WORLD CUP 2015

  • World Cup: Pakistan batsmen need to stay focussed against South Africa 27 minutes ago

    Back to back victories must have given captain Misbah-ul-Haq a huge sigh of relief as Pakistan's fragile looking batting is gradually gaining some confidence ahead of all-important Pool B match against South Africa. After two successive losses against India and West Indies, Zimbabwe also tested Pakistan batsmen to the limits...
  • World Cup 2015: BCCI warns Virat Kohli for misbehaving with media 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India has taken note of the incident that occurred at Perth a couple of days ago and has warned Virat Kohli for the incident which involved an Indian journalist at the receiving end of Kohli's abuses. Kohli has been told by the board to...
  • Weather threatens South Africa vs Pakistan World Cup clash 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    Auckland: The weather may play a role in the outcome of Saturday's Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan in Auckland, with New Zealand's MetService predicting some heavy rain showers during the afternoon. Should the worst happen and the day-night game is washed out, Pakistan might be glad to...
  • Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman advise Virat Kohli to end row with journalist 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    Perth: Not too impressed with Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour towards a journalist recently, former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman on Thursday called on the star batsman to resolve the row amicably with the concerned scribe. Gavaskar and Laxman admitted that dealing with the media was never easy but they...
  • Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne ruled out of World Cup 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne on Thursday was ruled out of the remainder of the cricket World Cup after suffering an injury to his little finger during the team's practice session ahead of Sunday's crucial tie against Australia. An x-ray on the injured finger revealed a fracture, which has put...
  • Sponsored: What enterprise IT should learn from the Cricket World Cup 2015 2 hours 42 minutes ago

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  • World Cup: Ambrose tells West Indies pacers to be disciplined against India 2 hours 53 minutes ago

    Perth: West Indies fast bowling icon Curtly Ambrose has called for discipline from his pace attack when they face reigning World Champions India on what is expected to be a lively pitch on Friday. The Windies bowling coach said on Wednesday that it was important the Caribbean side's seamers found the...
  • World Cup: Happy for Coetzer, but Bangladesh's experience counted, says Mommsen 3 hours 2 minutes ago

    Scotland would take heart from Kyle Coetzer's impressive 156 in their six-wicket loss to Bangladesh on Thursday, but their lack of experience had counted against them in their World Cup clash, captain Preston Mommsen said. Coetzer scored the first World Cup century by a Scotland batsman at Saxton Oval in Nelson...
  • World Cup: Anamul Haque suffers bad shoulder injury in Bangladesh win 3 hours 5 minutes ago

    Nelson: Bangladesh batsman Anamul Haque has suffered a total separation of his right shoulder but it was too early to determine how long he would be out of action, the team said on Thursday. Haque suffered the injury in the 31st over of Scotland's innings of 318 for eight in their...
  • South Africa, Australia, India have shown glimpses of how strong they are: Gilchrist 4 hours 23 minutes ago

    "India's bowling was very impressive at the WACA, they had pace and they had aggression," Gilchrist said. ...
  • World Cup 2015: I have learnt a lot from MS Dhoni, says Jason Holder 4 hours 53 minutes ago

    Perth: West Indies cricket team's young captain Jason Holder on Thursday said that he has picked up subtle nuances of leadership from Mahendra Singh Dhoni while playing for his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. "I've picked up a lot from Dhoni. He's a good leader. He's a guy who is respected...
  • World Cup 2015: Shane Watson's future under cloud? 5 hours 9 minutes ago

    Watson has been an automatic selection by Australia, but struggled in the first two matches against England and New Zealand. ...
  • World Cup: R Ashwin plays trouble-shooter after Virat Kohli episode 5 hours 11 minutes ago

    Perth: Amid the fur ore generated by Virat Kohli's abusive behavior with an Indian journalist, offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday tried to diffuse the tension by lauding the fourth estate for its support and for "taking cricket back" to the country. Although Ashwin refrained from making any comments on the 'Virat...
  • Watch: Pakistan back in top four, Australia hammer Afghanistan, ICC World Cup, Day 18 5 hours 19 minutes ago

    Pakistan beat UAE to get their campaign back on track with second consecutive win while Australia score record 417 against Afghanistan. Watch highlights from Day 18 of the ICC World Cup 2015. Didn't get the chance to see the mayhem of #PAKvUAE or #AUSvAFG? Catch up now with #CWCDaily! https://t.co/4kv026xoGv- ICC (@ICC)...
  • World Cup 2015: Darren Lehmann takes World Cup break to watch son's first class debut 6 hours 10 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann made a journey of more than 3,000 kilometres to present his son, Jake, with his South Australia first-class cap. The morning after Australia had thrashed Afghanistan by 275 runs in the World Cup in Perth, Lehmann made the long journey to Adelaide. "It was a very memorable...
  • World Cup: Lion-hearted Bangladesh pull off Scotland heist 6 hours 25 minutes ago

    Nelson: Bangladesh have often been accused of running scared of the leading associates. It is an accusation not without merit. Despite repeated requests, Bangladesh did not play a single bilateral One-Day International against an associate nation in the four-year period since the last World Cup, only playing one ODI -...
  • Yes, Virat Kohli behaved badly, but let's move on 6 hours 30 minutes ago

    Why a sports journalist is a sports journalist? What drives one towards this profession is the passion for sports more than anything else. That's the very foundation on which a scribe raises a mountain of experience - by following his team, writing about its joy and despair, its success and...
  • World Cup: Shane Watson no longer an automatic Aussie pick as an allrounder 7 hours 32 minutes ago

    Perth: Allrounder Shane Watson might have played his last one-day international for Australia after he was axed from the side that beat Afghanistan by a record 275 runs in the Cricket World Cup on Wednesday. Watson, 33, has been an automatic selection by Australia, but struggled in the first two matches...
  • ICC World Cup: Tim Southee backs New Zealand's bench men 8 hours 12 minutes ago

    Napier: New Zealand's Tim Southee backed the team's bench strength to deliver as the Black Caps ponder whether to play one or more of their four reserves in a World Cup game against Afghanistan in Napier on Sunday. Co-hosts New Zealand have won all four of their matches so far with...
  • It's 4-3 to India against West Indies in World Cups 9 hours 7 minutes ago

    On Friday at Perth, India will step onto the WACA ground with credentials they never had while facing the West Indies in an ODI. The Windies, since 1983, have played India as two-time winners of the World Cup. On Friday, scales will be in the balance on the Cup battlefield....
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015, Bangladesh vs Scotland 15 hours 51 minutes ago

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand: Scotland have another chance to revive a Cricket World Cup campaign which has fallen below their own expectations when they play Bangladesh in a Pool A match at Nelson's Saxton Oval on Thursday. Bangladesh have one win to their credit...
  • World Cup: Will take this experience into next game, says Mohammad Nabi 19 hours 44 minutes ago

    Perth: Having slumped to a heavy defeat against the Australians in a World Cup Pool A game at the WACA on Wednesday, Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi said they would take all these experiences to their next game against New Zealand. "We played well in the last three games. We won against...
  • World Cup: Journalist files official complaint against Virat Kohli 20 hours 26 minutes ago

    The controversy surrounding Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist refused to subside on Wednesday despite the team management's efforts to play it down with complaints being made to the ICC and BCCI about the episode. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke predicts triple century in ODIs 20 hours 54 minutes ago

    Perth: Australian captain Michael Clarke says it is possible a batsman will crack the 300-run barrier in one-day international cricket. Clarke was speaking after his side demolished Afghanistan by a World Cup record 275 runs on Wednesday at the WACA Ground, led by a punishing David Warner century. The left-handed opener belted...
  • ICC World Cup: Afghanistan coach rues bowling display against Australia 21 hours 30 minutes ago

    "We ran into a freight train today. We were out-skilled, out-bullied, if you want to put it that way," said Andy Moles, the Afghanistan coach, on Wednesday (March 4) night, shortly after Australia had crushed his team by 275 runs at the WACA ground. "They were exceptional, and we came...
  • World Cup: Great to see our batsmen getting runs, says David Warner 21 hours 50 minutes ago

    Perth: Adjudged man-of-the-match for his breathtaking 178 runs against Afghanistan in a World Cup Pool A contest at the WACA here on Wednesday, Australia opener David Warner said it was great to see the majority of his team-mates getting runs. Sent into bat, Australia posted a monumental total of 417 for...
  • World Cup: Mohammed Tauqir praises UAE's 'Sir Viv Richards' Shaiman Anwar 22 hours 7 minutes ago

    United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Tauqir found a positive in his team's 129-run defeat against Pakistan at the World Cup in Napier on Wednesday - his shining star Shaiman Anwar. Anwar, born in Sialkot in Pakistan before migrating to the UAE, struck 62 in UAE's 210-8 in reply to Pakistan's 339-6...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia register a massive 275-run win against Afghanistan 23 hours 51 minutes ago

    Perth: As exhilarating as fairy-tale finishes are, they are an exception. Grim reality checks, with attendant heartache, are the norm in international sport. Afghanistan were at the receiving end of that harsh lesson at the WACA ground on Wednesday (March 4), mauled by an Australian side looking for someone to...