India prevailed over England in the final of a compelling 2013 ICC Champions Trophy tournament in England and Wales. Here are three takeaways from the event, writes Peter Della Penna.
After 28 agonizing years, captain MS Dhoni leads India to a World Cup championship and cements himself as one of the finest leaders of this generation.
It wasn't pretty, but a somewhat sloppy India team managed to thrill its raucous crowd and advance to the World Cup final.
Can't say that Sri Lanka isn't an entertaining team. And now the team is one step away from World Cup glory.
It's crunch time as we enter the knockout stage of the Cricket World Cup. Here are the indispensible players from each of the remaining teams.
It's old school meets new school when three-time defending World Cup champion Australia takes on India in a Cricket World Cup quarterfinal. Who has the advantage? Our experts debate.
Quite simply, the paltry attendance at the Cricket World Cup does not suit the big-time stage. And this needs to change.
The Associate teams know that winning the World Cup is unrealistic, but give them a chance.
When things don't go as planned at the World Cup, why do we raise an eyebrow? Last summer's spot-fixing scandal is the reason cricket is currently on the road to cynicism.
Call the fans excited, enraged or just passionate. But it does not excuse another frightening incident at the Cricket World Cup.
How about a lifetime of free Guinness for Kevin O'Brien? Maybe an exquisitely sculpted statue? Yes, his shocking assault to lead Ireland over England was that big.
When England mounted a furious comeback against India on Sunday and ultimately ended the match in a tie, it likely satisfied fans of both teams -- and gave cricket aficionados a rare sight to behold.
Although a harrowing history hovers over the Sri Lanka-Pakistan cricket clash, this is an opportunity for each country to finally set aside the turmoil and focus on the healing.
It's baseball. No, it's tennis with a splash of billiards. Actually, American sports fanatics, this is the 2011 Cricket World Cup, and for the next six weeks, be prepared for one intense spectacle.
For any Americans looking to catch the cricket bug and some World Cup fever, here are five storylines to follow.
For those in the U.S. who have had an interest in cricket piqued by catching a glimpse of the World Twenty20, the three-hour cricket spectacle may be coming live to a ground near you next summer, writes Peter Della Penna.