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Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni slide down; Mohammad Shami gains 14 places in ODI rankings
Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni slide down; Mohammad Shami gains 14 places in ODI rankings

Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped down the ladder to be fourth and 10th respectively, while Shikhar Dhawan retained his seventh spot in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings released here today.

ICC Cricket World Cup: 'Dummy catch' to 'Fielding match', Team India does it all
ICC Cricket World Cup: 'Dummy catch' to 'Fielding match', Team India does it all

Innovation is the name of the game if one wants to beat drudgery of mundane training sessions as Team India showed on Wednesday during their 75-minute fielding session with drills that had the cricketers interested and enjoying every bit of it.

 ICC World Cup 2015: Timeline on Pakistan World Cup turmoil
ICC World Cup 2015: Timeline on Pakistan World Cup turmoil

Factfile on Pakistan`s World Cup turmoil after chief selector Moin Khan was reportedly spotted in a casino in Christchurch hours before the team`s defeat by the West Indies:

Don't remember Proteas being outplayed like this: Sourav Ganguly
Don't remember Proteas being outplayed like this: Sourav Ganguly

Impressed by India's clinical performance against South Africa, former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said the Proteas have not been outplayed like this in a "long long time" and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can gain a lot of courage from such a display.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: India vs South Africa - Preview
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: India vs South Africa - Preview

Buoyed by their overwhelming victory against arch-rivals Pakistan in the opening game, India will aim to turn the tables when they meet a formidable South Africa in the cricket World Cup, here on Sunday.

Sporting a mohawk, Virat Kohli feasts on spinners at nets ahead of crucial South Africa clash
Sporting a mohawk, Virat Kohli feasts on spinners at nets ahead of crucial South Africa clash

His mohawk hairdo caught the eye as much as his wide range of shots, but Virat Kohli was focus personified while feasting on the spinners at the nets here on Friday, as India geared up to take on a traditionally pace-heavy South Africa in their next cricket World Cup match.

India's batting is not only about Virat Kohli: SA coach Russell Domingo
India's batting is not only about Virat Kohli: SA coach Russell Domingo

Virat Kohli might be the "kingpin" of India's batting in the ongoing cricket World Cup but South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Thursday said his team is not making any special plans for the swashbuckling player ahead of the two sides' pool clash here on Sunday.

ICC World Cup 2015: Flexible batting order is India's major strength
ICC World Cup 2015: Flexible batting order is India's major strength

After brushing aside Pakistan, India will now face their toughest test in the Group stage against South Africa on Sunday.

Suresh Raina wants to emulate Yuvraj Singh's 2011 World Cup exploits
Suresh Raina wants to emulate Yuvraj Singh's 2011 World Cup exploits

His confidence on a high after an impressive display against Pakistan in India's World Cup opener, all-rounder Suresh Raina wants to fill in the shoes of Yuvraj Singh, the hero of 2011 edition, in the ongoing showpiece event being jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fitness still under cloud
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fitness still under cloud

The doubts over Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fitness continue to be a concern for the Indian cricket team ahead of its second World Cup pool game against South Africa as the seamer looked far from convincing during a net session here on Wednesday.

India vs Pakistan: Four key takeaways for the Men in Blue

A clinical display from India helped register their 6th win over Pakistan in World Cups. Virat Kohli led the way with a fine century for the defending champions as they completed a comfortable 76-run win over their arch-rivals.

ICC World Cup: India thrash arch-rivals Pakistan to start tournament in style
ICC World Cup: India thrash arch-rivals Pakistan to start tournament in style

 Defending champions India launched their Cricket World Cup campaign in style as they produced a clinical performance to spank Pakistan by 76 runs, maintaining their unbeaten record against the arch-rivals in the mega event here.

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World Cup 2015: We've calm nerves, can tackle pressure situations, says MS Dhoni
World Cup 2015: We've calm nerves, can tackle pressure situations, says MS Dhoni

Set to begin their cricket World Cup campaign with a high-voltage clash against arch-rivals Pakistan here tomorrow, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said that his players were well equipped to tackle pressure situations as they have "calm nerves" and the experience of playing in big matches.

India have learnt how to win World Cups: Gary Kirsten
India have learnt how to win World Cups: Gary Kirsten

Despite the pessimism over India's prospects at the cricket's 50-over showpiece event, former coach Gary Kirsten feels the side has a good chance to defend the title as it has "learnt how to win World Cups".

ICC World Cup: In Suresh Raina, India can hope for another Yuvraj Singh
ICC World Cup: In Suresh Raina, India can hope for another Yuvraj Singh

In the presence of Virat Kolhi, Rohit Sharma and of course, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, it's considered unwise to talk about a certain Suresh Raina.

India break Aussie tour duck with Afghanistan win
India break Aussie tour duck with Afghanistan win

India finally celebrated a first win on their marathon Australia tour with a resounding 153-run victory over outclassed Afghanistan in a World Cup warm-up. The defending World Cup champions piled up 364-5 in their 50 overs at the Adelaide Oval with record-breaking batsman Rohit Sharma making 150 with 12 fours and seven sixes.

ICC World Cup: We will wait and watch, says MS Dhoni on bowling combination
ICC World Cup: We will wait and watch, says MS Dhoni on bowling combination

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday left the question on Indian bowling combination for the World Cup beginning Saturday unanswered, saying the team will take a decision depending on the conditions.

Who will step into Yuvraj Singh's shoes to play World Cup-winning role in 2015?
Who will step into Yuvraj Singh's shoes to play World Cup-winning role in 2015?

Yuvraj Singh played the role of a protagonist in India's 2011 World Cup winning campaign. The swashbuckling batsman not only played crucial role with the bat but also proved his mettle with the ball.

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.