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A timeline of Australian cricket from 1999 to 2015
A timeline of Australian cricket from 1999 to 2015

The Australian team celebrate with the 2015 World Cup trophy Australia is a nation renowned for its versatility and accomplishments in innumerable sporting fields. The countless victories & numerous trophies they have collected over the years have made ‘yellow’ a symbol of excellence. In cricket, they have seen many triumphs, including the saga of a decade-long unquestionable dominance. I wasn’t a cricket buff, b

Sep 1 2015
10 things to know about Ishant Sharma
10 things to know about Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma - India’s Pace Spearhead Showing his worth as the leader of the Indian pace attack, Ishant Sharma is fast proving his critics wrong with an inspired performance against Sri Lanka in the first innings of the third Test match at the SSC Colombo. His seventh five-wicket haul helped India bowl out Sri Lanka for 201 runs, giving India a healthy lead of 111 runs. The tall and lanky fast bowler has constantly been scrutinized f

Aug 31 2015
Things that can be done to increase the popularity of Test Cricket
Things that can be done to increase the popularity of Test Cricket

Indian fans light torches in the stands to celebrate India's victory over Australia at Eden Gardens in Kolkata 15 March 2001   If any cricketer is asked the question “which is the best format of cricket”, his answer would definitely be Test Cricket. Every cricketer aspires to be playing Test cricket for his country. The proudest moment in a cricketer’s life is when the first ever test cap is presented to him.

Aug 31 2015
Australian greats to reunite for Legends XI side in T20 match
Australian greats to reunite for Legends XI side in T20 match

Gilchrist will lead the Legends XI side that will also feature Langer, Hayden, Ponting and Symonds Australian cricket legends Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer and Andrew Symonds will reunite for a T20 friendly game in December, Cricket Australia’s official website reports. They will play for the Legends XI side which will face Perth Scorchers on December 11 in the match which will act as a tune-up to th

Aug 29 2015
The aftermath of the Clarke era: Where does Australian cricket go from here?
The aftermath of the Clarke era: Where does Australian cricket go from here?

Clarke retired from international cricket at the end of the Ashes series. For England, the euphoria of reclaiming the Ashes has been somewhat tempered by a chastening defeat in the last Test match. The loss might not have been enough to mar the mood of jubilation. For the Aussies however, it came almost as a divine intervention. When heroes fall, they clutch on to the very straws in desperation which at other times would have earned their co

Michael Clarke's Test career in pictures
Michael Clarke's Test career in pictures

Farewell Clarke Michael Clarke retired from ODI cricket handsomely top-scoring in the 2015 ICC World Cup final against New Zealand helping Australia clinch the sport’s biggest prize for the fifth time. He quit the T20 format on his own terms as well as he realised it was not suited to his style of technical batting, thus making way for the younger Australian players to have an opportunity in the national team. “For me, I&#

Aug 23 2015
The DRS: Debatable Review System
The DRS: Debatable Review System

Harbhajan Singh and umpire Steve Bucknor during 2008-09 Border-Gavaskar series  Blunders, howlers and humans go hand in hand. But when blunders, howlers and humans romance like lovers longing lust, only Christ can intervene. And here goes a tale of a Test between twenty-two fine cricketers from Australia and India, notorious for a duo of supervising sapiens swinging not only this game but also a hundred heads across the cricketing

Aug 22 2015
10 Players who were successful in different batting positions
10 Players who were successful in different batting positions

A spot in the XI is a team’s gift to a player. Versatility is the player’s gift to the team. Given how the vagaries of sport throw a million permutations and combinations, the best teams are those which have a blend of the specialists and the versatile players. Test cricket is a game of specialists, but there are two types of versatile players who have proved invaluable to the team. There are all-rounders who can bat and bowl and the

Aug 21 2015
Video: Mitchell Johnson sledges VVS Laxman; Laxman gives it back
Video: Mitchell Johnson sledges VVS Laxman; Laxman gives it back

Mitchell Johnson managed to get the under the skin of the usually cool Laxman Australia are currently taking on their age-old rivals England in the Ashes Test series and if there’s any other country that can stake claim to giving a fierce competition to the Aussies, it is India. And one man in particular, had been a constant thorn in their flesh – VVS Laxman. The stylish Hyderabadi batsman always reserved his best for

Aug 15 2015
Why Bangladesh should use the Dukes ball against Australia
Why Bangladesh should use the Dukes ball against Australia

The Dukes cricket ball In the ongoing Ashes series, Australia’s performance has been nightmarish so far. At Cardiff, Edgbaston and Trent Bridge, they were crushed by a formidable English attack. The Australian batsmen were dumbfounded against the moving ball and thus, messed up with their antipodean technique and then their minds. The Dukes ball, which the English pacers are using in this year’s Ashes series proved to be the wre

Aug 11 2015
Rahul Dravid vs Ricky Ponting: A statistical comparison
Rahul Dravid vs Ricky Ponting: A statistical comparison

Two great players and their numbers All our lives we have been aware that contradiction is the very nature of existence. The very same individuals who are responsible for adding meaning to the network called life often provide us with the greatest paradoxes. While carving out the path to success, you embroil yourself with a set of values and virtues which hold you in good stead as you near your 

Aug 10 2015
Michael Clarke - Last of the Australian Mughals
Michael Clarke - Last of the Australian Mughals

Michael Clarke during a photo session on eve of the 2015 World Cup When a boyish Michael Clarke made his Test debut for Australia, in Bangalore in the winter of 2004, at least 7 players of the marauding Australian side of the last decade were still plying their trade. Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne were still a few years away from their respective retirements, Adam Gilchrist was leading the side in the interim absence of Ricky Ponting, and th

Aug 10 2015
Michael Clarke criticised by former teammates Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden
Michael Clarke criticised by former teammates Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden

Hayden revealed a shocking incident where Clarke had threatened to quit from the side Outgoing Australian Test skipper Michael Clarke has come in for sharp criticism from former teammates Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds, Fox Sports reports. While tributes have been pouring in from various quarters for the 34-year-old who announced his decision to retire from cricket after the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval, Symonds and Hayden have come out

Aug 10 2015
Ricky Ponting backs Michael Clarke's decision to retire after fifth Ashes Test
Ricky Ponting backs Michael Clarke's decision to retire after fifth Ashes Test

Ricky Ponting backs Michael Clarke’s decision of retiring Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is backing Michael Clarke’s decision to retire post the fifth Ashes Test. Ponting resigned as the captain and handed the responsibility to Clarke in 2011. However, he continued to play for Australia till late 2012. Clarke will pilot the squad one final time at The Oval from the 20th of August in the final Test of the

Aug 10 2015