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Allan Donald calls Mitchell Starc as the most ferocious bowler in the world
Allan Donald calls Mitchell Starc as the most ferocious bowler in the world

Starc is set to make a comeback in the West Indies tri-series after a lengthy lay-offAllan Donald surely knows a thing or two about bowling quick and terrorizing the opposition. The South African legend who was one of the best fast bowlers in his prime, has now set his sights on helping Mitchell Starc rise on to a similar pedestal.Speaking to cricket.com.au, Donald heaped praise on the young Australian pacer by labeling him as a ‘different

Apr 28 2016
IPL 2016 - A Captain's Tournament
IPL 2016 - A Captain's Tournament

The Captains of IPL 2016Amidst several new records and revelation of sorts in the ninth edition of the IPL, there has been an interesting point to notice. While usually in a T20 format, it is the late-order batsmen who do the big-hitting, what we are seeing this season is a different ball of wax.A key role played by the captain of a cricket team is conveying enthusiasm. The leader’s positivity, resoluteness and performance on the pitch is t

Apr 28 2016
IPL 2016: 5 unsung heroes from the tournament so far
IPL 2016: 5 unsung heroes from the tournament so far

Rayudu is the second highest run-getter for Mumbai Indians this seasonEvery year the Indian Premier League witnesses some magnificent performers showcasing their tremendous performances which elevate the status of the tournament to a new high.Some of the stalwarts of international cricket have graced the tournament with their exceptional performances over the years and this year too the story hasn’t been any different.However, the Indian Pr

Apr 28 2016
5 all-time IPL records that won't be broken
5 all-time IPL records that won't be broken

Chris Gayle celebrates after reaching his 100 during his unbeaten 175The 2016 IPL is just entering into the second phase and the teams are ready to sweat it out for glory. In this edition of IPL, there were some records that were broken and created, after all, records are meant to be broken. But there are few records that are hard to be broken.The records include Chris Gayle’s most number of wickets, Gayle’s fastest ton, Amit Mishra&r

Apr 28 2016
IPL 2016: Rating the captaincy of the IPL captains so far
IPL 2016: Rating the captaincy of the IPL captains so far

The IPL season 9 is still in its early days but we have already got to see some wonderful matches, close encounters and mouth-watering clashes -- the IPL is showing once again why it is one of the most popular T20 leagues in the world right now.Season 9 has seen some structural upheaval with two new franchises coming in to replace the now temporarily defunct CSK and RR. How are the new teams performing under two new captains?How have the captains

Donald to join Australia as interim bowling coach
Donald to join Australia as interim bowling coach

South Africa's bowling coach Allan Donald looks on during a training session before Thursday's third cricket test match against England at Lord's cricket ground in London August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown/FilesMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former South Africa fast bowler Allan Donald will join Australia as their bowling coach for their tour of Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday.The appointment was not permanent, the organisation added

Apr 28 2016
IPL 2016: Top 10 Longest Sixes of the tournament
IPL 2016: Top 10 Longest Sixes of the tournament

Cricket as a game has evolved over the ages from the times of Ranjitsinhji to the current crop players, the likes Kohli and Dhoni. The ardent fans of the gentleman’ game might have been apprehensive about the shortest format of the game, T20, feeling that the essence of the game might be violated but T20 cricket over the years have grown to be an integral part of the game.IPL, the perfect cocktail of glamour and cricket, for the past 9 year

Apr 27 2016
IPL 2016: Virender Sehwag feels Virat Kohli's consistency cannot be matched
IPL 2016: Virender Sehwag feels Virat Kohli's consistency cannot be matched

Sehwag also recalled Virat's performance as a young batsmanFormer Indian batsman Virender Sehwag heaped praise on Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli and said that his consistency in the game is unmatched.  Virat, who has been in a sensational form this year, has continued to shine in the ongoing IPL season and also scored his first T20 century in the match against Gujarat Lions on April 24, albeit in losing cause.Sehwag

Apr 27 2016
IPL TV ratings show steep decline
IPL TV ratings show steep decline

The IPL is yet to gain steam in terms of TV viewership this yearAlthough there has been a lot of buzz around the 9th edition of the Indian Premier League, the latest television ratings for the tournament tell a completely different story as per reports. The figures have been derived based on viewership in the first week of the 2016 IPL and they point out a steep decline in comparison with the ratings at a similar stage last year.According to a ne

Apr 27 2016
IPL 2016: Royal Challengers Bangalore slash ticket prices at the Chinnaswamy
IPL 2016: Royal Challengers Bangalore slash ticket prices at the Chinnaswamy

RCB captain Virat Kohli has been in terrific form this seasonIn a move to lure more spectators to the ground, the Royal Challengers Bangalore has revised ticket prices in two of their premium stands ahead of their five remaining home games in the IPL 2016. Earlier, RCB’s ticket prices were the highest amongst all the franchises.According to an RCB spokesperson, tickets in the D-Corporate and Fan Terrace-N stands that earlier cost Rs 6,

Apr 27 2016
IPL 2016: Virat Kohli insists he does not try to emulate or outplay anyone
IPL 2016: Virat Kohli insists he does not try to emulate or outplay anyone

Virat Kohli has played down the competition between him and AB De VilliersOne of the pleasant sights in the 2016 IPL has been the delightful partnerships between Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The most fascinating thing about this combination is the mutual respect that the two champions share for each other.Speaking to India Today, Kohli opened up about his game and credited an uncluttered mindset as the

Apr 27 2016
Chris Jordan: All you need to know about RCB’s newest recruit
Chris Jordan: All you need to know about RCB’s newest recruit

Chris Jordan will add much-needed pace and variation to RCB After the IPL auctions were done with, one thing was certain; Royal Challengers Bangalore had the best batting lineup in T-20 cricket on paper. What was also certain was that in the absence of Mitchell Starc, their bowling lineup was mediocre. Lacking incisiveness and death bowling capabilities, their bowling frailties have been exposed in the IPL where they have struggled to defend

Apr 26 2016
5 instances when captains argued with umpires
5 instances when captains argued with umpires

England captain Alastair Cook during an argument with the umpires In the game of cricket, umpires have the highest authority to judge all the on-field aspects of the game. According to the laws of cricket, umpires can make their decisions and the players have to accept it without any question.However, umpires are also human beings and they also make errors but that is to be expected. While in most cases a controversial umpiring decision

Apr 26 2016
IPL 2016: Kane Richardson believes Mitchell Starc cannot be replaced
IPL 2016: Kane Richardson believes Mitchell Starc cannot be replaced

Richardson also spoke about the challenges of bowling in BangaloreRoyal Challengers Bangalore fast bowler Kane Richardson admitted that Mitchell Starc is irreplacable. Speaking at the Kingfisher Bowl out Season 5 in Bangalore, the 25-year-old also spoke about what RCB have to do get back on track in IPL 2016.Speaking about his compatriot, Richardson said: “No one is going to fill Mitchell Starc's shoes because they are so big but I mean

Apr 26 2016
RCB name Chris Jordan as replacement for injured Mitchell Starc for IPL 9
RCB name Chris Jordan as replacement for injured Mitchell Starc for IPL 9

Chris Jordan was one of England’s top performers at the World T20England fast bowler Chris Jordan has been signed up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2016 season, as replacement for Mitchell Starc, who has been ruled out for the whole of the tournament with a foot injury. Jordan is expected to leave his county side Sussex immediately to join the RCB squad.Jordan was a crucial member of the World T20 finalist side, and his addition wil

Apr 25 2016
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