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IPL Auction 2016: Unsold XI
IPL Auction 2016: Unsold XI

Of the 351 players that were in the pool for the IPL Auction 2016, only 94 were sold. As the vast majority of the players went unsold, it should come as no surprise if they are plenty of unhappy players. While some of the players, like the uncapped players wouldn't have expected to be picked, there were plenty of internationals, who were unlucky to miss out. Shane Watson was the most expensive player but not all Australians had a good time a

Feb 7 2016
Dilshan ruled out of the first T20 against India
Dilshan ruled out of the first T20 against India

Apart from Dilshan, Lasith Malinga, and Angelo Matthews have already been ruled out of the series.The upcoming India vs Sri Lanka T20I series will not feature the Dil-scoop in the first match on February 9, as Tillakaratne Dilshan, 39, has been ruled out due to injury, reported ESPNcricinfo. Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been added to the Sri Lankan team as a replacement for Dilshan who was ruled out with a hand injur

Feb 7 2016
IPL auction 2016: 5 players who are likely to go unsold
IPL auction 2016: 5 players who are likely to go unsold

Saturday, 6 February 2015 is a date that many will be looking forward to. Not just the fans of the eight IPL teams, who will be eagerly waiting to see which players their team signs, but also for the 351 players who will go under the hammer in the IPL Auction 2016. While some players, like Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson will automatically be snapped and are likely to go for a lot of money, the same cannot be said for every player. In fact, at

Feb 4 2016
5 concrete reasons Mankading is not against the spirit of cricket
5 concrete reasons Mankading is not against the spirit of cricket

Mankading is something frowned upon in the sport of cricket. The act is committed when a bowler attempts to run out the non-striker before delivering the ball. It is surprising how much vitriol can be generated by an act which seems so simple. There have been instances when a team has been booed as they walk off the field for Mankading the opponent. Even the umpires have been known to ask the fielding captain to reconsider their appeal for a wick

Feb 4 2016
Pakistan tops Group B after beating Sri Lanka in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2016
Pakistan tops Group B after beating Sri Lanka in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2016

Pakistani players celebrating the fall of a Sri Lankan wicket. (Photo courtesy: ICC)Pakistan rode on a fine all-round performance by Hasan Mohsin to defeat Sri Lanka by 23 runs in the last league match and top Group B in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh on Wednesday.Mohsin top-scored with 86 and then rattled Sri Lanka with two early wickets as Pakistan fought back after being dismissed for 212 to bowl its rival out for 189 in Mirp

5 cricketers who bowled with both hands
5 cricketers who bowled with both hands

Ambidexterity is a trait which has existed in cricket for a long time now. The most common examples one can come across is a player batting right-handed and bowling with his left arm and vice versa. The rarest form of this trait has been batsmen playing with both hands, the only memorable instance being Kevin Pietersen's switch hit. Another unique form of ambidexterity in cricket has been that of cricketers bowling with both hands in the sam

Feb 3 2016
5 instances when a fielder won a match single-handedly
5 instances when a fielder won a match single-handedly

Cricket is a team sport and every individual has a role to play in the side. The different skillsets of various individual players combine together to form a team. Bowling, batting and fielding are the three most important aspects of the game. While batsmen and bowlers get all the applauds for their efforts, fielders often remain the unsung heroes.  There have been a lot of instances when a bowler has changed the co

Feb 2 2016
Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla on verge of losing hosting rights for World T20 matches
Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla on verge of losing hosting rights for World T20 matches

Anurag Thakur said that the DDCA had been given time until Sunday evening to get all necessary NOCs in place.Just days after the BCCI shifted the 2nd T20I to be held between India and Sri Lanka on February 12 from Delhi to Ranchi, the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) could be in for further embarrassment as it could lose the hosting rights for the four matches slated to be held at the Feroz Shah Kotla during the ICC 2016 Worl

Jan 31 2016
BCCI moves T20I between India and Sri Lanka from Delhi to Ranchi
BCCI moves T20I between India and Sri Lanka from Delhi to Ranchi

This is not the first time the DDCA has been unable to deliver on BCCI's promises.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced that the venue of the second Twenty20 International of the three-match home series against Sri Lanka on February 12 has been shifted from Delhi to Ranchi as the capital failed to get clearance to host the match.Last week, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur asked Delhi and District Cricket Association

Jan 29 2016
15-man Sri Lanka squad announced for India T20I series in February; Dilhara Fernando recalled after four years
15-man Sri Lanka squad announced for India T20I series in February; Dilhara Fernando recalled after four years

Dilhara Fernando last played a T20I match in 2011As earlier reported, Sri Lanka have rested five senior players for the 3-match T20 series against India from February 9 to February 14. Dinesh Chandimal continues to be stand-in captain, and Tillakaratne Dilshan is part of the squad as well. The biggest surprise inclusion, however, in the 15-man squad is the presence of Dilhara Fernando.36-year-old pacer Fernando last played for Sri Lanka in a Test

Jan 28 2016
Reports: Sri Lanka to rest senior players for India T20 series
Reports: Sri Lanka to rest senior players for India T20 series

Dinesh Chandimal celebrates as Martin Guptill is run out in the first T20I between New Zealand and Sri LankaFast bowler and T20I captain Lasith Malinga, all-rounder Angelo Mathews, spinner Rangana Herath and fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep are all set to be rested from the Sri Lanka team for the T20I series against India in February, according to ESPNCricinfo.Dinesh Chandimal is expected to continue leading the side in the absence of the seniors. Malin

Jan 28 2016
5 ODI teams that have performed far better in home matches than away
5 ODI teams that have performed far better in home matches than away

Playing conditions surely have a greater significance in cricket than in any other sport. This is precisely the reason why teams tend to perform better in their more familiar home conditions than in alien conditions away from home. While a few teams like Australia and West Indies have managed to strike quite a balance in terms of home and away ODI performances over the years, some of the others have been way better in home conditions. There is a

Jan 25 2016
Sarfaraz hits 81 and Khaleel takes 5-30 as India scores morale-boosting win over Pakistan
Sarfaraz hits 81 and Khaleel takes 5-30 as India scores morale-boosting win over Pakistan

Sarfaraz scored 12 boundaries and a six in his inningsRahul Dravid-coached India recorded a five-wicket victory over Pakistan on the final day of the warm-up matches on Monday ahead of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh 2016, which starts on Wednesday, 27 January.Pakistan was dismissed for 197 in 44.1 overs in a match reduced to 45 overs-a-side due to a delayed start, and India surpassed the target in the 34th over to fa

Jan 25 2016
Ian Chappell launches scathing attack on MS Dhoni, says he has outstayed his welcome
Ian Chappell launches scathing attack on MS Dhoni, says he has outstayed his welcome

Chappell said that Dhoni was “overstaying his welcome” as skipper of India in the shorter formatsPopular cricket commentator and former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has joined the chorus of former cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, who feels the time has come for Indian limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni to step aside and let Virat Kohli assume captaincy in all three formats of the game, The Hindu reports.Expressing his view

Jan 24 2016
India leads run feast on day two of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup warm-up matches
India leads run feast on day two of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup warm-up matches

The victorious India U-19 team after their match against Canada. (Picture Courtesy: ICC)Three-time champion India, 1998 winner England and two-time champion Pakistan flexed their batting firepower to win their warm-up matches on Saturday ahead of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh 2016, which starts on Wednesday, 27 January. There were also wins for Afghanistan and host Bangladesh while Sri Lanka registered an impressive four

Jan 23 2016
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