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We will show why we are No.1 in Test cricket: Morne Morkel
We will show why we are No.1 in Test cricket: Morne Morkel

Morkel is confident about the second Test against Bangladesh Mirpur (Bangladesh), July 29 (IANS) After a disappointing performance in the first Test match against Bangladesh, South African fast bowler Morne Morkel is confident that the Proteas can return to their best form in the second Test which starts at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium here on Thursday. "It's time for us now to step it up a bit and show why we are the No.1 team

Jul 29 2015
Liton Kumar Das has justified his selection in the Test team
Liton Kumar Das has justified his selection in the Test team

Liton Kumar Das The summer in Bangladesh has been always very hot and humid. The sun shines so brightly that it leaves the people exhausted. The Bangladeshis’ plea for rain continues throughout the summer season. Even the sweet and juicy fruits of the summer fail to calm the people of Bangladesh. The exhausted Bangladeshis get a new life with the arrival of monsoon. Each drop of rain is celebrated in Bangladesh. Rain is the sublime g

Jul 26 2015
Who is the greatest match-winner among current ODI bowlers?
Who is the greatest match-winner among current ODI bowlers?

Mohammed Shami, Shakib al Hasan, Trent Boult, Dale Steyn and Mitchell Starc – who is the greatest current ODI bowler? “Part of the art of bowling spin is to make the batsman think something special is happening when it isn’t.” – Shane Warne. Warnie, one of the greatest match-winning bowlers ever, spoke the quintessential truth not just about spinners but about every bowler who has held the red or white cherry

Jul 7 2015
World Ambidextrous ODI XI of the 21st Century
World Ambidextrous ODI XI of the 21st Century

Ambidextrous people are those who can use both their hands to good effect (if not equal) for various tasks. Some people can even use both their hands for writing. The game of cricket has seen quite a few stars coming from such a breed. There are those who can switch from a right-hander to being a left-hander or vice-versa while batting – like Kevin Pietersen, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell; while some can throw with either of their arms wit

Jun 27 2015
Top 10 South African players to have played in the IPL
Top 10 South African players to have played in the IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is rightly crowned as the most popular cricket league in the world with its ability to bring about ‘Unity in Diversity’. Whether it is Sachin Tendulkar or Chris Gayle or Shane Watson, the IPL enables these players to come together and play as a unit. With players from all leading cricketing nations playing in the IPL, the league has brought to the fore the budding stars of almost all these nations.

Analysing the best bowlers in the world across all formats
Analysing the best bowlers in the world across all formats

Is Dale Steyn currently the best bowler in the world? Bowlers are a species of cricketers who never cease to fascinate the viewers of the game. Be it an express delivery hurtling towards a batsman's ribs at 140 kmph, or a ball that turns a mile to nick the top of off-stump, a great ball that outwits a batsman is something we would always love to see. The arrival of the T-20 format has heavily impacted the bowler’s g

Jun 3 2015
The little things that knocked out defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders this season
The little things that knocked out defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders this season

Kolkata Knight Riders’ Gautam Gambhir’s bat is broken by Mumbai Indians’ Vinay Kumar’s ball Ever since the incorporation of Gautam Gambhir as the side’s captain in 2011, KKR has been a mightly fine T20 team as their performances in IPL and Champions League show. In the last five seasons they reached the IPL playoffs thrice and ended up winners two times. However despite going close in the current edit

May 21 2015
Focus on mind games bit more in die-or-die situation against KKR: RR coach Paddy Upton
Focus on mind games bit more in die-or-die situation against KKR: RR coach Paddy Upton

Rajasthan Royals coaching staff Rahul Dravid and Paddy Upton Mumbai, May 15: Ahead of their match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here on Saturday, Rajasthan Royals (RR) head coach Paddy Upton said their team is well aware of the opposing team's strengths and weaknesses. The Royals face Knight Riders in a must-win game for both the sides in order to qualify for the play-off stages. "They (KKR) have a balanced bowling atta

May 15 2015
IPL doesn't match up to international cricket: KKR's coach Trevor Bayliss
IPL doesn't match up to international cricket: KKR's coach Trevor Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) coach Trevor Bayliss feels the Indian Premier League (IPL) does not match up to the standards of international cricket despite having some of the biggest names playing in the Twenty20 tournament. Asked why pacers like Umesh Yadav and Morne Morkel are able to succeed in IPL in spite of being ordinary in international games, Bayliss said, "Its not international cricket. The

May 6 2015
IPL 2015: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Venue, date and predicted line-ups
IPL 2015: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

SRH defeated KKR in their previous meet Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will host David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad in a crucial match 38 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. Both the teams are quite even and their standing in the league table can explain you why. KKR are on the 4th position with 9 points followed by SRH on 5th with 8 points. Numbers favour KKR as they have won 3 times between

May 4 2015
IPL 2015: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings - Venue, date and predicted line-ups
IPL 2015: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

Ravichandran Ashwin will be missing from action for this key clash It's not even 48 hours since they last met; Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) meets again but this time in KKR's home. CSK won their home tie and KKR will want to make it even by winning their home game at the Eden Gardens stadium. CSK currently are the league table toppers with 12 points from 7 matches and KKR is almost in the middle with 7 p

Apr 29 2015
IPL 2015: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Venue, date and predicted line-ups
IPL 2015: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

For the 28th match of the Indian Premier League, 3rd placed Kolkata Knight Riders travel to meet 2nd placed Chennai Super Kings, who have 3 points more than the Kolkata outfit. Both teams have 2 games in hand on Rajasthan Royals, but only one of them – or neither – can catch up with the league leaders over the current week. Chennai Super Kings will travel to Kolkata for the return fixture on Thursday. Here

Apr 28 2015
5 key battles to look forward to in the fourth week of the IPL
5 key battles to look forward to in the fourth week of the IPL

The eighth edition of cash-rich Indian Premier League is halfway over. Teams like Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have been performing well with both bat and bowl. Teams like Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab are still struggling to click as a unit and are at the bottom of the table. But the beauty of the IPL is that no team is out of the competition as of yet and each one has a chance to perform and qualify for t

Apr 27 2015
Kolkata Knight Riders players also shaken by tremors
Kolkata Knight Riders players also shaken by tremors

Gautam Gambhir Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players took to Twitter on Saturday to express how they felt just after an earthquake hit the city in the morning. The city felt the tremors at around 11.41 a.m. which continued for two minutes and then felt another quake at 12.19 p.m. My first experience of an earthquake!Kolkata went frm sultry to AC like weather in 2 mins. 6.4 on the Richter scale here.A serious remind

Apr 26 2015
Who South Africa should take for the upcoming Test series in India
Who South Africa should take for the upcoming Test series in India

South Africa face their biggest challenge since becoming the No. 1 ranked Test team in the world After a disappointing end to our world cup campaign (some of us still aren’t over it), the Proteas have a new challenge up front. Beating India in India. In the past 3-4 years, South Africa has dominated the test format with ease, securing the number one title after beating England 2-1. Since then, they have won series after series, bowling

Apr 25 2015
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