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IPL 2016: The world’s best Test cricketers missing out. But why?
IPL 2016: The world’s best Test cricketers missing out. But why?

India’s cricket crazy fans would have loved to have seen Joe Root in the IPLIt cannot be a mere coincidence. When 16 out of the World’s best 26 Test cricketers by rankings do not play a single IPL game, there has to be more to it than meets the eye. And if you then take out Ravichandran Ashwin, who is currently the world’s best-ranked Test all-rounder and 2nd best-ranked bowler, and Ravindra Jadeja who also finds himself in sixt

May 28 2016
New Zealand announce cricket schedule for next two seasons
New Zealand announce cricket schedule for next two seasons

Kane Williamson – captain of New ZealandChristchurch, May 27 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket on Friday announced a schedule for the next two summers inclusive of 12 Test matches and a total of 98 days of international cricket.The 2016-17 season's schedule has seven Tests --- two each against Pakistan and Bangladesh and three against South Africa. It also has 11 One-Dayers and four Twenty20 internationals, a statement said.New Zealand will al

May 27 2016
5 most underrated fielders in world cricket currently
5 most underrated fielders in world cricket currently

The game of cricket has evolved a great deal and today the importance of fitness is paramount. In the current day and age, a team which has a group of fit and agile fielders generally go into a match with their noses in front.Gone are the days when big fast bowlers would bowl their quota of overs and then saunter around at fine leg or third man region. Today with the advent of Twenty20s, there is no place on the field for the players to hide. Apa

May 26 2016
Glenn Phillips: New Zealand teenager hits 6 sixes in an over for MCC
Glenn Phillips: New Zealand teenager hits 6 sixes in an over for MCC

Glenn Phillips during a match (Picture courtesy – stuff.co.nz)New Zealand teenager Glenn Phillips has written a new chapter in English cricket history. The wicketkeeper-batsman from Auckland became the latest entry in the elite list of players who have hit six sixes in an over.Playing for the historic Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the young right-handed batsman hit 36 runs off an over against the Duke of Norfolk XI at Arundel last weekend.

May 24 2016
Brendon McCullum opens up about his career, captaincy, and retirement
Brendon McCullum opens up about his career, captaincy, and retirement

Brendon McCullum retired from international Cricket in February The former New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum retired from international Cricket in February, earlier this year, after their Test series against Australia at home. In his spectacular 14-year long career for New Zealand – between 2002 and 2016 – he played 101 Tests, 260 One-Day Internationals and 71 Twenty20 Internationals.McCullum was appointed the

5 most impactful cricket coaches in modern era
5 most impactful cricket coaches in modern era

There has always been a debate whether a coach can really create an impact on the on-field performance of a cricket team. The answer to this popular argument has already been addressed by some of the most successful coaches in the past who played a crucial role in some memorable victories of the teams that they have coached.In essence, the role of a coach is to assess the skill sets, strengths and weaknesses of the individual players and help the

May 10 2016
The relevance of sheet anchors in T20 Cricket
The relevance of sheet anchors in T20 Cricket

Both, Rahane and Kohli have been instrumental for their team in the IPL this seasonIf someone told a cricket fan a decade back that the role of a sheet-anchor will be crucial to the success of the batting unit in a T20 team, chances are he would be laughed off. This, the shortest format of the game, was after all supposed to be all about slam-bang cricket.How could you possibly reconcile yourself to associating legends like Rahul Dravid and Jacqu

May 6 2016
Best cricket teams across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)
Best cricket teams across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)

In April, West Indies became the first team to win the World T20 twice. However, it is a well-known fact that the Windies have a relatively poor record in the longer formats of the game. With the latest ICC Rankings being released on May 4, we take a look at the top ten teams of the cricketing world across all formats.With the latest ICC Rankings being released on May 4, we take a look at the top ten teams of the cricketing world across all

May 6 2016
Chris Harris finds stolen debut Test cap after a decade
Chris Harris finds stolen debut Test cap after a decade

Chris Harris made his Test debut Sri Lanka at Moratuwa in 1992Former New Zealand all-rounder, Chris Harris got his debut Test cap back a decade after it was stolen from his house. His cap, along with two cricket balls, were put up for auction on Trade Me on 5 May.The former Blackcaps cricketer was alerted to the trade, which led to the return of his debut Test cap. He made his Test debut Sri Lanka at Moratuwa in 1992 and was handed the

May 5 2016
Australia retains top ODI position following annual update
Australia retains top ODI position following annual update

A good showing in the World T20 has propelled the Kiwis into top spotICC Cricket World Cup 2015 finalists Australia and New Zealand have retained the top two positions on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings following the annual update. Results from 2012-13 have been dropped, while results from 2014-15 have been reduced to a weighting of 50 per cent. Australia, which won its fifth World Cup title in Melbourne last year, is now sitting on 124

May 4 2016
Sourav Ganguly eager to host day-night Tests at the Eden Gardens
Sourav Ganguly eager to host day-night Tests at the Eden Gardens

Ganguly could propose Eden Gardens as India’s inaugural day-night Test venueAt a time when day-night Tests are rapidly gaining traction, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly has advocated the idea to utilize Eden Gardens as a potential venue for hosting pink-ball matches.In an experiment to test the feasibility of the ground conditions, Indian Express reported the organization opting to schedule the final of the Inte

May 4 2016
5 90s batsmen we would have loved to watch in the IPL
5 90s batsmen we would have loved to watch in the IPL

Twenty20 is no longer all fun and games, and now as the game has evolved, it has occupied the imagination of the cricketing world all around. Some might even argue this format is best suited to spread the game all around the globe.The players who play the game have now realised that they have to be right on the money at all times or else they will be exposed and their skills need to be sharp throughout the game.Having said that, there are some cu

May 3 2016
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
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

May 2 2016
Bangladesh - Ireland - New Zealand ODI tri-series set for 2017
Bangladesh - Ireland - New Zealand ODI tri-series set for 2017

Action during the Bangladesh – New Zealand game during the 2015 World Cup.Bangladesh are set to play a tri-nation One-Day series against hosts Ireland and New Zealand prior to the Champions Trophy next year.The teams will play two matches each in the series. The dates and venues are yet to be confirmed, but the series is likely to be held in May 2017, reports bdnews24.com."Our discussion with Ireland is almost in the final stages. The

Apr 28 2016
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