Cricket World Cup 2015: We have to be at our best to beat New Zealand, says Michael Clarke
Cricket World Cup 2015: We have to be at our best to beat New Zealand, says Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke on Thursday said that even though they have outclassed India in the semi-final, their task isn't over yet as they have to be at their best to beat a spirited New Zealand side in the World Cup final on Sunday.

Cricket World Cup: Former greats attribute India's loss to missed opportunities
Cricket World Cup: Former greats attribute India's loss to missed opportunities

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.

Pressure of semi-finals got to India: Sunil Gavaskar
Pressure of semi-finals got to India: Sunil Gavaskar

Dejected with Indian batsmen's poor shot selection in their 329-run chase, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar said that the pressure of the cricket World Cup semi-final got to the team as it was outplayed by Australia here on Thursday.

India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan's dismissal was the turning point, says MS Dhoni
India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan's dismissal was the turning point, says MS Dhoni

A crestfallen Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said opener Shikhar Dhawan's dismissal was the turning point in the cricket World Cup semi-final against Australia, which his team lost by 95 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday.

Pacers could have done 'slightly better' against Australia: MS Dhoni
Pacers could have done 'slightly better' against Australia: MS Dhoni

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni made no excuses for India's 95-run loss to Australia in the cricket World Cup semi-finals but said the fast bowlers could have done "slightly better" and Shikhar Dhawan should not have attempted a big shot when they were going smoothly.

ICC Cricket World Cup: Michael Clarke backs David Warner to behave, Mitchell Johnson leads battle cry
ICC Cricket World Cup: Michael Clarke backs David Warner to behave, Mitchell Johnson leads battle cry

Australia captain Michael Clarke expects temperamental opener David Warner to be on his best behaviour in Thursday`s World Cup semi-final against India, but Mitchell Johnson is ready to step up the sledging war.

Cricket World Cup 2015: Stage set for 2nd semis as India, Australia look to book final berth
Cricket World Cup 2015: Stage set for 2nd semis as India, Australia look to book final berth

Defending champions India will hope the law of averages does not catch up with them when they clash with hosts Australia in a widely-anticipated World Cup semi-final in Sydney on Thursday.

ICC World Cup: I''ll sledge India if David Warner won't, says Mitchell Johnson
ICC World Cup: I''ll sledge India if David Warner won't, says Mitchell Johnson

Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says he is considering taking on the role of Australia`s Sledger-in-Chief for Thursday`s World Cup semi-final against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

ICC World Cup 2015: Australia, India braced for World Cup verbal onslaught
ICC World Cup 2015: Australia, India braced for World Cup verbal onslaught

Rival captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India and Michael Clarke of Australia may have their hands full trying to keep frayed tempers in check during a potentially explosive World Cup semi-final on Thursday.

Rohit Sharma is a beautiful player: Martin Crowe
Rohit Sharma is a beautiful player: Martin Crowe

Impressed with Rohit Sharma's match-winning ton against Bangladesh, former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe said that the top-order batsman is a beautiful player who did the basics right at the SCG.

Cricket World Cup: India vs Bangladesh -  Statistical highlights
Cricket World Cup: India vs Bangladesh - Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights of the second quarterfinals of the ICC cricket World Cup between India and Bangladesh here on Thursday.

Calculated Rohit Sharma has the final say against Bangladesh
Calculated Rohit Sharma has the final say against Bangladesh

The case with Rohit Sharma is often about unfulfilled desires and untimely expressions. On Thursday, the hugely talented Indian batsman gifted himself an innings of supreme class and confidence booster going into the decisive phase of 2015 Cricket World Cup.

ICC World Cup 2015: Expert preview analysis of India-Bangladesh quarterfinal match-Part 2

Watch our experts analyse how the India-Bangladesh quarterfinal match.

ICC World Cup 2015: Expert preview analysis of India-Bangladesh quarterfinal match

Watch our experts analyse how the India-Bangladesh quarterfinal match.

ICC WC 2015, 2nd QF - India vs Bangladesh: As it happened...
ICC WC 2015, 2nd QF - India vs Bangladesh: As it happened...

Welcome to the live coverage of the quarter-final match between India and Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Ravi Shastri's pep talk secret of Shikhar Dhawan's success, says team official
Ravi Shastri's pep talk secret of Shikhar Dhawan's success, says team official

Indian cricket team's Director Ravi Shastri played a massive role in getting Shikhar Dhawan back on track after a prolonged lean patch during the tour of Australia that preceded the ongoing World Cup, according to a team official.

ICC World Cup 2015: Fearless Bangladesh have `nothing to lose` against India
ICC World Cup 2015: Fearless Bangladesh have `nothing to lose` against India

 Bangladesh will have to play fearless cricket to reproduce their shock 2007 World Cup win over India and knock the defending champions out in their quarter-final, Shakib Al Hasan said Tuesday.

ICC World Cup: BCCI allows WAGs to accompany Team India cricketers
ICC World Cup: BCCI allows WAGs to accompany Team India cricketers

The Indian cricket team has been rewarded for making it to the quarter-finals of the ICC World Cup 2015 as BCCI on Monday allowed Wives & Girlfriends (WAGs) to accompany the players.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Centuries set ton of records in World Cup
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Centuries set ton of records in World Cup

The opening round of the World Cup witnessed 35 centuries compared to just six in the entire 1975 tournament, seemingly proving once and for all that one-day cricket is a batsman`s game.

Taking chances: Suresh Raina's explosive innings highlights his importance
Taking chances: Suresh Raina's explosive innings highlights his importance

Giving all the actors their desired roles is simply not possible in any stage. However, there are some who exist to take their chanches, cease the moment and script their own stories. Indian cricketer Suresh Raina is one of those fastidious actors, who knows what to do, and when.