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Starc, Boult in World Cup swing to the left

Melbourne – For the second time at this World Cup, Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand’s Trent Boult will be asked to deliver a killer blow that could determine their team’s fate in the final on Sunday. The two lethal left-arm fast bowlers will go he...

Terminally ill Crowe braced for ‘last’ match

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...

Waqar Younis fears ‘death’ of Pakistan cricket

Sydney – Waqar Younis warned on Tuesday that cricket could die out in Pakistan if rival teams continue to boycott the country where international tours have not taken place since 2009. There has been no international cricket in Pakistan since the militant a...

World Cup 2015 Quarter Final Match Preview: India vs Bangladesh

Noisy neighbour Bangladesh takes on big brother India in the second quarter final of the World Cup 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on this Thursday. Indian has played one match at the prestigious MCG in this world cup. They defeated South Africa ...

Survey: Half of the Pakistani population believes that Pakistan is most likely ...

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 50% Pakistanis said that Pakistan is most likely to win the World Cup. A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “In ...

Asia quartet defy convention at Cricket World Cup

Adelaide (Australia) – Co-hosts Australia and New Zealand may be the teams to beat, but the striking feature of this World Cup is Asia’s four Test nations defying conventional wisdom to make the quarter-finals. The belief that Asian cricketers struggle on t...

Centuries set ton of records in 2015 World Cup

Adelaide (Australia) – The opening round of the World Cup witnessed 35 centuries compared to just six in the entire 1975 tournament, seemingly proving once and for all that one-day cricket is a batsman’s game. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara heads the list of ...

Outsiders determined to stay in World Cup club

Sydney – Afghanistan coach Andy Moles has no doubts over the thorny issue of the 2019 World Cup and the controversial plan to cut the number of teams from 14 to just 10. “It’s called the World Cup, and the secret is in the name,” he said. After Ireland beca...

Pakistan, Ireland set for do-or-die World Cup duel

Adelaide (Australia) – Plucky Ireland take on buoyant Pakistan in a winner-takes-all World Cup clash at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday that promises an enthralling encounter between two highly combustible teams. The last league match in the month-long group st...

World Cup braced for final countdown

Sydney – The World Cup enters its final weekend of group games with former champions Pakistan and West Indies facing either early flights home or a last-gasp places in the quarter-finals. Six of the eight quarter-finalists are already known — New Zealand, A...

Clarke shrugs off fitness fears

Hobart (Australia) – Australia captain Michael Clarke shrugged off fears over his fitness, claiming he was more concerned about time in the middle as the World Cup heads towards the knockout rounds. Clarke only had a gentle practice session at the Bellerive...

South Africa ‘raring to go’ in World Cup quarters, says Miller

Wellington – South Africa have put their rollercoaster pool performances at the World Cup behind them and are “raring to go” in the knockout rounds, batsman David Miller said Thursday. Miller, who scored 49 as the Proteas defeated the United Arab Emirates b...

Plenty for Kohli still to do, says Whatmore

Auckland – Zimbabwe coach Dav Whatmore hailed the impact of Virat Kohli on the Indian team Thursday but insisted the batting superstar still has plenty to achieve. Whatmore coached Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja during India’s junior World Cup triumph in 2008 an...

South Africa crush UAE to reach cricket World Cup quarter-finals

Wellington – South Africa cruised to a straightforward 146-run win over the United Arab Emirates Thursday to secure a World Cup quarter-final berth and seal second place in Pool B behind India. The Proteas never looked troubled against the amateurs, setting...

Scotland’s Haq axed from cricket World Cup for racial tweet

Hobart (Australia) – Scotland all-rounder Majid Haq has been thrown out of the World Cup for posting a racial tweet after being dropped from Wednesday’s match against Sri Lanka in Hobart. Haq, Scotland’s leading ODI bowler with 60 wickets and three half-cen...

New Zealand braced for Bangladesh challenge at Cricket World Cup

Hamilton (New Zealand) – Wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi warned New Zealand not to under-estimate fellow quarter-finalists Bangladesh when they meet Friday with the Asian side desperate for a win which could help them avoid facing champions India. Co-hosts New Zea...

Sangakkara craves for records despite “creaking” joints

Hobart (Australia) – Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara said on Wednesday he loved chasing records after becoming the first batsman to score four consecutive one-day centuries during a World Cup game against Scotland in Hobart. The 37-year-old left-hander ...

Patchy Proteas ‘still best in World Cup’, says de Villiers

Wellington – AB de Villiers insisted Wednesday that South Africa were re-energised and had shrugged off their inconsistent early form at the World Cup, boldly declaring “we’re the best team in the tournament”. The Proteas skipper was in a bullish mood ahead...

Record-breaking Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka rout of Scotland

Hobart (Australia) – Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman to score four consecutive one-day centuries as Sri Lanka thrashed Scotland by 148 runs in the World Cup in Hobart on Wednesday. The left-hander hit 124 off 95 balls and Tillakaratne Dilshan scor...

Punchbag Misbah rises above Pakistan trouble and strife

Auckland – What’s the toughest job in sport? Managing the Brazil or England football team or coaching England’s cricket squad, for that matter? For Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq, the answer is simple — it’s his position as captain of a team already dubbed “predi...