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  • World Cup: Shaun Pollock expects De Villiers to fire against Ireland 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Canberra: Former South Africa cricket captain Shaun Pollock on Monday said current skipper AB de Villiers could produce "something really special" in their World Cup Pool B match against Ireland at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday, having seen both of the South African captain's destructive innings in the last month. "After...
  • World Cup: James Faulkner fit to face Afghanistan 3 hours 4 minutes ago

    Perth: Australia all-rounder James Faulkner said on Monday that he was fit and ready to make his 2015 World Cup debut against Afghanistan at Perth's WACA ground on Wednesday. A side strain has reduced the hard-hitting 24-year-old, also a lively seamer, to the role of a spectator at the tournament so...
  • Murali Vijay attributes his success to Virat Kohli 3 hours 34 minutes ago

    When M Vijay plays in the V, he just caresses the ball. When he brings out the wristy flicks from outside off stump, similar to the ones VVS Laxman used to play in his prime, he shows signs of being near his dominating best. Yet, the aspects that have helped...
  • West Zone units are free to move to court: Shivlal Yadav 3 hours 45 minutes ago

    Chennai: Some West Zone units might have been contemplating moving to court to challenge the BCCI elections but Shivlal Yadav, who chaired Monday's AGM, was unfazed as he said people are free to knock the doors of the judiciary. Baroda Cricket Association representative Rakesh Parikh was disqualified from voting as two...
  • World Cup: England's Sri Lanka loss worse than NZ crushing, says Atherton 3 hours 57 minutes ago

    London: England may have been utterly humiliated in their second World Cup pool match against co-hosts New Zealand but Sunday's nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka was much more damaging, according to former England captain Mike Atherton. Tim Southee claimed 7-33 and skipper Brendon McCullum blasted the fastest half-century in tournament history...
  • Australian diaries: CNN-IBN at the iconic Sydney Opera House 5 hours 25 minutes ago

    Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney that was built in 1973, spending around 102 million dollars which is approximately $859 million dollars in today's world (as of 2012). ...
  • World Cup: Kris Srikkanth feels India should go with the best team against West Indies 6 hours 12 minutes ago

    With three more games to go, India should not experiment too much with their team, specially against Zimbabwe, feels former India captain Kris Srikkanth. ...
  • I was not supposed to contest for BCCI elections, says Sharad Pawar 6 hours 22 minutes ago

    Chennai, Mar 2 (PTI) Seasoned politician Sharad Pawar, who was forced to pull out of the the race for president's post at the BCCI elections, said on Monday that the poll outcome has shown that the powerful cricketing body was not solely controlled by N Srinivasan. "I am quite happy with...
  • BCCI's priority is to restore confidence of people: Anurag Thakur 6 hours 45 minutes ago

    Chennai: Newly-elected BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur on Tuesday said the Cricket Board's priority is to restore people's faith and improve the game's image in the country. Veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya was on Tuesday unanimously elected President of the BCCI but the N Srinivasan camp suffered a setback when Thakur, considered close...
  • World Cup: India team has good all-round strength, says Clive Lloyd 7 hours 4 minutes ago

    Perth: Praising the Indian team, Former West Indies captain and chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd has said that the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side has "all-round strength" with players like in-form Shikhar Dhawan and the ever-consistent Virat Kohli. Lloyd, who led a strong Caribbean outfit with one of the best-ever fast bowling...
  • Can Jagmohan Dalmiya clean up Indian cricket? 7 hours 25 minutes ago

    Seasoned cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya has been elected as the BCCI president, replacing Narayanaswami Srinivasan, who will have his work cut out in trying to restore faith in the gentleman's game in India. ...
  • Rod Marsh to deliver 15th MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture 7 hours 40 minutes ago

    London: Former Australian cricketer Rod Marsh will deliver the 2015 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at the Lord's on September 1. Marsh will become the fourth Australian to give the speech after Simon Taufel (2013), Adam Gilchrist (2009) and Richie Benaud, who gave the inaugural Cowdrey Lecture in 2001. Marsh, who...
  • From Peshawar to Afghanistan, Shapoor Zadran's road to fame 8 hours 47 minutes ago

    Shapoor Zadran cuts an impressive figure. Tall - not frightfully so like Mohammad Irfan or Curtly Ambrose or Joel Garner - but taller enough than your average Joe to stand out. Dreamy. Angry. Flowing hair. Piercing eyes. Majestic on the cricket field. A new-age action hero, the modern-day answer to...
  • Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and the Calypso music in Australia 9 hours 4 minutes ago

    Chris Gayle and Andre Russell put on their dancing shoes as they perform for their fans in Perth in front of a fairly large gathering. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Few good training days better than many sessions, says Dhoni 10 hours 1 minutes ago

    Perth: Indian team's irregular sessions may have surprised many but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that it is better to do three days of "high intensity" training rather than six days of "mediocre" workout to keep fresh in a marathon tournament like the cricket World Cup. The Indian team practiced two...
  • World Cup: India are a big tournament team, says Brad Hogg 12 hours 0 minutes ago

    Former Australia left-arm spinner Brad Hogg is in awe of the current Indian cricket team's fielding abilities and feels the defending champions are a "big tournament team" and have become the favourites to lift the World Cup. "The thing which impressed me most about India is their fielding. The time when...
  • Kohli, Dhoni slide down; Shami gains 14 places in ODI rankings 12 hours 9 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped down the ladder to be fourth and 10th respectively, while Shikhar Dhawan retained his seventh spot in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings released on Monday. In the ODI bowlers' chart, however, Indian pacer Mohammad Shami and Ravichandaran Ashwin made upward movements. While...
  • World Cup 2015: India relishing in the success of Jadeja, Ashwin 13 hours 11 minutes ago

    It's been just over 28 months since the One-Day International rules were tweaked, again. One new ball per end, no more than four fielders outside the 30-yard circle at any stage of the innings, only a five-over Batting Power Play block after the mandatory Power Play in the first 10...
  • Abdi claims Srinivasan faces contempt of court 13 hours 23 minutes ago

    Chennai: Suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) deputy president Mehmood Abdi has alleged that N Srinivasan committed contempt of court by participating in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BCCI at a city hotel here on Monday. Abdi, the permanent representative of RCA in BCCI, claimed that despite being asked to...
  • World Cup: No rift in Pakistan team, says Mohammad Yousuf 13 hours 41 minutes ago

    Former Pakistan batsman Yousuf has denied reports of rift in the team but said they have been suffering the World Cup because of some technical issues in batting. ...
  • World Cup: Ireland won`t be intimidated by South Africa, says captain 13 hours 59 minutes ago

    Canberra: Ireland captain William Porterfield is confident his team will not be overawed by the mighty South Africans in Canberra on Tuesday, saying they had made good plans to contain AB de Villiers` side. The Proteas, who have won all their three one-dayers against the Irish so far, are overwhelming favourites...
  • ICC World Cup: Mountain fires worry Dale Steyn ahead of landmark match 14 hours 15 minutes ago

    Cape Town: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn plays his 100th one-day international on Tuesday looking to regain top form despite being distracted by mountain fires raging near his home in Cape Town. "Massive fire behind my house in Stonehurst! Plz be safe and watch out for the mountain animals trying...
  • Extra bowler will help Sri Lanka in future World Cup matches, says Muralitharan 14 hours 32 minutes ago

    One thing is clear after Sri Lanka's great run-chase against England in Wellington: the make-up of the side needs a re-think. Because although the batting is top-class and is clicking superbly well, the bowling is very obviously proving a big weakness and a major headache for captain Angelo Mathews, especially...
  • World Cup 2015: Spirited Ireland ready for daunting South Africa challenge 14 hours 34 minutes ago

    South Africa have won 32 and lost just 16 of the 50 World Cup matches that they've played since 1992. Of those, only two of the defeats could be regarded as major shocks. At Chelmsford in 1999, a virtuoso display from Neil Johnson provided the impetus for a 48-run Zimbabwe...
  • AB de Villiers expected to score big against Ireland in World Cup 14 hours 52 minutes ago

    Canberra: South Africa players have said they're in awe of skipper AB de Villiers' current form, with high expectations of another record-breaking innings when he faces Ireland in a World Cup Pool B match on Tuesday. Allrounder Farhann Behardien on Monday said he had goose bumps when he batted with De...
  • World Cup: Pat Cummins an injury doubt, James Faulkner nears Australia return 15 hours 4 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins sustained a minor injury in the loss to New Zealand at the weekend but allrounder James Faulkner is close to a return for the World Cup co-hosts after recovering from a side strain. Injury-prone Cummins reported a "slight side strain" after making his World Cup...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya elected BCCI president for the second time 15 hours 20 minutes ago

    Seasoned cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya has been elected as the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president, replacing Narayanaswami Srinivasan, in the board's annual general meeting in Chennai on Monday, more than a decade after he last held the top job. Apart from Dalmiya, the other new entrants are...
  • ICC World Cup: Shane Watson critics crank up heat after latest false start 15 hours 24 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australians might have been stunned by the collapse of their much-vaunted batting line-up in the face of brilliant New Zealand bowling at the weekend but the fall of one particular wicket was no surprise to anyone. Shane Watson, batting at number three, had scrapped his way to 23 runs off...
  • Changes demanded after England's latest World Cup flop 15 hours 31 minutes ago

    The incoming chairman of England's cricket board has flagged a review of the team's approach to the one-day format after a third crushing loss at the World Cup. England slumped to a nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka on Sunday, leaving their hopes of making the World Cup's quarter-finals hanging by a...
  • ICC World Cup: Muttiah Muralitharan pleads for Ranjana Herath recovery time 15 hours 46 minutes ago

    Sydney: Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan pleaded on Monday for key spinner Ranjana Herath to be kept on ice for the World Cup quarter-finals after suffering a nasty injury to his finger. The 36-year-old Herath needed four stitches in the spinning finger of his left hand after he tried to stop...