No Indian in ICC's World Cup XI led by Brendon McCullum
No Indian in ICC's World Cup XI led by Brendon McCullum

Not a single Indian cricketer found a place in the ICC's World Cup XI which was dominated by runners-up New Zealand rather than champions Australia with Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum as its captain.

ICC World Cup final: Australia vs New Zealand - As it happened...
ICC World Cup final: Australia vs New Zealand - As it happened...

Welcome to the live coverage of ICC World Cup 2015 Final between co-hosts Australia and New Zealand being played at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult in World Cup swing to the left
Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult in World Cup swing to the left

For the second time at this World Cup, Australia`s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand`s Trent Boult will be asked to deliver a killer blow that could determine their team`s fate in the final on Sunday.

ICC World Cup 2015 final: Australia vs New Zealand - Preview
ICC World Cup 2015 final: Australia vs New Zealand - Preview

There`s been no place like home for Australia and New Zealand on their respective paths to the World Cup final but just one of the co-hosts will enjoy that particular advantage when they meet in Sunday`s title decider.

MCG holds no fears for Black Caps: Tim Southee
MCG holds no fears for Black Caps: Tim Southee

New Zealand seamer Tim Southee believes the Black Caps have the experience and the firepower to topple Australia in Sunday`s World Cup final in Melbourne.

Boult, Starc in battle to become World Cup's best bowler
Boult, Starc in battle to become World Cup's best bowler

As two teams fight it out for the coveted cricket World Cup trophy here on Sunday, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult and Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc will be involved in another battle -- to become the best bowler of the tournament.

New Zealand will have to dig deep against Australia: Martin Crowe
New Zealand will have to dig deep against Australia: Martin Crowe

With New Zealand at the cusp of World Cup glory, former captain Martin Crowe has said the Black Caps will have to dig deep into their resources if they have to beat Australia as it will be a "high emotion" title clash between the trans-Tasman rivals.

World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final: Brendon McCullum's writes innovative letter of excuse for Kiwi fans
World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final: Brendon McCullum's writes innovative letter of excuse for Kiwi fans

History will be up for grabs on Tuesday as co-hosts New Zealand take on South Africa in the first semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 in Auckland.

ICC World Cup: New Zealand calm about ease of West Indies win
ICC World Cup: New Zealand calm about ease of West Indies win

New Zealand match-winners Martin Guptill and Trent Boult downplayed the ease with which they rolled the West Indies on Saturday as they switched attention to their World Cup semi-final against South Africa.

ICC World Cup 2015: Martin Guptill hits record 237 as New Zealand sail into semis
ICC World Cup 2015: Martin Guptill hits record 237 as New Zealand sail into semis

Martin Guptill on Saturday bludgeoned his way to the record books with the highest individual World Cup knock as New Zealand rode on the opener's swashbuckling unbeaten 237 to crush West Indies by 143 runs and sail into the semifinals of the mega event here.

ICC World Cup 2015: New Zealand vs West Indies - As it happened...
ICC World Cup 2015: New Zealand vs West Indies - As it happened...

New Zealand thrashed West Indies by 143 to seal their semi-final spot in the ICC World Cup 2015.

Cricket World Cup: Curtly Ambrose confident Chris Gayle will play against New Zealand
Cricket World Cup: Curtly Ambrose confident Chris Gayle will play against New Zealand

West Indies bowling coach Curtly Ambrose says he is confident that flamboyant opener Chris Gayle will turn out for the regional side when it faces New Zealand in the fourth and final quarter-final of the cricket World Cup at the Westpac Stadium here on Saturday.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: West Indies vs New Zealand – Preview
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: West Indies vs New Zealand – Preview

New Zealand, by their own admission, face their first true test of the World Cup in their quarter-final against the West Indies on Saturday after emerging from pool play unbeaten.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: `No fear` Brendon Mc Cullum believes he`s backing a winner
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: `No fear` Brendon Mc Cullum believes he`s backing a winner

New Zealand captain Brendon Mc Cullum believes he`s backing a winning horse with his all-out attack approach to Saturday`s World Cup quarter-final against the West Indies despite the high stakes involved.

ICC World Cup: England likely to lose Ballance in search of equilibrium
ICC World Cup: England likely to lose Ballance in search of equilibrium

Misfiring batsman Gary Ballance is likely to be the sacrificial lamb when England`s harried selectors decide on the lineup for next week`s World Cup crunch match against Bangladesh.

ICC World Cup: Swing kings offer hope of checking World Cup run riot
ICC World Cup: Swing kings offer hope of checking World Cup run riot

Prior to this World Cup, there were plenty of pundits forecasting the tournament would descend into an orgy of run-scoring, with bowlers reduced to cannon-fodder.

ICC World Cup 2015: Daniel Vettori `unsung hero` for New Zealand
ICC World Cup 2015: Daniel Vettori `unsung hero` for New Zealand

Veteran slow-bowler Daniel Vettori was hailed on Sunday as the "unsung hero" of New Zealand`s knife-edge one-wicket World Cup win over Australia for applying the brakes on the four-time champions just when they threatened a run rampage.

World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum ready for beer after Aussie thriller
World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum ready for beer after Aussie thriller

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum hailed the perfect finish to his side`s thrilling one-wicket World Cup win over Australia in Auckland on Saturday, saying the game had finished so early a capacity crowd would have plenty of time for a drink.

Richard Hardlee lauds Southee-Boult pair as New Zealand's 'best ever new-ball combination'
Richard Hardlee lauds Southee-Boult pair as New Zealand's 'best ever new-ball combination'

New Zealand cricket legend Richard Hadlee Wednesday declared the pair of Tim Southee and Trent Boult as the country’s greatest ever new-ball combination.

Aaron Finch backs rusty Australia to shine in New Zealand
Aaron Finch backs rusty Australia to shine in New Zealand

In-form opener Aaron Finch shrugged off concerns that a rusty Australia will be caught cold by high-flying trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand on Saturday in what will be their first World Cup match in two weeks.