There is a lot at stake for all the participating teams at the World Cup with it being the most coveted trophy in the cricketing world. Given the enormity of the occassion, certain teams take their game to the highest level. When their performances gel with a little bit of good luck, they go all the way to the trophy. However, at times, certain teams just don’t have their lady luck smiling on them and in spite of delivering some reall
Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid set Taunton alight in the 1999 World Cup Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid’s massive partnership of 318 runs versus Sri Lanka at Taunton in the 1999 World Cup tops the chart for the highest partnership by runs in World Cup history. That stand helped India post 373 for 6 in 50 overs and eventually the team went on to win the game by a huge margin of 157 runs. Coming in at number 2 is the 282-run stan
RCB’s bowling spearhead Mitchell Starc hurled a bit of venom against Kieron Pollard the other day, though I assure you that it wasn’t the smartest decision to anger a monstrous West Indian. In the end, the latter did have the last laugh. The feisty Aussies never hold back, though. Be it wearing down the opposition by means of fiery sledging or making a sharp quip in the press conferences or even amusing one and all by cracking a joke; th
Andrew Symonds Retired Australian power-hitter Andrew Symonds has the highest strike-rate in T20 internationals. He has scored 337 runs in 14 matches at a strike-rate of 169.34 and is followed by Luke Ronchi, who has a strike rate of 168.18. Here is the list of top 10 batsmen who have the highest strike-rate in T20 internationals: Note: Stats updated till March 28, 2014.
The Indian Test team has produced some famous victories in overseas grounds, right from the time Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar have played. They have managed to produce some great upsets to teams playing on their home grounds, creating some historic games and memories for all to remember. Here is a compilation of 5 of India’s greatest away Test wins. 5. 1st Test, India in South Africa (Johannesburg, 2006) India have never lost a Test ma
Steve Waugh The 1999 World Cup was the first time since the ’92 World Cup when the Australian team looked vulnerable. After Border, Mark Taylor had led the side well and they would have won the ’96 World Cup had they not come up against a spirited Sri Lankan side. A surprise loss against New Zealand and another one against Pakistan meant that Australia needed to win all their Super Six matches in order to progress to the semis. They had won
Herschelle Gibbs is one of the only nine batsmen to have ever carried his bat in the history of ODI cricket Here is a list of players who have carried their bat through a completed One Day International innings. Carrying the bat is defined as an opener batting through an innings to end up as the only not out batsman while all the remaining ten batsmen get dismissed. It does not apply to a team in ODIs batting the complete 50 overs with wickets