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Statistical comparison between Michael Clarke and Kevin Pietersen
Statistical comparison between Michael Clarke and Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen and Michael Clarke - Two contrasting careers Cricket is hardly a game of blacks and whites. There were players who were born for greatness, players who came back strongly after a poor start, players who sparkled only for a small amount of time and players who faded into obscurity. It is the cricketer who grits his teeth and works every step of the way that will reach the top. While some prefer to become media darlings and s

Aug 27 2015
How justified is the quota system in South African cricket?
How justified is the quota system in South African cricket?

South African cricket needs to get this one thing sorted out. The quota system in South African cricket has for long been a debate among critics and fans alike; many have questioned whether or not the selection process is just. But many do not fully understand from where the profound history that shadows South Africa and South African cricket stems. In 1970, the International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Cricket South Africa (CSA)

Aug 22 2015
5 great players who had it all figured out right from their first series
5 great players who had it all figured out right from their first series

A cricket ground can be a highly unforgiving sporting arena. It is a slow, painful ordeal if you are struggling and there is no place to hide. Even for the extraordinary, life out in the middle is not a bed of roses. On the contrary, it is often a long and difficult grind to the top, and it is unusual to see players enjoy a blazing start, rise to the top of the game, and stay there for an extended period of time. More common are the instanc

Aug 22 2015
5 modern day cricket legends who prematurely resigned from captaincy
5 modern day cricket legends who prematurely resigned from captaincy

In the modern day cricket era, we have been lucky to witness some very young and immensely talented cricketers who shone throughout their careers and entertained the fraternity in their own unique ways. Some of them came through the ranks of disciplined, textbook cricket and served their nations with their solid and secure presence on the field, while others took the game to another level by their sheer aggressive approach and audacity to p

Aug 18 2015
Humor: How a secret society called WAGs is destroying the world of sports
Humor: How a secret society called WAGs is destroying the world of sports

The Australian Cricket WAGs: the primary reason behind Australia’s humiliating Ashes loss Do you know why Steve Smith's trigger movement across the crease seemed more and more exaggerated this Ashes? No, it wasn't a technical flaw. Do you know why Michael Clarke was struggling for runs? No, it wasn't his hesitant footwork. Do you know why he made the misguided move down the batting order at Trent Bridge? No, it wasn&#

10 players we would love to see in the 2016 T20 World Cup
10 players we would love to see in the 2016 T20 World Cup

Quite a lot of teams have already started planning earnestly for the ICC World T20 next year. From deciding their ideal bowling combinations to testing out the batting order in the T20 matches scheduled leading up to the World Cup, preparations seem to be in the full swing. But at the same time, every cricket fan has a personal list of players that he adores and follows. There are quite a lot of brilliant and explosive players we would love to s

Aug 12 2015
Satire: Andrew Strauss' voodoo tricks make Australia forget how to play cricket
Satire: Andrew Strauss' voodoo tricks make Australia forget how to play cricket

Yes Stuart, that’s how we all reacted Ouch. Before the Ashes began, you, me – and everyone with the ability to open the wrapper over a lollipop and eat it – were of the opinion that England are going to struggle. It seemed logical to make such a deduction after a World Cup campaign that made Sophia Coppola’s performance in The Godfather III look less disastrous. After England were E.N.G.L.A.N.D’d (embarrassing

Aug 7 2015
Australia's batting fragile: Kevin Pietersen
Australia's batting fragile: Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen  London, Aug 4 (IANS) Ex-England captain Kevin Pietersen called the Australian batting order fragile, adding that the absence of English pacer James Anderson will give the visitors an edge over the hosts in the fourth Test. England are 2-1 up with two Tests remaining in the series. The hosts will look to regain the Ashes in the Nottingham Test, starting on Thursday. "The one good thing for Australia is the absenc

Aug 4 2015
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.

Jul 21 2015
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