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Cricket World Cup 2015: Shane Watson critics crank up heat after latest false start
Cricket World Cup 2015: Shane Watson critics crank up heat after latest false start

Australians might have been stunned by the collapse of their much-vaunted batting line-up in the face of brilliant New Zealand bowling at the weekend but the fall of one particular wicket was no surprise to anyone.

ICC World Cup: Swing kings offer hope of checking World Cup run riot
ICC World Cup: Swing kings offer hope of checking World Cup run riot

Prior to this World Cup, there were plenty of pundits forecasting the tournament would descend into an orgy of run-scoring, with bowlers reduced to cannon-fodder.

ICC World Cup 2015: Daniel Vettori `unsung hero` for New Zealand
ICC World Cup 2015: Daniel Vettori `unsung hero` for New Zealand

Veteran slow-bowler Daniel Vettori was hailed on Sunday as the "unsung hero" of New Zealand`s knife-edge one-wicket World Cup win over Australia for applying the brakes on the four-time champions just when they threatened a run rampage.

Cricket World cup 2015: Daniel Vettori promises to stay `casual` ahead of Australia clash
Cricket World cup 2015: Daniel Vettori promises to stay `casual` ahead of Australia clash

Veteran spinner Daniel Vettori said Thursday that New Zealand would stick with their tried and trusted "casual" pre-match routine rather than let the enormity of Saturday`s World Cup clash against Australia overwhelm them.

World Cup 2015: New Zealand`s Tim Southee in injury scare
World Cup 2015: New Zealand`s Tim Southee in injury scare

In-form New Zealand spearhead Tim Southee suffered a shoulder injury on Thursday but team management said he would be fit for Saturday`s all-important World Cup game against Australia in Auckland.

New Zealand vs England: Eoin Morgan not embarrassed by rout
New Zealand vs England: Eoin Morgan not embarrassed by rout

Under-fire England captain Eoin Morgan said his side was "disappointed" rather than "embarrassed" by New Zealand during an eight-wicket World Cup thumping in Wellington on Friday.

New Zealand almost perfect in demolition of England: Tim Southee
New Zealand almost perfect in demolition of England: Tim Southee

New Zealand had produced `almost the perfect performance` to destroy England in a World Cup match that lasted less than 50 overs on Friday.

ICC World Cup: New Zealand in the groove and unchanged for England
ICC World Cup: New Zealand in the groove and unchanged for England

New Zealand are in something of a groove after playing a lot of one-day cricket in recent months and will face England with an unchanged side in their third World Cup match, skipper Brendan McCullum said on Thursday.

Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori key to New Zealand juggernaut, says Corey Anderson
Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori key to New Zealand juggernaut, says Corey Anderson

Brendon McCullum`s leadership and the canny skills of Daniel Vettori were credited with driving the New Zealand juggernaut to a huge win in their opening World Cup match against Sri Lanka.

ICC World Cup: Veteran Daniel Vettori gives master class in left arm spin
ICC World Cup: Veteran Daniel Vettori gives master class in left arm spin

Daniel Vettori, whose battered body has endured a series of injuries which would have ended the career of a less determined cricketer long ago, gave a master class in orthodox left-arm spin on the opening day of the cricket World Cup on Saturday.

Cricket World Cup: Brendon McCullum hails Kiwis after resounding triumph over Lankans
Cricket World Cup: Brendon McCullum hails Kiwis after resounding triumph over Lankans

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum praised his team after their convincing 98-run win over Sri Lanka in their World Cup opener at a chilly Hagley Oval on Saturday.

2015 ICC Cricket World Cup: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...
2015 ICC Cricket World Cup: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...

Hello and welcome to our live updates of the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 being played between co-hosts New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Christchurch.

Veterans set for key role at World Cup
Veterans set for key role at World Cup

The belief that "old is gold" will once again be put to the test in this World Cup, with several players bolstering teams with their experience and guile.

Five players possibly playing their last World Cup

Five players possibly playing their last World Cup

Host nations hit top gear ahead of ICC World Cup 2015
Host nations hit top gear ahead of ICC World Cup 2015

Australia and New Zealand are not only set to host the ICC World Cup 2015, but are also geared up to grab the opportunity with both hands to lift the coveted trophy.

Record-breaker Sangakkara sets up Sri Lanka win against New Zealand
Record-breaker Sangakkara sets up Sri Lanka win against New Zealand

Kumar Sangakkara scored an unbeaten 113 and then returned to break the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the seventh and final match in Wellington on Thursday.

Rahul Dravid rates New Zealand 'serious contenders' for World Cup 2015
Rahul Dravid rates New Zealand 'serious contenders' for World Cup 2015

Former India captain Rahul Dravid has described co-hosts New Zealand as "serious contenders" for the upcoming cricket World Cup starting February 14.

Daniel Vettori confident for World Cup after reaching milestone
Daniel Vettori confident for World Cup after reaching milestone

Daniel Vettori, who played his 280th ODI Sunday against Sri Lanka to become New Zealand's most capped player, Monday said he was feeling confident and fit ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup that bowls off in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14.

Daniel Vettori becomes New Zealand's most capped ODI player
Daniel Vettori becomes New Zealand's most capped ODI player

Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori became New Zealand's most capped ODI cricketer as the hosts went in to bat first in the sixth one-day against Sri Lanka in Dunedin.

New Zealand's Grant Elliot doubtful for second ODI against Sri Lanka
New Zealand's Grant Elliot doubtful for second ODI against Sri Lanka

 New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott is in doubt for the second One-Day-International (ODI) against Sri Lanka here Thursday.