Cricket World Cup

Broad says England 'are too nice'

Nick Hoult 11:07 AM   As England come to terms with their World Cup predicament, there is a growing sense this bunch are too nice for their own good.

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Live cricket World Cup: Pakistan v UAE

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 15: Shahid Afridi of Pakistan bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on February 15, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

12:29 PM   Follow all the action from Napier as Pakistan faces the United Arab Emirates.

India's Kohli in bust-up with journalist

Blow-up: India's Virat Kohli.

11:29 AM   India's World Cup squad was left embarrassed on Wednesday after star batsman Virat Kohli verbally abused a journalist he mistakenly thought was the writer for another newspaper.

Clarke the 'fittest he has been in five years'

FIGHTING FIT: Australia captain Michael Clarke says he's the fittest he's been in five years.

Andrew Wu 9:04 AM   Australia cricket captain's back worries take a back seat as he copes with heavy CWC travel schedule.

Amla shines as South Africa thrash Ireland

South Africa's Hashim Amla

6:51 AM   South Africa put one foot in the World Cup quarter-finals by batting past the 400-run mark for the second successive match to hand Ireland a thumping defeat by 201 runs with five overs to spare.

Afghan paceman a World Cup cult hero

Cult hero: Hamid Hassan.

Andrew Wu 1:03 AM   There is more to Hamid Hassan than the headband, war paint and the adorably clumsy cartwheels which have made the Afghanistan paceman the cult hero of the World Cup.

Clarke BBL stint worth if it spares him ODIs

Michael Clarke during a nets session in Perth on Tuesday.

Jesse Hogan 7:47 PM   The only rationale for Melbourne Stars to be chasing Michael Clarke is if the World Cup is his swansong for limited-overs internationals.

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Live Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v Afghanistan

David Warner batting during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 28 February 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga /

David Sygall 2:03 PM   Full, live coverage as Afghanistan look to pull off a shock against the world's No.1 ODI side in Perth.

South Africa victory marred by Tahir's run-in with Manuka Oval crowd

South Africa bowler Imran Tahir had a run-in with a spectator at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne 10:32 AM   South Africa captain AB de Villiers says he's been confident for the last year his side is capable of winning the Cricket World Cup, but the massive 201-run win over Ireland was marred by spinner Imran Tahir's second run-in with the Manuka Oval crowd in four months.

Spinner has fun, but not the last laugh

Ireland's Andy McBrine celebrates after he dismissed South Africa's captain A.B. de Villiers for 24.

Greg Baum 7:41 AM   Rookie Irish off-spinner Andy McBrine bowled what is likely to remain the over of a lifetime against South Africa.

Scotland hire ex-Bangladesh coach to try and win

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1:05 AM   Scotland have taken former Bangladesh coach Shane Jurgensen on board for a one-match deal – Thursday's make-or-break World Cup clash against the Asian side.

Australian star Steve Smith struck on hand at training at the WACA

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03:  Australian physio Alex Kountouris checks the left hand of Steven Smith of Australia during an Australian nets session at the WACA on March 3, 2015 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) Steve Smith injured at Aussie training at the WACA, March 3. Photos: Paul Kane, Getty Images

1:04 AM   Star Australian batsman Steve Smith is still a chance to feature against Afghanistan on Wednesday despite copping a hit to his hand on Tuesday.

Afghanistan's dream: to reach the unreachable

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Andrew Wu 7:44 PM   Many people give Afghanistan no hope of toppling Australia in Perth on Wednesday but the sentimental favourites of the World Cup are daring to dream the impossible.

Clarke the 'fittest he has been in five years'

Australian captain Michael Clarke stretches with teammates during a training session in Perth on Tuesday.

Andrew Wu 7:43 PM   Michael Clarke says he is the fittest he has been for five years but remains unsure whether his body will be able to withstand the punishing World Cup schedule dished out to Australia.

Asian Cup beats World Cup

Ireland wicket keeper, Gary Wilson celebrates Ireland's first wicket against South Africa at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne 6:57 PM   Disappointing Manuka Oval crowd gives soccer the edge over cricket.

Live Cricket World Cup 2015: Ireland v South Africa

AB de Villiers

2:26 PM   Follow live scores and statistics as Ireland and South Africa meet in Canberra.

Johan Botha joins Sydney Sixers

Johan Botha.

Former South Africa all-rounder Johan Botha has signed with the Sydney Sixers for the next three Big Bash League seasons.

Hogg senses Aussies will miss World Cup final

Gut feeling: Brad Hogg senses the Aussies won't make the World Cup final.

It's only a gut feeling, but veteran spinner Brad Hogg reckons Australia will miss the World Cup final, and India will win the showpiece event.

McGuire confirms Stars chasing Clarke

Stars bound? Michael Clarke.

Tom Cowie   Melbourne Stars president Eddie McGuire has confirmed the club is attempting to lure Australian captain Michael Clarke to play in the Big Bash League next season.

Australia first, NZ climb to fifth in ODI world rankings

New Zealand have leapfrogged England and sit one point away from fourth spot.

New Zealand's pre-World Cup form and their unbeaten start to the tournament has catapulted them up to fifth in the one-day international world rankings.

Faulkner set for World Cup return against Afghanistan

James Faulkner.

Andrew Wu   James Faulkner is confident he has lost none of the batting prowess which made him Australia's master finisher before his injury as he prepares for a likely return to international cricket on Wednesday.

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Etihad under pump to follow MCG food lead

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Daniel Cherny   Pressure is mounting on Etihad Stadium and other sporting venues to lower food prices after the MCG wound back the clock with menu prices not seen at the game for a decade.

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Former boss Dalmiya returns to the ICC

Back again: Jagmohan Dalmiya is the new president of the Indian Cricket Board.

Former chief Jagmohan Dalmiya returned to head the world's most powerful cricket board on Monday following his unopposed election as president of the Indian board.

Mountain fires at home worry Steyn

Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis share a joke during a nets session at Manuka Oval on Monday.

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn plays his 100th one-day international on Tuesday looking to regain top form despite being distracted by mountain fires raging near his home in Cape Town.

Murali asks Sri Lanka to rest injured Herath

Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath walks off after injuring his hand against England.

Former Sri Lanka leg-spinner Muthiah Muralidaran pleaded on Monday for key spinner Rangana Herath to be kept on ice for the World Cup quarter-finals after suffering a nasty injury to his finger.

How England's media reacted to Sri Lanka loss

England captain Eoin Morgan leads his players off the field after their comprehensive loss to Sri Lanka.

England have been slammed by media and former players after being "brushed aside with contemptuous ease" by Sri Lanka in Wellington on Sunday.

Limited overs, unlimited runs: World Cup a time of T-plenty

Thanks to A.B. de Villiers, South Africa made 261 in the last 20 overs against the West Indies.

Greg Baum   The way to succeed in this World Cup is patent: bat first, make at least 300, or lose.

Johnson puts New Zealand loss down to nerves

Big moment: Australia's Mitchell Johnson bowls against New Zealand on Saturday.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu   Australia were only beaten by a whisker in Auckland but the post-mortem continues on the stunning batting collapse against New Zealand that left them playing catch-up.

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Cup dream still alive for Cummins despite latest injury scare

Pat Cummins is again under an injury cloud.

Andrew Wu and Jesse Hogan   Pat Cummins' World Cup dream remains alive but he is in doubt for Australia's next two matches after his latest injury scare.

Australia and South Africa won't want to meet in quarter-finals: Shaun Pollock

Shaun Pollock talks to the media during a South Africa nets session at Manuka Oval on Monday.

David Polkinghorne   Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock believes both Australia and South Africa will want to avoid each other in the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals.

Shoot-out possible between World Cup's fastest run scorers

AB de Villiers

David Polkinghorne   Big hitters to light up Manuka Oval and Shaun Pollock thinks records may be broken again.


Best World Cup catches so far

The World Cup has only just begun but already there's been some amazing catches.

Gurinder Sandhu's amazing story

Gurinder Sandhu was trained by his dad who'd never played cricket.

Four different journeys

MULTIMEDIA: Journeys of four players to Cricket World Cup 2015

Your interactive World Cup guide

Your guide to the 14 teams competing: key players, odds and plenty more.

Download your tournament guide

An A3 guide to the 50-over cricket extravaganza (14.4MB).

Brett Lee reflects on career

The former Australian fast bowler opens up about leaving the professional cricket pitch and his plans for the future.

The mystery of Nathan Lyon's non-selection

Jason Krejza tries to understand why the nation's best spin bowler was not selected.

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