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  • World Cup 2015: Time for England to show determination, says coach Moores February 21, 2015

    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 February 21, 2015

    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 February 20, 2015

    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 February 20, 2015

    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 February 20, 2015

    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 February 20, 2015

    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 February 20, 2015

    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 February 20, 2015

    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 February 20, 2015

    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 February 20, 2015

    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 February 20, 2015

    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...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand will beat England, say Srikkanth and Abbas February 19, 2015

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discusses Zimbabwe's win over UAE and why they think that New Zealand will beat England on Friday. ...
  • England face critical test in World Cup match against New Zealand February 19, 2015

    Wellington: 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 Friday's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some belief in their campaign. A 111-run loss to Australia in their opening...
  • Europa League resumes with two big British-Italian matchups February 19, 2015

    Two matches between teams from Britain and Italy headline the last 32 of the Europa League as the continent's second-tier competition resumes at the knockout stage on Thursday. When Celtic and Inter Milan met for the first time, they contested the final of the 1967 European Cup to win the biggest...
  • Eoin Morgan can handle World Cup pressure: Mark Ramprakash February 19, 2015

    Wellington: England batting coach Mark Ramprakash on Thursday said Eoin Morgan's strength of character will see the captain come good at the ongoing World Cup. England face New Zealand on Friday, having lost their opening match against Australia by 111 runs. Morgan's captaincy was criticised and his form came under scrutiny following...
  • England captain Eoin Morgan defends missing ODI for IPL February 19, 2015

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan has defended his involvement in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after it emerged he would miss a One-Day International to play in the lucrative Twenty20 event. Morgan was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs.2 crore during Monday's IPL auction. England are scheduled to play a One-Day international...
  • Darren Gough tells what bowlers must do to contain batsmen in World Cup February 18, 2015

    Former England paceman tells us what bowlers should do with the new and old ball in the pitches Down Under during the World Cup. ...
  • World Cup 2015: England's James Taylor proving doubters wrong February 18, 2015

    Sydney: If there was one thing pretty much the whole cricketing community agreed upon on the first weekend of the World Cup, it was that James Taylor deserved better than to be robbed of a century by a dodgy umpiring decision. The diminutive English batsman had confirmed his rich vein of...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Wellington mayor in 'Eoin Rogers' gaffe February 18, 2015

    Eoin Morgan's form has deserted him and now so has his name after the England captain was introduced as 'Eoin Rogers' by the mayor of Wellington. The embarrassing gaffe happened when the England squad arrived in the New Zealand capital ahead of Friday's World Cup match against the co-hosts. London-born mayor Celia...
  • World Cup: Struggling England captain Eoin Morgan wants to be match-winner February 18, 2015

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan said on Wednesday that he was aiming to end a run of poor form with a match-winning performance when his side face New Zealand in their next World Cup game. The 28-year-old left hander is battling to overcome a wretched run of form after getting out...
  • Ireland soar at World Cup despite England defections February 17, 2015

    Sydney: England captain Eoin Morgan could have been forgiven for thinking about what might have been after his former Ireland team-mates made a fine start to the ICC Cricket World Cup as his miserable run of form continued. Morgan was out for a duck - his fourth in five innings -...
  • Cricket Australia to host series for intellectually challenged cricketers February 17, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia and England's top players with an intellectual disability will take part in the series from March 14-24 this year, Cricket Australia said in a statement on Tuesday. The tournament will form part of Cricket Australia's first All Abilities Championships which also includes a Blind cricket national championships and a...
  • World Cup 2015: England 'over' Australia loss, says Moeen Ali February 17, 2015

    Wellington: Moeen Ali insisted on Tuesday that England were "over" a crushing defeat by title-favourites Australia in their opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup. England were thumped by 111 runs in Melbourne on Saturday in a game where little went right for them from the moment they dropped Australia...
  • England will come back hard after Australia thrashing February 15, 2015

    England will come out of their defeat to Australia absolutely devastated because they've taken a huge hammering. They will be soul searching over the next six days and it will feel like a long time until the New Zealand game but that's what can happen in World Cups. You go...
  • Watch: ICC World Cup 2015, Day 1 Highlights February 15, 2015

    The first day of the 11th ICC World Cup was full of drama. On one side we saw the first hundred and hat-trick of the tournament in the lung opener itself, and on the other young England batsman James Taylor was denied a well-deserved century due to an umpiring error. Thanks...
  • Man-of-the-match Aaron Finch soaks up adulation from home fans February 14, 2015

    Aaron Finch could have trudged back to the dressing room after facing two balls in Australia's World Cup opener against England on Saturday, but instead strode off to a standing ovation after scoring a match-winning century in front of home fans. The bulky opening batsman spooned a catch straight to Chris...
  • Eoin Morgan defends team selections, own form after heavy loss February 14, 2015

    Melbourne: Skipper Eoin Morgan defended England's team changes and his decision to send Australia into bat after a heavy first-up loss at the World Cup to their arch-rivals on Saturday. Australia pounded England's bowlers to score 342 for nine off their 50 overs and dismissed Morgan's team for 231 off 41.5...