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Fastest bowlers in cricket: Top 8 Express Pace Bowlers in Cricket History
Fastest bowlers in cricket: Top 8 Express Pace Bowlers in Cricket History

Curtley Ambrose in actionOne of the finest sights in cricket is to see a fast bowler running up the wicket swiftly and hurling an array of express deliveries at the batsman who then hops around like a cat on a hot tin roof. Over the past several decades, cricket has given us many a great fast bowler. There are some who shined briefly while some were able to leave indelible marks on the game.Here, we look at eight of the best express pace bowlers

May 17 2016
Australia's 2003 World Cup winning team: Where are they now
Australia's 2003 World Cup winning team: Where are they now

The Australian cricket team with the 2003 ICC World CupAustralia was a serious force to reckon with in world cricket for over a decade starting from 1998-99. The Baggy Greens have won the ICC Cricket World five times, most recently in the previous edition of the prestigious tournament, back in 2005. However, most of their success in the coveted competition has come in the period between 1999 and 2007, when they had won three successive World Cups

May 16 2016
11 greatest big-match cricketers of all time
11 greatest big-match cricketers of all time

What makes a big match cricketer tick? Is there really a formula? When Marlon Samuels played a second match-winning knock in World T20 Finals for his team (the first being his spectacular innings in the 2012 T20 World Cup Final), he demonstrated how some players just turn up on the big day.Probably, these are the players whose special gifts are triggered by high-pressure environment. These are the players who probably love the big stage. These ar

May 8 2016
IPL 2016: Jasprit Bumrah reveals admiration for Mitchell Johnson, Wasim Akram and Brett Lee
IPL 2016: Jasprit Bumrah reveals admiration for Mitchell Johnson, Wasim Akram and Brett Lee

Jasprit Bumrah being congratulated by Rohit SharmaOn a high after a consistent performance in cricket's shortest format lately, India's promising young seamer Jasprit Bumrah on Wednesday revealed that iconic pacers Wasim Akram, Brett Lee and Mitchell Johnson are the bowlers he looked up to and admired."I admire a lot of bowlers. My all-time favourite bowlers are Mitchell Johnson, Wasim Akram and even Brett Lee. I used to watch their

Apr 28 2016
Hearing loss a global public health issue: Brett Lee
Hearing loss a global public health issue: Brett Lee

Brett Lee during an Oxigen Masters Champions League 2016 gameParents and family members should not ignore the smallest signs of hearing loss in children and should take speedy action, former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee said on Monday.Lee was in Bengaluru for his 'Sounds of Cricket' hearing loss awareness campaign."Through the 'Sounds of Cricket' campaign, I am keen to spread the message about how Cochlear implants h

5 great bowling pairs whose coordinated work don't fade away
5 great bowling pairs whose coordinated work don't fade away

Cricket is labelled as a batsmen’s game thanks to people’s preference of watching boundaries rain rather than stumps crashing all over the place. Even big names players like Virender Sehwag are of the opinion that cricket is a batsmen’s game.However, there is not a single team in the history of World Cup that has won the most coveted trophy without a decent bowling attack. In fact, a great bowling unit itself can win you games e

Apr 5 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Brett Lee disappointed that India lost despite Chris Gayle's early dismissal
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Brett Lee disappointed that India lost despite Chris Gayle's early dismissal

Former Australian fast bowler Brett LeeFormer Australia pacer Brett Lee was on Friday disappointed over India's shock seven-wicket defeat to the West Indies in the World T20 semi-finals, but credited the wining team's batsmen for their performance despite hard-hitter Chris Gayle's early dismissal.Batting first, India posted a competitive total of 192/2 in 20 overs, thanks to Virat Kohli's knock of 89 runs.In reply, a brave Windies

Apr 1 2016
5 most memorable moments of the T20 World Cup history
5 most memorable moments of the T20 World Cup history

The 2016 ICC T20 World Cup 2016 is about to get underway. It is the flagship event of the shortest format of the game. It is going to be the sixth edition of the tournament.Throughout these five editions, the spectators have witnessed many memorable moments. Whether it is Yuvraj’s breathtaking six sixes in an over, or Umar Gul’s five-wicket haul, the tournament has stored plethora of unforgettable moments in its archive. Man

Mar 8 2016
2nd Semi-final, MCL: Leo Lions roars towards final of the MCL with 17-run victory over Virgo Super Kings
2nd Semi-final, MCL: Leo Lions roars towards final of the MCL with 17-run victory over Virgo Super Kings

Franklin proved to be the match-winner for Lions with his unbeaten knock of 65 from 48 ballsJames Franklin's unbeaten knock of 65 from 48 balls proved to be the difference as Leo Lions reached the finals of the MCL with a 17-run victory over Virgo Super Kings in the second semi-final played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Lions will now take on Gemini Arabians in the final which will be played on Saturday. With the

Feb 13 2016
Thisara Perera becomes only the second cricketer after Brett Lee to take hat-trick in both ODIs and T20Is
Thisara Perera becomes only the second cricketer after Brett Lee to take hat-trick in both ODIs and T20Is

Perera dismissed Pandya, Raina and Yuvraj off successive deliveries to register the fourth hat-trick in T20IsSri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera might be known more his power hitting with the bat but he has time and again proved that he can be a more than useful bowler as well. After all 123 wickets from just 110 matches at an average of 31.61 is a statistic any frontline bowler would be proud of.The 26-year-old has had his moments in T20 crick

Feb 12 2016
Rohit Sharma hopes his pair with Dhawan can emulate Tendulkar-Ganguly partnership
Rohit Sharma hopes his pair with Dhawan can emulate Tendulkar-Ganguly partnership

Sharma conceded that he and Dhawan are quite far off from matching India’s most successful opening partnershipRohit Sharma is hopeful that his opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan can go on to emulate the highly successful pairing of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. Sharma also shared his views on India’s recent tour of Australia and talked about his ambitions post the successful outing on a personal as well as the team fr

Feb 5 2016
Virgo Super Kings off the mark in MCL with closely fought victory over Libra Legends
Virgo Super Kings off the mark in MCL with closely fought victory over Libra Legends

Super Kings skipper and Man-of-the-Match Graeme Smith hugs Brett Lee at the end of the matchVirgo Super Kings skipper Graeme Smith led from the front with a 42-ball 57 to help his side register their first win in the inaugural edition of the MCL. Chasing the target of 169 set by the Kings, Libra Legends fell short by 5 runs despite a 102-run stand for the opening wicket. Though Smith bagged the MoM award, it was former Indian cricketer Murali Kar

Feb 3 2016
5 instances of sportsmanship between rival countries
5 instances of sportsmanship between rival countries

The history of cricket has been witness to several great rivalries over the years, the most epic ones being those involving some of the popular cricketing nations. When you think of rivalry between teams, the first two that instantly come to mind are the iconic Australia-England rivalry and the fierce India-Pakistan rivalry. Other than that, there have also been other memorable ones such as the ones India and Pakistan have had with the Australia

Jan 30 2016
 2016 MCL, Match 3: Jayawardene and bowlers hands Sagittarius Strikers a comfortable victory over Virgo Super Kings
2016 MCL, Match 3: Jayawardene and bowlers hands Sagittarius Strikers a comfortable victory over Virgo Super Kings

Jayawardene's fifty helped his side claim a comfortable victoryDaniel Vettori and Mahela Jayawardene helped Sagittarius Strikers beat Virgo Super Kings by 26 runs in the third match of the Masters Champions League at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Chasing 158, Super Kings were reduced to 43/6 and they never really recovered from that despite Azhar Mahmood’s fighting fifty.After winning the toss and choosing to bat, Strikers lo

Jan 30 2016
4 instances when Australians were fined for overboard celebration
4 instances when Australians were fined for overboard celebration

Australian Captain Steve Smith has been shaking his head in disapproval at Virat Kohli for celebrating his wicket with gusto. Captain Smith is of the opinion that sledging is fine during the course of the game, but celebrating a wicket like that is just not done.   Going by Captain Smith's words, the Australian team would never celebrate a wicket in a raucous or offensive manner. They would not be caught dead taunting the batsman after

Jan 28 2016
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