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5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket
5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket

The Indian Captain and the Vice-Captain complement each otherIn cricket, a captain is undoubtedly the boss as he is the one who runs the team. He is the one who decides what’s good and what’s bad for the team. It is also expected that he will lead from the front and set examples for his other teammates. But as a family can’t be run by a single person, a cricket team also needs someone other than the skipper to hold the team toge

Apr 2 2016
5 great T20 opening partnerships that don't fade away
5 great T20 opening partnerships that don't fade away

Two of the most destructive batsmen in the history of cricketHaynes-Greenidge, Ganguly-Tendulkar, Langer-Hayden – big names that had one thing in common. Batting pairs that were terrific while opening the innings for their teams in different formats.But, as the game has changed, it has thrown up newer names alongside the old ones that have lit up cricket’s newest format.We take a look at five extraordinary opening pairs in T20Is whose

Apr 2 2016
5 cricketers who battled on-field injuries with heroism
5 cricketers who battled on-field injuries with heroism

Yuvraj Singh grimaces in pain during the game against AustraliaSports is all about passion. While the passion in some sportsmen is evident through their spirited anger, there are others who put themselves on the edge to lead their teams to a victory. Despite debilitating injuries, they conquer their pain with their passion.An instance of this was evident in the virtual quarter-final last night between India and Australia in the ongoing ICC World

Mar 28 2016
10 best Instagram posts of the week from cricketers
10 best Instagram posts of the week from cricketers

The launch of the new Team India jersey for the ICC World T20 was a much-anticipated eventIn a week that saw plenty of action taking place on the field, in terms of the Asia Cup T20 2016 and the ICC World T20 2016, there were plenty of moments shared on social media as well.Some of them were in direct relation to the aforementioned tournaments while the others were bits and pieces from several cricketers’ lives which they wanted t

Mar 12 2016
5 anti-climactic endings to great careers
5 anti-climactic endings to great careers

With Australia wrapping up the 1st Test of the 3-match Trans-Tasman series by an innings and 52 runs, Brendon McCullum's farewell has been all but spoiled. The swashbuckling Kiwi batsman and skipper too could manage just 10 runs in the 2 innings of his 100th Test, including a blob in the first essay. Looking at the events that transpired around McCullum's batting in the 1st Test, his glittering career for New Zealand may b

5 legends who failed in Test Cricket in India
5 legends who failed in Test Cricket in India

A number of great Test batsmen have tasted success on Indian pitches against a lackluster opposition bowling attack. India has been on the receiving end of various prolific innings and partnerships, especially on the slow and dead Indian pitches. Mahela Jayawardene’s 274, Younis Khan’s 267 and Hashim Amla’s unbeaten 253 are recent instances of the same. However, there have been some legends, who failed in Tests when visiting I

Feb 13 2016
2nd Semi-final, MCL: Leo Lions roars towards final of the MCL with 17-run victory over Virgo Super Kings
2nd Semi-final, MCL: Leo Lions roars towards final of the MCL with 17-run victory over Virgo Super Kings

Franklin proved to be the match-winner for Lions with his unbeaten knock of 65 from 48 ballsJames Franklin's unbeaten knock of 65 from 48 balls proved to be the difference as Leo Lions reached the finals of the MCL with a 17-run victory over Virgo Super Kings in the second semi-final played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Lions will now take on Gemini Arabians in the final which will be played on Saturday. With the

Feb 13 2016
Virgo Super Kings off the mark in MCL with closely fought victory over Libra Legends
Virgo Super Kings off the mark in MCL with closely fought victory over Libra Legends

Super Kings skipper and Man-of-the-Match Graeme Smith hugs Brett Lee at the end of the matchVirgo Super Kings skipper Graeme Smith led from the front with a 42-ball 57 to help his side register their first win in the inaugural edition of the MCL. Chasing the target of 169 set by the Kings, Libra Legends fell short by 5 runs despite a 102-run stand for the opening wicket. Though Smith bagged the MoM award, it was former Indian cricketer Murali Kar

Feb 3 2016
When Graeme Smith and Jonathan Trott played together for South Africa
When Graeme Smith and Jonathan Trott played together for South Africa

The Proteas team with Graeme Smith(Top row 3rtd from the ight) and Jonathan Trott( same row 2nd from left)The Under-19 World Cup is presently on in Bangladesh. More than being the biggest prize for some of the best young batsman and bowlers from across the globe, the competition also serves as a platform for all of them to show that they are on track to be considered for the big league.The Under-19 World Cup in recent times has proved t

Jan 30 2016
AB de Villiers appointed as South Africa's new Test skipper
AB de Villiers appointed as South Africa's new Test skipper

De Villiers certainly has plenty of time at hand to assess the Test squad.Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed the appointment of AB de Villiers as the skipper of the Protea Test team in the long run after having led the side in the final two Tests after Hashim Amla had stepped down from his post midway through the series, NDTV Sports reports. Accepting the decision, De Villiers stated that he is ‘honoured’ to take up the role an

Jan 29 2016
5 anti-climactic endings to glittering captaincy tenures
5 anti-climactic endings to glittering captaincy tenures

The role of a captain is of greater significance in cricket than in any other sport. This is exactly why it is perhaps the most difficult task for any cricketer to even undertake during his career, let alone excel at it. The history of the game has seen numerous great captains that have emerged from different corners of the cricketing globe and won plenty of admiration for their outstanding leadership skills. But captaincy is a double-edged

Jan 25 2016
5 reasons why South African cricket is in a state of crisis
5 reasons why South African cricket is in a state of crisis

The South Africans, who sat atop the ICC Test rankings for a long time, have slipped from their throne after a series of woeful performances in the past year. The last twelve months have seen nine Test matches and zero Test wins, a steep drop from the lofty pedestal they were on just a year back.  Here’s a look at five reasons why South African cricket is in a state of crisis:

Jan 22 2016
Graeme Smith believes the U-19 World Cup is an ideal platform for learning
Graeme Smith believes the U-19 World Cup is an ideal platform for learning

South Africa’s youngest captain.Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith termed the upcoming Under-19 cricket World Cup as a great learning experience for young players. Smith, who played in the 2000 event in Sri Lanka and emerged as the top scorer in the tournament, said it was a "wonderful platform" and a "stepping stone into international level"."It doesn't get bigger than that for a youngster," Smith, w

Jan 21 2016
Cricket greats Dravid, Atherton and Smith excited about ICC U19 Cricket World Cup
Cricket greats Dravid, Atherton and Smith excited about ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Dravid is excited with his role as coach and wants his side to perform well, irrespective of the result Cricket greats Rahul Dravid, Michael Atherton and Graeme Smith are looking forward to the ICC U19 World Cup, saying the “fantastic” tournament gives the young players the chance to test themselves against the best in their age group.The 11th edition of the tournament will be played across four cities in Bangladesh from&nbs

Jan 21 2016
Management needs to take responsibility for poor form, says Graeme Smith
Management needs to take responsibility for poor form, says Graeme Smith

The former Proteas captain is worried about the environment around the dressing room.South Africa suffered their second successive series defeat and former captain Graeme Smith is of the opinion that the problem lies beyond the field and in the management of the national team. He spoke to the television channel SuperSport and expressed his views saying that the blame for the defeat is to be shared not only by the players but a

Jan 18 2016
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