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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

Dec 24 2015
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

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
Sachin Tendulkar to team up with Brian Lara for Cricket All-Stars
Sachin Tendulkar to team up with Brian Lara for Cricket All-Stars

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne with the Cricket All-Stars Trophy Two batting legends will get an opportunity to play along with each other as Brian Lara was drawn in “Sachin’s Blasters” 15-man squad for the Cricket All-Stars series that will begin on Saturday, reports ESPNCricinfo. Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, two of the finest batsmen of their generation will take to the field in the opening game at Citi Field along

Nov 6 2015
5 instances when bowlers faced the wrath of Sachin Tendulkar
5 instances when bowlers faced the wrath of Sachin Tendulkar

India’s Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has played plenty of memorable knocks in his illustrious career. Among these, there were a few in which he went out with a purpose to prove a point to the opposition and to the entire cricketing world – that he is the one of the best to have ever played the game. Here we highlight 5 such instances from Sachin’s career, when he unleashed his wrath upon the bowlers.

Nov 2 2015
5 Lesser Known Facts about Allan Donald
5 Lesser Known Facts about Allan Donald

It’s Allan Donald’s birthday tomorrow, the south African pacer is considered one of the greatest fast bowlers in test cricket. Still contributing to the game, Donald has been one of the most sort after pace bowlers of all time! He was one of the fastest and the best test bowlers of his time and was at the top of ICC ranking 1998. He has represented South Africa for 4 world cups. The Furious man turns 48 today! Let’s

Oct 20 2015
Tracing the evolution of ODI Cricket
Tracing the evolution of ODI Cricket

A combination of smart bowlers and an ever innovative batsman has turned ODI Cricket into a game of endless possibilities When AB de Villiers walked out to bat in an unusual pink South African kit at Johannesburg on 18 January 2015, the West Indians were only just catching their breath. It was the 38th over and the scoreboard read 247/1. Twelve overs later, De Villiers walked back to the hut a content man. Despite facing just 44 balls, he

Oct 19 2015
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