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  • Joe Burns to plot Australia comeback in India 2 hours 22 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Queensland batsman Joe Burns is determined to avoid membership of the burgeoning club of Australian batsmen who have made brief cameos in the Test team before permanently falling into obscurity. The 25-year-old was the only member of the team that defeated India 2-0 in the 2014-15 series not to be...
  • World Cup 2015: Rule changes have made game better to watch 4 hours 56 minutes ago

    Australia were worthy winners of what I felt after only a couple of weeks was the best ICC Cricket World Cup we've ever seen. From there, it only got better and better, and it was just what the game needed. There has been talk of reducing the game to two...
  • In pics: Records from World Cup 2015 19 hours 10 minutes ago

    Martin Guptill made a name for himself by becoming the highest run-scorer of the tournament accumulating 547 runs.Kumar Sangakkara took batting to a new height as he became the first man to score four back to back centuries in one-day cricket as he bid adieu to limited overs, ending a partnership with Mahela Jayawardene that had few parallels. He went past 500-runs for the second time in the tournament which also made him only the second man after Sachin Tendulkar to get to the milestone. New Zealand pacer Trent Boult finished with the most number of wickets - 22 - alongside Australia's Mitchell Starc.
  • Australian keeper Brad Haddin apologises for radio comments 20 hours 56 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has said it was never his intention to offend anyone during a radio interview after Sunday's World Cup victory. Australia defeated New Zealand in the World Cup final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Haddin spoke with a Sydney radio station on Monday after...
  • Sponsored - Big Data - The Future of World Class Cricket 22 hours 17 minutes ago

    The world we live in generates over 5 million gigabytes of data daily and the need to unravel it is becoming increasingly critical. Within an organisation, one estimate by market researcher IDC states that data doubles every 18 months. Indeed the entire world's data doubles every two years. Clearly, Big...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: CricketNext's World Cup XI 22 hours 31 minutes ago

    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...
  • New Zealand’s inexperience was a contributing factor to World Cup final loss 22 hours 59 minutes ago

    From the outset, most people, including myself, had picked Australia and New Zealand as the two teams most likely to win the 2015 World Cup. Both teams were successful over the last six weeks of competition and for them to clash in the final of the tournament then was a...
  • World Cup hero Mitchell Starc tops cricket bowlers' rankings 23 hours 6 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has surged to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) bowlers' rankings for the first time in his career following a stellar performance in the World Cup that saw him named the "Player of the Tournament". Starc jumped two places to take the top spot. He...
  • Australia seeking momentum for Ashes on Caribbean tour Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia will resist the temptation to tinker with their team on tour against West Indies and plan to field their best 11 in a bid to sweep the two-test series and build momentum for the Ashes, selector Rod Marsh has said. Australia's attention has turned to dominating with the red...
  • Test hopeful Fawad Ahmed 'comfortable' with Australian drinking Yesterday

    Boozy celebrations have been a part of Australian cricket for decades but test hopeful Fawad Ahmed will be politely declining when the victory beers are passed around on the tour of the Caribbean and England. The 33-year-old legspinner has plenty of reasons to celebrate, having helped Victoria win the domestic Sheffield...
  • After World Cup triumph, Michael Clarke wants Australia to top Test rankings Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke said his next target after winning the World Cup in his last one-day international was to take his team back to the top of the Test rankings. Clarke hit 74 as Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in a one-sided final in front of a...
  • Peter Siddle dropped from Australian list of contracted players Yesterday

    Melbourne: Veteran fast bowler Peter Siddle has been dropped from Cricket Australia's list of contracted players on the same day he was recalled to the Australia test squad for tours of the West Indies and England. Australian selectors named a list of 19 players worthy of receiving contract payments for the...
  • Fawad Ahmed, Adam Voges named in Australia's 17-man squad for the Ashes Yesterday

    Sydney: Legspinner Fawad Ahmed, batsman Adam Voges and wicketkeeper Peter Nevill were all called up by Australia Tuesday for upcoming tours of the West Indies and England. But there was no room in the 17-man squad for allrounders James Faulkner and Glenn Maxwell, who were part of Australia's one-day World Cup...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Bring back the old ODI rules Yesterday

    (Former India captain and chief selector Kris Srikkanth, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for IBNLive Sports. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) On papers Australia were the best team and they won the World...
  • Ricky Ponting celebrates Australia's World Cup win Yesterday

    Former Australian captain Ponting said he is ecstatic like any other Australian fan to watch the progress of the team for the last 6-7 weeks. ...
  • Email accidentally revealed personal details of world leaders at G20 summit Yesterday

    London: An email by the Australian immigration department accidentally revealed personal details of world leaders at the last G20 summit, including that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a leading British daily reported on Monday. An employee mistakenly sent the passport numbers, visa...
  • Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Sardar Singh charged up to face Australia in hockey meet Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh on Monday said the team is looking forward to meeting world champions Australia in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5 to 12. India had a fruitful 2014 when they won the the Asian Games...
  • Batsmen's delight, heartbreak for SA, Kiwis form, business as usual for Australia Yesterday

    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...
  • Brad Hogg bats for Steven Smith as Australia skipper Yesterday

    Brad Hogg has backed Steven Smith to take over the One-Day International captaincy after Michael Clarke quit the format following Australia's win over New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday (March 29) in the World Cup final. Smith's form over the last few months has turned many heads. After...
  • No time to rest for Australia's World Cup stars Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia's cricketers might be celebrating their World Cup triumph, but they have very little time for recuperation after a gruelling 44-day tournament as a bulk of the stars head to India in less than a weeks time to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The cash-rich tournament starts in...
  • Australia's World Cup hero Mitchell Starc eyes Test glory Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia's World Cup hero Mitchell Starc aims to translate his success at the quadrennial tournament into Test cricket as well. The left-arm fast bowler was declared Player of the Tournament after he finished with 22 wickets at an incredible average of 10.18 and a strike rate of 17.4. While the 25-year-old...
  • World Cup 2015: Bowlers who made a difference in the tournament Yesterday

    The 2015 World Cup has come to an end with Australia victorious over New Zealand in the final for their fifth title. It was an easy win for the co-hosts by seven wickets as they looked relatively untroubled in chasing 184 to win, having been dominant with the ball earlier. With...
  • World Cup: Pakistan innings was most important I played in ODIs, says Shane Watson 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Monday said his unbeaten knock of 64 against Pakistan in the World Cup quarter-final is the "most important innings" of his ODI career as he was plain "lucky" to survive the hostile spell from Wahab Riaz. Watson, who was not in the best of form...
  • Australia are worthy of their fifth World Cup title 2 days ago

    Melbourne: The ICC hailed the 11th cricket World Cup the "most popular ever" and although most neutrals would have preferred New Zealand to win Sunday's final, there is no doubt Australia were worthy of their fifth title. Michael Clarke's side had the best blend of deep batting, strong fielding and, most...
  • N Srinivasan hails World Cup as most popular ever 2 days ago

    Dubai: Hailing the just-concluded World Cup as the most popular in cricket's history, ICC Chairman N Srinivasan, on Monday, said the event's success has proved that the ODI format is in good health. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the summit clash on Sunday in front of over 93,000...
  • Cricket Australia to announce Ashes, West Indies squad 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Two days after earning a fifth World Cup victory, Australia's best one-day cricketers will find out if they're in the mix for a five-Test Ashes tour later this year. On Tuesday, Cricket Australia will announce their squad for a two-Test tour to the West Indies beginning June 5. Those players...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia 2 days ago

    Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia's triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. With voices hoarse and complexions pasty after a few snatched...
  • Analytics is need of the hour in cricket, says CIO Milind Khamkar 2 days ago

    World Cup Cricket 2015 fever might have been over for majority of Indians after Dhoni and his boys lost their semi-finals against Australia. But in India, neither the cricket season ends, nor cricket fans' appetite for more. After the World Cup, the Indian Premier League matches seem set to treat...
  • Australia orders cockpit 'rule of two' after Germanwings crash 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia on Monday mandated that at least two crew members be present in the cockpit at all times in planes with 50 or more passengers operating in the country, in response to the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people. Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said Australia's domestic and international airlines...