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Is MS Dhoni not being given enough credit for his wicketkeeping?
Is MS Dhoni not being given enough credit for his wicketkeeping?

MS Dhoni has been India’s most successful wicketkeeper across formatsI was asked once about the most difficult job in cricket. The question was like a subset of a larger set of skills that together constituted the action that transpired on the field. Surely, batsmen in the 1930s and 1940s playing on uncovered wickets, tackling deliveries that could go anywhere off a length, with no helmets or protective gears would have been tough. Some wou

Apr 12 2016
Adam Gilchrist surprised to hear about Preity Zinta's recent wedding ceremony
Adam Gilchrist surprised to hear about Preity Zinta's recent wedding ceremony

Adam Gilchrist in action against Chennai Super KingsFormer Australian wicket-keeper-batsman, Adam Gilchrist had recently visited the Indian capital city of New Delhi in his current role of the Australian Education Ambassador to India. The 44-year-old who was once a part of the Kings XI Punjab squad seemed visibly astonished when he heard about the franchise's co-owner, Preity Zinta's recent wedding ceremony.The Bollywood actress tied

Apr 11 2016
List of IPL Winners, year-wise
List of IPL Winners, year-wise

Mumbai Indians won their 2nd IPL title in 2015The 9th  season of the IPL has just begun and we can look forward to another exciting 2 months of T20 cricket. In the tournament's 8-year history, we have seen as many as 5 different teams being crowned champions and the trophy may just change hands once again if the Mumbai Indians fail to defend their title this time. Out of the 5 teams that have tasted title success in the IPL, Ko

Apr 11 2016
Virat Kohli inspires Team India to go forward, says Adam Gilchrist
Virat Kohli inspires Team India to go forward, says Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist before a KFC Big Bash matchFormer Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist believes that Virat Kohli is the new nucleus of the Indian national cricket team. The 27-year-old captivating batsman who performed brilliantly in the recently concluded Asia Cup and ICC World T20 2016 has successfully marked his authority in the current Indian batting line-up.Kohli who was adjusted as the ‘Player of the Tournament’ in

Apr 7 2016
IPL captains who dropped themselves
IPL captains who dropped themselves

A captain often forms the fulcrum of any team. It can also be said that a captain is only as good as his team, but an inspirational leader can derive the best out even a relatively mediocre team. A captain has to lead by example and very often the course of a game can be changed by a simple hunch of the captain, hence it becomes imperative for a skipper to win the trust of the captain and make sure that his name is first on the team sheet.It goes

World Commentators' Playing XI
World Commentators' Playing XI

Harsha Blogle (L), Rahul Dravid (Centre) & Sourav Ganguly (R) at Trent Bridge Commentary has always played an essential part in the broadcasting of sport over the years. Be it the iconic duo of Andy Gray and Martin Tyler in football, Jim Ross and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler in WWE, Steve Slater in Formula 1 or a whole plethora of cricket commentators who have immortalized some moments in our brain. Manchester City won t

Apr 4 2016
5 great T20 opening partnerships that don't fade away
5 great T20 opening partnerships that don't fade away

Two of the most destructive batsmen in the history of cricketHaynes-Greenidge, Ganguly-Tendulkar, Langer-Hayden – big names that had one thing in common. Batting pairs that were terrific while opening the innings for their teams in different formats.But, as the game has changed, it has thrown up newer names alongside the old ones that have lit up cricket’s newest format.We take a look at five extraordinary opening pairs in T20Is whose

Apr 2 2016
Chris Rogers reveals shocking tale about damaging his first ever Baggy Green cap
Chris Rogers reveals shocking tale about damaging his first ever Baggy Green cap

Chris Rogers with his brand new Baggy Green on Day one of his Test debut against India in 2008Nothing symbolises the pride of being an Australian Test cricketer more than the revered Baggy Green cap that they receive on the their debut. They see it as the biggest reward of their career and show the utmost care to preserve it till the day they hang up their boots and beyond, but former cricketer Chris Rogers revealed that he had caused damage to h

Mar 17 2016
5 batsmen who shrugged off poor form by excelling in a World Cup
5 batsmen who shrugged off poor form by excelling in a World Cup

The World Cup is the grandest stage for cricketers to showcase their talent. No matter how well one does in other matches, a good performance in the World Cup always tends to hold greater value in a cricketer's career.Going back a bit into the game's history will show you that most of the best batsmen or bowlers across the past couple of generations have outperformed in World Cup cricket. There are also several examples of cricketers, who were st

Mar 17 2016
5 best oldest wicket-keepers in the history of cricket
5 best oldest wicket-keepers in the history of cricket

Wicket-keepers have a thankless and literally back-breaking job. Very often, good glovework behind the stumps goes unnoticed while the mistakes never fail to catch the eye. Considering the fact that good wicket-keepers also double up as specialist batsmen, it is not strange that that their careers have a shelf life at the end of the day.Yet strangely, there have been legendary keepers in the history of the sport who defied the odds and played on

Mar 15 2016
5 players who left the game better than how they found it
5 players who left the game better than how they found it

Over the years, the game of cricket has dished out greats who even after they have bid adieu to the game have not been forgotten. This is due to their belligerence, their defiance, their astute cricket brains, their bull-minded approach and their superhuman abilities.These players inherited a game they loved, and by their own contributions left an indelible impression both on the game and on the general public. No wonder when they look back at th

Mar 12 2016
Stats: Fastest centuries in Test cricket
Stats: Fastest centuries in Test cricket

McCullum on his way to the fastest Test hundredScoring a century in Test cricket is an honour that all batsmen pride on. Scoring them at a quick pace in the longest format of the is a facet that not many batsmen have. Brendon McCullum is one of the few batsmen who have that exceptional talent to ‘take the bowlers to the cleaners’.Also read: Who has highest T20I wickets?When McCullum announced his retirement, it was a shock to mos

Feb 20 2016
5 legends who failed in Test Cricket in India
5 legends who failed in Test Cricket in India

A number of great Test batsmen have tasted success on Indian pitches against a lackluster opposition bowling attack. India has been on the receiving end of various prolific innings and partnerships, especially on the slow and dead Indian pitches. Mahela Jayawardene’s 274, Younis Khan’s 267 and Hashim Amla’s unbeaten 253 are recent instances of the same. However, there have been some legends, who failed in Tests when visiting I

Feb 13 2016
Adam Voges surpasses Sachin Tendulkar and Sir Donald Bradman in record-breaking knock
Adam Voges surpasses Sachin Tendulkar and Sir Donald Bradman in record-breaking knock

Voges is making the most of his lucky reprieve from Day 1 Sir Donal Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar are undoubtedly two of the most iconic names in the sport of cricket and Australian cricketer Adam Voges has surpassed both these legends of the game during his epic knock against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Saturday.Resuming at his overnight score of 7, Voges made the most of his reprieve late on during the opening day&rsqu

Feb 13 2016
Sehwag-Sangakkara put on a 118-run stand to send Gemini Arabians to MCL final
Sehwag-Sangakkara put on a 118-run stand to send Gemini Arabians to MCL final

Krishmar Santokie of Strikers reacts after failing to run out Virender Sehwag of Arabians during the MCL Semi Final  Virender Sehwag powered-Gemini Arabians defeated Sagittarius Strikers by 10 runs to qualify for the Masters Champions League (MCL) finals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.Former Indian opener Sehwag continued his "whatever comes to you, just hit" game and moved a step closer to lift the fir

Feb 12 2016
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