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  • Wickets rather than containment is best way forward: Stephen Fleming 8 hours 43 minutes ago

    It is all very well to try and tell yourself captaining your country in an ICC Cricket World Cup is the same as captaining at any other time - but it is not. True, there is still the toss of the coin and the decisions to be made about tactics,...
  • 1st ODI: All-round Elliott helps New Zealand beat Pakistan 8 hours 53 minutes ago

    Wellington: Grant Elliott scored 64 not out and took 3 for 26 in an all-round performance which led New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over Pakistan with ten overs to spare in Saturday's first of two one-day games. Ross Taylor made 59 and Martin Guptill 39 as New Zealand reached 213...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st ODI 14 hours 31 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opted to field against Pakistan in the first ODI. Teams: Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Irfan New Zealand...
  • Nuwan Kulasekera reprimanded for aggressive celebration 2 days ago

    Wellington: Sri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekera was reprimanded for aggressive celebration of Luke Ronchi's dismissal during his team's seventh ODI against New Zealand on Thursday. "Kulasekera admitted to a breach of Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel," said the ICC in a...
  • 7th ODI: Sangakkara earns Sri Lanka consolation win over New Zealand 2 days ago

    Wellington: Injury-stricken Sri Lanka gained a morale boost ahead of the World Cup by beating New Zealand by 34 runs in Thursday's last match of the seven-game one-day series. Kumar Sangakkara made 113 not out and Tillakaratne Dilshan 81 in Sri Lanka's 287-6 and debuting fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera took 2...
  • Kumar Sangakkara breaks ODI record for dismissals 2 days ago

    Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara broke the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals on Thursday. Sangakkara took his career tally to 473 dismissals when he caught Corey Anderson off the bowling of Shaminda Eranga in Sri Lanka's seventh match against New Zealand. The 37-year-old went into the...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 7th ODI 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat against New Zealand. Teams: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne...
  • Rahul Dravid rates New Zealand 'serious contenders' for World Cup 2015 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has described co-hosts New Zealand as "serious contenders" for the upcoming cricket World Cup starting February 14. "I think they've got a really really good pace attack. That's why you look at them and you think these guys are one of the serious contenders,"...
  • Builder confesses assaulting Jesse Ryder 3 days ago

    Wellington: A builder from Canterbury on Wednesday admitted that he assaulted New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder outside a Christchurch bar two years ago. The 39-year-old was initially charged with assault and injuring, with reckless disregard for safety, Ryder, who was in a medically-induced coma for three days following the assault, reports...
  • 'Foolish to write off India in World Cup' 4 days ago

    Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott feels it would be foolish to write off defending champions India ahead of next month's Cricket World Cup despite their pedestrian showing in the ongoing tour of Australia. Allott, who rose to fame by ending as the joint-leading wicket-taker of the 1999 World Cup,...
  • For some, World Cup 2015 may end up as a swan song 4 days ago

    Since the first edition in 1975 to the last in 2011, the cricket World Cup has always served as the biggest platform for each participating teams and their players to showcase their talent. From Clive Lloyd lifting the Cup in 1975 to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's trophy-clinching six at the Wankhede...
  • Martin Guptill signs on for fresh Derbyshire stint 4 days ago

    London: New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill is to re-join Derbyshire as their overseas player for the early part of the 2015 season, the Midlands county announced on Monday. The 28-year-old Guptill played for the club in the 2011 and 2012 seasons and will return for the opening six Championship matches and...
  • Daniel Vettori confident for World Cup after reaching milestone 5 days ago

    Wellington: Daniel Vettori, who played his 280th ODI Sunday against Sri Lanka to become New Zealand's most capped player, Monday said he was feeling confident and fit ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup that bowls off in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14. The left-arm spinner passed former captain Stephen...
  • 6th ODI: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs to seal series win 6 days ago

    Dunedin: New Zealand clinched a 4-1 series victory over Sri Lanka by winning Sunday's sixth game of the seven-match one-day series by 120 runs. Kane Williamson made 97, Ross Taylor 96 and Corey Anderson scored 40 and took 3 for 37 as New Zealand defended their total of 315 for...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 6th ODI 6 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Laka in the sixth ODI of seven match series. New Zealand lead series 2-1. Teams: New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (captain), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely 6 days ago

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • World Cup 2015: The men who can turn a game on its head 1 week ago

    Form is temporary, class is permanent. The real class of a player shows in situations where he can turn in a mach-winning performance when the team is in trouble. The World Cup has been witness to many such performances and no doubt the 2015 edition will see some more. These are...
  • 5th ODI: Luke Ronchi, Grant Elliott power New Zealand to huge win January 23, 2015

    New Zealand: New Zealand's Luke Ronchi blasted 170 not out and Grant Elliott made 104 in a record unbroken 267-run partnership which lifted the Black Caps to a 108-run over Sri Lanka on Friday, taking an unbeatable 3-1 lead in their one-day series. Ronchi and Elliott came together with New Zealand...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI January 23, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Brief Preview: New Zealand are leading the series 2-1 with one game being abandoned. With three more games to go, a win on Friday would ensure that they won't lose the series. Sri Lanka, on the other hand would like...
  • Will the cricket World Cup stay in the subcontinent? January 21, 2015

    The World Cup has over the years been cricket's apex tournament, an event that provides a platform to all deserving teams, regardless of their socio-economic classification, to showcase their strength on the game's biggest stage. Since its inception in 1975, the World Cup has come a long way to make the...
  • Explained: Allocation of quarter-final and semi-final venues for World Cup 2015 January 21, 2015

    The ICC World Cup 2015 kicks off February 14 in Australia and New Zealand, with the knockout phase beginning March 18. ...
  • Geoff Marsh relives Australia's journey in World Cups January 21, 2015

    The former Aussie batsman, coach and selector takes you through Australia's four World Cup triumphs. ...
  • Rahul Dravid not impressed with current World Cup format January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Having been a part of three World Cup campaigns, former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid said that the current format of the 50-over showpiece event, starting mid February in Australia and New Zealand, is too predictable and should be improved upon. "Don't really like it. Reason is you can...
  • 4th ODI: Williamson, Ronchi seal New Zealand's win over Sri Lanka January 20, 2015

    Nelson: Kane Williamson scored 103 to rescue an ailing New Zealand innings Tuesday and steer them to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international for a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series. Williamson returned to the line-up after a two-match absence with a shoulder injury to score...
  • As it happened: 4th ODI, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka January 20, 2015

    (For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page) Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat in the the 4th ODI as Kyle Mills returned to the New Zealand squad after coming through his comeback match for Auckland from a groin injury with flying colours. Playing...