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IPL 2016: Suresh Raina credits MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming for helping him evolve as a captain
IPL 2016: Suresh Raina credits MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming for helping him evolve as a captain

Gujarat Lions captain Suresh RainaIndian batsman Suresh Raina who for the first time is leading a side – Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League (IPL) – says he has learnt the tricks of the trade from the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Stephen Fleming who have been successful skippers for their countries.Lions are at present second in the points table with eight points from five games, with Raina earning a lot of

Apr 25 2016
Mohammad Kaif joins Sportskeeda as Guest Editor for the 2016 World T20
Mohammad Kaif joins Sportskeeda as Guest Editor for the 2016 World T20

Mohammad Kaif in action during his playing daysMohammd Kaif, the poster boy of the new-age generation of Indian cricketers driven by an emphasis on fitness and fielding, has joined the Sportskeeda team as its Guest Editor for the duration of the 2016 World T20.Kaif played 13 Tests and 125 ODIs for India, and also chanced his arm in a few IPL seasons – for Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was known as a 'busy’ b

Mar 15 2016
Mohammed Shami unlikely to feature in World T20 opener against New Zealand
Mohammed Shami unlikely to feature in World T20 opener against New Zealand

Mohammed Shami was a vital part of India’s WC campaign in 2015, but he remains a doubt for the 2016 World T20India have been unanimously pipped to be favourites to win the World T20 being played at home from 15 March onwards, but there is one question still lingering over how the Men in Blue will approach the world event. There continue to be question marks over ace pacer Mohammed Shami’s availability, though he is part of the 15-man

Mar 15 2016
Entertaining exchange between Mohammad Kaif and Irfan Pathan on wedding invitations and reunions
Entertaining exchange between Mohammad Kaif and Irfan Pathan on wedding invitations and reunions

Mohammad Kaif and Irfan Pathan – two former India teammates in the twilight of their careersIndia teammates Irfan Pathan and Mohammad Kaif had an entertaining exchange on Twitter recently, after the former got married to a 21-year-old model from Jeddah called Safa Baig. The two cricketers, two very well-liked men in blue of the batch of players who bloomed under Sourav Ganguly, would have brought some smiles out with their chat.Irfan tweete

Feb 16 2016
5 instances when a fielder won a match single-handedly
5 instances when a fielder won a match single-handedly

Cricket is a team sport and every individual has a role to play in the side. The different skillsets of various individual players combine together to form a team. Bowling, batting and fielding are the three most important aspects of the game. While batsmen and bowlers get all the applauds for their efforts, fielders often remain the unsung heroes.  There have been a lot of instances when a bowler has changed the co

Top 5 performances by India at the Under-19 World Cup
Top 5 performances by India at the Under-19 World Cup

Yet another edition of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup is currently underway in Bangladesh. India has easily been the most successful team in this prestigious tournament, which features the future stars of world cricket, with 3 successful campaigns already. Whether they will be able to add a fourth one to their kitty is something that only time will be able to tell. However, this is the perfect occasion for us to look back at some exceptiona

Jan 29 2016
India’s Singles Scourge
India’s Singles Scourge

The Smith-Bailey partnership at Perth was as much about hitting as it was about strike-rotation.Rewind back to September 2002. India is floundering at 87 for 5 against Zimbabwe in their opening match of the Champions Trophy. Mohammad Kaif comes in at 7, scores an unbeaten century at a run a ball to take his team to 288, good enough to scrape a 14 run win. His 111 features 55 singles and 38 dots.Speaking on Kaif’s innings, India’s new

Jan 14 2016
10 cricketers you wouldn't think are still active
10 cricketers you wouldn't think are still active

Almost every year, cricket sees a lot of players pulling down the curtains on their respective careers. Apart from the retired lot, there are also cricketers who just disappeared from the international scene without officially hanging their boots. Some of them stay in touch with the game through other means coaching, mentoring, administration or media involvement. On the other hand, there are quite a few others who prefer to keep playing th

Dec 28 2015
7 Indian batsmen who fell off the selectors' radar for not being flamboyant enough
7 Indian batsmen who fell off the selectors' radar for not being flamboyant enough

Throughout the history of cricket, there are just two things that India has been popular for – spinners and batsmen. Although the Indian team has been lucky to always have excellent batsmen in their line-up, batting has become their strength mainly in the last couple of decades. In this period, the cricketing world has seen a number of flamboyant batsmen play for India, someone like a Sachin or a Ganguly or even a Sehwag, for that matter.

Dec 25 2015
5 instances when Yuvraj Singh showed great character
5 instances when Yuvraj Singh showed great character

The Indian Cricket Team over the years has been blessed with numerous match winners. From Kapil Dev to Virat Kohli, the legacy of such tremendous cricketers has been intact. One player who has proved to be an ace all-rounder in all the formats is Yuvraj Singh. When he gets going, there is no better player to watch. His elegance in the cover drives, brutal power in the sixes and tricks in the spin bowling have made him stand apart as a class pl

Dec 12 2015
10 fastest runners and strike rotators between the wickets in cricket history
10 fastest runners and strike rotators between the wickets in cricket history

Over the years it has become well established that limited overs cricket is not all about playing big shots. Rotating the strike and the ability to run well between the wickets has become an indispensable art in modern day cricket. Let us look at the top 10 players who have been masters of rotating the strike and running between the wickets well. Note: This list is not in any order, it picks out those who were the fastest runners as well as tho

Nov 22 2015
Five major upsets in Ranji Trophy since 2012-13
Five major upsets in Ranji Trophy since 2012-13

If the format of India’s premier domestic competition, Ranji Trophy, was constantly tinkered with to make it more fan-viable and giving every team an equal opportunity, the changes in 2012-13 season were the ones which made the greatest impact. Till 2011-12 season, the format was divided into Elite and Plate group which used to segregate teams on the basis of their performances, which meant poor teams played with the poor ones and good te

Nov 20 2015
Ranji Trophy Round-Up Day 1: Mohammed Kaif's Andhra collapse to 80 all out; Mithun Manhas scores first ton for Jammu-Kashmir
Ranji Trophy Round-Up Day 1: Mohammed Kaif's Andhra collapse to 80 all out; Mithun Manhas scores first ton for Jammu-Kashmir

Delhi reject Mithun Manhas scored his first ton for Jammu and Kashmir On Day 1 of another round of Ranji Trophy matches, Former Delhi batsman Mithun Manhas scored his first ton playing for Jammu-Kashmir in the Group C match against Hyderabad. He was finally dismissed for 150, as the visitors finished the day at a commanding score of 331/4 at stumps in Hyderabad. Jammu-Kashmir have had a decent tournament so far this season, and have bo

Oct 30 2015
Manoj Tiwary answers Gambhir with a fighting knock as Karnataka show courage in Ranji Trophy: Day 4 Roundup
Manoj Tiwary answers Gambhir with a fighting knock as Karnataka show courage in Ranji Trophy: Day 4 Roundup

Manoj Tiwary showed resilience to deny Delhi a win After the disgraceful scenes at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi wherein Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwary almost traded blows, the latter responded with a stellar innings to frustrate the Delhi bowlers. In reply, the home batsmen negotiated the remainder of the day even as Gambhir did not come out to bat. Bengal 357 & 217/5 (Tiwary 97, Gani 62, Narwal 2-37) Declared; Delhi 2

Oct 25 2015
Sourav Ganguly pays tribute to Virender Sehwag
Sourav Ganguly pays tribute to Virender Sehwag

Sehwag who made his debut under Sourav Ganguly shared a great rapport with his captain  As Virender Sehwag bowed out of international cricket on his 37th birthday, Sourav Ganguly, under whose captaincy Viru made his Test debut, spoke about Sehwag and his abilities which made him a true great who revolutionized the opener's role in Tests. Sourav Ganguly, who wrote in his book that he rates Sehwag along with Sunil Gavaskar as one of

Oct 22 2015
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