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IND vs NZ Live Streaming, World Cup 2023: Battle of top two teams in standings beckons at Dharamsala

India vs New Zealand World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: India take on New Zealand in their fifth game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup in a battle of the only two unbeaten teams. For India, it will be a top-of-the-table clash against a team they haven’t bested at major ICC tournaments in 20 years. Five games, five defeats across three formats, including the One-Day World Cup match played across two days in Manchester four years ago. Already missing Hardik Pandya from the New Zealand game due to an injury, the Indian team was handed a scare on Saturday after Suryakumar Yadav picked up a knock on his right forearm during the net session on the eve of the match. To make matters worse, Ishan Kishan suffered a honey-bee bite on the neck. The knock left a question mark on Surya’s availability for...
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IND vs NZ, ODI World Cup: When and where to watch, date, time, live telecast, live streaming, predicted playing XIs, venue | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's promising World Cup campaign faces a formidable challenge as they gear up for a high-stakes showdown with New Zealand, but this time without their pivotal all-rounder, Hardik Pandya. A freak ankle injury has ruled Pandya out of the upcoming blockbuster match against the Kiwis, a team aiming for their maiden World Cup triumph. India, on the other hand, are desperately seeking to break their longstanding trophy drought in ICC tournaments.Pandya's absence has disrupted the harmonious combination that led India to four consecutive convincing wins, causing some unease among their opponents and necessitating a reevaluation of their strategies. The Indian team, known for its dominance in the tournament thus far, will be stepping onto the field with the challenge of maintaini...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 AUS vs PAK | If you give yourself time at the back end, you can actually score big: David Warner

Soaring success: Warner, whose ODI ton on Friday was his fourth against Pakistan, says he doesn’t really look at stats.  | Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K That David Warner is among the most destructive batters in the world is unquestionable. His record at the World Cups has played a big part in the making of that phenom. He is seventh in the list of most run-getters at the quadrennial event, but four of the six who sit above him have retired and the other two are Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. In fact, only Rohit has played fewer innings than Warner to score as many or more runs — 1243 runs from 21 innings averaging 65.42 at a strike-rate of 102.55 to Warner’s 1220 from 22 innings averaging 61 at a strike-rate of 100.00. “What I’ve established early on in my career is that 50 overs is a ...
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Heinrich Klaasen leads South Africa to victory over defending champions with unrelenting century in Wankhede’s steaming furnace

To borrow from Ted Lasso, the Wankhede outfield resembled a ‘Renaissance painting portraying masculine melancholy’.Heinrich Klaasen collapsed near the pitch in slow motion. Drenched, he removed his shoes, pads, gloves and helmet, before burying his face in a towel, not able to move a limb. Follow all the action from the Cricket World Cup 2023 on our special World Cup section. You can also find the latest stats, upcoming World Cup fixtures and the points table on the site.  At the top of his run-up, a cramping David Willey, who had moments ago crashed to the ground, was lying on his back and gently massaging his calves. While over at long-on, Liam Livingstone went down on his haunches like Adil Rashid, who braved a stomach bug, did at the edge of the circle. Harry Brook, who tirelessly g...
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‘It’s incredibly disappointing…’: Jos Buttler laments as England’s World Cup semi-final hopes in jeopardy after defeat to South Africa – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England's decision to bowl first against South Africa in sweltering Mumbai conditions backfired as they suffered a devastating 229-run one-day international loss, a record defeat for the team. This loss leaves England's hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals hanging by a thread.Captain Jos Buttler expressed his disappointment, saying, "It's incredibly disappointing, we came here with high hopes to play our best cricket and we were short of that and well beaten." England had won the toss and chose to bowl but struggled in the intense heat and humidity, allowing South Africa to post an imposing total of 399 in their 50 overs.England's start was promising as they dismissed South African opener Quinton de Kock with only the second ball of the innings. However, the game took ...
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‘Why are you complaining? … You can’t walk off until you score your hundred’: Marco Jansen reveals chat with Heinrich Klassen

It was almost a throwback to the famous Chennai Test of 1987 when Dean Jones threw up repeatedly on a humid day and thought about walking off the field. It was then his captain Allan Border snapped at him, “Yes, go, we will get a tough Queenslander in!” That barb and the reference to the next man in Greg Ritchie, from Queensland, stirred the Victorian Jones to his greatest Test knock, a double ton that’s part of the cricket lore. Similar scenes almost played out at the Wankhede stadium in the South Africa vs England game. When Marco Jansen walked out to join a physically struggling Heinrich Klassen, this is what he said: “Why you complaining?!” “He was 81 or something and I knew the hard work he did to get there. I told him, you are not going to walk off this ground until you get your ...
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Watch: Chants of ‘Sachin Sachin’ reverberate Wankhede during England-South Africa match | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It's been a decade since legendary Sachin Tendulkar played his last international match at Wankhede stadium but the master blaster's enduring influence still holds sway over the passionate and fervent crowd that gathers at the stadium.The chants of Sachin Sachin reverberated the iconic Wankhede even though India was not playing. The crowd that turned out in huge numbers paid tribute to the legend during the England vs South Africa match.Sachin played his 200th Test, which happened to be his last international outing, against the West Indies in November 2013.Talking about the match, Heinrich Klaasen achieved a century in just 61 balls as South Africa set a formidable total of 399 runs. Subsequently, they bowled England out for a mere 170 runs in 22 overs, securing an impressiv...
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Watch: Chants of ‘Sachin Sachin’ reverberate Wankhede during England-South Africa match – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It's been a decade since legendary Sachin Tendulkar played his last international match at Wankhede stadium but the master blaster's enduring influence still holds sway over the passionate and fervent crowd that gathers at the stadium.The chants of Sachin Sachin reverberated the iconic Wankhede even though India was not playing. The crowd that turned out in huge numbers paid tribute to the legend during the England vs South Africa match.Sachin played his 200th Test, which happened to be his last international outing, against the West Indies in November 2013.Talking about the match, Heinrich Klaasen achieved a century in just 61 balls as South Africa set a formidable total of 399 runs. Subsequently, they bowled England out for a mere 170 runs in 22 overs, securing an impressiv...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 IND vs NZ | Rahul Dravid ‘respectfully disagrees’ with the average rating for Chennai and Ahmedabad pitches

Dravid, left, also lauded the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja, right, and Kuldeep Yadav for the manner in which they bowled during the middle overs. | Photo Credit: Deepak KR Correct shots and the right words have often defined the Rahul Dravid persona. But at times he lets the mask slip and makes his point in a forceful manner. There was a distinct nip in the air outside but inside the press conference venue at the HPCA Stadium here on Saturday, a subtle heat was generated as the India coach reacted strongly to the average rating given to the pitches in Chennai and Ahmedabad by the ICC during the current World Cup.Dravid had his counter ready: “I will respectfully disagree with the average rating given for those two wickets. They were good wickets. If you only want to see 350 games and ra...
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ODI World Cup: India are playing some fantastic cricket, says Matt Henry | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Seamer Matt Henry, who is the third-highest wicket-taker in the ongoing World Cup with nine scalps, has been an essential ingredient in the making of New Zealand’s dream run. His dexterity with the new ball helped the Kiwis reign supreme in each of their first four matches. In a tete-a-tete with the TOI, Henry, who was cradling his eight-month-old daughter throughout the interaction, spoke on the highly-anticipated India-New Zealand clash, Indian conditions and how he tailored his game for the team's cause ahead of the World Cup and more.Excerpts:On playing against India in Dharamsala: It is a new venue for us and India are playing some fantastic cricket. They're playing at home as well and they've got the whole nation behind them. So, every time you are up against India, it's ...
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South Africa: A team hardened by disappointments, body shaming and mental health issues

A story is told about the South African cricket team shortly before their tumultuous semi-final game in 1992 World Cup, after years in exile due to their apartheid policy. FW de Klerk, their white president that time, had held a referendum in South Africa to the white electorate – should he continue or not? The South African players at the World Cup in Australia were able to cast a vote, and eventually decided that a “no” vote of vent might make them pack their bags and forfeit remaining fixtures.“68% of the electorate gave Klerk a thumbs up and South Africa stayed in the World Cup. How much did the two have to do with each other? Were we South Africans swayed by the images on their TV screens, by not just being in a World Cup but being welcomed back into the world? It did feel good,” B...
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England vs South Africa Highlights: Ton-up Heinrich Klaasen stars as SA hammer England by 229 runs in World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Heinrich Klaasen's brilliant century propelled South Africa to a resounding 229-run victory over England in a dramatic World Cup showdown in Mumbai. This shocking defeat left the reigning champions' title defense teetering on the brink and marked a record-breaking loss for England in one-day internationals.Klaasen showcased his batting prowess, scoring an impressive 109 runs, even while battling cramps. South Africa posted a monumental total of 399-7, the highest ever conceded by England in ODIs.ENGLAND VS SA: AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARDEngland's innings took a nightmarish turn as they slumped to 68-6 and ultimately ended at 170-9, with 28 overs to spare. Reece Topley was unable to bat due to a hand injury sustained during South Africa's innings.This crushing defeat was Englan...
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Sadeera uses lessons from Mahela Jayawardene to steer Sri Lanka home on a tricky Lucknow surface

Sadeera Samarawickrama’s father doesn’t speak to him for a day if he gets out playing cross-batted shots. For Rashen Samarawickrama the ramps, scoops, and reverse sweeps are kaetayi (ugly in Sinhalese). But after watching his son’s unbeaten 91 not out, the Samarawickrama must be the happiest person as it was a lassanai (beautiful) knock. Sadeera’s patient knock helped Sri Lanka open their account in the World Cup as they registered a five-wicket win over the Netherlands in Lucknow. “My father doesn’t like me to play any unorthodox shots and if I get out playing those, he will not talk to me for one day. And a day later, he would tell me don’t ever go for that shot again, when you have all the good cricketing shots, why are you trying playing a ramp,” Sri Lanka’s player of the match had ...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 | Top of the table showdown pits clinical India and smooth-sailing New Zealand

India’s Virat Kohli with teammates during a practice session on the eve of the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World ODI match between India and New Zealand. | Photo Credit: DEEPAK KR  A mountain rivulet with clear water reflecting bright sunshine gurgled beneath the narrow bridge and the cab driver quipped: “Once Adam Gilchrist hit a six in an IPL game and the ball landed into this stream.” The nearby HPCA Stadium always offers enough interplay between nature and sport with the mighty Himalayas being a permanent backdrop.Like the Galle Stadium fringed by the sea in Sri Lanka, Dharamshala’s cricketing outpost is another picture postcard venue. Despite the forecast for rains, this hilly terrain offering stunning vistas and swirling cold air should hopefully warm up on Sunday when India takes on ...
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SA vs ENG | South Africa buries England under a mountain of runs

England’s Gus Atkinson bowled during ICC Cricket World Cup Match 20 between South Africa and England at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini It was a hot and humid Saturday afternoon. A near-capacity turnout at the Wankhede Stadium made it even more piping. While South Africa turned up in red-hot form, England wilted under the sun in the much-anticipated high-voltage clash which turned into a lopsided affair.Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen’s blitzkrieg in the last 10 overs meant South Africa put on 399 for seven, the highest-ever ODI total against England and the second-highest at the venue. Had it not been for Mark Wood wielding the long handle after the Proteas’ pace attack had taken the fizz out of the chase, England would have folded up for a t...
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Rahul Dravid disagrees with ICC’s ‘average’ ratings for Ahmedabad and Chennai pitches | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian head coach Rahul Dravid expressed his disagreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding the 'average' rating given to the pitches used in India's matches against Pakistan and Australia. Dravid stressed that One Day International (ODI) matches should showcase a variety of skills and not just favour power-hitting.The ICC had rated the pitches used in India's matches against Pakistan on October 14 and Australia on October 8 as 'average.' These ratings were in contrast to most other pitches in the tournament, which received 'good' or 'very good' ratings.India bowled out Pakistan for 191 in 42.5 overs in Ahmedabad, while in Chennai, the hosts bowled out Australia for 199 in 49.3 overs.Dravid defended the quality of the pitches, saying, "I will definitely r...
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ODI World Cup: Suryakumar Yadav suffers injury scare, Ishan Kishan stung by bee | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Team India suffered more blows ahead of their World Cup game against New Zealand with Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan sustaining injuries during optional net session in Dharamsala on Saturday.Suryakumar, who has warmed the benches in the World Cup so far, hit on forearm while facing throwdown while Kishan experienced a bee sting on the back of his head while batting under the floodlights at the HPCA Stadium.Kishan was seen jumping and running in pain after the bite and didn't take any further part in the nets.It remains to be seen whether Surya will be fit to play his first World Cup game after the head coach Rahul Dravid dropped a hint of including the top-ranked T20I batter for the match in place of injured Hardik Pandya.Surya was facing throwdown specialist D Raghavendra...
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‘Century ho rahi hai toh hone do…’: Wasim Akram comes out in support of Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The expert opinions may have been divided over Virat Kohli's approach to get to his hundred during the World Cup match against Bangladesh on Thursday but former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram extended his support to former India skipper for completing his 48th ton in ODIs.The controversy revolved around Kohli's choice to decline singles as he approached his century, leading some critics to accuse him of favoring his individual milestone at the expense of the team's requirements."He (Kohli) fielded for the first 50 overs, and then, in the 90th over of the match, he took back-to-back twos. That shows his fitness, that shows that this guy is from another planet. They were winning pretty easily, century ho rahi hai toh hone do (if the century can be completed, then do it)," Akram s...
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‘He helps us balance our squad…’: India to experiment with new combinations against New Zealand in the absence of Hardik Pandya – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket coach Rahul Dravid on Saturday expressed that India may have to adopt a different balance for their upcoming World Cup match against New Zealand due to the absence of the injured all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Dravid sees this as an opportunity to experiment with various combinations.Hardik, who has been a crucial all-rounder for India and has taken five wickets in the tournament, is set to miss the match against New Zealand in Dharamshala after injuring his ankle during India's seven-wicket win over Bangladesh.Dravid stated, "He is an important all-rounder, so he helps us balance our squad out really well. But he is going to be missing this game, so we will have to work around that and see what is the best combination.""We've got to work with the 14 that we've got...
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Pakistan Woes: Haris Rauf’s poor game awareness and lack of good spinners will only compound problems | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: This unique scenario seems to be an exclusive hallmark of the Pakistan cricket team. In the same game, their bowlers managed to deliver a staggering 152 dot balls but still found themselves conceding a massive 367 runs in their allotted 50 overs.This peculiar situation unfolded during a World Cup match against Australia on Friday. In Pakistan's bowling display, there were no 'bad' elements; there were only 'good' and 'ugly' facets, two contrasting extremes that have, for centuries, defined Pakistan cricket.ICC World Cup: Warner, Marsh help Australia secure win against PakistanFor Pakistan, it seems there's no middle ground. On one hand, they restricted Australia to a total that appeared to be just half of the maximum number of overs, and on the other hand, they were relentles...