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India's Perfect 11 Against Pakistan at World Cup:  A Recap
India's Perfect 11 Against Pakistan at World Cup: A Recap

For a moment, Eden Gardens was stunned into silence. Mohammad Sami was on a hat-trick. Suresh Raina had just completed his embarrassed walk back to the pavilion, head bowed down. For a moment, it looked like India will lose its winning streak against Pakistan. It is no ordinary streak, mind you.It is one of the game’s greatest rivalries and India had a perfect record against Pakistan at the World Cups. 10 times the two teams met before &nda

Mar 20 2016
Top five cricketers who had excelled in academics as well
Top five cricketers who had excelled in academics as well

Anil Kumble with teammates after his farewell testThough the origin of cricket can be traced back to the early 16th century in England, it wasn’t introduced in India until the late 18th century. And in just over a couple of hundred of years, the sport has attained the reputation of a religion in the subcontinent. Here in India, we don’t really support our team- be it an international match or an IPL game- we literally worship the

Mar 11 2016
ICC World T20: Six Indians to be a part of the match officials list
ICC World T20: Six Indians to be a part of the match officials list

Javagal Srinath has been an integral part of the ICC Elite Referees PanelThe International Cricket Council (ICC) have released the match officials list for the ICC World T20 to be held in March. Hindustan Times reported that as many as six Indians found themselves in the 31-member Playing Control Team which was revealed by cricket’s governing body.In a media statement, ICC confirmed, “The strong Playing Control Team includes all the s

Feb 26 2016
Stats: Diminishing number of 'bowled' dismissals in Cricket
Stats: Diminishing number of 'bowled' dismissals in Cricket

Wasim Akram – ‘The Sultan of Swing’Have you ever noticed that most of the wickets we watch from the pre-2000 era were ‘bowled’ out rather than caught or some other mode of dismissal? Even if you did  not, I certainly did. How many times have we watched Kapil Dev, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Dennis Lillee, Imran Khan, Javagal Srinath, Courtney Walsh etc. somehow managing the ball to avoid the bat and break th

Feb 19 2016
Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla
Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla

On this day, Anil Kumble became the second player in the history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings.Before February 7th, 1999 not many Indians would have heard about Jim Laker. But a certain turn of events on that foggy day in India’s capital New Delhi, meant that Laker was now a household name and a new phrase- perfect 10- was a part of the vocabulary of an Indian cricket fan. The protagonist of this event

VVS Laxman picks his Dream India XI to take on Australia in Australia
VVS Laxman picks his Dream India XI to take on Australia in Australia

VVS Laxman with Sourav Ganguly (left) and Sachin Tendulkar (right)Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman is known to every cricket fan as the “very very special” batsman. A part of the famed fabulous four who played for India, Laxman’s record against Australia is something to look up to, especially in Australia.He picked his “Dream India XI” to take on Australia in Australia as a part of Star Sports’ idea under

Jan 23 2016
India in search of fast-bowling all-rounder
India in search of fast-bowling all-rounder

From Ganguly to Pathan to Pandya, India have frantically searched everywhere, but didn't find one.1When we roam around India and watch youngsters play cricket, one thing that remains common is that in every team there are four-five players who bat, bowl and also field well. They perform day in and day out as all-rounders for their team.As they get a little older, some among those four-five players get selected for their school/

Jan 15 2016
India’s Top 7 home series wins in last two decades
India’s Top 7 home series wins in last two decades

South Africa’s marathon tour of India is coming to a close. There is just another session of cricket left and India has its task cut out if they were to breach South Africa’s blocking attempts. In a very short while, we will find out where exactly this win will end up in terms of significance, although it already makes it to our top 6 home wins in recent memory. India have broken South Africa’s 9-year unbeaten streak on the roa

Dec 7 2015
5 Indian cricketers who have excelled against South Africa in Tests
5 Indian cricketers who have excelled against South Africa in Tests

How good was Sachin and Sehwag’s records against the Proteas? Some gruelling cricket has been played between India and South Africa in Test matches over the years. Even though South Africa have been pretty much on top in terms of overall results, India have managed to inflict a few memorable defeats on their opposition. In terms of individual performances, players from both sides have come up with exceptional and consistent performan

Nov 6 2015
5 classics between India and South Africa in Tests
5 classics between India and South Africa in Tests

India and South Africa have been involved in many entertaining Test matches India and South Africa, two powerhouses of world cricket, take on each other in the purest form of cricket after a gruelling battle in the limited-over formats. Over the years, there has been some great cricket played between the two teams in Test cricket and we will look forward to more of that in the upcoming four-Test series being played in India. Talking about t

Nov 3 2015
10 Magical Moments from the 90s which no Indian Cricket fan will ever forget
10 Magical Moments from the 90s which no Indian Cricket fan will ever forget

The 1990s can certainly not be considered as one of the best eras of Indian cricket. However, what made this period special for India was the presence of a few future legends who conjured up some magical acts on the cricket field which the country’s fans will never be able to erase from their memories. Here we explore the magic of the 90s with 10 of the most exhilirating cricketing moments for India from that era.

Oct 31 2015
Javagal Srinath sees Ishant Sharma as India's future bowling leader
Javagal Srinath sees Ishant Sharma as India's future bowling leader

Javagal Srinath is backing India’s bowlers to perform better in Tests against South Africa Former Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath has said that Ishant Sharma is India’s future bowling leader. He believes that Sharma can improve the woeful bowling situation of the current team because there is a lot of cricket left in him. Ishant, however, will not play the Mohali Test, because he was handed a one-match ban in

Oct 28 2015
Zaheer Khan: A genuine fast bowler from the land of spinners
Zaheer Khan: A genuine fast bowler from the land of spinners

Zaheer Khan was one of India’s premier match-winners with the ball It was the beginning of the first festive season of the new millennium in India and with it, a new term was being added to Indian cricket’s vocabulary - ‘Left Arm Fast’. Now, fast is a word that we Indian fans are particularly obsessed with mainly because of the fact that over the years we as a country have failed to produce genuine fast bowlers. We of

Oct 19 2015
Stats: Comparing Zaheer Khan's record with the best Indian fast bowlers
Stats: Comparing Zaheer Khan's record with the best Indian fast bowlers

India’s top 5 fast bowlers Batting friendly surfaces and hot and dry climate – India has always been a hell for the fast bowlers. The lack of quality pacers is still a headache for the Indian cricket team as they find it very tough to win a match outside the sub-continent, where conditions are conducive only to quick bowling.  India has witnessed the birth of numerous great batting talents, but the batsman-loving

Oct 16 2015
Why Zaheer Khan could be a perfect fit as the bowling coach for the India A and U-19 team
Why Zaheer Khan could be a perfect fit as the bowling coach for the India A and U-19 team

Zaheer Khan was one of India’s premier match-winners with the ball Just over 15 years after he made his international debut as a bubbly 22-year-old in the fields of Nairobi, Zaheer Khan announced his decision to walk into the sunset as an international cricketer on Thursday morning. It was a career, which saw him battle his way through several injuries at many points along the journey, but when in full flow, when he jumped high

Oct 15 2015
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