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IPL 2016: Stephen Fleming believes Duckworth and Lewis Method is
IPL 2016: Stephen Fleming believes Duckworth and Lewis Method is "rubbish"

Stephen Fleming during a press conferenceThe former New Zealand captain and current Rising Pune Supergiants head coach, Stephen Fleming has lashed out against the Duckworth and Lewis method following his team's loss against a formidable Kolkata Knight Riders side at the Eden Gardens last night. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led troupe, already having crashed out of the Indian Premier League, was playing for honour against an in-form and resolute K

May 15 2016
IPL 2016: Stephen Fleming feels Rising Pune Supergiants faltered at key moments
IPL 2016: Stephen Fleming feels Rising Pune Supergiants faltered at key moments

Stephen Fleming with MS DhoniRising Pune Supergiants' failure to win key moments in matches have cost them dearly in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), feels chief coach Stephen Fleming.The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side has struggled in the competition winning just three out of their 11 games so far and are out of contention for a playoff berth."We can only talk about what could have been, that is what it is with most team who miss

May 13 2016
Daniel Vettori: 10 reasons why RCB coach and Ex-Kiwi skipper can be the best fit as Indian coach
Daniel Vettori: 10 reasons why RCB coach and Ex-Kiwi skipper can be the best fit as Indian coach

Daniel Vettori bid adieu to the sport after the 2015 World CupIn an interesting development, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli had earlier reportedly recommended Daniel Vettori‘s name for the vacant post of Team India coach.At a time when the BCCI is looking at various options for zeroing in on the ideal candidate, Kohli’s endorsement comes across as extremely important. Since the Indians are s

May 9 2016
Adam Zampa: All you need to know about the Rising Pune Supergiants and Aussie Spinner
Adam Zampa: All you need to know about the Rising Pune Supergiants and Aussie Spinner

Zampa is congratulated by his skipper Steve Smith during the ICC World T20From the land which gave the cricket world a showman in the form of Shane Warne, Adam Zampa is the newest leg-spinning talent to arrive in the spotlight. Representing the Rising Pune Supergiants, the youngster made his IPL debut against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.Though his team could not win the contest, Zampa managed to grab quite a few eyeballs by scalping the wicke

May 7 2016
IPL 2016: Stephen Fleming believes it is hard to replicate Chennai Super Kings
IPL 2016: Stephen Fleming believes it is hard to replicate Chennai Super Kings

RPSG ended their losing streak by defeating DD in the last matchRising Pune Supergiants coach Stephen Fleming said it will take a lot of effort to replicate a team like Chennai Super Kings and achieve the results which the team did till 2015.RPSG, which looked strong on paper, have been struggling to perform in their debut edition. They have lost six of their first nine matches and have not crossed the lower half of the points table.The combinati

IPL 2016: Suresh Raina credits MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming for helping him evolve as a captain
IPL 2016: Suresh Raina credits MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming for helping him evolve as a captain

Gujarat Lions captain Suresh RainaIndian batsman Suresh Raina who for the first time is leading a side – Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League (IPL) – says he has learnt the tricks of the trade from the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Stephen Fleming who have been successful skippers for their countries.Lions are at present second in the points table with eight points from five games, with Raina earning a lot of

Apr 25 2016
IPL 2016: RPS still struggling to find right combination, says Stephen Fleming
IPL 2016: RPS still struggling to find right combination, says Stephen Fleming

RPS’ bowling unit let them down against KKR last nightMahendra Singh Dhoni's Rising Pune Supergiants slumped to another defeat, this time against table toppers, the Kolkata Knight Riders even after putting up a decent 160 on the scoreboard.Although the Pune side started the IPL 2016 campaign with a bang – defeating the defending champions, Mumbai Indians – they currently find themselves in the second-last

Apr 25 2016
Is Stephen Fleming frontrunner for Indian cricket team coaching job?
Is Stephen Fleming frontrunner for Indian cricket team coaching job?

Fleming won two IPL titles with Chennai Super KingsIndian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rising Pune Supergiants Coach Stephen Fleming has emerged as the latest candidate for India’s vacant coaching position. According to our sources in BCCI, the 43-year old is being considered ahead of Rahul Dravid and Tom Moody, because of his experience of dealing with Indian players.He said, “The advisory committee led by Sourav Ganguly and Sachin

Apr 7 2016
In conversation with Stephen Fleming:
In conversation with Stephen Fleming: "It is great to be back on Indian turf"

Fleming feels Mumbai and Bangalore are going to be the toughest of the opponentsStephen Fleming, the chief coach of Rising Pune Supergiants answering questions is like his straight drives. Fleming, who is also the coach of Melbourne Stars of the Big Bash League spoke to Sportskeeda on the sidelines of Pune Supergiant associations with Marriot International as the home team’s hospitality partners for IPL season nine.And most importantly it w

Apr 1 2016
5 possible contenders for the Indian coaching job
5 possible contenders for the Indian coaching job

Coaching the Indian cricket team is one of the most high-profile and high-pressure jobs in the world. The expectations that surround the team are enormous. In a cricket-crazy nation like India, it is understandable but it makes the coach and the captain's job rather strenuous.Also, for the coach, the job becomes even tougher as he has the arduous task of managing high-profile players who are treated as demigods in the country. The task become

Mar 5 2016
Australia vs New Zealand 2016: Warner believes McCullum's retirement will leave big hole in NZ cricket
Australia vs New Zealand 2016: Warner believes McCullum's retirement will leave big hole in NZ cricket

McCullum, who retired from ODIs after the Chappell-Hadlee series, would retire from Tests at the conclusion of the two-match Test series against Australia Australia's hard-hitting batsman David Warner believes New Zealand will have a tough time in finding someone who can fill in Brendon McCullum's shoes who retired from One-Day Internationals (ODIs).Also read: Australia vs New Zealand, WT20 2016- LIVE streaming, LIVE score updat

Feb 12 2016
Maxwell credits Stephen Fleming for career turnaround
Maxwell credits Stephen Fleming for career turnaround

Maxwell was adjudged as Australia’s ODI Player of the Year at the 2016 Allan Border Medal Ceremony.Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has credited former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming for bringing maturity and responsibility to his career, which is flourishing now.Maxwell's career has hit an upward curve in the last few months and he was rewarded with Australia's One-Day International (ODI) Player of the Year on Wednesday nig

Jan 28 2016
5 Test batsmen who have performed brilliantly away, but have been mediocre at home
5 Test batsmen who have performed brilliantly away, but have been mediocre at home

In cricket, playing in home conditions is generally considered a less arduous task than playing in away conditions. Batsmen prefer to play in home conditions as they have played in those conditions since their childhood and are comfortable in taking on the opposition in home conditions. Most of the batsmen in the world have good home record and a slightly less impressive away record. But there have been some curious cases in the game w

Jan 17 2016
Stephen Fleming appointed as Chief Coach of Pune franchise in IPL
Stephen Fleming appointed as Chief Coach of Pune franchise in IPL

Stephen Fleming also coaches the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash LeagueStephen Fleming has just been appointed as the Chief Coach of the Pune franchise of IPL. Mr. Sanjiv Goenka of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, the owner of the Pune franchise of IPL made the announcement just now.He said, “I warmly welcome Stephen Fleming as the Chief Coach. He has been remarkably successful as a player in the international arena and I firmly believe tha

Jan 11 2016
10 cricketers who have been banned for drug use
10 cricketers who have been banned for drug use

Although the definition of doping is very elaborate in the books of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the general understanding is that the usage of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs with the intent of achieving glory amount to doping. WADA not only maintains a prohibition list forbidding the players and athletes from using banned drugs but also conducts random tests on players as part of their comprehensive dope test system. The fa

Jan 3 2016
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