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5 memorable performances by cricketers on their birthdays
5 memorable performances by cricketers on their birthdays

Sachin took out the Australia bowling attack on his birthdayPlaying and performing for their country is the ultimate dream of all cricketers and if they contribute to team’s success on their birthdays it makes it all the more special. There have been numerous incidents in cricket where cricketers have given themselves a gift by putting up memorable performances.Here is a look at such unique incidents:5. Yuvraj Singh’s all-round heroic

Apr 26 2016
Virat Kohli reveals he had demanded a promotion in the RCB batting order
Virat Kohli reveals he had demanded a promotion in the RCB batting order

Virat Kohli has always taken care to write his own scriptsVirat Kohli, while speaking at the Chinnaswamy Stadium ahead of Royal Challengers’ opening IPL game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, revealed some details about his earliest days at the franchise. With the dissolution of Chennai Super Kings, Kohli is one of the few remaining players who have always played for a single IPL franchise.Also read: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers

Apr 12 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: England crush New Zealand to enter final
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: England crush New Zealand to enter final

 Jason Roy tore apart the New Zealand bowling attackEngland produced a dominant performance to outclass New Zealand by seven wickets in their World Twenty20 semi-final at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday evening. Needing 154 runs to book their tickets for Sunday's title clash, England overhauled the target in 17.1 overs.Opener Jason Roy played a starring role with the bat for England, plundering 78 runs off 44 balls. Th

Mar 30 2016
The secret to New Zealand's success in T20 World Cup 2016
The secret to New Zealand's success in T20 World Cup 2016

Will the Kiwis go all the way in World T20?Coming into this World Cup, New Zealand’s statistics were unenviable – 42 wins and 39 losses in 88 matches with 5 ties and 2 yielding no result. They had won just 11 of their 25 World T20 encounters previously – only Zimbabwe and Bangladesh had fewer victories among ICC Full Members. Moreover, they had lost 8 matches out of 16 playing in the subcontinent.McCullum’s departure and t

Mar 24 2016
New Zealand's stability in the post-McCullum age speaks about character and maturity
New Zealand's stability in the post-McCullum age speaks about character and maturity

New Zealand players thank the crowd for their support against Pakistan at Mohali.When New Zealand entered the T20 World Cup, not many gave them a chance; in fact, they were far from being the tournament favorites. The Kiwis had done almost everything right in the last few months since reaching the finals of the 2015World Cup , and had checked all the boxes save one – a replacement for Brendon McCullum.The McCullum effectIndeed, the former K

Ross Taylor warns New Zealand against over-confidence
Ross Taylor warns New Zealand against over-confidence

Taylor wants New Zealand to focus on the upcoming games, especially the big one against Australia New Zealand’s Ross Taylor has warned his teammates against over-confidence following their victory against India on Tuesday. The 32-year-old expects spin to a play major role in their next game against Australia at Dharamsala as well but is unsure whether the spin trio of Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner and Nathan McCullum will be persisted wi

Mar 17 2016
ICC World T20: 5 key battles to look forward in India vs New Zealand
ICC World T20: 5 key battles to look forward in India vs New Zealand

The T20 World Cup is up and running and we have already witnessed a thriller as well as an upset in the Ireland vs Oman game. The Super 10 round of the gala tournament starts on 15 March with the clash of two quality T20 teams, India and New Zealand.One thing I must admit is that I keenly wanted to add McCullum vs any Indian bowler in one of the battles to look forward to in this slideshow, but such is life and such is McCullum that he decided to

Mar 15 2016
ICC World T20 2016: New Zealand cricketers set to wear black armbands as a tribute for Martin Crowe
ICC World T20 2016: New Zealand cricketers set to wear black armbands as a tribute for Martin Crowe

Actor Russell Crowe leads pallbearers during the funeral of his venerated cousinIn what will be an emotional day for New Zealand cricket, the players will pay their tributes to Martin Crowe during the match against India in Nagpur. NDTV Sports reported that Kane Williamson’s team will wear black armbands as a mark of respect for the iconic batsman who had passed away recently.The Kiwis begin their campaign at the VCA Stadium against hosts I

Mar 14 2016
Reliving previous opening matches from World T20s
Reliving previous opening matches from World T20s

Chris Gayle scored a hundred in the very first World T20 gameThe ICC World T20 2016 would kick off on March 15 with the hosts India set to take on New Zealand at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur.While Idia would look to continue their excellent form in T20I and beat New Zealand for the first time in the shortest format of the game, the Kiwis would try to upset the hosts and begin the tournament on a high.Over the years, in the pre

Mar 14 2016
ICC 2016 World T20: New Zealand squad for the T20 World Cup
ICC 2016 World T20: New Zealand squad for the T20 World Cup

Following the retirement of Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson will need to shoulder more responsibility New Zealand were dealt a body blow in their preparations for the World T20 with the shock retirement of the talismanic Brendon McCullum, but if there’s one thing that the Black Caps have exhibited throughout their history, it’s the fact they rely more on their collective spirit rather than mere individuals. There’s no rea

Mar 13 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Ross Taylor targets full fitness before the event
ICC World T20 2016: Ross Taylor targets full fitness before the event

Taylor scored an unbeaten 16-ball 26 for North Island in their Island of Origin T20 clash against South IslandAce New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has said that he hopes to attain full fitness before the start of the ICC World T20 in India next month. Taylor, who suffered a muscle tear on his left side, didn't feature in NZ's limited-overs campaigns against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. But on Sunday, on his return to competitive cricket, h

Feb 29 2016
5 best ODI partnership duos in the world currently
5 best ODI partnership duos in the world currently

World cricket will miss the attacking opening pair of Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill Partnerships between cricketers play a crucial role in the fortunes of a team's chances to win a game. It does not matter which format of the game is being played, a good partnership can result in a momentum shift of the outcome of a game. It is hard enough to stitch together good partnerships during the course of a game, as it heavily depends on t

Feb 18 2016
An open letter from a Bangladesh fan to Brendon McCullum
An open letter from a Bangladesh fan to Brendon McCullum

‘The story of your turnaround has been a source of inspiration for me’Hello Baz,My father was a patient of carcinoma of tongue. It was first diagnosed in 2011 and immediately, we took the necessary steps to arrest its further progression. My father was physically stable for the last four years, until the cancer unleashed it’s aggressive nature eight months back.We took necessary steps to cure the cancer. He started to receive ch

Feb 17 2016
New Zealand vs Australia 2016: Taylor, Santner ruled out of second Test
New Zealand vs Australia 2016: Taylor, Santner ruled out of second Test

Taylor, who hit a brilliant double hundred against Australia last year, would miss the 2nd Test of the series as wellNew Zealand's wishes of squaring the Test series against Australia have taken a hit with batsman Ross Taylor and spin-bowling all-rounder Mitchell Santner ruled out from the second game scheduled to start in Christchurch from Saturday.Also read: Australia vs New Zealand, WT20 2016- LIVE streaming, LIVE score updates,

Feb 15 2016
New Zealand clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka 3-1 as unlikely saviour trumps Angelo Mathews' hardwork
New Zealand clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka 3-1 as unlikely saviour trumps Angelo Mathews' hardwork

New Zeland’s stars for the series have been Martin Guptill and Matt HenryMatt Henry turned out to be the unlikely hero for New Zealand in the final match of their ODI series, after a one-man show by captain Angelo Mathews had made it look likely that a 2-2 result was on the cards. A five-wicket haul from Henry, who has been one of the stars of the series, eventually consigned Sri Lanka to a 36-run defeat.The hosts were put in to bat  f

Jan 5 2016
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