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IPL insiders reveal reasons behind Usman Khawaja and Martin Guptill going unsold at the auction
IPL insiders reveal reasons behind Usman Khawaja and Martin Guptill going unsold at the auction

Usman Khawaja, who led Sydney Thunder to BBL glory, surprisingly, went unsold at the IPL auctionsWith the surprise generated by the big pay packages earned by many of the Indian domestic cricketers as well as the shock caused by the omission of big-name T20 players like Martin Guptill and Usman Khawaja at the IPL auctions held on February 6 gradually settling down, sources close to the various franchises have shed light on the rati

Feb 8 2016
5 BBL stars who could fetch big money at the IPL auction
5 BBL stars who could fetch big money at the IPL auction

Perhaps the most popular domestic T20 tournament in the world after the IPL is Australia's Big Bash League. A concept which materialized in the 2011/12 season, the BBL has come a long way to gain prominence in other parts of the cricketing sphere outside its home country. Even the players who have performed well in recent seasons of the league are getting opportunities to prove their mettle in similar tournaments across the cricket world. Th

Feb 1 2016
Why BCCI should start sending their cricketers to franchise-based leagues across the world
Why BCCI should start sending their cricketers to franchise-based leagues across the world

The Big Bash League is one such tournament from which the Indian players can gain a lot of experience Franchise-based leagues are currently the toast of the town. Right from IPL to Bangladesh Premier League, almost every permanent ICC member hosts a franchise based league in a year.These leagues are a great source of entertainment for the fans and a great exposure for the players around the world. Players from various nations ply their

Feb 1 2016
Five things the IPL should learn from BBL
Five things the IPL should learn from BBL

Mumbai Indians - the defending IPL champions In 2005, Australia had their inaugural edition of KFC T20 Big Bash. It was an inter-state tournament that had six teams (Queensland Bulls, South Australian Redbacks, New South Wales Blues, Victoria Bushrangers, Tasmania Tigers and Western Australia Warriors). It was a massive success and then all the cricket boards came up with an idea of setting up their own T20 league. India too had their own l

Jan 31 2016
Injured Aaron Finch replaced by Usman Khawaja for 3rd T20I
Injured Aaron Finch replaced by Usman Khawaja for 3rd T20I

Finch clutches his hamstring as he makes his way back to the pavilion after being dismissed run-outAustralian T20 skipper Aaron Finch has been ruled out of the third and final T20 against India to be played at the SCG on Sunday and will be replaced by in-form batsman Usman Khawaja, ESPNCricinfo reports. With ODI & T20 skipper Steven Smith and senior member David Warner already missing, uncertainty remains however as to who will lead the side

Chris Gayle and Andre Russell are likely to be named in the West Indies World T20 squad
Chris Gayle and Andre Russell are likely to be named in the West Indies World T20 squad

The Jamaican pair are likely to be named for the March 8 to April 3 tournament.Batting sensation Chris Gayle and all-rounder Andre Russell are likely to be included in the 15-man West Indies squad for the Twenty20 World Cup, to be hosted by India.Some media reports on Wednesday announced the squad without Gayle and Russell, sparking some speculation on social media but the Jamaican pair are likely to be named for the March 8 to April 3 tournament

Jan 28 2016
Kevin Pietersen still dreams of representing England again
Kevin Pietersen still dreams of representing England again

Pietersen has once again called for the national selectors to end his international exileFresh from his heroics in the just-concluded fifth edition of the Big Bash League, Kevin Pietersen has once again reiterated his desire to represent England and pleaded with the selectors to end his international exile, cricket.com.au reports. The flamboyant batsman scored 323 runs in nine innings for the Melbourne Stars, including knocks of 62 in t

Jan 26 2016
Women's Big Bash League: Meg Lanning named Player of Tournament
Women's Big Bash League: Meg Lanning named Player of Tournament

Lanning scored 560 runs in the tournamentMelbourne Stars captain Meg Lanning was on Sunday named the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) Player of the Tournament after turning in consistently strong performances throughout the inaugural season of the competition.Lanning scored 560 runs off 492 balls during the event, including a high score of 90, becoming the highest run-scorer for the tournament.She won out over an impressive field of contenders

Jan 24 2016
BBL 15: Team of the Tournament
BBL 15: Team of the Tournament

This year’s Big Bash League has seen several players who have performed exceedingly well in conditions with are pacy, bouncy etc. There have been some explicit and memorable showcases of batting and bowling abilities. Chris Lynn’s five sixes in a row or Chris Gayle’s fastest fifty record or even the team hat-trick that Sydney Thunder produced during the Melbourne Stars' innings in the final. There have been several players

Jan 24 2016
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