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  • Five reasons which put a question mark on Virat Kohli's leadership 1 week ago

    Aggression can be a funny thing that, if used properly, can be an asset or can act like a mad elephant in a battle-field that can kill your own soldiers. Something that India's Test captain Virat Kohli, who was an obvious choice after Mahendra Singh Dhoni called it a day,...
  • World Cup: Australia deserved to win against India in semis March 27, 2015

    It is always best to be practical and honest. And so it must be mentioned straightaway that while the Indians did wonderfully well in the World Cup, the simple truth is that they didn't win a single match against the Australians on the entire tour, not in the Test series,...
  • World Cup: Pace trio should play less domestic games, says Dhoni March 27, 2015

    Melbourne: The biggest positive for the Indian cricket team in this World Cup has been the performance of their pacers and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that the trio of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma should not be forced to play domestic events to ensure that they don't...
  • Head held high, India's ouster from World Cup just a bad day March 27, 2015

    This was always on the cards as not every day you will get things going your way. There comes a time when you need somebody to stick his neck out and fight it through but sports can be cruel in that regard as no matter how hard you try to...
  • World Cup: I was never concerned about my spot, says Aaron Finch March 27, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia opener Aaron Finch said he never feared for his place in the side during his lean spell at the World Cup and having found some runs will be raring to go in Sunday's final at his home ground. Finch hit an uncharacteristically scrappy 81 in a match-winning partnership of...
  • Mature fans accept end of India's World champion reign March 27, 2015

    India's notoriously volatile fans showed rare maturity in accepting the end of their team's reign as world champions after Thursday's semi-final defeat against co-hosts Australia in Sydney. The defending champions struggled during their build-up, losing a four-test series 2-0 against Australia and then failing to win a single match in the...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya lauds Team India's 'outstanding' World Cup performance March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The disappointment of a semi-final exit notwithstanding, BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its "stupendous" World Cup performance, saying that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men put up an outstanding show. India, the defending champions, were knocked out of the World Cup following a 95-run...
  • Team India should be proud of their World Cup campaign March 27, 2015

    Sydney: Back in 2003, India's World Cup campaign consisted of eight straight wins bookended by crushing defeats to Australia, one of them in the final at The Wanderers. Almost exactly 12 years on, India's hitherto blemish-free tournament came to a juddering halt against the men in gold and green. This...
  • Gloom shrouds India after World Cup exit March 27, 2015

    Sydney/New Delhi: A pall of gloom descended on the Indian dressing room after the team's campaign in the World Cup came to an agonising end on Thursday, and the pain of losing the semi-finals engulfed the entire cricket-crazy nation that was left grief-stricken. Disappointment was writ large on the faces of...
  • ICC World Cup: Why is beating Australia so tough for India? March 26, 2015

    India were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 after Australia defeated them by 95 runs. ...
  • World Cup: We lost half the match after losing toss, says Ajit Wadekar March 26, 2015

    Mumbai: India were let down by their pace bowlers and losing the toss was a big blow to the defending champions, who went down tamely to Australia in the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup today, said former captain Ajit Wadekar. "We lost half the game at the toss itself as...
  • World Cup: Unfair to blame Anushka for Kohli's poor form, says Ganguly March 26, 2015

    Sydney: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today lashed out at people who attacked Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's failure with the bat in the cricket World Cup semifinal against Australia, saying that it showed their immaturity. After actress Anushka was attacked by the twitterati, Ganguly said it's sad to see the...
  • World Cup 2015: India succumbed under the pressure, says Sunil Gavaskar March 26, 2015

    Sydney: Dejected with Indian batsmen's poor shot selection in their 329-run chase, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar said that the pressure of the cricket World Cup semi-final got to the team as it was outplayed by Australia on Thursday. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's run-a-ball 65 stood tall amid a disappointing show as...
  • World Cup: When Indian cheers gave way to shell shocked silence March 26, 2015

    Sydney: The large number of Indian cricket fans, who turned up at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), were left shell shocked after the defending champions meekly surrendered to Australia in the high-voltage World Cup semi-final on Thursday. Australia knocked Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men out of the World Cup to...
  • World Cup: Pressure of run-chase was too much for India, says Dhoni March 26, 2015

    Sydney: The pressure was just too much for India in the end. They put a spirited defence of their World Cup title but chasing more than 300 to beat Australia in Thursday's semi-final was a task even beyond them. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's inspiring captain who led his country to an...
  • Virat Kohli needs to walk the talk after failing in the World Cup March 26, 2015

    "We are going to go all out and there is no doubt about that. We are not going to leave anything in the tank in these games," a confident Virat Kohli had said before India's semi-final against Australia at Sydney, which was certainly the most important game of the World...
  • World Cup: Steve Smith's golden summer keeps on getting better March 26, 2015

    Sydney: Steve Smith's golden summer just keeps on getting better. Australia's new run-scoring machine just can't seem to do any wrong and now he's off to the World Cup final. Smith has been piling on the runs and breaking records all summer long. And on Thursday, in one of the biggest...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India fans cheer for India hours ahead of semi-final March 26, 2015

    Indian fans were dancing and shouting as they make their way to the SCG for India vs Australia semi-final. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Unofficial BCCI show their support to India at SCG March 26, 2015

    Bakersfield Cricket Club of Indians from California were at the SCG as they show their support for Team India in the semi-finals at the SCG. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Swami Army confident of India's win against Australia March 26, 2015

    Swami Army walk their way to the SCG and told CricketNext's deputy editor that India will beat Australia. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Swami Army missing Sachin Tendulkar on big day March 26, 2015

    Indian set of crazy cricket fans also known an Swami Army were seen holding 'Miss You Tendulkar' tee shirt ahead of the semi-final. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Swami Army singing, dancing to SCG March 26, 2015

    Swami Army on the open top bus singing and dancing on dhol tn their way to the Sydney Cricket Ground for India vs Australia semi-final. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Swami Army confident of India winning World Cup March 26, 2015

    CricketNext's deputy editor caught up with Swami Army who were in jubilant mood and was pretty confident that India will beat Australia and then beat New Zealand and win the World Cup. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: CricketNext shakes leg with Swami Army March 26, 2015

    CricketNext deputy editor Jaspreet Singh Sahni dances on dhol with the Swami Army before India's big semi-final clash against Australia at the SCG. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Big queue outside SCG as fans make their way to the ground March 26, 2015

    There was a big line outside the Sydney Cricket Ground as the fans were seen making their way to their respective stands. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: South Africa fans rooting for Australia win March 26, 2015

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with few South African fans who are looking forward to good game of cricket and Australia beating India. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Australian fan jeers Team India ahead of semis March 26, 2015

    Australian fan was seen booing Team India ahead of the World Cup semi-final match between India and Australia. ...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final March 26, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. An undefeated India will face their biggest challenge of the World Cup when they take on co-hosts and four-time champions Australia in the latter's backyard at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). There has been a lot of talk about the match...