Icc World Cup 2015

  • Misbah most likely to retain captaincy till 2015 World Cup 12-04-2014 10:50 AM

    Karachi: Misbah-ul-Haq does not seem to be in danger of losing the captaincy of the national One-day team before the World Cup 2015 despite speculations about experienced allrounder, Shahid Afridi being a strong contender for this job. The sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that all rumours pertaining...
  • Mohammad Amir won't play in World Cup even if ban reduced 12-04-2014 08:04 AM

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will not be eligible for next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi told a news conference in Lahore that under the amended anti-corruption laws of the International...
  • Wasim Akram wants boot camp for Pakistan World Cup hopes 11-04-2014 09:03 AM

    Former Pakistan great Wasim Akram on Thursday said players heading for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand should sweat it out at a boot camp to boost their chances of victory. Pakistan are in Group B of the World Cup alongside arch-rivals India, South Africa, the West...
  • Mohammad Amir unlikely to get reprieve before World Cup 2015 22-03-2014 09:08 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir is unlikely to get a reprieve from the ICC before the 2015 World Cup, a senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said. "The ICC has indicated that even if there is some relaxation given to Amir in his five year ban,...
  • 2015 will be my last World Cup: Kumar Sangakkara 17-03-2014 04:06 PM

    Dhaka: Having announced his retirement from T20 internationals, Kumar Sangakkara on Monday said that he would like to call time on his ODI career after the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The veteran Sri Lankan batsman termed it a "natural progression". "As far as ODI and...
  • I have full confidence in our team for 2015 World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar 14-03-2014 07:42 PM

    Mumbai: Retired batting great Sachin Tendulkar is optimistic about the chances of the under-performing Indian team successfully defending their World Cup crown next year, and wants the fans to lend it a whole-hearted support. "I have no hesitation in saying we are a talented side and there are some special...
  • Pujara turns to bowling in nets for ODI selection 11-03-2014 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: As his quest to find a permanent spot in India's One-day side continues, Cheteshwar Pujara has also started bowling in order to fit the bill for ODI selection and said a good showing in IPL could see him on the plane to Australia and New Zealand for next...
  • Pakistan to play ODI series in New Zealand before 2015 World Cup 10-03-2014 08:59 PM

    Karachi: With an eye to prepare the team in the best possible way ahead of next year's ICC World Cup, Pakistan will play a short three-match away ODI series against New Zealand. A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told PTI that they got confirmation from New Zealand...
  • Brett Lee unveils the ICC World Cup 2015 trophy 07-03-2014 09:40 PM

    India may be in the midst of a horror run but the former Australian speedster Brett Lee thinks they will turn it around even as he hopes for a mega Australia-India final at the MCG in a years time. ...
  • South Africa's fix up plans for 2015 World Cup 24-02-2014 02:41 PM

    Mumbai: South Africa, who are in the same group as holders India in the 2015 ICC World Cup, would prepare for the mega event by playing eight ODI games in Australia as well as New Zealand, the joint Cup hosts, in October-November. South Africa, who would clash in the World...
  • PCB in talks with New Zealand board for ODI series ahead of WC 21-02-2014 10:15 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are in talks with New Zealand Cricket to host its team for a five match one-day series prior to the ICC World Cup next year. A senior PCB official said that a proposal had been sent to the New Zealand board as it would...
  • Team India's current poor form won't hurt WC chances: Gavaskar 16-02-2014 10:06 AM

    Wellington: India's poor form in the ongoing tour of New Zealand will count for nothing when the team comes here to defend the World Cup title as the current exposure to conditions would work to its advantage during the mega-event next year, feels former captain Sunil Gavaskar. India were thrashed...
  • Sunil Gavaskar tips big Indian crowds at World Cup 14-02-2014 04:47 PM

    Wellington: New Zealand and Australia can expect an influx of Indian fans for next year's Cricket World Cup as the world champions look to defend their title, legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar said on Friday. Marking the one-year countdown to the event, Gavaskar said Indian fans were keen to relive the...
  • MS Dhoni aims to emulate Windies, Australia's World Cup glory 14-02-2014 01:16 PM

    Dubai: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said that India would aim to be the only third side in history to clinch back-to-back Cricket World Cup titles by winning the tournament which will be held in Australia-New Zealand next year. Dhoni said his side was shaping up nicely and confident...
  • Scotland eye big upsets in 2015 World Cup 02-02-2014 12:57 PM

    Wellington: Scotland co-coach Paul Collingwood is adamant his side are not going to next year's Cricket World Cup just to make up the numbers and believes they have the talent to cause upsets. The Scots sneaked into the World Cup with a 41-run win over the United Arab Emirates in...
  • Kenya lose cricket ODI status after Scotland defeat 30-01-2014 10:31 PM

    Nairobi: Kenyan cricket suffered a double blow on Thursday following the national team's three-wicket loss to Scotland in their World Cup qualifier in New Zealand by losing their one-day international status. Kenya, once regarded as one of the strongest associate members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) needed to win...
  • UAE and Scotland qualify for 2015 World Cup 30-01-2014 12:31 PM

    Wellington: Cricketing minnows the United Arab Emirates and Scotland secured berths at the 2015 World Cup on Thursday after taking the top two spots at a qualification tournament in New Zealand. Both teams finished the round-robin phase of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Qualifier on eight points after...
  • 2015 World Cup targets families with cut-price tickets 13-11-2013 08:35 AM

    Sydney: Cricket fans will be able to pick up tickets for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand for as little as A$5 for children and $20 for adults as organisers bid to get more than 1 million people through the gates. Having learned the lessons of the...
  • Ecstatic welcome home for triumphant Afghan cricketers 13-10-2013 08:30 AM

    Kabul: Afghanistan's cricket team received a heroes` welcome on Saturday as cheering crowds lined the streets and packed a stadium in Kabul to greet the players after they qualified for the 2015 World Cup. The team was met by an official reception at Kabul airport before being driven through the...
  • Clarke, McCullum laud Afghanistan for World Cup qualification 06-10-2013 03:03 PM

    Dubai: Australian captain Michael Clarke and his New Zealand counterpart Brendon McCullum on Sunday lauded Afghanistan for qualifying for the 2015 World Cup and hoped that the gritty side's maiden experience at the biggest event turns out to be a memorable one. Afghanistan finished second in the Pepsi ICC World...
  • Afghanistan's ICC World Cup 2015 ticket triggers cash windfall 06-10-2013 09:28 AM

    Afghanistan's remarkable success in qualifying for the 2015 cricket World Cup has netted the country a multi-million dollar windfall. Afghanistan, playing in the fifth tier of international cricket just five years ago, booked their place in the game's global showpiece by beating Kenya by seven wickets in Sharjah on Friday....
  • Afghanistan call for support from cricket nations 05-10-2013 06:42 PM

    Islamabad: Afghanistan qualified for the 2015 World Cup despite getting little help from Asian cricketing nations apart from Pakistan, according to a top official of the Afghanistan Cricket Board. Afghanistan defeated Kenya by seven wickets in a decisive qualifier on Friday, setting off mass celebrations in the country. But ACB...
  • Afghanistan seek World Cup boost from India, Pakistan 05-10-2013 09:31 AM

    Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan is pleading with India and Pakistan to help his team make an impact in their maiden World Cup appearance in 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Afghanistan booked their place in the game's global showpiece by beating Kenya by seven wickets on Friday and now will...
  • Whole nation is proud of Afghanistan cricketers: Ashraf Haidari 04-10-2013 08:26 PM

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Afghanistan's Deputy Ambassador in India Ashraf Haidari hailed his nation's cricket team after they qualified for World Cup 2015 by beating Kenya on Friday. ...
  • Afghan fans celebrate reaching cricket World Cup 04-10-2013 05:50 PM

    Kabul: War-torn Afghanistan erupted in wild celebrations Friday as its cricket team beat Kenya to qualify for the 2015 World Cup, just 12 years after the game took hold in the wake of the Taliban's fall. About 3,000 fans packed onto the field at Kabul's only cricket stadium to watch...
  • Afghanistan thrash Kenya to seal World Cup berth 04-10-2013 04:18 PM

    Sharjah: Afghanistan were set a modest target of just 94 runs to reach their first World Cup on Friday after taking a stranglehold on their final qualifier against Kenya. The African side was bowled out for just 93 in the 44th over with Morris Ouma top-scoring with 39 while Rakep...
  • Kabir Khan, Aqib Javed put friendship aside in World Cup pursuit 03-10-2013 11:27 PM

    Sharjah: Kabir Khan insists he and former Pakistan teammate Aqib Javed will remain close friends despite their Afghanistan and UAE teams locked in a race to reach the 2015 World Cup. Afghanistan coach Kabir is set to be celebrating on Friday when his side tackle Kenya in the concluding World...
  • Afghanistan move closer to World Cup after beating Kenya 02-10-2013 11:55 PM

    Sharjah: Afghanistan moved to within just one victory of a place in the World Cup 2015 after beating Kenya by eight wickets in the first of two one-day internationals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Kenya chose to bat but were skittled out for 89 runs in 37.5 overs, Hamid...
  • World Cup trophy will remain in subcontinent: Tendulkar 02-10-2013 02:40 PM

    Dubai: Sachin Tendulkar believes defending champions India are favourites to retain the ICC Cricket World Cup title in 2015 and exuded confidence that the trophy will remain in the subcontinent. With exactly 500 days to go before the first ball is bowled in the World Cup 2015 on February 14,...
  • Afghanistan want direct passage to World Cup: Coach 30-09-2013 10:57 PM

    Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan is backing his team to clinch back-to-back wins over Kenya in Sharjah on Wednesday and Friday and seal direct qualification for a maiden outing at the World Cup. "It is very important for us to qualify directly, otherwise there would be extra pressure on the boys...