R. Ashwin – The Bowling Mafia

As a kid when I went over the scorecard of the cricket matches that did not involve India, I could easily predict the bowler who would have taken most of the wickets. For Pakistan – either Wasim bhai or Waqar; For Australia – most probably McGrath; For Sri Lanka –…

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New Zealand vs Bangladesh – Stats & Review

New Zealand vs Bangladesh was their last league match at Hamilton, New Zealand. Both teams already qualified for the quarter finals but the match was important to decide the positions & fixtures of quarter finals. Winning the toss, New Zealand opted to field and according to their plan which they followed till now, they…

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New Zealand vs Afghanistan – Stats & Review

New Zealand & Afghanistan battled in Napier, New Zealand in which host team crushed Afghanistan quite comprehensively. Afghanistan won the toss & decided to bat first. The first innings was all about Boult & Vettori who took 3 & 4 wickets respectively. Afghanistan was in deep trouble when they were reduced to 59/6 in 20 overs. Then Shenwari & Najibullah Zadran added 86 runs for 7th wicket. They both scored fifties and took…

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New Zealand vs Australia – Stats & Review

Auckland was all set to witness the contest between the two hosts and favourites to win this world cup, Australia & New Zealand. It was expected to be a nail biting finish and these two teams delivered the same. Australia decided to bat first and got a flying start with the run rate of over 10 before Finch was bowled out by Southee at the…

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Groups

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be held in Australia and New Zealand. The World Cup 2015 will involve the participation of 14 cricketing nations. The teams are divided into two pools: Pool A Pool B England South Africa Australia India Sri Lanka Pakistan Bangladesh West Indies New Zealand…

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Semifinalists Forever?

They are a team that is never blessed with exceptional batting talents like Kohli, Amla ,Clarke or Sangakkara nor do they boast of men like Steyn, Malinga, Naraine or Johnson who can give sleepless nights to the opposition. Every time the teams are analysed before the World Cup, they fall…

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