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Stats: Fastest to 300 wickets and 2000 runs 'double' in Test cricket
Stats: Fastest to 300 wickets and 2000 runs 'double' in Test cricket

Mitchell Johnson jumps in delight after picking up his 300th Test wicket In what is becoming a day of landmarks in cricket, Mitchell Johnson picked up the wicket of Jonny Bairstow on Day 2 of the 3rd Ashes Test between England and Australia to reach the landmark of 300 Test wickets.  He is the fifth Australian bowler to reach this mark for Australia after Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Dennis Lillee and Brett Lee. In

Jul 30 2015
Stats: Fastest to 400 Test wickets
Stats: Fastest to 400 Test wickets

Dale Steyn is congratulated by his teammates after picking up his 400th Test wicket Dale Steyn joined the illustrious 400-Test wickets club after he dismissed Tamim Iqbal in the 2nd Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa which got underway at Mirpur today. He completed the feat in his 80th Test match, the same as the great Sir Richard Hadlee. Only Muttiah Muralitharan has been quicker to achieve the landmark with the Sri

Jul 30 2015
Cricketers and their philosopher alter egos
Cricketers and their philosopher alter egos

If cricketers were famous philosophers Virender Sehwag Like Voltaire, Sehwag is an advocate of the basic freedoms of life – he believed in the freedom of expression and voiced this through his gusto strokeplay. A devotee of radical freedom, his career has been a refutation of the philosophy of Rene Descartes: "I [don't] think, therefore I am." He taught us that an individual’s freedom to act transcends any rule a

Jul 24 2015
5 ugly cricket fights
5 ugly cricket fights

Cricket is not a contact sport. The rules of the game do not allow for any deliberate contact amongst its players. Though contact can still occur, they are mostly unintentional and incidental.  It's not ice-hockey where cheap shots and ugly brawls is the norm. Nor is it football, where you may have the occasional head-butt. In case the physical contact aggravates to something more, cautionary measures are taken to avoid further provoc

Jul 17 2015
8 most unbelievable heists in ODI history
8 most unbelievable heists in ODI history

Cricket is a game of chance, they say. On many occasions, the saying has proved to be true. Though not too often, we have seen a team lose from a winning position due to some marvellous performances by one or two players. The change in the result is so unexpected that one who watched the match for around 90 % of the day, would not believe it unless he watches the highlights again.   Below is the list of top 8 such matches where t

CSK, Royals may be feeling cheated
CSK, Royals may be feeling cheated

Dravid and Watson had taken the RR to new heights Shane Warne and Rahul Dravid, the two men who moulded Rajasthan Royals (RR) into a champion side in the Indian Premier League (IPL), will surely be feeling cheated after the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha Committee handed out the team a two-year suspension. Three other RR stars Australians Shane Watson, Steven Smith and James Faulkner, will also be feeling let down by one

Jul 15 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
6 retired players who would still find a place in their respective teams
6 retired players who would still find a place in their respective teams

Harsha Bhogle once remarked- “Another flower must bloom, another boy must become a man.” This beautifully sums up the essence of retirement in a sport. The aura of our champion players seems to grow with each day after they are gone. All their failures on the turf are tucked in nicely in some dingy corner of our heart as we continue basking in the glory of the numerous achievements that defined their celebrated career

Jul 10 2015
Video: Re-live Shane Warne's magical delivery that stunned the world
Video: Re-live Shane Warne's magical delivery that stunned the world

The wizard of spin – Shane Warne Shane Warne’s great bowling record speaks for itself – he played 145 Test matches for Australia and picked 708 wickets, second highest after Muttiah Muralitharan's 800 wickets. One of the most brilliant minds of cricket, he is also considered as one of the best spinners of all time. Warne’s magical turning deliveries are still fresh in everyone’s mind, even years

Jul 7 2015
7 players who always stepped up in the Ashes
7 players who always stepped up in the Ashes

There's something about the Ashes that makes it supremely exciting. There are sparks flying, and the kind of electricity in the air can only be rivaled by an India-Pakistan match, if at all. The Ashes is so exciting that it finds its place in the legendary the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But pop culture and fans apart, the Ashes has seen some tremendous performances over the years.  Here are our favourite seven players

Jul 6 2015
5 stand-in captains who have an excellent record
5 stand-in captains who have an excellent record

Captaincy is more than an art in Cricket. It involves mustering several elements like leadership, immense concentration and awareness, man-management, sacrifices, strategizing and empathizing on and off the field. Few captains take the role like a duck takes to water and few others learn the tricks of the trade along with time. One of the most important aspects of captaincy from a team management perspective is to identify the deputy/successor f

Jul 5 2015
12 memorable quotes about defining Ashes moments
12 memorable quotes about defining Ashes moments

Doesn’t it feel like we just had the Ashes yesterday? And already, we have on our hands another chapter of this historic drama. This could be one of the more memorable ones purely because of the brand of cricket we’ve seen both these teams play recently. Australia have always been considered to play the aggressive no-holds-barred style of cricket. And if the England-New Zealand test and ODI series offered us a taste of how Engla

Jul 5 2015
Why the next big thing in Indian cricket was forced to work on farms for a living
Why the next big thing in Indian cricket was forced to work on farms for a living

Yes, Kamran Khan did this to the great Jacques Kallis “It’s almost like they were waiting to see me fail”, said former IPL sensation Kamran Khan in an interview. Grown up bowling with a tennis ball in the dusty streets of Uttar Pradesh, Khan was lucky to be hand picked by RR support staff, now famous for unearthing hitherto unknown talent. Even before he got his first match, he was featuring in news as “Shane Wa

Jul 3 2015
10 great players who failed to make a mark in India
10 great players who failed to make a mark in India

Cricket has had its fair share of legends. There are players who have shown class irrespective of pitch, conditions and opponents. Then there are some players who have done exactly the same at all places but one. You can call it jinx or luck or anything you want to. It doesn’t take their greatness away, but it does provide a talking point on their illustrious career. India, for example, has been a tough country to visit due to its turning

Jul 3 2015
Special Performances in Landmark 100th Test
Special Performances in Landmark 100th Test

Younis Khan became fifth Pakistani player to play 100 Tests Not enough foreign tours, no International cricket at home, no International cricket against India, not enough Tests in a calendar year; despite all this, if a Pakistani cricketer manages to appear in 100 Tests, it is an achievement like no other. Definitely a bigger achievement than it is for cricketers from other test playing nations. Especially the ones from the so-called "B

Jun 28 2015
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