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5 incidents which changed cricket forever
5 incidents which changed cricket forever

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

Aug 30 2015
David Warner to continue his self-imposed ban on drinking
David Warner to continue his self-imposed ban on drinking

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

Aug 29 2015
Virat Kohli climbs up to third as India retain second spot in ODI rankings
Virat Kohli climbs up to third as India retain second spot in ODI rankings

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

Aug 28 2015
Top 10 bowlers with most number of international wickets in cricket history
Top 10 bowlers with most number of international wickets in cricket history

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

Aug 28 2015
10 cricketers of Indian origin who will be playing the 2016 T20 World Cup
10 cricketers of Indian origin who will be playing the 2016 T20 World Cup

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

5 young domestic stars that we all need to know
5 young domestic stars that we all need to know

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

Aug 25 2015
10 Times Cricketers Made Their Fans Smile
10 Times Cricketers Made Their Fans Smile

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.

Aug 25 2015
5 most biased commentators in cricket today
5 most biased commentators in cricket today

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

Aug 24 2015
10 most heartbreaking moments in Cricket history
10 most heartbreaking moments in Cricket history

Sports, in many ways, mirrors reality television. Emotions run high, and the desire to succeed burns like a flame in the minds of players. Cricket is by no means an exception, and with the extent of hard work and determination that players show on the field, coming in at second place is no compensation. The level of competitiveness in professional sports reaches great heights, and when both sides give their all, end up as the second-best, i

Aug 22 2015
10 Players who were successful in different batting positions
10 Players who were successful in different batting positions

A spot in the XI is a team’s gift to a player. Versatility is the player’s gift to the team. Given how the vagaries of sport throw a million permutations and combinations, the best teams are those which have a blend of the specialists and the versatile players. Test cricket is a game of specialists, but there are two types of versatile players who have proved invaluable to the team. There are all-rounders who can bat and bowl and the

Aug 21 2015
Australia's Chris Rogers confirms retirement from international cricket
Australia's Chris Rogers confirms retirement from international cricket

Chris Rogers joins skipper Michael Clarke in retiring from international cricket after the fifth Ashes Test Australian Test opener Chris Rogers has confirmed that he will be retiring from international cricket after the fifth Ashes Test, Cricket Australia’s official website reports. The final Test gets underway at The Oval from Thursday and Rogers, who will turn 38 in two weeks time confirmed that he will be joining skipper Michael Cl

Aug 18 2015
4 players who were supposedly better than Sir Donald Bradman
4 players who were supposedly better than Sir Donald Bradman

Let me begin this article apologizing to all cricket devotees who would consider questioning Bradman’s forte a blasphemy. But I indulge myself in questioning percepts and I am a proud adherent of “Socratic questioning”. Though, the belief world over is that Bradman is the greatest ever cricketer of all time, there have been nonconformists who have questioned such an Apocrypha. This article is not intended to draw comparisons b

Aug 16 2015
Video: Chris Gayle keeps on sledging Brad Haddin and eventually gets him out
Video: Chris Gayle keeps on sledging Brad Haddin and eventually gets him out

Gayle-Haddin sledging contest added spice to an already fiery derby match For all of Australia’s incredible success on the cricket field, the team have developed an infamous reputation for the sledging tactics they employ to get under the skin of their opponents. They have benefitted from it on a number of occasions but when Chris Gayle decided to turn the tables on an Australian cricketer, the end result wouldn’t have

Aug 15 2015
5 statements that have backfired spectacularly
5 statements that have backfired spectacularly

While cricket is a sport typically played by gentlemen, an occasional dose of trash-talking ahead of a big series never goes amiss and adds just that little bit extra fuel to the fire. We know England and Australia hate each other, but it always nice to be reminded before we sit back and watch the latest chapter of their rivalry unfold. It’s an age-old tactic used to psyche out the opposition, but one that is perhaps best reserved for

Aug 15 2015