Cricket World Cup

Sri Lanka deny they are scared of Johnson

Andrew Wu 7:11 PM   Sri Lanka say they have exorcised the demons raised by Mitchell Johnson from their last tour of Australia, but the bone-breaking speedster looms large in Sunday's World Cup encounter.

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Live: India v West Indies

Chris Gayle.

6:55 PM   India chases 183 for victory against the West Indies at the WACA.

Gayle proves a big hit before falling

Chris Gayle hits out during his brief innings at the WACA on Friday.

Brad Elborough 9:55 PM   West Indies bowled out for a relatively small total against India.

Bayliss warns of 'dangerous' Sri Lankans

Trevor Bayliss, Sri Lanka's Australian cricket coach out side his hotel in Colombo today. Photo: Matt Wade  04/03/09

Chris Barrett 7:51 PM   Former Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss warns that Australia's opponents on Sunday should not be underestimated.

Batting frailty 'a worry for Black Caps'

Corey Anderson of New Zealand looks dejected as he leaves the field after being dismissed during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Australia and New Zealand at Eden Park on February 28, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand

Jonathan Millmow 7:49 PM   John Buchanan is a man of facts and figures, thoughts and theories.

Why bowlers face uphill battle in World Cup

Illustration: Jim Pavlidis

Dean Jones 3:00 PM   There is a huge mismatch between bat and ball in one-day international cricket and it will only get worse if things don't change soon.

Clarke misses batting practice

Not in the plan: Australia face a potentially treacherous route to the Cricket World Cup final now.

Chris Barrett 12:51 PM   Michael Clarke will enter Sunday's must-win match against Sri Lanka at the SCG with only 37 minutes of batting under his belt since his return for Australia in the World Cup.

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Why Watson's loss could be Thunder's gain

The Tonk dinkus

Chris Barrett 9:19 PM   In their short history Sydney Thunder have not had a great deal to crow about, collecting three wooden spoons in four seasons.

Viv and Jon Farriss release collaboration

Viv Richards

Eryk Bagshaw 11:18 AM   Love of music, love of Viv, go together like jerky and Mahi-mahi.

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Vics in charge as young Lehmann makes his mark

Peter Siddle starred for the Vics in Adelaide.

9:49 PM   Darren Lehmann’s son made a half-century on first-class debut for South Australia as Victoria took a stranglehold on the Sheffield Shield game in Adelaide.

Watto's problem is not batting - it's making runs

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Malcolm Knox 9:07 PM   Does Shane Watson's axing from the Australian one-day team mean his international cricket career is finished?

Why NRL and AFL are looking at $2b deals

Big hit: Jason Behrendorff bowls during the Big Bash League Final at Manuka Oval last month.

Roy Masters 10:00 PM   A two billion dollar broadcast rights deal is within reach of both the NRL and AFL, provided they follow the lead of cricket, says Australia's leading expert on sports media rights.

Watson accepts he had plenty of opportunities to avoid World Cup axing

Unusual position: Shane Watson (right) and fellow unused squad members Pat Cummins, George Bailey and Xavier Doherty sing the national anthem before the World Cup match against Afghanistan.

Andrew Wu 12:44 AM   Shane Watson says he has nobody to blame but himself for the poor run which resulted in him being dropped from Australia's one-day team for the first time in seven years.

NSW spin twins skittle Tigers

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Pete Smith 10:52 PM   NSW are well poised to take a significant first-innings lead and push their claims for a berth in the Sheffield Shield final after dismissing Tasmania for just 237 at Bankstown Oval on Thursday.

World Cup is nowhere to be seen

Greg Baum

Greg Baum 10:04 PM   Somewhere in our midst, catching our eye every distant now and then, a cricket World Cup is taking place.

India aim to leave off-field woes behind

India's Virat Kohli.

India will be aiming to swap off-field controversy for on-field success when they take on the West Indies in Friday's World Cup clash at the WACA Ground.

Axe for Watson proves spot no longer assured

Over the past 16 months injuries have limited Watson to 17 one-day internationals.

Jesse Hogan   If Sydney Thunder have not yet persuaded Shane Watson to join them then rival Big Bash League teams would be well advised to try and steal a march on them, based on the increased potential of him being available for the BBL.

Quiney century for dominant Vics

Rob Quiney.

A polished century by opener Rob Quiney gifted Victoria opening-day honours against South Australia in their Sheffield Shield match.

Vic's Handscomb signs county deal

The 23-year-old Peter Handscomb caught the attention during the Big Bash recently.

Rising wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Handscomb has joined fellow Australian Michael Klinger at English county side Gloucestershire.

Bangladesh time run chase against Scotland to perfection

Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh pulls the ball away for four.

Tamim Iqbal came agonisingly close to scoring Bangladesh's first World Cup century as his side completed a six-wicket win over Scotland in their Pool A clash at Saxton Oval in Nelson on Thursday.

Warner making all the right noises with bat anyway

Proud dad: Darren Lehmann presents his son, Jake, with his South Australian cap on Thursday.

Chris Barrett   It's not unusual for David Warner to have a blow up - just ask Indian trio Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and  Varun Aaron - though on this occasion it had Michael Clarke in stitches rather than damage control.

I've only got myself to blame: Watson

Shane Watson: 'I know I haven't scored enough runs'.

Veteran all-rounder Shane Watson admits he's only got himself to blame after being dropped for Wednesday's 275-run mauling of Afghanistan at the WACA Ground.

Do we really want to see 1000-run ODI totals?

Scyld Berry   All praise to De Villiers, Gayle and Warner but the 50-over game needs some variation to keep interest.

Modern cricket unfair for bowlers: Waqar

Waqar Younis

Pakistan great Waqar Younis says modern one-day cricket is "unfair" to bowlers.

Australia's mauling of Afghanistan not batting so much as drag racing

Smash hit: Australia's David Warner.

Malcolm Knox   The 417 runs Australia tore out of Afghanistan's bowlers in Perth on Wednesday chewed up landmarks as it rumbled along.

Live Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh v Scotland

Bangladesh are looking to stay in contention for a quarter-final berth.

Bangladesh can keep the pressure on England for a quarter-final berth with victory over Scotland.

Cloud hangs over Watson's international future after shock World Cup axing

Shane Watson

Andrew Wu   Shane Watson's sensational World Cup axing robbed the all-rounder of a golden opportunity to play himself back into form against Afghanistan as records tumbled in Perth on Wednesday.

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Live Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v Afghanistan

Afghanistan's bowler Samiullah Shinwari dives for the ball off Australia's  David Warner, as wicketkeeper Afsar Zazai watches on.

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

Pakistan beat UAE in poor World Cup clash

POWER HITTING: Pakistan's Sohaib Maqsood drives the ball away for four runs at Napier's McLean Park.

Hamish Bidwell   It’s not easy to manufacture an insipid 129-run win but Pakistan managed it no trouble at all.

India on the defensive after Kohli's 'abusive' spray

The Tonk dinkus

Andrew Wu   Virat Kohli’s international record shows he has a good eye, but a case of mistaken identity on his part led to heated row with an Indian journalist, which has led to an official complaint being filed to the International Cricket Council.

Highlights

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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