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5 best performers from the 2015 Carribean Premier League
5 best performers from the 2015 Carribean Premier League

The Caribbean Premier League, which was launched in 2013, completed its third edition, as the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steelers beat Barbados Tridents by 20 runs. The cricket carnival which had replaced the Caribbean T20 as the premier T20 tournament in the Caribbean was started with 6 franchises. The Jamaican Tallahwahs won the inaugural tournament in 2013. Here’s a list of the top 5 players who shone in the latest edition of the

Jul 31 2015
Chris Gayle's runs, Dwayne Bravo's wickets and other Caribbean Premier League 2015 numbers
Chris Gayle's runs, Dwayne Bravo's wickets and other Caribbean Premier League 2015 numbers

Chris Gayle’s average was the highest in the tournament The third edition of the Caribbean Premier League, the domestic T20 competition in West Indies, concluded on July 26, 2015 with Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel led by Dwayne Brave defeating Barbados Tridents led by Kieron Pollard in the final of the tournament. Barbados Tridents were the defending champions going into this edition after winning the last edition in 2014. But Dway

Jul 28 2015
Kallis or Sobers: Who's the greatest all rounder of them all?
Kallis or Sobers: Who's the greatest all rounder of them all?

Kallis and Sobers – Two great all-rounders Moeen Ali’s all-round performance in the first Test had a major role to play in England’s win, reinforcing the importance of a match-winning all-rounder in all forms of cricket. Over the years, all-rounders have had a major influence on their team’s success. The 80’s were the golden age for all-rounders as Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee led from

Jul 19 2015
6 retired players who would still find a place in their respective teams
6 retired players who would still find a place in their respective teams

Harsha Bhogle once remarked- “Another flower must bloom, another boy must become a man.” This beautifully sums up the essence of retirement in a sport. The aura of our champion players seems to grow with each day after they are gone. All their failures on the turf are tucked in nicely in some dingy corner of our heart as we continue basking in the glory of the numerous achievements that defined their celebrated career

Jul 10 2015
The Greatest ODI Cricketer - Some stats don't lie, but do they hide the truth?
The Greatest ODI Cricketer - Some stats don't lie, but do they hide the truth?

Viv Richards and Sachin Tendulkar – who is the greatest ODI cricketer of all time? You’re picking the Greatest ODI Player. You’d look among the Top 10 ODI Players, right? Why? They’ve been tested the most. Right? Wrong, says a jury that voted for Viv Richards. Those tired claims again – World Cup ‘final’ heroics, bowling, fielding, captaincy. In a history of over 3600 ODIs, do a few

Want to showcase my all-round skills in Zimbabwe: Stuart Binny
Want to showcase my all-round skills in Zimbabwe: Stuart Binny

Stuart Binny Mumbai, July 6: India all-rounder Stuart Binny on Monday said he is confident of delivering with both bat and ball in the upcoming cricket series against Zimbabwe. India leave for Zimbabwe on Tuesday morning to play three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and two Twenty20 Internationals, starting on July 10. "At the moment I am very happy to be part of the tour. I know my roles as it is very clear to me. I know I have to deliv

Jul 6 2015
Angelo Mathews - The second innings superstar
Angelo Mathews - The second innings superstar

Angelo Mathews in action at Pallekele Angelo Mathews is pulling off another outstanding second innings rearguard act at Pallekele against Pakistan as I write. At end of the third day’s play in the ongoing Test, he has the second highest second innings average in the history of Test cricket, only behind Sir Don Bradman. The burly all-rounder, who was assumed to be a bits-and-pieces limited overs specialist when he debuted in 2008, has

Jul 6 2015
Factors to be considered while comparing cricketers of different eras
Factors to be considered while comparing cricketers of different eras

Is it fair to compare Bradman with Sachin? How often do we come across comparisons between two great players of different eras? Cricket is predominantly a numbers game with records getting tumbled one after another with time. One legend creates it, another legend breaks it. Every viewer will have their choice of cricketer that they’d deem as the greatest to have played the game. That choice will have been made after comparisons between

Jul 4 2015
10 players and their enduring connection with famous grounds
10 players and their enduring connection with famous grounds

Tendulkar’s favorite playing destination was his very own home ground – Wankhede Stadium The greats do well almost everywhere - that’s why they are greats. But sometimes another level of impressiveness is reserved for a special ground and that venue ends up serving to define a player’s career. Perhaps it was their home anyway, but if it wasn’t, they made sure it was. Their exploits then served to create

Jun 29 2015
Statistical comparison: Sachin Tendulkar vs Kumar Sangakkara
Statistical comparison: Sachin Tendulkar vs Kumar Sangakkara

Who is the better batsman? ‘The Gentleman’s game’ has evolved through multiple decades as new aggressive shorter formats are widely played today. Despite the ways in which the game has evolved, test cricket still stands out as a testimony to the entire game, bringing out the sport’s true essence. The cricketing universe has seen many greats cherish in the white flannels while only a few have

Jun 27 2015
Three Baseball stadiums in USA booked for Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne's exhibition T20 league
Three Baseball stadiums in USA booked for Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne's exhibition T20 league

Baseball stadiums booked for Warne and Tendulkar’s T20 league for retired players Three of the most famous baseball grounds in the United States of America have been booked as venues for the T20 event being arranged by legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne for retired international players, the latter confirmed. The league planned by Tendulkar and Warne will reportedly have greats like Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist,

Jun 22 2015
Interview with MCL Chairman Zafar Shah: 'Players like Wasim Akram, Brian Lara and Adam Gilchrist still have a lot to give'
Interview with MCL Chairman Zafar Shah: 'Players like Wasim Akram, Brian Lara and Adam Gilchrist still have a lot to give'

Wasim Akram will be up against the likes of Lara and Gilly once again These days, you would have to find some old videos in order to see the likes of Wasim Akram bowl to Brian Lara or Jacques Kallis or any other retired legend. But thanks to the efforts of Mr. Zafar Shah, we will all have an opportunity to revisit the past in the sport’s most thrilling format (T20).  After launching the tournament that will feature the

Jun 18 2015
Players can register online to feature in MCL
Players can register online to feature in MCL

We will see this legendary trio in action next year Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The Masters Champions League (MCL) governing council has announced that players willing to play in the cricket tournament for former stars can now register online. Nearly a fortnight after the tournament was launched in Dubai in the presence of legends like Wasim Akram, Adam Gilchrist and Brian Lara, the MCL unveiled the next stage of the process. "Players inte

Jun 17 2015
Jacques Kallis joins Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel
Jacques Kallis joins Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel

Kallis will along side his former teammate Johan Botha Castries (St. Lucia), June 17 (IANS) Former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis will join Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel here on Thursday ahead of their opening match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Sunday against Zouks, manager Colin Borde has confirmed. Borde said the inclusion of other internationals, the likes of Cameron Delport and Johan Botha also from South Africa an

Jun 17 2015
Jacques Kallis announced as fourth icon of Masters Champions League
Jacques Kallis announced as fourth icon of Masters Champions League

Brian Lara, Wasim Akram and Adam Gilchrist at the MCL press conference earlier in the month Mumbai, 15th June, 2015: Former cricket champion Jacques Kallis has been announced as the fourth icon of the Masters Champions League (MCL). Kallis joins Wasim Akram, Brian Lara and Adam Gilchrist as the icon players of the league. With a career spanning 19 years, Kallis has established himself as one of the finest all-rounde

Jun 16 2015
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