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Jonny Bairstow trains with Newcastle United ahead of Sri Lankan Test
Jonny Bairstow trains with Newcastle United ahead of Sri Lankan Test

 Jonny Bairstow celebrates after reaching his century during the 1st Investec Test match against Sri Lanka at Headingley Jonny Bairstow had a memorable Test match against Sri Lanka recently, condeming the visitors to an innings defeat in Leeds. Not only did the local Yorkshireman put on a blistering 140 coming into bat at number 7, he then worked his magic with the gloves, snaring 9 catches behind the stumps during the game, m

May 23 2016
James Anderson reveals how exchanging ends with Stuart Broad worked superbly
James Anderson reveals how exchanging ends with Stuart Broad worked superbly

England pacer James Anderson is applauded off the field after his 5-wicket haul against Sri LankaJames Anderson, on Thursday, took a 5-wicket haul at Headingley, helping bowl out Sri Lanka for a paltry 91 runs in the first innings at the Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds. Coming into this match, Anderson had a modest record at Headingley, averaging 41.36 from the seven Tests he had played at this ground.Anderson, who had never taken more th

May 21 2016
England head coach urges Steven Finn to use World T20 disappointment as motivation
England head coach urges Steven Finn to use World T20 disappointment as motivation

England pacer Steven FinnEngland pacer Steven Finn has been urged by his team's head coach Trevor Bayliss to use his World Twenty20 disappointment as a spur to succeed against Sri Lanka in the upcoming first Test.The paceman was ruled out of this year's World T20 in India, where England reached the final in March, because of calf and side injuries.A fit-again Steven Finn has found motivation through his World T20 exclusion as he prep

May 16 2016
James Anderson believes England can clean sweep Sri Lanka
James Anderson believes England can clean sweep Sri Lanka

James Anderson has made a bold claim before the start of the seriesEngland pacer James Anderson believes that his side can whitewash Sri Lanka when they lock horns in a three-Test series from May 19.England are presently riding high after a 2-1 series win over South Africa in January, and Anderson said the recent run of form will hold them in good stead."If we build on how we played in the winter then there's no doubt we can win 3-0,&quo

May 10 2016
Are bowlers who can play all formats of cricket going out of fashion?
Are bowlers who can play all formats of cricket going out of fashion?

Steyn has recently looked a pale shadow of himselfSince the introduction of the newest format in 2005, international cricket has become more competitive, and the schedule, tighter. Broad bats and shorter boundaries have no doubt made the game hard for the bowlers. A swift innings can tamper with the rhythm of the best of bowlers.The advent of the Indian Premier League, and the subsequent cropping up of similar leagues around the world,

Top 20 hottest WAGs of cricketers
Top 20 hottest WAGs of cricketers

With the Super 10 of the ICC T20 World Cup about to start, we take this time to shift our focus from on-field heroics of the cricketers to theiroff-field life.As the age-old adage goes Behind every successful manthere is a woman', the phrase probably holds true in the world of cricket. Most cricketers, if not all, have a better-half responsible for helping them reach the pinnacle of the game.These women are not just wives and girlfriends (WAG

Mar 11 2016
5 current cricketers who never seem to age
5 current cricketers who never seem to age

Cricket is a very physically demanding sport and can take its toll on the players over a period of time. At a certain point in their career, age starts to catch up with most of them and they end up being just a pale shadow of their past. However, there have been cricketers who seemingly find the 'fountain of youth' and went on to have extended careers without being affected by age. There are a few currently active cricketers too, who are

Mar 4 2016
England can be number one in Tests: Viv Richards
England can be number one in Tests: Viv Richards

Vivian Richards views on England’s recent Test series victory over South Africa Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS) West Indies legend Viv Richard said on Saturday that England can be the top-ranked nation in Test matches if they can continue their rich vein of form.England beat South Africa 2-1 in the four-match Test series recently and Richards praised the quality of the current squad."When you look at the English team and the way they played

Feb 13 2016
5 instances of pre-match comments backfiring
5 instances of pre-match comments backfiring

From AB de Villiers’ jibe against the English bowlers a couple weeks ago, to a more infamous and historically etched incident in Tony Greig’s ‘Grovel’ remark, this slideshow is a compilation of iconic instances of pre-match comments by players or administrators backfiring, sometimes, in rather embarrassing ways. 

Feb 8 2016
South Africa on the brink of winning 4th Test against England
South Africa on the brink of winning 4th Test against England

Temba Bavuma sweeping en route to his unbeaten 78South Africa are on the brink of winning the 4th Test against England at SuperSport park, Centurion. Set 382 runs to win, England were 52/3 at the end of play on day 4 with Joe Root and James Taylor (both on 19*) at the crease.Kagiso Rabada continued from where he left off in the first innings, by picking up early two wickets. He got started by dismissing Alex Hales LBW with the help of the su

Jan 25 2016
South Africa forced to apologise to England after ground announcer's faux pas about James Anderson
South Africa forced to apologise to England after ground announcer's faux pas about James Anderson

James Anderson and announcer Sam RoyThe South Africa-England Test series has seen a lot of humiliation being endured by the home side, the latest of which has come about because of an act committed by ground announcer Sam Roy. On Day 1 of the fourth Test in Pretoria, the objectionable announcement was made as James Anderson prepared to bowl – ‘And Jimmy Anderson has the second new ball in his grubby paws.’Stadium audie

Jan 24 2016
James Anderson believes Test Cricket is facing pressure from T20 format
James Anderson believes Test Cricket is facing pressure from T20 format

Anderson is England’s highest Test wicket-taker.England veteran pacer James Anderson has said Test cricket is what excites him still but added that the longest format of the game is facing pressure from the popularity of Twenty 20."It still excites me. I prioritise it in my head and my heart. It is what I will concentrate on doing for the foreseeable future," Anderson was quoted as saying by the BBC on Tuesday.England’s lead

Jan 13 2016
South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Day One: Stokes' fifty gives England upper hand
South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Day One: Stokes' fifty gives England upper hand

Ben Stokes scored his 6th Test fifty to lift England out of a troublesome situationA Dale Steyn-less South African side took on England in the second Test at Newlands, Cape Town. The Proteas would have hoped to get off to a good start to the Test. However, the day was dominated by a quality batting display by the English batsmen.This is the fourth Test in the last six Tests that Steyn has missed for South Africa. 20-year-old Kagiso Rabada wa

Jan 2 2016
Top 10 wicket-takers in Test cricket in 2015
Top 10 wicket-takers in Test cricket in 2015

Ashwin (R) finished 2015 as the highest Test wicket-taker2015 was a year that had some magical bowling spells that gave teams resounding victories. Stuart Broad's eight-wicket haul during the Ashes series gave England a famous win against their bitter foes, Australia. Ravichandran Ashwin tormented South African batsmen in the Proteas’ tour of India and ended the year as the best Test bowler.Josh Hazlewood, who was named the ICC Emerging

Jan 2 2016
South Africa vs England 2nd Test, Cape Town: Dominant England look to oust the battered hosts
South Africa vs England 2nd Test, Cape Town: Dominant England look to oust the battered hosts

The two sides that lock horns in Cape Town two days into 2016 would have entirely different expectations from themselves  The contextThe last two New Year Tests at the Newlands, Cape Town marked the ascendancy of the home side – a climb that eventually led them to the top of the tree. Ironically, that numero uno position is the only thing that the Proteas can seek inspiration from as they enter 2016 still ranked No.1 in

Jan 1 2016
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