World Cup

The Most Open World Cup Since 1992?

With the World Cup now almost upon us, all the cricket pundits, analysts and the Cricket World team are telling us who they think will win the coveted trophy. Prithvijit Roy gives us his predictions in more detail.
11 February 2015

All-Round New Zealand Crush South Africa by 134 Runs

New Zealand put up a clinical performance to inflict a 134-run defeat on tournament favorites South Africa in the World Cup warm-up game at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
11 February 2015

Masakadza Guides Zimbabwe To Win Against Sri Lanka

Zimbabwe powered by an unbeaten century from Hamilton Masakadza stunned Sri Lanka with a seven-wicket win in their warm-up game in Lincoln.
11 February 2015

Zimbabwe - How Far Ahead Of The Associates Are They?

Not a lot is expected from Zimbabwe during this year's World Cup as they haven't had a lot of match practice and success as of late.
10 February 2015

Bangladesh - A Long Held Promise Still Due

In all honesty, Bangladesh are highly unlikely to reach the quarter-finals of this year's World Cup despite having recognised players like Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan in their squad.
10 February 2015

South Africa - Will Their Date With Destiny Go Alright?

There is no doubt in anyone's mind that South Africa are one of the favourites, if not the favourites, to win the World Cup this year. With an almost Harlem Globetrotters like squad, South Africa possess an all-round team that most countries could only dream of having.
10 February 2015

Machan, Evans Power Scotland To Massive Win

A magnificent century from Matt Machan followed by spectacular bowling from Alasdair Evans helped Scotland secure a resounding 179-run win over Ireland in a World Cup warm-up game at Sydney.
10 February 2015

Rohit's Daddy Hundred Gives India Comprehensive Win

Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane played dazzling innings as India thumped Afghanistan by 153 runs in a clinical display of batting and bowling on a flat wicket in a World Cup warm-up match.
10 February 2015

Chameera Replaces Injured Prasad In Sri Lanka World Cup Squad

Sri Lankan fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera has been named as a replacement for Dhammika Prasad, who has been ruled out of the World Cup with a fractured hand.
10 February 2015

Sri Lanka - Underdog Over-Achievers

Sri Lanka. Perpetual underdogs. Perpetual over-achievers. They have never entered a World Cup as title favorites. They have never entered a World Cup with the best batting or the best bowling line-ups. Their run-ups to most World Cups isn't smooth either.
9 February 2015

Steve Smith Ready To Bat At Any Position For Australia

Australian batsman, Steven Smith who has been in phenomenal form said he is ready to bat at any position for his team in the World Cup.
9 February 2015

Maqsood And Irfan Help Pakistan Edge Past Bangladesh

A five-wicket haul from Mohammad Irfan and a fighting unbeaten half-century from Sohaib Maqsood, helped Pakistan win a closely contested match against Bangladesh in their World Cup warm-up game in Sydney.
9 February 2015

The Cricket World Team Make Their World Cup Predictions

With just a few days to go until the start of the Cricket World Cup 2015, it's time for the Cricket World team to continue a long-standing traditions of making their pre-tournament predictions.
9 February 2015

Chris Woakes Wreaks Havoc On Depleted West Indies

A fine bowling display from Chris Woakes and solid top-order batting ensured England won their World Cup warm-up game against West Indies in style by nine wickets.
9 February 2015

South Africa Prevail In Last Over Finish Against Sri Lanka

In a rain-affected World Cup warm-up game, South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets in the final over at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
9 February 2015

New Zealand Struggle Against Zimbabwe Before Rain Abandons Play

A spirited bowling performance from Zimbabwe restricted New Zealand to 157 for seven before rain played spoilsport in the World Cup warm-up game at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln.
9 February 2015

Sri Lanka's Bowling Not Reliant On Lasith Malinga - Mathews

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews has shrugged off the perception that his team’s bowling attack was heavily dependent on Lasith Malinga.
8 February 2015

Nasir Jamshed Approved As Replacement For Injured Hafeez

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the World Cup has approved the selection of Nasir Jamshed as a replacement for Mohammad Hafeez.
8 February 2015

Associate Teams - Chasing A Different Goal From The Rest

From Zimbabwe beating Australia in their first One-Day International match during the 1983 World Cup to Ireland beating England in the last version of the tournament, there has been no lack of unexpected and dramatic results in cricket’s show piece event.
8 February 2015

India Still Not Warmed Up To Winning Down Under

Glenn Maxwell and David Warner pummeled an average Indian bowling line-up to ensure a one-sided Australian win in the first World Cup warm-up game at Adelaide.
8 February 2015