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Brendon McCullum - The man you cannot help but love
Brendon McCullum - The man you cannot help but love

Brendon McCullum at a press conference prior to the World Cup final Back in the summer of 2008, when Indian Premier League made its way into the cricketing mainstream, it was a hugely anticipated event. The Indian corporate hotshots had invested a fortune, put their brand at stake and nobody could have afforded to leave the tournament’s success to chance. However, there was still an air of anxiety. Despite the world having alread

Mar 29 2015
World Cup final could be last match I watch: Martin Crowe
World Cup final could be last match I watch: Martin Crowe

Martin Crowe at Eden Park, Auckland for the World Cup Melbourne, March 28: 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. The 52-year-old, who will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the New Zealand vs Australia final, is battling cancer after he was diagnosed with lymphoma in September

Mar 28 2015
Brendon McCullum: Hope Martin Crowe finds peace
Brendon McCullum: Hope Martin Crowe finds peace

Martin Crowe was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame last month Melbourne, March 28 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum hopes terminally ill Blackcaps legend Martin Crowe will find peace in the time he has left. In a column written for ESPNcricinfo, Crowe had said the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday might be the last game he will witness before life fades out of him. "My precarious life ahead may not afford

Mar 28 2015
Top 5 Australia-New Zealand ODIs of all time
Top 5 Australia-New Zealand ODIs of all time

It has been a month-and-a-half of carnival, and as the climax of cricket’s showpiece tournament, we have a fight-out for the World Cup title between the two nations who have jointly hosted the 2015 edition – Australia and New Zealand. Australia have an 85-35 win record against their neighbours in ODIs, and also have the advantage of having played 6 World Cup finals before, having turned out victors on 4 of those occasions. New Zeala

Mar 28 2015
New Zealand legend Martin Crowe inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
New Zealand legend Martin Crowe inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Martin Crowe after being inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame Auckland, Feb 28 (IANS) Martin Crowe, former New Zealand captain and player at the 1992 Cricket World Cup, was on Saturday inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. Crowe became the third New Zealander, after Richard Hadlee and Debbie Hockley, and 79th overall to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, when he received his commemorative cap from International Cricket Council (ICC) director Wa

Martin Crowe set to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame
Martin Crowe set to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame

Martin Crowe New Zealand great Martin Crowe, one of the most stylish and elegant batsmen of his generation, will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park in Auckland on 28 February, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced today. When the 52-year-old receives his commemorative cap from ICC Director and Chairman of Cricket Australia,

Feb 26 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - Australia vs England: Player Ratings
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - Australia vs England: Player Ratings

A still from the Australia-England match Australia recorded a thumping victory against their Ashes counterparts England in their opening World Cup encounter by 111 runs, at the MCG on Valentine’s Day. England were chasring a target of 343, but were all out in the 42nd over. Here are the player ratings of all the 22 cricketers who took the field for match number 2 of the 43 day event. Aaron Finch - After a nervous star

Feb 14 2015
Most incredible matches in World Cup history: 7 – Pakistan v New Zealand (1992 SF)
Most incredible matches in World Cup history: 7 – Pakistan v New Zealand (1992 SF)

Inzamam-ul-Haq of Pakistan in batting action during the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup between Pakistan and New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland.   1 There are times when cricket transcends the barriers of sport and becomes a manifestation of destiny. Sometimes, destiny is so predominantly visible in the way things work out eventually that even the most ardent of followers cannot do much more than just sit back and wond

Feb 10 2015
Cricket World Cup 1992: Novelty and upsets as Pakistan reign
Cricket World Cup 1992: Novelty and upsets as Pakistan reign

Imran Khan Novelty and change marked the 1992 World Cup, staged jointly by Australia and New Zealand. Imran Khan led Pakistan to their maiden World Cup title, South Africa took part for the first time, and a series of fresh ideas were implemented in the format and rules but the new regulations for deciding rain-curtailed matches drew a lot of flak. South Africa, banned from international cricket due to the apartheid policy pursued by its g

Feb 9 2015
Caught in a time warp: Actual and potential similarities between 1992 and 2015 World Cups
Caught in a time warp: Actual and potential similarities between 1992 and 2015 World Cups

According to the Guardian, 1992 was the best WC of them all, barring a rainy hiccup.  A few days back, after witnessing Tom Cruise die and come to life approximately a zillion times in the 2014 sci-fi thriller, Edge of Tomorrow, on DVD, my idiot box redirected me to one of the countless re-runs of the history of the World Cup (WC) on a popular sports channel, which was broadcasting Pakistan’s mercurial triumph in the 1992 WC

Feb 8 2015
The best chance for New Zealand to end World Cup jinx
The best chance for New Zealand to end World Cup jinx

Can Brendon McCullum lead his men to glory? Six semifinal appearances over 10 World Cups make the Kiwis one of the most consistent sides at cricket’s showpiece event. But what it does not tell you is that they have never progressed to the final, let alone win the trophy. So, as we build up to the 2015 World Cup, the question that is on every New Zealand fan’s mind is whether Brendon McCullum’s men can buck the trend

Feb 2 2015
Martin Crowe: If David Warner doesn't change behaviour, he should be removed from cricket
Martin Crowe: If David Warner doesn't change behaviour, he should be removed from cricket

Suresh Raina attempts to stop the argument between David Warner and Rohit Sharma Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has heavily criticised David Warner’s behaviour and recommended the International Cricket Council (ICC) to introduce yellow and red cards to keep such players under control. Warner was involved in an ugly altercation with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma yesterday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Writing on ESPNCr

Jan 19 2015
Ross Taylor confident of not fizzling out before World Cup
Ross Taylor confident of not fizzling out before World Cup

Ross Taylor batting against Sri Lanka Christchurch, Jan 15 (IANS) Batsman Ross Taylor believes that the New Zealand management will protect the players from the risk of burnout. Taylor's views on Thursday comes just after country's former skipper Martin Crowe had written in a column in espncricinfo.com that "fatigue" could dent their chances at the World Cup, as they would be playing almost non-stop cricket prior to the qu

Jan 15 2015
Martin Crowe fears New Zealand's tight schedule may exhaust players before World Cup
Martin Crowe fears New Zealand's tight schedule may exhaust players before World Cup

Martin Crowe Hamilton, January 14 (IANS) Former New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe has expressed concern that the Black Caps' tight schedule ahead of the World Cup could prove to be exhausting for the team. Crowe, in his latest column for Cricinfo, wondered if the Black Caps have taken too much on their platter before the quadrennial tournament. He viewed this as New Zealand's only worry in looking at their abilities to finally br

Jan 15 2015