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5 things we learned from the 2015 Ashes
5 things we learned from the 2015 Ashes

England has wrapped up the 2015 Ashes with the series win of 3-2 over Australia. England came into the series as underdogs and took everyone by surprise with their dominating win over the Aussies. English bowlers took advantage of the seaming English conditions and broke havoc on the Australian batting who lost the series due to the abysmal performance of the batsmen. The thrashing of Australians by the home team presented quite a few learnings

Aug 29 2015
Virat Kohli climbs up to third as India retain second spot in ODI rankings
Virat Kohli climbs up to third as India retain second spot in ODI rankings

Kohli ranks third in the latest ODI rankings India’s Virat Kohli has climbed to number three in the ICC rankings for the one-day international (ODI) batsmen, just two points ahead of New Zealand’s Kane Williamson while AB de Villiers’ continues to dominate the standing with 884 points. Besides Kohli, opener Shikhar Dhawan and ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni are the other two Indians in the top-10 list on rank six an

Aug 28 2015
ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen: Steven Smith finishes Ashes ranked number 1
ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen: Steven Smith finishes Ashes ranked number 1

Smith at top Australia's Steven Smith is back on top in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen which was released after the second Test match between Sri Lanka vs India. Indian Test team captain Virat Kohli moved out of the top 10 table as Chris Rogers made his way up. Smith was on the top with 913 points when the Ashes started but had lost his position after the Trent Bridge Test where Australia faced heavy defeat from E

Aug 25 2015
Video: Peter Siddle's late swinger leaves everyone stunned
Video: Peter Siddle's late swinger leaves everyone stunned

Siddle swings it like a banana Peter Siddle made the most out of England's seaming conditions when he bowled an amazing late swinger in the last match of the 2015 Ashes. It was something which we don't see everyday; the abnormal behaviour of the ball just took everyone by surprise. It was the 90th over of England’s second innings in the final Ashes Test; they had nothing to lose even though Australia

Aug 25 2015
Ashes 2015 Combined XI
Ashes 2015 Combined XI

The Ashes are done and dusted, no pun intended. Two cricketers with contrasting careers have walked into the twilight. One rose into eminence after most thought he’ll end up with just that one cap. Another was the blue-eyed boy of Australian greatness, almost marked for greatness too early. While Michael Clarke got the victorious farewell he deserved, Alastair Cook grabbed the urn, even before the fifth Test went underway. It was a strange

Video: Peter Siddle's delivery that swung too much
Video: Peter Siddle's delivery that swung too much

Peter Siddle in action on Friday There is little doubt that most bowlers enjoy bowling in English conditions because of the help the pitches provide for fast bowling. But there can be occasions when there would be too much swing for bowlers, so much so that even the wicketkeeper would find it difficult to take the ball, despite putting in his best dive possible. One such incident occurred on Day 2 of the fifth Ashes test between England an

Aug 22 2015
If cricketers were in armed forces...
If cricketers were in armed forces...

We live in an age where winning a cricket match is deemed as a nation’s dominance over the other. We’ve seen the tear drops that rolled over the cheeks of Alastair Cook after regaining the Ashes urn, and they signify nothing but the intensity at which cricket is played between England and Australia. The jingoism of the people of cricket fanatic countries like India and Pakistan exudes out whenever their cricket teams compete for supre

Aug 15 2015
From a debut in Nagpur to a masterclass at Trent Bridge: The journey of Joe Root
From a debut in Nagpur to a masterclass at Trent Bridge: The journey of Joe Root

Root in action during the fourth Ashes Test The historic triumph of England over India back in 2012 was certainly the visitors’ best performance in subcontinent conditions. The English side stole the show in style, beating the Indians in their own backyard. The memory shelf has a lot in stock, but Joe Root was the best thing that happened to cricket in that very series. The then 22-year-old boy outplayed the Indian spinners on a

Aug 12 2015
Kumar Sangakkara talks about his best partnerships, his dream XI and Virat Kohli's future
Kumar Sangakkara talks about his best partnerships, his dream XI and Virat Kohli's future

Sangakkara is as sharp with his wit as he is with his bat Kumar Sangakkara has been a legend in the field of cricket. He is one of the chosen few who seem to be born for the game. As he pads up for his penultimate Test, he will definitely be missed in the game. Asked what he will miss the least out of wicket-keeping, captaincy or fielding, while talking to Cricbuzz, Sangakkara said, “I'll miss wicket-keeping the least. I'

Aug 11 2015
Joe Root says how England team found motivation in defeat
Joe Root says how England team found motivation in defeat

Joe Root played a key role in England’s win over Australia The only England batsman to have scored a century in every Ashes Test till date, this season, Joe Root, feels that the pain of defeat is what inspired the England team to succeed int the Investec Ashes series. The right-hand batsman was in the squad that was whitewashed 5-0 in Australia about a year and a half ago, and had lost his spot in the side by

Aug 10 2015
Ashes 2015: The Sad Story Of A Self-Inflicted Australian Downfall
Ashes 2015: The Sad Story Of A Self-Inflicted Australian Downfall

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

Aug 9 2015
Joe Root becomes the new World number 1 Test batsman
Joe Root becomes the new World number 1 Test batsman

Root’s 130 in England’s only innings of the fourth Test was enough to move to the top of the rankings. England batsman Joe Root has moved to the top of the Test batsmen rankings, ESPNCricinfo reports. The 24-year-old scored 130 in England’s first innings and coupled with Steven Smith’s failure in the Trent Bridge Test, swapped places with the Australian vice-captain to jump from the No 3 spot to the top of the rankin

Aug 8 2015
Ashes 2015, 4th Test: Stats highlights from Australia's collapse at Trent Bridge
Ashes 2015, 4th Test: Stats highlights from Australia's collapse at Trent Bridge

Scoreboard tells the story Chain of records was made on the opening day of fourth Ashes Test at the Trent Bridge. Starting from Stuart Broad, as he joined the 300 wickets club early in the morning and clinched his career-best bowling figures of 8 wickets by giving away just 15 runs. Australia looked in pressure from the first ball, they kept losing wickets in short intervals and were eventually bowled for 60 runs after playing just 18.3 ov

Aug 7 2015
Ashes 2015, 4th Test: A day to forget for Australia as Joe Root scores a ton
Ashes 2015, 4th Test: A day to forget for Australia as Joe Root scores a ton

Disappointed Clarke England's Stuart Broad single-handedly demolished the Australian batting line-up by taking 8 wickets and restricting the visitors for 60 runs in the first innings of the 4th Ashes Test match. Broad didn't let the Aussies breathe as he kept troubling them with his swing and bounce ever since the first ball he bowled. The kangaroos were helpless on the opening day of Test as England piled on more misery to finish

Aug 6 2015
Video: Joe Root pranks Stuart Broad from behind during England practice session
Video: Joe Root pranks Stuart Broad from behind during England practice session

Joe Root and Stuart Broad – the prank and the chase that followed The Australia team consider young batsman Joe Root as the one man in the England XI who they must keep a close watch on, but it now appears that his England team-mates cannot have any let-up in concentration when he is around either. The whole of England are currently looking towards Joe Root to launch an Ashes counter-attack, after having lost their 1-0 advantage

Jul 28 2015
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