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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: 

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
England announce squad for first Test against Sri Lanka; no place for Jos Buttler and Monty Panesar
England announce squad for first Test against Sri Lanka; no place for Jos Buttler and Monty Panesar

Liam Plunkett England batsman Jos Butler who earlier made news after he was Mankaded by Sri Lankan spinner Sachitra Senanayake in the recently concluded ODI series was not picked up for the first Test match against Sri Lanka starting on June 12 at Lord’s. Another notable name to miss out is English spinner Monty Panesar due to disciplinary issues. Panesar was dropped for a county game after he failed to attend a team meeting. En

Jun 5 2014
Virender Sehwag and Muttiah Muralitharan to lead MCC teams in Abu Dhabi
Virender Sehwag and Muttiah Muralitharan to lead MCC teams in Abu Dhabi

Virender Sehwag Indian opener Virender Sehwag will lead the Marleyourne Cricket Club (MCC) in the four-day Champion County match against Durham starting on March 23, while Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will lead the team in the Emirates T20 tournament that precedes it. The MCC squad will include the likes of England’s Monty Panesar and Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Prasanna Jayawardene alongside some of the brightest young tale

Feb 20 2014
Monty Panesar harrasses American blonde after Ashes defeat
Monty Panesar harrasses American blonde after Ashes defeat

Monty Panesar harrasses American blonde after Ashes defeat English cricketer Monty Panesar finds himself in yet another controversy after few English newspapers reported that he tried to tempt an American lady to his room at the team’s hotel after losing the 4th Ashes Test against Australia in Melbourne. The spinner was said to be chatting with the American lady over a dating phone app, Tinder and wanted her to visit him because the players

Jan 5 2014
2013 Year in Review: The biggest cricket controversies of the year
2013 Year in Review: The biggest cricket controversies of the year

From umpiring gaffes to coaching howlers, from players’ off-field attitudinal attributes to their tweeting idiosyncrasies, from decision reviewing glitches to warts in reputed tournaments and from scheduling stand-offs to questionable play-making. The 2013 cricketing season has seen all sorts of controversies and then some. To cynical eyes, some of these controversies have been the nail on the head of the sport while for the more naively op

Dec 24 2013
Graeme Swann's parting shot directed at teammates?
Graeme Swann's parting shot directed at teammates?

Graeme Swann Graeme Swann‘s post retirement comments have set the media abuzz with speculations about whom the England international might have been taking a swipe at. The off-spinner, who shocked the cricket world with a surprise decision yesterday to retire from all forms of cricket with immendiate effect, said “Some people playing the game at the minute have no idea how far up their own backsides they are. It will bite them on the a

Dec 23 2013
Ryan Harris involved in 'drunken' Twitter rant
Ryan Harris involved in 'drunken' Twitter rant

Oops! I was Drunk! Australian pace-man Ryan Harris, who was instrumental in the Return of the Urn to Australia, was involved in a late night twitter rant after he was refused entry in a Perth Casino for being drunk. Harris, who was celebrating the win in Perth which gave Australia an unassailable lead in the ongoing Ashes series, was already drunk when he arrived to attend a party hosted by former great Shane Warne. The tweet was posted at a

Dec 18 2013
Ashes 2013-14: Baffled England seek inspiration
Ashes 2013-14: Baffled England seek inspiration

Alastair Cook Like a hare in the middle of a forest highway staring into the headlights of an onrushing truck, England are stuck in the middle of their tour Down Under, with the WACA staring at them and nowhere to hide. An unsettled dressing room is never a great place to be in; an unsettled dressing room right in the midst of an away Ashes tour is possibly the worst place to be in. It is not that this team has not been in such situations befor

Dec 11 2013
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