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Best batsmen in the world across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)
Best batsmen in the world across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)

Steve Smith may be injured but he is the No.1 ranked Test batsman. AB de Villiers is the top ODI batsman and Virat Kohli tops the charts as far as T20Is are concerned. But who is the best batsman across all formats?Although the ICC have an individual ranking for each of the formats, they don’t have a combined ranking to determine the best batsmen in the world across all formats. If they did, what would that look like?Well, here&rs

May 2 2016
5 possible replacements for Rising Pune Supergiants' injured duo
5 possible replacements for Rising Pune Supergiants' injured duo

IPL 2016 hasn't really gone according to plan for the Rising Pune Supergiants. After victory in the opening, they lost four successive games and were sinking like a stone. Just when it looked as though a lifeline had been thrown their way with the win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, disaster has struck yet again.First Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of the tournament and now South African T20 captain Faf du Plessis has been as well and just like that

Apr 28 2016
Cricket South Africa barred from hosting any international tournament
Cricket South Africa barred from hosting any international tournament

Kagiso Rabada’s sparkling emergence has united South Africa’s cricket communityIt seems that the quota situation surrounding South African sport keeps escalating into something bigger, almost everytime. In a shocking move, the country’s Sports Minister has banned Cricket South Africa (CSA) from hosting or even bidding for any major international competition on its soil.Sport24 reported Fikile Mbalula issuing the harsh state

Apr 25 2016
5 instances when a commentator was dropped
5 instances when a commentator was dropped

Harsha Bhogle IPL commentary contract was terminated this seasonThe job of a cricket commentator is never an easy one. He is the one who has the job of describing the game to the millions of television viewers across the globe. A commentator does the arduous task of keeping the viewers glued to the television sets with their insightful as well as entertaining views on the game.However, a commentator can sometimes become the reason of ire because

Apr 11 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Group stage batting records
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Group stage batting records

 

ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Dominant South Africa thrash off-colour Sri Lanka
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Dominant South Africa thrash off-colour Sri Lanka

Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers celebrate the winSouth Africa dominated with both bat and ball to outclass defending champions Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the final Group 1 match of the World Twenty20 at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium here on Monday.Having bowled out the Sri Lankans for a mere 120 runs, the South Africans overhauled the target in 17.4 overs with the veteran Hashim Amla leading the way with a half-century.Amla remained unbeaten on

Mar 28 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: South Africa vs Sri Lanka - 5 Talking Points
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: South Africa vs Sri Lanka - 5 Talking Points

In a huge blow to the Lankans, Angelo Mathews was sidelined with injuryOn face value, this might not have appeared to be one of the most keenly anticipated contests. With both South Africa and Sri Lanka having crashed out of the ICC World T20, there was not a lot at stake as the two teams looked to salvage some pride at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.However, the Proteas as well as the Lankans had to motivate themselves and give something

Mar 28 2016
ICC World T20 2016, Stats: Sri Lanka v South Africa: Amla special hands Proteas consolation win over Sri Lanka
ICC World T20 2016, Stats: Sri Lanka v South Africa: Amla special hands Proteas consolation win over Sri Lanka

Amla's 56* took South Africa over the finishing line to give them their second win of the World T20In the last match of the Super 10 stage, South Africa and Sri Lanka faced each other in what was a dead rubber. Both teams having been knocked out before the game, were playing for pride and finish their respective tournaments on a high.South Africa emerged victorious as they put in an all-round performance to thrash a deflated Sri Lankan side b

Mar 28 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Week One - Summary
ICC World T20 2016: Week One - Summary

Mitchell Santner has led the New Zealand spin attack with remarkable success so far in the World CupBefore the start of the Super 10 stage of the 2016 World T20, had someone told you that West Indies & New Zealand would top their respective groups at the end of week one; you would have said, “In your dreams buddy”. But here we are, one week into the Super 10 stage and the Kiwis & the team from the Caribbean islands are at

Mar 22 2016
ICC World T20 2016 Fantasy Guru: The end game
ICC World T20 2016 Fantasy Guru: The end game

I have been pestered about this, so here you go: 5455 points and 5927th rankSouth Africa vs AfghanistanTransfers made – 1 (0); Transfers left – 5 (4)Virat Kohli out – Hashim Amla in (if SA bat first)Captain – Quinton de KockWith Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir already in my team, the only other player who interests me is Hashim Amla. Between Amla and Faf du Plessis things turne

Mar 20 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: South Africa won't take Afghanistan for granted says Hashim Amla
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: South Africa won't take Afghanistan for granted says Hashim Amla

Amla in action against EnglandAhead of their Group 1 clash against Afghanistan in the World Twenty20 cricket tournament, South Africa's star batsman Hashim Amla stressed that his team won't take their opposition for granted considering their good show with the bat against Sri Lanka.South Africa are faced with a must-win situation against Afghanistan after they lost to England in a nail-biting encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Frid

Mar 19 2016
Comic: Up-rooted!!
Comic: Up-rooted!!

 

Mar 19 2016
Top 5 records that were broken in the epic England-South Africa ICC World T20 clash
Top 5 records that were broken in the epic England-South Africa ICC World T20 clash

After few gave them any chance, England recorded one of the most brilliant comebacks in T20I history as they chased down 230 and secured the second-best run-chase in the format’s history and claimed their first win of the 2016 World T20 by beating South Africa at the Wankhede.After winning the toss and electing to field, England were given a mountain to climb thanks to fifties from Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla and JP Duminy. Chasing 230 was

Mar 19 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: England vs South Africa - 5 Talking Points
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: England vs South Africa - 5 Talking Points

South Africa began their search for the elusive World title against an England side which had just come out on the wrong end of a Gayle Storm. A raucous crowd cheered both teams at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai as Eoin Morgans men faced a must-win contest.Perhaps highlighting the faith shown in the squad, they went in with an unchanged eleven. Despite succumbing to Australias aggression in their previous T20I assignment, the Proteas were confide

Mar 18 2016
Signature moments that don't fade away: Records and stats from the exhilarating Eng-SA match
Signature moments that don't fade away: Records and stats from the exhilarating Eng-SA match

Root scored a 44-ball 83 to help England stage the best World T20 chaseEngland didn't have a great record against South Africa in T20Is, having lost seven times in 11matches. However, what transpired at the Wankhede today was a confident assault by the English batsman, as 459 runs were scored in the match.South Africa, having been put into bat, might have made England rethink the decision to bowl first as fifties from Quinton de Koc

Mar 18 2016
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