West Indies will find Australia impossible to beat, says Brian Lara
West Indies will find Australia impossible to beat, says Brian Lara

West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has said his team would find it virtually "impossible" to win against Australia in their two-match Test series in June.

Melbourne Cricket Ground - fascinating history and cricketing folklore
Melbourne Cricket Ground - fascinating history and cricketing folklore

The Melbourne Cricket Ground's (MCG) hallowed surface will add another feather to its cap when it hosts the final of the 11th World Cup between tournament co-hosts Australia and New Zealand on Sunday.

Cricket World Cup: Former greats attribute India's loss to missed opportunities
Cricket World Cup: Former greats attribute India's loss to missed opportunities

Attributing India's ouster from the World Cup to crucial missed opportunities, former cricketers on Thursday said the team needed a big knock from a top-order batsman to have a shot at overhauling the mammoth Australian total.

ICC World Cup 2015: Optimistic Brian Lara, Andy Roberts back West Indies
ICC World Cup 2015: Optimistic Brian Lara, Andy Roberts back West Indies

The West Indies received heavyweight support Thursday ahead of their World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand with former greats Brian Lara and Andy Roberts both tipping an upset.

Cricket World Cup: Brian Lara bowled over by schoolboy`s kindness
Cricket World Cup: Brian Lara bowled over by schoolboy`s kindness

West Indies legend Brian Lara was so impressed with a letter he received from an eight-year-old New Zealand lad that he popped into his school unannounced for an impromptu game of cricket.

Current ODI rules make it too easy for batsmen: Rashid Latif
Current ODI rules make it too easy for batsmen: Rashid Latif

Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has made a strong plea to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to revise the fielding restrictions rule in One-day Internationals in a bid to stop devaluation of former greats' achievements.

Gavaskar, Laxman advise Kohli to end row with journalist
Gavaskar, Laxman advise Kohli to end row with journalist

Not too impressed with Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour towards a journalist recently, former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and V V S Laxman on Thursday called on the star batsman to resolve the row amicably with the concerned scribe.

Cricket World Cup: Tendulkar, Lara catch up in Australia
Cricket World Cup: Tendulkar, Lara catch up in Australia

Batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara revel in each other's company and it was no different when they met during the ongoing cricket World Cup in Australia.

India are playing best cricket of ICC 2015 World Cup, insists Brian Lara
India are playing best cricket of ICC 2015 World Cup, insists Brian Lara

Insisting that India are currently playing the "best cricket of the World Cup", West Indies batting legend Brian Lara feels that the defending champions must test their bench strength against minnows UAE in a Pool B match here on Saturday. 

Pet pooch pivotal in the rise of Ireland''s other Niall O''Brien
Pet pooch pivotal in the rise of Ireland''s other Niall O''Brien

Niall O`Brien, the sturdy batting backbone during Irish cricket`s meteoric rise, owes much of his World Cup success to the timely arrival of a pet dog during his troublesome teenage years.

ICC World Cup 2015: India's 'all-round' show impresses Brian Lara
ICC World Cup 2015: India's 'all-round' show impresses Brian Lara

Being a former captain himself, Lara is also closely following West Indies performance in the World Cup and feels Chris Gayle's return to form with a blistering double century against Zimbabwe in Canberra on Tuesday augurs well for the Caribbean side ahead of tough clashes against South Africa an

Excluding Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo a self-inflicted blow: Brian Lara
Excluding Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo a self-inflicted blow: Brian Lara

West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has described as “a self-inflicted blow”, the decision by the Clive Lloyd-led selection panel to exclude Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo from the regional side for the ongoing World Cup.

Cricket legends swap bats for golf clubs
Cricket legends swap bats for golf clubs

 Some of the greatest cricketers in the history of the game will swap bats for golf clubs, and battle at the BMW New Zealand Open when they line up for Golf in QueenstownANZ Celebrity Challenge from March 12-15.

Virat Kohli already a ODI batting legend: Vivian Richards
Virat Kohli already a ODI batting legend: Vivian Richards

Caribbean cricket legend Vivian Richards Tuesday heaped praise on Indian vice captain Virat Kohli, saying he has already become a One-Day International (ODI) batting legend.

Sachin Tendulkar leads Vivian Richards' top ODI batsmen list
Sachin Tendulkar leads Vivian Richards' top ODI batsmen list

 West Indies cricket legend Vivian Richards Sunday said Sachin Tendulkar would lead his list of top-10 One-Day International (ODI) batsmen of all time.

Don Bradman record has Kumar Sangakarra reconsidering retirement
Don Bradman record has Kumar Sangakarra reconsidering retirement

Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara is reconsidering retirement plans after his 203 against New Zealand Sunday put him one behind Australian legend Don Bradman for the most double centuries.

Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar in Matthew Hayden's World Cup XI
Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar in Matthew Hayden's World Cup XI

Former Australia batsman Matthew Hayden has picked India's Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar in his "All Time Cricket World Cup Greatest XI".

Brian Lara brands Wasim Akram 'fastest, best bowler' he ever faced
Brian Lara brands Wasim Akram 'fastest, best bowler' he ever faced

West Indies legend Brian Lara has branded former Pakistani bowling great as the fastest and the best bowler he ever faced during his illustrious international career spanning 17 years.

Brian Lara, Adam Gilchrist all set for legends T20 match
Brian Lara, Adam Gilchrist all set for legends T20 match

West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara will play alongside Adam Gilchrist, Dean Jones, Justin Langer and other Australian legends in the Western Australia Festival of Cricket Twenty20 exhibition match Monday.

Lack of unity could cost West Indies at World Cup: Brian Lara
Lack of unity could cost West Indies at World Cup: Brian Lara

West Indies batting great Brian Lara expects the side to struggle at the World Cup if they are unable to forge a unified team, the former skipper insisting a split between players and administrators was just one of their problems.