CUP

  • Haris Sohail feels supernatural presence in his room in New Zealand 2 hours 16 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...
  • Steven Smith and I could play together in Australian team: Michael Clarke 7 hours 7 minutes ago

    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...
  • In-form Aussies chase fifth Cricket World Cup 9 hours 38 minutes ago

    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 10 hours 17 minutes ago

    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 10 hours 25 minutes ago

    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...
  • Proteas are not 'chokers' anymore, says Graeme Smith 10 hours 37 minutes ago

    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...
  • Keep Virat Kohli at No.3 in World Cup, says Ian Chappell 11 hours 30 minutes ago

    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...
  • England are World Cup underachievers: Paul Collingwood 14 hours 25 minutes ago

    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...
  • Arsenal, West Ham, Aston Villa stem flow of upsets in FA Cup Yesterday

    Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa redressed the balance for Premier League teams after a flow of upsets in the FA Cup, securing narrow wins over awkward lower-league opposition to advance to the fifth round on Sunday. Chelsea and Manchester City were among five teams in the Premier League's top nine...
  • Shahid Afridi should continue playing ODIs after WC: Rashid Latif Yesterday

    Former captain Rashid Latif has sparked off a new controversy in Pakistan cricket by suggesting that flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi must not retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup. "I don't think this is the right time to retire for Shahid. Misbah has already announced he will retire after the...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq needs help from seniors in World Cup: Shoaib Malik Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan discard Shoaib Malik says Misbah ul Haq was not an aggressive captain and he would need help from a few senior players if the national team was to do well in the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year old who has not been selected to play an ODI since mid-2013...
  • Regret of not wearing a World Cup winner's medal runs deep Yesterday

    It was 1987 in Pakistan where I made my ICC Cricket World Cup debut. One I want to forget in a hurry! It was my first tour without the likes of Joel Garner, Michael Holding and Malcolm Marshall, two had retired and one took rest from the tournament. I was entrusted...
  • Mourinho bemoans Chelsea's disgraceful FA Cup drubbing Yesterday

    A bemused Jose Mourinho described Chelsea's performance as unacceptable and a disgrace after the Premier League leaders slumped to a 4-2 home defeat against third-tier Bradford City in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. It was an old-fashioned Cup tie, full of noise, tension, rip-roaring goals and a thrilling comeback...
  • Battling Bolton Wanderers hold Liverpool in FA Cup Yesterday

    Liverpool: Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan led a spirited defensive display as the Championship side earned themselves a fourth round FA Cup replay following a goalless draw at Liverpool on Saturday. The result left Reds manager Brendan Rodgers with the unwanted headache of another fixture, albeit it is only a short...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely Yesterday

    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...
  • Chelsea, Manchester City shocked by lower-league teams in FA Cup 2 days ago

    The FA Cup lived up to its so-called "giant-killing" reputation on Saturday when Chelsea and Manchester City were eliminated at home by lower-league oppositions on a day of fourth-round shocks in the world's oldest knockout competition. Four of the English Premier League's top six were ousted on a classic FA Cup...
  • Weak bowling attack India's biggest World Cup concern: Kirti Azad 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Former India cricketer and member of the victorious World Cup team of 1983, Kirti Azad Saturday said with the present bowling line-up reigning champions India will suffer badly at the upcoming quadrennial event starting Feb 14. "With the kind of bowling line-up we have, we have to suffer," Azad told...
  • Can Pakistan break the India jinx at World Cup 2015? 2 days ago

    March 4, 1992, Sydney: India beat Pakistan by 43 runs March 9, 1996, Bangalore: India beat Pakistan by 39 runs June 8, 1999, Manchester: India beat Pakistan by 47 runs March 1, 2003, Centurion: India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets March 30, 2011, Chandigarh: India beat Pakistan by 29 runs It's anybody's guess what...
  • India heavily reliant on Virat Kohli: Rahul Dravid 2 days ago

    Sydney: India cricket legend Rahul Dravid said on Saturday that star batsman Virat Kohli will need to be at his best during the ICC World Cup as the Indian team was heavily reliant on its One-Day International (ODI) vice captain. "If you look at the Indian batting lineup, they are in...
  • World Cup 2015: The men who can turn a game on its head 2 days ago

    Form is temporary, class is permanent. The real class of a player shows in situations where he can turn in a mach-winning performance when the team is in trouble. The World Cup has been witness to many such performances and no doubt the 2015 edition will see some more. These are...
  • Everything was against Manchester United in Cup tie: Van Gaal 2 days ago

    Cambridge: Manchester United were happy to survive a difficult challenge by coming away with a 0-0 draw at fourth-tier Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday, said manager Louis van Gaal. Cambridge did not manage a single shot on target but that was little comfort to the contingent...
  • Cambridge hold Man United to 0-0 draw in FA Cup 2 days ago

    Cambridge: Cambridge held visiting Manchester United to a 0-0 tie on the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night, earning the fourth-tier club a lucrative replay at Old Trafford. Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie missed good chances to score in the second half as manager Louis van Gaal's...
  • Pakistan misread the wicket at Lord's in 1999 World Cup final 2 days ago

    We misread the wicket at Lord's and our ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 final against Australia was over before lunch was served. Despite losing the lopsided finale, I still believe this was the strongest Pakistan side to date to have featured in an ICC Cricket World Cup, at least, in...
  • Saints and Crystal Palace meet head on in Cup clash of form sides 2 days ago

    Southampton: The south coast Saints are in seemingly unstoppable form, having won three consecutive matches last week, including a morale-boosting victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. They would appear strong favourites for the visit of Palace: not least because they saw them off comfortably in the Premier League at Selhurst...
  • Zimbabwe restore Waller, Campbell for World Cup 3 days ago

    Harare: Ahead of the World Cup, Zimbabwe Cricket on Friday restored Andy Waller as coach of its national cricket team seven months after he was dismissed from the post. Another former national team and Under-19 coach Walter Chawaguta has been appointed fielding coach for the team during the World Cup in...
  • Inclusion of Michael Clarke in Australia WC squad 'un-Australian': Dravid 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has expressed surprise at the inclusion of Michael Clarke in the Australian squad for the upcoming World Cup despite injury concerns, terming the decision of the selectors as "un-Australian". Clarke has not played since picking up a hamstring injury in the first Test against...
  • West Indies in World Cup: The rise and fall of an empire 3 days ago

    When I look back at the time when ICC Cricket World Cup first came into being in 1975, I remember a time that was completely different from what it is today. There was no coloured clothing or white balls or black sightscreens. In fact, we wore cream-coloured tracks back then. ...
  • Rohit-Dhawan need to do a Sachin-Ganguly at World Cup 3 days ago

    Presently, two of the thinking tanks would no doubt be planning, discussing, re-planning strategies to ensure India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifts the World Cup again making it the third time in 32 years. They have been given a team to execute the job with no ifs and buts. They cannot...