Michael Hussey heaps praise on retiring skipper Michael Clarke
Michael Hussey heaps praise on retiring skipper Michael Clarke

Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey on Saturday lauded retiring skipper Michael Clarke’s work ethic, saying he has raised the standards of cricket in his country to newer heights.

New Zealand need to be desperate on the field: Brendon McCullum
New Zealand need to be desperate on the field: Brendon McCullum

Skipper Brendon McCullum on Friday said that New Zealand need to be desperate on the field as they enter the business-end of the cricket World Cup.

Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews, Rangana Herath set to be fit for quarters
Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews, Rangana Herath set to be fit for quarters

Sri Lanka were on Thursday "a 100 percent sure" that skipper Angelo Mathews, down with a heel injury, will be fit for their quarter-final outing of the cricket World Cup in Sydney next week.

I keep things simple while batting: AB de Villiers
I keep things simple while batting: AB de Villiers

Gung-ho after winning the Man of the Match award against the UAE in the World Cup, South Africa skipper AB de Villiers on Thursday said he tries to keep things simple out there in the middle.

Motta back but Silva rested for PSG
Motta back but Silva rested for PSG

Italian international midfielder Thiago Motta is available again after injury for Paris Saint-Germain`s Ligue 1 encounter with Lens on Saturday but skipper Thiago Silva will not feature.

Australia vs England: Bailey salutes match-winners Finch and Marsh
Australia vs England: Bailey salutes match-winners Finch and Marsh

Australia skipper George Bailey praised match-winning centurion Aaron Finch and five-wicket star Mitchell Marsh after the World Cup co-hosts crushed England by 111 runs in their opening game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.

India didn't have an answer for us: Steve Smith
India didn't have an answer for us: Steve Smith

Skipper Steven Smith on Saturday said that India were clueless against Australia's lower-order batsmen who helped the hosts post 530 runs in their first innings on the second day of the third cricket Test.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Craig McMillan dubs Brendon McCullum 'most destructive'
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Craig McMillan dubs Brendon McCullum 'most destructive'

New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan Friday described skipper Brendon McCullum as the most destructive batsman to have played for his country after the right-hander blasted a 74-ball ton against the Sri Lanka in the opening day of the first Test here.

India vs Australia: Michael Clarke to do commentary during Boxing Day Test
India vs Australia: Michael Clarke to do commentary during Boxing Day Test

Australia's injured skipper Michael Clarke will join the Channel Nine commentary team for the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne, which will also mark the return of former Test captain Bill Lawry behind the mike.

Not too late to drop Alastair Cook as ODI captain, says Nasser Hussain
Not too late to drop Alastair Cook as ODI captain, says Nasser Hussain

England's embattled skipper Alastair Cook received yet another sacking call. Joining this ever growing list of dissenters is former England captain Nasser Hussain.

Ready to lead a young side, says confident Virat Kohli
Ready to lead a young side, says confident Virat Kohli

After leading Indian cricket team to a One-Day International series whitewash against the touring Sri Lankan side, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said he is ready to lead a young side. He also said that, if a captain is lazy, it will look stupid.

India vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews blames batsmen for huge loss
India vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews blames batsmen for huge loss

Questioning the approach of his frontline batsmen, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews on Sunday blamed the 169-run loss against India in the opening ODI to the abject surrender by the visiting line-up on a good Barabati Stadium wicket, here.

We need to learn lessons from last match's defeat: Daniel Flynn
We need to learn lessons from last match's defeat: Daniel Flynn

Jolted by their first loss of the tournament, Northern Knights skipper Daniel Flynn said his side needs to learn some lessons quickly to stay afloat in the ongoing Oppo Champions League T20.

CLT20 2014: Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Narine guide KKR to easy win over Lahore Lions
CLT20 2014: Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Narine guide KKR to easy win over Lahore Lions

Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a confident half-century after Sunil Narine stifled Lahore Lions with his magical spin bowling as Kolkata Knight Riders eked out a four-wicket win in a Champions League Twenty20 Group A match, here Sunday.

Shahid Afridi hails PCB decision to appoint him long-term T20 skipper
Shahid Afridi hails PCB decision to appoint him long-term T20 skipper

Newly appointed Pakistan twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi has hailed the decision of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to appoint him as captain until the 2016 World T20 event.

Rohit Sharma will not play Champions League T20: John Wright
Rohit Sharma will not play Champions League T20: John Wright

Defending champions Mumbai Indians head coach John Wright today said that skipper Rohit Sharma will not play in the Champions League T20 tournament.

Shahid Afridi is best person to lead Pakistan in 2015 World Cup: Shoaib Malik
Shahid Afridi is best person to lead Pakistan in 2015 World Cup: Shoaib Malik

Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Shoaib Malik has said maverick all-rounder Shahid Afridi is the best person to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup.

India`s tour of England: When Captain Alastair Cook helped Gary get his `Ballance` right

England left-hander Gary Ballance has admitted that a dinner with skipper Alastair Cook helped get his focus back in the game after he came in the news for his shirtless act in an inebriated state at a Nottingham pub after the conclusion of the first Test at Trent Bridge.

Spinner Moeen Ali gets skipper Alastair Cook`s seal of approval after win against India

England cricket captain Alastair Cook has given his seal of approval to off-spinner Moeen Ali following the latter`s match winning effort in the third Test against India at the Ageas Bowl here.

Brazil appeals for withdrawal of yellow card suspension of skipper Thiago Silva

Brazil have appealed to FIFA World Cup authorities to withdraw the yellow card suspension imposed on their captain Thiago Silva so that he can turn out for Tuesday`s semi-final clash against Germany.