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Irfan Pathan will probably get married next month
Irfan Pathan will probably get married next month

Irfan Pathan is set to tie the knot next monthIrfan Pathan, who was once the most promising swing-bowler of India, is currently out of the national side for some time now. But most of the Indian cricket fans remember him for his devastating swings and his hat-trick against Pakistan in Karachi.Pathan, who is currently 31-years-old, is one of Indian cricket’s most eligible bachelors, is set to get married this February. The name of the b

Jan 29 2016
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Final: Suresh Raina leads UP to maiden title
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Final: Suresh Raina leads UP to maiden title

Suresh Raina (L) led his UP side to a 38-run win over Irfan Pathan's (R) Baroda sideIn the final of the 2016 Syed Mushtaq Ali, the Irfan Pathan-led Baroda lost to the Suresh Raina-led Uttar Pradesh by 38 runs. This is Uttar Pradesh's first Syed Mushtaq Ali title as they beat two-time winners Baroda in Mumbai on Wednesday.A superior bowling performance from the UP bowlers made sure that Baroda kept losing wickets at regular intervals and r

Jan 20 2016
5 instances when Indian cricketers caught and bowled for their first ODI wicket
5 instances when Indian cricketers caught and bowled for their first ODI wicket

The India-Australia ODI series is underway and though the visitors have managed to lose their first game, there have been a few takeaways for them from the match. Other than Rohit Sharma's incredible innings, India have also witnessed the arrival of someone who could be the country's new bowling star, Barinder Sran. The left-arm seamer had an impressive debut match at the WACA stadium in Perth and picked up 3 wickets for 54 runs. Sran ha

Jan 12 2016
Stats: Fastest fifties in T20 cricket - Colin Munro's knock makes it into top 10, three Indians feature
Stats: Fastest fifties in T20 cricket - Colin Munro's knock makes it into top 10, three Indians feature

Colin Munro hits one of his seven sixes against Sri Lanka on SundayColin Munro’s 14-ball fifty against Sri Lanka on Sunday is the latest proof of how approach to batsmanship has evolved in the last few years. With 56 off 13 overs to get when he came on to the crease, conventional logic would have dictated that he put up a run-a-ball-partnership with Kane Williamson.Munro was not ruled by conventional wisdom, however, as his 14-ball stay at

Jan 10 2016
How the Indian Police is producing junior Pathans in their backyard
How the Indian Police is producing junior Pathans in their backyard

Mehndi Shaikh, mentor to Irfan and Yusuf PathanSports and collateral damage seem to go hand in hand like tea and milk. Any time a couple of parties have a discourse on an issue concerning property or money, an issue which may also affect sports in some regard, that issue is generally resolved with minimum thought given to how sports will be affected.  Pleasantly, that doesn't seem to be the case this time.Baroda Sports Club and Madhyast

10 highest paid players in IPL history
10 highest paid players in IPL history

No tournament in the history of cricket has been a greater money spinner than the Indian Premier League. Since its inception in the year 2008, the IPL has helped all those involved with it earn some big bucks, whether it is the BCCI, the sponsors, the broadcasters or the players. Over the years, the IPL auction has seen franchises shell out lots of money to acquire players required to build their respective teams. Among these, there ha

Jan 4 2016
Irfan, Yusuf Pathan recollect their youth cricket days
Irfan, Yusuf Pathan recollect their youth cricket days

Irfan and Yusuf Pathan recently played a Ranji Trophy match at Greater Noida Baroda-based brothers Irfan and Yusuf Pathan have both had short but explosive International careers. Irfan was once labelled as the most exciting young swing bowler from Indian subcontinent when he won several matches for India against Australia and Pakistan as a teenager. Yusuf won some limited over games for India with his powerful batting. T

Dec 16 2015
Analysing the chances of India’s 2011 World Cup winners making a comeback
Analysing the chances of India’s 2011 World Cup winners making a comeback

If you look at the victorious Indian squad from the 2011 World Cup, only 2 (Test captain Virat Kohli and offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin) are currently in the first XI in all three formats. Ashwin has become the premier spinner in the country, and Kohli is arguably India’s best all-round batsman across the three formats. The first thing to do is to look at India’s 2011 World Cup squad.  MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Ravichandran As

Nov 30 2015
Why India needs specialists for T20Is
Why India needs specialists for T20Is

Will the selectors again go back to Yuvraj Singh? After the T20 World Cup in 2014, India played just three Twenty20 international matches before entering into the South Africa series. And India also lost a couple of matches – one against England and another against Zimbabwe, which have clearly raised questions over India’s performance in the shorter version of the game. Add to the woes, India failed miserably in the T20 series

Oct 31 2015
Aaron 5-for shatters Kerala as Dinesh Karthik's stellar innings rescues Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy: Day 2 Roundup
Aaron 5-for shatters Kerala as Dinesh Karthik's stellar innings rescues Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy: Day 2 Roundup

Varun Aaron brushed aside Kerala with a rapid spell Indian speedster Varun Aaron delivered a sharp performance with the ball as his 5-wicket haul dismantled Kerala for 148. Filled with pace and fury, Aaron tested the Kerala batsmen on a demanding surface in Malappuram. The Jharkhand batsmen swelled the lead past 100 with still 8 wickets remaining. Jharkhand 202 & 47/2 (Kishan 30*, Gomez 2-8); Kerala 148 (Rohan Prem 52, Aaron 5-23)

Oct 16 2015
10 Best Individual Performances in Ind-SA ODIs
10 Best Individual Performances in Ind-SA ODIs

Both India and South Africa are evenly matched in the 50-over format Ever since South Africa’s induction back into the fold of world cricket, they’ve shared an interesting camaraderie with India. Their Boards are good friends and have bailed each other out time and time again. They have played each other quite a bit. India and South Africa have toured each other a lot as well. While South Africa hold the edge in Tests, the teams

Oct 12 2015
Ishant six-for razes Vidarbha lower-order as Jadeja's Saurashtra trounce Jharkhand in Ranji Trophy
Ishant six-for razes Vidarbha lower-order as Jadeja's Saurashtra trounce Jharkhand in Ranji Trophy

Ishant Sharma was unplayable for the Vidarbha batsmen Showing his class and experience on a pitch which had a greenish tinge to it, Indian quick bowler Ishant Sharma towered over the Vidarbha batsmen at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. His decisive spell of 6-36 helped Delhi restrict the opposition to 298. In reply, Gautam Gambhir and Nitish Rana joined together in an unbeaten century partnership to place Delhi at 132/2.

Oct 9 2015
Tamil Nadu pull off a Houdini-esque recovery to stun Baroda in the Ranji Trophy: Day 3 Roundup
Tamil Nadu pull off a Houdini-esque recovery to stun Baroda in the Ranji Trophy: Day 3 Roundup

A resilient Tamil Nadu outfit eclipsed Baroda in an exhilarating encounter In a comeback of epic proportions, an exuberant Tamil Nadu team defeated Baroda at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Riding on left-arm spinner Rahil Shah’s 5-wicket haul, the Abhinav Mukund-lead side successfully defended 122 on a raging turner. Apart from a cameo by Deepak Hooda, the remaining batsmen struggled to come to terms with the condit

Oct 3 2015
Ravindra Jadeja demolishes Tripura in Ranji Trophy: Day 2 Roundup
Ravindra Jadeja demolishes Tripura in Ranji Trophy: Day 2 Roundup

Ravindra Jadeja bowled himself back into contention for the Test series against South Africa Continuing his impressive performance with the bat yesterday, Ravindra Jadeja followed up his first-innings figures of 27.1-13-27-6, picking up a couple more to leave Tripura, who were following on, still adrift of Saurashtra’s total by 193 runs at stumps. At 11/3, Tripura were left staring at an defeat on a

Oct 2 2015
The 2007 ICC World T20-winning Indian team - Where are they now?
The 2007 ICC World T20-winning Indian team - Where are they now?

The victorious 2007 T20 World Cup squad Three hours might not seem much to many, but in cricket, three hours can change your entire life. Three hours can make a hasty decision to appoint a wicket-keeper as captain look like a master plan. Three hours can turn nobodies into superstars. Three hours can give the world a new champion. On this day – 24th September – eight years ago, India won the inaugural ICC World T20 and history wa

Sep 24 2015
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