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Brendan Taylor woken up by police after spending night in unlocked car
Brendan Taylor woken up by police after spending night in unlocked car

Brendan Taylor was found asleep in the back of a car near Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire’s home ground. Former Zimbabwe international cricketer Brendan Taylor had to be woken up by the police after he was found asleep in an unlocked car, The Guardian reports. The wicket-keeper batsman had been celebrating his county side Nottinghamshire’s progress to the semi-finals of the Royal London One-Day Cup the previous night before things

Aug 28 2015
BCB's proposal to cut a Test against Zimbabwe is unacceptable
BCB's proposal to cut a Test against Zimbabwe is unacceptable

Bangladesh fans cheer during the second day of the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa   Zimbabwe will tour Bangladesh on January 2016 when the visitors are supposed to play a three-match Test series, five-match ODI series and three Twenty20 internationals. But the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is in discussion with Zimbabwe Cricket to omit one Test from the bilateral series. Banglades

Aug 25 2015
Zimbabwe Cricket sign new broadcast deal
Zimbabwe Cricket sign new broadcast deal

India’s recent tour of Zimbabwe was almost called off due to differences between BCCI and Ten Sports Total Sports Management (TSM) and Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) have signed a new eight-year broadcast deal. TSM is a Bangladesh based sports marketing agency and will have the marketing rights and live television coverage rights for all of Zimbabwe’s home international matches, reports ESPNcricinfo. The agreement between ZC and TSM

Aug 21 2015
Why the Champions Trophy qualification system is flawed
Why the Champions Trophy qualification system is flawed

How good is the Champions trophy qualification system? The criteria for the qualification to ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is that the top eight teams in the Reliance ICC ODI Rankings as of on 30 September 2015 will qualify for the tournament to be held in 2017 in England. As per the scenario in August 2015, it seems likely that the eight teams that will qualify for the 2017 ICC Champions trophy will be Australia, South

Aug 15 2015
All eyes on AB de Villiers as South Africa take on New Zealand in the 1st T20I
All eyes on AB de Villiers as South Africa take on New Zealand in the 1st T20I

AB de Villiers returns for South Africa after completing his ‘paternity leave’ World Cup finalists New Zealand will kick-off their tour of South Africa on Friday with the first of the two T20 internationals to be held at Kingsmead, Durban. The teams played out one of the most exciting ODI matches in recent times in the semi-finals of the quadrennial event and will do battle once again in three one-dayers, but after two matches i

Stats: George Worker joins elite company with a debut 50
Stats: George Worker joins elite company with a debut 50

New Zealand won comfortably by 80 runs New Zealand won the one-off T20 by a huge margin of 80 runs as debutant George Worker joined elite company with a 50 on his debut. Here are some of the most important numbers that we came across from this game: Players who have scored a 50 on their T20I debut Player Country Score Opposition Date Ground Ricky Ponting Australia 98*  New Zealand 17 Feb 2

Aug 9 2015
Like Sachin, like Williamson!
Like Sachin, like Williamson!

Kane Williamson at least got some stat similar to the ‘Little master’  

Aug 9 2015
New Zealand hand Zimbabwe a lesson in the one-off T20 international
New Zealand hand Zimbabwe a lesson in the one-off T20 international

The debutant has impressed in his very first outing New Zealand beat Zimbabwe in the one-off T20 by a resounding margin of 80 runs thus completing the double as they previously won the ODI series as well by a 2-1 margin. The Zimbabweans were never in the hunt as they kept losing wickets right from the beginning chasing a huge total of 199 to win. Eventually they ended up with just 118 runs on the board losing 8 wickets in the process. 

Aug 9 2015
Only T20 - Zimbabwe vs New Zealand: Preview
Only T20 - Zimbabwe vs New Zealand: Preview

Zimbabwe will be hopeful that Chamu Chibhabha can reproduce the goods as he did against India New Zealand managed to recover after the shocking loss in the opening one-dayer to clinch the three-match series against Zimbabwe 2-1. The Kiwis will not be having that luxury again as they look to get the better of the hosts who had pulled off an upset against India in their last T20 outing.  Form guide and team news Both teams have lo

Aug 8 2015
Stats: Zimbabwe vs New Zealand 3rd ODI; Williamson's obsession with the 90s
Stats: Zimbabwe vs New Zealand 3rd ODI; Williamson's obsession with the 90s

Williamson made 90 today The final match of the series has concluded in favour of New Zealand after they scored 273-6 in the allotted 50 overs. Zimbabwe though was cruising towards the victory after the opening pair put up 97 while Craig Ervine and Sean Williams accumulated 45 runs for fourth wicket and once Ervine fell, no one stood with Sean Williams to support at the other end. Finally, Zimbabwe lost the match by 38 runs and ser

Aug 7 2015
New Zealand clinch series with a 38-run win in the 3rd ODI
New Zealand clinch series with a 38-run win in the 3rd ODI

New Zealand won the series 2-1  New Zealand have won the 3rd ODI of the series against Zimbabwe by 38 runs at the Harare Sports club. Zimbabwe won the toss and asked New Zealand to bat. With this win, the Kiwis have also clinched the closely fought three-match series. For New Zealand, Kane Williamson was the leading scorer with a well deserved 90. This was the sixth consecutive half-century for Willamson. He featured in

Aug 7 2015
'Death of a Gentleman' inspires us to #ChangeCricket
'Death of a Gentleman' inspires us to #ChangeCricket

A still from the film © Death of a Gentleman Starring: Ed Cowan, Lalit Modi, N Srinivasan, Giles Clarke Directors: Jarrod Kimber, Sam Collins Arrogance. Entitlement. Corruption. Greed. Watched a pre-screening of “Death of a Gentleman” on Thursday 23 July at the BFI Southbank. The movie starts with our heroes (Kimber and Collins) in Australia, making polite enquiries into whether test cricket will survive the advent of T

Aug 6 2015
5 worst decisions in modern day cricket
5 worst decisions in modern day cricket

Who can forget Sydney 2008? Playing a cricket match is one thing. Playing a cricket match better than your opponent is another thing. Winning a cricket match is an altogether different thing from the first two. Sometimes you perform much better than the other team, but still at the end of the day, you do not have the match in your hand. Why does it go like this? The answer is simple. Generally cricket has three departments- batting, bowling

Aug 6 2015
New Zealand canter to victory in 2nd ODI despite record 9th wicket Zimbabwean partnership
New Zealand canter to victory in 2nd ODI despite record 9th wicket Zimbabwean partnership

Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza plays a cut shot during the 2nd ODI against New Zealand The visiting New Zealand side won the 2nd ODI against Zimbabwe to level the 3-match series, courtesy a confident chase by openers Martin Guptill (116 off 138 balls) and Tom Latham (110 off 116 balls). Latham brought up his maiden ODI ton and Guptill his 8th one, as the two accomplished the record opening stand for the Kiwis against Zimbabwe. Ne

Aug 4 2015