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10 important cricket records that were missed by a whisker
10 important cricket records that were missed by a whisker

Cricket is a sport where numbers play a very important role. It is these numbers that add a whole new dimension to the game. Players feel satisfied and fans get excited when a milestone is achieved. Though many significant milestones have been achieved in cricket till date, there have been quite a few records that have been missed by agonizingly small margins. Let’s take a look at 10 such records that were missed by a whisker: (

Feb 9 2015
Stats: Top 10 wicketkeepers with most dismissals in World Cups
Stats: Top 10 wicketkeepers with most dismissals in World Cups

Adam Gilchrist Australia’s Adam Gilchrist leads the list for the most number of dismissals in World Cup cricket, having accounted for a total of 52 dismissals in 31 matches, which included 45 catches and 7 stumpings, over his career. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara is in second spot with 46 dismissals to his name in 30 World Cup games. New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum comes in third with 32 dismissals, followed by South Africa

Feb 3 2015
Shahid Afridi's fastest 50s: A statistical look
Shahid Afridi's fastest 50s: A statistical look

The most experienced Pakistan cricketer at the moment, Shahid Afridi, smashed 67 off 29 balls – studded with three sixes and nine fours – against New Zealand at Wellington today in the first ODI of the two-match bilateral series.  Afridi got to his 50 in 21 balls. This is the ninth time he has scored a half-century in 21 or fewer balls. Shahid Afridi That no batsman has scored 50s in less than 21 balls on more than 4 occa

Jan 31 2015
5 fastest centures in ODI cricket
5 fastest centures in ODI cricket

With the advent of Twenty20 cricket, the strike rates in ODIs have gone up to a level that is scarcely believable. There have been times when a run-a-ball hundred was considered a good innings; now, batsmen are scoring centuries at a strike-rate of 50 and entertaining cricket fans in ways that many did not think was possible. Irrespective of the size of the boundaries, batsmen have demonstrated an ability to clear the rope with con

Jan 18 2015
The gruesome history of the gentleman's game
The gruesome history of the gentleman's game

Phillip Hughes Phillip Hughes, a young, energetic and a well established Aussie player shocked the world by a devastating exit from this world. Cricket has always been an aggressive game and promotes a thrilling, sharp and belligerent attitude. But the suddenness of the events of the last three days time has left the world in a catastrophic position as to how scary the game can get, causing the loss of life. Australia&

Wicket-keepers to have taken a wicket over the last 40 years
Wicket-keepers to have taken a wicket over the last 40 years

In international cricket’s 137-year history, a wicket-keeper taking his gloves off and bowling has been an extremely rare occurrence. What has been even rarer is the wicket-keeper, then, going on to take a wicket or two. There have been only 26 glovemen to have discharged their wicket-keeping duties and bowled at least an over in the same match across all the three formats of the game. Out of those, only 11 have managed to take a wicket or

Sep 19 2014
10 best knocks by night-watchmen in Tests
10 best knocks by night-watchmen in Tests

Night-watchmen have become a rather rare breed of late. While the original premise of sending in these lower-order batsmen was to shield the more capable ones from poor light or exhaustion, captains seldom use this tactic, as it exposes such players to the better bowlers in the rival camp. Their primary job is to stay at the wicket for long periods, holding one end up, while the batsman at the other end goes about scoring freely. However, the

Aug 27 2014
7 greatest finishers in ODIs
7 greatest finishers in ODIs

Some ODIs go down the wire, like they were scripted to give the gods some thrill. These need nothing less than extraordinary performances from cricketing gods to pull off. ODI heists usually reveal nerves of steel and unflinching courage to take all the right calls on the ground. Every team therefore, bets big on finishers, cricketers who come to the party in crunch situations. These are the cricketers that teams rely to have their back, cric

Aug 21 2014
Top 10 Test match wicket-keepers of all-time
Top 10 Test match wicket-keepers of all-time

The job of a wicket-keeper is extremely demanding in cricket as he tends to attract more attention when he commits a mistake or two rather than when he is going about his job well. There has been a gradual shift in the role of a glovesman in Test cricket over the years. There was a time when keepers were in the team solely for their glovework, batting at No.8 or below and averaging in the low to mid 20s. But, in the last 15-20 years, the

Aug 4 2014
Stats: Most catches as wicket-keeper
Stats: Most catches as wicket-keeper

Here, we will have a look at the list of players who have taken the most number of catches as a wicket-keeper in both ODI and Test cricket. Proper understanding between a bowler and a wicket-keeper is necessary for the success of a bowler and a team.  ODI list: Adam Gilchrist is the most successful keeper in ODIs Player                         Matches Catches

May 23 2014
Ranking the top 10 wicketkeeper-batsmen of all time
Ranking the top 10 wicketkeeper-batsmen of all time

A heavily loaded pace battery, a rock-steady batting line-up and an outstanding fielding unit – all of these combined would still be a failure without a proper wicket-keeper. An entry into the keeping slot is pretty difficult in the modern game, if you are not an exceptional talent with the willow in your hand. A keeper now has to perform the dual role of keeper-batsman with equal finesse and expertise. Such an athlete is a rare

May 13 2014
Stats: Most consecutive Test matches for South Africa
Stats: Most consecutive Test matches for South Africa

AB de Villiers The first Test match against Australia at Centurion in the ongoing Test series happens to be AB de Villiers’ 90th consecutive Test match. He has played the most number of consecutive Test matches ever by a South African. The other players who feature in this list are Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla and Mark Boucher. Boucher features in this list twice. He surpassed his own record of 54 consecutive matches by playing 75 consecut

Feb 13 2014
Stats: Most dismissals in a career as wicket keeper in ODIs
Stats: Most dismissals in a career as wicket keeper in ODIs

Adam Craig Gilchrist The former Australian wicket-keeper, Adam Gilchrist holds the record for the most dismissals in a career as wicket keeper in ODIs. From his 281 innings, he has 472 dismissals, which includes 417 catches and 55 stumpings. He has a maximum of 6 dismissals in a single innings. South Africa’s former wicket keeper, Mark Boucher is joint second on the list with Kumar Sangakkara on 424 dismissal with MS Dhoni (299) of India

Jan 15 2014
Stats: Most dismissals by wicket-keepers in international matches
Stats: Most dismissals by wicket-keepers in international matches

Mark Boucher stumping Phil Hughes South African keeper Mark Boucher leads the way, 1 shy of the landmark 1000 dismissals. Adam Gilchrist comes close at second, with MS Dhoni the only Indian to make the list. *Stats as on 30 December, 2013

Dec 30 2013