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10 individual cricket peaks in recent times
10 individual cricket peaks in recent times

Call it a team game, but cricket is sometimes a celebration of individual performances as well. At certain times, cricketers come up with consistent periods at the top of their game that make them rise above their peers, even as they take a shot at being legends of the game. There have been numerous peaks in the past, some of them being Sachin Tendulkar in 1998, Waqar Younis during the 1992-93 season and Sir Vivian Richards in 1976.Here’s a

May 31 2016
Rangana Herath: Sri Lanka's unsung hero who thrives in the shadows
Rangana Herath: Sri Lanka's unsung hero who thrives in the shadows

The invisible hero that deserves more praiseIf you are born in the sub-continent, there is little that many dream of apart from being a cricketer. While it is true that most dream of being a sportsman, in the sub-continent, sport has always been synonymous with cricket. Some are drawn to it due to the money, others to the fame that comes with and then there are those who play it because they love it.As the biggest sport, cricket usually has its f

May 31 2016
Sri Lankan pacer Shaminda Eranga reported for suspect action
Sri Lankan pacer Shaminda Eranga reported for suspect action

Shaminda ErangaChester-le-Street (England), May 31 (IANS) Sri Lankan pacer Shaminda Eranga has been reported for suspect action during the second Test against England here.Eranga, who went wicketless in both the innings of the match which England won by nine wickets, will now have to get his action tested at an International Cricket Council (ICC) accredited centre within 14 days.The 29-year-old, however, can continue bowling in international cric

May 31 2016
Sri Lankan pacer Shaminda Eranga reported for suspect action
Sri Lankan pacer Shaminda Eranga reported for suspect action

Shaminda Eranga’s action came under the scanner for the first timeSri Lankan cricket has been going through a terrible phase in the last one year or so and it seems there is no immediate respite for them as their premier fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been reported for a suspect action after the second Test match between Sri Lanka and England concluded yesterday. It is reported that the officials of the 2nd Test have handed over a rep

May 31 2016
Alastair Cook breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record, becomes youngest batsman to 10,000 Test runs
Alastair Cook breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record, becomes youngest batsman to 10,000 Test runs

Cook has consistently scored runs for England throughout his careerEngland skipper and opening batsman Alastair Cook broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of being the youngest man in history to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket in the second innings of the second Test match during Sri Lanka’s tour of England. Tendulkar’s record had stood for 11 years after he crossed the 10,000-run barrier against Pakistan at the Eden

Are subcontinental batsmen selfish?
Are subcontinental batsmen selfish?

“Indian batsman are more concerned about milestones than winning.”Glenn Maxwell’s caustic remarks added salt to the wounds of a 3-0 drubbing that India suffered earlier this year. Although he didn’t name anyone explicitly, he was pointing fingers at Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who slowed down considerably in the 90s despite the pitch staying true and the bowlers leaking runs.Matthew Hayden also made similar claims back i

May 29 2016
Star batsmen and their second home grounds
Star batsmen and their second home grounds

A look at where star batsmen scored most runs away from home.Any cricketer who has played at the highest level would testify that performing in front of the home crowd can unnerve even the best in the business. The expectations of the crowd create a mountain of pressure under which many crumble.Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, although the apple of the eye of the Kolkata crowd, could hardly replicate his silken drives on the off and lofted m

May 29 2016
Rangana Herath reaches 300 Test wickets
Rangana Herath reaches 300 Test wickets

Rangana Herath’s 300th Test wicket was Steven FinnSri Lankan bowler Rangana Herath reached 300 wickets in Tests after picking Steven Finn on day two of the second Test against England. The 38-year-old who has been the backbone of Sri Lanka's spin attack following Muttiah Muralitharan's exit, has taken 16 years to reach the landmark.After dismissing Alex Hales on the same day, Herath went past English spinner Derek Underwoo

May 28 2016
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 announce cricket schedule for next two seasons
New Zealand announce cricket schedule for next two seasons

Kane Williamson – captain of New ZealandChristchurch, May 27 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket on Friday announced a schedule for the next two summers inclusive of 12 Test matches and a total of 98 days of international cricket.The 2016-17 season's schedule has seven Tests --- two each against Pakistan and Bangladesh and three against South Africa. It also has 11 One-Dayers and four Twenty20 internationals, a statement said.New Zealand will al

May 27 2016
Stuart Broad warns Sri Lanka ahead of second Test match
Stuart Broad warns Sri Lanka ahead of second Test match

Broad picked five wickets in the Headingley TestEngland fast bowler Stuart Broad warned Sri Lanka ahead of their second Test in Durham, saying that the hosts are confident about winning the series, though the contest is still open. After a commendable performance from Jonathan Bairstow and James Anderson, England crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in the Headingley Test and are currently leading the series 1-0.Broad had picked five

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
Nathan Lyon seeks Muttiah Muralitharan's help for his bowling ahead of Sri Lanka tour
Nathan Lyon seeks Muttiah Muralitharan's help for his bowling ahead of Sri Lanka tour

The all-time great can offer great inputs to Nathon before Sri Lanka TourOne of the most underrated match winner for Australia in recent times, Nathan Lyon, is planning to call all-time leading wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan to get an insight about Sri Lanka before the Sri Lanka tour of Australia this July.Lyon has previously worked with the bowling great for a brief period of time in 2014, when Murali worked as a consultant bowling coach for

May 25 2016
Australia prepare special pitches for success against India
Australia prepare special pitches for success against India

Nathan Lyon inspects the pitch ahead of practice In the recent past, Australia always fell short of achieving success on Indian pitches as they last won a Test series in India in 2004-05. Their bowlers’ inability to adapt on the spinning tracks of India has been one of the major issues behind the almost twelve-year drought.Australia desperately wants to end this drought and according to a report in The Daily Telegraph claims that Crick

May 24 2016
Sri Lanka pacer Chameera injured, to miss England tour
Sri Lanka pacer Chameera injured, to miss England tour

London, May 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera was on Tuesday ruled out of the second Test against England and is set to miss the rest of the tour with a stress fracture in his back. The 24-year-old took three wickets as Sri Lanka lost the opening Test by an innings and 88 runs. He could be out of action for up to four months. The second Test starts on Friday. Sri Lanka are also missing seamer Dhammika Prasad with a shoulder injury.

May 24 2016
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