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  • World Cup 2015: Mitchell Johnson vows to sledge Team India 6 days ago

    Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says he is considering taking on the role of Australia's Sledger-in-Chief for Thursday's World Cup semi-final against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Outspoken opener David Warner has been on his best behaviour at the World Cup after getting into hot water over a series of spats...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia face Doherty dilemma ahead of semi-final 6 days ago

    Sydney: With two confident teams going head-to-head in a blockbuster World Cup semi-final on Thursday, it could be the tiniest misjudgement, the smallest detail that decides whether Australia or India emerge triumphant. Disregarding perhaps only the toss, Australia's biggest decision this week is likely to be whether to include spinner Xavier...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Fans excited but rain threat over India-Australia tie in Sydney 6 days ago

    Fear of rain looms over the much awaited India vs Australia World Cup semi-final tie to be played at Sydney on Thursday. It has been raining in Sydney since Tuesday morning. The rains started soon after an International Cricket Council event organised for the promotion of semi-final between the two sides...
  • India vs Australia World Cup semi finals - SWOT at a glance 6 days ago

    India vs. Australia Semi finals - SWOT at a glance It is going to be a thriller at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26. Both India and Australia have played exceptional cricket in the World Cup. It is going to be a big game between both the teams. Defending champions...
  • World Cup: India seem to have cracked the Powerplay formula 6 days ago

    Sydney: It's that block of five overs which either heralds the beginning of a decisive onslaught, or brings the fielding team right back in the game. It's that block of five overs that causes even the most composed batsmen to lose their heads and wickets. It's that block of five...
  • CricketNext in Australia: Sydney through the eyes of a tourist 6 days ago

    CricketNext's deputy editor check out the beautiful Sydney city during a cab ride and talks to local cab driver about weather and the SCG. ...
  • World Cup: Brett Lee tips balanced Australia to swing semi-final against India 6 days ago

    Sydney: Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee believes the balance of the hosts` side will see them defeat defending champions India in Thursday`s World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground. "I honestly think that Australia will win on Thursday, I think they've got the right balance in the team," said...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Brett Lee signs autographs for fans ahead of India-Australia semi-final 6 days ago

    Former Australia speedster Brett Lee signed autographs for fans during an ICC World Cup pop-up event in Sydney. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Indian fans confident of their team defending the title 6 days ago

    Some Indian cricket fans who have come from America to Australia have already seen their team winning thrice and are confident that India will win the remaining two matches as well. ...
  • CricketNext in Australia: Sydney dances to Bollywood tunes ahead of India-Australia tie 6 days ago

    Dancers were seen dancing on the Bollywood tunes at the media event at the Sydney Opera House to promote India vs Australia semi-finals. ...
  • World Cup: Australia coach tips high-scoring semi-final with India 6 days ago

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes the Sydney Cricket Ground pitch will produce a high-scoring World Cup semi-final against India on Thursday. "I think the Sydney pitch will be very similar to the one we used in the game against Sri Lanka more than a fortnight ago when almost 700 runs were...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Johnson, Smith will do it for Australia in semi-final, say fans 6 days ago

    Defending champions India will take on co-hosts Australia in the World Cup semi-finals at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Fans struggle to get tickets for India-Australia semi-final 6 days ago

    Cricketnext's Deputy Editor Jaspreet Sahni chats with some of the disappointed Indian cricket fans who have failed to get the ticket for the India vs Australia clash in Sydney. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Aaron Finch reckons he's close to the 'big one' 6 days ago

    Opener Aaron Finch knows he's the one Australian batsman struggling for runs ahead of Thursday's World Cup semi-final against India but, ever confident, thinks a big innings is just around the corner. Finch opened his campaign with a pugnacious 135 against England but has struggled since, contributing just 54 runs in...
  • World Cup 2015: Suresh Raina faces 'tennis serves' to counter bounce 1 week ago

    Sydney: Suresh Raina is pulling out all stops to kill his inner demons by spending a lengthy time at the nets, trying to counter the rising deliveries by facing powerful "tennis serves". Practising with wet tennis balls to counter the pace is an age-old concept but the training module adopted by...
  • World Cup: Fans cheer for Team India ahead of semi-final tie vs Australia 1 week ago

    Team India will take on co-hosts Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 on March 26 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Friends united as Wahab Riaz, Shane Watson call truce 1 week ago

    Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz and Australian allrounder Shane Watson called a truce on Tuesday after their compelling World Cup quarter-final tussle. Wahab won widespread plaudits for a fierce spell of fast bowling which forced Watson to duck into and under a series of short-pitched deliveries in the game at the...
  • Virat Kohli seeks SCG inspiration for World Cup semi-final 1 week ago

    India star Virat Kohli returns to the scene of one of his most memorable Test innings hoping to rediscover batting form for Thursday's World Cup semi-final against Australia in Sydney. It was at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January that Kohli, captaining India after the shock retirement of skipper Mahendra Singh...
  • ICC World Cup: Brian Lara hails India's bowling attack 1 week ago

    Sydney: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell on Monday said Ravichandran Ashwin will get purchase from the SCG wicket and that spin would be a "big advantage" for India when they square off against the Michael Clarke-led side in the cricket World Cup semi-finals on Thursday. "Sydney Cricket Ground always turns. They...
  • Mohammed Shami takes a break from training ahead of World Cup semis 1 week ago

    India's leading fast bowler in the World Cup Mohammed Shami on Monday took a break from training session as part of the recovery process after bowling full tilt in the quarter-final match against Bangladesh in Melbourne last week. While there were some murmurs about the state of his knee, which has...
  • World Cup: India hoping to exploit chinks in Australian armour 1 week ago

    The love-hate relationship between Australia and India has guaranteed mega-match status to Thursday's World Cup semi-final at the SCG. ...
  • World Cup: Ashwin can be a game changer, says worried Stuart Clark 1 week ago

    Sydney: Former Australia pacer Stuart Clark feels the advantage India have going into Thursday's semi-final is that they have "world class" off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in their ranks with the Michael Clarke-led side lacking a quality spinner. "I think one place where India has advantage over Australia in this game is presence...
  • ICC World Cup: India, Australia get down to training at SCG 1 week ago

    India and Australia will fight for a place in the World Cup final on Thursday at Sydney Cricket Ground. ...
  • World Cup: Spinners' role crucial in India-Australia semis, says Anil Kumble 1 week ago

    Sydney: It's been a World Cup dominated by the faster bowlers - the top five wicket-takers are all quicks, three of them left-arm pacemen - but quality spin has held its own, too. Daniel Vettori and Imran Tahir are joint sixth on the list with 15 wickets, R Ashwin is in...
  • World Cup 2015: It will be a tough contest, says James Faulkner 1 week ago

    'India have spent a fair bit of time in the country, so they have adapted well to the conditions,' says Faulkner. ...
  • TWTW: Indian fan travels to Australia to watch World Cup 1 week ago

    As India entered the quarter-final in the World Cup, a cricket fan travelled to Australia to watch the match. India beat Bangladesh to enter the semi-final. ...
  • World Cup: Defending champions India clash with Australia in the semis 1 week ago

    India will take on Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 on March 26 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. ...
  • Bitter rivalry between India and Australia adds edge to World cup semi-final 1 week ago

    The love-hate relationship between Australia and India has added extra spice to Thursday's World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). There is no shortage of mutual respect between the two teams but as the two most powerful nations in contemporary cricket, they are also the fiercest of rivals. With players...
  • World Cup: India ensuring that no stone remains unturned against Australia 1 week ago

    Sydney: Immediately adjacent to the four nets at the practice facility at the Sydney Cricket Ground lies a tennis court. A grass court, something of a rarity in these days of hard courts and European clay. A doubles match was in progress, the four protagonists oblivious to the fact that...