Friday turned from bad to worse for Canada’s World Cup team. First came the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) decision to restrict the number of participating teams in a World Cup to 10 from the next edition.
After the warm-up game against India in Chennai, New Zealand must be itching to get on to the ground to set things right. Sourav Ganguly
The match against Bangladesh was a good workout for India. All the departments clicked and if there is one area that needs tightening, it’s the fielding. Javagal Srinath
Pakistan will begin their campaign today, and there will be plenty of focus on the mercurial team. In my book, they are one of the strong favourites for the title. Javagal Srinath
I have never waited so long for a game in my life! We have been in India for over two weeks and now, finally, the moment is here. Jacques Kallis writes.
They are currently not even a shade of their world-beating ability but one cannot deny the likes of Gayles, Pollards, Sarwans and Chanderpauls of the West Indies team. Sourav Ganguly
The fitness concerns are being put to rest one by one. Sachin Tendulkar was out there on Wednesday and on Thursday, Virender Sehwag made most of the nets session. And to a lesser extent Ashish Nehra. Atreyo Mukhopadhyay
Australia started their World Cup campaign with a performance that was more than adequate, but less than astounding. Steve Waugh
It was not surprising that Sachin Tendulkar was the first one to pad up against the new ball in the Indian nets on Friday. After all, he is going to open the Indian innings in Sunday's big World Cup game against England. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal
A lot of eyebrows were raised when the Sri Lankan selectors picked Rangana Herath ahead of off-spinner Suraj Randiv in the World Cup squad last month.
The day he came to know he would have to lead Bangladesh's pace attack, 21-year-old Shafiul Islam dreamt of getting Sehwag out the first ball.
It’s the first big game for both the sides in this World Cup. The reason why I claim this to be a big game is, because if England win, it will have a huge impact in their world cup campaign.
Kevin Pietersen hasn’t started off with a bang. At top of the order, he could, however, prove to be a big threat against India on Sunday.
The practice session of the India and England team was a study in contrast on the eve of their high-profile World Cup game. The home players warmed up with a football match, keenly fought but with a lot of banter traded between MS Dhoni's and Sachin Tendulkar's teams. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.