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Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni slide down; Mohammad Shami gains 14 places in ODI rankings
Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni slide down; Mohammad Shami gains 14 places in ODI rankings

Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped down the ladder to be fourth and 10th respectively, while Shikhar Dhawan retained his seventh spot in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings released here today.

ICC World Cup: Indian bowlers have really stepped up, claims MS Dhoni
ICC World Cup: Indian bowlers have really stepped up, claims MS Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday said his bowlers have elevated their level of performance, producing another exquisite bowling exhibition against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the WACA here.

ICC Cricket World Cup: 'Dummy catch' to 'Fielding match', Team India does it all
ICC Cricket World Cup: 'Dummy catch' to 'Fielding match', Team India does it all

Innovation is the name of the game if one wants to beat drudgery of mundane training sessions as Team India showed on Wednesday during their 75-minute fielding session with drills that had the cricketers interested and enjoying every bit of it.

ICC Cricket World Cup: Ravichandran Ashwin-Ravindra Jadeja have proved critics wrong, says Virat Kohli
ICC Cricket World Cup: Ravichandran Ashwin-Ravindra Jadeja have proved critics wrong, says Virat Kohli

Question marks have been raised about their ability to trouble batsmen in overseas conditions but spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have proved their critics wrong with an impressive start to their World Cup campaign, feels team's premier batsman Virat Kohli.

Don't remember Proteas being outplayed like this: Sourav Ganguly
Don't remember Proteas being outplayed like this: Sourav Ganguly

Impressed by India's clinical performance against South Africa, former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said the Proteas have not been outplayed like this in a "long long time" and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can gain a lot of courage from such a display.

India must pick Axar Patel over Ravindra Jadeja: Ian Chappell
India must pick Axar Patel over Ravindra Jadeja: Ian Chappell

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni must pick specialist spinner Axar Patel over "bits and pieces" player Ravindra Jadeja in the team's second cricket World Cup game against South Africa here on Sunday.

MS Dhoni inspects MCG match strip all by himself
MS Dhoni inspects MCG match strip all by himself

Call it by fate or by design, Mahendra Singh Dhoni probably shares a different kind of bonding with the Melbourne Cricket Ground as it was again evident today, a day before India's second group league encounter against South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup.

India don't have bowling to win World Cup: Rodney Hogg
India don't have bowling to win World Cup: Rodney Hogg

Former Australia fast bowler Rodney Hogg feels that India do not have the bowling unit to retain the cricket World Cup with Umesh Yadav being the lone bright spot in the attack.

Yuvraj Singh: The match-winner India will badly miss at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

At the IPL 8 auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore, who released their marquee player Yuvraj Singh for fresh bidding, were in a panic mode, as Delhi Daredevils seemed determined to buy the all-rounder at any cost.

Spotlight on Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja as India fret on playing XI
Spotlight on Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja as India fret on playing XI

Out-of-form opener Shikhar Dhawan's place in the playing XI will be one of the primary discussion point when the Indian team management zeroes in on the playing XI against arch rivals Pakistan in the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup, here on Sunday.

Indian team lacks genuine all-rounders: Mohinder Amarnath
Indian team lacks genuine all-rounders: Mohinder Amarnath

Having taken India to World Cup glory in 1983 by his all-round performance, Mohinder Amarnath feels the current side lacks "genuine" all-rounders and the bowlers are trying to bowl too quick instead of focussing on line and length.

ICC World Cup: We will wait and watch, says MS Dhoni on bowling combination
ICC World Cup: We will wait and watch, says MS Dhoni on bowling combination

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday left the question on Indian bowling combination for the World Cup beginning Saturday unanswered, saying the team will take a decision depending on the conditions.

I wouldn't write India off: Gary Kirsten
I wouldn't write India off: Gary Kirsten

India's World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten feels it would be premature to write off the defending champions and said the holders have a good chance of retaining the title with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the helm.

Spotlight on fitness as India take on Australia in warm-up tie
Spotlight on fitness as India take on Australia in warm-up tie

India will have to recover quickly from the blow of losing pace spearhead Ishant Sharma even as the fitness of Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja will be under spotlight as they take on hosts Australia in the opening warm-up game of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Ishant Sharma fails fitness test, Mohit Sharma to replace him in India's World Cup squad
Ishant Sharma fails fitness test, Mohit Sharma to replace him in India's World Cup squad

Finally the word is out. Ishant Sharma is out of India's Cricket World Cup squad, thus putting an end to endless speculations regarding his chances of playing in the quadrennial tournament.

Who will step into Yuvraj Singh's shoes to play World Cup-winning role in 2015?
Who will step into Yuvraj Singh's shoes to play World Cup-winning role in 2015?

Yuvraj Singh played the role of a protagonist in India's 2011 World Cup winning campaign. The swashbuckling batsman not only played crucial role with the bat but also proved his mettle with the ball.

India have still not identified their core team: Bishan Singh Bedi
India have still not identified their core team: Bishan Singh Bedi

With little over a week to go for the cricket World Cup, spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi feels India are addressing their injury concerns too late in the day and the defending champions have still not identified their core team.

Mohit Sharma likely to replace injured Ishant Sharma in India's World Cup squad
Mohit Sharma likely to replace injured Ishant Sharma in India's World Cup squad

With mere 10 days to the start of the 2015 ICC World Cup, last-minute preparations are on for everyone involved in the cricket's show-piece event. But unluckily for the defending champions, it's confusion considering their final line-up.

Ishant, Rohit, Bhuvi, Jadeja to undergo fitness test on February 7
Ishant, Rohit, Bhuvi, Jadeja to undergo fitness test on February 7

The fate of India's injured World Cup quartet of Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be decided on February 7 when they undergo a rigorous fitness test ahead of the team's first warm-up game against Australia the very next day.

Dismal India need to raise their standard as World Cup looms
Dismal India need to raise their standard as World Cup looms

India were ousted from the ODI tri-series by England who scripted a three-wicket victory against MS Dhoni's side in Perth on Friday. England booked their place in the final and will play giants Australia. For India their sorry state of affairs outside the sub-continent continued as the side failed to register a single victory in the tri-series.