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5 players from the 80s we would have loved to see in the IPL
5 players from the 80s we would have loved to see in the IPL

The IPL has transformed from a two-month entertainment show to one of the most prized, coveted competitions for T20 players around the world. It has created numerous stars – Chris Gayle and Shane Watson found their true calling in the IPL’s formative years – and has turned local boys into household names.Against this backdrop, Sportskeeda lists 5 erstwhile cricketers we would have loved to see in the IPL.Vivian RichardsThe Carib

May 29 2016
IPL 2016: If I had to bowl to Virat Kohli I would be worried, claims Wasim Akram
IPL 2016: If I had to bowl to Virat Kohli I would be worried, claims Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram showered praise on Virat KohliIt seems that Indian batting sensation Virat Kohli has added one more eminent name to his long list of admirers. One of the best fast bowlers of all-time, the legendary Pakistani pacer Wasim Akram, recently admitted that he would be worried if he had to bowl to the Indian batting superstar.The ‘Sultan of Swing’, who has 916 international wickets in his kitty, was a threat to most of

May 27 2016
10 bowlers from the 90s era who we would have loved to watch in the IPL
10 bowlers from the 90s era who we would have loved to watch in the IPL

Wasim Akram would have been more than handy with his ability to swing the ballT20 cricket is now by far the most watched format in international cricket and its popularity soared to such great heights that some cricket pundits prophesied doom to other formats of the game due to its gigantic success. Although we have a number of T20 leagues around the world now, none of them comes close to the Indian Premier League (IPL) in terms of popularit

May 22 2016
Wasim Akram lashes out at former Pakistani cricketers over coaching role
Wasim Akram lashes out at former Pakistani cricketers over coaching role

Wasim Akram is currently part of the Kolkata Knight Riders coaching teamLegendary Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram has lashed out at some of the former Pakistani players for not applying for the head coach’s position of the national team because of his involvement in the shortlisting of candidates.Though the 49-year-old did not take any names but it was obvious that he referred to former Test cricketer Mohsin Khan and Aaqib Javed. He

May 8 2016
11 greatest big-match cricketers of all time
11 greatest big-match cricketers of all time

What makes a big match cricketer tick? Is there really a formula? When Marlon Samuels played a second match-winning knock in World T20 Finals for his team (the first being his spectacular innings in the 2012 T20 World Cup Final), he demonstrated how some players just turn up on the big day.Probably, these are the players whose special gifts are triggered by high-pressure environment. These are the players who probably love the big stage. These ar

IPL 2016: Mark Boucher appointed wicket-keeping consultant for KKR
IPL 2016: Mark Boucher appointed wicket-keeping consultant for KKR

Boucher will join his former international team-mate Kallis in the Knightriders campIn an interesting development, retired South African gloveman Mark Boucher is all set to join the Kolkata Knight Riders as their new wicket-keeping consultant. Cricbuzz reported the 39-year old as the new addition in the franchise’s burgeoning coaching staff.Fellow South African Jacques Kallis is the Head Coach of the franchise with the likes of Simon Katich

May 4 2016
Wasim Akram shows his romantic side on the 'The Kapil Sharma Show'
Wasim Akram shows his romantic side on the 'The Kapil Sharma Show'

Wasim Akram married Shaniera Thompson in 2013 and the couple is blessed with a baby girlOne of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, Wasim Akram, recently showed that he can bowl a ‘maiden’ over off the field too when he displayed his romantic avatar in the famous ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ on Indian small screen.The Pakistan cricket legend made a public appearance with his wife Shaniera on the Indian show, which w

Apr 29 2016
IPL 2016: Jasprit Bumrah reveals admiration for Mitchell Johnson, Wasim Akram and Brett Lee
IPL 2016: Jasprit Bumrah reveals admiration for Mitchell Johnson, Wasim Akram and Brett Lee

Jasprit Bumrah being congratulated by Rohit SharmaOn a high after a consistent performance in cricket's shortest format lately, India's promising young seamer Jasprit Bumrah on Wednesday revealed that iconic pacers Wasim Akram, Brett Lee and Mitchell Johnson are the bowlers he looked up to and admired."I admire a lot of bowlers. My all-time favourite bowlers are Mitchell Johnson, Wasim Akram and even Brett Lee. I used to watch their

Apr 28 2016
5 instances when captains argued with umpires
5 instances when captains argued with umpires

England captain Alastair Cook during an argument with the umpires In the game of cricket, umpires have the highest authority to judge all the on-field aspects of the game. According to the laws of cricket, umpires can make their decisions and the players have to accept it without any question.However, umpires are also human beings and they also make errors but that is to be expected. While in most cases a controversial umpiring decision

Apr 26 2016
SK Glossary: What is reverse swing in cricket?
SK Glossary: What is reverse swing in cricket?

Wasim Akram was a great exponent of reverse swingReverse swing, as the name suggests is exactly the opposite of conventional swing. Before going into the complexities of reverse swing, we need to understand how a cricket ball swings. When a cricket ball wobbles in the air and changes direction sideways, it is known as swing. A cricket ball has two sides separated by a seam. The bowlers are advised to hold the seam with their two fingers to genera

Apr 26 2016
Dean Jones on PCB's radar for chief coach role
Dean Jones on PCB's radar for chief coach role

Dean Jones also coached Islamabad United in PSL this yearFormer Australian cricketer, Dean Jones is on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) favorite list as the new head coach of the Pakistan cricket team.After Pakistan’s disappointing performances in the Asia Cup T20 and World T20, head coach Waqar Younis resigned from his post. Shahid Afridi also resigned as captain and the board also dissolved the national selection committee.Th

Apr 14 2016
5 great bowling pairs whose coordinated work don't fade away
5 great bowling pairs whose coordinated work don't fade away

Cricket is labelled as a batsmen’s game thanks to people’s preference of watching boundaries rain rather than stumps crashing all over the place. Even big names players like Virender Sehwag are of the opinion that cricket is a batsmen’s game.However, there is not a single team in the history of World Cup that has won the most coveted trophy without a decent bowling attack. In fact, a great bowling unit itself can win you games e

Apr 5 2016
World Commentators' Playing XI
World Commentators' Playing XI

Harsha Blogle (L), Rahul Dravid (Centre) & Sourav Ganguly (R) at Trent Bridge Commentary has always played an essential part in the broadcasting of sport over the years. Be it the iconic duo of Andy Gray and Martin Tyler in football, Jim Ross and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler in WWE, Steve Slater in Formula 1 or a whole plethora of cricket commentators who have immortalized some moments in our brain. Manchester City won t

Apr 4 2016
5 of the best death bowlers in World Cup history
5 of the best death bowlers in World Cup history

The modernization of cricket has hurt the bowlers more than anyone else. Pitches are just mostly a 22-yard turf of flat deck that favour the batsmen more than anyone else.In fact, some people have gone as far as claiming that cricket is a batsmen’s game—making aspiring young bowlers wonder whether they made the right decision to choose bowling.And it is of no wonder that we don’t produce bowlers like the Waqars and Wasims anymor

Apr 1 2016
The hoax called Boom-Boom
The hoax called Boom-Boom

The long walk back to pavilionThe sense of resignation on his face was quite evident, slumped on the chair in his dugout as the chase against Australia had finally come to an embarrassing end. The long kamikaze career of the man fondly referred to as Mr. Boom-Boom was finally drawing to an end; at least for now.As has been the case for his entire career, the fans go haywire as soon as they see Shahid Afridi walking to the crease. And the familiar

Mar 30 2016
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