Williamson & Co. left to rue bitter uncontrollables

“Laugh or cry, it’s your choice, isn’t it?”Kane Williamson was in admirably phlegmatic mood given his side had just lost a World Cup final by the thinnest of margins. There were plenty of wry smiles from New Zealand’s captain during a press conference littered with references to the moments which turned this game into a […]

Jofra Archer – Inspiring online and on the field

Jofra Archer has 19 dismissals at an average of 22.05. His economy rate of 4.61 is the second lowest among the top 50 wicket-takers. The 24-year old is also near the summit when taking the speed gun into account. Yet, this World Cup, his Twitter account has stolen the show. If you’re not familiar, the […]

KKR part ways with coaches Kallis, Katich

Kolkata Knight Riders parted ways with head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich, the franchise announced on Sunday (July 14), as a part of changes to the coaching set-up. They are yet to name replacements. However KKR’s CEO Venky Mysore said Kallis could be a part of their plans in future. “Jacques Kallis […]

Australia – Exceeded expectations without the perfect game

  Five-time champions. Never lost in a semifinal of a 50-over World Cup. Australia entered the mega-event with a glittering trophy cabinet and a record to be proud of. However, over the last two decades, this was perhaps only the second time they arrived on the big stage without being one of the favourites. Yet, […]

Parkinson bags six-fer as Sussex suffer stunning collapse

Lancashire vs Sussex, Old TraffordA stunning collapse – ten wickets for 50 runs in 27 overs – saw Sussex crumble from a seemingly strong 77 for no loss with openers Varun Chopra (32) and Philip Salt (40) looking solid, to fold out for a paltry 127. Leggie Matthew Parkinson was the wrecker-in-chief with a six-fer, […]

Ashwin bags six to bowl Surrey out for 240

Nottinghamshire vs Surrey, NottinghamLed by R Ashwin’s 6-fer, Surrey were bundled out for 240 on the opening day before Nottinghamshire went to stumps at 20 for 1. Having elected to bat, the visitors lost Ryan Patel early after a slow start. Dean Elgar and Jamie Smith’s 81-run stand helped steady Surrey’s innings but it went […]

Team didn’t plan properly for No. 4: Yuvraj

After India’s semifinal loss, the team management’s approach – especially handling the No. 4 batting spot – has come under the scanner. India had tried several batsmen in that slot in the last one year but no one was given the confidence to establish himself. Former India player Yuvraj Singh, who had made the No. […]

Rashid to captain Afghanistan across formats, Asghar appointed his deputy

Rashid Khan will lead Afghanistan across all formats, while former captain Asghar Afghan has been appointed his deputy. The change comes after Afghanistan lost all their matches at the World Cup under Gulbadin Naib, with his decisions on the field during a thriller against Pakistan, in particular, coming under the scanner. Rashid, currently No. 1 […]