As the Cricket World Cup is round the corner, a bat as tall as 10-storey building, unveiled here to promote and celebrate the quadrennial event, is bidding for the Guinness World Record for the 'Largest Cricket Bat'.
Australia will look to become just the second team to win a World Cup final on their own soil when a tournament rich in sub-plots featuring serial under-achievers South Africa and Afghanistan`s fairytale debut starts next month.
Former cricketer Kirti Azad on Saturday hoped India would defend its World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand but at the same time expressed deep concern about the current national cricket team's weak bowling attack.
Former India captain Rahul Dravid has expressed surprise at the inclusion of Michael Clarke in the Australian squad for the upcoming World Cup despite injury concerns, terming the decision of the selectors as "un-Australian".
Looking to rewrite history by beating arch-rivals in the upcoming World Cup, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has promised the fans that the national team would play its best cricket in the 50-over showpiece event and make them proud.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson believes that "there has been no stone left unturned" as preparations continue ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, but stressed the need for players to remember their responsibilities to uphold the sport's integrity at all times.
Relieved to be in good ODI form ahead of next month's World Cup, Indian batsman Suresh Raina said he would have been left devastated after his dismal failure in the cricket Test series against Australia had his side failed to draw the last two matches.
Cricketers participating in the ICC World Cup 2015 have reportedly been issued a pre-tournament warning to refrain from sledging as the game's bosses don't want some repulsive confrontation at the tournament in New Zealand and Australia.