Regarded as probably the smartest cricketer ever, MS Dhoni will continue to play the role of an enforcer in the Cricket World Cup 2019 with skipper Virat Kohli taking a back seat in crunch moments, as often seen in the past – while going for the review or setting the field in a particular situation.
The CoA, which was appointed by the Supreme Court in January 2017 to oversee the sweeping reforms recommended by the Lodha panel, announced election date for BCCI and state cricket associations after due consultation with the apex court-appointed amicus curiae P S Narsimha
Addressing the pre-departure press conference at the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) headquarters in Mumbai on Wednesday, Shastri said that "Dhoni is someone who'll be right there. His communication with Virat has been fantastic."
The Virat Kohli-led India begin their Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign against South Africa on June 5. Before that, they will play two warm-up games -- against New Zealand on May 25 and Bangladesh on May 28.
Jofra Archer, who made England debut earlier this month, has so far played three ODIs. Often regarded as one of the best pacers in the world, the 24-year-old has the ability to clock 140 kmph regularly and is known for producing accurate yorkers.
Always a dark horse in this showpiece event, Sri Lanka have an impressive record in the Cricket World Cup with one title, two runner-up finish and one semifinal appearance but this time they will start as the weakest side in the ten-team tournament
Not the happiest of neighbours, India clash with Pakistan in a Cricket World Cup match in Manchester on June 6. Former players Kapil Dev and Ramiz Raja want the players to maintain balance between cricket and passion so that fans don't go berserk
Cricket World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev feels Virat Kohli should do his best with the team he has been given by the selectors. Winning the first two games will be crucial for the Indian cricket team
India are the only nation to have won a Cricket World Cup as a host country. In 2011, India beat Sri Lanka in the final in Mumbai. Paddy Upton was the mental conditioning trainer under chief coach Gary Kirsten
The World Cup returns to cricket’s oldest home. While grounds like Old Trafford, Trent Bridge, the Oval and Lord’s are rich in character, they will don batting-friendly masks. Then there is the English weather.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played in UK from May 30 to July 14. Ten teams will play a round-robin league with the top four advancing to the semifinals. Australia are the defending champions. Here are the strengths and weaknesses of the teams
After a gruelling Indian Premier League, the Indian cricket team has the necessary ingredients to push its dreams in the upcoming Cricket World Cup 2019 in the United Kingdom. Virat Kohli will have the experienced MS Dhoni by his side but India will have to play the perfect team game