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Amlan Chakraborty

India and Pakistan rivalry renewed under grey English skies

11:44am BST

MANCHESTER, England Noisy India and Pakistan cricket fans brought a taste of the subcontinent to Manchester on Sunday, their enthusiasm undimmed by the threat of rain looming over a World Cup match between the regional rivals that will draw a massive global audience.

Shine against India, enter folklore - Arthur tells players

15 Jun 2019

MANCHESTER Sunday's World Cup match against arch-rivals India is a gilt-edged opportunity for every Pakistani player to etch his name into cricketing folklore, coach Mickey Arthur said.

Kohli plays down Amir duel and hype around Pakistan contest

15 Jun 2019

MANCHESTER, England India captain Virat Kohli swatted aside talks about a duel with Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir and played down the hype around Sunday's World Cup blockbuster between the arch-rivals at Old Trafford.

Sri Lanka complain to ICC about pitch, hotel

14 Jun 2019

MANCHESTER, England The Sri Lanka team have complained to organisers of the World Cup about the pitches rolled out for their games and are also unhappy with the quality of their accommodation.

Australia fret on team balance after Stoinis injury

14 Jun 2019

MANCHESTER, England All-rounder Marcus Stoinis' injury has upset the team balance, Australia coach Justin Langer said ahead of his side's World Cup group stage match against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Saturday.

Rivals India and Pakistan meet in Manchester

14 Jun 2019

MANCHESTER Perennial political rivals India and Pakistan will face off on a Manchester cricket field on Sunday in one of the World Cup's most hotly-anticipated and massively-watched games.

Younis expects Pakistan to recall Shadab for India clash

13 Jun 2019

NOTTINGHAM, England Former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis expects his team to bring back leg-spinner Shadab Khan for Sunday's clash against arch-rivals India in Manchester to revive their World Cup campaign.

India out to make fielding superiority count against Pakistan

13 Jun 2019

NOTTINGHAM, England India's fielders have been razor-sharp in their opening World Cup games but fielding coach R Sridhar said on Thursday that they cannot afford a drop in their intensity against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday.

India, New Zealand split points after Trent Bridge washout

13 Jun 2019

NOTTINGHAM, England Inclement English weather claimed yet another World Cup match after India's group game against 2015 finalists New Zealand was called off without a ball being bowled at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

ICC wants commentators to be 'fair' after Holding saga

13 Jun 2019

NOTTINGHAM, England The International Cricket Council (ICC) wants commentators at the World Cup to be fair in their observations and has denied censoring West Indies great Michael Holding for criticising match officials on air last week.

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