Damp squibs: Big names that spectacularly underperformed at the World Cup

Big names that spectacularly underperformed at the World Cup

New Zealand's World Cup showing has brought masses back to cricket: Geoff Allott
New Zealand's World Cup showing has brought masses back to cricket: Geoff Allott

Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott says the national team's performance in the World Cup has brought the "lost fans" back to the game, reinforcing cricket as the number one summer sport in the country.

ICC World Cup 2015: Who`s saying what at the World Cup semi-finals
ICC World Cup 2015: Who`s saying what at the World Cup semi-finals

Who`s saying what about the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday:

World Cup 2015: South Africa`s comedy of errors is no laughing matter
World Cup 2015: South Africa`s comedy of errors is no laughing matter

Another World Cup semi-final but another failure to get to the final has left many South Africa fans questioning what their side must do to reach one-day international cricket`s showpiece match.

ICC World Cup 2015: Balance and composure the keys to New Zealand progress
ICC World Cup 2015: Balance and composure the keys to New Zealand progress

The calm, assured manner in which New Zealand chased down South Africa`s imposing total on Tuesday to advance to their first cricket World Cup final is a hallmark of a team that has developed into a cohesive unit over the last two years.

Cricket World Cup 2015: South African captain AB De Villiers regrets missing easy chances
Cricket World Cup 2015: South African captain AB De Villiers regrets missing easy chances

South African skipper AB de Villiers on Tuesday rued the missed chances that eventually cost his side the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at the Eden Park.

ICC World Cup 2015: No idea what to do from here, says AB De Villiers
ICC World Cup 2015: No idea what to do from here, says AB De Villiers

A dejected South Africa captain AB de Villiers on Tuesday said he has no clue what he and his team will do here on after they were knocked out of the cricket World Cup by New Zealand in the first semi-final at the Eden Park here.

World Cup 2015: New Zealand letting thrilling semi-final win against South Arica sink in
World Cup 2015: New Zealand letting thrilling semi-final win against South Arica sink in

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has not really slept since his side`s semi-final win over South Africa on Tuesday while skipper Brendon McCullum wants to "stop and smell the roses" before the co-hosts turn their attention to the cricket World Cup final.

ICC World Cup: Big six a dream come true for Grant Elliott
ICC World Cup: Big six a dream come true for Grant Elliott

New Zealand`s Grant Elliott realised a childhood dream when he belted South African speedster Dale Steyn into the stand for six at Eden Park on Tuesday to get his adopted homeland into the World Cup final.

Cricket World Cup 2015: South Africa`s semi-final woes continue
Cricket World Cup 2015: South Africa`s semi-final woes continue

South Africa`s four-wicket defeat by New Zealand at Auckland`s Eden Park was their fourth loss in as many World Cup semi-finals, with the Proteas still to make it to the tournament`s showpiece match.

Cricket World Cup 2015: Grant Elliott dedicates win to long-suffering fans
Cricket World Cup 2015: Grant Elliott dedicates win to long-suffering fans

Johannesburg-born Grant Elliott dedicated New Zealand`s thrilling four-wicket win to long-suffering Kiwi fans after his undefeated 84 steered the Black Caps into a first World Cup final after six previous semi-final losses.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Grant Elliott – New Zealand's new hero!
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Grant Elliott – New Zealand's new hero!

He might not be a big name in world cricket, but New Zealand batsman Grant Eliott played a scintillating knock against South Africa in the first semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 and guided the Kiwis to a 4-wicket win.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final: South Africa vs New Zealand - As it happened...
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final: South Africa vs New Zealand - As it happened...

Welcome to our live cricket blog for the 1st semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa at Auckland

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, 1st Quarter-Final: Sri Lanka vs South Africa - As it happened...
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, 1st Quarter-Final: Sri Lanka vs South Africa - As it happened...

Welcome to our live cricket blog for the 1st quarter-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

World Cup 2015: Mitchell Starc difference in Australia's World Cup campaign
World Cup 2015: Mitchell Starc difference in Australia's World Cup campaign

Publicly labelled "soft" by former test bowler Shane Warne only a few months ago, paceman Mitchell Starc has come of age at the cricket World Cup and could prove key to Australia`s hopes of winning a fourth trophy.

Cricket World Cup: South Africa coach confronts `choking` history
Cricket World Cup: South Africa coach confronts `choking` history

South Africa coach Russell Domingo insisted his side had faced up to their unwanted tag of cricket`s serial "chokers" ahead of a World Cup quarter-final with Sri Lanka in Sydney on Wednesday.

ICC World Cup 2015: UAE thank South African quicks for showing no mercy
ICC World Cup 2015: UAE thank South African quicks for showing no mercy

World Cup amateurs United Arab Emirates prepared to head home to their day jobs Sunday with words of thanks to Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel and one regret over a dropped catch against Ireland.

ICC World Cup 2015: South Africa vs UAE - As it happened...
ICC World Cup 2015: South Africa vs UAE - As it happened...

Welcome to the live coverage of the Pool B match between South Africa and United Arab Emirates at Wellington.

ICC World Cup 2015: Bailey wouldn`t swap Starc for Steyn or Morkel
ICC World Cup 2015: Bailey wouldn`t swap Starc for Steyn or Morkel

Dale Steyn? Morne Morkel? Well as far as George Bailey is concerned, right now Australia`s Mitchell Starc is more feared than either of the South Africa quicks.

ICC Cricket WC 2015: Pakistan vs South Africa - As it happened...
ICC Cricket WC 2015: Pakistan vs South Africa - As it happened...

Welcome to the Live coverage of a Pool B encounter between Pakistan vs South Africa of the ICC World Cup 2015, in Auckland.