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HindustanTimes Fri,28 Nov 2014

SA spinners at home in the sub-continent

The numbers tell the story. In the last 10 matches (including the two World Cup warm-up games), the highest score put up by a batting line-up against South Africa was 254.

Slow Fielders will remain the same: MSD

Yuvraj Singh was pleased as a punch after his superb all-round show that carried India to a victory over Ireland on Sunday. The southpaw took five wickets and then followed it up with fifty runs against a disciplined Ireland attack.

Dhoni happy with team's improvement, praises Ireland

After extending their unbeaten run in the World Cup with a win over Ireland, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sundau said his side is improving with every single match and also praised the Irish players for their fighting spirit and outstanding fielding.

First win on offer for whipping boys Kenya and Canada

Kenya and Canada will clash in a Group A match at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi today with both teams knowing that it will be their best chance to post a win in the World Cup.

Hussey drafted into Australia's World Cup squad

Mike Hussey is back in contention to bat in the World Cup after earning a call up to Australia's 15-man squad as a replacement for injured fast bowler Doug Bollinger.

DRS has improved correct decisions by over 7 pct: ICC

Cricket's controversial Decision Review System (DRS) has improved correct umpiring verdicts by more than seven percent in the World Cup, the game's governing body said on today

We don't want easy matches: Kirsten

India might have been made to toil hard by Ireland but coach Gary Kirsten is happy that his side has not got any "easy matches" so far in the World Cup as this has helped Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men get a hang of different situations.

Roach mantra: Short and simple

Kemar Roach may be short for a fast bowler but he does pack a punch. At 22, he is already leading the West Indies bowling attack and his hat-trick against the Netherlands, the first of this World Cup, has become the talking point of the tournament.

In-form Pakistan hold edge over patchy New Zealand

In-form Pakistan will have to guard against complacency and their tendency to implode when they take on New Zealand in a World Cup Group A match in Kandy on Tuesday.

England seek new openings after Pietersen exit

Resurgent England need to find a new opening partnership for Friday's World Cup clash against Bangladesh after Kevin Pietersen's exit, but coach Andy Flower isn't giving the game away.

India eye Dutch feast on way to quarters

India will look to wrap up a convincing victory over rock-bottom Netherlands in the World Cup on Wednesday and virtually make sure of their quarter-final berth.

Fresh casualty for England, Broad to leave

England suffered another blow on Tuesday when medium-pacer Stuart Broad was ruled out for the rest of the World Cup. Nilankur Das reports.

Tendulkar wicket a dream for Dockrell

Ireland teenager George Dockrell said it had been a "dream come true" for him to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar after the underdogs gave World Cup co-hosts India a fright.

Vettori's injury not serious: Taylor

Star New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor on Tuesday said that his captain Daniel Vettori did not suffer a serious injury during the World Cup match against Pakistan and is expected to be fit quickly to lead the side.

Chance to check bowling resources

Given that it's the Netherlands up next, it was not unusual to see the Indians in a completely relaxed mood on Tuesday.
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