If you go by the bottomline, and these days few people seem to have the time of the inclination to dig any deeper, then you’ll see that India have failed to reach the final four of an ICC event for the fourth time in five attempts since the Champions Trophy at home in 2006, reports Anand Vasu
A quick look at the key comparative statistics of India and the four Champions Trophy semifinalists could tell you where India messed up. Straight off, they didn’t score enough.
The lack of genuine all-rounders hit India hard as they made an early exit from another International Cricket Council event in less than four months. The lack of genuine all-rounders hit India hard as they made an early exit from another ICC event in less than four months.
Australia stopped India's progress to the Champions Trophy semi-finals with a thrilling two-wicket win over Pakistan in the Group A match at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday. See special
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Praveen Kumar and Ashish Nehra shared six wickets as India beat West Indies by seven wickets but still went out of the Champions Trophy on Wednesday. See special
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Star Australia batsman Michael Clarke pulled out of the ICC Champions Trophy on Tuesday after failing to recover from a back injury.
One of the remarkable things about cricket, as different from most other sport, is just how much the conditions can make a difference, reports Anand Vasu.
Pakistan's disgraced paceman Mohammed Asif has cleared a dope test in the ongoing Champions Trophy tournament and will return to international cricket when he plays the last group match against Australia.
If you’re an Indian fan, you’ll want to keep your calculator handy. The only way India can qualify for the semifinals is if Pakistan beat Australia and India beat the West Indies on Wednesday.
How often does all of India pray that Pakistan wins a cricket match? Well, that’s what it’s come down to, for India to make the semifinals of the Champions Trophy, writes Anand Vasu
New Zealand defeated England by four wickets in their crucial last Group B match to enter the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy in style at the New Wanderers in Johannesburg on Tuesday, reports Anand Vasu
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Former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed predicted a Pakistan-England final in the Champions Trophy.
Out-of-favour Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar wants arch-rival India to reach the semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy so that the event does not lose its charm and interest.
India will be hoping for some divine intervention when they take on the West Indies in their last Group A match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Wednesday, in their bid to qualify for the Champions Trophy semi-finals.
The Indian Team in the Champions Trophy is looking like a bunch of "disinterested" and "listless" cricketers who have their mind somewhere else, said former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram.