Brendon McCullum’s inspirational captaincy has lifted New Zealand and the flamboyant batsman should continue leading the side in all three formats at least until next year’s World Twenty20, former captain Stephen Fleming said.
Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann has defended wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and the team’s vocal aggression during their World Cup final win over New Zealand.
Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake made an open request to batting great Kumar Sangakkara to reconsider his retirement.
Just as a new politically appointed interim committee is to take control of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the sport’s world governing body which has not yet been officially informed of the move, warned in no uncertain terms that Sri Lanka is perilously close to being suspended from the International Cricket Council (ICC) membership.
Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia’s triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council’s team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain. The New Zealand skipper is one of five Black Caps in the side that also includes three Australians. “McCullum was chosen as the captain […]
The ICC hailed the 11th cricket World Cup the “most popular ever” and although most neutrals would have preferred New Zealand to win Sunday’s final, there is no doubt Australia were worthy of their fifth title.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has said he will not put pressure on any of his players to make up their minds about their playing futures in the wake of the team’s disappointing World Cup final loss to Australia.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum had asked his compatriots to ‘dare to dream’ before the cricket World Cup but the day after a crushing loss in the final to Australia the country does not appear to have suffered from a nightmare.
Australia captain Michael Clarke dedicated Sunday’s World Cup final triumph to Phillip Hughes, the team-mate who died after being hit on the head by a bouncer last year.
Skipper Michael Clarke finished his ODI career in magnificent style with an elegant 74 as hosts Australia claimed their fifth World Cup title with a lop-sided seven-wicket final victory over co-hosts New Zealand in front of a record breaking crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds yesterday.