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  • Shane Watson to raise money for charity during World Cup 38 minutes ago

    Sydney: Apart from winning the World Cup, star Australian allrounder Shane Watson has added motivation to be fit for the One-Day International (ODI) showpiece, where he'll be raising money for research into motor neuron disease (MND). Watson has pledged to donate $200 for every boundary he hits, $300 for each six...
  • 'Foolish to write off India in World Cup' 43 minutes ago

    Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott feels it would be foolish to write off defending champions India ahead of next month's Cricket World Cup despite their pedestrian showing in the ongoing tour of Australia. Allott, who rose to fame by ending as the joint-leading wicket-taker of the 1999 World Cup,...
  • Steven Smith marks spectacular season with Allan Border Medal 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    Sydney: Steve Smith swept Australia's annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, winning three prizes including the Allan Border Medal for the Player of the Year. The middle-order batsman, who captained Australia to victory in the test series against India when regular skipper Michael Clarke was injured, also won the test and one-day...
  • For some, World Cup 2015 may end up as a swan song 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    Since the first edition in 1975 to the last in 2011, the cricket World Cup has always served as the biggest platform for each participating teams and their players to showcase their talent. From Clive Lloyd lifting the Cup in 1975 to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's trophy-clinching six at the Wankhede...
  • Pakistan suffer back-to-back losses to start NZ tour 3 hours 33 minutes ago

    Christchurch: Despite Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal showing some batting form ahead of next month's World Cup, Pakistan suffered back-to-back losses to a President's XI at the start of their New Zealand tour. Misbah scored 107 and Akmal 68 as Pakistan lost Monday's match by six wickets at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval....
  • Defeat no reason for panic, assures AB de Villiers 4 hours 55 minutes ago

    Port Elizabeth: South African captain AB de Villiers has downplayed the significance of the defeat against the West Indies, as the side gears up for next month's ICC World Cup. "It's certainly not a wake-up call. We were wide awake and there is no doubt about the fact that we...
  • Martin Guptill signs on for fresh Derbyshire stint 5 hours 2 minutes ago

    London: New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is to re-join Derbyshire as their overseas player for the early part of the 2015 season, the Midlands county announced on Monday. The 28-year-old Guptill played for the club in the 2011 and 2012 seasons and will return for the opening six Championship matches and...
  • Contract row is no big deal: PCB official 6 hours 51 minutes ago

    Karachi: A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that the contract row with players in the World Cup squad would be sorted out this week. "It is no big deal... The players want certain clarifications and have some reservations but our representative in New Zealand is talking...
  • World Cup 2015: Top ten surprise packages 7 hours 8 minutes ago

    Whenever a big cricket tournament, especially a World Cup, starts, we pick our favourite players who we think will perform well in the event. Many of the top players, as expected, do well to take their teams to win matches or even win the Championship. But there are also a...
  • Pakistan hope to lurch from disaster to World Cup triumph 7 hours 52 minutes ago

    Karachi: If there is one team among the top eight at the World Cup which could either crash out embarrassingly in the first round or romp to the title, it's Pakistan. The talented yet unpredictable side are haunted by injuries to their fast bowlers, the suspension of match-winning spinner Saeed Ajmal...
  • England face tough task to end cricket World Cup jinx 7 hours 57 minutes ago

    London: England have never won the World Cup, despite hosting four tournaments, including the first three editions, while it is nearly 25 years since they last appeared in a final. They certainly won't be among the favourites in Australia and New Zealand, where they will have to conquer longstanding problems of...
  • Blunted bowling leaves World Cup champs India vulnerable 9 hours 11 minutes ago

    Loaded with free-stroking batsmen but missing match-winning bowlers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India will look to chase down -- rather than defend -- the World Cup title they won four years ago. In Rohit Sharma, the only batsman with two 200s in one-day internationals, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina and the...
  • 'PCB working with players to resolve contract row' 18 hours 2 minutes ago

    Karachi: A senior official of Pakistan's national cricket board (PCB) on Monday said they were working with players to resolve a potentially unsettling contract row a month ahead of the World Cup. "It is no big deal the players want certain clarifications and have some reservations but our representative in New...
  • Pakistan cricketer suffers from ghost attack in New Zealand hotel 19 hours 58 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's promising young allrounder Haris Sohail complained of supernatural presence in his hotel room in New Zealand, forcing the management to shift him to another room. According to media reports, Sohail woke up in the night scared, insisting there was a supernatural presence in his room. The youngster insisted on...
  • Shahid Afridi set for English T20 stint 20 hours 48 minutes ago

    Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi is to play for Northamptonshire in the first six rounds of English cricket's 2015 T20 Blast competition, the Midlands county announced on Monday. One of the most spectacular hitters of a cricket ball the game has know, the 34-year-old Afridi - nicknamed 'Boom Boom' for his dynamism...
  • Teenage cricketer dies in Pakistan after hit on chest 21 hours 18 minutes ago

    Karachi: In another tragic incident on the field, 18-year-old Zeeshan Mohammed died after being struck on the chest by a cricket ball. Doctors at the Orangi Town general hospital said that Mohammed died from a heart seizure after he was struck by the cricket ball during a club match in Orangi...
  • Suryakumar Kumar steps down as Mumbai Ranji team captain 21 hours 49 minutes ago

    Mumbai Ranji team skipper Suryakumar Yadav on Monday stepped down from the top spot following his team's dismal loss by an innings and 44 runs against Tamil Nadu in an away encounter. Mumbai are placed sixth in Group A with 11 points from six games so far this season. Their only...
  • Steven Smith and I could play together in Australian team: Michael Clarke Yesterday

    Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke, nursing a hamstring injury, has hinted at the possibility of both him and Steven Smith featuring together in the World Cup despite having similar roles in the team. Clarke has been given a Feb 21 deadline by Cricket Australia (CA) to make himself available to captain...
  • Tri-series: India split points to stay alive after washout against Australia Yesterday

    The Calton Mid Tri-series one-day international between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday was abandoned due to rain. The game could only see only 16 overs in which India scored 69 for the loss of two wickets before rain stopped play and thereafter wet conditions didn't...
  • Fans blast decision to move ODI from Adelaide to Sydney Yesterday

    Sydney: South Australia's cricket fans blasted the decision to move Monday's One-day International (ODI) between Australia and India to Sydney after the game was stopped because of rain. Fans took to social media to vent their frustration at Cricket Australia (CA) over the decision to move the match from Adelaide, where...
  • In-form Aussies chase fifth Cricket World Cup Yesterday

    Syndey: Australia are peaking at the right time for a crack at their fifth World Cup triumph and will go into next month`s tournament at home on top of the rankings. Under the attacking coaching of Darren Lehmann, the Australians have registered some impressive results and have only lost one of...
  • Daniel Vettori confident for World Cup after reaching milestone Yesterday

    Wellington: Daniel Vettori, who played his 280th ODI Sunday against Sri Lanka to become New Zealand's most capped player, Monday said he was feeling confident and fit ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup that bowls off in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14. The left-arm spinner passed former captain Stephen...
  • Michael Clarke powers through wet training session at SCG Yesterday

    Sydney: Australian skipper Michael Clarke braved the pouring rain, powering through a wet training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Monday to continue his race against the clock to be fit for the ICC Cricket World Cup. According to Cricket Australia (CA) website, the inured skipper ran lap after...
  • Padma Shri came as a pleasant surprise: Mithali Raj Yesterday

    Surprised at being selected for the Padma Shri, Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj says she was not expecting the prestigious honour with some men's team superstars also in the race. "Honestly when I was pitted against Virat Kohli, I gave up because when you compare us with men's cricket...
  • Proteas are not 'chokers' anymore, says Graeme Smith Yesterday

    The word 'choke' is a term that has various connotations and also found significance within the sporting world. The history of professional sport is littered with teams and individuals that have failed to win a specific match or tournament in which they were heavily favoured, or thrown away a considerable...
  • Andre Russell hails team effort in Windies triumph Yesterday

    Port Elizabeth: Andre Russell, the hero of the fourth One-day International (ODI), has praised the team effort which gave the West Indies their first victory of the five-match series against South Africa. The Caribbean side beat South Africa by a single wicket with nine balls to spare at St. George's Park...
  • Keep Virat Kohli at No.3 in World Cup, says Ian Chappell Yesterday

    Sydney: Describing India's defence of the World Cup title as shaky, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has advised them to keep star batsman Virat Kohli at number three to negate any opposition plans to bounce them out with short-pitched deliveries on lively pitches here. "India's World Cup defence is looking as...
  • WICB chief must go, says regional leader Yesterday

    Bridgetown: Long serving St Vincent and Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has blasted the leadership of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron as "poor" and "embarrassing", and said the Jamaican executive needs to be axed or resign as head of the regional entity. The regional leader was Sunday speaking...
  • England are World Cup underachievers: Paul Collingwood Yesterday

    For the talent that we've had, you have to say England has underachieved in the last five ICC World Cricket Cups. It's really hard to pinpoint what it has been that has made us underperform but, having reached two semi-finals and three finals in the first five ICC Cricket World...