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Kevin Pietersen post series of hilarious and emotional tweets after England's World T20 squad is announced
Kevin Pietersen post series of hilarious and emotional tweets after England's World T20 squad is announced

Kevin PietersenThe England squad for the World T20 in March was announced on Wednesday, and Kevin Pietersen reacted to the announcement by going on a rant on Twitter. The 35-year-old remains an outcast from the England national squad set-up, despite his heroics with the bat. His name was not even mentioned in the selection meeting.Within an hour of the announcement, Pietersen had launched into a tirade, which was emotional as well as acidic. Ther

Feb 10 2016
Rising Pune Supergiants: Squad, Logo, Jersey and everything you need to know
Rising Pune Supergiants: Squad, Logo, Jersey and everything you need to know

MS Dhoni has been appointed captain of the Rising Pune Supergiants teamAmongst the two new IPL sides in the fray this year, Rising Pune Supergiants is the subject of much curiosity amongst the cricket fans and pundits alike. This team has already made big news by acquiring the current India (T20) and former Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni in its ranks.Let us have a detailed look at this team, what players it lapped up during the 2016 pl

Feb 9 2016
5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement
5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement

A camaraderie between players is one of the essentials for building a great team. However, at the end of the day, a team consists of individuals who have their separate identities and may have diverse opinion on matters. Two players who are part of the same team may seem to share a good understanding of each other in their playing days. But there may be a few skeletons in the cupboard which mostly tend to come out when one or both the players ha

Feb 9 2016
Kevin Pietersen mocks England T20 captain Eoin Morgan, wants Luke Wright to be selected
Kevin Pietersen mocks England T20 captain Eoin Morgan, wants Luke Wright to be selected

Kevin PietersenThe door on Kevin Pietersen has been firmly shut, and there is no chance for him to make his way back into the England team for the World T20, according to what was said by their T20 captain Eoin Morgan in an interview with Nasser Hussain. What Morgan said did not go down well with KP, who tweeted his amusement at his former teammate’s presumptuous statements. Asked specifically if Pietersen had done enough with the bat

Feb 9 2016
PSL, Match 8: Umar Akmal's 40-ball 93 helps Lahore Qalandars thrash Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs
PSL, Match 8: Umar Akmal's 40-ball 93 helps Lahore Qalandars thrash Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs

Quetta Gladiators’ captain Ahmed Shehzad applauding Umar Akmal following his 40-ball 93 (Picture Credit - PSL)Pakistan's Umar Akmal smashed the highest score of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), 93 runs off 40 balls, to guide his team - Lahore Qalandars - to first win of the season as they defeated Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.The swashbuckling Akmal has definitely left an impression on the nat

5 instances of pre-match comments backfiring
5 instances of pre-match comments backfiring

From AB de Villiers’ jibe against the English bowlers a couple weeks ago, to a more infamous and historically etched incident in Tony Greig’s ‘Grovel’ remark, this slideshow is a compilation of iconic instances of pre-match comments by players or administrators backfiring, sometimes, in rather embarrassing ways. 

Feb 8 2016
Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi by 3 wickets in last-over thriller in PSL
Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi by 3 wickets in last-over thriller in PSL

Pietersen top-scored for the Gladiators with 35 to help them reach the target.The 7th match of the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) was played between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi at the Dubai international Cricket Stadium, Dubai. Quetta Gladiators won the match by three wickets in a last-over thriller.The captain of the Quetta Gladiators Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and decided to field first. Peshawar Zalmi opened their innings with

Feb 8 2016
IPL auctions: Rating the squads for IPL 2016
IPL auctions: Rating the squads for IPL 2016

We are all set for the 9th edition of the IPL with the successful completion of the 2016 players auction. While the 6 existing franchises used the opportunity to strengthen their squads further, the 2 new ones concentrated on forming a healthy nucleus of players for their first ever Indian Premier League. The Gujarat Lions and the Rising Pune Supergiants started the auction with just 5 players in their respective teams, but they walked out

Feb 7 2016
PSL, Day 3 Roundup: Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi sets the pace early on with second successive win
PSL, Day 3 Roundup: Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi sets the pace early on with second successive win

Shehzad won the MoM award for his knock of 71 from 46 ballsQuetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi go their second successive wins in the PSL with comfortable victories over Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars respectively at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Ahmed Shehzad was the hero for the Gladiators with a 46-ball 71 that helped his side to an 8-wicket victory while Zalmi had the match virtually under their bag early on as Qal

Feb 7 2016
James Faulkner trolls Kevin Pietersen after he is sold to Rising Pune Supergiants
James Faulkner trolls Kevin Pietersen after he is sold to Rising Pune Supergiants

James Faulkner and Kevin Pietersen have become close friends after their time in the BBLThe off-field rapport between Kevin Pietersen and James Faulkner has been fodder for entertainment a lot of times in the recent past, and the two were at it again today. Pietersen would have been a relieved man after having been picked up for a decent INR 3.5 crores by new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants.Faulkner is in the other new IPL franchise, the G

Feb 6 2016
Yuvraj, Nehra, Pietersen, Guptill to grab attention at the IPL auctions
Yuvraj, Nehra, Pietersen, Guptill to grab attention at the IPL auctions

Yuvraj and Nehra made their comeback to the Indian team in the T20 series against Australia last month.The spotlight will be on the experienced trio of Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma and Ashish Nehra at the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions scheduled for February 6.Six other marquee players- Shane Watson, Kevin Pietersen, Dale Steyn, Aaron Finch, Martin Guptill and Dwayne Smith- are set to go under the hammer. While the

Feb 5 2016
2016 IPL Auctions: Teams and their needs
2016 IPL Auctions: Teams and their needs

The 2016 IPL auction is just around the corner and the franchisees would have started to do their homework on which players to pick in the IPL auctions. All the franchisees are given a total purse of Rs 66 crores. From that 66 crores, the teams will have to compromise the fee they spent for the retained players and the remaining money will be used during the IPL auctions.  Each team can have a maximum of 27 players out of which 9 can be ove

Feb 4 2016
IPL 2016 auction live telecast on Sony Six
IPL 2016 auction live telecast on Sony Six

The auction will be led by Richard Madley.The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 player's auction will be telecast live by sports and entertainment channel Sony SIX on February 6.The auction, which will be held in Bengaluru on Saturday, will be aired live both on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD from 9 am onwards.Apart from last edition's most expensive players, Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Karthik, other impressive names at the auction table will inclu

Feb 3 2016
7 costliest dropped catches in international cricket
7 costliest dropped catches in international cricket

'Catches win matches' is perhaps one of the oldest cliches to be commonly used in cricket even till this date. It may hold true to an extent, however, not all teams who cling on to all their catches end up winning all the time. The same logic applies to dropped catches too, as teams do manage to win cricket matches despite having spilled important catches. However, every team is not fortunate enough in this regard as numerous dropped cha

Feb 2 2016
Top 5 overseas players who could fetch big at IPL auctions 2016
Top 5 overseas players who could fetch big at IPL auctions 2016

With the IPL auctions taking place on February 6, 2015, 351 players are expected to go under the hammer. Most of the teams would have their eyes on few key players of the suspended franchises- the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals- who were not selected in the draft by the two new franchises- Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions, as well as, on star players who were not retained by the other 6 franchises.  The balance a

Feb 2 2016
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