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  • ICC World Cup 2015: Holi-day for Indians in Perth 6 hours 10 minutes ago

    Indian fans celebrated Holi ahead of the India vs West Indies encounter on the Perth streets. ...
  • Shaun Pollock sees South Africa versus Australia World Cup final 6 hours 23 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...
  • 'Speed' Murugesh - Chennai auto driver to offer free rides if India win World Cup 7 hours 8 minutes ago

    In a country of over 1.2 billion people, where every second person is a cricket expert, where a cricketer is worshiped like God, where an India vs Pakistan game can trigger wars, where a result could decide the menu of your kitchen, where cricket is not just a sport, but...
  • World Cup 2015: Dual injury blow for Sri Lanka ahead of Australia clash 7 hours 19 minutes ago

    Sydney: Sri Lanka will be forced to make at least two changes for Sunday's crunch cricket World Cup clash with Australia, with veteran spinner Rangana Herath ruled out and batsman Dimuth Karunaratne being sidelined for the rest of the tournament. The 36-year-old, left-armer Herath has been ruled out after splitting the...
  • Ranji Trophy: No favourite in Karnataka-Tamil Nadu clash, says WV Raman 8 hours 50 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Tamil Nadu coach Woorkeri V Raman does not view either defending champions Karnataka or his team as favourites when they cross swords in the five-day Ranji Trophy final commencing at the Wankhede Stadium on March 8. "There's no such thing as an underdog or a favourite. It will be a...
  • World Cup: MS Dhoni keeps without pads against West Indies 9 hours 35 minutes ago

    Perth: Once again bringing his street-smart side to the fore, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni kept for a few deliveries without pads as he gave his gear to Ajinkya Rahane standing at silly mid-off against Ravichandran Ashwin in the World Cup match against West Indies on Friday. It was one of...
  • World Cup: William Porterfield promises no Irish 'hangover' vs Zimbabwe 9 hours 56 minutes ago

    Hobart: Ireland captain William Porterfield has insisted there will be no lingering mental scars from their heavy defeat by South Africa when they face Zimbabwe in their next World Cup match on Saturday. The Irish head into this weekend's Pool B encounter in Hobart on the back of a 201-run-thrashing by...
  • World Cup: Australia fear nothing, not even defeat, says Aaron Finch 11 hours 34 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 8 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...
  • Watch: Ricky Ponting celebrates Holi with CNN-IBN team in Australia 12 hours 50 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 13 hours 14 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...
  • World Cup: Zimbabwe not taking Ireland lightly, says Brendan Taylor 13 hours 34 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...
  • Cricketnext launches brand new app for iOS and Android 17 hours 57 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 Yesterday

    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...
  • ICC World Cup: West Indies missing Sunil Narine, says Clive Lloyd Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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: India vs West Indies - battles within the battle Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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: Scotland did not create enough pressure, says Kyle Coetzer Yesterday

    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...
  • Weather threatens South Africa vs Pakistan World Cup clash Yesterday

    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...
  • Sachin Tendulkar asks fans to suggest docu-feature title Yesterday

    Mumbai: Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has invited his fans to suggest the title of a "docu-feature" based on his life. "Proud to announce the 'Docu-Feature', which would be based on my life. This is in association with @ravi0404 and @200NOTOUTFIILMS. Would love to involve you all.. Suggest what should be the...
  • 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...
  • Sponsored: What enterprise IT should learn from the Cricket World Cup 2015 Yesterday

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  • World Cup: Ambrose tells West Indies pacers to be disciplined against India Yesterday

    Perth: West Indies fast bowling icon Curtly Ambrose has called for discipline from his pace attack when they face reigning World Champions India on what is expected to be a lively pitch on Friday. The Windies bowling coach said on Wednesday that it was important the Caribbean side's seamers found the...
  • World Cup: Happy for Coetzer, but Bangladesh's experience counted, says Mommsen Yesterday

    Scotland would take heart from Kyle Coetzer's impressive 156 in their six-wicket loss to Bangladesh on Thursday, but their lack of experience had counted against them in their World Cup clash, captain Preston Mommsen said. Coetzer scored the first World Cup century by a Scotland batsman at Saxton Oval in Nelson...
  • World Cup: Anamul Haque suffers bad shoulder injury in Bangladesh win Yesterday

    Nelson: Bangladesh batsman Anamul Haque has suffered a total separation of his right shoulder but it was too early to determine how long he would be out of action, the team said on Thursday. Haque suffered the injury in the 31st over of Scotland's innings of 318 for eight in their...
  • 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. ...