5 big players to miss out on ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

5 big players to miss out on ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 

South Africa leave out Ryan McLaren from 15-man World Cup squad
South Africa leave out Ryan McLaren from 15-man World Cup squad

He was once expected to fill in the huge shoes of former South African legend Jacques Kallis. But Ryan McLaren didn't find a space in South Africa's 15-man World Cup squad announced on Wednesday.

India vs Australia: Will speedsters think twice before bowling a bouncer?
India vs Australia: Will speedsters think twice before bowling a bouncer?

Bouncers are certainly one of the prime weapons for fast bowlers. And when it comes to the longest format of the game, especially on fast tracks, it's a major tool for a bowler to push a batsman on the back-foot by mainly targeting his body.

Is it high time cricketing gears should be upgraded?
Is it high time cricketing gears should be upgraded?

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died on Thursday in Sydney hospital, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer from Sean Abbott in a Sheffield Shield game played between New South Wales and Southern Australia.

South Africa might be spared Mitchell Johnson factor in final ODIs
South Africa might be spared Mitchell Johnson factor in final ODIs

Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson may be rested after the second one-day international against South Africa to keep him fresh for the test series against India and next year`s World Cup, the left-arm speedster said on Saturday.

Proteas seek momentum in T20 series against Australia
Proteas seek momentum in T20 series against Australia

South Africa hope a win against Australia in a Twenty20 series getting under way this week will set them on the path for a successful summer, coach Russell Domingo said Friday.

South Africa seek Cricket World Cup edge in New Zealand
South Africa seek Cricket World Cup edge in New Zealand

South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand on Tuesday looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year.

Arm break delivery signals Mitchell Johnson`s intimidating form
Arm break delivery signals Mitchell Johnson`s intimidating form

Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson is continuing his fearsome reputation ahead of the next Ashes series after breaking a South African batsman`s arm during the ongoing one-day tri-series in Zimbabwe.

South Africa recovers to beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs
South Africa recovers to beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs

South Africa's bowlers delivered a 61-run win over Zimbabwe as Dale Steyn and Ryan McLaren took three wickets each to bowl the hosts out for 170 in the triangular one-day series today. South Africa was kept to a mediocre total of 231 at Harare Sports Club but was saved by its bowlers as Zimbabwe's batsmen succumbed under the pressure.

2nd ODI: Wayne Parnell stars as South Africa ease to series victory against Zimbabwe

Wayne Parnell took three wickets and contributed some handy runs as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second one-day international to clinch the three-match series on Tuesday in Bulawayo.

Virat Kohli stays second in ICC ODI batting rankings

India`s Virat Kohli may have flopped in the two innings of the first Test against England but the star batsman has held on to his second spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Sunday.

Ryan McLaren spills the beans on his `Power Play success`

South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren has explained his attacking mindset that has been the catalyst behind his success during the crucial Power Play overs in ODI cricket.

3rd Test: South Africa seek to end Australia hoodoo

Graeme Smith`s South Africa will seek to cross what has become the final frontier for the country`s Test squad when they take on Australia in the series-deciding third and final Test at Newlands from Saturday.

`Debutant` De Kock may miss out Newlands Test against Oz

South African batsman Quinton de Kock may reportedly miss out the third Test against Australia at Cape Town with his teammate Alviro Petersen likely to return to the team for the deciding Test.

Mitchell Johnson – Man of the hour

As the second Test between South Africa and Australia will kick start on Thursday, when both the teams lock horns at St Grorge`s Park at Elizabeth, it would be interesting to see the strategy of South African batsmen against fearsome Mitchell Johnson.

Graeme Smith plays down Mitchell Johnson `hype`

South African captain Graeme Smith on Wednesday played down the "hype" around Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson ahead of the second Test which starts at St George`s Park on Thursday.

2nd Test: South Africa look to counter in-form Johnson

A pitch with even bounce is expected for the second Test between South Africa and Australia at Port Elizabeth on Thursday, which may help South Africa`s batsmen combat the threat of Mitchell Johnson.

Cricket isn’t a batsman’s game while Johnson is around

Mitchell Johnson has revived the art of pace bowling.

Concussed McLaren out of 2nd test against Australia

South Africa allrounder Ryan McLaren will miss the second test against Australia with concussion following a crunching blow to his helmet from a Mitchell Johnson bouncer in the series opener.

Proteas considering playing extra batsman in second Test against Oz

The South African selection committee has said that the team will seriously consider playing an extra batsman in the second Test starting in Port Elizabeth on Feb 27.