Indian cricket team to leave for Mumbai on 14 July

Trent Boult reveals how Pakistan inspired New Zealand to beat India in the World Cup semi-finals

We, the side at the top of the points table are eliminated from the World Cup by losing just one match while the team that is not even second or third but fourth in the points table became the finalist.

Virat Kohli after his team's ouster from the 2019 World Cup on Wednesday to New Zealand at Old Trafford spoke about how it was a case of being eliminated after just 40-45 minutes of poor batting.

Kohli lauded Ravindra Jadeja's valiant knock of 77 that gave New Zealand a scare.

The team management might be asked as to why he was persisted till the final series, at home against Australia, before the World Cup if the selectors were not convinced about him being a certainty for the number four slot. Winners have the bragging rights but there was no such thing for Williamson who sympathised with India for paying the price for a fickle format despite consistent show.

But after the defeat of India, the team that topped the league stage, there was a debate if the format is the best in the knockout stages and if there can be further improvisation. Vijay's injury meant that Rishabh Pant played at No. 4 in the last four matches. However, Rahul moved up to open the innings after Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out due to a hand injury.

The much hyped Hardik Pandya failed to live upto expectations and tossed away a great opportunity to build a legacy by helping India into the finals. "We knew they were going to attack more and not let the game go to the end, they won't take it deep, they will go all out and play the game that way because I have seen them play that way".

Pooja Batra - Nawab Shah marry in a hush-hush traditional ceremony
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In World Cup tournaments be it cricket or football, the favourites don't actually matter.

However, their efforts could not prove sufficient as the Men in Blue lost the match by 18 runs, thus bowing out of the competition.

The World Cup final is scheduled to be held on the same day between hosts England and New Zealand. People can say they're frustrated with me but no one is more frustrated than what I am. He ended up with three wickets and helped India restrict the Kiwis to a sub-par score.

Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a good outing against New Zealand and he was among the wickets as well.

Meanwhile, ICC's Twitter post saying "Hasta la vista (goodbye in Spanish), Dhoni" after the iconic stumper batsman got out did not go down well with the Indian fans who slammed the apex cricket body on social media.

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