratulations Sri Lanka!

  • #668325
    Today as India takes on Afghanistan, as per the point table, should be a comfortable win match for India but also a match to increase the net rate if played properly.
    We can never take any team lightly but can always try our best and support our Indian team.
    A win will take India to 2nd or 3rd spot depending on the NRR.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #668346
    India is undoubtedly the better side in today's match versus Afghanistan, but right now the men in blue are looking dismal. Four wickets have been picked up by Afghan bowlers, and India has only managed to amass 152 so far for the loss of 4 wickets after 36 overs. The run rate has been particularly slow. Do you think Indian batsmen are exercising extra caution, thereby significantly lowering the run rate? India was expected to score more than 300-350 runs in this match but looking at the situation now it does not seem that such a score will be probable. What do you think, has India taken Afghanistan lightly or extremely casually?

  • #668349
    India managed to score only 224 in 50 overs. Afghanistan played really well today. Their spin department and fielding were superb and they are well in the game.
    Run chase for Afghanistan will be interesting to see. It is going to be a good game of cricket. Can India restrict them or Afghanistan win this match? It is going to be an interesting one, let's see.

  • #668359
    Nabi amd Najibullah are both looking good. The chase is very much possible if these two Afghan batsmen stay. I wonder why Kedar Jadhav has not been used as a bowler. Vijay Shankar did not bowl today either.

  • #668361
    That was really a good match. I appreciate the way Afghanistan played. They restricted India to a very low score. It seems India has to work hard if they want to win this world cup. Mohammad Sami bowled well in the slog overs.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #668363
    Shami became the second Indian bowler to get a World Cup hat trick after Chetan Sharma as India crawled to victory. Yes, I repeat, crawled, where everyone expected Team India to crash Afghanistan.

  • #668364
    I really think India could perform much better. But hats off to Afghanistan and especially, Nabi. Afghanistan is becoming a strong team day by day.

  • #668367
    In yesterday's match, the pitch was difficult. The ball was coming slow after pitching. Run-scoring was difficult. And Afghanistan, after being a total disappointment in the first five matches, yesterday played really well.

    Indian bowlers also bowled their hearts out and successfully defended the low score.

    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #668371
    In the end, it was India who wins the match by 11 runs. It was a nail-biting finish for India when Afghanistan looked really good and the chase was possible then Shami came struck Afghanistan to seal the match!

    However, we should also give credit to Afghanistan for a great performance that made India struggle at times and were forced to think differently in the match.

  • #668391
    Match - 29 of 48
    Teams - New Zealand vs West Indies
    Stadium : Old Trafford
    Toss - WI won the toss and decided to bowl first.
    Score : NZ - 291/ 8(50) beat WI - 286/10(49)

    Highlight of the match :
    - 2 wickets in the first over for WI, NZ openers going for duck.
    -NZ captain taking it cool and standing on crease to keep the score board moving, Kane williamson - 148(154) & Ross taylor help in maintaining the score with his support in the middle for 69(95) helped NA put a score of 291/8 in 50 overs.
    - WI also lost 2 wickets in 10 overs but Gayle & Hetmyer kept the score moving and looked like taking the game away from NZ.
    - WI bowler Brathwaite also played a crucial role and tried well to keep the run rate under control & also tried his best to keep with the CRR. He score 101(82) with 9 Fours & 5 Sixes but the wickets was falling at the other end, could not help theWI register their win. They fell short of 5 runs with 1 over to spare.

    Yesterdays both the match - India vs Afghanistan & New Zealand vs West Indies was a tight & nail biting match. Both the match looked swinging in both the teams favor from time to time but the more dominant team showed their potential and won.

    Now coming to today's match.
    Match - 30 of 48
    Teams - Pakistan vs South Africa
    Stadium : Lord's
    Winning Probability : Pak 45% & SA 55%
    Its a Do or die match for Pakistan as a loss will remove their chance of moving to top of point table and also a hope for top 4 position.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #668431
    Pakistan is looking good. South Africa has to take quick wickets to take the match on their side.

  • #668454
    Pakistan has posted a healthy total of 308 and set a difficult target of 309 for South Africa. South Africa has scored 92 for loss of two wickets in 20 overs. The required run rate is creeping up beyond seven runs per over. Will South Africa succeed in achieving the target?
    "If you don't understand my silence, you will not understand my words"
    Unknown

  • #668462
    A good and much-needed win for Pakistan. South Africa is officially out of the tournament.

  • #668482
    Teams - Pakistan vs South Africa
    Stadium : Lord's
    MOM : Haris Sohail - 89 (59)
    The game looked like an ordinary one. SA was never in the game. Their bowling, fielding & even batting never looked liked they wanted to win. From the first itself, looked like they were just playing for the sake of completing the series. May be they were sure that they are out of tournament. Pak has done their best and will look for win in every match in order to keep a chance of getting a place in the top 4 position.


    Now coming to today's match.
    Match - 31 of 48
    Teams - Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
    Stadium : Rose Bowl Cricket Ground
    Winning Probability : Ban 70% & Afg 30%

    Bangladesh is doing good at this world cup and has fought every match till the end. They will surely try their best to win this match and move a place above Sri Lanka. On the other hand, after a tough fight with India, Afghanistan will give their best and try to register a win and fell their presence in this world cup.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #668498
    The last few matches (NZvsWI, IndVsAfg, SLVsEng, SAvsNZ) for a change have been a closely fought match. These matches were far more interesting due to the tight games. Sri lanka and Afghanistan proved that any team or fixture is not over until the finish.

  • #668520
    Now coming to today's match.
    Teams - Bangladesh vs Afghanistan
    Winning Probability : Ban 70% & Afg 30%
    Toss : Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bowl
    Score : Ban - 262/7 (50) with CRR - 5.24

    End of 1st innings. Bangladesh stands good and has made a compatible score on board. Afghanistan will have to have a good start. They will surely look for a win in this match.
    For Afghanistan :
    -Mujeeb Ur Rehman took 3 Wickets in 10 Overs and gave only 39 runs, Economy - 3.90
    -Gulbadin Naib took 2 Wickets in 10 Overs and gave only 56 runs, Economy - 5.60
    - Mohammed Nabi & Dawlat Zadran took 1Wickets each

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #668521
    Hat-tricks in World Cups till date

    1. Chetan Sharma (India) vs New Zealand, 1987 (Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith, Ewen Chatfield)
    2. Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan) vs Zimbabwe, 1999 (Henry Olonga, Adam Huckle, Pommie Mbangwa)
    3. Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) vs Bangladesh, 2003 (Hannan Sarkar, Mohammad Ashraful, Ehsanul Haque)
    4. Brett Lee (Australia)vs Kenya, 2003(Kennedy Otieno, Brijal Patel, David Obuya)
    5. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) vs South Africa, 2007 (Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis, Makhaya Ntini) (four in four balls)
    6. Kemar Roach (West Indies) vs Netherlands, 2011 (Pieter Seelaar, Bernard Loots, Berend Westdijk)
    7. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) vs Kenya, 2011 (Tanmay Mishra, Peter Ongondo, Shem Ngoche)
    8. Steven Finn (England)vs Australia, 2015 (Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson)
    9. JP Duminy (South Africa) vs Sri Lanka, 2015 (Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara, Tharindu Kaushal)
    10. Mohammed Shami (India) vs Afghanistan, 2019 (Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb ur Rahman)(in his first World cup tournament, Last over in last 3 balls )

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #668534
    After losing all the matches, Afghanistan is now playing against Bangladesh. Bangladesh has taken 262/7. It is very difficult for Afghanistan to win over Bangladesh. Afghanistan will continue to remain with ZERO points.
    No life without Sun

  • #668540
    Today's match has no importance. Afghanistan is already out of the tournament. Bangladesh has played some good cricket in this tournament, but it will also not be able to move to the semi-final. Today, Bangladesh could not cross 270 batting first, but nevertheless, it would win the match.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #668608
    Match No : 32 of 48
    Teams - Australia vs England
    Winning Probability : Aus 50% & Eng 50%
    Toss : England won the toss and decided to bowl
    Ground : Lord's

    Both team on looking for a win as it will definitely put them in a better position. Both have shown their capability and will try to upsurge others. Looking for a competent match.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #668708
    Alas! England could not win in their own land against the Aussies. The Australians won the game and consolidated their position for the semi-finals.
    No life without Sun

  • #668712
    Match No : 33 of 48
    Teams - New Zealand vs Pakistan
    Winning Probability : NZ 60% & Pak 40%
    Ground : Edgbaston

    New Zealand has shown their supremacy in this world cup with India by winning all their matches till now keeping them at the top spot against Pakistan. Both team will try their best to win this match. By a win, New Zealand will fix their semi-final stand. A win for pakistan will keep their chance in the semi-final spot open. Pak has 5 points from their 6 games and 3 more to go, including this.
    Looking for a super contest between the black and green.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #668722
    No matter how many maps are drawn and how many equations have formulated and how many superstitions have come Australia will win the 6th world cup title that's for sure...
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #668828
    Match No : 34 of 48
    Teams - India vs West Indies
    Winning Probability : Ind 62% & WI 38%
    Ground : Old Trafford

    India is the only team in this world cup who has kept their winning stoke. They are having 9 points from their 5 matches and would like to win this match too, in order to keep their position firm in the top 4.
    West Indies will try their best to win this match so as to keep their chance of advancing to to top 4 slot. They have played well against New Zealand and this will help them in keeping their fighting spirit. Chris gayle, Hetmyer , braithwaite, Holder and Thomas are in good touch.
    As of now, India and West Indies have faced each other 8 times in world cup and India has won 5 times whereas WI has won only 3 times, which gives India more chance and added advantage.
    Todays match will be exciting match to watch.

    All the best team India.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #668831
    India needs to win two out of the remaining four matches to guarantee their semi-final slot. On the other hand, West Indies need to win all the left matches to keep their hopes of going into semi-finals alive.

  • #668859
    India score 268/7 in 50 overs against West Indies. Kohli played a sensible knock of 72, Rahul 48 and Dhoni 56. Pandya also scored 46 to help on score 268 in 50 overs. India is favorites in the game but they need to be a bit caution against WI. They can turn the tide any time and win the game. Chris Gayle has that ability to change the whole scenario of the match.
    So India needs to be consistent in their bowling department and always keep a check on your fielding because catches win matches.

    Best of luck to the team India!

  • #668860
    India after winning the toss decided to bat as Virat Kohli said, the pitch is hard and will be good for batting. As the pitch is used and gets old, will be slow and ball will not come on bat, hence batting second will be difficult.
    The opening was good but the wicket of Rohit Sharma, a 50 - 50 one has gone in WI favor, the score was kept at an average of 4.25. The wickets kept on falling at regular intervals which kept the big scoring match to a average one.

    Even though, India managed to score 268/7 in 50 Overs. Kohli, Pandya and Dhoni played well. Virat Kohli became the faster batsmen to get 20000 runs in all format.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #668890
    Wah! India won the game against West Indies. West Indies lost very badly. They couldn't make even 150 against 269. As predicted, Gayle did not become a storm at all. Indians are great. We are sure to be a World Champion.
    No life without Sun

  • #668899
    It was an easy win for India against the West Indies. Our bowlers bowled well and West Indies batsmen could not survive against the bowling attack of India. It's very surprising that they could not score even 150 runs.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #669001
    South Africa's resurgent run chase against Sri Lanka secured the second win in WC 19. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis controlled the fort after losing the first wicket cheaply and played unbeaten knocks against WI.

    Lasith Malinga was the only wicket-taker from Sri Lank. With this defeat, chances for Sri Lanka to qualify for the top four teams has diminished! South Africa is already out of the WC.

  • #669012
    It will be an interesting game today! India is second in the points' table, while England looks a bit shaky after three losses. India has also displaced their opponents to head the ODI rankings. Will England break India's winning streak?

    India will likely continue with the same winning team and as per what has been reported in the media, it seems the pitch at Edgbaston will be a treat for spinners like Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Still, I think Vijay Shankar, too, should get a chance to bowl his full quota of ten overs.

    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #669019
    Today 29 June 2019 have 2 games.
    1. Pakistan vs Afghanistan which will be played at Headingley ground.
    This match will be deciding match as a win for Pakistan will help them with a strong contender for the 4th spot in the point table.

    2. Australia vs New Zealand at Lord's.
    A win for New Zealand win fix them for the semi final spot and a loss will keep them in trouble as the final match will be with England.

    Both match will be treat to watch.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #669026
    Afghanistan opted to bat after winning the toss!
    A must win the match for Pakistan against Afghanistan to keep hopes alive in this WC. While Afghanistan will be looking to play spoiler for Pakistan. "We are already drowned darling, will take you along", said Afghanistan's skipper a few days back. At least Pakistan will not be complacent at this stage of the tournament and they will try to win this game.

  • #669065
    Pakistan won the game against Afghanistan by 3 wickets. It was interesting to watch the final overs where the ball and run ran together( 2 runs in 3 balls)
    No life without Sun

  • #669067
    Australia beat New Zealand by a big margin. New Zealand has been defeated continuously in the last two matches and the defeat of New Zealand has opened chances for both England and Pakistan to be in the semifinals if New Zealand fails to win the next match and improve its run rate.

  • #669069
    Now, the question of going to semifinal (last four stage) is wide open. At present, only India is 90% sure to reach the semifinal followed by Australia. New Zealand has made its position doubtful by its continuous defeat in the last two matches.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #669072
    Pakistan survived a mighty scare to continue its surge for semifinals. In a nail-biting finish, Imad Waseem (49) proves nerves of steel to guide his team for three-wicket victory over Afghanistan. Wahab Riaz (15/9) with a mighty six off Rashid Khan released a bit pressure for Pakistan. Six off six needed in the last over, picking four runs in the three balls. Now 2 needed from 3 balls, Imad Wasim emerged as an unlikely hero hitting for a boundary on the fifth delivery giving Pakistan a much-needed win to keep their hopes alive.
    In the end, it turned out to be a great game of cricket.

  • #669106
    Match No : 38 of 48
    Teams - India vs England
    Winning Probability : India 60% & Eng40%
    Ground : Edgbaston

    India topping the ICC ranking and unbeaten in this world cup will be looking to keep up their winning streak. On the other hand, England will desperately look for a win in order to keep their chance to move to semis.

    The best part is that today, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka too will be supporting and praying for India as a win will help them take the 4th spot into the semis.

    A tough match and a deciding one for many teams.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #669118
    India becoming an unbeaten team, Played 6 matches and won 5 matches and remaining match is abandoned against New Zealand and had 11 points. Now, the match between India and England was started. The winning percentage is in favour of India. And surely predict that India will win and once again becoming an unbeaten team. England was in the toughest condition to go semifinal by winning these matches. England played 7 matches and won 8 points so far. Australia won the match against New Zealand yesterday. And India was the only team to beat Australia in this World Cup. Australia is confirmed to go semifinals. India needs a bit of one point to have a chance to go semifinals. I hope India will win one point and the Indian team will go semifinals.

  • #669139
    Ind vs Eng. Finally, it seems that the law of averages could catch up with our team, England put up a first wicket partnership of 160!. Hoping that our team gets back into the game. Let's see...

  • #669159
    England batted well and made 337/7. They made it difficult for India to target that number. I am sure, India is going to lose this game. Maybe a game plan to put Pakistan out of WC. Who knows!
    No life without Sun

  • #669160
    We have just lost Rahul for a duck. India faces an uphill task to score 338 to win. A big ask after the early loss. Each of the star players right up to 7 down have to bring out their best if India has to have a fighting chance to win this match.

  • #669164
    No doubt. India will lose this match and will win the next match to be fit to get the cup in hand. This strategy will keep Pakistan OUT.
    No life without Sun

  • #669186
    I read somewhere that former Pakistani Player Sikander Bakht said that India will lose the coming matches because they don't that Pakistan enters the semifinals. How strange?

    But after watching today's match people may be thinking that he has said it correctly.

    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #669193
    India has lost its first match in this world cup. It was a fantastic high scoring game with England coming on out on the top. A good quick 40-50 by Rahul would have brought us home. Anyway, we've got two more games to play and win.

  • #669194
    In this match India Vs England, England won the toss and elected to bat first. After 1st Innings England Scored 337 runs off 300 balls. England set a big target to India. India fought against England and Scored only 306 runs off 300 balls. Finally, India lost a match against England by 31 runs. This is sad news for India, But India well played and fight against England. Rohit Sharma hits Century in this match but not continues. Mohammad Shami gets Five Wickets for India against England. Man of the match is awarded to Johny Bairstow from team England. England Inflict first defeats on India. The Rare thing is Pakistan fans also supporting India to win the against England. Kohli becomes a 1st captain to hit Five Consecutive WC 50s. Kohli recently became the fastest batsman to score 20,000 international runs in WC. After winning the match, England keeps hope to go semifinal. But Pakistan has no chance to go semifinal. And also this is sad news for Pakistan. India hopes to go semifinal by winning next matches. India played with a new jersey is the excitement in this match.

  • #669210
    Pakistan is not completely out they have a must-win game against Bangladesh and they have to watch for NZ vs England match If England wins Pakistan hopes to reach semifinals will be very bleak(net run rate comes to picture) if NZ wins then they reach Semifinals (if they win against Ban).
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #669270
    Match No : 39 of 48
    Teams - Sri Lanka vs West Indies
    Winning Probability : Sl 60% & Eng40%
    Ground : Riverside ground
    Toss : WI won the toss and decided to bowl.

    SL will try for a win so as to keep their chace open for the final top slot and enter the semis. WI is already ruled out for the semis and will look to win and provide a relief for the team.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #669288
    In yesterday match India did some crucial mistakes-1. Even though spinner Chahal giving runs excessively in every over, he was allowed to bowl further which cost 88 runs in 10 overs. 2. When India started with 338 runs to score, in the first ten overs the scoring rate is not at all encouraging to reach the big target. 3. Only Pandya tried his best to reach the target but players like Rishab, Kedar and even Dhoni played for their own sake. 4. From the beginning, the Indian team started in a defensive mode rather than attacking to reach the target. When India is firmly targeting the World Cup, the players have never shown such intent in their game. Our former captain Mr.Ganguly rightly told India never looked like the champion team which is targeting the world cup. They never showed a fight in this match and the players fully succumbed to the situation and played definitely like a losing team in the match. Members, do you agree with the comments of Mr.Ganguly?

  • #669310
    India's match is against Bangladesh. There is no doubt, Bangladesh is playing entertaining cricket. But let's convert those so-called tigers to paper tigers. Most probably Rabindra Jadeja will play in this match and Bhubaneshwar Kumar will return after injury.
    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #669323
    New Zealand vs England Match was very crucial if NZ wins INDIA VS NZ is in Semifinals if England wins India vs England in Semifinals. Australia has to play against New Zealand or Pakistan or Bangladesh in semis.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #669325
    New Zealand vs England Match is very crucial if NZ wins INDIA VS NZ is in Semifinals if England wins India vs England in Semifinals. Australia has to play against New Zealand or Pakistan or Bangladesh in semis.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #669329
    It's very upsetting that people are blaming MS Dhoni for the loss against England but they don't care to blame Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma who scored only 28 runs in 10 overs which is very low when you have to chase a massive total of 337 in 50 overs.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #669330
    Match No : 40 of 48
    Teams - India vs Bangladesh
    Winning Probability : India 65% & Ban 35%
    Ground : Edgbaston

    Todays match stands crucial for both the team. For India, a win will give a smooth way to the semifinal and a loss win put India on the weighing scale. For Bangladesh, it's a must win in order to keep their hope alive for the final 4 spot.

    India may see some change in the team. The management is looking to bring in Ravindra Jadeja in place of Kedar Jadhav (all rounder). This will help to balance the middle order and also help in bowling. the rest may be the same that played against England.

    Coming to the closing phase of the round robin, 4 teams( Afghanistan, South africa, West Indies and Sri Lanka) are out of the competition. The other 4 teams are on a dependent stage, i.e.
    - New zealand need to win their final match against England or else, they may find it difficult as Pakistan can come in picture, if they win with Bangladesh on friday with good margin.
    - Pakistan need to win their final match against Bangladesh with good margin and hope New Zealand win against England or England win against New Zealand with good margin.
    - England need to win their final match against New Zealand with good net rate, Pakistan lose to Bangladesh and Bangladesh lose to India in today's match.
    - Bangladesh need to win both the match - against India and Pakistan and hope New Zealand win over England and they maintain a good net rate.

    The final round of the round robin will be crucial for many and will be interesting to watch.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #669334
    Varghese,

    I have one request. Since the group stage matches will be completed on 6th July, we will close this thread in the morning of 7th July after about 10 a.m. I request you to post a fresh thread on 7th July for discussion for the next stages, namely the semi-finals and the final and we will put a red pin to that thread.

    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #669340
    England should win against NZ so England vs India will be facing in Semifinals again Edgbaston.
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #669363
    Today, India won the toss and elected to bat. As of now, India's opening batsmen Rahul and Rohit are batting well. India 102-0 (17.3 overs). A great hope for India's victory over Bangladesh, to consolidate their position for the semi-finals
    No life without Sun

  • #669371
    Wah! What a batting by Rohit. Rohit made his century and caught out at 104. India 180/1 (29 overs). India would score 300+ and make it tough for Bangladesh to chase. A great game. A bright light could be seen at the tunnel end.
    No life without Sun

  • #669375
    Rohit Sharma was hit century is the excitement in this match. KL Rahul good comeback and made a half-century but not continued. They played a good opening partnership of 180 runs. Virat Kholi and Hardik Pandya dismissed soon. Good innings played by opening batsmen. I hope they will score 300+ runs against Bangladesh and kick Bangladesh out of world cup.

  • #669379
    At the end, India scored 315-8 (50 overs). A hard target for Bangladesh to chase.
    The head was strong - The body was good - The tail did not shake.

    No life without Sun

  • #669381
    Frankly speaking, I am totally disheartened. After such a good opening stand, I expected India to cross 350 very easily. But that was not to be.

    Now let the Indian bowlers destroy Bangladesh.

    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #669388
    I also was expecting that India will score at least 350 runs as they were playing but they could not. Bangladesh is batting well and hope they will give a tough fight to India.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #669391
    After a great opening stand, the first wicket of Rohit fell at 180 when it looked difficult for Ban to stop India score a massive total.

    Barring Rohit (104/92) and Rahul (77/92), no other player could score 50+ runs.

    On the other hand, Ban fought hard and didn't lose concentration and restricted India only to 313 in 50 overs which once looked in blazing touch!

    The way most of us might have thought that India is heading for a massive total but Bangladesh came back to restrict India to 313 runs; in the same way, Bangladesh has the capability to surpass this total.

    So, India can't be complacent, picking wickets at the regular intervals is important.

    All the best to cricket!

  • #669397
    Whoever won the toss and bat first will win the game cricket becomes a boring game and India will win today. Rohit catch was dropped 5 times in the world cup and scored a century. What is this?
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #669413
    Very pleased to see India's win against Bangladesh. Bangladesh, though chased the target well, could not score well in the final overs. They scored 286 for all out. India wins by 28 runs.

    Well done, team India.

    No life without Sun

  • #669418
    It was a good game. Though India won the match Bangladesh too played well to chase the massive target. Rohit Sharma played a good inning. He has been a busy player in this world cup.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #669451
    Match No : 41 of 48
    Teams - England vs New Zealand
    Winning Probability : Eng 60% & NZ 40%
    Ground : Riverside

    The two great team will be fighting each other to win and enter the semis. Both team need to win in order to stand a chance. Both teams have good batting, bowling and fielding, but England seems to be having a upper hand. It will be action packed match.

    As mentioned yesterday,
    - New zealand and England need to win today's match or else, they may find it difficult as Pakistan can come in picture, if they win with Bangladesh on friday with good margin.

    Bangladesh loss to India has withdrawn them from the competition and now it's between England, New Zealand and Pakistan.

    As per Vandana (#669334), I will open a new thread for the semis.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #669465
    Today, we can see England and NewZealand trying to show their best to fit into semi-finals. England won the toss and chose to bat. Let us watch who makes it.
    No life without Sun

  • #669505
    Wah! England batted well and set a target of 306 runs for New Zealand.
    Alas, New Zealand lost its first wicket in the first over. Can they reach the target?
    Who will get into semi-finals? Watch the game.

    @ Alas! At 1945 hrs, NZ lost their second wicket in the 5th over (score 15/2)

    No life without Sun

  • #669513
    England posted 305 for Newzealand in 50 overs. Briastow hit ton from 91 balls and Roy made 60 off 61.
    New Zealand lost two wickets in 12 overs and score 47 runs.

  • #669549
    In yesterday England Vs New Zealand match, England won the match by 119 runs. By winning this match, England got 12 points and New Zealand has 11 points in the Points table. England good batting and bowling performance is the reason why England is won. England made a good opening partnership that lifts to make 300+ runs. Man of the Match is awarded to Jonny Bairstow, who has well played and hit Century. And dismissed with 106 runs off 99 balls. He was next to Rohit Sharma for making Centuries. All Teams are aiming to go Semifinals. Australia and India selected for Semifinals and England were Selected to go Semifinals. New Zealand was in doubt to go Semifinal and it is based on Performance of Pakistan, against Bangladesh was in tomorrow.

  • #669565
    Match No : 42 of 48
    Teams - West Indies vs Afghanistan
    Winning Probability : WI 70% & Afg 30%
    Ground : Headingley

    As todays match is only a formality one, to complete the 9 games of a team. Both the teams are out of the semi final spot.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #669572
    Now the question is - Who will make it to the semi-finals? New Zealand or Pakistan. While NZ played all the league matches and settled in the fourth position, Pakistan in the fifth position need to win over Srilanka, Even if they win, they need to win with a great margin to go up to the fourth position. I think it will be a Herculean task for Pakistan. We can conclude that Australia, England, India and New Zealand are the teams that reached the semi-finals.
    No life without Sun

  • #669630
    Mr. Sun and Vimala (#668722,#669210) please read this carefully. Pakistan is out of the World cup practically only theoretically they are in.


    Semifinals India vs Eng
    Aus vs Nz (Trans tasmanian rivalary)

    Possible finals are Aus vs Eng or Aus vs Ind...

    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #669631
    The following four teams will play in the semi-final:-

    1. India
    2. Australia
    3. England
    4. New Zealand

    India will face New Zealand and another Australia-England battle is expected.

    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • #669635
    At this Moment The top four teams are Aus, Ind, Eng, Nz. One match remained for Aus and Ind I think Aus will win against SA. I doubt Ind will win against SL. 1 and 4 (first semi-final) 2 and 3 (Second Semifinal) only one-day remaining wait and see... Aus vs Nz and Ind vs Eng...
    Wants are like horses as a rider we need to use the horse halter wisely in order to reach our desired destination safely-- Bhushan

  • #669735
    Yet Pakistan lost their chance of getting into semi-finals, though they had the opportunity to make it. Pakistan needed 315 runs victory over Bangladesh. They won the toss and chose to bat. Had they batted well and scored beyond 400+, and bowled well to reduce the runs of BAN to less than 100, they would have fitted into semi-finals.

    Today, let us watch India Vs Srilanka for time pass.

    No life without Sun

  • #669754
    Match no - 44 of 48
    Teams - India vs Sri Lanka
    Ground - Headingley
    Winning probability - India 75% and SL 25%
    Toss - Srilanka won the toss and decided to bat.

    India will try their best to win their last match in order to make it to the top spot of the point table whereas Srilanka would like to finish their world cup with a win.

    Match - 45 of 48
    Teams - Australia vs South Africa
    Ground - Old Trafford
    Winning probability - Aus 75% and SA 25%

    A win for Australia will maintain their top spot. SA would like to win the game and finish and compensate for their tournament losses.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #669788
    Wah! Great victory to India. India beat SriLanka by 7 wickets. India could easily chase the target of 264 set by Srilanka. Rohit Sharma made his 4th century, and Rahul also made a century.

    Well done India.

    No life without Sun

  • #669803
    What a match,
    1. India vs Srilanka
    Srilanka won the toss and decided to bat first. They made 264/10 in 50 overs and India finished the game in just 45 overs. There were 3 centuries in the match.
    Angelo Mathew for SL, KL Rahul and R. Sharma for India. This is the 5th century for Rohit and making him the first to make 5 century in a world cup and also the top scorer in the group stage in the world cup. R. Sharma is the MOM for his 103/94 balls.

    2. Australia vs South Africa
    SA won the toss and decided to bat first. They put a decent score on board of 325/7 in 50 overs. Faf du Plessis scored a century 100/100 balls.
    Australia struggled from the start but David Warner helped in the middle to keep the score board ticking. He made 122/112 balls but could not help Aussies to win the match.

    After the final match of the round Robin, the top 4 team that are qualified for the semi finals are :
    1. India
    2. Australia
    3. England
    4. New Zealand

    The 1st semi final will be on Tuesday.

    “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz

  • #669805
    A convincing victory by India over Srilanka before entering into the semifinals. Rohit Sharma again proved his worth. It was a really wonderful performance from the Indian team. Best of luck team India for coming matches.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain

  • #669825
    Australia lost the match to South Afric, paving way for India to be on the top of the points table. India will face New Zealand in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

  • #669838
    I think this is the first thread in ISC which has received 255 responses. A Marathon thread.
    Let a new thread be created to post our comments/views on the semi-final and final matches.

    @ This thread should be locked and a new thread should be created.

    No life without Sun


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