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5 memorable last-ball wins in ICC World T20 history
5 memorable last-ball wins in ICC World T20 history

The price of victory is an insurmountable amount of sweat dripping from players’ bodies as they give it their all in order to win. Some wins come easier than others. When a team is in its optimum form, and wrecks the opposition in all three departments, the struggle to win doesn’t even seem to exist.However, in some games, the players have run over every blade of grass on the ground and yet can’t predict the output of a game bef

Apr 3 2016
5 biggest upsets in World T20 history that don't fade away
5 biggest upsets in World T20 history that don't fade away

Every tournament guarantees some glorious moments; some wonderful sixes, great motions of fielding, epic spell of bowling and so on. However, the matches that don't fade away, just like the Axe Signature line of body perfumes, are often the small fish beating the whale.Over the course of history, there hasn’t been a single tournament where a major upset didn’t occur just like the fable where David beat Goliath.Be it the FIFA World

Mar 30 2016
 What is the possible way out to break the cycle of resurfacing and hibernation of Associate nations?
What is the possible way out to break the cycle of resurfacing and hibernation of Associate nations?

We witness associate nations coming into limelight perhaps once in every two years. They compete, either amongst themselves or with the test-playing nations, during the occurrence of big tournaments like World Cups and Asia Cups.They resurface during these tournaments followed by long hibernation from any competitive, cricket, again to resurface followed by hibernation and the vicious cycle continues. There are occasional matches, against the tes

Mar 18 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
 5 instances when cricketers walked out before an ICC tournament
5 instances when cricketers walked out before an ICC tournament

West Indian Darren Bravo is the latest cricketer to have pulled out of an ICC event A global stage. The worlds toughest competitors fighting it out for the elusive title. An opportunity to make the nation proud by emerging victorious after beating the best in the business. Accolades, fame, glory and a new found respect from contemporaries to follow. Every sportsperson, before embarking on his journey, has the ultimate vision to shine on th

2016 MCL, Match 1: Gemini Arabians thrash Libra Legends by 78 runs
2016 MCL, Match 1: Gemini Arabians thrash Libra Legends by 78 runs

Sangakkara played a brilliant knock of 86 off just 43 ballsThe much-awaited Masters Champions League kicked off with the match between the Virender Sehwag-led Gemini Arabians and the Jacques Kallis-led Libra Legends. Jacques Kallis was deputising for the injured Sourav Ganguly, who looks set to miss the whole tournament.Jacques Kallis won the toss and elected to put the Arabians into bat. At the end of the first innings, however, Kallis might hav

Jan 28 2016
10 cricketers whose reputation became larger than their teams'
10 cricketers whose reputation became larger than their teams'

There are superstars in every sport played anywhere around the world. Even cricket is no stranger to superstars as there have been plenty of them in the history of the game. These individuals have excelled in one or more departments and have given their respective teams several moments to cherish. While the success for many of these superstars went hand in hand with their team's success, there have been a few who built reputations which supe

Jan 10 2016
Ryan ten Doeschate - The best of the rest
Ryan ten Doeschate - The best of the rest

Ryan ten Doeschate is Dutch colours As I walked inside the elevator of Hotel Peninsula, excited gripped my heart like a toddler taking hold of a chocolate. Being able to meet an international cricket was too much for me to handle, add to that the fact that the said cricketer was gifting me 2 clubhouse tickets for his team’s next World Cup game made it all the more unreal for me. I was so chuffed that I forgot the dressing etiquette th

Nov 28 2015
Who will be the 11th Test nation?
Who will be the 11th Test nation?

Papua New Guinea players celebrate the fall of a Netherlands wicket in the Intercontinetal Cup Unlike almost every other sport which seeks desperately for expansion, cricket, at its pinnacle at least, has always prided itself on being exclusive, rather than inclusive. Even now, only 10 countries compete in the Test arena, and two of those - Bangladesh and Zimbabwe - are something of a supporting cast. Since Bangladesh's admittance into

Jun 21 2015
Papua New Guinea to face Netherlands in historic ICC Intercontinental Cup clash
Papua New Guinea to face Netherlands in historic ICC Intercontinental Cup clash

Ten Doeschate’s 259 not out against Canada in 2006 is the highest individual score in the competition’s history. Netherlands will strive to take the home advantage when it faces debutant Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the four-day first-class Intercontinental Cup 2015-17 in Amsterdam on Tuesday, 16 June. This will be the final match of the first round, which earlier saw Namibia defeat Hong Kong and Ireland earn 20 maximum points

Jun 14 2015
IPL 2015: Predicted Kolkata Knight Riders XI
IPL 2015: Predicted Kolkata Knight Riders XI

Kolkata Knight Riders, the defending IPL champions, had a pretty decent outing at the auctions this year. While the entire cricketing world was busy discerning the logic behind their humongous investment of Rs 2.4 crore on little known KC Cariappa, Venky Mysore & co. continued to silently enrich their artillery with a roster of Indian domestic talents in addition to James Neesham and Brad Hogg. However, with Australian sensation Chris Lynn a

Apr 5 2015
Video: Flashback 2011 World Cup - Netherlands lose 4 wickets in 3 balls
Video: Flashback 2011 World Cup - Netherlands lose 4 wickets in 3 balls

Ireland took 4 Netherlands wickets in 3 balls Multiple outs in a single pitch is quite common in baseball, but it is unheard of in Cricket. However, in a match between Ireland and Netherlands in the Cricket World Cup in 2011, the Dutch lost 4 wickets in 3 balls. Standing at an imposing 304/6 after 49 overs in the first inning, the Dutch looked like reaching 320 at the end of their inning. However, the Irish had other ideas. They bowled

Feb 13 2015
Top 5 individual performances from associate nations in World Cups
Top 5 individual performances from associate nations in World Cups

There have been many very good performances by several great cricketers in the ten editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup until now. While a number of these performances have come from players from the big teams, there have also been a few by players from associate nations, which is commendable considering the fact that these players are mostly coming up against teams blessed with superior quality. Here’s a look at the top fi

Dec 24 2014
Cricket World Cup XI with only one player from each team
Cricket World Cup XI with only one player from each team

How many World XIs can boast (if I may use the term) the presence of players from Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and the Netherlands? None that I have come across, in a season where World XIs are quite the flavour. My current task at hand is to unearth an all-time ODI World Cup (WC) XI, with a tiny condition which requires that not more than one player be selected from each team. The ‘tiny’ requirement kept increasing in stature over the cours

Dec 21 2014
5 recent cricketers who were unlucky to play in sub-par teams
5 recent cricketers who were unlucky to play in sub-par teams

There have been several players who have won several matches for their countries and won recognition for their performances from across the cricketing fraternity. These performances have ensured that their teams win matches on a consistent basis. However, there have been some players who despite being very good performers for their country, have not received the kind of praise that they deserve, simply because others around them haven’t pr

Dec 12 2014
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