Shane Warne and Steve Waugh during their playing daysSteve Waugh has given the perfect reaction to the stinging attack on him launched by his former deputy in the Australian team, Shane Warne. Warne, who is participating in a reality television show called ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get me out of here’, said on the show that he did not like the Australian captain for a variety of reasons, and that he was the most selfish player he had pl
A camaraderie between players is one of the essentials for building a great team. However, at the end of the day, a team consists of individuals who have their separate identities and may have diverse opinion on matters. Two players who are part of the same team may seem to share a good understanding of each other in their playing days. But there may be a few skeletons in the cupboard which mostly tend to come out when one or both the players ha
Both the captains had different opinions over Marsh’s strange dismissal saga in the third ODI in Hamilton.Australian skipper Steven Smith remained riled over Mitchell Marsh’s controversial dismissal in the final ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton which the Australian media dubbed as a “mob rule” dismissal. Smith however assured that this fallout would not spill over to the upcoming Test series against the same opposition.
Shane Warne hits out at his former teammate and captain Steve WaughShane Warne played under the leadership of Steve Waugh in arguably the most dominant Test side the game has even seen. Warne was Waugh’s most trusted spin deputy at that time but both had a troubled relationship with each other.When the spin legend talked about his former captain in an on-air TV program, his long-standing feud with Steve Waugh was out in the open once again.
Australia's Steve Smith watches the ball after he hit it for a six during their One Day International cricket match against India in Perth January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Bill HattoMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Aaron Finch has been dumped as Australia's captain in the shortest form of the game and replaced by Test skipper Steve Smith just a month before the start of the World Twenty20.Opener Finch, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury, was n
Dhoni lauded the IPL for giving the youngsters a platform to express their talent. India’s skipper in ODIs and T20Is, MS Dhoni said that even though IPL was a tournament that allowed youngsters to showcase their talent, choosing players for the Test and ODI side based on their performances in the lucrative T20 league “wouldn’t be right”, Times of India reports. Mumbai Indians youngsters Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik
Maxwell had a torrid time against New ZealandA couple of weeks ago, Glenn Maxwell was crowned Australia’s ODI Player of the Year, a year after he won the T20 cricketer of the year. But his performances since then haven't been up to the same standards.In the Chappell-Hadlee trophy against New Zealand, Maxwell struggled as he got two ducks in three matches. He finished the series with six runs and an average of just 2. As Australia lost t
From AB de Villiersâ jibe against the English bowlers a couple weeks ago, to a more infamous and historically etched incident in Tony Greigâs âGrovelâ remark, this slideshow is a compilation of iconic instances of pre-match comments by players or administrators backfiring, sometimes, in rather embarrassing ways.Â
Mitchell Marsh’s strange dismissal saga. New Zealand beat Australia in the third ODI in Hamilton to seal the Chappell-Hadlee ODI Trophy. In the series decider, the Blackcaps defeated the Aussies by 55 runs in their captain Brendon McCullum’s final ODI. But this match also set fire to a controversy over a decision by umpire Ian Gould. In the post-match press conference, Australian captain Steven Smith was booed by the Seddon Park
Brendon McCullum finished his ODI career with a record and a winAfter Brendon McCullum gave New Zealand a blistering start in the final ODI against Australia, like he usually does, his side gave him the perfect send-off as they defended 246 and won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy.During his whirlwind 47, McCullum also managed to achieve something that only three players had done before him. Hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket.Playing in his final ODI, McCull
Australia were whitewashed by India 3-0 in their last T20 series.Cricket Australia (CA) will announce its squad for the World Twenty20, to be held in March-April across seven venues in India, on Tuesday.CA national selector Rod Marsh will the announce squads for the World T20 as well as for Australia's tour of South Africa, CA said in a statement.The Australian cricket team is currently in New Zealand to play three One-Day Internationals
McCullum signed off from limited-overs cricket in some style, as NZ won the Chappell-Hadlee series 2-1.The third match of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy was played at the Seddon Park, Hamilton. Both the sides were tied with one win each in the three-match series going into the decider.After being whitewashed by India and losing the first match comprehensively to the home side, Australia made a spirited comeback in the second match. The Hami
McCullum walked out to bat for the last time in ODIs, in Hamilton.Brendon McCullum's final ODI innings ended as spectacularly as it began when the New Zealand captain was dismissed for 47 in the series finale against Australia in Hamilton on Monday.McCullum, who had hit six fours and three sixes in his 27-ball innings, was well caught by John Hastings at mid-off after charging down the wicket at fast bowling all-rounder Mitchell Marsh on
Mithali Raj played an efficient inningsIndia's women's cricket team just defeated Australia in the 3rd ODI of the ICC Women's Championship. Australia had set a score of 231/7 over 50 overs. India managed to successfully chase it down as they finished with 234/5 with 18 balls remaining.Australian openers combined to score 36 runs as Meg Lanning scored 27 runs from 41 balls before she was bowled by Rajeshwari Gayakwad. Nicole Bolton sco
Of the 351 players that were in the pool for the IPL Auction 2016, only 94 were sold. As the vast majority of the players went unsold, it should come as no surprise if they are plenty of unhappy players. While some of the players, like the uncapped players wouldn't have expected to be picked, there were plenty of internationals, who were unlucky to miss out. Shane Watson was the most expensive player but not all Australians had a good time a