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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.

Feb 20, 2015

Talisman Shakib raises bar for Bangladesh players

MUMBAI (Reuters) – A Bangladesh cricketer leading any individual world ranking is an achievement in itself but Shakib Al Hasan has raised the bar considerably by topping the all-rounder’s charts in all three formats.

While a few might argue whether the 27-year-old is indeed currently the world’s best all-rounder, there is not an iota of doubt that Shakib is the best cricketer Bangladesh has ever produced.

Feb 20, 2015

Cricket-Talisman Shakib raises bar for Bangladesh players

MUMBAI, Feb 20 (Reuters) – A Bangladesh cricketer leading any individual world ranking is an achievement in itself but Shakib Al Hasan has raised the bar considerably by topping the all-rounder’s charts in all three formats.

While a few might argue whether the 27-year-old is indeed currently the world’s best all-rounder, there is not an iota of doubt that Shakib is the best cricketer Bangladesh has ever produced.

Feb 6, 2015

Lee hoping for World Cup pace-fest Down Under

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Former Australia paceman Brett Lee has picked his country’s bowling attack as the most balanced for the World Cup and hopes the pitches during the tournament will retain their tradition of being conducive to fast bowling.

There are concerns that the Australian pitches for the Feb. 14-March 29 tournament might be better suited to batting after a record number of runs were scored during India’s recent four-test series Down Under.