Drab Stoke draw hints at clouds on the horizon for Klopp

The sight of Jordan Henderson going to ground and clutching his ankle had Liverpool fans fearing the worst just before half-time of their drab 0-0 draw against Stoke City at Anfield on Saturday. It’s not necessarily that supporters feared for their prospects in the match without their captain on the field, it’s more that they […]

What makes Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowling attack so good?

Speaking to ESPNcricinfo after Pakistan’s Champions Trophy victory last year, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood uttered a memorable line: “batsmen win you games, bowlers win you tournaments.” It’s a theory a number of coaches buy into, and one the numbers support as well. Perth Scorchers’ strategy of investing heavily in their bowling combination, under coach Justin […]

Advised others to bowl more slower ones and knuckleballs – Sandeep

  How difficult is it for a team to stage a turnaround – defend two low totals in consecutive games after conceding 180-plus in two back-to-back matches before that? That, too, with a depleted pace contingent without spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Billy Stanlake? Ask Sandeep Sharma, and he’ll decode Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowling might that humbled […]

Advised others to bowl more slower ones and knuckleballs – Sandeep

  How difficult is it for a team to stage a turnaround – defend two low totals in consecutive games after conceding 180-plus in two back-to-back matches before that? That, too, with a depleted pace contingent without spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Billy Stanlake? Ask Sandeep Sharma, and he’ll decode Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowling might that humbled […]

IPL 2018: KXIP were out of cash but still bought Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle has proved to be quite a bargain buy for Kings XI Punjab in the ongoing Indian Premier League but co-owner Ness Wadia revealed that the team almost lost the destructive opener at the auction, thinking it had run out of cash. Gayle had unexpectedly gone unsold twice before KXIP bought him for his […]

T10 League set for second-season expansion

The T10 League, which made its debut late last year, is already set for an expansion, with two new teams to be added to the tournament’s second season. Karachians, from Pakistan, and Northern Warriors, based out of India, will join the six other teams to make it a ten-day competition: up from four days in […]