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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

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
Smith, Williamson, Root, Kohli: Rating the performances of the Big Four in the T20 World Cup 2016
Smith, Williamson, Root, Kohli: Rating the performances of the Big Four in the T20 World Cup 2016

For the last couple of years, cricket fans have watched with fascination a four-horse race that has emerged among the people tagged as the “future of cricket”. Intensely gifted and passionate cricketers in the form of Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root and Virat Kohli have already set the cricketing world ablaze with stellar performances at a mind-boggling consistency.Though distinctly different with their own styles, the big four

Apr 4 2016
ICC T20I Rankings: Virat Kohli extends lead over Aaron Finch
ICC T20I Rankings: Virat Kohli extends lead over Aaron Finch

Virat KohliT20I BatsmenIn the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for T20I Batsmen, India’s Virat Kohli has comfortably defended his number-one position. India’s top-order batsman, who was adjudged player of the tournament leads Australia’s second-ranked Aaron Finch by 86 points. Kohli had entered the home competition leading Finch by 24 points.England’s Joe Root, who finished as the third leading run-getter behind Tamim Iqbal a

Apr 4 2016
Five memorable moments from the World T20 final that don't fade away
Five memorable moments from the World T20 final that don't fade away

And the tournament has concluded. And, my oh my, in what fashion. The final of such a prestigious tournament had to end as a spectacle and we weren’t disappointed.People always remember a final that goes down to the last over—and this one was just that. With 19 needed off the last over, Ben Stokes might have thought it was going to be relatively easy for him. Little did he know that he was going into his worst nightmare.While we feel

Apr 4 2016
ICC World T20 2016: 5 things that no one saw coming
ICC World T20 2016: 5 things that no one saw coming

The ICC World T20 juggernaut is over and it was replete with wavering fortunes and overwhelming emotions.  From upsets to meandering matches, from humdingers to nail biters, we witnessed everything. And what an end with 4 consecutive sixes to seal the tournament. It summed up West Indies and their power hitting. The emotions were bared out on the field.In the end, the team that held their nerves in the critical moments eventually triumphed.

Apr 4 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Team of the tournament
ICC World T20 2016: Team of the tournament

West Indies became the first team to claim the World T20 twice as they beat England in the final in Kolkata. The tournament that began with a six from Martin Guptill and a New Zealand win ended with another six, this time from Carlos Brathwaite and the West Indies were crowned World champions in the T20 format.There were plenty of memorable performances in the 2016 ICC World T20 but who were the best performers? Virat Kohli is an obvious pick as

Apr 4 2016
Proud to be Player of the Tournament, says Virat Kohli
Proud to be Player of the Tournament, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli dragged India into the semis with his incredible battingAlthough West Indies took home the 2016 World Twenty20 title on Sunday night by beating England in the final, India too laid hands on some silverware as Virat Kohli was named the Player of the Tournament.Kohli was exceptional throughout the tournament and almost single-handedly carried the Indian team into the semi-finals. The star batsman was the highest run scorer in this editi

Apr 4 2016
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