WORLD CUP

  • CNN-IBN sports desk bids adieu to World Cup 2015 4 hours 20 minutes ago

    Seven weeks, 49 matches, and countless shows later - as the World Cup 2015 drew to a close, the team that gave you Kings of Cricket took to the stage with our Kings of Cricket. ...
  • Ricky Ponting celebrates Australia's World Cup win 5 hours 27 minutes ago

    Former Australian captain Ponting said he is ecstatic like any other Australian fan to watch the progress of the team for the last 6-7 weeks. ...
  • Respect Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's personal lives: Yuvraj Singh 5 hours 32 minutes ago

    Out-of-favour India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has appealed to the cricket fans to respect Test captain Virat Kohli and his actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma's personal lives. Anushka, who was in attendance at the Sydney Cricket Ground during India's World Cup semifinal against Australia, was blamed for Kohli's failure in the match which...
  • Spot and groom young bowlers to regain World Cup: Dilip Vengsarkar 6 hours 5 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Providing a road map to win the next World Cup, scheduled in England in 2019, ex-India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar on Monday suggested that cricket authorities should spot a handful of young pace and spin bowlers and make them play in county cricket during the off season. "It's important to spot...
  • Vernon Philander selection not race-based: Cricket South Africa 8 hours 13 minutes ago

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has denied reports that the selection of pacer Vernon Philander ahead of fast bowler Kyle Abbott for their team's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand was racially motivated. Philander was called into the South African XI in place of Abbott for last week's match against the...
  • ICC President vows to expose apex body after World Cup trophy snub 8 hours 30 minutes ago

    Miffed over the International Cricket Council's decision to keep him out of the awards distribution ceremony of the World Cup 2015, ICC president Mustafa Kamal has threatened to reveal "mischievous things" that he claims are taking place at the governing body. It was ICC chairman N Srinivasan, who handed the World...
  • Batsmen's delight, heartbreak for SA, Kiwis form, business as usual for Australia 8 hours 37 minutes ago

    At the stroke of sunrise, when the whole world is still recovering from the hangover of some really intense moments of the show piece event and Australia still basking in the glory of winning the cup, the Kiwis while taking the return flight home will be looking for answers to...
  • No time to rest for Australia's World Cup stars 9 hours 30 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia's cricketers might be celebrating their World Cup triumph, but they have very little time for recuperation after a gruelling 44-day tournament as a bulk of the stars head to India in less than a weeks time to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The cash-rich tournament starts in...
  • World Cup 2015: Bowlers who made a difference in the tournament 11 hours 7 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 12 hours 5 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 13 hours 13 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 13 hours 30 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 13 hours 31 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 13 hours 45 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 14 hours 1 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 14 hours 10 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 14 hours 20 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 14 hours 26 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 14 hours 34 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 14 hours 38 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 14 hours 54 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 15 hours 24 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 15 hours 43 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' 16 hours 1 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 16 hours 7 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 16 hours 11 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 16 hours 17 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 16 hours 22 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 16 hours 23 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 16 hours 39 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...