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5 statements that have backfired spectacularly
5 statements that have backfired spectacularly

While cricket is a sport typically played by gentlemen, an occasional dose of trash-talking ahead of a big series never goes amiss and adds just that little bit extra fuel to the fire. We know England and Australia hate each other, but it always nice to be reminded before we sit back and watch the latest chapter of their rivalry unfold. It’s an age-old tactic used to psyche out the opposition, but one that is perhaps best reserved for

Aug 15 2015
5 ugly cricket fights
5 ugly cricket fights

Cricket is not a contact sport. The rules of the game do not allow for any deliberate contact amongst its players. Though contact can still occur, they are mostly unintentional and incidental.  It's not ice-hockey where cheap shots and ugly brawls is the norm. Nor is it football, where you may have the occasional head-butt. In case the physical contact aggravates to something more, cautionary measures are taken to avoid further provoc

Jul 17 2015
5 players fans always want to see in the Indian team despite their poor form
5 players fans always want to see in the Indian team despite their poor form

In the massive pool of cricketers who want to play for their country, the majority consists of those who can’t keep up with the pace of the game, and make way for better performers, despite having tremendous records and achievements. The same has happened with some of the enchanting players from the Indian cricket in the last few years. They came and ruled the sport in the way they wanted and gave the team some unachievable feats. But, the

Jul 14 2015
10 iconic ODI partnerships which changed the course of the match
10 iconic ODI partnerships which changed the course of the match

Cricket, though popularly known for the heroics of individual performances, is ultimately a team game and partnerships, although a hidden and relatively unknown criterion, have a deep impact over the game. Partnerships are very crucial in cricket and form the backbone for a high intensity and competitive match. They not only provide a firm and strong base for the batting side but they also play an immensely important role in helping a team

Jul 6 2015
5 players who got a lucky chance to lead the Indian ODI team
5 players who got a lucky chance to lead the Indian ODI team

Ajinkya Rahane has been declared as the captain for the Indian team for the upcoming Zimbabwean tour which came as a big surprise for the fans. Many of the top players have been rested which makes the way for the Mumbaikar to lead the team. This is not the first time when an unexpected decision have been made for the role of captaincy. There have been many other players who got this rare and prestigious opportunity under various circumstanc

Gambhir training with Martial Arts & Gymnastics, but is he missing something?
Gambhir training with Martial Arts & Gymnastics, but is he missing something?

 

Jul 4 2015
Gautam Gambhir trains under Justin Langer in a bid to revive international career
Gautam Gambhir trains under Justin Langer in a bid to revive international career

Gautam Gambhir playing for India and Justin Langer as Perth Scorchers coach Gautam Gambhir hasn’t been a part of international cricket lately. He has turned to Head Coach of the Western Australia and the T20 Perth Scorchers team, Justin Langer, to remedy this. Gambhir is training under him in Perth. Earlier, Gambhir had thrived under personal attention from his childhood coach Parthasarathi Sharma. Sharma died in 2010, and Gambhir tu

Jun 29 2015
Cricket board must tell players to shut up
Cricket board must tell players to shut up

Dalmiya is mildly protested Under the new dispensation post-Narayanaswamy Srinivasan's being sent to gulag of sorts, there appears to be an ushering of glasnost within the Indian cricket board. It came as a pleasant surprise to the media when national selection committee chairman Sandip Patil accompanied new board secretary Anurag Thakur to explain the thought-process behind the selection of the Test and One-day squads for Bangladesh.

Jun 28 2015
Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan become fifth most successful Test opening pair for India
Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan become fifth most successful Test opening pair for India

Shikhar Dhawan is congratulated by Murali Vijay on completing his century on Day 1 against Bangladesh Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay were unvanquished by Bangladesh at the close of play on Day 1 in the ongoing Fatullah Test, scoring 239 runs in 56 overs before the rains came on – scaling several new records in the process. Their unbeaten partnership of 239 has only been bettered by an Indian opening pair thrice in history – Vi

Jun 11 2015
No pressure about equalling AB de Villiers' world record: Mominul Haque
No pressure about equalling AB de Villiers' world record: Mominul Haque

Mominul Haque is just a fifty away from equalling AB de Villiers’ world record Bangladesh’s Momimul Haque, who is on the verge of equalling AB de Villiers’ record of fifties in most consecutive Test matches, has said that he is not thinking about any record. Mominul currently has scored fifties in eleven consecutive Tests and a half-century against India will make him only the second batsman after De Villiers to

Jun 9 2015
3 instances that highlighted Gautam Gambhir as an uncredited cricketer
3 instances that highlighted Gautam Gambhir as an uncredited cricketer

Gautam Gambhir has always been an elegant left hander. He had his share of success at the international level. He had scored 4046 runs at an average of 42.58 in Tests. In ODIs, he scored 5238 runs with an average of 39.68. The starts provided by Sehwag and Gambhir was one of the reasons behind India’s ascendancy to the No.1 Test spot. Gambhir is a guy who plays risk free cricket and doesn't throw away his wicket

May 26 2015
Top 5 opening pairs in IPL history
Top 5 opening pairs in IPL history

In Twenty20 (T20) cricket, in particular, it is really important for a team to get off to a good start as it lays a solid foundation for the others that follow. If the opening pair provides a decent partnership, the job becomes much easier for the middle-order batsmen as they can go for their shots without worrying about the fall of wickets. Similarly, in the Indian Premier League (IPL), we have had some sensational opening pairs who have been i

May 26 2015
Mumbai Indians - Champions of IPL 2015
Mumbai Indians - Champions of IPL 2015

 

May 25 2015
IPL 2015: Underperformance by Indian batsmen proves costly for KKR
IPL 2015: Underperformance by Indian batsmen proves costly for KKR

KKR failed to make the playoffs this IPL season After winning a couple of games in the first leg of the Indian Premier League in 2014, Kolkata Knight Riders had staged a kind of comeback, the story of which could have easily made its entry into the script houses of a Bollywood movie. On the brink of an early exit from the tournament, Gautam Gambhir’s boys sparked a turnaround which may be seen as a fine display of their never-sa

May 24 2015