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Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla
Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla

On this day, Anil Kumble became the second player in the history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings.Before February 7th, 1999 not many Indians would have heard about Jim Laker. But a certain turn of events on that foggy day in India’s capital New Delhi, meant that Laker was now a household name and a new phrase- perfect 10- was a part of the vocabulary of an Indian cricket fan. The protagonist of this event

Feb 7 2016
Saqlain Mushtaq only watches India's matches to see Ravichandran Ashwin bowl
Saqlain Mushtaq only watches India's matches to see Ravichandran Ashwin bowl

Ravichandran Ashwin was the highest taker in Test matches in 2015Saqlain Mushtaq, the Pakistani off-spinner, who was the quickest to 100 ODI wickets, a record that has lasted close to two decades. Saqlain was Pakistan’s premier spin option for a long time till an injury bogged him down and Danish Kaneria went past him.He disappeared from internationals scene by 2004, when he picked up that injury. His variations were the soul of his of

Feb 3 2016
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
Virender Sehwag looking forward to face Sourav Ganguly
Virender Sehwag looking forward to face Sourav Ganguly

Sehwag is the captain of Gemini Arabians in MCLThe Masters Champions League (MCL) is on the cards and the cricketing fans all around the world are eager to witness the masters in action again. The MCL will be played in UAE. The players’ complete list has been published already. Indian batting legend Virender Sehwag has been named as the captain of Gemini Arabians. Sehwag, who recently retired from international cricket had never played a si

Jan 26 2016
Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams
Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams

The stage is set for the legends of the game to take each other on one more time with the inaugural edition of the Masters Champions League getting underway in the UAE on 28 January 2016. The 6-team event features a host of retired players including some of the true greats of the game. Each of the six teams will take on the other five in the round robin stage and the top four will qualify for the semi-finals. The two venues where the teams will

Former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq bats for resuming India-Pakistan cricket series
Former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq bats for resuming India-Pakistan cricket series

Let us not disappoint cricket fans. Let us not disappoint Saqlain.One of the finest off-spinners to have played the game, former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq has lent his voice to the ongoing India-Pakistan series debate, saying that sporting ties should resume between the two nations and fans should not be deprived of the iconic contest.The two countries were supposed to play a bilateral series in December 2015, but it never materialised due to sev

Jan 24 2016
5 memorable Indian ODI performances in Australia over the years
5 memorable Indian ODI performances in Australia over the years

Ravi Shastri's finest hour came during the World Championship of Cricket in 1985 With the arrival of 2016, one of cricket's most talked-about rivalries will be renewed when India lock horns with an in-form Australian side. While the latter does seem to be clear favourites despite missing some key players, the former has more than a point to prove to its detractors.  For beleaguered captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, nothing less tha

Jan 9 2016
5 cricketers who were born after their legendary teammates made their debut
5 cricketers who were born after their legendary teammates made their debut

It’s often heard as a rhetoric that Virat Kohli was a little more than a year old when Sachin Tendulkar made his debut for India in 1989. The instances are plenty, and the numbers are fascinating. But how would it be if Tendulkar were to walk up to a player and say, “You weren’t even born when I first played for India.” We look at specific instances where players weren’t even born when their legendary teammate&n

Jan 7 2016
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket in each year starting from 1971 to 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket in each year starting from 1971 to 2015

Mitchell Starc is the leading ODI wicket taker in 2015 The first ODI cricket match was played between Australia and England on 5th January 1971. To date, 3703 ODI matches have been played and many records have been created and broken in those ODI matches. We know that cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the playing eleven. It is the d

Dec 19 2015
5 of the craziest no-balls in Test cricket history
5 of the craziest no-balls in Test cricket history

Bowling front foot no-balls is considered to be a cardinal sin for any type of bowler. Not only do you give away extra runs, but you also have to bowl an extra delivery. In the limited over formats, it only gets even worse as the batting side gets a free hit. There are also times when bowlers pick up wickets only to discover that they have overstepped the crease and the wicket is denied. While marginal no-balls can still be accepted as

Dec 10 2015
All you need to know about the 6 MCL teams
All you need to know about the 6 MCL teams

A host of former legends will be in action at the MCL With the auction for the Masters Champions League (MCL) now out of the way, the countdown to the first ever T20 league featuring the legends of the game has begun. A total of 6 teams will be participating in the MCL with each team playing against the other 5 teams once during the league stage with the top four in terms of points making it to the semi-finals. The names of the six franchis

Dec 10 2015
Cricket All-Stars 2015 in numbers
Cricket All-Stars 2015 in numbers

Sachin's knocks went in vain as his side lost 3-0 Jacques Kallis’ all-round performance secured a 3-0 win for Warne’s Warriors over Sachin’s Blasters in the third T20 at the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. After a tight spell of fast bowling, the South African all-rounder scored 47 off just 23 balls to secure an unlikely victory for the Warriors. The first T20 in New York was comfortably won by the Warriors after they

Nov 15 2015
5 reasons why the All Stars series is already a blockbuster
5 reasons why the All Stars series is already a blockbuster

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne have masterminded this brilliant tribute to the game's best Even as we begin the countdown to the final match in the All Stars T20 series which will be played in Los Angeles, the verdict is out on how it has fared; the only word that comes to mind is 'BLOCKBUSTER'. This blast from the past is the brainchild of arguably the game's greatest ambassadors, Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne. This en

Nov 14 2015
Thank you, Cricket All-Stars
Thank you, Cricket All-Stars

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne with the Citi Cricket All-Stars Cup 2015 When I first heard about the Cricket All-Stars, the only thing that excited me, being an Indian, was to see Sachin Tendulkar take guard again. But then I saw the line-up with the likes of Warne, Lara, Ganguly, Wasim, McGrath, Walsh, Ambrose, Murali, Kallis and Donald and I thought to myself – this is not just about Sachin, it’s a c

Nov 13 2015
Best Moments from the Cricket All-Stars 2015 2nd T20 match
Best Moments from the Cricket All-Stars 2015 2nd T20 match

Cricket has been the real winner from the All-Stars event There are two things which have always amused mankind - the past & the future. On one hand, we love to relive old memories and at the same time we want to know about the future. With due regards to the astrologers, for a common man it is not easy to see the future. But the advent of technology has ensured that we can always re-live those wonderful memories of the past with ease.

Nov 13 2015
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