Shivnarine Chanderpaul of the West Indies drives with Dean Elgar of the Proteas jumping during day 1 of the 3rd Test 2015 arrives. The year of the Falcons? I am confident and the players have returned to training and are raring to go, by all accounts. There's now more of the close season behind us than ahead and we can look forward to the Spring and Summer. Boom or Bust I have watched some of the Aussie Big Bash this year and been lar
The teams line-up before the start of the 1992 World Cup. As the hype builds up for the eleventh edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup, which is less than a 100 days away, the tournament returns to Australia & New Zealand after a gap of 23 years when they last hosted the event in 1992. Notwithstanding the farcical end to the 2nd semi-final between England & South Africa, where a more common-sense approach by officials would have help
Dean Jones Sydney, Oct 27 (IANS) Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has called for a radical shift in the way Australian batsmen play spin after yet another humiliating Test defeat in Asia, suggesting that they practice facing spin bowling without pads to teach them to play with their bat in front of their leg. Pakistan beat Australia by 221 runs to win the first Test in Dubai on Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Set an
In a Test match between Australia and West Indies, former Australian batsman Dean Jones, cleaned up by an incoming delivery from pace bowler Courtney Walsh, started walking towards the dressing room, only to later realise that it was a no ball. It was too late, though, as the Caribbean fielders were alert to the happenings and uprooted the stump to earn themselves a run out.
Commentators are quite often the mouthpieces of an ardent fan. They present the true picture of the happenings on the ground while ensuring that they don’t end up interfering between a fan and the proceedings in the middle. The debate as to who are the most popular cricket commentators in the planet is perhaps, recurring and everlasting. It shouldn't be a bad idea to rate the hold of the eminent pundits over the masses in terms of their fan
So what are the ten best Test innings by Sachin? Exactly 200 Test matches and 15,000 career runs later, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is ready to leave the game, letting the burden of responsibility he held for so long go on to much younger shoulders. Here’s the list: 10. 114 vs Australia at Perth, 1992 Into the fifth Test match of his fledgling international career, Sachin thoroughly dominated the fearsome Aussie pace battery of Merv Hughes, C
Dean Jones of Australia was run-out in a strange fashion in a Test match at Guyana in 1990-91! Was it unsporting on the part of West Indian cricketers? We leave it for you to decide.
The IPL is in full swing, making the hearts of cricket lovers go racing with its thrilling cricket and close finishes. T20 cricket is a different form and requires a particular set of skills that not every cricketer can be good at. And that is why we see the Dhonis, the Gayles and the Steyns doing particularly well in this format with their exorbitant T20 skills. As I see these players exceeding so well in this format, I wonder what it must have
The Derbyshire dressing room of the mid-1990s was full of talent, yet a strong-willed and disparate bunch of players often seemed to lack direction. The atmosphere could change as frequently as the wind direction, but one had the feeling that if someone could galvanise this group of players, they could do something special. There had been a number of blunt-speaking players in our legendary team of the 1930s, but Arthur Richardson had overcome an