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Sri Lanka bank on Sanga-Mahela hit show NEW DELHI: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will join hands for the last time in their brilliant careers to plot Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign, hoping to make amends for two successive heartbreaks.The missing link in the enduring partnership between the two 37-year-olds that started at the turn of the century is the absence of a World Cup triumph despite coming so near.Jayawardene was captain when Sri Lanka reached the final of the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean, only to see Australia cruise to a 53-run win in near-darkness in Barbados.Four years later in India, Sangakkara was at the helm in the title clash when Mahendra Singh Dhoni's home team inflicted a six-wicket defeat despite a magnificent 103 off 88 balls by Jayawardene.The two veterans, who go into the World Cup as the leading run-getters in one-day cricket among those still playing, took the setbacks in their stride and ...

Tamed Tigers hope to bite at World Cup NEW DELHI: Bangladesh will need a dramatic turn in fortunes to ensure another World Cup does not cause more misery after the Tigers endured a morale-sapping year in which they slumped from one defeat to another.Bangladesh failed to register wins for most of 2014 till fellow wooden-spooners Zimbabwe came calling at the end of the year and were duly thrashed 3-0 in Tests and 5-0 in the one-dayers.It was only Zimbabwe the Tigers had beaten, ...
England face tough task to end World Cup jinx LONDON: England have never won the World Cup, despite hosting four tournaments, including the first three editions, while it is nearly 25 years since they last appeared in a final.They certainly won't be among the favourites in Australia and New Zealand, where they will have to conquer longstanding problems of a lack of penetration with the ball and an inability to up the run-rate in the final stages of an innings if they are to ...
PCB, players hold negotiations over contract row KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and players on Monday said they were working at resolving a potentially destabilising contract row a month away from the World Cup.PCB earlier this month announced it would extend existing annual contracts for another three months, apparently wanting to give the next set of long-term contracts on the basis of performances during cricket's premier tournament, which is this year hosted by Australia and New Zealand.But the players, including skipper Misbah-ul ...
Dhoni promises to defend World Cup title for India Indian captain MS Dhoni has promised to defend World Cup title which they have won in 2011. ‘Won’t Give It Back’ is the motto for team India this time.Latest TVC on World Cup, highlights Indian players saying that they will not give up World Cup trophy in any condition. The advertisement reads, “With no home support, alien conditions of Australia, sledging and bruising short deliveries, Indian cricket team will have to battle all the demons ...
Another controversy plagues Pakistan a week before World Cup 2015 A week before mega event of cricket, Pakistan is facing yet another controversy. The Pakistani players have refused to sign three months contract offered to them. According to local media reports, the PCB chairman confirmed the reservations and stated that players have rejected the 3-month contracts and have demanded regular one-year contracts ahead of the World Cup. The chairman is however hopeful that a middle ground will be found ahead of the mega event.The existing ...
ICC launches Fantasy League for World Cup 2015 ISLAMABAD: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the launch of the "most detailed ever" Fantasy League game for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, with multiple game modes and chances to win exclusive World Cup merchandise and other prizes.Cricket fans across the world can now participate in the newly-launched, official ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Fantasy League that has been designed to ensure fans can get closer to the tournament than ever before, with ...


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