Cricket World Cup

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Nasser Hussain hails "outstanding" Australia
Australia deserved to win the Cricket World Cup, claims ex-England international Nasser Hussain.
Mar 30, 02:42
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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



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