Rohit Sharma's historic knock of 267 runs on Thursday against the visiting Sri Lankan side in the fourth ODI of the five-match series at Eden Gardens has almost secured his opening slot for the forthcoming Cricket World Cup.
Tourism New Zealand is eyeing a massive 33 per cent growth in Indian travellers to the island Pacific nation this fiscal as it expects an influx of visitors for the World Cup Cricket it is co-hosting with Australia in February and March.
India are looking at the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka mainly as preparation for the World Cup and home team's captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday said the recent performances of the pace bowlers, especially Umesh Yadav, has given him a lot of hope going into the mega-event.
Furore created by the West Indies mid-series pull out from the tour of India and suspected illegal bowling actions will be some of the key issues the ICC Board will discuss when it gather here on November 9 and 10 for the last round of meetings of the year.
Former PCB chairman and Pakistan's nominee for the post of International Cricket Council (ICC) President, Najam Sethi has disclosed how he had to take a firm stand to prevent Misbah-ul-Haq from being removed as captain this year.
All-rounder Yuvraj Singh played as a protagonist when the 'Men in Blue' won the ICC World Cup in 2011, under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. For his heroics with the bat and ball, the southpaw was rewarded with Man of the Series as well. Sadly, when the quadrennial event is back and India are set to defend the most converted ICC trophy, one of the most dangerous batsmen in limited overs, Yuvraj, himself is not sure about representing the country.
Renowned British rock band Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and drummer Charlie Watts, currently in Australia for their 14 On Fire world tour, took time off from their busy schedule to visit the Bradman Museum and were also shown the International Cricket Council's (ICC) 2015 World Cup trophy here Sunday.
Virat Kohli has certainly been the most consistent batsman in the Indian team in all formats of the game, for last couple of years. But in the last away series that India played in England, he was all at sea, while facing the English seamers, especially Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson.