UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  • UAE's fan base growing after World Cup show 11 hours 47 minutes ago

    UAE played their third match of the World Cup against India on Saturday. They went in after a close loss to Ireland with confidence and a set of players that showed they could make a Test-playing nation (Zimbabwe) step back and take notice. Did they do well enough? Not really. Did the UAE...
  • World Cup: Is Dhoni right in saying India can't play Associates more? 12 hours 30 minutes ago

    When Mahendra Singh Dhoni made an impassioned plea for India to not be made to play against associate nations beyond the ambit of ICC-conducted tournaments, you went, 'Come on'. Literally seconds earlier, the Indian captain had spoken at length about nurturing cricket in the smaller nations, and taking the sport...
  • Watch: An Australia-New Zealand slugfest, easy for India, Day 15 at ICC World Cup 16 hours 49 minutes ago

    It was a nail-biting one-wicket win for New Zealand over the arch rivals in Auckland, which ended in a KO by Kane Williamson, while India mowed down the UAE by 9 wickets. Watch highlights from Day 15 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian bowlers outplayed us, says UAE skipper Tauqir Yesterday

    Perth: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir admitted that the Indian bowling attack led by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completely outplayed his side in the Pool B match of the ICC World Cup on Saturday. Ashwin took four for 25 as India bundled out UAE for 102 before romping home by nine...
  • World Cup 2015: India on the doorstep of quarters, Twitter celebrates Yesterday

    Team India entered the Cup after a horrendous show in Australia, but now after consecutive wins against Pakistan, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, the defending champions are on the doorstep of entry into the quarter-finals. The Twitterverse lauded India's win, especially the bowling of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned...
  • World Cup: I focused on basics and it came off well, says R Ashwin Yesterday

    Perth: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who spun a web against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) batsmen in a World Cup Pool B encounter here Saturday at the WACA, said focussing on his basics brought such results for him. Ashwin picked up his career best One-day International (ODI) figures of four for...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: UAE cricketer an officer with Dubai police Yesterday

    Perth: Remember Dwayne Leverock? The big man from Bermuda who defied girth and gravity to smartly grab on to an edge from Robin Uthappa at the 2007 World Cup? Remember what his day job was? Yeah, a cop. Surely, crime rates in Bermuda must be pretty low? Now, meet Fahad Alhashmi....
  • World Cup 2015: Shaiman Anwar opening new doors for himself Yesterday

    Perth: Until Wednesday afternoon, Shaiman Anwar was a relatively anonymous cricketer playing for an unfashionable team in the 2015 World Cup. Then, he smashed a 79-ball hundred against Ireland, the fastest by a UAE batsman in one-day international cricket, and his world hasn't been the same since. By his own admission,...
  • As it happened: India vs UAE, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 21 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) 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...
  • World Cup: India focus on fielding before UAE clash 3 days ago

    Team India had lots of laughter and tomfoolery during the training session at WACA, Perth. ...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Pool B turning into 'Group of Death' 3 days ago

    While many would sit back and wait for the knock-out stages to kick off, Ireland have certainly given the apex body more than something to think about. A lot of us sitting in our drawing rooms might have thought it would be a cake walk for the top Test nations...
  • ICC World Cup: Krishna Karate makes India vs UAE a special contest 3 days ago

    At noon on February 28, the more enthusiastic cricket lovers of the village of Kollengode, some 20 km from the town of Palakkad in Kerala, will gather at a clearing and congregate before a giant screen erected to showcase one match. India will be playing a World Cup match in...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland on course, says match-winner Gary Wilson 3 days ago

    Brisbane: Ireland's Gary Wilson said the side had done all that could be asked of them ahead of their World Cup clash against South Africa after they made it two wins out of two with a thrilling victory over the United Arab Emirates. Wilson's composed 80 and a quickfire 24-ball fifty...
  • Watch: Ireland edge UAE in last-over finish, ICC World Cup, Day 12 highlights 3 days ago

    The Associates brought fans to the edge of their seats in the Pool B encounter at The Gabba in Brisbane, but the Irish held their nerves to win in 49.2 overs. Watch all the highlights from the exciting encounter. ...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, Worlds Cup 2015, Match 16 4 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) When Ireland and United Arab Emirates face off in a one-day international for the first time, in their Pool B match of the 2015 World Cup at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, it will be with the backdrop of the larger...
  • Cricket World Cup: Khurram Khan eyes UAE success against Ireland 5 days ago

    Brisbane: The United Arab Emirates believe their Pool B match against Ireland in Brisbane on Wednesday offers them a "wonderful opportunity" of a World Cup win, according to batsman Khurram Khan. Both associate or non-Test nations know each other well, having played each other repeatedly in various lower-level International Cricket...
  • World Cup: Associate teams have pulled their weight, says William Porterfield 5 days ago

    Melbourne: The four non-Test playing nations at the World Cup have performed well in cricket's global showpiece and it wouldn't be the same tournament with less teams, according to Ireland skipper William Porterfield. The International Cricket Council is chopping the 14-team format to one with 10 for the next World Cup,...
  • World Cup 2015: After West Indies high, Ireland aim win against UAE 5 days ago

    Brisbane: High on confidence after their stunning win against the West Indies, giant-killers Ireland will look to continue the momentum when they lock horns with United Arab Emirates in a Group B match of the World Cup here on Wednesday. Ireland's Kevin O'Brien has already warned his side that the win...
  • Zimbabwe target Windies in World Cup after UAE win February 20, 2015

    Nelson: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura targeted victory over the slumping West Indies on Thursday after a four-wicket triumph against the United Arab Emirates breathed new life into their World Cup campaign. After losing their opener to South Africa, Zimbabwe allowed the UAE to carve out the Middle East nation's highest one-day...
  • ICC World Cup: UAE appeal for more high-level fixtures February 20, 2015

    Nelson: The United Arab Emirates challenged the International Cricket Council to ensure more top-flight matches for associate nations after narrowly losing to Zimbabwe in their World Cup clash on Thursday. "The more we play at the highest level the more we can improve our cricket," UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir said after...
  • Watch: UAE return to Cricket World Cup, Day 6 Highlights February 20, 2015

    The team from the Emirates returned to the biggest cricket stage after a 19-year gap and made Zimbabwe sweat before losing the closely-contested game. ...
  • World Cup: We gave a good account of ourselves says, Mohammad Tauqir February 19, 2015

    Nelson: United Arab Emirates (UAE) captain Mohammad Tauqir took positives from their four-wicket loss to Zimbabwe in a Group B World Cup encounter on Thursday saying they played well and expected the result to go in their favour. Zimbabwe at a stage were tottering at 167 for five in the 33rd...
  • World Cup 2015: We batted well, disappointed with fielding, says Elton Chigumbura February 19, 2015

    Nelson: Although pleased with the batting efforts of his team, Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbura Thursday said he was disappointed with his team's fielding after they beat United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a Pool B World Cup encounter. Zimbabweans were loose on the field, as they let UAE post a decent total...
  • World Cup 2015: I tried not to feel the pressure, says Sean Williams February 19, 2015

    Zimbabwean all-rounder Sean Williams, awarded the Man-of-the-Match for his all round performance against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter, said he batted according to the match situation and patiently built up his innings not allowing pressure get the better of him. Chasing a formidable 285,...
  • ICC World Cup: Captain Elton Chigumbura urges Zimbabwe to be 'ruthless' February 18, 2015

    Zimbabwe took heart from their gutsy display against title contenders South Africa and will try to be "ruthless" against the United Arab Emirates, captain Elton Chigumbura said on Wednesday. Zimbabwe had the Proteas reeling at 83 for four before being put to the sword by a world record fifth-wicket unbroken stand...
  • UAE face Zimbabwe for their first World Cup match since 1996 February 18, 2015

    Nelson: United Arab Emirates team composed largely of expatriates and semi-professionals will meet Zimbabwe on Thursday in their first World Cup match in two decades, determined to show that they aren't at the tournament merely to make up numbers. UAE last played at a World Cup in 1996, beating the Netherlands...
  • World Cup 2015: The long haul finally pays off for UAE batsman Khurram Khan February 17, 2015

    Cricket has always been a sport that has rewarded patience, even in the souped-up version of the one-day game, but few players at the World Cup have had to wait longer for their big break than the evergreen United Arab Emirates batsman Khurram Khan. At 43, he and UAE captain Mohammad...
  • World Cup Warm-up: Michael Clarke makes safe return as Australia rout UAE February 11, 2015

    Michael Clarke struck a half-century in an encouraging return from injury as Australia routed United Arab Emirates by 188 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday in their last warm-up before the World Cup. Leading the team after a long lay-off from hamstring surgery, Clarke promoted himself up the batting...
  • Michael Clarke to play Australia's warm-up game against UAE February 9, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke will play in the warm-up game against the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday as he intensifies his endeavour to be fit for the World Cup. Coach Darren Lehmann said that if Clarke gets through training on Tuesday he will play against UAE in the final warm-up...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: UAE out there to enjoy, Ireland to surprise February 1, 2015

    The 2007 ICC World Cup was not a memorable experience for India and Pakistan. Both teams visited the Caribbean with high hopes but were knocked out of the first round of the event. One of the major reasons for their early exit was their unexpected loss against the minnows. India...