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  • Mohammed-Shami

     Shami gets Rs 2.2 crore for loss of pay in IPL 2015

    Mumbai: India and Bengal pace bowler Mohammed Shami has been paid a compensation of over Rs 2.2 crore last month for having missed the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) season due to a knee injury despite which he played in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. As per the BCCI’s June, 2016 payments of over Rs 25 lakh, available on, Shami was paid Rs 2,23,12,500 for “Loss of pay for

  • Kyle Mills, Daniel Vettori

    New Zealand’s Kyle Mills follows Daniel Vettori into retirement

    Wellington: New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Mills announced his retirement from all cricket today, following Daniel Vettori in calling it quits after the World Cup final. Mills was consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 one-day bowlers throughout his illustrious 14-year career, and for a long time was ranked number one. “It’s been an honour and privilege to play cricket for my country over the past 14 years and I will miss it greatly,” the 36-year-old said.

  • Brad Haddin

    Sober` Haddin apologizes for controversial post-WC radio interview

    Sydney : Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has apologized for his controversial interview after the World Cup final with a Sydney-based radio station while he was hammered. A drunk Haddin had said in his radio interview after Australia’s World Cup win, that New Zealand batsmen Martin Guptill and Grant Elliott deserved the controversial send off he gave them when they were dismissed in Sunday’s one-sided title decider.

  • Michael Clarke

    Michael Clarke reveals Test aim after World Cup win

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke said his next target after winning the World Cup in his last one-day international was to take his team back to the top of the Test rankings. Clarke hit 74 as Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in a one-sided final in front of a record crowd of 93,013 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia bowled out the Black Caps for 183 and then galloped to victory in the

  • Hold bugle blast until 2019, then

    The Indian cricket team is now back from Australia after a long, four-month break, in which they swam, sunbathed, made new friends, got back with old friends whose hospitality they had enjoyed in the past. Some of the players had further duties to perform. With captain M S Dhoni away for most of the time, players like Rohit Sharma had to function as spokespersons of the team and address the media.

  • Shane Watson

    Pakistan innings was most important I played in ODIs: Shane Watson

    Melbourne: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson today said his unbeaten knock of 64 against Pakistan in the World Cup quarter-final is the “most important innings” of his ODI career as he was plain “lucky” to survive the hostile spell from Wahab Riaz. Watson, who was not in the best of form going into the tournament, but ended up being a crucial cog in the wheel for Australia in the knockout stages as the hosts lifted their

  • Australia Vs New Zealand

    New Zealand reacts to World Cup loss: ‘You’ve done us proud’

    Wellington: The front-page headline of New Zealand’s largest newspaper reads “You’ve done us proud,” and that seems to sum up the nation’s mood after the Black Caps thrilled and inspired during eight straight World Cup victories before losing to Australia in the final. The New Zealand Herald today dedicated its first five pages exclusively to cricket coverage, including some advice on how to cope with losing.

  • Brendon McCullum

    No Indian in ICC’s World Cup XI led by Brendon McCullum

    Dubai: Not a single Indian cricketer found a place in the ICC’s World Cup XI which was dominated by runners-up New Zealand rather than champions Australia with Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum as its captain. The ICC team features five New Zealanders, including McCullum, despite their seven-wicket loss to Australia in the summit clash yesterday. India, the defending champions, had bowed out after a semifinal loss to Australia.

  • Australia wins fifth World Cup title

    Melbourne: Australia today clinched the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time, thrashing New Zealand by seven wickets to provide a perfect farewell gift to skipper Michael Clarke, who played a key role with a 74-run knock in his final ODI appearance. After the bowlers produced a clinical performance skittling out New Zealand for 183, the stage was set for the Australian captain, who used the platform to the fullest with

  • Australia Vs New Zealand

    Australia bowl out New Zealand for 183

    Melbourne: Australian bowlers put up an impressive performance to give themselves a strong chance of winning the fifth cricket World Cup as New Zealand were bowled out for a paltry score of 183 in 45 overs in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday.

  • India loses to Australia

    India lost psychological battle before caving in

    New Delhi : After rising to great heights close on the heels of an ignominious defeat in a cricket series against Australia and a tri-series rout, India flattered to deceive in the World Cup Down Under. A team which was mocked at for not being capable of getting any opponent all out in the stipulated 50 overs on foreign soil repeated that breakthrough in all the six World Cup league matches. This kindled hopes

  • Oz media criticises India for missed chances, hails Michael Clarke

    Sydney: Restrained in their criticism of the Indian cricket team, the usually aggressive Australian media was in celebratory mode as it focused on lavishing praise on Michael Clarke’s men for ousting the World Cup defending champions with a comprehensive semifinal triumph. Chasing a stiff target of 329, India were all out for 233 in 46.5 overs and the media here restricted its criticism to the the opportunities that the tourists failed to grab in the

  • From the Editor's desk

    Australia: Worthy winners

    The dream run of India finally ended on Thursday when Australia thrashed it on way to the World Cup final against New Zealand. The outcome of the match was not surprising, though nationalistic emotion was in clear conflict with the cricketing mind when every Indian hoped against hope that we would somehow get the better of the Aussies. Indian cricket fans ought to know that we did not enter the World Cup as favourites,

  • ‘Khelo Dum Laga Ke’: Bollywood stars to Team India

    New Delhi: Expressing their frustration over the drubbing Team India received at the hands of the Aussies in the first part of the World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Bollywood stars on Thursday urged the Men in Blue to play with and for pride.

  • Steven Smith

    Brilliant ton by Steven Smith as Australia score 328/7 against India

    Sydney: Steven Smith’s brilliant century propped up Australia before Indian bowlers staged a comeback of sorts but the hosts still managed to post a commanding 328 for seven in the second semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup here today. This was the highest total by any team against India in this edition of the mega-event as the Australian batsmen dominated proceedings for the major part to become the first team to post a 300-plus

  • Stephen Fleming

    Feels like a dream for me: Stephen Fleming

    Melbourne: Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming said he is in a dream state after the Black Caps’ win over South Africa to seal a berth in the cricket World Cup final. Chasing 298 in 43 overs, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum set the tone for the co-hosts by smacking 59 off 26 balls. But the hero of the match was Johannesburg-born Grant Elliott who knocked out the Proteas with a superb

  • Australia, India

    Australia set India 329-run target in WC semifinal

    Sydney:  Bouyed by Steven Smith’s fine century (105 runs off 93 balls), Australia posted 328/7 after chosing to bat against India in the second cricket World Cup semi-final here on Thursday.  Smith alongwith opener Aaron Finch (81 off 116) contributed to the bulk of the home team’s total with a 182-run second-wicket partnership at the Sydney Cricket Ground.  Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin (not out seven) and pacer Mitchell Johnson (unbeaten 27) produced some lusty

  • Omar Abdullah

    Omar Abdullah wishes team India “best of luck”

    Jammu: Expressing hope that Indian cricket team would continue its winning streak, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has wished the team “best of luck” as the team take on Australia in the ICC World Cup semi- final today. “I wish the team (India) best of luck for today’s game against Australia,” Omar Abdullah told reporters here today. Omar said that team India had a good start in the match and he expressed hope

  • Mohammed Shami

    Mohd. Shami’s family offers prayers for Team India’s win against Australia

    Amroha (Uttar Pradesh) : The family members of cricketer Mohammed Shami on Thursday offered special prayers for Team India’s win in the World Cup semi-finals against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Shami’s coach, Badruddin Siddique also wished luck to the team, saying the Men in Blue have been performing well in previous matches. “Like other matches, Team India will perform good even today, wish them luck,” Siddiqui said.

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