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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

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
Video: Kevin Pietersen playing blindfold cricket
Video: Kevin Pietersen playing blindfold cricket

Pietersen pioneered the ‘switch-hit’ in international cricket & played it to perfection, blindfolded as well South Africa-born English cricketer Kevin Pietersen is one of the most flamboyant batsmen to have played the game. He is someone who is equally adept at playing the textbook cricket shots as well as the unconventional shots.  Unfortunately, his cricket skills have often been overshadowed by a number of off-field

Oct 7 2015
Kevin Pietersen agrees with Andrew Strauss' decision on his omission from the Ashes squad
Kevin Pietersen agrees with Andrew Strauss' decision on his omission from the Ashes squad

Pietersen and Strauss have had a bitter relationship over the years It has been over a month, since England won the Ashes. But, the vestiges of the old flame refuses to die. On Thursday, Kevin Pietersen has conceded that the decision not to recall him for the Test series against arch-rivals, Australia, turned out to be the correct one as reported by ESPNcricinfo.   Pietersen’s epiphany would seem to be the final nail in his coffi

Sep 25 2015
Best Pictures from Help for Heroes charity match - The 45-year-old fast bowler, the army man's cameo, and MS Dhoni's finish
Best Pictures from Help for Heroes charity match - The 45-year-old fast bowler, the army man's cameo, and MS Dhoni's finish

An exciting match was played out on Thursday night between the ‘Help for Heroes XI’ and ‘Rest of the World XI’, in the first ever cricket fundraiser for ‘Help for Heroes’, a charity for British soldiers who have been wounded in the line of duty. The match was an exciting affair, MS Dhoni’s boundary in the last over winning the match for the HFH XI. The plethora of stars seen

Sep 18 2015
MS Dhoni stars in last over finish of charity match; £300,000 raised for injured British soldiers
MS Dhoni stars in last over finish of charity match; £300,000 raised for injured British soldiers

MS Dhoni of the Help for Heroes team hits a boundary during the Cricket for Heroes charity match An exciting match was played out on Thursday night between the ‘Help for Heroes XI’ and ‘Rest of the World XI’, in the first ever cricket fundraiser for ‘Help for Heroes’, a charity for British soldiers who have been wounded in the line of duty. Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni were star perfor

Sep 18 2015
6 times cricketers got trolled on air
6 times cricketers got trolled on air

Even after toiling the entire day on the field, trying to get wickets or score some runs, these cricketers have their sense of humour intact, taking friendly digs at each other. The commentators too, don’t mind indulging in banter, deviating from the mundane, technical aspects of the game. While most of the banter takes place behind the camera, in the closed confines of the dressing rooms, spectators are sometimes lucky to hear a

Sep 15 2015
Eoin Morgan surpasses Graham Gooch to become England's leading runscorer in ODIs against Australia
Eoin Morgan surpasses Graham Gooch to become England's leading runscorer in ODIs against Australia

Eoin Morgan The England skipper Eoin Morgan surpassed the former cricketer Graham Gooch to become the leading run-scorer for England against Australia. Morgan achieved the feat in the fourth ODI match against Australia at Headingley, where he scored 92 runs to ensure a win for his side and level the series. And England also recorded their highest ever run chase against Australians. Graham Gooch had scored 1395 runs against

Sep 12 2015
Shane Warne picks his greatest England Test XI since 1990
Shane Warne picks his greatest England Test XI since 1990

Both Strauss and Cook failed to make it to Warne’s England Test XI Following up to his announcements of Australia’s greatest Test & ODI XI over the past 25 years, Asutralian spin wizard Shane Warne has come up with his list of arch rival England’s greatest Test XI since 1990. Michael Vaughan has been named the captain of the side which also features Kevin Pietersen while his arch-enemy Andrew Strauss was left out as wa

Sep 10 2015
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