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5 players fans always want to see in the Indian team despite their poor form
5 players fans always want to see in the Indian team despite their poor form

In the massive pool of cricketers who want to play for their country, the majority consists of those who can’t keep up with the pace of the game, and make way for better performers, despite having tremendous records and achievements. The same has happened with some of the enchanting players from the Indian cricket in the last few years. They came and ruled the sport in the way they wanted and gave the team some unachievable feats. But, the

Jul 14 2015
What has gone wrong with Bhuvneshwar Kumar?
What has gone wrong with Bhuvneshwar Kumar?

Bhuvneshwar has been off-coloured since the tour of England in 2014 We have often seen fast bowlers in Indian cricket leaving a telling impression on their debut and having a wonderful first couple of years, but all off a sudden, they fade away quickly without having a long career for the country. Irfan Pathan had a sensational debut to his career, showing the potency to trouble the batsman, but he soon was hit by injury

Jun 29 2015
5 memorable seam bowling spells in cricket
5 memorable seam bowling spells in cricket

Brian Lara’s unbreakable record of 400 runs in a Test innings or Virender Sehwag’s classic 300 in a Test match against Pakistan, both are edged in the memory of every cricket fan. The fans over the years have been more rejoiced by batting miracles than by a bowling spectacles. How many of us remember moments of Shane Warne completing his 700 wickets or Dale Steyn bowling a long and tiring spell in Test cricket? A few of us may d

Jun 17 2015
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams

The recently concluded IPL-2015  encountered a rather one-sided final with giant killers, ‘Mumbai Indians’, after a sluggish start, going on to crush two-time champions and tournament favourites, ‘Chennai Super Kings’. The cash-rich league is never devoid of controversies and the latest one to hit is the change in retainment policy that is proposed, which could see the likes of M.S.Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Gau

Jun 1 2015
7 Indian internationals who are yet to play this IPL
7 Indian internationals who are yet to play this IPL

Every franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is built around its Indian stars, who form the crux of the team and play a big role in the fortunes of the team. These players have played for India at the international level and are used to the pressure that is associated with the IPL. Since teams need to have 7 Indian players in their line-up, they prefer to have as many experienced Indian players as possible. It was believed that franchisees

Chennai Super Kings' success comes from young players stepping up to the occasion: MS Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings' success comes from young players stepping up to the occasion: MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni Chennai Super Kings players and management had an interaction with the press at an IPL event on eve of their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday, and the star of the show was a jovial MS Dhoni, who fielded questions with aplomb – both on cricketing and non-cricketing matters. His side Chennai Super Kings are the most successful side in the 7-year history of the IPL, and hav

Apr 20 2015
How a loan system could greatly benefit the IPL
How a loan system could greatly benefit the IPL

The IPL is one of the biggest sports leagues in the world The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most watched T20 tournament in the world and its commercial success is improving every year, with a recent report stating that viewership has increased by 41% over the previous year. As the tournament evolves, one thing which has not changed much is the way in which franchisees can acquire players. There are two ways by which teams can select&nb

Apr 20 2015
Irfan Pathan has another chapter to write, says Fleming
Irfan Pathan has another chapter to write, says Fleming

Irfan was bought by CSK in this year’s auction Former New Zealand captain and current coach of the Chennai Super Kings, Stephen Fleming firmly believes in Irfan Pathan’s abilities and says he has another chapter left to write in his cricketing career. The left-arm swing bowler whose career has been plagued by poor form and injuries in the last few years was bought by the Chennai-based franchise in the auction this year. He

Apr 9 2015
Irfan Pathan to miss Chennai Super King's first match with injury
Irfan Pathan to miss Chennai Super King's first match with injury

Irfan Pathan seen arriving at Suresh Raina’s wedding Irfan Pathan, who has been bought by CSK, was undergoing training for the past few days and has again sustained an injury. Well the time is certainly not running in favor of all rounder Irfan Pathan. Getting injuries appears to be a permanent feature for India discard Irfan Pathan as the Baroda all-rounder has once again been reported unfit for Chennai Super Kings, who are sched

Apr 9 2015
Irfan Pathan eyes India comeback via IPL
Irfan Pathan eyes India comeback via IPL

Irfan Pathan last played for India in 2012 Chennai, April 6 (IANS) Aiming to resurrect his international career, all-rounder Irfan Pathan said he wants to make the best of the opportunity of playing under the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). "Obviously, the dream is to play for the country again. But at the same time, I should make sure that I go there step-by-

Apr 6 2015
IPL 2015 - Chennai Super Kings' ideal playing XI
IPL 2015 - Chennai Super Kings' ideal playing XI

Chennai Super Kings are arguably the most hated and the most loved team in the IPL. They are also the most successful one as they have won the tournament twice and have made it to the finals on three other occasions. Led by Indian skipper MS Dhoni, the franchise has always looked to maintain the balance of the side by retaining the core group of players.  They have made some interesting acquisitions though in this year's auction and keeping tha

Apr 5 2015
5 players who can forge a comeback to the Indian side with strong performances in IPL 2015
5 players who can forge a comeback to the Indian side with strong performances in IPL 2015

Remember the likes of Rohit Sharma, Robin Uthappa and Suresh Raina? What is conspicuously common to these Indians is that they are all IPL stalwarts; however, what people seemingly forget is the less discussed fact that these players, after being dropped from the Indian side, earned a stunning recall subsequent to proving their mettle in the T20 extravaganza.  Despite being scorned as a commercial venture, this BCCI

Apr 3 2015
5 Indian prodigies who didn't live up to expectations
5 Indian prodigies who didn't live up to expectations

The term child prodigies is often associated to unprecedented talent, who tend to excel at a very young age and most of the time, they transition to the senior level with relative ease. However, not every child prodigy ends up becoming a superstar. In India, the case is not very different. The role of the media in hyping up a young talent affects his/her career trajectory. From cricket to tennis, child prodigies have built up a massive reputatio

Mar 13 2015
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2014/15 - Fixtures
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2014/15 - Fixtures

Baroda Cricket Team won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for 2013-14 season Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the Twenty20 domestic championship in India starts from March 25, 2015. For this 2014-15 season, BCCI has decided to stage all the knockout games at neutral venues. They are yet to announce the final list of venues, until then here is the list of updated fixtures of the tournament.  25th March 2015 Zone Match

Mar 10 2015
Footballers and their cricketing equivalents: Part II
Footballers and their cricketing equivalents: Part II

Football and Cricket – they are like two sides of a coin, right? Not really. Two different sports. Two different set of fans. Football, on the one end, is a fast paced game where a match could be won or lost in a matter of seconds. Cricket, however, is more of a long-running battle which will test your patience – not just as a player, but a viewer. Sport has had its share of characters. Some don’t talk a great deal but let the

Mar 10 2015
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