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Stats: Hashim Amla becomes sixth-fastest to get to 25 Test centuries
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes sixth-fastest to get to 25 Test centuries

Is Amla finally getting back to his best?The second of Hashim Amla’s back-to-back hundreds was scored at Centurion on day one of the fourth Test between South Africa and England. Although he got out almost immediately after getting to his 25th Test ton, that was not before he became the sixth-fastest to 25 Test centuries. It was his sixth hundred against England in Tests and he achieved his century in a manner that spoke volumes about

Jan 22 2016
5 best averages for West Indies batsmen in overseas Tests
5 best averages for West Indies batsmen in overseas Tests

West Indies may have been struggling to get their act going in the past few years, but everyone knows that things were not always this way for them. There was a time when the men from the Caribbean went about stamping their authority even in the opposition’s home ground. While bowling had been their forte in the past, West Indies produced quite a few legendary batsmen too. The likes of Frank Worrell, Gary Sobers, Everton Weekes, Viv Richar

Dec 29 2015
Is it time that the ICC intervenes to redeem West Indies Cricket?
Is it time that the ICC intervenes to redeem West Indies Cricket?

Jason Holder is crying out for support from all quarters as he finds himself in an unenviable role With people in the Caribbean repulsed by the consistently deteriorating performances from a shambolic West Indies outfit, the International Cricket Council (ICC) needs to step in and reinvigorate a major draw-card. A composite of tiny islands that laid down the gauntlet and demolished every opponent in sight to establish one of sport

Dec 17 2015
Stats: Highest Test scores at each age starting from 14 to 52
Stats: Highest Test scores at each age starting from 14 to 52

Sachin Tendulkar is the player who had made highest score at the age of 17 in Tests There are many well-known Test centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Brian Lara’s 400 runs or Matthew Hayden’s 380 runs. Every die-hard cricket fan has an idea about Sachin Tendulkar’s first century in Tests or Sanath Jayasuriya’s triple hundred against India in Tests. But do you know the

Nov 30 2015
How the records tumbled - Fastest to Test Batting Milestones
How the records tumbled - Fastest to Test Batting Milestones

How many more records could Don Bradman have broken if he played more? After having covered the fastest bowlers to reach certain Test bowling milestones, let us look at the fastest to certain Test batting milestones. Since the wickets in the 1800s and early 1900s were uncovered, the bowlers who reached to certain milestones the earliest stayed unbeaten for long enough. However, we have witnessed the fastest batting milestone records broken

An all-time Test XI with players from all 10 major cricketing nations
An all-time Test XI with players from all 10 major cricketing nations

Do either of these players make the cut? Disclaimer: This team selection is entirely based on the writer's opinion.  Test cricket is the ultimate challenge for all cricketers. It is a test of players’ technique, skill and patience. The satisfaction a player gets by performing in Test matches is not achieved in any other format. Throughout the history of the game we have seen some great players who have played exceptional Te

Nov 4 2015
Gary Sobers breaks down as he talks about the current West Indies squad
Gary Sobers breaks down as he talks about the current West Indies squad

Sobers is regarded as the best all-rounder of all-time An emotional Gary Sobers broke down into tears during a press conference while speaking about the current West Indies team’s performance, reports MidDay. Sobers is in Sri Lanka currently as he was invited as the chief guest for the second Test match in Colombo. The former great all-rounder said that the current Windies squad don’t have players who play for their countr

Oct 23 2015
Gary Sobers believes that IPL has destroyed West Indies cricket
Gary Sobers believes that IPL has destroyed West Indies cricket

Sir Garfield Sobers is the chief guest for the second Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies One of cricket's greatest all-rounders, Sir Garfield Sobers believed that the Indian Premier League (and T20 cricket in general) has destroyed Test cricket and West Indies cricket. The 79-year-old West Indies legend felt that the huge amount of money involved in the IPL has taken a toll on the game as a whole. According to a report on Wisden Ind

Oct 22 2015
Jermaine Blackwood not worried about facing Rangana Herath; Jason Holder hopeful of West Indian comeback
Jermaine Blackwood not worried about facing Rangana Herath; Jason Holder hopeful of West Indian comeback

Blackwood felt that he bat batted well against Rangana Herath during the opening Test at the Galle Promising West Indian batsman Jermaine Blackwood is confident in his own abilities to survive against the likes of Rangana Herath when the visitors take on Sri Lanka in the second Test that begins on Thursday, ESPNCricifo reports. West Indies skipper Jason Holder meanwhile remarked that he has full confidence in his team and is hopeful that the

Oct 21 2015
West Indies and Sri Lanka to battle for Sobers-Tissera Trophy in upcoming series
West Indies and Sri Lanka to battle for Sobers-Tissera Trophy in upcoming series

Jason Holder (L) and Angelo Mathews (R) at the pre-series launch The upcoming West Indies Test series against Sri Lanka is set to be renamed the Sobers/Tissera Trophy according to a report on the ICC Official Website. Former West Indies all-rounder and captain Sir Garfield Sobers and former Sri Lanka captain Michael Tissera will be honoured during the forthcoming Test series. Sri Lanka Cricket made the official announcement at the

Oct 7 2015
Stats: Best batsmen in all positions in Cricket history - Are Statistics really mini-skirts?
Stats: Best batsmen in all positions in Cricket history - Are Statistics really mini-skirts?

Nasser Hussain recently made a few shocking choices for his Ultimate Test XI – it has been Don Bradman who has always made it to all experts’ teams Indian batsman turned commentator turned Politician turned TV personality, Navjot Singh Sidhu had famously said, “Statistics are like mini-skirts, they hide more than they reveal.” Thus, beliefs are often based on cricket experts’ opinions than on the numb

Sep 27 2015
The greatest No. 6 Test batsmen of all time
The greatest No. 6 Test batsmen of all time

Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting are two of the four Australian players in the ten-man list We all know the importance of the top 5 batsmen in Test cricket. The guys at the top(1, 2, 3) builds the platform on which the middle order can perform. They blunt the new ball when it is swinging corners. The guys in the middle(4, 5) after a good start make use of the old ball to set up a big total for the team. When the team doesn’t get a good

Sep 27 2015
5 famous songs written about cricketers
5 famous songs written about cricketers

  Almost every cricket fan is familiar with Roy Harper's famous cricket song 'When an old cricketer leaves the crease'. Cricket songs are nothing new. 'Lillian Thomson', written on a mythical woman fast bowler by Stilgoe who was tired of hearing 'Lillee and Thompson through England' on the radio, proved to be quite a rage during the 1974-75 Ashes series – so much so that the commentators stopped calling t

Sep 20 2015
Stats: Some lesser known facts about Sir Gary Sobers
Stats: Some lesser known facts about Sir Gary Sobers

Sir Garfield Sobers is arguably the game’s greatest ever all-rounder The greatest all rounder that the game of cricket ever saw, Sir Gary Sobers would perhaps come second just to Sir Don in terms of stature and legacy. Bradman himself called this superlative West Indian the “five-in-one cricketer”, and with good reason: apart from being an outstanding batsman and fielder, Sobers the bowler was so versatile that he could bow

Sep 17 2015
Greatest T20 XI from the pre-ODI era
Greatest T20 XI from the pre-ODI era

Neville Cardus, the celebrated cricket writer, wrote of Ranjitsinhji, “When he batted, a strange light was seen for the first time on English fields, a light of the East. The leg glance was Ranji’s own stroke. “He is today a legend. We can feel the spell yet, we can go back in our minds to hot days in an England of forgotten peace and plenty, during which Ranji did not so much bat for us as enchant us in a way all of his own so

Sep 14 2015
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