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  • England drop selection hints

    England gave what appeared to be a sneak preview of their side for the first West Indies Test as their low-key warm-up week meandered to a close.

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  • Kiwis dominate World Cup XI

    World Cup runners-up New Zealand have had five players named in the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament.

    Monday March 30 2015, 11:20 BST
    Brendon McCullum: Named skipper of the World Cup XI
  • Australia cruise to World Cup glory

    Australia captain Michael Clarke bowed out of one-day cricket in style as he claimed 74 runs in Australia's seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

    Sunday March 29 2015, 14:49 BST
    Australia celebrate after winning Sunday's final
  • Clarke: We won it for Hughes

    Post-match reaction to Australia's seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final.

    Sunday March 29 2015, 14:46 BST
    Brendon McCullum congratulates Michael Clarke
  • McCullum keen to attack

    Brendon McCullum will not be scared to take his usual aggressive approach as he leads New Zealand into the World Cup final against Australia.

    Saturday March 28 2015, 14:12 GMT
    Brendon McCullum: Will stand up to Australia on Sunday
  • Michael Clarke to retire from ODIs

    Australia captain Michael Clarke will retire from one-day internationals following Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand to give the team the best chance of winning the trophy in four years' time.

    Saturday March 28 2015, 14:13 GMT
    Australia captain Michael Clarke will retire from ODIs after the World Cup final
  • Porterfield blasts ICC plans

    Ireland captain William Porterfield fears the International Cricket Council will be running a competition for 'members only' rather than a proper World Cup if it presses ahead with streamlining plans.

    Friday March 27 2015, 17:05 GMT
    Will Porterfield: Against the ICC's current plans
  • Warner and Finch aim to shine

    David Warner and Aaron Finch will have the chance to impose themselves on New Zealand as Australia bid for a fifth World Cup final victory - and the two openers are hoping they have saved their best for last.

    Friday March 27 2015, 13:19 GMT
    David Warner and Aaron Finch: Hoping to lead from the front
  • Kettleborough to umpire final

    Umpire Richard Kettleborough will ensure there is at least some England representation in Sunday's World Cup final in Melbourne.

    Friday March 27 2015, 12:32 GMT
    Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough with MS Dhoni during World Cup semi-final
  • Clarke expects unchanged side

    Michael Clarke is hopeful Australia will be unchanged for the World Cup final with New Zealand on Sunday with bowler Josh Hazlewood expected to be fit.

    Friday March 27 2015, 08:49 GMT
    Josh Hazlewood: Australia bowler had a thumb issue but should be fine for final
  • Dhoni: High-scoring ODIs boring

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants to see rules for one-day internationals relaxed to prevent matches from becoming "boring".

    Thursday March 26 2015, 19:30 GMT
    Dhoni: Wants rules relaxed
  • Australia through to final

    Australia are through to a World Cup final against New Zealand after beating India by 95 runs in the second semi-final in Sydney.

    Thursday March 26 2015, 11:44 GMT
    Mitchell Johnson celebrates after the wicket of Rohit Sharma
  • Clarke: Still more to come

    Post-match reaction to Australia's 95-run victory over India in the Cricket World Cup semi-final.

    Thursday March 26 2015, 12:52 GMT
    Steve Smith's century helped Australia on their way to victory
  • No change to 10-team World Cup

    Plans to cut the number of teams in the next World Cup are unlikely to be changed according to ICC chief executive Dave Richardson.

    Thursday March 26 2015, 11:59 GMT
    Dave Richardson: World Cup stays at 10 teams
  • Bopara blames Fear of failure

    Ravi Bopara has delivered a damning verdict of England’s World Cup campaign, saying “a fear of failing” hampered the side in Australia and New Zealand.

    Wednesday March 25 2015, 21:17 GMT
    Ravi Bopara: Damning assessment of England's World Cup campaign
  • Swift decision on Pakistan captain

    Pakistan are set to make a speedy captaincy appointment following the one-day international retirement of Misbah-ul-Haq.

    Wednesday March 25 2015, 21:16 GMT
    Misbah-ul-Haq: Has retired from ODI cricket
  • Fleming hails captain McCullum

    Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming heaped praise on current incumbent Brendon McCullum for leading the Kiwis into their first ever World Cup final.

    Wednesday March 25 2015, 15:44 GMT
    Brendon McCullum: Has skippered New Zealand to the World Cup final
  • Johnson ready to step up

    Australia have no intention of shirking the verbal battle as they seek to defeat defending champions India in their World Cup semi-final in Sydney.

    Tuesday March 24 2015, 18:51 GMT
    Mitchell Johnson is happy to step up 'the chat'
  • McCullum revels in Black Caps feat

    Brendon McCullum insists he and his New Zealand team are enjoying "the greatest time of our lives" after a thrilling four-wicket win against South Africa in Auckland saw them reach their first ever World Cup final.

    Tuesday March 24 2015, 13:13 GMT
    Brendon McCullum is enjoying the time of his life
  • Kiwis edge thriller to reach final

    Co-hosts New Zealand are through to their first World Cup final after Grant Elliott’s cool-headed 84no earned a four-wicket victory over South Africa on the Duckworth-Lewis method in a cracking, rain-affected clash in Auckland.

    Tuesday March 24 2015, 10:16 GMT
    Grant Elliott: Saw New Zealand to nerve-shredding victory
  • Injured Milne ruled out for NZ

    New Zealand’s Adam Milne has been ruled out of Tuesday's World Cup semi-final against South Africa at Eden Park – and will also not be fit should the Kiwis make it through to the final.

    Monday March 23 2015, 10:04 GMT
    Adam Milne: Ruled out of World Cup
  • Guptill stars for New Zealand

    Martin Guptill became the first man to score a double hundred in a Cricket World Cup knockout match and propelled co-hosts New Zealand into the semi-finals as they claimed a 143-run win against West Indies.

    Saturday March 21 2015, 07:53 GMT
    Martin Guptill: 237 from 163 balls
  • Hesson: Black Caps are ready

    New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson is confident that the Black Caps will not be overawed by the prospect of a first-ever World Cup final when they take on South Africa.

    Sunday March 22 2015, 18:49 GMT
    New Zealand: Ready for World Cup semi-final
  • West Indies appoint Simmons

    Phil Simmons is to become the new coach of his native West Indies as soon as the World Cup is over.

    Friday March 20 2015, 17:04 GMT
    Phil Simmons: Appointed West Indies head coach
  • Australia set up India semi-final

    Australia will face India in the World Cup semi-finals after a comfortable six-wicket win over Pakistan at Adelaide.

    Friday March 20 2015, 13:54 GMT
    Josh Hazlewood claimed four wickets at Adelaide
  • West Indies waiting on Gayle

    West Indies will make a late decision on the fitness of opening batsman Chris Gayle ahead of Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand.

    Friday March 20 2015, 09:36 GMT
    Chris Gayle takes a moment out during West Indies' training session
  • New Zealand to keep attacking

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has vowed to continue with an attacking approach when his side take on the West Indies in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final in Wellington.

    Friday March 20 2015, 09:45 GMT
    Brendon McCullum: New Zealand captain ready for West Indies test
  • ICC chief defends umpires

    The International Cricket Council has described the remarks of its own president Mustafa Kamal as "very unfortunate", and insists its umpires' "integrity cannot be questioned".

    Friday March 20 2015, 10:45 GMT
    Dave Richardson: ICC chief executive defends umpires
  • Vaughan critical of 'bitter' Cook

    Michael Vaughan believes Alastair Cook is "clearly bitter", and must set aside his own World Cup disappointment for the good of his England team at the start of their Ashes year.

    Friday March 20 2015, 00:09 GMT
    Alastair Cook: Wasn't included in the World Cup squad
  • India cruise into semis

    Rohit Sharma led defending champions India into the semi-finals of the World Cup with a 109-run victory over Bangladesh at the MCG.

    Thursday March 19 2015, 12:11 GMT
    Umesh Yadav celebrates as another wicket tumbles
  • Clarke set for Adelaide 'final'

    Michael Clarke says Australia will approach Friday's World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan in Adelaide like a final.

    Thursday March 19 2015, 11:17 GMT
    Michael Clarke: Australia captain ready for tough quarter-final against Pakistan
  • Misbah not ready for farewell

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq refuses to accept that Friday's World Cup quarter-final against Australia in Adelaide could be his last one-day international.

    Thursday March 19 2015, 11:47 GMT
    Misbah-ul-Haq: Pakistan captain hoping to play on after Friday
  • Elliott focused on Windies

    New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott insists he took little notice of South Africa's emphatic victory over Sri Lanka as the Black Caps prepare for their own World Cup quarter-final against the West Indies.

    Thursday March 19 2015, 11:56 GMT
    Grant Elliott: New Zealand all-rounder hoping for birthday success
  • Cook critical of World Cup axe

    Alastair Cook claims England's early exit from the World Cup has proved the decision to sack him as captain was 'probably wrong'.

    Wednesday March 18 2015, 13:28 GMT
    Alastair Cook: Sacked as one-day captain
  • South Africa thrash Sri Lanka

    JP Duminy became the first South African to take a World Cup hat-trick as the Proteas thumped Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their quarter-final in Sydney.

    Wednesday March 18 2015, 10:18 GMT
    JP Duminy was South Africa's unlikely star with the ball in Sydney
  • South Africa 'won't choke'

    AB de Villiers is sure South Africa will shed their World Cup 'chokers' tag against Sri Lanka in the early hours of Wednesday.

    Tuesday March 17 2015, 09:39 GMT
    AB de Villiers: Smashed 162 at SCG in group stage
  • Irfan ruled out of World Cup

    Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup due to a hip problem.

    Tuesday March 17 2015, 09:37 GMT
    Mohammad Irfan: Out of World Cup
  • Herath doubtful for Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath remains a doubt for Wednesday's World Cup quarter-final against South Africa in Sydney.

    Tuesday March 17 2015, 09:36 GMT
    Rangana Herath: Receives treatment during Sri Lanka's net session on Tuesday
  • De Kock gets Domingo backing

    South Africa coach Russell Domingo is keeping his faith with out-of-form Quinton de Kock despite the opener's lack of runs.

    Monday March 16 2015, 16:36 GMT
    Quinton de Kock: Struggling for form with the bat
  • Sangakkara 'can play on for years'

    Sri Lanka's record-breaking batsman Kumar Sangakkara has years left at the top if he decides to play on, according to the country's chief selector.

    Monday March 16 2015, 09:52 GMT
    Kumar Sangakkara: Set to face South Africa in quarter-final
  • Ireland knocked out by Pakistan

    Ireland were knocked out of the ICC World Cup as Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval.

    Sunday March 15 2015, 11:43 GMT
    Ireland captain William Porterfield celebrates his century
  • Skipper proud of Irish effort

    Post-match reaction to Pakistan's seven-wicket ICC World Cup victory over Ireland at the Adelaide Oval.

    Sunday March 15 2015, 15:13 GMT
    William Porterfield: Proud of Ireland's efforts
  • Windies cruise past UAE

    West Indies virtually secured their place in the World Cup quarter-finals with a six-wicket triumph over the United Arab Emirates in Napier.

    Sunday March 15 2015, 08:07 GMT
    West Indies bowler Jason Holder takes the wicket of Amjad Ali
  • Australia secure second spot

    Australia eased past Scotland despite a long rain delay to finish second in World Cup Pool A after a seven-wicket win in Hobart.

    Saturday March 14 2015, 09:15 GMT
    Mitchell Starc celebrates one of his four wickets in Hobart
  • Raina guides India to victory

    Suresh Raina scored his maiden World Cup century as India finished Pool B unbeaten with a six-wicket win over Zimbabwe at Eden Park, Auckland.

    Saturday March 14 2015, 09:22 GMT
    Suresh Raina hits a boundary on his way to 110 not out
  • England finish with soggy win

    England dodged the rain before completing their failed World Cup campaign with a comfortable nine-wicket Duckworth-Lewis method win over Afghanistan in Sydney.

    Friday March 13 2015, 12:00 GMT
    Chris Jordan celebrates one of his two wickets
  • No regrets insists skipper Morgan

    Captain Eoin Morgan insisted that he would leave the World Cup with "no regrets" despite England's failure to qualify out of their group.

    Friday March 13 2015, 12:57 GMT
    Eoin Morgan: Skipper insists there are no regrets
  • Guptill ton earns narrow win

    Bangladesh gave co-hosts New Zealand a real scare but fell just short of securing another Pool A victory at the World Cup on Friday.

    Friday March 13 2015, 10:59 GMT
    Trent Boult celebrates the wicket of Imrul Kayes
  • Warner aims to take advantage

    In what is a potentially ominous sign for Scotland, Australia opener David Warner has been musing about the batting benefits of the current fielding restrictions.

    Friday March 13 2015, 07:44 GMT
    David Warner: Taking advantage of fielding restrictions
  • Farbrace: Losing not an option

    Assistant coach Paul Farbrace is wary that England's failed World Cup campaign might yet have one more shock in store and admitted it would be "horrendous" to lose their final game against Afghanistan in Sydney on Friday.

    Thursday March 12 2015, 08:23 GMT
    Ravi Bopara: Could face Afghanistan
  • Giles fears Afghanistan defeat

    Ashley Giles is concerned England could end their dismal World Cup campaign with an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Afghanistan unless they give the game their full attention.

    Thursday March 12 2015, 11:55 GMT
    Ashley Giles: Fears an upset is on the cards
  • De Villiers leads by example

    South Africa skipper AB de Villiers' accomplished showing with bat and ball helped the Proteas to a 146-run World Cup victory over the United Arab Emirates in Wellington.

    Thursday March 12 2015, 09:57 GMT
    AB De Villers: Dismissed for 99 in Wellington
  • Hassan: No fear of England

    England will hold no fears for Afghanistan when they meet for the first time in a one-day international to round off their World Cup campaigns in Sydney.

    Thursday March 12 2015, 08:27 GMT
    Hamid Hassan: No fear of England
  • No let ups from India

    India may have already sealed a place in the World Cup quarter-finals but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not interested in squad rotation for their final Group B game against Zimbabwe.

    Thursday March 12 2015, 13:45 GMT
    MS Dhoni: Does not want to tinker with his team
  • Butcher fears Ashes thrashing

    England fans should "hide behind the sofa" rather than watch the Ashes this summer, according to the team's former batsman Mark Butcher.

    Wednesday March 11 2015, 15:52 GMT
    England were knocked out of the World Cup after losing to Bangladesh
  • Sangakkara shines again

    Kumar Sangakkara became the first man to score four consecutive World Cup centuries as Sri Lanka swept aside Scotland's challenge in Hobart.

    Wednesday March 11 2015, 12:30 GMT
    Kumar Sangakkara celebrates his century
  • Sangakarra: No retirement u-turn

    Kumar Sangakkara dismissed talk of prolonging his one-day international career after becoming the first man to hit centuries in four consecutive ODIs.

    Wednesday March 11 2015, 15:05 GMT
    Kumar Sangakkara: Will quit ODI cricket after the World Cup
  • Haq expelled by Scots

    Scotland bowler Majid Haq has been sent home from the World Cup after breaching the team's internal code of conduct, Cricket Scotland have announced.

    Wednesday March 11 2015, 14:03 GMT
    Majid Haq: Sent home by Scotland
  • Jordan: We're all gutted

    All-rounder Chris Jordan has admitted his England team-mates have been left "gutted" by their early World Cup exit.

    Wednesday March 11 2015, 08:37 GMT
    Chris Jordan: Says Peter Moores has done a 'brilliant' job
  • Anderson: We're all under threat

    Fast bowler James Anderson has warned all England's World Cup flops will face battles to salvage their limited-overs careers.

    Wednesday March 11 2015, 08:52 GMT
    Anderson: Admits he didn't perform at the World Cup
  • Taylor issues apology to Mooney

    Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor has offered his apologies to John Mooney after the Ireland all-rounder was the subject of an "unacceptable article" following his match-changing catch to help send the African nation out of the World Cup.

    Wednesday March 11 2015, 08:47 GMT
    John Mooney: Has battled 'personal difficulties'
  • Downton denies Pietersen contact

    England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Paul Downton has denied that he has been contacted by Kevin Pietersen to discuss a potential return to the national team.

    Tuesday March 10 2015, 17:28 GMT
    Kevin Pietersen: Could he return to the England team?
  • ECB to conduct 'major review'

    The England and Wales Cricket Board are set to conduct a "major review" into the reasons behind the national team's early World Cup exit, although managing director Paul Downton does not expect any changes in the short term.

    Tuesday March 10 2015, 17:26 GMT
    England crashed out of the World Cup after a defeat to Bangladesh
  • Downton has faith in Moores

    Under-fire coach Peter Moores is set to hold talks with England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Paul Downton this week knowing that he has already been given an endorsement to remain at the helm of the national team.

    Tuesday March 10 2015, 11:20 GMT
    Paul Downton: Coach and players must be backed
  • Concerns over Woakes and Moeen

    All-rounders Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali are in doubt for England's final World Cup match against Afghanistan after suffering injuries during the 15-run defeat to Bangladesh on Monday.

    Tuesday March 10 2015, 12:51 GMT
    Chris Woakes: Has a problem with his left foot
  • Dhawan stars in India romp

    India's imperious start to the World Cup continued with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Ireland in their Pool B encounter at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

    Tuesday March 10 2015, 09:12 GMT
    Niall O'Brien: Top scored with 75 for Ireland
  • Irish spirits high despite loss

    Post-match reaction to India's eight-wicket ICC World Cup victory over Ireland in Hamilton.

    Tuesday March 10 2015, 10:11 GMT
    William Porterfield: Taking the positives
  • Perera in for injured Chandimal

    Sri Lanka are facing fresh injury woes ahead of their final World Cup Pool A encounter at Hobart, with Dinesh Chandimal ruled out of facing Scotland.

    Tuesday March 10 2015, 11:08 GMT
    Kusal Perera: Has been called into Sri Lanka's squad
  • England out of World Cup

    England's calamitous World Cup campaign suffered its final indignity as a 15-run defeat to Bangladesh sent them crashing out of the tournament amid controversy in Adelaide.

    Monday March 9 2015, 12:20 GMT
    Eoin Morgan and England are out of the World Cup
  • Moores desperate to continue

    Post-match reaction to Bangladesh's 15-run victory over England.

    Monday March 9 2015, 14:39 GMT
    It was an early World Cup exit for Eoin Morgan and England
  • Irish look to keep up momentum

    Ireland can confirm their place in the World Cup quarter-finals if they pull off another upset against defending champions India on Tuesday in Hamilton.

    Monday March 9 2015, 10:17 GMT
    Porterfield and Ireland will look for another big win at the World Cup
  • Maxwell fires Australia to win

    Glenn Maxwell just missed out on the fastest World Cup hundred during Australia’s 64-run victory over Sri Lanka.

    Sunday March 8 2015, 12:23 GMT
    Glenn Maxwell: Has been in excellent form for Australia at World Cup
  • New Zealand maintain perfect start

    New Zealand maintained their perfect record at the 2015 Cricket World Cup by securing a six-wicket win against Afghanistan in Napier.

    Sunday March 8 2015, 09:18 GMT
    Brendon McCullum in action for New Zealand
  • Moores plays down KP return talk

    Kevin Pietersen's hopes of a second England chance have been dealt another blow after coach Peter Moores appeared to rule out the possibility while he is in charge of the national team.

    Sunday March 8 2015, 09:07 GMT
    Kevin Pietersen: England return speculation continues
  • Ireland down brave Zimbabwe

    Ed Joyce’s maiden World Cup hundred helped Ireland see off Zimbabwe in a pulsating encounter at Hobart and push the associate nation closer to the quarter-finals.

    Saturday March 7 2015, 11:47 GMT
  • Pakistan edge Proteas in thriller

    Pakistan boosted their hopes of making the World Cup quarter-finals with a thrilling 29-run Duckworth-Lewis victory over South Africa in their rain-affected match in Auckland.

    Saturday March 7 2015, 09:11 GMT
  • Buttler: Nice guys can finish first

    Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has denied that England's World Cup problems are down to a case of nice guys finishing last.

    Friday March 6 2015, 16:37 GMT
    Jos Buttler: Looking to make an impact
  • India claim nervy victory

    Defending champions India sealed their place in the World Cup knockout stages after a nervy run chase against West Indies in Perth.

    Friday March 6 2015, 14:22 GMT
    Chris Gayle congratulates MS Dhoni
  • Clarke ready for tough battle

    Michael Clarke is readying Australia for a tough test against Sri Lanka as the likely Pool A qualifiers jockey for quarter-final opponents.

    Friday March 6 2015, 16:51 GMT
    Michael Clarke: Full of praise for Sri Lanka
  • Vettori: We've got options

    New Zealand's perfect progress to date at the World Cup means they have the freedom to consider selection options in their penultimate Pool A match, against Afghanistan in Napier.

    Friday March 6 2015, 17:01 GMT
    Daniel Vettori: Not underestimating Afghanistan
  • Buttler expects team changes

    England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler suspects that changes will be made for Monday's must-win World Cup game against Bangladesh in Adelaide.

    Friday March 6 2015, 08:21 GMT
    Alex Hales: Calls are growing for his inclusion
  • Injury blow for Sri Lanka

    Leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna is to replace injured batsman Dimuth Karunaratne in Sri Lanka's World Cup squad.

    Friday March 6 2015, 08:28 GMT
    Seekkuge Prasanna: Called into Sri Lanka's World Cup squad
  • Holding: Time for Hales

    Former West Indies quick Michael Holding believes opener Alex Hales can be England's answer to Chris Gayle at the World Cup.

    Thursday March 5 2015, 13:20 GMT
    Alex Hales: Likened to Chris Gayle
  • Scotland crash out of World Cup

    Scotland are out of the ICC World Cup following a six-wicket defeat to Bangladesh who bolstered their hopes of making the quarter-finals in Nelson.

    Thursday March 5 2015, 07:24 GMT
    Kyle Coetzer celebrates his century in Nelson
  • Kohli warned after row

    Virat Kohli has been warned by India’s cricket board about his future conduct following a row with a journalist during a practise session.

    Thursday March 5 2015, 13:25 GMT
    Virat Kohli: Accused of verbally abusing a reporter
  • Porterfield: Time to move on

    Ireland must put their chastening South Africa experience behind them swiftly to stay on their game when it really matters as a hectic late run of World Cup Pool B fixtures looms.

    Thursday March 5 2015, 13:34 GMT
    William Porterfield: Sights still set on the last eight
  • Waqar prefers 'even contests'

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis already senses the balance is incorrectly swayed towards bat over ball at the 2015 World Cup - and he may be about to be further convinced by South Africa's big-hitters.

    Thursday March 5 2015, 13:40 GMT
    Quinton de Kock: Struggling for form
  • Sammy keen to end India run

    Darren Sammy is out to help West Indies spoil unbeaten India's party in the World Cup.

    Wednesday March 4 2015, 15:41 GMT
    Darren Sammy: Targeting victory over India to boost QF hopes
  • Warner shines in record win

    David Warner top-scored as Australia piled up the World Cup's highest ever total en route to victory by the widest margin in tournament history, against Afghanistan in Perth.

    Wednesday March 4 2015, 14:13 GMT
    David Warner on the way to a total of 178
  • Australia back on track

    Post-match reaction from Australia's 275-run victory over Afghanistan at the WACA.

    Wednesday March 4 2015, 16:56 GMT
    MIchael Clarke: Pleased to get back to winning ways
  • Ireland revive Pakistan tour talks

    Ireland's quest to cure their chronic lack of games against full-member nations could take them to Pakistan after confirmation talks have re-opened over a possible tour of the strife-torn nation.

    Wednesday March 4 2015, 13:22 GMT
    Ireland have won many admirers at the World Cup
  • Broad: Hales could boost England

    Stuart Broad believes that Alex Hales has the ability to turn around England's faltering World Cup campaign should the hard-hitting opener get his chance.

    Wednesday March 4 2015, 13:10 GMT
    Alex Hales: Backed by Stuart Broad
  • Pakistan cruise past UAE

    Pakistan boosted their chances of reaching the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals by defeating the United Arab Emirates by 129 runs in Napier.

    Wednesday March 4 2015, 13:22 GMT
    Ahmed Shehzad: Scored 93
  • Chigumbura blow for Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe have suffered a huge blow ahead of Saturday's clash against Ireland, with captain Elton Chigumbura ruled out due to injury.

    Tuesday March 3 2015, 17:14 GMT
    Elton Chigumbura: Blow for Zimbabwe
  • Amla stars in South Africa win

    Hashim Amla struck a career-best 159 as South Africa crushed Ireland by 201 runs in their World Cup Pool B match in Canberra.

    Tuesday March 3 2015, 11:41 GMT
    Hashim Amla led the way for South Africa
  • KP criticises England team

    Kevin Pietersen's recent charm offensive appears to be on hold after he rubbished England's World Cup team selection on Tuesday morning.

    Tuesday March 3 2015, 08:34 GMT
    Kevin Pietersen: Cricket of World Cup selection
  • Root: Pietersen saga irrelevant

    England batsman Joe Root has dismissed speculation that Kevin Pietersen could make an astonishing return to the team as "completely irrelevant".

    Monday March 2 2015, 09:21 GMT
    Joe Root: Not concerned with a potential comeback for Kevin Pietersen
  • Proteas won't underestimate Irish

    Any element of mystery that Ireland might still retain against the full-member nations will be all but cancelled out when they meet South Africa in Canberra on Tuesday.

    Sunday March 1 2015, 23:27 GMT
    Adrian Birrell: Previously worked with Ireland
  • Sri Lanka crush England

    Joe Root's century was in vain as England's bid to reach the World Cup quarter-finals suffered another setback with a nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in Wellington.

    Sunday March 1 2015, 07:48 GMT
    Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara chased down the England total for victory
  • Pakistan get off the mark

    Pakistan finally got their World Cup campaign up and running as they beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs in a low-scoring contest in Brisbane.

    Sunday March 1 2015, 12:31 GMT
    Pakistan bowler Mohammad Irfan  took four Zimbabwe wickets