Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule

All the matches of Cricket World Cup 2015 will be played in Australia and New Zealand. They will divide the number of matches between themselves.

The first match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be played at Christchurch, New Zealand and the final of Cricket World Cup 2015 will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Australia.

1st ODI14-Feb-2015Pool A : Sri Lanka vs New ZealandChristchurch
2nd ODI14-Feb-2015Pool A : England vs AustraliaMelbourne
3rd ODI15-Feb-2015Pool B : South Africa vs ZimbabweHamilton
4th ODI15-Feb-2015Pool B : India vs PakistanAdelaide
5th ODI16-Feb-2015Pool B : West Indies vs IrelandNelson
6th ODI17-Feb-2015Pool A : New Zealand vs TBCDunedin
7th ODI18-Feb-2015Pool A : Bangladesh vs AfghanistanCanberra
8th ODI19-Feb-2015Pool B : Zimbabwe vs TBCNelson
9th ODI20-Feb-2015Pool A : England vs New ZealandWellington
10th ODI21-Feb-2015Pool B : Pakistan vs West IndiesChristchurch
11th ODI21-Feb-2015Pool A : Australia vs BangladeshBrisbane
12th ODI22-Feb-2015Pool A : Sri Lanka vs AfghanistanDunedin
13th ODI22-Feb-2015Pool B : South Africa vs IndiaMelbourne
14th ODI23-Feb-2015Pool A : England vs TBCChristchurch
15th ODI24-Feb-2015Pool B : West Indies vs ZimbabweCanberra
16th ODI25-Feb-2015Pool B : Ireland vs TBCBrisbane
17th ODI26-Feb-2015Pool A : Afghanistan vs TBCDunedin
18th ODI26-Feb-2015Pool A : Sri Lanka vs BangladeshMelbourne
19th ODI27-Feb-2015Pool B : South Africa vs West IndiesSydney
20th ODI28-Feb-2015Pool A : Australia vs New ZealandAuckland
21st ODI28-Feb-2015Pool B : India vs TBCPerth
22nd ODI01-Mar-2015Pool A : England vs Sri LankaWellington
23rd ODI01-Mar-2015Pool B : Pakistan vs ZimbabweBrisbane
24th ODI03-Mar-2015Pool B : South Africa vs IrelandCanberra
25th ODI04-Mar-2015Pool B : Pakistan vs TBCNapier
26th ODI04-Mar-2015Pool A : Australia vs AfghanistanPerth
27th ODI05-Mar-2015Pool A : Bangladesh vs TBCNelson
28th ODI06-Mar-2015Pool B : India vs West IndiesPerth
29th ODI07-Mar-2015Pool B : South Africa vs PakistanAuckland
30th ODI07-Mar-2015Pool B : Zimbabwe vs IrelandHobart
31st ODI08-Mar-2015Pool A : New Zealand vs AfghanistanNapier
32nd ODI08-Mar-2015Pool A : Australia vs Sri LankaSydney
33rd ODI09-Mar-2015Pool A : England vs BangladeshAdelaide
34th ODI10-Mar-2015Pool B : India vs IrelandHamilton
35th ODI11-Mar-2015Pool A : Sri Lanka vs TBCHobart
36th ODI12-Mar-2015Pool B : South Africa vs TBCWellington
37th ODI13-Mar-2015Pool A : Bangladesh vs New ZealandHamilton
38th ODI13-Mar-2015Pool A : England vs AfghanistanSydney
39th ODI14-Mar-2015Pool B : India vs ZimbabweAuckland
40th ODI14-Mar-2015Pool A : Australia vs TBCHobart
41st ODI15-Mar-2015Pool B : West Indies vs TBCNapier
42nd ODI15-Mar-2015Pool B : Pakistan vs IrelandAdelaide
1st Quarter Final ODI18-Mar-2015TBC vs TBCSydney
2nd Quarter Final ODI19-Mar-2015TBC vs TBCMelbourne
3rd Quarter Final ODI20-Mar-2015TBC vs TBCAdelaide
4th Quarter Final ODI21-Mar-2015TBC vs TBCWellington
1st Semi Final ODI24-Mar-2015TBC vs TBCAuckland
2nd Semi Final ODI26-Mar-2015TBC vs TBCSydney
Final ODI29-Mar-2015TBC vs TBCMelbourne
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India become highest run scoring team in ODIs

India and Australia are currently levelled on 1,82,881 runs from 841 (a world record) and 825 matches respectively. Australia though have far better winning percentage, having won 505 matches as against 423 of India.

Pakistan are at the third spot among countries which have scored most ODI runs with 1,71,982 from 807 matches, followed by Sri Lanka on 1,46,365 and the West Indies on 1,45,260.

India are likely to remain on top for some time as they play five ODIs against New Zealand after the three-match South Africa series. Australia, on the other hand, play five ODIs against England after the Ashes series.

During the South Africa tour, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also expected to reach two personal milestones. He can become the Indian captain with highest ODI runs while leading the side. The record of most ODI wins by an Indian captain may also be his.

Dhoni has so far scored 5,213 runs from 151 matches as captain and he is just 26 runs behind Mohammed Azharuddin who has 5,239 runs from 174 ODIs as skipper.

If India sweep the three-match ODI series against South Africa, then Dhoni will also go past Azharuddin as the India captain who has won most number of ODI matches under his charge. Under Azharuddin's captaincy, India won 90 matches as against 88 under Dhoni's skippership so far.
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List of Batsmen to score fastest 5000 ODI Runs

Batsman Opposition Match Date Matches Innings
Virat Kohli (IND) West Indies 21 Nov 2013 120 114
Viv Richards (WI) England 30 Jan 1987 126 114
Brian Lara (WI) South Africa 3 Nov 1997 120 118
Gordon Greenidge (WI) Pakistan 13 Nov 1990 122 121
AB de Villiers (SA) England 28 Aug 2012 129 124
Sourav Ganguly (IND ) Pakistan 25 Jan 2000 131 126
Dean Jones (AUS) Zimbabwe 14 Mar 1992 131 128
Graeme Smith (SA) Bangladesh 14 Mar 2008 133 131
Matthew Hayden (AUS) South Africa 24 Mar 2007 137 133
Michael Bevan (AUS) West Indies 7 Feb 2001 153 135

Note: Records upto 22nd November 2013.
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Virat Kohli equals Viv Richards, fastest to reach 5000 ODI runs

Virat Kohli, the No. 1 batsman in the ICC ODI rankings became the fastest batsman to score 5000 runs in one-day internationals while he scored 86 against West Indies in the first ODI in Kochi on Thursday. Kohli achieved the feat in just 120 matches and 114 innings. He has so far amassed 5005 runs, which included 17 centuries and 27 fifties in his career.

In terms of innings, Kohli has equalled the record of Sir Viv Richards of West Indies, who also achieved the feat in 114 innings way back in 1987 but it was Viv's 126th match.

Kohli also became, at 25 years 16 days, the second youngest to achieve the distinction, next only to 23 years 294 days taken by Sachin Tendulkar.

Before Kohli, former captain Sourav Ganguly was the fastest to achieve the feat among Indian batsmen in 131 matches and 126 innings. Apart from India, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (135 innings), Gautam Gambhir (135 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (138 innings) are the next fastest batsmen to reach the 5000 runs in ODIs.

Kohli is averaging 86.11 in chases in ODIs this year - his aggregate being 775 in fifteen innings (six times not out), including three hundreds and five fifties.
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Sachin Tendulkar Cricket farewell photos

Sachin Tendulkar played his last day of international cricket at the Wankhede, and after India sealed the series against West Indies, he delivered a very emotional speech.

India beat West Indies by an innings and 126 runs, but all the focus was on Tendulkar himself. After all the presentations were done, he was given the mic and he thanked a lot of people for what they had done to help him.

He started the speech by saying, ""All my friends. Settle down, let me talk. I'll get more and more emotional. My life in the 22 yards for 24 years. Hard to believe that wonderful journey is coming to an end. I want to thank all the important people in my life. I am carrying a list for the first time."

And he ended by saying, "I know my speech is getting long, but one thing I want to say. I want to thank all those people here. Your support was so dear to me and meant a lot to me. Whatever, you have done for me. I have met guys who fasted for me, or done things for me. I want thank you for all that. I will remember all that, especially "Sachin Sachin." If I have missed out on something, I hope you understand. Good bye."

The legendary Sachin Tendulkar got a memorable gift in his emotionally-charged farewell Test which lasted just about two and a half days as India crushed a hapless West Indies by an innings and 126 runs to complete a 2-0 whitewash in one of the most lopsided contests in recent history.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni the fastest captain to reach 5000 ODI runs

Captain Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the third player to amass 5000 runs as captain for India in ODIs - the other two being Mohammad Azharuddin (5239) and Sourav Ganguly (5082). He is the quickest to this feat, having taken 127 innings as against 136 by Ganguly and 151 by Azharuddin.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's blistering unbeaten 139 went in vain as Australia came from behind to pull off a sensational four-wicket victory over India in the third cricket one-dayer to take a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series here on Saturday. During his knock, the wicket keeper-batsman smashed 12 fours and five sixes.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has recorded his sixth century as captain in ODIs - his ninth in ODIs and the second against Australia.

Dhoni's unbeaten knock of 139 is the third highest by number six batsman - the two highest innings being 175 not out by Kapil Dev vs Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells on June 18, 1983 and 143 not out by Andrew Symonds for Australia vs Pakistan at Johannesburg on February 11, 2003.
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Ajit Agarkar announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Ajit Agarkar, the former India seamer, has announced his retirement from all competitive cricket on 16th October 2013.

Agarkar had led Mumbai, for whom he played all his Ranji Trophy cricket, to the domestic first-class title in the 2012-13 season. He played 110 first-class games in all, taking 299 wickets at 30.69, as well as 270 List A games and 62 T20s in a career that began in 1996-97.

Ajit Agarkar made his Test and ODI debuts in 1998 and T20I debut in 2006. With 288 wickets, he is the third highest wicket-taker for India in ODIs after Javagal Srinath(315) and Anil Kumble(337).

Early in his career, Agarkar broke Dennis Lillee's world record for the fastest 50 wickets in ODIs, achieving the feat from only 23 matches. He held the record from 1998 until 2009, when Ajantha Mendis achieved the feat from just 19 matches.

Agarkar holds the Indian record of scoring the fastest 50 in ODI - he scored 50 of 21 balls. Agarkar also holds another ODI record, which is the quickest in terms of least number of matches played to take 200 wickets and complete 1000 runs. Agarkar achieved this feat in 133 matches breaking the previous record held by South African Shaun Pollock, who accomplished this feat in his 138th match.

He scored an unbeaten Test century at Lord's in 2002, batting at number eight.

Conversely, Agarkar attained the feat of five consecutive innings resulting in ducks(four of them of first ball) against Australia, an unfortunate honour.

Agarkar also played for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL and led Mumbai to the 2013 Ranji Trophy title in domestic cricket.
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Highest successful run chases in ODI history

Team Score Overs Opposition Ground
South Africa 438/9 49.5 Australia Johannesburg
India 362/1 43.3 Australia Jaipur
New Zealand 350/9 49.3 Australia Hamilton
New Zealand 340/5 48.4 Australia Auckland
Australia 334/8 49.2 England Sydney
New Zealand 332/8 49.0 Australia Christchurch
Australia 330/7 49.1 South Africa Port Elizabeth
India 330/4 47.5 Pakistan Dhaka
Ireland 329/7 49.1 England Bangalore
Zimbabwe 329/9 49.5 New Zealand Bulawayo

Note: Records up to 17th October, 2013.
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India vs Australia 2013: India beat Australia by 9 wickets to register 2nd successful run chase in ODIs

India chase down 359 to enter record books! This is the second highest successful run chase in ODIs.

Team India notched up the mammoth total of 359 runs at the loss of just one wicket and with 39 balls to spare against Australia.

Credit to all the batsmen, with a special mention for Rohit Sharma who finished unbeaten on 141 off just 123 deliveries. Virat Kohli went berserk with his 52-ball century, the fastest by an Indian in ODIs. It also happens to be his 16th ODI for Kohli. India have scaled down what looked like an impossible mountain. A lot of credit is also due to Shikhar Dhawan who scored 95. Dhawan was dismissed 5 runs short of his ton, ending a 172-run 1st wicket stand.

Rohih hits his 3rd hundred, and this is the 1st against Australia, 1st at home as well. While Kohli got hits ton in just 52 balls, and was to go on to break Sehwag's record for the fastest ton by an Indian batsman as India completed a stunning chase.

India have leveled the ODI series 1-1 in thumping style. Hard luck for Bailey and Co. who were completely blown away in the second half of the game. The next match scheduled to be held at Mohali.
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Sachin Tendulkar to play farewell Test at Mumbai`s Wankhede stadium

BCCI is all set to throw a grand farewell for Sachin Tendulkar as it has now confirmed that the master-blaster will be playing his last and the 200th Test match on his home ground in Mumbai.

Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium will be hosting the farewell Test for Sachin Tendulkar after the legendary batsman expressed a wish to play his landmark 200th match against the West Indies next month in front of his home crowd.

The BCCI has confirmed the venues for upcoming West Indies series and has chosen Eden Gardens and Wankhede Stadium for the two Tests.

West Indies will be in India for a short tour to play in two Tests and three ODIs beginning 6th November.

Tendulkar’s 199th game will be in Kolkata while he will don the whites for the national team one last time in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

The BCCI is planning a grand farewell for Tendulkar.

Last week Tendulkar announced that his 200th Test against West Indies will be the last time he represents India in an international match as he has decided to call it a day.
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ICC World Test Championship logo revealed in Abu Dhabi

The International Cricket Council (ICC)'s chief executive David Richardson on Saturday announced that the pathway to the ICC World Test Championship had begun with the revealing of the event brand logo.

The International Cricket Council has launched the 2017 World Test Championship, aimed at preserving the primacy of the longer format of the game.

It will be hosted by England and will feature the top four teams in the ICC test rankings, with a total prize money of 10 million US dollars.

The top four ranked teams on December 31, 2016 – the cut-off date set by the International Cricket Council (ICC) - will play the three-match Test championship between the first and third weeks of June 2017. There will be two semi-finals and the winners will play the final. The Grand Finale of this Test cricket tournament is scheduled to be held at the “Coliseum of Cricket”, the Lord's Cricket Ground.

After the Champions League cricket tournament which was held this year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to hold a Test cricket world championship tournament as well.
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Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test will be in Mumbai

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to grant cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar his wish to play his 200th and farewell Test in his home town Mumbai.

Kolkata and Mumbai were the frontrunners to host Tendulkar's farewell Test but the legendary batsman in a letter to the BCCI has expressed his desire to play the 200th Test in Mumbai.

According to BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla, the Indian cricket board to hold the second and final Test of the series against West Indies at Mumbai, as desired by Tendulkar. Shukla also said that BCCI was planning a grand farewell for Tendulkar.

Now, Tendulkar will be given an opportunity to bow out of the game in front of his family, friends and adoring fans in Mumbai.

The West Indies team will 2 Test and 3 ODIs. The series was fixed in a hurry to make sure that Tendulkar plays his last Test in India. The first Test will be played November 6-10 and the second November 14-18. There after they play three ODIs slated for November 21, November 24 and November 27.

The second match of the two-Test series against the West Indies will be Tendulkar's 200th and last.

The contest is now between Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) Wankhede Stadium and Cricket Club of India's (CCI) Brabourne Stadium to host Tendulkar's 200th match.

On April 2, 2011, India had won the World Cup at Wankhede Stadium. Tendulkar's dream of winning the World Cup came true at his home ground. Now, the same venue will give him a perfect send off.
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Sachin Tendulkar Factfile

  • 1973: Born April 24, Mumbai.
  • 1988: Scores 100 not out in his first first-class match for Bombay against Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy becoming the youngest cricketer to score a century on his first-class debut, aged 15 years and 232 days.
  • 1989: Makes Test debut for India against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of 16.
  • December: Makes ODI debut against Pakistan but is dismissed by Waqar Younis without scoring a run.
  • 1990: Scores maiden Test century against England at Old Trafford.
  • 1992: At the age of 19 he becomes the first overseas-born player to represent Yorkshire.
  • 1994: September 9 - Claims his first ODI century against Sri Lanka in Colombo after 79 one-day matches.
  • 1996: Leading run scorer at World Cup played in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with a total of 523 runs.
  • August: Takes on the India captaincy although suffers two relatively unsuccessful stints during a four-year period, winning only four Tests and 23 ODIs.
  • 1997: Named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
  • 1998: Scores his first double century for Mumbai against Australia in the Brabourne Stadium.
  • 1999: November - Involved in India's highest run-scoring ODI partnership with Rahul Dravid as the pair put on 339 against New Zealand. In the same match, he records the highest individual ODI score in Indian history with an unbeaten 186.
  • 2000: Gives up the captaincy of India after the two-Test series with South Africa.
  • 2001: Given a suspended ban of one game in light of alleged ball tampering during a match against South Africa at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth. The ban is later lifted by the International Cricket Council after an investigation.
  • 2003: Named the Player of the Tournament at the 2003 Cricket World Cup and scores 673 runs, the highest by any player in the tournament.
  • 2005: Overtakes Sunil Gavaskar's record of the highest number of Test centuries by claiming his 35th against Sri Lanka in Delhi.
  • 2006: Overtakes Kapil Dev claiming the record for the highest amount of Test appearances for India with 135.
  • 2007: January 3 - Edges past Brian Lara's world record of runs scored in Tests away from home with 5,751 runs.
  • June: Becomes the first player to score over 15,000 ODI runs during a match against South Africa in Belfast.
  • 2008: March - Plays a record-breaking 417th ODI match against Australia.
  • August - Becomes just the third player in Test match history, and the first from India, to play 150 matches when he is selected in the third Test against Sri Lanka.
  • June: Nominated as the 'Icon Player' of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, signing a deal worth $1,121,250 per season.
  • October 17 - Becomes the highest run scorer in Test cricket, passing Lara's previous mark of 11,953, when he reaches 16 in the first innings of the second Test against Australia.
  • 2010: February 24 - Scores the first double century in one-day international history, hitting an unbeaten 200 against South Africa.
  • April - Named player of IPL3 after finishing as the tournament's top run-scorer.
  • August 3 - Becomes most capped player in Test history, making his 169th Test appearance in the third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo to overtake former Australia captain Steve Waugh.
  • December 19 - Becomes first batsman to hit 50 Test centuries, achieving the feat against South Africa in Centurion.
  • 2011: March - Hits two tournament centuries as co-hosts India win the World Cup.
  • November: Becomes the first man to score 15,000 Test runs during Test series against West Indies.
  • 2012: March - Scores his 100th international century in an Asia Cup match against Bangladesh, the first player ever to do so.
  • December 23 - Announces retirement from one-day international cricket.
  • 2013: October 10 - Announces he will retire from Test cricket after playing in his 200th Test against the West Indies in November.
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Sachin Tendulkar to retire after 200th Test

Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has announced that he will retire from the Tests following his impending 200th Test

In a statement released from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sachin said he had been living his dream of playing cricket for India. “It’s hard for me to imagine a life without playing cricket because it’s all I have ever done since I was 11 years old. It’s been a huge honour to have represented my country and played all over the world. I look forward to playing my 200th Test Match on home soil, as I call it a day.”

Tendulkar thanked the BCCI for everything and his fans and well-wishers who through their prayers and wishes had given him the strength to go out and perform at his best.
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Mumbai Indians win Champions League 2013

Mumbai Indians created history by becoming the first team to win the Champions League twice. In a high-scoring final here on 7th October 2013 Sunday night, MI defeated Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs.

The Champions League Twenty20 2013 will end with the same teams on the field as when the first match was played on 21st September - Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. Just over two weeks on, it's Rahul Dravid versus Sachin Tendulkar again in what is mostly likely to be the last time the two greats will be seen together on the field, pitted against each other.

But emotions aside, it's a match that promises to be engrossing - a clash of styles, a clash of team character.

It was a perfect farewell for batting great Sachin Tendulkar, playing in his last Twenty20 match, as the Mumbai Indians won the Champions League Twenty20 title defeating the Rajasthan Royals in the final at the Ferozeshah Kotla

The Mumbai Indians team made it a double by having also won the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this year, only the second team after Chennai Super Kings (2010) having done so. The Indians also became the first team to clinch two CLT20 titles, the first one coming in 2011.

After the win, Tendulkar was seen being carried to the dugout by his team, waving the Mumbai Indians flag.

He was also given the guard of honour twice during the match. Once when he got out and walked back to the pavillion and when the team came out to field.
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Sachin Tendulkar reaches 50,000-run landmark across all formats

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday, 5th October 2013 crossed another milestone by completing an astounding 50,000 runs iacross all forms of recognised cricket during his knock in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) semi-final between Mumbai Indians and Trinidad & Tobago at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium, New Delhi.

Needing 26 runs on the day to reach the landmark, Tendulkar tucked one towards mid-wicket for a single off left-arm spinner Yannick Ottley to reach another milestone in his glorious career spanning close to two-and-a-half decades. He scored 35 off 31 balls before edging one to Denesh Ramdin off Lendl Simmons' bowling.

Tendulkar became 16th in the list of most run-getters in recognised cricket, with former England captain Graham Gooch at top with 67,057 runs to his credit.

Tendulkar now has 50009 runs in 953 competitive matches, which includes 551 List A matches, 307 first-class matches and 95 T20 games.

Tendulkar has so far scored 25,228 runs in 307 first-class matches which includes a staggering 15,837 runs in 198 Tests.

The 40-year-old has 21,999 runs in 551 List A matches which includes 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs.

Having scored 2747 in the 94 earlier T20 matches, the legend scored the necessary 26 runs with consummate ease.

The maestro is also standing on the cusp of another rare feat of becoming the first player in the history of the game to play 200 Test matches, which in all likelihood will be completed in the upcoming two-Test series against the West Indies.
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MS Dhoni debuts new hairstyle - bald buzz hawk

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is also the captain of IPL team Chennai Super Kings, has a thing for new hairstyles.

At Dhoni's home ground in Ranchi, he was seen sporting a brand new hairstyle during the Chennai Super Kings vs Titans match of the Champions League T20 on Sunday.

The 32-year-old was seen with a bald buzz cut look when he took off his wicket keeper helmet between overs after winning the toss and putting Titans in to bat.

The new look reminded fans of Italian football star Mario Balotelli who also has a similar hairstyle.

India's hottest sports icon has shaved off his hair from both sides and he now looks like a Rock Star. Dhoni has always been in the news for his offbeat hairstyle.

When he rose like shining star on the Indian cricket firmament, his long hair evoked appreciation from the likes of then Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf. Thousands of Dhoni fans in India began sporting his long hair look.

He sported long hair during India's Twenty20 World Cup triumph in 2007. Later, Dhoni cut off his long hair, and sported regular hairstyle.

The new Rock Star hairstyle is sure to evoke appreciation among the legions of his admirers.
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Champions Leaguae T 20 winners list

Year Winner Runner Host
2009 New South Wales Blues Trinidad and Tobago India
2010 Chennai Super Kings Warriors South Africa
2011 Mumbi Indians Royal Challengers Bangalore India
2012 Sydney Sixers Highveld Lions South Africa
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Schedule: Champions League T20 - 2013

Date >Match Venue Time
Sep 17 Qualifier: Otago Volts v Faisalabad Wolves Mohali 1600 IST
Sep 17 Qualifier: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kandurata Maroons Mohali 2000 IST
Sep 18 Qualifier: Kandurata Maroons v Otago Volts Mohali 1600 IST
Sep 18 Qualifier: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Faisalabad Wolves Mohali 2000 IST
Sep 20 Qualifier: Faisalabad Wolves v Kandurata Maroons Mohali 1600 IST
Sep 20 Qualifier: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Otago Volts Mohali 2000 IST
Sep 21 Group A: Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians Jaipur 2000 IST
Sep 22 Group B: Brisbane Heat v Trinidad & Tobago Ranchi 1600 IST
Sep 22 Group B: Chennai Super Kings v Titans Ranchi 2000 IST
Sep 23 Group A: Highveld Lions v Perth Scorchers Ahmedabad 1600 IST
Sep 23 Group A: Mumbai Indians v TBC Ahmedabad 2000 IST
Sep 24 Group B: Titans v Brisbane Heat Mohali 1600 IST
Sep 24 Group B: Trinidad & Tobago v TBC Mohali 2000 IST
Sep 25 Group A: Perth Scorchers v TBC Jaipur 1600 IST
Sep 25 Group A: Rajasthan Royals v Highveld Lions Jaipur 2000 IST
Sep 26 Group B: Chennai Super Kings v TBC Ranchi 2000 IST
Sep 27 Group A: Highveld Lions v Mumbai Indians Ahmedabad 2000 IST
Sep 28 Group B: Titans v TBC Ranchi 1600 IST
Sep 28 Group B: Chennai Super Kings v Brisbane Heat Ranchi 2000 IST
Sep 29 Group A: Highveld Lions v TBC Jaipur 1600 IST
Sep 29 Group A: Rajasthan Royals v Perth Scorchers Jaipur 2000 IST
Sep 30 Group B: Titans v Trinidad & Tobago Ahmedabad 1600 IST
Sep 30 Group B: Brisbane Heat v TBC Ahmedabad 2000 IST
Oct 1 Group A: Rajasthan Royals v TBC Jaipur 2000 IST
Oct 2 Group A: Perth Scorchers v Mumbai Indians Delhi 1600 IST
Oct 2 Group B: Chennai Super Kings v Trinidad & Tobago Delhi 2000 IST
Oct 4 First semi-final (A1 vs B2) Jaipur 2000 IST
Oct 5 Second semi-final (B1 vs A2) Delhi 2000 IST
Oct 6 FINAL Delhi 2000 IST
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Champions League T20 - 2013

Champions League T20 2013 (CLT20), the much-awaited Twenty20 cricketing extravaganza, is all set to kick off on on September 21, when Rajasthan Royals take on Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Man Singh stadium in Jaipur.

The tournament will follow a format similar to the two previous editions, with the Group Stage preceded by a Qualifier. The qualifying stage of the tournament, to be played from September 17 to 20, at Hyderabad, involves four teams - Sunrisers Hyderabad, Faisalabad Wolves, Kandurata Maroons and Otago Volts of which two will make it to the group stages of Champions League T20.

A total of 29 matches will be played in the US$ 6 million tournament.

Eight teams - Mumbai Indians (India), Highveld Lions (South Africa), Perth Scorchers (Australia), Rajasthan Royals (India), Chennai Super Kings (India), Titans (South Africa), Brisbane Heat (Australia) and Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies) - have made it to the main draw and they will be joined by two top scoring teams in the qualifier rounds.

The teams will be split into Group A and Group B comprising of five teams each - four seeded teams and one each from the qualifiers. The top two performing teams from each group will qualify for the semi finals.

The first semi-final will be at Jaipur on October 4. The second semi-finalwill be on October 6 at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi. It will also host the final of the tournament on October 5.

Here are Complete Squads of Teams in CLT20:

Group A: Mumbai Indians (India), Highveld Lions (South Africa), Perth Scorchers (Australia), Rajasthan Royals (India), Q1 (Qualifier)

Group B: Chennai Super Kings (India), Titans (South Africa), Brisbane Heat (Australia), Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies), Q2 (Qualifier)

Qualifier: Sunrisers Hyderabad (India), Otago Volts (New Zealand), SL Domestic League Winner (Sri Lanka), Faisalabad Wolves (Pakistan)
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