WORLD CUP

  • New Zealand's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) 58 minutes ago

    New Zealand's historical four-wicket win over South Africa on 24th March 2015, which took them to the final of the World Cup, was their best result ever in the history of the most coveted tournament of the game. The Kiwis had played six semi-finals before their last-four clash against the Proteas,...
  • Australia's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) 59 minutes ago

    Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times. Australia will take on their arch rival New Zealand in the final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Here is the history...
  • McCullum's letter to Indian fans: Come and support us in World Cup final 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    Earlier this week, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum had written a letter to bosses across New Zealand, asking them to let employees have an off day so that they could support the Black Caps during their World Cup semifinal against South Africa at Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand eventually won...
  • World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum all set for Australian challenge 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    Melbourne: In 2009, when he was appointed the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2 in South Africa, Brendon McCullum wore a smile at every interaction with the media - at the post-match presentation, and at the pre and post-match press conferences. It wasn't an easy time for McCullum....
  • 2015 edition most followed cricket World Cup: ICC 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that the 2015 World Cup has been the most followed and attended event in cricketing history. "This World Cup has been the most followed and best attended cricket event in history. All over the world, hundreds of millions of fans have been...
  • Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps in World Cup final 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Kiwi fans daubed in black came out in droves on Saturday to support New Zealand on the eve of their team's first World Cup final, against fierce rivals Australia in Melbourne. Fans gathered around the nets outside the vast Melbourne Cricket Ground arena to get a glimpse of their heroes...
  • Australia vs New Zealand World Cup final: who to watch 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Expect the World Cup final to have an entirely different complexion to the last encounter between Australia and New Zealand. The group-stage match involving the tournament co-hosts was a low-scoring thriller in Auckland, where New Zealand edged Australia by one wicket and later sealed top spot in Pool A. With...
  • World Cup 2015 final, Australia vs New Zealand: The key battles 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    After a couple of month's grueling cricket, 48 matches spread over 14 teams, the 11th edition of Cricket World Cup is ready for trans-Tasman showdown when the two hosts Australia and New Zealand meet at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. While Australia will aim to add the fifth silverware to their...
  • Michael Clarke quits, who's next? Three contenders 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    Melbourne: AFP Sports looks at the main contenders to be Australia's next one-day captain following Michael Clarke's decision to retire from ODIs after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand: Steve Smith The favourite following his role as stand-in skipper in Clarke's injury absence for the last three Tests against India this...
  • World Cup: Skill, not emotion, wins World Cups, says Michael Clarke 2 hours 36 minutes ago

    Australia's retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke has urged his players to put "skill over emotion" in their bid to down New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final, though his swan-song is sure to imbue the match with extra sentiment. Clarke announced his retirement from the one-day game on the eve of...
  • World Cup: My legacy is what my team-mates think of me, says Michael Clarke 2 hours 49 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Set to retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand, Michael Clarke said on Saturday that his legacy as Australia's ODI captain will be determined by what his team-mates thought of him and his conduct after team-mate Phillip Hughes passed away in November last. Clarke, who...
  • New Zealand 'fearless' ahead of World Cup final 3 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday's World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said the Black Caps would use the same lineup that beat South Africa in the semi-finals and the same bold tactics...
  • World Cup: Bangladeshi fans continue their protest over Rohit Sharma no-ball 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    A day ahead of the big final between Australia and New Zealand, the Bangladeshi fans are still furious after a controversial decision by umpire Aleem Dar ruled Rohit Sharma not out in the quarter-final clash between India and Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi fans refuse to accept the defeat and have taken extraordinary...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia's road to final 3 hours 25 minutes ago

    After 48 one-day internationals played out over six weeks between teams from five continents, the 11th version of the cricket World Cup boils down to a trans-Tasman tussle at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The Australians have won the World Cup on every continent that exists on the cricket...
  • Exclusive: Peter Siddle expects Australia to win World Cup 3 hours 36 minutes ago

    Peter Siddle is expecting a record crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the final between Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand's road to final 3 hours 39 minutes ago

    The ICC cricket world cup - the game's global showpiece event, has come down to a local derby to decide the champion of the 11th edition. Hosts Australia and New Zealand welcomed 12 other countries to the World Cup but saved the final for themselves, ensuring Sunday's game at the...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum, New Zealand's multi-talented, muscular leader 4 hours 1 minutes ago

    Melbourne: When Brendon McCullum took over as captain of New Zealand in December 2014, the team was engulfed by dressing-room strife. Now, just over two years later, the Black Caps are in their first World Cup final and the muscular, multi-skilled McCullum is being feted as a national hero. The 33-year-old opener...
  • World Cup: After controversy, ICC removes the Rohit Sharma no-ball from its website 4 hours 16 minutes ago

    In an extraordinary twist to Rohit Sharma's no ball controversy, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has removed the record of no-ball from its hawk eye and ball by ball trajectory from their official website. ICC website has a ball by ball trajectory view for every World Cup match. On the website...
  • World Cup Exclusive: New Zealand fans cheer for their team ahead of final 4 hours 18 minutes ago

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with few New Zealand fans who were pretty confident of their team's win against Australia. ...
  • World Cup final: Factbox of Australia and New Zealand 4 hours 21 minutes ago

    Factbox on the Australia and New Zealand team who go one on one in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia: World Cup record 1975 - finalist; 1979 - pool phase; 1983 - pool phase; 1987 - winners; 1992 - pool phase; 1996 - finalist; 1999 - winners; 2003 -...
  • Exclusive: What Cricket Australia Development Programme athletes do 4 hours 23 minutes ago

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up guys from Cricket Australia Development Programme and talks to them about the big World Cup final. ...
  • Australia vs New Zealand: Here is the history of previous World Cup finals 4 hours 42 minutes ago

    When Australia meet New Zealand in Sunday's final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Melbourne, it will be co-host versus co-host, mate versus bro and probably the biggest One Day International ever seen in Australia. A look back at the previous Cricket World Cup finals. 1975: WEST INDIES BEAT AUSTRALIA...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Australia team practice ahead of World Cup final 4 hours 45 minutes ago

    Australia team was in full flow one day ahead of the big World Cup final against New Zealand. ...
  • World Cup final - what the experts think 5 hours 7 minutes ago

    Melbourne: How the pundits see Sunday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand: "They are both very good teams, but if you just saw them on paper and if you try and see weaknesses in the Australian team, I am not sure where you find one. Their top-order batting is...
  • World Cup Exclusive: What Australian papers have to say ahead of World Cup final 5 hours 8 minutes ago

    Australian media puts up pressure on New Zealand ahead of the all important World Cup final between Aussies and Kiwis. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Fans and media watch New Zealand during net session 5 hours 12 minutes ago

    Fans and media gathered outside Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch Kiwi team practice ahead of the final. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: New Zealand team practice ahead of World Cup final 5 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Zealand team was in full flow one day ahead of the big World Cup final against Australia. ...
  • New Zealand unchanged for World Cup final 5 hours 20 minutes ago

    Melbourne: New Zealand will bring an unchanged lineup into Sunday's World Cup final against fellow co-hosts Australia in Melbourne, captain Brendon McCullum confirmed on Saturday. New Zealand head into the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after defeating South Africa by four wickets in Auckland in the semi-finals. New Zealand team: Martin...
  • World Cup: Terminally ill Martin Crowe braced for 'last' match 5 hours 35 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Terminally ill Martin Crowe admits that Sunday's World Cup final between his beloved New Zealand and Australia could be the last game he'll ever see. Known as one of the game's most stylish batsmen, the 52-year-old Crowe has been battling a rare blood disease, double-hit lymphoma. "My precarious life ahead may...