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Germany’s overhaul far from complete after Spain demolition

Berlin | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Loew brushed the defeat off as a “disastrous day” but the coach, in his 14th year in charge, has now seen his team exit in the first round of a tournament for the third straight time.
Australia's Rachael Haynes (L) gives instructions to bowler Megan Schutt.(AFP)
Australia's Rachael Haynes (L) gives instructions to bowler Megan Schutt.(AFP)

‘I just hate playing India’ - Australia pacer Megan Schutt ahead of Women’s T20 World Cup final

Sydney | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 08:49 AM IST
India vs Australia T20 World Cup final: Ahead of the World Cup final against India, the Aussie pacer recalled the drubbing she received in the tournament opener when she was struck for four boundaries in the opening over from Shafali Verma.
Former India captain Mithali Raj.(BCCI)
Former India captain Mithali Raj.(BCCI)

‘I feel for the English girls’ - Mithali Raj after India reach Women’s T20 World Cup final

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 01:13 PM IST
Former India captain Mithali Raj took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian team, but added that she feels for the England women’s team.
(FC Goa/ ISL)
(FC Goa/ ISL)

FC Goa becomes first Indian club to qualify for AFC Champions League group stage

Jamshedpur | By PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 09:46 PM IST
FC Goa ended the league phase with 39 points after 18 matches. They are now six points clear of ATK who are on second spot with 33 points with one match left to play.
RB Salzburg's Erling Braut Haaland celebrates winning the match(REUTERS)
RB Salzburg's Erling Braut Haaland celebrates winning the match(REUTERS)

Borussia Dortmund sign teen striking prodigy Haaland

Berlin | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 10:20 AM IST
Dortmund said the 19-year-old Norway forward, who scored eight times in the group stage of this season’s Champions League, had signed a contract until 2024 but did not mention a fee.
File image of Jimmy Neesham(Getty Images)
File image of Jimmy Neesham(Getty Images)

Jimmy Neesham mocks belated ICC boundary rule change

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 11:11 AM IST
In the July 14 World Cup final, England managed to tie the target of 242 that was set for them by New Zealand. The Super Over also ended in a tie but England’s tally of 22 boundaries against New Zealand’s 17 throughout the match helped the hosts win the title for the first time in its history.
File image of Eoin Morgan(AP)
File image of Eoin Morgan(AP)

‘Focus should now shift to T20 cricket’ - Eoin Morgan

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 08:54 PM IST
After extraordinary summer, Eoin Morgan now wants the focus to shift to T20 cricket as the team builds up to the 2020 T20 World Cup.
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)

UEFA report shows record spending in summer transfer window

Laussane | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 05:26 PM IST
For the whole of Europe, transfer spending was 29 percent up on last summer and 19 percent higher than the previous record 2017 summer.
File image of Mohammad Nabi(AP)
File image of Mohammad Nabi(AP)

Captaincy change led to our dismal performance in World Cup: Mohammad Nabi

Chattogram | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2019 12:50 PM IST
Afghanistan failed to win even a single game out of all the nine matches they played in the group stage of the tournament and ended at the bottom of the points table.
File image of India skipper Virat Kohli celebrating the dismissal of Babar Azam during an Ind-Pak clash.(Getty Images)
File image of India skipper Virat Kohli celebrating the dismissal of Babar Azam during an Ind-Pak clash.(Getty Images)

‘We are different types of players’: Babar Azam wants Virat Kohli comparisons to end

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 08:14 AM IST
Babar Azam’s consistency and scoring-rate has made helped him draw comparisons with Kohli, who is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the history of the game.
England's Ben Stokes(AFP)
England's Ben Stokes(AFP)

World Cup 2019 final, England vs New Zealand: Ben Stokes hails World Cup final as ‘best match in cricket history’

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 08:22 AM IST
England won the World Cup for the first time in their history on Sunday, holding their nerve to seal a thrilling Super Over win against New Zealand at Lord’s.
India take on England in the ICC World Cup 2019 semifinal encounter.(Action Images via Reuters)
India take on England in the ICC World Cup 2019 semifinal encounter.(Action Images via Reuters)

England vs Australia, semi-finals, ICC World Cup 2019: England predicted XI against Australia - Tough call for Eoin Morgan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 02:23 PM IST
England came into the tournament as favourites, but Englands poor show in the middle of the group stages saw them almost being ousted from the competition.
England's Liam Plunkett during nets(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Liam Plunkett during nets(Action Images via Reuters)

ICC World Cup 2019: Liam Plunkett feels IPL has helped players deal with pressure better

Birmingham | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2019 12:02 PM IST
England qualified for the semifinals as the third placed team in the points table after a couple of losses towards the end of the league stages. They needed to win two of their last three group ties to make the knockouts.
England v Australia, semi-final(Action Images via Reuters)
England v Australia, semi-final(Action Images via Reuters)

England v Australia, Semi-finals, ICC World Cup 2019: Three key World Cup battles

Birmingham | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 11:03 AM IST
Eoin Morgan has been at the helm of England’s revival as a one-day international side, leading them to the top of the rankings and to their first World Cup semi-final for 27 years.
India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.(Action Images via Reuters)

India vs New Zealand, semi-final World Cup 2019: Stats reveal how Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar forced Kiwis to set an unwanted record

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 09:04 AM IST
New Zealand could muster only 27/1 in 10 overs and this was the lowest score by any team in the tournament in the first powerplay.
Indian cricket during a training session, England, June 19. Beyond the top three, India’s batting is suspect. Sharma cannot score a century every time he walks out to bat. And there is not enough evidence of how, without towering contributions from the top three, India will handle a big run chase(AP)
Indian cricket during a training session, England, June 19. Beyond the top three, India’s batting is suspect. Sharma cannot score a century every time he walks out to bat. And there is not enough evidence of how, without towering contributions from the top three, India will handle a big run chase(AP)

An India-New Zealand semi story: An element of spice & unpredictability

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 07:54 PM IST
India starts as favourites, but should take nothing for granted against New Zealand
Pune, India - May 1, 2019:Jonty Rhodes, South African cricketer, speaks during an event in Sheraton Park in Pune, India, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.(Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Pune, India - May 1, 2019:Jonty Rhodes, South African cricketer, speaks during an event in Sheraton Park in Pune, India, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.(Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

World Cup 2019: South Africa legend Jonty Rhodes picks World Cup finalists

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sayan Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 08:38 PM IST
World Cup 2019: India finished the group stages at the top of the points table with just one loss (against England) while Australia narrowly missed out on the top spot after they were defeated in their final game by South Africa.
England’s Jofra Archer celebrates during the ICC World Cup 2019.(Action Images via Reuters)
England’s Jofra Archer celebrates during the ICC World Cup 2019.(Action Images via Reuters)

World Cup 2019: Australia’s Nathan Lyon says World Cup is ‘England’s to lose’

Manchester | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 06:49 PM IST
Reigning champions Australia were denied top spot in the group stage after a dramatic 10-run defeat by South Africa at Old Trafford on Saturday.
World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul(Action Images via Reuters)
World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul(Action Images via Reuters)

ICC World Cup 2019: Sanjay Bangar reveals impact of Rohit Sharma on opening partners

Leeds | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2019 06:15 PM IST
India finished the group stages with seven wins and a defeat from eight completed games, along with a washed out encounter against New Zealand.
Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan celebrates after taking the wicket of Mahmudullah of Bangladesh, his fifth wicket during the Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Lords on July 05, 2019 in London, England.(Getty Images)
Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan celebrates after taking the wicket of Mahmudullah of Bangladesh, his fifth wicket during the Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Lords on July 05, 2019 in London, England.(Getty Images)

ICC World Cup 2019: Afridi’s six-fer, Starc’s destruction highlight top five bowling spells of the tournament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:50 PM IST
Here is a list of top five bowlers, who made the most impact in the group stages of ICC World Cup 2019
India's Rohit Sharma celebrates after reaching his century.(AFP)
India's Rohit Sharma celebrates after reaching his century.(AFP)

World Cup 2019: From Rohit Sharma to Carlos Brathwaite - top five batting performances in group stage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 08:37 PM IST
There were several noteworthy batting performances in the round robing stage of World Cup 2019.
Virat Kohli misses out, Rohit Sharma makes the cut(AP)
Virat Kohli misses out, Rohit Sharma makes the cut(AP)

World Cup 2019: Team of group stage - Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni miss out, 4 Indians make the cut

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 08:23 AM IST
Here is the World Cup XI of the 2019 edition of the tournament, selected purely based on performance and impact the players had till the group stage.
ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final schedule, date, time, venue, World Cup points table: How South Africa gave India a surprise gift(AP)
ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final schedule, date, time, venue, World Cup points table: How South Africa gave India a surprise gift(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019 semi-final schedule: How South Africa gave India a surprise gift

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 08:34 AM IST
Here’s semi-final line-up/schedule of World Cup 2019: India finished on top of the points table and will therefore take fourth ranked New Zealand in the 1st semi-final and Australia after finishing second due to the defeat to South Africa, will face hosts England in the 2nd semi-final.
Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the field during half-time of the Copa America football tournament semi-final match against Brazil at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the field during half-time of the Copa America football tournament semi-final match against Brazil at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)

Argentina angry as VAR stays out of the spotlight

BELO HORIZONTE | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 12:16 PM IST
The video assistant referee (VAR) system has been used heavily at the tournament, to such an extent that organisers CONMEBOL had to defend its use with fans complaining about lengthy stoppages.
Dinesh Karthik makes his World Cup debut against Bangladesh(Action Images via Reuters)
Dinesh Karthik makes his World Cup debut against Bangladesh(Action Images via Reuters)

India vs Bangladesh, World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik plays first WC match 15 years after making ODI debut

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 03:54 PM IST
India vs Bangladesh: Dinesh Karthik was a part of the Indian World Cup squad in 2007 but did not get a game as India were knocked out of the group stages. The 24-year-old Tamil Nadu keeper batsman was not picked for the next two World Cups in 2011 and 2015 but he finally made the cut in 2019
Afghanistan's Hamid Hassan bowls during the Cricket World Cup match.(AP)
Afghanistan's Hamid Hassan bowls during the Cricket World Cup match.(AP)

World Cup 2019: Afghanistan’s Hamid Hassan emotional after ending career with injury

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 07:53 AM IST
Afghanistan’s Hamid Hassan felt he could have stopped Pakistan from getting over the line in a thrilling World Cup match if his one-day career hadn’t come to an end with a painful injury.
ICC Cricket World Cup - Bangladesh v Afghanistan - The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 24, 2019 Bangladesh's Liton Das celebrates after running out Afghanistan's Ikram Alikhil(Action Images via Reuters)
ICC Cricket World Cup - Bangladesh v Afghanistan - The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 24, 2019 Bangladesh's Liton Das celebrates after running out Afghanistan's Ikram Alikhil(Action Images via Reuters)

ICC World Cup 2019 updated points table, highest run-scorer and highest wicket-takers’ list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 10:17 AM IST
World Cup points table: Bangladesh, winners against South Africa and the West Indies earlier in the tournament, are up to fifth place in the 10-team group stage.
Pakistan's captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, center, and teammates leave at the end of India's innings during the Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday, June 16, 2019(AP)
Pakistan's captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, center, and teammates leave at the end of India's innings during the Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday, June 16, 2019(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan announce ‘robust review’ amid World Cup struggle

Southampton | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 11:30 PM IST
Pakistan are still trying to salvage their World Cup campaign as they languish ninth in the 10-team standings with one win from five matches.
File image of Brendon McCullum(Getty Images)
File image of Brendon McCullum(Getty Images)

ICC World Cup 2019: Brendon McCullum predicts future of all 10 teams, says India will lose to this side

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 08:35 AM IST
Brendon McCullum said India and England will finish on top of the table with 8 wins and 1 loss each in ICC World Cup 2019. The former New Zealand opener also went on to name the sides which will defeat India and England in the group stages of World Cup.
South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis(AP)
South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Faf Du Plessis urges South Africa to get World Cup campaign back on track

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 01:44 PM IST
The Proteas suffered a 104-run thrashing against hosts England in the tournament’s opening match on Thursday.
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