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Serious business

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is confident of handling pressure as India sweat it out for more than three hours, writes Atreyo Mukhopadhyay. Beyond the boundary

Sachin won't be the star of the World Cup: Waugh

MS Dhoni and his boys may have dedicated their World Cup campaign to Sachin Tendulkar, but for former Australia skipper Steve Waugh it's a "wrong attitude" to have.

The all-round insurance

Arguably the best all-rounder of the modern era, Jacques Kallis, says it requires a lot of hard work to pull off the dual role. Jacques says

'Adrenaline is my biggest asset'

Alive to the responsibility of playing for India, Harbhajan Singh eyes glory at home. Dinesh Chopra talks the doosra-expert. Harbhajan's take

'The road back has been hard work'

Back after an elbow surgery, Brett Lee leads the pack of fast men. He is in form too, having finished as the highest wicket-taker in the recent ODI series against England. Lee spoke to Atreyo Mukhopadhyay in an exclusive interview.

Cool warm up for India

If you rock us with pace, we will catch you in a spin. The battle of two breeds of bowlers treated a near-capacity crowd to an exciting contest and kicked off the final countdown to the World Cup. Atreyo Mukhopadhyay reports.

I didn't say we're fatigued: Dhoni

After creating a flutter by claiming that India were not "mentally prepared" for the pre-World Cup warm-up matches, cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said his comments were misconstrued and he did not imply that the team was battling fatigue.

All eyes on Tendulkar in today's World Cup warm-up game

Superstar batsman Sachin Tendulkar returns to bolster India's batting line-up today as the World Cup favourites play their last warm-up game ahead of the much-anticipated tournament opener.

All noise over World cup, but no buzz

Cricket's biggest showpiece, the World Cup final, will be staged in Mumbai in little over six weeks but the sport-crazy citizens and casual visitors were hard-pressed to feel much buzz this week.

Grand opening ceremony launches cricket WC

Rock star Bryan Adams provided the sparks as a dazzling opening ceremony, showcasing a vibrant blend of sub-continental traditions and modernity, on Thursday launched the 10th edition of the cricket World Cup, setting the stage for 43 days of high-voltage cricketing extravaganza.

Bangladesh frenzy ahead of India opener

Bangladesh has been gripped by cricket fever ahead of the World Cup opener against India on Saturday as fans savour the prospect of another stunning win over the favourites. Schedule

Sri Lanka ready for Canadian unknowns

Kumar Sangakkara admitted his knowledge of Canada is confined to ace batsman John Davison, who once scored the fastest World Cup hundred, but that does not bother the Sri Lankan captain.

Pietersen and Collingwood fire England to victory

England's Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood finally found some much-needed form as Pakistan were brushed aside by 67 runs in the final warm-up before the Cricket World Cup starts tomorrow.

Zaheer fit for World Cup opener: Dhoni

Pace bowler Zaheer Khan is fit and should be ready for Saturday's India's World Cup opening game against Bangladesh, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said today.

World Cup shock: Wankhede Stadium fails fire inspection

Wankhede Stadium, venue for the Cricket World Cup final on April 2, has not met fire safety standards, the chief fire officer for Mumbai said today.
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