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Who would have predicted that: All-rounder Andy Bichel delivers dream performance against England at 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup

Andy Bichel will walk into the Australian XI of today and possibly all contemporary teams but...
20 May 2020

Cricket World Rewind: #OnThisDay - An England 1999 World Cup victory that made them dangerously complacent

May 18, 1999 - A loss to Australia in the semi final of the 1975 World Cup, a loss to West Indies in the final of the 1979 World Cup, a loss to India in the semi final of the 1983 World Cup, a loss to Australia in the final of the 1987 World Cup,
18 May 2020

Cricket World Rewind: #OnThisDay - Flower-Collingwood's unorthodox approach takes England to maiden World Cup victory

May 16, 2010 - While a lot of credit is given to the captain-coach combination of Eoin Morgan and Trevor Bayliss which won England the 2019 World Cup, and rightly so,
16 May 2020

Who would have predicted that: Zimbabwe all-rounder Neil Johnson stuns South Africa at 1999 World Cup

Zimbabwe all-rounder Neil Johnson was on fire during the 1999 men's Cricket World Cup
13 May 2020

Who would have predicted that: Wahab Riaz turns on heat in 2011 World Cup semi-final against India

Before the all-important semi-final against India at the ICC World Cup 2011 in Mohali, the Pakistan management was faced with the tough of choice of picking between Shoaib Akhtar and Wahab Riaz
11 May 2020

CWC 2019 Recap: England down Australia in semis to reach within striking distance of World Cup trophy

England were arguably the better team coming into the tournament but the way Australia had beaten England in the league stage, it would certainly have given them hope of repeating their feat.
9 May 2020

CWC 2019 Recap: Jadeja-Dhoni stand in vain as New Zealand hand India heartbreak in eventful semi-final

In a strange semi-final that was played over two days, New Zealand won by 18 runs and stunned India, who were one of the favourites to win the title. It was the exceptional swing bowling from Trent Boult and Matt Henry which broke the back of the Indian batting line-up first up.
8 May 2020

CWC 2019 Recap: Rohit Sharma scripts record with 5th ton in World Cup 2019

At 55-4 and with Sri Lanka's top four in Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis back in the hut by the 12th over,
6 May 2020

CWC 2019 Recap: Shaheen's 6/35 helps Pakistan finish on a high in Shoaib Malik's last ODI

Before the clash between Pakistan and Bangladesh, all ridiculous simulations were thrown up. Pakistan had to score 500 runs and try to bowl out Bangladesh for 50 and what not.
5 May 2020

CWC 2019 Recap: England back in top 4, India lose their first

A Cricket World series, CWC 2019 Recap looks at all the high-octane encounters from the last year's ODI World Cup: from Jofra Archer's bouncers to Rohit Sharma's hundreds and from Mitchell Starc's yorkers to Virat Kohli's antics.
30 April 2020

CWC 2019 Recap: Australia climb to top of table as Kiwis slip again

As has been the case through most of the 2015 and the 2019 World Cup, left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc proved to be the star for Australia yet again as he ripped open the Kiwi batting order with his express pace and on-point yorkers.
29 April 2020

CWC 2019 Recap: Shami's brilliance helps India register massive 125-run win over Windies

The 34th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between West Indies and India proved to be far more one-sided that it was expected as a steady batting display and some great bowling from India never gave their opponents a sniff at the Emirates Old Traffor in Manchester.
26 April 2020

CWC 2019 Recap: Calm, collected Babar Azam takes Pakistan home with an unbeaten ton

Pakistan faced New Zealand in a must-win game in the 33rd match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Given Pakistan's poor record while chasing, not many expected them to pull off the victory in the calm manner that they did.
25 April 2020

CWC 2019 Recap: England's campaign on sword's edge after loss against Australia

Australia made a sensible tactical move as they dropped Nathan Coulter-Nile to bring in Jason Behrendorff. England's weakness against left-arm bowlers was well documented and Australia exploited that by opening the bowling with two left-armers in Mitchell Starc and Behrendorff as England struggled to get going.
24 April 2020

CWC 2019 Recap: All-round Pakistan eliminate South Africa

It was a do or die game for both teams. A win for Pakistan was essential to keep their campaign alive after a defeat against India in their last match. South Africa too had had a terrible run and a loss in this match meant elimination.
22 April 2020

CWC 2019 Recap: Windies fall just short of another 'remember the name' moment against Kiwis

Three years on from his heroic and jaw-dropping display in the final of the 2016 World T20, Carlos Braithwaite was on the cusp on another special moment.
21 April 2020

The Most Wickets at the 2015 World Cup? | Top 5 Archive | ICC Cricket World Cup

The Top 5 wicket-takers at the 2015 World Cup!
19 April 2020

Who would have predicted that: Herschelle Gibbs smacks 6 sixes in an over at 2007 World Cup

In the 7th match of the 2007 ICC World Cup at Warner Park,Basseterre in St Kitts, Netherlands' Daan van Bunge made himself an immortal in the history books of cricket, though not in the manner he would have dreamt of as a child.
19 April 2020

CWC 2019 Recap: Bangladesh's highest ODI total not enough to match Warner's onslaught

Despite a 382-run mountain in front of them, Bangladesh deserve credit for not throwing in the towel. In the process, they also registered their highest ODI score ever, leaving behind the 330-run total that they notched up against South Africa in their first match of this tournament at the Oval.
18 April 2020