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Monty Panesar reveals how he successfully emerged from mental health issues
Monty Panesar reveals how he successfully emerged from mental health issues

Panesar’s last international outing came during the ill-fated 2013-14 Ashes tourMonty Panesar is quite an enigmatic personality - capable of both boom and bust. With England still searching for a specialist spinner to replace Graeme Swann, the 34-year old has successfully managed to conquer mental illness by making a comeback into county cricket.Speaking to ESPN, the left-armer opened up on his arduous battle with depression and paranoia. H

May 28 2016
Monty Panesar opens up about how he battled mental illness
Monty Panesar opens up about how he battled mental illness

Monty Panesar is eyeing a national recall after battling mental illnessMonty Panesar, the English slow left-hand orthodox bowler has admitted on seeking professional medical advice to cope with feelings of anxiety and paranoia which led to loss of self-esteem and confidence after he was named as a Professional Cricketers’ Association mental health ambassador.He admitted that his initial reluctance to take the prescribed 

May 26 2016
Monty Panesar revives career with Northamptonshire and eyes England comeback this winter
Monty Panesar revives career with Northamptonshire and eyes England comeback this winter

Monty Panesar joined Northamptonshire this season England spinner Monty Panesar eyes a recall when the Three Lions tours of Bangladesh and India this winter. He recently joined his former club Northamptonshire following his release from Essex at the end of last season.The 33-year-old spinner has represented England in 50 Test matches and picked up 167 wickets. He played his last Test against Australia at Melbourne in 2013 and since then play

Apr 10 2016
Looking at India's struggles against spin in the recent past
Looking at India's struggles against spin in the recent past

The Indian batsmen, over the course of years, have been found wanting against quality spin bowlingIndia’s cricket history has been based on rhetoric as much as it has been based on nostalgia. Every generation of cricketers is compared with the era gone by, and Indians have had divided opinions about how one newbie has or hasn’t been able to fill in the shoes of a legend who left behind a legacy to be carried.Soliloquies have been sung

Mar 29 2016
5 bowlers who performed brilliantly against their country of origin
5 bowlers who performed brilliantly against their country of origin

India's campaign in the 2016 T20 World Cup got off to the worst possible starts as they succumbed to New Zealand by a huge margin of 47 runs. Almost all of the damage was done by the Kiwi spinners who picked up 9 out of the 10 Indian wickets that fell.Among the three tweakers who played for New Zealand in the opening game of the T20 World Cup was a leg-spinner of Indian origin, Ish Sodhi. The leggie recorded remarkable figures of 3 for 18 in

5 spinners who made Sachin Tendulkar struggle
5 spinners who made Sachin Tendulkar struggle

There are no two ways about the fact that Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the greatest batsman to have played the game. However, just like other legends of the game, he too has had his own struggles during his playing career. Whether beset by injuries, lack of form or difficult conditions, the master batsman has faced them all and still managed to come out trumps. Other than these, Sachin has also been troubled by certain bowlers in his playin

Nov 23 2015
Misbah-ul-Haq suggests England series could be his last international outing
Misbah-ul-Haq suggests England series could be his last international outing

“King Misbah” has helped shape a formidable Pakistan Test team in Asian conditions Pakistan’s upcoming Test assignment against England in the UAE could be skipper Misbah-ul-Haq’s final international outing. In a candid interview with ESPNCricinfo, the 41-year old spoke about the upcoming challenge against the Ashes-winning England team. Misbah had earlier claimed that he could quit from internati

Oct 3 2015
10 cricketers who have got into trouble due to alcohol
10 cricketers who have got into trouble due to alcohol

James Faulkner is facing a five-match ban due to drink-drive incident in Manchester There is nothing like a few cold beers after a match to celebrate or drown away your sorrows and, unless the coach has a team on a wacky diet plan, there generally isn’t much wrong with it either. At times, however, a couple of drinks have turned into full-scale benders that would not have been so fondly remembered the next morning. Englishm

Jul 21 2015
5 underrated Ashes performances over the years
5 underrated Ashes performances over the years

The term, ‘The Ashes’ was coined in a satirical obituary published in the Sporting Times, a British newspaper, after Australia’s 1882 victory at The Oval, their first Test win on English soil. The obituary stated, that English cricket had died, the body buried and the Ashes taken to Australia.  The Ashes, one of the oldest rivalries in Test cricket is set to start in a few hours. Each and every year it throws up some amazi

Jul 8 2015
Jonathan Trott - A career killed fairly young by media pressure
Jonathan Trott - A career killed fairly young by media pressure

Jonatan Trott walks off the field during a 2013 Ashes match Under the partly grey and partly gloomy skies of south London, England hosted Australia in the final Ashes Test during the summer of 2009. The series was locked at 1-1 after four contests of varying pedigree. Cardiff saw a tantalisingly close draw, where James Anderson and Monty Panesar – the final wicket pair – holed out from under pressure from Australia’s bowli

Jun 29 2015
Top 5 Ashes matches of the 21st century
Top 5 Ashes matches of the 21st century

The 21st century is still fairly young, but it has already had the decency to serve up some magical cricketing encounters – plenty of them coming in the Ashes. The England-Australia battle royal typically throws up some of the best that Test cricket has to offer; fortunately, we have been blessed with many unforgettable moments over the past decade and a half. Much of that is down to England’s increased competitiveness, after being t

Jun 23 2015
10 most bizarre dismissals of all time
10 most bizarre dismissals of all time

Cricket, being the funny old game that it is, has produced numerous magical moments over the years – some memorable, others forgettable. There have been some really strange ways the batsman have found over the years to get out, but these select few take the top billing in the list of top 10 most bizarre dismissals of all time: 

Oct 28 2014
Video: 6 facts on pink cricket balls, told by cricketers
Video: 6 facts on pink cricket balls, told by cricketers

Pink cricket balls are in use since 2010 While there are unending debates on the feasibility and success of pink cricket balls in international cricket, here we have some of the leading players speaking on the matter. In case you missed it, Australia and New Zealand are about to play the first official Test match under the lights using this ball in November 2015. Sam Robson, the young English opener says that the pink balls

Oct 23 2014
Five most memorable Test series since 2000
Five most memorable Test series since 2000

There have been growing doubts regarding the long-term future of Test cricket, over the last few years, due to the surge in popularity of T20 cricket. With that being the case, what Test cricket is desperately looking for is some gripping contests in order to capture the imagination of younger audiences in particular. There have been a few memorable Test match series, to the game’s credit, since the start of the 21st century. A few mor

Sep 21 2014
Boon or Bane: Bowlers who claimed Sachin Tendulkar as their maiden wicket on Test debut
Boon or Bane: Bowlers who claimed Sachin Tendulkar as their maiden wicket on Test debut

This article explores in brief, the careers of those bowlers who, on Test debut, claimed Sachin Tendulkar as their maiden wicket. There are 10 such bowlers (not including Hansie Cronje, who claimed Sachin as his first Test wicket, but not on debut) who could exult in joy at claiming the wicket of arguably the best batsman of their generation. However, in what must be an eerie coincidence, only 3 out of these 10 bowlers played more than 13 Tests i

Sep 1 2014
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