As two teams fight it out for the coveted cricket World Cup trophy here on Sunday, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult and Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc will be involved in another battle -- to become the best bowler of the tournament.
After more than a month of slugging out, the big four teams are left in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. New Zealand joined Australia, India and South Africa in the last four on Saturday. The co-hosts rode into a record breaking Martin Guptill's 237 run essay to beat the West Indies in the last of quarter-final match.
A day after they played their last international games for Sri Lanka in coloured jerseys, the legendary duo of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara thanked their fans across the world for their relentless support.
No matter where you were, no matter which was your favourite team, if you were watching Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene shaking hands with players in coloured jerseys for that one final time, post a humiliating defeat against South Africa and weren’t emotional, you possibly never were a c
Kumar Sangakkara bid farewell to limited overs cricket on Wednesday, disappointed with a World Cup quarter-final defeat but happy that Sri Lanka were in a better place than when he came into the side in 2000.
Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara might not have got a fairytale ending to their final ODI match of their glorious careers but the veterans smiled through the disappointment as they fondly recounted their respective journeys.
The cricketing world enters another sad day as Sri Lankan legends Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara bid adieu to the game after serving for more than 15 years. Sri Lanka ended their campaign on Wednesday in the on going ICC 2015 Cricket World up after losing to South Africa by nine wickets in the quarter-finals.
Spinners Imran Tahir and hat-trick man Jean-Paul Duminy shared seven wickets between them to help a clinical South Africa outplay an unusually hapless Sri Lanka by 9 wickets and enter the cricket World Cup semi-finals, here on Wednesday.
Though cricket is a team sport, ahead of the knockout stages of the ICC's marquee event, starting from March 18, we are picking up one player from each (quarter-finalist) team, who can play a crucial role from here on to make his side the world champions.
Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews is looking to overwhelming support from the crowd and a fifth successive century from Kumar Sangakkara to keep his side on track for a third consecutive World Cup final.