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MCL 2016, Match 8: Brilliant ton by Jayawardene powers Strikers to 63-run win over Legends
MCL 2016, Match 8: Brilliant ton by Jayawardene powers Strikers to 63-run win over Legends

Jayawardene on his way to a brilliant knock of 124 off 60 ballsIn the first match of Thursday's doubleheader in the Masters Champions League (MCL), the Sagittarius Strikers took on a winless Libra Legends. The Strikers were hoping to get their second win of the season after losing their previous game. The Jacques Kallis-led Legends were looking for their first win of the campaign.With the Pakistan Super League (PSL) that is scheduled to be pl

Feb 4 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
MCL 2016, Match 5: Commanders edge out Strikers in a thriller to secure first win of the tournament
MCL 2016, Match 5: Commanders edge out Strikers in a thriller to secure first win of the tournament

Razzaq proved out to be the match-winner for the Commaders with both bat and ball.Capricorn Commanders made a late comeback to secure an unlikely victory against Sagittarius Strikers in a thriller that went down to final delivery of the match to seal their first win of the campaign. Gilchrist’s fine half-century looked set to hand Strikers their second win in a row but a superb 16th over bowled by Jeetan Patel and an equally brilliant final

Jan 31 2016
Dubai ready for veterans' battle in Masters Champions League
Dubai ready for veterans' battle in Masters Champions League

The Masters Champions League feturing retired international legends would commence in Dubai on January 29.Dubai has been witness to many cricket rivalries in the past, but lovers of the sport are now bracing for an altogether new experience as retired players will battle it out here at the Masters Champions League (MCL) from Friday.MCL, a Twenty20 tournament in its maiden avtaar, will have six teams and a total of 90 players (15 members per squad

Jan 27 2016
2016 Masters Champions League: WICB grants 'No-Objection Certificate' to Shivnarine Chanderpaul
2016 Masters Champions League: WICB grants 'No-Objection Certificate' to Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Four West Indies cricketers including the recently retired Shivnarine Chanderpaul have been given permission to play in the inaugural Masters Champions League (MCL) T20 scheduled to start on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced on Tuesday that so far No Objection Certificates (NOCs) have been granted to Chanderpaul, Tino Best, Fidel Edwards and Krishmar Santokie, reports CMC.All four players ha

Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams
Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams

The stage is set for the legends of the game to take each other on one more time with the inaugural edition of the Masters Champions League getting underway in the UAE on 28 January 2016. The 6-team event features a host of retired players including some of the true greats of the game. Each of the six teams will take on the other five in the round robin stage and the top four will qualify for the semi-finals. The two venues where the teams will

Jan 26 2016
Who said what: World reacts after Shivnarine Chanderpaul announces his retirement
Who said what: World reacts after Shivnarine Chanderpaul announces his retirement

Chanderpaul scored over 20,000 international runsAfter 22 years of international cricket, Shivnarine Chanderpaul finally hung up his boots. He is one of only two modern players, aside from Sachin Tendulkar to have played in two decades. He ends his career as the second-highest West Indian Test run-maker, only 86 behind Brian Lara.Chanderpaul played over 160 Tests for West Indies but hadn't played since May 2015, when he was dropped for home T

Jan 23 2016
5 classic duels we'll get to watch in MCL
5 classic duels we'll get to watch in MCL

In less than 2 weeks time, we will be seeing some of the biggest cricketing legends battle it out in the Masters Champions League (MCL). The tournament features six teams, which have been named after zodiac signs, consisting of retired players from different countries. The MCL roster includes some big names that have played cricket in the past two decades and brought glory to their respective nations. This provides us with the exciting prospect

Jan 18 2016
10 cricketers who could have done well in other sports
10 cricketers who could have done well in other sports

Being a bat and ball game, cricket has similarities to many sports, especially baseball and golf. There are many cricketers who have excelled in other sports. Among others, Kepler Wessels was a junior Tennis player for South Africa, Jonty Rhodes was chosen to play hockey for his country in the Olympics, and Asif Karim played Davis Cup for Kenya. Here’s a list of ten cricketers who would make an interesting feature in other sports:

Jan 14 2016
5 most successful bowler-fielder combinations in recent Test history
5 most successful bowler-fielder combinations in recent Test history

Cricket is a game of partnerships. A century stand in the middle of the innings or a couple of short, tight bowling spells in tandem from each end can shift the momentum of a game quite swiftly. However, one of the least talked about but one of the most significant partnerships in cricket is the bowler-fielder combination. That is so because it’s convenient to credit the bowler for inducing a fine edge, even though the fielder is equally i

Jan 12 2016
Stats: Rohit Sharma scores fifth-highest ODI score in Australia
Stats: Rohit Sharma scores fifth-highest ODI score in Australia

Rohit’s unbeaten 171 helped India post their highest ODI total against Australia in AustraliaRohit Sharma ensured that MS Dhoni’s decision to win the toss and bat first proved to be the right one as the opener smashed an unbeaten 171 against Australia in the first ODI at Perth.After losing his opening partner early, Rohit put on a double-hundred partnership for the second wicket along with Virat Kohli and helped set the platform for a

Jan 12 2016
5 memorable Indian ODI performances in Australia over the years
5 memorable Indian ODI performances in Australia over the years

Ravi Shastri's finest hour came during the World Championship of Cricket in 1985 With the arrival of 2016, one of cricket's most talked-about rivalries will be renewed when India lock horns with an in-form Australian side. While the latter does seem to be clear favourites despite missing some key players, the former has more than a point to prove to its detractors.  For beleaguered captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, nothing less tha

Jan 9 2016
5 best counter-attacking innings in Test cricket in recent times
5 best counter-attacking innings in Test cricket in recent times

In some ways, Test cricket is reminiscent of a boxing match. The combatants are too exhausted to throw solid punches at each other, yet they are still on their feet. One leads by points, already savouring the sweet scent of victory. The other is, for all practical purposes, down and out.  Then something changes. A shift in thought occurs. A last, desperate step is taken, backed by newfound energy and a never-say-die attitude. The rival is t

Jan 8 2016
Nathan Lyon can join 300-wicket club in Tests, says Adam Gilchrist
Nathan Lyon can join 300-wicket club in Tests, says Adam Gilchrist

Gilchrist predicts Lyon to pick up more than 300 Test wicketsAdam Gilchrist feels Nathan Lyon has a bright future in the game and has predicted the off-spinner to join the 300-wicket club in Test cricket. The former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman also lauded the 28-year-old’s character and is disappointed with the national selectors for not having given Lyon an extended run in the team in the shorter formats of the game. Lyon, who deb

Jan 1 2016
Ishan Kishan - The other India captain and wicket keeper batsman hailing from Jharkhand
Ishan Kishan - The other India captain and wicket keeper batsman hailing from Jharkhand

Ishan Kishan – the latest Indian cricket prodigy to be marked for greatnessIndia have had a wicketkeeper-batsman from Jharkhand leading their national cricket team for the last decade in MS Dhoni, the swashbuckling legend who at 34 is on the last lap of his career. One does not have to look too far to find a fitting successor to him, however, as 17-year-old Ishan Kishan of Jharkhand prepares to lead the U-19 India team at the World Cup whic

Dec 27 2015
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