India should hope that wickets remain slow during WC: Rahul Dravid
India should hope that wickets remain slow during WC: Rahul Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Wednesday said that the upcoming World Cup is going to be a challenge for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team, which should hope for the Australian and New Zealand wickets to remain slow and supportive of spin.

Keep Virat Kohli at No.3 in World Cup: Ian Chappell
Keep Virat Kohli at No.3 in World Cup: Ian Chappell

Describing India's defence of the World Cup title as shaky, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has advised them to keep star batsman Virat Kohli at number three to negate any opposition plans to bounce them out with short-pitched deliveries on lively pitches here.

ICC World Cup 2015: Blunted bowling leaves champs India vulnerable
ICC World Cup 2015: Blunted bowling leaves champs India vulnerable

Loaded with free-stroking batsmen but missing match-winning bowlers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s India will look to chase down -- rather than defend -- the World Cup title they won four years ago.

ODI tri-series: Australia vs India - As it happened...
ODI tri-series: Australia vs India - As it happened...

Welcome to our coverage of the fifth match of the Tri-series between Australia and India being played at Sydney Cricket Ground. It's a huge day, of cricket and also that of nationalism. It's Australia Day Down Under and Republic Day for the Indians. Aussies have already qualified for the final and for India, it is a must win game to keep their faintest of hopes alive for the title match.

Sushil Kumar replaces Virat Kohli as 'state icon' for Delhi polls
Sushil Kumar replaces Virat Kohli as 'state icon' for Delhi polls

 In order to encourage people, especially youths, to cast their votes in the February 7 Delhi Assembly polls, wrestler Sushil Kumar has been roped in as "state icon" by the Election Commission.

Tri-series, 5th ODI: In Rohit's absence, India need Kohli, Rahane to fire
Tri-series, 5th ODI: In Rohit's absence, India need Kohli, Rahane to fire

India will play against Australia in the fifth ODI of the tri-series on Monday at SCG, which a crucial match for MS Dhoni & Co.

Kane Williamson's high scoring affair has become a regular phenomenon
Kane Williamson's high scoring affair has become a regular phenomenon

New Zealand star sensation Kane Williamson's success with the bat has been monumental and most of it all it has elevated the 24-year-old to a higher level in modern day cricket. Williamson scored 97 in the fifth ODI match against Sri Lanka to help New Zealand pocket the game and the series.

Tri-series, 5th ODI: Australia vs India - Preview
Tri-series, 5th ODI: Australia vs India - Preview

Their World Cup preparations derailed by successive losses, India would look to reignite the spark and keep themselves afloat in the ODI cricket tri-series when they take on an unbeaten Australia in a must-win game here on Monday.

India heavily reliant on Virat Kohli: Rahul Dravid
India heavily reliant on Virat Kohli: Rahul Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Saturday said that Virat Kohli will need to bat really well in the upcoming Cricket World Cup as the current team is too much dependent on him in the middle overs.

Virat Kohli should bat at four if team wants: Viv Richards
Virat Kohli should bat at four if team wants: Viv Richards

Virat Kohli's form may have taken a hit since dropping to number four in the batting order, but West Indian legend Sir Viv Richards feels the marauding cricketer should continue in the position if that is what the Indian team requires.

India look emotionally drained: Danny Morrison
India look emotionally drained: Danny Morrison

Disappointed with India's performance in the ongoing tour of Australia, former New Zealand cricketer Danny Morrison feels the touring side looks "emotionally drained".

Team India returns to training after rest day
Team India returns to training after rest day

Following a rest day, the Indian cricket team returned to practice at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Friday ahead of their third ODI of the tri-series, against Australia here on Monday.

India's ICC World Cup preparations take a hit in tri-series
India's ICC World Cup preparations take a hit in tri-series

It was meant to be a dress rehearsal for the ODI World Cup next month but the Indian cricket team has been left grappling with selection issues in the ongoing tri-series against Australia and England, failing to find the combination that would be good enough for the marquee event.

ODI tri-series: India look to sort out batting woes before Hobart game
ODI tri-series: India look to sort out batting woes before Hobart game

Having tried quite a few permutations and combinations in the two losses so far, the Indian think-tank seems to have settled for Virat Kohli at the No.4 position to hit the right balance and stay alive in the ongoing tri-series.

Stuart Broad lauds Steven Finn's match-winning performance against India
Stuart Broad lauds Steven Finn's match-winning performance against India

England speedster Stuart Broad on Tuesday hailed his team-mate Steven Finn's match-winning spell against India in the 3rd ODI of the ongoing tri-series.

India just need three good days to win World Cup: Rahul Dravid
India just need three good days to win World Cup: Rahul Dravid

 Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that it will require "three good days" to win the coveted World Cup cricket tournament for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men.

With top World Cup contenders showcasing batting prowess, India are at back-foot
With top World Cup contenders showcasing batting prowess, India are at back-foot

Ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, most of the countries who are considered as the major contenders to win the marquee event are gearing up for the much-awaited event by playing One Day tournaments in different parts of the world.

Saeed Ajmal counts Pakistan out of World Cup semi-final race
Saeed Ajmal counts Pakistan out of World Cup semi-final race

Pakistan's suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal does not believe that the national cricket team will be able to make the semi-finals of the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Is it right to change Virat Kohli's batting position ahead of World Cup 2015?
Is it right to change Virat Kohli's batting position ahead of World Cup 2015?

The mainstay of Indian batting line-up - Virat Kohli - sacrificed his one-down position for Ajinkya Rahane during India's opening match of the triangular series against home team Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, as the former played at number four.

List of top 10 fastest ODI hundreds in cricket history
List of top 10 fastest ODI hundreds in cricket history

South African batsman AB De Villiers on Sunday scored the fastest hundred in the history of ODI cricket.