10 most recent news feeds
- Critical Ashes moment: Should Stuart Broad have walked?
It has been many years since it was automatic for a batsman to walk when a ball was taken off an edge. This was largely a British thing surrounding the concept of ‘Sportsmanship’. It was never a part of the general Aussie approach or, indeed, in the UK at the professional level. Was Stuart Broad doing the right thing to stand his ground during a crucial period in the 1st Ashes Test at Trent Bridge?
- A progressive look at the highest One Day Innings of all time
On the same ground that he was booed off for slow scoring four years previously, Sachin Tendulkar become the first batsman to make a double-hundred in the history of one-day international cricket. His innings of 200 not out made in 147 balls (25 fours, 3 sixers) was the cornerstone of India’s 401 for 3 as they rolled over South Africa by 153 runs in the 2nd ODI at Gwalior on 24th Feb 2010.
- Chris Gayle on top of fastest hundreds list
Chris Gayle, one of the cleanest strikers in modern cricket, recently set a new record for the fastest century in the history of professional cricket with an astonishing century off just 30 balls for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 Indian Premier League. How does Gayle’s feat compare with other rapid centuries?
- PAGE OF SHAME series : A timeline of Match and Spot Fixing activities
What are the sequence of events in the colourful and recent history of activities that has resulted in match-fixing? How are the players undermining the entire essence of cricket in an ever increasing frequency of scandals? This article lists out the timeline of match fixing, spot fixing and the related allegations that has tainted cricket.
- PAGE OF SHAME series: Match-fixing and Spot-fixing taints cricket
Match-fixing and other ways to manipulate the goings-on in cricket is eating away at the entire fabric of the game. The fundamental attraction for millions of fans who follow World Cups and Test matches for the sheer unpredictability of the outcome get cheated with yet another sting operation that reveals more cheats who are playing the game – whilst the ICC stands by haplessly doing too little, too late.
- 2012 ICC T20 WORLD CUP: Preview of the teams and the stars
Belt up cricket fans – the most exciting cricket tournament in the most exciting format is ready to launch in Sri Lanka on 18th September when the hosts, Sri Lanka, take on Zimbabwe in the opening game of the ICC T20 World Cup in the sleepy fishing hamlet of Hambantota on one of the largest cricket playing surfaces in the world.
- Amla is first South African in exclusive Triple Ton Club
Ever since England opener Andy Sandham stroked his way to 325 (640 balls, 28 fours) against the West Indies in the 4th Test of 1930 at Sabina Park, it has been a dream for batsman to crown their career by achieving a triple century in test cricket. Amongst the many greats of the game that did not record a triple are Sachin Tendulkar (Highest score 248 not out), Ricky Ponting (Highest score of 257), Rahul Dravid (Highest score 270) and Allan Border (Highest score 205) – this list comprises 4 of the top 5 run scorers in test cricket, with only Lara making a triple century.
- Is Dinesh Chandimal the real McCoy?
A new ‘star’ has emerged in the Sri Lankan cricketing scene. Well, experts on the game and statistics certainly seem to indicate that Dinesh Chandimal, the right-handed batsman/wicket-keeper, qualifies for this often-misquoted title of ‘star’. Indeed one should be cautious when making such predictions.
- Mankading issue: Bradman's advice to batsmen at the bowlers end
Quite a furore was created in the current CB series game between India and Sri Lanka played in Brisbane when Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne, at the non-striker’s end, was run out by Indian off-spinner Ashwin when the batsman was found to have left the crease before the ball had been delivered.
- A gentleman in a gentleman's game: Farewell to Sam Loxton
Sam Loxton was the oldest living Australia cricketer at the time of his demise at the age of 90.