Tricky Ireland could test embattled West Indies
The 2015 World Cup will welcome the Associates on Monday, with the figurehead Ireland taking on an embattled West Indies side. Ireland made their first appearance in this tournament just eight years ago, while West Indies are one of the most storied.
Ajmal and Gazi cleared to bowl again | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo
Pakistans Saeed Ajmal and Bangladeshs Sohag Gazi can resume bowling in international cricket, after the ICC cleared their bowling actions following remedial work and retests.
South Africa cotton-woolling Steyn
South Africa are keeping their most precious object as safe as possible ahead of their World Cup opener on Sunday. Pace spearhead Dale Steyn bowled largely off a short run-up in an extensive, four-hour training session on Friday, after bowling just.
World Cup launched with song, dance and colour
A Christchurch crowd in the tens of thousands welcomed the 2015 World Cup in a colourful, community-focused event, which was capped off by a spectacular fireworks display. A host of cricket stars, both past and present, were in attendance, as were .
Warners blue sky hundred | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo
No cricketer was closer to Phillip Hughes in the horrible hour between his collapse and conveyance to hospital than David Warner. The emotion of Warners hundred in Adelaide was apparent all the way through.
All-round Permaul stars in Guyanas easy win - ESPN Cricinfo
An all-round performance from Veerasammy Permaul helped Guyana register a comfortable 105-run win against Jamaica in Kingston that helped them maintain their top standing in the Regional 4 day points table. Asked to��.
India Cements shareholders to get CSK shares | Cricket.
ESPNcricinfo staff. 3 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment. shares 3. A Supreme Court order had barred N Srinivasan from contesting BCCI elections until he gave up his commercial interest in the Chennai Super��.
Clarke to play warm-up against UAE - ESPN Cricinfo
Australias coach Darren Lehmann has confirmed that captain Michael Clarke will play Wednesdays warm-up match against the UAE in Melbourne, barring any mishaps at training before that. However, Clarke still appears a��.
Dwayne Bravo quits Tests | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo
Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies allrounder, has announced his retirement from Test cricket, but wants to continue representing the side in limited-overs games.
Maxwell, Warner set up crushing win | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo
Explosive centuries by David Warner and Glenn Maxwell helped Australia gallop to their latest comfortable win over a lacklustre India, this time in a World Cup warm-up match at Adelaide Oval.
ESPNCricInfo eyes all-in-one cricketing experience for World Cup
As the first ball finds its length across the 22-yard pitch at Hagley Oval in New Zealands Christchurch on Saturday for the first match of Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2015, ESPNCricInfo is leaving no stone unturned to provide a smooth experience for their .
WI rebel Richard Austin dies aged 60 - ESPN Cricinfo
Former West Indies allrounder Richard Austin has died in hospital, aged 60. Austin won three caps for his country but was ostracised after participating in the 1982-83 rebel tour to South Africa, which led to him becoming��.
Dropped and back: Sorensen comes a full circle
There were a few days of real disappointment and tears, Sorensen told ESPNcricinfo. Then I decided to pick myself up. I believed in myself that I wasnt going to be left out eventually. I felt I deserved to be there. I played well last year and that.
Amir set for return to cricket | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo
Mohammad Amir, the banned fast bowler, could start playing competitive cricket as early as next month, with the ICC is set to approve his reintegration following a revised anti-corruption code.
Rohit 150 powers Indias win | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo
Rohit Sharmas 150 underpinned Indias surge to 364 for 5 against Afghanistan in the World Cup warm-up match at Adelaide Oval, allowing MS Dhonis team to go on to win their first match on the tour.
How I broke my game and then fixed it again - ESPN Cricinfo
I recently stumbled upon a short but wonderful five-minute video on a camouflaging octopus. Its climax featured it changing its colour and texture to make it look like the surrounding coral. It provoked thoughts about my own��.
Zimbabwe Gains First Significant Cricket Victory in 12 Years
A test victory over Pakistan is its first since 2001 against any team other than Bangladesh.
Bailey at peace with his lot
On Saturday, George Bailey will captain Australia on the first day of their home World Cup. It is very likely that no man will have led Australia in front of more spectators in a home game. The following Saturday, Australia will play Bangladesh at the.
Miller, Duminy madness sinks spirited Zimbabwe
A decade. Thats how long its been since Zimbabwe had South Africa four down with the teams hundred still a way away. Opportunity beckoned, but David Miller and JP Duminy heard the call louder. Their counterattacking centuries reinforced the skill.
After a shambolic ending at the MCG, the ICC must act to restore the integrity.
The 2007 World Cup final was a low point for the ICCs match officials. Four umpires and a match referee turned the sports showpiece into a laughing stock by making the most fundamental of errors. They forced the Australia and Sri Lanka players back.
What to expect from ESPNcricinfo this World Cup
ESPNcricinfos World Cup preparations have been nearly a year in the making, and while I had seen photographs of the spot and painted mental images of it, the experience of seeing it up close was still overwhelming. It has been a long journey in a.
India v Pakistan, but its muted this time
India-Pakistan World Cup games get to the best of us. A Pakistani friend of mine, a very serious man, a professor of computer science, a published poet who writes very polished Urdu, an expert on Islamic history, and an acerbic critic of modern.
A farce to overshadow a farce
In the 42nd over of Englands chase, James Taylor was pinged on the pads by Josh Hazlewood, and an lbw appeal was upheld by umpire Aleem Dar. Taylor, setting off for a leg bye, instantly signalled for a review. Concurrently, Glenn Maxwell had hit the .
We want to play with our natural flair
Misbah-ul-Haq will retire from limited-overs cricket after the World Cup, but he is hopeful of taking the trophy with him from Australia and New Zealand, just as another widely respected Pakistani leader, Imran Khan, did in 1992. Pakistan have a young.
Woakes drop betrays England panic
In the end it was less a contest and more of an execution. On the ground where, not so long ago, England retained the Ashes, they sunk to one of the worst defeats in their World Cup history. There have been more competitive seal clubbings. To some.
Can the favourites return to their glory days? - ESPN Cricinfo
While Australia no longer have that air of invincibility around them, home advantage and strong ODI form could skew the odds in their favour.
Woakes five-for routs West Indies | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo
Chris Woakes made excellent use of a green-ish pitch offering bounce and movement and claimed 5 for 19 in Englands nine-wicket win against West Indies.
Overlooked by All, Cricket Player Makes Them Pay
Chris Gayle, who was unwanted during the Indian Premier League auction, has turned around Bangalore’s fortunes after signing as an injury replacement.
Morgan plays down form concerns
Eoin Morgan has insisted he is not concerned with his form despite another failure with the bat. Morgan, the England captain, was dismissed for a duck as England slumped to a 111-run defeat against Australia in their opening match of the World Cup.
Ireland disappointed with World Cup reduction - Ed Joyce.
ESPNcricinfo staff. 35 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment. shares 35. Play 01:08. Nine games in four years is nothing - Porterfield. Irelands Ed Joyce has questioned the logic of reducing the number of teams at��.
A crisis that defines the age - ESPN Cricinfo
Never mind crickets absence from free-to-air TV - changes in social attitudes, the demands of work, and an individualistic age are all contributing to a decline in participation.
After a Long Wait, Englands Cricketers Have a Shot at the Top Spot
The team is leading India, 2-0, in a four-test series, and if it wins by a margin of two it will go to No. 1 in the world rankings for the first time since the 1970s.
Calm Masakadza ready for special debut
Its living up to the hype but there is responsibility on my part as a senior batsman and thats a challenge I am relishing, Masakadza told ESPNcricinfo. Masakadza, along with Brendan Taylor, will be required to do the bulk of Zimbabwes big run-scoring.
Khurana, Mundhe revive Maharashtra on gripping day.
. erred and the brisk pace of scoring was in contrast with the slow progress Rajasthan had made while batting. The urgency had set the game up nicely for the last two days. Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo.
Australia fielding highlights gulf
Two days ago, Australias coach Darren Lehmann spoke of the importance of sharp fielding in this tournament. History shows if youre the best fielding side in the World Cup, Lehmann said, you go a long way to winning it. On the evidence of.