"The gap between the top and bottom teams is closing. You can't go by the practice matches alone, but it does give you a rough indication of how the tournament could play out. Take Sri Lanka beating England for example -- there is a possibility that could happen again. When you see these scores, and tight games, there is so much more quality now in the game, even just since the last edition of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup. Teams like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh can compete too." … [Read more...] about T20 World Cup newsfile: India ‘more balanced’ because of Verma – Mandhana
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"Afghanistan have got one of the best bowling attacks, especially spinners. In England if there is a good day, where the ball grips and spins, I think they will change some of the games and they will upset some of the top teams as well," Rajput, who is currently the Zimbabwe coach, said in Mumbai on Monday.and) playing in England, especially for batsman when it is helpful wicket, it will very difficult, you have (to) adjust to it (the wicket)," noted Rajput, who was also a former India team manager.the game). Overall I think, they are the team to watch (out for)," Rajput said.Afghanistan squad for World Cup: Gulbadin Naib (captain), Mohammad Shahzad (w/k), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman. … [Read more...] about Can Afghanistan upset top teams at World Cup?
England's total of 176 for two, after being sent in to bat, was their highest T20 International total and Knight's unbeaten third-wicket stand of 169 with Nat Sciver (59 not out) was the highest partnership for any wicket in Women's T20 World Cup history. … [Read more...] about Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Knight smashes unbeaten ton to lead England to massive win over Thailand
England’s total of 176 for two was their highest T20I total and Knight’s unbeaten third-wicket stand of 169 with Nat Sciver was the highest partnership for any wicket in Women’s T20 World Cup history. … [Read more...] about ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Heather Knight Becomes First Women Cricketer to Registers Centuries in All Three Formats as England Rout Thailand
The "Our Cup is on the Street" protests are targeting the high cost of the stadiums, corruption, police brutality and evictions. Similar demonstrations have been organised via social networks in 100 cities, including several that host World Cup games, such as Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre and Recife. … [Read more...] about Anti-World Cup protests in Brazilian cities mark countdown to kick-off