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A timeline of Australian cricket from 1999 to 2015
A timeline of Australian cricket from 1999 to 2015

The Australian team celebrate with the 2015 World Cup trophy Australia is a nation renowned for its versatility and accomplishments in innumerable sporting fields. The countless victories & numerous trophies they have collected over the years have made ‘yellow’ a symbol of excellence. In cricket, they have seen many triumphs, including the saga of a decade-long unquestionable dominance. I wasn’t a cricket buff, b

Sep 1 2015
5 best ODI matches between Australia and England
5 best ODI matches between Australia and England

Since the inauguration of the first one-day international (ODI), England and Australia have always been the teams to beat. The fierce rivalry has never been short on entertainment, and the commitment shown by either side is always a sight to behold.  Although there have been many amazing battles between the two, here are five of the best ODI matches between Australia and England:  

Aug 30 2015
5 players who disappointed the most in the 2015 Ashes
5 players who disappointed the most in the 2015 Ashes

England defeated Australia 3-2 in the 2015 Ashes England regained the urn by defeating Australia 3-2 in the recently concluded 2015 Ashes.There was a lot of talk before the start of the series about the quality of the English side, but they managed to silence the critics after coming out on top against their bitter rivals. Both sides had some outstanding performers who lit up the series with their brilliant showing throughout the serie

Aug 29 2015
Brad Haddin not surprised by axe from Australian Test squad; to decide on future soon
Brad Haddin not surprised by axe from Australian Test squad; to decide on future soon

Haddin will decide on his international cricket future in the coming weeks Australian wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin said that he was not surprised by his axe from the Australian Test side during the recent Ashes series, Cricket Australia’s official website reports. The 37-year-old also added that he be deciding on his international cricket future in the coming weeks.  Haddin’s lone appearance in the 2015 Ashes

Aug 29 2015
5 things we learned from the 2015 Ashes
5 things we learned from the 2015 Ashes

England has wrapped up the 2015 Ashes with the series win of 3-2 over Australia. England came into the series as underdogs and took everyone by surprise with their dominating win over the Aussies. English bowlers took advantage of the seaming English conditions and broke havoc on the Australian batting who lost the series due to the abysmal performance of the batsmen. The thrashing of Australians by the home team presented quite a few learnings

The stories behind Australian players and their nicknames
The stories behind Australian players and their nicknames

Almost all of our beloved cricketers have nicknames. Whether it is Little Master for Tendulkar or Binga for Brett Lee, there is a special place in our hearts for the names that get associated with our favorite players. The Aussies seem to have taken the game a notch higher, as they come up with the most outlandish names possible. But do you know the secret behind each name? Here is a roundup of our favorite Aussie nicknames and the reasons behin

Aug 29 2015
The aftermath of the Clarke era: Where does Australian cricket go from here?
The aftermath of the Clarke era: Where does Australian cricket go from here?

Clarke retired from international cricket at the end of the Ashes series. For England, the euphoria of reclaiming the Ashes has been somewhat tempered by a chastening defeat in the last Test match. The loss might not have been enough to mar the mood of jubilation. For the Aussies however, it came almost as a divine intervention. When heroes fall, they clutch on to the very straws in desperation which at other times would have earned their co

Aug 28 2015
Statistical comparison between Michael Clarke and Kevin Pietersen
Statistical comparison between Michael Clarke and Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen and Michael Clarke - Two contrasting careers Cricket is hardly a game of blacks and whites. There were players who were born for greatness, players who came back strongly after a poor start, players who sparkled only for a small amount of time and players who faded into obscurity. It is the cricketer who grits his teeth and works every step of the way that will reach the top. While some prefer to become media darlings and s

Aug 27 2015
How I will remember Michael Clarke
How I will remember Michael Clarke

Clarke’s conduct during the tough times showed that life and emotions are much bigger than a sport It was 2014 November and Cricket’s aura had been dull with pall of gloom looming over it with Phil Hughes’ untimely and tragic loss. Emotions had been running intense across the cricketing fraternity, more so in Australia than anywhere else in the world. Thousands of voices and messages gathered from different parts of t

Aug 26 2015
Kumar Sangakkara vs Michael Clarke: A statistical comparison
Kumar Sangakkara vs Michael Clarke: A statistical comparison

Cricket has been rendered poorer with the departure of two greats on the same day So cricket’s brain drain is almost complete with the retirement of Michael Clarke and Kumar Sangakkara. The last decade’s batch has almost graduated, leaving cricket in the hands of the budding and the burgeoning. Both Clarke and Sangakkara have been pivotal for their teams. Sangakkara was Sri Lanka’s Atlas, often carrying his team’s ba

Aug 24 2015
Ashes 2015: Australia win 5th Test by an innings and 46 runs
Ashes 2015: Australia win 5th Test by an innings and 46 runs

Australia nearing big Ashes win Rain forced an early lunch at the Kennington Oval in London when Australia were just two wickets away from registering a big win with England swinging loosely at 258/8. The hosts began the fourth day of the final Ashes Test on 203-6, still needing 129 more to make Australia bat again. Australia started right on money as Peter Siddle trapped Mark Wood in front of the stump to give the visitors the s

Aug 23 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
5th Ashes Test: England stare at massive innings defeat at end of Day 3
5th Ashes Test: England stare at massive innings defeat at end of Day 3

Alastair Cook loses his wicket in the 2nd innings, Michael Clarke exults England trail Australia’s 1st innings score by 129 runs with 4 wickets left at stumps on Day 3, staring at a massive innings defeat in the 5th Ashes Test. England could not add much to their overnight score of 107/8, being bundled up by strikes in consecutive balls by Mitchell Johnson, who would thus start the second innings on a hat-trick. Michael Cl

Aug 22 2015
Chris Rogers - The Silent Hero
Chris Rogers - The Silent Hero

Chris Rogers retires from international cricket The sounds of celebration echo through the cold English night. England has regained the Ashes. The fabled Ashes urn belongs to them now – at least for another couple of years. The Kevin Pietersen-less England who was ridiculed by the media has come up on top. Regardless of what happens in the final Ashes Test, Australia will go back without another Ashes victory in England. Meanwhile, M

Aug 21 2015