WORLD CUP

  • World Cup: Injury-hit Sri Lanka must tough it out, says Jayawardene 39 minutes ago

    Sydney: Mahela Jayawardene says Sri Lanka will have to tough it out at the World Cup amid a spate of tournament-ending injuries. The Sri Lankans, who face a crucial pool match against hosts Australia in Sydney on Sunday, have been forced to call in their second reinforcement after another injury setback. Batsman...
  • World Cup: Australia fear nothing, not even defeat, says Aaron Finch 40 minutes ago

    Australia are not sweating on Sunday's crunch Pool A match against Sri Lanka, even if defeat at the Sydney Cricket Ground would make their path to the final more difficult, opener Aaron Finch said on Friday. After losing to New Zealand and taking just a point from their washed out match...
  • ICC World Cup, Quarter-final Scenarios: England living on the edge in Pool A 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    The cricket world is at loggerheads over the format of the World Cup, with some supporting the International Cricket Council's proposed move to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup, while some are ridiculing the idea. At the start of the tournament, many cricket pundits went hammer...
  • World Cup 2015: Buoyant Pakistan face stern South Africa test 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    Auckland: On the back of grey skies and a persistent drizzle, an unstoppable force breezed into Auckland ahead of the weekend. AB de Villiers, in red-hot form, has refused to be denied thus far in South Africa's campaign and has been the beating heart of the run-making in what has...
  • Watch: Ricky Ponting celebrates Holi with CNN-IBN team in Australia 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    While people in India celebrate the festival of colours, CNN-IBN World Cup expert sends in his Holi greetings from Australia. ...
  • World Cup 2015: AB de Villiers just like Matrix's Neo, says Dale Steyn 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers' batting blitzkriegs in the last two months have been so good that even his own team mates are in awe of them, fast bowler Dale Steyn said on Friday. De Villiers has scored 241 runs in four innings at the tournament, including a stunning 162...
  • ICC World Cup: Misbah backs bowlers to slam brakes on South Africa 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Auckland: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq insists his bowlers can slam the brakes on South Africa's batting superstars in Saturday's World Cup clash in Auckland with AB de Villiers their prime target. South Africa have blasted totals of 400-plus in their last two Pool B matches with De Villiers notching one-day international cricket's...
  • World Cup: Zimbabwe not taking Ireland lightly, says Brendan Taylor 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    Zimbabwe are convinced their clash with Ireland in Hobart on Saturday is the "crunch" game of their World Cup campaign. The Africans have won just one of their four games and are sixth in Pool B, but victory against William Porterfield's side will put them back in the hunt for a...
  • Can West Indies end India's winning run at the World Cup 2015? 2 hours 59 minutes ago

    This is India's final match in the group against a Test playing nation and a win will in all certainty seal a top placed finish in group B. ...
  • World Cup: ICC approves Seekuge Prasanna as replacement for Karunaratne in SL squad 3 hours 22 minutes ago

    Sydney: The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the cricket World Cup has approved Seekuge Prasanna as a replacement player for injured Dimuth Karunaratne in Sri Lanka's squad for the tournament. Karunaratne fractured his little finger during a training session here and has been ruled out of further...
  • World Cup 2015: Jos Buttler backs England recovery 3 hours 27 minutes ago

    Adelaide: Jos Buttler expects England to resurrect their World Cup campaign, saying playing under pressure may just be what the struggling team needs ahead of the last two must-win games. Eoin Morgan's side, who have just one win in four Pool A matches, must defeat Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday and...
  • Watch: Bangladesh survive Scottish scare, ICC World Cup Highlights, Day 19 3 hours 56 minutes ago

    Scotland put up a daunting 318 to chase for Bangladesh, who did it easy in the end to win by four wickets and 1.5 overs to spare. Watch highlights from Day 19 of the ICC World Cup 2015. Missed any of the excitement and drama of #BANvSCO? Catch up now with...
  • Live Score: Holder resists dominant India with a fifty 5 hours 16 minutes ago

    (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...
  • Daniel Vettori focused on World Cup wins, not joining 300 club 6 hours 1 minutes ago

    Napier: Daniel Vettori can reach another milestone in his outstanding international career on Sunday when New Zealand face Afghanistan in the World Cup, but the 36-year-old's focus is far from the achievement. The left-arm spinner is two victims shy of joining an elite club of 11 bowlers with 300 wickets in...
  • ICC World Cup: Bangladesh lose batsman Anamul to injury, call up Kayes 6 hours 24 minutes ago

    Adelaide: Bangladesh have called up experienced Imrul Kayes to replace Anamul Haque who suffered a tournament-ending right shoulder injury in the six-wicket Word Cup win over Scotland in Nelson on Thursday. The 28-year-old Imrul has played 53 ODIs in which he has scored 1,390 runs with one century and 10 half-centuries....
  • Cricketnext launches brand new app for iOS and Android 7 hours 3 minutes ago

    Stay tuned to the World Cup, including fastest scorecard, and everything else in the cricket world at the tap of your finger. ...
  • India doing well as it is batsman's World Cup, says Geoffrey Boycott 17 hours 20 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said that the Indian cricket team is doing well because so far it has been a "batsman's World Cup" and they will continue to be a "big threat" when batting first. "I think it is because this is a batsman's World Cup. You look...
  • World Cup: India aim to extend winning streak against the West Indies 17 hours 52 minutes ago

    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. ...
  • Australia Diaries, Part 2: CNN-IBN takes you Down Under 18 hours 15 minutes ago

    Freefalling from the Australian skyline in Vertigo and what not - CNN-IBN takes you around Australia during the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • ICC World Cup: West Indies missing Sunil Narine, says Clive Lloyd 18 hours 54 minutes ago

    Perth: Chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd said the West Indies are desperately missing the spin heroics of game-changer Sunil Narine to strengthen their campaign in the cricket World Cup underway in New Zealand and Australia. Off-spinner Narine withdrew just before the squad left the Caribbean for the World Cup, claiming he...
  • World Cup: India's inconsistent bowling will be exposed soon, says Viv Richards 19 hours 2 minutes ago

    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: Chris Gayle hints at retirement from Test cricket 19 hours 13 minutes ago

    Perth: West Indies opener Chris Gayle has hinted at the possibility of retiring from Test cricket if his recurring back problem cannot cope with a tight international schedule. Gayle said he plans to assess his future after the World Cup when he meets with West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) officials. However,...
  • World Cup: A foot in the quarters, India eye West Indies kill 19 hours 39 minutes ago

    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 19 hours 44 minutes ago

    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: Mashrafe Mortaza lauds Bangladesh's batting effort 20 hours 44 minutes ago

    Nelson: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza on Thursday lauded the efforts of his batsmen who chased down a target of 319 runs against Scotland in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Saxton Oval here. The victory was Bangladesh's highest successful One-Day International (ODI) chase and the second highest successful run-chase...
  • World Cup 2015: Mohit Sharma survives injury scare ahead of Windies clash 20 hours 46 minutes ago

    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 2015: Scotland did not create enough pressure, says Kyle Coetzer 21 hours 4 minutes ago

    Nelson: Despite opener Kyle Coetzer's brilliant knock of 156, Scotland ended up on the losing side as Bangladesh defeated the non-Test playing team by six wickets in a World Cup Pool A game at the Saxton Oval here on Thursday. Man-of-the-match Coetzer rued having not been able to create enough pressure...
  • World Cup: Pakistan batsmen need to stay focussed against South Africa 21 hours 35 minutes ago

    Back to back victories must have given captain Misbah-ul-Haq a huge sigh of relief as Pakistan's fragile looking batting is gradually gaining some confidence ahead of all-important Pool B match against South Africa. After two successive losses against India and West Indies, Zimbabwe also tested Pakistan batsmen to the limits...
  • World Cup 2015: BCCI warns Virat Kohli for misbehaving with media 22 hours 10 minutes ago

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India has taken note of the incident that occurred at Perth a couple of days ago and has warned Virat Kohli for the incident which involved an Indian journalist at the receiving end of Kohli's abuses. Kohli has been told by the board to...
  • Weather threatens South Africa vs Pakistan World Cup clash 22 hours 42 minutes ago

    Auckland: The weather may play a role in the outcome of Saturday's Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan in Auckland, with New Zealand's MetService predicting some heavy rain showers during the afternoon. Should the worst happen and the day-night game is washed out, Pakistan might be glad to...