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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:02:50 -0500

 



An American Book Reviewer's Interest in Cricket

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:40:14 -0500

An American reviewer of a humorous book for older children came upon a story about a game of cricket and made the following remarks: 'Because the book is set in England, there are some jokes and references American children may not understand. For instance, one chapter is about a game of cricket. Having never seen a cricket game, there are a few things I didn't quite understand. In my opinion, this does not make the book any less enjoyable. In fact, it made me interested to find out more about British life. I plan to look up how cricket is played, so I can reread the chapter and see what I missed.'



The Great West Indian Captain Clive Lloyd

Sat, 21 May 2016 15:51:14 -0500

Clive Lloyd team's Australian tour was a disaster in 1975. They were humiliated on and off the field. Australian fast bowlers not only destroyed their confidence by defeating them 5-1 but also terrorizing with pace and hostile fast bowling. In the result captain Clive Lloyd started to think about changing his tactics and style of playing cricket.



8 Reasons Why You Should Switch to Online Scoring From Traditional Scorebooks

Mon, 09 May 2016 10:36:40 -0500

Technology advancement in the game of cricket has opened doors to scorers, statisticians & even players by providing the online scoring tools/apps. There is nothing wrong with using the paper based scoring system today, but switching to online or mobile scoring gives you some pretty cool benefits.



A Thought on the Latest Shades For The Upcoming T-20 Cricket World Cup

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 10:03:14 -0500

The T-20 cricket world cup is going on. The official cricket uniforms of various teams participating in this tournament are also made public.



What To Look For While Buying Cricket Uniforms

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:03:52 -0600

Every gaming event follows some specific guidelines. The same rule is true for the game of cricket. It is surely the well-known game and it has fans everywhere throughout the globe. Let us talk about very important thing associated with this game. We are here to discuss cricket uniforms.



Health Benefits of Cricket

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:01:12 -0600

Cricket is an extremely popular sport played by thousands of players worldwide who compete in professional competitions, amateur leagues, and local matches. Cricket is useful for its ability to provide social, mental, and physical benefits.



No More a Real Game!

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 13:38:39 -0600

Here is an article about how the short versions of the game have taken over the long format in recent years... It is my own experience in the past few years.



Cricket Uniforms: Comfortable To Wear & Best In Design

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 07:22:42 -0600

The game of cricket has made millions of people crazy. This is a widely played game. You can easily find the fans, lovers and players for this game. In several countries, the fans follow this game as a religion. There is excitement, adventure and thrill associated with this game. The battle between ball and bat offers a pleasing experience to the spectators.



Cricket Uniforms: To Make Your Team Look Invincible

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:14:14 -0600

The cricket uniforms manufacturers are offering their collection in a wide range of designs and patterns for the one day internationals. With the drastic change in the fashion trends, the designing of these outfits have also changed tremendously.



Cricket Uniforms: Designed & Fabricated in Amazing Shades

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:58:19 -0600

Test cricket is known to be the longest form of cricket. The match is played between two teams of 11 players each. It's a four-innings match, which is often played for five days. It is considered to be the complete examination of the playing ability and endurance of a team.



Watching Tom Graveney and Gloucestershire in the Late 1940s

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:13:25 -0600

The passing of Tom Graveney on 3 November 2015 at the age of 88 brought back memories of watching the Gloucestershire County cricket team play at the County Ground in Bristol in the late 1940s. Graveney is generally acknowledged to have been one of the most elegant batsmen the game has ever produced. He scored nearly 48,000 first-class runs and 122 centuries in a career that saw him still playing for England in his forties. One feels greatly privileged to have watched him play at the time of his debut for Gloucestershire in 1948 at the age of 20 or 21. At that time Tom Graveney was a new boy full of potential, but the Gloucestershire team included other great players some reaching the end of their careers.



One Day Cricket Uniforms: Selecting The Right Jerseys For Your Team

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:07:50 -0500

One day cricket or a 50-over game is the favorite format of fans of the much-popular game. Since Test cricket is played in completely white uniforms, the different cricket teams are generally "recognized" better by the uniforms worn during their one-day tournaments.



Is Indian Premier League All About Money?

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:08:18 -0500

An article concerning about match fixing in the IPL. How big money involved affects the players and their dedication towards their club or country.



How Cricket Has Paralyzed Other Sports in India

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:32:29 -0500

Over several past decades, India has witnessed numerous modes of mass entertainment arriving and passing like waves, but one particular element among these has refused to die away, however be the financial, political or social circumstances of the nation. Cricket has evolved in India from a sport or a mere popular hobby to the heart-beat of millions, proudly designated as the common interest of all kinds of people, breaking the barriers of class, financial status, age or sex. A national or international cricket match remains a prioritized concern for all citizens, giving birth to large-scale media coverage and somewhat industrialization...



The Rajasthan Royals Look Set to Win the Cup This Year!

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:13:44 -0500

The IPL seems ready to become the contest of the year, with explosive cricketing talent from all over the world in the same place. With teams like Rajasthan and Punjab, and the others as well, the tournament is headed to become a massive success.



Cricket In India

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:08:42 -0500

Cricket is undoubtedly the most popular sport in India. The game is played by both professionals and amateurs. The popularity of the game can be traced back in 1983 when the Indian national team won the World cup. After the win many Indians developed interest in the game.



Cricket - George Headley - An Appreciation

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:58:06 -0600

Some of those who pride themselves on a knowledge of cricket and cricketers probably know less about George Headley than they should. From early in his career, Headley was known in his homeland of Jamaica as the Black Bradman.



Funny Cricket

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:19:09 -0600

The time for trying things out is almost over. With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 a little over two weeks away now, fine-tuning is the need of the hour and towards this end, the warm-up games immediately before the tournament proper need to be taken very seriously. When it comes to the faster bowlers, especially, it is essential that by the time India is done with its second practice game, against Afghanistan on February 10, it has hit top rhythm.



Buying Your Tickets For The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:48:43 -0600

The ICC Cricket World Cup is one of the most popular sporting events that brings together cricket teams from across the world. It features more than 40 matches played between 10 national teams. The 2015 World Cup slated to be held in New Zealand and Australia is also expected to be a huge public spectacle.



2015 Cricket World Cup Preview

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:05:24 -0600

The Cricket World Cup of 2015, number 11, begins four weeks from today. It is time to consider possible outcomes. Quarter finals are scheduled, which is not always the case and barring a major upset, one can expect the top eight to be Australia, New Zealand, England, Sri Lanka, West Indies, India, Pakistan and South Africa. The tournament really begins here. Three quarter finals are scheduled for Australia, one for New Zealand, the two countries share the semi finals and the final is at the MCG.



Intelligence in Sport, And the Lack of It - Part Two, Cricket

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:33:52 -0600

A strong South African side had made the super six stage of the 1999 world cup, where they were to meet a struggling Australian team, needing a win to remain in the tournament. A lack of composure, clear thought and intelligence caused their downfall. South Africa still awaits its first world cup.



Intelligence in Sport, And the Lack of It - Part One, Cricket

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:32:58 -0600

In the writing, broadcasting and discussion of sport, we are assailed with opinions about the skill, power, speed, nerve and bravery of individual sportsmen and women. The importance of one factor is too often neglected. Intelligence, or the lack of it, sometimes makes all the difference.



Pakistan Cricket Team - A Look at the Batsmen for the World Cup Squad

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:55:32 -0600

The world cup tournament is soon to begin. Squads have been announced. Fans wait in anticipation of what is to come next.



The Collapse of West Indian Cricket

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:29:51 -0600

A casual examination of the South Africa v West Indies test series which ended today would reveal many of the flaws which have bedevilled West Indian cricket and marked its rapid decline this century. Since 2002, other than series against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the West Indies have won only three, all at home. How different it all was in the last two decades of the twentieth century.



MS Dhoni - A Mediocre Test Captain at Best

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:36:59 -0600

Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his immediate retirement from Test Cricket quietly after the drawn test against Australia. It was indeed a Practical End to a Practical man's Test Career. A man who carried on with his business quietly, never saying anything, letting the World talk aimlessly.



Australian Sport - Powder Puff Cricketers?

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:05:43 -0600

The first day of the second test Australia v India was the final push I needed to pen this article when four members of the Australian attack suffered from one injury or another. The appearance of a hard man in the Australian cricket team is as rare as a spring in the Outback. Bearing in mind that cricket is not considered a contact sport, let us examine the injury list in Australian test cricket over the past few years.



How to Dramatically Improve Your Batting in Cricket

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:49:33 -0600

Remember when you were young? Who did you want to be? I can remember wanting to be Spiderman or Superman as a young boy. I think I may have even wanted to be the Incredible Hulk.



Umpiring and Technology

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:21:21 -0600

In an age when technology has become a part of sport in general and cricket in particular, it is worth examining the merits or otherwise of technology as an aid to cricket umpires. For those of us who long for the 'good old days', technology is here to stay but it requires a greater degree of common sense.



Four Hundred and Eight - Phillip Joel Hughes - 1988 - 2014

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:08:02 -0600

What those who part with us leave is an enduring memory of their goodness amidst God's grace. Thank you, Phillip Hughes, for your contribution to your family and friends, to cricket, to Australia, and to the world.



Fast Bowling Claims First Fatality in Cricket

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:47:55 -0600

The commercialization of cricket has replaced sportsmanship with the principle of 'win at all costs' and precipitated greater reliance on fast bowling which is the most effective way to satisfy the desire to win. This has in turn increased the dangers to batsmen and the Hughes tragedy signifies a need for changes to give batsmen more protection.



Sehwag, Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh Should Play in the World Cup 2015

Sat, 08 Nov 2014 08:43:53 -0600

There are only about 100 days left for the World Cup. Many TV channels, ex cricketeers are all debating the 30 or 15 probables for the world cup. Strangely the whole world seems to have forgotten the stars of the recent past Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Harhbhajan and Yuvraj.



Ball Tampering - Crime And Punishment

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:50:08 -0500

There is a thin line, in sport as in life, between pushing the law and breaking the law. Ball tampering at the moment is turning out to be an art in lingering right on that fine line, although it has no business to be there. Cricket is the only sport played across three different formats.



2014 Ton Series Cricket Bats Produced By SS

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:05:27 -0500

A highlight of Ton series cricket bats manufactured by Sareen Sports more commonly known as SS. Some of the best cricket bats going into 2014, these ton series bats are used by some of the top cricketers around the globe. The entire range of Ton cricket bats such as Ton reserve edition, Ton Vertu, Ton Super & Ton Slasher form a very well laid out cricket bats range.



Six Hours That Changed Peter Pollock's Life

Tue, 20 May 2014 08:20:15 -0500

The Holy Spirit challenged Peter Pollock, the former South African Test cricketer in the 1960s, on the night he was converted and born again from above, "You're in the process of trying to gain the whole world - something you'll never, ever do! But tragically, you're in the process of losing your soul." He had been watching a television debate involving evangelists and atheists. Peter was on the side of the atheists.



The History of Indian Cricket

Thu, 08 May 2014 07:55:52 -0500

In the beginning of 2014, India along with Australia and England, proposed a restructuring of the ICC hierarchy. The "Big Three" have now officially become the major stakeholders of ICC with defining authority.



Cricket World Cup 2011 - Blast From The Past

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:18:39 -0500

The 10th ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 was played between 14 teams, of which there were 4 associate member teams who were granted special permission to participate in the tournament. New records were made in this exciting tournament.



World T20 2014 England V New Zealand Group 1 Match - A Failure of the Duckworth and Lewis Method?

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:49:56 -0500

The group match between England and New Zealand saw England score 172 for 6 in their allotted twenty overs. New Zealand replied with 52 for one wicket in 5.2 overs when the game had to be abandoned due to thunder storms and rain. New Zealand was declared winner using the D & L method.



Afghanistan: Cricket "Minnows" No More

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:12:24 -0500

Cricket in Afghanistan has had a remarkable growth over the past 14 years. From virtually nothing then, it is achieved success at the international level and has caught the eye of the cricketing world. It is time for the media to stop labelling Afghanistan as a "minnow" amongst the cricketing nations.



Sachin's First Century

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:45:08 -0600

In cricket, Sachin hit many centuries and create many records. Among these centuries, the first century is a noteworthy as it helped India to confirm a draw from losing the match.



The Fairer Sex, Fairing Much Better

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:13:35 -0600

As the men's England cricket team mulled over yet another defeat in Australia, their female colleagues were battling out a vital, well-earned victory over their Australian rivals. Taking one step closer to retaining The Ashes, England's women forced the Australian batting order to collapse thanks to the nifty bowling of Jenny Gunn, Anya Shrubsole and Yorkshire pace bowler, Katherine Brunt.



Caught In A WEB

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:33:40 -0600

Leg spin or wrist spin as it is often called, has been the most attractive yet the most difficult form of bowling over the years. Although off spin or finger spin has been the more predominant form of spin bowling, leg spin has always held its own and stood out for its sheer grace and mystique. There have been only a few famed exponents of this art, none greater than Aussie legend Shane Warne who has taken leg spin bowling to a whole new level.



What Are the Different Types of Cricket Pitches?

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:50:09 -0600

The game of cricket is played on different kinds of pitches. The three main types of cricket pitches are: dead pitches, dusty pitches and green pitches.



Some Important Points for a Bowler in Cricket

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:40:41 -0600

This article explains about some of the important points for a bowler to start playing cricket. There is a need of making up own mind with a positive attitude before playing any match. It's very important to have positive attitude in cricket.



Dhyan Chand Deserves the Bharat Ratna More Than Sachin Tendulkar

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:22:37 -0600

Dhyan Chand should have been given the Bharat Ratna before Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin is a great batsman. However, he is not the only great sportsperson India has produced. How one can forget the iconic hockey player Dhyan Chand?



James Faulkner: New Kid on the Block

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:22:06 -0500

After a fine performance in the ODI Series in England, the Australian cricket team is now making life tough for the for midable Indian side here in India. If their current form is anything to go by the Aussies are certainly on the right track as far as their preparations for the 2015 World Cup is concerned.



Yuvraj Singh: A Sensational Comeback

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:21:47 -0500

The recent T20 International between India and Australia witnessed a heroic knock from comeback man and the prince of Punjab, Yuvraj Singh as he almost achieved the impossible by taking India to victory from a seemingly hopeless situation. Yuvi as he is affectionately known among his teammates had worked very hard to get back into the team after losing his place in the side due to some pretty ordinary form that he had displayed in the past.



Bowling Machines With Accurate Delivery, Available Online From Cricket Stores

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:34:04 -0500

In cricket sports, a bowling machine is a device available for the batsman to practice inside the nets. The batsman could hone specific skills as the machine keeps bowling according to the preset length, line and speed required by the batsman. This fills the void of not having a bowler of required style and standard.



'SACH' an 'IN'ings

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:23:33 -0500

I'll start with a confession - I'm nostalgic, for all my memories of cricket, right from childhood till today, are attached to this man - SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR. Sachin's class is unmatched in modern cricket. No wonder he is counted along side some of the biggest names in this sport.



Young Players Shine in CLT20 2013

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:28:45 -0500

The recently concluded Champions League T20 tournament witnessed some exciting cricket and in the end it was the Mumbai Indians who were crowned the new champions. Apart from Mumbai the Rajasthan Royals also put up a good show as they maintained an unbeaten run at home on their way to the final. The credit for Rajasthan's success must go to skipper Rahul Dravid who handled the side really well even when the going got a bit tough.



Can the Seasoned Pros Stage a Comeback?

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:37:42 -0500

In the recent past, the Indian cricket team has lost some of its star players either due to retirement or due to injuries or poor form which had forced the selectors to drop them from the side. While star performers like Dravid and Laxman announced their retirements from Test cricket, others like Sehwag and Gambhir were unfortunately dropped from the national side due to their poor form. Although after suffering so many blows, the Indian team still is in top form and the transition from experience to youth has been quite smooth and in a short space of time.



The Health Benefits of the Cricket Game

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 07:39:27 -0500

Cricket is a popular bat & ball sport that is in many ways similar to the American baseball. The batters attempt to hit a ball that has been pitched in order to score runs. The teams consist of eleven players, with each one of them having specific responsibilities.



Cricket, Telecast and Latest Sports News

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:23:58 -0500

The last edition of the Champions Trophy witnessed an epitome of drama. In spite of rains disturbing the games regularly, the series did not lose its interest among fans who were cheering for their respective home teams. In the end, the World Champions and the currently number one ranked team in the ODIs, team India stood tall as winners of the final edition of this tournament.



Duckworth Lewis System! Is It Effective?

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:28:45 -0500

I reckon this is the best method available to date and taking into consideration all factors during a cricket match at any stage, the set target comes closer to what it should be. You just get a feeling that yes that's what the target should be. For this reason alone I think we need to stick by Duckworth Lewis method until something better and less complex is devised. It is difficult to imagine anything better coming up though.



What Makes Cricket More Physically Demanding Than Baseball

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:31:41 -0500

Although there are many similarities between the games of baseball and cricket, the latter is a lot more physically demanding to play. Aside from the tons of gear worn by a player while batting and running, he also has to contend with soaring temperatures, especially when games are played in the subcontinent.



A True Cricket Lover

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:45:49 -0500

Life in cricket these days have faced a lot of turmoil but these nights with the spotlight on cricket's doublefaces, a true fan may feel like questioning a natural pure no-ball delivery to be some way fixed. Sad to say but that's what recent events suggest us. When India was part of ODI World-Cup 2011, they were said as the favourites to win the cup by everyone.



IPL - For Damage Control, Portray Strict Willpower to Punish or Else

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:31:39 -0500

Stringent punitive action is needed immediately. Better monitoring should be done, and more importantly, management should accept the responsibility of hurting the faith of millions and shattering the image of India all over the world. This is the bottom-line & what most of all truly desire.



Indo Aussies Cricket Series

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:57:52 -0500

The recently concluded India Australia cricket test series had some extreme reactions from both countries. The game that was earlier played in the spirit of sportsmanship is now a commercial venture. Defeat is not accepted and a Win is overreacted. Earlier the players used to play for the glory of sports. However, presently, the keen competitiveness has taken it to a level beyond sportsmanship. Please do not overreact to wins and losses. Take the matches in the true sportsman spirit.



A Guide to Choose the Perfect Cricket Bat for You

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:47:55 -0500

With twenty-20 establishing itself as the dominant format of the game, the selection of the right bat has become very crucial. More than ever, the type of pitch, the style of play and the attributes of the cricketer are to be given a lot of importance when selecting equipment.



What to Look for When Choosing Wicket Keeping Gear

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:08:58 -0500

The role of the wicket keeper is quite demanding on the fitness and technique of the individual. A 50-over match can seem an eternity in the field if you are below par physically and therefore the job takes its toll on the player mentally also. As the hub of the fielding team effort, if the wicket keeper is having a nightmare game then the whole side will pay the penalty. Put simply there is no hiding place for a poor keeping performance.



The Humble Cricket Bat: A Surprising Evolution

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:53:38 -0500

Nobody really knows where the game of cricket originated, but there is a strong body of circumstantial evidence suggesting that the game was devised in the Saxon or Norman times, in an area of South East England, across Kent and Sussex. Originally devised as a children's game, but slowly gathering momentum with adult players, the game of cricket has, in the last few hundred years, gained incredible worldwide popularity and become known as the game of gentlemen. Every cricket fan, and even most people who do not regularly play or watch cricket, are familiar with...



What to Consider When Choosing a Cricket Helmet

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:23:07 -0500

With under 18 cricketers now required to wear a cricket helmet as standard, many parents are finding it hard to choose when it comes to their child's safety. There are a number of criteria needed to fulfil when buying a cricket helmet. 1. The head gear must perform its principle function in preventing injury. 2. The helmet must be comfortable to wear, be lightweight and, if well fitted, be unstable when running. 3. All helmets must be kite marked and conform to British Standards.



Are India Right To Reject The DRS?

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:02:41 -0500

The arguments continue to rumble on, BCCI's (Board of Control for Cricket in India) stance against the DRS has caused much controversy since its introduction in November 2009, whatever their genuine motives are, are the BCCI (Bored Cricket Crazy Indians) right to reject the DRS technology? I believe there are FOUR FACTORS to take into consideration before coming to any form of conclusion. FIRSTLY, THE FANS, is it what they want?



Cricket - The Science Behind Reverse Swing

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:37:19 -0500

Reverse swing is one of the most fascinating arts in cricket. Many people want to learn it. Check this article to get to know all the science involved in reverse swing and how to do it



IPL 2013 at a Glance

Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:51:30 -0600

The Indian Premier League is stepping into its 6th session this year with PepsiCo as its main sponsor. So the well known DLF IPL is now Pepsi IPL. Moreover, Sunrisers Hyderabad has become the youngest team in this tournament after the management board BCCI terminated Deccan Chargers from this tournament. With a lot of changes, this glamorous cricket tournament is starting on April 3, 2013 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.



How to Improve Your Bowling in Cricket

Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:06:43 -0600

Everyone has dips in performance when confidence is fragile and individuals begin to question their own abilities. Is it a human trait that we often only seek advice when performance is at its lowest ebb? I have encountered experienced cricketers who are reluctant to take on changes to their bowling action even though they clearly are in need of guidance. Their reasoning is that once you let the genie out of the bottle it can never be replaced so if you set about altering technique the bowling action that once was can never be returned to.



Man of the Hour - Virat Kohli

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:13:20 -0600

Virat Kohli has come a long way from the promising young talent of the Indian cricket team to one of the best middle order batsman in the world. His has rectified the nuances that he had as a novice and has started thinking clearly and intelligently as far as the game is concerned. He has learned to prioritize his duties in the team and to optimize his role as a batsman.



Oh Dhoni, My Captain

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:42:53 -0600

He is the David Beckham of Indian cricket. His smooth moves, powerful batting, his copious amount of endorsement deals and the variety of hairstyles have often drawn parallels with the worldwide famous football player. He is the captain of the Indian cricket team.



Rahul Dravid Bids Adieu

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:24:59 -0600

Rahul Dravid was the batting mainstay of Indian Test cricket since his arrival at the international scene in 1996. So after 16 years, when he said his grace and hightailed off the Test Cricket, bringing down the curtains on what was possible one of the most illustrious cricketer profiles there ever was, it's needless to say, it has left the most strong willed of cricket fans tear eyed with a sense of profound loss.



What Cricket Clothing Do I Need For The New Season?

Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:38:34 -0600

We all look forward to the start of the cricket season with a mixture of optimism and dread. One of the pitfalls can be the English weather which, as we all know, can be incredibly difficult to forecast. One moment the sun comes out and the temperature is rocketing skywards the next minute we are all scampering to get the covers on the wicket as the heavens open up. How on earth do you decide what items of cricket clothing to pack?



Capt. Cool - Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:29:06 -0600

For someone who loves cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be way beyond passionate. He not only played in all three forms of the game, but actually captained his team and led them to victories in those games. A very talented and hard-playing man, Mahendra has received numerous awards and broken various records in all forms of cricket, and has even been hailed as the best captain that India has ever had.



How to Choose a Cricket Bat That's Right For You

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:18:11 -0600

When choosing a cricket bat for a junior player it is vital that you select the correct size. An inappropriate choice - often the bat is too big - will arrest a youngster's development due to the weight of the bat being unwieldy and extremely difficult to control.



Sachin Tendulkar Hair Raising Story

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:47:57 -0600

Sachin Tendulkar looks different these days. And no, I am not talking about a change in his batting style, or a drastic change of mood reflected on his face- no! I am actually referring to his hairstyle. Yes, while Rahul Dravid is making headlines these days owing to the news of his retirement, another great cricketing legend is painting the gossip columns red with his surprising new haircut.



Suresh Raina Earns a Place Into Top 10 Batsmen of ICC ODI Rankings

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:32:10 -0600

Indian prolific middle order batsman Suresh Raina improves his ranking by climbing up 15 places to earn a spot into the top 10 of Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen. Raina has claimed the said spot for the very first time in his whole career due to his mind-blowing performance in the last home series against England.



Virender Sehwag's Conquests

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:52:41 -0600

Virender Sehwag is a top quality batsman, if ever there was one. His motto "I am going to smack that ball so hard that it is going to cross over to the outer-space, looney toon style, and stay there." He was the God of the One Day Internationals, but off late he has slowly expanded his comfort zone over the Test series; and has a number of records in the Test cricket to show for it.



Cricket Galore in 2013

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:22:13 -0600

The year's just about started and already it is resonating with the thrill of the upcoming cricket events. The cricket frenzy in India has now reached a fever pitch. The hardcore cricket fans have already made space on their respective planners and diaries to accommodate their cricket watching schedule. Neither rain, nor sleet and apparently nor work will pry a true cricket fan from his television set or in some extreme cases the cricket auditorium.



Ravindra Jadeja - Man of the Hour

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:18:02 -0600

He scored three hundred and twenty runs on the second day of Saurashtra Ranji Trophy match, becoming the first Indian and the eighth batsman to score triple centuries (thrice) in first class cricket- all before the age of twenty five.He was the Man of the Match at the second ODI that took place at Kochi between India and England and he is also the man of the scintillating moment that is forever etched in history.



What's Ailing Zaheer Khan?

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:43:56 -0600

Zaheer Khan seems to have fallen from grace. To be really frank, one should have seen it coming; the signs were all there- the languid movements, the insipid bowling, his very steps lacked the usual bounce.



A Round of Applause for Pujara

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:51:15 -0600

One could have sliced the tension in the air, with a knife, that day. The crowd waited with abated breath, for the verdict and once the conclusion was reached broke into ear-drum shattering applause.



India to Boost Security for the ICC Women's World Cup

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:12:51 -0600

It is common knowledge that things are not as great as they can be with Pakistan and India. Though we haven't exactly buried the hatchet on issues that have transpired over the years, the relation between the sporting teams of the respective countries have always managed to keep it civil to date.



Cricket Coaching Tips With an Experienced Coach

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:57:22 -0600

Training is an indispensable part of being a successful sportsperson. Without quality coaching, you are likely to end up not playing by the rules. Globally renowned sportsmen and women undergo regular trainings to maintain their skills.



Dhoni Escapes Sacking, Continues on As the Captain

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:38:12 -0600

A while back, rumors were doing the rounds that Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be out of cricket business soon. To say that the Indian team hasn't done particularly well would be sugarcoating the whole unsavory scenario that has befallen our home team.



King of the Hockey Realm - Singh

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:04:04 -0600

The year 2012 has seen many sports events unfold. One of the most important being the Summer Olympics held in London. Some careers were made with as much as ease as the others were dispelled.



VIRAT KOHLI - A Force to Reckon With

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:01:41 -0600

The year 2012 heralded in a lot of promises for Virat Kohli who has the fortune of having them fulfilled as the months rolled by. For the young man, who stood back, belted out 90 runs and chased down the Ranji trophy, all while fighting back the tears that threatened to gush out every time he thought about his father's demise, nothing is more than deserving.



Know the Basics of Cricket Equipment Before Buying

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:36:08 -0600

If you are a diehard cricket fan looking to purchase game equipment, it is important to invest in good quality kit that will last for a long time. The equipment includes bats, balls, gloves, clothing, gloves, and helmets.



Cricket Equipment - High Quality With Brand Value

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 12:47:22 -0600

Cricket is known as a gentleman's game. It is played with a bat and ball. Two teams play against each other in various formats of the game ranging from twenty overs a side, to test matches that are played over the duration of five days.



Greatest Cricket Rivalries

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:57:04 -0600

Sport has thrown-up many unforgettable contests in multiple disciplines. While cricket may not be classified as the most followed and loved sport across the world, it witnesses mad passion in the countries where it is played.



How A Chef Brought England To The Top

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 10:53:14 -0600

Finding a worthy replacement for Andrew Strauss as the next captain of the England Test team wasn't as hard of a task for the club's management to perform. They had positioned Alistair Cook as vice-captain of the squad since he was 24 and he is now primed to take over command as Strauss makes way for his retirement. We first saw a glimpse of how this right-handed man with the traditional left-handed drive can take the lead in a match against Bangladesh that took place more than two years ago. In the midst of an unrelenting attack, he didn't flinch and remained calm all throughout the game.



India Beat England In Ahmedabad Cricket Test!

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:36:39 -0600

Thus India beat England by 9 wickets in the first Test in Ahmedabad leading the series 1-0. For India predictably, spinners Ashwin and Ojha captured 15 wickets between them with Ojha getting 9 scalps.



Your Support Is Needed

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:30:31 -0500

Watching cricket on TV is great but nothing quite compares to watching a live game. Seeing your squad in person battle it out against their bitter rivals in person is so much more fun than sitting and watching it on the telly. There is an atmosphere of friendly rivalry that builds up at a cricket match that does not come through on the TV screen.



Great Chance for Cricket Lovers to Enjoy T20 Fantasy Cricket Games

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:15:33 -0500

The T20 World Cup is around the corner and already there is an air of expectancy among the cricketing circle. The nature and the format of the T20 World Cup encourages even the smaller teams to be a part of the global spectacle. With 12 teams battling for supremacy, the tournament promises to entertain and enthrall cricket fanatics across the globe.



Turn From a Recreational Punter to Professional Wager

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:29:04 -0500

The love for cricket amongst Indians cannot be described in words. In India, cricket is not just a game. People are emotionally attached to the game. They worship cricketers and follow them closely.



Understand Yourself in Cricket

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:51:29 -0500

You're surrounded. Almost all the fielders are within touching distance. You take your guard, get your feet right, your grip.



T20 World Cup - India Vs England: Hits and Flops

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:16:40 -0500

Super Sunday did not turn out to be that great for defending champions England as they crashed to a 90 runs defeat against India in their last group league match up at Colombo. It was England's worst ever defeat in terms of runs. The match which was hyped as one of the best matches of the tournament, however, ended up as a lopsided affair with India displaying a clinical all-round performance to emerge as the group A winners.



T20 World Cup: Pakistan Vs New Zealand: Hits and Flops

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:47:12 -0500

New Zealand after a commanding performance against Bangladesh would have been confident facing the Pakistanis. The Kiwis have always had problems against the Asian giants and this match was no different. New Zealand in the end lost by 13 runs, but the Kiwis will accept the fact that they left it for too late while batting and never got into the game. Pakistan were always the favourites to win the encounter, they have some of the finest performers in T20 cricket and have the bowling attack which can defend any target. They batted well and put up a good score. Things were always going to be difficult for the Kiwis as they had to score close to nine runs an over from the first ball. Captain Ross Taylor made some interesting changes in the batting order and pushed himself down the order, which in the end proved fatal for the New Zealanders.



T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe: Players to Watch Out for

Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:43:41 -0500

Finally it is down to the day that the cricket fraternity had been waiting for. The T20 World Cup kicks off today in Sri Lanka and starting the affairs would be the host Sri Lanka and minnows Zimbabwe. A lop-sided affair is on the cards and Sri Lanka will start as a clear favorite in the match at least on papers. Sri Lanka will want to start off with a bang but then will be wary of...



India Vs NZ - T20 - Let The Game Begin

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:28:20 -0500

Cricket is a game that was known in two formats - Test matches and One Day Internationals. Now with the advent of a new format, cricket lovers are in for a treat. A much shorter and a more exciting format will definitely pull more crowds to cricket matches.



2012 ICC T20 World Championships: Let the Games Begin

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:49:08 -0500

The most exciting form of cricket, T20 is back again! This time around, for the fourth edition of the ICC T20 world cup. The hottest teams, the best players compete to gain the title of world T20 champs.



Origins of Cricket

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:45:37 -0500

The Origins of Cricket is about how Cricket started and how it evolved through its humble beginnings. It started as an elitist sport to today where everyone can get involved in the game.



How to Take Care of a Cricket Bat

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:36:25 -0500

So you've purchased your cricket bat. You have knocked it in. But what should you do to ensure that this cricket bat that you've spent a lot money and time on would last a long time?



VVS Lakshman Was the Ram of Indian Cricket

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:35:54 -0500

For a moment imagine what would have happened if Lakshman had never been there in the Ramayana. Would there have been a Ramayana at all? Not at all.