11 Updates
India favourites to retain World Cup: Tendulkar
Photo Credit: JEWEL SAMAD, Getty Images

India favourites to retain World Cup: Tendulkar

Oct 2 2013, 6:04am CDT | by IANS

Dubai, Oct 2 (IANS) With exactly 500 days to go before the first ball is bowled in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, batting wizard Sachin Tendulkar has predicted that the trophy will remain in the subcontinent and India are favourites to retain the title.

Dubai, Oct 2 — With exactly 500 days to go before the first ball is bowled in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, batting wizard Sachin Tendulkar has predicted that the trophy will remain in the...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

India favourites to retain World Cup: Tendulkar

Oct 2 2013, 6:04am CDT | by IANS

Dubai, Oct 2 (IANS) With exactly 500 days to go before the first ball is bowled in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, batting wizard Sachin Tendulkar has predicted that the trophy will remain in the subcontinent and India are favourites to retain the title.

Dubai, Oct 2 — With exactly 500 days to go before the first ball is bowled in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, batting wizard Sachin Tendulkar has predicted that the trophy will remain in the subcontinent and India are favourites to retain the title.

Tendulkar, who along with Pakistan's Javed Miandad is the only player to play in six World Cups, hoped that if Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side successfully defended the title, then it will once again provide tremendous joy to the nation while making it only the third country after the West Indies and Australia to win back-to-back titles.

"Along with India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are also good sides," said the champion batsman, adding: "I am partial towards India and want them to do well. That would be really exciting. It will give so much happiness to the entire nation.

"That is something I would want, along with a billion plus people who will also be expecting the same thing to happen," Tendulkar said in an ICC release Wednesday.

The Indian icon retired from ODI cricket in December 2012 as the leading run-getter with 18,426 runs. Tendulkar had a lion's share in India's historic victory in Mumbai in April, 2011 when he finished as his side's top scorer with 482 runs from nine matches.

India, which leads the Reliance ICC ODI rankings table by a distance, has been drawn in Pool B and will open its campaign against Pakistan in Adelaide Feb 15.

Tendulkar, who is also the highest run-getter in the history of ICC Cricket World Cup with 2,278 runs from 45 matches (1,195 runs more than Miandad), hoped India players will quickly adjust to the conditions in Australia and New Zealand.

"Well I think most of our guys have been to Australia. They know what to expect, (as) they have played there already,'' said Tendulkar who was part of the squad that toured Australia in 2011-12.

In the lead up to the mega event, India will again be in Australia for a four-Test series. This will be followed by a tri-series also featuring England, apart from the host.

More than Australia, Tendulkar's worry was about adjusting to New Zealand conditions.

Recalling India's 1992 World Cup match against New Zealand, Tendulkar said: "I remember our match in Dunedin, where it was extremely cold and windy. Whenever a batsman hit the ball with the wind, it would travel 10 yards further, but when we had to play against the wind, the ball travelled 10 yards less.

"As there is a tour to New Zealand planned in early 2014, it should give them good exposure to the conditions there."

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

1 week ago

India bat, Umesh replaces Mohit

Oct 11 2014 3:54am CDT | Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo

On a Feroz Shah Kotla pitch that he reckoned had more grass on it than usual, India captain MS Dhoni won the toss an ...
Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo   Full article at: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo
 

 
Update
10

2 weeks ago

Dhoni 'quite happy' with death bowling

Oct 8 2014 11:39pm CDT | Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo

India conceded 321 in the first ODI against West Indies, but MS Dhoni said he was "quite happy" with the bowling, especia ...
Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo   Full article at: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo
 

 
Update
9

2 weeks ago

Keep bowlers with illegal actions out of cricket: MS Dhoni

Oct 8 2014 1:06am CDT | Source: Cricket

Kochi, Oct 8: India captain MS Dhoni has backed the International Cricket Council's (ICC) recent clampdown on illegal bowling actions. Speaking at the pre-match press conference here on Tuesday (October 7), ...
Source: Cricket   Full article at: Cricket
 

 
Update
8

2 weeks ago

MS Dhoni will look to experiment in West Indies ODIs

Oct 7 2014 9:23am CDT | Source: Cricbuzz

With a grueling tour to Australia and Cricket World Cup 2015 not far away, India captain MS Dhoni said their upcoming series against the West Indies presents him with and his side with their chance of experiment and also ...
Source: Cricbuzz   Full article at: Cricbuzz
 

 
Update
7

2 weeks ago

India v West Indies, 1st ODI: Preview

Oct 7 2014 5:28am CDT | Source: Cricbuzz

The MS Dhoni-led Indian unit will take on a West Indies set-up missing some of its key players in a five-match ODI ser ...
Source: Cricbuzz   Full article at: Cricbuzz
 

 
Update
4

3 weeks ago

MS Dhoni: Faf du Plessis-Dwayne Bravo stand was crucial

Oct 2 2014 1:59pm CDT | Source: Cricbuzz

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain singled out Faf du Plessis and Dwayne Bravo for praise, saying the duo played crucial knocks and helped them get to a competiti ...
Source: Cricbuzz   Full article at: Cricbuzz
 

 
Update
3

4 weeks ago

Where does Dhoni's last-over reputation come from?

Sep 21 2014 11:14am CDT | Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo

Is MS Dhoni's reputation of a last-over specialist justified in international cricket? ...
Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo   Full article at: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo
 

 
Update
2

4 weeks ago

MS Dhoni storms out of five-star hotel

Sep 19 2014 2:36am CDT | Source: Cricbuzz

CSK skipper, MS Dhoni was so annoyed with a five-star hotel's refusal to allow his team to have home-made Biryani that he forced the entire CSK team and support staff to move to a different hotel, ...
Source: Cricbuzz   Full article at: Cricbuzz
 

 
Update
1

6 weeks ago

MS Dhoni wants India to improve death bowling

Sep 5 2014 8:03pm CDT | Source: Cricbuzz

Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side's pacemen would need to hone their skills bowling in the 'slog-overs' if the world champions were to defend their title in Australia and ...
Source: Cricbuzz   Full article at: Cricbuzz
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Europa League standings
Paris, Oct 24 (IANS) Following are the Europa League standings after Thursday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua.
 
 
John Hart Named Atlanta Braves President of Baseball Operations
John Hart Named Atlanta Braves President of Baseball Operations
The Atlanta Braves named John Hart their new president of baseball operations on Oct. 23.
 
 
Billiards - Advani, Kothari enter semis
Leeds, Oct 23 (IANS) Pankaj Advani and Sourav Kothari entered the final of the World Billiards championship (150-up points format) with 4-0 victories over Alok Kumar and England's Ian Williamson, respectively, here Thursday.
 
 
Ecclestone steps in to solve Caterham dispute
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has decided to resolve the issue that is threatening the future of Caterham's participation in next week's US Grand Prix.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Second MERS case reported in Qatar
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday. The patient had...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Two people die in Pakistan bomb blast
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 12 others injured in an explosion that took place in Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, media reported. The bomb was planted on a motorcycle, Dawn...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Trott extends contract with Warwickshire till 2017
London, Oct 23 (IANS) England batsman Jonathan Trott, whose mental issues led to his abrupt departure from last winter's Ashes tour, has confirmed his successful comeback to competitive cricket by signing a new three-...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap big movers in BWF rankings
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Alvin Stardust dead
London, Oct 23 (IANS) English singer Alvin Stardust died after a short illness. He was 72. Stardust's manager confirmed the news about his demise Thursday, reports mirror.co.uk. He was recently diagnosed with...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Indian man reunited with family after 40 years
Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said. Now in his 60s, Abdulla...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings
Kala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Flintoff signs for Big Bash side Brisbane Heat
Brisbane, Oct 23 (IANS) Former England captain and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who retired from international cricket in 2009, Wednesday confirmed that he will play for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL) this...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
OPEC daily basket price falls again
Vienna, Oct 23 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $81.94 a barrel Wednesday compared to $82.09 Tuesday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Lopez to sign multi-million dollar deal?
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly in the final stages of securing a multi-million dollar deal to perform in Las Vegas. The 45-year-old is being offered $350,000 per show at The...
Read more on Celebrity Balla