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Mandeep Singh brought on to field for South Africa 'A' against India 'A'
Mandeep Singh brought on to field for South Africa 'A' against India 'A'

Mandeep Singh fielding for South Africa ‘A’ The rarest of rare incidents was played out during the India ‘A’ vs South Africa ‘A’ one day match on Sunday, when the Indian side’s 12th man Mandeep Singh fielded for the South African side. South Africa ‘A’ had four players indisposed with stomach bugs and cramps during the match, bringing about this unique gesture. The visiting side al

Aug 9 2015
Former India legends' cricket involvement under conflict of interest scanner
Former India legends' cricket involvement under conflict of interest scanner

Former player like Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble are now under the glare of BCCI’s crackdown on ‘conflict of interest’ The clean-up act of Indian cricket which the BCCI is attempting to do has already had some serious repercussions, and the dual roles of former India legends like Anil Kumble, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly are the latest issue that has come under the spotlight, according to

Aug 3 2015
5 ugly cricket fights
5 ugly cricket fights

Cricket is not a contact sport. The rules of the game do not allow for any deliberate contact amongst its players. Though contact can still occur, they are mostly unintentional and incidental.  It's not ice-hockey where cheap shots and ugly brawls is the norm. Nor is it football, where you may have the occasional head-butt. In case the physical contact aggravates to something more, cautionary measures are taken to avoid further provoc

Jul 17 2015
JSW opts out of plans to buy RCB following Lodha panel verdict on IPL
JSW opts out of plans to buy RCB following Lodha panel verdict on IPL

JSW Chairman Sajjan Jindal had signalled their interest of buying the RCB franchise earlier this month The JSW group are set to shelve their plans of entering the IPL in the aftermath of the Lodha panel verdict on the T20 league, The Times of India reported. The management team that oversees the sport's affairs of the $11 billion business group says the ‘negative aura’ surrounding the IPL following Tuesday’s development

Jul 16 2015
Reports: JSW Group to acquire Vijay Mallya's RCB
Reports: JSW Group to acquire Vijay Mallya's RCB

Jindal confirms acquiring of an IPL team Chairman of Jindal Steel Works (JSW), Sajjan Jindal confirmed the news of his company acquiring an Indian Premier League (IPL) team. He didn’t name any specific team but speculations are around of JSW might buy liquor baron Vijay Mallya-owned Royal Challengers Bangalore team. "Cricket is the number one sport in our country so there is an idea to acquire a team... an IPL team. But, I c

Virat Kohli's ghost
Virat Kohli's ghost

 

Jun 12 2015
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have very contrasting styles of captaincy: Darren Sammy
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have very contrasting styles of captaincy: Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy has high praise for Virat Kohli’s captaincy skills West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy has lauded Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli for his aggressive intent and inclination to go for victory at all times, adding that he has very distinct qualities from his predecessor, MS Dhoni. Sammy was a teammate of Kohli at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) during the recent IPL season and would have had a chance to watch how the star

Jun 12 2015
Top 10 South African players to have played in the IPL
Top 10 South African players to have played in the IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is rightly crowned as the most popular cricket league in the world with its ability to bring about ‘Unity in Diversity’. Whether it is Sachin Tendulkar or Chris Gayle or Shane Watson, the IPL enables these players to come together and play as a unit. With players from all leading cricketing nations playing in the IPL, the league has brought to the fore the budding stars of almost all these nations.

Jun 6 2015
Top 5 value for money players from IPL 8
Top 5 value for money players from IPL 8

The recently concluded season of the IPL is being touted as one of the best so far in terms of the quality of cricket that we witnessed. Players across teams, with their stellar performances with the bat and ball, lit up the tournament. While team owners spared no expenses to ensure the best possible line-up for their sides, they didn't have to dole out a huge sum to sign in certain players and yet they proved to be a valuable addition to th

Jun 5 2015
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams

The recently concluded IPL-2015  encountered a rather one-sided final with giant killers, ‘Mumbai Indians’, after a sluggish start, going on to crush two-time champions and tournament favourites, ‘Chennai Super Kings’. The cash-rich league is never devoid of controversies and the latest one to hit is the change in retainment policy that is proposed, which could see the likes of M.S.Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Gau

Jun 1 2015
What India's bowling lineup will look like in the near future?
What India's bowling lineup will look like in the near future?

The annual extravaganza called the IPL has ended and now the focus will shift again to international circuit. India are due to play a resurgent Bangladesh side in a 1-Test, 3-ODI tour. After that a tour to Zimbabwe(3 ODIs, 2 T20Is) and Sri Lanka(3 Tests) will be followed by South Africa visiting India(4 Tests, 5 ODIs, 3 T20Is). With such a packed schedule, one can never be sure about the bowling line-up remaining the same despite the success

Jun 1 2015
List of Chris Gayle's 15 centuries in T20 cricket
List of Chris Gayle's 15 centuries in T20 cricket

Gayle has always delivered in this format In 12 years of T20 cricket, there has been none like Chris Gayle. He is the ultimate champion of T20 cricket when it comes to hit sixes, score huge runs and demolish the bowlers. He is playing T20 cricket for past 10 years but has been unstoppable in any part of the world since 2011. He did score a century in the first ever World T20 match against the likes of Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini but wasn

Jun 1 2015
5 instances when IPL teams relied on a single player
5 instances when IPL teams relied on a single player

The Indian Premier League is one tournament which involves players from around the globe. The International players are the most prized asset to the teams as only four are allowed in the playing XI. In many editions, we have witnessed the importance of the overseas players who have had to single-handedly perform exceptionally well and help their team to qualify for the playoffs.  It is their contribution which leads

May 29 2015
7 surprise performers of IPL 2015
7 surprise performers of IPL 2015

The 8th edition of the Indian Premiere League came to an end with the Mumbai Indians triumphing over the Chennai Super Kings in the final at the Eden Gardens. The tournament sprung up various surprises during the course of 46 action-packed days, and there was plenty of excitement to get the adrenaline levels soaring. While the likes of David Warner, Darren Bravo, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Rohit Sharma and Shane Watson were always ex

May 29 2015