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What are the credentials required to play in IPL?
What are the credentials required to play in IPL?

This will be Negi’s second stint with the Delhi DaredevilsThe defeat on Tuesday in the Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka brought the Indian players down to earth after the auction euphoria of the Indian Premier League (IPL) barely two days before the game.None of the new-found IPL millionaires was playing at Pune, though the highest-paid Indian, Pawan Negi, was in the squad. Nor, for that matter, was half the Sri Lankan team good eno

Feb 11 2016
PSL '16, Match 9: Islamabad United openers help demolish Lahore Qalandars by eight wickets
PSL '16, Match 9: Islamabad United openers help demolish Lahore Qalandars by eight wickets

A Shane Watson-led Islamabad United thumped Lahore Qalandars by eight wickets (Image courtesy: PSL)In the ninth match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), bottom-placed teams, Islamabad United and the Lahore Qalandars faced off at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Both of them went into the match needing a win to move up the rankings in the table.Islamabad United missed the services of their captain, Misbah-ul-Haq with Shane Watson deputising for the P

Feb 11 2016
Gujarat Lions: Squad, Logo, Jersey and everything you need to know
Gujarat Lions: Squad, Logo, Jersey and everything you need to know

Gujarat Lions captain, Suresh Raina along with the team’s owner, Keshav BansalThe IPL auctions 2016 took place recently on the 6th of February. As expected, it was a day full of frantic activity, with teams jostling for their preferred players in the auctions. There were two new teams in the auctions this time, which made up for the novelty factor.One of them is the Gujarat Lions, which is a team based from Rajkot in Gujarat. Let us have a

Feb 8 2016
Two WICB officials backed Chanderpaul without 'approval' for Test team selection
Two WICB officials backed Chanderpaul without 'approval' for Test team selection

Apparently, not all amongst the WICB officials wanted Chanderpaul to go.A report into alleged interference in the selection process has determined that the two highest ranking officials of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) spoke without "approval" when they backed the retention of veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul for the Australia series.WICB president Dave Cameron and his vice president, Emmanuel Nanthan had supported Chanderp

Feb 8 2016
Match 2, PSL: Mohammad Amir's hat-trick steals the show as Karachi Kings thrash Lahore Qalandars
Match 2, PSL: Mohammad Amir's hat-trick steals the show as Karachi Kings thrash Lahore Qalandars

Amir bagged the first hat-trick of the PSL picking up the wickets of Bravo, Zohaib and Kooper in successive deliveriesHis off-field troubles aside, Mohammad Amir proved yet again why he is considered one of the best fast bowlers in the world as the 23-year-old bagged a hat-trick for Karachi Kings in their inaugural match in the PSL against Lahore Qalandars. Disciplined bowling by the Kings bowlers restricted Qalandars to a total of just 125 in th

Darren Sammy wants West Indies to stay World No. 1 in T20s
Darren Sammy wants West Indies to stay World No. 1 in T20s

The WI T20 captain said that West Indies cricket is his passion.The West Indies captain Darren Sammy is backing his team to keep their T20 number one ranking and also win this year's World Twenty20 tournament.The 32-year-old was on Friday named the West Indies captain for the tournament to be played in India from March 8 to April 3, reports CMC.Sammy has made 60 appearances in T20 Internationals for the regional side. He previously led the We

Jan 31 2016
2016 ICC World T20: Chris Gayle returns to the squad; Darren Sammy to captain the side
2016 ICC World T20: Chris Gayle returns to the squad; Darren Sammy to captain the side

Three controversial players will represent West Indies after a long time.The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selectors announced on Friday that Darren Sammy will captain the West Indies team at the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.The tournament will start from the 8th of March to the 3rd of April. The 15-man squad to be led by the 32-year-old Sammy, includes Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine. Gayle, Bravo and Narine will be playing fo

Jan 30 2016
Uncontracted players can still play in the World T20, says WICB
Uncontracted players can still play in the World T20, says WICB

This huddle might be seen again, if those in it wish to.When the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the list of contracted players for the 2015-16 season, it did so keeping in mind the long-term future of the side and also players’ commitments. Hence, the exclusion of stalwarts such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard didn’t come as a surprise per se, although it did raise some eye

Jan 14 2016
5 T20 greats who failed to live up to expectations in T20 Internationals
5 T20 greats who failed to live up to expectations in T20 Internationals

McCullum is one of the most consistent players in both T20s and T20Is   In an age where fans prefer the shorter format mainly for entertainment and its fast paced nature, there have been some great T20 players who could not live up to expectations in the format in international cricket while representing their nation. Some of the names on the list might be surprising, however, these great T20 players just can't seem to find the sa

Jan 13 2016
5 reasons why West Indies can win the 2016 World T20 despite their woeful current form
5 reasons why West Indies can win the 2016 World T20 despite their woeful current form

The year has ended on a bad note for the West Indies whose weaknesses in every department have been exposed by the mighty Australians on their home soil. But in T20s, it is a completely different ball game. Free-flowing and fun loving as they are, the Windies perfectly enjoy themselves in T20 cricket and have no dearth of talent in their ranks to surprise the big teams. In fact, in the latest released ICC T20 rankings, they share the top spot wi

Jan 12 2016
BBL 15/16: Renegades keep their Semi-Final hopes alive
BBL 15/16: Renegades keep their Semi-Final hopes alive

Dwayne Bravo (L) and White (R) played key roles in Renegades’ victoryThe Melbourne Renegades kept their semi-final hopes alive in a do or die game against the Thunder in Sydney.Having won the toss, the Thunder choose to bat first on what seemed like a track very conducive to strokeplay. Even as Jacques Kallis departed early after painstakingly reaching the score of 13, Khawaja and Watson repaid the faith of the captain scoring at a brisk pa

Jan 11 2016
BBL 15: Pietersen powers Stars to easy victory over Renegades
BBL 15: Pietersen powers Stars to easy victory over Renegades

Stoinis (L) and Pietersen (R) were the stars in a convincing Stars’ victoryKevin Pietersen powered home the Melbourne Stars to a fairly easy eight-wicket victory over their city rivals, Melbourne Renegades at the Docklands Stadium, Melbourne. Pietersen's 94-run partnership with Peter Handscomb saw the Stars reach the target with two overs to spare after Luke Wright's initial onslaught.The Stars won the toss and elected to field firs

Jan 9 2016
Darren Sammy and Andre Russell dropped from WICB contract list for the year 2015-16
Darren Sammy and Andre Russell dropped from WICB contract list for the year 2015-16

Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard are also missing from the list.The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has shocked the cricketing world with their decision of not signing annual contracts with their T20 captain Darren Sammy and all-rounder Andre Russell for the 2015-16 international season. Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn has also been left out from the West Indies side.Previously, Chris Gayle and Sunil Narine had turned down WICB’s contracts.

Jan 9 2016
Sportskeeda's T20 All-rounder of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 10 to No. 1
Sportskeeda's T20 All-rounder of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 10 to No. 1

With teams nowadays struggling to accommodate players into the playing XI in T20s, given the amount of talented youngsters and specialists available, the ability to serve as an all-rounder is sure to give a cricketer the edge over his peers. All-rounders can not only chip in with the bat, but can take pressure off the skipper with a few overs of bowling as well, if required. World cricket has seen several dazzling all-rounders, and 2015 has been

Dec 25 2015
Caribbean connundrum: Frustrated Simmons hopeful of a West Indies revival
Caribbean connundrum: Frustrated Simmons hopeful of a West Indies revival

West Indies’ revival has now become the New Year’s wish for all of its fansThe West Indies have slumped into an abyss which they never knew existed. Years of tussle against the WICB has left the players desolate, depressed, and to be honest, indifferent to the state of affairs now.Two of its marquee cricketers were in Melbourne today but were not at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) training with the team. Chris Gayle

Dec 24 2015
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