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England won the coveted title. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
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Eoin Morgan Reveals His Feeling During The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final

Today (14th July 2020) is the one-year anniversary of England’s first-ever ICC Cricket World Cup victory as they won that tournament in the 2019 edition at the Lord’s cricket ground. On this special occasion, the England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan shared his experience during that World Cup final.

On 14th July 2019, the hosts England faced New Zealand in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Lord’s (London). As both teams didn’t win the Cricket World Cup trophy earlier, it was surely the big day for both the sides.

The final was a very tight game as New Zealand scored 241/8 (50 overs) in the first innings while England replied with 241 all out (50 overs). Due to that tie result, the final entered to the Super Over, where England scored 15/0 and New Zealand replied with 15/1. Despite that tie result in the Super Over, England finally won that match on the boundary countback rule and secured their first-ever Cricket World Cup trophy.

Talking about that thrilling World Cup final match experience, English skipper Eoin Morgan revealed one of his moments where he felt that they were dead and buried.

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England captain Eoin Morgan (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Morgan said according to ESPNcricinfo, “There’s only one (moment of doubt) for me and it probably came to me the second time I watched it. Jimmy Neesham’s bowling to Ben, he bowls a slower ball, Ben hits it down to long-on and I remember the ball being in the air …,

“And it’s gone high and not quite as long as he’d liked and for a minute I just thought ‘That’s it, it’s over, Ben’s out, we still need 15 an over’ – that’s when I thought for a split second we were dead and buried.”

The final is actually, it’s bigger than cricket: Eoin Morgan about the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

At first, Ben Stokes secured the tie result with his incredible knock of 84 not out off 98 balls. Then, after Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes set the 15 runs on the board in the Super Over, the young fast bowler Jofra Archer ensured that the Blackcaps didn’t cross the 15 runs mark anyway. Morgan feels that the final was bigger than cricket.

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England celebrate their win (Image Credit: Reuters)

He added, “The final is actually, it’s bigger than cricket. It’s actually propelled up as one of the highlights of a sporting day ever in British history that will be around for a very long time so it was probably more satisfying that it will continue to be like that.”

Eoin Morgan’s next goal

Morgan has now shifted his goal to win the next two T20 World Cups. According to the schedule, Australia will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 and India will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Though the 2020 edition is highly doubtful due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is still in the plan due to the International Cricket Council (ICC) hasn’t postponed this tournament yet.

The English captain feels that winning both the upcoming T20 World Cups will be the bigger achievement than winning their maiden ICC Cricket World Cup trophy.

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Eoin Morgan (Image Credits: AP)

Morgan said, “There hasn’t been a team who have held T20 and 50-over World Cups so that would be a nice challenge. But, realistically, probably out of the next two World Cups, winning one of them would be unbelievable. To win two would be a bigger achievement than winning the 50-over World Cup. Just because both of them are away from home and would favour Australia in Australia and India in India, so you would have to win both of them to top the 50-overs win.”

England, who won their first ICC Men’s T20 World Cup trophy in the 2010 edition in West Indies, was so close to winning it for the second time under Eoin Morgan’s leadership in the 2016 edition in India, where they just lost the final against West Indies.

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Vijay Shankar (Image Credit: Google)
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Vijay Shankar Reveals His Feeling After Missing Out The Middle Of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

The 28-year-old Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar felt very disappointed after getting ruled out in the middle of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. But he is now moving forward from that disappointment.

Due to some impressive performances with the bat in early 2019, Vijay Shankar earned an opportunity in the 15-member squad for the CWC 2019. He played three matches in that tournament before an injury forced him to miss out the remainder of that tournament. During the net practice, Jasprit Bumrah‘s yorker fractured his toe and that ended his journey in that tournament.

Shankar felt very disappointed at that time. But he is now moving on from that period.

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Vijay Shankar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Vijay Shankar recently told TOI, “It was a very disappointing time. Every player dreams of representing his country and so did I. It is hard to explain what I felt at that time. But then I can’t remain disappointed and depressed about it. I had to move forward,”

I was very happy with my performance against Pakistan – Vijay Shankar

The national selectors chose Vijay Shankar for the CWC 2019 as the no.4-positioned batsman. In that tournament, Shankar impressed with his bowling as he picked up two wickets (2/22) during the League Stage game against Pakistan.

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Vijay Shankar after taking a wicket against Pakistan in the ICC CWC 2019 (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shankar wasn’t expecting to get the bowling duty in that situation when he bowled against Pakistan. But when received the ball, he tried to give his best.

He said, “I was very happy with my performance (against Pakistan). Standing on the field when the National Anthem was being played was a great feeling. Honestly, I was not expecting to bowl when I was handed the ball, but in such a situation, I just tried to give off my best and bowl tightly. There was a little bit of swing on offer and I wanted to make use of that. It was an unbelievable moment.”

I’m happy to contribute and deliver in whichever way I can

Apart from that game, Shankar didn’t bowl in that entire tournament. In three innings of that tournament, Shankar scored 58 runs with an average of 29.00.

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Vijay Shankar (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Instead of getting disappointed for his freak injury, Vijay Shankar is happy with his contribution in that tournament.

Shankar added, “Before coming back from England, I had a talk with the coach and the support staff and it was a freak injury that saw me miss out on the festival. Yes, that’s what the World Cup is. But I have to accept these things and what is destined to happen will happen. I’m not disappointed with how things have happened. I’m happy to contribute and deliver in whichever way I can.”

Vijay Shankar is not setting any target in mind. He is just focusing to perform consistently whenever he is getting chances.

He said, “I don’t have a target in mind. Wherever I’m asked to bat, I’ll do that. I am happy to contribute in whichever I can. There is the domestic T20 tournament followed by the Ranji Trophy. So all I’m looking to do is to perform consistently.”

In the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019/20, Vijay Shankar scored 384 runs in 10 innings with an average of 54.85. He hit three half-centuries in that tournament and those were 91*, 72* and 90 runs against Bihar, Railways and Madhya Pradesh respectively.

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Yuvraj Singh Wanted To Play ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has recently revealed that he wanted to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

There is no doubt that the all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was one of the top cricketers in his generation. Though he faced many ups and downs in a 17-year-long international career, his achievement is huge.

Yuvraj Singh played huge roles for India to win the ICC World T20 2007 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. In ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Yuvraj won the Player of the Tournament award for his outstanding all-round performances.

After the CWC 2011 success, Yuvraj had to battle with cancer. Beating that cancer, Yuvraj managed to return to the cricket strongly. Though he played the ICC World T20 2012 and 2014, the all-rounder missed out the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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Yuvraj Singh (Image Credit: Reuters)

Yuvraj felt disappointed to miss out the CWC 2015 as he was in good form in Ranji Trophy 2014/15. The Punjab star was the second most run-scorer for his team in Ranji Trophy 2014/15 as he scored 671 runs in 12 innings with an average of 55.91. He hit three centuries and two half-centuries in that tournament.

I’m glad that I retired at the right time – Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj also wanted to play in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. But he was far away to fulfil that dream. Later in June 2019, when India were busy in the CWC 2019, the 37-year-old Yuvraj announced his retirement from international cricket. He is happy to retire at the right time.

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Yuvraj Singh (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Yuvraj recently told India Today, “Yes, I wanted to play the WC 2019. Didn’t feel good when I missed out on the 2015 edition as I was scoring heavily in the Ranji trophy back then. But there were a lot of factors which I can’t put in words. Before the 2019 WC, I was 37 years old and a lot of things didn’t go in my favour. I thought I should be thankful for the amount of cricket I have already played rather than ruing missing out on another WC. I’m glad that I retired at the right time.”

Yuvraj Singh played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is where he scored 1,900 runs, 8,701 runs and 1,177 runs respectively. As a left-arm spinner, he also took nine Test wickets, 111 ODI wickets and 58 T20I wickets.

Yuvraj played his last ODI in June 2017 while his last T20I was in February 2017. However, he played his last Test match in December 2012.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli Feels Very Difficult To Accept India’s Semi-Final Exit

Indian captain Virat Kohli feels that India’s defeat against New Zealand in the semi-final of 2019 Cricket World Cup is hard to accept.

The recently concluded 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup was the first Cricket World Cup experience for Virat Kohli as a captain. India mostly dominated in the entire round-robin stage of this tournament.

At the end of the round-robin stage, India finished as the table topper after managing to earn 15 points. In that stage, India won seven out of nine matches, while they lost once and the other one had no result. In the round-robin stage of that tournament, India only lost against the hosts England.

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India national cricket team (Image Credit: Getty Images)

India was favourite in the first semi-final of 2019 CWC where they met with the fourth-positioned team New Zealand. Rain interrupted that semi-final, and it forced to stretch that game to the reserve-day. But, in that low-scoring game, India suffered an 18-run defeat.

Chasing down the 240 runs target, India made a poor start of 5/3. Later, struggling India were battling on 24/4, 71/5 and 92/6.

Later, Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni played solid roles which helped India to make an impressive comeback in that game. However, finally, India were bundled out on 221 runs (49.3 overs) and lost that game by 18 runs.

You wake up and think you didn’t do much wrong, but we are still out – Indian captain

Indian captain Virat Kohli believes that they didn’t do much wrong thing in that tournament but suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the semi-final. He feels tough to digest that semi-final defeat.

Kohli told the TOI, “You wake up and think you didn’t do much wrong but we are still out. When your belief is right up there and everyone’s playing so well and suddenly you know you’ve been outplayed, it’s very difficult to digest because you know you didn’t make many mistakes to be knocked out. When you make mistakes, you can point them out and take ownership of that but when you have been outplayed then the acceptance becomes difficult.”

Balance is very important – Virat Kohli

However, the skipper Virat Kohli has encouraged the other Indian players to keep their head high for their outstanding performances in that entire tournament. He believes that this attitude is important to build up a strong character.

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Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Google)

Kohli added, “Most importantly, it builds your character because suddenly this thing happens. What we have spoken to the team is that you should be proud of the way you have played and must never forget that. The moment you start taking credit away from what you’ve done, you start putting unnecessary pressure on yourself. The important thing is to be humble about what you do but at the same time, don’t beat yourself up to the extent that you lose your admiration. That balance is very important.”

Virat Kohli further claimed that he had learnt most in his life from the failures and setbacks. Apart from getting motivations, the setbacks also improved him as a person.

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Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Getty Images)

The Indian captain said, “I have learnt most in my life from failures and setbacks. The worst setbacks have not only motivated me but also improved me as a person, made me understand the importance of those times more than the success. It makes you sit down and think about what you need to do now, build a roadmap for yourself. Secondly, these moments show you the people who are going to stand by you in tough times, and the people who will jump ship.”

In the 2019 CWC, Virat Kohli scored 443 runs in nine innings with an average of 55.37. The right-handed batsman hit five half-centuries in that tournament but failed to reach the century for at least once.

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New Zealand national cricket team players after losing the 2019 CWC final (Image Credit: Google)
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Brendon McCullum Reveals The Condition Of The Kiwi Players After Losing The Final

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum met with the New Zealand players after their heartbreaking defeat in the final of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. He felt that the broken Kiwi players handled that situation magnificently.

Just a week ago, on 14th July, New Zealand and the hosts England played an incredible final of the 2019 CWC. Both teams fought very hard in that game till the end. After New Zealand managed the first innings total of 241/8 (50 overs), England replied with 241 runs (50 overs).

That tie result forced that game to enter the Super Over, but once again it had a tie result. In the Super Over, England scored 15/0 while New Zealand scored 15/1. Finally, England won that final match due to the higher boundaries and snatched that 2019 CWC trophy.

Brendon McCullum led the New Zealand side in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. In that tournament, New Zealand also reached the final but lost that final against Australia.

I thought they’ve handled themselves magnificently – Brendon McCullum

McCullum believes that Kane Williamson-led Blackcaps’ CWC final defeat was more heartbreaking than their one. While the Kiwi players were broken on their latest 2019 CWC final defeat, McCullum felt that they handled that situation brilliantly.

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McCullum told Stuff.co.nz, “It’s a bit different [from 2015] but I thought they’ve handled themselves magnificently in the aftermath of that result. Yes, it would’ve been lovely to have been a World Cup champion but I’ve always said the game doesn’t define you but it’s the person and character you are. I was so pleased with how our team handled that loss, also the success throughout that tournament.

“That’s the thing and it’s going to be so difficult for those guys. I was lucky enough to have a beer with them in the changing room and they were pretty broken, that’s for sure.”

They’ll understand just how magnificent that spectacle was

Brendon McCullum believes that the New Zealand players will later realise how they played one of the spectacular matches. Rather than focusing on the last moment, McCullum wants to see the bigger positive part of New Zealand cricket.

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New Zealand national cricket team (Images Credit: Getty Images)

He added, “They were also really proud of what they did and how well they played. Over the coming months and years, whilst it’s still raw now, they’ll understand just how magnificent that spectacle was. And for it to happen on the biggest of stages, to have played the hand that they played in that match is absolutely amazing.

“It was a missed opportunity but I looked at the positives of the rest of the World Cup and what it did for the game in our country rather than focusing on that last moment.”

Kane Williamson-led New Zealand outstandingly started the 2019 CWC. After their first six matches of the round-robin stage, New Zealand won five matches, and one had no result. However, they failed to carry that strong momentum further as they suffered three straight defeats. Finally, New Zealand qualified for the semi-final after finishing in the fourth position in the points table with 11 points.

In the first semi-final, New Zealand faced table-topper India. In that low-scoring two-day stretched game, New Zealand won by 18 runs after showing great character.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes Reveals Winning The World Cup Was Their Half Achievement

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has admitted that the recent Cricket World Cup victory will help him to move on from his off-field incidents. Meanwhile, he also claimed that the Cricket World Cup victory was their half achievement, and winning the Ashes 2019 would fulfil their achievements.

In September 2017, Ben Stokes had a street brawl outside a nightclub. Stokes was the Test vice-captain before that incident, but he lost that role after that incident.

Later, the court found Stokes not guilty of affray in that incident. However, in December 2018, the Cricket Disciplinary Commission fined and suspended him for that incident.

In recently concluded 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Ben Stokes played a very crucial role for England to win their maiden Cricket World Cup trophy. The left-handed batsman scored 465 runs in ten innings with an average of 66.42. Also, he took seven wickets in this tournament.

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Ben Stokes (Image Credit: Getty Images)

In the final match of this tournament against New Zealand, Stokes played a vital role for his team. He scored an incredible 84* to tie that final match and later scored another crucial 8* in the Super Over. While England won that match due to the higher number of boundaries, Stokes won the Player of the Match award.

It was a stressful time for me – Stokes

Recently, Stokes has admitted that cricket has helped him to move on from his past nasty incidents.

On Wednesday, Stokes told ITV’s Good Morning Britain, “I won’t look back and say I redeemed myself or anything like that. I’m an athlete and a cricketer and it’s what we are paid to do, to win trophies.

“It was coming back from all of that, it was tough. Getting back into cricket obviously massively helped straight after that. It was a stressful time for me, my wife, my family back home. I had amazing people around me, my team-mates, friends, family. They have to take a lot of credit for helping me to get through that.”

Just after England secured their maiden Cricket World Cup trophy, Stokes was in tears on the Lord’s ground.

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Ben Stokes (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Stokes added, “I got emotional there, at the end, and that was probably a culmination of lots of things, happiness that we won it and subconsciously thinking and remembering back to what I went through.”

We still have a serious amount of work to do – Ben Stokes

England will begin their 2019 Ashes journey just in two weeks. After winning the Cricket World Cup, Stokes is now focusing on the home Ashes series. He claimed that the CWC victory was their half achievement as they need to win the upcoming Ashes series too.

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He claimed, “We’ve achieved half of what we wanted to do, which is winning the World Cup.

“Everyone who is involved in the Test team as well as the one-day team has sort of had to get their heads around the fact that we have an Ashes series coming up and we still have a serious amount of work to do.”

England will host the 2019 Ashes series. The five-match Test series between England and Australia will run from 1st August to 16th September 2019.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Ravi Shastri Praises Kane Williamson For His Remarkable Calmness After Losing The World Cup

Indian national cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri highly praised the New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for maintaining his cool and calmness despite losing the recent Cricket World Cup trophy due to some bizarre rules.

On last Sunday (14th July), New Zealand faced the hosts England in the final of 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s (London). New Zealand batted first and scored 241/8 in 50 overs. Chasing down that target, England also managed to score 241 runs in 50 overs.

Due to the tie result in that final match, it entered the Super Over stage. Once again, the Super Over had the tie result as England scored 15/0 while New Zealand replied with 15/1. Finally, England were declared as the winner of that final due to hitting more boundaries in that game. With that final match victory, England won the 2019 CWC trophy.

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England cricket team won the 2019 Cricket World Cup trophy (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Since that result, many cricket fans and former cricketers have criticised that decider process. However, the Kiwi captain Kane Williamson hasn’t spoken about that bizarre rule which forced them to lose that Cricket World Cup trophy.

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Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Google)

We know you have one hand on that WC – Ravi Shastri to Kane Williamson

Observing Williamson’s remarkable calmness in this situation, Ravi Shastri lauded the Blackcaps’ captain.

On his official Twitter account, Shastri wrote, “Your composure and dignity viewing the sequence of events was remarkable. Your dignified grace and silence 48 hours since is simply remarkable. We know you have one hand on that WC. You not just Kane. You Kane and Able. God bless. #CWC19.”

Kane Williamson won the Player of the Tournament award in the 2019 CWC for his incredible batting and captaincy. The New Zealand captain scored 578 runs in nine innings of this tournament with an average of 82.57.

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Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Google)

Williamson’s 578 runs are the most runs for a captain in a single CWC edition.

On the other hand, India played this tournament under Ravi Shastri’s coaching. Virat Kohli-led India finished their journey in the semi-final of this tournament. In the low-scoring rain-interrupted first semi-final, New Zealand beat India by 18 runs. However, earlier in the round-robin stage of this tournament, India finished on the table topper.

Ravi Shastri has recently received a 45-day extension in his coaching role for the national team. So, he will continue his post during India’s upcoming tour of West Indies and USA.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sachin Tendulkar Gives A Solution If The Match Remains Tie In The Super Over

Many cricket fans can’t accept that New Zealand lost the final of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup despite not losing that game. The legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has recently advised for another solution process to decide this kind of situation.

The home team England faced New Zealand in the final of the 2019 CWC at Lord’s (London) on last Sunday (14th July). After winning the toss, New Zealand scored 241/8 (50 overs) in the first batting. Later, the hosts England replied with 241 runs (50 overs).

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In the Super Over, England managed to score 15/0, and New Zealand scored 15/1. Finally, England won that final match due to hitting higher boundaries in that game. New Zealand missed out that trophy despite not suffering a defeat in that final.

Many cricket experts and former cricketers have criticised this decider system. Recently, Sachin Tendulkar has come up with a solution during this non-deciding moment.

According to Tendulkar, if the match remains tied after the Super Over, another Super Over should be allowed to decide the winner.

Tendulkar told 100mb, “I feel there should be another Super Over to decide the winner, instead of considering the number of boundaries scored by both teams. Not just in a World Cup final. Every game is important. Like in football, when teams go into extra time, nothing else matters.”

Sachin Tendulkar also gave his opinion on Virat Kohli’s playoff suggestion

After India finished their journey in this tournament in the semi-final, Indian captain Virat Kohli wished for IPL-like playoffs in the future ICC Cricket World Cups. At the end of the round-robin stage of the 2019 CWC, India finished on the top of the table with 15 points.

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Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Getty Images)

However, in the first semi-final, India suffered a defeat against the fourth-positioned team New Zealand.

In his opinion about Virat Kohli’s recent playoff suggestion, Tendulkar said, “I think the two teams that finish at the top should definitely have something going for them for having played consistently through the tournament.”

The former Indian captain MS Dhoni was sent at the no.7 batting position during the crucial semi-final. While many experts have criticised this decision, Tendulkar also doesn’t support it. He believes that Dhoni should come to bat at his usual no.5 position.

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MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Tendulkar said, “Without a doubt, I would’ve sent MS Dhoni at his usual position, No.5.

“With the kind of situation that India was in and the experience that he has, the need of the hour was for him to build the innings. Hardik could’ve batted at 6 and Karthik would’ve followed at 7.”

In that semi-final, India were struggling on 5/3 when Dinesh Karthik came to bat at the no.5 position. Later, Hardik Pandya batted at the no.6 spot and then Dhoni came to bat. Chasing down the 240 runs target, India were bundled out for 221 runs (49.3 overs)

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Daniel Vettori Believes The Present New Zealand Squad Can Compete For The Next World Cup Title

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is hopeful about the present New Zealand squad. He believes that the present Blackcaps squad can compete for the next Cricket World Cup title.

New Zealand national cricket team has grown up very well in the last few years. In the last two Cricket World Cup editions (2015 and 2019), New Zealand finished as the runners-up. The 2019 CWC final was very heartbreaking for New Zealand who lost the trophy despite not losing that game.

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New Zealand national cricket team (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Former New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori is confident about the present Blackcaps squad.

The two-time CWC runners-up New Zealand have never won the Cricket World Cup. However, Vettori believes that the present New Zealand national cricket team can compete for the title in the next CWC edition.

Recently, Vettori wrote in his column for ICC, “Looking ahead to where New Zealand go, we certainly won’t be seeing too much change from them. This is a settled team and the majority of this squad will be available for the next World Cup, so they’ve got the building blocks of something very special.

“They’ll take a lot of experience from this heading forward and there’s no reason why these 15 guys can’t be competing for a title in India in four years’ time.”

India will host the next ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2023.

New Zealand players should be forever proud of how they performed in the World Cup final – Daniel Vettori

On last Sunday (14th July), the world cricket experienced a high-quality game during the final of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. The home team England played against New Zealand in that final at Lord’s (London).

New Zealand scored 241/8 (50 overs) in the first innings while England managed to score the exact 241 runs (50 overs) in the second innings. Due to that tie result, that game entered the Super Over round. The Super Over round also had the tie result as both teams managed to score 15 runs. Finally, England won that final and the 2019 CWC trophy due to managing higher boundaries in that game.

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English all-rounder Ben Stokes playing a shot during the 2019 CWC final (Image Credit: Twitter)

Vettori claimed that the New Zealand players should be forever proud of their performances in that final.

The former Kiwi captain wrote, “The New Zealand players will be devastated on their way back home but they should be forever proud of how they performed in the World Cup final.

“Both teams were incredible, each had times where they were on top and in control before it was wrestled back, so there were so many parts that you could analyse and deconstruct from the match.”

The two ties are crazy

Vettori further added that the Kiwi players should be proud of themselves for their performances in the entire 2019 CWC.

The former left-arm spinner added, “Two ties in a World Cup final at Lord’s, you can’t even imagine that stuff. There was a lot going on, a lot packed into 102 overs and it was gripping from start to end.

“It is heart-breaking for New Zealand, you could see the emotion from Kane Williamson at the end of the game and there would be some devastating guys in that dressing room. The fans and the country will be devastated, they saw the effort, they saw the fightback and the opportunity to win the game.

“The two ties are crazy, but there will be a lot of pride around the performance not only in this game but with the way New Zealand have played throughout the whole World Cup.”

You can’t take anything away from England – Daniel Vettori

Daniel Vettori also praised the England cricket team for playing brilliant cricket in that entire tournament.

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England won the 2019 CWC (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Vettori wrote, “You can’t take anything away from England, a couple of things went their way at the last but they were under an immense amount of pressure for the last few weeks of the tournament.

“They stood up and dominated, they beat the three other semi-finalists in successive games to reach the final and you can’t underestimate that type of performance.”

Vettori continued his praising the Kiwi players as he felt that they should celebrate for the right things.

The former New Zealand captain added, “New Zealand played very well in that final – they barely did anything wrong and in that seems unfair to be talking about them as a losing side. So for them it’s about celebrating the brilliance of their game and there was plenty of it. It’s a time to celebrate what went right and not focus too heavily on what went wrong.”

In international cricket history, Daniel Vettori (696 wickets) is the most wicket-taker for New Zealand.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson Gives His Heartbreaking View On The Final Match Result

Although New Zealand didn’t suffer a defeat in the final of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, they have to lose the CWC trophy due to the bizarre cricket rules. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has recently given his heartbreaking view on this most talking CWC final.

On Tuesday, Williamson told Newstalk ZB, “At the end of the day nothing separated us, no one lost the final, but there was a crowned winner and there it is.”

On last Sunday (14th July), the hosts England faced New Zealand in the final of 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s (London). In that thrilling final, New Zealand scored 241/8 (50 overs) in the first innings, and England replied with 241 runs (50 overs).

Due to the tie result, that match entered the Super Over. However, the Super Over also failed to decide the winners. England managed to score 15/0 while New Zealand also scored 15/1. Finally, England won that match and the 2019 CWC crown due to the higher number of boundaries.

Talking about that bizarre rule to decide the winners, Williamson said, “I suppose you never thought you would have to ask that question and I never thought I would have to answer it (smiling).”

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Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Google)

He continued, “While the emotions are raw, it is pretty hard to swallow when two teams have worked really, really hard to get to this moment in time.

“When sort of two attempts to separate them with a winner and a loser it still doesn’t perhaps sort of shine with one side coming through, you know.”

Kane Williamson-led New Zealand played impressive cricket in the entire tournament

Like the no.1 ODI ranked side England, New Zealand also played brilliant cricket in this tournament. The 2015 CWC runners-up New Zealand dominated at the initial period of the round-robin stage of this tournament. Out of their first six games of this tournament, New Zealand won five matches, and the other one had no result. Though the Blackcaps suffered three consecutive defeats at the end of the round-robin stage, they just qualified for the semifinals.

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New Zealand national cricket team (Image Credit: Getty Images)

In the first semi-final of this tournament, New Zealand faced the table-topper India. The Kiwis won that rain-interrupted two-day stretched game by 18 runs.

Spirited New Zealand fought in the final match of this tournament till the last ball and didn’t suffer a defeat. However, the bizarre ICC rules forced them to lose the trophy.

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