Knee injury ends Ishant Sharma’s World Cup dream


India's senior pacer Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the 2015 World Cup due to a knee injury after he was the only one among the four injured cricketers who failed in the fitness test.

India had better news regarding the fitness of batsman Rohit Sharma and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Rohit played only one ODI in the tri-series against Australia and England due to a hamstring niggle. A left-ankle injury had kept Bhuvneshwar out of the first three Tests in Australia and a recurrence of the injury meant that he played only two matches in the tri-series. Rohit has said he will play the warm-up games and Bhuvneshwar could take the field in Sunday's warm-up match against Australia.

The injury had kept Ishant away from competitive cricket for more than a month. He last bowled in the Boxing Day Test match in Sydney was clearly not in best physical condition. However, that was the only game he was picked for in the tri-series, as he injured his knee again before the ODI against England in Perth.
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ICC World Cup 2015 - Live Broadcasting TV Channels


The 11th ICC Cricket World Cup is going to begins on February 14, 2015 jointly hosted by the New Zealand and Australia.

Total 49 matches will be played including Final in 14 different venues with Australia staging 26 games at grounds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney while New Zealand hosts 23 games in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington. Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia) will host the final of this cricket mega event.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Live Broadcasting rights has been given to following TV Channels and Television Network for Live streaming Video match in different locations.

Location TV broadcaster(s) Radio broadcaster(s) Live Streaming (Internet)
India
Free-to-air: DD National (only India matches and the final)
Cable/satellite (pay): Star Sports
All India Radio Star Sports
Australia
Free-to-air: Nine Network (only Australia matches and the final)
Cable/satellite (pay): Fox Sports
ABC Local Radio Fox Sports(Foxsports.com.au)
New Zealand
Cable/satellite (pay): Sky Sport
Sky Sport
Sri Lanka
Cable/satellite: CSN and Star Cricket
Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Star Sports
England
Cable/satellite (pay): Sky Sports
BBC Radio BskyB
Africa
South African Broadcasting Corporation
SuperSports(South Africa only)
SuperSport
West Indies
Cable/satellite: CMC
CMC CMC
Pakistan
Cable/satellite (pay): PTV Sports
Hum FM Star Sports
Ireland
Cable/satellite (pay): Sky Sports
BBC Radio BskyB
Bangladesh
Cable/satellite Bangladesh Television and Gazi Television
Bangladesh Betar Star Sports
Afghanistan
Cable/satellite Ariana Television Network, Lemar TV
Middle East
Arab Radio and Television Network
Arab Radio and Television Network
United States
ESPN3
Willow TV
Canada
Asian Television Network
EchoStar
Europe (Except UK and Ireland)
Eurosport2
Eurosport
UAE Hum FM
Singapore
Star Cricket
Bhutan Star Sports
Maldives Star Sports
Nepal
Star Sports 1 and 2
Central America
EchoStar
China
Star Sports
Fiji
Fiji TV
Jamaica
Television Jamaica
Rest of the World SuperSport

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Team India for World Cup 2015

The defending champions Indian Players for World Cup 2015:

  • MS Dhoni(c/wk),
  • Virat Kohli,
  • Ajinkya Rahane,
  • Shikhar Dhawan,
  • Rohit Sharma,
  • Stuart Binny,
  • Suresh Raina,
  • Ravindra Jadeja,
  • Ambati Rayudu,
  • Axar Patel,
  • R Ashwin,
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar,
  • Md. Shami,
  • Umesh Yadav,
  • Mohit Sharma,
  • Ishant Sharma,
  • Dhawal Kulkarni
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ICC World Cup 2015 - Schedule & Fixture


The ICC World Cup 2015 will be held from February 14-March 29, 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.

There will be 49 matches played over the course of the World Cup, with 14 teams scheduled to participate. Apart from the 10 Test-playing nations, Ireland and Afghanistan have managed to get through, which leaves two spots open for teams such as Netherlands, Kenya, Canada, and Scotland, among others.

The World Cup will open with a New Zealand- Sri Lanka contest, followed by Australia taking on England on the same day.


India, the defending champions, begin its title defence against traditional rivals Pakistan in a high-voltage clash in Adelaide on February 15.

The two semi-finals will be held at Auckland and Sydney, while the final will be at Melbourne.

Following the success of the ICC World Cup 2011 in the Indian sub-continent, the 2015 event is expected to be another action-packed clash of the top teams in world cricket...

DATE MATCH VENUE TIME
Feb 14 Group A: New Zealand v Sri Lanka Christchurch 0330 IST
Feb 14 Group A: Australia v England Melbourne 0900 IST
Feb 15 Group B: South Africa v Zimbabwe Hamilton 0630 IST
Feb 15 Group B: India vs Pakistan Adelaide 0900 IST
Feb 16 Group B: Ireland v West Indies Nelson 0330 IST
Feb 17 Group A: New Zealand v Scotland Dunedin 0330 IST
Feb 18 Group A: Bangladesh v Afghanistan Canberra 0900 IST
Feb 19 Group B: Zimbabwe v United Arab Emirates Nelson 0330 IST
Feb 20 Group A: New Zealand v England Wellington 0630 IST
Feb 21 Group B: Pakistan v West Indies Christchurch 0330 IST
Feb 21 Group A: Australia v Bangladesh Brisbane 0900 IST
Feb 22 Group A: Sri Lanka v Afghanistan Dunedin 0330 IST
Feb 22 Group B: India v South Africa Melbourne 0900 IST
Feb 23 Group A: England v Scotland Christchurch 0330 IST
Feb 24 Group B: West Indies v Zimbabwe Canberra 0900 IST
Feb 25 Group B: Ireland v United Arab Emirates Brisbane 0900 IST
Feb 26 Group A: Afghanistan v Scotland Dunedin 0330 IST
Feb 26 Group A: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Melbourne 0900 IST
Feb 27 Group B: South Africa v West Indies Sydney 0900 IST
Feb 28 Group A: New Zealand v Australia Auckland 0630 IST
Feb 28 Group B: India v United Arab Emirates Perth 1200 IST
Mar 1 Group A: England v Sri Lanka Wellington 0330 IST
Mar 1 Group B: Pakistan v Zimbabwe Brisbane 0900 IST
Mar 3 Group B: South Africa v Ireland Canberra 0900 IST
Mar 4 Group B: Pakistan v United Arab Emirates Napier 0630 IST
Mar 4 Group A: Australia v Afghanistan Perth 1200 IST
Mar 5 Group A: Bangladesh v Scotland Nelson 0330 IST
Mar 6 Group B: India v West Indies Perth 1200 IST
Mar 7 Group B: South Africa v Pakistan Auckland 0630 IST
Mar 7 Group B: Zimbabwe v Ireland Hobart 0900 IST
Mar 8 Group A: New Zealand v Afghanistan Napier 0330 IST
Mar 8 Group A: Australia v Sri Lanka Sydney 0900 IST
Mar 9 Group A: England v Bangladesh Adelaide 0900 IST
Mar 10 Group B: India v Ireland Hamilton 0630 IST
Mar 11 Group A: Sri Lanka v Scotland Hobart 0900 IST
Mar 12 Group B: South Africa v United Arab Emirates Wellington 0630 IST
Mar 13 Group A: New Zealand v Bangladesh Hamilton 0630 IST
Mar 13 Group A: England v Afghanistan Sydney 0900 IST
Mar 14 Group B: India v Zimbabwe Auckland 0630 IST
Mar 14 Group A: Australia v Scotland Hobart 0900 IST
Mar 15 Group B: West Indies v United Arab Emirates Napier 0330 IST
Mar 15 Group B: Pakistan v Ireland Adelaide 0900 IST
Mar 18 First Quarter-final Sydney 0900 IST
Mar 19 Second Quarter-final Melbourne 0900 IST
Mar 20 Third Quarter-final Adelaide 0900 IST
Mar 21 Fourth Quarter-final Wellington 0630 IST
Mar 24 First Semi-final Auckland 0630 IST
Mar 26 Second Semi-final Sydney 0900 IST
Mar 29 FINAL Melbourne 0900 IST

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