Sri Lanka to carry on wearing 'lucky' yellow World Cup shirts
- Author: Angelo Rivera Jul 03, 2019,
Jul 03, 2019, 0:28
"They are a great fielding side. We're not the type of team that takes losses really hard".
India's biggest threat thus far came from a surprise source, as World Cup debutants Afghanistan came close to a huge upset at the Ageas Bowl, only to lose by 11 runs. We're going from match to match.
Kohli (72) and MS Dhoni (56 not out) both hit half-centuries as India, who won the toss and elected to bat, made 268-7, with Jason Holder's 46 dot balls in his 10 overs helping to keep the total down. To be honest it doesn't really matter about looking at results, it's about performing and not getting too wrapped up in what could happen. New Zealand deliberately lost to Pakistan (in the league stage). "Pakistan was very loud".
What the win over England has done is opened a little door for Sri Lanka to creep into the last four provided of course they win their remaining three matches against South Africa, West Indies and India, a tall order but not impossible.
Both teams will remain. In 2003, India lost to Australia in the World Cup final to finish as runner-ups.
On the evidence of the 50-over cricket being played at a breakneck pace, all around the world, more so perhaps in the Asian sub-continent, the high scoring matches have just become a so "predictable" and "boring". "I had a bad surgery and it was because of that I was struggling", he said. You can look at it as a burden, and only you can stuff it up, but I think at the end of the day, when you're talking about [being favourites] and things like that, you also have to appreciate the amount of work that goes in behind the scenes from the coaches and everyone to get to that position.
Former England cricketer Nasser Hussain took to social media to ask Pakistani fans as to which team they would be supporting between England and India Cricket World Cup match as both the teams will meet on Sunday at Edgbaston.
- Australia and New Zealand are four and three points clear of England respectively, while India, one point ahead, have two games in hand, leaving limited hope of England catching any of those three teams.
Some said that Pakistan cricket captian Sarfaraz Ahmad and his boys have kept them in a hard situation, where now they have to pray for the India's win. Supposedly out of form coming into the tournament, he's way out on his own with 19. We knew that there would be some stuff written and there would be some opinions had when we first landed in the country. The left-hander is the [3.7] favourite but before piling into that price, it's worth remembering that while the Aussies have played seven games, most teams have played just six and one side has played just five. Not quite sure if it's sunk in yet to be honest, but it's something I will treasure.
England and India arrive into the game in contrasting moods. All this within 4 days.