MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Match 18, Pool A Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: The Islanders, losing finalists in the last two editions, have had an uninspiring start to the 2015 event, with their batsmen struggling to cope with the conditions in New Zealand. Angelo Mathews's men were thrashed by the co-hosts...
  • Upul Tharanga replaces Jeevan Mendis in Sri Lanka World Cup squad 2 days ago

    Wellington: Opening batsman Upul Tharanga will join Sri Lanka at the World Cup as a replacement for injured allrounder Jeevan Mendis. The International Cricket Council approved the replacement after Mendis injured a hamstring at training on Tuesday. Sri Lanka will play Bangladesh in Melbourne on Thursday in their third match in Pool...
  • Sri Lanka seek World Cup lift against Bangladesh 2 days ago

    Perennial contenders Sri Lanka will fear their own inconsistent form more than their opponents when they meet Bangladesh in the World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. The Islanders, losing finalists in the last two editions, have had an uninspiring start to the 2015 event, with their batsmen struggling...
  • ICC World Cup: Ajinkya Rahane is a monk with a bat 2 days ago

    Perth: Ajinkya Rahane is an unlikely hero. Unlike many of his team-mates, flash is the last thing on his mind. He is not one of the in-your-face types; he is more understated and studied. See Ajinkya Rahane, and immediately you see serious. You see committed. You see determined. It's not...
  • World Cup: Ravichandran Ashwin-Ravindra Jadeja have proved critics wrong, says Virat Kohli 3 days ago

    Perth: Question marks have been raised about their ability to trouble batsmen in overseas conditions but "spin twins" Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have "proved their critics wrong" with an impressive start to their World Cup campaign, feels team's premier batsman Virat Kohli. With convincing wins over Pakistan and South Africa...
  • Sri Lanka, Bangladesh suffer World Cup injuries 3 days ago

    Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were dealt injury blows ahead of Thursday's World Cup clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with both Jeevan Mendis and Mushfiqur Rahim taken to hospital for assessment. Mendis, a left-handed batsman and right-arm leg-spinner, has a hamstring injury that could be serious enough to rule him out...
  • Bangladesh rubbished World Cup bookie links 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Bangladesh, on Monday, rubbished media reports back home that seamer Al-Amin Hossain had been kicked out of the World Cup for reportedly confessing to meeting an illegal Indian bookmaker. The official statement issued on Sunday by the team management had said Hossain, 25, was being sent home for breaking curfew...
  • Shikhar Dhawan most mentioned Indian player on Twitter 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan topped the list of the most mentioned players from India in Twitter after his ton (137) for a winning cause against South Africa in a Pool B World Cup encounter. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) and Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) were the second and third most spoken...
  • Never in my wildest dream I thought of such big win: Sunil Gavaskar 4 days ago

    Perth: Lavishing praise on Team India for defeating South Africa in the cricket World Cup, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said he never thought in his wildest dream that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would beat the Proteas by such a huge margin. Defending champions India crushed South Africa by 130...
  • Australia tour diary: A walk down memory lane at the MCG 4 days ago

    The inside of the stadium is lined with cricket memorabilia which every cricket fan would love to get a snap with. ...
  • Shafiul Islam cleared to join Bangladesh squad at World Cup 4 days ago

    Melbourne: The International Cricket Council has approved Shafiul Islam as a replacement in Bangladesh's World Cup squad for pace bowler Al-Amin Hossain, who was sent home after breaking a team curfew. Al-Amin did not play in the team's opening 105-run win over Afghanistan, and Bangladesh's second match against Australia was washed...
  • Images: From Ghaziabad to Melbourne, fans rejoice in India's win over South Africa 4 days ago

    Team India broke its World Cup jinx against South Africa, which sparked celebration by fans in India and Australia. Here's a look at the images after India's 130-run win. Fans gathered outside Suresh Raina's residence in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, to celebrate India's win. (Getty Images) Indore saw wild celebrations as fans burnt...
  • Shikhar Dhawan: Aggressive on the pitch, calm off it 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Indian cricket's man of the moment Shikhar Dhawan, who mesmerised the MCG crowd with his 137-run match-winning knock against South Africa, said that staying calm during a lean patch was key to his success in the first two matches of the World Cup. Dhawan, who had an ordinary ODI tri-series...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Teams will now take India's bowling seriously 4 days ago

    Two clinical but extremely convincing wins has set the ball rolling in the right direction for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men. The much assailed Indian bowling line-up would undoubtedly be the most discussed topic hereon in the team meetings of most countries in the tournament. More than the talent that the...
  • ICC World Cup: When Melbourne turned into Mumbai and Mohali 4 days ago

    This could so easily have been Mumbai or Mohali, given the sea of blue that drove the Indian team and the profusion of Indian flags across the vast expanse of the hugely populated stands. In reality, this was the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia's pride and joy, by a distance the...
  • South Africa fined for slow over-rate at Cricket World Cup 4 days ago

    Melbourne: South Africa have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during Sunday's World Cup match against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the International Cricket Council said. Match referee Jeff Crowe found the South Africans fell one over short in the stipulated time and docked skipper AB de Villiers 20...
  • Anil Kumble inducted into ICC Hall of Fame 5 days ago

    Melbourne: Former India spinner Anil Kumble was Sunday inducted into the prestigious International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Kumble became the fourth Indian to be given the honour after Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Bishan Singh Bedi and also joins the likes of Australian...
  • Cricket fraternity hails India's big win over SA 5 days ago

    Melbourne: As India broke a long-standing World Cup jinx against South Africa on Sunday, appreciation and congratulatory messages poured in from the cricket fraternity which hailed the team's "terrific" all-round performance in front of a packed MCG. Riding on another strong batting display powered by Shikhar Dhawan's strokeful century, India today...
  • ICC World Cup: India rout South Africa, title defence on 5 days ago

    If there were any doubts still lingering over India's World Cup defence, they can be kissed a good bye as 90,000 people present at the MCG on Sunday saw India play like champions and hammer South Africa by 140 runs. The heroes of India's second win on the trot were Shikhar...
  • ICC World Cup: 'Sachin, Sachin' chants return to MCG 5 days ago

    Melbourne: Long retired from the game but Sachin Tendulkar's mere presence was good enough for a near-capacity crowd to go hysterical during India's World Cup game against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Having retired from international cricket in November, 2013, Tendulkar hasn't dropped in for international matches...
  • ICC World Cup Diary: MCG dominates the city of Melbourne 5 days ago

    CNN-IBN takes you through the city of Melbourne in the series of its Australia tour diaries during the cricket World Cup. ...
  • AS it happened: India vs South Africa, World Cup, Match 13, Pool B 5 days ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to view the blog) Quick Preview: After a terrific and unexpectedly smooth start to their title defence, India will have to soak in the pressure against a team they have never beaten at the World Cup. South Africa will perhaps be the toughest test for the...
  • ICC World Cup: India need to pull out all stops against South Africa 6 days ago

    After a terrific and unexpectedly smooth start to their title defence, India will have to soak in the pressure against a team they have never beaten at the World Cup. South Africa will perhaps be the toughest test for the defending champions in Pool B. On the scale of 1 to...
  • World Cup: Short of runs, Dhoni inspects MCG track before SA clash 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Call it by fate or by design, Mahendra Singh Dhoni probably shares a different kind of bonding with the Melbourne Cricket Ground as it was again evident on Saturday, a day before India's second group league encounter against South Africa in the World Cup. Exactly 52 days back, Dhoni had...
  • Cricket World Cup: Tougher test awaits India against South Africa, says Ajit Agarkar 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India may have been impressive in their World Cup opener against Pakistan, but former pacer Ajit Agarkar feels a sterner test awaits Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side when they take on a much stronger South Africa in their second pool match on Sunday. "You will always get a tougher test...
  • ICC World Cup: Key battles that set up India-South Africa clash 6 days ago

    The Cricket World Cup over the years has produced some riveting encounters that have got fans engrossed around the world. While some have gone on to create history, others have dressed to the nines since the advent of coloured clothing in limited-overs cricket. There are very few sides in world cricket...
  • I see a lot of me in Ashwin: Anil Kumble 6 days ago

    Melbourne: It may not quite be in the same league as Sir Donald Bradman saying Sachin Tendulkar reminded him of his own batting, but Anil Kumble paid R Ashwin the biggest compliment of the offspinner's cricketing life at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. Much like his bowling, Kumble's choice of...
  • World Cup: I am best suited to bat No. 3, says Virat Kohli 6 days ago

    Melbourne: India's premier batsman Virat Kohli declared on Saturday that after experimenting with his batting position, the team management has reached a conclusion that number three is the best slot for him in the World Cup. "I've played enough number of games to try and experiment batting position for the team...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Rattle South Africa with spin, says Kris Srikkanth 1 week ago

    (Former India captain and chief selector Kris Srikkanth, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for IBNLive Sports. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) MS Dhoni may be facing consistency issues with his pacers and mulling who...