MELBOURNE, March 28 - New Zealand's former cricket captain Martin Crowe, who is terminally ill with lymphoma, has penned a moving tribute to his countrymen ahead of Sunday's World Cup final against Australia.
MELBOURNE, March 28 - Australia's retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke has urged his players to put "skill over emotion" in their bid to down New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final, though his swan-song is sure to imbue the match with extra sentiment.
MELBOURNE, March 28 - New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday's World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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March 28 - Australia captain Michael Clarke announced on Saturday he will retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand.
MELBOURNE, March 28 - New Zealand will bring an unchanged lineup into Sunday's World Cup final against fellow co-hosts Australia in Melbourne, captain Brendon McCullum confirmed on Saturday.
LONDON, March 27 - Recalling sacked Kevin Pietersen could "tear apart the fabric" of the England team because the batsman is like a child who wants to get his own way, according to former Australia coach John Buchanan.
WELLINGTON, March 27 - The trans-Tasman rivalry between New Zealand and Australia is most clearly displayed in the sporting arena, though there are other reasons why the neighbours have a fierce competitive relationship.
March 27 - A look back at the previous Cricket World Cup finals.
March 27 - Factbox on the Australian cricket team who take on New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket ground.
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.