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Are subcontinental batsmen selfish?
Are subcontinental batsmen selfish?

“Indian batsman are more concerned about milestones than winning”Glenn Maxwell’s caustic remarks added salt to the wounds of a 3-0 drubbing that India suffered earlier this year. Although he didn’t name anyone explicitly, he was pointing fingers at Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who slowed down considerably in the 90s despite the pitch staying true and the bowlers leaking runs. Matthew Hayden, too, made similar claims back

May 29 2016
Star batsmen and their second home grounds
Star batsmen and their second home grounds

A look at where star batsmen scored most runs away from home.Any cricketer who has played at the highest level would testify that performing in front of the home crowd can unnerve even the best in the business. The expectations of the crowd create a mountain of pressure under which many crumble.Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, although the apple of the eye of the Kolkata crowd, could hardly replicate his silken drives on the off and lofted m

May 29 2016
Rahul Dravid elected as current player representative in ICC Cricket Committee
Rahul Dravid elected as current player representative in ICC Cricket Committee

Rahul Dravid is part of the Delhi Daredevils staff in the IPLFormer India captain Rahul Dravid and ex-Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena have been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee, adding even more cricketing experience to the list of eminent people already on the committee. Dravid and Jayawardena have played 1,161 international matches between them from 1996 to 2015, and each has been appointed for a three-year term. They will attend the

May 13 2016
5 IPL stars who destroyed the myth that Test batsmen cannot play T20s
5 IPL stars who destroyed the myth that Test batsmen cannot play T20s

Ajinkya Rahane currently plays for the Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPLTest cricket is considered as the purest form of the game by the cricketing fraternity. The traditional format has been the torchbearer of the gentlemen’s game since the late 1880s. The classical format of the game demands some special skills from the players to flourish.With time, shorter formats have been introduced to cricket. Twenty20, the newest variant of limited

May 6 2016
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

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

Mar 25 2016
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
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