Sachin Tendulkar blasted proposals to slash the 2019 World Cup to just 10 nations and suggested the tournament be expanded to 25 teams.

I found out the

next World Cup would only be ten teams which is disappointing because as a cricketer I want the game to be globalised as much as possible and, according

to me, this is a backwards step. We've got to

find ways of

encouraging the lesser teams

UAE captain M Tauqir said tells the only way to his side of stopping South Africa from piling up their third 400-plus World Cup total against them.

It seems the only way they cannot score 400 runs is (we) win the toss and bat. The way they are going, they're scoring 400 runs against West Indies and Ireland. I think we need to bowl well, need to field well to restrict them. Now even considering 400 is not an embarrassing total, you know

Australian captain Michael Clarke says it is possible a batsman will crack the 300-run barrier in one-day international cricket.

Someone like Davey, or Chris Gayle or AB de Villiers ... on a smaller ground I think they possibly could. You probably have to open the batting so you have the full 50 overs. In this game at the moment who knows, we are seeing so many different shots, different deliveries, so much power

Australia's chairman of selectors Rod Marsh said that Shane Watson's poor form with the bat meant they had little choice but to drop him.

It) is a big decision but it's one we thought we had to make because in Shane's last 10 one-day games he's got 220 runs at an average of 22 and unfortunately he's been getting starts but he hasn't been going on with it

Jasvinder Sidhu, a journalist with the Hindustan Times, has formally complained to the ICC that Virat Kohli verbally abused him without provocation during India's training session.

I am still in a shock. Go and tell him (Virat Kohli) that he is an international player and he should learn how to behave. How can he abuse and intimidate someone?

I would like to add that Kohli did not

apologise to me directly.