India to Play New Zealand and Bangladesh in World Cup Warm-up Clash

India will play New Zealand and Bangladesh in the two executive warm-up games in front of the 2019 World Cup. The two matches will be played at The Oval on May 25 and May 28 at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff in that order.

India to Play New Zealand and Bangladesh in World Cup Warm-up Clash
India to Play New Zealand and Bangladesh in World Cup Warm-up Clash

The two games will be the final boost for the team before their main tournament opener against South Africa on June 5 at the Rose Bowl for which people are rushing to purchase cricket world cup tickets.

The official warm-up games will be played at the four venues – Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton and The Oval between May 24-28 with each team has chosen two games. The games will not be Concede official ODI status with teams permitted to field all members of their 15-member squads.

“It is always a huge milestone circulate a thrilling warm-up program for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup as it really highlights just how close we are to the action getting in evolution this,” Steve Elworthy, managing director of the tournament said.

“These games pledge another fantastic opportunity for followers to see world class players at their local venue and allows the tournament to engage local schools and communities with another chance to get concerned with the Cricket World Cup.”

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Rishabh Pant Still Part of World Cup 2019 Tactics – MSK Prasad

Rishabh Pant was rested, and not dropped, for the ODIs next to Australia, Indian chief selector MSK Prasad clarified on Sunday (January 13), while adding that the wicketkeeper-batsman was very much part of the World Cup plans.

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“Rishabh Pant played three T20Is and four Test matches in Australia and that had a brunt on his body,” Prasad told PTI. “He needed absolute rest for two weeks and then we will take a call on how many matches he will play against England. Let me put it at once, he is very much in our World Cup plans.”

“He is a champion player in the making and even he is not fully conscious the kind of potential he has,” Prasad said. “He proved that he can switch gears flawlessly. When we picked him for Tests, experts were skeptical about his keeping but 11 catches in a Test, record dismissals in Australia series proves that selection committee is justified.”

“But a lot of credit should go to Jasprit because Arun gave him a plan but it was up to him to make the effort to execute the plan. He has really worked hard. When we first picked him, so many were doubting whether it was cautious to pick a white-ball specialist but at the end of the year, we can all see the results.”

Prasad also spoke on the addition of Shubman Gill for the New Zealand tour, and what role he would be projected to play.

“Shubman is peaceful both opening the innings as well as playing in the middle-order. For the New Zealand series, we are looking at him as the set-aside opener behind Shikhar (Dhawan) and Rohit (Sharma),” Prasad said. “I won’t comment if he will make it to World Cup but he was exceptional as an opener for India A in New Zealand.

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West Indies a threat to all teams at World Cup 2019 – Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo, the former West Indies all-rounder is very intimidated by his old team’s latest performances and believes they will be “a threat to all teams” at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Chris Gayle, set to take your leave after the World Cup, was the star of the series for the home side, along with the likes of Darren Bravo and Jason Holder, the captain, but the biggest deduct for Bravo was the performance of the youngsters.

West Indies a threat to all teams at World Cup 2019 –Dwayne Bravo
West Indies a threat to all teams at World Cup 2019 –Dwayne Bravo

The likes of Shai Hope, Shimrom Hetmyer and Oshane Thomas all chipped in at different points during the series, and Bravo said it was a sign that the team was mounting, and that they would cause problems for more recognized names at the World Cup.

“I have talked to Captain Jason Holder and others and I consider this team will be a threat to all teams in the World Cup which is going to be a very open tournament this time. Anyone can do well on a given day, but I feel positive about West Indies as we see a good mix of experience and youth.”

West Indies a threat to all teams at World Cup 2019 –Dwayne Bravo
West Indies a threat to all teams at World Cup 2019 –Dwayne Bravo

Bravo announced his retirement from international cricket in October last year and is currently a casual T20 all-rounder. He has won two ICC Men’s T20 World Cups with West Indies but says he is enjoying the present segment of his career, playing for T20 franchises the world over.

Bravo Said, for me, this is a game I was born to play as a kid.It was my childhood dream to play. I am happy playing it, fans come to watch us and get entertained.

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Top 10 Players who would be Playing their Last Cricket World Cup

After this year`s World Cup some of the legends are expected to retire from the ODI matches. Here is a list of top players who would be playing their last World Cup.

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Hashim Amla:

Hashim is a South African cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and holds the record of highest Test score in his team which is 311 not out.

Shoaib Malik:

Malik is a Pakistani cricketer, he made his ODI debut in 1999. On November 2015 he announced his retirement from Test Cricket. On July 2019 he became the first cricketer to play 100 T20Is.

Mashrafe Mortaza:

Mortaza is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He used to be considered one of the fastest bowlers produced by Bangladesh.

Dale Steyn:

Steyn is a South African cricketer. Who plays all format game. He declared as the greatest fast bowler of all time.

Shaun Marsh:

Shaun is an Australian cricketer. He is a left-handed opening batsman. He contributed in Test, ODI and Twenty20.

Lasith Malinga:

Malinga is a professional Sri Lanka cricketer and current ODI captain for Sri Lanka. He bowls right-arm fast-medium.

Faf du Plessis:

He is a South African cricketer and the current captain of the South Africa national team. He is a right-handed middle order batsman.

Ross Taylor:

Taylor is a New Zealand cricketer. He is considered as one of the greatest batsmen of his team.

Chris Gayle:

Gayle plays international cricket for the West Indies. He becomes the first batsman in World Cup history to score a double century when he reached 200 of 138.

MS Dhoni:

Dhoni is an Indian cricketer. He is an attacking right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper.

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Adil Rashid Looking Forward to Face Chris Gayle in CWC19

Chris Gayle had cautioned England`s bowlers to be wary from him in the upcoming ICC World Cup. After West indies batsman explodes England`s bowlers, Adil Rashid leg spinner is looking forward to facing Gayle.

Gayle already announced that he would retire from ODI cricket after the World Cup. He put his 100% efforts to perform well in the whole series since it’s the last time he would be performing in ODI matches.

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When asked about Gayle`s comment he replied,

“It’s a challenge for everybody, we have people who hit the ball a long way. It’s exciting for me, I can put my game plans into place, use my variations and being clever with what you bowl. I`m looking forward to it.”

Furthermore, Rashid said that

“there are obviously some concerns but you have to believe in yourself, you got to have confidence. You have to go out and stick to your strengths and be confident that you can get him out. He is also human. We are all human and make mistakes. So, it takes one ball for him to make a mistake and get out. It’s that kind of mindset that we need.”

Rashid ranked 8th in the ICC ranking bowlers, the best by England. He is the consistent performer. Rashid left the tour of the Caribbean but returned for the warm-up game. Rashid picked up 2/21 in 7 overs in contradiction of UWI Vice Chancellor`s XI.

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Steyn to Quit ODIs and T20s After ICC Cricket World Cup

Dale Steyn is fast bowler of South Africa cricket team, planning to retire from One Day International and T20 format after the Cricket World Cup 2019. Steyn is disappointed by a lot of injuries over the last couple of years he counts these injuries a bad-luck for him.

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Steyn said that “I will be trying to get to that World Cup. But after the World Cup, I don`t see myself playing white-ball cricket for South Africa. By the time the next World Cup comes, I will be 40.”

he said that “I hope that will be my trump card when the selection comes to the World Cup. I may not necessarily play all the time.But I think my experience will help, with me just being there.”

“Wickets are something that`s not guaranteed. I`m happy with that I came out 100% fitness wise. That`s the biggest cloud I have gotten over, especially the last two years.”

He played last ODI series about 2 years ago against Australia in 2016. South Africa cricket team coach Ottis Gibson has not picked him in ODIs and make him clear that he should focus on red-ball fitness. Steyn said that he would love to continue his Test cricket career after World Cup 2019.

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Paul Farbrace to Step Down as England Coach ahead of Cricket World Cup

Paul Farbrace decided to step out as England assistant coach in the next few weeks before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and he announced that he is going to take the role of sporting director at Warwickshire. After England`s Caribbean tour he announced to start his new job and during the Cricket World Cup 2019, he will not stay with them that was a really hardest decision for him.

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He got several proposals from different countries and choose one of the best opportunity which suites him. Warwickshire gives the opportunity and showed their interest in me that was really tough for me to decide that, grab the opportunity or left it.

Farbrace said it has been a great experience of working with extraordinary players and world-class coaches. I love to achieve success and have a brilliant experience to be a part of the development of fantastic players.

Paul Farbrace said, “I am very grateful for the opportunity that Warwickshire`s Chairman Norman Gascoigne and Chief Executive Neil Snowball have offered me and I am looking forward to starting a new chapter in my career development.”

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Chris Gayle To Retire from ODIs After Cricket World Cup 2019

Chris Gayle has publicized that he will retire from One-day Internationals after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England and Wales. The 39-year-old veteran batsman had been recalled by the West indies Cricket for the first two ODIs against England in training for this year’s World Cup. Chris Gayle last played for the team against Bangladesh last July.

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Gayle having the West Indian record for most ODI hundreds with 23 centuries and is their second leading run-scorer in the ODI format with 9,727 runs. His 215 against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup also signifies the highest limited overs score by a West Indies batsman.

Last year, Gayle had levelled Pakistan star Shahid Afridi’s record of the greatest number of sixes in a career in all three international formats joint. Both batsmen have 476 sixes well forward of the next best, Brendon McCullum at 398 sixes. Gayle, however, attained the feat in 443 matches while Afridi touched the mark in 524 games. Afridi hit 351 sixes in ODIs, 73 sixes in T20Is and 52 in Tests. Gayle has smashed 275 sixes in ODIs, 103 sixes in T20Is and 98 in test format.

“We welcome the return of Chris Gayle who missed the last two series and Ashley Nurse from injury. We are pleased to introduce Nicholas Pooran to the ODI cricket for the first time,” Windies chairman of selectors Courtney Browne had said.

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MS Dhoni to retire after World Cup 2019? Chief Selector MSK Prasad Says

Talking about his form, Prasad said that Dhoni’s output with the bat will only rise with the number of matches he plays and hence, the IPL is a great chance for him to find the furrow yet again.

The position of MS Dhoni to this Indian team which gets ready for the World Cup is not a veiled secret anymore and everyone from the head coach, to the captain and the players, have spoken about the character of Dhoni in the side.

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“We have definitely not discussed this. Because prior to such a big tournament, I do not think it is wise to get distracted, since all energies are geared towards preparing well for the World Cup,” he said in a conversation with ESPNCricinfo.

Speaking about his form, Prasad said that Dhoni’s productivity with the bat will only increase with the number of matches he plays and hence, the IPL is a great opportunity for him to find the groove yet again.

“Importantly, before India head to the World Cup, he will be playing the IPL. So, he will be playing in 14-16 matches – all high-intensity games. That will only help him extend that form he has caught on the Australia and New Zealand tours. I am very happy with his batting,” he further added.

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Australia can win ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Shane Warne

India have been great in the limited overs format since the Champions Trophy 2017. Out of the ten ODI’s series they have played since the June 18 final, India have won a striking 9. In 2019 also, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, India have managed to trump the vast Australians and New Zealand in their own yards. The only series that India have lost since the Champions Trophy was against England in 2018.

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Most of the enthusiasts and experts are already tagging India as the preferences to lift the World Cup trophy in May. Australian legend Shane Warne also believes that India and home team England go in as “hot favourites” into the World Cup. Having said that, the leg spinner is also confident that Australia still have a chance to secure their title, even though their recent performances have been disappointing.

“As I’m putting my world cup squad together for my column, I really believe Australia can win it again. As we have the players for the conditions, match winners etc. I think England & India go in as hot favourites, but if the selectors play their part – then the Aussies can 100% win!”

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