WORLD CUP

  • Injury scare for James Faulkner 4 hours 10 minutes ago

    Perth: Australian cricketer James Faulkner left the field with 'side soreness' in the tri-series final against England at the WACA on Sunday. Halfway through his third over, the left-arm medium pacer started stretching his right side and after a brief chat with captain George Bailey, left the field. Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed...
  • Windies' Nikita Miller hoping to fill void left by Sunil Narine 4 hours 35 minutes ago

    Kingston: Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller hopes to fill the void left by off-spinner Sunil Narine for the West Indies in the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year-old seasoned Jamaican replaced Narine for the prestigious event which runs from February 14 to March 29 in Australia and New Zealand. He has not played...
  • Geoff Marsh backs Australia to beat 1992 jinx 6 hours 42 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former Australia opener and coach Geoff Marsh has said Australia's thorough preparation ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup will help avoid a repeat of the shock exit his side suffered in 1992. Australia failed to progress past the group stage the last time the World Cup was held in...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: UAE out there to enjoy, Ireland to surprise 7 hours 51 minutes ago

    The 2007 ICC World Cup was not a memorable experience for India and Pakistan. Both teams visited the Caribbean with high hopes but were knocked out of the first round of the event. One of the major reasons for their early exit was their unexpected loss against the minnows. India...
  • Team India down but not out for the count 8 hours 1 minutes ago

    In the past, Indian teams overseas have donned haunted, hunted visages. They have looked shell-shocked, uncertain, hesitant, weighed down by one defeat after another. They have shunned eye contact with people beyond their cocoon of despair and negativity, bogged down by their incapacities, racked by self-doubt. To travel overseas, the...
  • Michael Clarke brightens World Cup chances with a fifty 8 hours 4 minutes ago

    Michael Clarke, the Australia captain, on Saturday took a giant leap towards meeting the February 21 deadline issued by Cricket Australia for his participation in the 2015 World Cup. Clarke made a patient half-century for Western Suburbs against Gordon in a grade match at the Chatswood Oval in Sydney. Clarke,...
  • Sachin Tendulkar tops Viv Richards' list of ODI batsmen he would pay to watch 9 hours 39 minutes ago

    Over the years we have had an abundance of batting talent. It is difficult to separate and put them in their rightful batting order, let alone pick out 10 names. So, irrespective of the order they are in, these are my top-10 ODI batsmen of all time. The first name that...
  • World Cup 2015: The bowlers who can run amok 12 hours 54 minutes ago

    We are just days away from the biggest extravaganza of cricket - the World Cup. The mega event, to be played in Australia and New Zealand , should give bowlers a lot of hope on friendly tracks, something they - especially the pacers, sorely missed during the 2011 edition hosted...
  • Not enough time or matches for Pakistan to prepare for WC: Wasim Akram Yesterday

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has expressed concerns over the national cricket team not getting enough matches and time to get acclimatised to the conditions in New Zealand and Australia ahead of the World Cup, starting from February 14. "When you look at India and how they are still struggling...
  • West Indies arrive for World Cup campaign Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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  • Sri Lanka appoint Rumesh Ratnayake as consultant coach 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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