ICC Cricket World Cup: Fairytale ending for Michael Clarke as Australia win fifth title
ICC Cricket World Cup: Fairytale ending for Michael Clarke as Australia win fifth title

Australia on Sunday clinched the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time, thrashing New Zealand by seven wickets to provide a perfect farewell gift to skipper Michael Clarke, who played a key role with a 74-run knock in his final ODI appearance.

Record 93,013 MCG crowd for World Cup final
Record 93,013 MCG crowd for World Cup final

A ground record crowd of 93,013 watched the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

N Srinivasan defends 10-team World Cup in 2019
N Srinivasan defends 10-team World Cup in 2019

The Associate cricket nations might be fuming at the prospect of a 10-team World Cup in 2019, but ICC President N Srinivasan today said they had no reason to feel left out as the format gives them a good chance at qualifying for the mega-event.

World Cup 2015: `We`re playing for you,` Brendon McCullum tells New Zealand
World Cup 2015: `We`re playing for you,` Brendon McCullum tells New Zealand

Brendon McCullum has written an emotional letter to the people of New Zealand ahead of their historic World Cup final against Australia Sunday saying "something special is happening".

Cricket World cup 2015: New Zealand obsessed by World Cup final
Cricket World cup 2015: New Zealand obsessed by World Cup final

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key decided not to attend Lee Kuan Yew`s funeral and left behind a bruising byelection defeat to be in Melbourne Sunday as he led his nation`s obsession with the World Cup final.

 ICC World Cup 2015: New Zealand eye World Cup history against Australia
ICC World Cup 2015: New Zealand eye World Cup history against Australia

New Zealand take the field in their maiden World Cup final on Sunday looking to cap an unbeaten streak by defeating co-hosts Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Neymar can break Pele's Brazil goal record, says Dunga
Neymar can break Pele's Brazil goal record, says Dunga

Brazil striker Neymar, who has scored 43 times for his country and is still only 23, can break Pele`s long-standing record of 77 international goals, coach Dunga said on Saturday. Pele, widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, also helped Brazil win three World Cups, in 1958, 1962 and 1970, and that is the record Dunga really wants Neymar to emulate.

Cricket World Cup: Special final between two evenly matched sides, says Graeme Smith
Cricket World Cup: Special final between two evenly matched sides, says Graeme Smith

Ahead of Sunday’s high-voltage cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand, former South Africa captain Graeme Smith on Saturday said both teams have powerful bowling line-ups and a plethora of destructive batsmen.

World Cup final could be last match I watch: Martin Crowe
World Cup final could be last match I watch: Martin Crowe

Not in the best health condition, New Zealand legend and former skipper Martin Crowe on Saturday said that the cricket World Cup final on Sunday could be the last cricket match he watches.

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.

Melbourne Cricket Ground - fascinating history and cricketing folklore
Melbourne Cricket Ground - fascinating history and cricketing folklore

The Melbourne Cricket Ground's (MCG) hallowed surface will add another feather to its cap when it hosts the final of the 11th World Cup between tournament co-hosts Australia and New Zealand on Sunday.

Cricket World Cup: Brendon McCullum asks Indian fans to root for New Zealand in World Cup final
Cricket World Cup: Brendon McCullum asks Indian fans to root for New Zealand in World Cup final

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has beseeched the cricket-mad Indian fans to root for his team in tomorrow's World Cup final against four-time winners Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Cricket World Cup: Team India members arrive home; Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma land in Mumbai
Cricket World Cup: Team India members arrive home; Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma land in Mumbai

The Indian World Cup team members, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli, arrived home from Australia in batches and left for their respective destinations, Cricket Board sources said.

Daniel Vettori has given half his life to game: Brendon McCullum
Daniel Vettori has given half his life to game: Brendon McCullum

In awe of "outstanding teammate and close friend" Daniel Vettori's achievements, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he can only marvel at the all-rounder's contribution to the game in not just New Zealand but world over.

Hope Martin Crowe finds peace in time left for him: Brendon McCullum
Hope Martin Crowe finds peace in time left for him: Brendon McCullum

An emotional New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum today wished terminally ill former skipper Martin Crowe, who is battling lymphoma, to "find peace in the time left for him".

2015 edition most followed cricket World Cup: ICC
2015 edition most followed cricket World Cup: ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that the 2015 World Cup has been the most followed and attended event in cricketing history.

ICC World Cup: West Indies-bound Phil Simmons backs Associates for next World Cup
ICC World Cup: West Indies-bound Phil Simmons backs Associates for next World Cup

Newly-appointed West Indies coach Phil Simmons encouraged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to keep faith with Associates teams for the next World Cup.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps in World Cup final
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps in World Cup final

Kiwi fans daubed in black came out in droves on Saturday to support New Zealand on the eve of their team`s first World Cup final, against fierce rivals Australia in Melbourne.

Aussies play their best, they`ll win final, says Michael Clarke
Aussies play their best, they`ll win final, says Michael Clarke

"I believe if we play our best, we can beat New Zealand tomorrow."