MUMBAI, (Reuters) – India’s startling first-round exit at the last World Cup is still regarded as one of the greatest shocks in cricket and a fired-up Virender Sehwag wants to make Bangladesh pay for eliminating them four years ago.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – The Cricket World Cup hits the subcontinent on Saturday with an unabashedly biased format favouring marquee teams like India which seeks to salvage the country’s reputation as a capable host of major sporting events.
CHENNAI, (Reuters) – Indian batting, led by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s power hitting, forced New Zealand into submission by piling on a massive total and earned the co-hosts an easy 117-run win in the warm-up game today.
FATULLAH, Bangladesh, (Reuters) – Returning all-rounder Stuart Broad grabbed five wickets to spare England’s blushes as they edged to a 16-run win over perennial whipping boys Canada in a World Cup warm-up match today.
DHAKA, (Reuters) – Ahmed Shehzad and Misbah-ul-Haq helped to put Pakistan’s recent troubles behind them as the duo hit centuries to steer their team to a morale-boosting 89-run victory over Bangladesh in a World Cup warm up match today.
BANGALORE, (Reuters) – Half centuries by the South African openers set up a surprisingly easy seven-wicket victory over Australia today in a World Cup warm-up match giving the holders’ skipper Ricky Ponting much food for thought.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Thilan Samaraweera stroked impressive half centuries to propel Sri Lanka to a four-wicket victory over West Indies in a World Cup warm-up match today.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Kevin Pietersen must go back in time and start constructing his innings as he did at the start of his international career in order to ignite England’s World Cup challenge, according to former team mate Geraint Jones.
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Haroon Lorgat, the International Cricket Council’s chief executive, addressed some of the sport’s challenges four days before the World Cup begins in an interview with Reuters today.
BANGALORE, (Reuters) – Indian leg spinner Piyush Chawla grabbed a four-wicket haul to trigger an Australian batting collapse today and hand his captain a World Cup selection dilemma with under a week to go.
DHAKA, (Reuters) – Pakistan’s experienced Shoaib Akthar today brushed aside the suspension of two of his partners in the Pakistan pace attack, predicting they still had more than enough variety to succeed in the World Cup.