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IPL 2016: The world’s best Test cricketers missing out. But why?
IPL 2016: The world’s best Test cricketers missing out. But why?

India’s cricket crazy fans would have loved to have seen Joe Root in the IPLIt cannot be a mere coincidence. When 16 out of the World’s best 26 Test cricketers by rankings do not play a single IPL game, there has to be more to it than meets the eye. And if you then take out Ravichandran Ashwin, who is currently the world’s best-ranked Test all-rounder and 2nd best-ranked bowler, and Ravindra Jadeja who also finds himself in sixt

May 28 2016
Australian batsman Adam Voges suffers head concussion after being hit by throw
Australian batsman Adam Voges suffers head concussion after being hit by throw

Voges is currently captaining county side Middlesex Middlesex Captain Adam Voges was rushed to the hospital, during a county game against Hampshire after being hit on the head by a throw yesterday. The ball was thrown towards the wickets by substitute fielder Ollie Rayner, but the wicket-keeper John Simpson completely misjudged the bounce. It went onto turn and hit Voges on the head, while he was looking the other way. The 36-year old f

May 2 2016
Cricket's version of the Oscars - 2016
Cricket's version of the Oscars - 2016

The 88th Annual Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscar Awards, took place with much aplomb on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Many big names won awards for their top performances, especially Leonardo di Caprio, who had been missing out on the award for years. We have come up with our own award list for cricketing performances over the calendar year 2015. We also include the first two months of t

Feb 29 2016
Analysing why several Australian players have been late bloomers in Test cricket
Analysing why several Australian players have been late bloomers in Test cricket

Several Australian cricketers have been late bloomers in their careersAustralian cricket has presented a pretty strange case to the global cricketing fraternity in the last few decades. Unlike many nations that present young and raw talents to the world, Australian cricketers make their mark quite late in Test cricket.Maybe it’s the grind that they have to go through at the first class level or it’s the competition for spots

Feb 22 2016
New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3: Australian batsmen give visitors edge in McCullum's last Test
New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3: Australian batsmen give visitors edge in McCullum's last Test

Brendon McCullum acknowledging the crowd after being dismissed for the last time in his international careerAt the start of Day 3 of the second Test between New Zealand and Australia, the visitors trailed the home side by 7 runs with in-form batsman Adam Voges along with night-watchman Nathan Lyon at the crease. The Kiwis were looking to bowl out the Aussies at the earliest and keep the lead that the visitors would procure to a minimum.However, V

Adam Voges gets involved in comical controversy; Australia deny player wore gloves while fielding
Adam Voges gets involved in comical controversy; Australia deny player wore gloves while fielding

Adam Voges had been in the news recently for his Bradmanesque averageAustralia’s Adam Voges was embroiled in an on-field controversy on Day 1, but the Australian team are reportedly fuming at the allegations brought against their star batsman. He was charged with cheating, but it now appears that the incident in question was an optical illusion – bringing about a comical misunderstanding.The trouble erupted on Day 1 of the ongoing New

Feb 21 2016
Mitchell Johnson calls for discarding of DRS
Mitchell Johnson calls for discarding of DRS

The former Australian bowler spoke out against DRSFormer Australian bowler, Mitchell Johnson believes that the Decision Review System (DRS) has to be discarded until the technology improves significantly. Johnson reaffirmed what the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been persistently pursuing – the scrapping of the review system.Johnson, who had retired from international cricket last year, expressed his opinion on the DRS in

Feb 19 2016
Umpire Richard Illingworth shattered with his
Umpire Richard Illingworth shattered with his "no-ball" call

Umpire Richard Illingworth calls a no-ball during the testUmpire Richard Illingworth recently came under the spotlight during the first Test between New Zealand and Australia in Wellington. The Englishman made an incorrect no-ball call and was very disappointed with himself and the call that he made according to the match referee, Chris Broad.Broad said, "Unfortunately, Richard [Illingworth] was distraught afterwards when he realised th

Feb 16 2016
New Zealand vs Australia 2016, 1st Test: McCullum says NZ were chasing the game right from the toss
New Zealand vs Australia 2016, 1st Test: McCullum says NZ were chasing the game right from the toss

The NZ captain lauded Adam Voges for his outstanding double hundredWELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand were chasing the game the second they lost the toss and were put in to bat against Australia in the first Test at the Basin Reserve, said captain Brendon McCullum.Also read: Australia vs New Zealand, WT20 2016- LIVE streaming, LIVE score updates, Ball by Ball Commentary, Team news and moreAustralia completed an innings and 52-run victor

Feb 15 2016
New Zealand vs Australia 2016 1st Test: Australia beat New Zealand by an innings and 52 runs
New Zealand vs Australia 2016 1st Test: Australia beat New Zealand by an innings and 52 runs

Mitchell Marsh and Nathan Lyon were the wreckers-in-chief for Australia in the second innings.WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Australia secured an easy victory in the first Test against New Zealand on Monday, thrashing the hosts by an innings and 52 runs after lunch on the fourth day to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.Also read: Australia vs New Zealand, WT20 2016- LIVE streaming, LIVE score updates, Ball by Ball Commentary, Team news an

Feb 15 2016
Australia vs New Zealand 2016: Voges relieved to see his average drop below 100
Australia vs New Zealand 2016: Voges relieved to see his average drop below 100

Voges’ average dropped to 97.46 after he was dismissed for 239 by Mark CraigA day after Adam Voges made all the headlines overtaking records held by Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar, the Australian said that he was relieved to see his average drop to below 100, ESPN Cricinfo reports.The 36-year-old revealed that he had been the subject of some stick from his teammates after his Bradmanesque average but added that he knew that it was

Feb 14 2016
New Zealand v Australia, 1st Test, Day 3: NZ chip into Australia's massive lead
New Zealand v Australia, 1st Test, Day 3: NZ chip into Australia's massive lead

Brendon McCullum raises his bat to the crowd as he leaves Wellington for the last time as a batsmanWELLINGTON (Reuters) - Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls helped reduce New Zealand's first innings deficit to 201 runs by reaching 178-4 at the end of the third day of the first Test against Australia after Adam Voges' double-century had put the visitors in total control.Latham scored 63, while Nicholls was 31 not out at the end of the day. Mart

Feb 14 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
ICC to discuss no-ball ruling in the aftermath of the controversial Adam Voges 'non-dismissal'
ICC to discuss no-ball ruling in the aftermath of the controversial Adam Voges 'non-dismissal'

The Kiwis express their disappointment after the umpire declared the delivery that had Voges dismissed a no-ball Not that it would give any ray of hope to New Zealand as Adam Voges continues to pile on runs against them, but the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that it will conduct a review of the no-ball rule after the Australian was handed a lifeline earlier on his innings with the on-field umpire incorrectly calling a leg

Feb 13 2016
Doug Bracewell to Adam Voges: The no-ball that wasn't
Doug Bracewell to Adam Voges: The no-ball that wasn't

Doug Bracewell reacts after bowling Adam Voges of Australia off a no-ballNew Zealand will feel robbed after a Doug Bracewell delivery which got Adam Voges bowled was adjudged to be a no-ball on day one of the first Test against Australia at Wellington on Friday. The incident occurred right at the end of day’s play, with Australia looking to be in control of the match.On the 4th delivery of the final over of the day, Voges misjudged an

Feb 12 2016
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