Indian pace spearhead Mohammed Shami has said that he played with his knee injury during the World Cup as the team's chief wicket-taker did not want to disturb the winning momentum in the final stages of the showpiece event.
Having seen the Indian cricket team set-up from close quarters as manager in Australia, former spinner Arshad Ayub says the players are responding well to Team Director Ravi Shastri and the current support staff should be given a one-year run to make a difference.
Australia's World Cup-winning coach Darren Lehmann has hinted that he may not continue at the helm of affairs for an extended period, saying his role has a shelf life due to hectic international schedule and players' need also change.
By his lofty batting standards in recent Tests as well as in the World Cup, Steve Smith has succeeded only moderately in the IPL cricket tournament for Rajasthan Royals this season, but he is optimistic that he would deliver big in the coming games.
Lavishing praise on Sania Mirza and Saina Nehwal for climbing to number one in world rankings, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday also offered words of support to the country's cricketers, who were heavily criticised after their World Cup ouster last month.
It's probably the best time to be an Australian cricketer. After lifting the World Cup trophy in their own backyard, many of them are leading the charge of their respective franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
In the recently concluded Cricket World Cup, while we witnessed some of the most outstanding performances from different cricketers, one which overshadowed the rest was of Kumar Sangakkara hitting four consecutive centuries. That the veteran was playing in his last World Cup, made the feat all the more special. While most of his contemporaries found it difficult to shine in cricket's biggest extravaganza, Sanga, who is one of the most underrated cricketer in world cricket, showed yet again why he deserves to go down as one of the finest cricketers to have played the game.
The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Shaharyar Khan has said that the decision to call back Moin Khan from the World Cup and later sack him as chief selector was taken to keep his prestige and reputation intact after the Casino incident.
India's Test captain Virat Kohli on Friday lashed out at critics, who blamed his girlfriend Anushkha Sharma for the team's exit from ICC Cricket World Cup, stating that they "should be ashamed of themselves" as "no one has won more matches" than him in the last five years.