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Graeme Swann mercilessly mocks Kevin Pietersen on Australian radio show
Graeme Swann mercilessly mocks Kevin Pietersen on Australian radio show

Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann pictured in 2007 when more cordiality prevailed Talented spinner and impressionist Graeme Swann appeared in a mock interview on a radio show as the controversial Kevin Pietersen, giving answers to questions asked to him by former Australia players Mark Waugh and Matthew Hayden. Speaking in an accent like the South-African born Pietersen, Swann laid into the former England batsman’s self-cent

Jul 28 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
When Matthew Hayden climbed on top of a cable car to have his 'Titanic' moment
When Matthew Hayden climbed on top of a cable car to have his 'Titanic' moment

Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden on a fishing trip; the cable car on top of which Hayden had climbed Tales of the exploits of Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden at the top of the Australian batting order make up a lot of the folklore in Australian cricket, but exploits of a completely different nature have surfaced – of a time in 2006 when Hayden climbed on top of a ropeway cable car travelling to a mountain, without clothes on &n

Jun 26 2015
Steven Smith is not a great batsman, says former England spinner Graeme Swann
Steven Smith is not a great batsman, says former England spinner Graeme Swann

Steven Smith during the Australia-West Indies Test series London, June 21: Former spinner Graeme Swann has criticised the technique of Australia's premier batsman Steven Smith and suggested that the prospect of facing the world's number one batsman in a forthcoming Ashes series was not giving England sleepless nights. Swann retired midway through the 2013-14 Ashes but not before dismissing the right-hander three times in 22 innings.

Jun 21 2015
Has Australia's strategy of sticking with older cricketers ruined young talent?
Has Australia's strategy of sticking with older cricketers ruined young talent?

Australian players celebrate winning the 2015 World Cup final Cricket Australia has a phobia of going for the gamble with rookies. It has increasingly becoming a  trend with Cricket Australia (CA) to favour players above the age of 25 – veterans of the domestic league who are rewarded with a national call-up after having been ignored for a long time. Surprisingly, this has become a successful ploy over a period of two decade

5 great performances by 'Bhajji' that shall give hope to Indian Fans
5 great performances by 'Bhajji' that shall give hope to Indian Fans

The cry,‘Nice bowling Bhajji! Come on Bhajji!’ shall soon be heard echoing in an international match as the ‘Turbanator’ is all set to return in the Indian white flannels against Bangladesh in a one match Test series. After a very good hunt in the Indian Premier League (IPL), his call-up was inevitable. Harbhajan, himself would never tend to erase the following fond memories and as it is said ‘A wounded Li

Jun 1 2015
The Long and Short of the Mongoose bat
The Long and Short of the Mongoose bat

The Mongoose bat could not have had a better ambassador than Matthew Hayden When Matthew Hayden strolled out to bat in the 2010 edition of the IPL against Delhi Daredevils, the star batsman’s entry elicited more excitement than usual, for the audiences were not just eager to see his shots, but also the equipment he used to hit those hard-hitting shots – the Mongoose Bat – the bat many believed would revolutio

May 27 2015
Top 10 Australians to have played in the IPL
Top 10 Australians to have played in the IPL

If there were some ISO standards for quality in modern cricket, being an Australian might just get you through the initial round of scrutinization. It is how it is. When the dust settles and all things that matter on the pitch is over, the bottom line more or less always tends favour the Aussies. Although a large part of the cricketing fraternity hate the Aussies for various reasons, there is one thing we can’t deny. They have literally re

May 4 2015
5 reasons why CSK are the most successful team in the IPL
5 reasons why CSK are the most successful team in the IPL

7 seasons, twice champions, 3-time runners-up and semi-finalists, at the least, every single time. With 74 wins from 121 matches till now and a winning percentage of 62.08, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are the most successful IPL team by some distance. The second best in the list is Mumbai Indians, winning 55.55% of their 117 matches;. Then, there are a string of teams close to each other, with Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and K

Apr 27 2015
Top 5 Australia-New Zealand ODIs of all time
Top 5 Australia-New Zealand ODIs of all time

It has been a month-and-a-half of carnival, and as the climax of cricket’s showpiece tournament, we have a fight-out for the World Cup title between the two nations who have jointly hosted the 2015 edition – Australia and New Zealand. Australia have an 85-35 win record against their neighbours in ODIs, and also have the advantage of having played 6 World Cup finals before, having turned out victors on 4 of those occasions. New Zeala

Mar 28 2015
New Zealand will struggle with the size of the MCG: Matthew Hayden
New Zealand will struggle with the size of the MCG: Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden Melbourne, March 26 (IANS) Former Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden on Thursday said that New Zealand will struggle with the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Sunday's cricket World Cup final here. Co-hosts New Zealand entered the final of the mega event for the first time with a victory over South Africa on Tuesday. The Black Caps have played all their World Cup matches so far at home. But now they tr

Mar 26 2015
India vs Australia: A lookback at their World Cup tussles
India vs Australia: A lookback at their World Cup tussles

India and Australia face each other in the second semifinal of the 2015 World Cup at the Sydney Cricket ground (SCG) on Thursday. It promises to be a mouth-watering encounter between the two sides as the winner will head to Melbourne to take on New Zealand in the finals. Both the teams have met on 10 occasions in the World Cup, with the first match between them taking place at Nottingham in World Cup 1983. The Aussies clearly have the upper

Mar 25 2015
Australia favourites against India: Matthew Hayden
Australia favourites against India: Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden believes Australia are favourites against India Sydney, March 25 (IANS) Ahead of the do-or-die Cricket World Cup semi-final between India and Australia, former explosive opening batsman Matthew Hayden was on Wednesday confident that the co-hosts will beat India to enter the final.  "Obviously I think Australia will defeat India," Hayden, member of Australia's World Cup winning squads in 2003 and 2007, was q

Mar 25 2015
Longest streaks in Cricket World Cup history
Longest streaks in Cricket World Cup history

The 2015 Cricket World Cup saw India defeating Pakistan on 15th February, yet again, in a high profile match. The Indians extended their unbeaten run against their arch-rivals with their head-to-head World Cup record currently standing at 6-0 in favour of the men in blue. However, this isn’t the best head-to-head record for a team against a particular opposition in World Cup history. This i

Mar 3 2015
No way India are going to win the World Cup: Matthew Hayden
No way India are going to win the World Cup: Matthew Hayden

 They are going to be chasing 380 in every match or will have to give that many runs to their bowlers to defend Former Australian opening batsman and two-time World Cup winner Matthew Hayden has said that India stand no chance of winning the 2015 World Cup Down Under, as their bowling attack doesn’t have the wherewithal to bowl out oppositions.  ‘No chance India are defending their World Cup crown’ “India

Feb 10 2015
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