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  • New Zealand's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    New Zealand's historical four-wicket win over South Africa on 24th March 2015, which took them to the final of the World Cup, was their best result ever in the history of the most coveted tournament of the game. The Kiwis had played six semi-finals before their last-four clash against the Proteas,...
  • Australia's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times. Australia will take on their arch rival New Zealand in the final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Here is the history...
  • World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum all set for Australian challenge 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    Melbourne: In 2009, when he was appointed the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2 in South Africa, Brendon McCullum wore a smile at every interaction with the media - at the post-match presentation, and at the pre and post-match press conferences. It wasn't an easy time for McCullum....
  • Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps in World Cup final 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Kiwi fans daubed in black came out in droves on Saturday to support New Zealand on the eve of their team's first World Cup final, against fierce rivals Australia in Melbourne. Fans gathered around the nets outside the vast Melbourne Cricket Ground arena to get a glimpse of their heroes...
  • Australia vs New Zealand World Cup final: who to watch 2 hours 15 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Expect the World Cup final to have an entirely different complexion to the last encounter between Australia and New Zealand. The group-stage match involving the tournament co-hosts was a low-scoring thriller in Auckland, where New Zealand edged Australia by one wicket and later sealed top spot in Pool A. With...
  • World Cup 2015 final, Australia vs New Zealand: The key battles 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    After a couple of month's grueling cricket, 48 matches spread over 14 teams, the 11th edition of Cricket World Cup is ready for trans-Tasman showdown when the two hosts Australia and New Zealand meet at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. While Australia will aim to add the fifth silverware to their...
  • World Cup: Skill, not emotion, wins World Cups, says Michael Clarke 2 hours 41 minutes ago

    Australia's retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke has urged his players to put "skill over emotion" in their bid to down New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final, though his swan-song is sure to imbue the match with extra sentiment. Clarke announced his retirement from the one-day game on the eve of...
  • World Cup: My legacy is what my team-mates think of me, says Michael Clarke 2 hours 54 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Set to retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand, Michael Clarke said on Saturday that his legacy as Australia's ODI captain will be determined by what his team-mates thought of him and his conduct after team-mate Phillip Hughes passed away in November last. Clarke, who...
  • New Zealand 'fearless' ahead of World Cup final 3 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday's World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said the Black Caps would use the same lineup that beat South Africa in the semi-finals and the same bold tactics...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia's road to final 3 hours 31 minutes ago

    After 48 one-day internationals played out over six weeks between teams from five continents, the 11th version of the cricket World Cup boils down to a trans-Tasman tussle at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The Australians have won the World Cup on every continent that exists on the cricket...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand's road to final 3 hours 45 minutes ago

    The ICC cricket world cup - the game's global showpiece event, has come down to a local derby to decide the champion of the 11th edition. Hosts Australia and New Zealand welcomed 12 other countries to the World Cup but saved the final for themselves, ensuring Sunday's game at the...
  • World Cup final: Factbox of Australia and New Zealand 4 hours 27 minutes ago

    Factbox on the Australia and New Zealand team who go one on one in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia: World Cup record 1975 - finalist; 1979 - pool phase; 1983 - pool phase; 1987 - winners; 1992 - pool phase; 1996 - finalist; 1999 - winners; 2003 -...
  • Australia vs New Zealand: Here is the history of previous World Cup finals 4 hours 48 minutes ago

    When Australia meet New Zealand in Sunday's final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Melbourne, it will be co-host versus co-host, mate versus bro and probably the biggest One Day International ever seen in Australia. A look back at the previous Cricket World Cup finals. 1975: WEST INDIES BEAT AUSTRALIA...
  • World Cup final - what the experts think 5 hours 12 minutes ago

    Melbourne: How the pundits see Sunday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand: "They are both very good teams, but if you just saw them on paper and if you try and see weaknesses in the Australian team, I am not sure where you find one. Their top-order batting is...
  • New Zealand unchanged for World Cup final 5 hours 26 minutes ago

    Melbourne: New Zealand will bring an unchanged lineup into Sunday's World Cup final against fellow co-hosts Australia in Melbourne, captain Brendon McCullum confirmed on Saturday. New Zealand head into the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after defeating South Africa by four wickets in Auckland in the semi-finals. New Zealand team: Martin...
  • Michael Clarke to retire from ODIs after World Cup final 6 hours 7 minutes ago

    A day ahead of the big World Cup final between co-hosts Australia and New Zealand, Aussie skipper Michael Clarke has announced that he will be retiring from one-day international cricket after Sunday's final which is going to be hosted at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "Tomorrow will be my last ODI game...
  • World Cup: Kiwis dream of toppling big brother Australia in finals 6 hours 33 minutes ago

    Wellington: Emergency supplies of beige-coloured clothing were being rushed across the Tasman Saturday as the build-up to the cricket World Cup final reached fever pitch in New Zealand. Brendon McCullum, with his infectious grin, had said before leading his side to a stunning semi-final win against South Africa that they were...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Restaurants in Melbourne still buzzing with Indians 20 hours 56 minutes ago

    Despite India's ouster from the World Cup 2015, restaurants in Melbourne - the city which will host the final on Sunday - are still buzzing with Indian fans. ...
  • New Zealand's World Cup showing has brought masses back to cricket: Geoff Allott 22 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott says the national team's performance in the World Cup has brought the "lost fans" back to the game, reinforcing cricket as the number one summer sport in the country. Co-hosts New Zealand have managed to attract the attention of masses like never...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Disappointed Indian fan sells tickets ahead of final Yesterday

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with and an Indian fan who has sold his ticket because India failed to reach the finals but on the other hand there was another fan who is looking forward to the game. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Deserving teams have reached the final, says Aussie fan Yesterday

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with an Aussie fan outside the MCG, who feels that MCG effect might come to play and NZ can have a problem in the finals. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Deserted MCG box office ahead of Australia, New Zealand final Yesterday

    Melbourne Cricket Ground had a deserted look two days ahead of the most important game of this World Cup. ...
  • Penpix of the Australian squad for World Cup 2015 final Yesterday

    Penpix of the Australia squad that will play the cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Michael Clarke, 33, right-handed batsman. 244 matches, 7907 runs, wickets 57. Highest score: 130. Returning from a hamstring surgery, Clarke played his first match of the tournament in the...
  • Kumar Dharmasena, Richard Kettleborough named umpires for World Cup final Yesterday

    Dubai: Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and England's Richard Kettleborough, on Friday, were appointed on-field umpires for the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand on Sunday in Melbourne. "Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough will be the two on-field umpires," the ICC said in a statement. Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle was named...
  • NZ ready for one more big push in World Cup final: Tim Southee Yesterday

    Melbourne: Fast bowler Tim Southee says that after reaching the Cricket World Cup final for the first time and with their most well-rounded limited-overs team ever assembled, New Zealand are ready for "one more big push" to beat Australia and to write a new chapter in their history. Southee said New...
  • World Cup: Kiwi fans hit back at Matthew Hayden MCG jibe Yesterday

    Sydney: New Zealand fans poked fun on Friday at Matthew Hayden after the former Australian batsman suggested the Black Caps would be overawed by the huge dimensions of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the World Cup final. New Zealand go into the championship match on a run of eight wins in...
  • World Cup: Crowd for MCG final could break record Yesterday

    Melbourne: Two of the key attendance milestones reached at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) could be trumped by Sunday's World Cup final. The 1992 World Cup in the Antipodes drew a crowd of 87,182 for the final between Pakistan and England which the former won. That was well in excess of...
  • World Cup: New Zealand will struggle with size of MCG, says Matthew Hayden Yesterday

    Melbourne: Former Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden on Thursday said that New Zealand will struggle with the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Sunday's cricket World Cup final here. Co-hosts New Zealand entered the final of the mega event for the first time with a victory over South Africa...
  • World Cup 2015: ICC president Mustafa Kamal rules out resignation 5 days ago

    Dhaka: International Cricket Council (ICC) president Mustafa Kamal has dismissed "rumours" that he was resigning his post. Kamal had termed the umpiring in Bangladesh's quarter-final match against India as "poor" and threatened to step down after the match on March 19, reports bdnews24.com. "It seems the ICC has become the Indian Cricket...