WORLD CUP

  • World Cup 2015: Bowlers who made a difference in the tournament 40 minutes ago

    The 2015 World Cup has come to an end with Australia victorious over New Zealand in the final for their fifth title. It was an easy win for the co-hosts by seven wickets as they looked relatively untroubled in chasing 184 to win, having been dominant with the ball earlier. With...
  • World Cup 2015: Five batsmen who made a mark in the tournament 1 hour 38 minutes ago

    After six weeks, the 2015 ICC World Cup came to an end with Australia being crowned the champions for the fifth time. New Zealand's eight-match unbeaten run came to an end in the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) when Australia trounced them by...
  • World Cup: Pakistan innings was most important I played in ODIs, says Shane Watson 2 hours 45 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Monday said his unbeaten knock of 64 against Pakistan in the World Cup quarter-final is the "most important innings" of his ODI career as he was plain "lucky" to survive the hostile spell from Wahab Riaz. Watson, who was not in the best of form...
  • Australia are worthy of their fifth World Cup title 3 hours 2 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The ICC hailed the 11th cricket World Cup the "most popular ever" and although most neutrals would have preferred New Zealand to win Sunday's final, there is no doubt Australia were worthy of their fifth title. Michael Clarke's side had the best blend of deep batting, strong fielding and, most...
  • N Srinivasan hails World Cup as most popular ever 3 hours 4 minutes ago

    Dubai: Hailing the just-concluded World Cup as the most popular in cricket's history, ICC Chairman N Srinivasan, on Monday, said the event's success has proved that the ODI format is in good health. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the summit clash on Sunday in front of over 93,000...
  • World Cup: Virat Kohli has been sensational in Australia, says Rahul Dravid 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Dismissing criticism against Virat Kohli for his early dismissal in the World Cup semi-final against Australia, former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid said barring the one blip, the star batsman has been sensational Down Under. "We have short memory. He did play his absolute best at the Test matches. In...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia 3 hours 34 minutes ago

    Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia's triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. With voices hoarse and complexions pasty after a few snatched...
  • 'Cricketers can fill their skills gap with power of analytics': Writer Corp's Yateen Chodnekar 3 hours 43 minutes ago

    World Cup 2015 won't interest Indians anymore. Much has been written about the game, India's performance, and Virat and Anushka, but hardly anyone realised that one factor which really adds spice to the game -- analytics. It plays a key role in making not just the game of cricket but...
  • Analytics is need of the hour in cricket, says CIO Milind Khamkar 3 hours 53 minutes ago

    World Cup Cricket 2015 fever might have been over for majority of Indians after Dhoni and his boys lost their semi-finals against Australia. But in India, neither the cricket season ends, nor cricket fans' appetite for more. After the World Cup, the Indian Premier League matches seem set to treat...
  • 'Cricketers can fill their skills gap with power of analytics,' says Writer Corp's Yateen Chodnekar 3 hours 58 minutes ago

    World Cup 2015 won't interest Indians anymore. Much has been written about the game, India's performance, and Virat and Anushka, but hardly anyone realised that one factor which really adds spice to the game -- analytics. It plays a key role in making not just the game of cricket but...
  • Analytics is need of the hour in cricket: CIO Milind Khamkar 4 hours 7 minutes ago

    World Cup Cricket 2015 fever might have been over for majority of Indians after Dhoni and his boys lost their semi-finals against Australia. But in India, neither the cricket season ends, nor cricket fans' appetite for more. After the World Cup, the Indian Premier League matches seem set to treat...
  • Magic moments at the Cricket World Cup 4 hours 10 minutes ago

    Sydney: Magic moments in the 2015 Cricket World Cup which concluded on Sunday. Captain Morgan or invisible man? England captain Eoin Morgan was introduced as 'Eoin Rogers' by the mayor of Wellington when the team arrived in the New Zealand capital. Morgan, 28, shrugged off the gaffe: "I've been called a lot...
  • Australia lauded for World Cup win 4 hours 26 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia lauded its World Cup winning team on Monday for a "fairytale" victory on home soil over New Zealand, with praise heaped on retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke after a dream farewell. Clarke hit 74 as Australia cruised home by seven wickets in a one-sided final in front of a...
  • No Indian in ICC's World Cup XI led by Brendon McCullum 4 hours 57 minutes ago

    Dubai: Not a single Indian cricketer found a place in the ICC's World Cup XI which was dominated by runners-up New Zealand rather than champions Australia with Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum as its captain. The ICC team features five New Zealanders, including McCullum, despite their seven-wicket loss to Australia in...
  • World Cup: I won't be twisting anyone's arm, says NZ coach Mike Hesson 5 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has said he will not put pressure on any of his players to make up their minds about their playing futures in the wake of the team's disappointing World Cup final loss to Australia. New Zealand media have speculated that captain Brendon McCullum and spinner Daniel...
  • New Zealand react to World Cup loss: 'You've done us proud' 5 hours 34 minutes ago

    Wellington: The front-page headline of New Zealand's largest newspaper reads "You've done us proud," and that seems to sum up the nation's mood after the Black Caps thrilled and inspired during eight straight World Cup victories before losing to Australia in Sunday's final. The New Zealand Herald on Monday dedicated its...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Five-time World Cup winners Australia lift trophy at the Melbourne Federation Square 5 hours 40 minutes ago

    Australia lifted their fifth World Cup title, crushing traditional rivals New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the majestic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. ...
  • World Cup: Ending was anti-climactic but NZ walk away with their heads held high 5 hours 44 minutes ago

    Melbourne: New Zealand whetted the appetite of the world for an underdog victory at the Cricket World Cup but couldn't conjure the last and longed-for victory, losing Sunday's final by seven wickets to Australia. The story of New Zealand's unbeaten progress through the tournament to reach their first final enriched the...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Fans greet world champions Australia at the Federation Square 5 hours 50 minutes ago

    Thousands of cricket fans have flooded Federation Square in Melbourne to celebrate Australia's World Cup victory. ...
  • Bleary-eyed Australians celebrate World Cup win at the Federation Square 5 hours 55 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses on Monday at a public reception the day after their victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final. Captain Michael Clarke carried the World Cup trophy and, as the players mounted the stage in front of thousands of fans at open-air Federation...
  • World Cup: The Aussie pace trio's names will be etched into history forever 5 hours 56 minutes ago

    Today was a cricketer's dream and the players will remember this for the rest of their lives! James Faulkner's magical over and the pace of the two Mitchells - Starc and Johnson - enabled Australia to dismantle the Kiwi batting order for a mere 183. Their names will be etched...
  • Five overs that cost New Zealand the World Cup 6 hours 12 minutes ago

    For me, it all came down to five overs that cost New Zealand the chance of glory in the ICC Cricket World Cup final. Yes, the start was terrible, and when you are 39-3 against a side as good as Australia then you are always up against it. But Ross Taylor and...
  • Clarke, Lehmann instrumental in Australia's fifth World Cup title 6 hours 44 minutes ago

    Melbourne: It wasn't long ago, in the scheme of things, when Australia's cricket team was in crisis. Now Michael Clarke and his crew are on top of the world. The Australians were bundled out of the 2013 Champions Trophy in the first round, captain Michael Clarke was laid up with an...
  • TWTW: Indian fans disappointed over team's semi-final loss 16 hours 46 minutes ago

    Indian fans disappointed after Australia beat defending champions India by 95 runs in the World Cup Semi Final on Thursday. ...
  • Australia become second team to win World Cup on home soil 17 hours 19 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia on Sunday became only the second outfit to clinch the cricket World Cup trophy on home soil, and third ever to win as co-hosts. Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the final to hold aloft the grand prize in front of a packed house at the historic...
  • TWTW: India, Bangladesh fans spar over 'biased' umpiring 17 hours 45 minutes ago

    Hundreds of Bangladesh cricket supporters burnt an effigy of Pakistani cricket umpire Aleem Dar and marched in the capital Dhaka after the country was knocked out of the World Cup. They shouted slogans against the umpires and the International Cricket Council after Bangladesh's best ever World Cup came to an...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha 18 hours 36 minutes ago

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on team India and its performance in the World Cup and Bihar mass cheating. ...
  • Brendon McCullum keeps ODI retirement suspense alive 19 hours 14 minutes ago

    Melbourne: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Sunday kept everyone guessing about his retirement from ODI cricket as he didn't want the spotlight to be drawn away from Australia's convincing victory in the World Cup final. Asked if he would be following Michael Clarke in announcing ODI retirement, McCullum neither denied...
  • Australia Tour Diary: MCG takes your breath away 19 hours 16 minutes ago

    Australia win. New Zealand lose. The World Cup is over, so is Cricketnext's biggest assignment till date. And only if you were in Melbourne on Sunday the 29th of March, 2015, could you understand why MCG is the perfect setting for cricket's biggest finale. To put it in as many words...