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BCCI reveals payments given to Anil Kumble and Sanjay Manjrekar for South Africa series
BCCI reveals payments given to Anil Kumble and Sanjay Manjrekar for South Africa series

BCCI reveals Kumble and Manjrekar’s commentary fees for the home series against South Africa in late 2015. The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) has recently disclosed the amount they paid to commentators for their job in the recently concluded South African tour of India.Former Indian Test captain Anil Kumble and former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar got paid approximate amounts of Rs 39 lakh and Rs 36 lakh respectively

Feb 10 2016
5 Indian bowlers who have picked up all 10 wickets in an innings in first-class cricket
5 Indian bowlers who have picked up all 10 wickets in an innings in first-class cricket

Taking 10 wickets in a first-class innings isn't easy. While the feat might have been achieved 80 times in the history of first-class cricket, that doesn't make it any less difficult. While everybody rememers Jim Laker's 10 wickets against Australia and Anil Kumble's 10-fer against Pakistan in Tests, there are plenty more, who have done that in first-class cricket. In fact, Kumble was the fourth Indian to a claim 10 wickets in an

Feb 9 2016
Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla
Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla

On this day, Anil Kumble became the second player in the history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings.Before February 7th, 1999 not many Indians would have heard about Jim Laker. But a certain turn of events on that foggy day in India’s capital New Delhi, meant that Laker was now a household name and a new phrase- perfect 10- was a part of the vocabulary of an Indian cricket fan. The protagonist of this event

Feb 7 2016
Former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq bats for resuming India-Pakistan cricket series
Former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq bats for resuming India-Pakistan cricket series

Let us not disappoint cricket fans. Let us not disappoint Saqlain.One of the finest off-spinners to have played the game, former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq has lent his voice to the ongoing India-Pakistan series debate, saying that sporting ties should resume between the two nations and fans should not be deprived of the iconic contest.The two countries were supposed to play a bilateral series in December 2015, but it never materialised due to sev

Jan 24 2016
Cricketers congratulate Manish Pandey on his match-winning maiden ODI century
Cricketers congratulate Manish Pandey on his match-winning maiden ODI century

Pandey’s heroics drew praise from all quartersManish Pandey’s maiden ODI century, which broke a national record, helped India avert a whitewash in the ODI series against Australia and earned the young batsman plenty of praise from all quarters.Pandey, who was only playing in his fourth ODI, scored a composed century and along with MS Dhoni ensured India successfully chased down Australia's 330 after both openers, Shikhar Dhawan an

Who said what: World reacts after Shivnarine Chanderpaul announces his retirement
Who said what: World reacts after Shivnarine Chanderpaul announces his retirement

Chanderpaul scored over 20,000 international runsAfter 22 years of international cricket, Shivnarine Chanderpaul finally hung up his boots. He is one of only two modern players, aside from Sachin Tendulkar to have played in two decades. He ends his career as the second-highest West Indian Test run-maker, only 86 behind Brian Lara.Chanderpaul played over 160 Tests for West Indies but hadn't played since May 2015, when he was dropped for home T

Jan 23 2016
VVS Laxman picks his Dream India XI to take on Australia in Australia
VVS Laxman picks his Dream India XI to take on Australia in Australia

VVS Laxman with Sourav Ganguly (left) and Sachin Tendulkar (right)Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman is known to every cricket fan as the “very very special” batsman. A part of the famed fabulous four who played for India, Laxman’s record against Australia is something to look up to, especially in Australia.He picked his “Dream India XI” to take on Australia in Australia as a part of Star Sports’ idea under

Jan 23 2016
5 most successful bowler-fielder combinations in recent Test history
5 most successful bowler-fielder combinations in recent Test history

Cricket is a game of partnerships. A century stand in the middle of the innings or a couple of short, tight bowling spells in tandem from each end can shift the momentum of a game quite swiftly. However, one of the least talked about but one of the most significant partnerships in cricket is the bowler-fielder combination. That is so because it’s convenient to credit the bowler for inducing a fine edge, even though the fielder is equally i

Jan 12 2016
Jasprit Bumrah: India's very own mystery fast bowler
Jasprit Bumrah: India's very own mystery fast bowler

Bumrah is gifted with a mystery action that could surprise the batsmen.Jasprit Bumrah is a unique fast bowling talent for India hailing from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. In a country that always looks for a special fast bowling talent, this guy is a ray of hope. He was brought to the limelight by the then Mumbai Indians coach John Wright during his talent scouts for MI back in 2013.The former India coach was impressed by the youngster’s unique actio

Jan 11 2016
Top 6 states to have produced the most Indian Test cricketers post independence
Top 6 states to have produced the most Indian Test cricketers post independence

Even though India has been playing Test cricket since 1932, the game only started gaining widespread prominence after India became an independent country in 1947. Since then, the country has produced plenty of remarkable players who have made a name for themselves in the cricketing world. While India have had cricketers from various different states after independence, there are some states that can be credited for producing the most players who

Dec 20 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
5 Test bowlers with most top order wickets
5 Test bowlers with most top order wickets

Who has taken the most wickets of top order batsmen who batted from position 1 to 3 in test cricket? It is said that in Test cricket opening bowlers set the platform on the opening day for their teams by castling opposition teams top-order batsmen early. But for that you need to have the skill of either moving the ball with the hand or off the pitch or spinning the ball right from the start of an innings. Some bowlers have developed that

Dec 18 2015
How the spin baton has been passed on in Indian cricket history
How the spin baton has been passed on in Indian cricket history

Ashwin and Jadeja are the lastest in a long line of spin twins India has produced In cricketing terminology, the word ‘spin’ has found a synonym in the name of a country which plays the game, ‘India’. Such has been the India’s bonding with this special art of bowling that they have carved a legacy out of it. Over the past 80-odd years, which constitute India’s cricketing history, there have been a

Dec 17 2015
Sunil Gavaskar better than Sachin Tendulkar, says Imran Khan
Sunil Gavaskar better than Sachin Tendulkar, says Imran Khan

The former Pakistan captain rated Gavaskar above Tendulkar Former Pakistan captain, Imran Khan believes that Sunil Gavaskar was better than any other batsman in the world, even better than the record-breaking Sachin Tendulkar. The all-rounder-turned politician stated that Gavaskar used to carry his team forward with no support from anyone else, until Kapil Dev started featuring. Khan was speaking on ‘Agenda Aajtak’ and expressed

Dec 11 2015
5 Prestigious Records Ravichandran Ashwin Can Realistically Break
5 Prestigious Records Ravichandran Ashwin Can Realistically Break

When he won the Player of the Series Award for the Freedom Series, Ravichandran Ashwin made history in more ways than one. He equalled the record for most Player of the Series Awards won by a male Indian cricketer. To put things into perspective, he won his 5 Player of the Series Awards in 12 series, equalling Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar, who won their five in 39 and 74 series respectively. Malcolm Marshall, considered the greatest fast

Dec 9 2015
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