WORLD CUP

  • West Indies arrive for World Cup campaign 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    Sydney: A weary but upbeat West Indies side arrived here to begin preparations for the 2015 cricket World Cup. They arrived to a warm reception from fans and well-wishers Friday following a 12-hour flight from South Africa and are expected to get right down to their preparation ahead of the start...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Scotland, Afghanistan hope to be at top of their game 2 hours 43 minutes ago

    Minnows have, since 1996, been there at every ICC event trying to put their best foot forward on the biggest platforms of all. Without a doubt, for them, it's more getting the first feel of travelling first-class, so next time they know the do's and don'ts of it. But history...
  • Wickets rather than containment is best way forward: Stephen Fleming 4 hours 36 minutes ago

    It is all very well to try and tell yourself captaining your country in an ICC Cricket World Cup is the same as captaining at any other time - but it is not. True, there is still the toss of the coin and the decisions to be made about tactics,...
  • Pleased with the direction team is going in: Jos Buttler 5 hours 54 minutes ago

    England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is pleased with the way his team has shaped up for the World Cup after beating India twice in the tri-series but said they are desperate to test their skills against a much-fancied Australia in the finals, here tomorrow. England had thrashed India by nine wickets in...
  • Michael Clarke en route to recovery before World Cup 7 hours 23 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke made his comeback from injury Saturday, scoring 51 and batting for almost three hours in a Sydney club match before slamming media reports of a rift with teammates and Cricket Australia. Clarke made a rare appearance for his Western Suburbs club side on the first day...
  • Michael Clarke denies rift with Australian team-mates 7 hours 24 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australian captain Michael Clarke on Saturday rejected speculation about a rift with team-mates as he battles for fitness ahead of the World Cup. Speaking as he returned to the field for a grade cricket match, Clarke said the six-and-a-half weeks he had spent recuperating from hamstring surgery had not driven...
  • MS Dhoni insists underperforming India primed for World Cup 10 hours 9 minutes ago

    Perth: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni insisted on Friday his team will be primed for their upcoming World Cup title defence, despite ending a miserable tour of Australia without a win. India bowed out of the one-day international tri-series with another poor batting effort, which condemned them to defeat in...
  • India's S Ravi to officiate in World Cup opener Yesterday

    Dubai: India's S Ravi will officiate in the World Cup opener between hosts New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Christchurch on February 14. While Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong will be the on-field umpires, Ravi and Simon Fry will be the third and fourth umpires, respectively, with David Boon serving as...
  • Afghanistan prepare for 'dream' World Cup debut Yesterday

    Kabul: At an indoor academy in Kabul, Afghanistan's cricketers are training hard for their debut in the upcoming World Cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand next month. Shuttle runs and lifting weights help keep out the bitter chill of the Afghan winter as the players tune up for the tournament...
  • World Cup 2015: Who are the men with best all-round skills Yesterday

    From Mohinder Amarnath's legendary performance in 1983 World Cup to Yuvraj Singh's brilliance in the 2011 edition, the importance of allrounders in one-day cricket and World Cups cannot be undermined. Most teams in the modern era give particular emphasis on having more players who can do well with both bat...
  • ICC announce umpires and referees for World Cup Yesterday

    Dubai: Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong will be the on-field umpires for the World Cup opener between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on February 14 as ICC Friday announced the umpire and match referees for the pool stage of the mega cricket event. S Ravi and Simon Fry will be the...
  • Cricket greats who have never won a World Cup Yesterday

    There are countless talented cricketers who had worked tirelessly throughout their careers to have their hands on the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, but the title of world champion eluded them. I was one of those lucky ones to be part of the winning ICC Cricket World Cup squad...
  • Michael Clarke back to prove fitness for World Cup Yesterday

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke will return to club cricket this weekend as he continues his bid to prove his fitness for the upcoming World Cup, Cricket Australia said on Friday. Clarke sustained the latest in a long line of hamstring injuries while fielding in the first test against India in...
  • South Africa comfortable to be among World Cup favourites Yesterday

    Centurion: South Africa will go into next month's World Cup, comfortable with their status as one of the favourites to lift the trophy. The West Indies, on the other hand, are banking on reaching the knockout phase and then producing their best form. There was a considerable gulf in performance between the...
  • Nikita Miller replaces Sunil Narine in West Indies' World Cup squad Yesterday

    Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller has been called up by the West Indies for the Cricket World Cup to replace Sunil Narine who withdrew from the squad. Miller, 32, has featured in 45 one-day internationals, taking 40 wickets with a best of 4 for 43 against Zimbabwe. His last appearance for the West...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob Yesterday

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  • Sri Lanka appoint Rumesh Ratnayake as consultant coach Yesterday

    Rumesh Ratnayake, the former Sri Lankan fast bowler, has been appointed the national side's consultant coach ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, a Sri Lanka Cricket release said. "SLC has made the inclusion taking into consideration the views of the chairman of selectors and the national team management. All other...
  • I just need to concentrate on my job: Josh Hazlewood Yesterday

    Perth: Josh Hazlewood is just seven One-Day Internationals young, and in a quality Australian line-up, isn't guaranteed a spot in the final playing XI come the World Cup. The fact that he is a right-arm quick in a squad that contains three left-arm quicks - Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories Yesterday

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: BJP's five posers to Kejriwal; AAP says why queries, join debate Yesterday

    The BJP on Thursday asked five questions from Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal in the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections. ...
  • Mitchell Starc needs to be consistent at the WC: Craig McDermott Yesterday

    Sydney: Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott said on Thursday their left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc needs to be consistent at the World Cup to give the host nation the best chance to clinch the title for a record fifth time. "Starc is swinging the new ball well. It's certainly going to swing...
  • India need to identify frontline pace attack, says Javagal Srinath 2 days ago

    Dubai: Former fast bowler Javagal Srinath believes India need to identify their frontline pace attack who can take wickets upfront during their title defence at the ICC Cricket World Cup starting next month. "It is extremely important for India to identify its frontline pace attack. At this time, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is...
  • Biggest disappointment was losing 1983 World Cup, says Joel Garner 2 days ago

    Bridgetown: Former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner said that the biggest disappointment of his cricketing career was to lose the 1983 World Cup final against India at Lord's. Garner said the effect was such that he had stopped talking to his team-mates following the loss. "For a long time, two or...
  • Virat Kohli may have to 'sacrifice' No. 3 position, hints MS Dhoni 2 days ago

    Ahead of India's crunch Carlton Mid tri-series ODI against England on Friday, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that batsmen will have to sacrifice their batting position if that suits the team in its World Cup defence. The Indian team management's decision to ask Virat Kohli to bat a rung down...
  • Important for India to identify frontline pace attack 2 days ago

    The time for trying things out is almost over. With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 a little over two weeks away now, fine-tuning is the need of the hour and towards this end, the warm-up games immediately before the tournament proper need to be taken very seriously. When it...
  • Super Over may decide 2015 World Cup winners 2 days ago

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has put its faith in Super Over as the "credible way to separate two sides" in the event of a tie, and the same condition will be in force in the event the 2015 ICC World Cup final on March 29 ends with scores tied....
  • Advantage India if wickets are slow and low in World Cup: Dravid 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Thursday said that the upcoming World Cup is going to be a challenge for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team, which should hope for the Australian and New Zealand wickets to remain slow and supportive of spin. "It's going to be a challenge, it is...
  • Afghanistan, Ireland get a shot at WC 2019 qualification 2 days ago

    Dubai: The ICC Board on Wednesday approved that Afghanistan and Ireland will join the 10 full members in the rankings-based qualification system for the ICC cricket World Cup 2019. The top eight-ranked sides on the ICC ODI Team Rankings as on September 30, 2017 will qualify automatically to the 2019 event,...
  • Nathan Lyon knew about WC squad exclusion before Test series 2 days ago

    Sydney: Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon Wednesday revealed he knew Cricket Australia's decision of keeping him out of the World Cup squad even before the start of the Border-Gavaskar Test series against India. "I basically got told before the Test series started (he wouldn't be in the World Cup squad). So I...