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HindustanTimes Fri,28 Nov 2014

One disorder that Dhoni wants to put in order

Nobody is pressing the panic button yet, but signs of concerns about India’s biggest strength have started to surface. Batting combination and the form of a few players are keeping the thinktank worried for sure.

Chawla shows he wasn’t a wrong choice

Leg-spinners are unpredictable creatures. They can be erratic but when they get it right, they inflict decisive damage.

South Africa, Australia set to rekindle rivalry

As South Africa skipper Graeme Smith and his teammates walked back after training at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Monday evening, they would have noticed the groundsmen vigorously shaving off grass from the pitch.

Cup brings Dhaka to standstill

A World Cup helpdesk at the Dhaka international airport to help expedite a ridiculously slow immigration process was conspicuous by its absence as officials and mediapersons waited and waited in serpentine queues

Chigumbura ton lifts Zimbabwe

Skipper Elton Chigumbura slammed an unbeaten 103 to propel Zimbabwe to a healthy 244-8 in a World Cup warm-up game against Ireland today. Chigumbura hit eight fours and three sixes in his 81-ball knock to lift his side from a shaky 74-4 after they won the toss and elected to bat at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium in Nagpur.

Australia decides to bat against South Africa

Australia captain Ricky Ponting has won the toss and decided to bat against South Africa in a pre-World Cup practice game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Pakistan wins toss, opts to bat against Bangladesh

Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat in a pre-World Cup warmup game against Bangladesh on Tuesday at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

'Dhoni's comments on warm-up matches, Sachin unnecessary'

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments about being mentally unprepared for pre-World Cup practice matches were ill-timed and he should have waited to win the coveted trophy before dedicating it to Sachin Tendulkar, feel West Indian batting legend Vivian Richards and ex-Pakistan captain Imran Khan.

Another loss adds insult to Ponting injury

For most of the Australian summer leading to the World Cup, Ricky Ponting faced questions about his poor form and future, a broken finger only adding to his gloom. N Ananthanarayanan reports.

Shehzad, Misbah hit tons as Pakistan beat Bangladesh

Opener Ahmed Shehzad and Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq struck fluent centuries as Pakistan romped to a 89-run win in their World Cup warm-up match against co-hosts Bangladesh in Mirpur today. Scorecard

Recovering well, Eoin Morgan tweets

England batsman Eoin Morgan, who was ruled out from the World Cup squad due to injury, Tuesday hinted he could have been fit for the mega event in the sub-continent starting February 19.

Lanka thump Windies by four wickets in warm-up game

Sri Lanka produced a solid batting display with captain Kumar Sangakkara leading from the front as they scored an emphatic four-wicket win over West Indies in their warm-up game ahead of the Cricket World Cup here today.

Ticketing mess leaves fans in the cold

When Shahid Afridi and Shakib Al Hasan walked out for the toss on Tuesday afternoon, there were barely a couple of hundred spectators.

Misbah, Shehzad hit tons to lift Pakistan

Misbah-ul-Haq and Ahmed Shehzad both hit centuries to help Pakistan reach an imposing 285-9 against Bangladesh in a warm-up match on Tuesday.

Irish batsmen thrive against spinners

Ireland, the giant killers of the 2007 edition, warmed up for the World Cup with a comfortable four-wicket victory over Zimbabwe on Tuesday.

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