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Former Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq offered role with England cricket team
Former Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq offered role with England cricket team

Saqlain Mushtaq follows in the footsteps of compatriot Mushtaq Ahmed.Former Pakistani off spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has been roped in by the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as a spin consultant, according to reports. The news of the bowler being offered a crucial role by ECB was doing the rounds when The Guardian’s Nick Hoult confirmed the news with a tweet. The English team is currently playing Sri Lanka in a bilateral Test series at h

May 28 2016
10 bowlers from the 90s era who we would have loved to watch in the IPL
10 bowlers from the 90s era who we would have loved to watch in the IPL

Wasim Akram would have been more than handy with his ability to swing the ballT20 cricket is now by far the most watched format in international cricket and its popularity soared to such great heights that some cricket pundits prophesied doom to other formats of the game due to its gigantic success. Although we have a number of T20 leagues around the world now, none of them comes close to the Indian Premier League (IPL) in terms of popularit

May 22 2016
SK Glossary: What is 'Jalebi' or 'Teesra' in cricket?
SK Glossary: What is 'Jalebi' or 'Teesra' in cricket?

Saeed Ajmal uses the ‘teesra’ from time to timeNo, I’m not talking about the one you buy from sweet vendors. For those of you who are puzzled about this, let me get you started with a couple of technical terms. As most of us know, an off-spinner bowls his stock delivery where the ball pitches somewhere between the off stump and the middle stump and then turns towards the leg stump. Now most of the off-spinners we know

Apr 29 2016
Saqlain Mushtaq feels Harbhajan Singh is not treated well by India
Saqlain Mushtaq feels Harbhajan Singh is not treated well by India

Harbhajan Singh during an Asia Cup training session with team in BangladeshThe inventor of ‘doosra’ delivery and former Pakistan’s frontline bowler, Saqlain Mushtaq, feels that Harbhajan Singh not getting any chances to be in playing XI of India in the recent T20Is matches is not good for the bowler’s confidence.Currently, team India is continuing with the in-form pair of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who have cemented the

Feb 26 2016
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

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

Jan 26 2016
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
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