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  • World Cup: Struggling Shane Watson plays on despite friend's death 37 minutes ago

    Auckland: Struggling Australian allrounder Shane Watson goes into Saturday's World Cup clash against New Zealand mourning the death of one of his closest friends who lost his battle with cancer this week. Paul Hutchison, a former fast bowler for South Australia and Tasmania, died from cancer in Brisbane on Friday, aged...
  • World Cup 2015: AB de Villiers 'best of century', says Imran Tahir 51 minutes 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, Week 2: Gayle, De Villiers steal the thunder 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    Not that the World Cup was bereft of runs in week one, but Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers chose to write 'BOWLERS BEWARE' in all caps and bold. While West Indies provided the Cup its first ever double centurion, South Africa got over the 'choking' sensation in signature AB...
  • Live Score: Quick wickets hurt New Zealand in tricky chase 5 hours 14 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 14 hours 19 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 14 hours 31 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? 14 hours 53 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 14 hours 54 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 15 hours 5 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...
  • ICC World Cup: Jason Holder blames West Indies' death bowling for loss 16 hours 2 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...
  • ICC World Cup: Pool A supremacy on the line as New Zealand face Australia 16 hours 32 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 16 hours 38 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 17 hours 10 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 17 hours 14 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 17 hours 29 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...
  • World Cup: De Villiers, Tahir script South Africa's West Indies heist 18 hours 31 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...
  • World Cup: Keeping calm under pressure is key to success, says Dhawan 19 hours 26 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 19 hours 28 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 19 hours 47 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 20 hours 25 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 20 hours 31 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 20 hours 48 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 21 hours 21 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 21 hours 37 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...
  • World Cup: Clarke's return adds to Australia's might, McCullum admits 23 hours 7 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...
  • World Cup 2015: Moin Khan provided security after fans gather outside his house 23 hours 17 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's under-fire chief selector, Moin Khan has been provided security by the police after angry cricket fans held demonstrations outside his residence in Defence Housing Authority. SSP South Tariq Dharejo said that police personnel had been deployed at Moin's residence for security reasons. "We have deployed the security after he complained...
  • ICC World Cup: Southee fit for Australia showdown, confirms McCullum 23 hours 18 minutes ago

    Auckland: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Friday quashed any fears over paceman Tim Southee's participation in Saturday's World Cup game against Australia, saying he is expected to play in an unchanged team. The 26-year-old suffered a nasty blow when struck by a throw from team-mate Adam Milne during fielding practice...
  • Sri Lanka unhappy with 'tiring' World Cup travel 23 hours 28 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Sri Lanka flew back to New Zealand on Friday grumbling about their World Cup travel following a hectic dash across the Tasman sea for just one game even as some other teams enjoyed a relaxed schedule. Angelo Mathews' men played their first two matches in New Zealand and then flew...