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10 Indian cricketers who have been banned
10 Indian cricketers who have been banned

As corruption becomes more rampant in sports, the responsibility of keeping the game clean also keeps increasing for the concerned authorities. But it is not fair to point fingers at sports authorities ostensibly; one must acknowledge that it is also the responsibility of a player to not bring disrepute to the sports he represents and cherishes. The problems of betting and match-fixing in not new in cricket. The popularity of cricket, especially

Jul 20 2015
Top 5 all-rounders who can replace Ravindra Jadeja in the Indian team
Top 5 all-rounders who can replace Ravindra Jadeja in the Indian team

With the rise of the T20 format, modern cricket has witnessed innovative and beastly power-hitting. What India seems to lack is a maverick genius that almost every other top cricket team is capable of boasting of, someone who is in the team mainly for his big-hitting, someone who has been given the proverbial license to kill and can hit every ball without worrying about getting out.  Think of a Glenn Maxwell or an AB de Villiers or a Brendo

Jun 13 2015
5 changes that should be introduced from IPL 2016
5 changes that should be introduced from IPL 2016

Times are changing rapidly and so is the game of cricket. With the focus shifting towards the shorter versions of the game, it is important for the game to constantly reinvent itself and become more entertaining. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is doing exactly that. It is a pioneer in domestic sport and is the most watched Twenty20 (T20) league in the world. Since its inception in 2008, the IPL has seen many changes to

Jun 7 2015
Top 10 South African players to have played in the IPL
Top 10 South African players to have played in the IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is rightly crowned as the most popular cricket league in the world with its ability to bring about ‘Unity in Diversity’. Whether it is Sachin Tendulkar or Chris Gayle or Shane Watson, the IPL enables these players to come together and play as a unit. With players from all leading cricketing nations playing in the IPL, the league has brought to the fore the budding stars of almost all these nations.

Jun 6 2015
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams

The recently concluded IPL-2015  encountered a rather one-sided final with giant killers, ‘Mumbai Indians’, after a sluggish start, going on to crush two-time champions and tournament favourites, ‘Chennai Super Kings’. The cash-rich league is never devoid of controversies and the latest one to hit is the change in retainment policy that is proposed, which could see the likes of M.S.Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Gau

What India's bowling lineup will look like in the near future?
What India's bowling lineup will look like in the near future?

The annual extravaganza called the IPL has ended and now the focus will shift again to international circuit. India are due to play a resurgent Bangladesh side in a 1-Test, 3-ODI tour. After that a tour to Zimbabwe(3 ODIs, 2 T20Is) and Sri Lanka(3 Tests) will be followed by South Africa visiting India(4 Tests, 5 ODIs, 3 T20Is). With such a packed schedule, one can never be sure about the bowling line-up remaining the same despite the success

Jun 1 2015
Virender Sehwag - The batsman who made brutality look beautiful
Virender Sehwag - The batsman who made brutality look beautiful

Virender Sehwag’s exquisite shot-range was a treat to the eyes As the saying goes, “Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people either become crazy... or they become legend.” One such crazy legend who dared to change the very gospels of the modern-day cricketing game was Virender Sehwag. With a pure heart and a devilish bat, Virender Sehwag proved hi

May 31 2015
5 instances when IPL teams relied on a single player
5 instances when IPL teams relied on a single player

The Indian Premier League is one tournament which involves players from around the globe. The International players are the most prized asset to the teams as only four are allowed in the playing XI. In many editions, we have witnessed the importance of the overseas players who have had to single-handedly perform exceptionally well and help their team to qualify for the playoffs.  It is their contribution which leads

May 29 2015
India's fielding superstar and ICL hero Rajagopal Sathish
India's fielding superstar and ICL hero Rajagopal Sathish

Rajagopal Sathish for Tamil Nadu, Chennai Super Stars and Kings XI Punjab(clockwise left to right) A boy who used to carry his cricket bat and pedal for 20kms to play cricket in a small town called Trichy, who made his dream come true of playing on cricket’s big stage  – where international stars would play alongside him and thousands watch his brilliant show in the field, the man who has left

May 29 2015
5 Indian players who could not live up to their hype in the IPL
5 Indian players who could not live up to their hype in the IPL

India is a cricket frenzy nation where cricket is not just a sport, it is a religion. Here, cricketers are worshiped like Gods. Every other child in India wants to be a cricketer and play for the national team. In the pre-IPL era, it was to be done through a rather tough route of domestic cricket where years of consistency and perseverance would earn you the limelight and national call-ups. But ever since the IPL started in 2

May 28 2015
Has the IPL lived up to its true purpose?
Has the IPL lived up to its true purpose?

The IPL needs to serve its true purpose The Indian Premier League has completed eight seasons now. In these eight years, the league has seen a lot of changes in the format, squads, as well as the strategies adopted by the teams. IPL has also grabbed a lot of attention due to wrong reasons with some players and officials being involved in fixing scandals. However, all these controversies helped the league grow and in-spite of contin

May 27 2015
IPL 2015: The 'Tyohaar' India thoroughly enjoyed
IPL 2015: The 'Tyohaar' India thoroughly enjoyed

Mumbai Indians clinched their second IPL title on Sunday On Sunday, Mumbai Indians clinched their second IPL title after humbling the Chennai Super Kings in a one-sided final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Though the finals and the playoffs as a whole were rather one sided, the 2015 season of the IPL was arguably the most exciting season of the IPL so far. Supporters of the eight teams were on a roller coaster ride of sorts as the balance k

May 26 2015
Sportskeeda's IPL 2015 Awards
Sportskeeda's IPL 2015 Awards

The 8th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) witnessed some brilliant performances right throughout the tournament. One of those came from Mumbai Indians as they beat Chennai Super Kings in the final to clinch the IPL trophy for the second time in three years. Their victory was all the more remarkable considering the fact that they lost each of their first four matches. While Mumbai Indians deserve credit for coming together as a

May 25 2015
IPL 2015: A season of disappointments for Kings XI Punjab
IPL 2015: A season of disappointments for Kings XI Punjab

The Kings XI Punjab were expected to carry on their great form into 2015 In what was possibly one of the biggest failures by a team from which much was expected, the Kings XI Punjab dashed the hopes of all their fans this IPL as they slumped to the bottom of the points table. After thumping the Chennai Super Kings in the playoffs last year and making it to the finals of IPL 2014, where they finished as runners-up, the boys from Punjab faile

May 24 2015
Best uncapped XI of IPL 2015
Best uncapped XI of IPL 2015

Over the 8 seasons of the Indian Premier League, a number of young Indian players have been unearthed and given a chance to shine on the global stage. Playing in front of big crowds alongside international superstars, these players get tremendous exposure and become well-equipped to handle the challenges of the highest level provided they make the cut. This season, too, there was no shortage of young Indian talent on display. While a few had alr

May 24 2015
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