World Cup

Hussey Called Up For Cricket World Cup Duty

Australia have named experienced batsman Michael Hussey as the replacement player for Doug Bollinger in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 squad. Bollinger was ruled out of the tournament early on with an ankle injury although Cricket Australia (CA) decided not to make a quick replacement, giving Hussey time to recover from a knee injury.
6 March 2011

Bowlers Step Up As England Beat South Africa By Six Runs

Stuart Broad returned figures of four for 15 including two late wickets in four balls to bowl England to a vital six-run win over South Africa in their Cricket World Cup game in Chennai. On a pitch that offered plenty to the bowlers, with both sides opening with spinners, England's score of 171 all out proved to be enough when they dismissed South Africa for 165.
6 March 2011

View From India - Thoughts On World Cup Week Two

More than anything, the second week of competition at the Cricket World Cup 2011 underlined the gap between the elite and minnow nations that play the game of cricket. When that happens, you more or less get three conclusions: which teams are way ahead of others, which have failed to make good on their existing status and those who punch above their weight.
6 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Washout In Colombo

Cricket TV - A look back at day 15 of the Cricket World Cup 2011 which proved to be a disappointment as the match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Colombo was abandoned as a no result due to rain. Sri Lanka were 146 for three when the rain arrived but were unable to complete their innings while the non-result means that Australia are still yet to lose a World Cup match since 1999.
5 March 2011

England Aim For Giant Leap Forward Against South Africa

England batsman Jonathan Trott jumps to take a catch during his side's preparations for their crucial Cricket World Cup Group B match against South Africa in Chennai. England have been criticised for their fielding displays in the tournament so far, coach Andy Flower describing them as 'ordinary' and captain Andrew Strauss being equally honest following a three-wicket defeat to Ireland.
5 March 2011

Australia And Sri Lanka Share The Points In Colombo

Australia and Sri Lanka shared the points from their ICC Cricket World Cup Group A encounter in Colombo following heavy rain which caused the match to be abandoned. Sri Lanka had made their way to 146 for three before the rain settled in at the end of the 33rd over, leaving the ground swamped and chances of any further play impossible.
5 March 2011

Sibanda Replaces Williams In Zimbabwe World Cup Squad

Opening batsman Vusimuzi Sibanda has been called up to Zimbabwe's ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 squad as a replacement for Sean Williams. The ICC Technical Committee has given Zimbabwe approval to make the change after Williams fractured his right thumb during training ahead of Zimbabwe's ten-wicket defeat to New Zealand.
5 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Bangladesh Fold For 58

Cricket TV - A review of day 14 of the Cricket World Cup 2011, which proved to be a short one as New Zealand made light work of the challenge posted by Zimbabwe and Bangladesh then disappointed their fans by being dismissed for just 58 in their match against the West Indies.
4 March 2011

Self-Crafted Cricket Bat A Hit During Cricket World Cup

A student from ACS Egham International School has crafted his own cricket bat as part of a project that aims to explore the science and craftsmanship behind a good bat. Trigun Soni, 15, has hopes of a career in professional cricket and has spent eight weeks making and perfecting a bat built from willow.
4 March 2011

View From India - Where Do England Go From Here?

Chetan Narula offers his latest thoughts on the 2011 World Cup having witnessed another gripping encounter in Bangalore: 12 days after the World Cup began the Irish finally gave us a much-wanted upset, he writes...
4 March 2011

Bangladesh Crash To Massive Defeat To West Indies

Bangladesh tumbled to a score of 58 all out on their way to a humiliating nine-wicket loss at the hands of the West Indies in a woefully one-sided ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match in Mirpur. Their innings lasted just 18.5 overs and it took the West Indies just 12.2 overs to knock off the runs required and take their second win of the competition.
4 March 2011

Guptill And McCullum Take New Zealand To Easy Win

Openers Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum scored unbeaten half-centuries as New Zealand cruised to a ten-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in their Cricket World Cup Group A match in Ahmedabad. Zimbabwe's top order failed to fire before as they were dismissed for 162 and the modest target proved to be no problem for New Zealand, who raced home in just 33.3 overs.
4 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup 2011 Update - Afridi Inspires, South Africa Win

Cricket TV - A look back at day 13 of the Cricket World Cup 2011, with victories for South Africa over the Netherlands and Pakistan over Canada. AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla led the charge for South Africa before their spinners ripped through the Dutch batting to seal a comprehensive win. It wasn't quiet so easy for Pakistan, however, who were bowled out for 184 and needed a captain's performance from Shahid Afridi with the ball to guide them out of trouble.
3 March 2011

Afridi Leads The Way As Pakistan Beat Brave Canada

Shahid Afridi took his second five-wicket haul of the tournament to defuse a potential upset and bowl Pakistan to a 46-run win against Canada in their Cricket World Cup Group A game in Colombo. Pakistan were made to work hard for their third win in a row after they were dismissed for 184 but they hit back to bowl Canada out for 138.
3 March 2011

Johnson Doubles Efforts Ahead Of Sri Lanka Clash

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is pictured carrying two bats during his side's preparations ahead of their Cricket World Cup Group A clash with Sri Lanka. We are pretty sure that he won't be allowed to go out to bat using this tactic, or perhaps he is using the bats to explain the importance of playing shots in the 'V'?
3 March 2011

South Africa Hand Netherlands Crushing 231-Run Defeat

Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers scored centuries as South Africa scored a second straight Cricket World Cup win by thrashing the Netherlands by 231 runs in Mohali. South Africa closed their 50 overs on an imposing score of 351 for five before the Netherlands were dismissed for 120; South Africa registering the fourth highest World Cup victory in terms of runs.
3 March 2011

BCCI Responds Strongly As UDRS Row Escalates

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reacted strongly to comments made by International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Manager David Richardson regarding the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) following India's tied World Cup game with England in Bangalore.
3 March 2011

Cricket World® TV - World Cup Update - O'Brien Sinks England

Cricket TV - Reaction to day 12 of the Cricket World Cup 2011, which produced the first upset of the competition when Ireland beat England by three wickets. Kevin O'Brien smashed a World Cup record century in just 50 balls as Ireland bounced back from a position of 111 for five to chase down 328 with five deliveries still remaining.
2 March 2011

O'Brien Century Smashes Ireland To Incredible Victory

Kevin O'Brien thumped an incredible 50-ball century - the quickest in World Cup history - as Ireland beat England by three wickets in their Cricket World Cup Group B match in Bangalore. O'Brien hammered 113 in 63 balls as the so-called minnows recovered from a mid-innings slump to chase down a target of 328 with five balls to spare.
2 March 2011

View From India - Cricket World Cup Is Coming Alive

Chetan Narula offers his thoughts on the latest World Cup 2011 developments: The minnows are yet to play twenty more of their thirty first round matches, but make no mistake the tournament has finally buzzed up in anticipation and expectation.
2 March 2011