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5 players who disappointed the most in the 2015 Ashes
5 players who disappointed the most in the 2015 Ashes

England defeated Australia 3-2 in the 2015 Ashes England regained the urn by defeating Australia 3-2 in the recently concluded 2015 Ashes.There was a lot of talk before the start of the series about the quality of the English side, but they managed to silence the critics after coming out on top against their bitter rivals. Both sides had some outstanding performers who lit up the series with their brilliant showing throughout the serie

Aug 29 2015
Ian Bell retires from ODIs to prolong Test career
Ian Bell retires from ODIs to prolong Test career

Ian Bell has decided to retire from ODI’s and continue playing Tests England’s Ian Bell announced his retirement from the one-day international with immediate effect to give time to his Test career. Bell, who was the part five-time Ashes-winning England team and only the second player to achieve the feat after Ian Botham has said that he will continue to play Tests for England. Bell himself wrote i

Aug 28 2015
10 Times Cricketers Made Their Fans Smile
10 Times Cricketers Made Their Fans Smile

The game of cricket portrays emotions in a beautiful canvas. The reactions of each team that plays the game is mirrored by its fans on a huge scale. Cricketers have immense potential to draw out emotions from the spectators of the sport, and their actions can make the entire world beam with joy, be it a cheeky gesture on-field, a witty remark during the presentation ceremony, a show of sportsmanship, or even an expressive celebration.

Aug 25 2015
10 Players who were successful in different batting positions
10 Players who were successful in different batting positions

A spot in the XI is a team’s gift to a player. Versatility is the player’s gift to the team. Given how the vagaries of sport throw a million permutations and combinations, the best teams are those which have a blend of the specialists and the versatile players. Test cricket is a game of specialists, but there are two types of versatile players who have proved invaluable to the team. There are all-rounders who can bat and bowl and the

Aug 21 2015
Ashes 2015: The Sad Story Of A Self-Inflicted Australian Downfall
Ashes 2015: The Sad Story Of A Self-Inflicted Australian Downfall

Months before the Ashes, the incessant barrage of reviews all held a common vision – one in which Australia would dominate English cricket and return with the Ashes. England, fresh off an embarrassing premature World Cup termination, rolling in the dire negativity that came with the sacking of their coach and stubborn dismissal of their disputably best modern batsman, were looking to salvage some pride against a raging, unstoppable Aus

5 talking points from the 3rd Ashes Test
5 talking points from the 3rd Ashes Test

This Ashes series has been swinging from one end to the other like a pendulum. England won one, when no one gave them a chance and won it well. Australia then pulled one back and thumped England when the momentum was going the other way. England then came back from looking down and out and losing by more than 400 runs to beat Australia again. Such have been the times that if you are an English fan, you will dread the fourth Test, because th

Jul 31 2015
Stats: Interesting facts and numbers from Day 1 of the 3rd Ashes Test
Stats: Interesting facts and numbers from Day 1 of the 3rd Ashes Test

Australia were bowled out for 136 in the first innings The third Test of the Investec Ashes series between hosts England and Australia started today at Edgbaston. England won the first Test comfortably at Cardiff before Australia bounced back by winning the Lords Test by mammoth 405 runs. Well, it was England’s turn to shine in the 3rd Test and they have started it well. Michael Clarke won the toss and surprisingly chose to bat on th

Jul 30 2015
Video: Joe Root pranks Stuart Broad from behind during England practice session
Video: Joe Root pranks Stuart Broad from behind during England practice session

Joe Root and Stuart Broad – the prank and the chase that followed The Australia team consider young batsman Joe Root as the one man in the England XI who they must keep a close watch on, but it now appears that his England team-mates cannot have any let-up in concentration when he is around either. The whole of England are currently looking towards Joe Root to launch an Ashes counter-attack, after having lost their 1-0 advantage

Jul 28 2015
The Investec Ashes: Birmingham test preview
The Investec Ashes: Birmingham test preview

England skipper Alastair Cook addresses the media before the 3rd test match at Birmingham Birmingham, July 28 (IANS) Following a 10-day gap during which Australia played a cricket practice game and England effected changes to their side, the Ashes is set to see the two traditional rivals again lock horns for the third Test at Edgbaston, starting on Wednesday. The series is presently level at 1-1 with the visitors dominating the

Jul 28 2015
Spotlight back on England as Australia look to surge ahead
Spotlight back on England as Australia look to surge ahead

Rogers is expected to play The 2015 edition of the Ashes returns to Edgbaston in Birmingham, which was the venue of the fabled “Greatest Test Ever”, in 2005, which England won in thrilling fashion by just two runs, and also the equally celebrated 1981 Test, in which Ian Botham inspired England to victory. Edgbaston last hosted an Ashes Test in 2009 - the game was heavily curtailed by rain and ended in a damp draw. The series sta

Jul 28 2015
Is the 3rd Ashes Test the most important ever in Ian Bell's career?
Is the 3rd Ashes Test the most important ever in Ian Bell's career?

Bell would look to make the best of his last opportunity There is no doubt that the English dressing room is as calm as it could have ever been when Ian Bell is batting with the solidity in Test matches that he is renowned for. With his ease and grace, he makes batting look so easy. But, cricket is a funny game as we all know. The hero of the 2013 Ashes series, who piled up a mammoth 562 runs at an average of 62.44 with three hundreds

Jul 26 2015
Last ring for Ian Bell in third Test, feels Boycott
Last ring for Ian Bell in third Test, feels Boycott

Ian Bell bats during the 2nd Ashes Test Birmingham, July 22: England cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott believes it could be the end of senior batsman Ian Bell's career if the right-hander does not deliver in the third Ashes Test starting here from July 29. Bell is one of the senior players and has played 112 Test matches, scoring 22 centuries at an average of 43.18. However, the 33-year-old has had a tough time off late scoring just

Jul 22 2015
Broad back to his best: England skipper Cook
Broad back to his best: England skipper Cook

Broad was amongst the wickets in the first Test Cardiff, July 12 (IANS) Although he did not single out anyone after his side crushed Australia in the first Ashes Test, England Test captain Alastair Cook on Sunday said pacer Stuart Broad is back to his best. Defending 412 runs, Broad did the bulk of the damage as the tourists were defeated by 169 runs late on Day Four here on Saturday. Broad picked up five wickets in the match with three cru

Jul 12 2015
Australia face an uphill task as England set a target of 412
Australia face an uphill task as England set a target of 412

Ian Bell made 60 before getting bowled by Mitchell Starc Australia will have to chase an Ashes record tomorrow in order to take a lead in the series as England ended day 3 on a strong note. After dismissing Australia for just 308 in the first innings, the English batsmen led by fifties from the bat of Ian Bell and Joe Root helped the team post 289 as the day came to a close.  The Aussies had a disastrous start to the day as they lost S

Jul 10 2015