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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
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
Michael Clarke to make comeback to cricket
Michael Clarke to make comeback to cricket

Michael Clarke bid adieu to cricket in 2015Former Australian captain, Michael Clarke has confirmed that he will be making a comeback to cricket, and also mentioned that he would not say ‘never say never’ to international cricket.After having bid adieu to international cricket after losing the Ashes in England, Clarke seems to have changed his mind about retirement and will be looking to work his way back into the national side sometim

Jan 30 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
Michael Clarke, Irfan Pathan make international cricket comeback thanks to scoreboard error
Michael Clarke, Irfan Pathan make international cricket comeback thanks to scoreboard error

The giant scoreboard at Gabba stadium, BrisbaneThe second ODI of the Victoria Bitter series between India and Australia saw the comeback of Michael Clarke for the Aussie side post his retirement. Fans were overwhelmed to see his name appear on the giant scoreboard. Michael Clarke’s name appeared on the top of the Australian players list at the Gabba stadium, Brisbane yesterday.The Indian side also saw the comeback of Pathan and Patel a

History of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup
History of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Cricket’s finest young talent will be on display when the 11th edition of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is played across four cities in Bangladesh from 27 January to 14 February 2016. The tournament, now a full-fledged biennial marquee event after taking its first tentative steps in 1988, is the stepping stone for wide-eyed youngsters towards fulfilling their dream of playing at the highest level. Players get a first-h

Jan 11 2016
Video: Peter Nevill's 'self' run-out in Big Bash League 2016 is the most bizarre dismissal you've ever seen
Video: Peter Nevill's 'self' run-out in Big Bash League 2016 is the most bizarre dismissal you've ever seen

The ball hit Adam Zampa’s nose and deflected onto the stumps.In a Melbourne Derby match featuring two big teams in the Big Bash League 2016 namely Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades, Renegades wicketkeeper Nevill involved himself in an almost self-runout sort of a dismissal. With the Indian tour of Australia approaching, both the teams lost some of their local flavours, with the players heading off to represent the nation.Melbourn

Jan 9 2016
5 instances when the crowd booed the home team
5 instances when the crowd booed the home team

Booing has been a common thing in cricket over the past few years. It is one of the famous ways in which the crowds these days express their disapproval for a team or a particular player and more often than not, it relates to the opposition team. However, cricket has also seen a number of instances of crowds turning hostile towards their own team or players. Even a few icons of the game have had to suffer the humiliation of being booed by the sa

Jan 1 2016
20 images that defined the year in cricket in 2015
20 images that defined the year in cricket in 2015

2015 started with the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and ended with South Africa slowly but surely losing their grip on the No.1 ranking in Tests. In between there were some fascinating series between the top teams. Although the year was dominated by batsmen continuing to score loads of runs, Ravichandran Ashwin in Tests and Mitchell in ODIs made sure that the batsmen didn’t have it all their own way. Kane Williamson dominated the

Dec 30 2015
5 great cricketers who retired in 2015
5 great cricketers who retired in 2015

“If you play your heart out for what your jersey says on the front, everyone will remember what the jersey says on the back.” That famous quote from Miracle tells you more than you would ever need to know about any legend who has played any sport. Each year, an exodus of legends from your favourite sport force you to embrace heartbreak and move on. Some wait for those big shoes to be filled, some write paeans about how and why those

Dec 30 2015
5 greatest batting years in Test cricket history
5 greatest batting years in Test cricket history

Steve Smith, batting on 70* at Stumps, third day against West Indies in the ongoing Boxing Day Test, is 26 runs short of amassing 1500 Test runs in 2015. If he manages to do that, he will join a list that includes some cricketing luminaries, including his predecessors, Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting. We take a look at the top five batsmen who hold the record of having scored the most Test runs in a calendar year.

Dec 28 2015
Best Cricket Quotes in 2015
Best Cricket Quotes in 2015

Well, 2015 has given us a lot of memories to cherish and remember in the future, but what would make these memories worth remembering are the quotes used by fellow cricketers and commentators to describe them.  This calendar year, cricket has gone through a lot of phases from Australia and New Zealand hosting the 11th ICC World Cup to the introduction of day-night Test matches for the 1st time in the cricket history. 2015 will also le

Dec 25 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015

Sehwag's 319 turned out to be the highest score of the year 2008 There are many well-known Test centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Brian Lara’s 400* or Matthew Hayden’s 380. Every die-hard cricket fan will know about Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag’s two triple centuries in Tests or Mahela Jayawardena’s 374 against South Africa 

Dec 20 2015
5 cricketers who disappointed in 2015
5 cricketers who disappointed in 2015

Because of the demanding nature of the sport and the packed schedule of matches these days, it is challenging even for the best cricketers to perform consistently at all times. Bad patches are quite common in sport but sometimes it is cruel enough to bring a reputed international career to its end. Players struggle for long periods only to bounce back later while others simply call it quits when they realise that time is not on their side. Let

Dec 19 2015
Michael Clarke wants West Indies to prioritize international cricket
Michael Clarke wants West Indies to prioritize international cricket

Clarke strongly suggested that Test cricket should be the top priority Formerly Australian skipper Michael Clarke has joined a host of other former international players in expressing his displeasure over the state of affairs of the West Indies cricket board and also spoke about maintaining priority to international cricket, rather than T20 leagues. The World Cup winning captain strongly suggested that cricketers should prioritize

Dec 18 2015
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