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  • ICC World Cup: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura injured 4 days ago

    Brisbane: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura was helped off the field on Sunday in the 24th over of their World Cup Pool B encounter against Pakistan with a suspected torn quadricep. He will have a scan on Monday to confirm the extent of the injury, reports espncricinfo. Pakistan batsman and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq had...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Match 23 5 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran Khan's...
  • World Cup: Winless Pakistan can ill-afford taking Zimbabwe lightly 5 days ago

    Brisbane: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran Khan's side were when they took on Australia in Perth all those...
  • World Cup 2015: Shaiman Anwar opening new doors for himself 5 days ago

    Perth: Until Wednesday afternoon, Shaiman Anwar was a relatively anonymous cricketer playing for an unfashionable team in the 2015 World Cup. Then, he smashed a 79-ball hundred against Ireland, the fastest by a UAE batsman in one-day international cricket, and his world hasn't been the same since. By his own admission,...
  • Watch: Ireland edge UAE in last-over finish, ICC World Cup, Day 12 highlights February 26, 2015

    The Associates brought fans to the edge of their seats in the Pool B encounter at The Gabba in Brisbane, but the Irish held their nerves to win in 49.2 overs. Watch all the highlights from the exciting encounter. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Ball hits the stumps, bails don't fall, Ed Joyce survives February 25, 2015

    Brisbane: In one of the most unusual scenes seen on the cricket ground, Ireland batsman Ed Joyce survived being bowled off an Amjad Javed delivery in a World Cup Pool B encounter against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday when the ball hit the stumps leaving the red-lights flashing...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, Worlds Cup 2015, Match 16 February 25, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) When Ireland and United Arab Emirates face off in a one-day international for the first time, in their Pool B match of the 2015 World Cup at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, it will be with the backdrop of the larger...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland look for second win against UAE February 24, 2015

    When Ireland and United Arab Emirates face off in a One-Day International for the first time, in their Pool B match of the 2015 World Cup at the Brisbane Cricket Ground on Wednesday (February 25), it will be with the backdrop of the larger picture. Wednesday's match will see cricket...
  • Cricket World Cup: Khurram Khan eyes UAE success against Ireland February 24, 2015

    Brisbane: The United Arab Emirates believe their Pool B match against Ireland in Brisbane on Wednesday offers them a "wonderful opportunity" of a World Cup win, according to batsman Khurram Khan. Both associate or non-Test nations know each other well, having played each other repeatedly in various lower-level International Cricket...
  • World Cup: Associate teams have pulled their weight, says William Porterfield February 24, 2015

    Melbourne: The four non-Test playing nations at the World Cup have performed well in cricket's global showpiece and it wouldn't be the same tournament with less teams, according to Ireland skipper William Porterfield. The International Cricket Council is chopping the 14-team format to one with 10 for the next World Cup,...
  • World Cup 2015: After West Indies high, Ireland aim win against UAE February 24, 2015

    Brisbane: High on confidence after their stunning win against the West Indies, giant-killers Ireland will look to continue the momentum when they lock horns with United Arab Emirates in a Group B match of the World Cup here on Wednesday. Ireland's Kevin O'Brien has already warned his side that the win...
  • World Cup 2015: Just let the players relax, says Wasim Akram February 24, 2015

    Pakistan's former captain and fast-bowling great Wasim Akram has advised the national team management not to involve the players in long meetings, discussions or training sessions ahead of their crucial World Cup match against Zimbabwe. "All these long meetings and discussions and hard training will do no good. The best thing...
  • World Cup: Bangladesh's Al-Amin Hossain sent home for curfew breach February 22, 2015

    Sydney: Bangladesh pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain will be sent home from the World Cup after breaking a team curfew in Brisbane, media reports claimed on Sunday. Team manager Khaled Mahmud told www.cricinfo.com that Al-Amin had failed to return to the team hotel before the 10:00pm local deadline on February 19. "Normally if...
  • World Cup 2015: Wasim Akram warns Pakistan to win or go home February 22, 2015

    Christchurch: Pakistan great Wasim Akram told his compatriots on Sunday that they had to win the next game in their World Cup campaign or get ready for an early flight home. Pakistan have had a miserable start to the tournament, being well beaten in their opening two group matches. Their 76-run defeat...
  • Watch: West Indies blow away Pakistan, ICC World Cup, Day 8 Highlights February 22, 2015

    Reduced to a world record low of 1 for 4 chasing 310, Pakistan got a 150-run hammering, while Cyclone Marcia washed out the Australia-Bangladesh tie in Brisbane. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Australia, Bangladesh share points after Brisbane washout February 21, 2015

    Brisbane: Australia's cricket World Cup Pool A match against Bangladesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled at the Gabba here Saturday. Both teams will get one point each. Heavy rain generated by Cyclone Marcia swamped Brisbane Friday and persisted again Saturday, meaning no play was possible. The rain had eased early...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC World Cup, Match 11 February 21, 2015

    (For live updates scroll down) Quick Preview: Favourites Australia will look to go all guns blazing as they meet Bangladesh in a Pool A match of the cricket World Cup on Saturday with the threat of a washout looming large due to the Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Co-hosts Australia kicked off their campaign...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia look to go for kill against Bangladesh February 20, 2015

    Favourites Australia will look to go all guns blazing as they meet Bangladesh in a Pool A match of the cricket World Cup on Saturday with the threat of a washout looming large due to the Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Co-hosts Australia kicked off their campaign in style, defeating old enemies England...
  • ICC World Cup: Aussie skipper Michael Clarke withholds team amid dire weather forecast February 20, 2015

    Brisbane: Returning skipper Michael Clarke is keeping the makeup of his Australian team under wraps as deteriorating weather threatens Saturday's World Cup match against Bangladesh in Brisbane. Clarke, who is back after hamstring surgery, said concerns over the format of the game amid forecasts of flooding rain from Tropical Cyclone Marcia...
  • World Cup 2015: No fielding restrictions for Michael Clarke's return February 20, 2015

    Sydney: Michael Clarke says there will be no restrictions on where he fields in his return from injury for Australia's weather-threatened World Cup match with Bangladesh on Saturday. Clarke missed Australia's 111-run thrashing of England in Melbourne last weekend as he continued his recovery from his latest bout of hamstring trouble. But...
  • World Cup 2015: Bangladesh can beat Australia, says Mushfiqur Rahim February 19, 2015

    Canberra: Bangladesh star batsman Mushfiqur Rahim says beating Australia won't be impossible after seeing off Afghanistan in their first tilt-at this year's World Cup. The Bangladeshis celebrated a rare win at the tournament with a 105-run victory over the newcomers in Canberra on Wednesday, but now face a steeper challenge against...
  • World Cup 2015: Cyclone threatens Australia captain Michael Clarke's return February 18, 2015

    Brisbane: Australia's World Cup campaign as well as Michael Clarke's long-awaited return could be blown off course by a tropical cyclone which threatens to dump 30cm of rain on Brisbane in the lead-up to Saturday's clash with Bangladesh. Australia's meteorology office has forecast an 80 percent chance of rain, with thunderstorms...
  • Bangladesh's encounter won't be a cake walk, says Johnson February 17, 2015

    Sydney: Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson does not consider the encounter against Bangladesh in Brisbane to be a cake-walk and says that he will be viewing video footage of how the Asian team plays in order to spot their strengths and weaknesses. "I don't like watching footage too much but there...
  • Michael Clarke debate not distracting Australia's World Cup dream: Mitchell Johnson February 17, 2015

    Brisbane: Australia's Mitchell Johnson said on Tuesday that the ongoing speculation about captain Michael Clarke's fitness was not proving a distraction for the World Cup favourites. Clarke's hamstring injury meant he was sidelined as co-hosts Australia launched their bid for a fifth World Cup title with an emphatic 111-run thrashing...
  • Ireland's Paul Stirling hopeful for another win February 16, 2015

    Nelson: Adjudged Man of the Match for his match winning knock of 92 runs against the West Indies in their World Cup opener on Monday, Ireland's Paul Stirling is hopeful of winning the next encounter as well. The so called lightweights of world cricket beat two-time champions the West Indies by...
  • James Faulkner's World Cup debut still on ice February 16, 2015

    Melbourne: Allrounder James Faulkner has ruled himself out of Australia's second World Cup match against Bangladesh on Saturday and gave no timeline on his return to fitness. The 24-year-old suffered a side strain in the one-day Tri-series final against England two weeks ago and missed Australia's opening win over the same...
  • 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...
  • Bangladesh eye World Cup quarter-finals January 22, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh have set their sights on the quarter-finals of next month's cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the team's Sri Lankan coach said today. Chandika Hathurusinghe told journalists in Dhaka he was happy with the team's preparations and hoped they would go "all the way". But he said he...