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Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams
Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams

The stage is set for the legends of the game to take each other on one more time with the inaugural edition of the Masters Champions League getting underway in the UAE on 28 January 2016. The 6-team event features a host of retired players including some of the true greats of the game. Each of the six teams will take on the other five in the round robin stage and the top four will qualify for the semi-finals. The two venues where the teams will

Jan 26 2016
5 classic duels we'll get to watch in MCL
5 classic duels we'll get to watch in MCL

In less than 2 weeks time, we will be seeing some of the biggest cricketing legends battle it out in the Masters Champions League (MCL). The tournament features six teams, which have been named after zodiac signs, consisting of retired players from different countries. The MCL roster includes some big names that have played cricket in the past two decades and brought glory to their respective nations. This provides us with the exciting prospect

Jan 18 2016
Ganguly named captain of Libra Legends in Masters Champions League
Ganguly named captain of Libra Legends in Masters Champions League

Former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly will lead the Libra Legends in the MCLKolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday was named the captain and team ambassador of Libra Legends, a franchise of the Masters Champions League (MCL).The 43-year-old who recently played for Sachin's Blasters in the Cricket All-Stars series will be seen wielding his willow again in the MCL starting on January 28 in Dubai.He would l

Jan 12 2016
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
Stats: Test players with most career runs without scoring a hundred
Stats: Test players with most career runs without scoring a hundred

Shane Warne is the player who had scored most runs in a career without scoring a hundred This record might sound strange to many. However, scoring 50s and centuries is only one criterion of judging how well a batsman plays. There are other factors to be considered too. Batting as an opener and as a middle order batsman usually requires different techniques in the game. Also, the game plan might change if the ball is new or old and also if

Stats: Shahid Afridi becomes highest wicket taker in T20 internationals
Stats: Shahid Afridi becomes highest wicket taker in T20 internationals

Shahid Afridi is a proven match winner Pakistan’s t20 team captain Shahid Afridi, playing in his 86th t20 international match, became the highest wicket-taker in the format after capturing the wicket of England’s batsman James Vince in the 2nd t20 match between England and Pakistan at Dubai, thereby overtaking his team-mate Saeed Ajmal, who has taken 85 wickets for Pakistan in 64 t20 international matches. Shahid Afridi has pla

Nov 28 2015
5 spinners who made Sachin Tendulkar struggle
5 spinners who made Sachin Tendulkar struggle

There are no two ways about the fact that Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the greatest batsman to have played the game. However, just like other legends of the game, he too has had his own struggles during his playing career. Whether beset by injuries, lack of form or difficult conditions, the master batsman has faced them all and still managed to come out trumps. Other than these, Sachin has also been troubled by certain bowlers in his playin

Nov 23 2015
7 cricketers who retired midway through a Test series
7 cricketers who retired midway through a Test series

Johnson is the latest in the ‘retiring’ faculty list “I just lost that hunger to play on these tough days, and that's where my decision came. I felt like I couldn't compete at this level anymore." These were the words spoken by outgoing Mitchell Johnson who recently, and more surprisingly, retired from all forms of the cricket at WACA, Perth. If his losing prowess in the bowling was easily visible in his figur

Nov 19 2015
5 reasons why the All Stars series is already a blockbuster
5 reasons why the All Stars series is already a blockbuster

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne have masterminded this brilliant tribute to the game's best Even as we begin the countdown to the final match in the All Stars T20 series which will be played in Los Angeles, the verdict is out on how it has fared; the only word that comes to mind is 'BLOCKBUSTER'. This blast from the past is the brainchild of arguably the game's greatest ambassadors, Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne. This en

Nov 14 2015
Thank you, Cricket All-Stars
Thank you, Cricket All-Stars

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne with the Citi Cricket All-Stars Cup 2015 When I first heard about the Cricket All-Stars, the only thing that excited me, being an Indian, was to see Sachin Tendulkar take guard again. But then I saw the line-up with the likes of Warne, Lara, Ganguly, Wasim, McGrath, Walsh, Ambrose, Murali, Kallis and Donald and I thought to myself – this is not just about Sachin, it’s a c

Nov 13 2015
Best pictures from the 2nd Cricket All-Stars T20 match between Warne's Warriors and Sachin's Blasters
Best pictures from the 2nd Cricket All-Stars T20 match between Warne's Warriors and Sachin's Blasters

Sachin and Sourav batted together again Warne’s Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the Cricket All-Stars series as they thrashed Sachin’s Blasters by 57 runs at the Minute Maid Park in Houston. After being put into bat, Warriors posted a mammoth 262-5 thanks to notable contributions from every batsmen. Kumar Sangakkara led the charge with 70 off just 30 balls and was ably supported by Jacques Kallis and Ricky Ponting, who both got fort

Nov 12 2015
Top 10 players with the highest combined strike rate in Tests and ODIs
Top 10 players with the highest combined strike rate in Tests and ODIs

Glenn Maxwell could well make an entry to this list in the future The rising popularity of T20 cricket has pushed the game beyond boundaries, quite literally. With batsman looking to utilize the most out of each ball, monumental totals are being chased down. The trend started with the pinch-hitters in ODI cricket, with the likes of Kaluwitharana, Jayasuriya and Gilchrist starting the brisk flow of runs. Strike rate, hence, became an importa

Oct 25 2015
Misbah-ul-Haq suggests England series could be his last international outing
Misbah-ul-Haq suggests England series could be his last international outing

“King Misbah” has helped shape a formidable Pakistan Test team in Asian conditions Pakistan’s upcoming Test assignment against England in the UAE could be skipper Misbah-ul-Haq’s final international outing. In a candid interview with ESPNCricinfo, the 41-year old spoke about the upcoming challenge against the Ashes-winning England team. Misbah had earlier claimed that he could quit from internati

Oct 3 2015
6 times cricketers got trolled on air
6 times cricketers got trolled on air

Even after toiling the entire day on the field, trying to get wickets or score some runs, these cricketers have their sense of humour intact, taking friendly digs at each other. The commentators too, don’t mind indulging in banter, deviating from the mundane, technical aspects of the game. While most of the banter takes place behind the camera, in the closed confines of the dressing rooms, spectators are sometimes lucky to hear a

Sep 15 2015
Shane Warne picks his greatest England Test XI since 1990
Shane Warne picks his greatest England Test XI since 1990

Both Strauss and Cook failed to make it to Warne’s England Test XI Following up to his announcements of Australia’s greatest Test & ODI XI over the past 25 years, Asutralian spin wizard Shane Warne has come up with his list of arch rival England’s greatest Test XI since 1990. Michael Vaughan has been named the captain of the side which also features Kevin Pietersen while his arch-enemy Andrew Strauss was left out as wa

Sep 10 2015
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