Since the inauguration of the first one-day international (ODI), England and Australia have always been the teams to beat. The fierce rivalry has never been short on entertainment, and the commitment shown by either side is always a sight to behold. Although there have been many amazing battles between the two, here are five of the best ODI matches between Australia and England:
Almost all of our beloved cricketers have nicknames. Whether it is Little Master for Tendulkar or Binga for Brett Lee, there is a special place in our hearts for the names that get associated with our favorite players. The Aussies seem to have taken the game a notch higher, as they come up with the most outlandish names possible. But do you know the secret behind each name? Here is a roundup of our favorite Aussie nicknames and the reasons behin
Hayden revealed a shocking incident where Clarke had threatened to quit from the side Outgoing Australian Test skipper Michael Clarke has come in for sharp criticism from former teammates Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds, Fox Sports reports. While tributes have been pouring in from various quarters for the 34-year-old who announced his decision to retire from cricket after the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval, Symonds and Hayden have come out
Clarke will retire after the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval "Clarke could do anything with the bat, but he has matured into one of the game's most professional, reliable and focussed players, and has been entrusted with the task of leading the Test team out of a trough,” journalist Peter English once said. That assessment, unfortunately, will not become a reality as Michael Clarke is set to call it quits from international cric
Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke “They can deal with a great speedster with grit eventually on any fast track, but movement and slowness of the turf can change their scorecard into a telephone directory”. Australian batting line-up has some big names, mixture of talent and experience. Their resurgence after Ashes defeat in 2013 was quite scary. David Warner had a blast in that summer. Steve Smith evolved in the same Ashes
“It was Gavaskar The real master Just like a wall We couldn't out Gavaskar at all, not at all You know the West Indies couldn't out Gavaskar at all.” Quite a few people remember The Gavaskar Calypso written by Lord Relator to celebrate Sunil Gavaskar's first Test series in the West Indies in 1970-71. The lyric is particularly significant as it epitomises the powerful sense of nostalgia that cricket never fails to evoke.
Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann pictured in 2007 when more cordiality prevailed Talented spinner and impressionist Graeme Swann appeared in a mock interview on a radio show as the controversial Kevin Pietersen, giving answers to questions asked to him by former Australia players Mark Waugh and Matthew Hayden. Speaking in an accent like the South-African born Pietersen, Swann laid into the former England batsman’s self-cent
Cricket, known as the gentleman’s game, has had many not-so-gentlemen-like moments over the years. While most of the incidents involve the players, the stadium crowds have had their share too, much to the embarrassment of their home team, stadium officials and board members. The recent crowd violence in the Sri Lanka-Pakistan ODI in Colombo is an example of this trend. The unrest in the stand had escalated to such a level that security
Chris Rogers walks back after his knock of 173 on Day 2 of the 2nd Test London, July 17: Australia opener Chris Rogers has revealed former skipper Steve Waugh's words of wisdom inspired him to score an unbeaten knock of 158 runs on the first day of the second Ashes Test here. Australia ended the first day's action at 337/1 with Rogers and Steven Smith (129 not out) scoring fine centuries to put the visiting team in the driving
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
Warner had a poor game London, July 14 (IANS) Former captain Steve Waugh has said Australia's lack of energy in the first Ashes Test in Cardiff and England's upbeat nature made it look "almost like we'd swapped our caps" from the 2013-14 series. Australia dominated the 2013-14 Ashes to the point that they secured just the third five-nil whitewash in the storied history of the rivalry. However, the tables were emphatica
Sachin Tendulkar batting against Australia The name 'Sachin Tendulkar' is enough to make people crazy in respect, admiration and happiness. That's the impact the great man has had on the game and even after almost 2 years after his retirement from international cricket, he has not lost that spark among his fans and rivals the world over. He was the flag bearer of India’s batting throughout the 90s and th
Steve Waugh – true fighter There was an occasion in the Wellington Test match in 2000, when many of them felt that it was a ‘miracle’ comeback from Australia against New Zealand. After slumping to 51 for four, Australia posted a formidable 419 runs on the board and displayed a splendid comeback into the Test match. While many of them were surprised by the Aussie response, it shouldn’t have surprised those w
Steven Smith during the Australia-West Indies Test series London, June 21: Former spinner Graeme Swann has criticised the technique of Australia's premier batsman Steven Smith and suggested that the prospect of facing the world's number one batsman in a forthcoming Ashes series was not giving England sleepless nights. Swann retired midway through the 2013-14 Ashes but not before dismissing the right-hander three times in 22 innings.