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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. ...
  • As it happened: India vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, Match 28 March 6, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The build-up to India vs West Indies Pool B battle on Friday has been far from ideal. An unwanted fall out between Virat Kohli and an Indian journalist has shifted focus away from the battle on the field. Hopefully, the face-off...
  • World Cup: India aim to extend winning streak against the West Indies March 5, 2015

    A confident Team India with three victories so far will aim to carry on their momentum when they take on West Indies in their fourth league match of the World Cup on Friday. ...
  • 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: A foot in the quarters, India eye West Indies kill March 5, 2015

    The build-up to India vs West Indies Pool B battle on Friday has been far from ideal. An unwanted fall out between Virat Kohli and an Indian journalist has shifted focus away from the battle on the field. Hopefully, the face-off has ended with BCCI stepping in to officially warn Kohli...
  • World Cup: India vs West Indies - battles within the battle March 5, 2015

    Two-time champions will meet two-time champions at the ICC World Cup on Friday - a status West Indies have had since 1979 but India have never played with those credentials against the once invisible Caribbean team. India, with a foot inside the quarter-finals after 3/3 wins, will be the more...
  • World Cup 2015: Mohit Sharma survives injury scare ahead of Windies clash March 5, 2015

    Perth: In-form pacer Mohit Sharma was on Thursday hit on the right hand during training but he remains available for selection for India's World Cup game against the West Indies here on Friday. "Mohit Sharma got hit in his right hand during net practice today and Precautionary X-Ray was taken and...
  • World Cup: Ambrose tells West Indies pacers to be disciplined against India March 5, 2015

    Perth: West Indies fast bowling icon Curtly Ambrose has called for discipline from his pace attack when they face reigning World Champions India on what is expected to be a lively pitch on Friday. The Windies bowling coach said on Wednesday that it was important the Caribbean side's seamers found the...
  • World Cup 2015: I have learnt a lot from MS Dhoni, says Jason Holder March 5, 2015

    Perth: West Indies cricket team's young captain Jason Holder on Thursday said that he has picked up subtle nuances of leadership from Mahendra Singh Dhoni while playing for his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. "I've picked up a lot from Dhoni. He's a good leader. He's a guy who is respected...
  • It's 4-3 to India against West Indies in World Cups March 5, 2015

    On Friday at Perth, India will step onto the WACA ground with credentials they never had while facing the West Indies in an ODI. The Windies, since 1983, have played India as two-time winners of the World Cup. On Friday, scales will be in the balance on the Cup battlefield....
  • World Cup 2015: Australia register a massive 275-run win against Afghanistan March 4, 2015

    Perth: As exhilarating as fairy-tale finishes are, they are an exception. Grim reality checks, with attendant heartache, are the norm in international sport. Afghanistan were at the receiving end of that harsh lesson at the WACA ground on Wednesday (March 4), mauled by an Australian side looking for someone to...
  • 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...
  • World Cup: Warner's six hits a small boy smack on the hand in WACA stands March 4, 2015

    Batsmen are enjoying Happy Hours at ongoing ICC world Cup in Australia and New Zealand, and it was nothing different at the WACA on Thursday except an unfortunate incident where a kid got hit smack on his hand by a David Warner six. The Australian opener was in his elements during...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2015, Match 26 March 4, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page)Quick Preview: Australia would be eager to come back strongly after a one-wicket loss vs New Zealand Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have been...
  • World Cup 2015: Virat Kohli abuses journalist over an article about Anushka March 3, 2015

    Perth: India's premier batsman and team's vice-captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday suddenly lost his cool after the training session as he hurled abuses at a journalist before the side's group league game against West Indies at the WACA on Friday. It didn't occur to anybody that something of this sort will...
  • 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: Should India rest key players? Pick your India XI vs West Indies March 3, 2015

    With three wins in the bag and a place in the quarter-finals assured, should India captain MS Dhoni test the bench strength to keep every member of the squad ready for tougher battles ahead? Pick your XI for the match against West Indies on Friday. But remember, you can submit...
  • 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. ...