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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
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
Mahela Jayawardene joins Somerset for NatWest T20 Blast
Mahela Jayawardene joins Somerset for NatWest T20 Blast

Mahela Jayawardene joins Somerset CCC for the NatWest T20 BlastFormer Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene, who retired from international cricket last year will play in the upcoming NatWest T20 Blast in England. Somerset County Cricket Club have signed him for 12 of their 14 group matches.Mahela will have a major influence both on and of the field – Matt Maynard Somerset director of cricket Matt Maynard said, "Mahela is a b

Mar 31 2016
Mahela Jayawardene very impressed with Virat Kohli's development as a batsman
Mahela Jayawardene very impressed with Virat Kohli's development as a batsman

Kohli has been India’s best batsman in the competition so farFormer Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene has heaped praise on India’s star batsman Virat Kohli, stating that the 27-year-old was batting with a lot of maturity and plays with little risk.Kohli has been India’s top run-getter in the competition with 102 runs in 3 matches so far and played a vital role in India’s 6-wicket win over Pakistan at the Eden Gardens l

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
5 batsmen who shrugged off poor form by excelling in a World Cup
5 batsmen who shrugged off poor form by excelling in a World Cup

The World Cup is the grandest stage for cricketers to showcase their talent. No matter how well one does in other matches, a good performance in the World Cup always tends to hold greater value in a cricketer's career.Going back a bit into the game's history will show you that most of the best batsmen or bowlers across the past couple of generations have outperformed in World Cup cricket. There are also several examples of cricketers, who were st

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
All-time World T20 XI
All-time World T20 XI

As we are on the verge of the sixth edition of the ICC World T20, let us take a moment to step back and look at the previous tournaments and find out who the best performers have been. While no side has won the tournament twice, there have been plenty who have been consistent throughout the five editions.Here at SportsKeeda we tried to find out who has been the most consistent and who would make it into an all-time World T20 XI. So here are the r

Mar 14 2016
World T20 records that might be broken in the 2016 edition
World T20 records that might be broken in the 2016 edition

There have been five editions of the World T20 ever since the inception of the tournament in 2007, with many scripts and records being etched already in a decade long span.Traditionally, West Indies and Sri Lanka have been two teams who have thrived in the T20 format internationally, while not finding a similar groove in the longer formats. Australia, on the other hand, have never made their mark in the T20 format, despite being world beaters in

Mar 13 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
5 records that can be broken at World T20
5 records that can be broken at World T20

With the World T20 less than a week away, the teams will be looking to get their preparations spot on, so they can claim the coveted trophy. The five teams who have already won it will be fighting to ensure that one of them becomes the first double World T20 champion.While the teams who haven’t won it yet will be looking to make history and claim their maiden World T20 title. But those are not the only records that can be broken at the Worl

Mar 8 2016
Will Sri Lanka rise from the ashes or slide into oblivion?
Will Sri Lanka rise from the ashes or slide into oblivion?

Sri Lanka crashed out of the Asia CupWhen the Sri Lankan Cricket Team made their international debut in 1975, the word ‘minnow’ was an understatement. Though cricket was introduced to the country as far back as 1832 by the Englishmen, they played first-class cricket as ‘Ceylon’ since 1905, 70 years before making it to the big stage.Whilst the game got its fair share of popularity when the Island Nation&

Mar 5 2016
Michael Hussey discloses offer for coaching Team India
Michael Hussey discloses offer for coaching Team India

Michael Hussey was known for his composed demeanour and intelligent battingIn an interesting development, former Australia batsman Michael Hussey has divulged in his latest book that he was approached for coaching the Indian team. ESPNCricinfo reported the 40-year old stating that VVS Laxman had enquired if he was interested in coaching the ‘Men in Blue’.The stylish Hyderabadi, also Sunrisers’ mentor had asked Hussey who was rep

Mar 2 2016
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