2015

  • Delhi girl Aditi Arya wins Miss India 2015 crown 5 hours 58 minutes ago

    Delhi girl Aditi Arya was crowned as the new Miss India in a star studded event in Mumbai on Saturday night. Aafreen Rachel Vaz and Vartika Singh came second and third respectively in the beauty pageant. The event, which took place in Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai saw celebrities like John...
  • Saina Nehwal was in tears after losing close matches, says Vimal Kumar 8 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A series of losses against top shuttlers had left Saina Nehwal in tears but the Indian ace showed tremendous drive and hunger to achieve the World No.1 status, former national coach Vimal Kumar said on Saturday. The two-time former national champion, who has been training Saina ever since her...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Time for the world to get a new champion 8 hours 55 minutes ago

    (Legendary New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Being a Kiwi, it's a fantastic thing for New Zealand to reach the final. I sort...
  • Sebastian Vettel looking back to his best with Ferrari 9 hours 11 minutes ago

    Sebastian Vettel showed how much he is enjoying life at Ferrari by whooping with delight at securing second on the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday and punching the air at the post-qualifying news conference. The four-time world champion cut a forlorn figure in his last season at Red...
  • Happy to be World No. 1, says Saina Nehwal 9 hours 34 minutes ago

    "Its really special that I managed to become World No 1 in India. Its also a great achievement," says elated Saina. ...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Australia eye perfect homecoming 9 hours 47 minutes ago

    The theatre of dreams for cricket will be lit up on Sunday as the two best teams of the tournament will look to finish on a high. ...
  • World Cup: Michael Hussey heaps praise on retiring skipper Michael Clarke 10 hours 28 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey on Saturday lauded retiring skipper Michael Clarke's work ethic, saying he has raised the standards of cricket in his country to newer heights. Clarke announced his retirement from One-Day International (ODI) cricket on the eve of the World Cup final against New Zealand. "The standards in...
  • Saina Nehwal enters maiden India Open final 11 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday reached her maiden women's singles final of the $275,000 India Open Super series by defeating Japan's Yui Hashimoto in straight games at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Assured of becoming World No.1 on Thursday when the Badminton World Federation (BWF) releases its...
  • Fernando Alonso sees rapid progress after closing gap 12 hours 1 minutes ago

    Fernando Alonso focused on the positives after he and McLaren team-mate Jenson Button qualified on the penultimate row of the Malaysian Grand Prix grid on Saturday. Teething problems with the new Honda engine have left the former champions with plenty of catching up to do yet, despite having to start from...
  • Teenager Max Verstappen shows up world's best at Malaysian GP 12 hours 26 minutes ago

    Sepang: He may not be old enough to drive solo on public roads, but 17-year-old Max Verstappen proved he is a threat to Formula One's best by qualifying a remarkable sixth for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Toro Rosso driver's impressive performance in wet conditions on Saturday represented the best qualifying...
  • World Cup Final: Australia, New Zealand lock horns in battle of Oceania 13 hours 46 minutes ago

    The World Cup 2015 has been the most watched tournament surpassing all previous records and that is enough to call it a success. In terms of cricket it has been an exciting tournament if you love seeing boundaries hit but it has disturbed the balance between bat and ball to...
  • World Cup: Australia lead the table by a huge margin, but New Zealand no pushover 14 hours 34 minutes ago

    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...
  • Team India members arrive home after World Cup campaign 15 hours 1 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Indian World Cup team members, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli, arrived home from Australia in batches and left for their respective destinations, Cricket Board sources said. While Dhoni landed in Delhi, Kohli, along with his actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma, and five players besides Team...
  • World Cup: Australia and NZ have been the stand out performers 15 hours 18 minutes ago

    After just short of six weeks of competition, it all comes down to Sunday's battle between the two host nations. I can't believe anyone can have too many complaints about the make-up of the game, as both Australia and New Zealand have been the stand out performers throughout this World...
  • Yes, New Zealand can win the World Cup 15 hours 22 minutes ago

    Can New Zealand win on Sunday, and will they? They seem to be the only two questions anyone is asking right now, from the tip of the North Island to the foot of the South Island. Yes, Brendon McCullum's men can win, but as to whether they will, that is...
  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Malaysian Grand Prix 15 hours 40 minutes ago

    Sepang: Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel believes he can end Mercedes' dominant run in Formula One by winning Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix after qualifying second on Saturday and ending the Silver Arrows' long run of front-row lockouts. Mercedes had taken the front two grid spots for the past nine races dating back...
  • Australia favourite against New Zealand in World Cup final 15 hours 54 minutes ago

    Halfway through the league phase, Australia were in an unfamiliar position. In the bottom half of Group A - played three, won one, lost one, one no-result. There was never any danger of the multiple-time world champions not making it through to the knockout stage. They had matches against Afghanistan and...
  • New Zealand's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) 17 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Zealand's historical four-wicket win over South Africa on 24th March 2015, which took them to the final of the World Cup, was their best result ever in the history of the most coveted tournament of the game. The Kiwis had played six semi-finals before their last-four clash against the Proteas,...
  • Australia's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) 17 hours 1 minutes ago

    Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times. Australia will take on their arch rival New Zealand in the final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Here is the history...
  • McCullum's letter to Indian fans: Come and support us in World Cup final 17 hours 7 minutes ago

    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...
  • Nico Rosberg heads Mercedes one-two in final practice 17 hours 31 minutes ago

    Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two in the final free practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix, the German edging out Lewis Hamilton by 0.184 seconds a few hours ahead of qualifying on Saturday. With track temperatures soaring up to 62 degrees Celsius early in the 60-minute session, a majority of...
  • World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum all set for Australian challenge 17 hours 47 minutes ago

    Melbourne: In 2009, when he was appointed the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2 in South Africa, Brendon McCullum wore a smile at every interaction with the media - at the post-match presentation, and at the pre and post-match press conferences. It wasn't an easy time for McCullum....
  • 2015 edition most followed cricket World Cup: ICC 18 hours 6 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that the 2015 World Cup has been the most followed and attended event in cricketing history. "This World Cup has been the most followed and best attended cricket event in history. All over the world, hundreds of millions of fans have been...
  • Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps in World Cup final 18 hours 8 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Kiwi fans daubed in black came out in droves on Saturday to support New Zealand on the eve of their team's first World Cup final, against fierce rivals Australia in Melbourne. Fans gathered around the nets outside the vast Melbourne Cricket Ground arena to get a glimpse of their heroes...
  • Australia vs New Zealand World Cup final: who to watch 18 hours 12 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Expect the World Cup final to have an entirely different complexion to the last encounter between Australia and New Zealand. The group-stage match involving the tournament co-hosts was a low-scoring thriller in Auckland, where New Zealand edged Australia by one wicket and later sealed top spot in Pool A. With...
  • World Cup 2015 final, Australia vs New Zealand: The key battles 18 hours 29 minutes ago

    After a couple of month's grueling cricket, 48 matches spread over 14 teams, the 11th edition of Cricket World Cup is ready for trans-Tasman showdown when the two hosts Australia and New Zealand meet at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. While Australia will aim to add the fifth silverware to their...
  • Michael Clarke quits, who's next? Three contenders 18 hours 34 minutes ago

    Melbourne: AFP Sports looks at the main contenders to be Australia's next one-day captain following Michael Clarke's decision to retire from ODIs after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand: Steve Smith The favourite following his role as stand-in skipper in Clarke's injury absence for the last three Tests against India this...
  • World Cup: Skill, not emotion, wins World Cups, says Michael Clarke 18 hours 38 minutes ago

    Australia's retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke has urged his players to put "skill over emotion" in their bid to down New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final, though his swan-song is sure to imbue the match with extra sentiment. Clarke announced his retirement from the one-day game on the eve of...
  • World Cup: My legacy is what my team-mates think of me, says Michael Clarke 18 hours 51 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Set to retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand, Michael Clarke said on Saturday that his legacy as Australia's ODI captain will be determined by what his team-mates thought of him and his conduct after team-mate Phillip Hughes passed away in November last. Clarke, who...