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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.