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  • Shahid Afridi should continue playing ODIs after WC: Rashid Latif 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    Former captain Rashid Latif has sparked off a new controversy in Pakistan cricket by suggesting that flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi must not retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup. "I don't think this is the right time to retire for Shahid. Misbah has already announced he will retire after the...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq needs help from seniors in World Cup: Shoaib Malik 2 hours 15 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan discard Shoaib Malik says Misbah ul Haq was not an aggressive captain and he would need help from a few senior players if the national team was to do well in the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year old who has not been selected to play an ODI since mid-2013...
  • Regret of not wearing a World Cup winner's medal runs deep 9 hours 46 minutes ago

    It was 1987 in Pakistan where I made my ICC Cricket World Cup debut. One I want to forget in a hurry! It was my first tour without the likes of Joel Garner, Michael Holding and Malcolm Marshall, two had retired and one took rest from the tournament. I was entrusted...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely 11 hours 9 minutes ago

    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...
  • Weak bowling attack India's biggest World Cup concern: Kirti Azad 21 hours 58 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Former India cricketer and member of the victorious World Cup team of 1983, Kirti Azad Saturday said with the present bowling line-up reigning champions India will suffer badly at the upcoming quadrennial event starting Feb 14. "With the kind of bowling line-up we have, we have to suffer," Azad told...
  • Can Pakistan break the India jinx at World Cup 2015? Yesterday

    March 4, 1992, Sydney: India beat Pakistan by 43 runs March 9, 1996, Bangalore: India beat Pakistan by 39 runs June 8, 1999, Manchester: India beat Pakistan by 47 runs March 1, 2003, Centurion: India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets March 30, 2011, Chandigarh: India beat Pakistan by 29 runs It's anybody's guess what...
  • India heavily reliant on Virat Kohli: Rahul Dravid Yesterday

    Sydney: India cricket legend Rahul Dravid said on Saturday that star batsman Virat Kohli will need to be at his best during the ICC World Cup as the Indian team was heavily reliant on its One-Day International (ODI) vice captain. "If you look at the Indian batting lineup, they are in...
  • World Cup 2015: The men who can turn a game on its head Yesterday

    Form is temporary, class is permanent. The real class of a player shows in situations where he can turn in a mach-winning performance when the team is in trouble. The World Cup has been witness to many such performances and no doubt the 2015 edition will see some more. These are...
  • Pakistan misread the wicket at Lord's in 1999 World Cup final Yesterday

    We misread the wicket at Lord's and our ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 final against Australia was over before lunch was served. Despite losing the lopsided finale, I still believe this was the strongest Pakistan side to date to have featured in an ICC Cricket World Cup, at least, in...
  • Zimbabwe restore Waller, Campbell for World Cup Yesterday

    Harare: Ahead of the World Cup, Zimbabwe Cricket on Friday restored Andy Waller as coach of its national cricket team seven months after he was dismissed from the post. Another former national team and Under-19 coach Walter Chawaguta has been appointed fielding coach for the team during the World Cup in...
  • Inclusion of Michael Clarke in Australia WC squad 'un-Australian': Dravid Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has expressed surprise at the inclusion of Michael Clarke in the Australian squad for the upcoming World Cup despite injury concerns, terming the decision of the selectors as "un-Australian". Clarke has not played since picking up a hamstring injury in the first Test against...
  • West Indies in World Cup: The rise and fall of an empire 2 days ago

    When I look back at the time when ICC Cricket World Cup first came into being in 1975, I remember a time that was completely different from what it is today. There was no coloured clothing or white balls or black sightscreens. In fact, we wore cream-coloured tracks back then. ...
  • Rohit-Dhawan need to do a Sachin-Ganguly at World Cup 2 days ago

    Presently, two of the thinking tanks would no doubt be planning, discussing, re-planning strategies to ensure India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifts the World Cup again making it the third time in 32 years. They have been given a team to execute the job with no ifs and buts. They cannot...
  • 'The notion of individual privacy is effectively dead' 2 days ago

    Davos: Imagine a world where mosquito-sized robots fly around stealing samples of your DNA. Or where a department store knows from your buying habits that you're pregnant even before your family does. That is the terrifying dystopian world portrayed by a group of Harvard professors at the World Economic Forum in...
  • 'Downton Abbey' the universally acclaimed period drama by Academy Award winning Julian Fellows, to air tonight at 10 2 days ago

    New Delhi:Great stories don't usually need an introduction as one hears them referred to from time to time. The 11 Emmy awards winning television series 'Downton Abbey' tells one such story. Since it is the first time it is being aired in India the uninitiated would need some introductions. The...
  • Internet will 'disappear,' says Google's Eric Schmidt 2 days ago

    Davos: Google boss Eric Schmidt predicted on Thursday that the Internet will soon be so pervasive in every facet of our lives that it will effectively "disappear" into the background. Speaking to the business and political elite at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Schmidt said: "There will be so many...
  • World Cup 2015: Top 10 batsmen who can set the stage ablaze 2 days ago

    In modern day cricket, ODIs have become a batsman's game. With scores over 300 being chased down easily and batsmen breaking records for fastest 50s and 100s and scoring double-centuries in ODIs, it looks like this World Cup may also follow the trend, though bowlers will surely disagree with that. As...
  • India's World Cup preparations take a hit in tri-series 2 days ago

    Sydney: It was meant to be a dress rehearsal for the ODI World Cup next month but the Indian cricket team has been left grappling with selection issues in the ongoing tri-series against Australia and England, failing to find the combination that would be good enough for the marquee event. With...
  • Subsidies to be rationalised, joint session on insurance: Arun Jaitley 2 days ago

    Davos: Wooing global investors, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at rationalising subsidies on kerosene and cooking gas, rebuilding credibility of taxation structure and calling a joint session of Parliament to get the insurance bill passed if it is not cleared in the coming session. Laying the fiscal road map...
  • Saeed Ajmal hopeful of clearing bowling action test 2 days ago

    Lahore: Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal on Thursday raised hopes that he will pass a bowling action test after he was suspended last year, but ruled out any chance of featuring in next month's World Cup. The 37-year-old will travel to Chennai, India later Thursday and have a reassessment test on his...
  • Bangladesh eye World Cup quarter-finals 3 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh have set their sights on the quarter-finals of next month's cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the team's Sri Lankan coach said today. Chandika Hathurusinghe told journalists in Dhaka he was happy with the team's preparations and hoped they would go "all the way". But he said he...
  • World Cup 2015: Schedule of warm-up matches 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A series of warm-up matches starting February 8 will provide insight into the form of some of the teams taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and also give a chance to fans, who are from the tournament venues, to see some of the stars in...
  • India desperate to solve the Shikhar Dhawan riddle 3 days ago

    January 18, 2015, the MCG: Full ball outside off shaping away, throws bat hard at it, head high catch to second slip. 2 off 4 balls, 0.5 overs. January 20, 2015, the Gabba: Pushes forward to outswinger ducking away from off stump, comfortable nick through to the 'keeper. 1 off...
  • Beware of Australia's 'wolf pack': Brett Lee warns World Cup rivals 3 days ago

    Sydney: Former Australian pacer Brett Lee equated his country's pace attack for the upcoming Cricket World Cup at home to the "biggest wolf pack" he has ever seen, claiming that it poses a serious threat to the rival teams in the mega-event beginning February 14. Mitchell Johnson is the leader of...
  • Slide in global oil prices great for India: Economic Professor at Harvard University 3 days ago

    Economic Professor at Harvard University said that investors at the World Economic Forum were buzzing with the names of only 2 countries US and India. ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar invited to speak at World Economic Forum: sources 3 days ago

    According to sources, Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar has been invited by PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to speak on team building and leadership aspects at Davos on Thursday. ...
  • England threatened but never delivered in World Cup, says Paul Collingwood 3 days ago

    When I look back on my three ICC Cricket World Cups with England, it's not easy to remember too many highs, only several bouts of disappointment and reflection. It's the little things that make it. But it felt like we were always battling and there's always been a lot of...