David Gower

David Gower

Former England captain, who represented the Three Lions in 117 Tests and 114 ODIs. Gower is currently a leading cricket commentator.

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England's Eoin Morgan and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May lift the trophy as they pose with the team outside number 10(REUTERS)
England's Eoin Morgan and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May lift the trophy as they pose with the team outside number 10(REUTERS)

ICC World Cup 2019: All elements came together to hand England their maiden crown

UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 10:26 AM IST
All those elements had to come together. Roy was quick to the ball and sure with his hands. The throw was only a little way off target and Buttler was cool and efficient in his take and his dive to the stumps.
England captain Eoin Morgan (centre) and Jonny Bairstow (right) head for a net session at Lord’s on Saturday on the eve of the World Cup final against New Zealand.(Getty Images)
England captain Eoin Morgan (centre) and Jonny Bairstow (right) head for a net session at Lord’s on Saturday on the eve of the World Cup final against New Zealand.(Getty Images)

ICC World Cup 2019 - The final: Bringing it all back home

UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 04:25 AM IST
After the Australia demolition job, the English will roll into the final on a monster high. They will face a Kiwi side that revels in calm, steely resistance
England vs Australia, semi-finals: Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy(AP)
England vs Australia, semi-finals: Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy(AP)

England vs Australia, semi-finals, ICC World Cup 2019: Flying openers vs stinging pacemen

UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 02:20 PM IST
Before that much has to go right for Morgan and his team. Their opponents in this semi-final have been consistently better in this World Cup and beat England comprehensively two weeks ago
Former England cricket team captain David Gower(Hemant-Padalkar (HT))
Former England cricket team captain David Gower(Hemant-Padalkar (HT))

ICC World Cup 2019: Dissecting the captaincy code

UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Virat Kohli’s passion stands out, Eoin Morgan has shaped England’s vision well while Kane Williamson is calm
England's captain Eoin Morgan (L) speaks with teammate England's Mark Wood during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on June 25, 2019.(AFP)
England's captain Eoin Morgan (L) speaks with teammate England's Mark Wood during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on June 25, 2019.(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Crunch time for Morgan & Co

New Delhi | By David Gower
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 10:49 PM IST
England’s aim, as for all the top sides, was to make sure of a semi-final place with time to spare, to cruise into that top four at the same time as building confidence for the ultimate pressure games at the end of the tournament. So much for that plan—it’s been nicked by Australia and now India.
File image of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(AFP)
File image of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Left or right, beauty is in the timing

UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 02:51 PM IST
The word ‘time’ is always used to describe the best batsmen—having apparently more time to play their shots.
File image of Virat Kohli(AFP)
File image of Virat Kohli(AFP)

India vs Pakistan, ICC World Cup 2019: Only weather can neutralise India’s remarkable all-round depth

UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 09:39 AM IST
Virat Kohli’s side can be challenged only if the Pakistan top-order clicks to give their bowlers a chance.
England's Ben Stokes catches South Africa's JP Duminy for eight during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between England and South Africa at The Oval in London on May 30, 2019.(AFP)
England's Ben Stokes catches South Africa's JP Duminy for eight during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between England and South Africa at The Oval in London on May 30, 2019.(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Consistency in fielding will set teams apart

Left Hand Drive | By David Gower
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 08:27 AM IST
Standards being what they are across the world, we expect the best at all times. We are inured to brilliant catches, diving stops and supreme athleticism, all things associated with one day internationals and the IPL. When what looks like a regulation chance goes down nowadays, it seems to come as a much bigger shock than it ever did previously.
The World Cup is alive and kicking(ICC)
The World Cup is alive and kicking(ICC)

ICC World Cup 2019: Set for thrills, spills and heartbreak

UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 07:04 PM IST
In England anticipation is as high as it could be. Eoin Morgan’s team are the favourites and on home soil and we have never had as good a chance as this to actually be World Cup winners.
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