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  • Media Fringe Binge @ Team India 2 days ago

    Cricket is our obsession. The question is are we mature and obsessed or immature and obsessed. I notice that the graph of maturity, of us obsessed Indians, has taken an upward curve in the last few years. Such, I regret pointing out, is not the case with much of the Indian media. The reaction...
  • New Zealand's World Cup showing has brought masses back to cricket: Geoff Allott 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott says the national team's performance in the World Cup has brought the "lost fans" back to the game, reinforcing cricket as the number one summer sport in the country. Co-hosts New Zealand have managed to attract the attention of masses like never...
  • The 'God' knew it, Sachin Tendulkar's World Cup prediction on semis spot on 2 days ago

    Sydney: He isn't called the 'God of cricket' for nothing and Sachin Tendulkar lived up to the title by accurately predicting the cricket World Cup semi-finalists. Much before the tournament began, Tendulkar picked India, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as the last four for the showpiece and the line-up turned...
  • World Cup: Pace trio should play less domestic games, says Dhoni 2 days ago

    Melbourne: The biggest positive for the Indian cricket team in this World Cup has been the performance of their pacers and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that the trio of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma should not be forced to play domestic events to ensure that they don't...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Disappointed Indian fan sells tickets ahead of final 2 days ago

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with and an Indian fan who has sold his ticket because India failed to reach the finals but on the other hand there was another fan who is looking forward to the game. ...
  • Head held high, India's ouster from World Cup just a bad day 2 days ago

    This was always on the cards as not every day you will get things going your way. There comes a time when you need somebody to stick his neck out and fight it through but sports can be cruel in that regard as no matter how hard you try to...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Deserving teams have reached the final, says Aussie fan 2 days ago

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with an Aussie fan outside the MCG, who feels that MCG effect might come to play and NZ can have a problem in the finals. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Deserted MCG box office ahead of Australia, New Zealand final 2 days ago

    Melbourne Cricket Ground had a deserted look two days ahead of the most important game of this World Cup. ...
  • Analytics helps make better performing teams: Stephen Benjamin, Cadence 2 days ago

    With ICC World Cup 2015 at its exciting stage, the heartbeat of entire nation is one today and that is India's win against Australia. The excitement and fun just doubles up when the giant wagon wheel shows "six" when India is batting. Moreover, the analysis and data visualisation adds up...
  • Australia's renaissance leads to World Cup final 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times, but the achievement marks a stunning turnaround from the depths of two years ago. Battling mediocrity in all formats, Michael Clarke's side lurched from...
  • Penpix of the Australian squad for World Cup 2015 final 2 days ago

    Penpix of the Australia squad that will play the cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Michael Clarke, 33, right-handed batsman. 244 matches, 7907 runs, wickets 57. Highest score: 130. Returning from a hamstring surgery, Clarke played his first match of the tournament in the...
  • Underarm incident still resonates before World Cup final 2 days ago

    New Zealand's cricketing Gallipoli came on February 1, 1981 when Australia captain Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to bowl the last ball of a one-day match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground along the ground. New Zealand, with an All Black at the crease in the form of Brian McKechnie, needed...
  • World Cup: I was never concerned about my spot, says Aaron Finch 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia opener Aaron Finch said he never feared for his place in the side during his lean spell at the World Cup and having found some runs will be raring to go in Sunday's final at his home ground. Finch hit an uncharacteristically scrappy 81 in a match-winning partnership of...
  • Mature fans accept end of India's World champion reign 2 days ago

    India's notoriously volatile fans showed rare maturity in accepting the end of their team's reign as world champions after Thursday's semi-final defeat against co-hosts Australia in Sydney. The defending champions struggled during their build-up, losing a four-test series 2-0 against Australia and then failing to win a single match in the...
  • World Cup: New Zealand will have to dig deep against Australia, says Martin Crowe 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With New Zealand at the cusp of World Cup glory, former captain Martin Crowe has said the Black Caps will have to dig deep into their resources if they have to beat Australia as it will be a "high emotion" title clash between the trans-Tasman rivals. New Zealand go...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya lauds Team India's 'outstanding' World Cup performance 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The disappointment of a semi-final exit notwithstanding, BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its "stupendous" World Cup performance, saying that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men put up an outstanding show. India, the defending champions, were knocked out of the World Cup following a 95-run...
  • Kumar Dharmasena, Richard Kettleborough named umpires for World Cup final 2 days ago

    Dubai: Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and England's Richard Kettleborough, on Friday, were appointed on-field umpires for the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand on Sunday in Melbourne. "Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough will be the two on-field umpires," the ICC said in a statement. Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle was named...
  • Australia Tour Diary: India lost on my best day 2 days ago

    What do you want from life? Money, satisfaction, content, good health, the best for yourself. The answer may vary individually, but none would mind all, and almost no one knows how to get all of that. I had a clue but wasn't sure. A Thursday in Sydney finally confirmed it....
  • NZ ready for one more big push in World Cup final: Tim Southee 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Fast bowler Tim Southee says that after reaching the Cricket World Cup final for the first time and with their most well-rounded limited-overs team ever assembled, New Zealand are ready for "one more big push" to beat Australia and to write a new chapter in their history. Southee said New...
  • World Cup 2015: Team India's studs and duds of the tournament 2 days ago

    MS Dhoni's men were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 by Australia in the semi-final on Thursday following a 95-run defeat. Despite the loss, India can hold their heads high after a spirited showing in the campaign. Before the World Cup began, everyone had written India off. Even a...
  • Team India should be proud of their World Cup campaign 2 days ago

    Sydney: Back in 2003, India's World Cup campaign consisted of eight straight wins bookended by crushing defeats to Australia, one of them in the final at The Wanderers. Almost exactly 12 years on, India's hitherto blemish-free tournament came to a juddering halt against the men in gold and green. This...
  • World Cup: Australia and Steve Smith will never forget the semi-final against India 2 days ago

    It was a special day at the SCG and the weather was picture perfect for such a big match. There was so much expectation always on the second semi-final, mainly because they had wait that little bit longer before it unfolds. So much at stake a place in a World...
  • World Cup: Kiwi fans hit back at Matthew Hayden MCG jibe 2 days ago

    Sydney: New Zealand fans poked fun on Friday at Matthew Hayden after the former Australian batsman suggested the Black Caps would be overawed by the huge dimensions of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the World Cup final. New Zealand go into the championship match on a run of eight wins in...
  • Indian bowlers were largely impressive in this World Cup 2 days ago

    Once Australia racked up 328 runs on the board, it was always going to be a steep ask for the Indian batsmen, irrespective of the form they were in and the relative docility of the track. They were up against a well-rounded bowling attack-the unit comprising Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson and...
  • Watch: All-round Australia knock out Team India, ICC World Cup, Day 34 highlights 2 days ago

    Australia paraded their might all through Thursday in the World Cup 2015 semifinal against India at the packed Sydney Cricket Ground to set up a title clash with their neighbours New Zealand in Melbourne on Sunday. Australia crushed India by 95 runs. ...
  • World Cup: Australia confident Josh Hazlewood will be fit for final 2 days ago

    Australia are confident pace bowler Josh Hazlewood will be fit to face New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final despite being forced to leave the pitch towards the end of the semi-final. The 25-year-old took 4-35 against Pakistan in Australia's quarter-final and backed that up with a strong display in Australia's...
  • World Cup 2015: Sex talk stumps Michael Clarke 2 days ago

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke was momentarily stumped by a bungled question which appeared to be about his sex life as he celebrated Thursday's World Cup semi-final win over India. Clarke, who had just led the co-hosts to a crushing 95-run win against the defending champions, was facing the media at...