CUP

  • Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur to win the Capital One Cup 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    London: Captain John Terry led Chelsea to their first trophy in two years on Sunday, scoring the opener in a 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the League Cup final. At the heart of Chelsea's defense still at 34, Terry helped to successfully contain Tottenham throughout the first half and then made...
  • India have been provided favouarable pitches in WC: Sarfraz Nawaz 4 hours 3 minutes ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan pacer Sarfraz Nawaz has accused the ICC of favoring the Indian team in the ongoing cricket World Cup by providing the defending champions pitches tailor made to suit their strengths. "You look at the matches played so far in this World Cup that where India has played the...
  • Shoaib Akhtra's U-turn on Misbah, says skipper is keeping team alive 4 hours 35 minutes ago

    Karachi: After criticising Misbah-ul-haq severely in the recent past, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday took a U-turn, saying the captain was the person who was keeping the team alive and he needs support from other batsmen. Akhtar had called Misbah a selfish and coward captain but after Pakistan's first...
  • ICC Cricket World Cup: Giant Mohammad Irfan a cut above for Pakistan 5 hours 40 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Mohammad Irfan was back to his best as Pakistan had to rely on their bowlers to get their stuttering World Cup campaign back on track after yet another dismal batting performance against Zimbabwe at the Gabba on Sunday. Fast bowler Irfan, standing a lofty 2.16 metres (7-foot-1-inch) tall, was the...
  • World Cup: We found ways to get out at crucial periods, says Brendan Taylor 5 hours 47 minutes ago

    Brisbane: May, 1999, the County Ground in Chelmsford. The Neil Johnson show, as a solid 76 with the bat was followed by three quick wickets that reduced heavily fancied South Africa to 40 for 6. Zimbabwe would go on to win by 48 runs. They haven't beaten a top-eight side...
  • World Cup: Relieved Misbah-ul-Haq tells Pakistan batsmen to shape up 6 hours 26 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq told his batsmen to shape-up or ship out of the World Cup after the 1992 champions scraped a 20-run win over Zimbabwe on Sunday. It was Pakistan's first victory of this World Cup after losing by 76 runs to India and suffering a 150-run hiding at the...
  • SA assistant coach backs Ireland and 10-team World Cup 7 hours 20 minutes ago

    Canberra: South Africa's assistant coach Adrian Birrell wants the decision to cut the next World Cup to 10 teams from 14 to be reversed, saying he did not want his former wards at Ireland to be left out. Birrell, who coached Ireland for four years from 2007 to 2011, said the...
  • World Cup: 'No remorse' Suranga Lakmal fined for bowling beamers 7 hours 26 minutes ago

    Wellington: Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal was fined on Sunday for firing two successive beamers at England's Jos Buttler, an action for which he showed "no remorse", the International Cricket Council said. The incident happened in the 50th and final over of England's innings in their World Cup clash when...
  • World Cup 2015 is quite predictable, feels Darren Gough 7 hours 47 minutes ago

    "Looking at the current format I would like to see two teams go into the semis instead of four in the quarters," Gough said. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Clarke is going to be under pressure, says Brad Hogg 8 hours 1 minutes ago

    "If Australia lose one of Watson, Marsh, Faulkner, then they will be in a bit of trouble," feels Hogg. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Riaz, Irfan help Pakistan tame Zimbabwe by 20 runs 8 hours 2 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Wahab Riaz struck a belligerent 54 with the bat to give Pakistan a total that they could defend, and then combined with Mohammad Irfan (4 for 30) to scuttle Zimbabwe as Misbah-ul-Haq's team got their campaign off the ground with a 20-run victory at the Gabba in Brisbane on...
  • World Cup 2015: This Pakistan team has substance, says Wasim Akram 8 hours 19 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Even as the current Pakistan team struggles to make an impact at the World Cup, Wasim Akram - one of the heroes of the 1992 triumph - backed them to come good, while slating ex-players who had been savage in their criticism after the defeats to India and West...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha 9 hours 11 minutes ago

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on World Cup 2015 and the Union Budget 2015 presented by Arun Jaitley. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath doubtful for Australia clash 9 hours 26 minutes ago

    Wellington: Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath is doubtful for next weekend's World Cup Pool A clash against Australia after hurting his spinning hand while bowling against England at Wellington Regional Stadium on Sunday. The left-arm spinner required four stitches on his left index finger after suffering the injury while attempting a...
  • ICC World Cup: I believed 310 was a bit too much, says Angleo Mathews 9 hours 28 minutes ago

    Wellington: An elated Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews praised two of his star batsmen and said he initially believed the 310-run target was out of reach as his side beat England comprehensively by nine wickets at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a formidable 310-run target set by England, Sri Lanka...
  • ICC World Cup: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura injured 9 hours 46 minutes 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...
  • UAE's fan base growing after World Cup show 9 hours 55 minutes ago

    UAE played their third match of the World Cup against India on Saturday. They went in after a close loss to Ireland with confidence and a set of players that showed they could make a Test-playing nation (Zimbabwe) step back and take notice. Did they do well enough? Not really. Did the UAE...
  • Virat Kohli will bring purpose to Indian captaincy: Kim Hughes 10 hours 1 minutes ago

    Perth: Former Australia skipper Kim Hughes is not a great fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership style and feels that Virat Kohli's elevation to captaincy should not only be in Tests but also across all formats to bring in more purpose to the top job. "Much as I admire Dhoni as...
  • World Cup: Lahiru Thirimanne coming of age at right time for Sri Lanka 10 hours 15 minutes ago

    Lahiru Thirimanne's unbeaten century to guide Sri Lanka to a crushing nine-wicket victory over England in their World Cup Pool A clash on Sunday could not have come at a better time for the side who are now building some momentum. The 25-year-old Thirimanne stroked his way to his fourth ODI...
  • World Cup 2015: England skipper Eoin Morgan blames bowlers for loss 10 hours 22 minutes ago

    A dejected England skipper Eoin Morgan blamed his bowlers for failing to defend the 309 for 6 against Sri Lanka in the World Cup cricket at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. England posted a decent total courtesy a 121-run knock from middle order mainstay Joe Root. But English bowlers were hit...
  • World Cup: Is Dhoni right in saying India can't play Associates more? 10 hours 39 minutes ago

    When Mahendra Singh Dhoni made an impassioned plea for India to not be made to play against associate nations beyond the ambit of ICC-conducted tournaments, you went, 'Come on'. Literally seconds earlier, the Indian captain had spoken at length about nurturing cricket in the smaller nations, and taking the sport...
  • Cricket World Cup: Mitchell Starc wants to repeat blistering form against Afghanistan 11 hours 2 minutes ago

    Auckland: Mitchell Starc has no desire to be stood down for Wednesday's World Cup clash against Afghanistan in Perth after his six-wicket blitz just failed to nudge the four-time champions past New Zealand. With Australia expected to sweep past Afghanistan, there has been talk they might 'keep their power dry' by...
  • World Cup 2015: Openers gave us perfect start, says Kumar Sangakkara 12 hours 2 minutes ago

    Wellington: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara praised his team's openers for their 100-run stand which led to the target being easily chased down against England in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a total of 310 for victory, the 1996 World Cup champions...
  • World Cup: Not surprised to see Sri Lanka hammering England, says Ponting 12 hours 16 minutes ago

    The legendary Australia captain says SL, who chased 310 to win by 9 wickets, have much better batsmen than England, but their bowling is a bit questionable. ...
  • ICC World Cup: India's form a warning signal to other teams, says RP Singh 12 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With India winning three matches in a row, pacer R P Singh believes the defending champions have found form at the right time, sending out a warning signal to other teams in the ongoing ODI cricket World Cup. Pool B table-toppers India humbled UAE to register their third straight...
  • World Cup 2015: Thirimanne, Sangakkara tons help SL sink hapless England 14 hours 14 minutes ago

    If you've watched them much in recent times, you'd have little reason to believe England have a blueprint for playing One-Day Internationals. Everyone knows how India and Sri Lanka approach the format and their relative strengths and weaknesses; everyone knows that New Zealand and Australia have captains with the funk...
  • A hat-trick of wins and India's best ever World Cup start 14 hours 23 minutes ago

    Never before have India started a World Cup in such rip-roaring fashion. Not when they crashed into the final in South Africa in 2003. Not even when they conquered the world on their way to title triumphs in England in 1983 and in their own backyard four years ago. For the...
  • Watch: An Australia-New Zealand slugfest, easy for India, Day 15 at ICC World Cup 14 hours 58 minutes ago

    It was a nail-biting one-wicket win for New Zealand over the arch rivals in Auckland, which ended in a KO by Kane Williamson, while India mowed down the UAE by 9 wickets. Watch highlights from Day 15 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup 2015: India go from butterfingers to electric-heels in the field 15 hours 45 minutes ago

    Mumbai: It is one of the accepted truths of international cricket that fielding is not India's particular forte but Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men have taken bold steps towards altering that reputation at the World Cup. Too often in the past, India's fast bowlers have been liabilities in the field, while during...