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  • I am targeting World Cup return, says Harbhajan Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Fresh from leading Punjab to a runner-up finish in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is happy with his own showing in the domestic circuit and is keen to make a comeback into the national team for the 2015 World Cup. "I am targeting the...
  • ICC refuses to review Danish Kaneria's life ban 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner, Danish Kaneria has lost another bid to get his life ban reviewed with the International Cricket Council (ICC) refusing to take up his case. Kaneria told PTI that he had sent a letter to the ICC with his case documents requesting them to review the life ban...
  • ICC ties up with law enforcement agencies before World Cup 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Promising a corruption-free World Cup, the ICC on Monday said it has struck partnerships with law enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand in its endeavour to prevent bookies from associating with the players. "Corruption in any sport is a big challenge these days. Cricket has led the way in...
  • Harbhajan Singh did a great job in legalising his action: ICC CEO 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Asserting that the timing of the crackdown on illegal actions is not a conspiracy, International Cricket Council CEO David Richardson lauded Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh for correcting his bowling action after being called twice in his career and making it absolutely legal. "At one stage his (Harbhajan Singh) action...
  • Kohli remains No. 2 ODI batsman, Bhuvneshwar moves up to seventh 3 days ago

    Dubai: Top India batsman Virat Kohli has maintained his second position in the latest ICC batsmen rankings while medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has moved up a place to be seventh in the bowlers' standings. AB de Villiers has strengthened his grip on the number-one batting ranking by extending his advantage of...
  • Australia the team to beat at World Cup: Michael Vaughan 3 days ago

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Sunday said that having hit upon a rich vein of form against South Africa, Australia have emerged as the front-runners and will be the team to beat at the World Cup in their own backyard, starting February 14 next year. Australia thrashed South Africa...
  • Australia displace India as top ODI team 3 days ago

    Four-time World Champion Australia on Sunday returned to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings, displacing India, after defeating South Africa 4-1 in a five-match series, as per the latest International Cricket Council release. Australia started the series in third position on 114 ratings points but equalled India's 117...
  • Parvez Rasool targets World Cup selection 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir cricketer Parvez Rasool is targeting a spot in the Indian team which will play in the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "The target now is selection for the World Cup. There are multi-day matches coming up and the aim is to do...
  • ICC Women's Championship: India hope for a winning start against South Africa 4 days ago

    Bengaluru: Riding high on confidence after notching an innings win in the one-off Test at Mysuru last week, the Mithali Raj-led Indian women's cricket team will seek to carry the momentum into the one-day series against South Africa commencing Monday. All three One-Day Internationals (ODI) will take place here Nov 24,...
  • We should be allowed back, says Pakistan pacer Asif 4 days ago

    Karachi: Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif is anguished and disappointed that some former cricketers are against the idea of letting players banned for spot-fixing return to the game after being reformed and rehabilitated. Earlier this week a statement by former captain Rameez Raja set tongues wagging when he questioned the wisdom...
  • Problems persist for Dhoni in Tests but can win World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 4 days ago

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the World Cup for India in 2011 after 28 long years, should stay at the helm for the team to defend their title in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. During the Test series in England, which...
  • Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers advance in rankings 5 days ago

    Dubai: Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers progressed in the Test rankings following their drawn second Test, according to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) release on Saturday. Sarfraz Ahmed jumped to a career-best ranking of 18 in the Test batting rankings following his scores of 112 and 24 not out against...
  • Australia tour will give advantage to India in World Cup: VVS Laxman 5 days ago

    For batting legend VVS Laxman there are no clear favourites for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but the former Indian batsman feels India will surely enjoy an "advantage" having spent a considerable amount of time Down Under before the mega-event. India will spend nearly two-and-a-half months in...
  • India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Fleming 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming. Fleming's logic for leaving out India from his list of Cup favourites is simple. They won the coveted trophy four years ago at...
  • India continue to top ODI team table, Virat Kohli at number 2 1 week ago

    Dubai: India retained the numero uno spot in the latest Reliance ODI team rankings while Virat Kohli maintained the number two position with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni static at the seventh place in the batting chart released. Meanwhile, following Wednesday's third ODI in Canberra in which Australia defeated South Africa by...
  • Ramiz Raja questions Pakistan support for tainted Mohammad Amir 1 week ago

    Karachi: With efforts being increased to bring back Mohammad Amir into domestic cricket first and then into international cricket come 2015, former Test cricketer Ramiz Raja has spoken out and lamented that a man who cheated with cricket should not be allowed to play for Pakistan again. The International Cricket Council...
  • IPL petitioner Aditya Verma sends Mudgal report to ICC 1 week ago

    IPL petitioner and Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma has sent the Justice Mukul Mudgal panel's report on IPL spot-fixing and betting to the ICC, requesting them to act against N Srinivasan and remove him from the post of chairman of the world cricketing body. Verma had earlier made his...
  • Michael Clarke should quit one-dayers after World Cup: Border November 19, 2014

    Sydney: Injured skipper Michael Clarke should quit playing One-Day Internationals (ODI) after the 2015 World Cup in order to finish his career as one of the true greats of Australian cricket, former captain Allan Border has said. Clarke will meet physiotherapist Alex Kountouris in Sydney Thursday to find out more about...
  • Moin Khan hopeful Hafeez's bowling action will be cleared November 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan is hopeful that seasoned allrounder Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action will be cleared soon and he will be available for the 2015 World Cup. Moin, who is also the manager of the national team that is presently playing against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates,...
  • Modi, Abbott pose with World Cup trophy at Melbourne Cricket Ground November 18, 2014

    PM Narendra Modi attended a reception hosted by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at the Melbourne Cricket ground. Modi also posed with the 2015 Cricket world cup trophy. ...
  • Fear of failure a problem for England, says Andrew Strauss November 18, 2014

    Andrew Strauss said on Monday that a collective fear of failure on the part of England`s batsmen risks damaging the team`s chances at next year`s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. One longstanding complaint about England`s recent one-day international performances, which have seen them lose five of their last six...
  • Virat Kohli rises to No.2 in ICC ODI rankings November 17, 2014

    Dubai: India's hard-hitting batsman Virat Kohli rose a place to be ranked second in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings for batsmen following India's 5-0 series victory over Sri Lanka. Team-mate Rohit Sharma has vaulted to 15th as the reigning World Cup champions continue their preparations for...
  • Field restrictions not much of advantage during World Cup: Virat Kohli November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India's premier batsman and stand-in-captain Virat Kohli feels that present field restriction rule is an advantage for batsmen only when they are playing in the sub-continent and it will be a completely different ball game during World Cup in Australia, next year. Kohli, who led the team to a...
  • India in fine shape for World Cup title defence November 17, 2014

    An ODI series that had the potential to be a closely contested one turned out to be a horribly one-sided battle where the winner was decided even before the rubber was over. The Sri Lankans, who were asked to pack their bags for India in the eleventh hour and in the...
  • Mohammad Amir puts acting career on hold for domestic cricket hopes November 17, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pace bowler Mohammad Amir has put his acting career on hold after the country's cricket governing body PCB said that it would be requesting the ICC to allow the tainted player to play domestic cricket before his ban ends in August 2015. "For me cricket has always been...
  • Virat Kohli hints Axar Patel a bright prospect for World Cup November 17, 2014

    Impressed with rookie Axar Patel's all-round performance, India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli has hinted that the left-arm spinner could be preferred in the side for next year's ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Patel's emergence as an allrounder in the just-concluded One-Day International (ODI) series against...
  • India consolidate their No 1 ICC ODI rankings November 16, 2014

    Dubai: World champions India have consolidated their top rank on the ICC ODI Team Rankings after sweeping the series against Sri Lanka, which concluded in Ranchi on Sunday. India had started the series at the third position on 113 ratings points and has finished on 117 ratings points, two ratings points...
  • ODI winter primes England for World Cup success, says Alastair Cook November 15, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook believes a diet of nothing but one-day cricket this winter and the return of a number of rested key players will give England their best chance to win the World Cup. Having not played any form of cricket since a Twenty20 victory against India in early September,...
  • Bowling biggest concern going into World Cup: Lahiru Thirimanne November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: Blaming bowlers for their downfall in the ongoing series against India, Sri Lankan vice-captain Lahiru Thirimanne on Saturday said bowling would be their main concern going into the World Cup. "We have to work on our wicket-taking options and mainly our bowling plan. Our bowlers didn't bowl well, I think...
  • Looking to make a comeback, World Cup hopes alive: Yuvraj Singh November 15, 2014

    Out-of-favour batsman Yuvraj Singh vows to make a quick comeback to the Indian team and said he is very much looking forward to play in the 2015 World Cup. Yuvraj, who last played for India in a T20 international in April 2014, said: "I am playing domestic cricket and hope to...