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  • India need to identify frontline pace attack, says Javagal Srinath 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    Dubai: Former fast bowler Javagal Srinath believes India need to identify their frontline pace attack who can take wickets upfront during their title defence at the ICC Cricket World Cup starting next month. "It is extremely important for India to identify its frontline pace attack. At this time, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is...
  • Biggest disappointment was losing 1983 World Cup, says Joel Garner 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    Bridgetown: Former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner said that the biggest disappointment of his cricketing career was to lose the 1983 World Cup final against India at Lord's. Garner said the effect was such that he had stopped talking to his team-mates following the loss. "For a long time, two or...
  • Virat Kohli may have to 'sacrifice' No. 3 position, hints MS Dhoni 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Ahead of India's crunch Carlton Mid tri-series ODI against England on Friday, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that batsmen will have to sacrifice their batting position if that suits the team in its World Cup defence. The Indian team management's decision to ask Virat Kohli to bat a rung down...
  • 2016 World Twenty20 in India from March 11 to April 3 3 hours 28 minutes ago

    Dubai: The 2016 World Twenty20 will be played in India from March 11 to April 3. The International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the dates for its main events through to 2019, following its Board meeting on Thursday. Though the tournaments were awarded to countries in 2013, the dates were approved on...
  • Important for India to identify frontline pace attack 4 hours 17 minutes ago

    The time for trying things out is almost over. With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 a little over two weeks away now, fine-tuning is the need of the hour and towards this end, the warm-up games immediately before the tournament proper need to be taken very seriously. When it...
  • Super Over may decide 2015 World Cup winners 4 hours 47 minutes ago

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has put its faith in Super Over as the "credible way to separate two sides" in the event of a tie, and the same condition will be in force in the event the 2015 ICC World Cup final on March 29 ends with scores tied....
  • Mohammad Amir to come out of spot-fixing ban, allowed to play domestic cricket 5 hours 27 minutes ago

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has received an early reprieve for a return to domestic cricket following his cooperation with anti-corruption officials, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Amir were all banned for spot-fixing during Pakistan's tour of England in 2010,...
  • Advantage India if wickets are slow and low in World Cup: Dravid 20 hours 56 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Thursday said that the upcoming World Cup is going to be a challenge for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team, which should hope for the Australian and New Zealand wickets to remain slow and supportive of spin. "It's going to be a challenge, it is...
  • Srinivasan-Jaitley discussion on cards post ICC meet in Dubai 21 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan is set to discuss his future course of action with BJP heavyweight and union finance minister Arun Jaitley once the embattled cricket administrator is back from the two-day ICC Board Meeting in Dubai, scheduled to conclude tomorrow. A Supreme Court verdict has effectively barred Srinivasan...
  • Afghanistan, Ireland get a shot at WC 2019 qualification 21 hours 23 minutes ago

    Dubai: The ICC Board on Wednesday approved that Afghanistan and Ireland will join the 10 full members in the rankings-based qualification system for the ICC cricket World Cup 2019. The top eight-ranked sides on the ICC ODI Team Rankings as on September 30, 2017 will qualify automatically to the 2019 event,...
  • Nathan Lyon knew about WC squad exclusion before Test series 21 hours 43 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon Wednesday revealed he knew Cricket Australia's decision of keeping him out of the World Cup squad even before the start of the Border-Gavaskar Test series against India. "I basically got told before the Test series started (he wouldn't be in the World Cup squad). So I...
  • Kevin Pietersen backs Eoin Morgan for England's World Cup success Yesterday

    London: Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen Wednesday backed newly appointed captain Eoin Morgan to lead his team to success in the World Cup Feb 14-March 29. Morgan took over the reigns from Alastair Cook shortly after the tour of Sri Lanka where England lost the One-Day International (ODI) series 2-5 and...
  • Rahul Dravid rates New Zealand 'serious contenders' for World Cup 2015 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has described co-hosts New Zealand as "serious contenders" for the upcoming cricket World Cup starting February 14. "I think they've got a really really good pace attack. That's why you look at them and you think these guys are one of the serious contenders,"...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian garment company to sponsor West Indies cricket team Yesterday

    St. John's (Antigua): Yepme, an India-based online shopping company, will sponsor the West Indies team for the World Cup, their cricket board has announced. "We welcome Yepme to the West Indies cricket family of sponsors and partners for the world's premier cricket event - the ICC Cricket World Cup," the West...
  • How the fast bowlers should bowl at World Cup 2015 Yesterday

    Having not played in ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 in Australia and New Zealand one might question my views on what I am about to say. But having toured both countries on more than one occasion, I might just know a little bit about the conditions in both. I know...
  • Zimbabwe pack up their problems at World Cup Yesterday

    Johannesburg: If they are to reach the World Cup quarter-finals, Zimbabwe will need to beat Ireland and the UAE, the non-Test nations in Pool B, and find a way to defeat at least one of India, South Africa, Pakistan and the West Indies. It shapes as a tough but not impossible...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland target more shocks, Test status Yesterday

    London: It is a measure of Ireland`s success at the last two World Cups that it will no longer count as a stunning shock if they defeat a Test nation in Australia and New Zealand. Whether it was knocking Pakistan out of the 2007 edition in the Caribbean or seeing Kevin...
  • Afghanistan look to repeat Ireland shock factor at World Cup Yesterday

    Afghanistan hope to follow the World Cup giant-killing blueprint drawn up by fellow outsiders Ireland when they make their debut at the game's showpiece tournament. Ireland defeated mighty Pakistan to reach the Super Eights stage at the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean before defeating England in a high-scoring match in...
  • Sri Lanka bank on Sangakkara-Jayawardene hit show at World Cup Yesterday

    New Delhi: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will join hands for the last time in their brilliant careers to plot Sri Lanka's World Cup campaign, hoping to make amends for two successive heartbreaks. The missing link in the enduring partnership between the two 37-year-olds that started at the turn of the...
  • India vs Pakistan minus Sachin Tendulkar - a first in World Cup history Yesterday

    If it took you time to digest not seeing that diminutive figure crouching and looking up at the sun or into the flood lights on his way to the middle - then February 15 will be even tougher. For the first time in ICC World Cup history, Sachin Tendulkar will...
  • Cricket Australia mulls appointing Steven Smith as ODI captain after WC Yesterday

    Sydney: Michael Clarke may just meet the fitness deadline to lead the national team into the World Cup starting February 14, even as many Australia cricket officials are mulling appointing Steven Smith as full-time captain after the 50-over showpiece event. Clarke's recurring fitness issues and his continuing absence during India's tour...
  • Narine pulls the trigger before World Cup, withdraws from West Indies squad Yesterday

    West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine has decided to pull out of the country's squad for the next month's World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand. This comes as a big blow for the West Indian team as Narine was an integral part of the Windies attack and...
  • Shoaib Malik, Azhar Ali, Sohail Tanvir on standby for World Cup Yesterday

    Karachi: Batsmen Shoaib Malik and Azhar Ali, and pace bowler Sohail Tanvir have been put on standby in the Pakistan squad for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, to be held from February 14 in Australia and New Zealand. A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that after discussions with...
  • World Cup 2015: Introducing the four qualifiers Yesterday

    It's no secret that I am very passionate about Associate cricket and that will never change, no matter who I'm working with. There needs to be continuous development of our great game and the strengthening of the Associate nations is key to this. The best Associate teams need the global...
  • Injured Rohit Sharma unlikely to play before India's WC warm-ups Yesterday

    Perth: The Indian team management has decided not to risk injured opener Rohit Sharma for India's do-or-die cricket tri-series game against England on January 30 and also for the finals in case India happen to win their last round robin encounter in the tournament. Rohit suffered from hamstring injury during the...
  • Shane Watson to raise money for charity during World Cup Yesterday

    Sydney: Apart from winning the World Cup, star Australian allrounder Shane Watson has added motivation to be fit for the One-Day International (ODI) showpiece, where he'll be raising money for research into motor neuron disease (MND). Watson has pledged to donate $200 for every boundary he hits, $300 for each six...
  • 'Foolish to write off India in World Cup' Yesterday

    Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott feels it would be foolish to write off defending champions India ahead of next month's Cricket World Cup despite their pedestrian showing in the ongoing tour of Australia. Allott, who rose to fame by ending as the joint-leading wicket-taker of the 1999 World Cup,...
  • For some, World Cup 2015 may end up as a swan song 2 days ago

    Since the first edition in 1975 to the last in 2011, the cricket World Cup has always served as the biggest platform for each participating teams and their players to showcase their talent. From Clive Lloyd lifting the Cup in 1975 to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's trophy-clinching six at the Wankhede...
  • UAE pin hopes on two 43-year-olds in second WC appearance 2 days ago

    Skippered by a 43-year-old and with a 15-man squad featuring nine players over 30, the United Arab Emirates believe their status as no-hopers could work in their favour at the World Cup. The last of the 14 finalists to book their place at the showpiece event, the Gulf side are playing...