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Monty Panesar reveals how he successfully emerged from mental health issues
Monty Panesar reveals how he successfully emerged from mental health issues

Panesar’s last international outing came during the ill-fated 2013-14 Ashes tourMonty Panesar is quite an enigmatic personality - capable of both boom and bust. With England still searching for a specialist spinner to replace Graeme Swann, the 34-year old has successfully managed to conquer mental illness by making a comeback into county cricket.Speaking to ESPN, the left-armer opened up on his arduous battle with depression and paranoia. H

May 28 2016
How English cricket has been hampered by repeated changes in personnel
How English cricket has been hampered by repeated changes in personnel

The English team seems to be sighing for the services of a specialist opener matching Strauss’ and Alastair Cook’s quality It has been forty-five months since their incumbent Team Director Andrew Strauss bid adieu to international cricket. And his exit originated a procession of England retirees over this period – just eclipsing three and a half years.His leave left a hole so deep that despite after so long, his t

Apr 27 2016
Are 'transformation targets' going to kill South African cricket?
Are 'transformation targets' going to kill South African cricket?

Kyle Abbott was dropped for Vernon Philander to meet the guidelines in the semi-finals of 2015 World CupCricket South Africa has issued guidelines that at least four players of colour should be included in the national team, which has sparked speculation as to whether this will hinder the balance and performance of the national team.CSA is not an islolated example; many other sport bodies in South Africa too have to follo

Apr 26 2016
Deciphering the controversy around the new verified ECB helmets
Deciphering the controversy around the new verified ECB helmets

An ECB-verified helmet is mandatory for professional English playersAlastair Cook, the England test captain is in the news these days and it is not because of his batting but because of the helmet he is wearing.Following the tragic death of Australian Phillip Hughes when he was hit by a bouncer, and the career-ending injury to Craig Kieswetter, the English and Wales Cricket Board have stepped in and have issued new regulations and guidelines to e

Apr 20 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

5 cricketers who bid goodbye too soon
5 cricketers who bid goodbye too soon

Sachin Tendulkar played at the top of his game for 24 years Like every sport, cricket is a game where a lot of factors are involved in the longevity of a player; every player does not stay at the top of the tree for 24-odd years like Sachin Tendulkar. Discipline, skills, enhancing those skills are just a few of the factors that carries one through, there are others as well. There are also cricketers who leave the scene early for various re

Oct 29 2015
Stuart Broad speaks on prospect of playing against Mohammad Amir again
Stuart Broad speaks on prospect of playing against Mohammad Amir again

Stuart Broad runs between wickets during the 2010 Test, as Mohammad Amir looks on Tainted Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has not been taken in the Pakistan squad that is to face England in the October-November tour, but English fast bowler Stuart Broad has recently held forth to ESPNCricinfo on how it will feel to compete alongside the convicted match-fixer in the future. There remains a good chance that the 23-year-old Amir will find h

Sep 17 2015
8 sportspersons who dealt with mental illness
8 sportspersons who dealt with mental illness

Not as obviously visible as physical injury, mental illness is as crippling to an athlete (or anybody else) if not more. Mental illness can range from depression to bipolar disorder, from self-harm and anxiety to anything on a broad spectrum.  Several athletes have dealt with these issues, which significantly affect their game and progress. There is a significant stigma still attached to mental illness in this day and age, so several of the

Sep 4 2015
Video: That moment when Jonathan Trott took a catch with his trouser pocket
Video: That moment when Jonathan Trott took a catch with his trouser pocket

Sussex's Ed Joyce was bizarrely caught by Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott in a freak dismissal. The incident happened when left-handed Joyce attempted a powerful sweep shot and the fielder (Trott) at short-leg turned away to save himself, but the ball gets lodged into his pocket. The incident was unbelievable to witness from naked eyes and only slow motion camera could answer the question. Law 32 (3b): " A catch shall be conside

Aug 2 2015
Jonathan Trott - A career killed fairly young by media pressure
Jonathan Trott - A career killed fairly young by media pressure

Jonatan Trott walks off the field during a 2013 Ashes match Under the partly grey and partly gloomy skies of south London, England hosted Australia in the final Ashes Test during the summer of 2009. The series was locked at 1-1 after four contests of varying pedigree. Cardiff saw a tantalisingly close draw, where James Anderson and Monty Panesar – the final wicket pair – holed out from under pressure from Australia’s bowli

Jun 29 2015
6 cricketers who have been great in Tests but struggled in T20s
6 cricketers who have been great in Tests but struggled in T20s

It has often been said that T20 cricket is ruining the techniques of cricketers. The shortest format of the game, since its introduction, has been thought to endanger the popularity of Test and one-day cricket and also the ability of players to play long innings and bowl a consistent line and length. Critics of T20 cricket claim that Test cricket is the toughest format of the game and that success in the longest format holds you in good stead fo

May 30 2015
Jonathan Trott: Sad end to a great career
Jonathan Trott: Sad end to a great career

Jonathan Trott Jonathan Trott retired from international cricket this month. This was just a formal announcement. Mentally, he was finished since the Brisbane Test of 2013-14 Ashes where Mitchell Johnson, tore apart Jonathan Trott, the batsman and Jonathan Trott, the man. It was a sad end to a career which has had the 'Highest highs' and 'Lowest lows'. While reading an article on him titled "Trott's Moment of Defeat

May 23 2015
Confident New Zealand set to thwart confused England
Confident New Zealand set to thwart confused England

Doug Bracewell and John Henry of New Zealand run between the wickets during the Tour Match between Worcestershire and New Zealand at New Road on May 15, 2015 Over recent years England have typically played host to two teams during their summer season with the first, often - if perhaps unfairly - treated as a warm-up to the greater, and longer series that follows it. This time, however, things are different. New Zealand, bracketed as inferior

May 16 2015
Jonathan Trott announces retirement from international cricket
Jonathan Trott announces retirement from international cricket

Jonathan Trott English batsman Jonathan Trott has retired from international cricket. The Test series against West Indies will be his last, but he will continue to play domestic cricket. He is currently contracted to English side Warwickshire and has not revealed any plans of retiring from domestic cricket. Trott had returned to the English Test side for the 3-match Test series in the Caribbean. His last series before this was the Ashes 18

May 5 2015
West Indies crash to 9-wicket defeat to England
West Indies crash to 9-wicket defeat to England

Alistair Cook St. George's (Grenada), April 26 (IANS) Mediocre batting coupled with a devastating new-ball spell from seamer James Anderson combined to see the West Indies squander a position of strength and slide to a heavy nine-wicket defeat to England in the second Test here. Resuming the final day at the Grenada National Stadium on 202/2 with a lead of 37 runs, West Indies spectacularly lost their last eight wickets for 105 runs to

Apr 26 2015
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