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Yuvraj, Nehra, Pietersen, Guptill to grab attention at the IPL auctions
Yuvraj, Nehra, Pietersen, Guptill to grab attention at the IPL auctions

Yuvraj and Nehra made their comeback to the Indian team in the T20 series against Australia last month.The spotlight will be on the experienced trio of Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma and Ashish Nehra at the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions scheduled for February 6.Six other marquee players- Shane Watson, Kevin Pietersen, Dale Steyn, Aaron Finch, Martin Guptill and Dwayne Smith- are set to go under the hammer. While the

Feb 5 2016
Darren Lehmann and Michael Hussey excited by Michael Clarke's return
Darren Lehmann and Michael Hussey excited by Michael Clarke's return

Clarke announced retirement from the sport in 2015Welcoming the news that Michael Clarke intends to reverse his retirement decision, coach Darren Lehmann and former star batsman Michael Hussey have said the former skipper's experience could prove invaluable to Australia's Twenty20 ambitions.Clarke, who scored 8,643 runs in Tests and 7,981 in One-Day Internationals (ODI), quit after last summer's Ashes series and will play for Sydney g

Jan 31 2016
10 worst leaves by batsmen in recent times
10 worst leaves by batsmen in recent times

Glenn Maxwell is bowled while leaving the ball in a BBL match Getting bowled is one of the worst ways of being dismissed for any batsman. It can be all the more embarrasing when someone loses his stumps while attempting to leave the ball. However, cricket is no stranger to such misjudgements on the part of the batsmen and it does happen more often in Test cricket. Swashbuckling Australian batsman Glen Maxwell took it a step further recently

Jan 28 2016
Australian Cricketers Association to seek feedback on live interviews
Australian Cricketers Association to seek feedback on live interviews

Smith lost his wicket while he was talking to the Channel 9 commentatorsThe Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) will seek a clarification from television networks over what constitutes acceptable player engagement during matches after the furore created by Steve Smith's dismissal against India on Wednesday.Australia's Channel Nine came under fire on social media with many accusing the network of being responsible for the star bat

Jan 27 2016
BBL 15: Team of the Tournament
BBL 15: Team of the Tournament

This year’s Big Bash League has seen several players who have performed exceedingly well in conditions with are pacy, bouncy etc. There have been some explicit and memorable showcases of batting and bowling abilities. Chris Lynn’s five sixes in a row or Chris Gayle’s fastest fifty record or even the team hat-trick that Sydney Thunder produced during the Melbourne Stars' innings in the final. There have been several players

Sydney Thunder silences MCG to defeat the Stars and clinch maiden BBL Title
Sydney Thunder silences MCG to defeat the Stars and clinch maiden BBL Title

Khawaja acknowledges the crowd after his knock of 70 from 40 ballsSydney Thunders sealed their maiden triumph in the Big Bash League by defeating Melbourne Stars by three wickets in the final in front of a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Chasing the target of 177 set by the Stars, the Sydney batsmen held their nerve late on chasing down the target with three balls to spare after Usman Khawaja’s 40-ball 70 had given them a good st

Jan 24 2016
Michael Hussey believes that MS Dhoni is still the best to lead India
Michael Hussey believes that MS Dhoni is still the best to lead India

Dhoni and Hussey have played together in the IPL for CSK.Indian ODI and T20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is regarded as one of the best finishers of all time in the limited-overs format. But lately, he has been facing a lot of criticism for not being able to live up to the standards set by him. India suffered their fourth successive ODI defeat against Australia through a great Indian batting collapse.It has been a very poor show from Dhoni s

Jan 21 2016
Michael Hussey talks about a possible comeback and why he refused coaching the Indian side
Michael Hussey talks about a possible comeback and why he refused coaching the Indian side

Michael Hussey retired from international cricket in 2013.Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey, known as Mr. Cricket to all the cricket lovers all over the world, has an unparallel passion and knowledge about the game. Such was his form in the Big Bash League 2015-16, that it had raised speculations about his possible return to the Australian side.The 40-year-old, who is a veteran of over 1000 competitive games, walked out to the Sydney Crick

Jan 19 2016
Shane Watson, Andre Russell keep Thunders qualification hopes alive; Stars shock Scorchers to climb to second
Shane Watson, Andre Russell keep Thunders qualification hopes alive; Stars shock Scorchers to climb to second

Saturday might have been Michael Hussey’s last BBL matchWith one more match to go in the league stages of the Big Bash League, three semi-finalists have been decided, with the last spot to be taken either by Melbourne Renegades or Sydney Thunder, who claimed a 46-run victory over Sidney Sixers in the first game on Saturday.Melbourne Renegades, who are at fifth spot, can still dash Thunder’s hope of qualification, but only if they beat

Jan 16 2016
5 cricketers who proved age is no barrier in the Big Bash League
5 cricketers who proved age is no barrier in the Big Bash League

T20 cricket in the modern world is seen as a form of cricket which demands fearlessness, innovation and reflexive cricket from each and every player. It evokes a sense of high adrenaline rush on every player once they step on the field to ply their trade. The Big Bash League is one such T20 tournament held in Australia, where the temperament of every player is tested at the highest level. All these facts can be easily attributed to the younger c

Jan 16 2016
BBL 15/16: Renegades keep their Semi-Final hopes alive
BBL 15/16: Renegades keep their Semi-Final hopes alive

Dwayne Bravo (L) and White (R) played key roles in Renegades’ victoryThe Melbourne Renegades kept their semi-final hopes alive in a do or die game against the Thunder in Sydney.Having won the toss, the Thunder choose to bat first on what seemed like a track very conducive to strokeplay. Even as Jacques Kallis departed early after painstakingly reaching the score of 13, Khawaja and Watson repaid the faith of the captain scoring at a brisk pa

Jan 11 2016
BBL 15: Sydney Thunder blown away by Lynn-sanity as Brisbane Heat get off the mark
BBL 15: Sydney Thunder blown away by Lynn-sanity as Brisbane Heat get off the mark

Lynn’s fifty helped Heat claim victoryChris Lynn’s third-consecutive Big Bash League fifty ensured that Brisbane Heat got their maiden win of the season, over Sydney Thunder at the Gabba. Chasing 187, Heat got off to a good start, but after two quick wickets, Lynn’s 32-ball 75 helped the hosts reach the target with three balls to spare.After winning the toss and choosing to field, Heat removed both openers inside the powerplay,

Jan 3 2016
Is this the year for Sydney Thunder to finally make it to the BBL playoffs?
Is this the year for Sydney Thunder to finally make it to the BBL playoffs?

The Sydney Thunder won their first game of the season against the Sydney Sixers The Sydney franchise has been the most under-performing squad over the last four years of the Big Bash League, with three wooden spoons to their name, before they salvaged their position somewhat last year with a seventh position finish, a place above Brisbane Heat. Though their town rivals, Sydney Sixers, have won both the BBL and the Champion

Dec 19 2015
Michael Hussey laughs off talk of comeback to Australia squad
Michael Hussey laughs off talk of comeback to Australia squad

Michael Hussey is now a batting consultant to the Australia team Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey has laughed off suggestions that he could return to the Australian squad for next year’s World Twenty20 in India after scoring an unbeaten 80 to lead the Sydney Sixers to victory over Sydney Thunders in the Big Bash League. The classy left-hander, who retired from international cricket in 2013, will be in 

Dec 18 2015
Mike Hussey glitters in Sydney Thunder's win over Sixers in BBL 2015 opener
Mike Hussey glitters in Sydney Thunder's win over Sixers in BBL 2015 opener

Hussey scored an unbeaten 80 to guide Sydney Thunder to victory Michael Hussey lit up the inaugural game of the fifth season of the Big Bash League (BBL) with a sparkling 80* off just 59 balls, before Shane Watson and Andre Russell ran through the Sydney Sixers line-up to hand the Sydney Thunder a thumping victory by 36 runs, thereby ending their 7-match losing streak. Thunder lost Aiden Blizzard, who had an ad

Dec 17 2015
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