Clash of the titans! Virat Kohli v Chris Gayle in World T20 semi-finals

Virat Kohli v Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle is determined to grab the World Twenty20 limelight back from in-form Virat Kohli when the West Indies and India clash in a mouthwatering semi-final in Mumbai on Thursday.  The destructive opener smashed an unbeaten century, which included 11 sixes, in the West Indies’ opening win against England but has only batted once since,…

Aaron Finch dumped, Steve Smith to lead Australia in World T20

Steve Smith

Aaron Finch has been dumped as Australia’s captain in the shortest form of the game and replaced by test skipper Steve Smith just a month before the start of the World Twenty20. Selectors also axed wicketkeeper Matthew Wade from the 15-man squad for the tournament in India. Test gloveman Peter Nevill, who has never played…

Post memorable comeback after 5 years, Shoaib Malik retires from Test cricket

Shoaib Malik

Veteran Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, who made a spectacular comeback into the Pakistani Test squad after five years, on Tuesday announced retirement from the longest format of the game. Malik confirmed the news on social micro-blogging site Twitter. Shoaib Malik ✔@realshoaibmalik I have decided to retire from Test Cricket, will post my retirement blog soon….

Salman Butt apologises to Shahid Afridi for spot-fixing fiasco

Salman Butt

Pakistan’s disgraced cricketer Salman Butt has tendered a personal apology to his former captain Shahid Afridi when they crossed paths at the national cricket academy in Lahore. According to eye witness accounts Butt, who was the Test captain in England in 2010 when the spot-fixing scandal broke out, on Thursday evening approached Afridi at the…

I have become a better batsman in last eight months: Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan

Having scored consistently since the last ICC Cricket World Cup, Shikhar Dhawan believes that he has “become a better batsman” in the past eight months compared to what he was when he made his Test debut against Australia back in 2013. “Obviously, there has been a transformation in my game over the past two years….

Retiring Michael Clarke on par with Allan Border, says Shane Warne

Shane Warne

Shane Warne likened retiring Australian captain Michael Clarke to all-time great and former skipper Allan Border Monday as the nation`s media mourned the loss of the Ashes series. Clarke ended his international career with 8,643 runs in 115 Tests, including 28 hundreds, going out on a high with a comprehensive innings and 46-run win in the…

Michael Clarke blames pitches for Ashes woe

Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke claimed pitches prepared specifically to help England`s bowlers were to blame for his side`s failure to retain the Ashes. Despite marking his last match before international retirement by leading Australia to victory by an innings and 46 runs in the fifth Test at The Oval, Clarke was frustrated that a succession…

Michael Clarke bids goodbye: How Australian media reacted

Michael Clarke

As Michael Clarke, Australia captain, called it a day after his team’s demoralizing defeat to arch-rivals England in the ongoing Ashes, the news of his retirement made headlines on all sports pages across the national media back home in Australia. The news was covered to such an extent that the news of his retirement dominated…

Jason Gillespie set to become England coach, say reports

Jason Gillespie

Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie is reportedly poised to accept the vacant post of England coach after the sacking of Peter Moores. “The new coach will be given the opportunity to do his job – he won’t be a whipping boy for me,” England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) director of cricket Andrew Strauss was…

Cricket player Barney Gibson retires at the age of 19

Barney Gibson

In the history of Cricket, it has happened for the first time that a cricketer retires at the age of 19. He is young, he is talented and had a long way to go but he has retired. Yorkshire’s Barney Gibson, youngest ever first-class player in English history, retires at a young age of 19….

South Africa`s semi-final woes continue

South Africa`s semi-final

South Africa`s four-wicket defeat by New Zealand at Auckland`s Eden Park was their fourth loss in as many World Cup semi-finals, with the Proteas still to make it to the tournament`s showpiece match. 1992, SCG: South Africa 232-6 lost to England 252-6 (G Hick 83) by 19 runs (revised target) South Africa, having being allowed…