Indian cricketers who are likely to play their last World Cup


"We have specific plans against Afghanistan, they have some world class players".

He also starred at the top of the order in the recent away series against India and Pakistan. "I believe ICC has been smart enough to realize that 90% of the cricket market is in India and the scheduling of matches reflects that", said Indranil Das Blah, chief executive of Kwan Sports.

All of which is true, but then again, they will have to create history by rebounding from first-day blues to go on and win the World Cup. The picture that really resonates with me, when we talk about inspiring the next generation is Anya Shrubsole looking over the fence at Lord's as a youngster who was then a key member of England winning the World Cup in 2017.

Inzamam also said that the World Cup is not just about the match against India, and "Pakistan have the potential to beat other sides as well". This isn't the best team by any stretch, but win or lose, West Indies will be a part of some of the most scintillating moments of the tournament. Since then, the brand of cricket that has been played has seen England move streets ahead of their global competition. Their authoritative, nearly effortless, thrashing of Sri Lanka at Southampton on Monday makes it three from three in their official warm-up matches. The team, which includes a good mix of experience (captain Eoin Morgan and batsmen Ben Stokes and Joe Root) and fresh energy (bowlers Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer), are best positioned to make it to the semifinals.

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Premier League heavyweights Arsenal and Manchester City have also been credited with an interest in the player. I think it probably helps Spurs more than us, I would say.

Lyon further criticised the supporters of Team England.

"Like I said before pace of Hasnain, who can touch 150 kph, would add a new dimension to our bowling attack because the rest of the bowlers penetrate only around the 130-140 kph mark", Inzaman added, defending the selections of pacers Mohammad Hasnain and Wahab Riaz. Teams like Afghanistan can upset some of the bigger teams. Do you go full out on the offensive and robustly justify your claim to the trophy or do you talk down your chances in the hope that actions will speak louder than words?

The 32-year-old centre back Luiz, who will feature in the Europa League final against Arsenal this week, also wished luck to Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim.

New Zealand thrashed India, one of the World Cup favourites, by six wickets at the Oval on Sunday with only Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya scoring more than 20 in India's total of 179.