Australia eye top ODI spot on back of sizzling Steve Smith
Australia eye top ODI spot on back of sizzling Steve Smith

Australia may have already clinched the series against South Africa but they have the incentive of top spot on the world one-day rankings in Sunday`s fifth ODI in Sydney.

There's no reason why India can't perform in Australia: Ravi Shastri
There's no reason why India can't perform in Australia: Ravi Shastri

Team India's director of cricket, Ravi Shastri gave pep talk in the hope of instilling confidence in the squad before leaving the demanding tour of Australia on Friday.

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews wants settled side for England series
Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews wants settled side for England series

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wants a settled side to face England in their limited-overs series starting next week, and avoid the wholesale changes that resulted in a woeful tour to India in which his team lost all five of its matches.

Yuvraj Singh still hopeful of comeback into Indian team
Yuvraj Singh still hopeful of comeback into Indian team

Despite not having played international cricket for quite some time, star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is still harbouring dreams of playing for India.

South African spinner Imran Tahir in doubt for fourth ODI
South African spinner Imran Tahir in doubt for fourth ODI

South Africa could be without frontline spin bowler Imran Tahir for the fourth one-dayer against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he injured his knee in the 73-run defeat in Canberra on Wednesday.

Andrew Strauss says fear of failure a problem for England
Andrew Strauss says fear of failure a problem for England

Andrew Strauss said Monday a collective fear of failure on the part of England`s batsmen risks damaging the team`s chances at next year`s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Michael Clarke could miss upcoming India Test series
Michael Clarke could miss upcoming India Test series

Unfit Michael Clarke could miss the upcoming India Test series as the Australian captain continues to canvass all possible options including hamstring surgery. He has injured the same leg three times in as many months in Zimbabwe, UAE and in Perth, on the eve of first one-dayer against South Africa.

South Africa might be spared Mitchell Johnson factor in final ODIs
South Africa might be spared Mitchell Johnson factor in final ODIs

Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson may be rested after the second one-day international against South Africa to keep him fresh for the test series against India and next year`s World Cup, the left-arm speedster said on Saturday.

Indian tour has hurt Lanka's World Cup preparation: Arjuna Ranatunga
Indian tour has hurt Lanka's World Cup preparation: Arjuna Ranatunga

Refusing to blame the players for the ODI debacle in India, World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said the country's administrators are responsible for the fiasco which has disturbed the team's World Cup preparations as well.

India vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma returns to international fold with sublime hundred
India vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma returns to international fold with sublime hundred

Rohit Sharma returns to International cricket with a sublime century against Sri Lanka at Kolkata's historic Eden Gardens. The right-handed batsman was batting on run-a-ball 100, helping India compile runs after losing two quick wickets in Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayadu. It's his fifth ODI hundred. India were 177 for two after 31 overs with skipper Virat Kohli unbeaten on 36.

South Africa can break World Cup jinx: Faf du Plessis
South Africa can break World Cup jinx: Faf du Plessis

South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis believes they have a team that can win the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14-March 29.

Fireworks expected as Australia host South Africa
Fireworks expected as Australia host South Africa

Fireworks can be expected when Australia meet South Africa in five one-day internationals over the next two weeks even if the focus for both sides will be putting in place the structures for World Cup success next year.

No spinning out of the Cricket World Cup for Australia: Mike Hussey
No spinning out of the Cricket World Cup for Australia: Mike Hussey

Back on their favoured quick and bouncy pitches, Australia`s failings against spin bowling are unlikely to figure at the World Cup and the co-hosts have an excellent opportunity to win a fifth trophy, according to former batsman Mike Hussey.

Former cricket coach Gary Kirsten back as South Africa mentor
Former cricket coach Gary Kirsten back as South Africa mentor

Former South Africa coach Gary Kirsten has been recalled to help the Proteas prepare for next year`s World Cup and will act as a batting coach and mentor in the upcoming one-day series in Australia.

Language is a barrier with foreign coaches: Mohammed Shami
Language is a barrier with foreign coaches: Mohammed Shami

While talking exclusively with Zee Media, India's highest wicket taker in 2014, Mohammed Shami stated on Tuesday that the language barrier is the only problem with foreign coaches.

20,000 Indians to travel to Adelaide for Indo-Pak WC clash
20,000 Indians to travel to Adelaide for Indo-Pak WC clash

The South Australian government is expecting around 20,000 Indian travellers for the marquee clash of the 2015 World Cup between fierce rivals India and Pakistan scheduled at the revamped Adelaide Oval on February 15.

Robin Uthappa returns to India reckoning
Robin Uthappa returns to India reckoning

Flamboyant batsman Robin Uthappa returns to Indian One Day International squad for the two remaining matches against the visiting Sri Lankan team. He replaces wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha.

Two wins for Scotland at World Cup will be huge achievement, says Paul Collingwood
Two wins for Scotland at World Cup will be huge achievement, says Paul Collingwood

Paul Collingwood says two wins for Scotland at next years Cricket World Cup will be a huge achievement for the team. Scotland are in Pool A along with Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Sachin Tendulkar urges Indian players to follow his English example
Sachin Tendulkar urges Indian players to follow his English example

Sachin Tendulkar may have written off England`s chances of winning next year`s World Cup but that hasn`t stopped the India great urging his compatriots to broaden their horizons with a spell in English county cricket.

Missed India's 2011 World Cup winning moment, reveals Sachin Tendulkar
Missed India's 2011 World Cup winning moment, reveals Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar and him wearing left pad first every-time he went out to bat are every cricket fans anecdote. But the batting maestro revealed another innocuous bit during the launch of his much anticipated autobiography on Wednesday.