CUP

  • World Cup Exclusive: Time for the world to get a new champion 6 hours 30 minutes ago

    (Legendary New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris, 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) Being a Kiwi, it's a fantastic thing for New Zealand to reach the final. I sort...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Australia eye perfect homecoming 7 hours 21 minutes ago

    The theatre of dreams for cricket will be lit up on Sunday as the two best teams of the tournament will look to finish on a high. ...
  • World Cup: Michael Hussey heaps praise on retiring skipper Michael Clarke 8 hours 2 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey on Saturday lauded retiring skipper Michael Clarke's work ethic, saying he has raised the standards of cricket in his country to newer heights. Clarke announced his retirement from One-Day International (ODI) cricket on the eve of the World Cup final against New Zealand. "The standards in...
  • World Cup Final: Australia, New Zealand lock horns in battle of Oceania 11 hours 20 minutes ago

    The World Cup 2015 has been the most watched tournament surpassing all previous records and that is enough to call it a success. In terms of cricket it has been an exciting tournament if you love seeing boundaries hit but it has disturbed the balance between bat and ball to...
  • World Cup: Australia lead the table by a huge margin, but New Zealand no pushover 12 hours 8 minutes ago

    As the clash of the titans is starting to buzz in Melbourne where the trans-Tasman rivals face off in the World Cup final, CricketNext team takes a trip down memory lane to re-ignite the grueling rivalry between Australia and New Zealand by looking at how both the teams fared while...
  • Team India members arrive home after World Cup campaign 12 hours 36 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Indian World Cup team members, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli, arrived home from Australia in batches and left for their respective destinations, Cricket Board sources said. While Dhoni landed in Delhi, Kohli, along with his actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma, and five players besides Team...
  • World Cup: Australia and NZ have been the stand out performers 12 hours 53 minutes ago

    After just short of six weeks of competition, it all comes down to Sunday's battle between the two host nations. I can't believe anyone can have too many complaints about the make-up of the game, as both Australia and New Zealand have been the stand out performers throughout this World...
  • Yes, New Zealand can win the World Cup 12 hours 56 minutes ago

    Can New Zealand win on Sunday, and will they? They seem to be the only two questions anyone is asking right now, from the tip of the North Island to the foot of the South Island. Yes, Brendon McCullum's men can win, but as to whether they will, that is...
  • Australia favourite against New Zealand in World Cup final 13 hours 28 minutes ago

    Halfway through the league phase, Australia were in an unfamiliar position. In the bottom half of Group A - played three, won one, lost one, one no-result. There was never any danger of the multiple-time world champions not making it through to the knockout stage. They had matches against Afghanistan and...
  • New Zealand's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) 14 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Zealand's historical four-wicket win over South Africa on 24th March 2015, which took them to the final of the World Cup, was their best result ever in the history of the most coveted tournament of the game. The Kiwis had played six semi-finals before their last-four clash against the Proteas,...
  • Australia's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) 14 hours 35 minutes ago

    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. Australia will take on their arch rival New Zealand in the final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Here is the history...
  • McCullum's letter to Indian fans: Come and support us in World Cup final 14 hours 41 minutes ago

    Earlier this week, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum had written a letter to bosses across New Zealand, asking them to let employees have an off day so that they could support the Black Caps during their World Cup semifinal against South Africa at Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand eventually won...
  • World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum all set for Australian challenge 15 hours 22 minutes ago

    Melbourne: In 2009, when he was appointed the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2 in South Africa, Brendon McCullum wore a smile at every interaction with the media - at the post-match presentation, and at the pre and post-match press conferences. It wasn't an easy time for McCullum....
  • 2015 edition most followed cricket World Cup: ICC 15 hours 40 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that the 2015 World Cup has been the most followed and attended event in cricketing history. "This World Cup has been the most followed and best attended cricket event in history. All over the world, hundreds of millions of fans have been...
  • Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps in World Cup final 15 hours 42 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Kiwi fans daubed in black came out in droves on Saturday to support New Zealand on the eve of their team's first World Cup final, against fierce rivals Australia in Melbourne. Fans gathered around the nets outside the vast Melbourne Cricket Ground arena to get a glimpse of their heroes...
  • Australia vs New Zealand World Cup final: who to watch 15 hours 46 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Expect the World Cup final to have an entirely different complexion to the last encounter between Australia and New Zealand. The group-stage match involving the tournament co-hosts was a low-scoring thriller in Auckland, where New Zealand edged Australia by one wicket and later sealed top spot in Pool A. With...
  • World Cup 2015 final, Australia vs New Zealand: The key battles 16 hours 3 minutes ago

    After a couple of month's grueling cricket, 48 matches spread over 14 teams, the 11th edition of Cricket World Cup is ready for trans-Tasman showdown when the two hosts Australia and New Zealand meet at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. While Australia will aim to add the fifth silverware to their...
  • Michael Clarke quits, who's next? Three contenders 16 hours 8 minutes ago

    Melbourne: AFP Sports looks at the main contenders to be Australia's next one-day captain following Michael Clarke's decision to retire from ODIs after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand: Steve Smith The favourite following his role as stand-in skipper in Clarke's injury absence for the last three Tests against India this...
  • World Cup: Skill, not emotion, wins World Cups, says Michael Clarke 16 hours 12 minutes ago

    Australia's retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke has urged his players to put "skill over emotion" in their bid to down New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final, though his swan-song is sure to imbue the match with extra sentiment. Clarke announced his retirement from the one-day game on the eve of...
  • World Cup: My legacy is what my team-mates think of me, says Michael Clarke 16 hours 25 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Set to retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand, Michael Clarke said on Saturday that his legacy as Australia's ODI captain will be determined by what his team-mates thought of him and his conduct after team-mate Phillip Hughes passed away in November last. Clarke, who...
  • New Zealand 'fearless' ahead of World Cup final 16 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday's World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said the Black Caps would use the same lineup that beat South Africa in the semi-finals and the same bold tactics...
  • World Cup: Bangladeshi fans continue their protest over Rohit Sharma no-ball 16 hours 54 minutes ago

    A day ahead of the big final between Australia and New Zealand, the Bangladeshi fans are still furious after a controversial decision by umpire Aleem Dar ruled Rohit Sharma not out in the quarter-final clash between India and Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi fans refuse to accept the defeat and have taken extraordinary...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia's road to final 17 hours 2 minutes ago

    After 48 one-day internationals played out over six weeks between teams from five continents, the 11th version of the cricket World Cup boils down to a trans-Tasman tussle at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The Australians have won the World Cup on every continent that exists on the cricket...
  • Exclusive: Peter Siddle expects Australia to win World Cup 17 hours 12 minutes ago

    Peter Siddle is expecting a record crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the final between Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand's road to final 17 hours 15 minutes ago

    The ICC cricket world cup - the game's global showpiece event, has come down to a local derby to decide the champion of the 11th edition. Hosts Australia and New Zealand welcomed 12 other countries to the World Cup but saved the final for themselves, ensuring Sunday's game at the...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum, New Zealand's multi-talented, muscular leader 17 hours 38 minutes ago

    Melbourne: When Brendon McCullum took over as captain of New Zealand in December 2014, the team was engulfed by dressing-room strife. Now, just over two years later, the Black Caps are in their first World Cup final and the muscular, multi-skilled McCullum is being feted as a national hero. The 33-year-old opener...
  • World Cup: After controversy, ICC removes the Rohit Sharma no-ball from its website 17 hours 53 minutes ago

    In an extraordinary twist to Rohit Sharma's no ball controversy, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has removed the record of no-ball from its hawk eye and ball by ball trajectory from their official website. ICC website has a ball by ball trajectory view for every World Cup match. On the website...
  • World Cup Exclusive: New Zealand fans cheer for their team ahead of final 17 hours 55 minutes ago

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with few New Zealand fans who were pretty confident of their team's win against Australia. ...
  • World Cup final: Factbox of Australia and New Zealand 17 hours 58 minutes ago

    Factbox on the Australia and New Zealand team who go one on one in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia: World Cup record 1975 - finalist; 1979 - pool phase; 1983 - pool phase; 1987 - winners; 1992 - pool phase; 1996 - finalist; 1999 - winners; 2003 -...