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Happy to see Chris Gayle back in form: VVS Laxman
Happy to see Chris Gayle back in form: VVS Laxman

Former Indian batsman V.V.S. Laxman on Tuesday expressed his delight after West Indian Chris Gayle bludgeoned 215 runs against Zimbabwe to return to form during a World Cup Pool B game.

Rohit Sharma's two double-hundreds inspired me, says Chris Gayle
Rohit Sharma's two double-hundreds inspired me, says Chris Gayle

West Indies opener Chris Gayle, who smashed the first World Cup double-century here Tuesday, said he wanted to get it ever since India's Rohit Sharma scored two of them in ODIs.

Chris Gayle slams first double ton in World Cup history; hailed on Twitter
Chris Gayle slams first double ton in World Cup history; hailed on Twitter

After having a poor start to the tournament, West Indies opener Chris Gayle was back in form as he slammed the first double century in World Cup history.

I see a lot of myself in Ravichandran Ashwin: Anil Kumble
I see a lot of myself in Ravichandran Ashwin: Anil Kumble

Former India captain Anil Kumble today said Ravichandran Ashwin reminds him of himself as the Tamil Nadu off-spinner's approach and work ethics are quite similar to what he had during his playing

Indian top-order batsmen need to fire against South Africa: Kapil Dev
Indian top-order batsmen need to fire against South Africa: Kapil Dev

World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev feels that India's top-order batsmen need to take more responsibility for the team to win against South Africa, who have a potent bowling attack led by the dangerous Dale Steyn.

ICC World Cup: India will back itself to chase anything, says Graeme Smith
ICC World Cup: India will back itself to chase anything, says Graeme Smith

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith said Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team would back itself to chase down any target, and billed the upcoming cricket World Cup tie against the Men in Blue as a contest between the Proteas bowling attack and Indian batting line-up.

Sporting a mohawk, Virat Kohli feasts on spinners at nets ahead of crucial South Africa clash
Sporting a mohawk, Virat Kohli feasts on spinners at nets ahead of crucial South Africa clash

His mohawk hairdo caught the eye as much as his wide range of shots, but Virat Kohli was focus personified while feasting on the spinners at the nets here on Friday, as India geared up to take on a traditionally pace-heavy South Africa in their next cricket World Cup match.

India have lot of match-winners in ODIs: Sourav Ganguly
India have lot of match-winners in ODIs: Sourav Ganguly

The Indian batting line-up may seem to be heavily reliant on Virat Kohli, but former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that the team has more than one player to depend on as far as one-day cricket is concerned.

India's batting is not only about Virat Kohli: SA coach Russell Domingo
India's batting is not only about Virat Kohli: SA coach Russell Domingo

Virat Kohli might be the "kingpin" of India's batting in the ongoing cricket World Cup but South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Thursday said his team is not making any special plans for the swashbuckling player ahead of the two sides' pool clash here on Sunday.

World Cup 2015: Sachin Tendulkar wary of South Africa threat
World Cup 2015: Sachin Tendulkar wary of South Africa threat

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has issued a warning to triumphant India about their upcoming World Cup match against South Africa, saying the Proteas were "far, far superior" to arch-rivals Pakistan.

Virat Kohli becomes India's 1st cricketer to score 100 in India vs Pak World Cup match

Star batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday returned to form in the high-stake game against Pakistan. In the process, he also became the first ever Indian cricketer to score a hundred in this ICC World Cup fixture between two arch-rivals.

Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to score century against Pakistan at World Cup
Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to score century against Pakistan at World Cup

Star batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday returned to form in the high-stake game against Pakistan. In the process, he also became the first ever Indian cricketer to score a hundred in this ICC World Cup fixture between two arch-rivals. He reached the milestone with a single off Shahid Afridi in the 42nd over.

ICC World Cup: In Suresh Raina, India can hope for another Yuvraj Singh
ICC World Cup: In Suresh Raina, India can hope for another Yuvraj Singh

In the presence of Virat Kolhi, Rohit Sharma and of course, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, it's considered unwise to talk about a certain Suresh Raina.

India return to practice after a day's break
India return to practice after a day's break

India’s location for the practice session here on a sunny Thursday morning was nothing short of scenic. The team took full advantage and went about their regular routine with the normal stretches and warm-ups before they walked out to the nets to prepare for the all-important World Cup tie against Pakistan Sunday.

Indian batting line-up best, onus is on bowlers: Javagal Srinath
Indian batting line-up best, onus is on bowlers: Javagal Srinath

Defending champions India have the best batting line-up and they should not lose heart after a winless build-up to the cricket World Cup, feels former speedster Javagal Srinath, who also urged the bowlers to make a difference in the mega-event.

India break Aussie tour duck with Afghanistan win
India break Aussie tour duck with Afghanistan win

India finally celebrated a first win on their marathon Australia tour with a resounding 153-run victory over outclassed Afghanistan in a World Cup warm-up. The defending World Cup champions piled up 364-5 in their 50 overs at the Adelaide Oval with record-breaking batsman Rohit Sharma making 150 with 12 fours and seven sixes.

MS Dhoni can take heart from Rohit Sharma's purple patch ahead of World Cup 2015
MS Dhoni can take heart from Rohit Sharma's purple patch ahead of World Cup 2015

At a time when most of the Indian batsmen have been going through a rough patch, 'hitman' Rohit Sharma once again slammed a brilliant knock, which must have given skipper MS Dhoni, a big relief ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015.

India tame Afghanistan by 153 runs in final ICC World Cup warm-up game
India tame Afghanistan by 153 runs in final ICC World Cup warm-up game

 Riding on Rohit Sharma's strokeful 150, an under-fire India finally registered a win after a long time as they crushed minnows Afghanistan by 153 runs in their second and final World Cup warm-up match here on Tuesday.

ICC World Cup 2015: Rohit Sharma leads India to 364 for 5 against Afghanistan
ICC World Cup 2015: Rohit Sharma leads India to 364 for 5 against Afghanistan

 Rohit Sharma smashed his way to a strokeful 150 while Ajinkya Rahane blasted an unbeaten 88 as India posted a huge 364 for five against Afghanistan in their second and final cricket World Cup warm up match, here on Tuesday.

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.