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Bhuvneshwar Kumar Eyes Special Lord's Return for Final

Reuters |June 3, 2019, 5:21 PM IST
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Eyes Special Lord's Return for Final

Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar holds a special affection for Lord's and hopes his team can return to the home of cricket for the World Cup final on July 14.

The 29-year-old's name was etched on the Lord's honours board in 2014 after his spell of 6-82 along with a half-century with the bat engineered a memorable test victory for India over England.

"I've been here two or three times but I always like coming back to play in England," Kumar said.

"It would mean a lot to get to go back to Lord's for the final of the World Cup.

"I have very good memories there, so if we reach the final it will be a very big moment for not just me but for the whole team."

India overwhelmed Bangladesh in their final warm-up match.

Lokesh Rahul and Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed centuries as India posted a mammoth total of 359, sending out a warning to their rivals ahead of their tournament opener against South Africa on Wednesday.

"We got everything we wanted out of the match; when it comes to batting, bowling and fielding," added Kumar, who conceded only 19 runs in his five overs.

"Chasing 350 down is a very big task. There’s always extra belief when you go to bowl. You have the liberty to try few things."

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
6 5 0 1 11 +1.30
2
AUS
6 5 1 0 10 +0.84
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
6 4 2 0 8 +1.45
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
7
PAK
6 2 3 1 5 -1.26
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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