New Zealand will hope it`s a case of seventh time lucky when they face South Africa at Auckland`s Eden Park on Tuesday, as all six of their previous World Cup semi-finals have ended in defeat.
Phillip Hughes` sickening injury was a stark reminder of the inherent dangers faced by batsmen confronting bowlers propelling a five-and-a-half ounce `missile` at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.
Former England captain Mike Brearley, one of the sharpest cricketing minds to have played the game, reckons that Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s captaincy and wicket-keeping is not up to Test standard.
As the storm settles down over the spat between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson, former England captain Mike Brearley has said that the pacer should be encouraged to harness his aggression but not at the expense of respect.
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has joined the list of ex captains to question whether Alastair Cook should continue to captain the English side.
Sharmila Tagore is excited about the plan of the BCCI to hold a Pataudi Memorial Lecture and has a few names in her mind from the cricket fraternity.
Mike Brearley feels that the constant talk around his 100th international century has made Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar jittery.
Former England captain Mike Brearley finds a lot of "similarity" between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ian Botham.
Day in Pics: 18th April
Showbiz World - April 18, 2015
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