India need a bigger pool of fast bowlers: Erapalli Prasanna
India need a bigger pool of fast bowlers: Erapalli Prasanna

The Indian bowling was a pleasant surprise in the recent cricket World Cup but a bigger pool of genuine fast bowlers and spinners needs to be created for the team to be a consistent force in the future, feels the legendary E Prasanna.

'Hunted' become 'hunters': Indians use short ball effectively
'Hunted' become 'hunters': Indians use short ball effectively

 Delivering one blockbuster performance after another, the usually under-rated Indian pacers have turned a corner and changed a few perceptions in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup by accounting for 43 of the 70 opposition wickets so far.

Cricket World Cup: Shami is match-fit, Bhuvi has heavy strapping on ankles
Cricket World Cup: Shami is match-fit, Bhuvi has heavy strapping on ankles

India speedster Mohammed Shami has apparently recovered from his knee injury and is available for selection in team's next group league match against West Indies on March 6.

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.

India's form a warning signal to other teams: RP Singh
India's form a warning signal to other teams: RP Singh

With India winning three matches in a row, pacer R P Singh believes the defending champions have found form at the right time, sending out a warning signal to other teams in the ongoing ODI cricket World Cup.

ICC World Cup: Indian bowlers have really stepped up, claims MS Dhoni
ICC World Cup: Indian bowlers have really stepped up, claims MS Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday said his bowlers have elevated their level of performance, producing another exquisite bowling exhibition against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the WACA here.

South Africa draw from Gary Kirsten's India experience
South Africa draw from Gary Kirsten's India experience

The Indian cricket team sweated out at the nets today ahead of its Sunday's World Cup clash against South Africa, who are drawing on the deep insight of Gary Kirsten, India's former coach, to prepare for the tie.

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.

Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls in the nets
Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls in the nets

Injury-plagued medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar continued his recovery as he bowled at the nets Friday during India's practice session here at the St. Peter's College ground.

Indian bowling won't lack bite due to Ishant Sharma's absence: Sourav Ganguly
Indian bowling won't lack bite due to Ishant Sharma's absence: Sourav Ganguly

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.

ICC ODI rankings: Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar lead India's list ahead of World Cup
ICC ODI rankings: Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar lead India's list ahead of World Cup

 Virat Kohli and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are India's highest-ranked batsman and bowler in third and 13th positions respectively with the defending champions entering the 11th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup as the second-ranked side on the ODI Team Rankings.

Indian batting line-up best, onus is on bowlers: Javagal Srinath
Indian batting line-up best, onus is on bowlers: Javagal Srinath

Defending champions India have the best batting line-up and they should not lose heart after a winless build-up to the cricket World Cup, feels former speedster Javagal Srinath, who also urged the bowlers to make a difference in the mega-event.

Spotlight on fitness as India take on Australia in warm-up tie
Spotlight on fitness as India take on Australia in warm-up tie

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.

Ishant Sharma fails fitness test, Mohit Sharma to replace him in India's World Cup squad
Ishant Sharma fails fitness test, Mohit Sharma to replace him in India's World Cup squad

Finally the word is out. Ishant Sharma is out of India's Cricket World Cup squad, thus putting an end to endless speculations regarding his chances of playing in the quadrennial tournament.

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.

Bowlers will have do well for India to retain World Cup trophy: Javagal Srinath
Bowlers will have do well for India to retain World Cup trophy: Javagal Srinath

It was imperative for the Indian bowlers to perform well if India has to retain the cricket World Cup title, former paceman Javagal Srinath said on Thursday.

Just bowl stump to stump, Venkatesh Prasad's tips for India's bowlers
Just bowl stump to stump, Venkatesh Prasad's tips for India's bowlers

Former India seamer and bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad wants the struggling pace trio of Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami to concentrate on bowling "stump-to-stump" without trying too many variations in upcoming Cricket World Cup, starting February 14.

India have still not identified their core team: Bishan Singh Bedi
India have still not identified their core team: Bishan Singh Bedi

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.

India need bowling heroes to retain World Cup: Harbhajan Singh
India need bowling heroes to retain World Cup: Harbhajan Singh

India's batting line-up led by Virat Kohli can chase any total on a given day but bowlers need to "stand up and be counted" in order to retain the cricket World Cup, feels ace spinner Harbhajan Singh.

Mohit Sharma likely to replace injured Ishant Sharma in India's World Cup squad
Mohit Sharma likely to replace injured Ishant Sharma in India's World Cup squad

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.