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Flintoff admits he could take up coaching in the near future
Flintoff admits he could take up coaching in the near future

Flintoff has had a great career with England Not many sportsmen can say they've achieved as much as Freddie Flintoff during retirement. The former England cricket captain has become a TV star, cycled across the Amazon, tried his hand at boxing, sold fish and chips, and now he's trying out stand-up with his 2nd Innings tour. Flintoff, 37, revealed to JOE.co.uk why he'll try everything and anything after temporarily leav

Jul 31 2015
Oft-ignored Madhya Pradesh pacer Munish Ansari finally gets a chance to shine
Oft-ignored Madhya Pradesh pacer Munish Ansari finally gets a chance to shine

Munish Ansari celebrates after dismissing Andrew Flintoff in 2006 (left); seen during his spell of 3/23 against Namibia (right)  Munish Ansari, known in Indian cricket circles as the ‘Sehore Express’, is a fast bowler from Madhya Pradesh who will be travelling to the T20 World Cup in his native country next year as a crucial member of the Oman side. This comes after he spent years being ignored by India, and

Jul 27 2015
10 cricketers who have got into trouble due to alcohol
10 cricketers who have got into trouble due to alcohol

James Faulkner is facing a five-match ban due to drink-drive incident in Manchester There is nothing like a few cold beers after a match to celebrate or drown away your sorrows and, unless the coach has a team on a wacky diet plan, there generally isn’t much wrong with it either. At times, however, a couple of drinks have turned into full-scale benders that would not have been so fondly remembered the next morning. Englishm

Jul 21 2015
5 cricketers who took up interesting professions after retiring from cricket
5 cricketers who took up interesting professions after retiring from cricket

Ernest Hemingway once said, “Retirement is the ugliest word in the language”. Ask a cricketer and he will probably tell you that it is instead a dreaded one. Unlike other professions, the career of a cricketer has a short shelf-life. Hit 30 years of age and you are branded an “oldie” and a veteran. A couple of average performances and a handful of rookies are lined up as replacements. Before you know what’s hit

Jul 13 2015
Cook backs Ben Stokes to replicate Flintoff's feat in Ashes 2015
Cook backs Ben Stokes to replicate Flintoff's feat in Ashes 2015

Can Stokes live up to expectations? In the epic 2005 Ashes series,  skipper Michael Vaughan had Freddie Flintoff up his sleeve. With 402 runs and 24 wickets, Flintoff turned from good to great in a span of five historic Test matches as he helped England reclaim the urn since 1986-87.  England has since lacked the potent weapon to decimate the opposition. They have struggled to find an apt replacement for Andr

Andrew Flintoff predicts England Ashes victory
Andrew Flintoff predicts England Ashes victory

Andrew Flintoff signs autographs during the 5th ODI between England and New Zealand London, July 5: Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has predicted a 2-1 victory for Alastair Cook's side over Australia in this summer's Ashes series beginning on Wednesday. The 37-year-old's opinion is based on England's performances during the recent drawn rubber with New Zealand, when they adopted a new attacking style of crick

Jul 5 2015
5 modern players who made their name through their Ashes exploits
5 modern players who made their name through their Ashes exploits

England against Australia has produced some fantastic Test battles over the years. We’ve seen countless players stand up in an Ashes series, and we’ve also seen many fail to hit any great heights in the pressure cooker environment and fade away into obscurity. For the players who excel at this level though, fame and respect amongst the cricketing world is almost a given. The 5 players who made this list certainly stood

Jul 2 2015
10 players and their enduring connection with famous grounds
10 players and their enduring connection with famous grounds

Tendulkar’s favorite playing destination was his very own home ground – Wankhede Stadium The greats do well almost everywhere - that’s why they are greats. But sometimes another level of impressiveness is reserved for a special ground and that venue ends up serving to define a player’s career. Perhaps it was their home anyway, but if it wasn’t, they made sure it was. Their exploits then served to create

Jun 29 2015
5 Ashes spells that completely changed the course of the match
5 Ashes spells that completely changed the course of the match

Johnson bowled one of the most memorable spells in history As another installment of the greatest rivalry in cricket draws near, what better time to go back through the years and relive some of the most influential bowling spells in Ashes history? Big moments create big players, and there are no bigger moments with than the ball in an Ashes series than these 5 examples. Read on to reminisce on some great sporting moments

Jun 26 2015
Top 5 Ashes matches of the 21st century
Top 5 Ashes matches of the 21st century

The 21st century is still fairly young, but it has already had the decency to serve up some magical cricketing encounters – plenty of them coming in the Ashes. The England-Australia battle royal typically throws up some of the best that Test cricket has to offer; fortunately, we have been blessed with many unforgettable moments over the past decade and a half. Much of that is down to England’s increased competitiveness, after being t

Jun 23 2015
Ben Stokes could become one of England's greats: Andrew Flintoff
Ben Stokes could become one of England's greats: Andrew Flintoff

England’s Ben Stokes celebrates taking a wicket in the 5th ODI against New Zealand England’s former all-rounder Andrew Flintoff said that Ben Stokes is a more talented cricketer than he was and that he can become an England legend. Flintoff was impressed with Stokes’ all-round performance against New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's in May. "I survived a lot on bravado but I think Stokes has a lot more ski

Jun 23 2015
Stokes a better player than me, says Flintoff
Stokes a better player than me, says Flintoff

Ben Stokes has often been compared with Flintoff London, June 22 (IANS) England's former all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has said his countrymen Ben Stokes is a more talented player than he was, adding that the later has in him to become an England great. Stokes, 24, evoked memories of Flintoff with a spectacular all-round performance against New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's in May. But Flintoff believes Stokes is capable of sur

Jun 22 2015
Three Baseball stadiums in USA booked for Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne's exhibition T20 league
Three Baseball stadiums in USA booked for Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne's exhibition T20 league

Baseball stadiums booked for Warne and Tendulkar’s T20 league for retired players Three of the most famous baseball grounds in the United States of America have been booked as venues for the T20 event being arranged by legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne for retired international players, the latter confirmed. The league planned by Tendulkar and Warne will reportedly have greats like Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist,

Jun 22 2015
13 legendary cricketers we would like to see in the MCL
13 legendary cricketers we would like to see in the MCL

Following the big announcement of a T20 tournament for retired legends by Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne, former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has announced another tournament for veterans called the Masters Champions League. The event will be held in the UAE in February next year. It will comprise of 6 teams consisting of icon players and players from associate nations. The catchcry will be the icons and Brian Lara, Wasim Akram, Adam Gilchr

Jun 21 2015
Right down to the wire: Top 5 most thrilling Test match finishes
Right down to the wire: Top 5 most thrilling Test match finishes

The West Indian team celebrates as Australia's Ian Meckiff is run out with only two balls to go in the First Test at Brisbane Australia vs West Indies, 1st Test, 1960-61 It was the era of romance in cricket. It was a time when white flannel contests were tales of Illiad and Odyssey, of cricketing literature. A decade of dullness had followed the Second World War, and a black captain was leading the touring West Indi

Jun 13 2015
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