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Comic: KKR hire a wicket keeping coach!
Comic: KKR hire a wicket keeping coach!

 

May 8 2016
IPL 2016: Mark Boucher appointed wicket-keeping consultant for KKR
IPL 2016: Mark Boucher appointed wicket-keeping consultant for KKR

Boucher will join his former international team-mate Kallis in the Knightriders campIn an interesting development, retired South African gloveman Mark Boucher is all set to join the Kolkata Knight Riders as their new wicket-keeping consultant. Cricbuzz reported the 39-year old as the new addition in the franchise’s burgeoning coaching staff.Fellow South African Jacques Kallis is the Head Coach of the franchise with the likes of Simon Katich

May 4 2016
SK Glossary - What is the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) System?
SK Glossary - What is the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) System?

The D/L method is used to revise scores after rain-enforced interruptionsTwenty-two runs to score, one ball left. The image of that (in)famous scorecard from the 1992 World cup semi-final between England and South Africa lingers on in many a cricket fan's minds. A preposterous rain rule changed the target from a gettable 22 off 13 to "that" score and condemned the Proteas to a heartbreaking semi-final defeat in their first ever Worl

May 2 2016
Is MS Dhoni not being given enough credit for his wicketkeeping?
Is MS Dhoni not being given enough credit for his wicketkeeping?

MS Dhoni has been India’s most successful wicketkeeper across formatsI was asked once about the most difficult job in cricket. The question was like a subset of a larger set of skills that together constituted the action that transpired on the field. Surely, batsmen in the 1930s and 1940s playing on uncovered wickets, tackling deliveries that could go anywhere off a length, with no helmets or protective gears would have been tough. Some wou

Apr 12 2016
5 reasons why South African cricket is in a state of crisis
5 reasons why South African cricket is in a state of crisis

The South Africans, who sat atop the ICC Test rankings for a long time, have slipped from their throne after a series of woeful performances in the past year. The last twelve months have seen nine Test matches and zero Test wins, a steep drop from the lofty pedestal they were on just a year back.  Here’s a look at five reasons why South African cricket is in a state of crisis:

5 most successful bowler-fielder combinations in recent Test history
5 most successful bowler-fielder combinations in recent Test history

Cricket is a game of partnerships. A century stand in the middle of the innings or a couple of short, tight bowling spells in tandem from each end can shift the momentum of a game quite swiftly. However, one of the least talked about but one of the most significant partnerships in cricket is the bowler-fielder combination. That is so because it’s convenient to credit the bowler for inducing a fine edge, even though the fielder is equally i

Jan 12 2016
5 highest successful chases in ODI history
5 highest successful chases in ODI history

Chasing in ODI games is not as difficult as it might seem at first. Statistics tells us that the team batting second has won more ODIs than the team batting first. However, when team batting first scores in excess of 299 and sets a target of 300 or more, things change dramatically for the chasing side. Their success rate drops to an incomparable low and 300 plus seems to be a lost cause for chasing team. It is worth mentioning that only 60 out o

Dec 18 2015
5 Test bowlers with most top order wickets
5 Test bowlers with most top order wickets

Who has taken the most wickets of top order batsmen who batted from position 1 to 3 in test cricket? It is said that in Test cricket opening bowlers set the platform on the opening day for their teams by castling opposition teams top-order batsmen early. But for that you need to have the skill of either moving the ball with the hand or off the pitch or spinning the ball right from the start of an innings. Some bowlers have developed that

Dec 18 2015
Stats: Shared Man of the Match awards - An occasion when all 11 players were jointly named MoM
Stats: Shared Man of the Match awards - An occasion when all 11 players were jointly named MoM

When South Africa’s all 11 players got the Man of the Match award, it showed cricket is a team game indeed Probably we have seen or heard many times that two players from the same side share the Man of the Match award in a test match, or sometimes even from two opposite sides. But there was one occasion when all 11 players from a single side had got the Man of the Match award. Man of the Match awards are given to the player

Dec 18 2015
Who said what: Reactions to India's brilliant victory over South Africa in the First Test
Who said what: Reactions to India's brilliant victory over South Africa in the First Test

Ravindra Jadeja picked up eight wickets on his Test cricket comeback to be named man of the match After losing the ODI and the T20I series, India were looking to get back to winning ways in the four-match Test series. It was no surprise when the Mohali curator prepared a spin-conducive track, considering that India would go into the first Test with three spinners. The fact that the Test match ended in three days is clear proof of the impact

Nov 7 2015
5 interesting comments caught on the stump microphone
5 interesting comments caught on the stump microphone

MS Dhoni has often been caught by the stump mic The gentleman’s game has evolved over the ages and a little banter on the field is no longer frowned upon. In fact, it livens up the game and calls for some healthy competition, as long as it’s not offensive. Over the years, players have exchanged conversations, but before the advent of stump microphones, these moments could neither be heard, nor be recorded. The microphones have a

Oct 13 2015
Shane Warne picks his greatest South African Test XI
Shane Warne picks his greatest South African Test XI

Warne chose Hansie Cronje as the skipper of his South Africa Test XI  Australian spin wizard Shane Warne has come up with his selection of the greatest South African Test XI, cricket.com.au reports. The 46-year-old enjoyed much success against the Proteas during his playing days and his Test XI of one of his favourite opponents throws in some surprises, the biggest being the choice of Hansie Cronje as skipper of the side. Warne previou

Sep 20 2015
5 Forgettable moments for South Africa in the World Cup
5 Forgettable moments for South Africa in the World Cup

If you are a South African fan, better visit your cardiologist before the World Cup begins. South Africa, despite playing in the least number of World Cups (among the Top 8 teams) has produced the most number of memorable (forgettable for the team) moments for cricket fans. Here’s a look at the Top 5 forgettable moments for South Africa in World Cups:

Feb 13 2015
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
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