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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,

Apr 3 2016
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. 

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
Top 10 Test Bowlers of the Year 2015
Top 10 Test Bowlers of the Year 2015

Some years are about one-team domination, a year where numbers are entirely dominated by players from that team. 2015 thankfully was a great year for cricket, giving us some amazing Test series, the inaugural Day-Night Test played with the pink ball, some brilliant Test innings and some excellent bowling spells. It is also the first time in a long while that Dale Steyn wasn’t one of the top 10 Test bowlers in the world, having played just

Jan 1 2016
South Africa v England, First Test, Day Two: Match evenly poised after Broad runs through SA top order
South Africa v England, First Test, Day Two: Match evenly poised after Broad runs through SA top order

Stuart Broad bowled a great spell for the visitors and picked three of the four wickets that fellAs stumps were drawn at Kingsmead, Durban in the first Test between South Africa and England, both teams had positives to cheer about with spoils being shared at the end of Day Two. South Africa finished the day at 137/4, with a settled Dean Elgar and an assured-looking Temba Bavuma at the crease.After putting up 303 on board in the first innings, Eng

Dec 27 2015
10 greatest fast bowling pairs of all time
10 greatest fast bowling pairs of all time

Shoaib Akhtar once said that you have to be mad to be a fast bowler. To see the new ball bowlers send down the red cherry at lightning pace is one of the most riveting sights in cricket. Fast bowlers hunt in pairs, they say. There have been numerous new ball partnerships over the years, the success of one bowler rubbing on the other, or egging him on for a better performance. Here’s a list of the ten best new ball bowling pairs over the y

Dec 24 2015
Anderson ruled out of the Durban Test
Anderson ruled out of the Durban Test

England will be weakened by this man’s absenceIn a massive blow to England’s prospects, their all-time highest Test wicket taker and the spearhead of the bowling attack, James Anderson, has been ruled out of the first Test against South Africa to be held in Kingsmead, Durban on Boxing Day.Anderson suffered a calf strain on Monday evening and underwent a scan to assess the problem on the next day. The results of the scan were reve

Dec 24 2015
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