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Top 10 batting collapses
Top 10 batting collapses

Nowadays, cricket is all about the batsmen. Big bats, small boundaries, field restrictions and innovative shots have caused the balance between bat and ball to tilt. Most ODIs are considered to be boring if at least 600 runs haven’t been scored. As bowlers keep disappearing over the boundary almost every over, their overall grip on the game has gotten relatively weak. Nobody seems to root for the bowlers anymore, and the batsmen continue to

Sep 3 2015
Umpires consider using protective gear for domestic matches in England
Umpires consider using protective gear for domestic matches in England

A ball struck umpire Rob Bailey while he was standing at square leg. Umpires officiating in the first-class matches in England are considering the use of protective gear, ESPNCricinfo reports. Equipment are being designed to protect the head, the heart and the back of the neck and will be tested by select umpires before being put into use from next season.  The game of cricket has moved on from the days where the batsmen used to face u

Aug 30 2015
How I will remember Michael Clarke
How I will remember Michael Clarke

Clarke’s conduct during the tough times showed that life and emotions are much bigger than a sport It was 2014 November and Cricket’s aura had been dull with pall of gloom looming over it with Phil Hughes’ untimely and tragic loss. Emotions had been running intense across the cricketing fraternity, more so in Australia than anywhere else in the world. Thousands of voices and messages gathered from different parts of t

Aug 26 2015
Disappointing to see a young life end so soon: Sourav Ganguly
Disappointing to see a young life end so soon: Sourav Ganguly

Ankit Keshri New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A day after the untimely death of former under-19 Bengal skipper Ankit Keshri, ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said it was "disappointing" to see a young life end so soon. "It's disappointing, it's sad to see a young boy's life come to an end at the young age of 20. It was not good,” Ganguly was quoted. “He was just seven years older to my daughter.

Apr 22 2015
How the balance in cricket can be restored
How the balance in cricket can be restored

ICC needs to restore the balance between bat and ball The apex body of cricket will have a few decisions to take in the coming months which could decide the direction in which cricket goes in the future. Cricket aficionados would like to know the ICC’s stand on the growth of associate nations in cricket, right size of cricket bats and the appropriate ODI regulations. Associates need adequate opportunities to develop With the nex

Comic: Australia lift World Cup for the 5th time
Comic: Australia lift World Cup for the 5th time

Mar 30 2015
From tragedy to surgery to the World Cup final - Michael Clarke’s incredible journey
From tragedy to surgery to the World Cup final - Michael Clarke’s incredible journey

Michael Clarke at the MCG a day before the most important ODI match of his career His story over the past four months may well have been a hero’s biopic. However, the greatest chapter of it is still to unfold. Michael Clarke has captained Australia on numerous occasions, but this time it will be as huge as it gets. In what will be his last ODI, he will lead his country in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Mar 28 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia vs India - Quick Flicks
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia vs India - Quick Flicks

Mitchell Johnson celebrates taking the wicket of Virat Kohli Johnson vs Kohli: The Test series rivalry continues After a volatile rivalry and a flurry of aggressive bouncers in the recently concluded Test series between Australia and India, all eyes were on Virat Kohli and Mitchell Johnson, as the two faced off in the semi final.  The left arm bowler, coming out to bat with the score reading 298/7, helped himself to a quickfire innin

Mar 27 2015
Michael Clarke wary of India's bowling
Michael Clarke wary of India's bowling

Michael Clarke Sydney, March 25 (IANS) Australian skipper Michael Clarke on Wednesday said he is wary of the Indian bowling line-up, but insisted they are confident in successfully countering whatever the opposition hurls at them in Thursday's crunch semi-final contest. “India have a very good bowling line-up” Speaking at the pre-match media conference, Clarke said, “I think the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in general

Mar 26 2015
Australian batsman try helmets with neck safety feature
Australian batsman try helmets with neck safety feature

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara sporting the Masuri StemGuard at the World Cup Hobart, March 12: Australian cricketers on Thursday tried out a new helmet attachment that is designed to protect back of the neck and head. At training, the likes of Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell and George Bailey all sported the new 'Masuri StemGuard' helmet safety attachment during their net sessions, reports cricket.com.au. British manufact

Mar 13 2015
Nepal to host 63-over exhibition match in April to honour Phillip Hughes; Bat to be taken atop Mt. Everest
Nepal to host 63-over exhibition match in April to honour Phillip Hughes; Bat to be taken atop Mt. Everest

World’s highest cricket match on the side of Mt. Everest – Team Hillary vs Team Tenzing – April 2009 In an unprecedented gesture to honour the memory of late Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) have announced a 63-over exhibition match at the Tribhuvan University Stadium on April 11. The match will be played between Nepal's cricket team and another team which will in

Mar 3 2015
Sean Abbott receives Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year award
Sean Abbott receives Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year award

Sean Abbott Sydney, Jan 27 - Pacer Sean Abbott was conferred the 2015 Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year award at the Allan Border Medal presentation ceremony by Cricket Australia here on Tuesday. Abbott bowled the bouncer that hit Phillip Hughes on November 25, ultimately resulting in his death two days later. But he got widespread support from the cricketing fraternity which helped him overcome the tragic death of Hughes. He has since m

Jan 27 2015
Daniel Hughes suffers injury scare after bouncer knocks him unconscious
Daniel Hughes suffers injury scare after bouncer knocks him unconscious

Daniel Hughes of the Thunder bats during a Big Bash League match between the Sydney Thunder and the Melbourne Stars Almost exactly two months after a bouncer to Phillip Hughes forever changed the way cricket is viewed by players and spectators alike, another similar delivery on a similarly hard Australian pitch crept under the helmet of Daniel Hughes and struck his neck during a grade cricket match in Sydney on Satu

Jan 25 2015
The week that was in cricket (January 12-18)
The week that was in cricket (January 12-18)

With the current international cricketing calendar being pretty much round the clock, no week goes by where certain contentious issues or talking points don’t crop up and occupy the mind space of the average cricket fan. The last week was the same, with towering records being broken, ex-cricketers demanding an improvement in the behaviour of modern-day players and a prominent former Indian captain expressing his dissatisfaction with th

Jan 20 2015
Stick Cricket changes bouncer graphics to honour Phillip Hughes' memories
Stick Cricket changes bouncer graphics to honour Phillip Hughes' memories

Phillip Hughes The creators of Stick Cricket game have made a minor change following the demise of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, and from now on, a batsman hit by a bouncer wouldn’t collapse in a heap. Hughes was hit by a bouncer while batting in a Sheffield Shield game at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia, on November 25, 2014, and died a couple of days later at St. Vincent’s hospital unable to recover from the b

Jan 17 2015
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