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  • World Cup: MS Dhoni demands more from allrounder Jadeja 6 hours 0 minutes ago

    Holders India marched into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with their fourth consecutive win but all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's form with the bat has left captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni a worried man. Left-arm spinner Jadeja has three triple centuries in India's first-class cricket, but has scored 3, 2 and 13 in...
  • World Cup 2015: We should have at least scored 270, says Holder 6 hours 23 minutes ago

    Perth: West Indies captain Jason Holder blamed his team's poor batting for the defeat against India as he felt an ideal score on the WACA strip was 270 and not the 182 runs they managed in the ICC Cricket World Cup group league encounter, here on Friday. Asked if they were...
  • Kings of Cricket: India beat WI, enter World Cup quarters 7 hours 8 minutes ago

    A superlative bowling performance and a cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni eventually helped India muster a four-wicket win against the West Indies to notch their fourth consecutive 2015 World Cup win. ...
  • MS Dhoni overtakes Sourav Ganguly's record of most away ODI wins 7 hours 14 minutes ago

    Perth: Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday surpassed former skipper Sourav Ganguly as the most successful Indian captain in terms of ODI victories achieved on foreign shores. The four-wicket win over the West Indies in the cricket World Cup here was Dhoni's 59th while Ganguly had 58 victories under his belt. The current...
  • World Cup 2015: Twitter lauds quarter-finalists India 7 hours 15 minutes ago

    India rallied around swing bowler Mohammed Shami's three-wicket performance to beat the West Indies by four wickets and remain unbeaten and in first place in Pool B in the World Cup. Chasing West Indies' modest 182 all out, India scored 185 for six in 39.1 overs. The defending champions made heavy...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Holi-day for Indians in Perth 7 hours 20 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 7 hours 33 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: Bowlers, gutsy Dhoni edge West Indies; India in quarters 8 hours 12 minutes ago

    India, after bowling out the opposition for 182, needed a good batting performance to back up the bowlers but failed to do so on a lively WACA pitch. The ball moved around a bit more under lights, making life difficult for the Indian batsmen, and it was left to the...
  • 'Speed' Murugesh - Chennai auto driver to offer free rides if India win World Cup 8 hours 17 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 8 hours 28 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...
  • ICC World Cup: Indian bowling's renaissance vindicated at Perth 8 hours 49 minutes ago

    This was a good one month back. "No chance, they don't have the bowling to defend," said a boy tapping at his smartphone, leaning dejectedly on the glass that supports the corner seats in Delhi Metro. Chins turned towards him, searching if he had a companion. Finding none but the...
  • Ranji Trophy: No favourite in Karnataka-Tamil Nadu clash, says WV Raman 9 hours 59 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...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: teams getting down to the business end 10 hours 31 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: MS Dhoni keeps without pads against West Indies 10 hours 45 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...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni contenders for greatest ODI cricketer 11 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The iconic Sachin Tendulkar and Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni are among five leading contenders vying for the crown of the greatest ODI cricketer of all time. Australia's former swashbuckling opener Adam Gilchrist, Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram and West Indies great Viv Richards are the other three nominees,...
  • World Cup: William Porterfield promises no Irish 'hangover' vs Zimbabwe 11 hours 6 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 2015: Plenty to play for as Ireland face Zimbabwe 11 hours 51 minutes ago

    Ireland and Zimbabwe face each other in a Pool B clash at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Saturday in a match that could have a key bearing on both sides' chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The Irish are just ahead of Zimbabwe in the standings with four...
  • World Cup: Injury-hit Sri Lanka must tough it out, says Jayawardene 12 hours 42 minutes ago

    Sydney: Mahela Jayawardene says Sri Lanka will have to tough it out at the World Cup amid a spate of tournament-ending injuries. The Sri Lankans, who face a crucial pool match against hosts Australia in Sydney on Sunday, have been forced to call in their second reinforcement after another injury setback. Batsman...
  • World Cup: Australia fear nothing, not even defeat, says Aaron Finch 12 hours 43 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 13 hours 17 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...
  • World Cup 2015: Buoyant Pakistan face stern South Africa test 13 hours 29 minutes ago

    Auckland: On the back of grey skies and a persistent drizzle, an unstoppable force breezed into Auckland ahead of the weekend. AB de Villiers, in red-hot form, has refused to be denied thus far in South Africa's campaign and has been the beating heart of the run-making in what has...
  • Watch: Ricky Ponting celebrates Holi with CNN-IBN team in Australia 14 hours 0 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 14 hours 23 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...
  • ICC World Cup: Misbah backs bowlers to slam brakes on South Africa 14 hours 38 minutes ago

    Auckland: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq insists his bowlers can slam the brakes on South Africa's batting superstars in Saturday's World Cup clash in Auckland with AB de Villiers their prime target. South Africa have blasted totals of 400-plus in their last two Pool B matches with De Villiers notching one-day international cricket's...
  • World Cup: Zimbabwe not taking Ireland lightly, says Brendan Taylor 14 hours 44 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...
  • Can West Indies end India's winning run at the World Cup 2015? 15 hours 2 minutes ago

    This is India's final match in the group against a Test playing nation and a win will in all certainty seal a top placed finish in group B. ...
  • World Cup: ICC approves Seekuge Prasanna as replacement for Karunaratne in SL squad 15 hours 26 minutes ago

    Sydney: The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the cricket World Cup has approved Seekuge Prasanna as a replacement player for injured Dimuth Karunaratne in Sri Lanka's squad for the tournament. Karunaratne fractured his little finger during a training session here and has been ruled out of further...
  • World Cup 2015: Jos Buttler backs England recovery 15 hours 31 minutes ago

    Adelaide: Jos Buttler expects England to resurrect their World Cup campaign, saying playing under pressure may just be what the struggling team needs ahead of the last two must-win games. Eoin Morgan's side, who have just one win in four Pool A matches, must defeat Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday and...
  • Watch: Bangladesh survive Scottish scare, ICC World Cup Highlights, Day 19 15 hours 59 minutes ago

    Scotland put up a daunting 318 to chase for Bangladesh, who did it easy in the end to win by four wickets and 1.5 overs to spare. Watch highlights from Day 19 of the ICC World Cup 2015. Missed any of the excitement and drama of #BANvSCO? Catch up now with...