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ICC World Cup: Angelo Mathews hails `brilliant` Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara
ICC World Cup: Angelo Mathews hails `brilliant` Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews hailed century makers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara as "brilliant" after they lifted the 1996 champions to a 92-run win over Bangladesh on Thursday.

Cricket World Cup: All-round Sri Lanka humble Bangladesh by 92 runs in Melbourne
Cricket World Cup: All-round Sri Lanka humble Bangladesh by 92 runs in Melbourne

Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed an unbeaten 161 off 146 balls and Kumar Sangakkara marked his 400th one-dayer with a century as Sri Lanka whipped butter-fingered Bangladesh by 92 runs in the World Cup on Thursday.

Azhar Mahmood looks forward to play with Kumar Sangakkara for Surrey
Azhar Mahmood looks forward to play with Kumar Sangakkara for Surrey

Veteran former Pakistani cricketer Azhar Mahmood is excited about playing alongside Kumar Sangakkara for Surrey in the English County Championship.

Afghanistan's Hamid Hassan in Wall Street Journal for somersault antics
Afghanistan's Hamid Hassan in Wall Street Journal for somersault antics

Afghanistan's latest cricket sensation Hamid Hassan found his way into the pages of the popular US daily the 'Wall Street Journal' after his somersaulting antics post Kumar Sangakkara's wicket in their match against Sri Lanka caught the attention of one and all.

ICC World Cup 2015: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...
ICC World Cup 2015: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...

Welcome to our live cricket blog for this Pool A clash between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Follow live score and all the latest updates here.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh - Preview
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh - Preview

Enduring a rather wobbly campaign so far, former champions Sri Lanka would be eyeing a big win to boost their confidence when they take on Bangladesh in their third pool A ODI cricket match of the ICC World Cup here on Wednesday.

ICC Cricket World Cup: Afghanistan vs Scotland - Preview
ICC Cricket World Cup: Afghanistan vs Scotland - Preview

Scotland and Afghanistan are each targeting a first-ever Cricket World Cup victory when they meet in Dunedin on Thursday.

ICC World Cup 2015: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka – Preview
ICC World Cup 2015: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka – Preview

Outplayed in their opening match, former champions Sri Lanka would look to put their campaign back on track but debutantes Afghanistan would aim to surprise them in their second pool A match of the cricket World Cup here on Sunday.

Cricket World Cup: Full-strength Sri Lanka won`t underestimate Afghanistan
Cricket World Cup: Full-strength Sri Lanka won`t underestimate Afghanistan

Sri Lanka will play a full-strength team when they tackle Afghanistan in the World Cup on Sunday, with skipper Angelo Mathews insisting it would be disrespectful to underestimate the tournament minnows.

Yuvraj Singh , Hashim Amla among big stars to go under IPL hammer tomorrow
Yuvraj Singh , Hashim Amla among big stars to go under IPL hammer tomorrow

Top cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Hashim Amla will be the star attractions in IPL 8 auctions that will see quite a few Indian and International players going under the hammer here on Monday.

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.

Kumar Sangakkara passes Ricky Ponting on ODI run list
Kumar Sangakkara passes Ricky Ponting on ODI run list

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday became the second highest run-maker in one-day international history during the World Cup clash against New Zealand in Christchurch.

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.

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.

WC team profile: Sri Lanka plot perfect swansong for veterans
WC team profile: Sri Lanka plot perfect swansong for veterans

Neither heavyweights nor makeweights - that is how Sri Lanka are being seen by their opponents ahead of the cricket World Cup which commences Feb 14.

Chris Gayle slams ICC crackdown, says 'A big boy needs a big bat'
Chris Gayle slams ICC crackdown, says 'A big boy needs a big bat'

The International Cricket Council's proposed crackdown on bat sizes has received a strong objection from one of the biggest hitters in the game, Chris Gayle.

Sri Lanka bank on parting shot from Sangakkara, Jayawardene at cricket World Cup
Sri Lanka bank on parting shot from Sangakkara, Jayawardene at cricket World Cup

Sri Lankan batting stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are eyeing the perfect finish to their illustrious 50-over careers by winning the World Cup next month after two near misses.

Five players possibly playing their last World Cup

Five players possibly playing their last World Cup

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.

Kumar Sangakkara century anchors Sri Lanka against New Zealand
Kumar Sangakkara century anchors Sri Lanka against New Zealand

Veteran Kumar Sangakkara scored an unbeaten 113 as Sri Lanka posted 287-6 after electing to bat first in the seventh and final one-day international against New Zealand on Thursday.