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  • Watch: Shahid Afridi mocks at India singing 'Mauka Mauka' 01-04-2015 07:27 PM

    India had a brilliant run in the World Cup which came to a sudden halt after their semi-final exit at the hands of Australia, who went on to win the coveted trophy for the fifth time. Miffed with India' success and famous marketing campaign 'Mauka Mauka' that was aired during...
  • Mustafa Kamal quits as President after Cricket World Cup trophy-handing controversy 01-04-2015 12:49 PM

    Mustafa Kamal has decided to quit as the President of International Cricket Council (ICC) in the wake of the Cricket World Cup trophy handing over controversy between him and the ICC. While addressing journalists Kamal made it clear that he is not happy with the chains of events that happened...
  • Zaheer Khan all set to mentor Delhi Daredevils' bowlers: reports 01-04-2015 10:24 AM

    With the possibility of him making an international comeback looks unlikely, Zaheer Khan is ready to step in the world of mentoring and coaching in the Indian Premier League (IPL) according to reports in Times of India. Zaheer was bought for four crore by Delhi Darevdevils this season after the...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: CricketNext's World Cup XI 31-03-2015 03:38 PM

    The ICC Cricket World Cup saw a lot of moments to savour with players coming up with some match-changing moments. At the end of two and a half months, Australia are once again at the top of the world as they got the better of a hapless New Zealand side...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders might pull out of IPL 8: reports 31-03-2015 10:42 AM

    The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League is still eight days away but the controversy has already hit the tournament. Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are set to get into a legal battle with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) regarding the participation of their...
  • ICC President vows to expose apex body after World Cup trophy snub 30-03-2015 05:40 PM

    Miffed over the International Cricket Council's decision to keep him out of the awards distribution ceremony of the World Cup 2015, ICC president Mustafa Kamal has threatened to reveal "mischievous things" that he claims are taking place at the governing body. It was ICC chairman N Srinivasan, who handed the...
  • Batsmen's delight, heartbreak for SA, Kiwis form, business as usual for Australia 30-03-2015 05:33 PM

    At the stroke of sunrise, when the whole world is still recovering from the hangover of some really intense moments of the show piece event and Australia still basking in the glory of winning the cup, the Kiwis while taking the return flight home will be looking for answers to...
  • IPL 8: Kings XI Punjab announce sale of tickets 30-03-2015 01:04 PM

    Kings XI Punjab have announced the sale of match tickets for their home games in Pune for the upcoming IPL season 8. The tickets will be sold online at www.bookmyshow.com/kxip and kxip.in. In addition to this, a detailed list of on-ground outlets (in various cities) will be available on the...
  • List of World Cup winners 29-03-2015 04:40 PM

    Melbourne: A ruthless and clinical Australia steamrolled their trans-Tasman rival New Zealand to lift their fifth World Cup trophy without breaking into a sweat at the massive Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Cheered by a capacity crowd and determined to gift their retiring captain Michael Clarke a fairytale farewell, the...
  • Twitter goes gaga over Australia's fifth World Cup triumph 29-03-2015 04:15 PM

    Michael Clarke bid adieu to one-day internationals with a sublime half century and another World Cup title, leading Australia to a seven-wicket victory over first-time finalist New Zealand on Sunday in front of a crowd of 93,013 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Clarke (74) and Steve Smith (56 not out),...
  • N Srinivasan to give away World Cup trophy, Kamal sidelined: reports 29-03-2015 02:43 PM

    International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman N Srinivasan may breach the global body's constitution on Sunday as reports suggest that he has decided to give away the World Cup trophy to the winning captain. According to the rules of ICC, the president Mustafa Kamal should do the honours, but unhappy with...
  • Pakistan, Bangladesh fans dial BCCI, sing 'mauka mauka' to mock India's World Cup exit 29-03-2015 01:48 PM

    Following India's semi-final exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, fans from Pakistan and Bangladesh reportedly called the Borad of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters in Mumbai to make fun of the team's loss by singing lines of a popular TV commercial. According to a report in...
  • As it happened: Australia vs New Zealand, ICC World Cup 2015 Final 29-03-2015 07:35 AM

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) After two of months of grueling cricket, we have got our two finalists; Australia and New Zealand as they battle it out for the coveted trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia have had a brilliant tournament so far with all...
  • World Cup: Australia lead the table by a huge margin, but New Zealand no pushover 28-03-2015 04:29 PM

    As the clash of the titans is starting to buzz in Melbourne where the trans-Tasman rivals face off in the World Cup final, CricketNext team takes a trip down memory lane to re-ignite the grueling rivalry between Australia and New Zealand by looking at how both the teams fared while...
  • McCullum's letter to Indian fans: Come and support us in World Cup final 28-03-2015 01:56 PM

    Earlier this week, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum had written a letter to bosses across New Zealand, asking them to let employees have an off day so that they could support the Black Caps during their World Cup semifinal against South Africa at Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand eventually won...
  • World Cup: After controversy, ICC removes the Rohit Sharma no-ball from its website 28-03-2015 10:44 AM

    In an extraordinary twist to Rohit Sharma's no ball controversy, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has removed the record of no-ball from its hawk eye and ball by ball trajectory from their official website. ICC website has a ball by ball trajectory view for every World Cup match. On the...
  • Watch: All-round Australia knock out Team India, ICC World Cup, Day 34 highlights 27-03-2015 09:26 AM

    Australia paraded their might all through Thursday in the World Cup 2015 semifinal against India at the packed Sydney Cricket Ground to set up a title clash with their neighbours New Zealand in Melbourne on Sunday. Australia crushed India by 95 runs. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Facts about Australia vs New Zealand final 27-03-2015 08:29 AM

    When Australia meets New Zealand in Sunday's final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Melbourne, it will be co-host vs co-host. New Zealand will be looking to win their first ever World Cup and on the other hand Australia will be hoping to make it five. New Zealand have...
  • World Cup 2015: Things that led to India's ouster 26-03-2015 09:05 PM

    India's dream run in the World Cup ended with a massive 95-run defeat in the semi-final against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team was the defending champions and played like one till the Australia match where a clinical performance by Michael Clarke's brigade saw...
  • World Cup: Steven Smith - the old nemesis sinks India yet again 26-03-2015 08:18 PM

    Steven Smith on Thursday stamped his authority on the No.3 batting spot with a sparkling 93-ball 105 to put Australia in line for a fifth World Cup title with an emphatic 95-run semi-final victory over defending champions India in Sydney. Smith started out in the tournament batting at number five...
  • World Cup: Mixed twitter reactions on India's defeat against Australia 26-03-2015 05:07 PM

    India were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 after Australia defeated them by 95 runs in the second semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. After winning seven matches on the trot, India's quest for a second successive World Cup title was finally ended as Australians outplayed MS...
  • Australia knock India out to set up date with New Zealand in World Cup final 26-03-2015 04:32 PM

    Australia went into the semi-finals with their noses slightly in front because of their unbeaten record in the semi-finals of the World Cup and they just about vindicated that documentation by getting the better off the defending champions India by 95 runs at the SCG to book their place in...
  • World Cup: Twitter goes berserk after Virat Kohli falters in tall chase 26-03-2015 03:18 PM

    Indian fans reacted in anger and dismay on social media after star batsman Virat Kohli was dismissed for 1 in his team's tall run chase of 329 against Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup on Thursday. Many of the ardent fans, who were expecting a...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final 26-03-2015 07:45 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. An undefeated India will face their biggest challenge of the World Cup when they take on co-hosts and four-time champions Australia in the latter's backyard at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). There has been a lot of talk about...
  • World Cup 2015: Spin or seam? India confident of passing Australia test in Sydney 25-03-2015 11:27 AM

    Sydney: After registering seven consecutive wins, including the quarter-final clash against Bangladesh, India will go into Thursday's World Cup semi-final against Australia in Sydney confident of success irrespective of whether the wicket took turn or assisted fast bowlers. The wear and tear at the end of a long season was...
  • Watch: Elliott heroics helps New Zealand beat SA, ICC World Cup, Day 33 highlights 25-03-2015 08:55 AM

    Johannesburg-born Grant Elliott's 84 not out, capped with a stunning six off the penultimate ball, saw New Zealand to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a cliffhanger World Cup semi-final at Auckland's Eden Park on Tuesday. ...
  • World Cup: Some interesting facts as India face Australia in semis 24-03-2015 09:30 PM

    It is going to be a thriller at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26. Both India and Australia have played exceptional cricket in the World Cup. It is going to be a big game between both the teams. Here are some facts about India and Australia as they gear...
  • World Cup: India hoping for spin-friendly track, Australia for a green top at SCG 24-03-2015 07:40 PM

    With Australia and India camps preparing hard for the semi-final on March 26, both teams are anxiously waiting to see what Sydney throws up for the epic clash on Thursday. The state of the Sydney Cricket Ground pitch could play a pivotal role in deciding which teams progresses to the...
  • South Africa, rains and the World Cup jinx 24-03-2015 05:22 PM

    South Africa's tryst with rain God Zeus continued on Tuesday as it again played a cruel part in the outcome of the first semi-final of the World Cup 2015. New Zealand reached their first Cricket World Cup final when Grant Elliott struck a six from the penultimate ball to beat...
  • Twitter hails New Zealand's historic entry into World Cup final 24-03-2015 04:24 PM

    Grant Elliott struck a six off the penultimate to lift New Zealand to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a cliff-hanging match on Tuesday which carried them into a World Cup final for the first time, ending their run of defeats in their six previous semi-finals. New Zealand went...