India in England 2014

Schedule : 5 ODIs & a T20 follows, starting 25th August.

5th test : England won by inn + 244 runs, take series 3-1.

4th test : Home team go ahead with an inn + 54 runs win.

3rd test : England equalize series 1-1 with 266 runs win.

2nd test : Indians win after 10 losses & 5 draws overseas.

1st test : Visitors earn draw confidently after early hiccup.

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

Schedule : 1st of 3 one dayers on 23rd August, at Hambantota.

2nd test : Easy 105 runs win for Lankans, Jayawardene retires.

1st test : Sri Lankans snatch a dramatic win on the last day.

South Africa & Australia in Zimbabwe 2014

Schedule : Tri-series starts on 25th August, Monday, at Harare.

3rd ODI : Proteas clean sweep series with yet another easy win.

2nd ODI : South Africans secure series with laborious victory.

1st ODI : Amla's 15th century, South Africa won by 93 run margin.

Only test : Zimbabweans fight but South Africans won by 9 wickets.

Bangladesh in West Indies 2014

Schedule : 2nd ODI on 22nd August at St George's, Grenada.

1st ODI : Pollard and Ramdin outshine Anamul Haque's ton.

Bangladesh squad : Shakib Al Hasan banned till end of 2014.

West Indies squad : Full strength opted by selector Llyod.

India in Australia 2014-15

Indians are lucky to tour Australia just before revisiting to defend their World cup in same conditions couple of months later. Last time in 2011, they lost all four tests. Can 2014 be any better? Also, traditional tri-series in Australia returns with England being the third team.
Schedule : Two tour matches before 1st test at Brisbane from 4th December.

World cup 2015

1975 = West Indies, 1979 = West Indies, 1983 = India, 1987 = Australia, 1992 = Pakistan, 1996 = Sri Lanka, 1999 = Australia, 2003 = Australia, 2007 = Australia, 2011 = India. Will we see a new winner in 2015? South Africans, Englishmen and Kiwis will surely be hoping so. World cup returns to Trans-tasman countries Australia and New Zealand after over two long decades.
Format : Same as last time with 14 teams broken into two groups of seven each with top four qualifying for the quarter finals.
Group A = Australia, England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Scotland.
Group B = India, South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland and United Arab Emirates.
Schedule : Starts on 14 February with New Zealand facing Sri Lanka.