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7 players who enjoyed a great run of form after turning 35
7 players who enjoyed a great run of form after turning 35

Time is a fickle mistress, they say. In sport, time is as slippery as a rattlesnake, slithering away, painfully, one day at a time. In case of cricketers, it is one game at a time, or sometimes, one season at a time. Many a great players smelt the earth, as age caught up with them, their arrogance grinded away in the wheels of time, their reflexes numbed with the heroin of grey hair. Runs stop flowing, wickets stop coming. Batsmen feel the ball

Jul 31 2015
Stuart Law throws hat in the ring for the post of Indian coach
Stuart Law throws hat in the ring for the post of Indian coach

  Stuart eyes the coveted Indian coach’s post The current coach of Australia ‘A’, Stuart Law, has expressed his desire to be the next coach of Indian cricket team. Law was formerly the coach of Bangladesh. A stint of nine months which saw the minnows reach the final of Asia Cup. He has also worked previously in the capacity of the coach to the Sri Lankan team after World Cup of 2011. His CV from the point of vie

Jul 31 2015
Team India to travel to Sri Lanka without WAGS
Team India to travel to Sri Lanka without WAGS

Kohli with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma during IPL opening ceremony The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken a decision on not allowing the wives and girlfriends (WAGS) of Indian cricketers for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour, reports ibnlive.com. India team haven't played a single Test after the Bangladesh series which happened a month back. The board said that players had enough time with their families during a mont

Jul 31 2015
Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?
Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?

Raina should be given a chance to prove his game "I have not been given enough chances to prove my calibre as a Test cricketer. You can't judge a player on the basis of just one match after a hectic series of one-day and T20 games. I am not asking for five Test matches to prove myself. Give me two-three games. And if I don't perform, drop me forever," Raina said recently. There is no doubt that he is one of the best I

Jul 31 2015
SL vs PAK, 1st T20: Pakistan wins by 29 runs and takes 1-0 lead in the series
SL vs PAK, 1st T20: Pakistan wins by 29 runs and takes 1-0 lead in the series

Akmal played a quick-fire innings Pakistan won the first-off two-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka convincingly by 29 runs at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. A powerful display by Pakistan with the bat helped them post a good target of 176 runs which they eventually defended successfully. Shahid Afridi won the toss and decided to bat first. Pakistan lost their first wicket as Mukhtar Ahmed got out in the second over itself o

T20 World Champions Sri Lanka look for a fresh beginning
T20 World Champions Sri Lanka look for a fresh beginning

Kusal Perera will be hoping to score big again Sri Lanka were comprehensively beaten in both ODIs and Tests by a resurgent Pakistan and now the redundant Twenty20 series provides some respite for the seniors. It also allows the flexibility to field an experimental eleven. The two sides face off at Colombo on a pitch that is expected to be a batting paradise. A run fest awaits the spectators, as the teams look to build a tentative XI for th

Jul 30 2015
Pakistan must be applauded for their ODI series win over Sri Lanka
Pakistan must be applauded for their ODI series win over Sri Lanka

Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 3-2 Pakistan were well and truly hammered in the 5th ODI against Sri Lanka, but it must not overshadow what was a remarkable series win in the Island after 9 years. This was also Pakistan's first ODI series win against a top-eight side since December 2013. Yes, Pakistan had gone on for a year and a half without winning a bilateral ODI series against a what can be termed a ‘top tier’ team. Ther

Jul 30 2015
5 memorable Tests India played in Sri Lanka
5 memorable Tests India played in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan line-up, especially their batting, assumes a menacing form on home soil. Many a batting records have broken when SL has played against India on these home turfs. Despite SL’s stronghold in their fortress, India has also come back strongly in more games than one, to snatch some great victories. While on one side, SL has displayed their dominance by achieving world record batting scores and often notching up daunting total

Jul 29 2015
Video: Ahmed Shahzad drops catch, but claims the wicket anyway
Video: Ahmed Shahzad drops catch, but claims the wicket anyway

Ahmed Shahzad celebrates with Pakistan teammates Pakistan opener Ahmed Shahzad had a great series against Sri Lanka in terms of cementing his place in the team, but got embroiled in a bit of controversy as well. One of the biggest talking points from the ODI series between the two Asian countries was the moment when Shahzad wrongfully claimed a catch. In the 40th over of the 4th ODI, with Lahiru Thirimanne at 84, the batsman swep

Jul 29 2015
Top 5 Gains for Pakistan from their Sri Lanka tour
Top 5 Gains for Pakistan from their Sri Lanka tour

A lot of Pakistan fans have just been gifted the memory of a lifetime. Pakistan has beaten Sri Lanka in its own den, one of the hardest things to do in the game of cricket. More importantly, Pakistan has outclassed the hosts in the Tests and then in the ODIs. Pakistan won the Test series 2-1, which includes an unbelievable fourth innings chase in the last Test of the series. They then went on to dismember the Sri Lankan attack winning the ODI se

Jul 28 2015
Satire: A cricket journalist grills rain, a long time match fixer
Satire: A cricket journalist grills rain, a long time match fixer

An interview with a perennial culprit There are things in life that you believe in; there are things you don’t. Then, there are things that you wished you could believe and there are things you wished you didn’t believe. I was first told about the man whom you are always a few lines away from knowing, during my childhood. It was told as a part of the onerous ritual to shove a ball of rice into my mouth. I often demanded 2 such t

Jul 28 2015
Rohit Sharma wants to hold on to his Test spot
Rohit Sharma wants to hold on to his Test spot

Rohit is yet to cement his Test spot Indian batsman Rohit Sharma is well aware that his Test spot hangs in the balance as he gears to tour a country where he hasn’t had a great time over the years. Speaking to bcci.tv ahead of the 3-match Test series in Sri Lanka, the star batsman revealed that a spot in the Test line-up is very special to him. "It is very priceless," Rohit told the site. "It is very close to me. I don&

Jul 28 2015
5 Sri Lankan players India should watch out for in the Test series
5 Sri Lankan players India should watch out for in the Test series

India’s return to Test action in August sees them take on Sri Lanka and the former will be looking to beat the islanders for the first time away from home in 22 years. Their awful record abroad – India have won just one Test outside of India since 2011 (Lord’s 2014) – does not bode well for the visitors although Sri Lanka are not looking too spritely either, having recently suffered a 2-1 series defeat against P

Jul 28 2015
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club

Tillakaratne Dilshan – Getting better with age As soon as Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first, all eyes were set on the opener Tilakaratene Dilshan, who was just 55 runs away from reaching the 10,000 runs milestone. He didn’t upset the crowd too, reaching the new height and becoming the fourth Sri Lankan to ever score 10,000-plus runs in an ODI career. The home team, Sri Lanka restore their pride by winning the

Jul 27 2015
Riot in Sri Lankan aisles - Deteriorating culture, heightened nationalism or ugly politics?
Riot in Sri Lankan aisles - Deteriorating culture, heightened nationalism or ugly politics?

Sri Lankan police escort Pakistan players to safety as play is brought to a halt for violence in the stands during the recent series   For a nation that has been hit by war, riots and violence, armed men invariably elicit only one feeling. 6 years ago, we had an armed man every 10 meters. Cities were garrisoned with sentry points and check points. In short, Sri Lankans were mere prisoners of war. In the six years since 2009,

Jul 27 2015
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