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Mustafizur Rahman talks about his idol, his best friends at Sunrisers Hyderabad, his natural talent
Mustafizur Rahman talks about his idol, his best friends at Sunrisers Hyderabad, his natural talent

Mustafizur Rahman has carried his sparkling form into the IPL as wellOne of the biggest stars in the cricketing firmament at the moment is Bangladeshi medium pacer Mustafizur Rahman. The 20-year-old soft-spoken bowler has been enjoying a phenomenal debut season in the IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad as well, managing to rack up 50 dot balls out of the 120 deliveries he has bowled till now.Also read: SRH vs RPSG vs Live Streaming Online: IPL 2016

Apr 26 2016
Who said what: Cricket fraternity reacts to shift in IPL matches from Maharashtra
Who said what: Cricket fraternity reacts to shift in IPL matches from Maharashtra

The IPL final was to be played at the Wankhede stadium, MumbaiThe Bombay High Court asking BCCI to shift matches from the drought-hit Maharashtra has brought in reactions from all over the country. This move is not just a big blow to the fans, but also to the state, which will be facing a loss of revenue.The BCCI also expressed its concern over moving of matches midway through the tournament and said that it is being targeted unfairly.“We a

Apr 14 2016
IPL 2016: VVS Laxman all in praise for Virat Kohli's consistency and adaptability
IPL 2016: VVS Laxman all in praise for Virat Kohli's consistency and adaptability

Virat Kohli in action against Sunrisers Hyderabad.Indian batting legend V.V.S. Laxman heaped praise on star batsman Virat Kohli for his consistency in T20s and termed his adaptability to any situation "phenomenal".Kohli, skipper of Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore, struck a quickfire 75 alongside A.B. De Villiers' 82 which steered his team to a 45-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M. Chinnaswamy Sta

Apr 13 2016
IPL 2016: Know your coaching staff
IPL 2016: Know your coaching staff

The coaches form a very important part of any IPL team and franchises look to recruit the best in the business to mould their respective teams.IPL is also an opportunity for young players to learn their trade from some of the best in the business from India and around the globe. The different perspectives that people from around the cricketing world bring helps the budding cricketers know better about the game and holds them in good stead.Here is

Apr 8 2016
VVS Laxman talks about the Maharashtra drought problem
VVS Laxman talks about the Maharashtra drought problem

Laxman during his playing daysFormer Indian batsman-turned-commentator, VVS Laxman has addressed the ongoing Maharashtra drought problem which is likely to affect the execution of the Indian Premier League matches in the Maharashtrian cities of Mumbai, Pune, and Nagpur.The 41-year-old former India international who is now the mentor of Sunrisers Hyderabad has told the press that shifting IPL matches out of the state is not a proper solution and t

IPL 2016: Sunrisers Hyderabad sweat on Yuvraj Singh's return
IPL 2016: Sunrisers Hyderabad sweat on Yuvraj Singh's return

The moment where it all started- Yuvraj Singh receiving treatment after he injured his ankleThe IPL is yet to start but Sunrisers Hyderabad are already finding themselves on the back foot with Yuvraj Singh, their star batsman, still not fit to play.At a time, when the Sunrisers, who have been the consistent under-performers in the last couple IPLs, were desperate to do well this IPL, Yuvraj injury now seem to ruin much of their plans to kick star

Apr 7 2016
Reports: BCCI not to renew contracts of Sunil Gavaskar, L Sivaramakrishnan
Reports: BCCI not to renew contracts of Sunil Gavaskar, L Sivaramakrishnan

Gavaskar’s contract will not be renewed by the BCCIThe Board of Control for Cricket for India has reportedly decided not to renew the contracts of Sunil Gavaskar and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan. Whether or not they will be able to continue their commentary stint will then be dependent on broadcasters Star Sports. Gavaskar, the former Indian legend apparently draws a salary of around Rs 3.6 crore per annum. Along with Gavaskar, the BCC

Apr 5 2016
The Cricket Advisory Committee to take a call on Ravi Shastri's future with the Indian team
The Cricket Advisory Committee to take a call on Ravi Shastri's future with the Indian team

Ravi Shastri with MS DhoniAfter India’s semifinal exit at the 2016 ICC World T20, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has said that the decision on whether to renew the contract of Team Director Ravi Shastri or appoint a new coach for the side, will be taken by the Cricket Advisory Committee, consisting of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman."Ravi Shastri's contract has ended. We are looking at a full-time coach and

Apr 2 2016
Looking at India's struggles against spin in the recent past
Looking at India's struggles against spin in the recent past

The Indian batsmen, over the course of years, have been found wanting against quality spin bowlingIndia’s cricket history has been based on rhetoric as much as it has been based on nostalgia. Every generation of cricketers is compared with the era gone by, and Indians have had divided opinions about how one newbie has or hasn’t been able to fill in the shoes of a legend who left behind a legacy to be carried.Soliloquies have been sung

Mar 29 2016
Why Virat is Virat Kohli 1.0 and not Sachin Tendulkar 2.0
Why Virat is Virat Kohli 1.0 and not Sachin Tendulkar 2.0

Guts and Glory – Virat KohliLet me be honest here, Virat Kohli has been the talk of the town after his scintillating and almost zen-like composure for scripting one of the greatest modern day chases (and quite possibly one of  all time best too).The true mark of a champion is how he performs under pressure when the chips are down and Virat Kohli has shown the world that he has nerves of Adamantium – His breathtaking 82 off 51 was

Mar 29 2016
5 unforgettable moments from the India-Australia rivalry that don't fade away
5 unforgettable moments from the India-Australia rivalry that don't fade away

India and Australia have had the meanest, fiercest cricketing rivalry in recent years. It was summed up well by noted cricket journalist Jarrod Kimber who said, “This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves.”As we head closer to Sunday, where India and Australia will take on each other in a virtual quarter-fina

Mar 26 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
Harbhajan Singh continues his critique of VVS Laxman's dressing sense
Harbhajan Singh continues his critique of VVS Laxman's dressing sense

Harbhajan Singh compliments Laxman on his shoes, perhaps not with pure intentionsAfter India’s win against UAE in the Asia Cup on Thursday, there was a bit of comedy in front of the TV cameras, as one-time-teammates VVS Laxman and Harbhajan Singh had a hilarious conversation, as Harsha Bhogle and Matthew Hayden laughed along. There is an interesting history to the conversation as well.Harbhajan was being congratulated by Bhogle on his great

Mar 5 2016
Michael Hussey discloses offer for coaching Team India
Michael Hussey discloses offer for coaching Team India

Michael Hussey was known for his composed demeanour and intelligent battingIn an interesting development, former Australia batsman Michael Hussey has divulged in his latest book that he was approached for coaching the Indian team. ESPNCricinfo reported the 40-year old stating that VVS Laxman had enquired if he was interested in coaching the ‘Men in Blue’.The stylish Hyderabadi, also Sunrisers’ mentor had asked Hussey who was rep

Mar 2 2016
Mumbai crush Saurashtra on Day 3 to win 41st Ranji Trophy title
Mumbai crush Saurashtra on Day 3 to win 41st Ranji Trophy title

Dhawal Kulkarni is congratulated by Mumbai teammatesMumbai came up with a superlative show on the third day of the Ranji Trophy final at the MCA Stadium in Pune, to blow away Saurashtra by an innings and 21 runs. The game, which had looked to be in the balance at the end of Day 2, ended as a one-sided match on Friday.Mumbai had a lead of 27 runs when play resumed, but Siddhesh Lad and Balwinder Sandhu brought up 103 runs for the 10th wicket,

Feb 26 2016
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