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Graeme Swann mercilessly mocks Kevin Pietersen on Australian radio show
Graeme Swann mercilessly mocks Kevin Pietersen on Australian radio show

Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann pictured in 2007 when more cordiality prevailed Talented spinner and impressionist Graeme Swann appeared in a mock interview on a radio show as the controversial Kevin Pietersen, giving answers to questions asked to him by former Australia players Mark Waugh and Matthew Hayden. Speaking in an accent like the South-African born Pietersen, Swann laid into the former England batsman’s self-cent

Jul 28 2015
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
Australian batsmen will struggle in English conditions: Graeme Swann
Australian batsmen will struggle in English conditions: Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann London, June 25 (IANS) Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann believes that the Australian batting line-up struggles to find its form in England. The two top cricketing powers will battle in this year's Ashes which is scheduled to start from July 8 in Cardiff. "I don't think the Australian batting line-up in England is as strong. Nearly all of their batsmen struggled when we beat them here in 2013," Swann wa

Jun 25 2015
Retired England player Craig Kieswetter reveals disunity in England team
Retired England player Craig Kieswetter reveals disunity in England team

Craig Kieswetter (red glasses) with England teammates Craig Kieswetter, who was thought of as one of the best English batsmen of the present generation before a horrific eye injury sustained during a county match brought a premature end to his career, has talked about the divisive dressing room atmosphere prevailing in the English team - also throwing some light on Kevin Pietersen's strife with the ECB. "It wasn't jus

Jun 23 2015
Steven Smith is not a great batsman, says former England spinner Graeme Swann
Steven Smith is not a great batsman, says former England spinner Graeme Swann

Steven Smith during the Australia-West Indies Test series London, June 21: Former spinner Graeme Swann has criticised the technique of Australia's premier batsman Steven Smith and suggested that the prospect of facing the world's number one batsman in a forthcoming Ashes series was not giving England sleepless nights. Swann retired midway through the 2013-14 Ashes but not before dismissing the right-hander three times in 22 innings.

Remain hopeful of batting slots becoming available for Ashes: Kevin Pietersen
Remain hopeful of batting slots becoming available for Ashes: Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen during a training session for Surrey England discard Kevin Pietersen has re-asserted that he remains available for a recall to the national team and has talked about possible slots opening up for the Ashes series in the batting order for him to be accommodated. Australian bowlers had previously said that they would not be surprised if Pietersen was recalled to the team for the prestigious series starting from July 8. Pi

Jun 5 2015
Most incredible matches in World Cup history: 9 - India v England (2011)
Most incredible matches in World Cup history: 9 - India v England (2011)

The 2011 World Cup match between England and India will be remembered for many years to come Before the 2011 World Cup happened, the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata had staged the final of the 1987 World Cup and the most unfortunate semi-final of the 1996 edition. So when 2011 came calling, all the talk was about a renovated Eden and how it would welcome the Men in Blue. The capacity might have been reduced, but the charm was still very

Feb 9 2015
Cricket legends to participate in New Zealand Open
Cricket legends to participate in New Zealand Open

Brian Lara plays a tee shot ahead of the 2014 Australia Open West Indies legends Sir Viv Richards and Brian Lara, Englishmen Sir Ian Botham and Graeme Swann, Australians Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne and New Zealanders Stephen Fleming, Nathan Astle and Mark Richardson will be among those to play alongside professionals as part of the Celebrity Challenge teams event at the Hills and Millbrook courses near Queenstown in March. The

Jan 17 2015
Lasith Malinga - Best T20 bowler of all-time?
Lasith Malinga - Best T20 bowler of all-time?

Lasith Malinga Lasith Malinga is the sort of bowler every captain would want in his side. Or if we go by what we have seen this year, he can do the job of leading the unit along with doing what he does the best: giving batsmen a hard time. The right arm pacer took the cricketing world by storm the time he started playing for Sri Lanka with his unique horizontal arm bowling action. Then there was a brief period where you may h

Nov 8 2014
Top 10 T20 stars who never played IPL
Top 10 T20 stars who never played IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has a rich amount of quality and international star power. The one and a half month long competition in the summer offers plenty of entertainment and also pay, therefore, attracting a lot of the world’s best players. Yet, due to various reasons like injuries, international commitments and political stand-offs, the competition has not witnessed some leading talents in world cricket. Adding to that, 

Nov 4 2014
Told ECB of three players' access to KP parody handle: Alec Stewart
Told ECB of three players' access to KP parody handle: Alec Stewart

Alec Stewart revealed that 3 players – Bresnan, Broad and Swann – had access to a parody Twitter account ‘KPgenius’ London – Alec Stewart has stood by claims in Kevin Pietersen's autobiography that the former England wicketkeeper had informed the ECB of three English players who had access to the controversial batsman's parody Twitter account. According to Daily Mail, Pietersen in his book wrote th

Oct 9 2014
5 worst timed retirements in cricket
5 worst timed retirements in cricket

As the rhetoric goes - You can take the dog out of the fight, but you can't take the fight out of the dog. This is my exact feeling on the topic of sporting legends having to retire. The toughest thing for any sports personality is knowing when to bow down from the stage and that too gracefully. And frankly, this is not something inculcated in them. I mean, when you are told throughout your career to never give up, soldier on and give it b

Sep 23 2014
Five most memorable Test series since 2000
Five most memorable Test series since 2000

There have been growing doubts regarding the long-term future of Test cricket, over the last few years, due to the surge in popularity of T20 cricket. With that being the case, what Test cricket is desperately looking for is some gripping contests in order to capture the imagination of younger audiences in particular. There have been a few memorable Test match series, to the game’s credit, since the start of the 21st century. A few mor

Sep 21 2014
2015 Cricket World Cup winner will be one among Australia, New Zealand and South Africa: Jason Gillespie
2015 Cricket World Cup winner will be one among Australia, New Zealand and South Africa: Jason Gillespie

Jason Gillespie Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie believes that one out of Australia, South Africa and New Zealand will win the 2015 50-over ICC World Cup, as the conditions suit these three teams’ brand of cricket.  The 39-year-old was full of praises for the Kiwi team and, in particular, top order batsman Kane Williamson. He said: “New Zealand are a bit of a dark horse. They’re

Sep 20 2014
The ugly truth behind disappearance of world-class Test spinners
The ugly truth behind disappearance of world-class Test spinners

The Big 3: Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble The 1st Test of the 1993 Ashes series, played at Old Trafford in England, introduced the world to a spectacle never been witnessed before, and it has not been surpassed hence. After the Australians posted a competitive 289 on a spinning track, and England opened with a solid 80/1, approximately two hours into their innings, Aussie captain Allan Border

Sep 20 2014
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