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  • World Cup 2015: Rule changes have made game better to watch 55 minutes ago

    Australia were worthy winners of what I felt after only a couple of weeks was the best ICC Cricket World Cup we've ever seen. From there, it only got better and better, and it was just what the game needed. There has been talk of reducing the game to two...
  • Kyle Mills follows Daniel Vettori into retirement 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    Pace bowler Kyle Mills has followed team mate Daniel Vettori into retirement from international cricket after New Zealand's loss to Australia in Sunday's World Cup final. While Vettori, who announced his international retirement when the team returned to Auckland on Tuesday, has kept open the possibility of playing lucrative Twenty20 tournaments...
  • McCullum and Co. played their heart out in the World Cup, says Chris Harris 12 hours 59 minutes ago

    Hailing McCullum and company for playing their hearts out, former Kiwi all-rounder Harris said the current team of players can carry on for 4-5 years. ...
  • Brendon McCullum joins Birmingham Bears T20 Blast squad 13 hours 33 minutes ago

    London: Birmingham Bears have pulled off a major coup by signing New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum to help retain their NatWest T20 Blast title. McCullum, whose runs as opening batsman helped the Black Caps reach the Cricket World Cup Final, has agreed to a seven-match deal with the Bears. The 33-year-old, recognised...
  • Australian keeper Brad Haddin apologises for radio comments 16 hours 55 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has said it was never his intention to offend anyone during a radio interview after Sunday's World Cup victory. Australia defeated New Zealand in the World Cup final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Haddin spoke with a Sydney radio station on Monday after...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: CricketNext's World Cup XI 18 hours 29 minutes ago

    The ICC Cricket World Cup saw a lot of moments to savour with players coming up with some match-changing moments. At the end of two and a half months, Australia are once again at the top of the world as they got the better of a hapless New Zealand side...
  • From veteran Sangakkara to the unknown Shenwari: The surprise packages of World Cup 2015 18 hours 53 minutes ago

    This World Cup will be remembered for its milestones. Two ODI double hundreds, two 400-plus scores by a team, 38 centuries and the most watched World Cup ever. The pool stage matches had better contests than the knockouts and the event which was expected to provide bowling-friendly conditions was once...
  • New Zealand’s inexperience was a contributing factor to World Cup final loss 18 hours 57 minutes ago

    From the outset, most people, including myself, had picked Australia and New Zealand as the two teams most likely to win the 2015 World Cup. Both teams were successful over the last six weeks of competition and for them to clash in the final of the tournament then was a...
  • Daniel Vettori thanks New Zealand for letting him play 5 World Cups 21 hours 51 minutes ago

    Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori, the most capped ODI player for New Zealand, on Monday bid adieu to the 50-over format, completely ending an 18-year career in the game during which he won plaudits for being an inspiring leader. The 36-year-old, whose ODI future was a subject of speculation at the...
  • Daniel Vettori confirms international cricket retirement Yesterday

    New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori confirmed what many expected in announcing his retirement from international cricket upon the team's return from the World Cup on Tuesday. The 36-year-old former captain had been widely expected to retire from international cricket at the conclusion of New Zealand's involvement in the tournament. New Zealand...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Bring back the old ODI rules Yesterday

    (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) On papers Australia were the best team and they won the World...
  • Vernon Philander selection not race-based: Cricket South Africa Yesterday

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has denied reports that the selection of pacer Vernon Philander ahead of fast bowler Kyle Abbott for their team's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand was racially motivated. Philander was called into the South African XI in place of Abbott for last week's match against the...
  • Batsmen's delight, heartbreak for SA, Kiwis form, business as usual for Australia Yesterday

    At the stroke of sunrise, when the whole world is still recovering from the hangover of some really intense moments of the show piece event and Australia still basking in the glory of winning the cup, the Kiwis while taking the return flight home will be looking for answers to...
  • World Cup 2015: Bowlers who made a difference in the tournament Yesterday

    The 2015 World Cup has come to an end with Australia victorious over New Zealand in the final for their fifth title. It was an easy win for the co-hosts by seven wickets as they looked relatively untroubled in chasing 184 to win, having been dominant with the ball earlier. With...
  • Australia are worthy of their fifth World Cup title Yesterday

    Melbourne: The ICC hailed the 11th cricket World Cup the "most popular ever" and although most neutrals would have preferred New Zealand to win Sunday's final, there is no doubt Australia were worthy of their fifth title. Michael Clarke's side had the best blend of deep batting, strong fielding and, most...
  • N Srinivasan hails World Cup as most popular ever Yesterday

    Dubai: Hailing the just-concluded World Cup as the most popular in cricket's history, ICC Chairman N Srinivasan, on Monday, said the event's success has proved that the ODI format is in good health. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the summit clash on Sunday in front of over 93,000...
  • No Indian in ICC's World Cup XI led by Brendon McCullum Yesterday

    Dubai: Not a single Indian cricketer found a place in the ICC's World Cup XI which was dominated by runners-up New Zealand rather than champions Australia with Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum as its captain. The ICC team features five New Zealanders, including McCullum, despite their seven-wicket loss to Australia in...
  • World Cup: I won't be twisting anyone's arm, says NZ coach Mike Hesson Yesterday

    New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has said he will not put pressure on any of his players to make up their minds about their playing futures in the wake of the team's disappointing World Cup final loss to Australia. New Zealand media have speculated that captain Brendon McCullum and spinner Daniel...
  • New Zealand react to World Cup loss: 'You've done us proud' Yesterday

    Wellington: The front-page headline of New Zealand's largest newspaper reads "You've done us proud," and that seems to sum up the nation's mood after the Black Caps thrilled and inspired during eight straight World Cup victories before losing to Australia in Sunday's final. The New Zealand Herald on Monday dedicated its...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Five-time World Cup winners Australia lift trophy at the Melbourne Federation Square 2 days ago

    Australia lifted their fifth World Cup title, crushing traditional rivals New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the majestic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. ...
  • World Cup: Ending was anti-climactic but NZ walk away with their heads held high 2 days ago

    Melbourne: New Zealand whetted the appetite of the world for an underdog victory at the Cricket World Cup but couldn't conjure the last and longed-for victory, losing Sunday's final by seven wickets to Australia. The story of New Zealand's unbeaten progress through the tournament to reach their first final enriched the...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Fans greet world champions Australia at the Federation Square 2 days ago

    Thousands of cricket fans have flooded Federation Square in Melbourne to celebrate Australia's World Cup victory. ...
  • Bleary-eyed Australians celebrate World Cup win at the Federation Square 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses on Monday at a public reception the day after their victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final. Captain Michael Clarke carried the World Cup trophy and, as the players mounted the stage in front of thousands of fans at open-air Federation...
  • Five overs that cost New Zealand the World Cup 2 days ago

    For me, it all came down to five overs that cost New Zealand the chance of glory in the ICC Cricket World Cup final. Yes, the start was terrible, and when you are 39-3 against a side as good as Australia then you are always up against it. But Ross Taylor and...
  • Australia become second team to win World Cup on home soil 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia on Sunday became only the second outfit to clinch the cricket World Cup trophy on home soil, and third ever to win as co-hosts. Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the final to hold aloft the grand prize in front of a packed house at the historic...
  • Brendon McCullum keeps ODI retirement suspense alive 2 days ago

    Melbourne: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Sunday kept everyone guessing about his retirement from ODI cricket as he didn't want the spotlight to be drawn away from Australia's convincing victory in the World Cup final. Asked if he would be following Michael Clarke in announcing ODI retirement, McCullum neither denied...
  • Australia Tour Diary: MCG takes your breath away 2 days ago

    Australia win. New Zealand lose. The World Cup is over, so is Cricketnext's biggest assignment till date. And only if you were in Melbourne on Sunday the 29th of March, 2015, could you understand why MCG is the perfect setting for cricket's biggest finale. To put it in as many words...