NAPIER, March 4 - United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Tauqir has gone against the grain by electing to field first at McLean Park in their cricket World Cup Pool B clash against Pakistan on Wednesday.
March 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Line-ups for the World Cup match between Pakistan and United Arab Emirates on Wednesday in Napier, New Zealand United Arab Emirates won toss and decided to bowl Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan United Arab Emirates: Amjad Ali, Andri Berenger, Krishna Chandran, Khurram Khan, Shaiman Anwar, Swapnil Patil,
NAPIER, March 4 - New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum batted with freedom in the nets on Wednesday and should be fit to play Sunday's World Cup clash against Afghanistan despite taking a heavy blow to the arm against Australia.
LONDON, March 3 - England fast bowler Stuart Broad denied on Tuesday the suggestion by former captain Michael Vaughan that the team have played with fear in their dismal World Cup campaign so far.
CANBERRA, March 3 - Ireland got an early and painful reminder of what a fickle mistress cricket can be in their 201-run defeat at the hands of South Africa in their third World Cup match on Tuesday.
CANBERRA, March 3 - Even though five South African batsmen have hit centuries in their first four World Cup matches, Hashim Amla's 159 on Tuesday might have been the most reassuring for fans of the Proteas looking ahead to the knockout stages.
LONDON, March 3 - Kevin Pietersen does not warrant a recall to the England team despite apparent support from incoming incoming ECB chief Colin Graves, according to former skipper Nasser Hussain.
March 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at close of play in the World Cup match between Ireland and South Africa on Tuesday in Canberra, Australia South Africa Innings H. Amla c Joyce b McBrine 159 Q. de Kock c Wilson b J. Mooney 1 F. du Plessis b K. O'Brien 109 A. de Villiers c N. O'Brien b McBrine 24 D. Miller not out 46 R. Rossouw
CANBERRA, March 3 - South Africa put one foot in the World Cup quarter-finals by batting past the 400-run mark for the second successive match to hand Ireland a thumping defeat by 201 runs with five overs to spare at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.
When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.