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PSL '16, Match 9: Islamabad United openers help demolish Lahore Qalandars by eight wickets
PSL '16, Match 9: Islamabad United openers help demolish Lahore Qalandars by eight wickets

A Shane Watson-led Islamabad United thumped Lahore Qalandars by eight wickets (Image courtesy: PSL)In the ninth match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), bottom-placed teams, Islamabad United and the Lahore Qalandars faced off at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Both of them went into the match needing a win to move up the rankings in the table.Islamabad United missed the services of their captain, Misbah-ul-Haq with Shane Watson deputising for the P

Feb 11 2016
Chris Gayle and Shane Watson resolve differences ahead of IPL
Chris Gayle and Shane Watson resolve differences ahead of IPL

Gayle and Watson buried their differences by posting this photo on social mediaAustralian all-rounder Shane Watson and West Indian big-hitting batsman Chris Gayle appear to have buried their long-running dispute before playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore later this year.The duo will be playing for the same team in IPL this season after Watson was picked up for Rs 9.5 crore by the Bangalore-based franchi

Feb 10 2016
Shane Watson feels India will be tough to beat in the T20 World Cup
Shane Watson feels India will be tough to beat in the T20 World Cup

India have dominated Australia in last month's T20 series.Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that hosts India will be the biggest threat to his team in the World T20 which is scheduled to start on March 9.Watson, who has had extensive experience of playing in the sub-continent thanks to the Indian Premier League (IPL), believes that India have the firepower to go the distance on their home turf. Australia are scheduled to take on th

Feb 10 2016
Islamabad United beat Karachi Kings in a nail biting encounter by 2 runs
Islamabad United beat Karachi Kings in a nail biting encounter by 2 runs

Islamabad United players captured their winning moment in a selfieIslamabad United defeated Karachi Kings by 2 runs in the game 6 of Pakistan Super League which was played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.United's Saeed Ajmal was awarded Man-of-the-Match for his splendid performance with the ball where he picked three important wicket of Kings' batsmen.After winning the toss, Kings' captain Shoaib Malik decided to f

Feb 8 2016
IPL auctions: Rating the squads for IPL 2016
IPL auctions: Rating the squads for IPL 2016

We are all set for the 9th edition of the IPL with the successful completion of the 2016 players auction. While the 6 existing franchises used the opportunity to strengthen their squads further, the 2 new ones concentrated on forming a healthy nucleus of players for their first ever Indian Premier League. The Gujarat Lions and the Rising Pune Supergiants started the auction with just 5 players in their respective teams, but they walked out

IPL Auction 2016: Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Yuvraj Singh fetch huge prices
IPL Auction 2016: Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Yuvraj Singh fetch huge prices

Shane Watson has been one of the most consistent players in the IPLShane Watson fetched the highest bid in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2016 held in Bengaluru on Saturday. The Australian all-rounder was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs. 9.5 cr.Watson going for a huge price is not surprising considering he is the only player who has been named the Player of the Tournament twice (2008, 2013) in the IPL. The RCB top

Feb 6 2016
Yuvraj, Nehra, Pietersen, Guptill to grab attention at the IPL auctions
Yuvraj, Nehra, Pietersen, Guptill to grab attention at the IPL auctions

Yuvraj and Nehra made their comeback to the Indian team in the T20 series against Australia last month.The spotlight will be on the experienced trio of Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma and Ashish Nehra at the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions scheduled for February 6.Six other marquee players- Shane Watson, Kevin Pietersen, Dale Steyn, Aaron Finch, Martin Guptill and Dwayne Smith- are set to go under the hammer. While the

Feb 5 2016
Luke Wright's 86* lights up opening day of PSL as Quetta Gladiators thrash Islamabad United
Luke Wright's 86* lights up opening day of PSL as Quetta Gladiators thrash Islamabad United

Mohammad Nawaz, a 21-year-old spinner, was the other star on the opening day of PSL, apart from Luke WrightThe long-awaited Pakistan Super League finally got underway in the UAE on Thursday, and a domestic talent has already been unearthed from the first match itself. 21-year-old left arm spin bowling all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz of the Gladiators took figures of 4/13 on a slow turning track, responding to his captain's call to opt to bowl firs

Feb 5 2016
Top 5 overseas players who could fetch big at IPL auctions 2016
Top 5 overseas players who could fetch big at IPL auctions 2016

With the IPL auctions taking place on February 6, 2015, 351 players are expected to go under the hammer. Most of the teams would have their eyes on few key players of the suspended franchises- the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals- who were not selected in the draft by the two new franchises- Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions, as well as, on star players who were not retained by the other 6 franchises.  The balance a

Feb 2 2016
5 foreign cricketers who could take PSL by storm
5 foreign cricketers who could take PSL by storm

Former cricketers at the PSL draft After years of planning, the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will finally come to fruition on February 4, 2016, when Islamabad United take on the Quetta Gladiators at the Dubai International Stadium. Originally, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had declared the launch of the T20 league in 2009 but had to postpone it due to domestic security concerns. Unlike most other T20 leagues, the PSL will have only

Feb 2 2016
Top 4 T20I centuries which came in a losing cause
Top 4 T20I centuries which came in a losing cause

Scoring a century in a T20 game is quite a rare feat and not many players across the cricketing globe have managed to achieve it. In fact, there have been just 17 centuries scored in the decade-long history of T20I cricket, where the other two formats see at least one century in almost every match. Considering how rare T20 centuries are, it can be really heartbreaking for a batsman to end up on the losing side despite scoring a ton. There have b

Feb 1 2016
Best pictures from the 3rd T20I match between Australia and India
Best pictures from the 3rd T20I match between Australia and India

Winners! In the final T20I at Sydney Cricket Ground, India came into the game looking to seal the three-match series 3-0 and level matters in the whole tour 4-4, something that might have been a positive in their preparation for the World T20. Australia, on the other hand, would have hoped to avoid a clean sweep and finish the series on a bright note. Australia failed to stop India’s winning run as the visitors won the third and

Jan 31 2016
Stats: India register seventh-highest run chase in T20Is
Stats: India register seventh-highest run chase in T20Is

Raina’s unbeaten 49 sealed a thrilling victoryApart from clinching their first-ever whitewash over Australia on their own turf, India’s chase of 198 was also the seventh-highest run chase in the history of T20Is. Although they had chased down totals in excess of 200 twice before, this will leave a sweet aftertaste as they achieved it on Australian soil.After being set 198 to win, thanks to Shane Watson's unbeaten century, India go

Jan 31 2016
5 Talking Points: Australia v India, 3rd T20I
5 Talking Points: Australia v India, 3rd T20I

After having won the series in the first two matches, India were looking to make history by whitewashing the Aussies at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Australian stand-in captain Shane Watson won the toss and elected to bat first. The captain led from the front with a brilliant 124* as the host put a big score of 197/5 in 20 overs. In reply, India got off to a flying start with scoring 74 runs in the first six overs. The Indian top-order

Jan 31 2016
India vs Australia, Third T20I: Final Scoreboard
India vs Australia, Third T20I: Final Scoreboard

Kohli scored his 7th half-century of the Australian tour in the matchAustralia, riding on Shane Watson’s unbeaten 124 in the first innings, posted a massive total of 197 runs on the board. However, the former Rajasthan Royals batsman’s performance went in vain as the Indian team scripted a perfect chase at the Sydney Cricket Ground and whitewashed the hosts in the three-match T20 series.The following is the scoreboard of India

Jan 31 2016
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