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 Not just cricket: Faisal Shariff & Ashish Magotra
Video messages:
- Harbhajan's mother
- Kaif's mother
- Sehwag's mother

News Feb 9 to Mar 23, 2003

Senior players may skip Dhaka tourney
Most of them are nursing injuries and are likely to make themselves unavailable for selection.
- Khaled Mahmud to lead Bangladesh

Waugh will shake complacency from team: Gilchrist
Australia's wicketkeeper said captain Waugh will demand the best from his players on the Windies tour.

Sri Lanka dump coach Dav Whatmore
They are looking for a replacement who can inject "fresh thinking" into the team.

Coach John Wright to continue
John Wright's contract has extended by two months to make sure his services are available in case the tri-series in Bangladesh is held on schedule next month.

Indian are now second best
The Rediff cricket ratings after the World Cup final.
- 2003 World Cup statistical summary
- Best and worst from the World Cup

Australia are trailblazers of the new century: Viv
Captains, coaches and administrators on World Cup.

  Web log
Aussies save best
for last!

Steve Waugh wary
of West Indies


A new peak, an emerging powerhouse
Daniel Laidlaw


A 'Kaif'
for cricket

An evening with the Kaifs

More Specials:
- Parthiv Patel
- India's Super Six
- Harbhajan Singh


We were calm, the Indians were tense

Glenn McGrath

More Columns:
- Daniel Laidlaw
- Asif Iqbal
- Suresh Menon



'We must work on the bench strength'

Jagmohan Dalmiya

More Interviews:
- Sandeep Patil
- Barry Richards
- Rahul Dravid

 This day, this week
March 31
1900: England all-rounder Lieutenant Frank Milligan (2 Tests in 1899) died aged 30 during the Boer War in Bechuanaland (now Botswana).


Player Watch
     Updated - Mar 23

>> Australia's surprise gem

>> India's biggest gain: knowing they've done well overseas

>> Did the World Cup measure up?

>> Storms in a world cup

>> Aussies have no equals

>> No disgrace, we lost to the best: Ajit Wadekar

>> Finally, it's not just cricket for Team India

Reader's Take

March 12, 2003
Indian fans are never satisfied

A defeat does bring the worst out of an Indian cricket fan. He can never accept a defeat and takes it to his heart. Sometimes it crosses the threshold and goes to an extent of throwing stones at the opponents on the ground, painting the players' houses with black paint, burning our very own 'Gods' effigies and what not! Of course, we are so passionate about our religion that even gods are not forgiven.
- Sriram Narasimhan
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More News

Salvi, Gambhir, Chopraís Windies showing lauded
India 'A' coach Ashok Malhotra said they were the biggest gains of the teamís recent tour to West Indies.

Zimbabwe confident England will tour in 2004
The ZCU decided to tour England in May despite England's boycott of their World Cup match.

India call off Pakistan tour
Jagmohan Dalmiya said the team could not go due to the long-standing government policy banning cricket matches with Pakistan in bilateral series.

Alistair Campbell calls it a day
The former Zimbabwe captain was peeved at being ignored for the Sharjah tournament.

Mongia stars in Indian XI win
He made unbeaten 116 to take Indian XI to 294. Sri Lankan XI folded up for just 170 in 35.5 overs.

Faulty landing system caused Cronje' death
Investigations have revealed that poor maintenance of instruments could have contributed to the crash.

Caddick quits ODI cricket
The England fast bowler said he wants to give younger bowlers a chance to establish themselves.

BCCI may extend Wright's contract
An ad-hoc extension may be offered to physio Andrew Leipus and trainer Adrian Le Roux, till the Dhaka series.
- Wright, Leipus, Le Roux's future uncertain

Aussies fear 'homesickness' more than Windies
Steve Waugh said the four-Test and seven ODI series will test the stamina and mental strength of the players.
- I'm fit for West Indies tour: Gillespie

Pakistan drops Saleem Elahi for Sharjah Cup
The batsman was dropped after the tournament organisers insisted that they would allow a squad of only 15 players.

Tendulkar is just too good
Ameet S. Jayawant in defence of the master batsman.

Kumble yet to decide on his future
However, he has ruled out the possibility of playing county cricket in England.

India to play in Dhaka tri-series
South Africa withdrew from a triangular series in Sharjah following the outbreak of war in Iraq.

Sachin is Ceat World Cup Cricketer 2003
The master batsman topped the Ceat ratings for the event with 27 points.
- Sachin, Amitabh among billionaires

Big names forced to call time
The just-concluded World Cup saw many leading names depart much against their will.

More news >>

  What Say
Should Javagal Srinath retire from International cricket?
Yes, right now
After a year, maybe
No, not at all
Can't Say

View results | Previous Polls

Top performers
Top run-getters
Batsman M R Ave
Tendulkar 11 673 61.2
S Ganguly 11 465 58.1
R Ponting 11 415 51.9
A Gilchrist 10 408 40.8
H Gibbs 6 384 96.0
Detailed table >>

Top wicket-takers
Bowler M W ER
C Vaas 10 23 3.8
B Lee 10 22 4.7
G McGrath 11 21 3.6
Z Khan 11 18 4.2
S Bond 8 17 3.9
Detailed table >>

Match reports
Mar 23
Ind vs Aus | Scores

Mar 20
Ind vs Ken | Scores

Mar 18
Aus vs SL | Scores

Mar 15
SL vs Zim | Scores
Aus vs Ken | Scores

Mar 14
Ind vs NZ | Scores

Mar 12
Ken vs Zim | Scores

Mar 11
Aus vs NZ | Scores

Mar 10
Ind vs SL | Scores

Mar 8

NZ vs Zim | Scores

Mar 7
Ind vs Ken | Scores
Aus vs SL | Scores

More >

Points table
Super Six
  P W L Pts  NRR
Aus 5 5 0 24 +1.84
Ind 5 4 1 20 +0.89
Ken 5 3 2 14 +0.37
SL 5 2 3 11.5 -0.84
NZ 5 1 4 8 -0.90
Zim 5 0 5 3.5 -1.25
Detailed table >>
Semi-finals fixtures >>

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