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Mar 22, 2015

India hoping ‘big’ player Kohli to deliver against Aussies

By Sudipto Ganguly

(Reuters) – By his own lofty standards, Virat Kohli has had a modest World Cup so far.

But his Indian teammates all think the elegant stroke-maker will live up to his reputation as a big-match player when it matters.

Mar 22, 2015

Cricket-India hoping ‘big’ player Kohli to deliver against Aussies

March 22 (Reuters) – By his own lofty standards, Virat Kohli has had a modest World Cup so far.

But his Indian teammates all think the elegant stroke-maker will live up to his reputation as a big-match player when it matters.

Mar 20, 2015

Transformed bowling now India’s strongest weapon

By Sudipto Ganguly

(Reuters) – The same bowling which was India’s weakest link coming into the World Cup has remarkably become their strongest suit as the reigning champions eased into the last four in impressive style.

India’s bowling looked toothless and jaded during their 2-0 test series loss in Australia as well as in the following ODI Tri-series, where they failed to win a single match.

Mar 20, 2015

Cricket-Transformed bowling now India’s strongest weapon

March 20 (Reuters) – The same bowling which was India’s weakest link coming into the World Cup has remarkably become their strongest suit as the reigning champions eased into the last four in impressive style.

India’s bowling looked toothless and jaded during their 2-0 test series loss in Australia as well as in the following ODI Tri-series, where they failed to win a single match.

Mar 16, 2015

Ageless Dilshan to remain Sri Lanka’s guiding light

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The pressure will be on former captain Tillakaratne Dilshan to continue to play a pivotal role for Sri Lanka when he loses his prolific batting partner after the World Cup.

Kumar Sangakkara, the second highest run-getter in one-day internationals behind Sachin Tendulkar, will retire from the 50-over format after the tournament leaving a huge hole in Sri Lanka’s batting lineup.

Mar 16, 2015

Cricket-Ageless Dilshan to remain Sri Lanka’s guiding light

MUMBAI, March 16 (Reuters) – The pressure will be on former captain Tillakaratne Dilshan to continue to play a pivotal role for Sri Lanka when he loses his prolific batting partner after the World Cup.

Kumar Sangakkara, the second highest run-getter in one-day internationals behind Sachin Tendulkar, will retire from the 50-over format after the tournament leaving a huge hole in Sri Lanka’s batting lineup.

Mar 6, 2015

Opening woes continue to haunt Pakistan at World Cup

By Sudipto Ganguly

(Reuters) – A pair of comfortable wins after two losses to start the World Cup have given a more settled look to Pakistan but the 1992 champions still seem to have no clue as to how to solve their opener problem.

Pakistan’s troubles started when all-rounder and regular opener Mohammad Hafeez was ruled out with a calf muscle injury a week before the World Cup, and the team flew out Nasir Jamshed as a replacement.

Mar 6, 2015

Cricket-Opening woes continue to haunt Pakistan at World Cup

March 6 (Reuters) – A pair of comfortable wins after two losses to start the World Cup have given a more settled look to Pakistan but the 1992 champions still seem to have no clue as to how to solve their opener problem.

Pakistan’s troubles started when all-rounder and regular opener Mohammad Hafeez was ruled out with a calf muscle injury a week before the World Cup, and the team flew out Nasir Jamshed as a replacement.

Mar 1, 2015

India go from butterfingers to electric-heels in the field

MUMBAI (Reuters) – It is one of the accepted truths of international cricket that fielding is not India’s particular forte but Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men have taken bold steps towards altering that reputation at the World Cup.

Too often in the past, India’s fast bowlers have been liabilities in the field, while during the recent test series in Australia the team’s close-in catching was simply woeful.

Mar 1, 2015

Cricket-India go from butterfingers to electric-heels in the field

MUMBAI, March 1 (Reuters) – It is one of the accepted truths of international cricket that fielding is not India’s particular forte but Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men have taken bold steps towards altering that reputation at the World Cup.

Too often in the past, India’s fast bowlers have been liabilities in the field, while during the recent test series in Australia the team’s close-in catching was simply woeful.