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The only way we can stop South Africa scoring 400 is by winning the toss and batting first.

UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir on the unstoppable force of AB and Co

Mar 4, 2015 Tweet | Share

You would like to score runs every game but I don't think that's possible unless you are Don Bradman or AB de Villiers

Hashim Amla, having become the fastest man to 20 ODI hundreds, suggests batting is easier for some

Mar 3, 2015 Tweet | Share

It's not a big deal getting players up for the game. It's a World Cup. Everybody is like a kid at Christmas.

England captain Eoin Morgan wasn't really satisfied with his team's performance on the field against Sri Lanka

Mar 1, 2015 Tweet | Share

Let the ICC decide. They should also do a bit of work, so let them sit in their air-conditioned room and decide whether Associate nations need to play in the World Cup or not

MS Dhoni prefers to leave the matter of deciding whether Associates should play the next World Cup to the ICC

Feb 28, 2015 Tweet | Share

As one of the England journalists said, the England match is a bye.

Sri Lanka team manager Michael de Zoysa isn't worried about the team playing their third match in eight days

Feb 26, 2015 Tweet | Share

That's why I had a shave today.

South Africa captain AB de Villiers heeds the advice given by Martin Crowe in his ESPNcricinfo column

Feb 26, 2015 Tweet | Share

Just remind me, was it two teams outside the top eight who played this game and made it a good game?

Ireland's Gary Wilson takes up the cudgels on behalf of the Associates after his side's exciting finish in the World Cup game against UAE

Feb 26, 2015 Tweet | Share

I just want to sit in my room and feel sad for a while.

AB de Villiers needs a hug after South Africa's huge loss to India

Feb 22, 2015 Tweet | Share

Gym. Like dancing, holding hands, queueing. Overrated.

After dismissing the value of coaches, Shane Warne goes after gyms

Feb 20, 2015 Tweet | Share

Tough times don't last, but tough blokes do.

Brendon McCullum on his "champion" friend Eoin Morgan

Feb 19, 2015 Tweet | Share

When I'm rushing around the changing room trying to chuck the pads on it means we might be in a little bit of trouble.

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult, on his team's chase in the World Cup 2015 game against Scotland

Feb 18, 2015 Tweet | Share

He's playing smart cricket, which can't always be said for his game at times.

Aaron Finch gives a brutally honest assessment of his Victoria and Australia team-mate Glenn Maxwell

Feb 14, 2015 Tweet | Share

It was a bit confusing with the tickets - they all said Hamilton on them so I kept picking up everyone else's thinking it was mine.

Hamilton Masakadza on travelling to a place with the same name as his own

Feb 13, 2015 Tweet | Share

I don't have too many trophies. We are chasing one at the moment and if we get that it will be nice to have a replica.

Brendon McCullum, when asked if he'll need more space to display his New Zealand Sportsman of the Year award

Feb 12, 2015 Tweet | Share

We don't want to peak too early

An irony-free Richie Richardson after West Indies crashed to a nine-wicket defeat against England in a match that barely lasted 50 overs.

Feb 9, 2015 Tweet | Share

I cleaned my swimming pool.

Shikhar Dhawan on how he spent time at home in Melbourne with his family before the World Cup

Feb 7, 2015 Tweet | Share

I remember the 1992 World Cup final. It's my earliest memory. Inzamam-ul-Haq was skinny. Well, skinny-ish.

Moeen Ali dials back 23 years

Feb 7, 2015 Tweet | Share

There are probably Australians stubbing their toes today because of my work.

Stuart Broad is modest about his masonry skills while laying slabs at a swimming pool in Melbourne as a 17-year-old

Feb 7, 2015 Tweet | Share

A big boy needs a big bat

Chris Gayle contributes to the debate about modern bat sizes

Feb 5, 2015 Tweet | Share

I think it was 50... My wife says it's too many sometimes!

Australia coach Darren Lehmann on how many nights he spent at home last year

Feb 4, 2015 Tweet | Share

I was checking the backs of my whites, making sure they weren't too brown. He was quite quick.

Brad Hogg remembers the first time he faced Brett Lee in a state second XI match in the 1990s

Jan 28, 2015 Tweet | Share

When I was pitted against Virat Kohli, I gave up.

India Women's captain Mithali Raj is surprised to beat Virat Kohli to the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award

Jan 27, 2015 Tweet | Share

All the muppets who are on £18 grand, £15 grand, either you become better or you go and do something else

Kevin Pietersen has a suggestion for improving quality in English domestic cricket, the day before failing to take Melbourne Stars into final of BBL

Jan 25, 2015 Tweet | Share

Individuals are birds of passage while institutions are forever

India's Supreme Court on N Srinivasan and the BCCI

Jan 22, 2015 Tweet | Share

It's written in his contract that he has to hit the winning runs

Brad Haddin on Australia allrounder James Faulkner

Jan 21, 2015 Tweet | Share

Well played AB de Villiers. Unfortunately, it wasn't quite enough to get Netherlands Cricket out of the record books for conceding highest-ever total

Netherlands batsman Tom Cooper's tongue-in-cheek response as, despite AB de Villiers' heroics, South Africa fell short of the highest ODI total by four runs

Jan 18, 2015 Tweet | Share

I am trying to understand what's happening but I can't

Michael Holding admits Chris Gayle's approach in the first ODI baffled him

Jan 16, 2015 Tweet | Share

A week ago I was a Blackcap, now I can't even afford shoes! Haha.

James Neesham, after suffering the twin indignities of a World Cup exclusion and a broken pair of flip-flops

Jan 14, 2015 Tweet | Share

We have gone into this theory of three seamers and one spinner the moment we sit on an aircraft which travels more than seven hours

Anil Kumble feels India's bowling composition in overseas Tests is too rigid

Jan 12, 2015 Tweet | Share

I have seen a lot of ads about protea fire. I guess Cape Town will be blazing tomorrow but with a maroon flame.

Darren Sammy has a dig at South African cricket's marketing campaign

Jan 8, 2015 Tweet | Share

It kind of felt like I was the library in a theme park.

Kane Williamson, on batting in partnership with Brendon McCullum during his whirlwind 134-ball 195 in Christchurch

Jan 1, 2015 Tweet | Share

Now even PETA has said you can't cosmetically remove the tail.

Of late India's tail has been letting the team down repeatedly, and MS Dhoni can't see a solution to that problem

Dec 31, 2014 Tweet | Share

That sums up the wicket. If I'm getting runs on it.

Ryan Harris on the MCG pitch

Dec 28, 2014 Tweet | Share

You can see the front line, it does not move, put your foot on it.

No-balls really do annoy Michael Holding

Dec 26, 2014 Tweet | Share

I'd like to say it's hard to miss, but I won't

Chris Rogers on being hit on the box by Ishant Sharma in the first over of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG

Dec 26, 2014 Tweet | Share

As my mates told me, that's the first hundred I've scored on TV for a while

Alastair Cook quips after beating James Anderson in a leg of darts

Dec 24, 2014 Tweet | Share

We shouldn't leave so much grass where even a 120kph bowler appears like Malcolm Marshall.

Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh is aggrieved by the new trend of preparing green pitches in domestic cricket

Dec 23, 2014 Tweet | Share

I am happy about my achievements and records but the only regret I have is losing the fastest ODI century record.

Shahid Afridi is as frank as ever after announcing his decision to quit ODIs post the 2015 World Cup

Dec 21, 2014 Tweet | Share

When an Aussie sledges it's aggression but if an Indian sledges it's unnecessary and foolish.

VVS Laxman on the brouhaha over India's sledging on the third day in the Brisbane Test

Dec 20, 2014 Tweet | Share

If he had to get out there, we wouldn't have been able to keep the ball out of his hand.

Mohammed Moosajee, South African team manager, on why Allan Donald did not come out as 14th man in Centurion

Dec 19, 2014 Tweet | Share

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    'Question marks over NZ's batting other than top order'

Cricket Sadist Hour: John Buchanan on the fielding restrictions, and the need for wicketkeeping analysis

The future of ODIs as seen through this World Cup

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Letter to de Villiers

South Africa's captain needs to single out his players for attention and get them firing individually and as a team

Pakistan's bad cover version of 1992

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

The 'magic wand' behind India's turnaround

It has helped that India have a captain who has lasted as long as he has due to his approach of treating cricket for what it is: a game

Indian batting in need of the knockout punch

Following their dominant start to the World Cup, India have three relatively low-pressure games to fine-tune ahead of the knockouts, and they will want to get their death-overs batting right

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AB de Villiers returned to give West Indies another hammering, this time at the SCG

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