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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
10 former greats who would have failed to meet the demands of T20 cricket
10 former greats who would have failed to meet the demands of T20 cricket

Cricket in its very first form of Test matches was a game of patience and classical stoke making. Cricketers used to spend hours on the pitch without bothering to score at a healthy rate. Then came the One Day format which brought rush in the game. Results were produced at the end of every match rather than the Tests where most of the times players had to walk out without having a winner. The ODI Cricket introduced several advancements in the ga

Jan 5 2016
Virat Kohli now part of the prestigious 100-crore endorsement club
Virat Kohli now part of the prestigious 100-crore endorsement club

Kohli is also the highest-paid player in IPLAt the young age of 27, Virat Kohli who with his exploits on the field combined with his aggressive, never-say-die attitude and good looks has managed to grab many hearts. Apart from this, the Indian test team skipper has stepped foot into the club of cricketers who have made 100- crore brand endorsement deals, a list that includes India limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhon

20 images that defined the year in cricket in 2015
20 images that defined the year in cricket in 2015

2015 started with the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and ended with South Africa slowly but surely losing their grip on the No.1 ranking in Tests. In between there were some fascinating series between the top teams. Although the year was dominated by batsmen continuing to score loads of runs, Ravichandran Ashwin in Tests and Mitchell in ODIs made sure that the batsmen didn’t have it all their own way. Kane Williamson dominated the

Dec 30 2015
 5 unorthodox fielding positions set by different captains that resulted in a wicket
5 unorthodox fielding positions set by different captains that resulted in a wicket

Like unorthodox batting stances of batsmen and unorthodox bowling actions of bowlers in cricket, there were many instances that we have seen unorthodox fielding placements from captains. It is one of the tactics that most captains of modern cricket have used to get set batsmen out. However, these tactics aren't completely failure-proof. They sometimes work and the captain is praised for it, but when they backfire, the captain is forced

Dec 22 2015
Stats: Players with most Test centuries in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings
Stats: Players with most Test centuries in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings

Ricky Ponting is the player who has scored most centuries in 1st innings in Tests Every cricket player’s dream is to represent his country at Test level. After this achievement, every player’s dream is to make a century for his country in the longest format of the game and first Test century is always special. Every Test century gives the player a newfound confidence and in Tests, he has the opportunity to make a

Dec 22 2015
Stats: Most career runs made by players at each batting position in Test cricket
Stats: Most career runs made by players at each batting position in Test cricket

Daniel Vettori is the highest Test run-getter at No. 8 and No.9 It is often said that cricket is a batsman’s game and rightly so – many players have proved that statement by scoring tons of runs, breaking records and creating milestones for their respective countries in their careers. Some batsmen build their identities on fixed batting positions – like we only remember Sachin as a no.4 batsman for India in Tests, and Su

Dec 13 2015
5 records which prove Australia's unique love affair with firsts
5 records which prove Australia's unique love affair with firsts

The Australian cricket team have a great Test record Australia has certainly been the most successful team in the history of the game by far. With a staggering winning percentage of around 47 per cent in 783 Tests and 5 ODI World Cup titles in their kitty, the Aussies are perched right on top of the mountain called world cricket. During their 138-year long tenure in international cricket, they have been witness to a lot of firsts; some

Dec 3 2015
5 batsmen with the most nineties in Tests
5 batsmen with the most nineties in Tests

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has missed out centuries on many occasions The agony of getting out in the nineties is one that only a batsman will be able to understand. Having done all the hard work to reach close to a century, missing out on it by just a whisker is bound to be painful. There have been a number of great batsmen in the history of Test cricket who have failed to get past the nervous nineties on quite a few occasions an

Dec 1 2015
5 times when Sourav Ganguly bullied the opposition
5 times when Sourav Ganguly bullied the opposition

There are no two ways about the fact that Sourav Ganguly is one of the greatest captains the Indian team ever had. What speaks about his greatness more than his captaincy stats is the way in which he transformed the attitude of the team and changed the way the cricket is played in the country for good. Cricketers from India had a history of keeping their mouths shut even in the face of sledging, but since Ganguly took over as skipper, he taught

Nov 28 2015
Richie Benaud to receive rare honour posthumously
Richie Benaud to receive rare honour posthumously

The late Richie Benaud was an accomplished cricketer but was more famous for his commentary skills Former Australian cricketer and commentator Richie Benaud will receive the Bradman honour posthumously, for his outstanding contribution to the game, and will become the latest Bradman Honouree at the annual Bradman Foundation Gala dinner to be held on Wednesday night, reports The Daily Telegraph.  Benaud was a long-serving Patron o

Nov 11 2015
India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Kolkata in 2001: The Greatest Test Match Ever Played
India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Kolkata in 2001: The Greatest Test Match Ever Played

The win acted as a catalyst for a morale-boosting 2-1 series victory over Australia Eden Gardens, Kolkata. 15th March, 2001. This day was the beginning of a new era in Indian Cricket. It was a Thursday, and a day for drum beats and celebrations, not just at the Eden Gardens, but across the country. This cricket match signified the arrival of team that really defined the phrase ‘Never Give Up’. The venue was the Ganguly’s

Nov 3 2015
7 tactical blunders by great captains in the history of cricket
7 tactical blunders by great captains in the history of cricket

To err is human. And in spite of the fact that successful cricket captains are celebrated across the world as something more, they too, at the end of the day, are mortals, completely capable of committing mistakes. That their blunders are often forgotten in the face of their myriad achievements is a welcome thing, for it takes only one single lapse of judgment to create a window of opportunity for the opponent to turn the tables.

Nov 1 2015
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