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  • Cartoon of the day: India vs Australia World Cup Semi-finals 5 days ago

    As defending champion India faces four-time champion Australia in ICC world cup semi-finals, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 5 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar advises India to bat first and post a big total 5 days ago

    Former captain Sunil Gavaskar tipped Australia as favourites to win thursday's high-voltage cricket World Cup semi-final against India but said Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can beat the hosts if they bat first and put up a big total. "Australia are favourites because they have psychological advantage of having beaten India in...
  • World Cup 2015: Fans gear up for India-Australia thriller 5 days ago

    Fans gear up to watch the India-Australia semi-final encounter at the Sydney Cricket Ground. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Heart wants India but will be tough to beat Aussies, says Anil Kumble 5 days ago

    Former India leg-spinner thinks that the team that holds on to their nerves better will come out as the winner and winning the match is more important than winning verbal spat. ...
  • World Cup: Chris Harris turns anchor as Ponting, Srikkanth face off 5 days ago

    Kris Srikkanth, Ricky Ponting sqaure off ahead of the big semi-final with Chris Harris as umpire. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Australia are likely contenders to meet New Zealand in the World Cup final 5 days ago

    The India and Australia semi-final is going to be a close game. SCG is a great batting wicket. The team who wins toss should bat first. But chasing isn't a bad option either. Gone are the days when we used to go with the notion that in a big match...
  • World Cup: Australia still favourites to win against India, feels Ricky Ponting 5 days ago

    Both the teams have match winners in their side and at the moment it is evenly poised with India having their noses slightly in front. ...
  • World Cup: Australia look visibly frazzled before the semi-final against India 5 days ago

    Australia have not announced their playing eleven much before the match, which they usually do and look a side visibly frazzled leading upto the semi-finals against India. ...
  • World Cup: India should opt to bat in semis, says Kris Srikkanth 5 days ago

    India will face Australia in the World Cup 2015 semi-final on Thursday at Sydney Cricket Ground. ...
  • World Cup: Pakistan unable to match level of top teams, says Misbah-ul-Haq 5 days ago

    Lahore: Pakistan's recently retired One-Day International (ODI) captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Wednesday said his team failed to match the level of the top sides at the cricket World Cup, exiting the tournament in the quarter-finals. Pakistan won four games in Pool B to enter the quarters, where the 1992 Cup champions were...
  • World Cup: This Indian team has been outstanding, says Chris Harris 5 days ago

    This is the biggest of all games and India are playing their best cricket at the moment, says former New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris. ...
  • World Cup: MS Dhoni, Glenn Maxwell most searched players ahead of the semi-final 5 days ago

    Guwahati: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Glenn Maxwell have emerged as the two most searched players of India and Australia ahead of their most-awaited semi-final clash tomorrow in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. According to study by global IT giant Google, the Indian skipper is leading the chart of most searches...
  • Shane Collins - an Aussie who took loan to support India at World Cup 5 days ago

    It doesn't get better than this. Shane Collins is unemployed, he isn't sure what's the best profession for him; he isn't bothered either, maybe a groundskeeper, like those guys he was glued watching at the Sydney Cricket Ground nets - waiting for his team to arrive for practice. His Team...
  • Ball that hit Phillip Hughes has been destroyed by Cricket NSW 5 days ago

    Sydney: Phillip Hughes' demise will haunt the cricket world for years and to get over the tragedy the New South Wales cricket association did something unique by destroying the ball that fatally struck the young Australian during a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG last year. The 25-year-old Hughes passed away...
  • World Cup: MS Dhoni's calmness will take India to the final, says best-friend 5 days ago

    Wishing all the success to Team India ahead of the World Cup semi-final, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's best friend Amir Hashmi, who also plays in the domestic fold, thinks his playmate will add another silverware in India's cabinet for the second time. "I am very happy the way India have played in...
  • India, Australia fight for a spot in World Cup final to take on New Zealand 5 days ago

    The Sydney Cricket Ground over the years has witnessed many milestones and nail-biters that reverberate on every corner of the stadium once you enter the arena. Situated in the east, Moore Park has been a spectator to many a heart-breaks and Thursday's match will add to the long list of...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India snub supporters at SCG 5 days ago

    Sydney: India's disregard for their fans continued on Wednesday with their supporters locked out of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni refusing to fulfill his media obligations on the eve of their cricket World Cup semi-final match against Australia. Vice-captain Virat Kohli made some effort to acknowledge...
  • World Cup: Stay task focused to control emotions, former psychologist advises India 5 days ago

    Kolkata: As title holders India gear up to take on formidable Australia in a mouth-watering World Cup semi-final clash on Thursday, the team's former psychologist Sandy Gordon feels Virat Kohli and his young team-mates need to stayed focused on their task to keep their emotions in check on and off...
  • World Cup: Australia favourites against India, says Matthew Hayden 5 days ago

    Sydney: Ahead of the do-or-die cricket World Cup semi-final between India and Australia, former explosive opening batsman Matthew Hayden was on Wednesday confident that the co-hosts will beat India to enter the final. "Obviously I think Australia will defeat India," Hayden, member of Australia's World Cup winning squads in 2003 and...
  • Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch can star in Tests, says Jason Gillespie 5 days ago

    Sydney: Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie on Wednesday said Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell can be stars in the Test arena if given the chance. Australia's Maxwell has played three Tests - two in India in 2013 and one against Pakistan in 2014 - while Finch hasn't yet earned a...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Indian batsmen should be wary of Starc, Johnson 5 days ago

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) It is going to be a very interesting match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26....
  • World Cup 2015: Indian bowlers ready to exploit chink in Australian armour 5 days ago

    This tournament has thrown enough surprises over the past month and a half not to take it for granted. While many believe that going into the World Cup semi-final at Sydney on Thursday, Aussies have the advantage of playing in home conditions but India having stayed there for almost half...
  • ICC World Cup: I will sledge Team India, says Mitchell Johnson 5 days ago

    Johnson says he is considering taking on the role of Australia's Sledger-in-Chief for Thursday's World Cup semi-final against India. ...
  • World Cup 2015: India, Australia get down to training at SCG 5 days ago

    India will face Australia in the second semi-final of World Cup 2015 on Thursday at Sydney Cricket Ground. ...
  • World Cup 2015: What India need to do to beat Australia in the semi-final 5 days ago

    The four semifinalists for World Cup 2015 were no surprise and most of us would have got our predictions right. India's entry into the top four was also expected, but what was striking was the way they have dominated and won their matches so far in the tournament. After failing...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Bhojpuri fans sing for Team India 5 days ago

    With seven back-to-back wins in World Cup 2015 so far the momentum is surely with the Men in Blue and can tame Australia in their own backyard. ...
  • World Cup: To counter spinners, Michael Clarke summons Shane Warne at Australia nets 5 days ago

    Sydney: With the threat of in-form off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin looming large, Australian captain Michael Clarke summoned Shane Warne at the team's nets ahead of their ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final clash against India, on Thursday. Warne not only gave inputs to the Australian spinners but also turned the clock back during...
  • India vs Australia semi-final: Two World Champions set to light up World Cup 2015 5 days ago

    On the eve of a big match, two opponents are unlikely to arrive at any sort of consensus. They will accentuate their strengths, downplay their weaknesses, and generally talk a good game. The one thing Michael Clarke and Rohit Sharma, who addressed the media on the eve of the second...