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Tabraiz Shamsi: 10 things you need to know about RCB's magic spinner
Tabraiz Shamsi: 10 things you need to know about RCB's magic spinner

Tabraiz Shamsi could potentially be the answer to RCB’s bowling woes during this seasonIt is often said that one person’s misfortune is another’s opportunity. Samuel Badree‘s injury opened up an avenue for Tabraiz Shamsi to hog the limelight for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ninth edition of the IPL. Let us take a look at some important facts about the obscure cricketer’s journey, so far.1) T

Apr 21 2016
10 all-rounders who played for a long time
10 all-rounders who played for a long time

It requires tremendous amounts of fitness, and a consistent grip over your game to play international cricket for a long time. While fast bowlers break down easily, and have relatively smaller careers due to the physical stress involved, batsmen are generally able to stretch their career longer, often by giving up one form of the game.All-rounders are one of the most fascinating species in cricket; they fit easily into the team, do double th

Apr 12 2016
IPL captains who dropped themselves
IPL captains who dropped themselves

A captain often forms the fulcrum of any team. It can also be said that a captain is only as good as his team, but an inspirational leader can derive the best out even a relatively mediocre team. A captain has to lead by example and very often the course of a game can be changed by a simple hunch of the captain, hence it becomes imperative for a skipper to win the trust of the captain and make sure that his name is first on the team sheet.It goes

Apr 5 2016
Looking at India's struggles against spin in the recent past
Looking at India's struggles against spin in the recent past

The Indian batsmen, over the course of years, have been found wanting against quality spin bowlingIndia’s cricket history has been based on rhetoric as much as it has been based on nostalgia. Every generation of cricketers is compared with the era gone by, and Indians have had divided opinions about how one newbie has or hasn’t been able to fill in the shoes of a legend who left behind a legacy to be carried.Soliloquies have been sung

Mar 29 2016
7 Similarities between 2007 World T20 and 2016 World T20: India on the path to glory again?
7 Similarities between 2007 World T20 and 2016 World T20: India on the path to glory again?

Virat Kohli crashes to the ground after MS Dhoni hit the winning runs to ensure India’s qualification for semisThe sixth edition of the World T20 is being played in India at the moment, and I suppose it's common knowledge now that no team has ever won it twice. India, Pakistan, England, West Indies and Sri Lanka have won once each, in the five editions completed so far.Among the teams which have qualified for the semifinal, only New Zea

ICC World T20 2016: Ish Sodhi surprised by the turn on offer on Indian pitches
ICC World T20 2016: Ish Sodhi surprised by the turn on offer on Indian pitches

Sodhi has picked up five wickets in three World T20 matchesNew Zealand leg-spinner Inderbir Singh Sodhi on Friday said the Indian pitches have turned more than what he had expected. The right-arm tweaker has picked up five wickets from his three World Twenty20 outings which includes a 3/18 against India in Nagpur."To be completely honest, I did not think it would turn as much as it did. But it has. Most of the tournaments I have watched here

Mar 25 2016
Reliving previous opening matches from World T20s
Reliving previous opening matches from World T20s

Chris Gayle scored a hundred in the very first World T20 gameThe ICC World T20 2016 would kick off on March 15 with the hosts India set to take on New Zealand at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur.While Idia would look to continue their excellent form in T20I and beat New Zealand for the first time in the shortest format of the game, the Kiwis would try to upset the hosts and begin the tournament on a high.Over the years, in the pre

Mar 14 2016
India Vs New Zealand Head to Head in T20Is, Match Records and Facts
India Vs New Zealand Head to Head in T20Is, Match Records and Facts

Brendon McCullum has been the best performer in the India vs New Zealand T20 clashesThe Super 10 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup starts on Tuesday, March 15 at Nagpur with hosts India taking on the mighty Kiwis in the opening match. India, the number 1 ranked team in the T20I format, will face an opponent they have never beaten in this format. When India won the tournament back in 2007, New Zealand was the only team that beat India in that tournam

Mar 14 2016
Daniel Vettori features in online dating ad, player denies any involvement
Daniel Vettori features in online dating ad, player denies any involvement

Daniel VettoriIn what can only be a bizarre error, the main page of The Guardian, one of the world’s largest news websites, featured an advertisement of an online dating site with the face of former New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori.CaptionThe dating service for singles, called ‘Soulmates’, uses Vettori under its "search for men" panel.Can someone tell Vettori that the Guardian is using a photo of him to

Mar 9 2016
Australia vs New Zealand 2016: Warner believes McCullum's retirement will leave big hole in NZ cricket
Australia vs New Zealand 2016: Warner believes McCullum's retirement will leave big hole in NZ cricket

McCullum, who retired from ODIs after the Chappell-Hadlee series, would retire from Tests at the conclusion of the two-match Test series against Australia Australia's hard-hitting batsman David Warner believes New Zealand will have a tough time in finding someone who can fill in Brendon McCullum's shoes who retired from One-Day Internationals (ODIs).Also read: Australia vs New Zealand, WT20 2016- LIVE streaming, LIVE score updat

Feb 12 2016
MCL 2016, Match 8: Brilliant ton by Jayawardene powers Strikers to 63-run win over Legends
MCL 2016, Match 8: Brilliant ton by Jayawardene powers Strikers to 63-run win over Legends

Jayawardene on his way to a brilliant knock of 124 off 60 ballsIn the first match of Thursday's doubleheader in the Masters Champions League (MCL), the Sagittarius Strikers took on a winless Libra Legends. The Strikers were hoping to get their second win of the season after losing their previous game. The Jacques Kallis-led Legends were looking for their first win of the campaign.With the Pakistan Super League (PSL) that is scheduled to be pl

Feb 4 2016
Kerala spinner Prasanth Padmanabhan hopeful of selection in an IPL team
Kerala spinner Prasanth Padmanabhan hopeful of selection in an IPL team

Prasanth Padmanabhan was the highest wicket-taker in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyCricket has been running in 30-year-old Kerala southpaw Prasanth Padmanabhan's veins for the past two decades and he is currently on Cloud Nine after getting a chance to meet his idol, former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori.Prasanth, a left-arm spinner and a left-hand batsman, has just completed a hugely successful Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament

Feb 2 2016
 2016 MCL, Match 3: Jayawardene and bowlers hands Sagittarius Strikers a comfortable victory over Virgo Super Kings
2016 MCL, Match 3: Jayawardene and bowlers hands Sagittarius Strikers a comfortable victory over Virgo Super Kings

Jayawardene's fifty helped his side claim a comfortable victoryDaniel Vettori and Mahela Jayawardene helped Sagittarius Strikers beat Virgo Super Kings by 26 runs in the third match of the Masters Champions League at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Chasing 158, Super Kings were reduced to 43/6 and they never really recovered from that despite Azhar Mahmood’s fighting fifty.After winning the toss and choosing to bat, Strikers lo

Jan 30 2016
Why Daniel Vettori wore glasses and not contact lenses
Why Daniel Vettori wore glasses and not contact lenses

Vettori wore glasses throughout his cricketing career.Daniel Vettori was arguably one of the most loved cricketers of his generation. He possessed a unique style of his own, with his bespectacled look, which stayed with him throughout his career. He was one of the handful of successful cricketers who wore glasses.For some of us, it would be hard to fathom why he did not switch to contact lenses. Especially in this age of laser surgery and contact

Jan 22 2016
5 classic duels we'll get to watch in MCL
5 classic duels we'll get to watch in MCL

In less than 2 weeks time, we will be seeing some of the biggest cricketing legends battle it out in the Masters Champions League (MCL). The tournament features six teams, which have been named after zodiac signs, consisting of retired players from different countries. The MCL roster includes some big names that have played cricket in the past two decades and brought glory to their respective nations. This provides us with the exciting prospect

Jan 18 2016
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