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Mustafizur to be given more time ahead of Sussex stint
Mustafizur to be given more time ahead of Sussex stint

Mustafizur RahmanEnglish cricket county Sussex's captain Luke Wright has said Mustafizur Rahman will be given some time off following his stint for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.It was already uncertain whether Mustafizur would be playing the first two matches of the Natwest T20 Blast, which began on Friday, reports bdnews24.com.Following reports that Mustafizur was considering pulling out of his visit to England, Susse

May 23 2016
Masters Champions League under fire for non-payment of players
Masters Champions League under fire for non-payment of players

Virender Sehwag and Brian Lara were among the major attractions in the T20 leagueThe Masters Champions League which completed its inaugural season during February is now under criticism for not paying the vast majority of players involved. ESPN Cricinfo reported Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA) Chief Tony Irish slamming the organizers of the UAE-based league for not honoring contractual obligations.Irish asserted, &ldquo

May 20 2016
Sachin Tendulkar loses out to Kumar Sangakkara in
Sachin Tendulkar loses out to Kumar Sangakkara in "GOAT ODI" online vote

Kumar Sangakkara and Sachin Tendulkar were finalists in the pollRetired Sri Lankan skipper, Kumar Sangakkara has won Cricket Australia’s fan poll to decide the greatest One Day International cricketer of all time. Sangakkara beat Sachin Tendulkar in the final round of the fan poll which was conducted over 40 days.The Sri Lankan is second only to Sachin Tendulkar in the record for most runs scored in One Day Internationals. Sa

May 18 2016
IPL 2016: 5 records that can be broken this year
IPL 2016: 5 records that can be broken this year

The Indian Premier League (IPL) made it’s grand entry back in 2008. It is a perfect platform for the domestic Indian players to showcase their talents on the international level. It broadens their perspective as they get to interact with overseas players on a more personal level. From the start of season one, the IPL has seen unique world records being made and broken. Right from Royal Challengers Bangalore’s highest te

May 9 2016
Top 10 batsmen with more than 5000 runs scored In Test matches won
Top 10 batsmen with more than 5000 runs scored In Test matches won

Stats are a good measure of quantity – quantity of runs, the quantity of innings played and quantity of big knocks. However, they rarely tell you the quality of an innings, for example, of the hard-fought 30 on a seaming track that probably saved the match for your team.This argument rarely holds for greats who have had long careers.Over a protracted career, things almost always even out, giving us a pattern. Those patterns offer great

Is MS Dhoni not being given enough credit for his wicketkeeping?
Is MS Dhoni not being given enough credit for his wicketkeeping?

MS Dhoni has been India’s most successful wicketkeeper across formatsI was asked once about the most difficult job in cricket. The question was like a subset of a larger set of skills that together constituted the action that transpired on the field. Surely, batsmen in the 1930s and 1940s playing on uncovered wickets, tackling deliveries that could go anywhere off a length, with no helmets or protective gears would have been tough. Some wou

Apr 12 2016
5 speeches in cricket which were more than just words
5 speeches in cricket which were more than just words

Beyond the 22 yards, the wides and the no-balls, the fours and the sixes, the ducks and the centuries, the win and the loss, lies the inevitable element of cricket – a wave of emotions. After the determination and hard-work, one puts in on the field, being on the losing side is always a pill hard to swallow.Also read: Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions, IPL 2016, Live Cricket Streaming Online: Free Live Telecast of KXIP vs GL on Hotstar.

Apr 10 2016
IPL 2016: 5 recently retired cricketers whom fans want to see playing in the IPL
IPL 2016: 5 recently retired cricketers whom fans want to see playing in the IPL

With the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) right around the corner, fans will be thronging to the stadiums to watch international teammates take on each other and rivals play on the same side.However, there will be a few players who the fans might miss at the tournament. During the last one year or so, many famous cricketers have bid adieu to the international game, thus leaving a void in their respective national and domestic team

Apr 6 2016
5 'test-match specialists' who have done very well in the IPL
5 'test-match specialists' who have done very well in the IPL

Test Cricket is considered to be the pinnacle. In this day and age of fast paced action, there is still space and worth given to the longer version. Any cricketer around the world still hold Test Cricket to be the ultimate format, a format that demads perseverance and temperament.There are players who are cut-out for Twenty20, they play with unfiltered freedom and introduce thrill into the game. However, there have been players, and more specific

Apr 5 2016
IPL captains who dropped themselves
IPL captains who dropped themselves

A captain often forms the fulcrum of any team. It can also be said that a captain is only as good as his team, but an inspirational leader can derive the best out even a relatively mediocre team. A captain has to lead by example and very often the course of a game can be changed by a simple hunch of the captain, hence it becomes imperative for a skipper to win the trust of the captain and make sure that his name is first on the team sheet.It goes

Apr 5 2016
5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket
5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket

The Indian Captain and the Vice-Captain complement each otherIn cricket, a captain is undoubtedly the boss as he is the one who runs the team. He is the one who decides what’s good and what’s bad for the team. It is also expected that he will lead from the front and set examples for his other teammates. But as a family can’t be run by a single person, a cricket team also needs someone other than the skipper to hold the team toge

Apr 2 2016
5 teams having a completely different look compared to the previous World T20
5 teams having a completely different look compared to the previous World T20

The ICC World T20 2016 has gotten underway. The last edition of the T20 World Cup happened in 2014 and in these two years, some sides have almost changed their entire T20I lineups. Some legends have retired, some players have lost their place in the squad and some were not picked due to their dismal T20I record. Sri Lanka the defending champions have seen legends like Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara fading away as they called it a da

Mar 17 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Sri Lanka start title defence against hopeful Afghanistan
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Sri Lanka start title defence against hopeful Afghanistan

Sri Lanka have struggled recentlyStruggling Sri Lanka would hope to regain their touch as they launch their title defence against qualifiers Afghanistan in the World Twenty20 at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.Also read: ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan- LIVE streaming, Ball by Ball Commentary, team news, squad, date, timeThough the contest may turn out to be a cake walk for Sri Lanka, the unpredictability of the format always k

Mar 17 2016
Reliving previous opening matches from World T20s
Reliving previous opening matches from World T20s

Chris Gayle scored a hundred in the very first World T20 gameThe ICC World T20 2016 would kick off on March 15 with the hosts India set to take on New Zealand at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur.While Idia would look to continue their excellent form in T20I and beat New Zealand for the first time in the shortest format of the game, the Kiwis would try to upset the hosts and begin the tournament on a high.Over the years, in the pre

Mar 14 2016
Sri Lanka can't always lament absence of Sangakkara and Jayawardena: Dilshan
Sri Lanka can't always lament absence of Sangakkara and Jayawardena: Dilshan

Dilshan in action in the Asia Cup.Ahead of the World Twenty20 tournament, Sri Lanka veteran batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan on Wednesday pointed out that the team cannot afford to always complain of not having retired batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in the side."We have a lot of youngsters in the team and they are gaining a lot of experience in this duration. We can't complain all the time that Sangakkara and Jayawardene are

Mar 9 2016
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