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  • World Cup: We will treat India match like any other game, says UAE captain 5 hours 48 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...
  • ICC World Cup: Injured Mohammed Shami out of UAE game 8 hours 27 minutes ago

    Star of India's back-to-back wins against Pakistan and South Africa, Mohammed Shami has been ruled of India's third match of the ICC World Cup 2015 due to a knee injury. "Mohammed Shami has got mild left knee problem and had ultrasound guided-injection yesterday [Thursday] for his long-term management perspective. He won't...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India shouldn't let intensity drop against UAE 9 hours 45 minutes ago

    (Former India wicketkeeper and selector Kiran More, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) After winning two matches of the World Cup against top teams back to back, India...
  • ICC World Cup: Mohammed Shami turning out to be India's man Friday 11 hours 4 minutes ago

    Perth: In his first interaction with the media as an Indian Test player, one of his first acts was to clarify his name - 'They call me Mohammed Shami Ahmed, sometimes Shami Ahmed, but my name actually is Mohammed Shami', the young man had said, haltingly, in November 2013. Today,...
  • World Cup 2015: Lots of laughter and tomfoolery at training session for India 20 hours 38 minutes ago

    Players turned up for practice session without their kit bags as India focus on fielding at WACA, Perth on Wednesday. ...
  • World Cup: Bereaved Duncan Fletcher flies back to SA, to miss UAE game 22 hours 19 minutes ago

    Perth: Indian cricket team's chief coach Duncan Fletcher on Thursday left for his home in South Africa following the death of his father-in-law and is set to miss team's next World Cup game against UAE on Saturday. "Duncan today left for Cape Town after receiving the news of the death of...
  • ICC World Cup: Krishna Karate makes India vs UAE a special contest Yesterday

    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...
  • Ten-day break worked wonders for India's World Cup defence: Ravi Shastri Yesterday

    It didn't take Ravi Shastri long to stamp his character on this young Indian team. From the time he took over as team director ahead of the One-Day International series in England last August, the former India captain has stressed on positivity, aggression and a sense of team. Without stepping...
  • World Cup: 'Dummy catch' to 'Fielding match', Team India does it all 2 days ago

    Perth: Innovation is the name of the game if one wants to beat drudgery of mundane training sessions as Team India showed on Wednesday during their 75-minute fielding session with drills that had the cricketers interested and enjoyed every bit of it. There weren't any ground breaking new methods deployed at...
  • Vasai's Swapnil Patil all geared to play against Dhoni and Co. 2 days ago

    Mumbai: When Swapnil Patil steps on to the field wearing the United Arab Emirates colours against Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men in their World Cup tie, his near and dear ones here would root for him but they would support the Men in Blue. "We would like him and UAE...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely January 25, 2015

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Form guide of 2015 World Cup participants January 14, 2015

    Sydney: The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, AFP Sports updates the current form and prospects of the competing teams: Pool A Afghanistan - Afghanistan's main...
  • My career really took off after ton in Perth in 1992: Tendulkar July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Once again terming it his best Test ton, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday said his career took flight following the knock of 114 on a bouncy WACA track in 1992, adding that the innings against a hostile Australian attack in Perth gave him immense confidence. "One innings that changed...
  • Dark clouds over WACA, future uncertain December 17, 2013

    Perth: The WACA ground faces an uncertain future and could never again host a Test match with both Cricket Australia (CA) and International Cricket Council (ICC) believing that the venue is not up to international standards. The WACA received its first setback when it was excluded from next summer's fourmatch Test...
  • Adam Gilchrist inducted into ICC Hall of fame December 13, 2013

    Perth: The International Cricket Council on Friday inducted Australia's legendary wicketkeeperbatsman Adam Gilchrist into its Hall of Fame during the tea interval of the ongoing third Ashes Test at the WACA here. Gilchrist received his commemorative cap from Cricket Australia chairman and ICC director Wally Edwards, in front of a large...
  • Injuries force Australia to delay naming 11 for third Ashes Test December 12, 2013

    Perth: Michael Clarke has delayed naming his starting XI for the third Ashes Test to give paceman Ryan Harris time to prove his fitness while James Faulkner has been ruled out after scans on his right hand revealed a thumb fracture. Australia can regain the Ashes with a win in the...
  • Clarke warns raw pace alone will not win Ashes December 12, 2013

    Parth: Skipper Michael Clarke on Thursday warned the Perth Test against England will not be won by raw pace alone, with bowlers needing to be smart in the forecast searing heat as Australia close in on the Ashes. A win for the home side in the match starting on Friday would...
  • Bailey warns players against complacency in 3rd Ashes Test December 10, 2013

    Perth: Australia batsman George Bailey played down expectations that an Ashesseries clinching win in the third Test in Perth is a formality. Australia lead the fiveTest series 20 after convincing wins in Brisbane and Adelaide, thanks largely to the express bowling of leftarm paceman Mitchell Johnson. The fast and bouncy WACA...
  • England's mantra must be: 'Thou shalt not hook' December 10, 2013

    Adelaide: England captain Alastair Cook has called on his players to search their souls for hidden resolve and dig themselves out of the deepest of Ashes holes, but mining reserves of character may not be enough to counter Mitchell Johnson on Perth's WACA pitch. Bullied by the leftarm seamer in the...
  • Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott hit centuries in drawn tour match November 2, 2013

    Perth: Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott hit centuries but the rest of England's middle order didn't fare as well in a drawn threeday tour match against the WACA Chairman's XI on Saturday. In their first match of the Ashes tour, England later lost seven wickets for 61 runs to be all...
  • Michael Beer to lead Western Australia XI against England October 28, 2013

    Michael Beer will captain a secondstring Western Australia Chairman's XI against England in the tourists' opening threeday match at Perth's WACA Ground starting on Thursday. The leftarm spinner may be joined in the team by allrounder Mitch Marsh, the younger brother of Test batsman Shaun, but he will have to pass...
  • Perth's WACA ground misses out on India Test September 12, 2013

    Perth's WACA ground will be without a Test match when India tour Australia during the 2014-15 season, Cricket Australia has announced. The WACA, a regular Australian Test venue since 1974, missed out when CA allocated its schedule of four Tests against third-ranked India. CA said Adelaide, scheduled to complete a Aus$535 million...
  • Warner out of first two ODIs, in doubt for India tour January 30, 2013

    Perth: David Warner, the Australia opener, has been ruled out of at least the first two ODIs against West Indies after fracturing a thumb during practice at the WACA on Wednesday. Cricket Australia (CA) have called up New South Wales batsman Usman Khwaja as Warner's replacement. Warner was hit on...
  • 3rd Test: South Africa thrash Australia by 309 runs for a 10 series win December 3, 2012

    Perth: South Africa won the third Test by 309 runs on Monday to clinch backtoback series in Australia, retain the No. 1 ranking and end Ricky Ponting's career with a big defeat. Robin Peterson dismissed Ponting (8) and skipper Michael Clarke (44) as South Africa finished off the Perth Test...
  • 3rd Test: Aus 33/2 after bowling out SA for 225 November 30, 2012

    Perth: Faf du Plessis defied Australia's attack for the second time this week before running out of batting partners when South Africa was dismissed for 225 late on the first day of the third Test. Du Plessis finished unbeaten on 78 and guided crucial partnerships of 57 with Robin Peterson...
  • I have given cricket my all: Ricky Ponting November 29, 2012

    Ricky Ponting announced his retirement and the third Test against South Africa starting on Friday would be his last match. ...
  • CA lauds Ricky Ponting's illustrious career November 29, 2012

    Perth: Cricket Australia on Thursday paid lavish tribute to retiring former captain Ricky Ponting, describing him as a "leader by example" and one of the "best prepared players in the modern game". Ponting, Australia's 366th Test player and 42nd Test captain, announced that the Perth Test against South Africa starting on...
  • Ricky Ponting to play his last Test at Perth November 29, 2012

    The former Australian captain announced his retirement on Thursday from all forms of cricket. ...
  • Ricky Ponting announces retirement from international cricket November 29, 2012

    The third Test against South Africa starting on Friday at WACA, Perth would be his last match. ...
  • Jitters in Indian batting still evident February 8, 2012

    Chasing a modest 233, India's victory march was shaping up to be a dawdle at 157 for 3 at the WACA where India had failed to post 200 in a Test just about a month ago. But Suresh Raina's old folly, MS Dhoni's unnecessary hoik and Virat Kohli's suicidal...