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Virat Kohli better than AB de Villiers: Shane Warne
Virat Kohli better than AB de Villiers: Shane Warne

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have formed a formidable partnership for RCBAustralian legend and former spinner Shane Warne has decided that Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world, even better the South African cricketer AB de Villiers. Kohli is enjoying the form of his life after hitting four centuries in this year’s rendition of the Indian Premier League. Prior to this, the Royal Challengers batsman had never hit a century in his IP

May 28 2016
10 players who performed well in IPL after retiring from international cricket
10 players who performed well in IPL after retiring from international cricket

Due to the intense competitiveness and high octane action, the shortest format of the game is deemed suited for the younger generation, and ageing legs are thought to be more of a liability on the field. However, there are a few gentlemen, who even after having retired from the rigours of international cricket, managed to conjure instances of magic with bat or ball. Here’s a list of ten such players: Michael HusseyHussey was an integra

May 16 2016
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
SK Glossary: What is a googly in cricket?
SK Glossary: What is a googly in cricket?

Shane Warne is easily one of the greatest exponents of the googlyThe art of leg-spin bowling is undeniably one of the most intriguing ones in cricket. For decades, countless leg-spin bowlers have enthralled us with their guile and dexterity. Of the myriad variations that a leg-spinner has, the googly is perhaps the one which fascinates us the most. This is one art form which is extremely difficult to perfect, but when it comes off, it can bambooz

May 6 2016
SK Glossary: What is a flipper in cricket?
SK Glossary: What is a flipper in cricket?

Anil Kumble was a perfect exponent of the art of a flipperYou would probably know something about the ‘Flipper’ if you have keenly followed any one among Anil Kumble, Shane Warne or Brad Hogg. Essentially, the second best option for a wrist spinner after his stock delivery is a ‘flipper’. The ball is bowled from out of the front of the hand, mainly using the thumb and the first two fingers. The speciality of the

Rajasthan Royals - 2008 IPL champions: Where is each player now?
Rajasthan Royals - 2008 IPL champions: Where is each player now?

Rajasthan Royals players with their maiden IPL trophyIndia won the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and the T20 fever took over the entire country at once. The idea of franchise based T20 competition was implicated by the BCCI the very next year and this led to the inception of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Players from around the world were bought by the eight Indian city-based franchises in an auction before the tournament. While seven of the

Apr 15 2016
IPL T20: Highest and lowest team score, biggest run chase
IPL T20: Highest and lowest team score, biggest run chase

Chris Gayle's epic 175 led RCB to the highest ever score in IPL cricketEight years have passed since the beginning  of the world's most popular domestic T20 tournament, the Indian Premier League. We have witnessed a number of highs and lows in the rich history of the IPL, both on and off the field. While off-field highs include the ever-growing popularity of the league and the exposure it has given to unknown names, the lows take int

Apr 11 2016
List of IPL Winners, year-wise
List of IPL Winners, year-wise

Mumbai Indians won their 2nd IPL title in 2015The 9th  season of the IPL has just begun and we can look forward to another exciting 2 months of T20 cricket. In the tournament's 8-year history, we have seen as many as 5 different teams being crowned champions and the trophy may just change hands once again if the Mumbai Indians fail to defend their title this time. Out of the 5 teams that have tasted title success in the IPL, Ko

Apr 11 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Cricket Australia will review their dismal campaign
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Cricket Australia will review their dismal campaign

Australia bowed out of the T20 World Cup after a defeat against IndiaCricket Australia is set to launch a review into its ICC T20 World Cup 2016 campaign which once again ended on a disappointing note for the World Champions. Australia was knocked out before the knock-out stages for the second consecutive time in the T20 World Cup and it seems that there is something wrong for them in the shortest version of the game.Australia, the number one ran

Apr 9 2016
Siddle, Starc react to Marlon Samuels dig at Shane Warne
Siddle, Starc react to Marlon Samuels dig at Shane Warne

Samuels was fired up after helping West Indies win the 2016 World Twenty20Australian pace bowlers Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle may be sidelined due to injury, but they showed their involvement in the game by reportedly commenting on the re-ignited fiasco between Marlon Samuels and Shane Warne.Samuels tore into Shane Warne at a press conference after having led West Indies to their 2nd World Twenty20 title. He said, "I don’t know why

Apr 5 2016
World Commentators' Playing XI
World Commentators' Playing XI

Harsha Blogle (L), Rahul Dravid (Centre) & Sourav Ganguly (R) at Trent Bridge Commentary has always played an essential part in the broadcasting of sport over the years. Be it the iconic duo of Andy Gray and Martin Tyler in football, Jim Ross and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler in WWE, Steve Slater in Formula 1 or a whole plethora of cricket commentators who have immortalized some moments in our brain. Manchester City won t

Apr 4 2016
Recapping the feud between Shane Warne and Marlon Samuels
Recapping the feud between Shane Warne and Marlon Samuels

Marlon Samuels and Shane Warne having a go at each other in BBL 2013Amidst the euphoria and the celebration that broke out at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata after the West Indies scripted a memorial victory, there was an undercurrent of anger. Brathwaite's nonchalant hitting as he dispatched Stokes to the stands for four consecutive deliveries in the last over saw the Windies come back from a difficult situation and go on to become the champions.E

Apr 4 2016
Shane Warne expresses willingness to coach Indian cricket team
Shane Warne expresses willingness to coach Indian cricket team

Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane WarneLeg-spin legend Shane Warne on Friday expressed his desire to coach the Indian cricket team if he is approached for the role in the near future.Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri is currently the team director. He is expected to leave his post after the conclusion of the World Twenty20 tournament.The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to appoint a full term coach for the national si

Apr 1 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Shane Warne lambast Australian selectors for their debacle
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Shane Warne lambast Australian selectors for their debacle

The legendary leg-spinner besmirched the Australian coach and the selector for Australia’s debacleLegendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has heavily criticized the Australian coach Darren Lehmann and selector Mark Waugh for their decision of keeping the opener Aaron Finch and the fast-bowler John Hastings out of the playing XI at various junctures during the tournament."Our selection was wrong ... we messed around with it too muc

Mar 31 2016
Looking at India's struggles against spin in the recent past
Looking at India's struggles against spin in the recent past

The Indian batsmen, over the course of years, have been found wanting against quality spin bowlingIndia’s cricket history has been based on rhetoric as much as it has been based on nostalgia. Every generation of cricketers is compared with the era gone by, and Indians have had divided opinions about how one newbie has or hasn’t been able to fill in the shoes of a legend who left behind a legacy to be carried.Soliloquies have been sung

Mar 29 2016
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