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India vs Australia: Losing the final ODI series before the World Cup isn't necessarily a bad thing, history shows
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India vs Australia: Losing the final ODI series before the World Cup isn't necessarily a bad thing, history shows

Here, we take a look at India's performance in the final ODI tournament preceding each of the past four World Cups, with the 'Men in Blue' losing three out of four such tournaments.

Pakistan's below-par performance in the Asia Cup points to traditional pre-World Cup meltdown
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Pakistan's below-par performance in the Asia Cup points to traditional pre-World Cup meltdown

Based on how Pakistan handled the Asia Cup, it might be time to prepare for the traditional Pakistani lead up to the World Cup

Mike Hesson interview: My greatest contribution as NZ coach was building a competitive team that played hard, but fair
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Mike Hesson interview: My greatest contribution as NZ coach was building a competitive team that played hard, but fair

Talking exclusively with Firstpost, a day after putting in his papers, former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson says he was always confident of delivering the goods, despite the lack of experience of coaching a big international side

Pakistan Cricket Board set to ban discarded Test opener Nasir Jamshed for role in spot-fixing scandal
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Pakistan Cricket Board set to ban discarded Test opener Nasir Jamshed for role in spot-fixing scandal

The PCB filed a chargesheet against Nasir, 28, last week with the anti-corruption tribunal containing six allegations against the opener who resides in the United Kingdom now.

New Zealand vs England: Johnny Bairstow's ton personifies visitors' new-found ruthlessness in crunch games
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New Zealand vs England: Johnny Bairstow's ton personifies visitors' new-found ruthlessness in crunch games

With Bairstow leading from the top, England's metamorphosis into a savage limited-overs outfit is complete.

AB de Villiers says he wants to win World Cup for South Africa, to decide on his future in August
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AB de Villiers says he wants to win World Cup for South Africa, to decide on his future in August

33-year-old AB de Villiers left South Africa's tour of England ahead of the test series saying he would decide his cricket future in August

New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi retires from international cricket, to continue playing in T20 leagues
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New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi retires from international cricket, to continue playing in T20 leagues

Ronchi played four Tests, 85 ODIs and 32 T20 matches in total with this month's Champions Trophy match against Bangladesh his last for the Black Caps.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah and other Bangladesh players to watch out for
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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah and other Bangladesh players to watch out for

If these five players click, Bangladesh will be on course to reach their first ever ICC Champions trophy final.

Body has become 'Indian Cricket Council', says Mustafa Kamal as he quits as ICC president
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Body has become 'Indian Cricket Council', says Mustafa Kamal as he quits as ICC president

Kamal was reportedly denied the honours after he blamed poor umpiring for Bangladesh's comprehensive loss to India in the quarterfinals.

Lehmann 'disappointed' at criticism of Australia sledging at World Cup final
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Lehmann 'disappointed' at criticism of Australia sledging at World Cup final

Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann has defended wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and the team's vocal aggression during their World Cup final win over New Zealand.

New Zealand pacer Kyle Mills announces retirement from all forms of cricket
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New Zealand pacer Kyle Mills announces retirement from all forms of cricket

The 36-year-old right armer was a member of New Zealand's 15-man World Cup squad but didn't play in any of its nine matches.

It's official: Daniel Vettori announces retirement from ODIs, calls time on 18-year career
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It's official: Daniel Vettori announces retirement from ODIs, calls time on 18-year career

Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori, the most capped ODI player for New Zealand, today bid adieu to the 50-over format, completely ending an 18-year career in the game.

Kamal slams ICC after Srinivasan presents WC trophy, vows to expose 'mischievous things'
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Kamal slams ICC after Srinivasan presents WC trophy, vows to expose 'mischievous things'

Kamal insisted that he had not spoken against any country but said that he was denied the opportunity of presenting the World Cup trophy for "speaking the truth".

World Cup in pocket, Michael Clarke's next aim is to take Australia to top of test ranks
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World Cup in pocket, Michael Clarke's next aim is to take Australia to top of test ranks

Australia captain Michael Clarke said his next target after winning the World Cup in his last one-day international was to take his team back to the top of the Test rankings.

Virat Kohli may have had a flop World Cup, but is still highest ranked Indian batsman
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Virat Kohli may have had a flop World Cup, but is still highest ranked Indian batsman

A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth, even as Shikhar Dhawan rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Tuesday.

Surviving Wahab Riaz: Innings against Pakistan my most important in ODIs, says Watson
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Surviving Wahab Riaz: Innings against Pakistan my most important in ODIs, says Watson

Watson has now been a part of two World Cup teams and said in jest that it can be associated with joys of having a second baby.

Yuvraj urges 'real Indian fans' to respect Kohli and Anushka's privacy
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Yuvraj urges 'real Indian fans' to respect Kohli and Anushka's privacy

Anushka, who was in attendance at the Sydney Cricket Ground during India's World Cup semifinal against Australia, was blamed for Kohli's failure in the match

New Zealand reacts to World Cup loss: 'You've done us proud'
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New Zealand reacts to World Cup loss: 'You've done us proud'

The front-page headline of New Zealand's largest newspaper reads "You've done us proud," and that seems to sum up the nation's mood after the Black Caps thrilled and inspired during eight straight World Cup victories before losing to Australia in Sunday's final.

World Cup: What India's demigod cricketers can learn from South Africa
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World Cup: What India's demigod cricketers can learn from South Africa

AB and his team may have lost the World Cup — but their gratitude for the support they received wasn't just limited to a post-match 'thanks for the support' quote

Bleary-eyed Australians celebrate World Cup win in Melbourne
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Bleary-eyed Australians celebrate World Cup win in Melbourne

Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses Monday at a public reception the day after their victory over New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final.