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Top 5 superstars who surprisingly went unsold in the IPL auction
Top 5 superstars who surprisingly went unsold in the IPL auction

Loud, ceremonious, crazy and bizarre. That was how the IPL 8 auctions went. Perhaps most franchises got the players they wanted though it has to be admitted that some walked away happier than the others. In the end, some teams do look very strong on paper.  But there were also some strange decisions made and crazy bids launched that have set tongues wagging. The decision to buy Pawan Negi for 8.5 crores - the highest price for an Indian pla

Feb 7 2016
Hashim Amla denies rumours that he asked TV host to dress to his liking
Hashim Amla denies rumours that he asked TV host to dress to his liking

Hashim AmlaSouth Africa international Hashim Amla has tweeted to rumours that he had asked an Indian TV journalist to dress up before he gave an interview to her on last year’s tour of India. The rumours, mainly reported by editorials with Islamic leanings, had said that the female journalist’s short dress had bothered Amla’s Islamic ideologies.However, Amla himself has quashed all such rumours, saying that the whole event is a

Feb 6 2016
Reports: Hashim Amla refused to give interview to Indian TV host because she was underdressed
Reports: Hashim Amla refused to give interview to Indian TV host because she was underdressed

Hashim Amla, who later stepped down from SA captaincy, made a staunch demand on their recent India tourAccording to reports, South Africa’s ODI captain had refused to give an interview to a female Indian TV host on their recent tour. Allegedly, Amla set a condition that the host needed to wear more clothes till he would talk to her. The reported incident occurred after the 5th and final ODI of the series, which the visitors won.Several

Feb 5 2016
IPL auction 2016: 5 players who are likely to go unsold
IPL auction 2016: 5 players who are likely to go unsold

Saturday, 6 February 2015 is a date that many will be looking forward to. Not just the fans of the eight IPL teams, who will be eagerly waiting to see which players their team signs, but also for the 351 players who will go under the hammer in the IPL Auction 2016. While some players, like Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson will automatically be snapped and are likely to go for a lot of money, the same cannot be said for every player. In fact, at

Feb 4 2016
South Africa vs England: Combined XI
South Africa vs England: Combined XI

After a disappointing Test series, which ended in a 2-1 loss to England, South Africa will be yearning to start the new year on a positive note. The five-match ODI series, which starts in Bloemfontein, will be a test of the bench strength for both teams, as a number of star players are unavailable due to injury. Here is a combined ODI XI, consisting of the players from both the sides that might be crucial for their team’™s p

Darryll Cullinan speaks about 'traditional' Virat Kohli and 'freak' AB de Villiers
Darryll Cullinan speaks about 'traditional' Virat Kohli and 'freak' AB de Villiers

Cullinan said that he loved watching Kohli’s batting as it was ‘normal’ and ‘traditional’Darryll Cullinan said that he loved Virat Kohli’s batting as it was ‘normal’ and ‘traditional’ while also describing AB de Villiers as a freak, Times of India reports. The former South African cricketer compared T20 Cricket to the sport of baseball and also voiced his concerns about the sta

Jan 31 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
10 worst leaves by batsmen in recent times
10 worst leaves by batsmen in recent times

Glenn Maxwell is bowled while leaving the ball in a BBL match Getting bowled is one of the worst ways of being dismissed for any batsman. It can be all the more embarrasing when someone loses his stumps while attempting to leave the ball. However, cricket is no stranger to such misjudgements on the part of the batsmen and it does happen more often in Test cricket. Swashbuckling Australian batsman Glen Maxwell took it a step further recently

Jan 28 2016
India the No. 1 Test side, Amla the No. 4 Test batsman in the latest ICC Rankings
India the No. 1 Test side, Amla the No. 4 Test batsman in the latest ICC Rankings

A double hundred in Johannesburg and a century in Centurion meant that Amla climbed up to the 4th spotKagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla and Ben Stokes, who all made their names at previous ICC U19 Cricket World Cups, have made impressive gains in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings which were released on Wednesday morning following the conclusion of the Centurion Test which South Africa won by 280 runs.Raba

Jan 27 2016
Kagiso Rabada rips England apart as South Africa beat England on final day
Kagiso Rabada rips England apart as South Africa beat England on final day

Rabada celebrating with teammates after picking a wicketSouth Africa beat England by 280 runs in the 4th Test of their series at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Despite the loss, England won the series 2-1.Overnight, England were 52/3 and needed 330 runs for an improbable victory after losing their top three batsmen in their second innings inside the first 10 overs as Alex Hales, Alastair Cook, and Nick Compton all departed without rea

Jan 26 2016
South Africa on the brink of winning 4th Test against England
South Africa on the brink of winning 4th Test against England

Temba Bavuma sweeping en route to his unbeaten 78South Africa are on the brink of winning the 4th Test against England at SuperSport park, Centurion. Set 382 runs to win, England were 52/3 at the end of play on day 4 with Joe Root and James Taylor (both on 19*) at the crease.Kagiso Rabada continued from where he left off in the first innings, by picking up early two wickets. He got started by dismissing Alex Hales LBW with the help of the su

Jan 25 2016
Stats: South Africa vs England 4th Test day 1 - Stephen Cook and Hashim Amla set records
Stats: South Africa vs England 4th Test day 1 - Stephen Cook and Hashim Amla set records

Records aplenty for Cook and AmlaCenturies from debutant Stephen Cook and Hashim Amla helped South Africa end day one of the fourth Test against England at Centurion on 329/5. After the winning toss and batting first, the Proteas made hay on a good batting wicket.The 200-run second-wicket partnership between Amla and Cook set records aplenty for both players. Although a mini collapse following the fall of Amla, which included a duck from AB de Vi

Jan 22 2016
Stats: Stephen Cook becomes the fourth-oldest batsman to score century on Test debut
Stats: Stephen Cook becomes the fourth-oldest batsman to score century on Test debut

Cook now holds the national record for the highest score by a Test debutant over the age of 30Stephen Cook became the 100th player to score a hundred on Test debut on day one of the final Test between South Africa and England. In the process, the 33-year-old also became the fourth-oldest batsman to score a century on his Test debut.Cook, who was making his Test debut 16 years after making his first-class debut, made the most of his chance as he s

Jan 22 2016
South Africa v England, Day 1: England fight back in last session after batting performances from Amla and Cook
South Africa v England, Day 1: England fight back in last session after batting performances from Amla and Cook

Stephen Cook (L) and Hashim Amla (R) both scored centuries to life their side to a good finish on Day 1After South Africa dominated the first two sessions of the first day of the fourth Test against England at the Supersport Park, Centurion, English bowlers fought back in the last session to end the day on an even note as South Africa finished on 329/5 in 90 overs.However, the day belonged to South African debutant, Stephen Cook, who scored a bri

Jan 22 2016
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes sixth-fastest to get to 25 Test centuries
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes sixth-fastest to get to 25 Test centuries

Is Amla finally getting back to his best?The second of Hashim Amla’s back-to-back hundreds was scored at Centurion on day one of the fourth Test between South Africa and England. Although he got out almost immediately after getting to his 25th Test ton, that was not before he became the sixth-fastest to 25 Test centuries. It was his sixth hundred against England in Tests and he achieved his century in a manner that spoke volumes about

Jan 22 2016
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