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ICC Test Rankings: Australia stretches lead over India following annual update
ICC Test Rankings: Australia stretches lead over India following annual update

Australia have now 118 points, whereas India have 112Australia has opened up a six-point gap over India at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings following the annual update with the results from 2012-13 no longer included in the calculations and outcomes from the 2014-15 series weighted at 50 percent.India now leads third-placed Pakistan by just one point. Pakistan has benefitted from the annual update as defeat against South

May 3 2016
Former England batsman James Taylor feared he would die
Former England batsman James Taylor feared he would die

James Taylor in action for England Former England batsman James Taylor, who was forced to retire due to a serious heart condition, said he first believed that he was "going to die".Taylor, who featured in seven Tests and 27 One-Day Internationals for England recalled the day when he felt uneasy during one of his practice sessions."I had my usual morning nap, and then did the warm-up. Towards the back end of the warm-up that

May 3 2016
IPL 2016: In comparison with IPL and BBL, Jos Buttler labels Natwest T20 Blast as 'not great'
IPL 2016: In comparison with IPL and BBL, Jos Buttler labels Natwest T20 Blast as 'not great'

Buttler has claimed that England is embracing limited-overs cricketJos Buttler is an integral part of England’s ODI and T20I teams with his monstrous hitting ability. Experiencing IPL for the first time in his career, the wicket-keeper batsman has caught the eye of the Indian public as Mumbai Indians’ designated finisher.In an interview with The Cricket Monthly, the 25-year old candidly accepted that the IPL was far ahead of the ECB&r

May 2 2016
Pakistan drop Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi from probables for England tour
Pakistan drop Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi from probables for England tour

Despite numerous calls for him to retire, Afridi is in no mood to back awayWhen Inzamam-ul-Haq was appointed Chief Selector of Pakistan, there were plenty of expectations from him to infuse freshness into the set-up. The former skipper’s first major decision is a pretty strong one with the likes of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, and Shahid Afridi excluded from contention for the upcoming tour to England.While the lack of discipline wa

May 2 2016
Best batsmen in the world across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)
Best batsmen in the world across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)

Steve Smith may be injured but he is the No.1 ranked Test batsman. AB de Villiers is the top ODI batsman and Virat Kohli tops the charts as far as T20Is are concerned. But who is the best batsman across all formats?Although the ICC have an individual ranking for each of the formats, they don’t have a combined ranking to determine the best batsmen in the world across all formats. If they did, what would that look like?Well, here&rs

Review: Death of a Gentleman
Review: Death of a Gentleman

The poster of the documentary“Does cricket make money in order to exist or does cricket exist in order to make money,” asks Australian journalist Gideon Haigh in a revealing, gripping documentary dedicated to analysing the decline of Test cricket. ‘Death of a Gentleman’ shows the journey of two cricket lovers and journalists, Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber, who in their pursuit of finding out whether the oldest form of cric

Apr 29 2016
5 embarrassing records of MS Dhoni
5 embarrassing records of MS Dhoni

Dejected Indian players after losing the second ODI match against BangladeshMahendra Singh Dhoni has achieved tremendous glory for his country as an individual cricketer and as a captain. He has already achieved some staggering records which speak volumes about his success.The 34-year-old has led India to two World Cup titles in two different formats. He was the captain of the Indian team when they won the inaugural T20 World Cup held in South Af

Apr 28 2016
Yuvraj Singh reveals what Andrew Flintoff said to him during the 2007 World T20
Yuvraj Singh reveals what Andrew Flintoff said to him during the 2007 World T20

For an Indian cricket fan, the sight of Yuvraj Singh smashing Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes in one over will always remain fresh. That thunderous over is easily one of the golden, most memorable periods of play in the history of Indian cricket.But most people will also remember that before that fateful over, Yuvraj had an animated discussion with Andrew Flintoff who had just completed his over. The argument was a heat

Apr 28 2016
How English cricket has been hampered by repeated changes in personnel
How English cricket has been hampered by repeated changes in personnel

The English team seems to be sighing for the services of a specialist opener matching Strauss’ and Alastair Cook’s quality It has been forty-five months since their incumbent Team Director Andrew Strauss bid adieu to international cricket. And his exit originated a procession of England retirees over this period – just eclipsing three and a half years.His leave left a hole so deep that despite after so long, his t

Apr 27 2016
Cricket: An Evolution that resembles Journey of Life
Cricket: An Evolution that resembles Journey of Life

A vintage illustration featuring the Australia cricket team during their tour of England in 1888The importance of Sports in life is immense, much beyond recreation, fun and exercise. Sports teaches an individual on how to cope up with pressure-like situations, it unites people, it creates bonds amongst people irrespective of their colour, caste, religion and most importantly it resembles life.Though each and every sport has a story of its own and

Apr 26 2016
5 instances when captains argued with umpires
5 instances when captains argued with umpires

England captain Alastair Cook during an argument with the umpires In the game of cricket, umpires have the highest authority to judge all the on-field aspects of the game. According to the laws of cricket, umpires can make their decisions and the players have to accept it without any question.However, umpires are also human beings and they also make errors but that is to be expected. While in most cases a controversial umpiring decision

Apr 26 2016
SK Glossary: What is Chinaman Bowling in cricket?
SK Glossary: What is Chinaman Bowling in cricket?

Brad Hogg- A modern day chinamanSounds like Shaolin Cricket, but is actually not; let’s have a look.So what is this?Essentially the mirror image right-arm leg break bowler (wrist spinner), a Chinaman is a delivery that, when bowled over the wrist by a left-arm spinner, spins away from a left-handed batsman or into a right-handed batsman; i.e. from left to right, as viewed on your screens. The rarity of these bowlers stems from the fact that

Apr 26 2016
Ravi Shastri says Virat Kohli has the same mindset as Viv Richards
Ravi Shastri says Virat Kohli has the same mindset as Viv Richards

Ravi Shastri (left) and Virat Kohli (right) during a practice session in AustraliaFormer Team Director of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri is back behind the microphone for the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League. In a recent interview with Wisden India, he talked about his time as the team director and about star Indian batsman Virat Kohli.The 53-year-old cricketer was appointed as the team director by the BCCI for India’s tour

Apr 26 2016
Andre Russell criticises Marlon Samuels' behaviour following ICC World T20 triumph
Andre Russell criticises Marlon Samuels' behaviour following ICC World T20 triumph

 Marlon Samuels celebrates his teams win after defeating England during the ICC World Twenty20West Indies' star all-rounder Andre Russell said on Monday that it wasn't good on the part of compatriot Marlon Samuels to put his padded legs on the table, during the entire press conference, as he replied to the questions of the media persons after the World Twenty20 win.Samuels struck an unbeaten 85 to steer West Indies to victory over En

Apr 25 2016
RCB name Chris Jordan as replacement for injured Mitchell Starc for IPL 9
RCB name Chris Jordan as replacement for injured Mitchell Starc for IPL 9

Chris Jordan was one of England’s top performers at the World T20England fast bowler Chris Jordan has been signed up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2016 season, as replacement for Mitchell Starc, who has been ruled out for the whole of the tournament with a foot injury. Jordan is expected to leave his county side Sussex immediately to join the RCB squad.Jordan was a crucial member of the World T20 finalist side, and his addition wil

Apr 25 2016
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