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5 memorable Tests India played in Sri Lanka
5 memorable Tests India played in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan line-up, especially their batting, assumes a menacing form on home soil. Many a batting records have broken when SL has played against India on these home turfs. Despite SL’s stronghold in their fortress, India has also come back strongly in more games than one, to snatch some great victories. While on one side, SL has displayed their dominance by achieving world record batting scores and often notching up daunting total

Jul 29 2015
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club

Tillakaratne Dilshan – Getting better with age As soon as Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first, all eyes were set on the opener Tilakaratene Dilshan, who was just 55 runs away from reaching the 10,000 runs milestone. He didn’t upset the crowd too, reaching the new height and becoming the fourth Sri Lankan to ever score 10,000-plus runs in an ODI career. The home team, Sri Lanka restore their pride by winning the

Jul 27 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
5 world records registered against Minnows
5 world records registered against Minnows

Hundreds of cricketers might come and go. But, only a handful of players shall remain eternal in the hearts of the fans. Their feats keep them in our memories even after exit from the sport. ‘When the going gets tough, the tough gets going’ is a saying and the game has seen many record boards getting shattered by unexpected players in crucial games against tough oppositions. On the other side of the coin, there have been records crea

Jul 14 2015
Reports: Mahela Jayawardene to join England coaching staff
Reports: Mahela Jayawardene to join England coaching staff

 Mahela Jayawardena of Sri Lanka waves to the crowd after winning an ODI against England in December 2014   Mahela Jayawardene has been approached to join the England coaching staff in a consultancy role, according to reports. The England team management are keen on getting someone who can push the team to glory in the T20 World Cup next year, which will be played in the subcontinent – where Jayawardene has accumulated t

6 retired players who would still find a place in their respective teams
6 retired players who would still find a place in their respective teams

Harsha Bhogle once remarked- “Another flower must bloom, another boy must become a man.” This beautifully sums up the essence of retirement in a sport. The aura of our champion players seems to grow with each day after they are gone. All their failures on the turf are tucked in nicely in some dingy corner of our heart as we continue basking in the glory of the numerous achievements that defined their celebrated career

Jul 10 2015
The Greatest ODI Cricketer - Some stats don't lie, but do they hide the truth?
The Greatest ODI Cricketer - Some stats don't lie, but do they hide the truth?

Viv Richards and Sachin Tendulkar – who is the greatest ODI cricketer of all time? You’re picking the Greatest ODI Player. You’d look among the Top 10 ODI Players, right? Why? They’ve been tested the most. Right? Wrong, says a jury that voted for Viv Richards. Those tired claims again – World Cup ‘final’ heroics, bowling, fielding, captaincy. In a history of over 3600 ODIs, do a few

Jul 7 2015
10 players and their enduring connection with famous grounds
10 players and their enduring connection with famous grounds

Tendulkar’s favorite playing destination was his very own home ground – Wankhede Stadium The greats do well almost everywhere - that’s why they are greats. But sometimes another level of impressiveness is reserved for a special ground and that venue ends up serving to define a player’s career. Perhaps it was their home anyway, but if it wasn’t, they made sure it was. Their exploits then served to create

Jun 29 2015
It is unfortunate that Kevin Pietersen is not playing for England anymore: Mahela Jayawardene
It is unfortunate that Kevin Pietersen is not playing for England anymore: Mahela Jayawardene

Jayawardene wants Pietersen back in England team Mahela Jayawardene has backed Kevin Pietersen (KP) for his return to the England national squad. The two will be clashing tomorrow in NatWest T20 Blast tournament as Sussex take on Surrey. Former Sri Lanka great thinks KP is at his highest level and England should not waste the chance to pick a talent like him. “I haven’t played against Kevin for quite a while so I am looking for

Jun 13 2015
Confident that Pakistan will qualify for 2017 Champions Trophy: Waqar Younis
Confident that Pakistan will qualify for 2017 Champions Trophy: Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis Speaking ahead of their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has said that he is confident regarding their qualification for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka consists of 3 Tests, 5 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 2 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). With Pakistan currently languishing at No.9 in the ICC ODI rankings, they have to necessarily beat Sri Lanka in the ODI

Jun 9 2015
Stats: 10 most successful ODI captains of all time
Stats: 10 most successful ODI captains of all time

Ricky Ponting with his two World Cup trophies as a captain Australia’s Ricky Ponting leads the chart of most successful One-Day International (ODI) captains, followed by South African Hansie Cronje and his compatriot Steve Waugh. The ranks were given on the basis of players leading his team in minimum 100 matches as a captain. Interestingly, Ponting is also the player who has captained a side for the most number of ODI matches (230)

Jun 4 2015
3 instances that highlighted Gautam Gambhir as an uncredited cricketer
3 instances that highlighted Gautam Gambhir as an uncredited cricketer

Gautam Gambhir has always been an elegant left hander. He had his share of success at the international level. He had scored 4046 runs at an average of 42.58 in Tests. In ODIs, he scored 5238 runs with an average of 39.68. The starts provided by Sehwag and Gambhir was one of the reasons behind India’s ascendancy to the No.1 Test spot. Gambhir is a guy who plays risk free cricket and doesn't throw away his wicket

May 26 2015
Kumar Sangakkara - Cricket's Man of Steel
Kumar Sangakkara - Cricket's Man of Steel

Kumar Sangakkara It isn’t every day that you celebrate someone scoring over 10,000 runs in Test cricket. In fact, since the first time a burly, old man said, “Play!” in a Test match in 1877, only 11 men have been able to cross that mark. How often has it happened that you tuned into a match starring Sri Lanka, and you saw Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene grinding it out in the middle? We’ve seen that visual w

May 10 2015
Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey signs for Sussex
Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey signs for Sussex

George Bailey London, April 15 (IANS) George Bailey, skipper of the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Kings XI Punjab, has signed a deal with English county club Sussex to play 50-over and T20 matches later this year. Bailey, 32, will replace Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene in the side. Bailey will be available for the final seven matches of England's T20 Blast competition as well as Sussex's One-Day fixtures. "I really e

Apr 15 2015
IPL offers great learning experience: Thisara Perera
IPL offers great learning experience: Thisara Perera

Thisara Perera   Pune, April 9 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Thisara Perera on Thursday said the Indian Premier League (IPL) was a great learning experience with lots of foreign players, captains and coaches participating in the tournament. Kings XI Punjab face Rajasthan Royals at the MCA International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. “In IPL, you can see a lot of foreign players and lot of captains and lot of coaches. I th

Apr 9 2015
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