Mithali Raj confident ahead of ODI series against SA
Mithali Raj confident ahead of ODI series against SA

High on confidence after the innings victory over South Africa in the one-off Test, India women's cricket captain Mithali Raj said the hosts are are hoping to carry on their good form in the limited overs series, beginning with the first ODI here on Monday.

Australia pip India to clinch top ODI rankings
Australia pip India to clinch top ODI rankings

Australia have clinched the No. 1 spot in the ICC Rankings for One-Day International (ODI) teams. They achieved the top spot after beating South Africa in the fifth and final ODI in Sydney by a close margin. They clinched the series 4-1 and that allowed them to overhaul India, who were on the top spot.

Nathan Lyon's WC chances still ripe despite Xavier Doherty's call-up for ODI series against Proteas
Nathan Lyon's WC chances still ripe despite Xavier Doherty's call-up for ODI series against Proteas

Australia cricket team coach Darren Lehmann has said that the door is not closed on right-arm off break bowler Nathan Lyon of making a late run for a World Cup spot, despite slow-arm orthodox bowler Xavier Doherty getting the green light for a call-up to the ODI squad to face South Africa.

South Africa's Dale Steyn plays down 'silly' feud with Michael Clarke
South Africa's Dale Steyn plays down 'silly' feud with Michael Clarke

South African paceman Dale Steyn played down his rift with Australia captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday, saying their supposed feud had been "a bit silly".

Virat Kohli lauds Axar Patel, hints he might be part of WC plans
Virat Kohli lauds Axar Patel, hints he might be part of WC plans

Impressed with rookie Axar Patel's all-round performance, India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli has hinted that the left-arm spinner could be preferred in the side for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

We want to flush out the disappointment quickly: Angelo Mathews
We want to flush out the disappointment quickly: Angelo Mathews

Soundly thrashed in the ODI series against India, Sri Lanka want to flush the disappointment out of their system as soon as possible, said skipper Angela Mathews, insisting that there are some positives to take home despite the 0-5 drubbing.

Virat Kohli lauds team for positive, aggressive attitude
Virat Kohli lauds team for positive, aggressive attitude

Elated after India decimated Sri Lanka with clinical precision in the just-concluded ODIs, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said the biggest takeaway from the hurriedly-arranged series has been the positive and aggressive attitude that his team displayed all through.

Morne Morkel ready to take new ball for South Africa
Morne Morkel ready to take new ball for South Africa

South African quick Morne Morkel declared himself ready to take the new ball at the World Cup if required after posting career-best figures of five for 21 as the Proteas crushed Australia in the second one-day international. 

Mitchell Johnson rested for remaining ODIs against South Africa
Mitchell Johnson rested for remaining ODIs against South Africa

The Australia squad named on Monday for the final three one-day internationals against South Africa, in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney this month:

Angelo Mathews becomes first batsman to score 1000 ODI runs in 2014
Angelo Mathews becomes first batsman to score 1000 ODI runs in 2014

Angelo Mathews played a blistering knock of 139 runs in just 116 deliveries, to help Sri Lanka put up a fighting total on the board against India in the fifth ODI at Ranchi.

5th ODI: India vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...
5th ODI: India vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...

India defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in the fifth and final One-day International here on Sunday.

ODI winter primes England for World Cup success, says Alastair Cook
ODI winter primes England for World Cup success, says Alastair Cook

England captain Alastair Cook believes a diet of nothing but one-day cricket this winter and the return of a number of rested key players will give England their best chance to win the World Cup.

Strike rate rather than pace to decide outcome of ODI series against Oz, says AB de Villiers
Strike rate rather than pace to decide outcome of ODI series against Oz, says AB de Villiers

South African captain AB de Villiers believes that strike-rate rather than pace would be the deciding factor in the five-match ODI series against Australia.

It's embarrassing not to be competing against India: Angelo Mathews
It's embarrassing not to be competing against India: Angelo Mathews

Trounced by team India for the fourth consecutive time in the five-match ODI series, a livid Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews Thursday conceded it was "embarrassing" for the islanders not to have competed at all.

PCB awaiting response from Kenya on proposed tour
PCB awaiting response from Kenya on proposed tour

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is still awaiting a response from the Cricket Kenya (CK) after inviting their national team to Lahore and Faisalabad for a five match ODI series this month.

Last two ODIs against Lanka can change Robin Uthappa's fortunes
Last two ODIs against Lanka can change Robin Uthappa's fortunes

Robin Uthappa, who has been in rich vein of form has been given another chance to represent India in the ODIs. After getting an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series against Sri Lanka, selectors have picked the stylish batsman for the remaining two ODIs.

Will continue with same intensity: Virat Kohli
Will continue with same intensity: Virat Kohli

An unassailable lead has been achieved against Sri Lanka but Indian skipper Virat Kohli said his team would not let the intensity slip in the remaining two ODIs of the five-match series.

4th ODI: India vs Sri Lanka - Preview
4th ODI: India vs Sri Lanka - Preview

Having already pocketed the series, a rampaging India would like to continue their dominance and clinch the number one ODI spot as a hapless Sri Lanka look to salvage some pride during the penultimate game of the five-match Limited over International rubber at the Eden Gardens here Thursday.

Umpire communication will be on air during AUS-SA series
Umpire communication will be on air during AUS-SA series

The fans will be able hear the conversation between on-field umpires and the TV umpire while arriving at a decision during the upcoming ODI series between Australia and South Africa as ICC has given a go ahead for the experiment.

Not taking my Australia berth for granted: Umesh Yadav
Not taking my Australia berth for granted: Umesh Yadav

Making his presence felt in yet another clinical win over Sri Lanka after a four-wicket haul, Indian pacer Umesh Yadav is not taking his Australia berth for granted and said that consistency is the key to book a World Cup ticket.