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  • World Cup: Elton Chigumbura bemoans Zimbabwe 'death' bowling February 24, 2015

    Canberra: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura has implored his team to improve their bowling at the 'death' in their World Cup matches. Zimbabwe could not withstand the West Indies acceleration of scoring late in their innings as Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels piled on a one-day record stand of 372 to take...
  • ICC World Cup: India's 'allround' show impresses Brian Lara February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara is mighty impressed with India's "allround" showing in their first two cricket World Cup matches and feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men need to keep up their good work in all three departments of the game if they intend to defend the title. India...
  • World Cup 2015: Never felt so much pressure, says Chris Gayle February 24, 2015

    Canberra: West Indies opener Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a World Cup double century on Tuesday and admitted he had never felt such pressure to perform. The giant 35-year-old Jamaican smashed a breathtaking 215 against Zimbabwe at Canberra's Manuka Oval for his first double century in 226 one-day...
  • Tendulkar, Gayle choose same day for ODI double ton February 24, 2015

    Canberra: While their batting styles may not be similar, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and West Indies' devastating opener Chris Gayle chose the same day - February 24 - to score their respective One-Day International (ODI) double-centuries. If on Feb 24, 2010, Tendulkar entered the records books by hitting the first ever...
  • Chris Gayle hits first double ton in World Cup as WI post big win February 24, 2015

    Canberra: Chris Gayle bludgeoned his way into the history books by becoming the first player to score a double century in the cricket World Cup as the West Indies rode on his record-equalling 16 sixes to notch up a massive 73-run win via D/L method against Zimbabwe on Monday. Gayle, who...
  • World Cup 2015: Gayle takes Zimbabwe to cleaners with double ton in West Indies' 73-run win February 24, 2015

    The records didn't just tumble at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday (February 24), they were smashed out of the park. The highest partnership in ODI history (372), putting Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid (331) in the shade. The most balls a pair has batted together (298), again displacing the same...
  • Damage list: Chris Gayle wreaks havoc in ICC World Cup 2015 February 24, 2015

    On Monday at the Manuka Oval, Chris Gayle held a placard - cliched but very true: Form is temporary, class is permanent. The six-hitting machine manufactured in Jamaica went into an overdrive, answering the critics who questioned its efficacy - in record-breaking in style. The swashbuckling West Indian is now...
  • Chris Gayle's 215 off 147 lights up the World Cup February 24, 2015

    On Monday at the Manuka Oval, Chris Gayle held a placard - cliched but very true: Form is temporary, class is permanent. The six-hitting machine manufactured in Jamaica went into an overdrive, answering the critics who questioned its efficacy - in record-breaking in style. You can tweet your love to...
  • Vernon Philander ruled out of South Africa's next World Cup match February 24, 2015

    Sydney: Paceman Vernon Philander has been ruled out of South Africa's next World Cup match against the West Indies due to a left hamstring injury he picked up during last weekend's loss to defending champion India. South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee released a statement on Tuesday saying medical scans in...
  • Timeline on Pakistan World Cup turmoil February 24, 2015

    Brisbane: Factfile on Pakistan's World Cup turmoil after chief selector Moin Khan was reportedly spotted in a casino in Christchurch hours before the team's defeat by the West Indies: February 12: Eight Pakistan players, including maverick former captain Shahid Afridi, fined for breaching a team curfew ahead of their crucial World...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Match 15 February 24, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to view the blog) Both Zimbabwe and West Indies have resurrected their World Cup campaigns after losing their opening matches. Zimbabwe weren't too impressive in seeing off the UAE, but West Indies had every reason to be satisfied with their 150-run demolition of a poor Pakistan side. Playing...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: PCB probes Moin Khan's casino visit February 23, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday launched an investigation into chief selector Moin Khan's alleged visit to a casino ahead of the team's World Cup clash against the West Indies. PCB chairman Shehryar Khan promised action if required but also assured that Moin Khan would get a fair probe. Pakistan suffered...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies can't afford to slip against Zimbabwe February 23, 2015

    Canberra: It's hard to think of a single match at this World Cup that has generated as little interest as that between West Indies and Zimbabwe at the Manuka Oval in Canberra, scheduled for Tuesday. A venue that has hosted only five internationals playing host to two teams that aren't...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies skipper Jason Holder backs misfiring Chris Gayle February 23, 2015

    West Indies skipper Jason Holder has faith on explosive opener Chris Gayle will break his run of low scores against Zimbabwe at the World Cup in Canberra on Tuesday. Frustrations have been building outside and inside the West Indies camp over Gayle's inability to tee off to a big score after...
  • World Cup: Bravo to miss Zimbabwe match, in doubt for South Africa February 23, 2015

    Darren Bravo will miss West Indies' third World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Canberra on Tuesday and remains in doubt for Friday's match against South Africa with a low-grade hamstring tear, the team said on Monday. The top order batsman was forced to retire hurt on 49 during West Indies' win...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan have issues with team harmony, says Brad Hogg February 22, 2015

    Pakistan players don't want to listen to their coaches, they want to do thing their won way, says Brad Hogg. ...
  • West Indies chief blasted for Chris Gayle 'retirement' retweet February 22, 2015

    Sydney: West Indies cricket chief Dave Cameron was blasted on Sunday for apparently retweeting a demand for outspoken opener Chris Gayle to be given 'a retirement package'. In the latest controversy to hit the World Cup team, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Cameron's behaviour was condemned as 'unacceptable' by players'...
  • Watch: West Indies blow away Pakistan, ICC World Cup, Day 8 Highlights February 22, 2015

    Reduced to a world record low of 1 for 4 chasing 310, Pakistan got a 150-run hammering, while Cyclone Marcia washed out the Australia-Bangladesh tie in Brisbane. ...
  • World Cup: Pakistan fans take out mock funeral of team after loss to West Indies February 21, 2015

    Disheartened Pakistan cricket fans took to the streets, expressing their protest after the national team posted below-par performances in the first two matches of the ongoing World Cup. In Multan, which is the hometown of some of the top Pakistan cricketers including former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, a group of youngsters took out...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Wake up Pakistan, urges Zaheer Abbas February 21, 2015

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, 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) Lamenting Pakistan's miserable defeat to West Indies on Saturday in the ICC World Cup, Pakistan batting legend...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies are not pushovers, says Andre Russell February 21, 2015

    Christchurch: Andre Russell is the kind of cricketer for whom life is never easy. He bats just low enough down to the order to not really showcase his talent, more often than not, and there is little guarantee that he will be called upon to send down a substantial number...
  • World Cup: Pakistan's huge defeat against Windies was shambolic, says Miandad February 21, 2015

    Islamabad: Former captain and coach Javed Miandad says Pakistan's huge loss against the West Indies in Cricket World Cup on Saturday was "shambolic." While writing at the tournament's website Miandad says, "Shambolic is a mild word ... It really hurts to see the planning of Pakistan's think-tank." Fast bowler Jerome Taylor's triple...
  • World Cup: Hamstrung Darren Bravo to stay with West Indies February 21, 2015

    Christchurch: West Indies left-hander Darren Bravo will stay with the West Indies' team despite sustaining a torn hamstring during the cricket World Cup Group B 150-run win over Pakistan at HagleyOval on Saturday, West Indies media manager Philip Spooner told reporters Bravo had been taken to hospital for an MRI scan...
  • World Cup: Darren Bravo reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct February 21, 2015

    Christchurch: West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has been reprimanded for using obscenity while batting against Pakistan in their Pool B World Cup match on Saturday, an ICC press release said following the Caribbean team's 150-run victory. The West Indian was found guilty of breaching Level 1 Article 2.1.4 of the ICC...
  • Australia clash will be the true test for New Zealand, says Michael Holding February 21, 2015

    New Zealand is a very good team. There bowling is very good and they bowlers who can pick wickets on regular basis, Holding said. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Jason Holder hails 'wonderful' Windies February 21, 2015

    Christchurch: West Indies captain Jason Holder praised his side's "wonderful performance" as they got their World Cup campaign back on track with a 150-run thrashing of Pakistan in Christchurch on Saturday. The two-time former champions had been brushed aside by non-Test nation Ireland in their Pool B opener but it was...
  • Seniors need to stand up: Ponting advises Pakistan after WI thrashing February 21, 2015

    Kris Srikkanth, Ricky Ponting and Zaheer Abbas analyse West Indies' big win over Pakistan and how the washout against Australia may benefit Bangladesh. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Do-o-die time for Pakistan, says Misbah February 21, 2015

    Christchurch: Pakistan's World Cup campaign needed improvement across the board, captain Misbah-ul-Haq declared on Saturday after a humiliating 150-run loss to the West Indies. The rout at Christchurch's Hagley Oval was compounded by a batting display that set a record for the worst start to a one-day international innings, with Pakistan's...