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5 funny on-field incidents involving umpires
5 funny on-field incidents involving umpires

Matthew Hayden and umpire Billy Bowden hit the deck Umpiring is one of the most difficult and tedious jobs to perform on the cricket field. Despite the amount of seriousness attached to the role, most umpires ensure that they keep the atmosphere as light as possible by getting involved in humour and friendly interactions with players. There have been quite a few funny instances on the cricket which have featured umpires in a prominent role.

Feb 13 2016
Rohit Sharma hopes his pair with Dhawan can emulate Tendulkar-Ganguly partnership
Rohit Sharma hopes his pair with Dhawan can emulate Tendulkar-Ganguly partnership

Sharma conceded that he and Dhawan are quite far off from matching India’s most successful opening partnershipRohit Sharma is hopeful that his opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan can go on to emulate the highly successful pairing of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. Sharma also shared his views on India’s recent tour of Australia and talked about his ambitions post the successful outing on a personal as well as the team fr

Feb 5 2016
Best pictures from the 3rd T20I match between Australia and India
Best pictures from the 3rd T20I match between Australia and India

Winners! In the final T20I at Sydney Cricket Ground, India came into the game looking to seal the three-match series 3-0 and level matters in the whole tour 4-4, something that might have been a positive in their preparation for the World T20. Australia, on the other hand, would have hoped to avoid a clean sweep and finish the series on a bright note. Australia failed to stop India’s winning run as the visitors won the third and

Jan 31 2016
Ravi Shastri defends Indian batsmen on charges of being 'selfish'
Ravi Shastri defends Indian batsmen on charges of being 'selfish'

The tea India director, Shastri, has vehemently supported the Indian cricketers.Ravi Shastri, the former Indian cricketer who is also the team director for India has defended the Indian batsmen against the charges of being selfish labelled upon them.  Shastri came down heavily upon the bowlers of the team after they had failed to defend scores of 309, 308 and 295 in the three consecutive matches in the Victoria Bitter ODI series in Aust

Jan 20 2016
5 most successful bowler-fielder combinations in recent Test history
5 most successful bowler-fielder combinations in recent Test history

Cricket is a game of partnerships. A century stand in the middle of the innings or a couple of short, tight bowling spells in tandem from each end can shift the momentum of a game quite swiftly. However, one of the least talked about but one of the most significant partnerships in cricket is the bowler-fielder combination. That is so because it’s convenient to credit the bowler for inducing a fine edge, even though the fielder is equally i

Australia and West Indies to raise funds for the McGrath foundation
Australia and West Indies to raise funds for the McGrath foundation

McGrath poses during the traditional pre-Pink Test photo session, along with the Australian team.Starting off the new year with a noble gesture, the Australian cricket team and their Frank-Worrell Trophy opponents have agreed to raise $380,000 from the traditional New Year Test at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for the McGrath foundation in order to increase awareness about the need to prevent breast cancer, and place the McGrath Breast Care Nu

Jan 2 2016
Nathan Lyon can join 300-wicket club in Tests, says Adam Gilchrist
Nathan Lyon can join 300-wicket club in Tests, says Adam Gilchrist

Gilchrist predicts Lyon to pick up more than 300 Test wicketsAdam Gilchrist feels Nathan Lyon has a bright future in the game and has predicted the off-spinner to join the 300-wicket club in Test cricket. The former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman also lauded the 28-year-old’s character and is disappointed with the national selectors for not having given Lyon an extended run in the team in the shorter formats of the game. Lyon, who deb

Jan 1 2016
Why do Australia consistently produce the fastest bowlers in the world?
Why do Australia consistently produce the fastest bowlers in the world?

While the rest struggle to produce a few, Australia continue to develop plenty of fiery fast bowlersLike a conveyor belt churning out finished products, Australia has been consistently producing fast bowlers for years.In the early 1900s, Jack Gregory, a part of the huge Gregory family, and Ted McDonald held the fast bowling mantle under Warwick “Big Ship” Armstrong. The years immediately after the 2nd World War produced the exceptiona

Dec 30 2015
10 greatest fast bowling pairs of all time
10 greatest fast bowling pairs of all time

Shoaib Akhtar once said that you have to be mad to be a fast bowler. To see the new ball bowlers send down the red cherry at lightning pace is one of the most riveting sights in cricket. Fast bowlers hunt in pairs, they say. There have been numerous new ball partnerships over the years, the success of one bowler rubbing on the other, or egging him on for a better performance. Here’s a list of the ten best new ball bowling pairs over the y

Dec 24 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in Test cricket in each year starting from 1877 to 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in Test cricket in each year starting from 1877 to 2015

Ashwin is the leading Test wicket-taker in 2015 The first Test match was played between Australia and England from 15th March to 19th March 1877. To date, 2194 Test matches have been played and many records have been created and broken in those Test matches. We know that cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the play

Dec 20 2015
5 Test bowlers with most top order wickets
5 Test bowlers with most top order wickets

Who has taken the most wickets of top order batsmen who batted from position 1 to 3 in test cricket? It is said that in Test cricket opening bowlers set the platform on the opening day for their teams by castling opposition teams top-order batsmen early. But for that you need to have the skill of either moving the ball with the hand or off the pitch or spinning the ball right from the start of an innings. Some bowlers have developed that

Dec 18 2015
10 great bowlers and their most feared batsmen
10 great bowlers and their most feared batsmen

In quite the same way that every batsman has at least one bowler who made life difficult for him during his career, bowlers too have have their own share of nightmares against some batsmen. This is true for almost every bowler who has ever played the game of cricket. Many of the bowling greats have been quite open when it comes answering questions about their most feared batsmen and more often than not they name some legend of their era. Here ar

Dec 3 2015
10 great batsmen and their most feared bowlers
10 great batsmen and their most feared bowlers

All great batsmen who have played the game of cricket have come across at least one bowler in their careers who gave them the most trouble and instilled doubt in their minds. While for some they have been legendary pacemen, for some of the others it has been great spinners. There are also a few cases of batsmen struggling most against military medium-pace bowlers. Although some batsmen are hesitant to reveal about the bowlers who worri

Dec 2 2015
Glenn McGrath and Muralitharan were the toughest bowlers I faced, says Rahul Dravid
Glenn McGrath and Muralitharan were the toughest bowlers I faced, says Rahul Dravid

Even ‘The Wall – Rahul Dravid’ had a few bowlers he feared to face Rahul Dravid, the second-highest Test run-scorer for India, has mentioned Glenn McGrath and Muttiah Muralitharan as the toughest bowlers that he had faced throughout his glittering career. “As far as fast bowler is concerned, Glenn McGrath was the toughest I have faced, I have played him at the peak of his career and he was truly a

Dec 2 2015
Reliving the 2005 Ashes: One of the greatest Test series ever
Reliving the 2005 Ashes: One of the greatest Test series ever

England team celebrating the Ashes 2005 victory Some sporting contests leave an everlasting impression on the minds of sports lovers. They transcend the individual sport and go on to acquire bigger importance. The 2008 Wimbledon match between Federer and Nadal, the “Rumble in the Jungle” boxing fight between Mohammad Ali and Joe Frazier, the World Cup win of Argentina in 1986 delivered almost single-handedly by Maradona, all the

Nov 28 2015
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