WORLD CUP

  • Jagmohan Dalmiya lauds India's 'outstanding' WC performance 9 hours 54 minutes ago

    The disappointment of a semi-final exit notwithstanding, BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its "stupendous" World Cup performance, saying that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men put up an outstanding show. India, the defending champions, were knocked out of the World Cup following a 95-run semifinal loss...
  • Winning World Cup will be NZ's finest moment in sport: Richard Hadlee 10 hours 11 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former New Zealand legend Richard Hadlee on Friday said that the Black Caps winning on Sunday against Australia would be the country's finest moment in sport. Co-hosts New Zealand entered the final of the World for the first time with a victory over South Africa in the semi-finals on Tuesday....
  • New Zealand Diaries: From Tiger Shark to bungee jumping see it all 10 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Zealand have always been a great place to visit and while covering the World Cup our team brings you the best pictures all the way from New Zealand. ...
  • Injuries, fielding hurt Lanka's chances in World Cup: Angelo Mathews 10 hours 35 minutes ago

    Colombo: A combination of poor fielding and regularly losing players through injuries has hurt Sri Lanka's chances in the cricket World Cup, captain Angelo Mathews said on Friday. "Our fielding levels dropped," Mathews said, adding that losing as many as five players from the original squad of 15 left the team...
  • World Cup: Australia deserved to win against India in semis 11 hours 29 minutes ago

    It is always best to be practical and honest. And so it must be mentioned straightaway that while the Indians did wonderfully well in the World Cup, the simple truth is that they didn't win a single match against the Australians on the entire tour, not in the Test series,...
  • World Cup: New Zealand's form meets Australia's pedigree 12 hours 15 minutes ago

    There's been no place like home for Australia and New Zealand on their respective paths to the World Cup final but just one of the co-hosts will enjoy that particular advantage when they meet in Sunday's title decider. After 48 one-day internationals played out over six weeks between teams from five...
  • World Cup: My mind and heart is with Australia, says Kris Srikkanth 12 hours 27 minutes ago

    The New Zealand attack consisting of Boult and co will not be able to move the ball as much as they did in their own country, giving Australia the upper hand, feels Kris Srikkanth. ...
  • World Cup: India put fielding on a pedestal, lionised bowling in their title defence 13 hours 21 minutes ago

    Four and a half months Down Under, and although India did not have the best of starts, they finished the tour by making a statement. Leading up to the World Cup, hardly anybody gave India a chance to win the trophy but that is the beauty of this game where...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India gave it back 13 hours 59 minutes ago

    'India crash out of world cup', 'We gave it back', 'Dream shattered, World Cup fever ends'. These were some of the headlines that flashed as soon as India lost the semi-final match against Australia by 95 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground. After a record 11-match winning streak in World Cups...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Restaurants in Melbourne still buzzing with Indians 14 hours 10 minutes ago

    Despite India's ouster from the World Cup 2015, restaurants in Melbourne - the city which will host the final on Sunday - are still buzzing with Indian fans. ...
  • Michael Clarke probably best captain at World Cup, says Darren Gough 14 hours 24 minutes ago

    "India have very good batsmen, but they couldn't take the agme away from Australia," says Gough. ...
  • Media Fringe Binge @ Team India 15 hours 37 minutes ago

    Cricket is our obsession. The question is are we mature and obsessed or immature and obsessed. I notice that the graph of maturity, of us obsessed Indians, has taken an upward curve in the last few years. Such, I regret pointing out, is not the case with much of the Indian media. The reaction...
  • Stop blaming Anushka Sharma: Bollywood on India's World Cup loss 15 hours 54 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Members of the film fraternity have condemned social media trolls against Anushka Sharma. While Priyanka Chopra says it's "horrible to see a supportive girlfriend being lynched for a game she just watched", Dia Mirza has called it "disgusting". Anushka has been been trolled unabashedly on social media for her presence...
  • New Zealand's World Cup showing has brought masses back to cricket: Geoff Allott 16 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott says the national team's performance in the World Cup has brought the "lost fans" back to the game, reinforcing cricket as the number one summer sport in the country. Co-hosts New Zealand have managed to attract the attention of masses like never...
  • The 'God' knew it, Sachin Tendulkar's World Cup prediction on semis spot on 16 hours 28 minutes ago

    Sydney: He isn't called the 'God of cricket' for nothing and Sachin Tendulkar lived up to the title by accurately predicting the cricket World Cup semi-finalists. Much before the tournament began, Tendulkar picked India, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as the last four for the showpiece and the line-up turned...
  • World Cup: Pace trio should play less domestic games, says Dhoni 17 hours 41 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The biggest positive for the Indian cricket team in this World Cup has been the performance of their pacers and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that the trio of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma should not be forced to play domestic events to ensure that they don't...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Disappointed Indian fan sells tickets ahead of final 17 hours 54 minutes ago

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with and an Indian fan who has sold his ticket because India failed to reach the finals but on the other hand there was another fan who is looking forward to the game. ...
  • Head held high, India's ouster from World Cup just a bad day 17 hours 55 minutes ago

    This was always on the cards as not every day you will get things going your way. There comes a time when you need somebody to stick his neck out and fight it through but sports can be cruel in that regard as no matter how hard you try to...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Deserving teams have reached the final, says Aussie fan 17 hours 57 minutes ago

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with an Aussie fan outside the MCG, who feels that MCG effect might come to play and NZ can have a problem in the finals. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Deserted MCG box office ahead of Australia, New Zealand final 18 hours 4 minutes ago

    Melbourne Cricket Ground had a deserted look two days ahead of the most important game of this World Cup. ...
  • Analytics helps make better performing teams: Stephen Benjamin, Cadence 18 hours 14 minutes ago

    With ICC World Cup 2015 at its exciting stage, the heartbeat of entire nation is one today and that is India's win against Australia. The excitement and fun just doubles up when the giant wagon wheel shows "six" when India is batting. Moreover, the analysis and data visualisation adds up...
  • Australia's renaissance leads to World Cup final 18 hours 15 minutes ago

    Melbourne: 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, but the achievement marks a stunning turnaround from the depths of two years ago. Battling mediocrity in all formats, Michael Clarke's side lurched from...
  • Analytics helps make better performing teams, says Stephen Benjamin, Cadence 18 hours 22 minutes ago

    With ICC World Cup 2015 at its exciting stage, the heartbeat of entire nation is one today and that is India's win against Australia. The excitement and fun just doubles up when the giant wagon wheel shows "six" when India is batting. Moreover, the analysis and data visualisation adds up...
  • Penpix of the Australian squad for World Cup 2015 final 18 hours 38 minutes ago

    Penpix of the Australia squad that will play the cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Michael Clarke, 33, right-handed batsman. 244 matches, 7907 runs, wickets 57. Highest score: 130. Returning from a hamstring surgery, Clarke played his first match of the tournament in the...
  • Underarm incident still resonates before World Cup final 18 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Zealand's cricketing Gallipoli came on February 1, 1981 when Australia captain Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to bowl the last ball of a one-day match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground along the ground. New Zealand, with an All Black at the crease in the form of Brian McKechnie, needed...
  • World Cup: I was never concerned about my spot, says Aaron Finch 18 hours 46 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia opener Aaron Finch said he never feared for his place in the side during his lean spell at the World Cup and having found some runs will be raring to go in Sunday's final at his home ground. Finch hit an uncharacteristically scrappy 81 in a match-winning partnership of...
  • Mature fans accept end of India's World champion reign 18 hours 48 minutes ago

    India's notoriously volatile fans showed rare maturity in accepting the end of their team's reign as world champions after Thursday's semi-final defeat against co-hosts Australia in Sydney. The defending champions struggled during their build-up, losing a four-test series 2-0 against Australia and then failing to win a single match in the...
  • World Cup: New Zealand will have to dig deep against Australia, says Martin Crowe 19 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With New Zealand at the cusp of World Cup glory, former captain Martin Crowe has said the Black Caps will have to dig deep into their resources if they have to beat Australia as it will be a "high emotion" title clash between the trans-Tasman rivals. New Zealand go...