Wednesday, 7 January 2015

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 193 runs in second Test

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 193 runs in the second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Wednesday to wrap up the series 2-0.

Sri Lanka take pacer Malinga gamble for World Cup

Colombo: Sri Lanka's selectors provisionally picked sling-arm fast bowler Lasith Malinga for the World Cup on Wednesday, hoping the spearhead will recover fully from ankle surgery four months ago.

Yuvraj Singh not morally down after ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 snub: Yograj Singh

His son and hero of the 2011 cricket World Cup may have been ignored for the next month’s mega event, but cricketer-turned-actor Yograj Singh has said the development has not affected Yuvraj Singh‘s spirits as he is a tough guy who does not melt like snow and exuded confidence that he will bounce back soon.

“Yuvraj is not somebody who melts like snow, I have not raised him that way. He is a tough guy, who is known to weather every storm that comes his way. What if his caravan has left him behind, he too will race ahead and bounce back soon,” the former Test cricketer told PTI on Wednesday. Yograj Singh said that his son always remains in high spirits no matter how difficult the situation he may be facing.

Sad about Yuvraj's exclusion from World Cup: Varun Dhawan

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan, a fan of Yuvraj Singh, has expressed his disappointment at the cricketer's exclusion from the 15-member Indian squad for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Kohli’s captaincy criticised by Clarke, Ian Chappell

India’s new Test skipper Virat Kohli’s captaincy came under the scanner with former Australian captain Ian Chappell and injured regular skipper Michael Clarke criticising his decisions during the second day of the fourth Test here Wednesday.

Zimbabwe batsman Sibanda left out of World Cup

Zimbabwe opening batsman Vusi Sibanda was Wednesday left out of the country's 15-member cricket World Cup squad.

Pakistan announces squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will announce its 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup later today. The selection committee has sent the names of players to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman who will make the announcement.

Sunil Gavaskar all praise for India's World Cup squad

NEW DELHI: Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday said while India's batting line-up for the upcoming ODI cricket World Cup looks formidable, the all-rounders in the side are expected to play a major role in defending the title at the quadrennial extravaganza in Australia and New Zealand.
The Indian selectors on Tuesday included all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja, still recovering from a shoulder injury, and Stuart Binny in the 15-member squad for the World Cup.

Irfan, Sohail look forward to India clash in World Cup

Karachi: Pakistan youngsters Haris Sohail and Muhammad Irfan are looking forward to the India game in the upcoming cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and are keen to make an impression against the arch-rivals in their opening fixture at the Adelaide Oval.

Tough for bowlers on flat pitch: Mohammad Shami

Sydney: He managed to notch up a five-wicket haul but Indian medium pacer Mohammad Shami today said it was tough to bowl on the flat deck here and his team's bowlers should not be criticised for conceding 572 runs to Australia in the ongoing fourth and final cricket Test.

Steven Smith with four consecutive tons equals Bradman, Kallis

Australian captain Steven Smith on Wednesday equalled the record of legendary Sir Donald Bradman and South African allrounder Jacques Kallis by scoring four consecutive hundreds in a Test series with his knock of 117 against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Chappell claims 'impatient' Kohli's tactics gave bowlers 'no chance' on day 1 of SCG Test

Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell has claimed that India Test team's new captain Virat Kohli's tactics on the first day of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground gave the bowlers 'no chance' at all.
The Indian bowlers were left humiliated as they failed to grab a decent number of wickets and were thrashed badly enough by the Australians who put up 348-2 at stumps on day one at SCG.

Martin Crowe feared he would succumb to cancer by 2014 end

New Zealand Test cricket legend Martin Crowe has opened about his ongoing fight with cancer, saying that he had not expected to live until the end of 2014, but is determined to survive to see his nation play at the World Cup next month.

Hashim Amla says Proteas perfectly primed to face tough challenges in 2015

South African skipper Hashim Amla believes that his side is determined to face a challenging year ahead after clinching the three match Test series 2-0 against West Indies.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Martin Crowe’s gut feel predicts New Zealand-South Africa World Cup final

New Zealand Test cricket legend Martin Crowe has backed his nation’s current squad to meet South Africa in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and has urged Brendon McCullum’s side to take a fearless approach to the tournament. Crowe, who masterminded New Zealand’s semifinal run at the 1992 tournament in the nation, gave his thoughts as New Zealand prepares to co-host the latest edition with Australia next month.

India reach 71/1 at stumps on day two

India reached 71 for one at stumps on the second day of the fourth and final Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Wednesday.

Watson criticised for missing century

Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody has taken a dig at struggling batsman Shane Watson for his shot selection that led to his dismissal on 81 runs on the second day of the fourth Test against India here Wednesday.

Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 2: India fight after Australia score 572

Steve Smith completed his fourth century in as many matches on Wednesday as Australia compiled a daunting first innings total in the final Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.