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Stats: Active players with the most Man of the Match awards in ODI's
Stats: Active players with the most Man of the Match awards in ODI's

Yuvraj Singh tops the list with 23 MoM awards, including four at the 2011 World Cup AB De Villiers picked up his 23rd ODI Man of the Match award against New Zealand in the 3rd and final match of the ODI series yesterday. The Proteas skipper’s knock of 64 from 48 balls proved crucial as the hosts won the match by 62 runs thereby clinching the series 2-1.  In the process, De Villiers became the fastest to reach 8000 ODI

Aug 27 2015
4 Supernatural incidents in cricket
4 Supernatural incidents in cricket

“Have you ever been alone at night? Thought you heard footsteps behind and turned around and…no one’s there. And as you quicken up your pace, you find it hard to look again because you are sure that someone’s there…” As Steve Harris strums up a harmonious bassline, Bruce Dickinson shouts out these lines from Iron Maiden’s famous track, Fear of the Dark, giving an eerie feel of familiarity whenever one

Aug 24 2015
5 reasons we should still watch the 5th Ashes Test
5 reasons we should still watch the 5th Ashes Test

In the world of professional sport, fortunes can change in a whisker. Ignominiously overlooked for selection in the ODI squad and with talks of age catching up with him, Alastair Cook was silently contemplating about his retirement at the start of the summer. His Australian counterpart, Michael Clarke, having won the World Cup and retired from the ODIs, believed he could play Test cricket for a few more years. Everything has changed radically wi

Aug 17 2015
Humor: How a secret society called WAGs is destroying the world of sports
Humor: How a secret society called WAGs is destroying the world of sports

The Australian Cricket WAGs: the primary reason behind Australia’s humiliating Ashes loss Do you know why Steve Smith's trigger movement across the crease seemed more and more exaggerated this Ashes? No, it wasn't a technical flaw. Do you know why Michael Clarke was struggling for runs? No, it wasn't his hesitant footwork. Do you know why he made the misguided move down the batting order at Trent Bridge? No, it wasn&#

Aug 12 2015
Seven new faces as Australia announce squad for Ireland, England ODIs
Seven new faces as Australia announce squad for Ireland, England ODIs

Joe Burns is expected to partner David Warner at the top of the innings in the place of the injured Aaron Finch Australia have announced their squad for the upcoming one-dayers against England and Ireland, Cricket Australia’s official website reported. The squad features only eight of the players that were part of the World Cup-winning side earlier in the year while three members of the 14 man squad are yet to make their deb

Ashes 2015: The Sad Story Of A Self-Inflicted Australian Downfall
Ashes 2015: The Sad Story Of A Self-Inflicted Australian Downfall

Months before the Ashes, the incessant barrage of reviews all held a common vision – one in which Australia would dominate English cricket and return with the Ashes. England, fresh off an embarrassing premature World Cup termination, rolling in the dire negativity that came with the sacking of their coach and stubborn dismissal of their disputably best modern batsman, were looking to salvage some pride against a raging, unstoppable Aus

Aug 9 2015
Ashes 2015: England look to seal Ashes, Australia aim for comeback
Ashes 2015: England look to seal Ashes, Australia aim for comeback

England will be without James Anderson Nottingham, Aug 5 (IANS) England are aware that another commendable all-round display will be enough for them to win the Ashes series, but know fully well that opponents Australia will not easily yield in the fourth Test starting here on Thursday. England currently lead the five-Test match series 2-1 after a superb all-round effort at Edgbaston cricket ground enabled them to win the third match by eigh

Aug 5 2015
Shane Watson rejects talk of retirement
Shane Watson rejects talk of retirement

Shane Watson was dropped after the first Ashes Test Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said that he will continue to play cricket as long as he enjoyed the game, The Daily Telegraph reports. The 34-year-old added that he had only himself to blame for getting axed from the side after the first Ashes Test. Watson, who has played 59 times for Australia in the longer format of the game, feels that he still has a lot to offer to the side and a

Aug 5 2015
CSK and RR representatives not invited to BCCI meeting to discuss IPL 2016
CSK and RR representatives not invited to BCCI meeting to discuss IPL 2016

Rajasthan Royals’ Shane Watson and Chennai Super Kings’ MS Dhoni during the coin toss in IPL 2015 BCCI's four-member working group, formed to study the verdict relating to the IPL corruption scandal, will meet representatives of six IPL franchises on 6 and 7 August in Mumbai. However, representatives of the banned teams – Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals – will not be invited, according to a report on

Aug 4 2015
5 occasions when two star players had a difficult relationship
5 occasions when two star players had a difficult relationship

As an international cricketer you live an exciting lifestyle, travelling all around the world for various competitions. Unfortunately for some players, this also means spending a lot of time with your teammates at close quarters. This high pressure environment has gotten the better of many a man, as throughout history there has been countless occasions of big-name players butting heads. From dressing room scuffles to on-

Jul 29 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
Wahab Riaz's Moments of Magic
Wahab Riaz's Moments of Magic

Wahab Riaz in action during the World Cup 2015 quarter final against Australia Extreme. Inconsistent. Mercurial. These are the words people use to describe Pakistani Cricket. Fantastic one day, horrendous the next. Better than the best on their day. Worse than the worst when it’s not. They lose when nobody expects them to. They win when nobody expects them to. Therein lies the beauty of Pakistani Cricket. In its capacity to s

Jul 20 2015
What the two-year ban on Rajasthan Royals could mean for Indian cricket
What the two-year ban on Rajasthan Royals could mean for Indian cricket

The panel, led by RM Lodha delivered a critical verdict The Supreme Court of India delivered a decisive verdict on the IPL Sport-Fixing case, by handing out 5-year bans and lifetime suspensions to Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra respectively. Along with that, the Justice  RM Lodha-panel also took a massive step, by banning two IPL franchises- Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals- from the lucrative league for a period of 2 years

Jul 18 2015
An open letter to Shane Watson
An open letter to Shane Watson

Shane Watson carries drinks during Day 2 of the 2nd Ashes Test Dear Watto, Talent is a funny thing. Does it have to do more with ability, perseverance or intuition? As a young 20-year old Queenslander, selected for the one-day side, you oozed oodles of it. You were regarded as the next big thing in Australian cricket. Steve Waugh stated that you were possibly the first genuine all-rounder for Australia since Keith Miller. And Miller pl

Jul 17 2015
Not the end of the road for Shane Watson
Not the end of the road for Shane Watson

Watson was dropped ahead of second Ashes Test Australian coach Darren Lehmann insists that it is not the end of Shane Watson’s Test run despite him being replaced by Mitchell Marsh for the crucial Lord’s Test in the Ashes series. Lehmann said that Watson had won a place in the side for Cardiff Test by a small margin, and after a poor performance with the bat and ball, the selectors believed that Marsh deserv

Jul 17 2015
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