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  • For some, World Cup 2015 may end up as a swan song January 27, 2015

    Since the first edition in 1975 to the last in 2011, the cricket World Cup has always served as the biggest platform for each participating teams and their players to showcase their talent. From Clive Lloyd lifting the Cup in 1975 to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's trophy-clinching six at the Wankhede...
  • Shane Watson in doubt for tri-series final January 27, 2015

    Allrounder Shane Watson said Tuesday he was unsure if he would be fit for Australia's one-day international final against England or India but has no intention of missing the upcoming World Cup. Watson, 33, was sidelined for Friday's win over England and the washed out game against India in Sydney on...
  • England face tough task to end cricket World Cup jinx January 27, 2015

    London: England have never won the World Cup, despite hosting four tournaments, including the first three editions, while it is nearly 25 years since they last appeared in a final. They certainly won't be among the favourites in Australia and New Zealand, where they will have to conquer longstanding problems of...
  • Steven Smith and I could play together in Australian team: Michael Clarke January 26, 2015

    Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke, nursing a hamstring injury, has hinted at the possibility of both him and Steven Smith featuring together in the World Cup despite having similar roles in the team. Clarke has been given a Feb 21 deadline by Cricket Australia (CA) to make himself available to captain...
  • Tri-series: India split points to stay alive after washout against Australia January 26, 2015

    The Calton Mid Tri-series one-day international between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday was abandoned due to rain. The game could only see only 16 overs in which India scored 69 for the loss of two wickets before rain stopped play and thereafter wet conditions didn't...
  • Fans blast decision to move ODI from Adelaide to Sydney January 26, 2015

    Sydney: South Australia's cricket fans blasted the decision to move Monday's One-day International (ODI) between Australia and India to Sydney after the game was stopped because of rain. Fans took to social media to vent their frustration at Cricket Australia (CA) over the decision to move the match from Adelaide, where...
  • In-form Aussies chase fifth Cricket World Cup January 26, 2015

    Syndey: Australia are peaking at the right time for a crack at their fifth World Cup triumph and will go into next month`s tournament at home on top of the rankings. Under the attacking coaching of Darren Lehmann, the Australians have registered some impressive results and have only lost one of...
  • Michael Clarke powers through wet training session at SCG January 26, 2015

    Sydney: Australian skipper Michael Clarke braved the pouring rain, powering through a wet training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Monday to continue his race against the clock to be fit for the ICC Cricket World Cup. According to Cricket Australia (CA) website, the inured skipper ran lap after...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, Tri-series January 26, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a...
  • I love mentoring Indian players during IPL: Mike Hussey January 25, 2015

    He is one among the few top overseas players to have regularly featured in the cash-rich Indian Premier League and Michael Hussey believes that his bond with it has got stronger over the years having played the role of a "mentor" to young Indian players. Hussey, who has played six seasons...
  • Ishant, Jadeja in line to return for must-win Australia clash January 25, 2015

    India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a must-win game for them. Bowling let India down in the first match,...
  • Need to score runs, says Australian skipper George Bailey January 25, 2015

    Sydney: His team is scoring runs in heaps but Australia's ODI cricket captain George Bailey has been struggling and the batsman is planning to promote himself up the order in the match against India on Monday to get back in form and avoid the axe. The stand-in captain has been in...
  • Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja fit for Sydney ODI January 25, 2015

    After India's dismal show in the first two ODI's of the tri-series, some good news coming in from Australia as the Indian team management confirmed reports of Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja getting fit and ready to play the next one-day in Sydney. According to BCCI official website, www.bcci.tv, Ishant Sharma...
  • Adam Gilchrist, Jack Ryder to be inducted into the Aus Hall of Fame January 25, 2015

    Sydney: Celebrated wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist and late former captain and selector Jack Ryder will be inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the annual Allan Border Medal ceremony on January 27. "Former Australian wicketkeeping great Adam Gilchrist and former Australian captain and selector Jack Ryder will be inducted into the...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely January 25, 2015

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Cricket tragedy averted, lucky Hughes survives blow to head January 24, 2015

    Bringing back memories of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes in November last, an Australian cricketer Daniel Hughes was left unconscious briefly after being hit by an almost identical bouncer on his neck during a first grade match but fortunately escaped unscathed, local media reported. Batting for Northern Districts against Blacktown...
  • Darren Lehmann to experiment with squad in clash against India January 24, 2015

    Sydney: With a place in the One-Day International (ODI) tri-series final booked, Australia coach Darren Lehmann said on Saturday that he would experiment with their eleven in Monday's clash against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The Australian selectors were forced to make three changes for Friday's tense win over...
  • Virat Kohli should bat at four if team wants, says Viv Richards January 24, 2015

    Sydney: Virat Kohli's form may have taken a hit since dropping to number four in the batting order, but West Indian legend Sir Viv Richards feels the marauding cricketer should continue in the position if that is what the Indian team requires. The Men in Blue are currently involved in a...
  • Inclusion of Michael Clarke in Australia WC squad 'un-Australian': Dravid January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has expressed surprise at the inclusion of Michael Clarke in the Australian squad for the upcoming World Cup despite injury concerns, terming the decision of the selectors as "un-Australian". Clarke has not played since picking up a hamstring injury in the first Test against...
  • Tri-series: Steven Smith ton takes Australia to a 3-wicket win over England January 23, 2015

    Stand-in captain Steve Smith made an unbeaten 102 to guide Australia to a tense three-wicket win over England in the tri-series one-day cricket international on Friday, clinching their place in the final. Smith, who led Australia in an ODI for the first time in the absence of George Bailey - suspended...
  • India look emotionally drained, says Danny Morrison January 23, 2015

    Sydney: Disappointed with India's performance in the ongoing tour of Australia, former New Zealand cricketer Danny Morrison feels the touring side looks "emotionally drained". India lost the four-match Test series against Australia 0-2 and are yet to post a win in the ongoing ODI tri-series against hosts and England. "India look emotionally...
  • Focus on Shikhar Dhawan ahead of Australia test January 23, 2015

    Out-of-form opener Shikhar Dawan worked overtime at India nets under the watchful eyes of coach Duncan Fletcher ahead of India's Carlton Mid Tri-series match against Australia on Jan 26. Dhawan, with twin failures of 2 and 1, was under the spotlight in an optional practice session on Friday at the...
  • Tri Series: Team India returns to training after rest day January 23, 2015

    Sydney: Following a rest day, the Indian cricket team returned to practice at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday ahead of their third ODI of the tri-series, against Australia on Monday. Although it was an optional session, almost the entire team came to practice, with only Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma...
  • India's World Cup preparations take a hit in tri-series January 23, 2015

    Sydney: It was meant to be a dress rehearsal for the ODI World Cup next month but the Indian cricket team has been left grappling with selection issues in the ongoing tri-series against Australia and England, failing to find the combination that would be good enough for the marquee event. With...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, Match 4, Tri-Series January 23, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Brief Preview: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side on Friday. The hosts...
  • India desperate to solve the Shikhar Dhawan riddle January 22, 2015

    January 18, 2015, the MCG: Full ball outside off shaping away, throws bat hard at it, head high catch to second slip. 2 off 4 balls, 0.5 overs. January 20, 2015, the Gabba: Pushes forward to outswinger ducking away from off stump, comfortable nick through to the 'keeper. 1 off...