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IPL 2016: The world’s best Test cricketers missing out. But why?
IPL 2016: The world’s best Test cricketers missing out. But why?

India’s cricket crazy fans would have loved to have seen Joe Root in the IPLIt cannot be a mere coincidence. When 16 out of the World’s best 26 Test cricketers by rankings do not play a single IPL game, there has to be more to it than meets the eye. And if you then take out Ravichandran Ashwin, who is currently the world’s best-ranked Test all-rounder and 2nd best-ranked bowler, and Ravindra Jadeja who also finds himself in sixt

May 28 2016
New Zealand plan first day-night test against England in 2018
New Zealand plan first day-night test against England in 2018

Kane WilliamsonNew Zealand will host their first day-night test when England tour the country in early 2018, pending final approval from both teams.The twilight match will be played at Auckland's Eden Park, which has not hosted a test since a game with India in 2014. No dates have been confirmed but the tour is likely to fall in a window during February-March."While we can't confirm it yet, it's something we're extremely inte

May 27 2016
5 reasons why Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers are the Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi of the cricketing world
5 reasons why Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers are the Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi of the cricketing world

De Villiers and Kohli are in the form of their lives at the momentTwo of the best batsmen in the world right now – Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers – are in the form of their lives, and they are reigniting the long debate of ‘who is the best batsman in the world’ with their stellar performances in IPL 2016. The duo, who play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, are redefining the art of batting

May 26 2016
5 most underrated fielders in world cricket currently
5 most underrated fielders in world cricket currently

The game of cricket has evolved a great deal and today the importance of fitness is paramount. In the current day and age, a team which has a group of fit and agile fielders generally go into a match with their noses in front.Gone are the days when big fast bowlers would bowl their quota of overs and then saunter around at fine leg or third man region. Today with the advent of Twenty20s, there is no place on the field for the players to hide. Apa

May 26 2016
IPL 2016: AB de Villiers can predict what the opposition will do, says Dale Steyn
IPL 2016: AB de Villiers can predict what the opposition will do, says Dale Steyn

Both de Villiers and Steyn have been superb for South AfricaSouth African fast bowler Dale Steyn has reportedly commended AB de Villiers' ability to read the minds of the opposition following the latter's match-winning knock against his team, Gujarat Lions. Royal Challengers Bangalore made it to their third IPL final riding on an unbeaten 79 from de Villiers in the first qualifier of the VIVO IPL 2016. Steyn, who was not picked to play in

Fit-again Starc gunning for West Indies, South Africa
Fit-again Starc gunning for West Indies, South Africa

Cricket - England v Australia - Second Royal London One Day International - Lord?s - 5/9/15 Australia's Mitchell Starc Action Images via Reuters / Philip Brown Livepic/Files MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Fast bowler Mitchell Starc expects to need a couple of games to get up to express pace but is looking forward to coming back from injury on Australia's Caribbean tour next month.The lethal left-armer has been sidelined since November when he broke down w

May 26 2016
New Zealand coach Hesson extends contract until 2019
New Zealand coach Hesson extends contract until 2019

Cricket - New Zealand Nets - Headingley - 27/5/15 New Zealand's Mike Hesson and Brendon McCullum during nets Action Images via Reuters / Philip Brown WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Mike Hesson has been rewarded for his successful reign as New Zealand coach with a contract extension that takes him through until after the 2019 World Cup in England.Since taking over as coach in 2012, Hesson has overseen a marked improvement in New Zealand's standing in inte

May 26 2016
England's Stokes undergoes knee operation
England's Stokes undergoes knee operation

Britain Cricket - England v Sri Lanka - First Test - Headingley - 20/5/16 England's Ben Stokes lies injured and receives medical treatment Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith LivepicLONDON (Reuters) - England all-rounder Ben Stokes has undergone surgery on the knee injury he sustained during the first test against Sri Lanka, his county Durham said on Tuesday.Stokes, 24, tore the cartilage in his left knee while bowling in Sri Lanka's first inni

May 24 2016
Bairstow a bright prospect for England, says Farbrace
Bairstow a bright prospect for England, says Farbrace

Britain Cricket - England v Sri Lanka - First Test - Headingley - 20/5/16 England's Jonny Bairstow celebrates his century Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith LivepicREUTERS - England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has lauded the efforts of Jonny Bairstow after the wicketkeeper scored an excellent 140 in England's innings and 88 runs victory over Sri Lanka in the first test in Leeds on Saturday.Bairstow struck his second test century and made nin

May 23 2016
Australia captain Steven Smith wary of pink ball test at Gabba
Australia captain Steven Smith wary of pink ball test at Gabba

Australian captain Steven Smith drives during the first cricket test match between Australia and New Zealand in Brisbane November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Patrick Hamilton/FilesMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia captain Steven Smith has no qualms about playing another day-night test at Adelaide Oval but is wary of how the pink ball will perform in the humid conditions expected at Brisbane later this year.Australia play Pakistan in the first test under light

May 23 2016
Wayne Parnell's wedding photos with fashion blogger wife Aisha Baker go viral
Wayne Parnell's wedding photos with fashion blogger wife Aisha Baker go viral

Wayne Parnell will join the rest of the South Africa team this weekSouth African cricketer Wayne Parnell had a meteoric rise in international cricket, but his subsequent career has not been as rosy. On Saturday, he married fashion blogger Aisha Baker at a mosque in Cape Town. It was a private ceremony with about 400 guests, and the pictures from the day have been doing the rounds on the social media.After making his debut for South Africa at

May 23 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
Who was the first batsman given out by the third umpire?
Who was the first batsman given out by the third umpire?

Sachin Tendulkar became the first ever cricketer to be adjudged run out by a third umpire. It was a game-changing moment in cricket as it was the first time technology played a significant role in dismissing a cricketer. It was November 14, 1992, and the third umpire was Karl Liebenberg who made the decision. Let's talk a bit more about the event. It was India's first tour of South Africa after the apartheid episode. A historical ser

May 21 2016
IPL 2016: Hashim Amla opens up on his experience with Kings XI Punjab
IPL 2016: Hashim Amla opens up on his experience with Kings XI Punjab

Hashim Amla has found his first tryst with the IPL to be an enjoyable oneHashim Amla was a surprise call-up for the Kings XI Punjab squad during this season. Named as a replacement player for the injured Shaun Marsh, the 33-year old was thrust into a team which was struggling to find its rhythm.However, Amla has revealed that he has been enjoying the opportunity to participate in the cash-rich league. Speaking to the media ahead of his side&rsquo

May 21 2016
Dale Steyn to play for Glamorgan in Natwest T20 Blast
Dale Steyn to play for Glamorgan in Natwest T20 Blast

South African pacer Dale SteynSouth Africa pace legend Dale Steyn will play for English county cricket club Glamorgan in the NatWest T20 Blast competition.The speedster signed a seven-game deal with Glamorgan on Friday. He is currently playing for Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League. Depending on his IPL commitments, he could play for Glamorgan against Surrey in Cardiff on 26 May.Also Read: Fastest bowlers in cricket: Top 8 Expre

May 20 2016
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