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  • World Cup 2015: Mohammad Shami thanks Shoaib Akhtar for advice March 8, 2015

    Perth: Crediting Shoaib Akhtar for bringing back rhythm in his bowling, Indian pacer Mohammad Shami has said the former Pakistan speedster advised him to shorten his run-up, which has helped him increase his pace. "The recent change in run-up has surely increased my pace. So I am continuing with it and...
  • ICC World Cup: Dhoni needed runs more than anyone else March 8, 2015

    Perth: "Everyone says I don't feel the pressure. But even I feel the same pressure as others. It's just that I have been in those situations many times, and so I know how to get out of that situation." That was Mahendra Singh Dhoni, not long after steadying a rocking ship...
  • World Cup: India showed lot of resolve against WI, says Rohan Gavaskar March 7, 2015

    India could have easily lost this match but they didn't. Moreover in this game, we did saw a different kind of MS Dhoni, feels Rohan Gavaskar. ...
  • World Cup: Media makes big deal of Raina's short-ball woes, says Dhoni March 7, 2015

    Perth: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that a big deal is made out of Suresh Raina's susceptibility to short-pitched bowling and stressed that the UP lad is the best bet to bat at No. 5 since Yuvraj Singh vacated that slot. Asked about Raina's same mode of dismissal as he...
  • World Cup 2015: I also feel pressure but can get out of it, says Dhoni March 7, 2015

    Perth: A regular saviour under tough circumstances for the Indian team, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says he also feels the pressure like others but manages the rescue acts as he knows how to get out of potentially dangerous situations. Dhoni's unbeaten 45 was the cornerstone of India's patchy four-wicket win against...
  • Watch: Dhoni ensures India's 4th consecutive win, ICC World Cup, Day 20 highlights March 7, 2015

    India made heavy weather of the paltry 183-run chase against West Indies until MS Dhoni came to their rescue to ensure the defending champions' entry into the quarter-finals. Watch hightlights from Day 20 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: India's inconsistent bowling will be exposed soon, says Viv Richards March 5, 2015

    Perth: West Indies cricket legend Viv Richards on Thursday said that the Indian bowling is not consistent enough and sooner or later it will be exploited by opposition batsmen. In a column for the International Cricket Council (ICC) website, Richards said that even though India are a force to reckon with...
  • World Cup 2015: David Warner misses individual Australia record March 4, 2015

    Perth: Australian opener David Warner fell just short of the record individual total for his country in a one-day international in the World Cup Pool B clash with Afghanistan at the WACA Ground on Wednesday. Warner, who was given a life on 114, eventually fell for 178, leaving him seven short...
  • Australia hit highest World Cup score in history March 4, 2015

    Perth: Australia hit the highest World Cup score in tournament history on Wednesday when they made 417 for 6 against Afghanistan at the WACA in Perth. The four-time champions went past the previous best of 413 for 5 made by India against Bermuda in 2007. It was the third 400-plus total...
  • ICC World Cup: Indian team management denies Virat Kohli abused journalist March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: India's team management has denied reports that Virat Kohli used offensive language at a journalist during a World Cup practice session in Perth, Australia. The Indian media reported widely on Wednesday that Kohli apparently mistook the journalist for somebody who had published a negative story about the batsman's girlfriend. Kohli,...
  • World Cup: No choice but to drop Shane Watson, says Aussie selector Rod Marsh March 4, 2015

    Perth: Australia's chairman of selectors Rod Marsh said on Wednesday that Shane Watson's poor form with the bat meant they had little choice but to drop the experienced allrounder. The 33-year-old, who averages 50.89 with the bat in career World Cup matches, was axed from the side to face Afghanistan at...
  • World Cup: Can't do much when Gayle or De Villiers are in form: Dhoni March 4, 2015

    Perth: There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions prepare to clash with the West Indies on Friday. South African captain De...
  • ICC World Cup: Nabi hopes Afghanistan will push Australia March 3, 2015

    Perth: Mohammad Nabi took over as captain of Afghanistan's one-day international team just under two years back, and has led the team in 25 of their 48 ODIs to date. He has overseen their qualification to the World T20 in Bangladesh last year, and to the World Cup this year...
  • World Cup: Michael Clarke sidesteps Darren Lehmann fall-out talk March 3, 2015

    Perth: Michael Clarke shrugged off suggestions he was at loggerheads with Australia coach Darren Lehmann by telling reporters on Tuesday: "You won't get headlines out of me". In the aftermath of the one-wicket loss to New Zealand at the weekend, Clarke's observation that Australia had failed to prepare for the swinging...
  • World Cup: Pat Cummins an injury doubt, James Faulkner nears Australia return March 2, 2015

    Sydney: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins sustained a minor injury in the loss to New Zealand at the weekend but allrounder James Faulkner is close to a return for the World Cup co-hosts after recovering from a side strain. Injury-prone Cummins reported a "slight side strain" after making his World Cup...
  • Cricket World Cup: Mitchell Starc wants to repeat blistering form against Afghanistan March 1, 2015

    Auckland: Mitchell Starc has no desire to be stood down for Wednesday's World Cup clash against Afghanistan in Perth after his six-wicket blitz just failed to nudge the four-time champions past New Zealand. With Australia expected to sweep past Afghanistan, there has been talk they might 'keep their power dry' by...
  • Watch: An Australia-New Zealand slugfest, easy for India, Day 15 at ICC World Cup March 1, 2015

    It was a nail-biting one-wicket win for New Zealand over the arch rivals in Auckland, which ended in a KO by Kane Williamson, while India mowed down the UAE by 9 wickets. Watch highlights from Day 15 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian bowlers outplayed us, says UAE skipper Tauqir February 28, 2015

    Perth: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir admitted that the Indian bowling attack led by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completely outplayed his side in the Pool B match of the ICC World Cup on Saturday. Ashwin took four for 25 as India bundled out UAE for 102 before romping home by nine...
  • World Cup 2015: India on the doorstep of quarters, Twitter celebrates February 28, 2015

    Team India entered the Cup after a horrendous show in Australia, but now after consecutive wins against Pakistan, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, the defending champions are on the doorstep of entry into the quarter-finals. The Twitterverse lauded India's win, especially the bowling of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned...
  • As it happened: India vs UAE, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 21 February 28, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India have showed up in the World Cup with an attitude that can keep the demons away but cricket is a game where you are as good as your previous day and India need to field their best team against...
  • Ten-day break worked wonders for India's World Cup defence: Ravi Shastri February 26, 2015

    It didn't take Ravi Shastri long to stamp his character on this young Indian team. From the time he took over as team director ahead of the One-Day International series in England last August, the former India captain has stressed on positivity, aggression and a sense of team. Without stepping...
  • Michael Beer to lead Western Australia XI against England October 28, 2013

    Michael Beer will captain a secondstring Western Australia Chairman's XI against England in the tourists' opening threeday match at Perth's WACA Ground starting on Thursday. The leftarm spinner may be joined in the team by allrounder Mitch Marsh, the younger brother of Test batsman Shaun, but he will have to pass...
  • Drop Laxman in favour of Kohli, say explayers January 8, 2012

    Mumbai: VVS Laxman should be the first veteran head to roll in a batting revamp if India are to secure their future in Test cricket, several former players have said in the wake of a second crushing defeat in Australia. India, who surrendered their world number one Test status during...
  • WACA pitch will have plenty of bounce: Curator January 8, 2012

    Perth: The WACA Ground's curator says Australia and India can expect plenty of pace and bounce from the pitch when the third Test begins in Perth on Friday. Cameron Sutherland said on Sunday he believes the wicket will play similarly to last year's Ashes Test, when pacemen Mitchell Johnson and...