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Allan Donald calls Mitchell Starc as the most ferocious bowler in the world
Allan Donald calls Mitchell Starc as the most ferocious bowler in the world

Starc is set to make a comeback in the West Indies tri-series after a lengthy lay-offAllan Donald surely knows a thing or two about bowling quick and terrorizing the opposition. The South African legend who was one of the best fast bowlers in his prime, has now set his sights on helping Mitchell Starc rise on to a similar pedestal.Speaking to cricket.com.au, Donald heaped praise on the young Australian pacer by labeling him as a ‘different

Apr 28 2016
Tabraiz Shamsi: 10 things you need to know about RCB's magic spinner
Tabraiz Shamsi: 10 things you need to know about RCB's magic spinner

Tabraiz Shamsi could potentially be the answer to RCB’s bowling woes during this seasonIt is often said that one person’s misfortune is another’s opportunity. Samuel Badree‘s injury opened up an avenue for Tabraiz Shamsi to hog the limelight for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ninth edition of the IPL. Let us take a look at some important facts about the obscure cricketer’s journey, so far.1) T

Apr 21 2016
5 instances which prove that bowlers should have stuck to bowling
5 instances which prove that bowlers should have stuck to bowling

Most bowlers are not too well known for their batting skills; however, in recent years, they have started to work on their prowess with the willow. Tail-enders have now earned respectability and are referred to as 'lower-order batsmen'. Yet, it is still highly possible to find quite a few bowlers who are unlikely to impress you with their batting. In fact, even to this day, we have some who can remind one of the classic tail-end batsmen, who fou

Feb 27 2016
Alastair Cook expresses displeasure over MCC's sin-bin experiment
Alastair Cook expresses displeasure over MCC's sin-bin experiment

Cook believes that introduction of stump mics and numerous TV cameras has made the game ‘a lot quieter’England Test captain Alastair Cook has expressed his discontent following reports that the game is about to experiment with sin-bins to counter bad behavior. He has urged cricket lawmakers not to become “too politically correct.”The 31-year-old has also pointed out that the introduction of the stump mics and an increase i

Feb 12 2016
10 greatest fast bowling pairs of all time
10 greatest fast bowling pairs of all time

Shoaib Akhtar once said that you have to be mad to be a fast bowler. To see the new ball bowlers send down the red cherry at lightning pace is one of the most riveting sights in cricket. Fast bowlers hunt in pairs, they say. There have been numerous new ball partnerships over the years, the success of one bowler rubbing on the other, or egging him on for a better performance. Here’s a list of the ten best new ball bowling pairs over the y

Stats: Highest wicket-takers in Test cricket in each year starting from 1877 to 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in Test cricket in each year starting from 1877 to 2015

Ashwin is the leading Test wicket-taker in 2015 The first Test match was played between Australia and England from 15th March to 19th March 1877. To date, 2194 Test matches have been played and many records have been created and broken in those Test matches. We know that cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the play

Dec 20 2015
Stats: Shared Man of the Match awards - An occasion when all 11 players were jointly named MoM
Stats: Shared Man of the Match awards - An occasion when all 11 players were jointly named MoM

When South Africa’s all 11 players got the Man of the Match award, it showed cricket is a team game indeed Probably we have seen or heard many times that two players from the same side share the Man of the Match award in a test match, or sometimes even from two opposite sides. But there was one occasion when all 11 players from a single side had got the Man of the Match award. Man of the Match awards are given to the player

Dec 18 2015
Stats: Most Test career runs scored by players at no.11
Stats: Most Test career runs scored by players at no.11

Muttiah Muralitharan is the player who has made highest career runs at no.11 in test cricket Tail-enders are easily the most underrated batsmen in cricket as they generally don't contribute too much to the scorecard. The No. 11 batsmen, in particular, are expected to be of zero value and any contribution from them is considered to be surplus. But a startling fact that may not be known to many is that there are instances in cricket hist

Nov 30 2015
10 most feared fast bowlers in cricket history
10 most feared fast bowlers in cricket history

If all facets of the game of cricket were based on music genres, fast bowling would certainly qualify as heavy metal. The reason for this is simple; both have the calibre to blow your brain out. Although there have been hundreds of great fast bowlers who have represented different countries throughout the history of cricket, there are a few among them who have made fast bowling an instrument for instilling fear into the minds of batsmen. These

Nov 20 2015
7 cricketers who retired midway through a Test series
7 cricketers who retired midway through a Test series

Johnson is the latest in the ‘retiring’ faculty list “I just lost that hunger to play on these tough days, and that's where my decision came. I felt like I couldn't compete at this level anymore." These were the words spoken by outgoing Mitchell Johnson who recently, and more surprisingly, retired from all forms of the cricket at WACA, Perth. If his losing prowess in the bowling was easily visible in his figur

Nov 19 2015
5 best duels from the Cricket All-Stars Series
5 best duels from the Cricket All-Stars Series

The Tendulkar-Warne duel turned out to be a tame one at the All Stars Much to the disappointment of cricket fans all over the world, the electrifying confrontation between the legends of the game known as the Cricket All-Stars T20 has come to an end after 3 feisty encounters. However, it has given us all numerous moments to cherish and retain in our memories for a very long time, at least till the time we get more of them when the next edit

Nov 15 2015
5 reasons why the All Stars series is already a blockbuster
5 reasons why the All Stars series is already a blockbuster

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne have masterminded this brilliant tribute to the game's best Even as we begin the countdown to the final match in the All Stars T20 series which will be played in Los Angeles, the verdict is out on how it has fared; the only word that comes to mind is 'BLOCKBUSTER'. This blast from the past is the brainchild of arguably the game's greatest ambassadors, Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne. This en

Nov 14 2015
Sachin Tendulkar left fuming over the misplacement of his luggage
Sachin Tendulkar left fuming over the misplacement of his luggage

Sachin Tendulkar is presently captaining the Sachin Blasters side in the Cricket All Stars series There weren't many instances on the cricket field when one saw Sachin Tendulkar get angry or frustrated during the course of his 24-year-old international career. But on Friday, a hiccup on the part of the airlines in which he was travelling left him fuming En route to Los Angeles for the third match in the Cricket All Stars, the 42-y

Nov 13 2015
Thank you, Cricket All-Stars
Thank you, Cricket All-Stars

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne with the Citi Cricket All-Stars Cup 2015 When I first heard about the Cricket All-Stars, the only thing that excited me, being an Indian, was to see Sachin Tendulkar take guard again. But then I saw the line-up with the likes of Warne, Lara, Ganguly, Wasim, McGrath, Walsh, Ambrose, Murali, Kallis and Donald and I thought to myself – this is not just about Sachin, it’s a c

Nov 13 2015
5 Moments from the first T20 match of Cricket All-Stars Series
5 Moments from the first T20 match of Cricket All-Stars Series

Legends Express Last night, it felt like the flow of the river of time was reversed as we saw our greatest heroes take to the pitch and play the gentlemen’s game once more. The number of people that were in the stadium in a non-cricket-loving place like the United States of America just went on to show the passion the game inflicts in its fans. That, and the insomniac owls that stayed up late to watch the game on TV in the subcontinen

Nov 8 2015
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