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Sanath Jayasuriya vs Shahid Afridi: A statistical comparison of two destructive all-rounders
Sanath Jayasuriya vs Shahid Afridi: A statistical comparison of two destructive all-rounders

Sanath Jayasuriya and Shahid Afridi – Battle of the destructive sloggers, who won matches with both bat and ball Among the numerous schools of craftsmanship that cricket offers, slogging is the one that captures viewers’ emotions like none other. It may not possess the artistic flavor of maneuvering the gaps or produce the pleasing sound of the ball softly kissing the willow, but its compelling nature that instantaneously leaves

Aug 29 2015
Virat Kohli climbs up to third as India retain second spot in ODI rankings
Virat Kohli climbs up to third as India retain second spot in ODI rankings

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

Aug 28 2015
Shaharyar Khan says Pakistan are not dependent on India
Shaharyar Khan says Pakistan are not dependent on India

Shaharyar Khan is not impressed with the development between Pakistan-India Shaharyar Khan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman has said the bilateral series chances between Pakistan-India are very less looking at the current political turmoil situation between two nations, reports ESPNcricinfo. "Given the present circumstance, the chances of a Pakistan-India series look bleak and we have to live with the fact that India ar

Aug 28 2015
Top 10 bowlers with most number of international wickets in cricket history
Top 10 bowlers with most number of international wickets in cricket history

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

Aug 28 2015
Qatar confirmed as hosts for Pakistan T20 league
Qatar confirmed as hosts for Pakistan T20 league

Doha’s only cricket stadium will be renovated ahead of the T20 league. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that the country’s domestic T20 league competition will be held in Doha, ESPNCricinfo reports. The tournament will be a five-team affair featuring franchises from Pakistan’s provincial capitals – Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Islamabad – and will be held from February 4 to 24 next year.&n

Future of India-Pakistan series will be finalised next month, says PCB
Future of India-Pakistan series will be finalised next month, says PCB

Former PCB chief Najam Sethi is confident that the Indo-Pak series scheduled for December will go ahead as planned Senior PCB official Najam Sethi said the fate of the Indo-Pak series scheduled for December this year will be finalised next month, IB Times reports. The 66-year-old is pinning his hopes on the two nations sorting out any issues at the likely meeting between the country’s top officials at the UN session in September. 

Aug 26 2015
Video: Umar Akmal bowled by girl in Norway
Video: Umar Akmal bowled by girl in Norway

One of Umar Akmal’s most awkward moments was played out in Norway this week Umar Akmal has faced a lot of flak for his mistakes during his Pakistan career, but his latest ‘feat’ is likely to put all his missed catches and miscued shots to shame. He got bowled by a Pakistani-Norwegian female leg spinner, one Isma Ahmed, who has been catapulted to internet stardom in the process. In a cricket match being play

Aug 26 2015
5 young domestic stars that we all need to know
5 young domestic stars that we all need to know

The only thing that remains constant in the world is change.With the retirement of stalwarts like Kumar Sangakkara and Michael Clarke, the beacon of cricket will transfer to the younger generation. Currently there are few youngsters who have a made a name for themselves in the game – like Virat Kohli, Joe Root and Steven Smith – but more youngsters will be soon called upon to shoulder the responsibility of their teams, with

Aug 25 2015
5 famous batsmen who failed to deliver in South Africa
5 famous batsmen who failed to deliver in South Africa

Proteas pace attack is still lethal as always ‘Great’ is a term thrown around like a filthy old rag in modern cricket. It’s promiscuity is abominable. There is an irate tendency, almost an edginess to go searching for the next Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara or Ricky Ponting. The media feeds of the same sensationalism, a distressing reality of our times. Mere numbers aren’t the sole determinant of greatness. The hackne

Aug 25 2015
4 Supernatural incidents in cricket
4 Supernatural incidents in cricket

“Have you ever been alone at night? Thought you heard footsteps behind and turned around and…no one’s there. And as you quicken up your pace, you find it hard to look again because you are sure that someone’s there…” As Steve Harris strums up a harmonious bassline, Bruce Dickinson shouts out these lines from Iron Maiden’s famous track, Fear of the Dark, giving an eerie feel of familiarity whenever one

Aug 24 2015
Kumar Sangakkara's Test career in pictures
Kumar Sangakkara's Test career in pictures

Thank You Sanga! Kumar Sangakkara’s international career came to an end at Colombo on Monday, with the culmination of the second Test against India. Sri Lanka’s greatest ever batsman failed to produce one final epic knock to save his side from defeat as he has so often done in the past, but that will not take any shine away from this elegant batsman’s glorious Test career. The 37-year-olds signs off from the Test arena as

Aug 24 2015
5 Modern Day Greats who have a moderate record in Sri Lanka
5 Modern Day Greats who have a moderate record in Sri Lanka

Cricket is a curious game, where even a well-established and competent player suddenly performs below par against a particular team or at a particular ground. There are several instances of players who have had a fabulous overall record, but whose stats take a steep dip against a certain player or in a certain country. With the ongoing Sri Lanka vs India series in view, here is a list of a few much-acclaimed players who have set and broken many

Aug 23 2015
Video: South African bowling at its best
Video: South African bowling at its best

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

Aug 23 2015
10 most heartbreaking moments in Cricket history
10 most heartbreaking moments in Cricket history

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

Aug 22 2015