Gilchrist will lead the Legends XI side that will also feature Langer, Hayden, Ponting and Symonds Australian cricket legends Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer and Andrew Symonds will reunite for a T20 friendly game in December, Cricket Australia’s official website reports. They will play for the Legends XI side which will face Perth Scorchers on December 11 in the match which will act as a tune-up to th
The game of cricket portrays emotions in a beautiful canvas. The reactions of each team that plays the game is mirrored by its fans on a huge scale. Cricketers have immense potential to draw out emotions from the spectators of the sport, and their actions can make the entire world beam with joy, be it a cheeky gesture on-field, a witty remark during the presentation ceremony, a show of sportsmanship, or even an expressive celebration.
A cricket ground can be a highly unforgiving sporting arena. It is a slow, painful ordeal if you are struggling and there is no place to hide. Even for the extraordinary, life out in the middle is not a bed of roses. On the contrary, it is often a long and difficult grind to the top, and it is unusual to see players enjoy a blazing start, rise to the top of the game, and stay there for an extended period of time. More common are the instanc
Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke “They can deal with a great speedster with grit eventually on any fast track, but movement and slowness of the turf can change their scorecard into a telephone directory”. Australian batting line-up has some big names, mixture of talent and experience. Their resurgence after Ashes defeat in 2013 was quite scary. David Warner had a blast in that summer. Steve Smith evolved in the same Ashes
AB De Villiers has opted out of South Africa’s ongoing tour of Bangladesh The South African run machine of the present generation, AB de Villiers, had the best opportunity to become the first ever cricketer to play all his team’s 100 Test matches consecutively since making his debut. But he missed on this by just two matches. He had previously played in all the 98 Test matches South Africa played since making his debut on Decemb
Australia’s Peter Nevill appeals for England’s Jos Buttler’s wicket 24-year-old English wicketkeeper Jos Buttler did the unthinkable on Saturday, the Day 3 of the 2nd Ashes Test – he walked. England were batting at 210/6, Alastair Cook and Buttler patiently trying to get close to Australia’s massive first innings score of 566, when umpire Kumar Dharmasena failed to spot the England No.7 feathering an edge
Captaincy is more than an art in Cricket. It involves mustering several elements like leadership, immense concentration and awareness, man-management, sacrifices, strategizing and empathizing on and off the field. Few captains take the role like a duck takes to water and few others learn the tricks of the trade along with time. One of the most important aspects of captaincy from a team management perspective is to identify the deputy/successor f
Cricket has had its fair share of legends. There are players who have shown class irrespective of pitch, conditions and opponents. Then there are some players who have done exactly the same at all places but one. You can call it jinx or luck or anything you want to. It doesn’t take their greatness away, but it does provide a talking point on their illustrious career. India, for example, has been a tough country to visit due to its turning
Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden on a fishing trip; the cable car on top of which Hayden had climbed Tales of the exploits of Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden at the top of the Australian batting order make up a lot of the folklore in Australian cricket, but exploits of a completely different nature have surfaced – of a time in 2006 when Hayden climbed on top of a ropeway cable car travelling to a mountain, without clothes on &n
Baseball stadiums booked for Warne and Tendulkar’s T20 league for retired players Three of the most famous baseball grounds in the United States of America have been booked as venues for the T20 event being arranged by legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne for retired international players, the latter confirmed. The league planned by Tendulkar and Warne will reportedly have greats like Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist,
Steven Smith during the Australia-West Indies Test series London, June 21: Former spinner Graeme Swann has criticised the technique of Australia's premier batsman Steven Smith and suggested that the prospect of facing the world's number one batsman in a forthcoming Ashes series was not giving England sleepless nights. Swann retired midway through the 2013-14 Ashes but not before dismissing the right-hander three times in 22 innings.
Wasim Akram will be up against the likes of Lara and Gilly once again These days, you would have to find some old videos in order to see the likes of Wasim Akram bowl to Brian Lara or Jacques Kallis or any other retired legend. But thanks to the efforts of Mr. Zafar Shah, we will all have an opportunity to revisit the past in the sport’s most thrilling format (T20). After launching the tournament that will feature the
Brian Lara, Wasim Akram and Adam Gilchrist at the MCL press conference earlier in the month Mumbai, 15th June, 2015: Former cricket champion Jacques Kallis has been announced as the fourth icon of the Masters Champions League (MCL). Kallis joins Wasim Akram, Brian Lara and Adam Gilchrist as the icon players of the league. With a career spanning 19 years, Kallis has established himself as one of the finest all-rounde
Over the years, while there has been no shortage of umpiring howlers in the game of cricket, one is all for umpires getting some leeway as they are often left with no more than a few seconds to make a decision. However, there are no excuses for third umpires who have the benefit of watching several video replays before having to make a decision. In an ODI match between Sri Lanka and Australia at Galle in 1999, Adam Gilchrist was at the rece