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BBC Sport - Stuart Broad rejects claims England are 'playing with fear'

Stuart Broad says claims England are "playing with fear" are wide of the mark despite a poor start to the World Cup.

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John Buccigross
"Cricket matches end quicker than college basketball games. Got to fix this. #whilewereyoung"
"You are right @sagarikaghose. Dilip Sardesai's son tried hand at cricket. Failed. Then entered an easier profession where links help." 04 hrs ago

Shoaib Akhtar Criticised for Mocking Pakistan Cricket on Indian Television Show - World Cup 2015 News

Shoaib Akhtar appeared with off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on a comedy show in India and some of his stinging remarks about the state of national cricket and his making fun of a former PCB head have not been well received in Pakistan.. latest World Cup 2015 news- Shoaib Akhtar Criticised for Mocking Pa...

Shoaib malik
"The legend of Cricket, my inspiration & hero: Happy birthday Inzi Bhai " 12 hrs ago

BBC Sport - Kevin Pietersen: England return unlikely, says Matthew Hoggard

Kevin Pietersen has little chance of making an England comeback, says former team-mate Matthew Hoggard.

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Pritish Nandy
"It's not just @imVkohli who has anger management issues. Every fringe group in India thinks anger and outrage are their ticket to fame."

Pak 339/6 (50.0 ov, Shahid Afridi 21*, Wahab Riaz 6*, Amjad Javed 0/76) - Innings break

Live cricket score and commentary for ICC Cricket World Cup, 25th Match, Pool B: Pakistan v United Arab Emirates at Napier, Mar 4, 2015

Farhan Khan Virk
"RT this if you want Nasir Jamshed out of Pakistan Cricket Team! #PakvsUAE #RiseGreensRise" 18 hrs ago

BBC Sport - Cricket World Cup 2015: South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs

South Africa condemn Ireland to their first defeat of the World Cup as they cruise to a 201-run win in Canberra.

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Viksa Dhabar(SINGH)
"if cricket is the religion then the filed is the temple, they mean it…"

Pakistan's bad cover version of 1992 | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

The events in Brisbane may not matter much in the big picture of this World Cup, but to Misbah-ul-Haq and his men, it may yet be the spring board to repeat what happened 23 years ago

ESPN Cricinfo
"After another rocky (and very slow) start, Pakistan pick up the pace to end with 339/6. #PakvUAE"

Wagging index finger, barrage of expletives: HT journalist describes abuse by Virat Kohli  

Kohli then called Sumit Ghosh, reporter of Bangla daily Ebela reporter, and had a short conversation with him. The next moment Sumit, an old friend of mine, walked toward me and said, “Sidhu, he has apologised to you for his behaviour. He mistook you for a reporter from another English daily... I...

Faizan Lakhani
"& Shahid Afridi completes 8,000 runs in ODI Cricket, 4th Pakistani to reach this milestone, achieved this in his 367th inning. #PAK #Cricket"

Wagging finger, barrage of expletives: HT journo describes abuse by Kohli

Kohli then called Sumit Ghosh, reporter of Bangla daily Ebela reporter, and had a short conversation with him. The next moment Sumit, an old friend of mine, walked toward me and said, “Sidhu, he has apologised to you for his behaviour. He mistook you for a reporter from another English daily... I...

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Virat Kohli abuses HT journalist covering World Cup, hurls expletives 

Top batsman Virat Kohli suddenly lost his cool after the Indian cricket team’s training session in Perth on Tuesday and abused journalist Jasvinder Sidhu, who is covering the World Cup for Hindustan Times.

Sony India
"Good at quick mental math of cricket? Get your genius out! New #SonyBRAVIA #contest coming up." 15 hrs ago

The Spin

In an age when all teams are using computer analysis, a tactic isn’t good or bad because it looks that way. It is simply good if it works and bad if it doesn’t

Farhan Khan Virk
"And with this 6, Afiridi also completes 8000 runs in one day cricket! Congrats Lala #PakvsUAE #RiseGreensRise"

Mommsen targets 'weaknesses' in death bowling

Preston Mommsen has said he expects Bangladesh to field a spin-heavy attack before adding that Scotland had worked hard to improve that area of their game over the past few months

"Shahid Afridi joins Sanath Jayasuriya with 8,000 runs & 300 wkts in ODIs. 7 more wickets will make him the only one #cwc15 #cricket #pakvuae" 14 hrs ago

BBC Sport - 2015 Cricket World Cup: South Africa making huge totals a habit

BBC Sport looks at some of the key facts and figures from the Cricket World Cup as South Africa rack up the runs in beating Ireland.

"Shahid Afridi is the 4th Pakistani to complete 8000 runs after Saeed Anwar, Inzamam and Mohammad Yousuf. #Cricket #pakvuae #cwc15"

Shapoor Zadran: Stallion bucking at a gate | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

Shapoor Zadran has already become a cult figure and now Afghanistan's shock-haired fast bowler faces Australia backed by the quickest, bounciest pitch in the World Cup

Zaid Ali
"A few days ago the people who were hating on the Pakistan cricket team are now apparently their biggest fans again. #fakefans"
Shashi Tharoor
"How kind of the UAE, after winning the toss, to give an out-of-form Pakistan line-up some batting practice! #cwc2015" 04 hrs ago

Pitchsider thrown out of Manuka Oval Cricket World Cup clash

Another man has been thrown out of a Cricket World Cup for pitchsiding at the South Africa and Ireland match at Manuka oval on Tuesday night.

Sony India
"It takes a crazy cricket lover to strike and not give up on the ground. Participate in the #LiveTriluminos Contest II http:…" 03 hrs ago

Cricket World Cup 2015: Final preparations underway at Bellerive in Hobart for first match on Saturday - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Hobart's businesses and tourism operators prepare for an influx of people visiting Tasmania ahead of Saturday, when the first of three Cricket World Cup matches will be played at Bellerive Oval.

Faisal Javed Khan
"Sarfaraz should come back home if he wants to play any cricket #Misbah #Waqar #Akmals won't let him play.#CWC15 #PakvUAE"
"Shahid Afridi reaches 8000 runs with a SIX! #cwc15 #pakvuae #Cricket"

Sounds of silence for edgy Bangladesh | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

Bangladesh are used to the roar of an expectant crowd - even in Canberra and Melbourne they had a taste of that - but Nelson will provide a very different environment for a crucial match

Darren Sammy
"After yesterday i must thank @RCBTweets again. Now I don't have to bowl against @ABdeVilliers17 @henrygayle @imVkohli in #IPL8 "

Book Flights & Holidays to England - British Airways

Discover England with our England Travel Guide. Plan and book your flights, holidays, hotels & car rental with British Airways today.

Contest Today
"So here it is! A miniature cricket bat adds to the list of IPad Mini & shopping GVs. RT if you want the bat! #CelebrateCricket"

Misbah hopes confidence can prop brittle top order

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is hoping to fill a misfiring batting line-up with confidence in order to improve their performance in a shaky campaign

Sony India
"Speed is of essence for the next few days. This is your game during the big cricket party! Stay tuned. #SonyBRAVIA #contest"
"Haha who's imitating who now? A week after Shehzad picked a fight with the wrong reporter. Kohli does the same."

South Africa beat West Indies by 257 runs in Cricket World Cup 2015

South Africa beat West Indies by 257 runs - the highest margin victory in cricket world cup. AB de Villiers scored the fastest 150 runs in ODI. Read more...

Beau Ryan
"One more sleep until the @NRL the greatest game of all is back on!!! Yes that includes soccer, basketball, cricket, NFL etc" 20 hrs ago

South Africa hit 400 again to overwhelm Ireland in Cricket World Cup

South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs in Canberra after becoming the first team to post consecutive scores of more than 400 in one-day internationals

SuperSport Official
"Hashim Amla is comfortably the fastest player to reach 20 tons in ODI cricket. #ProteaFire #CWC15 #SSCricket…"

Bangladesh seek quarter-final boost | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

If Bangladesh are to make the World Cup quarter-finals, they have to win at least two of their next three matches, but the first obstacle in their way is a Scotland side desperate to register their first victory of the tournament

Kevin Pietersen
"Cricket lovers - if you don't believe that world cricket has changed, then you never will! SA just scored 400 again in a 50 over game! " 11 hrs ago

‘BCCI keen to win back faith of cricket-loving public’ - The Hindu

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said: “The Board members wanted a change too, and there is a demand for more accountability. They felt they have to win back the faith of the cricket-loving public,” he said.

Faizan Lakhani
"Pakistan after 5 overs in #CWC15 vs India 28/1 vs West Indies 3/4 vs Zimbabwe 5/2 vs UAE 11/1 #Cricket #PAK #UAE #ZIM #IND #WI"

Tata Motors associates with Kings XI Punjab -

Tata Motors said its heavy duty trucks range Tata Motors Prima has associated with the Kings XI Punjab as official title sponsor in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 8.

Shoaib Akhtar
"ANOTHER 50 for Misbah ul Haq of just 39 balls, this must be his fastest 50 in ODI cricket? For sure. Well played captain. #PakvsUae #CWC15" 03 hrs ago

Kohli loses his cool, later apologises - The Hindu

The outspoken India batsman reportedly railed at a journalist over an article about him and girlfriend Anushka Sharma.

"Shahid Afridi has 393 WICKETS and 348 SIXES in ODI Cricket, no wonder he is BOOM BOOM. #PakvsUae #CWC15" © 2015