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  • World Cup 2015: Virat Kohli abuses journalist over an article about Anushka 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    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 1 hour 52 minutes ago

    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 3 hours 14 minutes ago

    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 4 hours 37 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • World Cup: I focused on basics and it came off well, says R Ashwin 3 days ago

    Perth: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who spun a web against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) batsmen in a World Cup Pool B encounter here Saturday at the WACA, said focussing on his basics brought such results for him. Ashwin picked up his career best One-day International (ODI) figures of four for...
  • Trip down memory lane for UAE coach Aaqib Javed 3 days ago

    There was a dreamy look to Aaqib Javed as he arrived at the WACA ground on Friday (February 27) morning. It was here, 23 years back, that a most unlikely revival began. Down and seemingly out for the count, Pakistan somehow dug deep into their reserves to tigerishly defend 220...
  • As it happened: India vs UAE, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 21 3 days ago

    (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...
  • World Cup: India should be wary of minnow threat against UAE 3 days ago

    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 the UAE to ensure that they are in the knock-out...
  • World Cup: We will treat India match like any other game, says UAE captain 4 days ago

    Perth: Refusing to be intimidated by the star-studded Indian cricket team, United Arab Emirates skipper Mohammad Tauqir said his side will treat the World Cup clash against the defending champions as "just another game". "We know they are big stars, but we will take this game like the last previous two...
  • ICC World Cup: Injured Mohammed Shami out of UAE game 4 days ago

    Star of India's back-to-back wins against Pakistan and South Africa, Mohammed Shami has been ruled of India's third match of the ICC World Cup 2015 due to a knee injury. "Mohammed Shami has got mild left knee problem and had ultrasound guided-injection yesterday [Thursday] for his long-term management perspective. He won't...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India shouldn't let intensity drop against UAE 4 days ago

    (Former India wicketkeeper and selector Kiran More, 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) After winning two matches of the World Cup against top teams back to back, India...
  • ICC World Cup: Mohammed Shami turning out to be India's man Friday 4 days ago

    Perth: In his first interaction with the media as an Indian Test player, one of his first acts was to clarify his name - 'They call me Mohammed Shami Ahmed, sometimes Shami Ahmed, but my name actually is Mohammed Shami', the young man had said, haltingly, in November 2013. Today,...
  • World Cup 2015: Lots of laughter and tomfoolery at training session for India 4 days ago

    Players turned up for practice session without their kit bags as India focus on fielding at WACA, Perth on Wednesday. ...
  • World Cup: Bereaved Duncan Fletcher flies back to SA, to miss UAE game 4 days ago

    Perth: Indian cricket team's chief coach Duncan Fletcher on Thursday left for his home in South Africa following the death of his father-in-law and is set to miss team's next World Cup game against UAE on Saturday. "Duncan today left for Cape Town after receiving the news of the death of...
  • ICC World Cup: Krishna Karate makes India vs UAE a special contest 5 days ago

    At noon on February 28, the more enthusiastic cricket lovers of the village of Kollengode, some 20 km from the town of Palakkad in Kerala, will gather at a clearing and congregate before a giant screen erected to showcase one match. India will be playing a World Cup match in...
  • Ten-day break worked wonders for India's World Cup defence: Ravi Shastri 5 days ago

    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...
  • World Cup: 'Dummy catch' to 'Fielding match', Team India does it all 6 days ago

    Perth: Innovation is the name of the game if one wants to beat drudgery of mundane training sessions as Team India showed on Wednesday during their 75-minute fielding session with drills that had the cricketers interested and enjoyed every bit of it. There weren't any ground breaking new methods deployed at...
  • Vasai's Swapnil Patil all geared to play against Dhoni and Co. 6 days ago

    Mumbai: When Swapnil Patil steps on to the field wearing the United Arab Emirates colours against Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men in their World Cup tie, his near and dear ones here would root for him but they would support the Men in Blue. "We would like him and UAE...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely January 25, 2015

    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...
  • Form guide of 2015 World Cup participants January 14, 2015

    Sydney: The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, AFP Sports updates the current form and prospects of the competing teams: Pool A Afghanistan - Afghanistan's main...
  • My career really took off after ton in Perth in 1992: Tendulkar July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Once again terming it his best Test ton, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday said his career took flight following the knock of 114 on a bouncy WACA track in 1992, adding that the innings against a hostile Australian attack in Perth gave him immense confidence. "One innings that changed...
  • Dark clouds over WACA, future uncertain December 17, 2013

    Perth: The WACA ground faces an uncertain future and could never again host a Test match with both Cricket Australia (CA) and International Cricket Council (ICC) believing that the venue is not up to international standards. The WACA received its first setback when it was excluded from next summer's fourmatch Test...
  • Adam Gilchrist inducted into ICC Hall of fame December 13, 2013

    Perth: The International Cricket Council on Friday inducted Australia's legendary wicketkeeperbatsman Adam Gilchrist into its Hall of Fame during the tea interval of the ongoing third Ashes Test at the WACA here. Gilchrist received his commemorative cap from Cricket Australia chairman and ICC director Wally Edwards, in front of a large...
  • Injuries force Australia to delay naming 11 for third Ashes Test December 12, 2013

    Perth: Michael Clarke has delayed naming his starting XI for the third Ashes Test to give paceman Ryan Harris time to prove his fitness while James Faulkner has been ruled out after scans on his right hand revealed a thumb fracture. Australia can regain the Ashes with a win in the...
  • Clarke warns raw pace alone will not win Ashes December 12, 2013

    Parth: Skipper Michael Clarke on Thursday warned the Perth Test against England will not be won by raw pace alone, with bowlers needing to be smart in the forecast searing heat as Australia close in on the Ashes. A win for the home side in the match starting on Friday would...