After successful stints as a player and as a mentor, Anil Kumble decides to look for pastures new Former India captain and India’s highest Test and One-Day wicket taker, Anil Kumble, who had been the mentor for the Mumbai Indians has stepped down from his role with immediate effect, as per the Mumbai Indians website. Having joined the team in 2013, Kumble’s inclusion had immediately paid rich dividends as the Mumbai
The solid middle-order of India was about these two players Cricket is a game of partnerships whether it is of batting or of bowling. Some batsmen endure the tough conditions and the dangerous bowlers to make things easier for the rest. Some bowlers hunt in pairs, sometimes one keeping an end quiet and creating pressure for the partner to benefit. Over the decades, there have been batting and bowling pairs who have almost had a telepathic
Ashwin removes AB de Villiers in the recently concluded Nagpur Test Ravichandran Ashwin’s 12-wicket haul in the 3rd Test of the India-South Africa series helped India deliver a crushing defeat on the Proteas and clinch the series by taking a 2-0 lead with a solitary Test to go. The Indian offie managed to pick up a 5-wicket haul in both innings, which makes it 3 for him in the series, increasing his tally of wickets to 24 in just
Virat Kohli has stressed on how its the bowlers who win Test matches The opening day of the third Test at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur was once again dominated by the slower bowlers as South Africa dismissed India for 215 before losing two wickets themselves to end Day One at 11 for 2. 7 of the 13 wickets that fell on the opening day went to the spinners but in between that, there was also a gem of a spell from Morne Morkel who looked the par
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
The Ranji Trophy has witnessed a number of amazing bowling figures in it’s long history India’s premier domestic competition, the Ranji Trophy, has always been a breeding ground for champions. Over the years, the tournament has witnessed several great performances from some talented Indian players with both bat and ball. Among these, there have been a few exceptional bowling spells which have set the standards extremely high for
One of the best in the world The Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru will play host to the second Test of the India-South Africa series from Saturday. The ground has seen many a memorable moment both in Test and ODI cricket and many of them are still remembered by fans across the globe. Here are 10 of the most memorable moments that happened at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The All Stars T20 cricket tournament has put together the largest ensemble of legendary cricketers in cricketing history, an ensemble which includes as many as 29 great players who have retired in the past decade or so. Although the rosters of the two participating teams, Sachin's Blasters and Warne's Warriors, have most of the biggest stars from the 1990s and the 2000s, there are still some names which we would have loved to watch in th
Imran Tahir (SA), Amit Mishra (Ind) and Yasir Shah (Pak) are the three best exponents of leg spin at present The words ‘sports’ and ‘magic’ have been synonymous with each other since ages. Every sport, be it football, cricket, tennis, athletics or basketball for that matter, keeps having its own rendezvous with magic as frequently as every day. In football, it can be a curling long range free-kick finding the b
The Indian team is known for its sheer dominance at home in Test Cricket. One of the most challenging things for overseas teams is to face the Indian spinners on spin friendly wickets. Once Indian spinners weave their web, the opposition tends to lose hope very quickly. India has started off on a winning note against South Africa in the 4-Test series. The game ended in a mere 3 days. Here is a look at 5 more instances where India wrapped t
How good was Sachin and Sehwag’s records against the Proteas? Some gruelling cricket has been played between India and South Africa in Test matches over the years. Even though South Africa have been pretty much on top in terms of overall results, India have managed to inflict a few memorable defeats on their opposition. In terms of individual performances, players from both sides have come up with exceptional and consistent performan
India kick-start the Test leg of their series against South Africa on November 5th with the first of the four matches scheduled to take place at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. India played their first Test at the venue in 1994 against the West Indies. They lost the match by 243 runs as the visitors were led by Jimmy Adams’s unbeaten 174 in the first innings and Kenny Benjamin’s 65/5 in the second innings. Over the last decade,
Mohali is set to host the first Test of the upcoming Test series between India and South Africa Including the first Test series in 1996-97, India have played 5 Test series against South Africa in India. Of those, two have been won by India, one by South Africa and remaining two have resulted in a draw. As we approach another India-South Africa series, let’s take a look back at how the previous series have unfolded: 1996-97: India wo
India and South Africa have been involved in many entertaining Test matches India and South Africa, two powerhouses of world cricket, take on each other in the purest form of cricket after a gruelling battle in the limited-over formats. Over the years, there has been some great cricket played between the two teams in Test cricket and we will look forward to more of that in the upcoming four-Test series being played in India. Talking about t
The 1990s can certainly not be considered as one of the best eras of Indian cricket. However, what made this period special for India was the presence of a few future legends who conjured up some magical acts on the cricket field which the country’s fans will never be able to erase from their memories. Here we explore the magic of the 90s with 10 of the most exhilirating cricketing moments for India from that era.