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Top 10 bowlers with most number of international wickets in cricket history
Top 10 bowlers with most number of international wickets in cricket history

Cricket, ‘the gentleman’s game’ has always been known as a game dominated by the batsmen, but there have been many outstanding bowlers who have made life hard for the batsman at the crease. No matter how many runs a team scores in a Test match, they need to pick up 20 wickets to win the match. The case in ODI’s and T20s is not much different with the bowlers playing a crucial role in restricting the opposition by pi

Aug 28 2015
Tendulkar and McGrath join hands to mentor the new batch of upcoming pace bowlers
Tendulkar and McGrath join hands to mentor the new batch of upcoming pace bowlers

LITTLE MASTER sharing his secrets with the trainees at the MRF Pace Foundation Academy Chennai, 21st August:  MRF Pace Foundation, a sports development initiative by MRF Ltd, India’s No: 1 tyre manufacturer, brings together two of the most celebrated cricketing legends. ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar joined the legendary Australian pace bowler Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation Academy giving i

Aug 21 2015
India's 'pigeon' woes at World Cups
India's 'pigeon' woes at World Cups

Glen McGrath crashed India’s World Cup dreams twice, ‘99 and 2003 When Australia sent India packing at the SCG in the World Cup semi-final earlier this year, it was their eighth win over India in eleven World Cup meetings. Coming out of the 1987 World Cup, India held a 2-2 head to head record against Australia. This record, however, was to be severely dented in the four subsequent editions when Australia entered a phase of world

Aug 20 2015
5 statements that have backfired spectacularly
5 statements that have backfired spectacularly

While cricket is a sport typically played by gentlemen, an occasional dose of trash-talking ahead of a big series never goes amiss and adds just that little bit extra fuel to the fire. We know England and Australia hate each other, but it always nice to be reminded before we sit back and watch the latest chapter of their rivalry unfold. It’s an age-old tactic used to psyche out the opposition, but one that is perhaps best reserved for

Aug 15 2015
Michael Clarke - Last of the Australian Mughals
Michael Clarke - Last of the Australian Mughals

Michael Clarke during a photo session on eve of the 2015 World Cup When a boyish Michael Clarke made his Test debut for Australia, in Bangalore in the winter of 2004, at least 7 players of the marauding Australian side of the last decade were still plying their trade. Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne were still a few years away from their respective retirements, Adam Gilchrist was leading the side in the interim absence of Ricky Ponting, and th

Ricky Ponting backs Michael Clarke's decision to retire after fifth Ashes Test
Ricky Ponting backs Michael Clarke's decision to retire after fifth Ashes Test

Ricky Ponting backs Michael Clarke’s decision of retiring Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is backing Michael Clarke’s decision to retire post the fifth Ashes Test. Ponting resigned as the captain and handed the responsibility to Clarke in 2011. However, he continued to play for Australia till late 2012. Clarke will pilot the squad one final time at The Oval from the 20th of August in the final Test of the

Aug 10 2015
Ashes 2015: Spin and swing are haunting Australian cricket
Ashes 2015: Spin and swing are haunting Australian cricket

Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke “They can deal with a great speedster with grit eventually on any fast track, but movement and slowness of the turf can change their scorecard into a telephone directory”. Australian batting line-up has some big names, mixture of talent and experience. Their resurgence after Ashes defeat in 2013 was quite scary. David Warner had a blast in that summer. Steve Smith evolved in the same Ashes

Aug 6 2015
Worcestershire's Joe Leach takes hat-trick with first three balls of match
Worcestershire's Joe Leach takes hat-trick with first three balls of match

Worcestershire fast bowler Joe Leach Worcestershire fast bowler Joe Leach claimed a hat-trick with the first three balls of his side's Royal London One-Day Cup match against Northamptonshire on Sunday. The 24-year-old paceman had Richard Levi and Rob Keogh caught behind before removing Ben Duckett, caught at gully by Jack Shantry. Northamptonshire’s score read 0/3 after the first three balls of the match, prompting mad scenes

Aug 2 2015
5 most successful Ashes bowlers of All Time
5 most successful Ashes bowlers of All Time

The Ashes has been a platform many bowlers to carve a place for themselves in the books of history.  For an upcoming cricketer from England or Australia, The Ashes is one of the biggest stages to perform and prove one's mettle in Test match cricket. While some players wither under the pressure of the occasion, some players manage to bring their A-game and shine! Some bowlers manage to wreak havoc in a match. Some manage to hit thei

Aug 1 2015
Dale Steyn - The greatest fast bowler to have played Test cricket
Dale Steyn - The greatest fast bowler to have played Test cricket

Dale Steyn congratulated by his teammates after claiming his 400th Test wicket Mitchell Johnson blew away the English batting line-up with his pace at Lord’s to hand England a hiding. James Anderson responded for England, making the Australians dance to his tune at Edgbaston. Both of them, at different times, have been contenders for the title of “the best pace bowler of this generation”. In fact, many Australian

Aug 1 2015
7 players who enjoyed a great run of form after turning 35
7 players who enjoyed a great run of form after turning 35

Time is a fickle mistress, they say. In sport, time is as slippery as a rattlesnake, slithering away, painfully, one day at a time. In case of cricketers, it is one game at a time, or sometimes, one season at a time. Many a great players smelt the earth, as age caught up with them, their arrogance grinded away in the wheels of time, their reflexes numbed with the heroin of grey hair. Runs stop flowing, wickets stop coming. Batsmen feel the ball

Jul 31 2015
Stats: Fastest to 300 wickets and 2000 runs 'double' in Test cricket
Stats: Fastest to 300 wickets and 2000 runs 'double' in Test cricket

Mitchell Johnson jumps in delight after picking up his 300th Test wicket In what is becoming a day of landmarks in cricket, Mitchell Johnson picked up the wicket of Jonny Bairstow on Day 2 of the 3rd Ashes Test between England and Australia to reach the landmark of 300 Test wickets.  He is the fifth Australian bowler to reach this mark for Australia after Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Dennis Lillee and Brett Lee. In

Jul 30 2015
Stats: Fastest to 400 Test wickets
Stats: Fastest to 400 Test wickets

Dale Steyn is congratulated by his teammates after picking up his 400th Test wicket Dale Steyn joined the illustrious 400-Test wickets club after he dismissed Tamim Iqbal in the 2nd Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa which got underway at Mirpur today. He completed the feat in his 80th Test match, the same as the great Sir Richard Hadlee. Only Muttiah Muralitharan has been quicker to achieve the landmark with the Sri

Jul 30 2015
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