Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Old flaws resurface as Gulbadin Naib's men revert to being plucky underdogs
For all the entertainment value, the chase, and indeed the game, was what Afghanistan’s fans would have feared. The wayward pace section with no appealing replacement, the rickety third leg of the spin tripod, the fragility of the batting, were enough to offset Nabi’s personal brilliance with the ball and Najibullah’s defiance with the bat.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Nuwan Pradeep's bowling heroics helps Islanders register win despite batting collapse
Pacer Nuwan Pradeep registered career-best figures of 4/31 as Sri Lanka defended a low total against Afghanistan to register their first win of the World Cup
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Gulbadin Naib says Afghanistan will give 100 percent in their opening clash against Australia
Much is being made of Afghanistan's outstanding spin bowling contingent, with Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi all high of the one-day international bowling rankings
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jason Roy smashes 89 to help England thrash Afghanistan by nine wickets in second warm-up fixture
Roy made 89 not out on his Surrey home ground on Monday as England hammered outsiders Afghanistan by nine wickets with nearly 200 balls to spare.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Mohammad Nabi to Hardik Pandya, top 10 all-rounders to watch out for in England and Wales
Take a look at the list of top 10 all-rounders to watch out for during the ICC World Cup 2019 in England
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: From Pakistan's striking issues to Sri Lanka's mounting problems, lessons learnt in first two warm-up matches
As Pakistan faced Afghanistan and South Africa clashed Sri Lanka, we bring you the lessons learnt from the first two warm-up matches ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Pakistan vs Afghanistan Warm-up Match: Gulbadin Naib and Co stun neighbours with three-wicket win
Chasing a modest 263 for victory, Afghanistan’s opening batsmen Mohammad Shahzad and Hazratullah Zazai got them off to a blistering start before Hashmatullah Shahidi took charge to help them cross the finish line in the final over with an unbeaten 74.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Afghanistan preview: Gulbadin Naib and Co aim for semi-final spot as old guard look to bow out on high
The ingredients are there for Afghanistan for a few upsets. Naib’s side will fancy their chances against Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh and in their final match against the West Indies, all of whom they have beaten before. In their other six matches, they will start as underdogs, though that label has rarely fazed them in the past.
Mohammad Nabi, Afghanistan all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Nabi's experience, proven record sets him apart at ten-nation event
Nabi, though still a crucial component of both the Afghan batting and bowling units, may well be heading into his second and last World Cup. But for him, it’s likely Afghanistan would still be waiting to play in their first.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan chief selector denies rift between players after change of guard, expects team to reach semis
Afghanistan's chief selector Dawlat Khan Ahmadzai said that Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi were upset with the change of leadership but understood the motive behind the switch.
IPL 2019, MI vs SRH: Balance between roles and reputations, foreign and domestic players, takes Mumbai into yet another Playoffs
MI have adopted a hybrid strategy, nurturing and holding on to a few players who fit their needs, while going to the table for new ones. The likes of Pollard, Malinga, Bumrah and the Pandya brothers are their long term investments, all match winners in their own right.
IPL 2019, MI vs SRH Match Report: Mumbai Indians qualify for playoffs with thrilling Super Over win over Sunrisers Hyderabad
Mumbai Indians have 16 points from 13 outings and have a game left on Sunday against Kolkata Knight Riders, while Sunrisers Hyderabad are placed fourth with 12 points.
IPL 2019, KXIP vs SRH: Seamer Sandeep Sharma defends Hyderabad's middle order, says opinions cannot be formed after one failure
Sandeep Sharma said, "The fact is that our opening pair has been batting so good that middle order was not tested. Even in this game, Warner played through, only in one game the middle order collapsed and from one game alone an opinion cannot be formed."
IPL 2019, KXIP v SRH: R Ashwin sends back another non-striker, Rashid Khan gets his revenge against Chris Gayle and other key moments from the match
After David Warner took the visitors to a decent total despite a slow start, half-centuries from KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal ensured R Ashwin-led Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets. Here are the best moments from the match.
IPL 2019, SRH vs MI: Hyderabad's Indian batsmen need to do more than merely show up at batting crease
It is strange that Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan and Deepak Hooda have collectively contributed only 202 runs this season, way below Warner (279) and Bairstow (262). Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the Indians have been punching well below potential.
IPL 2019, SRH vs MI Match Report: Alzarri Joseph's historic six-for powers Mumbai Indians to emphatic 40-run victory over Hyderabad
While Pollard was the stand out batsman, Alazarri Joseph made all the difference in the bowling department, ending with sensational figures of six for 12 in 3.4 overs
IPL 2019: Lot of aggression in David Warner which is helping him play so well, says Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Yusuf Pathan
The simmering 'aggression' of David Warner has found its release in the ongoing IPL and his desperation to play well on comeback makes him a dangerous batsman says his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Yusuf Pathan.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan sack captain Asghar ahead of marquee event, senior players unhappy
Afghanistan cricket heavyweights Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan have reacted sharply to the change of guard with ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 just round the corner.
Jonny Bairstow, Mohammad Nabi star as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals to take top spot on IPL table
Jonny Bairstow scored 48 and Mohammad Nabi took two wickets as SRH defeated DC by five wickets to reach the top of standings in IPL 2019