A captain, a player, an administrator and most importantly, a fighter. Sourav Ganguly is one of the people who laid the foundation of the team which would be an unstoppable force in cricket. Over the years, many upcoming players have looked up to him and more importantly drew inspiration from him. So, how well do you know the ‘Dada’ of cricket? Take this quiz, and … Continue reading Quiz: How Well Do You Know Sourav Ganguly?
It was the year 1996. Sri Lanka lead by captain Arjuna Ranatunga put out one of the most fiercest displays of excellence in cricket and went on to win the World Cup. This team had players such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Marvan Atapattu, Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas who went on to be called legends in the future. A couple of years later, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela … Continue reading The Fall and Fall of Sri Lankan Cricket
Debut match, away game, toughest format, difficult conditions and opening batting, each of these aspects individually is enough to affect a player’s confidence. Top it with an age of only 17. Most of the players would have got frightened at the prospects of playing in such a situation. But Shafali Verma excelled in this situation. She scored 96 and 63 runs in each of the … Continue reading Shafali Verma: A Star at a Prodigy’s Age
Cricket is one of those few games in which innovations have been welcomed over the years. Be it in batting or in bowling, few of these innovations have evolved to become part and parcel of the game. So, how many inventors do you know of a few cricket shots and deliveries. Take this quiz to find out! Featured Image: BCCI | Twitter Akhil KintaliI am … Continue reading Cricket Quiz: The Inventors and The Firsts
While the preparation for World Test Championship Final is underway for the Indian team, BCCI managed to fit in a T20I and ODI series against Sri Lanka after the Final. As the regular players from the Indian squad would be in England, BCCI has selected other players to tour Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan has been chosen as the captain, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be his … Continue reading India vs Sri Lanka: 5 Indian Players To Watch Out For
As the World Test Championship Final comes nearer, it has been announced that overcast conditions could be expected during the match. Given this, both India and New Zealand will look to build teams that can work best in such conditions. Traditionally, overcast conditions have always favoured the swing bowlers. There have also been instances where few swing bowlers weren’t able to control the swing in … Continue reading World Test Championship Final: Does New Zealand have better pacers than India?
Featured Image: BCCI | Twitter Akhil KintaliI am a developer by profession, a passionate Cricket fan and have contributed with articles about this sport on various blogs and knowledge sharing platforms. I have been awarded the Top Writer Award on Quora for 2018 and have over 25 million views and 10 thousand followers on Quora. Continue reading Quiz: All-Rounders
If we are searching for a model of how to meet tough international challenges with skill, dedication and teamwork, we need to look at the Afghan national cricket team. The following lines were said by Hillary Clinton when she was addressing the media in the USA back in 2010. Now, the USA is a country with no relation to cricket, and when it wants to take … Continue reading How Mohammad Nabi inspired a war-struck nation to take up Cricket
With some exhilarating matches, amazing knocks with the bat and some impressive spells with the ball, the IPL 2021 started off with a bang. Unfortunately, it stopped midway due to the ongoing pandemic. But, we’ve seen a great tournament so far which promises some mouth-watering clashes in the second phase. So, how well did you follow the 1st phase of IPL 2021, take this quiz … Continue reading Quiz: IPL 2021 – Phase 1
Just like every year in the auctions, even in the auctions of IPL 2021, the overseas pacers were the most expensive buys. Chris Morris went for 16.25 crores, while Kyle Jamieson, Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith went for 15 crores, 14 crores and 8 crores respectively. One striking and shocking point to be noted is, none of the latter three had prior experience of playing … Continue reading Why do Expensive Overseas Pacers fail in IPL?