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England v Sri Lanka, 2014: One of the most underrated Test series
England v Sri Lanka, 2014: One of the most underrated Test series

Sri Lanka with the Investec Test series trophy in 2014Fans of the gentleman's game will be reeling in an overload of limited-overs cricket with nothing but the shorter formats of the game being played since the start of the year. It will come as a relief to many fans who appreciate the longest format more that normalcy will resume when Sri Lanka take on England in the first Test of the summer on Thursday.Both the sides have gone through a lot

May 18 2016
England vs Sri Lanka 2016 Schedule & Venue: Full Time Table, Form Guide for Sri Lanka's tour of England
England vs Sri Lanka 2016 Schedule & Venue: Full Time Table, Form Guide for Sri Lanka's tour of England

England vs Sri Lanka SeriesAfter a largely successful WT20 campaign, England is all set join the cricketing action once again. It was a much different WT20 campaign for Sri Lanka, though. Sri Lanka will love to get back on track when they tour England from May 2016 to July 2016. This tour will consist of three tests, five One Day Internationals, and one Twenty20 International. The tour kicks off on 19 May 2016.Sri Lanka has a lot of reb

May 17 2016
Joe Root bags top three England cricket awards
Joe Root bags top three England cricket awards

Joe Root during the award ceremonyJoe Root bagged a hat-trick of awards as he was named England's Test player of the year, limited-overs player of the year and Fan's player of the year at the team's annual awards dinner ahead of the first Test against Sri Lanka.Root, who has been in an outstanding form in the last 12 months, said that his performance is far from perfect and that he has to work more and better. “I’m extreme

May 17 2016
The relevance of sheet anchors in T20 Cricket
The relevance of sheet anchors in T20 Cricket

Both, Rahane and Kohli have been instrumental for their team in the IPL this seasonIf someone told a cricket fan a decade back that the role of a sheet-anchor will be crucial to the success of the batting unit in a T20 team, chances are he would be laughed off. This, the shortest format of the game, was after all supposed to be all about slam-bang cricket.How could you possibly reconcile yourself to associating legends like Rahul Dravid and Jacqu

May 6 2016
IPL 2016: In comparison with IPL and BBL, Jos Buttler labels Natwest T20 Blast as 'not great'
IPL 2016: In comparison with IPL and BBL, Jos Buttler labels Natwest T20 Blast as 'not great'

Buttler has claimed that England is embracing limited-overs cricketJos Buttler is an integral part of England’s ODI and T20I teams with his monstrous hitting ability. Experiencing IPL for the first time in his career, the wicket-keeper batsman has caught the eye of the Indian public as Mumbai Indians’ designated finisher.In an interview with The Cricket Monthly, the 25-year old candidly accepted that the IPL was far ahead of the ECB&r

Best batsmen in the world across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)
Best batsmen in the world across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)

Steve Smith may be injured but he is the No.1 ranked Test batsman. AB de Villiers is the top ODI batsman and Virat Kohli tops the charts as far as T20Is are concerned. But who is the best batsman across all formats?Although the ICC have an individual ranking for each of the formats, they don’t have a combined ranking to determine the best batsmen in the world across all formats. If they did, what would that look like?Well, here&rs

May 2 2016
IPL 2016: Brendon McCullum talks about the changing nature of T20 Cricket
IPL 2016: Brendon McCullum talks about the changing nature of T20 Cricket

Brendon McCullum is currently playing for the Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016The former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, who set the Indian Premier League on fire with his swashbuckling 158 in the inaugural match of the tournament in 2008, talked about the changing nature of T20 cricket in an interview to iplt20.com.The right-handed opener retired from international cricket in the month of February earlier this year and he is currently plying

Apr 28 2016
Video: Watch Joe Root and Ben Stokes playing street cricket in London
Video: Watch Joe Root and Ben Stokes playing street cricket in London

Both Ben Stokes and Joe Root had an amazing tournamentIn an interesting couple of videos that have surfaced today, England cricket stars Ben Stokes and Joe Root are seen playing cricket in Carnaby Street, London. Joe Root has retweeted both the videos from his official Twitter handle.Both the England stars seemed to be in a jovial and relaxed mood having gone back home after a long, hectic World T20 campaign in India. England surprised one and al

Apr 20 2016
Rahul Dravid feels Virat Kohli has set his sights on becoming a great Test batsman
Rahul Dravid feels Virat Kohli has set his sights on becoming a great Test batsman

Virat Kohli has led the Test team with aggression and purposeWhen you have one glance on Virat Kohli’s record as a batsman in all forms of the sport, his Test average of 44.02 is significantly lower than his limited-overs statistics. Armed with an unbelievable average of 58.60 in T20Is, it is only a matter of time before the star batsman takes his Test game to another level.According to Rahul Dravid, it could happen anytime soon. NDTV Sport

Apr 16 2016
Top 5 batting performances at the 2016 World T20 that don't fade away
Top 5 batting performances at the 2016 World T20 that don't fade away

The World T20 ended in stunning fashion after Carlos Brathwaite pulled off a miraculous victory with four massive sixes in the final over of the tournament. That is the stuff of legends and that is how heroes are born.However, that tremendous high apart, there were quite a few classy performances with the bat right through the tournament. Some came under tough circumstances and high pressure situations. Some were pure delight to watch. Some were

Apr 5 2016
Castrol Activ Player of the ICC World T20 – Joe Root
Castrol Activ Player of the ICC World T20 – Joe Root

 It is always a tough task choosing the best player in a team tournament. A group of individuals combine to form a unit that strives to win games and, eventually, the tournament. In a game like cricket, it is very difficult to pick one player as the best because there is batting and bowling—two different criteria—to choose from.It is for this reason that picking an all-rounder as the best player of a tournament is given the most

Apr 5 2016
Top 5 players from ICC World T20 2016
Top 5 players from ICC World T20 2016

Another World T20 has concluded and we will have to wait for another 4 years before the next edition comes into the fray.The tournament had some fine moments comprising some superb display of class from batsmen, bowlers and fielders.  While some teams played brilliantly as a unit, some had individual masterclasses to thank for.Castrol Activ’s Actibonds provide a reassuring presence, forming a protective coat around the engine. In a ver

Apr 5 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Looking back at the 5 most exciting matches
ICC World T20 2016: Looking back at the 5 most exciting matches

The World T20 2016 was one of the best limited overs tournaments in recent history as it witnessed some great matches with close finishes. From high scoring matches to low scoring humdingers, the tournament had it all. It was T20 cricket at its best.Now that the tournament is over, we can afford to relax and look back at some of those matches. Here's those special matches and those rare, breath-taking moments that brought us a lot of&nbs

Apr 5 2016
5 World T20 performers who will not feature in IPL 2016
5 World T20 performers who will not feature in IPL 2016

The recently concluded sixth edition of the ICC World T20 in India has seen some outstanding performance from players around the world. Various players from different nations of the world shone in the most prestigious T20 world event for their respective teams.Also read: VIVO IPL 2016: Kings XI Punjab vs. Gujarat Lions, Match 3, Match Time, Prediction, KXIP and GL Probable Playing XIThe Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held at the same ve

Apr 5 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Tournament by numbers
ICC World T20 2016: Tournament by numbers

Virat Kohli was the best batsman at the WT20 2016West Indies became the first ever team to win the ICC World T20 for the second time at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. They did it in style as all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite hit four consecutive sixes at the start of the final over to win the title.England, the other finalists, were stunned as they failed to defend 19 runs in the finale over of the grand finale in Kolkata. Overall, the to

Apr 5 2016
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