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Australia's 2003 World Cup winning team: Where are they now
Australia's 2003 World Cup winning team: Where are they now

The Australian cricket team with the 2003 ICC World CupAustralia was a serious force to reckon with in world cricket for over a decade starting from 1998-99. The Baggy Greens have won the ICC Cricket World five times, most recently in the previous edition of the prestigious tournament, back in 2005. However, most of their success in the coveted competition has come in the period between 1999 and 2007, when they had won three successive World Cups

May 16 2016
Dale Steyn and Stuart Broad the toughest I have faced in Tests, claims Shane Watson
Dale Steyn and Stuart Broad the toughest I have faced in Tests, claims Shane Watson

Shane Watson and Dale Steyn during a gameFormer Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has said pacer Dale Steyn and England seamer Stuart Broad are the toughest bowlers he has faced in Test cricket.Watson recently retired from Tests. He is currently playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL)."The one that consistently comes back is Dale Steyn, especially in Test cricket. Just how relentless he is with

May 10 2016
11 greatest big-match cricketers of all time
11 greatest big-match cricketers of all time

What makes a big match cricketer tick? Is there really a formula? When Marlon Samuels played a second match-winning knock in World T20 Finals for his team (the first being his spectacular innings in the 2012 T20 World Cup Final), he demonstrated how some players just turn up on the big day.Probably, these are the players whose special gifts are triggered by high-pressure environment. These are the players who probably love the big stage. These ar

May 8 2016
5 great bowling pairs whose coordinated work don't fade away
5 great bowling pairs whose coordinated work don't fade away

Cricket is labelled as a batsmen’s game thanks to people’s preference of watching boundaries rain rather than stumps crashing all over the place. Even big names players like Virender Sehwag are of the opinion that cricket is a batsmen’s game.However, there is not a single team in the history of World Cup that has won the most coveted trophy without a decent bowling attack. In fact, a great bowling unit itself can win you games e

Apr 5 2016
5 sledging battles between India-Australia cricketers
5 sledging battles between India-Australia cricketers

The rivalry between India and Australia has seen some unforgettable battles over the years. However, the rivalry has not been limited to the mundane bat and ball. It transcended into other aspects of the game as well.One such aspect has to be sledging, the art which the Australians have surely mastered. They are known to play their cricket hard and they always make it a point to be in the opposition’s face all the time.The India-Australia r

5 on-air comments from cricketers caught on the microphone
5 on-air comments from cricketers caught on the microphone

The game of cricket has undoubtedly transformed over the years. The innovations have always aided the game in some way or the other. However, the entertainment value of cricket seems to have rocketed sky-high after the inception of T20 cricket. The slam-bang version of the gentleman’s game has metamorphosed cricket like nothing else.From cheerleaders to stump microphones to players wearing microphones on the field, the shortest format of th

Mar 23 2016
Jasprit Bumrah draws praise from legendary Glenn McGrath
Jasprit Bumrah draws praise from legendary Glenn McGrath

Bumrah’s unique action and awkward angle have thrown batsmen off trackIndian pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s credentials have been endorsed by none other than the iconic Glenn McGrath. In an interview with Times of India, the veteran seam bowler gave his thoughts on the 22-year old’s action and how the fearless approach of modern batsmen has forced bowlers to develop plenty of variations.McGrath who is currently in Chennai mentoring prom

Feb 23 2016
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

Jan 12 2016
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
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