R Ashwin climbing new heights Ravichandran got the fourth Man-of-the-Series (MoS) award of his Test career with the conclusion of India’s 2-1 victory in the three matches. Interesting to note that he has got only three Man-of-the-Match (MoM) awards compared to four MoS awards. It is a remarkable feat for anyone with such figures as it proves that the player performed well to make his team win the series by performing decently in almos
Bye Bye Test cricket! In a shocking revelation Test cricket, one of the three formats in cricket has announced that it has decided to hang its boots. Test cricket is the oldest format in cricket, having made its debut in 1877, but the game had been played between teams as early as the 16th century. There have been 2179 Test matches in total and the Test match between Sri Lanka and India would be the last test match ever. “I don&rsqu
Cricket is often dubbed as a game of uncertainty and that is what makes the sport such a delight to watch. Often in cricket, teams that have chased down huge totals (read SA vs Aus at Jo’burg in ’06) are remembered but there are cases where teams have been dismissed for paltry totals but have gone on to successfully defend it. Low totals tend to produce some amazing matches as the margin for error is very mi
Galle the customary venue for the series opener is unlikely to host West Indies in the upcoming series Sri Lanka’s interim committee is in plans of starting the upcoming Test series against West Indies at Colombo instead of Galle as the venue for the opener due to cost factors, reported ESPNcricinfo. Galle is the regular venue for the first Test played in Sri Lanka by a visiting country and Sri Lanka has 14 out 26 win record at the v
Naman Ojha and Kusal Perera (not in picture) made debut in the third Test between Sri Lanka and India In the third Test between India and Sri Lanka played at Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo both the teams bring in players who are making their debut in Tests and they are the wicketkeepers as well. For Sri Lanka, as Kumar Sangakkara has retired after the second Test, he is replaced by Kusal Perera. They do have their wicketkeeper-
Indian fans light torches in the stands to celebrate India's victory over Australia at Eden Gardens in Kolkata 15 March 2001 If any cricketer is asked the question “which is the best format of cricket”, his answer would definitely be Test Cricket. Every cricketer aspires to be playing Test cricket for his country. The proudest moment in a cricketer’s life is when the first ever test cap is presented to him.
The Rahul Dravid signature shot - the Cover drive In the winter of 2010-11, India set off on a 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and one T20 tour of South Africa. The tour had everybody in the cricketing fraternity in bated breath as all eyes were on Sachin Tendulkar, who was one shy off reaching his 50th Test century. But one corner of an eye was also on another batsman, who was coming off a pretty good home series against New Zealand.
The butterfly effect is the theory that one small incident can ultimately cause a massive event elsewhere. For example, a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon rainforest could end up causing a hurricane thousands of miles away. The concept that a seemingly minor happening can actually change everything is also applicable to sport. Sport is very fickle in its nature. When dissecting a contest, wins or losses can generally be pinpointed on o
David Warner has stayed away from drinks since the beginning of the West Indies tour in April. Australian opening batsman and recently appointed Test vice-captain David Warner will continue his self-abstinence from drinking, Cricket Australia’s official website reported. The 28-year-old said that the ban he imposed upon himself at the start of the West Indies tour will continue in the wake of the 3-2 Ashes defeat. "It’s be
Kohli ranks third in the latest ODI rankings India’s Virat Kohli has climbed to number three in the ICC rankings for the one-day international (ODI) batsmen, just two points ahead of New Zealand’s Kane Williamson while AB de Villiers’ continues to dominate the standing with 884 points. Besides Kohli, opener Shikhar Dhawan and ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni are the other two Indians in the top-10 list on rank six an
Cricket, ‘the gentleman’s game’ has always been known as a game dominated by the batsmen, but there have been many outstanding bowlers who have made life hard for the batsman at the crease. No matter how many runs a team scores in a Test match, they need to pick up 20 wickets to win the match. The case in ODI’s and T20s is not much different with the bowlers playing a crucial role in restricting the opposition by pi
As the current year reaches the end of its middle third, preparations have already begun for the major event that will take place next year - the ICC T20 World Cup. Set to be hosted for the first time in India, it is one of the most expected sports events of 2016. After being hosted by South Africa, England and West Indies, the T20 World Cup finally set foot inside the subcontinent as Sri Lanka hosted it in 2014. Now, it all set to come back to I
The only thing that remains constant in the world is change.With the retirement of stalwarts like Kumar Sangakkara and Michael Clarke, the beacon of cricket will transfer to the younger generation. Currently there are few youngsters who have a made a name for themselves in the game – like Virat Kohli, Joe Root and Steven Smith – but more youngsters will be soon called upon to shoulder the responsibility of their teams, with
The game of cricket portrays emotions in a beautiful canvas. The reactions of each team that plays the game is mirrored by its fans on a huge scale. Cricketers have immense potential to draw out emotions from the spectators of the sport, and their actions can make the entire world beam with joy, be it a cheeky gesture on-field, a witty remark during the presentation ceremony, a show of sportsmanship, or even an expressive celebration.
Shane Warne and David Llyod during World Cup 2015 Cricket commentators are important: they are the yin to the yang, or, in cricketing terms, the Jayawardene to Sangakkara. While the action unfolds, the addition of an excellent wordsmith to describe each play just enhances the spectacle. But not all commentators make the sofa-viewing experience quite so enjoyable. Instead of explaining the game with no declared allegiance, they consistently