15 most recent news feeds
- T20 Afghanistan's strong suit - Nabi
- Mohammad Nabi, the Afghanistan captain, is looking forward to the World Twenty20 and believes the shortest format plays into his team's strengths
- SA targets elusive Shield berth
- SOUTH Australia controls its Sheffield Shield destiny but not Tasmania’s fickle weather ahead of a tense final round that will decide the 2013-14 finalists.
- 'There is no pressure on Hong Kong'
- Jamie Atkinson, the Hong Kong captain, believes that there will be no pressure on his team in the World T20
- Michael back for hurt Pomersbach
- DOM Michael’s mum hails from Western Samoa and his dad is a Greek Cypriot. He has played cricket for the Netherlands and now has earned a Bulls contract.
- Ireland seek big hand from Dockrell
- William Porterfield, the Ireland captain, has highlighted his left-arm spinner George Dockrell as being key in their attempts to secure a spot in the main draw of the World T20
- The widening gulf: where is cricket heading?
Cricket’s law-makers are prone to act on controversial decisions such as the no balling of Steve Finn after he had dislodged the bails at the non-striker’s end during the England-South Africa series in 2012. But what are the impacts of these knee-jerk changes to the laws of cricket on club cricketers? Alan Flook examines this thorny issue from the perspective of those that play the game for recreation at the grass-roots.
- Triple century club: Highlights of legendary Test knocks
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.
- Fastest ever centuries in Tests, ODIs and T20's
Rookie Kiwi allrounder, Corey Anderson, smashed a 36-ball century to beat Shahid Afridi's 18 year old record for the fastest ever ODI century. Anderson ended up on 131 not out in 47 balls as New Zealand beat the West Indies in a rain shorted ODI in Queenstown, Jan 2014.
Chris Gayle, one of the cleanest strikers in modern cricket, 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?
- Sledging war makes mockery of the Ashes battle
Players from both sides became fired up during various stages of the Ashes series as the sledging war escalated to ugly heights. Alan Flook examines this hot topic.
- 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.