Why should I lag behind if there is 15-degree benefit: Ravichandran Ashwin
Why should I lag behind if there is 15-degree benefit: Ravichandran Ashwin

One of the few off-spinners in world cricket with a clean action, India's Ravichandran Ashwin admits that the need to use the allowed 15-degree flex does arise in the modern game even though he has learnt to bowl with a straight arm.

How Canadians beat Chappell-led Australia at cricket
How Canadians beat Chappell-led Australia at cricket

Australia's shocking loss to Eastern Canada here in 1975 followed a night when the tourists were tricked into partying hard, recalls a senior cricket official.

'Aggressive' Virat Kohli should harness his passion, emotion: Geoffrey Boycott
'Aggressive' Virat Kohli should harness his passion, emotion: Geoffrey Boycott

England cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott has come up with a handful of advice for India's new full-time Test captain Virat Kohli saying the aggressive batsman has to find his own way to get his players' support and try to harness his passion and emotion.

Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs
Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs

Cricket legends have called for restoring the balance between bat and ball, including easing fielding restrictions and regulating bat thickness, in the ODI format.

Cricket World Cup: Former greats attribute India's loss to missed opportunities
Cricket World Cup: Former greats attribute India's loss to missed opportunities

Attributing India's ouster from the World Cup to crucial missed opportunities, former cricketers on Thursday said the team needed a big knock from a top-order batsman to have a shot at overhauling the mammoth Australian total.

Spin bowling a big advantage for India: Ian Chappell
Spin bowling a big advantage for India: Ian Chappell

 Former Australian captain Ian Chappell today said Ravichandran Ashwin will get purchase from the SCG wicket and that spin would be a "big advantage" for India when they square off against the Michael Clarke-led side in the cricket World Cup semi-finals here on Thursday.

Rohit Sharma reminds Ian Chappell of Aravinda de Silva
Rohit Sharma reminds Ian Chappell of Aravinda de Silva

Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell on Sunday said that Indian Rohit Sharma’s match-winning innings of 137 against Bangladesh in the cricket World Cup quarter-final reminded him of Sri Lankan batting great Aravinda de Silva.

Australian attack lacks a world class spinner: Ian Chappell
Australian attack lacks a world class spinner: Ian Chappell

With Australian pacers gearing up to take on a formidable Indian batting line up in the World Cup semi-final, former captain Ian Chappell says home attack is not completely balanced as they lack a top class spinner.

India combining well as a bowling unit: Sunil Gavaskar
India combining well as a bowling unit: Sunil Gavaskar

Impressed with the excellent bowling show by the Indian team so far, former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said that the bowlers have combined well as a unit to pick all the opposition wickets in the seven wins on the trot in the ongoing cricket World Cup.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Globetrotting coaches make World Cup impact
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Globetrotting coaches make World Cup impact

Most of the teams competing at the World Cup have travelled a long way to reach Australia and New Zealand but that`s nothing to the journeys made by some of their coaches.

Mohit Sharma has been a revelation: Ian Chappell
Mohit Sharma has been a revelation: Ian Chappell

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels rookie pacer Mohit Sharma has been a revelation in the ongoing World Cup as he has made a huge difference to the Indian attack, bringing about a turnaround in the side's fortunes after a string of poor shows in the run-up to the showpiece event.

India must pick Axar Patel over Ravindra Jadeja: Ian Chappell
India must pick Axar Patel over Ravindra Jadeja: Ian Chappell

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni must pick specialist spinner Axar Patel over "bits and pieces" player Ravindra Jadeja in the team's second cricket World Cup game against South Africa here on Sunday.

'Gary Kirsten's presence in South Africa camp won't make much difference'
'Gary Kirsten's presence in South Africa camp won't make much difference'

Even as South Africa plot India's downfall with the help of Gary Kirsten and Mike Hussey, cricketing greats Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell on Wednesday felt their presence would not make much of a difference to the Proteas' chances in their World Cup game against the holders.

India were superior to Pakistan in all aspect: Sunil Gavaskar
India were superior to Pakistan in all aspect: Sunil Gavaskar

Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes India were superior to Pakistan in every aspect of the game during their World Cup win in Adelaide but said they need to work more on their bowling and fielding before they take on title-contenders such as Australia and New Zealand.

Sunil Gavaskar, Ian Chappell tip India to beat Pakistan again in World Cup
Sunil Gavaskar, Ian Chappell tip India to beat Pakistan again in World Cup

Legendary cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell tipped India as favourites in their much anticipated World Cup clash against Pakistan, saying that past history and better acclimatisation to Australian conditions could tilt the balance in favour of the defending champions.

Ian Chappell supports ICC's crackdown on bat  size
Ian Chappell supports ICC's crackdown on bat size

 Former Australia captain Ian Chappell today supported the ICC's proposed crackdown on the size of bats after the upcoming cricket World Cup, saying that the increase in the thickness of the willow put the bowlers and umpires under the risk of suffering injuries.

Bowling is a big area of concern for India: Ian Chappell
Bowling is a big area of concern for India: Ian Chappell

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels bowling is a big area of concern for India and the defending champions should go with two spinners rather then depending on pacers during the cricket World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

Keep Virat Kohli at No.3 in World Cup: Ian Chappell
Keep Virat Kohli at No.3 in World Cup: Ian Chappell

Describing India's defence of the World Cup title as shaky, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has advised them to keep star batsman Virat Kohli at number three to negate any opposition plans to bounce them out with short-pitched deliveries on lively pitches here.

India, South Africa  biggest challenger to Australia in WC: Ian Chappell
India, South Africa biggest challenger to Australia in WC: Ian Chappell

Not too pleased with a couple of selection decisions in the Australian cricket squad for the ODI World Cup, former captain Ian Chappell said the home side will find its toughest competition in India and South Africa during the marquee event starting February 14.

India vs Australia: Ian Chappell, Michael Clarke criticise Virat Kohli's tactics
India vs Australia: Ian Chappell, Michael Clarke criticise Virat Kohli's tactics

Just into his second Test as India captain, Virat Kohli has come under severe criticism for his tactics from Australian batting greats Ian Chappell and Michael Clarke for the way he shuffled his bowlers during the ongoing fourth and final cricket Test here.