They were told that their days were over. They were dropped from the team and shown the door. The critics wrote them off and fans started giving up on them. But they did not give up. Slump in form may have been the reason for being dropped, but these cricketers toiled day and night to emerge as winners. Finally, when they made a comeback, ther averages were through the roof, highlighting how much the setback had meant for them. Here is a look a
South African skipper Du Plessis was all praise for his bowlers after the win on Monday South African skipper Faf du Plessis reckons his side’s bowling performance in the 2nd T20I against India on Monday as the Proteas’ best ever, ESPNCricinfo reports. All-rounder Albie Morkel, who earned the Man of the Match of the award for figures of 4-0-12-3, downplayed his role, instead choosing to praise the fielding effort as crucial
Ashwin was fighting a lone battle as he dismissed the South African Top 3 to initiate dreams of an Indian comeback but was let down by his fellow bowlers. South Africa clinched the T20 series against India with a game to go after beating the hosts by six wickets in the 2nd T20I at Cuttack. The match marred by crowd trouble was a foregone conclusion after India, batting first, were bundled out for 92. If it was the bowlers w
De Villiers removes the bails to leave Virat Kohli short of the crease South Africa defeated India by 6 wickets in the 2nd T20I at Cuttack to clinch the T20 series 2-0. A disciplined effort by the visitors on the field saw India being bowled out for 92 runs from 17.2 overs and with the hosts staring at defeat, a section of the crowd resorted to throwing bottles on the field of play, forcing play to be suspended on two separate occasion
South Africa’s Test captain Hasim Amla will miss Tuesday’s warm-up match South African batsman Hashim Amla will be unavailable from his team’s practice match against India ‘A’ on Tuesday, and will join the rest of the squad couple of days later due to personal commitments, as reported by PTI. Albie Morkel is also not with the rest of the squad, because he has not been issued a visa yet. Morkel was named in
Wiese has been ruled out for six weeks with a hand injury South Africa Cricket has announced that all-rounder David Wiese has been ruled out of the T20 series against India and will be replaced by Albie Morkel, reports ESPNCricinfo. Meanwhile, Rilee Rossouw has been replaced by Khaya Zondo in the ODI squad as he is yet to fully recover from an injury he sustained in the series against New Zealand in August. Wiese who is an integral pa
Quite a lot of teams have already started planning earnestly for the ICC World T20 next year. From deciding their ideal bowling combinations to testing out the batting order in the T20 matches scheduled leading up to the World Cup, preparations seem to be in the full swing. But at the same time, every cricket fan has a personal list of players that he adores and follows. There are quite a lot of brilliant and explosive players we would love to s
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.