On Monday, Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim created history at Galle by becoming the first batsman from his country to score a double hundred in Tests. Rahim achieved this feat en route to his magnificent innings...
VVS Laxman made his debut for the Star Sports commentary team during the first test at Chennai, six months after his retirement from international cricket. And just like the exquisite flicks that directed balls that should properly be played through the offside to leg...
Even as Ravichandran Ashwin toyed with the Aussie batting at Chennai, exploitingthe helpful conditions on offer to the hilt, the senior off spinner in the side struggled quite poorly. Harbhajan Singh never looked like getting a wicket in the first innings, and when he eventually did, it was that of a tailender.
Following the conclusion of day three of the Chennai Test between India and Australia, M S Dhoni became the seventh wicket-keeper in the history of Test cricket to register a double century. Here’s a look at the other six players to have achieved this rarest of rare feat.
The much-expected announcement of Angelo Mathews has finally come. With the Sri Lankan all-rounder taking over the reins of the Test and the ODI outfit, it marks a change in guard at the top, and a definite look towards the future for Lankan cricket.
Even the casual observer of cricket would have been aware of the awesome power of Kieron Pollard. He has travelled the cricket world, plying his trade as a six-hitter wherever there is a T20 league able to afford his services.
On Friday, West Indies lost their fourth consecutive ODI against Australia in spite of a belligerent ton from the big-hitting Kieron Pollard. Coming in after the Caribbeans found themselves in a desperate position at 17 for 3, Pollard replied with a wonderfully compiled, unbeaten 109 off 136 balls, an innings punctuated with 11 fours and two sixes.
When the flamboyant Chris Gayle returned to the West Indies fold -- after a prolonged stay away from the national team owing to his issues with the Caribbean board and the coach, post the 2011 World Cup – it was expected that he would give the fans of the starving nation some reason for joy.