World Cup 2019: Australia Win Toss, Opt to bat Against Bangladesh
Australia won the toss and opted to bat first against inspiring Bangladesh in the 26thmatch of the ICC World Cup 2019 today at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Australia have made three changes as they include Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Marcus Stoinis in the playing XI.
On the other hand, the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side also made two changes as emerging pacer Muhammad Saifuddin and Mosaddek Hussain are out due to injuries. Rubel Hussain and Sabbir Rahman are included in place of them.
With wins against South Africa and Windies, Bangladesh have declared that they are no more underdogs and, now, they would aim to make a place in the semifinals.
The Mashrafe Murtaza-led XI are currently at the fifth place in the points table.
On the other hand, Australia have registered four victories and are currently placed at the second spot in the points table.
Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), ...
Sarfaraz refrains from commenting on reports of grouping in Pakistan team
Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed avoided making any comments on Wednesday over reports of conflict with Pakistani players, as the media speculated on alleged grouping within the national team.
As soon as the Pakistani team captain reached London, he was surrounded by a group of journalists inquiring about disputes within the Pakistan squad.
But Sarfaraz responded but saying: "Talk to media manager Raza first…then we can discuss it."
On Tuesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) issued a clarification regarding allegations of friction in the team.
"There is no reality in the news related to conflicts between players and the captain," a spokesperson for the PCB said.
"Board and players have given full confidence to Sarfaraz. There are tough dressing room talks but there is no grouping. The team wants to perform well in the tournament and they will," said the PCB spokesperson.
The PCB official said that the players and coach ...
CWC2019: New Zealand WON match against South Africa
New Zealand,chased a target of 242 runs set by South Africa, win the match on lost of 6 six wickets in World Cup match in Edgbaston on Wednesday.
Opener Colin Munro was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada after scoring just 9 runs.
South Africa had struggled against the Kiwis' bowling attack earlier and managed to post 241 runs after Rassie van der Dussen scored a 67 off 64 balls. Hashim Amla made a sluggish 55 off 83 balls but Van der Dussen's 67 not out came at better than a run-a-ball.
New Zealand had won the toss — that was delayed by 90 minutes due to a wet outfield — and put the Proteas to the bat.
After a pitch inspection at 10.15am local time, umpires Nigel Llong and Ian Gould will inspect the pitch again at 11am. Conditions have been overcast, and there's the possibility of light rain later this morning, but the weather forecast for the rest of the day ...