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World Cup 2015: New Zealand braced for first Cup final

Australia's captain Michael Clarke, left, and New Zealand’s captain Brendon McCullum pose for a photo. (Photo: AP)

Australia captain Michael Clarke has added a fresh edge to Sunday’s blockbuster World Cup final against New Zealand in Melbourne by announcing the match will be his last one-day international.

World Cup final: ‘Ultimate game’ excites Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he was excited, not intimidated, at the prospect of leading his country in their first World Cup final when they face old foes Australia at the gigantic Melbo

Terminally ill Martin Crowe braced for ‘last’ match

Terminally ill Martin Crowe admits that Sunday’s World Cup final between his beloved New Zealand and Australia could be the last game he’ll ever see.

Daniel Vettori has given half his life to cricket: Brendon McCullum


In awe of the achievements of veteran teammate Daniel Vettori, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he could only marvel at the all-rounder’s contribution to the game.

Michael Clarke to walk away from ODIs


Australia captain Michael Clarke made a shock announcement on Saturday by saying Sunday’s World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground would be his last one-day international.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni takes a dig at fielding restrictions

A staunch critic of the ICC’s four-fielder theory which has led to regular run-riots in one-dayers, India captain Mahendra Singh feels the current rule should be changed as it heavily favours batsmen.

World Cup 2015: Brothers at World War

 Legendary Australia cricketer Adam Gilchrist (right) makes a point to Steve Smith on Saturday.— AFP

Dominant New Zealand will have no fear of the enemy’s den as they take on co-hosts Australia in an intriguing World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Brendon McCullum’s writes letter to Indian fans, seek suppourt in World Cup final


New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has beseeched cricket-mad Indian fans to root for his team in Sunday’s World Cup final against four-time winners Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

World Cup 2015: Lefties make right noise

It will be a battle for supremacy between Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand pacer Trent Boult on Sunday.

For the second time at this World Cup, Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand’s Trent Boult will be asked to deliver a killer blow that could determine their team’s fate in the final on Sunday.

Urge to dominate cost India in Cup semis

   Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma at the international airport in Mumbai on Friday night. (Photo: PTI)

The ludicrous brouhaha that erupted after India’s defeat in the semi-final was not just poor reflection on a section of the media, but to a big extent also telling comment on the fault-lines in our so

It is spring season and although cities like Bengaluru are ridiculously pretty at this time of the year, with all the trees in bloom, it is also the time for all concerned citizens to be on alert agai

Human resource development minister Smriti Irani is facing yet another crisis with chairman of IIT Bombay’s board of governors Anil Kakodkar resigning.