World Cup 2015

  • Pakistan's defeat in Sri Lanka sparks ICC World Cup 2015 fears Yesterday

    Karachi: Former cricket greats said they fear Pakistan's one-day defeat in Sri Lanka will hurt preparations for the World Cup just five months away. Pakistan were beaten by seven wickets in the third and final one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday after being bowled for a mere 102,...
  • Australia captain Michael Clarke throws India a World Cup challenge Yesterday

    Next year's World Cup will decide the kings of the 50-over game whatever happens in the race to top the ICC world rankings between now and then, according to Australia captain Michael Clarke. Australia top the rankings going into Sunday's triangular series match against Zimbabwe in Harare but, depending on results,...
  • Afridi is best person to lead Pakistan in 2015 WC, says Malik 4 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Shoaib Malik has said maverick allrounder Shahid Afridi is the best person to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup. Malik, 32, said that if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted to change the captain of the national one-day team it should...
  • David Richardson pleased with ICC World Cup 2015 preparations 5 days ago

    Dubai: ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has expressed satisfaction with preparations for next year's ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after receiving detailed updates in Melbourne and Wellington this week. The briefings and presentations took place in the two host cities from August 25 to 27 followed by venue...
  • Spinners will find it tough in World Cup 2015: Michael Hussey 5 days ago

    Melbourne: Even as the teams get ready for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Michael Hussey has predicted that spin will not play much of a part in the mega-tournament and only "mystery spinners" like Saeed Ajmal and Sunil Narine have a chance of succeeding. "We have got...
  • England have no hope at World Cup, says Graeme Swann 1 week ago

    London: England have no hope of winning next year's World Cup because of their "old-fashioned" approach to the one-day game, according to former spinner Graeme Swann. Swann, who retired from international cricket during the 5-0 Ashes series defeat in Australia in December, believes the one-day team need to do away with...
  • 'Boss' Duncan Fletcher will lead India into World Cup, says MS Dhoni August 24, 2014

    Bristol: Ending speculation about coach Duncan Fletcher's role in the five one-dayers against England, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said that the Zimbabwean will stay as "boss" of the team until the 2015 World Cup. After the 1-3 Test debacle, Team India witnessed a major reshuffle on the coaching...
  • Afghanistan coach pleased with 2015 ICC World Cup preparations August 21, 2014

    Karachi: Afghanistan's cricket coach Kabir Khan on Wednesday said the team was on course for next year's World Cup and looking forward to touring Australia and New Zealand next month. Afghanistan earned a maiden berth in the 50-over World Cup to cap a remarkable rise which saw them graduating from...
  • Mahela Jayawardene still chasing World Cup dream August 18, 2014

    Colombo: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene left the Test scene on Monday vowing to devote his energies towards helping Sri Lanka win another 50-over World Cup next year in Australia and New Zealand. Sri Lanka last won the World Cup in 1996 and were beaten in the final in 2007 and 2011....
  • Lord's set to welcome ICC World Cup trophy August 17, 2014

    Dubai: The most coveted prize in cricket, the World Cup trophy is scheduled to arrive at Lord's on Monday and it will be welcomed by England ODI vice-captain Eoin Morgan along with representatives of ECB, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the ICC. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will commence on...
  • New Zealand seek improved ties with India through cricket August 11, 2014

    New Zealand on Monday sought to promote business and people-to-people ties with India by using the platform of the Cricket World Cup to be hosted by it along with Australia in 2015. In a meeting with India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum talks...
  • Uthappa hopeful of securing a berth in India's Cricket World Cup team August 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Having had a poor run in the recently concluded India A team's tour of Australia where he failed to make a mark, discarded opener Robin Uthappa is now eyeing the Ranji Trophy to make his case for a berth in the Indian squad for the next year's World Cup...
  • I want to leave a mark in 2015 World Cup: Younis Khan July 19, 2014

    Karachi: Senior batsman Younis Khan is keen to leave an imprint in ODIs leading up to the World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Younis, who has won a recall to the one-day squad after bring ignored for nearly one year by the national selectors for this format said he...
  • Kallis will be second only to Tendulkar in numbers: Rahul Dravid July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid rich tributes to legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, terming him "second only to Sachin Tendulkar" as the Proteas great pushes for a fifth World Cup appearance in Australia and New Zealand, next year. "I think he's (Kallis) going to end up with...
  • India to play Test, ODI series in Australia ahead of World Cup June 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Defending champions India will get an early feel of the Australian conditions ahead of next year's ODI World Cup after agreeing to play a Test series against the hosts and a triangular one-day series, also featuring England, between December 4 and February 1 here. Cricket Australia announced its schedule ahead...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to promote 2015 World Cup: Tournament CEO June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar will play "some sort of a role" in promoting the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year, tournament CEO John Harnden has said. "He [Tendulkar] has been a fantastic supporter of the World Cup. It is too early to say anything...
  • We need to try a lot of players before the World Cup: Raina June 14, 2014

    Mirpur: India's stand-in captain Suresh Raina on Saturday said the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh will be a good opportunity for trying out new players ahead of next year's 50-over World Cup. Defending ODI world champions India play the hosts in the first game here on Sunday. "The World Cup is coming...
  • 2015 World Cup will be a very open tournament: Ravi Shastri June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India cricketer-turned commentator Ravi Shastri feels the 2015 World Cup, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will be a very open tournament because of the surfeit of limited-overs cricket, including T20 events like IPL. "I think this is a very open World Cup. Australia have bounced...
  • PCB promises financial incentives ahead of ICC World Cup 2015 May 30, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has promised financial incentives and best possible facilities for its players ahead of the World Cup in 2015. PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi met with the players during the national summer training camp in Lahore on Friday and described them as national assets. Pakistani cricketers are national...
  • Younis Khan wants a recall for World Cup May 27, 2014

    Ex-captain Younis Khan wants to play at the World Cup next year and thinks he deserves a recall to Pakistan's limited-overs squad after playing more than a decade of international cricket. The 36-year-old Khan has been overlooked by selectors for the one-day format since March 2013, missing 32 matches including two...
  • Shahid Afridi may quit ODIs after 2015 World Cup May 23, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi says he might retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup next year and just concentrate on Twenty20s. Afridi quit Test cricket four years ago but the hard-hitting allrounder is a regular member of the limited-overs teams. He has played in three World Cups, and captained...
  • New Zealand to toughen rules on match-fixing with new law May 5, 2014

    New Zealand said Monday they will make match-fixing a specific crime for the first time to ensure sport remains corruption-free as the country prepares to co-host next year's Cricket World Cup. Sports Minister Murray McCully said that in recent years some sporting codes had been targeted by international criminal syndicates "seeking...
  • Misbah will captain Pakistan in World Cup: PCB April 30, 2014

    Karachi: Putting his weight behind Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan Cricket Board chief Najam Sethi has said that the senior batsman will lead the national team in the 2015 World Cup even as newly-elected chief selector Moin Khan has indicated a change in captaincy. Moin said in a press conference here on Tuesday that...
  • Pakistan players face fines over lack of fitness April 30, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan players will be fined and face being dropped from the team if they do not meet required fitness standards in new plans designed by the national selection committee to prepare for the 2015 World Cup. Chief selector Moin Khan said unless players raised their fitness standards and worked on...
  • Pakistan keen to have speedster Mohammad Irfan in team for World Cup April 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's cricket experts have prepared a comprehensive plan to ensure that the injury prone left-arm pacer, Mohammad Irfan is available for the national team in the World Cup 2015. The head coach at the national cricket academy, Mohammad Akram told PTI that with a spate of international events coming up...
  • Zaheer Khan deserves 2015 World Cup parting shot: Javagal Srinath April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Backing Zaheer Khan's inclusion in India's squad for the 2015 World Cup, former India pacer Javagal Srinath on Tuesday said the left-armer is an "automatic choice" for the tournament and should be given a parting shot if the speedster shows the passion to play. "Zaheer is a top class...
  • Time to erase bad memories of 1998 Football World Cup final: Thiago Silva April 14, 2014

    Paris: He was not a part of the Brazilian World Cup team that was headed into submission by a Zinedine Zadane-inspired France 16 summers ago but Thiago Silva, who is expected to lead the yellow brigade this year, says he wants to erase the "bad memories" at the Stade de...
  • Misbah most likely to retain captaincy till 2015 World Cup April 12, 2014

    Karachi: Misbah-ul-Haq does not seem to be in danger of losing the captaincy of the national One-day team before the World Cup 2015 despite speculations about experienced allrounder, Shahid Afridi being a strong contender for this job. The sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that all rumours pertaining to...
  • Mohammad Amir won't play in World Cup even if ban reduced April 12, 2014

    Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will not be eligible for next year's World Cup even if he returns early to domestic cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi told a news conference in Lahore that under the amended anti-corruption laws of the International Cricket...
  • Wasim Akram wants boot camp for Pakistan World Cup hopes April 11, 2014

    Former Pakistan great Wasim Akram on Thursday said players heading for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand should sweat it out at a boot camp to boost their chances of victory. Pakistan are in Group B of the World Cup alongside arch-rivals India, South Africa, the West Indies,...