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5 possible replacements for Michael Clarke
5 possible replacements for Michael Clarke

The term ‘swag’ that is a part of common parlance today, was, I believe, described visually many years ago when a man named Michael John Clarke made his Test debut for Australia in 2004. Golden blonde beach hair, shiny ear studs, you would be excused for believing that Clarke got lost en route a rock concert and instead, landed with a baggy green on his head with a cricket bat in hand. But this was no accident. Clarke burst onto the

Aug 17 2015
Nic Maddinson returns home after injury forces him out of the series against India A
Nic Maddinson returns home after injury forces him out of the series against India A

Nic Maddinson will fly home after suffering an injury to his right index finger Chennai, July 27 (IANS) Australia A batsman Nic Maddinson will return home on Monday night after sustaining a tendon injury to his right index finger. The injury occurred when he took an outfield catch during India A's second innings on Saturday. "Nic's finger will need to be immobilised in a splint for the next few weeks so unfortunately he will n

Jul 27 2015
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell dropped from Yorkshire team
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell dropped from Yorkshire team

Glenn  Maxwell in action for Yorkshire Leeds, July 25 (IANS) Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell has been dropped from the Yorkshire Vikings Twenty20 team for disciplinary reasons. It marked a premature end to the all-rounder's stint in the English domestic T20 competition with Yorkshire failing to reach the quarterfinals despite an impressive eight-wicket win over Birmingham in their last match on Friday. “It was just unpro

Jul 25 2015
Callum Ferguson to replace Glenn Maxwell in Australia A squad
Callum Ferguson to replace Glenn Maxwell in Australia A squad

Callum Ferguson in action for Redbacks Melbourne, July 15: Middle-order batsman Callum Ferguson was on Wednesday called into Australia A's four-day squad which will tour India as replacement for Glenn Maxwell, who will now remain in Britain playing for Yorkshire. Maxwell will continue playing for Yorkshire after county teammate Aaron Finch was ruled out with a fractured foot. Ferguson will fly out with the Australia A squad to India on

Jul 15 2015
Aaron Finch ruled out of NatWest T20 Blast due to fractured foot
Aaron Finch ruled out of NatWest T20 Blast due to fractured foot

Aaron Finch ruled out of NatWest T20 Blast Australian T20 captain, Aaron Finch, has had his Twenty20 campaign for Yorkshire officially called off after medical reports revealed that he has a broken foot. Finch has a fracture on the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. He is scheduled to return to Melbourne on Tuesday to see a specialist. Finch suffered the injury during Yorkshire’s victory over Durham Jets last Friday in the

Video: Glenn Maxwell at his best, smashing first ball of the innings for a six
Video: Glenn Maxwell at his best, smashing first ball of the innings for a six

Maxwell starts the match with a reverse six shot Glenn Maxwell is a believer of no mercy when he is at the batting crease. He keeps proving again and again that his motive is to smash every ball he faces. This time, it was in NatWest Blast T20 where he exploded from the very first ball of the of the match, hitting the ball over the boundary rope for six. The match was played between Yorkshire and Lancashire team at Leeds, where the la

Jul 2 2015
Maxwell takes catch with ice cream in other hand
Maxwell takes catch with ice cream in other hand

Glenn Maxwell continues to entertain in all forms Leeds, July 1 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has proven his brilliance once again, taking a stunning one-handed catch while holding an ice cream in a charity match here at the Bardsley's Keswick Lane ground. Maxwell was representing reigning county champions Yorkshire in a charity match against local village club Bardsley when he reeled in the remarkable catch without droppi

Jul 1 2015
Best current non-Asian ODI XI
Best current non-Asian ODI XI

When Australia defeated New Zealand in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in March, the cricketing fraternity got an old but a new champion.Teams from the sub-continent had dominated the game in the last decade. With teams like South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, West Indies, England and other associate nations rising to the occasion, every match is giving rise to modern day legends and promising youngste

Jun 14 2015
Australia to play South Africa in March 2016 to prepare for World T20
Australia to play South Africa in March 2016 to prepare for World T20

Australia’s James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell and Shane Watson Sydney, June 5: Australia will finalise their preparations for the 2016 World T20 cricket tournament in India with a three-match Twenty20 International series against South Africa in early March. Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday confirmed Australia will visit the rainbow nation ahead of the World T20, the only International Cricket Council (ICC) tournamen

Jun 5 2015
5 instances when IPL teams relied on a single player
5 instances when IPL teams relied on a single player

The Indian Premier League is one tournament which involves players from around the globe. The International players are the most prized asset to the teams as only four are allowed in the playing XI. In many editions, we have witnessed the importance of the overseas players who have had to single-handedly perform exceptionally well and help their team to qualify for the playoffs.  It is their contribution which leads

May 29 2015
Top 5 strange but effective shots in cricket
Top 5 strange but effective shots in cricket

Every now and then, batsmen play shots that bring the crowd on their feet and throw the cricket rule-book out of the window. If you thought the Dil-scoop was a freakish shot, the other innovative ones that have come about since then have taken ‘freakiness’ a notch higher.  Here’s a list of some outrageously innovative shots that have been tried in the game that have left the critics and the fans am

May 28 2015
IPL 2015: A season of disappointments for Kings XI Punjab
IPL 2015: A season of disappointments for Kings XI Punjab

The Kings XI Punjab were expected to carry on their great form into 2015 In what was possibly one of the biggest failures by a team from which much was expected, the Kings XI Punjab dashed the hopes of all their fans this IPL as they slumped to the bottom of the points table. After thumping the Chennai Super Kings in the playoffs last year and making it to the finals of IPL 2014, where they finished as runners-up, the boys from Punjab faile

May 24 2015
10 superstars who have let their fans down this IPL
10 superstars who have let their fans down this IPL

The IPL player auctions sometimes feel like Russian roulette; at times the buyers get a great deal, at times the buyers would have done better just shooting themselves. Big bucks often don’t translate into big runs or big wickets. At times, they translate into nothing. Every year, there are three categories of players in the IPL – the players who emerged out of nowhere to have a positive impact on their team’s fortunes, the sup

May 24 2015
5 reasons why KXIP have failed this year
5 reasons why KXIP have failed this year

Strange things happen in cricket. The 20 over format seems short but in cricket even that short time-frame sees wild swings. Momentum and confidence are everything in T20 and if there is one team that is the epitome of this observation, it is a passionate owner’s unlucky team, Kings XI Punjab. Year after year, we have seen PreityZinta supporting her team, only to see them falter at various stages. In 2014, Kings XI Punjab was everyone&rsq

May 23 2015
IPL 2015: Duds XI
IPL 2015: Duds XI

After the end of every tournament, the most lucrative exercise is to pick the tournament’s Best XI. However, choosing a Duds XI is often the more interesting one. Let’s take a look at the non-performers in IPL8. Note: Only the players who have played 4 or more matches have been considered. Also, the IPL team selection method has been followed i.e. a maximum of 4 overseas players and a minimum of one uncapped player has been picked.

May 23 2015
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