Cricket World Cup

Sir Viv Richards of the West Indies shows off his batting skills during the ECB Cricket Roadshow held at Clapham Common, in London.
On this day: Viv Richards blasts West Indies to victory over Sri Lanka
Twenty-eight years ago today, Viv Richards scored 181 runs off just 125 balls as the West Indies thrashed Sri Lanka at the Cricket World Cup.
Oct 13, 06:00
Durham captain Paul Collingwood shows off his ball control skills during day two of a LV County Championship Division One match on September 18, 2013
Paul Collingwood: 'World Cup must be a priority for England'
Paul Collingwood believes that the World Cup must take priority alongside The Ashes after their disappointing showing at this year's tournament.
Sep 16, 04:19
Australia's captain Michael Clarke (C) lifts the winning trophy of 2015 Cricket World Cup after beating New Zealand in the final in Melbourne on March 29, 2015
ICC: 'TV deal affects World Cup structure'
ICC chief executive David Richardson admits that the TV rights deal for the Cricket World Cup will prevent the board from expanding the tournament back to 14 teams.
Jul 24, 12:18
Australia's captain Michael Clarke (C) lifts the winning trophy of 2015 Cricket World Cup after beating New Zealand in the final in Melbourne on March 29, 2015
Format of 2019 World Cup won't be changed
The 2019 Cricket World Cup will feature just 10 teams after the possibility of keeping the previous 14-nation format wasn't discussed at the ICC annual conference.
Jun 27, 11:27
England batsman Alex Hales leaves the field after his 94 during the 2nd NatWest series T20 match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham on August 31, 2013
England's Alex Hales 'feared getting dropped for playing aggressively'
Opening batsman Alex Hales admits that he feared being dropped by England should he be dismissed while playing in an aggressive manner at the World Cup.
Apr 18, 17:50
Ireland's William Porterfield in action against England during the RSA Challenge One Day International match on September 3, 2013
William Porterfield frustrated by decision to cut teams at World Cup
Ireland captain William Porterfield reveals his frustration with the plan to cut the number of sides at the next World Cup to 10.
Mar 31, 19:09
Shane Watson of Australia celebrates taking the wicket of Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 8, 2015
Shane Watson plays down retirement speculation
Contrary to speculation, Australian all-rounder Shane Watson reveals that he is not looking to retire from one-day international cricket.
Mar 30, 16:23
Martin Guptill of New Zealand celebrates after scoring 200 runs during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and the West Indies at Wellington Regional Stadium on March 21, 2015
Five Kiwis in ICC Cricket World Cup Team of the Tournament
Brendon McCullum is named captain of the ICC Cricket World Cup Team of the Tournament which includes five New Zealanders.
Mar 30, 14:17
Australian batsman Brad Haddin celebrates scoring a century against England during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Australia's Brad Haddin confirms retirement from one-day international cricket
Australia vice-captain Brad Haddin confirms his retirement from one-day international cricket.
Mar 30, 07:26
Australia captain Michael Clarke leaves the field after losing his wicket in the Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29, 2015
Michael Clarke deserved "special" moment in World Cup final
Ex-England captain Nasser Hussain says that retiring Australia ODI skipper Michael Clarke deserved his special send-off in the World Cup final.
Mar 30, 03:02
Australia's captain Michael Clarke (C) lifts the winning trophy of 2015 Cricket World Cup after beating New Zealand in the final in Melbourne on March 29, 2015
Nasser Hussain hails "outstanding" Australia
Australia deserved to win the Cricket World Cup, claims ex-England international Nasser Hussain.
Mar 30, 02:42
Australia captain Michael Clarke leaves the field after losing his wicket in the Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29, 2015
Michael Clarke dedicates World Cup win to Phillip Hughes
Michael Clarke dedicates Australia's World Cup win to former teammate Phillip Hughes, who died last November.
Mar 29, 12:18
Mitchell Starc of Australia celebrates taking the final wicket during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Semi Final match between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26, 2015
Mitchell Starc wins Player of the Tournament award
A return of 22 wickets earns Australia bowler Mitchell Starc the Player of the Tournament award at the World Cup.
Mar 29, 11:54
New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum looks on during a press conference at the at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on October 20, 2013
Brendon McCullum: New Zealand lost to "outstanding" Australia
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum admits that his team were beaten by an "outstanding" Australia team in the World Cup final.
Mar 29, 11:45
Australia's Steve Smith during a nets session on August 28, 2013
Steve Smith admits to pre-final nerves
Australia batsman Steve Smith reveals that he was unusually "nervous" heading into the World Cup final in Melbourne, where the hosts beat New Zealand to lift the trophy.
Mar 29, 11:38
Australia's David Warner plays a shot during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match against Afghanistan in Perth on March 4, 2015
David Warner hails contribution of Australian bowlers
David Warner praises the Australian bowling attack for bowling New Zealand out in 45 overs during the World Cup final.
Mar 29, 11:29
Former England captain Michael Vaughan on the field ahead of day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013
Michael Vaughan hails complete Australia
Champions Australia were the best side at the World Cup, says former England skipper Michael Vaughan.
Mar 29, 11:19
Australia's captain Michael Clarke (C) lifts the winning trophy of 2015 Cricket World Cup after beating New Zealand in the final in Melbourne on March 29, 2015
Result: Australia thrash New Zealand to win World Cup
Australia win the World Cup final on home soil after beating New Zealand by seven wickets at the MCG.
Mar 29, 11:07
James Faulkner of Australia lets Grant Elliot of New Zealand know he took his wicket during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29, 2015
New Zealand sent packing for 183 by rampant Australia
Australia require just 184 against New Zealand to claim the World Cup title for a fifth time.
Mar 29, 08:19
New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum looks on during a press conference at the at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on October 20, 2013
New Zealand to bat first in World Cup final against Australia
New Zealand win the toss and elected to bat first against Australia in the World Cup final at the MCG as they look to win the competition for the first time.
Mar 29, 04:15
Australia's David Warner plays a shot during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match against Afghanistan in Perth on March 4, 2015
Live Commentary: Australia vs. New Zealand- as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Australia's World Cup triumph courtesy of their seven-wicket win over New Zealand in Melbourne.
Mar 29, 04:00
Dan Vettori of New Zealand celebrates after taking a catch during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Hagley Oval on February 14, 2015
Sir Ian Botham backs New Zealand for Cricket World Cup win
Former England captain Sir Ian Botham backs New Zealand to beat Australia in the final of the Cricket World Cup in Melbourne.
Mar 28, 16:14
Australian captain Michael Clarke smiles during a press conference on the eve of the second cricket Test match against England, in Adelaide on December 4, 2013
Mike Hussey hails retiring Michael Clarke
Retiring captain Michael Clarke raised the standards of Australian cricket at one-day international level, according to Mike Hussey.
Mar 28, 15:42
Coach Waqar Younis of Pakistan looks on during the One Day International match between New Zealand and Pakistan at Westpac Stadium on January 31, 2015
Waqar Younis: Pakistan "need to develop youngsters"
Pakistan must start to use younger players following their Cricket World Cup exit, according to coach Waqar Younis.
Mar 28, 09:29
Australian captain Michael Clarke smiles during a press conference on the eve of the second cricket Test match against England, in Adelaide on December 4, 2013
Michael Clarke to retire from ODIs after World Cup final
Australia captain Michael Clarke confirms that he will retire from one-day international cricket after the World Cup final against New Zealand on Sunday.
Mar 28, 04:25
James Tredwell of England celebrates dismissing Ross Taylor of New Zealand during 3rd NatWest Series ODI match between England and New Zealand at Trent Bridge on June 5, 2013
James Tredwell "disappointed" by World Cup inactivity
Off-spinner James Tredwell admits that he was left "disappointed" and surprised by his lack of action during England's disastrous World Cup campaign.
Mar 27, 20:22
Tim Southee of New Zealand reacts during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and New Zealand at Seddon Park on March 13, 2015
Tim Southee: 'New Zealand not worried about Melbourne Cricket Ground crowd'
New Zealand bowler Tim Southee insists that the team are not daunted by the prospect of playing in front of 100,000 spectators at the Cricket World Cup final.
Mar 27, 20:09
Ravi Bopara of England looks on during nets practice session at Ageas Bowl on August 28, 2013
Ravi Bopara: "We should change our culture"
Ravi Bopara believes that a change of approach is needed in English cricket to develop brave players to help the national team succeed in limited-overs competitions.
Mar 27, 05:13
MS Dhoni of India edges the ball and is out caught behind during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 22, 2015
MS Dhoni: 'Pressure got to India in Cricket World Cup semi-final'
India captain MS Dhoni insists that he is "happy" with the performance of his side at the Cricket World Cup, despite falling just short at the semi-final stage.
Mar 26, 13:02
Australian captain Michael Clarke smiles during a press conference on the eve of the second cricket Test match against England, in Adelaide on December 4, 2013
Michael Clarke predicts "extremely special" Cricket World Cup final
Australia captain Michael Clarke believes that this weekend's Cricket World Cup final meeting against New Zealand will be a "special" occasion for the neutral.
Mar 26, 12:49
Mitchell Starc of Australia celebrates taking the final wicket during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Semi Final match between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26, 2015
Result: Australia beat World Cup holders India to reach final against New Zealand
Australia seal a 95-run victory over World Cup holders India to reach the final, where they will take on co-hosts New Zealand.
Mar 26, 11:20
England batsman Alex Hales leaves the field after his 94 during the 2nd NatWest series T20 match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham on August 31, 2013
Alex Hales "embarrassed" by England's pool exit at World Cup
Alex Hales admits that he is "embarrassed" by England's failure to reach the knockout phase of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Mar 26, 10:10
Australian batsman Steve Smith raises his bat after reaching his century on the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014
Australia set India target of 329 to claim Cricket World Cup final spot
India recover in their Cricket World Cup semi-final meeting against Australia to leave themselves chasing down a target of 329 from their 50 overs.
Mar 26, 07:29
Mitchell Starc celebrates with Australia teammates on the way to defeating Scotland in the World Cup on March 14, 2015
Live Commentary: Australia vs. India - as it happened
Take a look back at how Australia defeated holders India by 95 runs in the World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Mar 26, 02:59
India's batman Rohit Sharma plays a shot off the Bangladesh bowling during the 2015 Cricket World Cup quarter-final match between India and Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on March 19, 2015
India's Rohit Sharma: 'We're ready for anything against Australia'
India's Rohit Sharma is "confident" that his team can handle the Sydney Cricket Ground surface when they take on Australia in their World Cup semi-final on Thursday.
Mar 25, 11:23
Australian captain Michael Clarke smiles during a press conference on the eve of the second cricket Test match against England, in Adelaide on December 4, 2013
Michael Clarke: 'Australia can handle semi-final pressure'
Michael Clarke remains confident that he and his Australia teammates "will be fine" when it comes to handling the intense pressure of beating current holders India.
Mar 25, 07:25
Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq bats during the ODI final between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport in Centurion on November 30, 2013
Misbah-ul-Haq furious with critics of captaincy
Misbah-ul-Haq hits out at critics of his captaincy during the World Cup after retiring from one-day internationals.
Mar 24, 20:17
Corey Anderson of New Zealand celebrates scoring the fastest 100 runs in history during game three of the One Day International Series between New Zealand and the West Indies at Queenstown Events Centre on January 1, 2014
Corey Anderson: 'New Zealand win is unbelievable'
Corey Anderson describes New Zealand's thrilling victory over South Africa in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals as "unbelievable".
Mar 24, 11:46
South African captain AB De Villiers leaves the field during the Pool B 2015 Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan at Eden Park on March 7, 2015
AB de Villiers: 'South Africa are hurting following New Zealand loss'
AB de Villiers admits that South Africa are "hurting" following their last-gasp defeat to New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals.
Mar 24, 11:18
New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum looks on during a press conference at the at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on October 20, 2013
Brendon McCullum elated by New Zealand triumph
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum hails his side following their dramatic win over South Africa in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals.
Mar 24, 11:07