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IPL 2016: Matthew Hayden calls Virat Kohli's aggressive personality as Australian-like
IPL 2016: Matthew Hayden calls Virat Kohli's aggressive personality as Australian-like

Hayden compared the batting style of Kohli and Warner in his own inimitable mannerDuring his heydays, Matthew Hayden was akin to a club-wielding giant who demolished bowling attacks without any mercy. However, off the field, he is an affable personality who is extremely popular for his candid assessment of the game.Speaking on the sidelines of the 2016 CEAT Cricket Rating Awards, the 44-year old expressed his thoughts on Virat Kohli’s aggre

May 30 2016
Australia's 2003 World Cup winning team: Where are they now
Australia's 2003 World Cup winning team: Where are they now

The Australian cricket team with the 2003 ICC World CupAustralia was a serious force to reckon with in world cricket for over a decade starting from 1998-99. The Baggy Greens have won the ICC Cricket World five times, most recently in the previous edition of the prestigious tournament, back in 2005. However, most of their success in the coveted competition has come in the period between 1999 and 2007, when they had won three successive World Cups

May 16 2016
10 players who performed well in IPL after retiring from international cricket
10 players who performed well in IPL after retiring from international cricket

Due to the intense competitiveness and high octane action, the shortest format of the game is deemed suited for the younger generation, and ageing legs are thought to be more of a liability on the field. However, there are a few gentlemen, who even after having retired from the rigours of international cricket, managed to conjure instances of magic with bat or ball. Here’s a list of ten such players: Michael HusseyHussey was an integra

May 16 2016
SK Glossary: Weight of a cricket bat
SK Glossary: Weight of a cricket bat

An array of cricket batsDoes the weight of a cricket bat matter? Well, some would argue saying that it all depends on the individual calibre and that such things should not matter in the game between the bat and the ball. But if the facts are to be considered, then the weight of a cricket bat plays a major role in the performance of a batsman. However, there are a few rules to be followed while producing a cricket bat. Rules for a cricket ba

May 11 2016
10 altercations between players of the same country
10 altercations between players of the same country

Just as it has evolved in other aspects, the game of cricket has changed from a slow, good-natured game to a fast, fierce and ever-changing sport. With passion mixing with aggression, sparks fly and temper reaches flashpoint. The game has seen quite a few fights amongst opponents, but there are a few occasions when teammates got into disagreements and spats. Here’s a list of ten incidents where players from the same country had an altercati

Top 10 batsmen with more than 5000 runs scored In Test matches won
Top 10 batsmen with more than 5000 runs scored In Test matches won

Stats are a good measure of quantity – quantity of runs, the quantity of innings played and quantity of big knocks. However, they rarely tell you the quality of an innings, for example, of the hard-fought 30 on a seaming track that probably saved the match for your team.This argument rarely holds for greats who have had long careers.Over a protracted career, things almost always even out, giving us a pattern. Those patterns offer great

Apr 28 2016
Matthew Hayden believes David Warner has the potential to become Australia's best opener
Matthew Hayden believes David Warner has the potential to become Australia's best opener

David Warner in action against IndiaFormer Australian opening batsman, Matthew Hayden believes that David Warner has what it takes to become the greatest Baggy Green opener of all time. The 29-year-old is currently leading the Sunrisers Hyderabad side in the on-going IPL 2016 here in India.Hayden who is currently serving as a commentator in the same tournament has spoken to cricket.com.au about the potential of David Warner.David Warner was

Apr 15 2016
VIVO IPL 2016 Orange Cap Holder/Highest Run Scorer: Virat Kohli is now the Orange Cap holder
VIVO IPL 2016 Orange Cap Holder/Highest Run Scorer: Virat Kohli is now the Orange Cap holder

Chris Gayle in the only two-time Orange Cap winnerEight star-studded teams are all set to collide in the 9th edition of the Indian Premier League. Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, two of the most formidable teams in IPL history, will not be featuring owing to their suspension for 2 years in the aftermath of the spot-fixing controversy. However, we will certainly not be missing out on most of the players from  the tainted franchises

Apr 9 2016
5 great T20 opening partnerships that don't fade away
5 great T20 opening partnerships that don't fade away

Two of the most destructive batsmen in the history of cricketHaynes-Greenidge, Ganguly-Tendulkar, Langer-Hayden – big names that had one thing in common. Batting pairs that were terrific while opening the innings for their teams in different formats.But, as the game has changed, it has thrown up newer names alongside the old ones that have lit up cricket’s newest format.We take a look at five extraordinary opening pairs in T20Is whose

Apr 2 2016
Harbhajan Singh continues his critique of VVS Laxman's dressing sense
Harbhajan Singh continues his critique of VVS Laxman's dressing sense

Harbhajan Singh compliments Laxman on his shoes, perhaps not with pure intentionsAfter India’s win against UAE in the Asia Cup on Thursday, there was a bit of comedy in front of the TV cameras, as one-time-teammates VVS Laxman and Harbhajan Singh had a hilarious conversation, as Harsha Bhogle and Matthew Hayden laughed along. There is an interesting history to the conversation as well.Harbhajan was being congratulated by Bhogle on his great

Mar 5 2016
Analysing why several Australian players have been late bloomers in Test cricket
Analysing why several Australian players have been late bloomers in Test cricket

Several Australian cricketers have been late bloomers in their careersAustralian cricket has presented a pretty strange case to the global cricketing fraternity in the last few decades. Unlike many nations that present young and raw talents to the world, Australian cricketers make their mark quite late in Test cricket.Maybe it’s the grind that they have to go through at the first class level or it’s the competition for spots

Feb 22 2016
5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement
5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement

A camaraderie between players is one of the essentials for building a great team. However, at the end of the day, a team consists of individuals who have their separate identities and may have diverse opinion on matters. Two players who are part of the same team may seem to share a good understanding of each other in their playing days. But there may be a few skeletons in the cupboard which mostly tend to come out when one or both the players ha

Feb 9 2016
Rohit Sharma - Shikhar Dhawan partnership: What numbers say?
Rohit Sharma - Shikhar Dhawan partnership: What numbers say?

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have accumulated 2450 runs in 54 opening stands so far.There have been many great opening pairs in the ODI cricket. One such great pair was that of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes. They held the record for the most successful opening pair- in terms of runs scored together- for a long time and their exploits as openers paved the way for West Indies’ dominance in Worl

Feb 9 2016
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes sixth-fastest to get to 25 Test centuries
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes sixth-fastest to get to 25 Test centuries

Is Amla finally getting back to his best?The second of Hashim Amla’s back-to-back hundreds was scored at Centurion on day one of the fourth Test between South Africa and England. Although he got out almost immediately after getting to his 25th Test ton, that was not before he became the sixth-fastest to 25 Test centuries. It was his sixth hundred against England in Tests and he achieved his century in a manner that spoke volumes about

Jan 22 2016
Ravi Shastri defends Indian batsmen on charges of being 'selfish'
Ravi Shastri defends Indian batsmen on charges of being 'selfish'

The tea India director, Shastri, has vehemently supported the Indian cricketers.Ravi Shastri, the former Indian cricketer who is also the team director for India has defended the Indian batsmen against the charges of being selfish labelled upon them.  Shastri came down heavily upon the bowlers of the team after they had failed to defend scores of 309, 308 and 295 in the three consecutive matches in the Victoria Bitter ODI series in Aust

Jan 20 2016
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