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Top 5 chases in Test Cricket
Top 5 chases in Test Cricket

There is something extremely nervy about chases – no matter how big or how small. Something can always give, something can always go wrong before the last run has been ticked off. That is what makes chases fascinating. That is what makes heroes out of mortals as some players show repeatedly how their best emanates from the toughest conditions.Chases in Test cricket are tougher because they come in the fourth innings on a pitch that has seen

May 2 2016
The Prince of West Indies: Revisiting Brian Lara's lofty peaks
The Prince of West Indies: Revisiting Brian Lara's lofty peaks

Brian Lara leaves the field after scoring 400, the highest ever score in a test matchThe romantics of cricket would argue that it is a batsman's game made thrilling by bowlers. In the constant struggle for supremacy in the contest of bat versus ball, several talents have lifted the spirit of the contest displaying unparallel skills with the willow.The likes of Ponting, Jayasuriya, Hayden and Sehwag made batting look easy and made light work o

May 2 2016
India to tour West Indies in July-August for four-match Test series
India to tour West Indies in July-August for four-match Test series

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said BCCI is happy to resume their bilateral ties with WICBIndia will tour West Indies in July-August for a four-match test series which will mark the resumption of bilateral ties between them, the cricket boards announced on Saturday.Relations between the two boards turned sour after a visiting Caribbean team pulled out midway through their 2014 tour of India over a protracted pay dispute with the West Indies Cr

Apr 30 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
Dwayne Bravo squares up jokingly to MS Dhoni during GL vs RPS IPL match
Dwayne Bravo squares up jokingly to MS Dhoni during GL vs RPS IPL match

Dwayne Bravo mock-intimidates MS Dhoni, the latter stands his ground, both leave the ‘face-off’ with smilesThere was a moment of anxiety in the stadium on Friday during the IPL match between Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants, when Bravo walked up to the RPS batsman MS Dhoni, collided into him and appeared to give him a long hard stare.Everybody soon realised that this was just two old friends sharing a joke, playing a trick on

WICB to decide on Pakistan day-night Test proposal
WICB to decide on Pakistan day-night Test proposal

The first day-night test was played between Australia and New ZealandThe West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) are mulling over a proposal from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play a Test under lights during the Caribbean side's tour this year.The West Indies are set to play two Tests, five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20s against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates starting in October. The PCB has proposed that one of the Tests be pl

Apr 30 2016
IPL 2016: Know about the equipment umpire Bruce Oxenford was wearing on his hand
IPL 2016: Know about the equipment umpire Bruce Oxenford was wearing on his hand

Bruce Oxenford during Australia vs West Indies warm-up tieAustralian Umpire Bruce Oxenford is the propagator of a potentially revolutionary protective equipment for umpires. During the game between Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore, he was seen wearing an arm protector shaped like a semi-circle near his fist and continued into a two-dimensional version of a pipe near his forearm. The equipment seemed to b

Apr 29 2016
Angry Viv Richards slams ICC for being partial towards India
Angry Viv Richards slams ICC for being partial towards India

ICC’s condemnation of the West Indies players has not gone down well with RichardsWith his uninhibited stroke-play and brazen body language, Sir Viv Richards was undoubtedly the most feared batsman of his era. Long retired from the game, the West Indian has launched another scathing attack. But this time, it is off the field and targeted towards the International Cricket Council (ICC).NDTV Sports reported the 64-year old criticizing the spo

Apr 29 2016
Review: Death of a Gentleman
Review: Death of a Gentleman

The poster of the documentary“Does cricket make money in order to exist or does cricket exist in order to make money,” asks Australian journalist Gideon Haigh in a revealing, gripping documentary dedicated to analysing the decline of Test cricket. ‘Death of a Gentleman’ shows the journey of two cricket lovers and journalists, Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber, who in their pursuit of finding out whether the oldest form of cric

Apr 29 2016
Kieran Powell looking to get back into West Indies team
Kieran Powell looking to get back into West Indies team

Kieran Powell in action for West Indies against England in 2014.Enigmatic opener Kieran Powell has once again made himself available for the West Indies duty and hopes he can force his way back into the Caribbean side.The 26-year-old returned from a mysterious self-imposed break from the regional game last month, playing two games for Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the just concluded Regional first-class championship, reports CMC.He last played fo

Apr 28 2016
Pakistan Cricket Board wants West Indies to play day-night Test during UAE tour
Pakistan Cricket Board wants West Indies to play day-night Test during UAE tour

West Indies will play two tests, five ODIs and two T20s on their tourPakistan cricket authorities want the West Indies to play a day-night Test during their tour in October, as they prepare for their historic pink-ball Test against Australia in December.The West Indies are set to play two Tests, five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 Internationals, during the series set for the United Arab Emirates. Media reports say the Pakist

Apr 28 2016
IPL 2016: Dwayne Bravo wants a break in Bollywood
IPL 2016: Dwayne Bravo wants a break in Bollywood

Dwayne Bravo West Indies cricketer and singer Dwayne Bravo says that one of his dreams is to "break into Bollywood"."Breaking into Bollywood would actually be one of my other dreams so I would definitely like to give that a shot at some point," Bravo told IANS in an e-mail interview.Bravo, whose song "Champion" got viral on the internet, also mentioned that he wants to "inspire his fans to never stop believ

Apr 28 2016
23-year-old Tobago batsman Iraq Thomas smashes a 21-ball T20 century
23-year-old Tobago batsman Iraq Thomas smashes a 21-ball T20 century

File picture of bat, stumps and helmet23-year-old Tobago batsman Iraq Thomas smashed a 21-ball century in the Tobago Cricket Association’s T20 tournament at Louis D’or on Sunday. Representing Scraborough/Mason Hall, he finished with an unbeaten 131 off 31 balls to help his side chase Speyside’s target of 152 in just eight overs.Earlier in the day, Thomas showed his destructive hitting as he slammed a 53-ball 97 against Char

Apr 27 2016
IPL 2016: Jerome Taylor named as Lasith Malinga's replacement
IPL 2016: Jerome Taylor named as Lasith Malinga's replacement

Jerome Taylor has been roped in as a new Mumbai Indians playerMumbai Indians fast bowler, Lasith Malinga has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to injury. West Indian fast-bowler, Jerome Taylor has been roped in as the replacement for the Sri Lankan bowler.Malinga was first expected to miss out on the first part of the IPL. However, now that his complete recovery is not going to happen anytime soon, the Mumbai franchise has dec

Apr 27 2016
Injury forces John Hastings out of West Indies series
Injury forces John Hastings out of West Indies series

John Hastings was one of KKR’s most economical bowler this seasonAustralian fast bowler John Hastings has been ruled out of the upcoming one-day tri-series in the West Indies due to an ankle injury. He injured his left ankle during warm-up ahead of the Knight Rider’s match against the Mumbai Indians on 13 April. In his first match for KKR against the Delhi Daredevils, the fast bowler finished with excelle

Apr 27 2016
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