Tag: ICC Champions Trophy

Champions Trophy 2017: A Finale of Emotions
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Champions Trophy 2017: A Finale of Emotions

If asked to specify two significance of a global cricketing tournament, one among the two answers is certain to be “You can witness an India versus Pakistan clash”. Such has been the hype around this rivalry that the ICC has utilized the rift between the countries, making sure of a group stage date between them...

Champions Trophy 2017: India bully Bangladesh to storm into the final
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Champions Trophy 2017: India bully Bangladesh to storm into the final

When Bangladesh ended with just over 260 in their fifty overs, they would have given themselves a chance with the bowling they possess. But a century from hitman Sharma and another masterful knock from the Indian skipper saw India chasing the total down comfortably — setting up a grand finale for Champions Trophy 2017. Tamim...

Champions Trophy 2017: Buoyant Pakistan destroy England
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Champions Trophy 2017: Buoyant Pakistan destroy England

Liam Plunkett edged a full toss from Rumman Raees for a boundary in the fifth delivery of the 48th over. Exactly 11 overs after their previous one. Pakistan bowlers never let their hold on the England batsmen, making them suffocate for runs throughout the innings, and ended up with meagre 211. Pakistan chased it down...

Champions Trophy 2017: India face high flying Bangladesh
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Champions Trophy 2017: India face high flying Bangladesh

Most would have written off Bangladesh’ chances beyond the group stage in the ongoing Champions Trophy. Almost 55.09% thought so in a poll conducted by espncricinfo. Though 29.10% were optimistic of their semifinal spot, much like Shakib and Mahmudullah. After Losing Tamim for a duck and staring down the barrel at 33 for 4 with...

Champions Trophy 2017: England up against erratic Pakistan
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Champions Trophy 2017: England up against erratic Pakistan

The only thing consistent about cricket in Pakistan has been unpredictability. Having produced innumerable players of extraordinary talent who have gone on to fade away from the limelight, the agony of not being able to make it big on the world stage continues to loom over the war torn nation. On Wednesday, they will be...

A Brief History of the Champions Trophy
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A Brief History of the Champions Trophy

Trying to build upon the tremendous success of the ODI World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) started the Knockout Trophy tournament in 1998. All 10 ICC members took part in the 50-over competition, which was to be held bi-annually from then on. Its name was eventually changed to Champions Trophy in 2002. From 2000...

Yuvraj Singh: The Prince who was too spirited to be the King
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Yuvraj Singh: The Prince who was too spirited to be the King

The rut of making it through the main gates after enduring an endless wait will be forgotten, all the nudging and shoving, the grumbling and the quarrelling will give way to something more pleasant. We will all be taken to make a ride on the chariot of thrills as we see our men work in...

MS Dhoni: Cometh the hour, cometh the man
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MS Dhoni: Cometh the hour, cometh the man

Cometh the hour, cometh the man; such has been the story of the small town boy who became the biggest success story in world cricket. Terming the impact of Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the Indian cricketing fraternity to be immense, would be a severe understatement. From, having his house vandalized for some poor outings in...

The phenomenon that is Virat Kohli
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The phenomenon that is Virat Kohli

It was a lousy evening, eight years down the memory lane when a rusty looking bloke led a young team of talented individuals to a U-19 World Cup Triumph in Malaysia. Virat Kohli was the third highest run-scorer in that tournament with one century against his name but what stood out for many, was the...