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

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
5 unexpected hobbies of famous cricketers
5 unexpected hobbies of famous cricketers

The gentleman's game has been the platform for many cricketers to come into the limelight. They came, they performed and they conquered the world with their on field exploits. However, their lives off the pitch remains a mystery to many, until of course, controversy strikes. Cricketers too have hobbies, their ways of spending time off the pitch and some of them have hobbies that we could never imagine, given their personality on the cricket

Jan 13 2016
5 memorable Indian ODI performances in Australia over the years
5 memorable Indian ODI performances in Australia over the years

Ravi Shastri's finest hour came during the World Championship of Cricket in 1985 With the arrival of 2016, one of cricket's most talked-about rivalries will be renewed when India lock horns with an in-form Australian side. While the latter does seem to be clear favourites despite missing some key players, the former has more than a point to prove to its detractors.  For beleaguered captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, nothing less tha

Jan 9 2016
Christmas Special: 10 rare photos of cricketers celebrating Christmas
Christmas Special: 10 rare photos of cricketers celebrating Christmas

Professional sport can appear to be a tireless endeavour which is why it is essential for sportsmen to take some time off at times and indulge themselves. Just like any other festival, Christmas is celebrated by cricketers with much fun and frolic. Some love to party hard while others try to go easy knowing that they have a match to play soon. In this Christmas special story, we would like to bring to you 10 rare photos of cricketers which show

Dec 25 2015
 5 unorthodox fielding positions set by different captains that resulted in a wicket
5 unorthodox fielding positions set by different captains that resulted in a wicket

Like unorthodox batting stances of batsmen and unorthodox bowling actions of bowlers in cricket, there were many instances that we have seen unorthodox fielding placements from captains.Also read: Cricket Fielding Positions:The origins of field placement names in cricketIt is one of the tacticsthat most captains of modern cricket have used to get set batsmen out. However, these tactics aren't completely failure-proof. They some

Dec 22 2015
Stats: Players with most Test centuries in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings
Stats: Players with most Test centuries in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings

Ricky Ponting is the player who has scored most centuries in 1st innings in Tests Every cricket player’s dream is to represent his country at Test level. After this achievement, every player’s dream is to make a century for his country in the longest format of the game and first Test century is always special. Every Test century gives the player a newfound confidence and in Tests, he has the opportunity to make a

Dec 22 2015
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