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The stories behind Australian players and their nicknames
The stories behind Australian players and their nicknames

Almost all of our beloved cricketers have nicknames. Whether it is Little Master for Tendulkar or Binga for Brett Lee, there is a special place in our hearts for the names that get associated with our favorite players. The Aussies seem to have taken the game a notch higher, as they come up with the most outlandish names possible. But do you know the secret behind each name? Here is a roundup of our favorite Aussie nicknames and the reasons behin

Aug 29 2015
Virat Kohli climbs up to third as India retain second spot in ODI rankings
Virat Kohli climbs up to third as India retain second spot in ODI rankings

Kohli ranks third in the latest ODI rankings India’s Virat Kohli has climbed to number three in the ICC rankings for the one-day international (ODI) batsmen, just two points ahead of New Zealand’s Kane Williamson while AB de Villiers’ continues to dominate the standing with 884 points. Besides Kohli, opener Shikhar Dhawan and ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni are the other two Indians in the top-10 list on rank six an

Aug 28 2015
The aftermath of the Clarke era: Where does Australian cricket go from here?
The aftermath of the Clarke era: Where does Australian cricket go from here?

Clarke retired from international cricket at the end of the Ashes series. For England, the euphoria of reclaiming the Ashes has been somewhat tempered by a chastening defeat in the last Test match. The loss might not have been enough to mar the mood of jubilation. For the Aussies however, it came almost as a divine intervention. When heroes fall, they clutch on to the very straws in desperation which at other times would have earned their co

Aug 28 2015
Ravi Shastri explains MS Dhoni's decision to retire from Test cricket
Ravi Shastri explains MS Dhoni's decision to retire from Test cricket

Shastri believes that Dhoni took the correct decision by handing over the reigns to Virat Kohli Team India director Ravi Shastri has revealed his take on MS Dhoni’s sudden from Test retirement last year, IBNLive reports. The 53-year-old believes that Dhoni made the right call as Virat Kohli was ready to take on the skipper’s role and also felt that the move would help prolong Dhoni’s career in the other formats of the game

Aug 28 2015
Top 10 bowlers with most number of international wickets in cricket history
Top 10 bowlers with most number of international wickets in cricket history

Cricket, ‘the gentleman’s game’ has always been known as a game dominated by the batsmen, but there have been many outstanding bowlers who have made life hard for the batsman at the crease. No matter how many runs a team scores in a Test match, they need to pick up 20 wickets to win the match. The case in ODI’s and T20s is not much different with the bowlers playing a crucial role in restricting the opposition by pi

Australia beat Ireland by 23 runs in the rain affected one-off ODI
Australia beat Ireland by 23 runs in the rain affected one-off ODI

Warner made quick-fire 84 runs Australia defeated Ireland in the only-ODI match by 23 runs (D/L method) at the Civil Service Cricket Club Ground in Belfast. The kangaroos’ openers Joe Burns and David Warner gave them a flying start which set the base for the visitors.  After winning the toss, Australian captain Steven Smith decided to bat first decided, Burns was set make his debut and he disappoint in his first outing. The matc

Aug 28 2015
Statistical comparison between Michael Clarke and Kevin Pietersen
Statistical comparison between Michael Clarke and Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen and Michael Clarke - Two contrasting careers Cricket is hardly a game of blacks and whites. There were players who were born for greatness, players who came back strongly after a poor start, players who sparkled only for a small amount of time and players who faded into obscurity. It is the cricketer who grits his teeth and works every step of the way that will reach the top. While some prefer to become media darlings and s

Aug 27 2015
10 best quotes on Sir Donald Bradman
10 best quotes on Sir Donald Bradman

Former Australian great, Sir Donald Bradman turned 107 today. He represented Australia for 20 years, playing 52 Tests from 1928/29-1948 and retired from Test cricket with a batting average of 99.94, making his Test batting achievements nearly twice that of the nearest Test batsman. Today, on his birthday, we bring you some of the best quotes ever said about the true gentleman of the game. Here’s a list of 10 best quotes on Bradman, a

Aug 27 2015
Adam Lyth comes out on Facebook to thank supporters and selectors
Adam Lyth comes out on Facebook to thank supporters and selectors

Lyth had a woeful run of form during the recently ended Ashes series Adam Lyth the English opener has come out on Facebook to express his disappointment over his form during the Ashes and he said it has only made him hungrier to play and perform better, reports ESPNcricinfo. English media has widely expressed that Lyth be dropped from the upcoming UAE tour of Pakistan, due to his woeful form over the last five matches where he has scored o

Aug 27 2015
10 reasons why no batsman will ever come close to Sir Donald Bradman
10 reasons why no batsman will ever come close to Sir Donald Bradman

Sir Donald Bradman “There was no one like him and I don’t think anyone will be,” Sir Alec Bedser said of Sir Donald Bradman. Arguably the greatest cricketer of all time, The Don was born on this day 107 years ago and the rest, as they say, is history. More than 66 years since his retirement and 14 years after his death, the records that Bradman still has to his name are innumerable. Much like his iconic status, h

Aug 27 2015
Why the arrival of BT Sport in the UK is exciting for English cricket's future
Why the arrival of BT Sport in the UK is exciting for English cricket's future

Worries for Sky? For decades, Sky Sports has dominated cricket coverage in the United Kingdom, all but securing a monopoly on the game. Their commentary team, which boasts Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain, Michael Holding and David “Bumble” Lloyd, is renowned worldwide. Their cricket programming makes a strong case for being the best in the world, and they have shown every major England tour since 1990. However, with the arrival

Aug 27 2015
ICC insists no-ball policy to remain the same despite Ashes controversy
ICC insists no-ball policy to remain the same despite Ashes controversy

The on-field umpires failed to spot Johnson overstepping during the 5th Ashes Test on as many as eight occasions The International Cricket Council (ICC) has clarified that it has no intention of handing over the responsibility of calling front foot no balls from the on-field umpires to the TV umpires, Sky Sports reports. The governing body praised the umpires for the performance during the Ashes series and cited statistics proved that t

Aug 26 2015
How I will remember Michael Clarke
How I will remember Michael Clarke

Clarke’s conduct during the tough times showed that life and emotions are much bigger than a sport It was 2014 November and Cricket’s aura had been dull with pall of gloom looming over it with Phil Hughes’ untimely and tragic loss. Emotions had been running intense across the cricketing fraternity, more so in Australia than anywhere else in the world. Thousands of voices and messages gathered from different parts of t

Aug 26 2015
5 Things to look forward to in the England-Australia ODI Series
5 Things to look forward to in the England-Australia ODI Series

The Ashes Test series may very well have been won quite convincingly by England. But there is a fresh ODI series that is due to start soon between the teams, where England would look forward to maintaining the winning momentum and Australia would look to avenge their Test defeat. With both teams undergoing changes before the ODI series, it would be quite a treat to watch which team emerges on top at the end. Australia playing without Michael Cla

Aug 25 2015