WORLD CUP

  • Analytics helps make better performing teams: Stephen Benjamin, Cadence 22 minutes ago

    With ICC World Cup 2015 at its exciting stage, the heartbeat of entire nation is one today and that is India's win against Australia. The excitement and fun just doubles up when the giant wagon wheel shows "six" when India is batting. Moreover, the analysis and data visualisation adds up...
  • Australia's renaissance leads to World Cup final 23 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times, but the achievement marks a stunning turnaround from the depths of two years ago. Battling mediocrity in all formats, Michael Clarke's side lurched from...
  • Analytics helps make better performing teams, says Stephen Benjamin, Cadence 30 minutes ago

    With ICC World Cup 2015 at its exciting stage, the heartbeat of entire nation is one today and that is India's win against Australia. The excitement and fun just doubles up when the giant wagon wheel shows "six" when India is batting. Moreover, the analysis and data visualisation adds up...
  • Penpix of the Australian squad for World Cup 2015 final 46 minutes ago

    Penpix of the Australia squad that will play the cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Michael Clarke, 33, right-handed batsman. 244 matches, 7907 runs, wickets 57. Highest score: 130. Returning from a hamstring surgery, Clarke played his first match of the tournament in the...
  • Underarm incident still resonates before World Cup final 49 minutes ago

    New Zealand's cricketing Gallipoli came on February 1, 1981 when Australia captain Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to bowl the last ball of a one-day match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground along the ground. New Zealand, with an All Black at the crease in the form of Brian McKechnie, needed...
  • World Cup: I was never concerned about my spot, says Aaron Finch 54 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia opener Aaron Finch said he never feared for his place in the side during his lean spell at the World Cup and having found some runs will be raring to go in Sunday's final at his home ground. Finch hit an uncharacteristically scrappy 81 in a match-winning partnership of...
  • Mature fans accept end of India's World champion reign 56 minutes ago

    India's notoriously volatile fans showed rare maturity in accepting the end of their team's reign as world champions after Thursday's semi-final defeat against co-hosts Australia in Sydney. The defending champions struggled during their build-up, losing a four-test series 2-0 against Australia and then failing to win a single match in the...
  • World Cup: New Zealand will have to dig deep against Australia, says Martin Crowe 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With New Zealand at the cusp of World Cup glory, former captain Martin Crowe has said the Black Caps will have to dig deep into their resources if they have to beat Australia as it will be a "high emotion" title clash between the trans-Tasman rivals. New Zealand go...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya lauds Team India's 'outstanding' World Cup performance 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The disappointment of a semi-final exit notwithstanding, BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its "stupendous" World Cup performance, saying that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men put up an outstanding show. India, the defending champions, were knocked out of the World Cup following a 95-run...
  • Waqar Younis complains of Umar Akmal in World Cup report to PCB 1 hour 52 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's disappointing cricket World Cup campaign was not just about missed opportunities on the field with head coach Waqar Younis submitting a strongly-worded report to the PCB complaining about the behaviour of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Muhammad Hafeez. According to a report on 'Dawn News TV', Waqar, in his...
  • Kumar Dharmasena, Richard Kettleborough named umpires for World Cup final 2 hours 15 minutes ago

    Dubai: Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and England's Richard Kettleborough, on Friday, were appointed on-field umpires for the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand on Sunday in Melbourne. "Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough will be the two on-field umpires," the ICC said in a statement. Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle was named...
  • Australia Tour Diary: India lost on my best day 2 hours 44 minutes ago

    What do you want from life? Money, satisfaction, content, good health, the best for yourself. The answer may vary individually, but none would mind all, and almost no one knows how to get all of that. I had a clue but wasn't sure. A Thursday in Sydney finally confirmed it....
  • World Cup 2015: MS Dhoni's ability to read the game is exceptional 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Melbourne: And thus, the Indian dream run ended. Anti-climactic and without drama, the result a foregone conclusion long before Mitchell Starc cleaned up Umesh Yadav. India didn't entirely turn up at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday (March 26), and were promptly punished by an Australian side that rode on...
  • World Cup 2015: Last hurrah for some big names 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    "I've had a tremendous time playing for West Indies. All I ask is, did I entertain?" Brian Lara threw this question to the crowd at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on April 21, 2007, after West Indies lost a thriller to England, the hosts' last game in the World Cup and...
  • NZ ready for one more big push in World Cup final: Tim Southee 3 hours 25 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Fast bowler Tim Southee says that after reaching the Cricket World Cup final for the first time and with their most well-rounded limited-overs team ever assembled, New Zealand are ready for "one more big push" to beat Australia and to write a new chapter in their history. Southee said New...
  • World Cup 2015: Team India's studs and duds of the tournament 3 hours 33 minutes ago

    MS Dhoni's men were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 by Australia in the semi-final on Thursday following a 95-run defeat. Despite the loss, India can hold their heads high after a spirited showing in the campaign. Before the World Cup began, everyone had written India off. Even a...
  • Team India should be proud of their World Cup campaign 4 hours 1 minutes ago

    Sydney: Back in 2003, India's World Cup campaign consisted of eight straight wins bookended by crushing defeats to Australia, one of them in the final at The Wanderers. Almost exactly 12 years on, India's hitherto blemish-free tournament came to a juddering halt against the men in gold and green. This...
  • World Cup: Australia and Steve Smith will never forget the semi-final against India 4 hours 33 minutes ago

    It was a special day at the SCG and the weather was picture perfect for such a big match. There was so much expectation always on the second semi-final, mainly because they had wait that little bit longer before it unfolds. So much at stake a place in a World...
  • ICC wary of expansion but keen on cracking US frontier 4 hours 38 minutes ago

    Sydney: International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson has warned of the dangers of the game "spreading itself too thin" but said officials were still keen for the sport to fully establish itself in the United States. The 2019 World Cup in England is set to feature 10 teams, four fewer...
  • World Cup: Kiwi fans hit back at Matthew Hayden MCG jibe 4 hours 51 minutes ago

    Sydney: New Zealand fans poked fun on Friday at Matthew Hayden after the former Australian batsman suggested the Black Caps would be overawed by the huge dimensions of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the World Cup final. New Zealand go into the championship match on a run of eight wins in...
  • Indian bowlers were largely impressive in this World Cup 4 hours 59 minutes ago

    Once Australia racked up 328 runs on the board, it was always going to be a steep ask for the Indian batsmen, irrespective of the form they were in and the relative docility of the track. They were up against a well-rounded bowling attack-the unit comprising Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson and...
  • Watch: All-round Australia knock out Team India, ICC World Cup, Day 34 highlights 5 hours 2 minutes ago

    Australia paraded their might all through Thursday in the World Cup 2015 semifinal against India at the packed Sydney Cricket Ground to set up a title clash with their neighbours New Zealand in Melbourne on Sunday. Australia crushed India by 95 runs. ...
  • World Cup: Australia confident Josh Hazlewood will be fit for final 5 hours 11 minutes ago

    Australia are confident pace bowler Josh Hazlewood will be fit to face New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final despite being forced to leave the pitch towards the end of the semi-final. The 25-year-old took 4-35 against Pakistan in Australia's quarter-final and backed that up with a strong display in Australia's...
  • World Cup 2015: Sex talk stumps Michael Clarke 5 hours 26 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke was momentarily stumped by a bungled question which appeared to be about his sex life as he celebrated Thursday's World Cup semi-final win over India. Clarke, who had just led the co-hosts to a crushing 95-run win against the defending champions, was facing the media at...
  • Gloom shrouds India after World Cup exit 5 hours 45 minutes ago

    Sydney/New Delhi: A pall of gloom descended on the Indian dressing room after the team's campaign in the World Cup came to an agonising end on Thursday, and the pain of losing the semi-finals engulfed the entire cricket-crazy nation that was left grief-stricken. Disappointment was writ large on the faces of...
  • World Cup 2015: Facts about Australia vs New Zealand final 6 hours 0 minutes ago

    When Australia meets New Zealand in Sunday's final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Melbourne, it will be co-host vs co-host. New Zealand will be looking to win their first ever World Cup and on the other hand Australia will be hoping to make it five. New Zealand have...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Ravindra Jadeja - India's biggest disappointment 6 hours 3 minutes ago

    (Former India captain and chief selector Kris Srikkanth, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for IBNLive Sports. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Mohammad Shami not clicking was very disappointing for me. He has been a...
  • Australia Tour Diary: Two nutri-bars that saved my life 6 hours 25 minutes ago

    Never thought it would happen to me. I wasn't in a jungle. It's Sydney, city area, nestled in a cozy hotel, lots of eating joints around; but as fate turned out, I was starving that night. After moving to and fro between Darling Harbor in search of some information for a...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 15 hours 23 minutes ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...