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  • Fernando Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix 8 hours 4 minutes ago

    Fernando Alonso will miss next week's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix on doctors' advice after a heavy crash in testing, the Spaniard's McLaren team said on Tuesday. "Fernando has understood and accepted that advice, and the two McLaren-Honda cars will therefore be driven in Australia by Fernando's team-mate Jenson Button...
  • ICC World Cup: Nabi hopes Afghanistan will push Australia 10 hours 3 minutes ago

    Perth: Mohammad Nabi took over as captain of Afghanistan's one-day international team just under two years back, and has led the team in 25 of their 48 ODIs to date. He has overseen their qualification to the World T20 in Bangladesh last year, and to the World Cup this year...
  • World Cup: Should India rest key players? Pick your India XI vs West Indies 11 hours 26 minutes ago

    With three wins in the bag and a place in the quarter-finals assured, should India captain MS Dhoni test the bench strength to keep every member of the squad ready for tougher battles ahead? Pick your XI for the match against West Indies on Friday. But remember, you can submit...
  • World Cup: Michael Clarke sidesteps Darren Lehmann fall-out talk 12 hours 48 minutes ago

    Perth: Michael Clarke shrugged off suggestions he was at loggerheads with Australia coach Darren Lehmann by telling reporters on Tuesday: "You won't get headlines out of me". In the aftermath of the one-wicket loss to New Zealand at the weekend, Clarke's observation that Australia had failed to prepare for the swinging...
  • World Cup: Australia paceman Pat Cummins out of Afghanistan match 14 hours 1 minutes ago

    Australia paceman Pat Cummins has been ruled out of Wednesday's World Cup match against Afghanistan, captain Michael Clarke confirmed. The 21-year-old Cummins suffered a slight side strain in Australia's one-wicket defeat to New Zealand but had been cleared of serious injury. "At this stage, Pat is unavailable for selection for tomorrow's game,"...
  • ICC World Cup: Sri Lanka send stand-by spinner for injured Rangana Herath 14 hours 8 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka leg spinning-allrounder Seekkuge Prasanna is all set to join the World Cup squad as a stand by for the injured Rangana Herath. Herath split his finger during his team's match against England and the wound is expected to take 7-10 days to heal, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced...
  • Afghanistan face acid test in Cricket World Cup match against Australia 14 hours 42 minutes ago

    Perth: Australia would be eager to come back strongly after a one-wicket loss vs New Zealand Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have been the 'Cinderella' story of this World Cup, with their maiden win --...
  • World Cup: Hamid Hassan head over heels with Andrew Flintoff inspiration 15 hours 49 minutes ago

    Perth: Cartwheeling, war-painted Afghanistan fast bowler Hamid Hassan wants to rip through Australia on Wednesday, using England Ashes hero Andrew Flintoff as his inspiration. Hassan had become a cult figure at the World Cup with a bandanna in his country's colours wrapped tightly around his head and tiny Afghanistan flags painted...
  • World Cup: Australia were nervous against New Zealand, admits Mitchell Johnson 16 hours 49 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Nerves got the better of Australia's batting lineup in their dramatic World Cup loss to New Zealand at the weekend and they may have been overawed by the occasion, Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson said. New Zealand skittled Australia's batsmen for 151 runs in 32.2 overs before holding on for a...
  • World Cup: James Faulkner fit to face Afghanistan Yesterday

    Perth: Australia all-rounder James Faulkner said on Monday that he was fit and ready to make his 2015 World Cup debut against Afghanistan at Perth's WACA ground on Wednesday. A side strain has reduced the hard-hitting 24-year-old, also a lively seamer, to the role of a spectator at the tournament so...
  • Australian diaries: CNN-IBN at the iconic Sydney Opera House Yesterday

    Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney that was built in 1973, spending around 102 million dollars which is approximately $859 million dollars in today's world (as of 2012). ...
  • Rod Marsh to deliver 15th MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture Yesterday

    London: Former Australian cricketer Rod Marsh will deliver the 2015 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at the Lord's on September 1. Marsh will become the fourth Australian to give the speech after Simon Taufel (2013), Adam Gilchrist (2009) and Richie Benaud, who gave the inaugural Cowdrey Lecture in 2001. Marsh, who...
  • World Cup: Pat Cummins an injury doubt, James Faulkner nears Australia return Yesterday

    Sydney: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins sustained a minor injury in the loss to New Zealand at the weekend but allrounder James Faulkner is close to a return for the World Cup co-hosts after recovering from a side strain. Injury-prone Cummins reported a "slight side strain" after making his World Cup...
  • ICC World Cup: Shane Watson critics crank up heat after latest false start Yesterday

    Sydney: Australians might have been stunned by the collapse of their much-vaunted batting line-up in the face of brilliant New Zealand bowling at the weekend but the fall of one particular wicket was no surprise to anyone. Shane Watson, batting at number three, had scrapped his way to 23 runs off...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia's Glenn Maxwell mocked for Kiwi 'choke' gesture Yesterday

    Sydney: Australia's Glenn Maxwell was both mocked and praised on Monday after video emerged of him making a 'choking' gesture just moments before Kane Williamson launched the giant six that won Saturday's World Cup clash for New Zealand. Maxwell, a controversial batsman dubbed 'The Big Show' by Australian media, was fielding...
  • ICC World Cup: Australia's wake-up call came in New Zealand Yesterday

    The mastermind plan of Brendon McCullum and Mike Hesson as it all went to script in the Australia versus New Zealand game. I am sure that the planning when the draw came out and the game was scheduled, the Blackcaps would have been licking their lips. It has been...
  • ICC World Cup: Clarke is going to be under pressure, says Brad Hogg 2 days ago

    "If Australia lose one of Watson, Marsh, Faulkner, then they will be in a bit of trouble," feels Hogg. ...
  • Cricket World Cup: Mitchell Starc wants to repeat blistering form against Afghanistan 2 days ago

    Auckland: Mitchell Starc has no desire to be stood down for Wednesday's World Cup clash against Afghanistan in Perth after his six-wicket blitz just failed to nudge the four-time champions past New Zealand. With Australia expected to sweep past Afghanistan, there has been talk they might 'keep their power dry' by...
  • Watch: An Australia-New Zealand slugfest, easy for India, Day 15 at ICC World Cup 2 days ago

    It was a nail-biting one-wicket win for New Zealand over the arch rivals in Auckland, which ended in a KO by Kane Williamson, while India mowed down the UAE by 9 wickets. Watch highlights from Day 15 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • Daniel Vettori 'unsung hero' for New Zealand after World Cup win over Australia 2 days ago

    Auckland: Veteran slow-bowler Daniel Vettori was hailed on Sunday as the "unsung hero" of New Zealand's knife-edge one-wicket World Cup win over Australia for applying the brakes on the four-time champions just when they threatened a run rampage. The 36-year-old, who made his one-day international debut way back in 1997, broke...
  • World Cup: Williamson, Boult delighted to be last men standing for Black Caps 2 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand's last pair of Kane Williamson and Trent Boult said their edge-of-the-seat, one-wicket World Cup triumph over Australia on Saturday will live in the memory for a long time. Chasing a modest 152-run target, New Zealand were facing an improbable defeat at 146-9 with number 11 batsman Boult walking...
  • ICC World Cup: A stick separated Australia and New Zealand 2 days ago

    On March 12, 2006, Michael Clarke spent the entire Australian innings sitting in the dressing-room at the Bullring that is the Wanderers with his pads on. He would not have had any reason to complain as his team, led by the peerless Ricky Ponting, muscled its way to 434. Not...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand win battle of co-hosts 3 days ago

    Starc's 6/28 went in vain as Williamson and NZ held their nerve to chase down a low total of 152 with one wicket to spare. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Twitter skips a beat, New Zealand beat Australia 3 days ago

    The pulse of Twitterati went up and down as the pendulum kept swinging in Auckland on Saturday, when the Cricket World Cup co-hosts played the most exciting match of the tournament in 15 days. New Zealand and Australia are two of the hot favourites to lift the trophy on March 29,...
  • India jump to second in the list of most ODI wins 3 days ago

    The victory over UAE in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 on Saturday was India's 440th ODI win, pushing them up to the second spot in the list of teams with most ODI wins. The defending champions routed the UAE by nine wickets, which was India's third straight win as MS...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum praises both Trent Boult and Mitchell Starc 3 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum Saturday praised the pace spearheads of both sides as the hosts scraped past Australia to win by one wicket in a Pool A World Cup encounter here at the Eden Park here. Left-armer Trent Boult was outstanding in the first half of the innings being...
  • World Cup 2015: Our batting was horrendous, says Michael Clarke 3 days ago

    Auckland: Australia skipper Michael Clarke blamed their "horrendous" batting for their one-wicket loss to New Zealand in a World Cup Pool A game at the Eden Park on Saturday. Deciding to bat first, Australia were bowled out for 151 in 32.2 overs with Black Caps pacer Trent Boult (5/27) picking up...
  • ICC World Cup: Did not think will get a five-for, says Trent Boult 3 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand pacer Trent Boult, who was adjudged Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling performance against Australia in a World Cup Pool A game on Saturday, said he did not think he would be able to clinch a fifer. Boult, 25, clinched his first five-wicket haul in his...
  • World Cup: Martin Crowe inducted into ICC Hall of Fame 3 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand legend and player of the 1992 World Cup, Martin Crowe, was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame on Saturday for his service to the game. Crowe became the third New Zealander, after Sir Richard Hadlee and Debbie Hockley, and the 79th overall to be inducted into the...
  • World Cup: New Zealand enter quarters after thrilling 1-wicket win over Australia 3 days ago

    Auckland: A pumped up, partisan crowd at Eden Park, bathed in glorious Auckland sunshine, were treated to a rousing display of limited-overs cricket from the home side on Saturday (February 28). When the bowling was not fast and furious, it was slow and cunning. When the fielding was not safe,...