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Australia prepare special pitches for success against India
Australia prepare special pitches for success against India

Nathan Lyon inspects the pitch ahead of practice In the recent past, Australia always fell short of achieving success on Indian pitches as they last won a Test series in India in 2004-05. Their bowlers’ inability to adapt on the spinning tracks of India has been one of the major issues behind the almost twelve-year drought.Australia desperately wants to end this drought and according to a report in The Daily Telegraph claims that Crick

May 24 2016
The dismal state of India-Pakistan cricketing relations
The dismal state of India-Pakistan cricketing relations

One hopes that newly elected BCCI President Mr. Anurag Thakur will heed the calls of the subcontinent’s aching cricket fan base   The story goes that the chef at Jaipur’s Rambagh palace had forty baby lambs slaughtered the day before Pakistan’s military dictator and arguably the most hated man in his country was to be hosted as part of his trip to India to enjoy a game of cricket. Paying true homage to Mughlai cul

May 22 2016
10 bowlers from the 90s era who we would have loved to watch in the IPL
10 bowlers from the 90s era who we would have loved to watch in the IPL

Wasim Akram would have been more than handy with his ability to swing the ballT20 cricket is now by far the most watched format in international cricket and its popularity soared to such great heights that some cricket pundits prophesied doom to other formats of the game due to its gigantic success. Although we have a number of T20 leagues around the world now, none of them comes close to the Indian Premier League (IPL) in terms of popularit

May 22 2016
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif asks Mickey Arthur not to speak often with the media
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif asks Mickey Arthur not to speak often with the media

Mickey Arthur is faced with a challenging task in turning around Pakistan’s fortunesEven when the national team is not in action, there is no shortage of drama when it comes to Pakistan cricket. It is now the turn of former wicket-keeper batsman Rashid Latif to add fuel to the fire. Pakistan Tribune reported the 47-year-old from Karachi asking the newly appointed coach Mickey Arthur to reduce his interactions with the media. He also wa

May 20 2016
PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan believes lack of educated players causing Pakistan's failure
PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan believes lack of educated players causing Pakistan's failure

Shaharyar Khan has come up with a fascinating reason behind Pakistan's recent string of poor performancesShaharyar Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board has once again come into the limelight for all the wrong reasons. The 82-year-old Pakistani diplomat has gone on record to say that the lack of educated cricketers is one of the main reasons behind the nation's recent string of poor performances.While talking to the Pakistani press

Inzamam-ul-Haq wants seaming pitches in Pakistan to prepare for the England tour
Inzamam-ul-Haq wants seaming pitches in Pakistan to prepare for the England tour

Inzamam-ul-Haq demanded for seaming pitches in Pakistan to prepare for the England tourAs Pakistan is scheduled to tour England in the month of July, the newly-appointed chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team Inzamam-ul-Haq doesn't want to leave any stone unturned for the preparation of the upcoming tour. The former Pakistan skipper has asked for seaming pitches in Pakistan as the men in green are scheduled to play 4 Tests, 5 O

May 20 2016
Shahid Afridi feels Pakistan is not producing quality cricketers
Shahid Afridi feels Pakistan is not producing quality cricketers

Waqar Younis had blamed Afridi’s captaincy for Pakistan’s poor run in the World T20Former Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi feels that the country is not producing fine cricketers as there is more focus on quantity and not quality. Afridi, who stepped down from captaincy earlier this year, said that handing over international caps to a lot of cricketers has resulted in this.Talking to a private news channel, Afridi said, “

May 19 2016
England vs Pakistan 2016: 15 of 31 Pakistani cricketers fail fitness test ahead of their tour of England
England vs Pakistan 2016: 15 of 31 Pakistani cricketers fail fitness test ahead of their tour of England

Pakistani cricketers during a training session at Eden Gardens earlier this yearWith Pakistan set to tour England in the middle of July later this year, the newly appointed Pakistan head coach, Mickey Arthur already knew his task was cut out. However, the results coming from the ongoing boot camp currently being held at the Kakul Military Academy in Abbottabad is certain to have raised his eyebrows. It has been reported that a

May 19 2016
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes lack of IPL matches a reason for team's poor T20 show
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes lack of IPL matches a reason for team's poor T20 show

Mickey Arthur during a press conference Recently appointed Pakistan cricket team coach Mickey Arthur reckons that not playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) could be a reason behind Pakistan’s recent poor show in T20Is. The South African was appointed as the coach of the Pakistan nation team after Waqar Younis resigned from the post following Pakistan’s early exit from the T20 World cup in India.The former coach of Austr

May 18 2016
Fastest bowlers in cricket: Top 8 Express Pace Bowlers in Cricket History
Fastest bowlers in cricket: Top 8 Express Pace Bowlers in Cricket History

Curtley Ambrose in actionOne of the finest sights in cricket is to see a fast bowler running up the wicket swiftly and hurling an array of express deliveries at the batsman who then hops around like a cat on a hot tin roof. Over the past several decades, cricket has given us many a great fast bowler. There are some who shined briefly while some were able to leave indelible marks on the game.Here, we look at eight of the best express pace bowlers

May 17 2016
WICB to conduct spin course for Test probables of India and Pakistan tour
WICB to conduct spin course for Test probables of India and Pakistan tour

West Indian batsman Kraigg BrathwaiteAhead of the gruelling Test series against India and Pakistan, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has shifted its focus to spin, as seven Test players were on Monday included in a 14-member squad for a week-long training camp in Barbados.The cricketers will work on spin bowling and batting under head coach Phil Simmons at the High Performance Centre in Barbados.The Caribbeans are slated to play four Tes

May 16 2016
Saeed Ajmal accuses ICC of bias during their clamp down on suspect actions
Saeed Ajmal accuses ICC of bias during their clamp down on suspect actions

Saeed Ajmal had lost his place in the Pakistan side after remodeling his actionIn a serious claim, discarded Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal has slammed the International Cricket Council (ICC) for being biased towards players from certain countries in the crackdown on suspect action.Speaking to PakPassion.net, the 38-year old also declared that the equipment used by the game's apex body in various testing centers was malfunctioning. After

May 16 2016
PCB to move West Indies series to Sri Lanka due to rising costs
PCB to move West Indies series to Sri Lanka due to rising costs

Inzamam-ul-Haq with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar KhanThe rising cost of hosting its matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has forced the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to head southward to Sri Lanka for the series against the West Indies in October.According to espncricinfo, the series, comprising two Tests, three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and a Twenty20, was earlier scheduled to be held in the UAE but the growing costs h

May 16 2016
India's oldest Test cricketer Deepak Shodhan passes away at the age of 87
India's oldest Test cricketer Deepak Shodhan passes away at the age of 87

Deepak Shodhan (right) with Krishnamachari Srikkanth at an event Former Indian cricketer Deepak Shodhan passed away on 16 May at the age of 87. He was India’s oldest living Test cricketer. The Gujarat-born cricketer represented India in three Test matches. The tall left-handed batsman played domestic cricket for both Gujarat and Baroda. He made his international debut against arch-rivals Pakistan in 1952 at Eden Gardens,

May 16 2016
England vs Pakistan 2016: Yasir Shah ruled out of training camp ahead of England tour
England vs Pakistan 2016: Yasir Shah ruled out of training camp ahead of England tour

Yasir Shah’s knee injury has resurfaced ahead of Pakistan’s tour to EnglandAce Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been ruled out of the ongoing training camp in Abbottabad, after a knee injury he first suffered in the series against England in November last year, resurfaced. He has been reported to undergo a rehabilitation process for four weeks. With just two months left for the all-important tour of England, a c

May 15 2016
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