• World Cup 2015 showed how cricket has transformed

    March 30, 2015, 12:09 pm , By Reuters

    Melbourne- The ICC hailed the 11th cricket World Cup the "most popular ever" and although most neutrals would have preferred New Zealand to win Sunday's final, there is no doubt Australia were worthy of their fifth title. Michael Clarke's side had the best blend of deep batting, strong fielding and, most importantly, wicket-taking bowlers which ...

  • NZ coach Hesson not pushing anyone out the door

    March 30, 2015, 11:07 am , By Reuters

    Melbourne- New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has said he will not put pressure on any of his players to make up their minds about their playing futures in the wake of the team's disappointing World Cup final loss to Australia. New Zealand media have speculated that captain Brendon McCullum and spinner Daniel Vettori may be set to announce their ...

  • Smith burnishes captaincy credentials with final flourish

    March 30, 2015, 10:29 am , By Reuters

    Melbourne- Steve Smith's pull to the Melbourne Cricket Ground fence to bring up the winning runs for Australia on Sunday was a fitting ending for a player who was instrumental in his team's campaign for a fifth World Cup triumph. Smith, heir apparent to captain Michael Clarke, shared a poignant 112-run stand with the retiring skipper, who bowed ...