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Sachin Tendulkar's joke on how to face Lasith Malinga's yorkers
Sachin Tendulkar's joke on how to face Lasith Malinga's yorkers

Sachin Tendulkar and Lasith Malinga – subcontinental heroes Lasith Malinga has been one of the 21st centuries greatest fast bowlers, and one of the reasons why batsmen all over the world have been made to look foolish by his toe-crunchers is his highly unorthodox bowling action. But Malinga’s secret weapon is something else, according to Sachin Tendulkar. Speaking at an event in Hyderabad, his Mumbai Indians teammate Sachin

Aug 4 2015
Lasith Malinga's nadir - Is the clock ticking for the veteran?
Lasith Malinga's nadir - Is the clock ticking for the veteran?

Lasith Malinga celebrates the wicket of Ahmed Shahzad with Sri Lanka teammates during the 1st T20I against Pakistan The Sri Lankan team once had a lion in their team; the lion that swaggered around its territory, making the accidental trespasser cringe with fear; the lion whose roar itself pounded the hearts of prospective visitors with sheer fear and made them quiver with terror. So many battles did it win entirely of its own. No

Aug 2 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

Jul 16 2015
5 fast bowlers who have never sledged
5 fast bowlers who have never sledged

That sledging is threatening to mar the gentleman's game has been a cause for concern for quite a few years now. There is no harm in engaging in friendly banter but players should know where to draw the line. Not every act of sledging is done in ill-spirit. When a fast bowler has been steaming in on a long spell, he is bound to let his expression show at times if things do not go his way. Others believe it is an art form which if done in a s

Jul 13 2015
10 iconic ODI partnerships which changed the course of the match
10 iconic ODI partnerships which changed the course of the match

Cricket, though popularly known for the heroics of individual performances, is ultimately a team game and partnerships, although a hidden and relatively unknown criterion, have a deep impact over the game. Partnerships are very crucial in cricket and form the backbone for a high intensity and competitive match. They not only provide a firm and strong base for the batting side but they also play an immensely important role in helping a team

David Warner and Joe Root talk about their 2013 bar brawl; racial allegations emerge
David Warner and Joe Root talk about their 2013 bar brawl; racial allegations emerge

Joe Root and David Warner in action during the 2013 Ashes series Four days before Ashes 2015, Australia’s David Warner and England’s Joe Root have re-ignited the feud between them which started in a Birmingham bar in 2013. Warner has gone on board for the first time since that fateful event two years ago, hours after England's Champions Trophy victory against Australia at Edgbaston, trying to explain what exactly led to the m

Jul 5 2015
Decoding the Yorker
Decoding the Yorker

Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga is one of the greatest exponents of the yorker If there was ever a delivery that could change the course of a cricket match in a matter of seconds, it has to be the ‘yorker’. One of the greatest weapons for a pace bowler, the yorker has time and again proved its worth in every format of the game. Watching from the comfort of your homes, it may seem that yorkers are quite easy to bowl. But a

Jun 19 2015
Lasith Malinga replaced by Marchant de Lange for CPL
Lasith Malinga replaced by Marchant de Lange for CPL

Lasith Malinga Kingston (Jamaica), June 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka bowling star Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of this year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign through injury and has been replaced by South African seamer Marchant de Lange. Malinga was expected to be a key part of the Guyana Amazon Warriors for the June 20 to July 26 tournament which will be played across six Caribbean territories. He was one of several player changes

Jun 18 2015
5 instances when IPL teams relied on a single player
5 instances when IPL teams relied on a single player

The Indian Premier League is one tournament which involves players from around the globe. The International players are the most prized asset to the teams as only four are allowed in the playing XI. In many editions, we have witnessed the importance of the overseas players who have had to single-handedly perform exceptionally well and help their team to qualify for the playoffs.  It is their contribution which leads

May 29 2015
IPL 2015: Best overseas XI
IPL 2015: Best overseas XI

The presence of several high-quality overseas players plays a crucial role in enriching the Indian Premier League (IPL). The involvement of overseas players not only improves the quality of cricket on view but also leads to young Indian players gaining the invaluable experience of playing alongside some of the best overseas cricketers in the world. International players take the competitiveness to a much higher level and ensure a very profes

May 26 2015
Sportskeeda's IPL 2015 Awards
Sportskeeda's IPL 2015 Awards

The 8th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) witnessed some brilliant performances right throughout the tournament. One of those came from Mumbai Indians as they beat Chennai Super Kings in the final to clinch the IPL trophy for the second time in three years. Their victory was all the more remarkable considering the fact that they lost each of their first four matches. While Mumbai Indians deserve credit for coming together as a

May 25 2015
Mumbai Indians turned things around fantastically
Mumbai Indians turned things around fantastically

Champions Mumbai Indians (MI) played like a true champion side, showed character and were eventually crowned champions of the eighth season of Indian Premier League (IPL). After losing five matches from first six of the season, no one would have imagined as to what was going to unfold in the coming days. Even many of their supporters turned away because their team was lying in the bottom of the table. But soon after those initial losses, t

May 25 2015
It was about key players getting momentum: Sachin Tendulkar
It was about key players getting momentum: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar with Ricky Ponting and Rohit Sharma Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) With Mumbai Indians staging a remarkable turnaround and saunter to their second IPL title, team mentor Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday asserted there were no self-doubts when the team began on a disastrous note at the beginning of the tournament. "No, I don't think there were any self-doubts when we had a bad start because our batting was capable of playin

May 25 2015
10 things you need to know about IPL finals
10 things you need to know about IPL finals

CSK take on Mumbai Indians in the 2015 IPL final  Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) have arguably been the standout teams of the IPL over the tournament’s short history, and they will be going head-to-head once again on Sunday as they battle for the IPL 2015 title. While CSK were consistent right through the season, Mumbai began their campaign rather poorly before building some irresistible momentum towards the la

May 24 2015