New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum kept everyone guessing about his retirement from ODI cricket as he didn't want the spotlight to be drawn away from Australia's convincing victory in the World Cup final.
Echoing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's views on the ODI four-fielder rule, Australian captain Michael Clarke said he would like to have five fielders outside the 30-yard circle as it gives the bowlers more of a chance.
Pakistani all-rouner Shahid Afridi followed the steps of Sri Lankan stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and fellow teammate Misbah-ul-Haq in retiring from ODI cricket. The Pakistani icon finally bid farewell to a glorious 19-year-old career but it ended on the wrong note as his side lost a crucial quarter-final encounter against Australia in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 on Friday.
The cricketing world enters another sad day as Sri Lankan legends Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara bid adieu to the game after serving for more than 15 years. Sri Lanka ended their campaign on Wednesday in the on going ICC 2015 Cricket World up after losing to South Africa by nine wickets in the quarter-finals.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson feels ODI cricket is a perfect bridge between Test and Twenty20 International and said the 50-over World Cup starting next week will cement ODI game's standing in future.
He is the first batsman to notch up two double hundreds in ODI cricket but Rohit Sharma says he has a lot more to achieve in the game as expectations and responsibilities are only going to increase as he progresses in his career.
In-form Virat Kohli once again played a brilliant knock but he missed his 18th ODI ton by one run in the 2nd ODI match between West Indies and India being played at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.
Pakistan all rounder Shahid Afridi has claimed the new one-day rules introduced by the International Cricket Council ( ICC) late last year has made it tough for the slow bowlers in the fifty-over format.
Preparations for the India-England ODI on January 15 next year are going on full swing and the pitch and ground related work is expected to be completed in a couple of months, a Kerala Cricket Association official said.
Irfan Pathan, who was India`s star with his fine all-round performance, said his good batting towards the end of Indian innings gave him the confidence to bowl well as he picked up five Sri Lanka wickets in his side`s win, on Saturday.