World Cup

New Zealand Wait On Vettori Injury, Ryder Recovering

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will find out the extent of the knee injury he suffered during his side's Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan following an appointment in Mumbai. Left-arm spinner Vettori's right knee dug into the ground while fielding during the game, following which he was unable to play any further part in the game.
10 March 2011

View From India - The Batting Power Play Conundrum

Chetan Narula asks which teams have got to grips best with the batting Power Play during the first two weeks of the Cricket World Cup: When Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana harassed bowlers in the 1996 World Cup, power-play was a term unheard of...
10 March 2011

Tremlett Replaces Broad In England World Cup Squad

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that Surrey fast bowler Chris Tremlett has replaced Stuart Broad in England's Cricket World Cup 2011 squad. Broad has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament with a side strain, which he picked up during England's six-run win over South Africa in Chennai.
9 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Yuvraj Stars Again

Cricket TV - A look back at day 19 of the ICC Cricket World Cup which saw India beat the Netherlands by five wickets. They needed a solid half-century from Yuvraj Singh - his second in a row - to help them beat the Dutch side, for whom Pieter Seelaar took three wickets to hand India a few nervous moments.
9 March 2011

Yuvraj Sees India Home Against The Netherlands

Zaheer Khan took three wickets and Yuvraj Singh hit an unbeaten half-century as India survived a minor scare to beat the Netherlands by five wickets in their ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match in Delhi. Zaheer' efforts helped his side dismiss the Netherlands for 189 and although at one point India were 82 for three in reply, they eventually clinched victory with more than 13 overs to spare.
9 March 2011

Imran Tahir Suffers Fractured Thumb

South Africa have received a potentially serious injury blow after confirming that leg-spinner Imran Tahir has fractured his thumb. He suffered the undisplaced fracture of his left thumb while taking the catch to dismiss Jonathan Trott during his side's narrow Cricket World Cup defeat to England in Chennai.
9 March 2011

Umpire Steve Davis Reaches Century In Delhi

Australian umpire Steve Davis has joined an exclusive group of officials to have stood in 100 or more One-Day Internationals having reaeched the milestone during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 match between India and the Netherlands in Delhi. The 58-year-old made his international debut in 1992 and has also stood in 31 Tests and 14 One-Day Internationals, achieving promotion to the ICC Elite Panel in 2008.
9 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Taylor Sets Up New Zealand Win

Cricket TV - A look back at day 18 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and a brilliant unbeaten century from Ross Taylor which put New Zealand in position to take a 110-run victory over Pakistan, who heading into the match had been unbeaten
8 March 2011

New Zealand End Pakistan's Unbeaten World Cup Run

Ross Taylor hit a stunning unbeaten century and Tim Southee took three wickets as New Zealand pulled off a resounding 110-run win over Pakistan in their ICC Cricket World Cup Group A game in Pallekele. After New Zealand racked up 302 for seven, Pakistan were bowled out for 192 as the only remaining perfect record of the competition disappeared and New Zealand jumped to to the top of the group table.
8 March 2011

Cricket Betting: Pakistan 11/10 To Next Beat Australia

Australia have not lost in the ICC Cricket World Cup since 1999 and Victor Chandler have opened a book on who will be the first country (if any) to beat the Baggy Greens in the 2011 World Cup and make Pakistan the 11/10 favourites with the holders 8/1 to go through the current tournament unbeaten.
8 March 2011

Side Strain Rules Broad Out Of Cricket World Cup

Stuart Broad, the England fast bowler, has been ruled out of the remainder of England's Cricket World Cup campaign with a side strain. He suffered the injury during his side's six-run victory over South Africa in Chennai and following scans, the decision has been made for him to return home.
8 March 2011

Full Speed Ahead As World Goes Cricket Mad

As World Cup fever grips the world - perhaps nowhere more so than in India - we have been sent this picture of a cricket crazy car by Nayan Shah. The picture was taken in Mumbai, where the Cricket World Cup final will be held on 2nd April.
8 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Canada Taste Victory

Cricket TV - A look back at day 17 of the Cricket World Cup, where the winners - for only the second time - were Canada, thanks to a confident five-wicket win over Kenya. We also look ahead to the key match-up tomorrow between New Zealand and Pakistan.
7 March 2011

Vettori And New Zealand Plot Pakistan's Downfall

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is pictured in talks with his support staff ahead of his side's vital ICC Cricket World Cup Group A game against Pakistan in Pallekele. Pakistan are the only side left in the competition with a perfect record having won their opening three matches while New Zealand have won two from three but recently lost a One-Day International series at home to Pakistan.
7 March 2011

Bagai And Hansra Guide Canada To Win Over Kenya

Half-centuries from Ashish Bagai and Jimmy Hansra secured Canada their first win of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 as they beat Kenya by five wickets in a Group A clash in Delhi. Tanmay Mishra and Thomas Odoyo both scored half-centuries before Kenya were bowled out for 198 and Canada closed on 199 for five in 45.3 overs.
7 March 2011

Morgan Replaces Pietersen In England World Cup Squad

As expected, England have called up Eoin Morgan to replace Kevin Pietersen in their Cricket World Cup squad after Pietersen was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to a hernia problem. Morgan joins up with the squad after he had originally been ruled out of the tournament with a fractured finger and been replaced by Ravi Bopara.
7 March 2011

Pietersen Confirms World Cup Involvement Over

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has used his Twitter page to confirm that his participation in the Cricket World Cup is over and he is to return home to have surgery on a hernia. He was due to have the surgery following the conclusion of the World Cup in April but after he reported soreness following a bowling spell against South Africa in Chennai, he has been forced out of the tournament.
7 March 2011

DRS Increasing Accuracy And Rule Not Changed - ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed that the use of the Decision Review System (DRS) has increased the percentage of correct decisions being made during the Cricket World Cup and confirmed that they have not changed the ruling on decisions made when a batsman is hit on the pad more than 2.5 metres from the stumps.
7 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Wins For India & England

Cricket TV - A look back at an entertaining day 16 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which featured matches between England and South Africa before India took on Ireland.
6 March 2011

Yuvraj Is Star Performer As India Overcome Ireland

Yuvraj Singh returned his maiden five-wicket haul in One-Day International cricket and then scored an unbeaten half-century as India beat Ireland by five wickets in their ICC Cricket World Cup match in Bangalore. Yuvraj's all-round efforts, taking five for 31 and then scoring 50 in 75 balls, saw Ireland dismissed for 207 and India reply with 210 for five.
6 March 2011