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ICC Test Rankings: Australia stretches lead over India following annual update
ICC Test Rankings: Australia stretches lead over India following annual update

Australia have now 118 points, whereas India have 112Australia has opened up a six-point gap over India at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings following the annual update with the results from 2012-13 no longer included in the calculations and outcomes from the 2014-15 series weighted at 50 percent.India now leads third-placed Pakistan by just one point. Pakistan has benefitted from the annual update as defeat against South

May 3 2016
Best batsmen in the world across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)
Best batsmen in the world across all formats (based on ICC Rankings)

Steve Smith may be injured but he is the No.1 ranked Test batsman. AB de Villiers is the top ODI batsman and Virat Kohli tops the charts as far as T20Is are concerned. But who is the best batsman across all formats?Although the ICC have an individual ranking for each of the formats, they don’t have a combined ranking to determine the best batsmen in the world across all formats. If they did, what would that look like?Well, here&rs

May 2 2016
SK Glossary - What is the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) System?
SK Glossary - What is the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) System?

The D/L method is used to revise scores after rain-enforced interruptionsTwenty-two runs to score, one ball left. The image of that (in)famous scorecard from the 1992 World cup semi-final between England and South Africa lingers on in many a cricket fan's minds. A preposterous rain rule changed the target from a gettable 22 off 13 to "that" score and condemned the Proteas to a heartbreaking semi-final defeat in their first ever Worl

May 2 2016
Rohit Sharma's top 5 match-winning knocks
Rohit Sharma's top 5 match-winning knocks

During that phase in Indian cricket when legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid were retiring, a lot of youngsters were being considered as replacements for these greats. Rohit Sharma, one such young talent, impressed the selectors with his performances in the Ranji Trophy and the Indian Premier League, and made his international debut in 2007 against Ireland.From coming down to bat in the middle-order, he made his way up to become an ope

Apr 30 2016
Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya back into the selection committee
Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya back into the selection committee

Sanath Jayasuriya previously held office from January 2013 to March 2015Sanath Jayasuriya has returned to the selection panel as chief selector, a year later since he stepped down from the role, as confirmed by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board. The board desired to reinstall Jayasuriya as chief selector for a long time but was awaiting the sports minister’s approval, which they have finally received.The new selecti

Top 10 batsmen with more than 5000 runs scored In Test matches won
Top 10 batsmen with more than 5000 runs scored In Test matches won

Stats are a good measure of quantity – quantity of runs, the quantity of innings played and quantity of big knocks. However, they rarely tell you the quality of an innings, for example, of the hard-fought 30 on a seaming track that probably saved the match for your team.This argument rarely holds for greats who have had long careers.Over a protracted career, things almost always even out, giving us a pattern. Those patterns offer great

Apr 28 2016
Sri Lanka cricketer Kaushal Silva suffers head injury
Sri Lanka cricketer Kaushal Silva suffers head injury

Silva was injured while fielding during a domestic matchSri Lankan batsman, Kaushal Silva has been taken to the hospital after having suffered a head injury while fielding at short leg during a practice match at Pallekele, Kandy. Kaushal had to be airlifted from the ground to a hospital in Colombo. Reports from the hospital suggested that Silva was out of danger. However, he will be continued to be monitored by the hospital.“Kaushal wa

Apr 24 2016
8 instances which prove that Sachin Tendulkar is the epitome of sportsmanship
8 instances which prove that Sachin Tendulkar is the epitome of sportsmanship

Sachin Tendulkar: A man beyond numbersInnumerable smiles light up when an ordinary town in the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, is mentioned. The City of Dreams and the residence of the biggest Bollywood actors, Mumbai, ceases to be anything but the hometown of the India’s Ratna, for the cricket fanatics. To a common man, 16th November stands as yet another day with winter slowly making its presence felt. A date which hera

Apr 24 2016
Confident Stuart Broad targets clean sweep against Sri Lanka and Pakistan
Confident Stuart Broad targets clean sweep against Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Stuart Broad is the number one ranked Test bowler in the worldStuart Broad has rallied his troops by laying down the gauntlet ahead of a packed English summer. Speaking to Sky Sports, the tall fast bowler wants to clean sweep both Sri Lanka and Pakistan in front of lively crowds.Apart from Sri Lanka and Pakistan, England currently hold all the Test trophies which are on offer. Broad wants to extract revenge for the tense 0-1 loss at home against

Apr 23 2016
Cricket Australia releases 2016/17 summer schedule
Cricket Australia releases 2016/17 summer schedule

2016 is the first year that Perth will host the first Test of the summerCricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday released its summer schedule of cricket, with four nations to tour Australia over 41 days of international cricket.South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will all make the trip Down Under, with the Proteas to play Australia in a three-Test series during November, while Pakistan will also contest three Tests through December and J

Apr 20 2016
Mumbai Indians seek replacement for injured Lasith Malinga
Mumbai Indians seek replacement for injured Lasith Malinga

Malinga was earlier criticised for making adverse comments against SLCMumbai Indians have asked the BCCI for a replacement for Lasith Malinga, who was ruled out of the ninth edition of the IPL after an injury. The Sri Lankan pacer hasn’t played a competitive game since February 2016.“MI’s star pacer, Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of IPL 2016 due to a knee injury,” tweeted the official MI handle. “Malinga was expe

Apr 18 2016
England look to shake up cricketing world with new point system in Sri Lanka series
England look to shake up cricketing world with new point system in Sri Lanka series

Sri Lanka celebrate winning the test series in England in 2014.England have attempted a minor shake-up of the largely conventional world of test cricket by offering to use a points-based system to determine the winner of their home series against Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Mohan de Silva confirmed receiving the proposals covering the three tests, five one-dayers and a Twenty20 International set to be played between the teams from

Apr 18 2016
Knee issue rules Lasith Malinga out of IPL
Knee issue rules Lasith Malinga out of IPL

Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga looks on his mobile phone while waiting at cricket board in Colombo March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/FilesNEW DELHI (Reuters) - Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) because of a lingering knee injury that kept him out of this year's World Twenty20.The 32-year-old paceman, one of the deadliest bowlers in limited overs cricket, hurt his knee against Wes

Apr 18 2016
Rangana Herath quits limited-overs cricket
Rangana Herath quits limited-overs cricket

Herath in action during the 2016 World Twenty20Sri Lanka's veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has decided to step aside from limited-overs cricket, reports ESPNcricinfo. He will, however, continue to be a regular feature in his country's Test side at least for this entire year.Herath had made the Sri Lankan Cricket board aware of his decision in the week gone by and they apparently had no real qualms with the 38-year old's call.

Apr 17 2016
Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath retires from short formats
Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath retires from short formats

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath celebrates in test cricket match in Colombo October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/FilesCOLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath has retired from 50-over and Twenty20 internationals in order to carry on playing test matches, the country's cricket board said on Sunday.The 38-year-old took 74 wickets in 71 one-day internationals and another 18 in 17 T20 matches for the island nation, shouldered the burde

Apr 17 2016
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