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Interview: Stimac giving India a dose of World Cup belief, says Sandhu

20 Jun 2019

MUMBAI India's new soccer coach Igor Stimac is starting to instil the belief in his players that qualifying for a maiden World Cup finals is not a pipedream but a genuine target, goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has told Reuters.

Cricket: Yuvraj ready for fun after announcing international retirement

10 Jun 2019

MUMBAI Yuvraj Singh, India's middle-over batting lynchpin in two World Cup triumphs, retired from international cricket with immediate effect on Monday although he will look to play on in Twenty20 leagues around the world.

Southpaw shortage not a concern for India's batting - Tendulkar

29 May 2019

MUMBAI Sachin Tendulkar believes the quality of India's batting is sufficient to make up for the deficiency of left-handed batsmen in the lineup, the cricketing great told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview ahead of the World Cup.

Cricket: World Cup the perfect stage for Bangladesh talisman Shakib

24 May 2019

MUMBAI Any lesser mortal in Bangladesh might have been censured for being absent for the team's World Cup photo shoot but such is the stature Shakib Al Hasan enjoys that the board merely regretted his no-show and moved on.

Cricket: Experienced Bangladesh out to change perceptions

24 May 2019

MUMBAI Bangladesh head to the cricket World Cup to change perceptions about their potential to compete despite having consistently punched above their weight in recent 50-over tournaments.

Cricket: Genuine all-rounders need of the hour, says Mohinder Amarnath

16 May 2019

MUMBAI Genuine all-rounders can help with the balance of a team at the World Cup but they should be good enough to play leading roles with both bat and ball, the hero of India's 1983 triumph Mohinder Amarnath told Reuters.

Cricket: Yuvraj backs Pandya to give India a World Cup edge

08 May 2019

MUMBAI All-rounders will play a key role at the upcoming 50-overs World Cup in England and Wales and India could have one of the best in Hardik Pandya, 2011 player-of-the-tournament Yuvraj Singh has told Reuters.

Cricket: Transformed England favourites to win World Cup, says Sunil Gavaskar

06 May 2019

MUMBAI India batting great Sunil Gavaskar believes England are a transformed one-day international side since their shock exit from the 2015 World Cup and rates them as favourites to win their maiden crown on home soil in July.

Cricket: Pakistan's under-19 trip to Sri Lanka postponed - board source

27 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka has postponed a tour of Pakistan's under-19 team following the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 253 in the island country, a cricket board (SLC) source told Reuters on Saturday.

Cricket: Consistency key for dangerous West Indies at World Cup - Brian Lara

09 Apr 2019

MUMBAI West Indies are replete with match-winners but consistency will be key to their success in English conditions at this year's World Cup, batting great Brian Lara has said.

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