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Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon – Australia’s ‘GOAT’ for a reason

Virat Kohli’s Team India had won six Test series on a trot; teams touring India and being beaten by the Indian spin duo, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, had become a ritual. While everything appeared in place in the...
Nathan Lyon

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bengaluru, Day 1, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Nathan Lyon’s record breaking figure by a visiting bowler in India kept the Aussies on top. Here are the statistical highlights from day 1 of the second Test between India and Australia at Bengaluru.  56 Number of Tests Abhinav Mukund...
Imran Tahir

New Zealand v South Africa, 5th ODI, Auckland, 2017 – Statistical highlight

Imran Tahir’s best economy rate as a South African spinner and Africa’s seventh consecutive series win. Here are the statistical highlights of the fifth ODI between New Zealand and South Africa at Auckland.  2/14 Imran Tahir’s figure from his 10...
Mushfiqur Rahim

Bangladesh to provide stern test for Sri Lanka

Although they failed to win either one of their Tests in New Zealand or the recently completed one-off Test against India, Bangladesh will be buoyed by their recent progress in the long form of the game. They will be...
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West Indies v England, 1st ODI, Antigua, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Eoin Morgan’s captain's knock and the English pace attack put England on top in the first ODI. Here are the statistical highlights of first ODI between West Indies and England at Antigua. 16 Number of hundred runs partnership for England...
Australia

Why Australia’s win over India is good for the game

Sport, by definition, is characterised by contest. It is the tussle, the conflict, the drama, the swinging fortunes and the fight for the winning position that makes a sporting event a spectacle to relish, recount and remember. It is not for...
Martin Guptill

New Zealand v South Africa, 4th ODI, Hamilton, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Martin Guptill's unbeaten hundred helped the hosts to level the series. Here are some of the statistical highlights of the fourth ODI between New Zealand and South Africa at Hamilton.  0 Number of times when two spinners opening the bowling...
Michael-Kasprowicz

Lack of awareness about Australia’s preparation costs India dearly, says Michael Kasprowicz

He was with the Australian team, which won the test series in India 13 years back. Former Aussie speedstar Michael Kasprowicz is on a tour to India again, but not as a player, but as an official, being one...
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Why O’Keefe Out-bowled Ashwin

It had to happen. Sooner or later a visiting team would play India on a track designed to accommodate spin, and beat them. I thought it might have happened when the South Africans toured in late 2015. It didn’t,...
Australian team

How Australia conquered Pune

"If Australia play well, India will win 3-0. That is if Australia play well. Otherwise, 4-0", Harbhajan was quoted as saying by the New Daily just six days before the start of the first Test between Australia and India...
Steve O'Keefe

India v Australia, 1st test, Pune, Day 3, 2017 – Statistical highlights

A Test victory for Australia in India since 2004 as Steve O'Keefe's mesmerising spin bowling crushed India on day 3. Here are the statistical highlights of the third day.   5 Test hundreds for Steven Smith in consecutive Test matches against...
South African team

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Wellington, 2017 – Statistical highlights

AB De Villiers reached the milestone of 9000 ODI runs in a quick succession, while the New Zealand innings ended in the twinkle of an eye. Here are the statistical highlights of the third ODI between New Zealand and...
Mitchell Starc

When Australia’s last wicket partnerships in the 1st innings proved costly for opposition teams

It’s hard to imagine, how the number 1 Test team in the world could collapse in such a dramatic fashion. It’s even harder to imagine how the best batting line-up against spin bowling could surrender against a spinner who...
Steve O'Keefe

Steve O’Keefe unleashes himself on Team India

The No. 1 Test side in the world, India, were widely considered as the ultimate favorite against the touring Australian side. They have been in an unbelievable run under the leadership of skipper Virat Kohli; a triumph in six...
Steve O'Keefe

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, Day 2, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Steve O’Keefe stunned India with a quick five-wicket haul and Smith continued his good form against the hosts. Here are the statistical highlights of the first Test between India and Australia from day 2. 67 Wickets taken by Ravichandran Ashwin...
CRICKET-IND-AUS

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, Day 1, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Pune’s historic debut, Australia's toss winning streak, Renshaw’s resilience, Starc's counterattack and many more. Here are the statistical highlights of the first Test between India and Australia from day 1. 80 Test venues India playing today at MCA international stadium Pune,...
Polly Umrigar

Flashback – When Australia toured India for the first time

Old is gold! Similarly, the seven-decade-old epic rivalry between Australia and India is nothing but precious in the history of Indian cricket. Australia was the first country India toured to play cricket after independence in 1947. Since India and...
Virat Kohli

Why the Australians won’t provoke Virat Kohli

A little less than 12 hours are left for the curtain to be raised from the next edition of Border - Gavaskar Trophy. The host, India are currently enjoying an emphatic 19-match unbeaten streak and their skipper Virat Kohli,...
Shahid Afridi

9 facts that prove ‘Shahid bhai’ is one of a kind

The universal cricketing philosophy suggests that the qualities like class, perseverance, technique and flexibility make a first-rate cricketer. But then the world has witnessed a few names that climbed up in the sport despite doing the opposite of those...
Adam Zampa

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Adelaide, 2017 – Statistical Highlights

Klinger’s maiden T20I fifty, Zampa’s mysterious spin avoided another whitewash for Australia. Here are some of the statistical highlights from third T20I between Australia and Sri Lanka. 3 Bilateral series lost for Australia in T20 format 3-match series. They have...

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