World Cup pitches are different from tri-series, says Kirti Azad
World Cup pitches are different from tri-series, says Kirti Azad

Without intending to undermine India's brilliant showing so far in the cricket World Cup, former all-rounder Kirti Azad feels the pitches being prepared for the showpiece event are a lot flatter than the ones used during the tri-series preceding the tournament.

Tri-series prior to World Cup was sheer waste of time: Ravi Shastri

Indian team has performed to its potential in the cricket World Cup so far despite having being "mentally drained" by the preceding tri-series, according to Team Director Ravi Shastri who today dismissed that series as "sheer waste of time and energy".

I don't think England quite know how to beat us: Josh Hazlewood
I don't think England quite know how to beat us: Josh Hazlewood

Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood feels England don't know how to beat Australia in Australia and would be scratching their head ahead of their cricket World Cup opener on February 14.

James Faulkner to miss start of World Cup due to abdominal strain
James Faulkner to miss start of World Cup due to abdominal strain

Australian all-rounder James Faulkner is likely to miss the start of the cricket World Cup as he is suffering from a moderate grade abdominal muscle strain, Cricket Australia said today.

Eoin Morgan plays down Mitchell Johnson factor in tri-series final loss
Eoin Morgan plays down Mitchell Johnson factor in tri-series final loss

England One-Day International (ODI) captain Eoin Morgan "can't put his finger" on why his side collapsed in the tri-series final against Australia Sunday, but Monday said he was certain it had nothing to do with returning Australian spearhead Mitchell Johnson.

Bowlers beware: 'Destructive' Glenn Maxwell is back with a bang!
Bowlers beware: 'Destructive' Glenn Maxwell is back with a bang!

Ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, Glenn Maxwell's form was a bit of concern for Australia. In the ODI Tri-series – featuring England, India and Australia – the all-rounder couldn't manage to impress with either ball or bat, till the league games.

Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson star as Australia win tri-series
Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson star as Australia win tri-series

Glenn Maxwell produced a stellar all-round performance and Mitchell Johnson returned to terrorise England as Australia clinched the one-day tri-series with an emphatic 112-run victory over their Ashes rivals on Sunday.

ODI tri-series, final, Australia vs England: As it Happened...
ODI tri-series, final, Australia vs England: As it Happened...

Welcome to the live coverage of the ODI tri-series final between Australia and England at the WACA in Perth.

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Asian cricket giants need to perform better in Australia and New Zealand
Asian cricket giants need to perform better in Australia and New Zealand

After Sri Lanka and India bit the dust in their respective ODI series recently in New Zealand and Australia, another Asian powerhouse Pakistan too suffered a jolt. The Misbah-ul-Haq led side lost the first ODI match against New Zealand at Wellington on Saturday.

Not surprised at India's ouster: George Bailey
Not surprised at India's ouster: George Bailey

Australian captain George Bailey is not surprised that India did not qualify for the tri-series final and said that concentrating on Test cricket before heading into the ODI event might have been the reason for their below-par showing.

Pleased with the direction team is going in: Jos Buttler
Pleased with the direction team is going in: Jos Buttler

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is pleased with the way his team has shaped up for the World Cup after beating India twice in the tri-series but said they are desperate to test their skills against a much-fancied Australia in the finals, here on Sunday.

Australia vs England; tri-series final - Preview
Australia vs England; tri-series final - Preview

In what seems to be a dress rehearsal of their opening game in the World Cup, an unbeaten Australia take on England in the cricket tri-series final, here on Sunday.

MS Dhoni looked short of ideas, feels Sunil Gavaskar
MS Dhoni looked short of ideas, feels Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar feels that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ran "short of ideas" but at the same time wouldn't like to be too critical of him ahead of the ICC World Cricket World Cup starting in two weeks' time.

James Taylor 'delighted' after scoring in a pressure situation against India
James Taylor 'delighted' after scoring in a pressure situation against India

Ecstatic to have scored in a pressure situation, England batsman James Taylor on Friday said he derived a lot of satisfaction after his side pulled off a win against India from a tricky position to secure a place in the ODI tri-series final.

ODI tri-series, 6th match: India vs England - Statistical highlights
ODI tri-series, 6th match: India vs England - Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights of the cricket tri-series match between India and England here on Friday.

ODI tri-series: MS Dhoni blames batsmen for loss to England
ODI tri-series: MS Dhoni blames batsmen for loss to England

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the batsmen for Friday's loss against England in the virtual semi-final of the tri-series here.

ODI tri-series: India knocked out after losing to England
ODI tri-series: India knocked out after losing to England

India were on Friday knocked out of the tri-series cricket tournament after yet another spineless display as England recovered from a top-order collapse to record a three-wicket victory and secure a place in the final here today.

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.

ODI tri-series, 6th match: England vs India - As it happened...
ODI tri-series, 6th match: England vs India - As it happened...

Live updates of the match between India and England from the WACA at Perth.

Win tomorrow will build momentum ahead of World Cup: Eoin Morgan
Win tomorrow will build momentum ahead of World Cup: Eoin Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan upped the ante ahead of his side's tri-series clash with India, saying a win in tomorrow's virtual semifinal will build up momentum ahead of the World Cup.