Latest Stories
10 cricketers who have got into trouble due to alcohol
10 cricketers who have got into trouble due to alcohol

James Faulkner is facing a five-match ban due to drink-drive incident in Manchester There is nothing like a few cold beers after a match to celebrate or drown away your sorrows and, unless the coach has a team on a wacky diet plan, there generally isn’t much wrong with it either. At times, however, a couple of drinks have turned into full-scale benders that would not have been so fondly remembered the next morning. Englishm

Jul 21 2015
5 great performances by 'Bhajji' that shall give hope to Indian Fans
5 great performances by 'Bhajji' that shall give hope to Indian Fans

The cry,‘Nice bowling Bhajji! Come on Bhajji!’ shall soon be heard echoing in an international match as the ‘Turbanator’ is all set to return in the Indian white flannels against Bangladesh in a one match Test series. After a very good hunt in the Indian Premier League (IPL), his call-up was inevitable. Harbhajan, himself would never tend to erase the following fond memories and as it is said ‘A wounded Li

Jun 1 2015
New Zealand's Jesse Ryder banned for umpire abuse
New Zealand's Jesse Ryder banned for umpire abuse

Jesse Ryder (File Photo) Christchurch, March 25 (IANS) Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has received a one-match suspension in domestic first-class competition. The 30-year-old was found guilty of abusing match officials after he was dismissed when playing a Plunket Shield match for Otago against Northern Districts in Hamilton last week. It ends the domestic season for Ryder, whose ban encompasses the final round game against Auck

Mar 25 2015
Builder confesses assaulting Jesse Ryder two years ago
Builder confesses assaulting Jesse Ryder two years ago

Jesse Ryder Wellington, Jan 28 (IANS) - A builder from Canterbury on Wednesday admitted that he assaulted New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder outside a Christchurch bar two years ago. The 39-year-old was initially charged with assaulting and injuring, with reckless disregard for safety, Ryder, who was in a medically-induced coma for three days following the assault, reports The New Zealand Herald. The assaulter was due to stand trial in Marc

Jan 28 2015
Things starting to happen in the world of cricket
Things starting to happen in the world of cricket

James Neesham has been omitted from New Zealand’s World Cup squad Confirmation that Jon Clare appears to be well on the way to recovery from his back problems is welcome news for Derbyshire supporters, as well as for everyone within the club. Stories about his health and fitness have landed in my email box on a good few occasions in the past couple of years, while some of those elsewhere have been scurrilous and borderline defamat

Jesse Ryder left out of New Zealand's 30 probables for the 2015 ICC World Cup
Jesse Ryder left out of New Zealand's 30 probables for the 2015 ICC World Cup

New Zealand have announced their 30 probables for the 2015 WC  Maverick batsman Jesse Ryder has been excluded from co-hosts New Zealand’s 30-man preliminary squad for the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, starting in February. Ryder has shown the capability of winning a match single-handedly with the bat in the past, but the selectors have opted against including the 30-year-old considering the off-field

Dec 11 2014
Video: Epic reaction from commentator as Jesse Ryder six hits his car
Video: Epic reaction from commentator as Jesse Ryder six hits his car

In what must surely be one of the most amusing incidents ever seen on a cricket field, New Zealand international Jesse Ryder smashed a towering six over the square-leg boundary, while playing for Otago against Wellington in their domestic T20 competition, which, in all probability, ended up hitting commentator Ian Smith’s car in the parking lot. While Smith was at the ground on commentary duties for the match, what undoubtedly added to the

Nov 12 2014
Video: Jesse Ryder pulls off a stunning run-out with complete nonchalance
Video: Jesse Ryder pulls off a stunning run-out with complete nonchalance

Controversial New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has got in the news more for his off field antics than his cricket in recent times, which is a shame considering he is a cricketer blessed with enormous talent. He is well known for his destructive ability with the bat in hand, but what he wasn’t so known for was his sharpness in the field. He pulled off a stunning run out off his own bowling against Northern

Nov 8 2014
Jesse Ryder picked for New Zealand A tour
Jesse Ryder picked for New Zealand A tour

 Jesse Ryder Wellington, Oct 31 (IANS) New Zealand selectors on Friday threw a lifeline to talented batsman Jesse Ryder by including him in the 13-member A squad for four one-dayers in Dubai next month. Ryder returns to a New Zealand combination for the first time since last summer's series against India and can stay in the fray for a chance to make it to the World Cup squad. New Zealand A will play four 50 over matches at t

Nov 1 2014
On a comeback trail, Jesse Ryder scores a 39-ball hundred against Ireland
On a comeback trail, Jesse Ryder scores a 39-ball hundred against Ireland

FILE PHOTO: Jesse Ryder Ousted New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder on Thursday belted a century off just 39 balls against Ireland. The 30-year-old was playing for his provincial side Otago against Ireland XI for the Associate Warm-Up matches for the World Cup. He finished with 136 off 57 balls as the Kiwi side completed the chase of 249 with 108 balls to spare. It took the left-hander only 16 balls to reach half-century and the knoc

Oct 23 2014
Why New Zealand can be next World Champions in cricket
Why New Zealand can be next World Champions in cricket

Brendon McCullum: Leading the charge They are a highly unlucky cricket squad. For the majority of their long journey in the Gentleman’s Game, they have performed admirably, courageously and with considerable aplomb, only to fall short at the final hurdle. Each defeat has only made them stronger and hungrier, and they keep rising from the ashes. But something happens to their soul during crunch situations, such as the 1992 World Cup sem

Sep 28 2014
Jesse Ryder signs for Big Bash team Melbourne Renegades
Jesse Ryder signs for Big Bash team Melbourne Renegades

Jesse Ryder of New Zealand joins Melbourne Renegades New Zealand’s Jesse Ryder who is on exile from international cricket at the moment has signed for Melbourne Renegades in Australia’s Big Bash League. The 29-year-old Ryder thanked the Otago cricket board for helping with the no objection certificate from New Zealand Cricket. Ryder, who is in England playing for Essex in the county championship said: "Respect an

Jun 20 2014
West Indies vs. New Zealand 2014: Luke Ronchi and Mark Craig in New Zealand Test squad; Daniel Vettori opts out
West Indies vs. New Zealand 2014: Luke Ronchi and Mark Craig in New Zealand Test squad; Daniel Vettori opts out

Daniel Vettori opts out of West Indies Test series  Wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi, who has so far been New Zealand’s first choice glovesman in limited overs internationals, and 27-year-old off-spinner Mark Craig have been included in the Kiwi Test squad for the forthcoming three-Test series in West Indies. Craig was selected in the squad after Jeetan Patel, citing personal reasons, made himself unavailable for the tour. The selectors didn’

Apr 15 2014
MS Dhoni - Does he deserve to be criticised?
MS Dhoni - Does he deserve to be criticised?

It’s only natural that in a country where cricket is expected to be a major source of nation’s glory, defeats and victories often invite lambasting and celebrations to unprecedented horizons. And that’s also the reason why cricketers in our country are respected, paid and maintained at such an immense level compared to other cricketing nations. Indian cricket fans are indeed demanding None of the cricket enthusiasts, experts a

Feb 20 2014
Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell dropped for 2nd Test against India after bar fight
Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell dropped for 2nd Test against India after bar fight

Months after making a comeback from a year of controversies, Jesse Ryder again finds himself involved in murky activities Jesse Ryder finds himself in trouble yet again in an alcohol related incident as an ongoing investigation into his bar scuffle with teammate Doug Bracewell means that the duo will not be considered for selection for the second Test against India at Wellington starting on Friday. Ryder and Bracewell were involved in a physica

Feb 10 2014
Load More