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11 greatest big-match cricketers of all time
11 greatest big-match cricketers of all time

What makes a big match cricketer tick? Is there really a formula? When Marlon Samuels played a second match-winning knock in World T20 Finals for his team (the first being his spectacular innings in the 2012 T20 World Cup Final), he demonstrated how some players just turn up on the big day.Probably, these are the players whose special gifts are triggered by high-pressure environment. These are the players who probably love the big stage. These ar

May 8 2016
All Time Mumbai Indians XI
All Time Mumbai Indians XI

It is hard to pick an all-time Mumbai Indians XI. They have had some great players who have performed really well. Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard have been an integral part of Mumbai Indians for a very long time.However, the team has been chopped and changed quite a bit as far as the remaining slots are concerned. The team is the most successful team in IPL history and that makes

May 4 2016
Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya back into the selection committee
Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya back into the selection committee

Sanath Jayasuriya previously held office from January 2013 to March 2015Sanath Jayasuriya has returned to the selection panel as chief selector, a year later since he stepped down from the role, as confirmed by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board. The board desired to reinstall Jayasuriya as chief selector for a long time but was awaiting the sports minister’s approval, which they have finally received.The new selecti

Apr 28 2016
How umpire Kumar Dharmasena was the unnoticed hero of the World T20 final
How umpire Kumar Dharmasena was the unnoticed hero of the World T20 final

Umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Rod Tucker discuss the controversial catchCarlos Brathwaite’s four sixes off the final over and captain Darren Sammy’s emotional speech against his country’s cricket administration have become  stuff of legend from the 2016 World T20 final, where West Indies trumped England in the last over. Marlon Samuels was adjudged to be the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 66-ball 85, but there was an even

Apr 9 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

6 most embarrassing World T20 records
6 most embarrassing World T20 records

The 2016 World T20 might only be the sixth edition of the tournament but it has already provided plenty of memorable moments that fans will cherish forever. While some can hold their heads proudly for the records that they hold, not everyone has been so lucky.In fact, despite the short space of time, there have already been plenty of records that the players wouldn’t want to be associated with their name, but unfortunately, will. Whether th

Mar 10 2016
Sri Lanka can't always lament absence of Sangakkara and Jayawardena: Dilshan
Sri Lanka can't always lament absence of Sangakkara and Jayawardena: Dilshan

Dilshan in action in the Asia Cup.Ahead of the World Twenty20 tournament, Sri Lanka veteran batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan on Wednesday pointed out that the team cannot afford to always complain of not having retired batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in the side."We have a lot of youngsters in the team and they are gaining a lot of experience in this duration. We can't complain all the time that Sangakkara and Jayawardene are

Mar 9 2016
5 international records which Virat Kohli can break
5 international records which Virat Kohli can break

The 27-year-old is one of the best batsmen in the world right nowSince leading the India Under-19 team to the 2008 ICC Under-19 World Cup title, Virat Kohli has always been touted to achieve great things with the Indian national side. His technique and talents gave an indication of what the youngster was capable of then. However, through determination and hard-work, the young angry teenager has transformed into one of the most enjoyable batsmen t

Mar 2 2016
Asia Cup: History of the continental cricket tournament
Asia Cup: History of the continental cricket tournament

Sri Lanka have been the most dominant team of the Asia CupAsia is probably the only continent which has a sizeable number of nations playing international cricket. Of the ten test playing nations, currently four countries (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh) are from Asia. Though Bangladesh is a relatively newer entrant to the test Cricket club; India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka have been regular test playing nations for a long time.As a r

Feb 23 2016
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes

Brendon McCullum finished his ODI career with a record and a winAfter Brendon McCullum gave New Zealand a blistering start in the final ODI against Australia, like he usually does, his side gave him the perfect send-off as they defended 246 and won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy.During his whirlwind 47, McCullum also managed to achieve something that only three players had done before him. Hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket.Playing in his final ODI, McCull

Feb 8 2016
Batsmen with most 'daddy hundreds' in ODI cricket
Batsmen with most 'daddy hundreds' in ODI cricket

Daddy hundreds are hard to come by in ODI cricket. After all, an entire innings has to be wrapped up within 50 overs. Openers get the most opportunities to score big hundreds. If we classify daddy hundreds in ODIs as 150 plus scores, we will be left with very few such innings. There have only been 90 scores of 150 or more in all ODI cricket. The most number of balls faced was 201 by Glenn Turner, which comes to about 33 overs and three balls way

Jan 13 2016
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015

Sehwag's 319 turned out to be the highest score of the year 2008 There are many well-known Test centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Brian Lara’s 400* or Matthew Hayden’s 380. Every die-hard cricket fan will know about Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag’s two triple centuries in Tests or Mahela Jayawardena’s 374 against South Africa 

Dec 20 2015
Stats: Highest individual ODI scores for each year starting from 1971 to 2015
Stats: Highest individual ODI scores for each year starting from 1971 to 2015

Tendulkar's unbeaten 200 turned out to be the highest score of the year 2010 There are many well-known ODI centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Sachin Tendulkar’s 200 runs or Saeed Anwar and Charles Coventry’s 194 runs each. Every die-hard cricket fan will know about Rohit Sharma’s two double centuries in ODIs or Kapil Dev’s 175* runs

Dec 19 2015
Cricket's top 6 'torchbearers'
Cricket's top 6 'torchbearers'

Cricket is followed by people of all ages and from all walks of life Cricket is an enthralling game, enjoyed by people of all ages and all formats alike. There are certain fans, though, who stand out amongst the crowd, creating a name for themselves and drawing attention. The raw energy they produce at each game, joining in unison with many people to uphold the spirit of players on the field, thereby etching their names among

Dec 16 2015
5 players who have scored 6 fours in a single over
5 players who have scored 6 fours in a single over

Coaches often explain the importance of playing each ball on merit and respecting the bowler’s abilities. In the modern game, however, scoring runs quickly has gained prime importance, and the batsmen have pre-devised plans to send the bowlers’ rhythm into disarray. Recently, Moeen Ali achieved one of the rare feats in cricket, hitting six fours off a single over in England’s practice match against Sri Lanka A. Vishwa Fern

Dec 16 2015
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