Australia spin legend Shane Warne passed away on Friday at the age of 52 of a suspected heart attack. According to media reports, the former Australian cricketer was at a villa in Thailand at the time of his death.
International cricket will resume with England taking on West Indies in the first Test of a three-match series at Southampton on Wednesday. The hosts will be led by Ben Stokes in the absence of regular skipper Joe Root. More significantly, the match will be played in a bio-secure environment, without crowds, in the wake of Coronavirus wreaking havoc all over the world.
West Indian legend Brian Lara believes that it is not impossible for players of the current generation to break the record for the highest Test score of 400 set by him. In fact, he even named a few players who, he feels, are capable of breaking the barrier.
During the course of the fifth and final one-dayer against Pakistan, Sri Lankan veteran Tillakaratne Dilshan became the latest batsman to enter the 10,000 run club. Dilshan now has 10,007 runs in 319 matches at an average of 39.7 with 22 hundreds and 45 fifties
With the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup all set to get underway in a little over a month's time, we take a look at some relevant statistics related to the World Cup. We begin with the top ten run-getters in the World Cup.