Category Archives: Cricket

Strauss opts for break, Flower to step in as acting director

ECB director of cricket Andrew Strauss is to take time away from his post to be with his wife, Ruth, who begins the second phase of cancer treatment at the end of the week. England Lions coach Andy Flower, former technical director of the full men’s side, will assume Strauss’ duties in his absence. Strauss, […]

Rohit's slump, Bumrah's missing magic spell MI's doom

This wasn’t the first time Mumbai Indians had left it all until the last moment; ‘May resurgence’ is a phenomenon associated with the Rohit Sharma-led side for many seasons now. But a handful of final-over losses ultimately proved to the be the difference between where they aspired to finish in the league table and where […]

KKR, RR in a spin-wrestle to cross Eliminator hurdle

Halfway through a media interaction with KKR assistant coach Simon Katich, the sometimes-mundane, mostly-mandatory question about the pitch popped up. However, the former Aussie batsman answered with a glint in his eyes and a smile on his face: “This is exactly how we wanted it. That Rajasthan game was exactly how we wanted it from […]

Live Cricket Score – IPL 2018, 1st Qualifier, CSK vs SRH

You can join in the conversation as well. Tweet to me @AkashS08 and we’ll feature your tweets in the blog. The ball-by-ball commentary for this game is available here. It is between KANE vs Rayudu, Gabber vs Watson, and rest of #CSK batters vs #SRH bowlers Let see who will make it #CBhaveyousay @AkashS08 #CricbuzzLIVE […]

Atherton impressed by India's treatment of U-19 cricketers

“I’m optimistic by nature,” former England captain Michael Atherton says. “I think it’s a great game, there’s a huge demand to watch it and see it so I’m not full of gloom at all.” Atherton is speaking at Old Trafford, the ground where he spent so much of his playing career for both Lancashire and […]

IPL 2018 – That Happened 4.0

They are ready… Are you? Grinding for the big one at Wankhede! #WhistlePodu #yellove ???????? — Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 21, 2018 #OrangeArmy is on the field for practice now — SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 21, 2018 Has it finally arrived? IPL, in all its right and glory, has been the most […]

RCB suffer again in absence of cohesion

Even before the halfway mark of IPL 2018 was reached, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s tagline for the season began to turn into fodder for the rather cruel and unforgiving fans of the tournament [and the other seven sides]. They mocked, they joked and even got creative with memes on the internet, while RCB struggled to match […]

Buttler to be his own kind of beautiful, this time in Test cricket

Jos Buttler’s Test recall is a chance mutation English cricket can do with. The move is staggering, even outrageous, for a player so visibly infatuated by successes in the shortest format. But Ed Smith and Co. have taken a call that’s symptomatic of a new selection committee which is not shy of addressing England’s horror […]

Stacey Lackay, Tasmin Brits picked in SA Women squad for England tour

Stacey Lackay and Tazmin Brits have been named in the South Africa Women Squad that will tour England in June-July following the pair’s eye-catching performances in the recent rout of Bangladesh. South Africa will play a three-match ODI series against the hosts as a part of the ICC International Women’s Championship. A T20 tri-series featuring […]

Northern Districts acquire Colin de Grandhomme ahead of 2018-19 season

Northern Districts have made a big signing ahead of the 2018-19 domestic season in the form of all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme, a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) media release confirmed on Monday (May 21). Earlier last week, they had made another acquisition in paceman Neil Wagner who moved away from Otago after having played for them […]