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Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss appear to bury the hatchet during celebrity golf event
Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss appear to bury the hatchet during celebrity golf event

Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen (then and now)One of the most spectacular falling outs between teammates in recent history has been between former England teammates Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss, but on proof of what was seen at a celebrity golf event this week, their enmity is behind them.The root of their dispute coming out in the public can be traced back to 2012, when Pietersen had texted members of the South African team in disparagi

May 27 2016
ECB announces new points system for series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan
ECB announces new points system for series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Strauss said the idea behind the system was to keep pace with the evolving gameEngland and Wales Cricket Board has announced a new points system that will be used for England’s matches against Sri Lanka and Pakistan this summer. The system, which will be used across all formats, was announced by ECB director Andrew Strauss on Wednesday, ahead of the first Test between England and Sri Lanka. Although individual series trophies will

May 19 2016
How English cricket has been hampered by repeated changes in personnel
How English cricket has been hampered by repeated changes in personnel

The English team seems to be sighing for the services of a specialist opener matching Strauss’ and Alastair Cook’s quality It has been forty-five months since their incumbent Team Director Andrew Strauss bid adieu to international cricket. And his exit originated a procession of England retirees over this period – just eclipsing three and a half years.His leave left a hole so deep that despite after so long, his t

Apr 27 2016
5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket
5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket

The Indian Captain and the Vice-Captain complement each otherIn cricket, a captain is undoubtedly the boss as he is the one who runs the team. He is the one who decides what’s good and what’s bad for the team. It is also expected that he will lead from the front and set examples for his other teammates. But as a family can’t be run by a single person, a cricket team also needs someone other than the skipper to hold the team toge

Apr 2 2016
Kevin Pietersen doesn't believe England can reach 2016 World T20 semis, tips Ashwin and Kohli to shine
Kevin Pietersen doesn't believe England can reach 2016 World T20 semis, tips Ashwin and Kohli to shine

Pietersen believes Eoin Morgan will be England’s game-changer at the world T20 Kevin Pietersen doesn’t believe England has the potential to reach the last four stage at the 2016 World T20, The Telegraph reports. The 35-year-old tipped hosts India, Australia, South Africa and West Indies to reach the semis while he believes Ravichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli will finish up as the tournament’s leading wicket taker and run ge

Former England pacer Darren Gough believes Kevin Pietersen could represent the Proteas
Former England pacer Darren Gough believes Kevin Pietersen could represent the Proteas

Gough was on his last legs when Pietersen took English cricket by storm in 2005Former England speedster Darren Gough has expressed concern that the out of favour Kevin Pietersen could make an unlikely comeback to international cricket albeit for South Africa.FoxSports reported the 45-year old warning England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) that the maverick batsman was attracted towards plying his trade in his country of birth and could skip the

Feb 16 2016
5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement
5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement

A camaraderie between players is one of the essentials for building a great team. However, at the end of the day, a team consists of individuals who have their separate identities and may have diverse opinion on matters. Two players who are part of the same team may seem to share a good understanding of each other in their playing days. But there may be a few skeletons in the cupboard which mostly tend to come out when one or both the players ha

Feb 9 2016
5 anti-climactic endings to glittering captaincy tenures
5 anti-climactic endings to glittering captaincy tenures

The role of a captain is of greater significance in cricket than in any other sport. This is exactly why it is perhaps the most difficult task for any cricketer to even undertake during his career, let alone excel at it. The history of the game has seen numerous great captains that have emerged from different corners of the cricketing globe and won plenty of admiration for their outstanding leadership skills. But captaincy is a double-edged

Jan 25 2016
Batsmen with most 'daddy hundreds' in ODI cricket
Batsmen with most 'daddy hundreds' in ODI cricket

Daddy hundreds are hard to come by in ODI cricket. After all, an entire innings has to be wrapped up within 50 overs. Openers get the most opportunities to score big hundreds. If we classify daddy hundreds in ODIs as 150 plus scores, we will be left with very few such innings. There have only been 90 scores of 150 or more in all ODI cricket. The most number of balls faced was 201 by Glenn Turner, which comes to about 33 overs and three balls way

Jan 13 2016
Former England off-spinner Robert Croft to coach England ODI squad in South Africa
Former England off-spinner Robert Croft to coach England ODI squad in South Africa

Croft played 50 ODIs during a five-year international career.Former England off-spinner Robert Croft will coach the England One Day squad during their five-match series against South Africa, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Monday.Croft will join the coaching team of Trevor Bayliss, Paul Farbrace, Ottis Gibson and Graham Thorpe as a consultant spin bowling coach for a 12 day period at the start of the series. The first One-Day In

Jan 12 2016
Should Kevin Pietersen be selected in the England squad for the World T20?
Should Kevin Pietersen be selected in the England squad for the World T20?

The last time England won a major tournament, the 2010 T20 WC, Pietersen was the man of the tournament When it comes to the ICC major events, the England Cricket team hasn’t tasted much success. The inventors of cricket have won just one major trophy, the ICC World T20 in 2010 that was played in the Caribbean under the captaincy of Paul Collingwood. The prime reason for England’s triumph was the heroics of Kevin Pieterse

Dec 22 2015
5 instances when a player squared off with his captain
5 instances when a player squared off with his captain

Team spirit is an important concept that many teams fail to comply with For any sport, the concept of team spirit is extremely important. Espirit de corps, as it is called, is vital for any team to endure and eventually flourish. It is the feeling of mutual respect and solidarity that separates a group from a team. The player must always put the team’s interests before his own, which goes a long way towards ensuring&nbs

Nov 17 2015
Alastair Cook - A symbol of resilience and defiance
Alastair Cook - A symbol of resilience and defiance

Cook celebrates a career-saving century against Pakistan at The Oval, 2010 Alastair Cook isn't about flair. He's not flashy. He's not pretty to watch. His smile looks forced. His height, his body, his walk all seem unnatural. He almost always looks uncomfortable. He almost always is. Right under the media glare, as English captain, is not really his place. It never should have been. But it is. Only because there's nothing th

Nov 7 2015
Ten most memorable Zaheer Khan moments
Ten most memorable Zaheer Khan moments

Zaheer Khan announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday For a nation with a dry quiver of genuine fast bowlers, Zaheer Khan was a beacon of hope for fifteen years, right from his eye-catching debut in the 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy. A hostile fast bowler to start with, he created an impact early in his career with his swinging deliveries and pinpoint yorkers.  As he progressed and with injuries and age starting t

Oct 16 2015
Kevin Pietersen interested in England coaching role in the future
Kevin Pietersen interested in England coaching role in the future

Pietersen feels younger players are reluctant to seek advice from him as they fear a backlash from the ECB Kevin Pietersen said that he will have no qualms in taking up a coaching role with the England national team should the opportunity present itself in the future, BBC Sport reports. The South Africa-born English cricketer, however, feels that young cricketers are currently reluctant to approach him for advice because of his issues with t

Oct 14 2015
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