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  • India are playing best cricket of World Cup 2015: Brian Lara 1 hour 38 minutes ago

    Perth: Insisting that India are currently playing the "best cricket of the World Cup", West Indies batting legend Brian Lara feels that the defending champions must test their bench strength against minnows UAE in a Pool B match here on Saturday. Lara said by testing a few reserve players against weaker...
  • World Cup: India should be wary of minnow threat against UAE 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    India have showed up in the World Cup with an attitude that can keep the demons away but cricket is a game where you are as good as your previous day and India need to field their best team against the UAE to ensure that they are in the knock-out...
  • World Cup 2015: Should India experiment with their team against UAE? 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    India will face minnows United Arab Emirates in their third group league match of the cricket World Cup at the WACA on Saturday. ...
  • World Cup: Injury scare for India skipper MS Dhoni ahead of UAE clash 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    Perth: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Friday hurt while batting in the nets at the WACA ahead of India's cricket World Cup league match against the United Arab Emirates on Saturday. It happened while Dhoni was facing a net bowler whose delivery kicked up suddenly and brushed his forearm. Dhoni was...
  • 3 months down the line South Africa finish with Hughes Test number at SCG 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    In January, a few weeks after he passed away, a plaque was unveiled outside the Sydney Cricket Ground changing rooms to commemorate the life and career of Phillip Joel Hughes. South Africa and AB de Villiers, who were his opponents when he made his Test debut at The Wanderers in...
  • ICC World Cup: Jason Holder blames West Indies' death bowling for loss 3 hours 21 minutes ago

    Sydney: West Indies captain Jason Holder blamed their pathetic death bowling and dropped chances as they slumped to a 257-run defeat in their World Cup Pool B encounter against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday. "We dropped chances and chasing 400 was always tough. But had we...
  • ICC World Cup: Pool A supremacy on the line as New Zealand face Australia 3 hours 52 minutes ago

    The match between the co-hosts promises to offer fans delicious viewing, with two power-packed favourites colliding. ...
  • After South Africa win, India look good to defend World Cup: Brad Hogg 3 hours 58 minutes ago

    Perth: Former Australia chinaman bowler Brad Hogg is extremely impressed with the manner in which the Indian cricket team have made a comeback after an indifferent Australian Summer', making them firm contenders for the ICC World Cup title. What India did brilliantly was to change the plan after knowing what didn't...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka back to reckoning at the MCG 4 hours 29 minutes ago

    In the post-match press conference the fan question to Angelo Matthews, the winning captain, was whether he thought Sri Lanka were peaking. Mathews duly pulled out the PR talk and said they were taking it a game a time and then casually mentioned that he thought Sri Lanka were clinical...
  • World Cup: It all comes down to hard work for AB de Villiers 4 hours 34 minutes ago

    Sydney: AB de Villiers smashed West Indies bowlers from pillar to post for the quickest 150 in one-day internationals on Friday but the South African skipper said only hard work earns a batsman the right to dominate in such a fashion. The 31-year-old's innings of 162 not out from 66 balls...
  • West Indies batsman Darren Bravo out of World Cup 4 hours 48 minutes ago

    West Indies batsman Darren Bravo was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup on Friday after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, the squad's players' association said. "Darren Bravo has been ruled out of the World Cup and will be replaced in the West Indies squad. Get well...
  • World Cup: De Villiers, Tahir script South Africa's West Indies heist 5 hours 51 minutes ago

    Sydney: West Indies came into this match on the back of Chris Gayle's 215-run blitz against Zimbabwe. South Africa's World Cup credentials had been questioned after India brushed them aside in Melbourne. When the two met at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday (February 27), AB de Villiers stroked his...
  • World Cup: Keeping calm under pressure is key to success, says Dhawan 6 hours 45 minutes ago

    Perth: Attributing his brilliant World Cup form to a calm mind and hard work, Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan today said he managed to come out of a lean patch by sticking to his strong work ethic. Dhawan scored 77 and 137 against Pakistan and South Africa respectively, after poor run of...
  • World Cup: Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad cleared for Zimbabwe match 6 hours 48 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad has been cleared to play in the team's third World Cup Pool B game against Zimbabwe after suffering an ankle injury, an official said on Friday. The 23-year-old right-hander was sent for an MRI scan after team practice in Brisbane, complaining of pain in his left...
  • World Cup 2015: Clarke returns for Australia's test against New Zealand 7 hours 7 minutes ago

    Auckland: In the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, vast amounts of column inches previewed each time, talking heads congregated in television studios and Facebook timelines competed with Twitter feeds. A hysteria built slowly, where each team was dissected, each player forensically examined. One recurring question came up: would the...
  • Size of 2019 World Cup still to be decided: ICC 7 hours 44 minutes ago

    Sydney: The number of teams taking part in the 2019 World Cup hasn't been finalised, the International Cricket Council said on Friday as it responded to growing criticism that its proposed cut risked damaging the sport's development. Cricket chiefs have come under fire for their plan to reduce the number of...
  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers vs West Indies, a blow-by-blow account 7 hours 50 minutes ago

    AB de Villiers 162 not out off just 66 balls, including fastest ever ODI 150 in 64 balls, and then South Africa 408 for 5 - the Sydney crowd was treated to a feast in the ICC World Cup on Friday. If there ever was an exhibition on how to bat...
  • AB de Villiers - came, hammered, conquered; 162 off 66 8 hours 7 minutes ago

    Soon the dictionary for cricket synonyms will have AB de Villiers listed under fireworks. West Indies would admit that, and this: that nuclear weapons can't be much different than this South African's bat. He demolishes bowlers and bowling figures like a crater on missile-testing land. Jason Holder will be feeling the...
  • World Cup: We will treat India match like any other game, says UAE captain 8 hours 41 minutes ago

    Perth: Refusing to be intimidated by the star-studded Indian cricket team, United Arab Emirates skipper Mohammad Tauqir said his side will treat the World Cup clash against the defending champions as "just another game". "We know they are big stars, but we will take this game like the last previous two...
  • Australia's Michael Clarke ready to return for World Cup 8 hours 56 minutes ago

    Auckland: Captain Michael Clarke is ready to make his return to the Australia team for Saturday's Cricket World Cup match against New Zealand, saying he's as fit and healthy as he's been in years. Clarke injured his right hamstring in a test against India in December and underwent immediate surgery to...
  • World Cup: Clarke's return adds to Australia's might, McCullum admits 10 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Zealand were "in awe" of Michael Clarke's leadership during the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death and his inclusion for Saturday's World Cup blockbuster can only strengthen Australia, captain Brendon McCullum has said. Clarke makes his long-awaited return at Eden Park and will be under the microscope as he comes back...
  • World Cup 2015: Moin Khan provided security after fans gather outside his house 10 hours 36 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's under-fire chief selector, Moin Khan has been provided security by the police after angry cricket fans held demonstrations outside his residence in Defence Housing Authority. SSP South Tariq Dharejo said that police personnel had been deployed at Moin's residence for security reasons. "We have deployed the security after he complained...
  • ICC World Cup: Southee fit for Australia showdown, confirms McCullum 10 hours 37 minutes ago

    Auckland: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Friday quashed any fears over paceman Tim Southee's participation in Saturday's World Cup game against Australia, saying he is expected to play in an unchanged team. The 26-year-old suffered a nasty blow when struck by a throw from team-mate Adam Milne during fielding practice...
  • Sri Lanka unhappy with 'tiring' World Cup travel 10 hours 48 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Sri Lanka flew back to New Zealand on Friday grumbling about their World Cup travel following a hectic dash across the Tasman sea for just one game even as some other teams enjoyed a relaxed schedule. Angelo Mathews' men played their first two matches in New Zealand and then flew...
  • World Cup 2015: Scotland fined for slow over-rate in Dunedin 10 hours 52 minutes ago

    Dunedin: Scotland's misery over their one-wicket loss to Afghanistan at the World Cup was compounded when they were fined for a slow over rate, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced. Match referee David Boon imposed the fine after Preston Mommsen's side were ruled to be one over short of their target...
  • ICC World Cup: South Africa must beat West Indies to breathe easy 10 hours 56 minutes ago

    CNN-IBN's Kings of Cricket Ricky Ponting and Kris Srikkanth preview the crucial Pool B encounter between South Africa and West Indies. ...
  • Anil Kumble turns the clock back on his Australia diaries 11 hours 11 minutes ago

    "Australia has always been very special because performing here is a test for every cricketer," said India's spin legend, who has been inducted into ICC's Hall of Fame. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Injured Mohammed Shami out of UAE game 11 hours 19 minutes ago

    Star of India's back-to-back wins against Pakistan and South Africa, Mohammed Shami has been ruled of India's third match of the ICC World Cup 2015 due to a knee injury. "Mohammed Shami has got mild left knee problem and had ultrasound guided-injection yesterday [Thursday] for his long-term management perspective. He won't...
  • Watch: Afghanistan Day at World Cup, Sri Lanka trounce Bangladesh, Day 13 highlights 11 hours 54 minutes ago

    Afghanistan held their nerves to beat Scotland by a wicket for their first every win at ICC World Cup while the Sri Lankans jumped to No. 2 in Pool A by hammering Bangladesh. Watch all the highlights from Day 13. ...