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Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?
Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?

Raina should be given a chance to prove his game "I have not been given enough chances to prove my calibre as a Test cricketer. You can't judge a player on the basis of just one match after a hectic series of one-day and T20 games. I am not asking for five Test matches to prove myself. Give me two-three games. And if I don't perform, drop me forever," Raina said recently. There is no doubt that he is one of the best I

Jul 31 2015
Stats: Fastest to 300 wickets and 2000 runs 'double' in Test cricket
Stats: Fastest to 300 wickets and 2000 runs 'double' in Test cricket

Mitchell Johnson jumps in delight after picking up his 300th Test wicket In what is becoming a day of landmarks in cricket, Mitchell Johnson picked up the wicket of Jonny Bairstow on Day 2 of the 3rd Ashes Test between England and Australia to reach the landmark of 300 Test wickets.  He is the fifth Australian bowler to reach this mark for Australia after Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Dennis Lillee and Brett Lee. In

Jul 30 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
New Zealand to play as 'Aotearoa' in 1st ODI against Zimbabwe
New Zealand to play as 'Aotearoa' in 1st ODI against Zimbabwe

Aotearao will be depicted on the front of the New Zealand team’s shirts during the 1st ODI against Zimbabwe The New Zealand cricket team will play under the name ‘Aotearoa’ during the 1st ODI against Zimbabwe, ESPNCricinfo reports. The move is a part of the celebrations of Maori Language Week, and Aotearoa – New Zeland’s name in Maori – will be depicted on the front of the team’s shirts.&n

Jul 28 2015
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club

Tillakaratne Dilshan – Getting better with age As soon as Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first, all eyes were set on the opener Tilakaratene Dilshan, who was just 55 runs away from reaching the 10,000 runs milestone. He didn’t upset the crowd too, reaching the new height and becoming the fourth Sri Lankan to ever score 10,000-plus runs in an ODI career. The home team, Sri Lanka restore their pride by winning the

Injured Mitchell Santner ruled out of Africa tour
Injured Mitchell Santner ruled out of Africa tour

Santner impressed everyone in England recently New Zealand allrounder Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of New Zealand’s tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa which is scheduled to begin in 10 days time, reports ESPN Cricinfo. The 23-year-old who impressed one and all during New Zealand’s recent tour of England fractured his thumb during a training session.  He will now be replaced by uncapped allrounder George Worker wh

Jul 22 2015
10 cricketers who have got into trouble due to alcohol
10 cricketers who have got into trouble due to alcohol

James Faulkner is facing a five-match ban due to drink-drive incident in Manchester There is nothing like a few cold beers after a match to celebrate or drown away your sorrows and, unless the coach has a team on a wacky diet plan, there generally isn’t much wrong with it either. At times, however, a couple of drinks have turned into full-scale benders that would not have been so fondly remembered the next morning. Englishm

Jul 21 2015
Cricketers who had a blistering start to their careers
Cricketers who had a blistering start to their careers

Sometimes, a great beginning is all that kickstarts a career. It builds the platform for a player to launch his/her career, it certainly does boost the confidence. Some players start their career in the most blistering fashion. They explode to the scene, like the second-coming of a Big Bang, to make themselves known as the next big thing. Some do justice to their starts and become elite figures of the game. The others, however, disappear into ob

Jul 20 2015
8 most unbelievable heists in ODI history
8 most unbelievable heists in ODI history

Cricket is a game of chance, they say. On many occasions, the saying has proved to be true. Though not too often, we have seen a team lose from a winning position due to some marvellous performances by one or two players. The change in the result is so unexpected that one who watched the match for around 90 % of the day, would not believe it unless he watches the highlights again.   Below is the list of top 8 such matches where t

Jul 16 2015
Aussie, Kiwi cricketers in limbo over IPL team bans
Aussie, Kiwi cricketers in limbo over IPL team bans

Smith could find himself playing for some other franchise Melbourne, July 16 (IANS) Former New Zealand captain and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming has expressed the hope that he and other affected players will be looked after in the wake of the two-year suspensions of his team and Rajasthan Royals (RR) from the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee on Tuesday ordered suspension of C

Jul 16 2015
Fastest 50s for and against each team in ODIs
Fastest 50s for and against each team in ODIs

Kusal Perera enters into record books Kusal Perera smashed 50 off just 17 balls against Pakistan at Pallekele in the second ODI of the 5-match series which is the joint fastest for Sri Lanka, joint fastest against Pakistan and the joint second fastest in the history of ODIs. Eventually, he fell after having scored 68 in 25 balls and setting the path to chase the target of 288 in 50 overs. He went to the pavilion in the 9th over with 92 run

Jul 16 2015
Brendon McCullum tells David Warner to show respect to Joe Root
Brendon McCullum tells David Warner to show respect to Joe Root

McCullum comments on Warner London, July 14 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has criticised Australia opener David Warner for not acknowledging England's Joe Root's fine century in the first Ashes Test. He added that Warner "may have a few regrets about the way he carries on" once his playing days are over. McCullum pointed out a moment in the Ashes first Test when Joe Root reached three figures in England'

Jul 14 2015
5 most selfish acts in the history of ODI cricket
5 most selfish acts in the history of ODI cricket

It is a rare occurrence but occasionally cricketers or teams come down with a bout of selfishness, and when it happens, it is generally rather ugly. Protecting self-interest is perhaps natural, as much as cricket is a team game an individual is always desperate to make their own case, whether it is to preserve their place in the side or to achieve personal goals. Sometimes it’s harmless but there are examples where a player’s action

Jul 14 2015
The Impact of Brendon McCullum on England cricket
The Impact of Brendon McCullum on England cricket

McCullum was a revelation as skipper at the World Cup with his aggressive approach For those who are wondering what the title is all about, read on! Is this the same England side that was tormented by Australia in the last Ashes? Is this the same ODI England side that was defeated by Bangladesh in the World Cup? The answer is a definite yes!  Most of the former cricketers fe

Jul 13 2015
5 fast bowlers who have never sledged
5 fast bowlers who have never sledged

That sledging is threatening to mar the gentleman's game has been a cause for concern for quite a few years now. There is no harm in engaging in friendly banter but players should know where to draw the line. Not every act of sledging is done in ill-spirit. When a fast bowler has been steaming in on a long spell, he is bound to let his expression show at times if things do not go his way. Others believe it is an art form which if done in a s

Jul 13 2015
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