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CSK suspension: 5 players other teams would love to have
CSK suspension: 5 players other teams would love to have

The Lodha Committee has delivered its judgment recommending BCCI to terminate the two franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, although a slight confusion still prevails. Only BCCI can take that action given it is out of the disciplinary committee’s ambit. While the court encourages termination, it is up to the BCCI to take the call. In such a scenario, future of the players belonging to these two franchises remains in doubt. G

Jul 17 2015
Fastest 50s for and against each team in ODIs
Fastest 50s for and against each team in ODIs

Kusal Perera enters into record books Kusal Perera smashed 50 off just 17 balls against Pakistan at Pallekele in the second ODI of the 5-match series which is the joint fastest for Sri Lanka, joint fastest against Pakistan and the joint second fastest in the history of ODIs. Eventually, he fell after having scored 68 in 25 balls and setting the path to chase the target of 288 in 50 overs. He went to the pavilion in the 9th over with 92 run

Jul 16 2015
Brendon McCullum tells David Warner to show respect to Joe Root
Brendon McCullum tells David Warner to show respect to Joe Root

McCullum comments on Warner London, July 14 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has criticised Australia opener David Warner for not acknowledging England's Joe Root's fine century in the first Ashes Test. He added that Warner "may have a few regrets about the way he carries on" once his playing days are over. McCullum pointed out a moment in the Ashes first Test when Joe Root reached three figures in England'

Jul 14 2015
The Impact of Brendon McCullum on England cricket
The Impact of Brendon McCullum on England cricket

McCullum was a revelation as skipper at the World Cup with his aggressive approach For those who are wondering what the title is all about, read on! Is this the same England side that was tormented by Australia in the last Ashes? Is this the same ODI England side that was defeated by Bangladesh in the World Cup? The answer is a definite yes!  Most of the former cricketers fe

Jul 13 2015
New Zealand rest McCullum and Southee for African tour
New Zealand rest McCullum and Southee for African tour

Ish Sodhi set to make ODI debut The squad for New Zealand’s limited-overs tour to Zimbabwe and South Africa has been announced, reports ESPNcricinfo. Brendon McCullum and Tim Southee have not been included, as they are being rested. For the Zimbabwe matches, Ish Sodhi has been named; while for the South African matches, Doug Bracewell has been chosen. Mike Hesson, the New Zealand coach and selector, said, "We think Ish will

Brendon McCullum: The catalyst behind New Zealand's Metamorphosis
Brendon McCullum: The catalyst behind New Zealand's Metamorphosis

McCullum has led New Zealand valiantly There are moments in cricketing history where the reaching of a climacteric point is almost palpable. Sanath Jayasuriya's (at the time) revolutionary, aggressive batting style, used now as the template for ODI batting, and Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup victory was a watershed moment in the history of Sri Lankan and world cricket. It paved the way for a younger generation

Jul 8 2015
Birmingham v Derbyshire T20
Birmingham v Derbyshire T20

McCullum broke records Years ago, when I was just a nipper, my old Dad used to take me to the Baseball Ground. He always taught me to appreciate sport as featuring two teams and to appreciate when the other team, or someone in it, did something special. I remember an especially fine goal by Peter Knowles of Wolverhampton Wanderers, the result of a sweeping move and a clinical finish, which my Dad applauded warmly, while others nearby were d

Jul 4 2015
Australia-New Zealand to play historic day-night Test
Australia-New Zealand to play historic day-night Test

The match will be played at the Adelaide Oval Australia and New Zealand are all set to play first ever day-night Test match in the history of cricket this November. The ties between both the nations will resume after a gap of four years. The experimental Test match will be played at the Adelaide Oval in Australia with a Kookaburra pink ball. This will be the first when a Test match will be played under flood lights. Channel Nine, the broa

Jun 30 2015
Brendon McCullum to sit out of New Zealand's upcoming tours
Brendon McCullum to sit out of New Zealand's upcoming tours

Brendon McCullum  New Zealand Cricket released a statement which said that skipper Brendon McCullum will be skipping the limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa in August as he had an "intense period of cricket dating back to the World Cup,". McCullum, however, will lead New Zealand in the home and away series against the Aussies in late 2015 and the T20 World Cup scheduled in March 2016. McCullum also

Jun 27 2015
Brendon McCullum agrees to lead New Zealand for another year
Brendon McCullum agrees to lead New Zealand for another year

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum sets his field during the NatWest International Twenty20 match between England and New Zealand   Christchurch, June 26: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has ended speculation about his future in international cricket by agreeing to lead his country for another 12 months. Following New Zealand's first ever World Cup final appearance and a 2-3 limited-overs series loss to England this mon

Jun 26 2015
India retain No.2 position while Bangladesh rise to 7th spot in ICC ODI rankings
India retain No.2 position while Bangladesh rise to 7th spot in ICC ODI rankings

India salvaged some pride with a win in the 3rd ODI Dubai, June 25 (IANS) Bangladesh moved up a place to seventh in the One-Day International (ODI) team rankings following its series win against India in Mirpur. The 2-1 series win put Bangladesh on 93 points -- five behind sixth-ranked England and five ahead of eighth-ranked West Indies. With England, plus seven next highest-ranked sides as on September 30 to qualify for the Champions

Jun 25 2015
McCullum hopes to finish series on a high
McCullum hopes to finish series on a high

Brendon McCullum hopes to end series with a win Like all good things, New Zealand’s tour of England must also come to an end. The series has provided plenty of entertainment for both sets of fans with a drawn Test series and a terrific ODI series won by England.  New Zealand will wrap their tour up with a one-off T20 against the hosts. England should have no trouble in shifting gears as they chased down 192 in 26

Jun 23 2015
Reports: Brendon McCullum considers ODI retirement
Reports: Brendon McCullum considers ODI retirement

Brendon McCullum reacts to being bowled out i the5th ODI against England New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum admitted on the sidelines of the series defeat to England that he could retire from the shorter format, and that he is yet to take a call on it. The 33-year-old has had trouble with a fragile back in the second half of his career, which consists of 254 ODIs and 94 Tests. "I don't know. We'll wait and see. We'll let

Jun 21 2015
Johnny Bairstow England's hero in thrilling rain-curtailed finish to New Zealand ODI series
Johnny Bairstow England's hero in thrilling rain-curtailed finish to New Zealand ODI series

England player have a champagne moment after winning during the 5th Royal London ODI If one asks you to name two ODI teams to be involved in the highest scoring ODI series of five or fewer games, one team sure wouldn’t have been England. Rightly so, their World Cup performance was so hapless that it made everyone draw the conclusion that England wouldn’t be moving forward with their approach. But a series win at Durham

Jun 21 2015
5 worst on-field collisions in cricket
5 worst on-field collisions in cricket

The macabre incident involving Sussex cricketers Rory Burns and Moises Henriques reminds us once again about the lack of safety in contact sports in spite of stringent rules and massively upgraded precautionary measures. It also throws up a hint or two about the frailty of even the best-trained human bodies and the helplessness one feels in the face of inevitability. Let us have a look at a few instances where on-field collisions in the cricket

Jun 20 2015
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