WORLD CUP

  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha 43 minutes ago

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on World Cup 2015 and the Union Budget 2015 presented by Arun Jaitley. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath doubtful for Australia clash 59 minutes ago

    Wellington: Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath is doubtful for next weekend's World Cup Pool A clash against Australia after hurting his spinning hand while bowling against England at Wellington Regional Stadium on Sunday. The left-arm spinner required four stitches on his left index finger after suffering the injury while attempting a...
  • ICC World Cup: I believed 310 was a bit too much, says Angleo Mathews 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    Wellington: An elated Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews praised two of his star batsmen and said he initially believed the 310-run target was out of reach as his side beat England comprehensively by nine wickets at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a formidable 310-run target set by England, Sri Lanka...
  • ICC World Cup: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura injured 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura was helped off the field on Sunday in the 24th over of their World Cup Pool B encounter against Pakistan with a suspected torn quadricep. He will have a scan on Monday to confirm the extent of the injury, reports espncricinfo. Pakistan batsman and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq had...
  • UAE's fan base growing after World Cup show 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    UAE played their third match of the World Cup against India on Saturday. They went in after a close loss to Ireland with confidence and a set of players that showed they could make a Test-playing nation (Zimbabwe) step back and take notice. Did they do well enough? Not really. Did the UAE...
  • Virat Kohli will bring purpose to Indian captaincy: Kim Hughes 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    Perth: Former Australia skipper Kim Hughes is not a great fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership style and feels that Virat Kohli's elevation to captaincy should not only be in Tests but also across all formats to bring in more purpose to the top job. "Much as I admire Dhoni as...
  • World Cup: Lahiru Thirimanne coming of age at right time for Sri Lanka 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    Lahiru Thirimanne's unbeaten century to guide Sri Lanka to a crushing nine-wicket victory over England in their World Cup Pool A clash on Sunday could not have come at a better time for the side who are now building some momentum. The 25-year-old Thirimanne stroked his way to his fourth ODI...
  • World Cup 2015: England skipper Eoin Morgan blames bowlers for loss 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    A dejected England skipper Eoin Morgan blamed his bowlers for failing to defend the 309 for 6 against Sri Lanka in the World Cup cricket at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. England posted a decent total courtesy a 121-run knock from middle order mainstay Joe Root. But English bowlers were hit...
  • World Cup: Is Dhoni right in saying India can't play Associates more? 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    When Mahendra Singh Dhoni made an impassioned plea for India to not be made to play against associate nations beyond the ambit of ICC-conducted tournaments, you went, 'Come on'. Literally seconds earlier, the Indian captain had spoken at length about nurturing cricket in the smaller nations, and taking the sport...
  • Cricket World Cup: Mitchell Starc wants to repeat blistering form against Afghanistan 2 hours 35 minutes 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...
  • World Cup 2015: Openers gave us perfect start, says Kumar Sangakkara 3 hours 35 minutes ago

    Wellington: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara praised his team's openers for their 100-run stand which led to the target being easily chased down against England in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a total of 310 for victory, the 1996 World Cup champions...
  • World Cup: Not surprised to see Sri Lanka hammering England, says Ponting 3 hours 48 minutes ago

    The legendary Australia captain says SL, who chased 310 to win by 9 wickets, have much better batsmen than England, but their bowling is a bit questionable. ...
  • ICC World Cup: India's form a warning signal to other teams, says RP Singh 4 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With India winning three matches in a row, pacer R P Singh believes the defending champions have found form at the right time, sending out a warning signal to other teams in the ongoing ODI cricket World Cup. Pool B table-toppers India humbled UAE to register their third straight...
  • World Cup 2015: Thirimanne, Sangakkara tons help SL sink hapless England 5 hours 47 minutes ago

    If you've watched them much in recent times, you'd have little reason to believe England have a blueprint for playing One-Day Internationals. Everyone knows how India and Sri Lanka approach the format and their relative strengths and weaknesses; everyone knows that New Zealand and Australia have captains with the funk...
  • A hat-trick of wins and India's best ever World Cup start 5 hours 55 minutes ago

    Never before have India started a World Cup in such rip-roaring fashion. Not when they crashed into the final in South Africa in 2003. Not even when they conquered the world on their way to title triumphs in England in 1983 and in their own backyard four years ago. For the...
  • Watch: An Australia-New Zealand slugfest, easy for India, Day 15 at ICC World Cup 6 hours 30 minutes 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: India go from butterfingers to electric-heels in the field 7 hours 17 minutes ago

    Mumbai: It is one of the accepted truths of international cricket that fielding is not India's particular forte but Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men have taken bold steps towards altering that reputation at the World Cup. Too often in the past, India's fast bowlers have been liabilities in the field, while during...
  • Daniel Vettori 'unsung hero' for New Zealand after World Cup win over Australia 7 hours 30 minutes ago

    Auckland: Veteran slow-bowler Daniel Vettori was hailed on Sunday as the "unsung hero" of New Zealand's knife-edge one-wicket World Cup win over Australia for applying the brakes on the four-time champions just when they threatened a run rampage. The 36-year-old, who made his one-day international debut way back in 1997, broke...
  • World Cup: Williamson, Boult delighted to be last men standing for Black Caps 7 hours 35 minutes ago

    Auckland: New Zealand's last pair of Kane Williamson and Trent Boult said their edge-of-the-seat, one-wicket World Cup triumph over Australia on Saturday will live in the memory for a long time. Chasing a modest 152-run target, New Zealand were facing an improbable defeat at 146-9 with number 11 batsman Boult walking...
  • Live Score: Chigumbura keeping Zimbabwe alive in the contest 9 hours 9 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran Khan's...
  • ICC World Cup: A stick separated Australia and New Zealand 9 hours 58 minutes ago

    On March 12, 2006, Michael Clarke spent the entire Australian innings sitting in the dressing-room at the Bullring that is the Wanderers with his pads on. He would not have had any reason to complain as his team, led by the peerless Ricky Ponting, muscled its way to 434. Not...
  • World Cup: Team India insensitive towards world media 10 hours 18 minutes ago

    If you had to ask someone to give you advice on how to win friends and influence people, you definitely shouldn't turn to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men. They can turn on the charm when they so desire, but by and large, they are particularly indifferent, if not insensitive,...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 22, Pool A 14 hours 45 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: England hope they can vanquish memories of their last disastrous encounter in Wellington when they play Sri Lanka on Sunday in a Pool A match that's become important to the Cricket World Cup quarter-final chances of both teams. A...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand win battle of co-hosts 19 hours 32 minutes ago

    Starc's 6/28 went in vain as Williamson and NZ held their nerve to chase down a low total of 152 with one wicket to spare. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Johnson Charles replaces injured Darren Bravo for Windies 20 hours 18 minutes ago

    Sydney: West Indies have been allowed to call-up Johnson Charles to replace batsman Darren Bravo who was ruled out of the World Cup with a hamstring injury. Charles, a 26-year-old top order batsman, has played 30 ODIs in which he has scored 869 runs with two centuries and as many half-centuries. His...
  • ICC World Cup: Please, no more ODIs for India, says MS Dhoni 20 hours 30 minutes ago

    Perth: It is not often that Mahendra Singh Dhoni sticks his neck out on even the most mundane of issues. There is some sort of valve within him, some kind of auto, that takes over during press conferences in particular, and you can predict with almost 100 per cent accuracy...
  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers backs Jason Holder to succeed as captain 21 hours 15 minutes ago

    Sydney: South Africa skipper AB de Villiers backed his young West Indies counterpart Jason Holder to succeed as captain, saying he expects the Caribbean side to pose a threat in the ongoing cricket World Cup. The 23-year-old Holder has had a rough initiation, suffering a 1-4 drubbing from South Africa in...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian bowlers outplayed us, says UAE skipper Tauqir 22 hours 20 minutes 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...