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  • Pakistan will beat India in World Cup, says Misbah-ul-Haq 1 week ago

    Karachi: Looking to rewrite history by beating arch-rivals in the upcoming World Cup, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has promised the fans that the national team would play its best cricket in the 50-over showpiece event and make them proud. India and Pakistan open their respective campaigns against each other on February 15...
  • 'Showdown with Pakistan is most exciting in World Cup' January 19, 2015

    When I first started playing first-class cricket, the greatest incentive was to break into the Indian team and get the opportunity to play in the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 in Australia and New Zealand. But at no stage did I actually think that I would on the plane to...
  • Junaid Khan's absence from training raises speculation of injury January 15, 2015

    Karachi: Left-arm pacer Junaid Khan on Thursday caused a scare in the ongoing conditioning camp of the Pakistan World Cup squad in Lahore when he did not train due to a fitness issue. Although team officials were quick to insist his fitness issue was not a major problem and he would...
  • Pakistan will beat India in World Cup, says Younis Khan January 15, 2015

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan feels that this year's ODI World Cup will provide the country's cricketers another opportunity to break the jinx of having never beaten India in the quadrennial event. "History is there to be changed and my feeling is this time we can change it and win...
  • India, Pakistan will be under less pressure playing early in World Cup January 15, 2015

    No cricketing contest can ever match the thrill and excitement of what a Pakistan versus India contest offers. It is the mother of all matches. Whether it's a one-sided game or a nail-biting finish, people from both countries get involved so much that sometimes it is just not cricket! Whenever or...
  • India vs Pakistan: Adelaide Oval's spectator 'code of conduct' for World Cup January 15, 2015

    Just on its second day, the 2015 ICC World Cup will host the most high-profile clash of the event between India and Pakistan, but with the excitement, cricket's biggest rivalry also brings with it a headache for the organisers as emotions threaten to take over both on the field and...
  • Umar Akmal confident of Pakistan's World Cup win over India January 14, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal on Wednesday said all the players have high hopes about the performance in their World Cup opener against India Feb 15 in Adelaide. "We will try to perform our best against India. If we continue with the same form we are sure to emerge victorious," Umar...
  • India vs Pakistan World Cup clash to be most watched match in history January 12, 2015

    Melbourne: The marquee cricket World Cup match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in Adelaide on February 15 will be the most watched in the history of the game as it is expected to attract more than a billion viewers, according to a report. The Group B clash will eclipse the 988...
  • Kohli used a knife and stabbed Dhawan, mocks MS Dhoni December 25, 2014

    Dismissing the reports of a dressing room clash between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni laughed off the media speculations and said these are tales more suited for a movie script. Dhawan was struck on his wrist during a practice session at the Gabba and didn't come...
  • India in Australia: Two Tests India should not have lost December 21, 2014

    Another Test is behind India, leaving a lot of ifs and buts. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is right it doesn't matter how close you were to winning - what matters is the end result. India were beaten by four wickets to go down 0-2 in the four-match series. Looking at the...
  • Insipid batting lets Virat Kohli down as Nathan Lyon spins Australia to victory over India December 13, 2014

    Indian skipper Virat Kohli was the star of the show for a majority of the final day but was ultimately upstaged by Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon who spun his team to an emotional 48-run victory in the first Test at Adelaide. Kohli, captaining the Indian Test team for the first...
  • Ashes, 2nd Test: Australia lead by 530 after Johnson show on Day 3 December 7, 2013

    Adelaide: Mitchell Johnson tormented England by taking seven wickets with some fearsome fast bowling on Saturday and Australia's batsmen compounded the pressure by extending the lead to 530 runs with two days remaining in the second Ashes Test. It was a hectic third day at the Adelaide Oval, with 12 wickets...
  • As it happened: Ashes, 2nd Test, Day 3 December 7, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin scored centuries as Australia ran rampant before declaring at 570 for 9 on Friday, then Mitchell Johnson bowled England captain Alastair Cook to cap a strong performance by the hosts on day...
  • As it happened: 2nd Ashes Test, Day 1 December 5, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Australia won the toss and Michael Clarke decided to bat. TEAM NEWS: Australia retained the same XI. Ben Stokes makes his debut for England, with the visitors also bringing in Monty Panesar to partner offspinner Graeme Swann. Playing XI: England: Alastair Cook...
  • Batsmen can expect another Ashes bumpy ride in Adelaide November 27, 2013

    Sydney: The Adelaide Oval curator will seek to juice up what has traditionally been a docile pitch for the second Ashes Test between Australia and England next week, meaning batsmen may be in for a torrid opening. Damian Hough said he would leave grass on the refurbished stadium's new dropin pitch...
  • New look Australian team aim for another big win January 12, 2013

    As the inexperienced Australian team, with three debutants, and George Bailey at the helm of the affairs in ODIs for the first time pummeled the nearly full strength Sri Lanka side by 107 runs at the MCG on Saturday, not many were surprised. And if they repeat the feat at...
  • 2nd Test: Determined Australia eye series lead November 21, 2012

    Adelaide: Australia built momentum in a rainhit draw in Brisbane and go into the second Test against South Africa starting in Adelaide on Thursday determined to channel that into a seriesleading result. A victory for the home team will also seriously threaten South Africa's No. 1 ranking, and Graeme Smith...
  • S.Aust govt says no plans to rename Adelaide Oval August 16, 2012

    Adelaide: South Australia's state government says it has no plans to change the name of the Adelaide Oval by selling naming rights to a corporate sponsor. Stadium manager Ian Collins said the sale of naming rights could raise as much as $20 million over five years, helping to balance the books...
  • Sachin Tendulkar statue at Wankhede? June 21, 2012

    Mumbai: During the last managing committee meeting on May 28, some members of the association had suggested having a Sachin Tendulkar replica to commemorate the batting legends 100 international centuries in March this year. It is a very big achievement for all, especially Mumbaikars. So, this would be an ideal...
  • Australia clinch absorbing CB Series March 8, 2012

    And so, after 15 matches spanning 33 days, we have a winner of the CB Series. The threeteam ODI tournament, which was a fixture in the Australian summer until it was abandoned three years ago, has huffed and puffed its way across Australia and ended after three engaging finals. The...
  • Aus vs Ind, 4th Test, Day 5: As it happened January 27, 2012

    India Second Innings 12:40 p.m. End of day's play. India 166 for 6. Fair to say India have prolonged the inevitable that now should happen with an Australian victory on day five. Wriddhiman Saha (0) and nightwatchman Ishant Sharma (2) are at the crease. 12:36 p.m. Run out! Silly cricket by Virat...
  • Ganguly blasts 'ordinary' Indian batting January 26, 2012

    Adelaide: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has blasted the Indian team for putting up an ordinary batting display on a lifeless track at the Adelaide Oval in the fourth and the final Test against Australia on Thursday. Ganguly was baffled by the abject surrender of the Indian batsmen who, barring Virat...