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  • ECB proposes 40-over World Cup, four-day Tests 2 days ago

    London: The one-day matches in the next edition of the cricket World Cup could be 40-overs-a-side affairs and Test matches reduced to four days if the discussions between the chairmen of English counties and the ECB are proposed and ultimately accepted by the the ICC. According to ESPNcricinfo, the "ideas are...
  • Watch: England relieved after first win, ICC World Cup, Day 10 highlights 3 days ago

    Moeen Ali led with both and ball in England's comfortable win over Scotland - their first after two damaging defeats in Pool A. Watch highlights from Day 10 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: England must copy carefree Moeen Ali's style, says Naseer Hussain 4 days ago

    London: England's batsmen must try and emulate Moeen Ali's carefree approach if the team are to have any chance of lifting the World Cup, according to former captain Nasser Hussain. Centurion Moeen led the way on Monday as England shrugged off two dismal performances against co-hosts Australia and New Zealand to...
  • ICC World Cup: Very disappointed losing to England, says Mommsen 4 days ago

    Scotland could not get the result they wanted against England, but in passages of play they showed that they were yet another associate nation that deserved to be taken seriously. A much more experienced, well-drilled England team suffered a proper wobble before they ploughed through to secure a comfortable win...
  • Scotland will regroup after England defeat, says Collingwood 4 days ago

    Whenever you lose cricket matches, there is huge disappointment but I know the Scotland guys can bounce back from the defeat to England. In Christchurch, England played a really solid game. Winning the toss gave us the opportunity to try to get some nerves going in their camp after their start...
  • All-round performance emphasises Moeen Ali's importance 4 days ago

    England allrounder Moeen Ali emphasised his importance to his side's cause when he followed up a match-winning century with two wickets in a 10-over spell against Scotland on Monday. Ali's elevation to opening batsman has given England the momentum they so badly need at the top of the order and on...
  • Eoin Morgan happier as England beat Scotland at World Cup 4 days ago

    Christchurch: In the normal course of events an England cricket win over Scotland wouldn't be a feat of great significance. In its context on Monday, however, achieved with its form and confidence at a low ebb, England's 119-run Cricket World Cup win over Scotland was something the squad could embrace...
  • Moeen Ali shines as England sink Scotland to open World Cup account 4 days ago

    England picked up their first points of the 2015 World Cup, but the manner in which they secured a 119-run win over Scotland on Monday (February 23) did little to erase the significant doubts that exist over their ability to play top-flight One-Day International cricket. England wheezed to 303 for...
  • Moeen Ali, Ian Bell make highest opening partnership of World Cup 2015 4 days ago

    Christchurch: England's Moeen Ali and Ian Bell smacked the highest opening partnership of the World Cup so far when they scored 172 in a flying start against Scotland in Christchurch on Monday. On wickets tailored to produce high scores, it was only the third century opening stand in 14 matches. New...
  • As it happened: England vs Scotland, World Cup 2015, Match 14 5 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: Having suffered humiliating defeats in their opening two World Cup games, England's tournament survival will be on the line when they take on Scotland on Monday, with the Scots relishing an opportunity to inflict further misery on their...
  • Cricket World Cup: 'Good time' to play England, says Scotland captain 5 days ago

    Christchurch: Scotland captain Preston Mommsen said now was a "good time" to play England as his side prepared for a World Cup clash against their border rivals in Christchurch on Monday. England suffered a humiliating eight-wicket defeat by New Zealand on Friday, leaving them bottom of Pool A following a 111-run...
  • Scotland seek World Cup win over arch rivals England 5 days ago

    Christchurch: Having suffered humiliating defeats in their opening two World Cup games, England's tournament survival will be on the line when they take on Scotland on Monday, with the Scots relishing an opportunity to inflict further misery on their southern neighbor. England's first World Cup meeting against Scotland appeared an easy...
  • World Cup 2015: Ian Bell apologises to fans for 'embarrassing' England 5 days ago

    England opener Ian Bell apologised Sunday for his side's embarrassing start to the World Cup after being thrashed by Australia and New Zealand in their first two games. "We expect people at home to be angry about that performance," he said on the eve of their third Pool A match, against...
  • World Cup: England coach Moores under increasing pressure, says Vaughan 6 days ago

    London: England's "abject" World Cup shows have left Peter Moores searching for answers and the coach may lose his job if the team fail to reach the quarter-finals, said former Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan. England endured a humiliating eight-wicket defeat by New Zealand on Friday and were on the receiving end...
  • Australia clash will be the true test for New Zealand, says Michael Holding 6 days ago

    New Zealand is a very good team. There bowling is very good and they bowlers who can pick wickets on regular basis, Holding said. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Time for England to show determination, says coach Moores 6 days ago

    Christchurch: England cricket coach Peter Moores said on Saturday that the team will turn the frustration of their opening two World Cup defeats into a determination to put things right. Friday's eight-wicket thrashing by New Zealand came after a 111-run loss to Australia in their opening Pool A game. "It's not a...
  • England's ODI faults exposed at World Cup, says Ian Botham 6 days ago

    England great Ian Botham, after seeing New Zealand thrash Eoin Morgan's men by eight wickets in their World Cup pool clash at Wellington, was clear. "In nearly 40 years of playing for and watching England in one-day cricket, I have not seen a worse performance," the legendary allrounder wrote in...
  • World Cup 2015: NZ performance against England was world class, says McCullum 1 week ago

    Wellington: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum was delighted at the manner in which his team drubbed England by eight wickets in a World Cup encounter, claiming it to be a "world class performance" on Friday. Right-arm swing bowler Southee (7 for 33 in nine overs) ripped through the England batting to...
  • World Cup 2015: England are not as good as they think, says Geoffrey Boycott 1 week ago

    England are not as good as they think they are and have a lot of hard work to do to even qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals, former opening batsman Geoffrey Boycott said on Friday. Eoin Morgan's side suffered a humiliating eight-wicket defeat by New Zealand after being bowled out for...
  • World Cup: New Zealand almost perfect in demolition of England, says Tim Southee 1 week ago

    Wellington: New Zealand had produced 'almost the perfect performance' to destroy England in a World Cup match that lasted less than 50 overs on Friday. Southee took a New Zealand best 7-33 that bowled England out for 123 in 33.2 overs in their Pool A clash at Wellington Regional Stadium, before...
  • World Cup 2015: England's conservative approach cost them dear against NZ 1 week ago

    I can't remember seeing such a one-sided game as England's eight-wicket defeat to New Zealand. There have been plenty of occasions where we've been pummelled in the past, but I've never seen a game like it in an ICC Cricket World Cup. Being an England fan, it was horrible viewing...
  • World Cup: No way back for England after NZ thrashing, says Ponting 1 week ago

    The legendary former Australia skipper told CNN-IBN that the embarrassing defeat against the Kiwis will dent England psyche. ...
  • Eoin Morgan: No panic in England squad after 2 World Cup defeats 1 week ago

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan says there won't be any panic and probably no recriminations in his squad after its humiliating eight-wicket loss to New Zealand at the Cricket World Cup on Friday. England has had heavy defeats in its opening games against the tournament co-hosts after its 111-run loss to...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum blitz drives England into further despair 1 week ago

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum's buccaneering spirit was at its ruthless best on Friday as he not only plundered the fastest World Cup half century but drove another stake into the heart of the demoralised England cricket team. The 33-year-old McCullum, who lost the toss to Eoin Morgan, overshadowed a superb bowling performance...
  • Brendon McCullum registers World Cup's fastest fifty 1 week ago

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Friday smashed his way into the record books after posting the World Cup's fastest half century, off a mere 18 balls, in a Pool A match of the ongoing mega-event against England. McCullum's whirlwind half-century featured seven fours and four sixes and overall, he...
  • ICC World Cup: McCullum, Southee break records as NZ hammer England 1 week ago

    Wellington: The writing should have been on the wall. Earlier today, England's Women played New Zealand Women at Cobham Oval in Whangarei, some 800km north of Wellington. Having won the toss and chosen to bat under blue skies, they were bowled out for 124, and the White Ferns chased it...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs England, World Cup, Pool A, Match 9 February 20, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: The reckoning has come early for England at the Cricket World Cup. Out of form and down on confidence, Eoin Morgan's England squad needs a strong showing in today's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some...
  • World Cup 2015: England coach Moores may lose job, says Collingwood February 19, 2015

    London: Former England captain Paul Collingwood has said Peter Moores may lose his job as national coach if he is unable to produce the desired results in the World Cup. England suffered an embarrassing 111-run defeat against Australia at the quadrennial event opener - their ninth loss in the last 13...