South African pace legend Allan Donald has called on cricket bosses not to consider banning bouncers as they revisit safety in the sport in the wake of the tragic death of Australian cricketer Philip Hughes. Donald, who is now the Proteas' bowling coach, told the daily The Star that the incident was "stupidly freakish" and should not lead to cricket authorities taking drastic action. "I hope it doesn't take this horrific incident to make the ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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De Villiers was in typical free-scoring form, hitting six fours in his 88-ball knock to put the Proteas in sight of a big score after winning the toss on a flat MCG wicket. But after de Villiers departed in the 43rd over with the score at 230 ...Jagran Post, 1 month ago
Australia's Michael Clarke sets the field during the third cricket Test match against South Africa at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. Photograph: Shaun Roy/Reuters A Test series against India, a World Cup on home soil and a much-anticipated Ashes campaign will put Australia's cricketers under heavy scrutiny over the next year, but the team need to make themselves oblivious to the hype, according to captain Michael Clarke. "Obviously, this is the start of a huge period in all our cricketing ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
He has got a habit of saving his best for the last but Australia opener Chris Rogers this time wants to score a century first up - on the opening day of theupcoming Boxing Day cricket Test against India in Melbourne starting December 26. The 37-year-old veteran batsman made 55 in each innings of the second Test in Brisbane where the hosts won by four wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series. "To go out and play in a second Boxing Day Test, ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
Murali Vijay of India celebrates scoring a century with team mate Ajinkya Rahane during day one of the 2nd Test match at The Gabba. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Opener Murali Vijay scored a fluent 144 as India took the honours on the opening day of the second Test against Australia, posting a healthy 311 for 4 by stumps, at the Gabba on Wednesday. It was his fifth Test century, and fourth against the Aussies. Read on for statistical highlights from the day's play in Brisbane.Rediff.com, 1 week ago 'Getting runs against Australia always helps you gain confidence' Rediff.com, 1 week ago Stats: Vijay extends impressive record against Australia Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Photograph: BCCI The event, Agenda Aaj Tak 2014, was attended by a host of former cricketers including Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram, pacer Shoaib Akhtar and Indian openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag. Talking about the favourites for next year's World Cup cricket, Gambhir said, "It is not possible to predict who will win the World Cup but may be we predict the top four. At the end of the day it depends on that day. My heart ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Australian media has heaped praise on off-spinner Nathan Lyon, whose seven-wicket haul helped his team post a thrilling win against India on thefinal day of the first Test in Adelaide. The 27-year-old came up with a match-winning performance on Saturday after Australia set the visitors a gettable 364-run target. "Nathan Lyon has produced the most emphatic spin bowling performance by an Australian since the retirement of the great Shane Warne," wrote ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Michael Clarke of Australia is congratulated by Steven Smith as he reaches his century during day two of the First Test at Adelaide Oval. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images Australian batsman Steve Smith feels skipper Michael Clarke has shown "unbelievable" courage in the wake of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes and played "beautifully" battling severe back pain to score a century on Day Two of the first Test against India. - Scorecard ' Photos After ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
In 1981, Maruti was the tiniest outpost of the Suzuki empire; 33 years later, it is big enough to steer its parent's investment in emerging markets. Image: in 1983, Maruti 800 was rolled out. Photograph: Courtesy, Maruti When Indira Gandhi nationalised the assets of Maruti MotorsLimited in 1981 and formed a joint venture with Suzuki Motor Corporation to realise her son Sanjay's dream of making a small car in India, she could not have known that 30 years later, the Indian ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Following his impressive batting show in India's 5-0 series win over Sri Lanka, where he was named the man of the series, Virat Kohli has moved to second place in the ICC ODI Rankings for batsmen. Kohli, who hit 139 not out in the fifth ODI in Ranchi on Sunday as India completed a clean sweep, jumped one place to be behind top-ranked AB de Villiers of South Africa. The stand-in captain had earlier scored 66, 53 and 49. Meanwhile, world record breaker double ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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