HindustanTimes Fri,04 Sep 2015

Canadians cry foul, almost stage walkout

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.

The Wright mix? Only Kiwis can tell

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 writes.

Sreesanth’s spell reflected his mindset

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 writes.

Sort Sree out or rethink strategy

The Kerala pacer needs to bowl wicket-to-wicket and India must check its fielding lapses. Anil Kumble writes. Anil says | Sreesanth vs Bangladesh

In my book, Pakistan are favourites

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 writes.

Sometimes it’s good to start last

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.

Sammy will be key for Windies

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 writes.

Full strength, but far from full flow

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 reports.

Time for Australia to prove title credentials

Australia started their World Cup campaign with a performance that was more than adequate, but less than astounding. Steve Waugh elaborates.

Little master gets ready for some spin in the tale

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 reports.

Comeback man Herath turns it in his favour

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.

Meet the 'dreamer' Shafiul Islam

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.

Pitch will dictate team composition

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.

Tricks to catch Pietersen on the wrong foot

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.

A tale of two camps: Fun vs firm

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.
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