Jul 22, 2019

Urgent need for a DRS rethink

When a viewer sees that a decision is palpably wrong and nothing can be done about it, he or she loses interest in the game.

Briefing

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World Cup 2019, India report card: Top and bottom heavy

India’s top order and pace attack were the pick of the assets at the World Cup, but the middle order lacked depth and the spin twins lacked bite.

Statsman

World Cup highs and lows

All the stats you need from the 2019 cricket World Cup.

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To Barcelona or not? - Antoine Griezmann makes it official

With the player’s representative depositing the Frenchman’s release clause of €120 million with La Liga, a chaotic two-year-long saga comes to an end. Or has it?

Food For Thought

The Vitamin D dilemma

While most articles say the best source of Vitamin D is sunshine, I believe we are still not getting enough.

Last Word

Catalogue-writing is an art form

No trip to the UK is complete without a visit to catch up with John McKenzie, the man described as being “quite as celebrated as Geoff Boycott” by the writer Geoffrey Moorhouse.

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England captain Eoin Mogan: We’ll celebrate as hard as we can

Captain Eoin Mogan, still coming to terms with the magnitude of England’s achievement, was ready to admit that the home team got the rub of the green — which many attributed to the “Irishman’s Luck” — in the summit clash.

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The top four who mattered for England

Seven English players have topped the batting and bowling charts in World Cup 2019; these four were Eoin Morgan’s trump cards.

On The Write Line

Urgent need for a DRS rethink

When a viewer sees that a decision is palpably wrong and nothing can be done about it, he or she loses interest in the game.

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World Cup Diary: From aboard a train to London

An Eritrean who speaks fluent Hindi, political posturing from a plane, India loses over two days and more from our World Cup diary.

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PKL 2019: Get ready for mat finish, season 7

Doing away with the old format that split the 12 teams into two zones, this season will see a double round robin format, thereby ensuring that each team plays every other team twice.

View from the paddock

Tactical victory for Hamilton at Silverstone

The British Grand Prix was a rare instance where the Mercedes drivers used different strategies. Normally, the team has been very strong about giving them the same strategy so that it doesn’t favour one over the other.

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Time for Team India to lay blueprint for 2023 World Cup

The selectors are convinced that India’s strength at the 2023 World Cup would be better than it is at present. Only the team needs to be remain positive.

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No one can stop me from playing cricket, says Ajinkya Rahane

As a batsman, it is important to spend time in the middle. The more time you spend at the crease, the better it is for you. It makes you more confident.

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World Cup 2019 Final: Brittania... no brexit this time!

Muscular batting, probing bowling, sharp fielding and above all the can-do spirit embellished England. The world is its oyster now and this momentum has to be maintained.

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Cricket World Cup 2019: Mitchell Starc - Rewriting records

With 27 wickets, Mitchell Starc surpassed Glenn McGrath’s tally of 26, which the lanky paceman had achieved in the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.

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Cricket World Cup 2019: Rohit 'Hitman' Sharma's heroics

The 32-year-old Rohit Sharma, who amassed 648 runs from nine matches, fell 25 runs short of Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the highest number of runs in a single World Cup.

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It came home finally, and how!

With both the teams scoring 241 after the regulation 50-overs-a-side, a Super Over was introduced to break the tie. But even that wasn’t enough to separate the two teams as both scored 15 in six balls. In the end, England prevailed because it hit a total of 26 boundaries — scored across 50 overs and the Super Over — compared to New Zealand’s 17.

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A Kiwi flight that shattered a billion dreams!

The rain-hit World Cup semifinal played over two days at Old Trafford, turned out to be a low-scoring affair, with New Zealand putting up 239 for eight against India and then successfully defending it by 18 runs.

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...without breaking a sweat

Despite losing the toss, it turned out to be a perfect day for England as it managed to get the better of Australia in every department.

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Cricketers who may have played their last World Cup

Father Time waits for no one and we look at five players who have probably played their last World Cup.

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Exciting new talents that blazed a trail at World Cup 2019

Many youngsters caught the eye of the cricketing world at the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. Here is a look at a few promising ones.

Vantage Point

Simona Halep gallops to glory at Wimbledon

Serena Williams landed few of her heavy punches, committing 26 unforced errors against an astoundingly low three for Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final. And Halep artfully displayed patience during rallies but attacked every chance she had.

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Top order run feast to left-arm magic - the World Cup 2019 trends

From a wet start to the coronation of a new champion, the 2019 World Cup emerged as one of the more absorbing of the 12 editions of the quadrennial gala. Here are some interesting trends observed over six weeks.

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Djokovic edges Federer in epic Wimbledon final

Much like Roger Federer’s classic 2008 Wimbledon final against Rafael Nadal — often called the greatest match ever played — this epic also featured unpredictable fluctuations and riveting shot-making.