Cricket is a game of chance, they say. On many occasions, the saying has proved to be true. Though not too often, we have seen a team lose from a winning position due to some marvellous performances by one or two players. The change in the result is so unexpected that one who watched the match for around 90 % of the day, would not believe it unless he watches the highlights again. Below is the list of top 8 such matches where t
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is rightly crowned as the most popular cricket league in the world with its ability to bring about ‘Unity in Diversity’. Whether it is Sachin Tendulkar or Chris Gayle or Shane Watson, the IPL enables these players to come together and play as a unit. With players from all leading cricketing nations playing in the IPL, the league has brought to the fore the budding stars of almost all these nations.
Delhi Daredevils’ Zaheer Khan celebrates with teammates during the match against Chennai Super Kings Raipur, May 12: An impressive bowling display from Delhi Dardevils earned them a six-wicket victory against league leaders Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium here on Tuesday. Chasing 120, Delhi reached the target fairly comfortably in 16.4 overs with 2
Gautam Gambhir Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and chose to bat first against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. Both the teams made a change each while KKR brought in spinner Sunil Narine dropping Ryan ten Doeschate, DD have played Albie Morkel in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile. The teams: Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is mostly about big hitting and more importantly, hitting sixes. A six is what brings the crowds alive and sometimes, a shot which travels many-a-mile can break the opposition and can win matches for the batting team. Over the years, we have seen a lot of sixes hit every year, some powerful and some beautifully timed. We have seen behemothic sixes over cow corner, beautiful sixes hit insid
7 seasons, twice champions, 3-time runners-up and semi-finalists, at the least, every single time. With 74 wins from 121 matches till now and a winning percentage of 62.08, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are the most successful IPL team by some distance. The second best in the list is Mumbai Indians, winning 55.55% of their 117 matches;. Then, there are a string of teams close to each other, with Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and K
It’s been a while since Albie last played for South Africa South African all-rounder Albie Morkel is targetting next year’s T20 World Cup despite being on the sidelines for quite sometime now. Even though his brother Morne has been a regular feature in the side for all 3 formats, Albie has not been in the selectors radar. And he said he hopes things would change courtesy of his performances. Speaking to ESPN Cricinfo, Morkel al
Led by captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are the most successful IPL team, having won the title twice in succession in 2010 and 2011 and the Champions League T20 in 2010 and 2014. Two-time winners, two-time semi-finalists and three-time runners-up, CSK have never been eliminated from the tournament in the league stage. The team was fronted by India Cements for the first seven seasons.
Morne Morkel Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders' South African pace spearhead Morne Morkel on Friday said he was looking forward to creating memories with the Indian Premier League team to get over his World Cup heartbreak. Talking to media on the eve of Knight's Saturday encounter against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens here, Morkel also expressed his happiness over his sibling Albie Morkel who play
Chennai Super Kings players celebrate the fall of a wicket during their match against Delhi Daredevils Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Hosts Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Daredevils by one run in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Thursday. Chasing a 151-run target, Delhi Daredevils, led by a valiant innings from South African Albie Morkel (73 not out), came within inches of winning the conte
Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan: The new Daredevils New Delhi Daredevils recruits Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan said they are looking to make a comeback to Indian cricket team and make full use of the opportunity that they are getting in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Both of the players were dropped from the Indian side and said that they want to concentrate on the IPL and make the most of it. Yuvraj was bought by Delhi for a staggerin
Albie Morkel Discarded South African allrounder Albie Morkel has said that the present Indian team can demolish any opposition on their day and they showed the ability they possess in their comprehensive win over South Africa on Sunday. Meanwhile, despite South Africa’s loss, the 33-year-old was optimistic about the AB de Villiers-led side bouncing back in the tournament. “Of course I did (watch the game) and the outcome was un
The term ‘mercenary’ in cricket refers to the players who rely on oppourtunities around the world after missing on opportunities in their respective international teams. There are also a few others who are deemed unfit for the international class and are sidelined to playing T20 tournaments worldwide. Some might have been banned owing to disciplinary reasons or rift with the boards. Some have even taken a voluntar
Here is a compilation of 7 of the longest sixes in the history of cricket. Australia’s Aiden Blizzard, New Zealand's Martin Guptill, South Africa’s Albie Morkel, West Indies’ Chris Gayle and India’s Yuvraj Singh all have an entry each, while Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi fills up the remaining two slots.
Lasith Malinga Here is a list of bowlers with the most number of wickets in T20 matches. Having taken 262 wickets in 193 matches, Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who is known for his death bowling prowess, tops the list. Fast bowlers Alfonso Thomas and Dirk Nannes at 2nd and 3rd spots respectively. Pakistan have four players in the list – Yasir Arafat, Saeed Ajmal, Azhar Mahmood and Umar Gul – wh