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5 best performers from the 2015 Carribean Premier League
5 best performers from the 2015 Carribean Premier League

The Caribbean Premier League, which was launched in 2013, completed its third edition, as the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steelers beat Barbados Tridents by 20 runs. The cricket carnival which had replaced the Caribbean T20 as the premier T20 tournament in the Caribbean was started with 6 franchises. The Jamaican Tallahwahs won the inaugural tournament in 2013. Here’s a list of the top 5 players who shone in the latest edition of the

Jul 31 2015
Gayle, Bravo top aggregates to be toast of CPL
Gayle, Bravo top aggregates to be toast of CPL

Bravo and Gayle during the final match Kingston (Jamaica), July 30 (IANS) Cricketers Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo topped the aggregates in the just concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL), though their respective franchises experienced contrasting fates. The left-handed Gayle, who led Jamaica Tallawahs, finished with 430 runs at an average of 61.5 and a strike rate of 160, hammering a highest score of 105, along with three half-centuries.

Jul 30 2015
Has Test cricket in West Indies become irrelevant?
Has Test cricket in West Indies become irrelevant?

Will West Indies again become a Test cricket powerhouse?  West Indies have won just six while they have lost 11 of the 20 Test matches they have played since the start of 2013. A deeper look into this stat shows that they have lost all their eight Test matches abroad while they have won just half of their home games. So the best Test nation 30-40 years ago has stooped so low that they cannot win consistently at home while a win ov

Jul 30 2015
Chris Gayle's runs, Dwayne Bravo's wickets and other Caribbean Premier League 2015 numbers
Chris Gayle's runs, Dwayne Bravo's wickets and other Caribbean Premier League 2015 numbers

Chris Gayle’s average was the highest in the tournament The third edition of the Caribbean Premier League, the domestic T20 competition in West Indies, concluded on July 26, 2015 with Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel led by Dwayne Brave defeating Barbados Tridents led by Kieron Pollard in the final of the tournament. Barbados Tridents were the defending champions going into this edition after winning the last edition in 2014. But Dway

Jul 28 2015
Gayle expected to be fit for Big Bash League
Gayle expected to be fit for Big Bash League

Chris Gayle will play for the Melbourne Renegades Kingston (Jamaica), July 27 Swashbuckling West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is expected to be fit for the beginning of the Big Bash League (BBL) season, despite his back surgery, to turn up for the Melbourne Renegades. Gayle revealed last week that he will be going under the knife in early August, following a charity match on August 2 that he is committed to playing, and said he would ret

Chris Gayle to undergo back surgery
Chris Gayle to undergo back surgery

Gayle not available till December West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will be sidelined for two to three months as he has decided to undergo back surgery. Gayle was playing in Caribbean Premier League for Jamaica Tallawah team, who lost to Dwayne Bravo's Trinidad and Tobago in their attempt to book place in the semi-finals. In a post-match short interview, Gayle told ESPNcricinfo: "I have a charity game on the 2nd, but after

Jul 24 2015
5 world records registered against Minnows
5 world records registered against Minnows

Hundreds of cricketers might come and go. But, only a handful of players shall remain eternal in the hearts of the fans. Their feats keep them in our memories even after exit from the sport. ‘When the going gets tough, the tough gets going’ is a saying and the game has seen many record boards getting shattered by unexpected players in crucial games against tough oppositions. On the other side of the coin, there have been records crea

Jul 14 2015
Chris Gayle slams 16th T20 Hundred; scores 105 off 57 balls vs Red Steel in CPL 2015
Chris Gayle slams 16th T20 Hundred; scores 105 off 57 balls vs Red Steel in CPL 2015

Chris Gayle raises his bat after reaching his 16th T20 century  Almost every time Chris Gayle walks out to bat in a T20 game, something seems to happen. Not too long ago Gayle hit the headlines for butchering a 36-ball 90 in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League 2015 and here is again, making news. This time he has gone a step ahead by scoring a century - Gayle's 16th hundred in T20 cricket; the most by any player. This was also the

Jul 12 2015
Midway through the party- Caribbean Premier League
Midway through the party- Caribbean Premier League

Pollard has been in great form ‘The Biggest Party of the Sport is Here’- is how the marketing team of Caribbean Premier League promoted the league and nothing justifies to make you think otherwise. It involves players from West Indies- remember the dance moves of Dwayne Bravo, exaggerated celebration of Kieron Pollard and those sixes out of stadiums hit by Chris Gayle during the IPL. The commentators dressed up in nothing short

Jul 7 2015
10 great players who failed to make a mark in India
10 great players who failed to make a mark in India

Cricket has had its fair share of legends. There are players who have shown class irrespective of pitch, conditions and opponents. Then there are some players who have done exactly the same at all places but one. You can call it jinx or luck or anything you want to. It doesn’t take their greatness away, but it does provide a talking point on their illustrious career. India, for example, has been a tough country to visit due to its turning

Jul 3 2015
5 ODI records that will remain unbroken for a long time because of the rule changes
5 ODI records that will remain unbroken for a long time because of the rule changes

The change in ODI rules made recently has been welcomed by all. The ICC has decided to do away with the compulsory fielders in catching positions in the first 10 overs and the batting powerplay has been scrapped. It has also been decided that five fielders will now be allowed outside the 30-yard circle for the last 10 overs. The rule had also taken part-timers out of the equation. The previous rules, believed to be hopelessly skewed in fav

Jul 3 2015
Chris Gayle sets CPL 2015 ablaze with 36-ball 90; scores his 50th T20 half-century
Chris Gayle sets CPL 2015 ablaze with 36-ball 90; scores his 50th T20 half-century

Chris Gayle batting for Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League The love affair between Chris Gayle and T20 cricket seems to know no bounds. Just when you think Gayle has done everything, he comes up with an even better and jaw-dropping performance. And he has once again proved why he is the undisputed champion of T20 cricket with yet another extraordinary performance, this time in the Caribbean Premier League. Leading the Ja

Jun 30 2015
World Ambidextrous ODI XI of the 21st Century
World Ambidextrous ODI XI of the 21st Century

Ambidextrous people are those who can use both their hands to good effect (if not equal) for various tasks. Some people can even use both their hands for writing. The game of cricket has seen quite a few stars coming from such a breed. There are those who can switch from a right-hander to being a left-hander or vice-versa while batting – like Kevin Pietersen, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell; while some can throw with either of their arms wit

Jun 27 2015
Interview with bat maker and owner of JPGavan: 'Every piece of willow tells a story'
Interview with bat maker and owner of JPGavan: 'Every piece of willow tells a story'

Sydney bat maker Josh Gavan with West Indian superstar Chris Gayle. Source: Facebook Over the years, we have seen the humble cricket bat evolve in dramatic fashion. Our willow weapons started out with a peculiar look in the 1800s when bats resembled hockey sticks more than anything remotely close to the bats used today. Change was imminent in the mid-1900s when the shape of the cricket bat we are all familiar with b

Jun 27 2015
10 players who should retire from ODIs to make way for youngsters
10 players who should retire from ODIs to make way for youngsters

Ascertaining the time when one should retire is always tricky in international sport. Sportsmen very often encounter a schizophrenic divide between the mind and the body - even when one wants to play on for his side for a few more years, it is often sad to understand that his body does not permit him to do so. Very few sportsmen are able to accept this harsh reality and forcefully try to prolong their careers leading to a slump in form. Very few

Jun 27 2015
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