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Fake FB Wall: Ashes banter hits Facebook after Australia thrash England at Lord's
Fake FB Wall: Ashes banter hits Facebook after Australia thrash England at Lord's

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Jul 21 2015
Reports: Mahela Jayawardene to join England coaching staff
Reports: Mahela Jayawardene to join England coaching staff

 Mahela Jayawardena of Sri Lanka waves to the crowd after winning an ODI against England in December 2014   Mahela Jayawardene has been approached to join the England coaching staff in a consultancy role, according to reports. The England team management are keen on getting someone who can push the team to glory in the T20 World Cup next year, which will be played in the subcontinent – where Jayawardene has accumulated t

Jul 13 2015
5 players who used their lucky break to carve a great career
5 players who used their lucky break to carve a great career

It is said that “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”. It’s almost as if the quote was coined for Cricket. Such is the nature of circumstances that govern the sport that without an opportunity, all the skill a cricketer possesses is rendered futile. Padmakar Shivalkar waited 20 years for an international cap but was denied one despite a stellar career that reaped 589 First Class wickets. There were others ho

Jul 8 2015
10 iconic ODI partnerships which changed the course of the match
10 iconic ODI partnerships which changed the course of the match

Cricket, though popularly known for the heroics of individual performances, is ultimately a team game and partnerships, although a hidden and relatively unknown criterion, have a deep impact over the game. Partnerships are very crucial in cricket and form the backbone for a high intensity and competitive match. They not only provide a firm and strong base for the batting side but they also play an immensely important role in helping a team

Jul 6 2015
I would drop Ian Bell for Kevin Pietersen for Ashes: Geoffrey Boycott
I would drop Ian Bell for Kevin Pietersen for Ashes: Geoffrey Boycott

Kevin Pietersen last played for England in 2014 Geoffrey Boycott has commented saying that England cricket team should consider Kevin Pietersen (KP) in place of out of form Ian Bell for the coming Ashes' season. The former England captain added saying that Bell's poor run has dented his confidence. The Ashes 2015 will be played in England and is all set to begin on July 8. The England cricket board's new director Andrew Strauss

The mystery of the director of cricket
The mystery of the director of cricket

Ganguly is widely tipped to take over from Ravi Shastri Perhaps one of the biggest mysteries in sport today is the role of a director of cricket. We generally know who they are, and we happen to see a fair bit of them, but one rather pressing question remains: what do they actually do? Apart from directing cricket, that is. We can be confident that they have a substantial amount of influence, if nothing else. The job of player selection has

May 28 2015
Reports: Trevor Bayliss set to be new England coach
Reports: Trevor Bayliss set to be new England coach

Trevor Bayliss London, May 25 (IANS) Australian Trevor Bayliss has edged past compatriot Jason Gillespie to be offered the position of England cricket team's head coach ahead of the Ashes, say reports. Bayliss spent the weekend negotiating with England Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss after initially appearing to be reluctant in taking up the job. But after receiving a concrete offer with a bulky pay package too good to turn down, Str

May 25 2015
Reports: Jason Gillespie set to become England coach
Reports: Jason Gillespie set to become England coach

Jason Gillespie London, May 22 (IANS) Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie is reportedly poised to accept the vacant post of England coach after the sacking of Peter Moores. "The new coach will be given the opportunity to do his job - he won't be a whipping boy for me," England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) director of cricket Andrew Strauss was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Friday. Reports in England and Aust

May 22 2015
Humour: Kevin Pietersen's open letter to Andrew Strauss
Humour: Kevin Pietersen's open letter to Andrew Strauss

Remember The Good Ol’ Days? Dear Straussy, Hi, mate. I know that you are really upset with me and won’t like the fact that I addressed you like a pal. But I really don’t care. I never did. All I cared about was me because only I deserve my attention – the rest of you are much too inferior for that privilege. The other day I smacked 355* runs in a first-class game and created news. Almost every sensible England fan

May 18 2015
Will not believe in Kevin Pietersen exclusion till the fifth Test: Ryan Harris
Will not believe in Kevin Pietersen exclusion till the fifth Test: Ryan Harris

Kevin Pietersen of Surrey after slamming his triple hundred against Leicestershire Kevin Pietersen en route to his epic 355* for Surrey against Leicestershire had struck fear in the hearts of bowlers worldwide, particularly of Australia, who are set to tour England in July in their bid to defend the Ashes crown. News of KP’s exclusion came as sweet music to the ears of Aussie bowlers, paricularly Rya

May 15 2015
Reports: Alastair Cook threatened to quit international cricket if Kevin Pietersen was brought back
Reports: Alastair Cook threatened to quit international cricket if Kevin Pietersen was brought back

Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen during the 2013-14 Ashes According to the Daily Mirror, Alastair Cook and a host of members in the English cricket team’s backroom staff had informed higher authorities that they would quit if Kevin Pietersen was brought back into the English team. Cook had threatened to quit not only from his role as captain, but also retire from international cricket. England’s new director of cricket And

May 14 2015
Kevin Pietersen not to return to IPL due to injury
Kevin Pietersen not to return to IPL due to injury

Kevin Pietersen sits out the last day of the match between Surrey and Leicestershire on Wednesday England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who has been frozen out of his national team set-up because of ‘massive trust issues’, will not be returning to the IPL to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad as he had earlier planned. The batsman sustained a calf injury while scoring an unbeaten 355 for Surrey – the highest score of his li

May 14 2015
Devastated that my England hopes have been shattered: Kevin Pietersen
Devastated that my England hopes have been shattered: Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen London, May 13 (IANS) Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen says he is absolutely "devastated" on hearing the news that his hopes of returning to the national side have been dashed by England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) director of cricket Andrew Strauss. Strauss on Tuesday revealed having "trust issues" with Pietersen and for that he would not be a part of the England team in the summer. Pieter

May 13 2015
Video: Hitler reacts to Kevin Pietersen being snubbed by Andrew Strauss
Video: Hitler reacts to Kevin Pietersen being snubbed by Andrew Strauss

Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss during happier times Newly-appointed ECB director of cricket Andrew Strauss in a press conference, yesterday, confirmed that Kevin Pietersen will not represent the English cricket team this summer due to “trust issues”. There was a lot of outrage on social media over the decision as various sportspersons including the likes of Andy Murray and Kumar Sangakkara expressed their disappointment with

May 13 2015
Kevin Pietersen hits out at ECB mistreatment and 'incredibly deceitful' Andrew Strauss
Kevin Pietersen hits out at ECB mistreatment and 'incredibly deceitful' Andrew Strauss

Kevin Pietersen fields for Surrey on Tuesday Kevin Pietersen, who has been left in the lurch by the ECB despite scoring a triple century in a County match earlier this week, has lashed out at the way he has been treated by the country’s cricket board. Former teammate Andrew Strauss, the new Director of Cricket of the ECB, was at the receiving end of much of Pietersen’s fury for having claimed the maverick batsman would not be rec

May 13 2015
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