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  • World Cup Final: Australia, New Zealand lock horns in battle of Oceania 6 hours 33 minutes ago

    The World Cup 2015 has been the most watched tournament surpassing all previous records and that is enough to call it a success. In terms of cricket it has been an exciting tournament if you love seeing boundaries hit but it has disturbed the balance between bat and ball to...
  • World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum all set for Australian challenge 10 hours 34 minutes ago

    Melbourne: In 2009, when he was appointed the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2 in South Africa, Brendon McCullum wore a smile at every interaction with the media - at the post-match presentation, and at the pre and post-match press conferences. It wasn't an easy time for McCullum....
  • Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps in World Cup final 10 hours 54 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Kiwi fans daubed in black came out in droves on Saturday to support New Zealand on the eve of their team's first World Cup final, against fierce rivals Australia in Melbourne. Fans gathered around the nets outside the vast Melbourne Cricket Ground arena to get a glimpse of their heroes...
  • Australia vs New Zealand World Cup final: who to watch 10 hours 59 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Expect the World Cup final to have an entirely different complexion to the last encounter between Australia and New Zealand. The group-stage match involving the tournament co-hosts was a low-scoring thriller in Auckland, where New Zealand edged Australia by one wicket and later sealed top spot in Pool A. With...
  • World Cup 2015 final, Australia vs New Zealand: The key battles 11 hours 15 minutes ago

    After a couple of month's grueling cricket, 48 matches spread over 14 teams, the 11th edition of Cricket World Cup is ready for trans-Tasman showdown when the two hosts Australia and New Zealand meet at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. While Australia will aim to add the fifth silverware to their...
  • World Cup: My legacy is what my team-mates think of me, says Michael Clarke 11 hours 38 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Set to retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand, Michael Clarke said on Saturday that his legacy as Australia's ODI captain will be determined by what his team-mates thought of him and his conduct after team-mate Phillip Hughes passed away in November last. Clarke, who...
  • New Zealand 'fearless' ahead of World Cup final 11 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday's World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said the Black Caps would use the same lineup that beat South Africa in the semi-finals and the same bold tactics...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia's road to final 12 hours 14 minutes ago

    After 48 one-day internationals played out over six weeks between teams from five continents, the 11th version of the cricket World Cup boils down to a trans-Tasman tussle at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The Australians have won the World Cup on every continent that exists on the cricket...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand's road to final 12 hours 28 minutes ago

    The ICC cricket world cup - the game's global showpiece event, has come down to a local derby to decide the champion of the 11th edition. Hosts Australia and New Zealand welcomed 12 other countries to the World Cup but saved the final for themselves, ensuring Sunday's game at the...
  • World Cup final - what the experts think 13 hours 56 minutes ago

    Melbourne: How the pundits see Sunday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand: "They are both very good teams, but if you just saw them on paper and if you try and see weaknesses in the Australian team, I am not sure where you find one. Their top-order batting is...
  • Winning World Cup will be NZ's finest moment in sport: Richard Hadlee Yesterday

    Melbourne: Former New Zealand legend Richard Hadlee on Friday said that the Black Caps winning on Sunday against Australia would be the country's finest moment in sport. Co-hosts New Zealand entered the final of the World for the first time with a victory over South Africa in the semi-finals on Tuesday....
  • World Cup: My mind and heart is with Australia, says Kris Srikkanth Yesterday

    The New Zealand attack consisting of Boult and co will not be able to move the ball as much as they did in their own country, giving Australia the upper hand, feels Kris Srikkanth. ...
  • New Zealand's World Cup showing has brought masses back to cricket: Geoff Allott Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott says the national team's performance in the World Cup has brought the "lost fans" back to the game, reinforcing cricket as the number one summer sport in the country. Co-hosts New Zealand have managed to attract the attention of masses like never...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Disappointed Indian fan sells tickets ahead of final Yesterday

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with and an Indian fan who has sold his ticket because India failed to reach the finals but on the other hand there was another fan who is looking forward to the game. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Deserving teams have reached the final, says Aussie fan Yesterday

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with an Aussie fan outside the MCG, who feels that MCG effect might come to play and NZ can have a problem in the finals. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Deserted MCG box office ahead of Australia, New Zealand final Yesterday

    Melbourne Cricket Ground had a deserted look two days ahead of the most important game of this World Cup. ...
  • Penpix of the Australian squad for World Cup 2015 final Yesterday

    Penpix of the Australia squad that will play the cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Michael Clarke, 33, right-handed batsman. 244 matches, 7907 runs, wickets 57. Highest score: 130. Returning from a hamstring surgery, Clarke played his first match of the tournament in the...
  • Kumar Dharmasena, Richard Kettleborough named umpires for World Cup final Yesterday

    Dubai: Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and England's Richard Kettleborough, on Friday, were appointed on-field umpires for the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand on Sunday in Melbourne. "Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough will be the two on-field umpires," the ICC said in a statement. Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle was named...
  • World Cup: Kiwi fans hit back at Matthew Hayden MCG jibe Yesterday

    Sydney: New Zealand fans poked fun on Friday at Matthew Hayden after the former Australian batsman suggested the Black Caps would be overawed by the huge dimensions of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the World Cup final. New Zealand go into the championship match on a run of eight wins in...
  • World Cup: Crowd for MCG final could break record 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Two of the key attendance milestones reached at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) could be trumped by Sunday's World Cup final. The 1992 World Cup in the Antipodes drew a crowd of 87,182 for the final between Pakistan and England which the former won. That was well in excess of...
  • World Cup: New Zealand will struggle with size of MCG, says Matthew Hayden 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Former Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden on Thursday said that New Zealand will struggle with the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Sunday's cricket World Cup final here. Co-hosts New Zealand entered the final of the mega event for the first time with a victory over South Africa...
  • World Cup 2015: ICC president Mustafa Kamal rules out resignation 6 days ago

    Dhaka: International Cricket Council (ICC) president Mustafa Kamal has dismissed "rumours" that he was resigning his post. Kamal had termed the umpiring in Bangladesh's quarter-final match against India as "poor" and threatened to step down after the match on March 19, reports bdnews24.com. "It seems the ICC has become the Indian Cricket...
  • World Cup: Rohit Sharma at his subliminal best is a sight for the gods 6 days ago

    Sydney: Martin Crowe has called him a beautiful player. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said his was a talent wasted at No. 6 in the one-day international set-up. But no one in Indian cricket has polarised opinion more than Rohit Sharma. When Rohit is at his subliminal best, sliding back in his...
  • Images: How fans celebrated India's entry into World Cup semis March 20, 2015

    From Ghaziabad to Amritsar to Melbourne, Indians were in a state of frenzy after beating Bangladesh in the quarter-final on Thursday. Fans dancing to the beats of dhol on the streets of Bhopal. (Getty Images) Fireworks set off in the neighbourhoods of Amritsar. (Getty Images) India skipper MS Dhoni's hometown fans in Ranchi...
  • World Cup: India were deserving winners against Bangladesh, says Rohan Gavaskar March 20, 2015

    Umpiring errors went against Bangladesh in quarter-final, but India had enough in the tank to beat Bangladesh anyway, says Rohan Gavaskar. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Time for real Virat Kohli to stand up in semi-final March 20, 2015

    A realistic approach to the game did the trick for the Indian team. They understood very early on in the innings that this Bangladesh attack was not a pushover and that it was a much improved bowling unit. The adjustments to the scoring pattern were made accordingly, which is always...
  • Rohit Sharma joins India's World Cup party March 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Rohit Sharma took his time joining the World Cup party but arrived in style on Thursday, rocking the Melbourne Cricket Ground with a match-winning century to sink Bangladesh and send reigning champions India charging into the semi-finals. The opening batsman's crisp 137 off 126 balls at the iconic stadium set...
  • Twitter explodes as India enter World Cup 2015 semi-finals March 19, 2015

    Rohit Sharma stroked an authoritative century and Umesh Yadav claimed four wickets to help defending champion India advance to the World Cup semi-finals with a 109-run win over Bangladesh on Thursday. Rohit scored 137 off just 126 balls with 14 boundaries and three sixes, sharing a 122 -run fourth-wicket partnership with...
  • World Cup 2015: Happy to make it count in a quarter-final, says Rohit March 19, 2015

    Rohit Sharma's seventh one-day International (ODI) century helped India post 302 for 6 in the World Cup 2015 quarter-final against Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Rohit was at his very best as he began the innings with a drive through extra-cover for a four off the very first...