Cricket

5 best test openers of all time

 

Opening in Tests is by far the most difficult task a batsman can have. Even a slight dip in concentration against the bowlers running in with full of energy, will be curtains for the batsman. Facing a fresh speedster with a new ball itself is a high pressure job. Adding to it, the dynamics of swing and lateral movement, everyone will agree that the situation would not something that one would enjoy.

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4 players who have played for only one team in IPL

 

The cash rich league, IPL, lures players from all around the world. The league is a great mix of glamour and cricket. Every year huge amount of money is involved in buying best players by the franchises. In this whole hustle and bustle of money, franchises leave no stone unturned to get the player they want. This way a player is very likely, to have played for more than one team. However, franchises don’t let their main player leave and do every possible thing to keep him.

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Axar Patel: The underrated star of KXIP

 

KXIP had a rather depressing last two outings in the IPL. They have performed inconsistently and paid the compensation for that, by getting placed at the last place. Their players haven’t been up to their task and experienced players haven’t joined the party. They haven’t had a single IPL trophy to their name, is a testament to their inconsistency.

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Get to know the IPL sensation Rahul Tripathi

 

In amid all the ferocious hard-hitting, an unknown boy from Pune, Rahul Tripathi, has blown away all the spectators with his mind-boggling performances. He has been the only consistent thing in the inconsistent run of RPS this season.

IPL is a blessing for young players:-

Krunal Pandeya playing for Mumbai Indians

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Johnson’s view on why Indian bowlers can’t bowl fast

 

Johnson gives his everything when he comes onto bowl. Bowl after bowl, he bends his back and generates enough pace to scare the batsmen. In an era dominated by the batsmen, he has stood out to be a role model for all the young pace bowlers.

Incident that gave him clarity:-

Young Mitchell Johnson

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The lesser known facts about Delhi Daredevils

 

Delhi had the most dangerous team coming into the IPL. The destructive power of De Kock at the top and Duminy in the middle, was the perfect combination any team could have asked for. Unfortunately, the players ruled themselves out of the IPL due to various personal reasons.

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4 best high-scoring ODIs of all time

 

In the recent past, cricket has become, more of a batsmen's game than bowlers. It is fairly evident from the fact that, so many high scores are being made now-a-days. Batsmen absolutely bludgeon the bowlers over boundary ropes, without much effort. Keeping the boundaries shorter now-a-days, does not help the bowlers in any way. However, it does increase the entertainment factor for the crowd watching the match. Balls flying over the ropes, does get the crowd going.

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A tribute to Sachin Tendulkar: Why all the comparisons with him are irrelevant

 

Sachin Tendulkar, the name is enough to make the nation skip a heartbeat. The name has become synonymous with the game of cricket. There was a time when people of the nation would switch on their television sets, just to watch the master in play. There is a reason he is known as the god of cricket, the man has engraved his name in the heart of people not only in India but all over the world. Tendulkar is the standard that any player can only dream to achieve. Here are few reasons why no one can come close to the little master:-

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