In a space of 365 days we saw a lot of cricketing action, the bowlers delivered the balls, the batsmen scored the runs, the umpires made the calls and in a nutshell everyone involved played thier parts including the likes of us who sit back at home to watch the games on TV. As we… Read More 2018 IN RETROSPECT
The gentleman’s game which used to attract cricket lovers to the stadiums to watch their stars play elegant cover drives and wristy leg glances at one point of time has now changed big time. Today’s fast forward platform doesn’t allow players to stick to text book shots. The massive run chases at skyscraper like run-rates… Read More TOP UNORTHODOX SHOT INNOVATORS
Extras or sundries as they are called are runs scored by any means other than a batsman hitting the ball. The amount of extras in an innings is usually indicative of the quality of a fielding side, the lower, the better. The extras can come as, wides, no-balls, byes, leg-byes or penalty runs. The most… Read More THE CRIPPLING EFFECT OF EXTRAS
In the just concluded ICC World T20 2020 AFRICA “A” QUALIFIERS which took place in Nigeria at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in Lagos, four teams participated which were the host nation Nigeria, Ghana, The Gambia and Sierra Leone, all vying for the top two spots to ensure qualification to the Africa finals, the… Read More THE WT20 AFRICA “A” QUALIFIERS. HOW IT HAPPENED.
Since the first Twenty20 International aka T20I was played on the 17th February 2005, a lot of records have been set and some great feats achieved, one of these being the occurrence of a hat-trick in the shorter format. A bowler has taken a hat-trick when he/she takes three wickets in three consecutive deliveries, dismissing… Read More T20I HAT-TRICK HEROES
There is no physical engagement without the possibility of injury and so far as the body is put in motion and work is done, there is bound to be a slip which might lead to bodily harm/hurt. To a cricket novice, the mere sight of a bowler bowling at a batsman puts a considerable amount… Read More FATAL CRICKET: CAREERS CUT SHORT BY INJURY