In an era swarmed by alluring surnames like Kitchen, Hope and, Dickwella, the name Sidebottom offers a fitting throwback to an era where left-handed fast bowlers with uncombed hair represented English Cricket. Ryan Sidebottom- who's turned 40 today- was...
Australia - a land laden with glorious sporting history, rugged terrain, and fierce weather. The coarseness of the landscape has invariably seeped into the way the Aussies play the game of Cricket. The country has produced a strong and impressive...
Every team is, for all intents and purposes, a strong force in its own backyard. South Africa were never going to be that easy to conquer. But the team that Virat Kohli took to Cape Town wasn't just any...
It has been a rollercoaster ride for India’s premier spinner; one praised for his success and riled for his failure to perform in alien conditions. Ravichandaran Ashwin has scaled the peak which no other cricketer has achieved in history...
For a team that is currently languishing at the bottom of the ICC ODI and Test rankings, a respite from defeat is both rare and hard to find. But problems for the West Indies are more than just a...
Chris Gayle hardly had a bat in both formats of the game this year. Even De Villiers registered a long break from the game. Despite big absentees, 2017 proved to be a productive year for batsmen. As many as...
Not minnows of world cricket anymore, not punching bags either, Bangladesh, despite not being a cricketing giant have come a long way since the onset of 2000. They might not possess a major trophy or two in their cabinet to...
Should Sri Lanka follow the same direction currently taken by New Zealand, Australia, England and, India? Currently, the famous 'fab four'- Virat Kohli, Steven Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root- captain their respective teams. But on the other side, Sri...
April 21, 2007. Kensington Oval, Barbados is sad. The vibe is strong; emotions everywhere. It isn't merely a date. It is a retribution of sorts for fans that have been besotted with a cricketing enigma for close to two decades. Witnessing...
Frequently 'run-out' Inzamam Ul-Haq didn't like him. Herschelle Gibbs remained mighty jealous of him. Jonty Rhodes ran behind batsmen as if being told his house had been set on fire. Or that someone had misplaced his fixed deposit. Perhaps, South Africa...