Google celebrates the start of CWC'19 with animated doodle

Arnold Nichols
June 1, 2019

It was surely a unique and memorable experience for the cricket maestro as the World Cup in 1992 was the last time that the round-robin format was used.

"Our triumph in the World Twenty20 was excellent and then the Champions Trophy - the impact of those wins are with us and the amount of support we get in the United Kingdom is extraordinary, so naturally we will like to match those". The Google Doodle animation starts with a bowler bowling to a batsman.

Pakistan have now lost their past 11 completed one-day internationals but will take heart from their Champions League Trophy win in England in 2017, when they recovered from a drubbing by India to win the final against their fierce rivals.

The Pakistanis should be huge outsiders going into the tournament.

Amir said Pakistan had positive memories of playing in England, which they hoped to take into the World Cup. The West Indies won the first two editions in 1975 and 1979, while India won in 1983 and 2011. They have also chose to bring in stand-up comedian Appurv Gupta who will do a series of World Cup-centric comedy capsules called "Gupta Ji Ki Googli".

"If you are asking me if we are capable of it, definitely we are", Brathwaite said. So stay tuned! England launch the World Cup on Thursday as favourites to bludgeon their way to victory for the first time but will fear a Virat Kohli-inspired India and a hungry Australia.

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As long as he continues to pile up the runs, West Indies will let Gayle get on with his unique preparations.

"Mohammad Amir is fully fit and available for selection", he told reporters at Nottingham's Trent Bridge.

Everyone is talking about Ben Stokes' catch but I think it was his batting that was more important in the context of the game. Hetmyer, one of West Indies' biggest hitters, said he was surprised to see how short the boundaries were.

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