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I would have called you a bunch of losers if you lost against Sri Lanka. You are championship material.

Fikile Mbalula, South Africa's sports minister, welcomes the team home

Mar 27, 2015 Tweet | Share

Another 20 days and you can apply for citizenship.

MS Dhoni sums up India's four-month long stay in Australia

Mar 26, 2015 Tweet | Share

I don't even know where the ball went

Grant Elliott on the six he hit to put New Zealand into their maiden World Cup final

Mar 24, 2015 Tweet | Share

I might have been like 110-112kph when I started my career in Under-17 and Under-19

Wahab Riaz, who clocks over 150 kph now, gives hope to medium-pacers everywhere

Mar 21, 2015 Tweet | Share

The shot is called the back away, look away, deliberate cut through point.

Glenn Maxwell jokes about an outrageous shot that he somehow pulled off against Wahab Riaz

Mar 21, 2015 Tweet | Share

Are you putting money on bet.com or something?

MS Dhoni gets suspicious when asked if India were going to be prepared to face Australia in the semi-final

Mar 20, 2015 Tweet | Share

I just said a few words about the World Cup, the current team, and how they embarrass me when I watch a classic match on TV and we're getting 220 and these guys are getting 400.

Steve Waugh gives to the Australian team a pep talk ahead of their quarter-final clash against Pakistan

Mar 18, 2015 Tweet | Share

No player thinks: My coach has played 100 Tests, I am going to smoke this out of the ground

Russell Domingo on whether coaches need to have international experience

Mar 16, 2015 Tweet | Share

Our employers are waiting for us.

Mohammad Tauqir puts UAE's lot into sharp focus as bad weather threatens their return home

Mar 14, 2015 Tweet | Share

I was shocked that they were trying to hit the batsmen instead of the wickets.

UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir on South Africa's bowling

Mar 12, 2015 Tweet | Share

I've gone on my knees and begged him not to retire.

Angelo Mathews tries to convince Kumar Sangakkara to stay on

Mar 11, 2015 Tweet | Share

I've never been compared to an All Black.

New Zealand's World Cup form leads to rugby and cricket being linked in the same question, something Trent Boult is not used to

Mar 10, 2015 Tweet | Share

He's gonna look like England after Bangladesh got a hold of 'em.

WWE commentator JBL can't resist a dig at England when commentating on English wrestler Bad News Barrett

Mar 10, 2015 Tweet | Share

It's like watching the Matrix movie. There's Neo right there. He doesn't understand how good he is.

South Africa's Dale Steyn on AB de Villiers

Mar 6, 2015 Tweet | Share

Their unpredictability is not a challenge because they are predictably unpredictable. Their strength lies in the predictability of their unpredictability.

Russell Domingo tries to sum up Pakistan with a tongue-twister

Mar 5, 2015 Tweet | Share

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

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    The greatest time of our lives

Martin Crowe: Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun

    Why is chasing so difficult at the G?

Cricket Sadist Hour: Jarrod Kimber and John Buchanan discuss swing, what NZ should worry about and do a man-to-man analysis of the finalists

How do you stop Smith?

It is a question that has mystified teams of late, but Andy Zaltzman has the answer

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: The losing team has much to ponder over the what-could-have-beens in close matches; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

Why ball-tracking can't be trusted

Russell Jackson: It's hard for us to shake doubt about why what we're seeing with our eyes differs significantly from the reading of a computer

News | Features Last 7 days

Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

News | Features Last 7 days

    Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly (325)

    For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story (155)

    As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    India swept away by Australia's depth (141)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

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