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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson says it's difficult to determine if 2019 World Cup final was a high or low point in his career
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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson says it's difficult to determine if 2019 World Cup final was a high or low point in his career

New Zealand got a raw deal in last year's World Cup final when England were adjudged the winners on the basis of their superior boundary count after the epic game and also the ensuing Super Over ended in a tie

Coronavirus Outbreak: New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls donates World Cup final shirt to help raise funds
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Coronavirus Outbreak: New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls donates World Cup final shirt to help raise funds

Nicholls will donate the half-sleeve shirt, signed by his teammates, to the local chapter of United Nations’ children’s fund UNICEF

Australia's Glenn Maxwell recalls his battle against mental health during World Cup, says he wanted his 'arm to be broken'
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Australia's Glenn Maxwell recalls his battle against mental health during World Cup, says he wanted his 'arm to be broken'

Glenn Maxwell, who had taken a break from international cricket last October for issues related to mental health, on Wednesday opened up about his struggles with depression.

Australia skipper Aaron Finch feels his team peaked early in World Cup 2019, admits he has not moved on from semi-final defeat
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Australia skipper Aaron Finch feels his team peaked early in World Cup 2019, admits he has not moved on from semi-final defeat

Australia lost the semi-final to the hosts and later champions England by the eight wickets. Finch said that the side have to peak at the right time which they will be working on.

Top sporting moment of 2019: PV Sindhu's maiden gold at badminton World Championships emerges overwhelming winner in poll
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Top sporting moment of 2019: PV Sindhu's maiden gold at badminton World Championships emerges overwhelming winner in poll

The Wimbledon men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer came second with 17 percent votes while England winning the Cricket World Cup came third with 11 percent of votes

Skipper Joe Root says it's been a frustrating year after England falter in Test arena in 2019
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Skipper Joe Root says it's been a frustrating year after England falter in Test arena in 2019

England won the World Cup in 2019 but in the Test arena, it proved 12 months of frustration for captain Joe Root as they began the year with a defeat in the West Indies and ended it with a loss in Pretoria.

Men's Cricket in 2019: From epic World Cup final between England and New Zealand to one-sided Test action, review of the year
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Men's Cricket in 2019: From epic World Cup final between England and New Zealand to one-sided Test action, review of the year

As the curtain comes down on 365 days of further intrigue in this storied sport, let’s take a look back at just how the caravan of men’s cricket unfolded through 2019

Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler named in Britain's New Year's Honours List for World Cup 2019 heroics
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Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler named in Britain's New Year's Honours List for World Cup 2019 heroics

Ben Stokes and other members of England's Cricket World Cup-winning squad have been recognized in Britain's New Year's Honours List, which also highlighted trailblazers in women's sport

Best of 2019: Wimbledon, Cricket World Cup, Eliud Kipchoge, Steve Smith feature in Firstpost Sports' top articles this year
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Best of 2019: Wimbledon, Cricket World Cup, Eliud Kipchoge, Steve Smith feature in Firstpost Sports' top articles this year

Over the course of 2019, the sports journalists of Firstpost filed quite a few important stories and we think it's worth the time to revisit them. Here's the list of Firstpost’s 10 best pieces of 2019.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes caps sensational 2019 by winning BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes caps sensational 2019 by winning BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award

Cricket World Cup winner Ben Stokes ended a sensational 2019 by claiming the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year prize. He promptly thanked those who had helped him through a 2018 to forget.

MS Dhoni recounts how 'Marine Drive was full from one end to other' to celebrate India's 2011 World Cup triumph
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MS Dhoni recounts how 'Marine Drive was full from one end to other' to celebrate India's 2011 World Cup triumph

Dhoni also talked about how fans had started chanting 'Vande Mataram' at the Wankhede Stadium when India was closing in on the victory during the 2011 World Cup Final

New Zealand vs England: Ben Stokes calls role of captain 'burdensome', says he has no desire for captaincy
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New Zealand vs England: Ben Stokes calls role of captain 'burdensome', says he has no desire for captaincy

While he doesn't like the idea of being a captain, Stokes would welcome a coaching role when he eventually retires

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis calls for 'clarity' over appointments to coaching staff in wake of Test-series loss to India
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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis calls for 'clarity' over appointments to coaching staff in wake of Test-series loss to India

Former South Africa ODI player Corrie van Zyl and 37-year-old Enoch Nkwe were appointed in an interim capacity, with Nkwe in charge of the team in India

Former Indian captain MS Dhoni says he went through entire gamut of emotions after frustrating World Cup semi-final loss
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Former Indian captain MS Dhoni says he went through entire gamut of emotions after frustrating World Cup semi-final loss

Dhoni knows a thing or two about winning big tournaments and he feels it's more about the team goals than individual performances

India vs South Africa: Shoaib Akhtar lauds Mohammed Shami as 'king' of reverse swing after Indian's five-wicket haul in first Test
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India vs South Africa: Shoaib Akhtar lauds Mohammed Shami as 'king' of reverse swing after Indian's five-wicket haul in first Test

Akhtar also lamented that no Pakistani pacer has sought his advice while Indians like Shami have kept in touch with him regarding fast bowling

Virat Kohli says cricketers could learn from footballers on professionalism, levels of physical preparation
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Virat Kohli says cricketers could learn from footballers on professionalism, levels of physical preparation

Virat Kohli spoke about his post-retirement plans and how football figures in the same, at the launch of FC Goa's home jersey for the upcoming ISL 2019-20 season

England all-rounder Moeen Ali takes break from Test cricket after losing out on central contract for longest format
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England all-rounder Moeen Ali takes break from Test cricket after losing out on central contract for longest format

The 32-year-old all-rounder had lost his place in England’s World Cup-winning team before being dropped from the Test side after the defeat in the first Ashes Test

England speedster Jofra Archer earns central contract for Test, limited-overs cricket after stellar home season
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England speedster Jofra Archer earns central contract for Test, limited-overs cricket after stellar home season

The Barbados-born Archer, who only became England qualified earlier this year, is one of 10 players to receive a Test deal for the 2019/20 season

Virat Kohli says change in work ethic stemmed from desire to strike fear in opposition as 'impact' batsman
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Virat Kohli says change in work ethic stemmed from desire to strike fear in opposition as 'impact' batsman

'There was a time when I walked in to bat, there wasn't any fear or respect in the opposition corner,' Kohli said in a sports web-show, 'In Depth with Graham Bensinger'

BCCI issues show-cause notice to Dinesh Karthik for attending Caribbean Premier League promotional event
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BCCI issues show-cause notice to Dinesh Karthik for attending Caribbean Premier League promotional event

It is expected that Karthik would be tendering an apology as the National One Day Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy starts on 24 September