"He is smart, understands the art of fast bowling and is an asset to this Indian team. Yes, he is very new to international cricket and I don't want to make comparisons with the likes of Kapil (Dev) or (Javagal) Srinath, but obviously, the way he is going now, if he continues to improve and learn, he will be a force to reckon with in international cricket." … [Read more...] about ICC World Cup 2019: Gayle playing Test sends wrong message to youngsters, says Ambrose
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Jofra Archeralerted Sussex to his abilities in 2013. By then, Archer had played three matches for West Indies Under-19 and seemed on track to play in the 2014 Under-19 World Cup. Instead, he moved to England in the spring of 2014 and declared his intention to play for his new country. Within five years, he would become one of the stars of the 2019 World Cup and make his Test debut for England too. … [Read more...] about Six cricketers who found success in new homes
"See, my strength is my sense of humour, so I will be very good in commentary when I choose to do it. I will be good ,especially in Hindi, because my sense of humour is very sharp. I can also become a motivational speaker. I could take my flute along for motivational speeches. This is my charm, I could charm people with all the tools at my disposal," Dhawan told Ashwin during the chat. … [Read more...] about Dhawan has post-retirement plans chalked out
NASS: I would have liked a right-handed, left-handed combination but the absurdity of the rules means I will go with Trescothick and Hayden. Tres was a lad who didn't play enough for England - if he had played more he would have become one of the greatest openers of all time but he was pretty good anyway! Top guy, top player, outstanding player of spin. I didn't want Hayden and Justin Langer as that was packing my side with Aussies! … [Read more...] about Nasser Hussain and Rob Key mark 30 years of cricket on Sky with Virtual Test between world XIs
“We got outplayed and we were in awe of Olsen just like his own teammates were. We were fans of the game and became instant Olsen fans and I remember talking to Wally and us both saying we wanted to play against him and watch him. So competitive, such flair, so strong and such pace in his first strides with a real determination and identifiable pride.” … [Read more...] about ‘Ten feet tall and bulletproof’: how Olsen Filipaina impressed the great Wally Lewis
FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe defensive shot is clearly redundant in T20 cricket, and not that useful in the 50-over format either, but it remains arguably the most important stroke in Test cricket. Over the last six years in this format, batsmen have attempted a defensive response - which is either a defensive shot or leaving the ball alone - to 55.2% of the total deliveries bowled. While the shot is unglamorous and usually doesn't fetch runs, it ensures that the batsman survives long enough to utilise the attacking options in his arsenal. Without a reasonably sound defence, getting huge scores consistently in Test cricket is virtually impossible. … [Read more...] about Which current Test batsmen have the best defences?