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5 most memorable performances by Indian players that helped them #ClingOnToVictory
5 most memorable performances by Indian players that helped them #ClingOnToVictory

India pulled off a heist against Bangladesh in the ongoing World T20 thanks to a last ball thriller and some brain-fade from Bangladesh batsmen. However, over the years, some Indian players have given us some phenomenal performances against all odds to take the team to victory.These are performances which stand out and enjoy the limelight because they came against all odds, when the chips were down. Although it is hard to call one more important

Mar 25 2016
India's Perfect 11 Against Pakistan at World Cup:  A Recap
India's Perfect 11 Against Pakistan at World Cup: A Recap

For a moment, Eden Gardens was stunned into silence. Mohammad Sami was on a hat-trick. Suresh Raina had just completed his embarrassed walk back to the pavilion, head bowed down. For a moment, it looked like India will lose its winning streak against Pakistan. It is no ordinary streak, mind you.It is one of the game’s greatest rivalries and India had a perfect record against Pakistan at the World Cups. 10 times the two teams met before &nda

Mar 20 2016
5 instances which prove that bowlers should have stuck to bowling
5 instances which prove that bowlers should have stuck to bowling

Most bowlers are not too well known for their batting skills; however, in recent years, they have started to work on their prowess with the willow. Tail-enders have now earned respectability and are referred to as 'lower-order batsmen'. Yet, it is still highly possible to find quite a few bowlers who are unlikely to impress you with their batting. In fact, even to this day, we have some who can remind one of the classic tail-end batsmen, who fou

Feb 27 2016
10 instances when Indian cricketers made opponents deeply regret sledging them
10 instances when Indian cricketers made opponents deeply regret sledging them

Sledging has been an integral part of the game since ages and has only increased as time has passed on. It is a tactic commonly used by the bowling side to get under the skin of the opposition batsmen and push them into losing their wicket. However, this iconic tactic, of which the Australian cricket team are pioneers, has ended up backfiring on several occasions and has led to dire consequences for teams using it. A number of such instances hav

Feb 4 2016
5 instances when send-offs caught the eye of the world
5 instances when send-offs caught the eye of the world

Kohli gives Steven Smith a mouthful Every sport sees some form of ugliness in it. Cricket is not a stranger to this statment, as there have been plenty of untoward incidents even in cricket involving sledging, send-offs etc, which have enraged certain players and have been ignored by the others. Even though cricket is the main priority for the players and they play their hearts out, there are a few banters often, which infuriate

Stats: Highest wicket-takers in Test cricket in each year starting from 1877 to 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in Test cricket in each year starting from 1877 to 2015

Ashwin is the leading Test wicket-taker in 2015 The first Test match was played between Australia and England from 15th March to 19th March 1877. To date, 2194 Test matches have been played and many records have been created and broken in those Test matches. We know that 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 play

Dec 20 2015
When Sachin Tendulkar showcased his football skills!
When Sachin Tendulkar showcased his football skills!

Tendulkar chats with Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt at a charity football game If you thought Sachin Tendulkar’s skills in sports are restricted only to cricket, you are terribly mistaken. Most of us have heard tales about tennis being his first love and John McEnroe his childhood hero. Many of his former teammates and friends will also swear by his exceptional skills in table-tennis. But football is a game you might possibly not a

Nov 1 2015
Stats: Comparing Zaheer Khan's record with the best Indian fast bowlers
Stats: Comparing Zaheer Khan's record with the best Indian fast bowlers

India’s top 5 fast bowlers Batting friendly surfaces and hot and dry climate – India has always been a hell for the fast bowlers. The lack of quality pacers is still a headache for the Indian cricket team as they find it very tough to win a match outside the sub-continent, where conditions are conducive only to quick bowling.  India has witnessed the birth of numerous great batting talents, but the batsman-loving

Oct 16 2015
Top 5 bowling performances by Indians against South Africa in Tests
Top 5 bowling performances by Indians against South Africa in Tests

Zaheer Khan had a special liking for Graeme Smith Since South Africa’s re-admission to cricket in 1992, India has had a poor record against the Proteas and the biggest reason for the same is that India have come up short in the bowling department. One needs to take 20 wickets in order to win a match and given India’s dismal Test record against the Proteas, it is no surprise that great bowling performances by Indian bowl

Oct 1 2015
A look back at the electrifying India-Pakistan match from the 1996 World Cup
A look back at the electrifying India-Pakistan match from the 1996 World Cup

Sachin and Kambli lead the celebrations for India When India and Pakistan face off against each other, the frenzy and excitement amongst fans of both sides reach unheard-of heights. And when the contest is in a World Cup, the buzz is even more electrifying; most of these matches have been very tensely fought, with a lot of passion from all players involved. However, amongst the all the matches these two bitter

Sep 13 2015
When India were all out for 54
When India were all out for 54

Robin Singh with a score of 11 was the only Indian to reach double figures Almost 15 years ago, India and Sri Lanka met in the final of Coca-Cola Cup tri-series held in Sharjah, with the third team being Zimbabwe. The two sides were captained by two prolific and aggressive left-handed batsmen of the time - Sourav Ganguly and Sanath Jayasuriya. The Sri Lankan won the toss and opted to bat first. Jayasuriya started off in his usual attacking

Sep 10 2015
4 reasons why you should watch the KPL
4 reasons why you should watch the KPL

The KPL fourth edition begins on September 2 The fourth edition of the Karnataka Premier League will kick-off in a week’s time with a promise of a bigger and better tournament. The matches will be played at Hubli and Mysore and will feature an addition team, Namma Shivamogga, taking the total teams to eight. Here are four reasons why you should watch the KPL.  1. Karnataka are the domestic treble winners for the last two seasons

Aug 26 2015
When Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath bowled to a non-existent batsman
When Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath bowled to a non-existent batsman

They were India’s bowling spearheads for a while When Steven Finn returned to the English side in the third Test and picked up two for 38 in the first innings, Ricky Ponting said, “He looked in good rhythm today”. The words proved to be prophetic as Finn returned in the second innings to pick up a match-winning 6 for 79.  Unfortunately for Michael Clarke’s men, every single English bowler has looked in great rhy

Aug 13 2015
Venkatesh Prasad on T20s, Suresh Raina's performance and Rahul Dravid as coach
Venkatesh Prasad on T20s, Suresh Raina's performance and Rahul Dravid as coach

(L-R) David Johnson, Sunil Joshi, Kiccha Sudeep, Venkatesh Prasad Looking dapper in blue jeans and fitted white shirt, the tall Venkatesh Prasad towered over everyone at a KPL event as he patiently talked to a crowd of fans and journalists. Prasad is going to play in the Karnataka Premier League this season, along with Sunil Joshi and David Johnson, in Sudeep’s celebrity team. Prasad was at his witty best and narrated how he got

Jul 4 2015
Interview: Sunil Joshi on KPL, fitness and selection headaches
Interview: Sunil Joshi on KPL, fitness and selection headaches

David Johnson, Venkatesh Prasad, and Sunil Joshi will be playing in KPL this season After the press conference that announced the inclusion of Venkatesh Prasad, Sunil Joshi and David Johnson in Kiccha Sudeep’s celebrity team for the Karbonn Smart Karnataka Premier League 2015, the soft-spoken Sunil Joshi joined Sportskeeda for a small chat. Here’s how it went: Karnataka has performed very well recently, winning all three trophi

Jul 4 2015
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