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  • World Cup: Mike Hesson hopeful of Adam Milne's fitness for World Cup quarter-final March 17, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne has overcome a shoulder injury and is available for the team's World Cup quarter-final against the West Indies on Saturday. Milne missed New Zealand's final pool match against Bangladesh after suffering the injury in their previous match against Afghanistan, causing the only change to...
  • This Indian fan wants New Zealand to win the World Cup March 16, 2015

    Wellington: There is nothing that money cannot buy you and perhaps no bond that it cannot dilute. Such is the story of diehard Indian fan Arjun Bhardwaj, 24, who now wants New Zealand to win the cricket World Cup, according to a New Zealand Herald report on Monday. The reason? Bhardwaj took...
  • Survival of ODIs almost entirely dependent on the World Cup March 16, 2015

    Pakistan v Australia in UAE: 0-3 (3) India v West Indies in India: 2-1 (5) New Zealand v South Africa in New Zealand: 0-2 (3) India v Sri Lanka in India: 5-0 (5) Australia v South Africa in Australia: 4-1 (5) Bangladesh v Zimbabwe in Bangladesh: 5-0 (5) Sri Lanka v England in Sri Lanka: 5-2...
  • World Cup: We have to remain calm and play with freedom, says Williamson March 16, 2015

    Kane Williamson also said that it is important to focus a bit on Chris Gayle but it's more important that Kiwis focus on their own skills. ...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Team report cards from Pool A and B March 16, 2015

    A tournament that kick-started its campaign at Hagley Oval, Christchurch, with the game between hosts New Zealand and Sri Lanka delivered more than it promised in the pool stage and now it's time for the business end of the tournament. A fixture that was terribly in favour of the full members...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies confident of Gayle's fitness for NZ clash March 16, 2015

    Wellington: West Indies believe Chris Gayle will have a major impact on Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand even if he's only half fit. Gayle missed Sunday's six-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates in Napier, which secured the West Indies' place in the last eight, after failing to...
  • World Cup: New Zealand won't curb aggressive game for knockout rounds March 16, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand will not be shelving the aggressive game that has taken them through the pool stage at the World Cup unbeaten despite the stakes now being that much higher in the knock-out rounds, batsman Kane Williamson said on Monday. The co-hosts will enter Saturday's quarter-final in Wellington as raging...
  • ICC World Cup, Week-4 Review: Two unbeaten teams, two last-minute entries March 16, 2015

    The pool stage has ended, and according to many, the real World Cup begins. There are no more 'off days' now. One slip and your World Cup will end there are then. Each of the eight quarter-finalists know that, as the World Cup takes a two-day break before the quarter-finals beginning...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Chris Harris picks his quarter-final winners March 16, 2015

    (Legendary New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris, 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) Anyone on their day, if they play well, are going to challenge all sides. When you...
  • World Cup Exclusive: An India vs New Zealand final, Chris Harris wishes March 15, 2015

    (Legendary New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris, 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) India vs New Zealand, what a great final that would be. Hopefully, the reigning champions against...
  • World Cup 2015: Bangladesh gave New Zealand a run for their money March 14, 2015

    Bangladesh lost the match but impressed their fans by their performance against New Zealand. New Zealand has been playing great cricket since the beginning of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and there is no doubt saying that after Australia, it is Bangladesh, who gave them the toughest fight in...
  • Watch: NZ keep clean sheet, England get consolation win, ICC World Cup, Day 27 Highlights March 14, 2015

    New Zealand survived a scare from Bangladesh for their sixth straight win while England will fly back home with a consolation win against Afghanistan. Watch all the highlights from Day 27 at the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: Bangladesh gave New Zealand a run for their money, says Aminul Islam March 13, 2015

    Bangladesh lost the match but impressed their fans by their performance against New Zealand. New Zealand has been playing great cricket since the beginning of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and there is no doubt saying that after Australia, it is Bangladesh, who gave them the toughest fight in...
  • World Cup: New Zealand make it six wins in six matches March 13, 2015

    New Zealand ended their Pool B campaign with six wins out of six - but not before surviving a serious scare against Bangladesh in Hamilton. ...
  • World Cup: Fast and accurate swing bowling will be the key for India, says Martin Crowe March 13, 2015

    Auckland: New Zealand great Martin Crowe says fast and accurate swing bowling will be the key to the "smoothly flowing" Indian cricket team's fortunes as they prepares to enter the knockout stage of the ongoing cricket World Cup. Defending champions India sailed into the quarter-finals with five wins on the trot,...
  • World Cup: New Zealand need to be desperate on the field, says Brendon McCullum March 13, 2015

    Hamilton: Skipper Brendon McCullum on Friday said that New Zealand need to be desperate on the field as they enter the business-end of the cricket World Cup. "I cut my hands a couple of times (diving) but we have to be desperate in the field. It is an attitude we need...
  • World Cup 2015: Martin Guptill, Southee praise New Zealand fightback March 13, 2015

    Hamilton: Opener Martin Guptill and paceman Tim Southee praised New Zealand's fightback in their hard-earned win over Bangladesh in Hamilton today, hoping it will stand them in good stead in the knock-out stage. New Zealand won by three wickets after being tested in both batting and bowling with Guptill making his...
  • World Cup: We can exploit New Zealand's weakness, says Brad Haddin March 13, 2015

    Hobart: Notwithstanding their loss to New Zealand in their last encounter, Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin exuded confidence about bouncing back against the Kiwis in the cricket World Cup. The two cricketing countries clashed in a World Cup Pool A match on February 28 which Australia lost by a narrow margin. Thanks...
  • Bangladesh up for India challenge in World Cup quarters: Shakib Al Hasan March 13, 2015

    Hamilton: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan insists they have nothing to fear when they tackle India for a place in the World Cup semi-finals after giving in-form New Zealand a huge scare on Friday. The Tigers went down fighting by three wickets at Seddon Park in their last Pool A match...
  • World Cup: NZ finish unbeaten in Pool A with nervy Bangladesh win March 13, 2015

    Bangladesh did a lot of things right against one of the favourites to lift the 2015 World Cup trophy, negotiating the New Zealand pace attack well on the way to becoming the first team in the tournament to bat a full 50 overs against them. As a result, they put up...
  • Ponting, Richards, Botham back New Zealand to win the World Cup March 13, 2015

    Wellington: Three cricketing greats -- Ricky Ponting, Ian Botham and Viv Richards -- have voiced their support for the New Zealand team who they believe can clinch this year's World Cup trophy. New Zealand's performances so far in the tournament has seen them tipped as one of the genuine contenders. Ponting, who...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Bangladesh, World Cup, Match 37 March 13, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Pre-match: Bangladesh will seek to exploit New Zealand's weakness against spin and halt the co-hosts' unbeaten run when the teams meet in the World Cup in Hamilton on Friday. Bangladesh surprised everyone by knocking out England with a hard-fought 15-run win on...
  • ICC World Cup: What Kris Srikkanth has to say about India's 5-0 run March 12, 2015

    (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) When the World Cup started, all of us doubted India's ability but now,...
  • World Cup: Bangladesh bank on spin to unsettle red hot New Zealand March 12, 2015

    Bangladesh will seek to exploit New Zealand's weakness against spin and halt the co-hosts' unbeaten run when the teams meet in the World Cup in Hamilton on Friday. Bangladesh surprised everyone by knocking out England with a hard-fought 15-run win on Monday to earn a place in the quarter-finals for...
  • New Zealand are favourites to win the World Cup, says David Warner March 12, 2015

    It's been a pretty up-and-down World Cup for David Warner. Australia's dynamic opening batsman lies in the upper half of the run-scorers' chart, having scored 243 runs in four games to date, but 178 of them came in one hit alone - against Afghanistan at the WACA ground in...
  • Bangladesh, New Zealand say World Cup clash no dead rubber March 12, 2015

    Hamilton: New Zealand and Bangladesh have both qualified for the Cricket World Cup quarterfinals, but neither side will treat their final pool match at Seddon Park on Friday as a dead rubber. Rain on Thursday complicated both teams' efforts to complete their match preparations, while injuries forced them to delay the...
  • World Cup 2015: Fine, fitness may stop Mashrafe Mortaza playing NZ March 12, 2015

    Hamilton: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza is unlikely to face New Zealand in the World Cup on Friday as he struggles for fitness while he also faces the threat of suspension over slow over rates. The 31-year-old did not train on Thursday with coach Chandika Hathurusingha admitting the veteran has been under...
  • New Zealand Tour Diary: A visit to the Waikato Museum in Hamilton March 12, 2015

    CNN-IBN took some time out from the cricket action and visited the historic Waikato Museum in Hamilton where the cricketing gear of the 19th century is up for display. ...
  • World Cup: Martin Crowe was like a Grand Master and I was his chesspiece, says Gavin Larsen March 11, 2015

    Auckland: Gavin Larsen says if he could rein in the batsmen of 1990s era even with his military medium pace it was because of his skipper Martin Crowe's tremendous leadership style and his faith in the bowlers. The former Kiwi player said Crowe's captaincy was very innovative during the 1992 World...
  • World Cup: I have now matured as a cricketer, says Mushfiqur Rahim March 11, 2015

    Hamilton: Bangladesh middle order mainstay Mushfiqur Rahim said on Wednesday that he has matured as a cricketer and knows exactly what he has to do out there in the middle. His 89-run innings against England in their last World Cup contest which Bangladesh clinched by 15 runs was another example of...