Cricket is a team or sport. Or may be not. There are instances galore of individuals rising to the occasion and saving the day for their teams single-handedly while their teammates ended up doing little. Even more are the examples of one man failing after a fight and the rest falling soon predictably like a pack of cards. Both of these underline the team’s dependence on an individual instead of the much-vaunted team effort. Let us take a l
Brian Lara – The epitome of the modern left-handed batting great There is something inherently graceful about the way a left-handed batsman plays his innings. Fluid, almost lazily elegant (as one is apt to describe the way former England captain David Gower wielded the willow in the 80s) and a surgical precision in finding the gaps – it’s surreal at times, and leaves any ardent lover of the game salivating for more.
Cricket must have been originated from England—or France, who knows—but it is in Asia where the game is oozed with every single breath. There is a country where a billion people follow the sport like a religion and then there is another country where queues form in front of ticket counters TWO days prior of it opening. Such is the passion of the sport here that it can be seen being played in almost every street that consists of a small space
Test cricket is the ultimate form of the game.The skills, grit and temperament required in test cricket are not seen so much in the other forms of the game. Test cricket enfolds its own sets of ebbs and flows, unveiled over the span of five days. But a question that has perturbed the cricket pundits recently is the relevance of test cricket in the modern era. Empty stadiums, low TV viewings are a worrying sign for the
Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates a Sri Lankan wicket on Day 3 of the 1st Test match between India and Sri Lanka There was good news for several Sri Lanka players in the latest ICC rankings which were released following its memorable 63-run victory over India in the first Test at Galle on Saturday, with career high gains for wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal and Tharindu Kaushal, as Rangana Herath also helped inspire the hosts to an unlikely
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
Soumya Sarkar bats during Bangladesh’s Test series against Pakistan earlier this year “Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life…and it is fearlessness that brings heaven in a moment.” It was the festive Boxing Day of 2003 when India were facing Australia. At the Melbourne Cricket ground. India were batting first and scored over 300 runs even before tea break had arrived.
Soumya Sarkar bats during the Test series against India in June Prodigiously talented Bangladesh batsman Soumya Sarkar spoke about his cricketing influences, the new spirit in the Bangladeshi dressing room, and why he changed from being a right-handed batsman to being the classy left-hander that he is. The Daily Star reports that Sarkar said, “The batsmen who I have followed are Sourav Ganguly and Brian Lara. When I started playing c
Bangladeshi tigers are roaring now You can call them “minnows”, but now they are the giant killers. The cricketing year 2015 is not just the year that will be forever remembered for the 11th ICC Cricket World Cup but also one that tells you the story of the epic dominance of Bangladeshi cricket. From a historical World Cup quarter-final appearance to back to back ODI series winning against the top crick
This wasn’t a shocker afterall When Bangladesh whitewashed Zimbabwe 5-0 in December last year, nobody batted an eyelid. Then at the 2015 ICC World Cup, another feather was added to their cap when they knocked England out of the group stage to book a ticket in the knockout stages for themselves. But then it was deemed that English Cricket had reached its lowest ebb in limited overs cricket and Bangladesh had been at the right place and
Liton Kumar Das The summer in Bangladesh has been always very hot and humid. The sun shines so brightly that it leaves the people exhausted. The Bangladeshis’ plea for rain continues throughout the summer season. Even the sweet and juicy fruits of the summer fail to calm the people of Bangladesh. The exhausted Bangladeshis get a new life with the arrival of monsoon. Each drop of rain is celebrated in Bangladesh. Rain is the sublime g
Mustazifur is in splendid form As Mustafizur Rahman took 3 wickets in the space of 4 balls, Bangladesh fans were in pure elation. Out of the 3 countries that toured Bangladesh after the World Cup, the Proteas were expected to be their toughest test – but so far, the South Africans are the ones that are getting schooled by the newly adolescent kid. Winning the One Day International Series and winning a Test series is an entirely differ
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Dale Steyn during a training session in Bangladesh Chittagong, July 20: Bangladesh cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha believes the biggest challenge for his side in the Test series against South Africa will be to counter their armoury of world class bowlers. Bangladesh won the One-Day International (ODI) series 2-1 and now face the visitors in two-match Test series starting here from Tuesday. "The biggest challenge will be their bow