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New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum cleared of serious injury after forearm smack
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum cleared of serious injury after forearm smack

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was cleared of serious injury after taking a nasty crack to the forearm from Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson during a cricket World Cup Pool A encounter here Saturday.

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

England take on New Zealand in the 9th match of the ICC World Cup 2015 to be played at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.

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.

Kane Williamson agrees Yorkshire return
Kane Williamson agrees Yorkshire return

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has agreed to return to Yorkshire for a third successive season, the English county champions announced on Wednesday.

ICC World Cup 2015: Hosts New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka by 98 runs in opening match
ICC World Cup 2015: Hosts New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka by 98 runs in opening match

Hosts New Zealand gave the cricket World Cup a cracking start with a scintillating batting show as they crushed last edition losing finalists Sri Lanka by 98 runs in the opening match of the showpiece event here on Saturday.

Stars to look out for at the World Cup
Stars to look out for at the World Cup

The World Cup's highest run-scorer Sachin Tendulkar (2,278 runs) and highest wicket-taker Glenn McGrath (71 wickets) may have retired from the game but the 11th edition features several batsmen and bowlers who can light up cricket's showpiece event. Following is a list of 11 cricketers who are sure to get the temperature soaring with their performance.

New Zealand head into World Cup with comfortable win over South Africa
New Zealand head into World Cup with comfortable win over South Africa

New Zealand will head into their opening cricket World Cup encounter on Saturday oozing confidence after they completed their preparations with a 134-run victory over South Africa on Wednesday.

New Zealand beat Pakistan to enter World Cup on a roll
New Zealand beat Pakistan to enter World Cup on a roll

 Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor both scored centuries as New Zealand completed their World Cup preparations with a crushing 119-run win over Pakistan in Napier on Tuesday.

Kane Williamson continues to grow in stature, Ross Taylor sets record
Kane Williamson continues to grow in stature, Ross Taylor sets record

Once again New Zealand showed their rise in class and supremacy after punishing Pakistan in the second and final ODI of the two-match series in Napier on Tuesday. New Zealand rode their way through star sensation Kane Williamson and senior player Ross Taylor as the duo helped the team to post a mammoth total of 369/5 in 50 overs.

New Zealand batsmen run riot against Pakistan
New Zealand batsmen run riot against Pakistan

Kane Williamson continued his golden run of form with his sixth one day international century as New Zealand posted an imposing 369 for five in their second match against Pakistan at McLean Park in Napier on Tuesday.

New Zealand are serious contenders for ICC World Cup 2015
New Zealand are serious contenders for ICC World Cup 2015

After reaping the benefits of hard work in the ODI format, New Zealand cricket team will be a happy bunch ahead of the ICC World Cup starting from 14th February.

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.

Kane Williamson's high scoring affair has become a regular phenomenon
Kane Williamson's high scoring affair has become a regular phenomenon

New Zealand star sensation Kane Williamson's success with the bat has been monumental and most of it all it has elevated the 24-year-old to a higher level in modern day cricket. Williamson scored 97 in the fifth ODI match against Sri Lanka to help New Zealand pocket the game and the series.

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs in 6th ODI, take series
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs in 6th ODI, take series

New Zealand wrapped up their one-day series against Sri Lanka with a game to spare Sunday when Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor orchestrated a 120-run win in game six.

Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor revive New Zealand against Sri Lanka
Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor revive New Zealand against Sri Lanka

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor powered New Zealand from a rocky start to reach 315-8 after batting first in the sixth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dunedin on Sunday

Saeed Ajmal hopeful of clearing bowling action test
Saeed Ajmal hopeful of clearing bowling action test

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal on Thursday raised hopes that he will pass a bowling action test after he was suspended last year, but ruled out any chance of featuring in next month's World Cup.

Kane Williamson scores ton as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets
Kane Williamson scores ton as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in a one-day international in Nelson on Tuesday to go 2-1 up in the seven match series.

Stephen Fleming tips Australia, New Zealand to reach World Cup final
Stephen Fleming tips Australia, New Zealand to reach World Cup final

Former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming Friday tipped joint hosts Australia and New Zealand to reach the final of the forthcoming 2015 World Cup, also identifying South Africa and the West Indies as the dark horses of the tournament.

Kane Williamson absence could be blessing in disguise for New Zealand
Kane Williamson absence could be blessing in disguise for New Zealand

Kane Williamson`s absence for possibly the next three matches against Sri Lanka could be a blessing in disguise for New Zealand, with the batting order given the opportunity to fine tune plans for the World Cup.

New Zealand's Kane Williamson out with shoulder injury
New Zealand's Kane Williamson out with shoulder injury

New Zealand`s Kane Williamson is likely to miss the next three one-day internationals in the World Cup warm-up series against Sri Lanka to recover from a minor shoulder injury.