The banner at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore that read “We miss you India” during the 1st ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe last year. West Indian batting legend Vivian Richards is the latest addition to the list of former players who have expressed their frustration over not seeing any international cricket in Pakistan. Richards is currently working as a mentor of the Pakistan Super League side Quetta Gladiators in Dub
Shastri lauded the Indian limited-overs captain and the vice-captain.Indian Cricket Team director Ravi Shastri on Thursday said that Virat Kohli seems like a mirror-image of West Indian great Vivian Richards. Kohli was in outstanding form as India whitewashed Australia in their own backyard in the recently concluded T20 series.Kohli’s batting reminded me of Viv: ShastriShastri analysed the present Indian team ahead of the World T20 at home
Penning down a list of top sporting performances isn’t as easy a task as it might seem on the surface. And if the game happens to be Cricket, the complexity simply compounds. With over 3,700 ODIs being played since its accidental inception in 1971, the genre has witnessed several legends. Records have been created and erased, and benchmarks have been elevated in the midst of an ever evolving game. And needless to say, every decade has had i
Cricket is a team sport and every individual has a role to play in the side. The different skillsets of various individual players combine together to form a team. Bowling, batting and fielding are the three most important aspects of the game. While batsmen and bowlers get all the applauds for their efforts, fielders often remain the unsung heroes. There have been a lot of instances when a bowler has changed the co
Over the years, there have been rivalries galore in the world of cricket. While some have been between two great teams, quite a few others have been about individual players from different teams. On the other hand, there have also been memorable friendships too, but mostly within players from the same country. However, the sport also has a number of fine examples of how some fierce rivals on the field have developed friendships worth cherishing.
Daddy hundreds are hard to come by in ODI cricket. After all, an entire innings has to be wrapped up within 50 overs. Openers get the most opportunities to score big hundreds. If we classify daddy hundreds in ODIs as 150 plus scores, we will be left with very few such innings. There have only been 90 scores of 150 or more in all ODI cricket. The most number of balls faced was 201 by Glenn Turner, which comes to about 33 overs and three balls way
West Indies may have been struggling to get their act going in the past few years, but everyone knows that things were not always this way for them. There was a time when the men from the Caribbean went about stamping their authority even in the opposition’s home ground. While bowling had been their forte in the past, West Indies produced quite a few legendary batsmen too. The likes of Frank Worrell, Gary Sobers, Everton Weekes, Viv Richar
Steve Smith, batting on 70* at Stumps, third day against West Indies in the ongoing Boxing Day Test, is 26 runs short of amassing 1500 Test runs in 2015. If he manages to do that, he will join a list that includes some cricketing luminaries, including his predecessors, Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting. We take a look at the top five batsmen who hold the record of having scored the most Test runs in a calendar year.
Sehwag's 319 turned out to be the highest score of the year 2008 There are many well-known Test centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Brian Lara’s 400* or Matthew Hayden’s 380. Every die-hard cricket fan will know about Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag’s two triple centuries in Tests or Mahela Jayawardena’s 374 against South Africa
Tendulkar's unbeaten 200 turned out to be the highest score of the year 2010 There are many well-known ODI centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Sachin Tendulkar’s 200 runs or Saeed Anwar and Charles Coventry’s 194 runs each. Every die-hard cricket fan will know about Rohit Sharma’s two double centuries in ODIs or Kapil Dev’s 175* runs
Jason Holder is crying out for support from all quarters as he finds himself in an unenviable role With people in the Caribbean repulsed by the consistently deteriorating performances from a shambolic West Indies outfit, the International Cricket Council (ICC) needs to step in and reinvigorate a major draw-card. A composite of tiny islands that laid down the gauntlet and demolished every opponent in sight to establish one of sport
Former SA batsman Barry Richards highlighting the thickness of the modern bats A few centuries ago when cricket was first brought to the masses, one could see an equitable battle between the bat and ball. It was an entertaining battle, with great shots being played, supplemented by equally top-class bowling. The modern form of cricket however, has become a lop-sided contest. Bats nowadays are made of massive willows and any
Facial hair has always had a great significance in the history of cricket; be it moustaches or beards. For cricketers who have possessed a striking one for a considerable amount of time in their careers, the focus has been as much on the beard or moustache as it has been on their cricket. While the sport has had moustaches galore in the form of players like David Boon, Dennis Lillee, Graham Gooch, Kapil Dev and Richard Hadlee among others, there
Richards had a terrible debut against India Cricket has always been a game where you can expect the unexpected to take place. What may look like the beginning of something great can end up being a flash in the pan; on the other hand, a poor start may translate into success of epic proportions. The sport offers too many examples of this trait, some pertaining to individuals and quite a few others which apply to teams. There have been many le
One of the best in the world The Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru will play host to the second Test of the India-South Africa series from Saturday. The ground has seen many a memorable moment both in Test and ODI cricket and many of them are still remembered by fans across the globe. Here are 10 of the most memorable moments that happened at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.