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Stats: Fastest to 300 wickets and 2000 runs 'double' in Test cricket
Stats: Fastest to 300 wickets and 2000 runs 'double' in Test cricket

Mitchell Johnson jumps in delight after picking up his 300th Test wicket In what is becoming a day of landmarks in cricket, Mitchell Johnson picked up the wicket of Jonny Bairstow on Day 2 of the 3rd Ashes Test between England and Australia to reach the landmark of 300 Test wickets.  He is the fifth Australian bowler to reach this mark for Australia after Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Dennis Lillee and Brett Lee. In

Jul 30 2015
Stats: Fastest to 400 Test wickets
Stats: Fastest to 400 Test wickets

Dale Steyn is congratulated by his teammates after picking up his 400th Test wicket Dale Steyn joined the illustrious 400-Test wickets club after he dismissed Tamim Iqbal in the 2nd Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa which got underway at Mirpur today. He completed the feat in his 80th Test match, the same as the great Sir Richard Hadlee. Only Muttiah Muralitharan has been quicker to achieve the landmark with the Sri

Jul 30 2015
A fan's view - Sreesanth is the hero that India needs
A fan's view - Sreesanth is the hero that India needs

Charges against Sreesanth were dropped As we took a sip from our morning coffee on the 16th of May in 2013 and grabbed the tabloid, the one-liner of the day left us in awe. The temperamental and entertaining speedster from Kerala, S.Sreesanth along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were detained by the Delhi police on charges of spot-fixing.  Sreesanth bore the brunt of public ire and overni

Jul 28 2015
6 bowlers who dropped pace and were still successful
6 bowlers who dropped pace and were still successful

From pacers to swingers There is somewhat of an amazing feeling to see a fast bowler run at full speed towards the crease, take a leap and release the ball with all his might. If the bowler possesses silky curls or waves for hair, the ‘cool factor’ goes up by a notch or two. Let’s be honest here, there aren’t many – or any – people who haven’t felt a rush of adrenaline pumping through their veins a

Jul 28 2015
Oft-ignored Madhya Pradesh pacer Munish Ansari finally gets a chance to shine
Oft-ignored Madhya Pradesh pacer Munish Ansari finally gets a chance to shine

Munish Ansari celebrates after dismissing Andrew Flintoff in 2006 (left); seen during his spell of 3/23 against Namibia (right)  Munish Ansari, known in Indian cricket circles as the ‘Sehore Express’, is a fast bowler from Madhya Pradesh who will be travelling to the T20 World Cup in his native country next year as a crucial member of the Oman side. This comes after he spent years being ignored by India, and

No one is bigger than cricket: VVS Laxman on IPL controversy
No one is bigger than cricket: VVS Laxman on IPL controversy

VVS Laxman Mumbai, July 22: Former India batsman V.V.S Laxman on Wednesday termed the suspension of two Indian Premier League (IPL) teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) as unfortunate, but added nothing is bigger than cricket and the game will ultimately emerge victorious despite the controversy. "Suspension of both the IPL teams is very unfortunate. There are lot of positives as far as IPL is concerned. No one is

Jul 22 2015
Pakistan's 5 greatest match-winners in ODIs
Pakistan's 5 greatest match-winners in ODIs

The term ‘match-winner’ could vary in meaning from individual to individual; for some it may be players ‘tilting’ the match in a winning direction and for some it may be somebody who carries his bat through or picks up wickets and runs through the tail. To be précise, ‘match-winners’ are players who can win you a match on their own and ‘big’ match-winners do it on a consistent basis. Another

Jul 13 2015
The Greatest ODI Cricketer - Some stats don't lie, but do they hide the truth?
The Greatest ODI Cricketer - Some stats don't lie, but do they hide the truth?

Viv Richards and Sachin Tendulkar – who is the greatest ODI cricketer of all time? You’re picking the Greatest ODI Player. You’d look among the Top 10 ODI Players, right? Why? They’ve been tested the most. Right? Wrong, says a jury that voted for Viv Richards. Those tired claims again – World Cup ‘final’ heroics, bowling, fielding, captaincy. In a history of over 3600 ODIs, do a few

Jul 7 2015
Statistical comparison: Wasim Akram vs Glenn McGrath
Statistical comparison: Wasim Akram vs Glenn McGrath

Wasim Akram is undoubtedly the greatest left-arm pacer There is something about fast bowlers. The temper. The rapid bursts. The moving ball. The run-ups. The big leap a few meters from the popping crease. The follow-through. The occasional words spoken to the batsmen. The glares at the fielders who are sloppy. The celebrations after getting the opposition’s best batsman out. The carnival following the perfect plan justified by the perf

Jul 6 2015
Factors to be considered while comparing cricketers of different eras
Factors to be considered while comparing cricketers of different eras

Is it fair to compare Bradman with Sachin? How often do we come across comparisons between two great players of different eras? Cricket is predominantly a numbers game with records getting tumbled one after another with time. One legend creates it, another legend breaks it. Every viewer will have their choice of cricketer that they’d deem as the greatest to have played the game. That choice will have been made after comparisons between

Jul 4 2015
Decoding the Yorker
Decoding the Yorker

Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga is one of the greatest exponents of the yorker If there was ever a delivery that could change the course of a cricket match in a matter of seconds, it has to be the ‘yorker’. One of the greatest weapons for a pace bowler, the yorker has time and again proved its worth in every format of the game. Watching from the comfort of your homes, it may seem that yorkers are quite easy to bowl. But a

Jun 19 2015
Interview with MCL Chairman Zafar Shah: 'Players like Wasim Akram, Brian Lara and Adam Gilchrist still have a lot to give'
Interview with MCL Chairman Zafar Shah: 'Players like Wasim Akram, Brian Lara and Adam Gilchrist still have a lot to give'

Wasim Akram will be up against the likes of Lara and Gilly once again These days, you would have to find some old videos in order to see the likes of Wasim Akram bowl to Brian Lara or Jacques Kallis or any other retired legend. But thanks to the efforts of Mr. Zafar Shah, we will all have an opportunity to revisit the past in the sport’s most thrilling format (T20).  After launching the tournament that will feature the

Jun 18 2015
Jacques Kallis announced as fourth icon of Masters Champions League
Jacques Kallis announced as fourth icon of Masters Champions League

Brian Lara, Wasim Akram and Adam Gilchrist at the MCL press conference earlier in the month Mumbai, 15th June, 2015: Former cricket champion Jacques Kallis has been announced as the fourth icon of the Masters Champions League (MCL). Kallis joins Wasim Akram, Brian Lara and Adam Gilchrist as the icon players of the league. With a career spanning 19 years, Kallis has established himself as one of the finest all-rounde

Jun 16 2015
Pakistan players being disciplined like schoolboys: Wasim Akram
Pakistan players being disciplined like schoolboys: Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram Pakistan legend Wasim Akram lamented that the rigorous discipline Pakistan players are subject to is vastly different to how international players of other teams are treated, and warned that such an atmosphere was detrimental for the confidence and growth of the players – both as cricketers and individuals. "Having discipline is one thing but too much stress on it can also lead to some players losing confidence becaus

Jun 10 2015
5 Players who changed the game of cricket for ever
5 Players who changed the game of cricket for ever

Everyone has the potential to really accomplish something in life. Some people get entangled in the intricacies and give up without giving their full, while some others keep fighting till their very last breath. The ones that make use of their potential achieve the purpose for which they were sent to the earthly realm. A very rare breed of individuals fully use their potential to the fullest and make a difference by revolutionising the field the

Jun 5 2015
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