Latest Stories
Kallis or Sobers: Who's the greatest all rounder of them all?
Kallis or Sobers: Who's the greatest all rounder of them all?

Kallis and Sobers – Two great all-rounders Moeen Ali’s all-round performance in the first Test had a major role to play in England’s win, reinforcing the importance of a match-winning all-rounder in all forms of cricket. Over the years, all-rounders have had a major influence on their team’s success. The 80’s were the golden age for all-rounders as Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee led from

Jul 19 2015
Factors to be considered while comparing cricketers of different eras
Factors to be considered while comparing cricketers of different eras

Is it fair to compare Bradman with Sachin? How often do we come across comparisons between two great players of different eras? Cricket is predominantly a numbers game with records getting tumbled one after another with time. One legend creates it, another legend breaks it. Every viewer will have their choice of cricketer that they’d deem as the greatest to have played the game. That choice will have been made after comparisons between

Jul 4 2015
Luck played a big part at the start of my career, says Sunil Gavaskar
Luck played a big part at the start of my career, says Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar represented India in 125 Tests and 108 ODIs between 1971 and 1987 Great Sunil Gavaskar said luck has played an important role in his life and his career proves it. He went down to memory lane to talk about his cricket's 16 years. Gavaskar talked about a couple of incidents that happened during his Test career. Especially he spoke about the India tour of West Indies in 1971 where he made his debut. "I am here today o

May 30 2015
5 batsmen who have hit six sixes in 6 consecutive balls
5 batsmen who have hit six sixes in 6 consecutive balls

The art of hitting the ball out of the park for six runs is something every batsman looks to master. There are only very few batsmen who have done it six times in a row, though, managing to launch the cricket ball outside the ground with consummate ease – connecting all 6 times, without fail.  Here I present to you some of the finest batsmen of the game who hammered and swung their way into this list of batsme

May 21 2015
When Richie Benaud picked his greatest Test XI in 2004
When Richie Benaud picked his greatest Test XI in 2004

Richie Benaud (File Photo) Back in 2004, Australian cricket legend Richie Benaud, who sadly passed away at the age of 84 in Sydney yesterday after suffering a prolonged illness, had picked his greatest Test XI of all time. Having played and covered international cricket for more than 50 years, Benaud had probably seen more players in action than most people and, therefore, had the benefit of choosing from a wider range of players spanning d

When Kapil's Devils turned world beaters
When Kapil's Devils turned world beaters

Kapil Dev receives the World Cup at Lord's, 1983 Beginning as rank underdogs, "Kapil's devils" left the cricketing pundits shaking their heads in disbelief by lifting the trophy in the 1983 World Cup, that saw the end of the West Indies' uninterrupted reign and produced delightful upsets as the number of matches almost doubled. The June 9-25 tournament, staged by England for the third time, was played under a new

Feb 6 2015
Most iconic cricket events of each decade from the 1930s to the 2000s
Most iconic cricket events of each decade from the 1930s to the 2000s

As you will be aware, the first ever Test match took place between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 1877. Ever since then, the game of cricket has never stood still to its credit. Each passing decade has seen various landmarks being achieved and numerous changes to the game taking effect, all of which have largely been for the betterment of the game - whether it was “Bodyline” prompting a gradual ban

Jan 10 2015
All-time left-handed World Test XI
All-time left-handed World Test XI

This is a World XI like no other – eleven of the best left-handed Test cricketers collected from across ages and banded together. It is a team truly capable of invincibility, shrouded in the elegance that comes naturally to their ilk while possessing the ability of switching over to charmless aggression if and when required. Putting together a group as unique as this is, anyway, challenging; to do it without a

Dec 3 2014
Top 10 luckiest captains with the toss in Test history
Top 10 luckiest captains with the toss in Test history

No other sport can give such an extensive advantage to a side like cricket presents with the spin of a coin. In fact, it is only a simple call of head/tail that has decided the fate of many important matches in the past.  Here, we have a look at the 10 captains whose calls turned right more often than not.  Note 1: Only captains who have led their side in 25 or more matches are taken into consideration.   Not

Oct 8 2014
10 greatest left handed bowlers in the history of cricket
10 greatest left handed bowlers in the history of cricket

Who are the greatest left handed bowlers in the history of cricket? Left-handed people have always been an enigma in human history. They are a proven tough adversary in sports, and especially in cricket, where left-handed bowlers and batsmen both provide a different perspective to the game. Left-handed bowlers have always been difficult to face, and I can say that from personal experience.  These bowlers are an ass

Sep 12 2014
Cricket’s tradition to celebrate style over value – Why consistent performers ought to be upset
Cricket’s tradition to celebrate style over value – Why consistent performers ought to be upset

 Ken Barrington Ever heard of Ken Barrington? Unless you are a fanatical statistician or a die-hard fan of English batting born in the 50s, you probably haven’t!  His Wikipedia entry describes him as someone who was well-known for ‘batting with bulldog determination and awesome concentration.’ Batting with bulldog determination, he did. He scored successive centuries in four consecutive Tests twice. He was

Sep 1 2014
Video: When Sir Garry Sobers created history by hitting six sixes in an over
Video: When Sir Garry Sobers created history by hitting six sixes in an over

Sir Garry Sobers made history when he smashed six sixes in an over in 1968 On 31st August 1968, West Indian great Sir Garfield Sobers became the first cricketer to smash six sixes in an over in first class cricket. The legendary cricketer achieved the feat in an English county match for Nottinghamshire against Glamorgan. The season was coming to a close and Sobers’s Nottingham was placed fifth when they played Glamorgan at&n

Aug 31 2014
All-time Test Captains XI
All-time Test Captains XI

Having presented our ODI Captains XI last week, we present its logical sequel - the Test Captains XI. If there is any greater honour than represent your country at the highest level, it is to do so as captain. Since the first Test in the 19th century, we have seen captains who have changed the course of the game. However, a few among these elite players stand out as the best of the lot, not only being tactically astute, but also leading by exa

Aug 25 2014
Key positions for Garry Sobers, Viv Richards in CPL 2014
Key positions for Garry Sobers, Viv Richards in CPL 2014

Sir Garry Sobers and Sir Viv Richards St. George's (Grenada), July 14 (IANS/CMC) West Indies cricket icons Sir Garry Sobers and Sir Vivian Richards have been appointed to key roles in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Sir Garry, widely considered the finest ever all-rounder in the game's history, was on Sunday announced as the CPL's brand ambassador while Sir Viv, one of the game's most dominant batsmen, will serve as perf

Jul 14 2014
Stats: Most number of Test centuries before the age of 24
Stats: Most number of Test centuries before the age of 24

Kane Williamson At the age of just 23, Kane Williamson is churning out hundreds on demand, it would seem. On Day 4 of the series decider in Bridgetown, he smashed his 2nd century of the series – his 7th of his career. Only Sir Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar and Sir Gary Sobers had more hundreds in their kitty before turning 24. The right-hander completed his ton with a cut to sweeper cover off spinner Sulieman Benn 

Jun 30 2014
Load More