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5 memorable Tests India played in Sri Lanka
5 memorable Tests India played in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan line-up, especially their batting, assumes a menacing form on home soil. Many a batting records have broken when SL has played against India on these home turfs. Despite SL’s stronghold in their fortress, India has also come back strongly in more games than one, to snatch some great victories. While on one side, SL has displayed their dominance by achieving world record batting scores and often notching up daunting total

Jul 29 2015
Ganguly backs BCCI on India-Pakistan series decision
Ganguly backs BCCI on India-Pakistan series decision

Ganguly was the captain when India won the ODI and Test series touring Pakistan in 2004 Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, as reported by crictracker.com has backed the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to scrapped the India-Pakistan series. Recently, the BCCI's secretary Anurag Thakur announced that a bilateral series between the two neighbours was unlikely because of the political instability. Thakur spo

Jul 29 2015
Australia A bowl out India A for 135
Australia A bowl out India A for 135

Gurinder Sandhu (C) picked 3 wickets Chennai, July 29 (IANS) The first day of the second and final four-day first-class cricket match against Australia A turned out to be quite dismal for India A, who were bowled out for a meagre 135 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday. At stumps, Australia A were batting at 43 for no loss with openers Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja unbeaten on 24 and 13, trailing India A by 92 runs. It w

Jul 29 2015
Players and match officials pay tribute to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during India 'A' v Australia 'A' match
Players and match officials pay tribute to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during India 'A' v Australia 'A' match

The ‘A’ teams of India & Australia observed a two-minute silence before play got underway  Chennai, July 29 (IANS) The 'A' teams of India and Australia, along with match officials, paid tribute to former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam before the start of play in the second four-day first-class match between the two cricketing sides at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday. The players observed two

Jul 29 2015
Why Stuart Binny should be given a long run
Why Stuart Binny should be given a long run

Binny is yet to cement his place in Indian team Neither supremely talented batsman, nor a great bowler. At best, Stuart Binny is an average cricketer with obvious limitations. So, how does he manage to push himself in the Indian side? While cricket pundits have had no hesitation in saying Binny will be everyone’s bunny in World Cricket, he has shown great character by saving India’s face by handful contributions for the

5 occasions when two star players had a difficult relationship
5 occasions when two star players had a difficult relationship

As an international cricketer you live an exciting lifestyle, travelling all around the world for various competitions. Unfortunately for some players, this also means spending a lot of time with your teammates at close quarters. This high pressure environment has gotten the better of many a man, as throughout history there has been countless occasions of big-name players butting heads. From dressing room scuffles to on-

Jul 29 2015
Sreesanth says that he contemplated suicide while in jail
Sreesanth says that he contemplated suicide while in jail

Sreesanth relieved after being exonerated from the 2013 spot-fixing case Former Indian cricketer S.Sreesanth, who was arrested in 2013 after having been accused of fixing matches and being an acolyte of a cricket betting racket allegedly run by the mafia, recently spoke of the pain and trauma he underwent after being locked up in the infamous Tihar Jail. Sreesanth said that he had even considered committing suicide, and that only his &ldqu

Jul 29 2015
Former PCB Chairman accuses BCCI of conspiracy to keep out key Pakistan players
Former PCB Chairman accuses BCCI of conspiracy to keep out key Pakistan players

Former PCB Chairman has ignited India-Pakistan controversy Former PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf has ignited controversy by making a slightly bizarre accusation, that the BCCI has hatched a conspiracy against key Pakistan players so that they are not allowed to play cricket. Speaking to The Dawn, Ashraf said, "It's a conspiracy hatched against Pakistan cricket by the Indian lobby to get our key spinners suspended. PCB should ha

Jul 29 2015
Fake FB Wall: Sreesanth checks into Wankhede, gets trolled by Dhoni and others
Fake FB Wall: Sreesanth checks into Wankhede, gets trolled by Dhoni and others

Disclaimer: This wall is not real and is meant just for humour. This has nothing to do with reality.

Jul 29 2015
The race to be India's new ODI No.5
The race to be India's new ODI No.5

The number 5 is a tricky position to handle in the modern day ODI cricket. At No.4 you consolidate, and at No.6 accelerate, but No.5 always has to be very flexible – with the batsman often needed to play a role mid-way between anchoring and stepping on the gas-pedal. One needs to have a stable head and sufficient imagination in order to fulfill the very transitional demands of this role. Not to mention that the Indian youngster t

Jul 29 2015
Baba 'Panther' Sidhaye - The unacknowledged inspiration for Iqbal and very first deaf and mute cricketer
Baba 'Panther' Sidhaye - The unacknowledged inspiration for Iqbal and very first deaf and mute cricketer

Baba Sidhaye with family (left); with batting partner Bapu Nadkarni Mumbai has produced some of India’s greatest cricketers, but the name of one Baba Sidhaye, also known as Yashwant Prabhakar – thought to be the very first deaf and mute cricketer to have taken the field – is one that falls through the cracks. Playing at a time when cricketers used to be paid anything between Rs. 8 to Rs. 15 to appear in high-pro

Jul 29 2015
Rohit Sharma's tricky position in Tests
Rohit Sharma's tricky position in Tests

 

Jul 29 2015
Ashton Agar is excited to play against Virat Kohli
Ashton Agar is excited to play against Virat Kohli

Agar has played two Test matches for Australian national side Australia A player Ashton Agar said as reported by The Free Press Journal (FPJ) that everyone is excited in the Aussies dugout about Virat Kohli playing in the final four-day Test match against them in Chennai. Indian Test team captain Kohli took special permission from the Board of Control for Cricket in India to play in the India A match ahead of the Sri Lanka tour. “We d

Jul 29 2015
5 things India should do to win a Test series in Sri Lanka after two decades
5 things India should do to win a Test series in Sri Lanka after two decades

Sri Lanka has been one of the toughest places for India to win in the last few years. The Sri Lankans, proverbial tigers at home, are very difficult to beat in their own backyard and will start as firm favourites against India in the Test series. India have enjoyed sporadic success in Test matches in the recent past and there are quite a few areas they will have to work on if they are to improve. The sight of batsmen scoring big runs to help the

Jul 28 2015
Virat Kohli centre of attraction as India A take on Australia A
Virat Kohli centre of attraction as India A take on Australia A

India ‘A’ team celebrate during last week’s four-day match Test skipper Virat Kohli will be the cynosure of all eyes as India A take on Australia A in the second and final four-day match beginning at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday. Kohli had requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow him to play the game as part of his preparations for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, where playing c

Jul 28 2015
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