ICC WORLD CUP 2015

  • Australia tour will give advantage to India in World Cup: VVS Laxman 8 hours 32 minutes ago

    For batting legend VVS Laxman there are no clear favourites for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but the former Indian batsman feels India will surely enjoy an "advantage" having spent a considerable amount of time Down Under before the mega-event. India will spend nearly two-and-a-half months in...
  • India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Fleming 12 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming. Fleming's logic for leaving out India from his list of Cup favourites is simple. They won the coveted trophy four years ago at...
  • Michael Clarke should quit one-dayers after World Cup: Border 2 days ago

    Sydney: Injured skipper Michael Clarke should quit playing One-Day Internationals (ODI) after the 2015 World Cup in order to finish his career as one of the true greats of Australian cricket, former captain Allan Border has said. Clarke will meet physiotherapist Alex Kountouris in Sydney Thursday to find out more about...
  • Modi, Abbott pose with World Cup trophy at Melbourne Cricket Ground 3 days ago

    PM Narendra Modi attended a reception hosted by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at the Melbourne Cricket ground. Modi also posed with the 2015 Cricket world cup trophy. ...
  • Fear of failure a problem for England, says Andrew Strauss 3 days ago

    Andrew Strauss said on Monday that a collective fear of failure on the part of England`s batsmen risks damaging the team`s chances at next year`s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. One longstanding complaint about England`s recent one-day international performances, which have seen them lose five of their last six...
  • Field restrictions not much of advantage during World Cup: Virat Kohli 4 days ago

    New Delhi: India's premier batsman and stand-in-captain Virat Kohli feels that present field restriction rule is an advantage for batsmen only when they are playing in the sub-continent and it will be a completely different ball game during World Cup in Australia, next year. Kohli, who led the team to a...
  • India in fine shape for World Cup title defence 4 days ago

    An ODI series that had the potential to be a closely contested one turned out to be a horribly one-sided battle where the winner was decided even before the rubber was over. The Sri Lankans, who were asked to pack their bags for India in the eleventh hour and in the...
  • Virat Kohli hints Axar Patel a bright prospect for World Cup 4 days ago

    Impressed with rookie Axar Patel's all-round performance, India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli has hinted that the left-arm spinner could be preferred in the side for next year's ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Patel's emergence as an allrounder in the just-concluded One-Day International (ODI) series against...
  • ODI winter primes England for World Cup success, says Alastair Cook 6 days ago

    England captain Alastair Cook believes a diet of nothing but one-day cricket this winter and the return of a number of rested key players will give England their best chance to win the World Cup. Having not played any form of cricket since a Twenty20 victory against India in early September,...
  • Looking to make a comeback, World Cup hopes alive: Yuvraj Singh 6 days ago

    Out-of-favour batsman Yuvraj Singh vows to make a quick comeback to the Indian team and said he is very much looking forward to play in the 2015 World Cup. Yuvraj, who last played for India in a T20 international in April 2014, said: "I am playing domestic cricket and hope to...
  • Will back Bailey to lead Australia in World Cup if needed: Mitchell Johnson 6 days ago

    Sydney: Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson on Saturday backed George Bailey to fill in for Michael Clarke in the 2015 World Cup if the regular skipper's recurring hamstring problems keep him away from leading the hosts in the tournament. Clarke is expected to captain Australia in their first home World Cup in...
  • Indian tour has hurt Sri Lanka's World Cup preparations: Arjuna Ranatunga 1 week ago

    Colombo: Refusing to blame the players for the ODI debacle in India, World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said the country's administrators are responsible for the fiasco which has disturbed the team's World Cup preparations as well. Sri Lanka are down 0-4 in the five-match series, which was...
  • Modi, Abbott to pose with World Cup trophy at MCG 1 week ago

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the 161-year-old Melbourne Cricket Ground during his trip and pose for shutterbugs alongside his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott with the 2015 cricket World Cup trophy. Modi on Friday became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Australia in 28 years since Rajiv Gandhi...
  • No spinning out of the World Cup for Australia, says Mike Hussey November 13, 2014

    Melbourne: Back on their favoured quick and bouncy pitches, Australia's failings against spin bowling are unlikely to figure at the World Cup and the co-hosts have an excellent opportunity to win a fifth trophy, according to former batsman Mike Hussey. Australia's batsmen had their confidence rocked with a 2-0 Test series...
  • Virat Kohli joins star Ambassadors for 2015 World Cup November 13, 2014

    Dubai: India's Virat Kohli joins an elite list of star Ambassadors to provide neccessary support in the build-up to the ICC 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand between February and March. Kohli, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson, all-rounder Shane Watson, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum and Sri...
  • South Africa can break World Cup jinx: Du Plessis November 13, 2014

    Sydney: South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis believes they have a team that can win the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14-March 29. Talking about his team's chances in the quadrennial One-Day International (ODI) tournament, du Plessis said, "It's too...
  • Rohit can be the X-factor in World Cup: Virat Kohli November 12, 2014

    Kolkata: A fit-again Rohit Sharma may have been in and out of the team during his seven-year-long career so far but Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that the talented Mumbai batsman can be the X-factor in the 2015 World Cup in Australia. Rohit was forced to pull out in the middle...
  • Australia tour good exposure for Team India before World Cup 2015: Gavaskar November 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said though the Team India's upcoming Australian tour is likely to be a hard one, it would provide them a good exposure ahead of the upcoming World Cup. "The Australian tour will be a hard one for Team India. They will have a...
  • 20,000 Indians to travel to Adelaide for Indo-Pak World Cup clash November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The South Australian government is expecting around 20,000 Indian travellers for the marquee clash of the 2015 World Cup between fierce rivals India and Pakistan scheduled at the revamped Adelaide Oval on February 15. The general tickets were sold out in 12 minutes for the mouthwatering match at the...
  • Saeed Ajmal included in Pakistan's provisional World Cup squad November 10, 2014

    Karachi: Suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal has been included in Pakistan's provisional World Cup squad of 30 players but it is subject to him clearing the informal biomechanics test in the United Kingdom. Ajmal who is already in the UK is scheduled to undergo the informal test on Monday with former Pakistan...
  • International Cricket Council raises World Cup prize money November 10, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Monday announced a 20 per cent increase in prize money for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The winners will take home $4.3 million - but if a team remains unbeaten that would rise to more than $4.6 million. A total of $11.5...
  • Misbah is the best man to lead Pakistan in World Cup: Shahid Afridi November 8, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi has said that the captaincy issue of the national one-day team for the World Cup should be laid to rest as Misbah-ul-haq was the best choice to lead the side in the mega event. Afridi told reporters in Islamabad on Friday that Misbah had so...
  • India can win the 2015 World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar November 8, 2014

    London: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar believes India stands a good chance of winning the next World Cup. He was asked to make his forecast for the 2015 championship at the launch of his autobiography at the Lord's Cricket Ground here on Friday. "I feel India can surprise a lot of people and...
  • Michael Clarke welcomes return of fit-again Aussie quicks November 7, 2014

    Sydney: Skipper Michael Clarke on Friday welcomed the likelihood of Australia having a surfeit of fit pacemen ahead of a demanding season of cricket climaxing with next year's World Cup. The gruelling schedule of international matches at home began on Wednesday, with the first of three Twenty20 matches against South Africa....
  • Rahul Dravid backs Team India to lift 2015 World Cup November 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Former captain Rahul Dravid on Thursday said that Team India are one of the strong contenders for the 2015 World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand as the team has the "advantage of playing five bowlers" in a match. "India are one of the strong contenders for...
  • To retain World Cup, India must perform during Australia tour: Stephen Fleming November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India's performance in the forthcoming Australia tour will significantly impact the defending champions' showing at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, says former Kiwi captain Stephen Fleming, adding Indian batsman Suresh Raina could emerge as the star of the...
  • Australia tour would be good preparation for World Cup: MS Dhoni November 6, 2014

    Dubai: Confident about defending the World Cup, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the upcoming tour of Australia would be a great opportunity for his already well-prepared side to hone its skills further ahead of the mega-event to be played Down Under next year. India will launch their title defence against...
  • Michael Clarke backed by predecessors as World Cup nears November 6, 2014

    Australia's three World Cup-winning captains are unified in their belief that under-fire skipper Michael Clarke is the right man to lead the team to a potential fifth tournament victory next March. A disappointed Clarke arrived home from United Arab Emirates on Wednesday eager to shake off Australia's Test series loss to...
  • Kohli hails pacers' promising show ahead of World Cup November 5, 2014

    India are looking at the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka mainly as preparation for the World Cup and home team's captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday said the recent performances of the pace bowlers, especially Umesh Yadav, has given him a lot of hope going into the mega-event. "I have been...
  • Collingwood re-joining Scotland coaching staff for World Cup November 3, 2014

    Former England batsman Paul Collingwood will re-join the Scotland coaching staff ahead of next year's World Cup, Cricket Scotland confirmed on Monday. Collingwood, England's most capped one-day player, worked with Scotland as joint interim head coach at the start of the year and helped them secure their place at the tournament...