CRICKET WORLD CUP

  • World Cup: I focused on basics and it came off well, says R Ashwin 5 hours 27 minutes ago

    Perth: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who spun a web against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) batsmen in a World Cup Pool B encounter here Saturday at the WACA, said focussing on his basics brought such results for him. Ashwin picked up his career best One-day International (ODI) figures of four for...
  • World Cup 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq wants Pakistan to avoid the panic button 6 hours 26 minutes ago

    Misbah-ul-Haq can't see any reason for his Pakistan squad to panic, despite two losses from two starts at the Cricket World Cup. Pakistan plays Zimbabwe on Sunday in a crucial Pool B match for both teams. Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992, the only other time it was co-hosted by Australia...
  • World Cup: England seek form reversal at Wellington in World Cup 8 hours 29 minutes ago

    Wellington: England hope they can vanquish memories of their last disastrous encounter in Wellington when they play Sri Lanka on Sunday in a Pool A match that's become important to the Cricket World Cup quarter-final chances of both teams. A week ago, England lost at the so-called "Cake Tin" stadium in...
  • World Cup: England out to exorcise Cake Tin demons against Sri Lanka 10 hours 5 minutes ago

    Wellington: England are looking at their return to Wellington for Sunday's World Cup clash with Sri Lanka as a chance to put their last visit to the New Zealand capital behind them, all-rounder Chris Woakes said on Saturday. England were humiliated by co-hosts New Zealand in the Pool A encounter at...
  • 3 months down the line South Africa finish with Hughes Test number at SCG Yesterday

    In January, a few weeks after he passed away, a plaque was unveiled outside the Sydney Cricket Ground changing rooms to commemorate the life and career of Phillip Joel Hughes. South Africa and AB de Villiers, who were his opponents when he made his Test debut at The Wanderers in...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka back to reckoning at the MCG Yesterday

    In the post-match press conference the fan question to Angelo Matthews, the winning captain, was whether he thought Sri Lanka were peaking. Mathews duly pulled out the PR talk and said they were taking it a game a time and then casually mentioned that he thought Sri Lanka were clinical...
  • World Cup: De Villiers, Tahir script South Africa's West Indies heist Yesterday

    Sydney: West Indies came into this match on the back of Chris Gayle's 215-run blitz against Zimbabwe. South Africa's World Cup credentials had been questioned after India brushed them aside in Melbourne. When the two met at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday (February 27), AB de Villiers stroked his...
  • ICC World Cup: Southee fit for Australia showdown, confirms McCullum Yesterday

    Auckland: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Friday quashed any fears over paceman Tim Southee's participation in Saturday's World Cup game against Australia, saying he is expected to play in an unchanged team. The 26-year-old suffered a nasty blow when struck by a throw from team-mate Adam Milne during fielding practice...
  • World Cup 2015: Lots of laughter and tomfoolery at training session for India Yesterday

    Players turned up for practice session without their kit bags as India focus on fielding at WACA, Perth on Wednesday. ...
  • World Cup: Bereaved Duncan Fletcher flies back to SA, to miss UAE game 2 days ago

    Perth: Indian cricket team's chief coach Duncan Fletcher on Thursday left for his home in South Africa following the death of his father-in-law and is set to miss team's next World Cup game against UAE on Saturday. "Duncan today left for Cape Town after receiving the news of the death of...
  • World Cup: Dilshan, Sangakkara guide Sri Lanka to huge win over Bangladesh 2 days ago

    Something about Bangladesh triggers Sri Lanka into action. So far in the 2015 World Cup, Sri Lanka have failed to completely dominate an innings. At the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday (February 26), they dominated a whole match. Perhaps that wasn't surprising, given their 32-4 record against Bangladesh heading into this...
  • World Cup: UAE rue mistakes and luck as they run Ireland close 2 days ago

    United Arab Emirates were left to rue bad luck and crucial errors as they threw away a chance to secure their first World Cup win in nearly 19 years in a thrilling defeat by fellow associate nation Ireland on Wednesday. It was a story of what might have been for the...
  • Gary Wilson, Kevin O'Brien key to victory, says Ireland skipper 3 days ago

    Brisbane: Ireland captain William Porterfield hailed big-hitting Kevin O'Brien and rock-steady Gary Wilson for carving out a nervy two-wicket World Cup win over the United Arab Emirates in Brisbane on Wednesday. Chasing 279 to win at the Gabba, Wilson top-scored with 80 off 69 balls although it was O'Brien who gave...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Minnows giving ICC's '10-team formula' a hard time 3 days ago

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) may have made up its mind to reduce the 2019 World Cup to a 10-team event, but events in Australia and New Zealand suggest otherwise with minnows making their presence felt. The five most interesting matches at the ongoing ICC World Cup have involved...
  • World Cup: 'Dummy catch' to 'Fielding match', Team India does it all 3 days ago

    Perth: Innovation is the name of the game if one wants to beat drudgery of mundane training sessions as Team India showed on Wednesday during their 75-minute fielding session with drills that had the cricketers interested and enjoyed every bit of it. There weren't any ground breaking new methods deployed at...
  • Watch: The Gayle mayhem in Canberra, ICC World Cup, Day 11 highlights 3 days ago

    Chris Gayle's 215 off 147 balls broke record after record as Zimbabwe were reduced to spectators watching sixes sail over them like aerial strikes. Watch highlights from an eventful Day 11 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland look for second win against UAE 3 days ago

    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...
  • World Cup: Elton Chigumbura bemoans Zimbabwe 'death' bowling 3 days ago

    Canberra: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura has implored his team to improve their bowling at the 'death' in their World Cup matches. Zimbabwe could not withstand the West Indies acceleration of scoring late in their innings as Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels piled on a one-day record stand of 372 to take...
  • ICC World Cup: India's 'allround' show impresses Brian Lara 4 days ago

    New Delhi: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara is mighty impressed with India's "allround" showing in their first two cricket World Cup matches and feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men need to keep up their good work in all three departments of the game if they intend to defend the title. India...
  • Vasai's Swapnil Patil all geared to play against Dhoni and Co. 4 days ago

    Mumbai: When Swapnil Patil steps on to the field wearing the United Arab Emirates colours against Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men in their World Cup tie, his near and dear ones here would root for him but they would support the Men in Blue. "We would like him and UAE...
  • World Cup 2015: Never felt so much pressure, says Chris Gayle 4 days ago

    Canberra: West Indies opener Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a World Cup double century on Tuesday and admitted he had never felt such pressure to perform. The giant 35-year-old Jamaican smashed a breathtaking 215 against Zimbabwe at Canberra's Manuka Oval for his first double century in 226 one-day...
  • Chris Gayle hits first double ton in World Cup as WI post big win 4 days ago

    Canberra: Chris Gayle bludgeoned his way into the history books by becoming the first player to score a double century in the cricket World Cup as the West Indies rode on his record-equalling 16 sixes to notch up a massive 73-run win via D/L method against Zimbabwe on Monday. Gayle, who...
  • Shikhar Dhawan lucky to be surrounded by understanding people: Holding 4 days ago

    Sydney: Not taking anything away from Shikhar Dhawan's creditable show in the cricket World Cup so far, West Indies pace legend Michael Holding feels the left-handed opener is lucky to be surrounded by understanding men, who can play the good mentor's role. After going through a lean patch in the tri-series,...
  • Aaqib Javed criticises ICC's WC plans, questions West Indies' slump 4 days ago

    Brisbane: UAE coach Aaqib Javed, a member of Pakistan's 1992 World Cup-winning team, has criticised the ICC's plan to reduce the number of teams in next World Cup from 14 to 10, and questioned the downward spiral of full members like the West Indies and Bangladesh in recent years. The 2019...
  • Shikhar Dhawan most mentioned Indian player on Twitter 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan topped the list of the most mentioned players from India in Twitter after his ton (137) for a winning cause against South Africa in a Pool B World Cup encounter. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) and Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) were the second and third most spoken...
  • I am happy, but not satisfied: Sachin Tendulkar 5 days ago

    Melbourne: Impressed with India's dominating performance in the World Cup so far but not completely satisfied with it, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar said that the team can raise its game a few notches higher. India are comfortably perched atop Pool B after two straight wins against Pakistan and South Africa respectively...
  • Never in my wildest dream I thought of such big win: Sunil Gavaskar 5 days ago

    Perth: Lavishing praise on Team India for defeating South Africa in the cricket World Cup, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said he never thought in his wildest dream that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would beat the Proteas by such a huge margin. Defending champions India crushed South Africa by 130...
  • We are not capitalising on the last 10 overs, says Kris Srikkanth 5 days ago

    Former India captain Kris Srikkanth is of the opinion that India haven't scored that many runs in the last 10 overs and needs to play straight to avoid losing wickets. ...
  • Watch: India roll over SA, Afghan scare for SL; ICC World Cup, Day 9 Highlights 5 days ago

    Shikhar Dhawan once again starred with 137 as India thumped South Africa by 130 runs, while Mahela Jayawardene's 100 took Sri Lanka out of trouble against Afghanistan. ...
  • Mohit Sharma has been a revelation: Ian Chappell 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels rookie pacer Mohit Sharma has been a revelation in the ongoing World Cup as he has made a huge difference to the Indian attack, bringing about a turnaround in the side's fortunes after a string of poor shows in the run-up to the...