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  • Shaun Pollock sees South Africa versus Australia World Cup final 6 hours 30 minutes ago

    Auckland: Former South African great Shaun Pollock on Friday predicted the Proteas would win a first World Cup by beating Australia in the final, helping to make-up for his own personal setbacks against the four-time champions. "If you want to write a perfect script for South Africa then it will be...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: teams getting down to the business end 9 hours 28 minutes ago

    The only remaining unbeaten teams at the Cricket World Cup - India and New Zealand - hope to consolidate their already strong positions as the tournament moves into the final week of preliminary matches. Defending champion India, in first place in Pool B after three wins, can clinch a quarterfinal place...
  • World Cup: Australia fear nothing, not even defeat, says Aaron Finch 11 hours 41 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 12 hours 15 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...
  • Australia Diaries, Part 2: CNN-IBN takes you Down Under Yesterday

    Freefalling from the Australian skyline in Vertigo and what not - CNN-IBN takes you around Australia during the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne ruled out of World Cup Yesterday

    Colombo: Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne on Thursday was ruled out of the remainder of the cricket World Cup after suffering an injury to his little finger during the team's practice session ahead of Sunday's crucial tie against Australia. An x-ray on the injured finger revealed a fracture, which has put...
  • South Africa, Australia, India have shown glimpses of how strong they are: Gilchrist Yesterday

    "India's bowling was very impressive at the WACA, they had pace and they had aggression," Gilchrist said. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Shane Watson's future under cloud? Yesterday

    Watson has been an automatic selection by Australia, but struggled in the first two matches against England and New Zealand. ...
  • Watch: Pakistan back in top four, Australia hammer Afghanistan, ICC World Cup, Day 18 Yesterday

    Pakistan beat UAE to get their campaign back on track with second consecutive win while Australia score record 417 against Afghanistan. Watch highlights from Day 18 of the ICC World Cup 2015. Didn't get the chance to see the mayhem of #PAKvUAE or #AUSvAFG? Catch up now with #CWCDaily! https://t.co/4kv026xoGv- ICC (@ICC)...
  • World Cup 2015: Darren Lehmann takes World Cup break to watch son's first class debut Yesterday

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann made a journey of more than 3,000 kilometres to present his son, Jake, with his South Australia first-class cap. The morning after Australia had thrashed Afghanistan by 275 runs in the World Cup in Perth, Lehmann made the long journey to Adelaide. "It was a very memorable...
  • Carlos Sainz eager to be in the picture Yesterday

    London: Carlos Sainz will be as disappointed as any Formula One fan that Fernando Alonso will be absent from next week's Australian season opener. The 20-year-old Spaniard, whose double world rally champion father has the same name, has a treasured photograph from a decade ago of himself as a wide eyed...
  • World Cup: Shane Watson no longer an automatic Aussie pick as an allrounder Yesterday

    Perth: Allrounder Shane Watson might have played his last one-day international for Australia after he was axed from the side that beat Afghanistan by a record 275 runs in the Cricket World Cup on Wednesday. Watson, 33, has been an automatic selection by Australia, but struggled in the first two matches...
  • World Cup: Will take this experience into next game, says Mohammad Nabi 2 days ago

    Perth: Having slumped to a heavy defeat against the Australians in a World Cup Pool A game at the WACA on Wednesday, Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi said they would take all these experiences to their next game against New Zealand. "We played well in the last three games. We won against...
  • World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke predicts triple century in ODIs 2 days ago

    Perth: Australian captain Michael Clarke says it is possible a batsman will crack the 300-run barrier in one-day international cricket. Clarke was speaking after his side demolished Afghanistan by a World Cup record 275 runs on Wednesday at the WACA Ground, led by a punishing David Warner century. The left-handed opener belted...
  • ICC World Cup: Afghanistan coach rues bowling display against Australia 2 days ago

    "We ran into a freight train today. We were out-skilled, out-bullied, if you want to put it that way," said Andy Moles, the Afghanistan coach, on Wednesday (March 4) night, shortly after Australia had crushed his team by 275 runs at the WACA ground. "They were exceptional, and we came...
  • World Cup: Great to see our batsmen getting runs, says David Warner 2 days ago

    Perth: Adjudged man-of-the-match for his breathtaking 178 runs against Afghanistan in a World Cup Pool A contest at the WACA here on Wednesday, Australia opener David Warner said it was great to see the majority of his team-mates getting runs. Sent into bat, Australia posted a monumental total of 417 for...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia register a massive 275-run win against Afghanistan 2 days ago

    Perth: As exhilarating as fairy-tale finishes are, they are an exception. Grim reality checks, with attendant heartache, are the norm in international sport. Afghanistan were at the receiving end of that harsh lesson at the WACA ground on Wednesday (March 4), mauled by an Australian side looking for someone to...
  • World Cup 2015: David Warner misses individual Australia record 2 days ago

    Perth: Australian opener David Warner fell just short of the record individual total for his country in a one-day international in the World Cup Pool B clash with Afghanistan at the WACA Ground on Wednesday. Warner, who was given a life on 114, eventually fell for 178, leaving him seven short...
  • World Cup: Warner's six hits a small boy smack on the hand in WACA stands 2 days ago

    Batsmen are enjoying Happy Hours at ongoing ICC world Cup in Australia and New Zealand, and it was nothing different at the WACA on Thursday except an unfortunate incident where a kid got hit smack on his hand by a David Warner six. The Australian opener was in his elements during...
  • Australia hit highest World Cup score in history 2 days ago

    Perth: Australia hit the highest World Cup score in tournament history on Wednesday when they made 417 for 6 against Afghanistan at the WACA in Perth. The four-time champions went past the previous best of 413 for 5 made by India against Bermuda in 2007. It was the third 400-plus total...
  • World Cup: No choice but to drop Shane Watson, says Aussie selector Rod Marsh 2 days ago

    Perth: Australia's chairman of selectors Rod Marsh said on Wednesday that Shane Watson's poor form with the bat meant they had little choice but to drop the experienced allrounder. The 33-year-old, who averages 50.89 with the bat in career World Cup matches, was axed from the side to face Afghanistan at...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2015, Match 26 2 days ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page)Quick Preview: Australia would be eager to come back strongly after a one-wicket loss vs New Zealand Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have been...
  • Seeking unity in the party, AAP global supporters launch social media campaign #UnitedAAP 2 days ago

    Washington: With the rift in AAP deepening, non-resident Indian supporters of the party have appealed to its leadership to stand united and resolve all their differences peacefully. NRI AAP chapters across the world have launched a social media campaign #UnitedAAP, appealing for "reconciliation and togetherness" among party leadership. "We are...
  • World Cup: Australia present Afghanistan another chance to impress 2 days ago

    There has been a lot said after Saturday's match at Eden Park in New Zealand. People who are following it closely would have said Australia will have to play well in this game to beat New Zealand on their home turf. But many are starting to wonder what is going...
  • Fernando Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix 3 days ago

    Fernando Alonso will miss next week's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix on doctors' advice after a heavy crash in testing, the Spaniard's McLaren team said on Tuesday. "Fernando has understood and accepted that advice, and the two McLaren-Honda cars will therefore be driven in Australia by Fernando's team-mate Jenson Button...
  • ICC World Cup: Nabi hopes Afghanistan will push Australia 3 days ago

    Perth: Mohammad Nabi took over as captain of Afghanistan's one-day international team just under two years back, and has led the team in 25 of their 48 ODIs to date. He has overseen their qualification to the World T20 in Bangladesh last year, and to the World Cup this year...
  • World Cup: Should India rest key players? Pick your India XI vs West Indies 3 days ago

    With three wins in the bag and a place in the quarter-finals assured, should India captain MS Dhoni test the bench strength to keep every member of the squad ready for tougher battles ahead? Pick your XI for the match against West Indies on Friday. But remember, you can submit...
  • World Cup: Michael Clarke sidesteps Darren Lehmann fall-out talk 3 days ago

    Perth: Michael Clarke shrugged off suggestions he was at loggerheads with Australia coach Darren Lehmann by telling reporters on Tuesday: "You won't get headlines out of me". In the aftermath of the one-wicket loss to New Zealand at the weekend, Clarke's observation that Australia had failed to prepare for the swinging...
  • World Cup: Australia paceman Pat Cummins out of Afghanistan match 3 days ago

    Australia paceman Pat Cummins has been ruled out of Wednesday's World Cup match against Afghanistan, captain Michael Clarke confirmed. The 21-year-old Cummins suffered a slight side strain in Australia's one-wicket defeat to New Zealand but had been cleared of serious injury. "At this stage, Pat is unavailable for selection for tomorrow's game,"...