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6 bowlers who dropped pace and were still successful
6 bowlers who dropped pace and were still successful

From pacers to swingers There is somewhat of an amazing feeling to see a fast bowler run at full speed towards the crease, take a leap and release the ball with all his might. If the bowler possesses silky curls or waves for hair, the ‘cool factor’ goes up by a notch or two. Let’s be honest here, there aren’t many – or any – people who haven’t felt a rush of adrenaline pumping through their veins a

Jul 28 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
Flashback: 2 lesser known match-winning knocks from Sachin
Flashback: 2 lesser known match-winning knocks from Sachin

Sachin Tendulkar batting against Australia   The name 'Sachin Tendulkar' is enough to make people crazy in respect, admiration and happiness. That's the impact the great man has had on the game and even after almost 2 years after his retirement from international cricket, he has not lost that spark among his fans and rivals the world over. He was the flag bearer of India’s batting throughout the 90s and th

Jul 12 2015
7 players who always stepped up in the Ashes
7 players who always stepped up in the Ashes

There's something about the Ashes that makes it supremely exciting. There are sparks flying, and the kind of electricity in the air can only be rivaled by an India-Pakistan match, if at all. The Ashes is so exciting that it finds its place in the legendary the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But pop culture and fans apart, the Ashes has seen some tremendous performances over the years.  Here are our favourite seven players

Jul 6 2015
Statistical comparison: Wasim Akram vs Glenn McGrath
Statistical comparison: Wasim Akram vs Glenn McGrath

Wasim Akram is undoubtedly the greatest left-arm pacer There is something about fast bowlers. The temper. The rapid bursts. The moving ball. The run-ups. The big leap a few meters from the popping crease. The follow-through. The occasional words spoken to the batsmen. The glares at the fielders who are sloppy. The celebrations after getting the opposition’s best batsman out. The carnival following the perfect plan justified by the perf

12 memorable quotes about defining Ashes moments
12 memorable quotes about defining Ashes moments

Doesn’t it feel like we just had the Ashes yesterday? And already, we have on our hands another chapter of this historic drama. This could be one of the more memorable ones purely because of the brand of cricket we’ve seen both these teams play recently. Australia have always been considered to play the aggressive no-holds-barred style of cricket. And if the England-New Zealand test and ODI series offered us a taste of how Engla

Jul 5 2015
Brett Lee - When the Blonde Bombshell left the field
Brett Lee - When the Blonde Bombshell left the field

Brett Lee of the Sixers looks dejected after the final ball during the Big Bash League final match between the Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers His last over was the perfect summation of his 20 years on the cricket field. Hard-fought, nerve-wracking, adrenaline-rushing and thoroughly entertaining. Two breath-taking wickets. And that chainsaw celebration. Brett Lee – hailed as the blonde bombshell with his flashy smile and fierce

Jun 26 2015
Top 5 Ashes matches of the 21st century
Top 5 Ashes matches of the 21st century

The 21st century is still fairly young, but it has already had the decency to serve up some magical cricketing encounters – plenty of them coming in the Ashes. The England-Australia battle royal typically throws up some of the best that Test cricket has to offer; fortunately, we have been blessed with many unforgettable moments over the past decade and a half. Much of that is down to England’s increased competitiveness, after being t

Jun 23 2015
13 legendary cricketers we would like to see in the MCL
13 legendary cricketers we would like to see in the MCL

Following the big announcement of a T20 tournament for retired legends by Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne, former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has announced another tournament for veterans called the Masters Champions League. The event will be held in the UAE in February next year. It will comprise of 6 teams consisting of icon players and players from associate nations. The catchcry will be the icons and Brian Lara, Wasim Akram, Adam Gilchr

Jun 21 2015
Interview with Glenn Mcgrath:
Interview with Glenn Mcgrath: "Express pace is an inherent quality that cannot be taught"

Glenn Mcgrath Glenn McGrath was renowned for his unerring accuracy, relentless diligence, and a bagful of tricks. Fondly known as the ‘Pigeon’, he often set the cat among the best of batsmen. His illustrious record – 563 scalps in 124 Tests at an average of 21.64 – is an eloquent testimony to his undeniable greatness and legacy. The most successful fast bowler in the history of Test cricket spoke

Jun 16 2015
Home conditions give England edge over Australia in Ashes: Shahid Afridi
Home conditions give England edge over Australia in Ashes: Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi of Nottinghamptonshire London, June 16: Pakistan's veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said England's home ground advantage gives them an edge over Australia in the upcoming Ashes series, which starts in less than a month in Cardiff, England. England have not lost to Australia on home soil in Ashes for 14 years and Afridi, who recently concluded a brief stint with English Twenty20 side Northamptonshire, said England&

Jun 16 2015
10 less gifted cricketers who became legends
10 less gifted cricketers who became legends

It is hard not to romanticise a game like cricket. There is so much involved at so many different levels, you cannot quite put your finger on just one aspect that you could do with or without. Some players were gifted with a lot of talent and very little temperament. Some were not naturally gifted. They didn’t come with a silken touch or natural swing. Yet, would you really call them not gifted because some of them went on to become legend

Jun 15 2015
Celebrating the Home of Cricket
Celebrating the Home of Cricket

Lord’s Cricket Ground Every admirer of the game has heard endless tales about the most storied cricket ground in the world. Its iconic pavilion, its Long Room, its Honour Board, everything within it is a symbol of its charm and undying dignity. Its name itself establishes it as a place of reverence. Hailed as the Mecca of cricket, the Lord’s Cricket Ground has a grandeur as great as the game itself. Third of the Lord’s gro

Jun 14 2015
Right down to the wire: Top 5 most thrilling Test match finishes
Right down to the wire: Top 5 most thrilling Test match finishes

The West Indian team celebrates as Australia's Ian Meckiff is run out with only two balls to go in the First Test at Brisbane Australia vs West Indies, 1st Test, 1960-61 It was the era of romance in cricket. It was a time when white flannel contests were tales of Illiad and Odyssey, of cricketing literature. A decade of dullness had followed the Second World War, and a black captain was leading the touring West Indi

Jun 13 2015
India lucky to have the pace of Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron: Glenn McGrath
India lucky to have the pace of Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron: Glenn McGrath

Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron "The Pigeon", Glen McGrath, has said that India are lucky to have the likes of Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron, fast bowlers who have the ability to bowl at speeds of 150kms despite the unfavorable conditions in the Indian subcontinent. "To be a fast bowler in India is probably as tough as it gets,” McGrath said at an event hosted by ESPNcricinfo in association with Hardys. “The

Jun 5 2015
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