Cricket legend Shane Warne has come under fire for questioning Australian players on whether they were "thirsty" and how long their celebratory drinking session would last after they won the World Cup.
Attributing India's ouster from the World Cup to crucial missed opportunities, former cricketers on Thursday said the team needed a big knock from a top-order batsman to have a shot at overhauling the mammoth Australian total.
With the threat of in-form off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin looming large, Australian captain Michael Clarke today summoned Shane Warne at the team's nets ahead of their ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final clash against India, here on Thursday.
A masterful piece of batting from Grant Elliott saw off a valiant South African side who crashed out of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Elliott helped New Zealand win the semi-final encounter at Eden Park in Auckland on Tuesday.
Publicly labelled "soft" by former test bowler Shane Warne only a few months ago, paceman Mitchell Starc has come of age at the cricket World Cup and could prove key to Australia`s hopes of winning a fourth trophy.
Being the third highest wicket-taker in history of Test cricket is no mean achievement but former India captain Anil Kumble wishes he had the skills of his two greatest contemporaries -- Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan.
Former Indian captain Anil Kumble is all set to become the 77th member of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame after his name is inducted in the prestigious list during India's World Cup match against South Africa here on Sunday.
Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne Friday said Australian captain Michael Clarke is fitter than he has been in the last five years and should have been picked for Australia's World Cup opener against England Saturday.
Two days ahead of the awaited India-Pakistan World Cup clash at the Adelaide Oval, spin wizard Shane Warne has said the twice defending champion's fortune in the match and the tournament will largely depend on the senior players' performance.