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England can be number one in Tests: Viv Richards
England can be number one in Tests: Viv Richards

Vivian Richards views on England’s recent Test series victory over South Africa Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS) West Indies legend Viv Richard said on Saturday that England can be the top-ranked nation in Test matches if they can continue their rich vein of form.England beat South Africa 2-1 in the four-match Test series recently and Richards praised the quality of the current squad."When you look at the English team and the way they played

Feb 13 2016
5 legends who failed in Test Cricket in India
5 legends who failed in Test Cricket in India

A number of great Test batsmen have tasted success on Indian pitches against a lackluster opposition bowling attack. India has been on the receiving end of various prolific innings and partnerships, especially on the slow and dead Indian pitches. Mahela Jayawardene’s 274, Younis Khan’s 267 and Hashim Amla’s unbeaten 253 are recent instances of the same. However, there have been some legends, who failed in Tests when visiting I

Feb 13 2016
West Indians Narine and Pollard out of World Twenty20
West Indians Narine and Pollard out of World Twenty20

West Indies Kieron Pollard stretches during a practice session ahead of Twenty20 World Cup final match against Sri Lanka in Colombo, October 6, 2012. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/FilesKINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - West Indies' hopes of winning the World Twenty20 for the second time in four years suffered a setback on Friday when off-spinner Sunil Narine and all-rounder Kieron Pollard pulled out of their squad.The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)

Feb 13 2016
Morris magic helps South Africa level series vs England
Morris magic helps South Africa level series vs England

South Africa's Chris Morris plays a shot during the fourth One Day International cricket match against England in Johannesburg, February 12, 2016 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A swashbuckling half-century by Chris Morris hauled South Africa back from the brink of defeat as they scraped past England by one wicket on Friday to level the one-day series at 2-2 with one match left.Morris, going into bat at number eight, bludgeoned his way to 62 of

Feb 13 2016
9 instances when score of 120 was defended in a T20I
9 instances when score of 120 was defended in a T20I

T20 matches are for entertainment. The real intention for the introduction of the format was to watch some high-scoring games and enjoy the thrill of boundaries scored and wickets tumbling in successive overs. However, sometimes, a low-scoring match becomes more interesting and thrilling than a high scoring one could ever be. Packed fielding, proper planning, disciplined bowling and lots of in-house discussions bring everybody to the edge of the

'Proud' McCullum set for another milestone with 100th test
'Proud' McCullum set for another milestone with 100th test

New Zealand's Brendon McCullum plays a shot during a cricket practice session in Jaipur November 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/FilesBy Greg StutchburyWELLINGTON (Reuters) - As the clock ticks down on Brendon McCullum's international career, the New Zealand captain will achieve one more milestone on Friday in the first test against Australia at the Basin Reserve.The 34-year-old will become the third New Zealander to play 100 test matches f

Feb 11 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Teams and squads
ICC World T20 2016: Teams and squads

ICC World T20 trophyThe 2016 World T20 is just around the corner and the teams are announced their squads to take part in the tournament. This year’s edition is scheduled to take place in India from March 8 to April 3.This year’s tournament features 16 teams out of which 10 will play in the main round. Out of those ten teams, the top two teams from each qualifying group will join the top 8 teams in the main round.There are some big na

Feb 11 2016
Steyn in South Africa squad for World T20
Steyn in South Africa squad for World T20

South Africa's Dale Steyn throws a ball during a practice session ahead of their third one-day international cricket match against India in Rajkot, India, October 17, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/FilesJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa have named fast bowler Dale Steyn in their 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 in India next month, but will ask him to prove his fitness following a debilitating shoulder injury.Steyn, a key component of the S

Feb 10 2016
Dale Steyn preferred over Morne Morkel in South Africa's World T20 squad
Dale Steyn preferred over Morne Morkel in South Africa's World T20 squad

Dale Steyn included while Morne Morkel was droppedThere was a huge surprise in store as South Africa announced their 15 men 2016 World T20 squad sans pacer Morne Morkel and all-rounder Albie Morkel. Morne has been South Africa’s bowling spearhead in the absence of Dale Steyn and had a decent tour to India late last year. His elder brother, Albie is considered as a T20 specialist and he was expected to be a part of the squad.Pacer Dale Steyn

Feb 10 2016
Pakistan await government go-ahead for World T20 in India
Pakistan await government go-ahead for World T20 in India

Students of the Army Public School (APS) unveil the World Twenty20 trophy during a ceremony in Peshawar, Pakistan, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Fayaz AzizREUTERS - Pakistan are open to playing next month's World Twenty20 matches at a neutral venue if the government does not clear their tour of India over security concerns, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said.Pakistan's participation in the March 8-April 3 tournament across

Feb 10 2016
Centuries from Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock help South Africa seal record chase
Centuries from Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock help South Africa seal record chase

Centuries from both openers helped the Proteas keep the ODI series aliveCenturies from both openers, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock set up a comfortable victory for South Africa in the third ODI against England and kept their hopes of winning the series alive. Joe Root’s highest ODI score left South Africa with a record chase but a 239-run opening partnership meant it wasn’t a difficult chase for the Proteas.After winning the toss an

Feb 10 2016
South African cricketer punches teammate; player refuses to drop police charges despite management intervention
South African cricketer punches teammate; player refuses to drop police charges despite management intervention

KwaZulu-Natal skipper Robert Frylink is accused of punching his teammate Ayavayu Myoli while returning from a cup gameSouth African cricketer Ayavuya Myoli, who represents KwaZulu-Natal and Dolphins in the domestic matches organised by Cricket South Africa (CSA), is refusing to drop charges that his teammate and skipper Robert Frylink punched him while returning after a Sunfoil cup game, held on January 23, timeslive.co.za reported on Monday

Feb 8 2016
5 instances of pre-match comments backfiring
5 instances of pre-match comments backfiring

From AB de Villiers’ jibe against the English bowlers a couple weeks ago, to a more infamous and historically etched incident in Tony Greig’s ‘Grovel’ remark, this slideshow is a compilation of iconic instances of pre-match comments by players or administrators backfiring, sometimes, in rather embarrassing ways. 

Feb 8 2016
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes

Brendon McCullum finished his ODI career with a record and a winAfter Brendon McCullum gave New Zealand a blistering start in the final ODI against Australia, like he usually does, his side gave him the perfect send-off as they defended 246 and won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy.During his whirlwind 47, McCullum also managed to achieve something that only three players had done before him. Hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket.Playing in his final ODI, McCull

Feb 8 2016
AB de Villiers vs Virat Kohli: Who is the greater limited-overs batsman?
AB de Villiers vs Virat Kohli: Who is the greater limited-overs batsman?

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli may be great competitors, but they are friends off the fieldInternational cricket was all about 5-day matches until that eventful day on 5 January 1971 which would change the game for good. Australia and England, the two oldest teams in the sport, locked horns in the first ever One Day International, a 40-over affair where the men from Down Under emerged victorious.Many variants ranging from 35-over matches to

Feb 8 2016
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