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5 occasions when two star players had a difficult relationship
5 occasions when two star players had a difficult relationship

As an international cricketer you live an exciting lifestyle, travelling all around the world for various competitions. Unfortunately for some players, this also means spending a lot of time with your teammates at close quarters. This high pressure environment has gotten the better of many a man, as throughout history there has been countless occasions of big-name players butting heads. From dressing room scuffles to on-

Jul 29 2015
Graeme Swann mercilessly mocks Kevin Pietersen on Australian radio show
Graeme Swann mercilessly mocks Kevin Pietersen on Australian radio show

Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann pictured in 2007 when more cordiality prevailed Talented spinner and impressionist Graeme Swann appeared in a mock interview on a radio show as the controversial Kevin Pietersen, giving answers to questions asked to him by former Australia players Mark Waugh and Matthew Hayden. Speaking in an accent like the South-African born Pietersen, Swann laid into the former England batsman’s self-cent

Jul 28 2015
Why Kevin Pietersen can't seal his spot in the England team
Why Kevin Pietersen can't seal his spot in the England team

Kevin Pietersen saga The heat of the Ashes is taking control over the cricket fraternity, but Barmy Army are still not on a roll. Despite an impressive first game, the home side was thrashed at Lords in a humiliating manner. The Lions’ batting line up was ripped apart in both innings, especially the top order. That doesn’t mean this side is not talented, of course they are. They also have a nice balance of y

Jul 28 2015
Stats: Alastair Cook's bad case of Nervous Nineties - Most scores in 90s in Test cricket
Stats: Alastair Cook's bad case of Nervous Nineties - Most scores in 90s in Test cricket

Alastair Cook of England is bowled out by Mitchell Marsh of Australia during day three of the 2nd Investec Ashes Test The English skipper Alastair Cook missed a fine century in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s in the first innings. His opening partner was dismissed on the second ball and team was struggling at 30/4 in the 11th over. He joined hands with Ben Stokes who came to bat at number six to steady the innings. While Stokes was sco

Jul 22 2015
Fake FB Wall: Ashes banter hits Facebook after Australia thrash England at Lord's
Fake FB Wall: Ashes banter hits Facebook after Australia thrash England at Lord's

NOTE: This is a fake Facebook wall and should not be taken seriously.

Cricketers who had a blistering start to their careers
Cricketers who had a blistering start to their careers

Sometimes, a great beginning is all that kickstarts a career. It builds the platform for a player to launch his/her career, it certainly does boost the confidence. Some players start their career in the most blistering fashion. They explode to the scene, like the second-coming of a Big Bang, to make themselves known as the next big thing. Some do justice to their starts and become elite figures of the game. The others, however, disappear into ob

Jul 20 2015
The Impact of Brendon McCullum on England cricket
The Impact of Brendon McCullum on England cricket

McCullum was a revelation as skipper at the World Cup with his aggressive approach For those who are wondering what the title is all about, read on! Is this the same England side that was tormented by Australia in the last Ashes? Is this the same ODI England side that was defeated by Bangladesh in the World Cup? The answer is a definite yes!  Most of the former cricketers fe

Jul 13 2015
Important numbers of The Ashes
Important numbers of The Ashes

Australia have won the Ashes 32 times whereas England 31  The greatest clash of all in Cricket – The Ashes – is back for the 69th time in the history since 1882/83. This time it is in England and will begin at Cardiff on July 8. In previous Ashes in England, the visitors were given a defeat of 3-0 to retain the Ashes. But soon within six months, Australia thrashed the English with a 5-0 victory at their home to regain

Jul 9 2015
Ashes 2015: We didn't start the fire and other great advertisements
Ashes 2015: We didn't start the fire and other great advertisements

Fight for the urn If you are among those who have been waiting for the next edition of Ashes since January 2014, now is the time to rejoice. The wait is over. Australia have travelled to England to play a five-Test match series and serious entertainment is definitely in store! Will Mitchell Johnson run through the English batting order again? Or will Alastair Cook make the Australian bowlers suffers by scoring a ‘daddy

Jul 8 2015
Kevin Pietersen predicts a 2-1 Australia win, says sledging good for game
Kevin Pietersen predicts a 2-1 Australia win, says sledging good for game

Controversy’s favourite child Kevin Pietersen As the most famous enmity in cricket begins to be played out in Cardiff tomorrow, Kevin Pietersen predicts that Australia will win the series 2-1. He said so in his column for The Daily Telegraph, writing, “I want England to win but I can’t just see it happening. I hope I am wrong”. The England side suffered a humiliating defeat in the 2013-14 series, after which Pieters

Jul 7 2015
Midway through the party- Caribbean Premier League
Midway through the party- Caribbean Premier League

Pollard has been in great form ‘The Biggest Party of the Sport is Here’- is how the marketing team of Caribbean Premier League promoted the league and nothing justifies to make you think otherwise. It involves players from West Indies- remember the dance moves of Dwayne Bravo, exaggerated celebration of Kieron Pollard and those sixes out of stadiums hit by Chris Gayle during the IPL. The commentators dressed up in nothing short

Jul 7 2015
Australia favourites, but England will fight: Kevin Pietersen
Australia favourites, but England will fight: Kevin Pietersen

Pietersen thinks 2015 Ashes hosts will give a tough fight London, July 2 (IANS) Exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen says Australia are favourites to win the upcoming Ashes Test cricket series, but has warned them that the hosts will not go down without a fight. The Ashes begins on July 8 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff and Pietersen, currently with St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), said it will be closer between Aust

Jul 2 2015
5 modern players who made their name through their Ashes exploits
5 modern players who made their name through their Ashes exploits

England against Australia has produced some fantastic Test battles over the years. We’ve seen countless players stand up in an Ashes series, and we’ve also seen many fail to hit any great heights in the pressure cooker environment and fade away into obscurity. For the players who excel at this level though, fame and respect amongst the cricketing world is almost a given. The 5 players who made this list certainly stood

Jul 2 2015
5 great players who came out of retirement
5 great players who came out of retirement

Retirement is unfortunately something every player must face, no matter how much he loves the game. Many cricketers go on to become coaches or try some other pursuit they did not have time for while they were following the hectic schedule of international cricket. But then there are those, who retire – but come back in style. The charm of the gentleman’s game is too much to resist, it seems. For some, it is a wise decision; for m

Jul 1 2015
Jonathan Trott - A career killed fairly young by media pressure
Jonathan Trott - A career killed fairly young by media pressure

Jonatan Trott walks off the field during a 2013 Ashes match Under the partly grey and partly gloomy skies of south London, England hosted Australia in the final Ashes Test during the summer of 2009. The series was locked at 1-1 after four contests of varying pedigree. Cardiff saw a tantalisingly close draw, where James Anderson and Monty Panesar – the final wicket pair – holed out from under pressure from Australia’s bowli

Jun 29 2015
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