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  • World Cup: India's inconsistent bowling will be exposed soon, says Viv Richards 13 hours 20 minutes ago

    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...
  • Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne ruled out of World Cup 17 hours 56 minutes ago

    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...
  • World Cup 2015: David Warner misses individual Australia record Yesterday

    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...
  • Australia hit highest World Cup score in history Yesterday

    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...
  • ICC World Cup: Indian team management denies Virat Kohli abused journalist Yesterday

    New Delhi: India's team management has denied reports that Virat Kohli used offensive language at a journalist during a World Cup practice session in Perth, Australia. The Indian media reported widely on Wednesday that Kohli apparently mistook the journalist for somebody who had published a negative story about the batsman's girlfriend. Kohli,...
  • World Cup: No choice but to drop Shane Watson, says Aussie selector Rod Marsh Yesterday

    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...
  • World Cup: Can't do much when Gayle or De Villiers are in form: Dhoni Yesterday

    Perth: There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions prepare to clash with the West Indies on Friday. South African captain De...
  • ICC World Cup: Nabi hopes Afghanistan will push Australia 2 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 2 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 2 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...
  • ICC World Cup: Sri Lanka send stand-by spinner for injured Rangana Herath 2 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka leg spinning-allrounder Seekkuge Prasanna is all set to join the World Cup squad as a stand by for the injured Rangana Herath. Herath split his finger during his team's match against England and the wound is expected to take 7-10 days to heal, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced...
  • World Cup: Pat Cummins an injury doubt, James Faulkner nears Australia return 3 days 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...
  • Cricket World Cup: Mitchell Starc wants to repeat blistering form against Afghanistan 4 days ago

    Auckland: Mitchell Starc has no desire to be stood down for Wednesday's World Cup clash against Afghanistan in Perth after his six-wicket blitz just failed to nudge the four-time champions past New Zealand. With Australia expected to sweep past Afghanistan, there has been talk they might 'keep their power dry' by...
  • Watch: An Australia-New Zealand slugfest, easy for India, Day 15 at ICC World Cup 4 days ago

    It was a nail-biting one-wicket win for New Zealand over the arch rivals in Auckland, which ended in a KO by Kane Williamson, while India mowed down the UAE by 9 wickets. Watch highlights from Day 15 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup 2015: India go from butterfingers to electric-heels in the field 4 days ago

    Mumbai: It is one of the accepted truths of international cricket that fielding is not India's particular forte but Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men have taken bold steps towards altering that reputation at the World Cup. Too often in the past, India's fast bowlers have been liabilities in the field, while during...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian bowlers outplayed us, says UAE skipper Tauqir 5 days ago

    Perth: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir admitted that the Indian bowling attack led by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completely outplayed his side in the Pool B match of the ICC World Cup on Saturday. Ashwin took four for 25 as India bundled out UAE for 102 before romping home by nine...
  • World Cup 2015: India on the doorstep of quarters, Twitter celebrates 5 days ago

    Team India entered the Cup after a horrendous show in Australia, but now after consecutive wins against Pakistan, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, the defending champions are on the doorstep of entry into the quarter-finals. The Twitterverse lauded India's win, especially the bowling of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned...
  • Watch: Record-breaking De Villiers arrives at ICC World Cup, Day 14 highlights 5 days ago

    South Africa's run-monger AB de Villiers added the fastest 150 in ODIs to his world records of fastest 50 and fastest 100 as Jason Holder's West Indies were handed out a batting tutorial. Highlights from day 14 of the ICC World Cup. ...
  • As it happened: India vs UAE, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 21 5 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) 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...
  • World Cup 2015: AB de Villiers 'best of century', says Imran Tahir 5 days ago

    Sydney: South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir described captain AB de Villiers as "the best player of the century" after the skipper smashed a whirlwind, undefeated 162 against the West Indies at the World Cup. De Villiers made his runs off just 66 balls as South Africa raced to the second-highest World...
  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers vs West Indies, a blow-by-blow account 6 days 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 6 days 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...
  • ICC World Cup: South Africa must beat West Indies to breathe easy 6 days ago

    CNN-IBN's Kings of Cricket Ricky Ponting and Kris Srikkanth preview the crucial Pool B encounter between South Africa and West Indies. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Mohammed Shami turning out to be India's man Friday 1 week ago

    Perth: In his first interaction with the media as an Indian Test player, one of his first acts was to clarify his name - 'They call me Mohammed Shami Ahmed, sometimes Shami Ahmed, but my name actually is Mohammed Shami', the young man had said, haltingly, in November 2013. Today,...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, Match 19 1 week ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their last...
  • ICC World Cup: South Africa need to conquer jitters in West Indies clash 1 week ago

    Sydney: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their last 18 matches. The only loss came at Port Elizabeth, in a...
  • World Cup 2015: Vernon Philander absence may test depth, balance but not result 1 week ago

    Vernon Philander's hamstring injury will not only upset the balance of South Africa's attack against West Indies but also test their pace bowling depth when the two sides clash in their World Cup Pool B match in Sydney on Friday. The 29-year-old Philander limped out of South Africa's 130-run humbling by...
  • World Cup: South Africa have learnt their lessons, says Hashim Amla 1 week ago

    Sydney: South Africa batsman Hashim Amla insisted his team won't panic despite their 130-run World Cup loss to defending champions India, while Friday's clash against a rejuvenated West Indies can't come round soon enough. The Proteas, widely-regarded as one of the favourites for a first world title, suffered a sobering wake-up...