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England's Cook becomes youngest batsman to score 10,000 Test runs
England's Cook becomes youngest batsman to score 10,000 Test runs

Chester-le-Street (UK), May 30 (IANS) England captain Alastair Cook became the youngest batsman to score 10,000 Test runs on the fourth day of the second Test against Sri Lanka here on Monday. He is also the first English player to achieve the landmark. Cook reached the landmark by clipping a delivery from Lankan pacer Nuwan Pradeep to the leg-side for a boundary. He was on the personal score of five at the time. Aged 31 years and 157 days, Coo

May 30 2016
Top 10 batsmen with more than 5000 runs scored In Test matches won
Top 10 batsmen with more than 5000 runs scored In Test matches won

Stats are a good measure of quantity – quantity of runs, the quantity of innings played and quantity of big knocks. However, they rarely tell you the quality of an innings, for example, of the hard-fought 30 on a seaming track that probably saved the match for your team.This argument rarely holds for greats who have had long careers.Over a protracted career, things almost always even out, giving us a pattern. Those patterns offer great

Apr 28 2016
Steve Waugh bashes T20 leagues, says it has promoted
Steve Waugh bashes T20 leagues, says it has promoted "loyalty to money"

Steve Waugh said that Australia, India and England are almost close in striking the balance Legendary batsman Steve Waugh on Monday said that the incentive on offer in T20 leagues has lead to a decline in national duty, saying that it has promoted "loyalty to money", during an interaction with the Indian media at the Laureus World Sports Awards.The Australian great also went on to bash former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum an

Apr 19 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Steve Waugh says prioritizing Test cricket reason behind Australia's disappointing show
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Steve Waugh says prioritizing Test cricket reason behind Australia's disappointing show

Steve Waugh in a press conference Australian legend Steve Waugh has praised Cricket Australia’s (CA) approach for prioritizing Test cricket over T20 internationals. However, he also believes that it has played a part in Australia’s disappointing show at the World T20 in India.Australia were eliminated from the group stages after losing two out of their four matches. They finished third in Group two behind New Zealand and host Ind

Apr 3 2016
5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket
5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket

The Indian Captain and the Vice-Captain complement each otherIn cricket, a captain is undoubtedly the boss as he is the one who runs the team. He is the one who decides what’s good and what’s bad for the team. It is also expected that he will lead from the front and set examples for his other teammates. But as a family can’t be run by a single person, a cricket team also needs someone other than the skipper to hold the team toge

Steve Waugh compares Kohli to Tendulkar, calls him the greatest T20 batsman at present
Steve Waugh compares Kohli to Tendulkar, calls him the greatest T20 batsman at present

According to the former Australian skipper, the way Kohli is batting reminds him of Sachin TendulkarFormer Australian skipper Steve Waugh likened India’s star batsman Virat Kohli to batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and hailed the Indian vice-captain in the shorter formats as the greatest T20 batsman at present, Times of India reports. Also read: Australia vs New Zealand, WT20 2016- LIVE streaming, LIVE score updates, Ball by Ball C

Mar 17 2016
Remembering the Kolkata Test match: The Ides of Indian Cricket
Remembering the Kolkata Test match: The Ides of Indian Cricket

“It was a miracle”The first officially recognised Test match began on 15 March 1877, between England & Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Exactly 124 years since that golden day in cricket history; while the sun was about to set in Kolkata, a historic test match between India & Australia came to an end in India’s own Mecca of Cricket - The Eden Gardens. It has been 15 years since that epic test match but a

Mar 15 2016
ICC World T20 2016: India firm favourites to win, says Steve Waugh
ICC World T20 2016: India firm favourites to win, says Steve Waugh

Waugh said that though Australia are also in with a chance, it is India who are clear favourites to win the World T20Australia's 1999 World Cup-winning captain Steve Waugh believes India are the firm favourites to win the World Twenty20 scheduled to be held in India from March 15 to April 3.Waugh feels India will have the advantage of playing in their own backyard."Australia is definitely in with a chance (to win the tournament), a good

Feb 28 2016
Rodney Hogg believes Steve Smith could become the greatest ever Australian captain
Rodney Hogg believes Steve Smith could become the greatest ever Australian captain

Steve Smith receives the Trans Tasman Trophy from Sir Richard HadleeSteve Smith has been basking in the adulation from multiple quarters after his side thrashed New Zealand at their home 2-0 to go on top of the Test rankings. The young captain received a shot in the arm after former Australian cricketer Rodney Hogg claimed that he could proceed to become the best captain that his country would ever see.Speaking to Fox Sports, Hogg heaped praise o

Feb 25 2016
Jasprit Bumrah draws praise from legendary Glenn McGrath
Jasprit Bumrah draws praise from legendary Glenn McGrath

Bumrah’s unique action and awkward angle have thrown batsmen off trackIndian pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s credentials have been endorsed by none other than the iconic Glenn McGrath. In an interview with Times of India, the veteran seam bowler gave his thoughts on the 22-year old’s action and how the fearless approach of modern batsmen has forced bowlers to develop plenty of variations.McGrath who is currently in Chennai mentoring prom

Feb 23 2016
Steve Waugh lets Shane Warne's personal attack go 'through to the keeper'
Steve Waugh lets Shane Warne's personal attack go 'through to the keeper'

Shane Warne and Steve Waugh during their playing daysSteve Waugh has given the perfect reaction to the stinging attack on him launched by his former deputy in the Australian team, Shane Warne. Warne, who is participating in a reality television show called ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get me out of here’, said on the show that he did not like the Australian captain for a variety of reasons, and that he was the most selfish player he had pl

Feb 10 2016
Shane Warne launches incredible rant against former captain Steve Waugh
Shane Warne launches incredible rant against former captain Steve Waugh

Shane Warne hits out at his former teammate and captain Steve WaughShane Warne played under the leadership of Steve Waugh in arguably the most dominant Test side the game has even seen. Warne was Waugh’s most trusted spin deputy at that time but both had a troubled relationship with each other.When the spin legend talked about his former captain in an on-air TV program, his long-standing feud with Steve Waugh was out in the open once again.

Feb 9 2016
7 costliest dropped catches in international cricket
7 costliest dropped catches in international cricket

'Catches win matches' is perhaps one of the oldest cliches to be commonly used in cricket even till this date. It may hold true to an extent, however, not all teams who cling on to all their catches end up winning all the time. The same logic applies to dropped catches too, as teams do manage to win cricket matches despite having spilled important catches. However, every team is not fortunate enough in this regard as numerous dropped cha

Feb 2 2016
5 batsmen who were bad runners between the wicket
5 batsmen who were bad runners between the wicket

There is fame to be gained for your batting prowess. There is also infamy to be earned when the batting prowess is in inversely related to one's inability to run between the wickets. There have been solid batsmen who flourished at the crease only to flounder like a fish out of water between the creases. Some batsmen charge ahead with dogged determination, heedless that what they are considering to be a blazing speed is actually coming across

Jan 29 2016
Why Steve Waugh learnt the reverse sweep at the age of 50
Why Steve Waugh learnt the reverse sweep at the age of 50

Steve Waugh shows his students the reverse sweep Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh was at a suburban cricket ground in Sydney yesterday, teaching youngsters the nuances of the ‘reverse sweep’ before going on to explain how useful the shot was in modern day cricket.The Steve Waugh Cricket coaching clinics that are conducted throughout the city of Sydney and the regional areas elevate young cricketers through training and pract

Jan 18 2016
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