Australia’s chances of defending the World Cup crown will depend on how well they play spin and use it, feels Ricky Ponting. “The thing that will define Australia’s success in the World Cup is, one, how well they bowl spin and, two, how well they play it,” Ponting told The Telegraph.
The 40-year-old is the oldest player in this edition of the World Cup and reaching the landmark of 100 matches was an emotional moment for him.
Afghanistan's World Cup campaign was plunged further into crisis on Wednesday as coach Phil Simmons promised to lift the lid on simmering tensions with chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai.
London: England captain Eoin Morgan believes the tournament hosts have done everything they possibly could to get themselves ready for a tilt at the World Cup. One-day cricket has long been the poor relation of the international game in England in terms of status.
England selection chief Ed Smith hailed fast bowler Jofra Archer as an “outstanding” talent after including him in the tournament favourites’ World Cup squad on Tuesday. Barbados-born quick Archer only qualified for England in March and has played just three one-day internationals for the host nation of the showpiece event.
Chennai: The first finalist of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be decided when Chennai Super Kings (CSK) take on Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier 1 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday. In their final group stage encounter, both the teams had contrasting results.
Pat Cummins grabbed two wickets in his first over before a New Zealand XI recovered to make 215 in a one-day practice match on Monday that marked a return to Australian duty for Steve Smith and David Warner after their ball-tampering bans.
Dhoni's gloves in the opening game against South Africa bore an apparent military insignia that breached rules laid down by ICC.
After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket, swashbuckling all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Monday announced his retirement from all forms of the game.