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A look at where to live stream the ICC Cricket World Cup online, country by country.
Want to see your team's last hit-out before the 2015 Cricket World Cup proper? Here's where to watch most of the games.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 format involves a group stage and a knockout stage. Here's the full schedule of fixtures.
Here are ten under-the-radar cricketers who could surprise you with their performances at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
All the essential information and links to buy Cricket World Cup 2015 tickets online, in person, or on the phone, whether you're based in Australia, NZ, or the rest of the world.
Net run rate (NRR) is a metric used in cricket to rank a team's performance in a league or cup competition. It is calculated by comparing a team's run rate with that of their opposition.
The top five one-day international matches of all time had drama, tension and the very best in individual performances.
Cricket is a game piled high with records and statistics. I've picked ten that ought to be unbeatable and stand the test of time.
You're watching your first game of cricket and have no idea what's going on. Here's what you need to know.
Getting to the Cricket World Cup 2015 is twice as easy for foreign visitors with a combined Australia and New Zealand visa. Here's how to get one.
A full list, with examples, of the cricket dismissals that make up the ten ways of getting out.
Here are ten great fast bowlers from Test cricket history who combine pace, sideways movement, and accuracy to run riot against opposing batsmen.
Cricket fights are usually the result of slow-burning tension rather than an outburst of adrenaline-fuelled aggression. Here are five classics.
A regularly updated schedule of men's international cricket fixtures in 2013 for the period from July to December, including Pakistan's tour of South Africa, England's tour of New Zealand, and Australia's tour of India.
A bowler's economy rate in cricket is the average number of runs they concede every six balls. This info page includes examples to aid understanding.
An overview of the ICC ranking system, including the basic points of cricket ranking calculation and the quirks of the system.
The batting average in cricket is the average number of runs a batter scores per innings.
An explanation of what day/night cricket is, the advantages it offers and disadvantages it produces, and its history.
In cricket, a batter's strike rate is the speed at which they score runs.
A one day international (ODI) is a 50-over-per-side cricket match between two national teams, completed in a single day's play.
If these four conditions are right, the 2015 World Cup in Australia & NZ could see the first team total of 500 in one day cricket history.
A calendar of men's international cricket fixtures in the first half of 2015, which includes New Zealand in England and the ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Run rate in cricket is the speed at which a team scores its runs.
Cricket in India has gone from a British colonial pastime to a source of great wealth and power for the nation, as well as the greatest passion of a billion people. Learn more here about the Indian cricket team, its best players, its World Cup record and more.
The death overs are the last five to ten overs of a team's innings in a limited over cricket match.
Some argue that modern cricket would benefit from Olympic participation, but that remains unlikely. Here's why.
The bowling average in cricket is the average number of runs a bowler concedes per wicket taken.
A photo gallery with information about every ICC Cricket World Cup venue in Australia.
In this quick reference on the cricket ball, you'll learn about its materials, required dimensions, and the important rules regarding its use.
In this quick reference on the cricket pitch, you'll learn about its markings, required dimensions, and the types of pitch that can be used.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has offered some of the finest Twenty20 batting the game has seen. Here are ten of the best IPL innings.
A full explanation of cricket's DRS, including examples and a run-down of the technologies used to uphold or overturn on-field decisions.
A diamond duck in cricket is either being dismissed for zero off the first ball of an innings or being dismissed without facing a ball.
A set of step-by-step instructions on catching with an orthodox cup, the most basic method of catching a cricket ball.
A quick reference on cricket fields: how big they need to be, what markings are required, and the types of ground cricket can be played on.
A bowler's strike rate in cricket is the average number of balls they bowl per wicket.
Given her dominant performances with bat and ball in the 2014 Women's Ashes, Ellyse Perry's impact on women's cricket could extend well beyond the boundary rope.
A maiden in cricket is an over from which no runs are conceded by the bowler.
A collection of quotes by and about Test cricket's most revered player, Australia's incomparable 'The Don'.
The materials, dimensions, and major brands of cricket bats, for your quick reference.
A close look at four exhilarating spectacles in a history of the rarest cricket result, the tie, at the ICC Cricket World Cup.
In 1993, Shane Warne bowled the 'Ball of the Century' -- a few seconds every cricket fan should know about.
A set of step-by-step instructions on how to form a long barrier, the best way of stopping a rolling cricket ball.
A definition of the term 'cow corner' as it is used to describe an area on a cricket field, with a video example.
A set of links to every video in the ESPN Legends of Cricket series featuring Sir Donald Bradman, W. G. Grace, Shane Warne, and Wasim Akram.
A selection of quotes by and about Wasim Akram, the greatest left-arm swing bowler in cricket history.
In cricket, an overthrow is an extra run scored after the fielding team throws the ball past the stumps at either end of the pitch.
Five of the best from Martin Crowe, who is widely regarded to be New Zealand's greatest batsman - especially for his performances in the 1992 World Cup.
Most amateur cricket players will never know what it's like to face genuinely fast bowling, but these professionals offer some insight.
Politics has overshadowed much of Zimbabwe's cricket history but it has still managed to produce a few world-class players and stage a couple of World Cup heists. Get the run-down on the Zimbabwe national cricket team here.
A collection of quotes by and about outstanding West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards, one of the most confident and destructive players ever to appear on a cricket field.
A set of step-by-step instructions on catching with a reverse cup, the best method for catching a cricket ball above chest height.
Sri Lanka can lay claim to being the most innovative international cricket team of the 1990s and 2000s. Find out more about its international record and World Cup performances, as well as the key players in Sri Lankan cricket.
The notion of any cricket player transferring their skills to Yankee Stadium remains a fantasy -- but in the Twenty20 era, we can at least dream.
Australia has been the most successful national team in the history of cricket. Find out more about its international record and World Cup performances, as well as famous Australian players.
The leg side (or on side) in cricket is the half of the field behind the batter.
A guide to understanding a cricket batting order, including who bats where and a look at their respective roles in the team.
The 2012 ICC Women's World Cup (wwc13) format involves eight teams competing across two group stages and a playoff stage.
A golden duck is the dismissal of a batter in a cricket match for zero runs off their first ball.
You can usually make a pretty good guess at who will win the Cricket World Cup before the tournament
These ten batsmen left their mark on cricket's biggest stage by scoring more runs than anyone else in the tournament's history.
Any conversation about corruption in cricket will touch on match fixing and spot fixing. It's important to understand the difference between the two.
Since reinstatement to international cricket in 1991, after 20 years in apartheid-induced isolation, South Africa have grown into a formidable, well-balanced team. Now, when will they fix their World Cup record?
A complete set of links to each episode of BBC's cricket history series featuring England, West Indies, Australia, and England.
An innings in cricket is one completed turn at bat, either for a team or for a player.
Wisden Cricket Almanack's All-Time Test Cricket World XI includes such legends as Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, and Shane Warne.
A look at Pakistan's infamously temperamental national cricket team, featuring all its World Cup highs and lows and the team's greatest players.
A yorker is a bowling delivery in cricket that pitches at the batter's toes.
The off side in cricket is the half of the field in front of the batter.
A five-for in cricket, also known as a five-wicket bag, is five wickets taken by one bowler in a single innings.
A rundown of what constitutes a no ball -- an illegal delivery for which the fielding team is penalised -- in cricket, with reasons and examples.
The debate over whether cricket could benefit from Olympic participation evolves as the game changes. Here are a few arguments in favour.
In cricket, the toss is the flipping of a coin to decide which team will bat first.
Quite simply, Donald Bradman (aka 'The Don') is the best cricket player to have played the game. Read more about this amazing batsman and cricket legend in this player profile.
Test cricket produces some great rearguard actions where players had to dig deep to keep their teams in the game. Here are three of them.
A collection of quotes by and about the outstanding West Indies cricket batsman Brian Lara.
The second definition of 'wicket' in cricket is the set of three stumps and two bails defended by the batter at each end of the 22-yard pitch.
Bangladesh is still a young member of international cricket's elite group. But with a new generation of talented players, it has plenty of potential.
A collection of quotes by and about the biggest run-scoring phenomenon of international cricket history.
Why I prefer to use the term 'batter' instead of 'batsman' in cricket writing.
An over is a set of six balls bowled by a single bowler from one end of the pitch and is one of the basic elements of cricket.
A regularly updated schedule of men's international cricket fixtures between July and December 2014, including India's tour of England and West Indies' tour of South Africa.
A duck in cricket is the dismissal of a batter for zero runs.
A return to jaw-dropping form for a legendary all-rounder, a triumphant reminder of a young batsman's long-established talent, and more.
In cricket, a four is the scoring of four runs with a shot that bounces before touching or crossing the boundary of the field.
A collection of quotes by and about former England all-rounder W. G. Grace, the first master of cricket and considered by many to be the greatest cricketer of all time.
The USACA Facebook admin, presumably Secretary Kenwyn Williams, has provided the cricket world with a lengthy lesson on how not to use social media.
An appeal in cricket is the bowling and fielding team's act of asking the umpire to give a batter out.
A not out batter in a cricket innings has started batting but has not yet been dismissed or retired.
A full calendar of men's international cricket fixtures in 2013 for the period from January to June, including Pakistan's tour of South Africa, England's tour of New Zealand, and Australia's tour of India.
After a number of high profile incidents, spot fixing and match fixing have become a disease that plagues cricket, spreading doubt and cynicism.
A royal duck is the dismissal of a batter in a cricket match for zero runs off the first ball of the innings.
In cricket, fielders on the opposite side of the stumps from a throwing teammate should prepare to stop the ball if they miss. This is called 'backing up'.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) extravaganza is back for 2013 with 76 matches in eight weeks.
A brief look at the history of New Zealand's national cricket team, with a look at its international record and World Cup performances, as well as famous New Zealand players.
Last Man Stands makes cricket faster, more exciting, and more easy to participate in -- especially for those who don't have a lot of spare time.
It's one of the first things you're taught as a young cricketer. But why should you walk in with the bowler? Here are a few reasons.
A selection of quotes relating to former England star Alan Knott, who was voted as the greatest cricket wicketkeeper in Wisden's All-Time Test XI.
MS Dhoni and R Ashwin were the stars in India's first Test win over Australia.
In cricket, fast bowling is a bowling technique that relies primarily on delivering the ball at high speed.
A collection of quotes by and about former West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers, who is regarded by many as the greatest all-round cricketer of all time.
Twenty20 is a short form of cricket in which each team bats for 20 overs.
A collection of quotes by and about legendary Australian cricket player Shane Warne, who is considered the best leg spinner of all time.
A brief history of the ebbs and flows of West Indies cricket, including key moments and great Windies players.
A Test match in cricket is a five-day match between two top-level national representative cricket teams, during which each team bats two innings.
A screamer in a cricket match is a memorably great catch.
An opener in cricket is one of two batters who start, or 'open', a team's innings.
A cricket umpire is an impartial authority responsible for making judgements on the field in accordance with the Laws of Cricket.
Dibbly-dobbly is a name for slow bowling in cricket that is not particularly threatening to the batter. Includes notes and examples.
With the spectre of corruption in the wings, IPL 2014 features some of the world's best cricketers in 60 T20 matches in the UAE and India.
The Boxing Day Test is an annual feature of the cricket calendar and a notable part of Australian summer.
A match referee in international cricket matches oversees a match from off the field and upholds the ICC Cricket Code of Conduct and Laws of Cricket.
A list of ten of the greatest spin bowlers in Test cricket history, each of whom reached glory in his own unique way.
Bellerive Oval is the home of cricket in Tasmania. Its facilities used to lag behind the rest of Australia but renovations have brought it up to date. Page 4.
Cricket as we know it was born in England but the game has moved well beyond its borders. This England cricket team profile tracks its progress from early dominance to becoming part of a global calendar, including a timeline and stars of the past and today.
In cricket, a six is the scoring of six runs with a shot that does not bounce before touching or crossing the boundary of the field.
A collection of quotes by and about former England opener Sir Jack Hobbs, the top run-scorer in cricket history.
A slog in cricket is a baseball-style swing of the bat that relies on strength and timing instead of good technique.
A definition of List A cricket and a look into its history, which features legendary umpire Dickie Bird in an unfamiliar role.
Now that Rohit Sharma has set a new ODI cricket mark with 264, is it time to start thinking about the first limited overs triple century?
The SCG is Australia's second cricket ground, rich in history. Its heritage-listed Members and Ladies pavilions stand as a reminder of past glories. Page 7.
If your cricket team's innings is struck by a batting collapse, you're going to need an anchor to stick around and stop the rot.
Manuka Oval in Canberra is the newest and smallest venue among Australian cricket stadiums, and has a family friendly character. Page 3.
Mahela Jayawardene's Test record is stunning, but it's the one-day cricket arena where he first caught my attention.
A pinch hitter in cricket is a player sent out to bat earlier than usual with instructions to score quickly.
The Brisbane Cricket Ground, colloquially known as The Gabba, is the premier sporting venue in Queensland. Page 2.
An explanation of what it means to 'retire hurt' or 'retire out' in cricket, including Graeme Smith's famous example.
A cricket hat-trick involves taking three consecutive wickets and is a rare achievement prized by all bowlers.
Leg before wicket (LBW) is a way of getting out in cricket in which the ball hits the batter when it would have hit the wicket.
Despite the acknowledged existence of spot fixing in cricket, match fixing of results remains improbable.
A pair in cricket is the dismissal of a batter for a duck (zero runs) in both innings of a match.
A selection of quotes relating to former West Indies fast bowler Malcolm Marshall, a true legend of cricket who was voted into Wisden's All-Time Test XI.
Every player in each Indian Premier League team for the 2014 IPL, with notes on selected players to watch including Dale Steyn and Virat Kohli
The Women's Cricket World Cup 2013 has no semi-final stage, making fairytales less likely.
In cricket, sledging is the practice of verbally targeting an opposition player with the intent to put them off their game and gain an advantage.
A cricket all-rounder is a player who bats and bowls well.
In cricket, XI is used as shorthand for the number of players in a cricket team.
KP dancing in a lungi as Dhoni looks on with his wrists tied. Just another IPL gala.
A description of what a bail is in cricket, how it is used, and what dimensions it should have.
A free hit in cricket is a kind of wild card for batters to hit out without fear of being caught or bowled out.
A tie is a rare result in cricket where both teams have scored exactly the same number of runs when the team batting last completes its innings.
A dot ball in cricket is a delivery from which no runs are scored, and a very important aspect of bowling.
In Test and first-class cricket, a team achieves a win when it scores more runs than the opposition and dismisses its opponents twice. In ODI and Twenty20 cricket, a win is achieved by scoring more runs than the opposition.
Little Master Cricket is a small, fun, and very addictive arcade cricket game for PC, Mac and iOS.
Walking in cricket is a batter leaving the field of play on the assumption that they are out, before (or in some cases against) the umpire's decision.
The first definition of 'wicket' in cricket is the dismissal of a batter, who is said to have 'lost their wicket'.
Rich in history, enormous in stature, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is the cricket world's grandest institution. Page 5.
Stumped is the fifth most common way of getting out in cricket. Here's an explanation, and some classic examples.
A collapse in cricket occurs when several wickets fall in quick succession, severely damaging the team's innings.
In cricket, spin bowling is a bowling technique that relies primarily on varying degrees of sideways movement off the pitch, rather than high speed.