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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)."He's going to leave a big hole experience-wise in that team. You look at th

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

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
Brisbane Heat coach Daniel Vettori keen on having a New Zealand team in the BBL
Brisbane Heat coach Daniel Vettori keen on having a New Zealand team in the BBL

Vettori wants to see a Kiwi team in BBLFormer New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori has admitted that he would love to see a New Zealand team in the Big Bash League, something the organisers of the BBL have also not ruled out, reports Cricket Australia.Vettori, currently the coach of Brisbane Heat in this year’s Big Bash League feels that there could be a possibility of a Trans-Tasman team in the tournament. New Zealand’s domestic T20 to

Dec 26 2015
Daniel Vettori believes Kane Williamson will excel as New Zealand captain
Daniel Vettori believes Kane Williamson will excel as New Zealand captain

Williamson is favourite to be appointed as the next Kiwi captainFormer New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has pinpointed that young batting sensation Kane Williamson would be the perfect choice for leading the country in the near future. The spinner believes that the youngster would do a wonderful job as captain and bring glory to his country.Williamson will be the front runner for the captain’s role when the present skipper McCullum w

Dec 23 2015
MCL schedule announced: It's Sehwag vs Ganguly in the opener
MCL schedule announced: It's Sehwag vs Ganguly in the opener

The league would feature some of the most celebrated cricketers from around the globe who have retired from inernational cricket.The schedule for the Masters Champions League(MCL), a T20 tournament featuring retired international cricketers has been announced, and in the series opener it would be the the Gemini Arabians featuring Virender Sehwag, taking on the Libra Legends which has Sehwag’s former captain Sourav Ganguly.The Leag

Dec 20 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket in each year starting from 1971 to 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket in each year starting from 1971 to 2015

Mitchell Starc is the leading ODI wicket taker in 2015 The first ODI cricket match was played between Australia and England on 5th January 1971. To date, 3703 ODI matches have been played and many records have been created and broken in those ODI matches. We know that cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the playing eleven. It is the d

Dec 19 2015
Stats: Most career runs made by players at each batting position in Test cricket
Stats: Most career runs made by players at each batting position in Test cricket

Daniel Vettori is the highest Test run-getter at No. 8 and No.9 It is often said that cricket is a batsman’s game and rightly so – many players have proved that statement by scoring tons of runs, breaking records and creating milestones for their respective countries in their careers. Some batsmen build their identities on fixed batting positions – like we only remember Sachin as a no.4 batsman for India in Tests, and Su

Dec 13 2015
Kiwi debutant  Mitchell Santner silences Australian sledging
Kiwi debutant Mitchell Santner silences Australian sledging

Mitchell Santner will play two Tests against Sri Lanka in December Mitchell Santner, the New Zealander who made his Test debut at Adelaide, was welcomed by Aussies in their typical style, sledging. The 23-year-old wasn’t taken aback, rather he came up with a perfect reply. Talking about the incident Santner said to Stuff.co.nz, “(Nathan) Lyon said straight away 'are you nervous?' and I was like 'ah, yeah',

Dec 2 2015
10 most memorable instances when players followed the spirit of cricket
10 most memorable instances when players followed the spirit of cricket

Elliott consoling Steyn What is the difference between a normal person and a hero? Some say it is the skill to do exceedingly well in your field, while a few others might agree that it is the ability to inspire others to do well. Both points stand correct in their own place but in addition to these, a hero is also someone who does his job with complete honesty. This holds true for the game of cricket as well. While it is important for play

Nov 19 2015
Cricket All-Stars 2015 in numbers
Cricket All-Stars 2015 in numbers

Sachin's knocks went in vain as his side lost 3-0 Jacques Kallis’ all-round performance secured a 3-0 win for Warne’s Warriors over Sachin’s Blasters in the third T20 at the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. After a tight spell of fast bowling, the South African all-rounder scored 47 off just 23 balls to secure an unlikely victory for the Warriors. The first T20 in New York was comfortably won by the Warriors after they

Nov 15 2015
Warne's Warriors complete clean sweep of All-Stars Series
Warne's Warriors complete clean sweep of All-Stars Series

Sachin's 56 wasn't enough as Blasters lost again Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis helped Warne’s Warriors complete a 3-0 win over Sachin’s Blasters in the All-Stars series in the third T20 at the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. Blasters had earlier got to 219/5 thanks to fifties from Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. Forties from Kumar Sangakkara, Ponting and Kallis secured an unlikely victory for the Warriors, which w

Nov 15 2015
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