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5 iconic innings in Test Cricket
5 iconic innings in Test Cricket

Test Cricket is all about passion, commitment and dedication. The oldest form of the game builds up on a very unique format which allows players to showcase their real talent and brilliance. A very interesting contest between bat and ball, Test Cricket has seen some amazing batting performances over the years which are the essence of this gentlemen's game. These innings define the format in a way that they possessed that technique

Aug 20 2015
If cricketers were in armed forces...
If cricketers were in armed forces...

We live in an age where winning a cricket match is deemed as a nation’s dominance over the other. We’ve seen the tear drops that rolled over the cheeks of Alastair Cook after regaining the Ashes urn, and they signify nothing but the intensity at which cricket is played between England and Australia. The jingoism of the people of cricket fanatic countries like India and Pakistan exudes out whenever their cricket teams compete for supre

Aug 15 2015
Kane Williamson lays emphasis on teamwork
Kane Williamson lays emphasis on teamwork

Kane Williamson will lead the New Zealand side against South Africa New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson, who will lead the side in the absence of the Brendon McCullum has laid emphasis on teamwork as his side’s biggest strength, ESPNCricinfo reports. The 25-year-old also said that captaining a relatively inexperienced Kiwi side will be equally enjoyable and challenging. The World Cup finalists are set to kick off their tour of S

Aug 14 2015
All eyes on AB de Villiers as South Africa take on New Zealand in the 1st T20I
All eyes on AB de Villiers as South Africa take on New Zealand in the 1st T20I

AB de Villiers returns for South Africa after completing his ‘paternity leave’ World Cup finalists New Zealand will kick-off their tour of South Africa on Friday with the first of the two T20 internationals to be held at Kingsmead, Durban. The teams played out one of the most exciting ODI matches in recent times in the semi-finals of the quadrennial event and will do battle once again in three one-dayers, but after two matches i

Aug 14 2015
Brendon McCullum confident of Australian resurgence
Brendon McCullum confident of Australian resurgence

Brendon McCullum congratulated Michael Clarke on his last ODI match The current state of the belittled Australian side is no different from a rudderless and captainless ship. Who could have predicted that a side which was crowned the world champions just a couple of months back will fall into such disarray. Their performance in the current Ashes has forced Australia to take a deep look inside and come up with an action plan. Australian cap

Tracing the origins of T20 cricket
Tracing the origins of T20 cricket

AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle during IPL 2015 1877 and 1971. Two random years. No connection between them, nothing at all. Except one little thing. These are the years which gave birth to the the first two formats of a sport called Cricket. 1877 was when Test Cricket started. There were only two teams playing it back then, England and Australia. As time progressed, other teams started coming onto the International scene. West Indies c

Aug 5 2015
Stats: AB de Villiers' streak of 98 consecutive Test matches since debut comes to an end
Stats: AB de Villiers' streak of 98 consecutive Test matches since debut comes to an end

AB De Villiers has opted out of South Africa’s ongoing tour of Bangladesh The South African run machine of the present generation, AB de Villiers, had the best opportunity to become the first ever cricketer to play all his team’s 100 Test matches consecutively since making his debut. But he missed on this by just two matches. He had previously played in all the 98 Test matches South Africa played since making his debut on Decemb

Aug 1 2015
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

Jul 9 2015
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