• New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill spoke exclusively to Yahoo! Cricket after the win over Ireland about his side's capabilities moving forward in the ICC World Twenty20.

    New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill believes his side's ability to cope with their injury epidemic shows they are capable of going all the way in this tournament.

     

    Guptill is among the lesser lights who have come out from the pack to figure prominently for the Black Caps in the ICC World Twenty20.

     

    Guptill smashed 45 off 32 balls in New Zealand’s emphatic 83-run defeat of Ireland at Trent Bridge on Thursday. The  22-year-old has been charged with greater responsibility after the loss of a succession of players due to injury  (Jesse Ryder has dropped out entirely, Daniel Vettori is yet to start a game while Ross Taylor and James Franklin have also missed games ).

     

    Guptill spoke exclusively to Yahoo after the win over Ireland about his side’s capabilities moving forward in the ICC World Twenty20.

     

    Your ODI record is

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  • Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan spoke exclusively to Yahoo! Cricket on the victory over the West Indies and the challenges that lie ahead in the Super Eights.

    Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan proved himself the master of the unorthodox as he put West Indies to the sword during their meeting at Trent Bridge.

     

    The nominal right-hander switched hands to reverse-sweep the West Indian to distraction on his way to 74 off 47 balls in Sri Lanka's 15–run victory.

     

    Even more eye-catching was the 32-year-old's ability to flip the opposition bowlers over both his and the wicketkeeper's head to the boundary.

     

    Dilshan has already proved himself a master of the short-form of the game during his time in the IPL with Dehli Daredevils, scoring prolifically and bowling economically on his side's way to the semi-finals in May.

     

    Now he is intent on showing his class on the international stage in his bid to inspire Sri Lanka to ICC World Twenty20 glory.

     

    Dilshan spoke exclusively to

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  • "They can defend it but the pressure is on them this time as champions," Anil Kumble, who retired from international cricket in November, told Reuters.

    India are well equipped to retain their ICC World Twenty20 title if they can withstand the pressure of being defending champions, Anil Kumble, the country's highest wicket-taker in Test and one-day cricket, said on Monday.

     

    "They can defend it but the pressure is on them this time as champions," Kumble, who retired from international cricket in November, told Reuters.

     

    "Last time, the expectation was not that high for India or even for the format. But they have since played two IPLs (Indian Premier Leagues) and expectations are high."

     

    India began their defence with a comfortable 25-run win over Bangladesh on Saturday at Trent Bridge and have a final group match against minnows Ireland on Wednesday. They are seeking a second successive title after beating Pakistan in the 2007 final.

     

    "They are a fantastic side," said Kumble, who is

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