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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
BCB's proposal to cut a Test against Zimbabwe is unacceptable
BCB's proposal to cut a Test against Zimbabwe is unacceptable

Bangladesh fans cheer during the second day of the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa   Zimbabwe will tour Bangladesh on January 2016 when the visitors are supposed to play a three-match Test series, five-match ODI series and three Twenty20 internationals. But the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is in discussion with Zimbabwe Cricket to omit one Test from the bilateral series. Banglades

Aug 25 2015
Kumar Sangakkara's Test career in pictures
Kumar Sangakkara's Test career in pictures

Thank You Sanga! Kumar Sangakkara’s international career came to an end at Colombo on Monday, with the culmination of the second Test against India. Sri Lanka’s greatest ever batsman failed to produce one final epic knock to save his side from defeat as he has so often done in the past, but that will not take any shine away from this elegant batsman’s glorious Test career. The 37-year-olds signs off from the Test arena as

Aug 24 2015
Australia's Chris Rogers confirms retirement from international cricket
Australia's Chris Rogers confirms retirement from international cricket

Chris Rogers joins skipper Michael Clarke in retiring from international cricket after the fifth Ashes Test Australian Test opener Chris Rogers has confirmed that he will be retiring from international cricket after the fifth Ashes Test, Cricket Australia’s official website reports. The final Test gets underway at The Oval from Thursday and Rogers, who will turn 38 in two weeks time confirmed that he will be joining skipper Michael Cl

Aug 18 2015
Why the Champions Trophy qualification system is flawed
Why the Champions Trophy qualification system is flawed

How good is the Champions trophy qualification system? The criteria for the qualification to ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is that the top eight teams in the Reliance ICC ODI Rankings as of on 30 September 2015 will qualify for the tournament to be held in 2017 in England. As per the scenario in August 2015, it seems likely that the eight teams that will qualify for the 2017 ICC Champions trophy will be Australia, South

All eyes on AB de Villiers as South Africa take on New Zealand in the 1st T20I
All eyes on AB de Villiers as South Africa take on New Zealand in the 1st T20I

AB de Villiers returns for South Africa after completing his ‘paternity leave’ World Cup finalists New Zealand will kick-off their tour of South Africa on Friday with the first of the two T20 internationals to be held at Kingsmead, Durban. The teams played out one of the most exciting ODI matches in recent times in the semi-finals of the quadrennial event and will do battle once again in three one-dayers, but after two matches i

Aug 14 2015
Why Bangladesh should use the Dukes ball against Australia
Why Bangladesh should use the Dukes ball against Australia

The Dukes cricket ball In the ongoing Ashes series, Australia’s performance has been nightmarish so far. At Cardiff, Edgbaston and Trent Bridge, they were crushed by a formidable English attack. The Australian batsmen were dumbfounded against the moving ball and thus, messed up with their antipodean technique and then their minds. The Dukes ball, which the English pacers are using in this year’s Ashes series proved to be the wre

Aug 11 2015
'Death of a Gentleman' inspires us to #ChangeCricket
'Death of a Gentleman' inspires us to #ChangeCricket

A still from the film © Death of a Gentleman Starring: Ed Cowan, Lalit Modi, N Srinivasan, Giles Clarke Directors: Jarrod Kimber, Sam Collins Arrogance. Entitlement. Corruption. Greed. Watched a pre-screening of “Death of a Gentleman” on Thursday 23 July at the BFI Southbank. The movie starts with our heroes (Kimber and Collins) in Australia, making polite enquiries into whether test cricket will survive the advent of T

Aug 6 2015
Pravin Tambe likely to escape sanction for featuring in match with banned Mohammad Ashraful
Pravin Tambe likely to escape sanction for featuring in match with banned Mohammad Ashraful

Tambe said that he was unaware of Ashraful’s participation in the tournament Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner Pravin Tambe is likely to escape punishment for appearing in a private T20 tournament in New Jersey that also featured banned cricketer Mohammad Ashraful, ESPNCricinfo reports. Whether the tournament was organised by the USA Cricket Association (USACA), who themselves were suspended by the ICC in June, is not certain and Tamb

Aug 6 2015
5 worst decisions in modern day cricket
5 worst decisions in modern day cricket

Who can forget Sydney 2008? Playing a cricket match is one thing. Playing a cricket match better than your opponent is another thing. Winning a cricket match is an altogether different thing from the first two. Sometimes you perform much better than the other team, but still at the end of the day, you do not have the match in your hand. Why does it go like this? The answer is simple. Generally cricket has three departments- batting, bowling

Aug 6 2015
Pravin Tambe played with banned Mohammad Ashraful in US
Pravin Tambe played with banned Mohammad Ashraful in US

Tambe said he didn’t know until he got down on pitch about Ashraful’s involvement IPL star leg-spinner Pravin Tambe was spotted as reported by ESPNcricinfo, in USA participating in a Twenty20 tournament alongside banned Bangladeshi player, Mohammad Ashraful. Tambe said he was unaware of the fact that Ashraful is taking part in the match until he took field. "I had no idea it was an official tournament," Tambe said. &q

Aug 5 2015
Law appointed Bangladesh U-19 technical advisor
Law appointed Bangladesh U-19 technical advisor

Stuart Law Dhaka, Aug 4 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer, Stuart Law has returned to Bangladesh cricket as the technical advisor to the Under-19 cricket team. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) appointed the former Bangladesh national team coach to the post for 16 weeks. He will arrive towards the end of August and work with the youth team for the U-19 World Cup that will be held in Bangladesh in January and February in 2016, reports bdn

Aug 5 2015
Video: You can't get more unlucky than Shahid Afridi
Video: You can't get more unlucky than Shahid Afridi

Afridi couldn’t imagine the way he got out This video is an example which shows that in cricket, a lot is dependent upon luck sometimes. Pakistani batting legend Shahid Afridi was a victim of one of the unluckiest dismissals ever in cricket. BOOM BOOM Afridi was not even allowed to stay on the crease for two minutes. The incident happened in Asia Cup 2012, in a match between the hosts Bangladesh and Pakistan. Afridi came to bat

Aug 4 2015
Bangladesh Captain Mushfiqur Rahim disappointed after Test series washout
Bangladesh Captain Mushfiqur Rahim disappointed after Test series washout

Mushfiqur Rahim won the Player of the Match in the washed out second test against South Africa Mirpur (Bangladesh), August 3 Captain Mushfiqur Rahim feels the weather denied Bangladesh a chance to learn much in the Test cricket series against South Africa. Six out of the 10 days in the two-match series were lost to rain after the second Test here was called off on Monday. Not even a ball was bowled in the last two days of the Chittagong Tes

Aug 3 2015