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The conceptually flawed free-hit
The conceptually flawed free-hit

Albeit to the delight of the fans, a free-hit robs cricket of its essence for that single delivery.A few years back, the idea of free-hit for front foot no-balls was floated around in cricketing circles and it did not take long for the ICC to ratify and implement the idea.The objective of the free-hit was to curb the number of front foot no-balls being bowled in limited overs cricket and to bring in another element of excitement from the perspect

Feb 9 2016
5 Indian cricketers with low base prices who fetched big money at IPL auctions
5 Indian cricketers with low base prices who fetched big money at IPL auctions

The auction for the 2016 IPL, that took place on 6 February 2016 at Bengaluru, turned out to be quite an eventful one as many expected. While a lot of things happened in line with the regular tradition, there were a number of trends which stood broken too. The most remarkable bit about the auction was the way in which some of the Indian players with a low base price ended up getting a lucrative contract. However, this is certainly not the first

Feb 8 2016
Delhi Court posts DDCA's defamation case against Kirti Azad and Arvind Kejriwal for Feb 23
Delhi Court posts DDCA's defamation case against Kirti Azad and Arvind Kejriwal for Feb 23

Kirti Azad had levelled some serious accusations of corruption against the DDCA.A court in New Delhi on Monday posted for February 23 a criminal defamation complaint against state Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and BJP's suspended parliamentarian Kirti Azad filed by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and its vice-president Chetan Chauhan.Metropolitan Magistrate Jagminder Singh fixed February 23 for consideration of the defamati

Feb 8 2016
5 instances of pre-match comments backfiring
5 instances of pre-match comments backfiring

From AB de Villiers’ jibe against the English bowlers a couple weeks ago, to a more infamous and historically etched incident in Tony Greig’s ‘Grovel’ remark, this slideshow is a compilation of iconic instances of pre-match comments by players or administrators backfiring, sometimes, in rather embarrassing ways. 

Feb 8 2016
AB de Villiers vs Virat Kohli: Who is the greater limited-overs batsman?
AB de Villiers vs Virat Kohli: Who is the greater limited-overs batsman?

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli may be great competitors, but they are friends off the fieldInternational cricket was all about 5-day matches until that eventful day on 5 January 1971 which would change the game for good. Australia and England, the two oldest teams in the sport, locked horns in the first ever One Day International, a 40-over affair where the men from Down Under emerged victorious.Many variants ranging from 35-over matches to

5 things to know about Krunal Pandya of Mumbai Indians
5 things to know about Krunal Pandya of Mumbai Indians

Elder brother of Mumbai Indians and Team India allrounder Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya has taken the cricketing sphere by surprise by picking up a whopping INR 2 crore deal with his brother’s IPL franchise. The 24-year old also plays List A and T20 cricket alongside Hardik for their home side Baroda.  Until yesterday, Krunal was unknown even to Indian cricket circles, let alone the whole world. His emergence has been quite similar to

Feb 7 2016
IPL auctions: Rating the squads for IPL 2016
IPL auctions: Rating the squads for IPL 2016

We are all set for the 9th edition of the IPL with the successful completion of the 2016 players auction. While the 6 existing franchises used the opportunity to strengthen their squads further, the 2 new ones concentrated on forming a healthy nucleus of players for their first ever Indian Premier League. The Gujarat Lions and the Rising Pune Supergiants started the auction with just 5 players in their respective teams, but they walked out

Feb 7 2016
5 takeaways from India's World T20 squad announcement
5 takeaways from India's World T20 squad announcement

The much-awaited announcement of India’s squad for the Asia Cup and the subsequent ICC World Twenty20 has been made. While the selectors have primarily stuck with the same unit that beat Australia 3-0 on their own soil, there has been a bit of chopping and changing. This includes the surprise inclusion of a couple of unlikely players and a few exclusions that may be a little tough to justify. Apart from this, a number of other points

Feb 5 2016
5 players who would be disappointed after the World T20 squad announcement
5 players who would be disappointed after the World T20 squad announcement

With the ICC World T20 2016  just a month away, the Indian squad for the tournament and the first ever T20 Asia Cup has been announced. Barring a few notable exceptions, the squad bears a pretty identical look to the one that whitewashed Australia at their home recently. Most of the players really picked themselves in the team not only because they are regular members of Team India, but also based on some heartening performances Down Under.

Feb 5 2016
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