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Sanath Jayasuriya vs Shahid Afridi: A statistical comparison of two destructive all-rounders
Sanath Jayasuriya vs Shahid Afridi: A statistical comparison of two destructive all-rounders

Sanath Jayasuriya and Shahid Afridi – Battle of the destructive sloggers, who won matches with both bat and ball Among the numerous schools of craftsmanship that cricket offers, slogging is the one that captures viewers’ emotions like none other. It may not possess the artistic flavor of maneuvering the gaps or produce the pleasing sound of the ball softly kissing the willow, but its compelling nature that instantaneously leaves

Aug 29 2015
Video: You can't get more unlucky than Shahid Afridi
Video: You can't get more unlucky than Shahid Afridi

Afridi couldn’t imagine the way he got out This video is an example which shows that in cricket, a lot is dependent upon luck sometimes. Pakistani batting legend Shahid Afridi was a victim of one of the unluckiest dismissals ever in cricket. BOOM BOOM Afridi was not even allowed to stay on the crease for two minutes. The incident happened in Asia Cup 2012, in a match between the hosts Bangladesh and Pakistan. Afridi came to bat

Aug 4 2015
Shahid Afridi - A mercurial maverick of Pakistan Cricket
Shahid Afridi - A mercurial maverick of Pakistan Cricket

Shahid Afridi bats during the 2015 World Cup Shahid Afridi is one cricketer who fascinates and frustrates in equal measure. His brand of cricket is capricious but coruscating, erratic but enthralling, rickety but riveting. Be it with bat or ball, consistency has never been his forte but he is the shining example of the fact that in the limited-overs cricket, match-winning exploits are not necessarily the corollary of cas

Aug 3 2015
Pakistan pull off a miracle to clinch the T20 series
Pakistan pull off a miracle to clinch the T20 series

Afridi made a 22-ball 45 Pakistan completed a remarkable turnaround to win the second T20 against Sri Lanka by one wicket at Colombo. 27-year-old Anwar Ali sent shockwaves across the cricketing world by taking the Lankan attack (including skipper Malinga) to the cleaners when the game looked dead and buried at 107 for 7 while chasing 173. With this win, they have clinched the T20 series by a 2-0 margin after having won the Test series and

Aug 1 2015
Misbah vs Azhar - Appreciation, retaliation, and a response
Misbah vs Azhar - Appreciation, retaliation, and a response

Azhar replaced Misbah as Pakistan’s ODI captain after the World Cup There has been plenty of retaliation to my post comparing performances under Misbah and Azhar Ali. Most of the retaliation has come from Misbah fans, which is understandable. Instead of replying to each one individually, which I tried to do yesterday but failed to get the message across and in process got called all sorts of inventive names like "a well documente

5 Cricketers whose autobiographies we would love to read
5 Cricketers whose autobiographies we would love to read

The lives of cricketers are eventful with lots of ups and downs. As audience, we hardly seem to know what truly happens on the inside. As a blessing to the cricket fans all over the world, many cricketers resort to penning down their lives in the form of their autobiographies, either after they retire, or while they are still playing. These autobiographies become an instant hit among the fans, who long to know what actually happens on the o

Jul 20 2015
Fastest 50s for and against each team in ODIs
Fastest 50s for and against each team in ODIs

Kusal Perera enters into record books Kusal Perera smashed 50 off just 17 balls against Pakistan at Pallekele in the second ODI of the 5-match series which is the joint fastest for Sri Lanka, joint fastest against Pakistan and the joint second fastest in the history of ODIs. Eventually, he fell after having scored 68 in 25 balls and setting the path to chase the target of 288 in 50 overs. He went to the pavilion in the 9th over with 92 run

Jul 16 2015
Flashback: 2 lesser known match-winning knocks from Sachin
Flashback: 2 lesser known match-winning knocks from Sachin

Sachin Tendulkar batting against Australia   The name 'Sachin Tendulkar' is enough to make people crazy in respect, admiration and happiness. That's the impact the great man has had on the game and even after almost 2 years after his retirement from international cricket, he has not lost that spark among his fans and rivals the world over. He was the flag bearer of India’s batting throughout the 90s and th

Jul 12 2015
Midway through the party- Caribbean Premier League
Midway through the party- Caribbean Premier League

Pollard has been in great form ‘The Biggest Party of the Sport is Here’- is how the marketing team of Caribbean Premier League promoted the league and nothing justifies to make you think otherwise. It involves players from West Indies- remember the dance moves of Dwayne Bravo, exaggerated celebration of Kieron Pollard and those sixes out of stadiums hit by Chris Gayle during the IPL. The commentators dressed up in nothing short

Jul 7 2015
Fake FB wall: MS Dhoni updates FB status on his birthday
Fake FB wall: MS Dhoni updates FB status on his birthday

NOTE: This is a fake Facebook wall and should not be taken seriously.

Jul 7 2015
The Greatest ODI Cricketer - Some stats don't lie, but do they hide the truth?
The Greatest ODI Cricketer - Some stats don't lie, but do they hide the truth?

Viv Richards and Sachin Tendulkar – who is the greatest ODI cricketer of all time? You’re picking the Greatest ODI Player. You’d look among the Top 10 ODI Players, right? Why? They’ve been tested the most. Right? Wrong, says a jury that voted for Viv Richards. Those tired claims again – World Cup ‘final’ heroics, bowling, fielding, captaincy. In a history of over 3600 ODIs, do a few

Jul 7 2015
Derbyshire v Northamptonshire T20
Derbyshire v Northamptonshire T20

Action during a Derbyshire vs Northamptonshire Natwest Blast match First up tonight, I would like to send a get well message to Bob Taylor, the greatest of all Derbyshire wicket-keepers, as he awaits heart bypass surgery following a heart attack.  Bob was a hero of all of us in our youth and he remains one of the nicest men in the game. Anyone who has met him will tell you the same and I am sure that you will join me in wishing him wel

Jul 5 2015
5 great players who came out of retirement
5 great players who came out of retirement

Retirement is unfortunately something every player must face, no matter how much he loves the game. Many cricketers go on to become coaches or try some other pursuit they did not have time for while they were following the hectic schedule of international cricket. But then there are those, who retire – but come back in style. The charm of the gentleman’s game is too much to resist, it seems. For some, it is a wise decision; for m

Jul 1 2015
Subcontinental trend to blame heroes after defeats: Shahid Afridi on MS Dhoni
Subcontinental trend to blame heroes after defeats: Shahid Afridi on MS Dhoni

“Dhoni has built such a good team for the future.” Afridi  Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi defended India captain MS Dhoni against the criticism he has been recently targeted with and stated that it is a “sub-continental trend” of condemning heroes after any defeat. “I really felt bad in the way MS (Dhoni) has been treated after Bangladesh series defeat. I completely think it’s a sub-continental

Jun 27 2015