The 5 most overrated players in the history of Cricket

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"Boom Boom" plays one of his fierce strokes. Source: AFP

In professional sports, there are specific players who are simply overrated. More often it is not a true reflection of their talents as an athlete and this goes for Cricket as well. Overestimated Cricketers are based on one’s opinion, but more often than not, statistics do not lie. It should be well noted that the word ‘overestimated’ or ‘overrated’ does not mean the individual is ‘inferior’ or ‘substandard’. It just means that the player is arguably credited out of proportion in correlation to his escapades as an International Cricketer. The following list of players is in no way meant to bash or undermine their accomplishments on the field of play. Continue reading “The 5 most overrated players in the history of Cricket”

A Time to Rejuvenate

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Indian Captain Virat Kohli focused on his next shot. Source: Reuters.

Unfortunately the Covid-19 pandemic has halted all sports Worldwide. Nobody knows when it’s going to end and recommence Cricket as well. What can a sportsman or sportswoman do in such a circumstance? One can ponder though, that this may give someone a chance to rejuvenate and refocus somewhat. Continue reading “A Time to Rejuvenate”

Life without Cricket

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Few games before the PSL playoffs were played behind closed doors at the Karachi National Stadium. Source: The Cricketer.

How quickly things can change. One minute you’re out there playing the game and the next minute, the whole World is under lockdown. Sadly, professional sport cannot prepare you for real life. The year 2020 is already becoming one to forget for millions of people globally due to the Coronavirus. Continue reading “Life without Cricket”

Cricket’s Newest Format: The Hundred

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Joe Root's famous mic dropping his bat in 2018. Source: Getty Images

In the 21st century thus far, we have seen the likes of T20 cricket successfully developing globally. With T20 leagues mushrooming all over the World, the modern cricketer has a loving relationship with this form of the game. In the summer of 2020, Cricket’s latest form of the game is set to be launched. It’s called The Hundred and is set to debut in the motherland of Cricket, good ole England. Continue reading “Cricket’s Newest Format: The Hundred”

The Ashes: Stokes the hero at Headingley

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Ben Stokes in jubilation after nail-biting win at Headingley. Source: Getty Images

     What a Test match it was! With one run required for victory, Ben Stokes smashed Pat Cummins through the off-side for a boundary to guide England to a remarkable, come from behind victory in the third Test match of the 2019 Ashes. With this nail-biting win, the series is level at 1-1. Sunday was one of those days where if you were an English fan, lunch would have gone down the belly well. Continue reading “The Ashes: Stokes the hero at Headingley”

The Ashes: Still hope for England to bounce back

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Jofra Archer at net practice. Source: Getty Images

In Test Cricket there is no bigger clash than the Ashes. The oldest rivalry between England and Australia. These two teams have been battling over the tiny urn since 1882. The team that usually wins it is considered to be heroes of their country. The losing team however is labelled as underachievers. Over the last 6 years, the urn has been moved around from England to Australia and vice-versa. Continue reading “The Ashes: Still hope for England to bounce back”

England Win the Cricket World Cup 2019

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England celebrate winning the World Cup for the first time ever. Source: AP

     England finally win their 1st Men’s Cricket World Cup. One has to say that they were always going to do it, based on being ranked number one in ODI Cricket. It was not as easy as it looked though. Back to back defeats routed by Sri Lanka and Australia had hearts pumping in the England dressing room, and it had to take guts and a strong mind to overcome the agony a couple weeks ago. England had to win three matches on the trot to reach the World Cup final for the first time since 1992. Continue reading “England Win the Cricket World Cup 2019”

How the West Indian Dream was lost

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Nicholas Pooran scored his maiden ODI century for the West Indies against Sri Lanka. Source: Getty Images

Is it possible for all West Indian fans to be upset that the team did not qualify for the semi-finals of the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019? Is it that heart break continues to loom largely game after game? Was there any confidence moving forward after the West Indies annihilated Pakistan in their first match of this tournament? The answer is probably no unfortunately. Continue reading “How the West Indian Dream was lost”

West Indies Knocked Out Of The World Cup

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Carlos Brathwaite consoled by Ross Taylor after an excellent knock. Source: Getty Images

     All the hype of a resurgence before the 31st of May 2019 gave the men from the Caribbean great hope, but at the end of the New Zealand match on Saturday June 22nd, it just wasn’t meant to be. After a more disciplined performance by the bowlers especially with the introduction of Kemar Roach for his 1st game this tournament, the West Indian innings was one of both brilliance and heart-ache. Continue reading “West Indies Knocked Out Of The World Cup”