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Robin Uthappa complains about Zimbabwean pitches, talks about 'second string India XI'
Robin Uthappa complains about Zimbabwean pitches, talks about 'second string India XI'

Robin Uthappa behind India’s stumps during the first T20I against Zimbabwe Robin Uthappa, part of the Indian team dispatched on the tour of Zimbabwe, refused the notion of him being part of a second string India XI, said that pitches in Zimbabwe were unsuited to T20 matches, and talked about his position in the batting order. In the first T20I on Friday, India won by 54 runs thanks to a string of top order 30s that saw them post 178 f

Jul 18 2015
5 ugly cricket fights
5 ugly cricket fights

Cricket is not a contact sport. The rules of the game do not allow for any deliberate contact amongst its players. Though contact can still occur, they are mostly unintentional and incidental.  It's not ice-hockey where cheap shots and ugly brawls is the norm. Nor is it football, where you may have the occasional head-butt. In case the physical contact aggravates to something more, cautionary measures are taken to avoid further provoc

Jul 17 2015
Gautam Gambhir trains under Justin Langer in a bid to revive international career
Gautam Gambhir trains under Justin Langer in a bid to revive international career

Gautam Gambhir playing for India and Justin Langer as Perth Scorchers coach Gautam Gambhir hasn’t been a part of international cricket lately. He has turned to Head Coach of the Western Australia and the T20 Perth Scorchers team, Justin Langer, to remedy this. Gambhir is training under him in Perth. Earlier, Gambhir had thrived under personal attention from his childhood coach Parthasarathi Sharma. Sharma died in 2010, and Gambhir tu

Jun 29 2015
Bollywood star & KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan buys CPL franchise Trinidad & Tobago
Bollywood star & KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan buys CPL franchise Trinidad & Tobago

Shah Rukh Khan Bollywood superstar and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan has bought Caribbean Premier League (CPL ) team Trinidad and Tobago ahead of the 3rd edition of the tournament that will be played from June 20 to July 26. Shah Rukh’s decision to buy the franchise will undoubtedly add further glamour to a league which already has Hollywood stars Mark Wahlberg and Gerard Butler own teams. While Wahlberg own

Jun 10 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

Splendour ceremony for Kolkata Knight Riders while Mohun Bagan get a tweet
Splendour ceremony for Kolkata Knight Riders while Mohun Bagan get a tweet

Bagan players celebrating their I-League triumph They had waited for 13 years. From finishing second to almost being relegated, Mohun Bagan had truly faced the ups and downs in the I-league. The agony looked to be extended by yet another year. And then came the header from Bello Rasaq. From the Kantaveera stadium to the lanes of North Kolkata, the Bagan fans were engulfed in a euphoria that was not seen in the recent past. The trophy d

Jun 6 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
Top 5 value for money players from IPL 8
Top 5 value for money players from IPL 8

The recently concluded season of the IPL is being touted as one of the best so far in terms of the quality of cricket that we witnessed. Players across teams, with their stellar performances with the bat and ball, lit up the tournament. While team owners spared no expenses to ensure the best possible line-up for their sides, they didn't have to dole out a huge sum to sign in certain players and yet they proved to be a valuable addition to th

Jun 5 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

Jun 1 2015
7 surprise performers of IPL 2015
7 surprise performers of IPL 2015

The 8th edition of the Indian Premiere League came to an end with the Mumbai Indians triumphing over the Chennai Super Kings in the final at the Eden Gardens. The tournament sprung up various surprises during the course of 46 action-packed days, and there was plenty of excitement to get the adrenaline levels soaring. While the likes of David Warner, Darren Bravo, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Rohit Sharma and Shane Watson were always ex

May 29 2015
Is too much of cricket affecting the performance of the Indian cricketers in the IPL?
Is too much of cricket affecting the performance of the Indian cricketers in the IPL?

(From Left) Dhoni, Jadeja, Raina, Ashwin It has always been said that the performance of Team India in Test matches (especially overseas) has gone down due to the Indian Premier League. The players do not opt for a good amount of rest before a major tournament and they also choose not to skip the IPL due to various reasons. But what we have witnessed in this year’s IPL is that quite a few Indian players have played so much I

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: Best overseas XI
IPL 2015: Best overseas XI

The presence of several high-quality overseas players plays a crucial role in enriching the Indian Premier League (IPL). The involvement of overseas players not only improves the quality of cricket on view but also leads to young Indian players gaining the invaluable experience of playing alongside some of the best overseas cricketers in the world. International players take the competitiveness to a much higher level and ensure a very profes

May 26 2015
Top 5 opening pairs in IPL history
Top 5 opening pairs in IPL history

In Twenty20 (T20) cricket, in particular, it is really important for a team to get off to a good start as it lays a solid foundation for the others that follow. If the opening pair provides a decent partnership, the job becomes much easier for the middle-order batsmen as they can go for their shots without worrying about the fall of wickets. Similarly, in the Indian Premier League (IPL), we have had some sensational opening pairs who have been i

May 26 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
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