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Australian greats to reunite for Legends XI side in T20 match
Australian greats to reunite for Legends XI side in T20 match

Gilchrist will lead the Legends XI side that will also feature Langer, Hayden, Ponting and Symonds Australian cricket legends Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer and Andrew Symonds will reunite for a T20 friendly game in December, Cricket Australia’s official website reports. They will play for the Legends XI side which will face Perth Scorchers on December 11 in the match which will act as a tune-up to th

Aug 29 2015
Michael Clarke's Test career in pictures
Michael Clarke's Test career in pictures

Farewell Clarke Michael Clarke retired from ODI cricket handsomely top-scoring in the 2015 ICC World Cup final against New Zealand helping Australia clinch the sport’s biggest prize for the fifth time. He quit the T20 format on his own terms as well as he realised it was not suited to his style of technical batting, thus making way for the younger Australian players to have an opportunity in the national team. “For me, I&#

Aug 23 2015
Virender Sehwag vs Matthew Hayden: A Statistical Comparison
Virender Sehwag vs Matthew Hayden: A Statistical Comparison

Both were equally  feared by the bowlers all around the world These two men inspired an entire generation of players by means of their brilliance and fearlessness at the top of the order. As an opening batsmen, while Virender Sehwag and Matthew Hayden come across as similar batsmen in terms of their mindset, their roles in the team and their impact on match situations will be an ideal point of reference to start with.  For a gene

Aug 17 2015
Ajinkya Rahane breaks world record for most catches (8) by a fielder in a Test match
Ajinkya Rahane breaks world record for most catches (8) by a fielder in a Test match

Ajinkya Rahane takes a brilliant one-handed catch to dismiss Kumar Sangakkara Ajinkya Rahane became the first non-wicket-keeper to take eight catches in a single Test match. No outfielder had managed to take more than 7 catches in a match and the 27-year-old walked into the record books when he caught Rangana Herath at slip off Amit Mishra in Sri Lanka’s second innings. The previous record of 7 catches were shared by five c

Aug 14 2015
Former Australian coach John Buchanan accuses Michael Clarke of disrespecting baggy green culture
Former Australian coach John Buchanan accuses Michael Clarke of disrespecting baggy green culture

Clarke has really had a difficult week Former Australian coach John Buchanan has criticised outgoing Test skipper Michael Clarke for not paying respect to the baggy green culture, ESPNCricinfo reports. The 62-year-old thus joined the likes of former players Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden who have been, in the midst of all the tributes pouring in for one of Australia’s greatest Test batsmen, having a different say on the matter. Bu

Michael Clarke criticised by former teammates Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden
Michael Clarke criticised by former teammates Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden

Hayden revealed a shocking incident where Clarke had threatened to quit from the side Outgoing Australian Test skipper Michael Clarke has come in for sharp criticism from former teammates Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds, Fox Sports reports. While tributes have been pouring in from various quarters for the 34-year-old who announced his decision to retire from cricket after the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval, Symonds and Hayden have come out

Aug 10 2015
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

Jun 16 2015
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