The Rahul Dravid signature shot - the Cover drive In the winter of 2010-11, India set off on a 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and one T20 tour of South Africa. The tour had everybody in the cricketing fraternity in bated breath as all eyes were on Sachin Tendulkar, who was one shy off reaching his 50th Test century. But one corner of an eye was also on another batsman, who was coming off a pretty good home series against New Zealand.
The Ashes Test series may very well have been won quite convincingly by England. But there is a fresh ODI series that is due to start soon between the teams, where England would look forward to maintaining the winning momentum and Australia would look to avenge their Test defeat. With both teams undergoing changes before the ODI series, it would be quite a treat to watch which team emerges on top at the end. Australia playing without Michael Cla
Jimmy with the ‘Urn’ England’s injured paceman James Anderson was seen celebrating with the team after the final Ashes Test ended, even though he was ruled out of the Ashes after injuring himself in the side waist area, he came on to the pitch in full England cricket team’s kit and celebrated as if he was part of the team from the start. Injury couldn't stop Anderson from joining England's celebration,
In the world of professional sport, fortunes can change in a whisker. Ignominiously overlooked for selection in the ODI squad and with talks of age catching up with him, Alastair Cook was silently contemplating about his retirement at the start of the summer. His Australian counterpart, Michael Clarke, having won the World Cup and retired from the ODIs, believed he could play Test cricket for a few more years. Everything has changed radically wi
Alastair Cook has held his fort during the tough times English pacer James Anderson, who spearheads the bowling attack, has revealed that there were times during the last 18 months when he thought that skipper Alastair Cook might actually quit, as reported in cricket.com. This statement has come at a time when the English side led by Cook is being showered with accolades for its Ashes show. The players have had their sha
James Anderson on the sidelines of the 4th Ashes Test England’s 14-man squad for the fifth Investec Ashes Test against Australia has been announced, with pace bowler James Anderson recalled after having missed the fourth Test with a side strain. Anderson’s swing claimed 7 wickets in the Birmingham Test, but he had to go off after picking up his injury. He is continuing his recovery from a side strain and will be monito
Months before the Ashes, the incessant barrage of reviews all held a common vision – one in which Australia would dominate English cricket and return with the Ashes. England, fresh off an embarrassing premature World Cup termination, rolling in the dire negativity that came with the sacking of their coach and stubborn dismissal of their disputably best modern batsman, were looking to salvage some pride against a raging, unstoppable Aus
Broad earned his career-best figures of 8 for 15 “Pretty unbelievable,” said the cricketer who single-handedly left a nation in awe within the space of two hours. As England rocked up in Nottingham for the fourth Ashes Test, Stuart Broad making headlines was always to be expected – he needed just one wicket to join the 300 club. What was to unfold, however, not even the man himself could have predicted. This is a ser
England bowlers especially Stuart Broad demolished Australia in just 18.3 overs Hovering clouds over Trent Bridge with some extra grass on the turf, surely was an easy call of ‘bowling first’. The coin flipped into Cook’s favor as English seamers got the opportunity to unleash their efforts on the suitable track. Before the start of this game, cricket fraternity was weighing on Australians for a turnaround. Expectations fr
Michael Clarke during an Australian training session ahead of the 4th Ashes Test There are two ways to live one’s life – be an ordinary man and the world will not care about your failures, or be an extraordinary man and have your life under 24*7 scrutiny. There is a baggage which comes with stardom. Be it famous actors, politicians or sportspersons; no one has been spared of this unwanted baggage. So, it comes as no surprise
England will be without James Anderson Nottingham, Aug 5 (IANS) England are aware that another commendable all-round display will be enough for them to win the Ashes series, but know fully well that opponents Australia will not easily yield in the fourth Test starting here on Thursday. England currently lead the five-Test match series 2-1 after a superb all-round effort at Edgbaston cricket ground enabled them to win the third match by eigh
Ryan Harris retired from cricket after picking up an injury ahead of the Ashes Nottingham, Aug 4 Former pacer Ryan Harris believes the absence of England speedster James Anderson will be a huge advantage for the visiting Australian team as the hosts look to regain the Ashes in the fourth Test in Nottingham, starting on Thursday. The former Aussie quick said Australia's batsmen can take full advantage of the English pacer'
Kevin Pietersen London, Aug 4 (IANS) Ex-England captain Kevin Pietersen called the Australian batting order fragile, adding that the absence of English pacer James Anderson will give the visitors an edge over the hosts in the fourth Test. England are 2-1 up with two Tests remaining in the series. The hosts will look to regain the Ashes in the Nottingham Test, starting on Thursday. "The one good thing for Australia is the absenc
Will Australia gain from Anderson’s pain? The irony of life is uncanny. A move away from dismantling Australia’s king, Alastair Cook lost his most precious pawn. Imagine Cook’s plight, when his men take the field at Nottingham, to try and safeguard a hard-earned two-one lead, without their guardian angel -- James Anderson. Anderson who set up the win at Edgbaston with a hypnotising exhibition of swing and seam bowling. An
James Anderson ruled out of Test at Trent Bridge England pacer James Anderson was ruled out of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge because of the injury he sustained in the Edgbaston Test on the second day. He is hopeful to be fit for Test at the Oval scheduled to start on August 20th. Anderson was injured in Australia's second innings when he felt some pain on the left side and had to leave the field. The England