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  • From Peshawar to Afghanistan, Shapoor Zadran's road to fame 37 minutes ago

    Shapoor Zadran cuts an impressive figure. Tall - not frightfully so like Mohammad Irfan or Curtly Ambrose or Joel Garner - but taller enough than your average Joe to stand out. Dreamy. Angry. Flowing hair. Piercing eyes. Majestic on the cricket field. A new-age action hero, the modern-day answer to...
  • World Cup 2015: Few good training days better than many sessions, says Dhoni 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    Perth: Indian team's irregular sessions may have surprised many but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that it is better to do three days of "high intensity" training rather than six days of "mediocre" workout to keep fresh in a marathon tournament like the cricket World Cup. The Indian team practiced two...
  • World Cup: India are a big tournament team, says Brad Hogg 3 hours 49 minutes ago

    Former Australia left-arm spinner Brad Hogg is in awe of the current Indian cricket team's fielding abilities and feels the defending champions are a "big tournament team" and have become the favourites to lift the World Cup. "The thing which impressed me most about India is their fielding. The time when...
  • Kohli, Dhoni slide down; Shami gains 14 places in ODI rankings 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped down the ladder to be fourth and 10th respectively, while Shikhar Dhawan retained his seventh spot in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings released on Monday. In the ODI bowlers' chart, however, Indian pacer Mohammad Shami and Ravichandaran Ashwin made upward movements. While...
  • World Cup 2015: India relishing in the success of Jadeja, Ashwin 5 hours 1 minutes ago

    It's been just over 28 months since the One-Day International rules were tweaked, again. One new ball per end, no more than four fielders outside the 30-yard circle at any stage of the innings, only a five-over Batting Power Play block after the mandatory Power Play in the first 10...
  • World Cup: No rift in Pakistan team, says Mohammad Yousuf 5 hours 30 minutes ago

    Former Pakistan batsman Yousuf has denied reports of rift in the team but said they have been suffering the World Cup because of some technical issues in batting. ...
  • World Cup: Ireland won`t be intimidated by South Africa, says captain 5 hours 49 minutes ago

    Canberra: Ireland captain William Porterfield is confident his team will not be overawed by the mighty South Africans in Canberra on Tuesday, saying they had made good plans to contain AB de Villiers` side. The Proteas, who have won all their three one-dayers against the Irish so far, are overwhelming favourites...
  • ICC World Cup: Mountain fires worry Dale Steyn ahead of landmark match 6 hours 4 minutes ago

    Cape Town: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn plays his 100th one-day international on Tuesday looking to regain top form despite being distracted by mountain fires raging near his home in Cape Town. "Massive fire behind my house in Stonehurst! Plz be safe and watch out for the mountain animals trying...
  • Extra bowler will help Sri Lanka in future World Cup matches, says Muralitharan 6 hours 22 minutes ago

    One thing is clear after Sri Lanka's great run-chase against England in Wellington: the make-up of the side needs a re-think. Because although the batting is top-class and is clicking superbly well, the bowling is very obviously proving a big weakness and a major headache for captain Angelo Mathews, especially...
  • World Cup 2015: Spirited Ireland ready for daunting South Africa challenge 6 hours 23 minutes ago

    South Africa have won 32 and lost just 16 of the 50 World Cup matches that they've played since 1992. Of those, only two of the defeats could be regarded as major shocks. At Chelmsford in 1999, a virtuoso display from Neil Johnson provided the impetus for a 48-run Zimbabwe...
  • AB de Villiers expected to score big against Ireland in World Cup 6 hours 42 minutes ago

    Canberra: South Africa players have said they're in awe of skipper AB de Villiers' current form, with high expectations of another record-breaking innings when he faces Ireland in a World Cup Pool B match on Tuesday. Allrounder Farhann Behardien on Monday said he had goose bumps when he batted with De...
  • World Cup: Pat Cummins an injury doubt, James Faulkner nears Australia return 6 hours 54 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins sustained a minor injury in the loss to New Zealand at the weekend but allrounder James Faulkner is close to a return for the World Cup co-hosts after recovering from a side strain. Injury-prone Cummins reported a "slight side strain" after making his World Cup...
  • ICC World Cup: Shane Watson critics crank up heat after latest false start 7 hours 14 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australians might have been stunned by the collapse of their much-vaunted batting line-up in the face of brilliant New Zealand bowling at the weekend but the fall of one particular wicket was no surprise to anyone. Shane Watson, batting at number three, had scrapped his way to 23 runs off...
  • Changes demanded after England's latest World Cup flop 7 hours 21 minutes ago

    The incoming chairman of England's cricket board has flagged a review of the team's approach to the one-day format after a third crushing loss at the World Cup. England slumped to a nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka on Sunday, leaving their hopes of making the World Cup's quarter-finals hanging by a...
  • ICC World Cup: Muttiah Muralitharan pleads for Ranjana Herath recovery time 7 hours 35 minutes ago

    Sydney: Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan pleaded on Monday for key spinner Ranjana Herath to be kept on ice for the World Cup quarter-finals after suffering a nasty injury to his finger. The 36-year-old Herath needed four stitches in the spinning finger of his left hand after he tried to stop...
  • World Cup: John Mooney delves into medieval history for helmet boost 7 hours 50 minutes ago

    Sydney: Ireland fast bowler John Mooney has delved into medieval history to improve his own batting helmet at the World Cup in the aftermath of the Phillip Hughes tragedy, Irish media reported on Monday. The 33-year-old Dubliner designed an attachment, which he calls a "gorget", to protect the neck at the...
  • Watch: Sangakkara's special, Unconvincing Pakistan win, Day 16 at ICC World Cup 7 hours 58 minutes ago

    Lahiru Thirimanne scored 139 and Kumar Sangakkara smashed a brilliant 117* to chase down England's 309 with 16 balls to spare while unconvincing Pakistan did enough to beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs. ...
  • World Cup: Afghanistan no surprise for New Zealand coach 8 hours 13 minutes ago

    Auckland: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson insisted on Monday that the high-flying Black Caps will pay Afghanistan the utmost respect having tracked the Asian minnows' astonishing progress at close range. Hesson briefly coached Kenya in 2011 and 2012 with the African side coming up against the Afghans in second-tier events. The 40-year-old...
  • ECB says 'no change' for Pietersen's England hopes 8 hours 25 minutes ago

    "Nothing has changed" for Kevin Pietersen's hopes of playing international cricket again, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Sunday, despite incoming chairman Colin Graves appearing to leave the door open for the exiled batsman's return. Sacked by England a year ago and later released by county side Surrey, the...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka should avoid repeating mistakes 8 hours 26 minutes ago

    Roughly eleven months ago Paul Farbrace, Sri Lanka's head coach at the time, was approached by the England and Wales Cricket Board to join their set-up. A few days later, Farbrace resigned from the Sri Lankan job, a mere three months into his contract. All this transpired two weeks before...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia's Glenn Maxwell mocked for Kiwi 'choke' gesture 8 hours 32 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australia's Glenn Maxwell was both mocked and praised on Monday after video emerged of him making a 'choking' gesture just moments before Kane Williamson launched the giant six that won Saturday's World Cup clash for New Zealand. Maxwell, a controversial batsman dubbed 'The Big Show' by Australian media, was fielding...
  • World Cup 2015: Despite win, Misbah and co. played poorly against Zimbabwe 9 hours 10 minutes ago

    Misbah-ul-Haq is a man out of his time. There were still those who defended him on Sunday (March 1) - the fallen hero, the martyr on the cross who gave everything for the cause. For about 45 overs he captained as well in a Pakistani bowling innings as he's done...
  • ICC World Cup: Australia's wake-up call came in New Zealand 9 hours 34 minutes ago

    The mastermind plan of Brendon McCullum and Mike Hesson as it all went to script in the Australia versus New Zealand game. I am sure that the planning when the draw came out and the game was scheduled, the Blackcaps would have been licking their lips. It has been...
  • ICC World Cup: Feisty Qualifiers haven't thrown in the towel 9 hours 49 minutes ago

    A dramatic at times but very credible first 15 days of cricket by the four Associate nations that have got the cricketing world talking about the validity of excluding these worthy competitors from the next ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Afghanistan pushed Sri Lanka all the way in Game 12...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Fans enjoy Gayle and De Villiers, not the bowlers 10 hours 1 minutes ago

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) The on-going World Cup is a true testimony of the fact that people come in large numbers...
  • India have been provided favourable pitches in WC: Sarfraz Nawaz 20 hours 45 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 21 hours 17 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 22 hours 22 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 22 hours 29 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 23 hours 8 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...