ICC World Cup 2015: Australia, India braced for World Cup verbal onslaught
ICC World Cup 2015: Australia, India braced for World Cup verbal onslaught

Rival captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India and Michael Clarke of Australia may have their hands full trying to keep frayed tempers in check during a potentially explosive World Cup semi-final on Thursday.

Ishant Sharma helped me a lot, says Mohit Sharma
Ishant Sharma helped me a lot, says Mohit Sharma

Pacer Mohit Sharma, who has been a revelation in the ongoing cricket World Cup, credited injured Ishant Sharma for his own success.

Indian bowling won't lack bite due to Ishant Sharma's absence: Sourav Ganguly
Indian bowling won't lack bite due to Ishant Sharma's absence: Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly does not think Indian bowling would lack any bite in absence of seniormost speedster Ishant Sharma who has been ruled out of the Cricket World Cup because of a knee injury.

Team India's confidence dented due to constant failure of bowlers
Team India's confidence dented due to constant failure of bowlers

With just a few days to go for India's blockbuster clash against Pakistan, the defending champions clearly appear to be struggling.

No chance of winning World Cup with this bowling attack: Kirti Azad
No chance of winning World Cup with this bowling attack: Kirti Azad

Former India cricketer Kirti Azadon Tuesday hit out at Ishant Sharma and expressed concerns at the team's thin bowling option, saying it may "hamper its chances" of retaining the title in the upcoming World Cup.

ICC approves Mohit Sharma replacement for World Cup
ICC approves Mohit Sharma replacement for World Cup

The ICC on Sunday confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the cricket World Cup has approved Mohit Sharma as a replacement player for injured Ishant Sharma in India's squad for the tournament starting February 14.

India seamer Ishant Sharma out of ICC World Cup 2015: Reports
India seamer Ishant Sharma out of ICC World Cup 2015: Reports

India seamer Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the World Cup after failing to recover from a knee injury, according to various media reports.

Spotlight on fitness as India take on Australia in warm-up tie
Spotlight on fitness as India take on Australia in warm-up tie

India will have to recover quickly from the blow of losing pace spearhead Ishant Sharma even as the fitness of Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja will be under spotlight as they take on hosts Australia in the opening warm-up game of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Ishant Sharma fails fitness test, Mohit Sharma to replace him in India's World Cup squad
Ishant Sharma fails fitness test, Mohit Sharma to replace him in India's World Cup squad

Finally the word is out. Ishant Sharma is out of India's Cricket World Cup squad, thus putting an end to endless speculations regarding his chances of playing in the quadrennial tournament.

India need to ensure fast bowlers are fit for WC duty: Brett Lee
India need to ensure fast bowlers are fit for WC duty: Brett Lee

Retired Australian pacer Brett Lee is of the opinion that one of the key factors for India to defend their title successfully in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup will be to ensure their fast bowlers retain fitness.

Bowling woes bog down India's cricket World Cup title defence
Bowling woes bog down India's cricket World Cup title defence

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was part of the design process when manufacturers decided to recycle around 33 bottles to produce one Team India kit, making smart use of the plastic waste that litters every Indian road.

Five reasons why India can't retain their World Cup title
Five reasons why India can't retain their World Cup title

Countdown for ICC's biggest cricketing carnival – World Cup – scheduled to take place in Australia and New Zealand, is mere a week away. But the defending champions, India, are looking off-colour to retain their title. Let's find out five reasons why Dhoni & Co are not looking upbeat for the forthcoming cricketing extravaganza.

India have still not identified their core team: Bishan Singh Bedi
India have still not identified their core team: Bishan Singh Bedi

With little over a week to go for the cricket World Cup, spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi feels India are addressing their injury concerns too late in the day and the defending champions have still not identified their core team.

Mohit Sharma likely to replace injured Ishant Sharma in India's World Cup squad
Mohit Sharma likely to replace injured Ishant Sharma in India's World Cup squad

With mere 10 days to the start of the 2015 ICC World Cup, last-minute preparations are on for everyone involved in the cricket's show-piece event. But unluckily for the defending champions, it's confusion considering their final line-up.

Why Yuvraj Singh can still make it to India's World Cup squad
Why Yuvraj Singh can still make it to India's World Cup squad

With four among India's 15-man World Cup squad still unfit, veteran left-hander Yuvraj Singh is still in with a chance to board the plane to Australia and New Zealand.

MS Dhoni, Ishant Sharma go for trekking, fishing at an Adventure Park
MS Dhoni, Ishant Sharma go for trekking, fishing at an Adventure Park

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has decided to completely unwind and take his mind away from cricket before the ICC World Cup as he along with three teammates have left for an adventure park in the outskirts of Adelaide on a "two-day trekking and fishing trip".

Ishant, Rohit, Bhuvi, Jadeja to undergo fitness test on February 7
Ishant, Rohit, Bhuvi, Jadeja to undergo fitness test on February 7

The fate of India's injured World Cup quartet of Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be decided on February 7 when they undergo a rigorous fitness test ahead of the team's first warm-up game against Australia the very next day.

Dismal India need to raise their standard as World Cup looms
Dismal India need to raise their standard as World Cup looms

India were ousted from the ODI tri-series by England who scripted a three-wicket victory against MS Dhoni's side in Perth on Friday. England booked their place in the final and will play giants Australia. For India their sorry state of affairs outside the sub-continent continued as the side failed to register a single victory in the tri-series.

India need to identify frontline pace attack: Javagal Srinath
India need to identify frontline pace attack: Javagal Srinath

Former fast bowler Javagal Srinath believes India need to identify its frontline pace attack who can take wickets upfront during their title defence at the ICC Cricket World Cup starting next month.

India should hope that wickets remain slow during WC: Rahul Dravid
India should hope that wickets remain slow during WC: Rahul Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Wednesday said that the upcoming World Cup is going to be a challenge for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team, which should hope for the Australian and New Zealand wickets to remain slow and supportive of spin.