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Two batting suspects, Dhoni and Rahul pass the test

#CWC2019 India's warm-up matches review Openers continue to worry skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri with below-expected practice performance By Francis Adams Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli make a happy picture here. Their seriousness will be on display when India take on the hosts and favourites on June 30. Picture courtesy: Two of the four suspects in batting, the ageing Mahendra Singh Dhoni and a circumspect KL Rahul on Tuesday brought relief to Team India and their fans with encouraging centuries. They delivered on the purpose of the two warm-ups, that is,  "middling the ball" as former India captain and commentator Sunil Gavaskar would like to describe it. Team India have complained on several occasions during previous overseas tours of lack of good practice matches that help the players acclimatize to the conditions.  The batsmen are required to start hitting the ball from the middle of their bat and hel

What's the jersey got to do with it?

The official logo of the #CWC19  If you too are asking whether the colour along with the design of the jersey plays any role in a player's and team's performance, read on  By Francis Adams It's a tough task identifying who designed the team jerseys, selected and approved the colour combination for few teams vying for the 12th ICC World Cup 2019. England's  ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 skipper Eoin Morgan, along with Khalid Rasheed and Jonny Bairstow in their new kit. Picture credit: @Englandcricket The England team were the latest to receive mixed reaction from fans. Were it the designers? Or, is it that the kit manufacturer influenced the decision taken by the country's cricket board. A few hours after their official kit was unveiled, the England Cricket Board posted this pic, right, on Twitter seeking reaction from fans. While former England pace bowler Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) responded with: "A beautiful kit to lift the World C

ICC Cricket World Cup Schedule and Ticket prices

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