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Alastair Cook set to break Sachin Tendulkar's 11-year-old record
Alastair Cook set to break Sachin Tendulkar's 11-year-old record

Alastair Cook is set to become the first English cricketer to score 10,000 runs in Test cricketEngland Test skipper Alastair Cook is just 36 runs away from becoming the youngest man in history to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket, eclipsing the record of the Indian maestro Sachin Tendulkar. The ‘Master Blaster’ set the record 11 years back in March 2005 against Pakistan in Kolkata, a little more than a month before his

May 4 2016
IPL 2016: Eoin Morgan feels franchise cricket cannot diminish Ashes rivalry
IPL 2016: Eoin Morgan feels franchise cricket cannot diminish Ashes rivalry

Morgan believes there is an added pressure on the overseas players in the IPLThe Ashes in one of the oldest rivalries in the sporting world. With tournaments like IPL and BBL allowing England cricketers to share the same dressing room alongside Australian players, many opine that the fierceness involved in the famed rivalry is declining.However, Eoin Morgan has asserted that the new found friendships between players belonging to different nationa

May 3 2016
Confident Stuart Broad targets clean sweep against Sri Lanka and Pakistan
Confident Stuart Broad targets clean sweep against Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Stuart Broad is the number one ranked Test bowler in the worldStuart Broad has rallied his troops by laying down the gauntlet ahead of a packed English summer. Speaking to Sky Sports, the tall fast bowler wants to clean sweep both Sri Lanka and Pakistan in front of lively crowds.Apart from Sri Lanka and Pakistan, England currently hold all the Test trophies which are on offer. Broad wants to extract revenge for the tense 0-1 loss at home against

Apr 23 2016
Deciphering the controversy around the new verified ECB helmets
Deciphering the controversy around the new verified ECB helmets

An ECB-verified helmet is mandatory for professional English playersAlastair Cook, the England test captain is in the news these days and it is not because of his batting but because of the helmet he is wearing.Following the tragic death of Australian Phillip Hughes when he was hit by a bouncer, and the career-ending injury to Craig Kieswetter, the English and Wales Cricket Board have stepped in and have issued new regulations and guidelines to e

Apr 20 2016
5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket
5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket

The Indian Captain and the Vice-Captain complement each otherIn cricket, a captain is undoubtedly the boss as he is the one who runs the team. He is the one who decides what’s good and what’s bad for the team. It is also expected that he will lead from the front and set examples for his other teammates. But as a family can’t be run by a single person, a cricket team also needs someone other than the skipper to hold the team toge

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
Though ranked No. 1, are India really the best in Test cricket?
Though ranked No. 1, are India really the best in Test cricket?

Virat Kohli’s boys now sit atop the ICC rankings.Self-criticism, for Indians, is analogous to antacids. You are bound to have heart-burn and acidity unless you have completed your daily ritual of criticizing the country, its politics, its economy and its sporting figures.But Indians like to look at themselves as realists. ‘Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the fu

Jan 30 2016
Kagiso Rabada rips England apart as South Africa beat England on final day
Kagiso Rabada rips England apart as South Africa beat England on final day

Rabada celebrating with teammates after picking a wicketSouth Africa beat England by 280 runs in the 4th Test of their series at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Despite the loss, England won the series 2-1.Overnight, England were 52/3 and needed 330 runs for an improbable victory after losing their top three batsmen in their second innings inside the first 10 overs as Alex Hales, Alastair Cook, and Nick Compton all departed without rea

Jan 26 2016
South Africa v England, Day 2: Visitors fightback after Quinton de Kock century helps South Africa post 475
South Africa v England, Day 2: Visitors fightback after Quinton de Kock century helps South Africa post 475

De Kock remained unbeaten with a score of 129 runsSouth Africa picked on from the first-day score of 329 runs for the loss of five wickets and went on to post a total of 475 runs as Quinton De Kock scored a century on the second day of the fourth test match. In reply, the English batsmen started steadily and finished the day with 138 runs on the board. Alastair Cook and Joe Root remained unbeaten, with the former scoring a half-century.De Ko

Jan 23 2016
Stuart Broad strikes South Africa in the afternoon, England clinch series win with 7-wicket win
Stuart Broad strikes South Africa in the afternoon, England clinch series win with 7-wicket win

Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of AB de Villiers The afternoon session on the third day of the 3rd Test at the Wanderers was stage to one of Stuart Broad’s typical giant-killing spells, reducing South Africa to rubble from what had seemed like a comfortable position. Like he had turned up unexpectedly to slew Australia in Trent Bridge in 2015, Broad bowled an unplayable spell during which he conceded one run and took fi

Jan 16 2016
Stats: Hardus Viljoen takes wicket with first ball of Test career, joins elite list
Stats: Hardus Viljoen takes wicket with first ball of Test career, joins elite list

Hardus Viljoen exults on taking the wicket of Alastair Cook with his first ball26-year-old Hardus Viljoen has been given his Test debut in the ongoing match between South Africa and England at Johannesburg, and he struck gold with the very first delivery he bowled. He was introduced into the attack in the 11th over, and he got the wicket of Alastair Cook with his very first ball, caught by wicket keeper Dane Vilas.Viljoen is not the first cricket

Jan 15 2016
Alastair Cook hopeful that England can clinch series at the Wanderers
Alastair Cook hopeful that England can clinch series at the Wanderers

England are already 1-0 up in the series, with their 241-run win at Durban last year.England skipper Alastair Cook is hopeful that his side can achieve victory in the third Test against South Africa that begins at the Wanderers on Thursday. Cook expects the pitches in the remaining two Tests to be result-oriented and is excited at the prospect of winning away against a strong opposition such as the Proteas. The visitors won the opening match

Jan 14 2016
Alastair Cook, Brendon McCullum, Azhar Ali and Kevin O’Brien recall their ICC U19 Cricket World Cup days
Alastair Cook, Brendon McCullum, Azhar Ali and Kevin O’Brien recall their ICC U19 Cricket World Cup days

McCullum represented New Zealand in the 1998 edition of the tournamentWith just 15 days to go before the first ball is bowled in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh 2016, current stars Alastair Cook of England, New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, Azhar Ali of Pakistan and Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien recall how their participation in this tournament has helped them develop as cricketers.The upcoming tournament will take place in fou

Jan 12 2016
History of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup
History of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Cricket’s finest young talent will be on display when the 11th edition of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is played across four cities in Bangladesh from 27 January to 14 February 2016. The tournament, now a full-fledged biennial marquee event after taking its first tentative steps in 1988, is the stepping stone for wide-eyed youngsters towards fulfilling their dream of playing at the highest level. Players get a first-h

Jan 11 2016
Newlands shows the way - the first 'Test' of 2016
Newlands shows the way - the first 'Test' of 2016

Hashim Amla handed over the captaincy to De Villiers with two Tests to go.An England team brimming with confidence landed in the glorious southern South African city of Cape Town, their inconsistent run flowing like water in the Table Bay. Following double 1-1 results in the West Indies and at home to New Zealand, the Ashes was clinched by a slender 3-2 margin, only to have lost 0-2 to Pakistan in the UAE. And only a day ago, they had comprehensi

Jan 9 2016
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