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5 best ODI matches between Australia and England
5 best ODI matches between Australia and England

Since the inauguration of the first one-day international (ODI), England and Australia have always been the teams to beat. The fierce rivalry has never been short on entertainment, and the commitment shown by either side is always a sight to behold.  Although there have been many amazing battles between the two, here are five of the best ODI matches between Australia and England:  

Aug 30 2015
5 incidents which changed cricket forever
5 incidents which changed cricket forever

The butterfly effect is the theory that one small incident can ultimately cause a massive event elsewhere. For example, a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon rainforest could end up causing a hurricane thousands of miles away. The concept that a seemingly minor happening can actually change everything is also applicable to sport. Sport is very fickle in its nature. When dissecting a contest, wins or losses can generally be pinpointed on o

Aug 30 2015
Why England need an aggressive batsman to partner Alastair Cook at the top
Why England need an aggressive batsman to partner Alastair Cook at the top

Alastair Cook and Adam Lyth walk out to bat at Headingley England won the Ashes by a  margin of 3-2 over Australia last week. After taking a lot of criticism for his manner of captaincy, Alastair Cook had finally proved most, if not all of his critics wrong and taken back the urn from Australia after a gap of 20 months. There were many things over the course of the 6 weeks that went right for England. The batsman, led by the new

Aug 30 2015
2015 Investec Ashes - A Statistical Breakdown
2015 Investec Ashes - A Statistical Breakdown

Infographic created by Investec Private Banking.

Aug 30 2015
5 players who disappointed the most in the 2015 Ashes
5 players who disappointed the most in the 2015 Ashes

England defeated Australia 3-2 in the 2015 Ashes England regained the urn by defeating Australia 3-2 in the recently concluded 2015 Ashes.There was a lot of talk before the start of the series about the quality of the English side, but they managed to silence the critics after coming out on top against their bitter rivals. Both sides had some outstanding performers who lit up the series with their brilliant showing throughout the serie

David Warner to continue his self-imposed ban on drinking
David Warner to continue his self-imposed ban on drinking

David Warner has stayed away from drinks since the beginning of the West Indies tour in April. Australian opening batsman and recently appointed Test vice-captain David Warner will continue his self-abstinence from drinking, Cricket Australia’s official website reported. The 28-year-old said that the ban he imposed upon himself at the start of the West Indies tour will continue in the wake of the 3-2 Ashes defeat. "It’s be

Aug 29 2015
Brad Haddin not surprised by axe from Australian Test squad; to decide on future soon
Brad Haddin not surprised by axe from Australian Test squad; to decide on future soon

Haddin will decide on his international cricket future in the coming weeks Australian wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin said that he was not surprised by his axe from the Australian Test side during the recent Ashes series, Cricket Australia’s official website reports. The 37-year-old also added that he be deciding on his international cricket future in the coming weeks.  Haddin’s lone appearance in the 2015 Ashes

Aug 29 2015
10 instances where the ball swung/spun too much
10 instances where the ball swung/spun too much

For a cricket fan, there are very few things that bring more joy than seeing a wonderfully executed delivery that completely bamboozles the batsman and goes past his defences. Whether it is the ball which starts on off stump and ends up as a toe-crushing yorker, or the ball which pitches on leg stump and turns past the outside edge to hit the top of off-stump, the art of bowling is a joy to behold. While the game of cricket has seen many bowlers

Aug 29 2015
5 things we learned from the 2015 Ashes
5 things we learned from the 2015 Ashes

England has wrapped up the 2015 Ashes with the series win of 3-2 over Australia. England came into the series as underdogs and took everyone by surprise with their dominating win over the Aussies. English bowlers took advantage of the seaming English conditions and broke havoc on the Australian batting who lost the series due to the abysmal performance of the batsmen. The thrashing of Australians by the home team presented quite a few learnings

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
Ian Bell retires from ODIs to prolong Test career
Ian Bell retires from ODIs to prolong Test career

Ian Bell has decided to retire from ODI’s and continue playing Tests England’s Ian Bell announced his retirement from the one-day international with immediate effect to give time to his Test career. Bell, who was the part five-time Ashes-winning England team and only the second player to achieve the feat after Ian Botham has said that he will continue to play Tests for England. Bell himself wrote i

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
Jos Buttler: A long term prospect?
Jos Buttler: A long term prospect?

Jos Buttler has a disappointing Ashes 2015 By his own admittance, the 2015 Ashes series was not Jos Buttler’s best. But where some of the 24-year old’s teammates came under fire for their runs of poor form, Buttler has been afforded a tremendous amount of good will. Is it simply a bad run of form early in his Test career? Or are people hoping this young keeper can offer something more than is actually within him? Buttler’

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

Aug 28 2015