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ICC World Cup 2015 Results

Mar 29, 2015

Final: Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne

Australia 186/3 (33.1/50 ov; Clarke 74, Smith 56*) beat New Zealand 183 all out in 45 ov (Elliott 83, Johnson 3-30, Faulkner 3-36) by 7 wkts
Mar 26, 2015

2nd Semi-Final: Australia vs India at Sydney

Australia 328/7 (Smith 105, Finch 81, Yadav 4-72) beat India 233 all out in 46.5 (Dhoni 65) by 95 runs
Mar 24, 2015

1st Semi-Final: New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland

New Zealand 299/6 (42.5/43 ov, target: 298; Elliott 84, BB McCullum 59, Anderson 58) beat South Africa 281/5 (43/43 ov; F du Plessis 82, AB de Villiers 65*) by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining) (D/L method)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia, New Zealand

Feb 14 - Mar 29 2015

The 11th edition of the World Cup

The 2015 Cricket World Cup will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The location of the games will be evenly split, with the day-night final match to be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

2015 Cricket World Cup

India vs Pakistan at Adelaide

India vs Pakistan Cricket World Cup 2015

India make it 6-0 in front of raucous Adelaide Oval crowd

India comfortably won its opening World Cup clash, beating rivals Pakistan by 76 runs at the Adelaide Oval. Man-of-the-Match Virat Kohli (107) helped the reigning champions to a defendable total of 7 for 300 with a vital century. Mohammed Shami (4 for 35) and Umesh Yadav (2 for 50), skittled Pakistan for 224 despite some fightback by Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq (76) and opener Ahmed Shehzad (46).

Reported Earlier: More than a billion people are expected to watch Sunday'€™s cricket match between the traditional rivals India and Pakistan. India have an overwhelming 5-0 record in the 50-over World Cup since the two teams were first pitted against each other at the ICC event in the 1992 edition in Sydney. The last such contest, the semi-final of 2011, was watched by around 150 million people worldwide, the biggest audience for any sporting event that year. On Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to wish Pakistan luck in the World Cup.

India Playing XI: RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli, AM Rahane, SK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin,UT Yadav, MM Sharma, Mohammed Shami
Pakistan Playing XI: Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal†, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Irfan
India 300/7 (Kohli 107, Dhawan 73, Raina 74, Sohail Khan 5-55) beat Pakistan 224 in 47.0 ov (Misbah-ul-Haq 76, Shami 4-35) by 76 runs

Indian Cricket Team

The defending champions

After 23 years, the ICC Cricket World Cup returns to Australia (and New Zeland), and India - who won the 2011 edition at home - seem to have no chances of regaining the cup. Unlike the flat pitches in India, on the bouncy and seaming tracks in Australia and New Zealand they will have to make several technical adjustments if they have to do well. The MS Dhoni led-team has only four members - Dhoni, Kohli, Raina and Ashwin - from the victorious 2011 campaign, and there are concerns that a lack of experience especially in the bowling department - with not a single pace bowler of merit - will hurt India’s chances of retaining the Cup. The nucleus of the squad is the same which helped India win the Champions Trophy one-day tournament in England in 2013, and India under Dhoni is famous for raising its performance in big games where the stakes are high. India has every chance of qualifying for the quarterfinals as there are relatively weaker teams in the two groups. The likely opponents for India in the quarterfinal stage are either New Zealand or Sri Lanka.
India 1983 2011 world cup teams
The 1983 and 2011 Indian World Cup winning teams side-by-side.

India Squad for 2015 World Cup: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Stuart Binny, Ambati Rayudu, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma Mohit Sharma.

India's World Cup record 1975: First round; 1979: First round; 1983: Champions; 1987: Semifinals; 1992: First round; 1996: Semifinals; 1999: Super Sixes; 2003: Runners-up; 2007: First round; 2011: Champions.

2015 Cricket World Cup Groups

ICC ODI Championship rankings as of 31 January 2015 in brackets

Group A

Australia (1)
Sri Lanka (4)
England (5)
New Zealand (6)
Bangladesh (9)
Afghanistan (11)
Scotland (QUA)

Group B

India (2)
South Africa (3)
Pakistan (7)
West Indies (8)
Zimbabwe (10)
Ireland (12)

Tri-series in Australia 2014-15

Jan 16 to Feb 1, 2015

India vs Australia vs England

The Carlton Mid ODI Tri Series involving Australia, England And India will start at the end of the four-test series between India and Australia.
India vs Australia vS England Tri-Series 2015


Fri Jan 16- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
1st match
Australia vs England
SCG, Sydney
Sun Jan 18- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
2nd match
Australia vs India
MCG, Melbourne
Tue Jan 20- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
3rd match
India vs England
Gabba, Brisbane
Fri Jan 23- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
4th match
England vs Australia
Blundstone Arena, Hobart
Mon Jan 26- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
5th match
India vs Australia
SCG, Sydney
Fri Jan 30- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
6th match
India vs England
WACA, Perth
Sun Feb 1- 03:20 GMT | 14:20 local
22:20 EST -1d
Final match
Australia vs England
WACA, Perth

India vs Australia Test Series 2014-15

Dec 12, 2014 to Jan 7, 2015

Commonwealth Bank Test Series

India will play three Tests against Australia.
India vs Australia Test Cricket Series 2014-15

Revised Schedule

9 to 13 December 20141st Test
India vs Australia
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
17 to 21 December 20142nd Test
India vs Australia
Gabba, Brisbane
26 to 30 December 20143rd Test
India vs Australia
MCG, Melbourne
6 to 10 January 20154th Test
India vs Australia
SCG, Sydney

First Test rescheduled for December 9

The first Test between India and Australia was rescheduled for December 9 at Adelaide, the adopted home ground of late batsman Phillip Hughes, whose tragic death left the cricketing world devastated. The revised schedule allows for a three-day break leading into the Brisbane Test and a four-day break ahead of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne for players to adequately prepare.

Old Schedule

Thursday 4-8 December 20141st Test
India vs Australia
Gabba, Brisbane
Friday 12-16 December 20142nd Test
India vs Australia
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Friday 26-30 December 20143rd Test
India vs Australia
MCG, Melbourne
Saturday 3-7 January 20154th Test
India vs Australia
SCG, Sydney

Teams announced, Dhoni to miss first test

Batsman Virat Kohli will lead the tourists in the first Test in Brisbane from December 4, as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was ruled out of the opening match due to injury. The Indian selectors named a 19-man squad that comprises eight specialist batsmen and five seamers along with two wicket-keepers excluding Dhoni for the four match Test series. The two new faces in the squad are right-hand batsman Lokesh Rahul (22) and leg-spinner Karn Sharma (27). Rahul is the third opener behind Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay.

Ishant Sharma leads the new-ball attack that includes Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron. The three spinners in the side are Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma.

India Test Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha, Naman Ojha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Karn Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron.
Australia Test Squad: (First Test only) Chris Rogers, David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (capt), Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (vice-capt, wk), Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.