Special birthday video for AB

AB de Villiers turned 31 on Tuesday and Cricket South Africa created a special video for the South African ODI skipper. Players and team management wished de Villiers a happy birthday in a humorous manner. A couple of players wished him from their beds while the massage room, hair salon and shower were some of the other places used by the players to wish their colleague.

Later, de Villiers thanked his team-mates on Twitter.

Dhoni

raises the alarm

At Adelaide airport MS Dhoni, leading the way here too, when tried to walk through the metal-detecting door frame, the alarm went off and he was sent back to empty his pockets. Dhoni complied and moved through the detectors again, but was sent back again. This time his metal buckle-bearing shoes set off the alarm. Dhoni has to remove his shoes and moved on without being obstructed this time.

Cyclone hits Clarke’s comeback

Michael Clarke thinks nothing will stop him making his international cricket comeback this week — rain, hail or shine. But he forgot to factor in a tropical cyclone. The famous Gabba ground could become an inland lake with Brisbane expected to cop up to 300m of heavy rain in the next few days with a potential cyclone forming off north Queensland and Australia vs Bangladesh looks in jeopardy.

Pak vs Ind goes social media frenzy

Around nine million people discussed the high-voltage India-Pakistan World Cup match on Facebook and nearly 1.694 million tweeted about it. There were also 25 million interactions about the Sunday match on Facebook, the world’s biggest social media platform said in statement. 5.9million in India had 16.9 million interactions on Facebook about the match, 1.1 million in Pakistan had 3.3 million interactions.

group A standings

Team        M    W    L    T    N/R    Pts    RR

New Zealand        2    2    0    0    0    4    +2.624

Australia        1    1    0    0    0    2    +2.220

Sri Lanka        1    0    1    0    0    0    -1.960

England        1    0    1    0    0    0    -2.220

Scotland        1    0    1    0    0    0    -3.039

Afghanistan        0    0    0    0    0    0    0

Bangladesh        0    0    0    0    0    0    0

group B standings

Team        M    W    L    T    N/R    Pts    RR

India        1    1    0    0    0    2    +1.520

South Africa        1    1    0    0    0    2    +1.240

Ireland        1    1    0    0    0    2    +0.618

West Indies        1    0    1    0    0    0    -0.618

Zimbabwe        1    0    1    0    0    0    -1.240

Pakistan        1    0    1    0    0    0    -1.520

UAE        0    0    0    0    0    0    0