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5 unheralded Indian victories in Tests and ODIs
5 unheralded Indian victories in Tests and ODIs

Being a fan of the Indian cricket team isn’t easy. It’s a roller coaster journey, with many highs and many lows. It is exhilarating, really. Better than any drug. The highs, when they come, are powerful and unadulterated. They are so much more than just wins to celebrate for the fans. Rather, they are moments of pride for the entire country to revel in, to puff out their chest, look the world in the eye and say, “We are the cham

Aug 29 2015
10 instances where the ball swung/spun too much
10 instances where the ball swung/spun too much

For a cricket fan, there are very few things that bring more joy than seeing a wonderfully executed delivery that completely bamboozles the batsman and goes past his defences. Whether it is the ball which starts on off stump and ends up as a toe-crushing yorker, or the ball which pitches on leg stump and turns past the outside edge to hit the top of off-stump, the art of bowling is a joy to behold. While the game of cricket has seen many bowlers

Aug 29 2015
Sanath Jayasuriya vs Shahid Afridi: A statistical comparison of two destructive all-rounders
Sanath Jayasuriya vs Shahid Afridi: A statistical comparison of two destructive all-rounders

Sanath Jayasuriya and Shahid Afridi – Battle of the destructive sloggers, who won matches with both bat and ball Among the numerous schools of craftsmanship that cricket offers, slogging is the one that captures viewers’ emotions like none other. It may not possess the artistic flavor of maneuvering the gaps or produce the pleasing sound of the ball softly kissing the willow, but its compelling nature that instantaneously leaves

Aug 29 2015
5 cricketers whose retirements weren't as celebrated as they should have been
5 cricketers whose retirements weren't as celebrated as they should have been

As Shakespeare would say, "The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes". But in professional sport, are all the stalwarts of the game given a hero's farewell? Sports history bears silent testimony to the thousands of ill-fated souls who bowed out silently into oblivion. Some of these retired greats are unfortunate enough to reside perpetually in the fringes, in the unhallowed shadow of the common mind. Greatness notwith

Aug 29 2015
The stories behind Australian players and their nicknames
The stories behind Australian players and their nicknames

Almost all of our beloved cricketers have nicknames. Whether it is Little Master for Tendulkar or Binga for Brett Lee, there is a special place in our hearts for the names that get associated with our favorite players. The Aussies seem to have taken the game a notch higher, as they come up with the most outlandish names possible. But do you know the secret behind each name? Here is a roundup of our favorite Aussie nicknames and the reasons behin

Virat Kohli climbs up to third as India retain second spot in ODI rankings
Virat Kohli climbs up to third as India retain second spot in ODI rankings

Kohli ranks third in the latest ODI rankings India’s Virat Kohli has climbed to number three in the ICC rankings for the one-day international (ODI) batsmen, just two points ahead of New Zealand’s Kane Williamson while AB de Villiers’ continues to dominate the standing with 884 points. Besides Kohli, opener Shikhar Dhawan and ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni are the other two Indians in the top-10 list on rank six an

Aug 28 2015
Ian Bell retires from ODIs to prolong Test career
Ian Bell retires from ODIs to prolong Test career

Ian Bell has decided to retire from ODI’s and continue playing Tests England’s Ian Bell announced his retirement from the one-day international with immediate effect to give time to his Test career. Bell, who was the part five-time Ashes-winning England team and only the second player to achieve the feat after Ian Botham has said that he will continue to play Tests for England. Bell himself wrote i

Aug 28 2015
Shaharyar Khan says Pakistan are not dependent on India
Shaharyar Khan says Pakistan are not dependent on India

Shaharyar Khan is not impressed with the development between Pakistan-India Shaharyar Khan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman has said the bilateral series chances between Pakistan-India are very less looking at the current political turmoil situation between two nations, reports ESPNcricinfo. "Given the present circumstance, the chances of a Pakistan-India series look bleak and we have to live with the fact that India ar

Aug 28 2015