Indian fans light torches in the stands to celebrate India's victory over Australia at Eden Gardens in Kolkata 15 March 2001 If any cricketer is asked the question “which is the best format of cricket”, his answer would definitely be Test Cricket. Every cricketer aspires to be playing Test cricket for his country. The proudest moment in a cricketer’s life is when the first ever test cap is presented to him.
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
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
Yuvraj Singh tops the list with 23 MoM awards, including four at the 2011 World Cup AB De Villiers picked up his 23rd ODI Man of the Match award against New Zealand in the 3rd and final match of the ODI series yesterday. The Proteas skipper’s knock of 64 from 48 balls proved crucial as the hosts won the match by 62 runs thereby clinching the series 2-1. In the process, De Villiers became the fastest to reach 8000 ODI
South Africa defeated New Zealand in the final match by 62 runs and won the three-match one-day international (ODI) series by 2-1 at the Kingsmead stadium in Durban. They are now ranked three in the ICC ODI rankings, behind Australia and India. The series was battled with equal power, both the team played well. After winning the first match comfortably, the Proteas were thrashed in the second match by 8 wickets. It all went down to the se
South Africa were right on money from the first delivery South Africa defeated New Zealand by 62 runs and won the three-match one-day international (ODI) series by 2-1 at the Kingsmead stadium in Durban. They are now ranked three in the ICC ODI rankings, behind Australia and India. After winning the toss, South Africa's captain AB de Villiers decide to bat first, Kyle Abbott and Kagiso Rabada were back in the Proteas si
AB looked dangerous After a gap of 13 years, Sourav Ganguly’s record of being the fastest to reach 8000 runs in one-day international (ODI) cricket has been broken by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers today. The South African batsman took 182 innings to reach the milestone whereas Ganguly belted the same numbers in 200 innings. In the match against New Zealand, De Villiers played an important innings to give a strong platfor
As the current year reaches the end of its middle third, preparations have already begun for the major event that will take place next year - the ICC T20 World Cup. Set to be hosted for the first time in India, it is one of the most expected sports events of 2016. After being hosted by South Africa, England and West Indies, the T20 World Cup finally set foot inside the subcontinent as Sri Lanka hosted it in 2014. Now, it all set to come back to I
The game of cricket portrays emotions in a beautiful canvas. The reactions of each team that plays the game is mirrored by its fans on a huge scale. Cricketers have immense potential to draw out emotions from the spectators of the sport, and their actions can make the entire world beam with joy, be it a cheeky gesture on-field, a witty remark during the presentation ceremony, a show of sportsmanship, or even an expressive celebration.
Tom Latham sweeps during the 2nd ODI against South Africa Man of the Match Martin Guptill hit a century as New Zealand chased down South Africa’s score of 204 in 44.3 overs, losing only 2 wickets in the process. After having lost the first match by 20 runs, the series is now level at 1-1. South Africa’s batsmen struggled early on, reduced to 20/2 in the first 4 overs. Rilee Rossouw(39 off 51) and AB De Villiers(31 off 45) b
Lethal bowling genes The South African’s pace attack can turn into a terror attack sometimes and the video below will definitely clarify on that. Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, and Vernon Philander are all part of the deadly Proteas bowling attack currently. We will see how the full Sri Lanka team were trumped down to 43 runs, how the Kiwis fell like nine pins, how Australia were dismissed on just 47 runs, and last but n
Sports, in many ways, mirrors reality television. Emotions run high, and the desire to succeed burns like a flame in the minds of players. Cricket is by no means an exception, and with the extent of hard work and determination that players show on the field, coming in at second place is no compensation. The level of competitiveness in professional sports reaches great heights, and when both sides give their all, end up as the second-best, i
AB de Villiers is not happy with the way team won South Africa’s 20-run win over New Zealand in the first one-day international (ODI) match in Centurion was not convincing enough for skipper AB de Villiers, reports ESPNcricinfo. A game of many dropped chances, the South African fielding unit considered the best in the world looked almost comical. The match looked a lot closer than it actually was, New Zealand
Test Cricket is all about passion, commitment and dedication. The oldest form of the game builds up on a very unique format which allows players to showcase their real talent and brilliance. A very interesting contest between bat and ball, Test Cricket has seen some amazing batting performances over the years which are the essence of this gentlemen's game. These innings define the format in a way that they possessed that technique