Aussie opening spell crucial for India
Barry Richards says Tendulkar’s combat with the Australians will be the duel of the World Cup.
India can pull it off
Greg Chappell says India has the firepower to overcome Australia.
Tendulkar, Dravid hold key to India's fortunes
Vivian Richards says every team is due a hiccup in a tournament. Will Australia hang on for one more game?
Fast and short
Whether it lasts a few balls or a few overs, the Lee-Sachin battle will be the high point of the eighth World Cup, says Peter Roebuck.
Beyond the boundaries
Harish Kotian looks at how runs have come for India and Australia in the World Cup.
'Gilchrist is the best batsman in the world'
Batting legend Barry Richards wants Tendulkar to continue playing the way he has at the World Cup.
The walk that talked
Adam Gilchrist has reminded all and sundry that cricket is only a game, and winning, although important, is not the only consideration, writes Peter Roebuck.
Stirring effort by the Aussies
The Sri Lankans, says Peter Roebuck, met Australia on a pitch that suited them but still could not dictate terms.
There's always Bevan and Bichel…
Daniel Laidlaw previews the Australia-Sri Lanka semi-final.
Aussies can take advantage of Lankans' hesitancy
Peter Roebuck previews the Australia-Sri Lanka semi-final.
You have to plan for each Australian
Bob Woolmer says only India looks capable of beating the Aussies.
Aussies look fallible
'The Sri Lankans feel on the sort of slow 'subcontinent-like' turner everyone expects at Port Elizabeth they have the skill to take the Australians on and create a major upset,' says Asif Iqbal
'Hopeful of an easier Port Elizabeth pitch'
Glenn McGrath is looking forward to an India - Australia final.
Waugh and Ganguly have a lot in common
Peter Roebuck says this World Cup has confirmed the vital part played by captains in the formation and outlook of their teams.
Australia's tournament yet to start
On current form, Daniel Laidlaw says, Australia and India would be a welcome final confrontation.
Aussies relishing the challenge
Peter Roebuck on Australia's escape to victory at St. George's Park.
Plaudits for Ponting
Peter Roebuck pays tribute to the remarkable rise of Australia's one-day captain.
India, Australia are favourites
Bob Woolmer says New Zealand can be the dark horse.
India could put pressure on Aussies
How the Australians would react to that pressure is a largely unknown factor for it is not a situation they have experienced very often, says Asif Iqbal
Bevan's innings was commendable
Peter Roebuck says teams can take heart from England's showing against Australia, knowing the champions can be beaten.
'All-win record a realistic goal'
Glenn McGrath feels Australia is capable of going through the World Cup undefeated.
Warne fails the larger test
The Aussie's suspension, says Daniel Laidlaw, should serve as a lesson that sportspeople cannot afford to be too insular.
The Chinaman cometh
Nothing is more enjoyable than to see a top batsman bamboozled by a wrist spinner. Brad Hogg won the battle against Andy Flower, says Peter Roebuck.
Daniel Laidlaw says Australia produced an outstanding display of intense one-day cricket against India that emphatically stated their 2003 credentials.
Gillespie was outstanding
Glenn McGrath says the problem with India against Australia was they tried too hard.
Men in blue beaten black and blue
India's dismal showing against Australia has even irked fans on the American east coach, says Mark Bradshaw.
The World Cup is resembling a soap opera
Bob Woolmer says the list of banned substances should take into account the parameters of cricket.
The Former Sheikh of Tweak
Shane Warne's plight shouldn't confound us. He always carried one extra bit
of equipment -- the sword of Damocles -- in his kit, says Sunaad Raghuram.
'We are here to win every game'
The team is 100 per cent behind Warne in this difficult time, says Glenn McGrath.
Am ready to bowl at my best
Glenn McGrath says the recent injuries to Australa's key bowlers won't affect the team's performance.