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  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely 2 hours 49 minutes ago

    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...
  • World Cup 2015: Top 10 batsmen who can set the stage ablaze Yesterday

    In modern day cricket, ODIs have become a batsman's game. With scores over 300 being chased down easily and batsmen breaking records for fastest 50s and 100s and scoring double-centuries in ODIs, it looks like this World Cup may also follow the trend, though bowlers will surely disagree with that. As...
  • Sledging was worse two decades ago: Andrew Flintoff 2 days ago

    London: The ICC's recently-promised crackdown on sledging might make it seem that players are behaving badly more often right now but former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff feels the on-field altercations were 10 times worse a couple of decades ago. The ICC has warned of strict action, including bans, if players cross...
  • Tri-series: Aussies eye final berth as they take on England 2 days ago

    Hobart: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side, here on Friday. The hosts are placed comfortably at top with two wins from as...
  • Spats look uglier on TV than on the field: Ricky Ponting 3 days ago

    Sydney: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting opines that the on-field spats look "uglier" on TV than they actually are and the fine imposed on David Warner after his altercation with India's Rohit Sharma was more a result of camera footage than the "real picture". Warner, whose on-field behaviour has been under...
  • Aaron Finch backs David Warner over verbal confrontations 3 days ago

    Adelaide: Australian opener Aaron Finch has backed teammate David Warner over sledging saying the latter's ability to take on opponents verbally benefits the team. "Having a guy like that (Warner) in your team is fantastic," Finch was quoted as saying by the Cricket Australia website on Wednesday. The explosive right-hander also explained...
  • We know the brand of cricket we want to play: Brad Haddin 3 days ago

    Hobart: The criticism they are facing notwithstanding, Australia's wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin said that his team is quite comfortable playing a hard-nosed brand of cricket and would not be affected by the furore caused by David Warner's latest code-of-conduct offence. Warner was fined 50 per cent of his match fee after a...
  • I would not like to see kids sledging on field: Glenn McGrath 4 days ago

    Brisbane: Former fast bowling great Glenn McGrath says playing with a passion was a must for cricketers but he would not appreciate if kids are involved in fiery on-field spats. In the ongoing India's tour of Australia, six separate incidents have been reported for poor player behaviour with David Warner being...
  • Indian media slams David Warner's sledging antics 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian media on Tuesday lashed out at David Warner over his repeated verbal clashes with Mahendra Singh Dhoni's touring team, demanding the aggressive Australian opener be reined in. "Brakes on motormouth Warner" and "Talkative Warner crosses the line" read two headlines in Indian newspapers after Warner was fined 50...
  • Steven Smith to lead Australia against England, David Warner rested 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Steven Smith will lead Australia in Friday's tri-series match against England in absence of suspended George Bailey, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday. Opening batsman David Warner has also been rested from the one-day international at Hobart to recover from a sore hamstring, CA added in a statement. Shaun Marsh and Cameron...
  • David Warner warned by Cricket Australia to mend ways 5 days ago

    Melbourne: Volatile Australian batsman David Warner was on Monday warned by his cricket Board boss to "stop looking for trouble" after he engaged in verbal spat with Indian opener Rohit Sharma during the tri-series match between their sides on Sunday. Warner was fined 50 per cent of his match fee from...
  • David Warner's 'thuggish' behaviour has gone too far: Martin Crowe 5 days ago

    Brisbane: Slamming Australian opener David Warner for his 'thuggish' behaviour in recent times, former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has said that it's time cricket takes a cue from football and introduces yellow and red cards for on-field misconduct. "Watching from the luxury of my couch and after hearing numerous accounts...
  • It won't get worse: Joe Root on verbal spats among players 5 days ago

    Brisbane: The continuing on-field spats among players do not make for a good sight says Joe Root but the England batsman is sure that it would never deteriorate into cricketers punching each other like in some other sports. Indian and Australian cricketers were repeatedly involved in verbal spats in the recent...
  • Don't cross the line in aggression, Darren Lehmann tells Aussies 5 days ago

    Melbourne: Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann on Monday warned his wards against "crossing the line" in on-field aggression but conceded that the side would always "teeter pretty close" to the edge. The verbal spat between David Warner and Rohit Sharma during the tri-series cricket match yesterday, which Australia won by four...
  • David Warner fined over row with Rohit Sharma 6 days ago

    Australian opener David Warner has been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after an on-field dispute with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma during Sunday's one-day international in Melbourne. Australia won a thrilling match by four wickets but the result was marred by another ugly spat between the teams. Warner told reporters on...
  • Tri-Series heats up with Warner-Rohit spat at MCG 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Tempers flared once again during the second one-dayer of the ongoing tri-series when Indian opener Rohit Sharma and Australian batsman David Warner got involved in a war of words at the MCG on Sunday. The incident happened in the 23rd over of India's innings, when Rohit pushed a James Faulkner...
  • I will be out there to take on India: David Warner 1 week ago

    Concerns over David Warner's participation in the tri-series ODI against on India were allayed by the Australia opener himself as he said that his right hamstring is only "a little bit sore" and he will "get out there on Sunday." Warner scored a match-winning 127 off 115 balls in Australia's...
  • Tri-Series: David Warner ton steers Australia to easy win over England January 16, 2015

    Sydney: Continuing his blazing form, David Warner struck a scintillating hundred to guide Australia to a comfortable three-wicket victory over England in the opening match of the tri-nation One-day series, here on Friday. Batting first, England never really got the momentum after a top-order collapse despite skipper Eoin Morgan's brilliant counter-attacking...
  • David Warner has point to prove at World Cup, says Pat Cummins January 14, 2015

    Australia paceman Pat Cummins has backed opening batsman David Warner to carry his blistering Test form into the one-day arena at the cricket World Cup. Warner blasted three centuries in Australia's recent 2-0 Test series win over India, but he managed just the one half-century from five innings against South...
  • Australia balanced but interesting to see how they handle World Cup pressure January 13, 2015

    The Australia squad has been announced for this year's ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and there is going to be some disappointment for the guys who missed out. But the ones, who got selected, have earned the right to be there. Like all the ICC Cricket World Cups, there are...
  • I have taken most bowlers down, says David Warner January 11, 2015

    Sydney: Australian opener David Warner on Sunday said there is no bowler in the World Cup he fears and he will be "arrogant" enough to say he has "taken most of them down". He also claimed that he played like a 'cowboy' against India in their Boxing Day Test match due...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, Day 2, 4th Test January 7, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Virat Kohli's first day as India's full-time Test captain ended on a sorry note as bowlers leaked runs at a canter and fielders spilled catches, which allowed Australia to race to a dominating 348 for 2 thanks to David Warner's third...
  • David Warner's touching tribute to 'little mate' Phillip Hughes January 6, 2015

    David Warner said he was in tears before he went out to score an emotional century to put Australia in a strong position in the final Test against India in Sydney on Tuesday. Warner, who was deeply affected by the tragic death of his close friend Phillip Hughes in November, mastered...
  • Good pitch and poor fielding helped Australia, feels David Warner January 6, 2015

    Sydney: Australian opener David Warner on Tuesday said that a good pitch coupled with India's poor bowling and fielding helped him score his third hundred of the series and place Australia at a commanding 348 for two at stumps on day one of the fourth and final Test. Warner hit 101...
  • Late batsman Phillip Hughes' plaque unveiled at SCG January 6, 2015

    Sydney: A plaque of late batsman Phillip Hughes was unveiled at the Members' stand of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Tuesday to commemorate the much-loved 25-year-old Australian cricketer. Hughes was hit by a vicious bouncer during a domestic match at the SCG on November 25. He succumbed to the injuries...
  • David Warner may quit IPL to focus on Tests January 6, 2015

    Sydney: Australian opener David Warner is worried about mental fatigue that creeps in from playing non-stop cricket and said he might quit the Indian Premier League (IPL) to concentrate on Tests. "I pinch myself every day that I'm opening the batting for Australia in Test matches, especially on an occasion like...
  • 4th Test: Warner, Smith hammer poor India on Day 1 January 6, 2015

    Virat Kohli's first day as India's full-time Test captain ended on a sorry note as bowlers leaked runs at a canter and fielders spilled catches, which allowed Australia to race to a dominating 348 for 2 thanks to David Warner's third century of the series. Australia didn't hesitate to bat first...
  • Dhoni's absence gives Australia advantage: David Warner January 4, 2015

    Sydney: The sudden retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's most capped and most successful Test captain, gives Australia an early advantage in the build-up to the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) beginning Tuesday, opener David Warner said on Sunday. "MS (Dhoni) thinks a lot about...