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  • Live Score: Clarke returns as Australia opt to bat against Kiwis 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: In the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, vast amounts of column inches previewed each time, talking heads congregated in television studios and Facebook timelines competed with Twitter feeds. A hysteria built slowly, where each team was dissected,...
  • India are playing best cricket of World Cup 2015: Brian Lara 10 hours 12 minutes ago

    Perth: Insisting that India are currently playing the "best cricket of the World Cup", West Indies batting legend Brian Lara feels that the defending champions must test their bench strength against minnows UAE in a Pool B match here on Saturday. Lara said by testing a few reserve players against weaker...
  • World Cup: India should be wary of minnow threat against UAE 10 hours 25 minutes ago

    India have showed up in the World Cup with an attitude that can keep the demons away but cricket is a game where you are as good as your previous day and India need to field their best team against the UAE to ensure that they are in the knock-out...
  • World Cup 2015: Should India experiment with their team against UAE? 10 hours 47 minutes ago

    India will face minnows United Arab Emirates in their third group league match of the cricket World Cup at the WACA on Saturday. ...
  • World Cup: Injury scare for India skipper MS Dhoni ahead of UAE clash 10 hours 47 minutes ago

    Perth: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Friday hurt while batting in the nets at the WACA ahead of India's cricket World Cup league match against the United Arab Emirates on Saturday. It happened while Dhoni was facing a net bowler whose delivery kicked up suddenly and brushed his forearm. Dhoni was...
  • 3 months down the line South Africa finish with Hughes Test number at SCG 10 hours 59 minutes ago

    In January, a few weeks after he passed away, a plaque was unveiled outside the Sydney Cricket Ground changing rooms to commemorate the life and career of Phillip Joel Hughes. South Africa and AB de Villiers, who were his opponents when he made his Test debut at The Wanderers in...
  • Ranji Trophy semis: Mumbai reach 277/6 on day three against Karnataka 11 hours 32 minutes ago

    Aditya Tare, the Mumbai captain, led by example, providing the brightest spark on the third day of the Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal on Friday (February 27) to keep Karnataka at bay at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Although Karnataka were kept to 202 on the opening day, their bowlers had...
  • ICC World Cup: Jason Holder blames West Indies' death bowling for loss 11 hours 56 minutes ago

    Sydney: West Indies captain Jason Holder blamed their pathetic death bowling and dropped chances as they slumped to a 257-run defeat in their World Cup Pool B encounter against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday. "We dropped chances and chasing 400 was always tough. But had we...
  • N Srinivasan tenders an unconditional apology to Supreme Court 12 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sidelined president N Srinivasan Friday tendered an unconditional apology for presiding over the Feb 8 Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Working Committee meeting in breach of a court order. Srinivasan told the court that it was due to a bonafide misunderstanding of the court's order that...
  • Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu leave Maharashtra with a mountain to climb in semis 12 hours 16 minutes ago

    Tamil Nadu's lower order prolonged Maharashtra's agony and ran them ragged with a display of great resilience to lift the team to an imposing first-innings total of 546 in the Ranji Trophy semifinal on Friday (February 27). That it took them 226.4 overs over two-and-a-half days to achieve it didn't...
  • ICC World Cup: Pool A supremacy on the line as New Zealand face Australia 12 hours 26 minutes ago

    The match between the co-hosts promises to offer fans delicious viewing, with two power-packed favourites colliding. ...
  • After South Africa win, India look good to defend World Cup: Brad Hogg 12 hours 32 minutes ago

    Perth: Former Australia chinaman bowler Brad Hogg is extremely impressed with the manner in which the Indian cricket team have made a comeback after an indifferent Australian Summer', making them firm contenders for the ICC World Cup title. What India did brilliantly was to change the plan after knowing what didn't...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka back to reckoning at the MCG 13 hours 4 minutes ago

    In the post-match press conference the fan question to Angelo Matthews, the winning captain, was whether he thought Sri Lanka were peaking. Mathews duly pulled out the PR talk and said they were taking it a game a time and then casually mentioned that he thought Sri Lanka were clinical...
  • World Cup: It all comes down to hard work for AB de Villiers 13 hours 8 minutes ago

    Sydney: AB de Villiers smashed West Indies bowlers from pillar to post for the quickest 150 in one-day internationals on Friday but the South African skipper said only hard work earns a batsman the right to dominate in such a fashion. The 31-year-old's innings of 162 not out from 66 balls...
  • West Indies batsman Darren Bravo out of World Cup 13 hours 22 minutes ago

    West Indies batsman Darren Bravo was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup on Friday after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, the squad's players' association said. "Darren Bravo has been ruled out of the World Cup and will be replaced in the West Indies squad. Get well...
  • Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad don't have Kohli's class: Mudassar Nazar 13 hours 42 minutes ago

    Perth: Pakistan cricket fraternity might rate Umar Akmal very highly but none among country's current batsmen can be "even distantly compared" with India's premier batsman Virat Kohli, feels former Pakistan all-rounder Mudassar Nazar. "Look there is a vast difference in pedigree of Virat and Akmal. Both Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad played...
  • World Cup: De Villiers, Tahir script South Africa's West Indies heist 14 hours 25 minutes ago

    Sydney: West Indies came into this match on the back of Chris Gayle's 215-run blitz against Zimbabwe. South Africa's World Cup credentials had been questioned after India brushed them aside in Melbourne. When the two met at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday (February 27), AB de Villiers stroked his...
  • Focus is firmly on the present: Dinesh Karthik 14 hours 29 minutes ago

    At one point in his career, Dinesh Karthik was India's replacement man. He was a bit like the emergency button installed in elevators - pressed into service when there's a snag - always on SOS. Injuries to openers or middle-order batsmen, and Karthik was the first to be summoned. It was...
  • Sreesanth was attacked with knife in jail, alleges family 15 hours 17 minutes ago

    Kochi: Former Indian fast bowler S Sreesanth was attacked with a knife while he was in jail after being arrested for his alleged involvement in IPL spot-fixing in 2013, his family has alleged on Friday. He is currently facing trial in a Delhi court. His sister's husband Madhu Balakrishnan made this revelation...
  • World Cup: Keeping calm under pressure is key to success, says Dhawan 15 hours 20 minutes ago

    Perth: Attributing his brilliant World Cup form to a calm mind and hard work, Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan today said he managed to come out of a lean patch by sticking to his strong work ethic. Dhawan scored 77 and 137 against Pakistan and South Africa respectively, after poor run of...
  • World Cup: Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad cleared for Zimbabwe match 15 hours 22 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad has been cleared to play in the team's third World Cup Pool B game against Zimbabwe after suffering an ankle injury, an official said on Friday. The 23-year-old right-hander was sent for an MRI scan after team practice in Brisbane, complaining of pain in his left...
  • World Cup 2015: Clarke returns for Australia's test against New Zealand 15 hours 41 minutes ago

    Auckland: In the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, vast amounts of column inches previewed each time, talking heads congregated in television studios and Facebook timelines competed with Twitter feeds. A hysteria built slowly, where each team was dissected, each player forensically examined. One recurring question came up: would the...
  • Size of 2019 World Cup still to be decided: ICC 16 hours 19 minutes ago

    Sydney: The number of teams taking part in the 2019 World Cup hasn't been finalised, the International Cricket Council said on Friday as it responded to growing criticism that its proposed cut risked damaging the sport's development. Cricket chiefs have come under fire for their plan to reduce the number of...
  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers vs West Indies, a blow-by-blow account 16 hours 24 minutes ago

    AB de Villiers 162 not out off just 66 balls, including fastest ever ODI 150 in 64 balls, and then South Africa 408 for 5 - the Sydney crowd was treated to a feast in the ICC World Cup on Friday. If there ever was an exhibition on how to bat...
  • AB de Villiers - came, hammered, conquered; 162 off 66 16 hours 42 minutes ago

    Soon the dictionary for cricket synonyms will have AB de Villiers listed under fireworks. West Indies would admit that, and this: that nuclear weapons can't be much different than this South African's bat. He demolishes bowlers and bowling figures like a crater on missile-testing land. Jason Holder will be feeling the...
  • World Cup: We will treat India match like any other game, says UAE captain 17 hours 15 minutes ago

    Perth: Refusing to be intimidated by the star-studded Indian cricket team, United Arab Emirates skipper Mohammad Tauqir said his side will treat the World Cup clash against the defending champions as "just another game". "We know they are big stars, but we will take this game like the last previous two...
  • Australia's Michael Clarke ready to return for World Cup 17 hours 30 minutes ago

    Auckland: Captain Michael Clarke is ready to make his return to the Australia team for Saturday's Cricket World Cup match against New Zealand, saying he's as fit and healthy as he's been in years. Clarke injured his right hamstring in a test against India in December and underwent immediate surgery to...
  • T20s responsible for faults in offspiners, says Daryl Foster 18 hours 28 minutes ago

    Daryl Foster is a slight but sprightly 76. His name is generally associated with biomechanics and illegal actions, but Foster, who played for Victoria Second XI in the mid 1950s, has also been involved in coaching roles with Pakistan and Sri Lanka, besides coaching Western Australia to nine Sheffield Shield...
  • World Cup: Clarke's return adds to Australia's might, McCullum admits 19 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Zealand were "in awe" of Michael Clarke's leadership during the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death and his inclusion for Saturday's World Cup blockbuster can only strengthen Australia, captain Brendon McCullum has said. Clarke makes his long-awaited return at Eden Park and will be under the microscope as he comes back...