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|Australia`s collapse leaves Cup wide open, says Fleming
New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming said the collapse in Australia`s
one-day form meant the World Cup starting next month is wide open.
The five-wicket defeat of the world champions in Auckland on
Sunday was the first time in ten years that Australia had lost four one-day
matches in a r....
|Chappell blames ICC for heavy build-up for CWC
Blaming the International Cricket Council for a heavy schedule in the build up
to the World Cup, former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said
the teams comprising the fittest players had a chance to win the coveted trophy
in the Caribbean.
"Will we see a spectacular cricket World C....
|Pawar to talk to players before team's departure
The BCCI president, Sharad Pawar, will address the Indian World Cup
team here on February 27 before it leaves for the West Indies.
The BCCI chief will talk to players after the official
media conference at the Board's headquarters in the Wankhede Stadium,
Board sources said today.
|I’m not surprised at WC exclusion: Powar
Ramesh Powar says he did not expect to be picked for World Cup after not getting
enough opportunities to prove himself in the lead up matches but rues that he
never got a chance to show his all-round ability.
Powar, who narrowly missed the flight to the Caribbean for
the quadrennial event....
|Pathan still needs to prove himself: Shah
Cricket board secretary Niranjan Shah today made it clear that paceman
Irfan Pathan, a part of India`s 15-member World Cup squad, still
required to prove himself by playing in the domestic circuit.
"Pathan has to still prove himself and maybe he has to
play one match of Deodhar Troph....
|India peaking at right time: Sreesanth
Medium pacer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth today said India had peaked at right time,
brightening it`s chances to win the prestigious Cricket World Cup beginning
in the West Indies from next month.
"The team has peaked at the right time and everyone has
shown fine touch," said the 2....
|Pakistan defer dope tests on offenders Akhtar and Asif
Pakistan completed dope tests on all but three of their World Cup 15-man
squad and five reserves, but tests on Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif
were deferred, an official said.
Asif is in England for a reassessment of his elbow injury
and on his return will give a test, in the next few day....
|Comments from people are pretty unhelpful: Buchanan
Outgoing Australian coach John Buchanan has hit back at his critics, saying
the claims of over-training the players were "nonsense" and such comments
were not helping the team.
"I think that's nonsense. The notion of overtraining,
I'd like to know what the definition of tha....
|Dravid should adopt a stronger body language: Pataudi
Praising Rahul Dravid for his man management skills,
cricket legend Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi says the Indian captain should
stamp his authority through a stronger body language while on the field.
"A captain should look the captain, he should seem
the captain," Pataudi said w....
|I will think of World Cup when I reach WI: Ganguly
After a brilliant performance in the India Sri Lanka ODI series,
former skipper Sourav Ganguly returned home today to a warm welcome from
Ganguly, who arrived from Visakhapatnam by Cormandel
Express, was received at the Howrah station by his family and friends even as
|I’m not surprised at WC exclusion: Powar
Ramesh Powar says he did not expect to be picked for World Cup after not
getting enough opportunities to prove himself in the lead up matches but rues
that he never got a chance to show his all-round ability.
Powar, who narrowly missed the flight to the Caribbean
for the quadrennial event....
|Kiwis beat Australia to clinch Chappell-Hadlee series
The Australians looked to have rebounded from their
humiliating 10-wicket loss in Wellington on Friday after posting a massive total
with stand-in captain Mike Hussey blasting 105 and Brad Hodge
97 not out.
However, New Zealand reached their victory target in
the 49th over after R....
|Dravid hails players for victory
Indian skipper, Rahul Dravid, today hailed the players for bouncing back into
the series after being 1-0 down and then registering a comprehensive seven-wicket
victory over Sri Lanka in the fourth and final one-dayer in Visakhapatnam
to clinch the series with a 2-1 margin.
|It’s a great day for the game and for us: Fleming
Australia have lost their place at the top of the world ODI rankings after New
Zealand batted superbly to register a thrilling five-wicket victory over their
rivals in Auckland on Sunday.
The home side successfully chased down Australia`s record
Eden Park total of 336 for four with eight ....
|Ganguly`s success has given solidity in batting: Dravid
Skipper Rahul Dravid on Saturday said the successful return of Sourav Ganguly
has given the Indian top order much needed "experience and solidity",
and hoped the former captain would sustain his good form into the World Cup.
"We have got a good opening today. Sourav has come