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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

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
8 cricket captains who share traits with football managers
8 cricket captains who share traits with football managers

What the manager is in football, the captain is in cricket. Managers in their long overcoats,  with their crazy touchline antics and bullying post-match press conferences, are paradoxical figures of much reverence and ridicule in modern football. Every tactic of theirs is put under the knife and analysed by fans and pundits during and after the game. If managers are the favourite whipping boys of modern football, it is the captain in cricke

Dec 30 2015
Reports: Gary Kirsten to make IPL comeback as Rajkot coach
Reports: Gary Kirsten to make IPL comeback as Rajkot coach

Gary Kirsten is set to make a return to the IPLGary Kirsten, who recently parted ways with Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Daredevils, is set to make a return to the IPL as newly-joined team, Rajkot. According to a report on Indian Express, the former Indian coach is in talks with the Intex-owned team from Rajkot.Kirsten, who has experience of working with Indian players Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja, is reportedly Rajkot's first ch

Dec 28 2015
Five all-time records Kane Williamson could break
Five all-time records Kane Williamson could break

New Zealand have found a new batting hero and his name is Kane Williamson. The Kiwi batsman may have been around for over 5 years now, but it is only in the last couple of years that he has started to gain prominence as a genius in the making. The year 2015 has been a particularly fruitful one for Williamson has he has scored 1172 runs so far in as few as 8 Tests at a mind-boggling average of a shade over 90. Considering what he has achieved i

Dec 21 2015
Former CSK stalwart Stephen Fleming set to be appointed as Pune head coach
Former CSK stalwart Stephen Fleming set to be appointed as Pune head coach

Stephen Fleming was CSK’s coach last season Indian Premier League’s (IPL) newest franchise Pune, owned by Sanjeev Goenka-backed consortium New Rising, are contemplating appointing Stephen Fleming as their new head coach. Fleming was previously the head coach of the suspended franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK). According to sources, the announcement is to be made in days to come. During Tuesday’s draft Pune al

Dec 17 2015
Top 5 players with highest catch per match ratio in Test cricket
Top 5 players with highest catch per match ratio in Test cricket

Cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the playing eleven. It is the different skillset of the various individual players that combine together to form a team. The same logic goes for the fielding unit. The different kinds of fielders in a team gel together to form fielding attack for their bowlers. So, if you have a brilliant bunch of players in the field then

Dec 10 2015
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