For a team that’s historically top-heavy, David Warner made them punch above their weight with a lion’s share of runs. That’s why Warner demotion from captaincy and removal from the team has prompted raised eyebrows.
The PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program, which aims to reward players based on their popularity and social media impact, regardless of their results on the course, has left the golfing fraternity divided.
Sport and mass shootings got intertwined earlier this month when Phillip Adams, a former National Football League (NFL) player, was identified as the person who shot and killed six people before turning the gun on himself at Rock Hill, South Carolina.
2011 World Cup triumph, the 10th anniversary: Dhoni's unbeaten 91 off 79 balls, and the soaring six over long-on off Nuwan Kulasekara that sealed glory, is one of the most memorable images in Indian cricket.
Steve Smith was seen pretending to bat left-handed and run his spikes over the crease where Pant had marked his guard. The stump-camera later showed the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman asking for a fresh guard from the umpire.
Rahane and Ashwin have often been at the receiving end of trigger-happy selection. Melbourne was vindication for their qualities, as they took a depleted side to one of India’s greatest away Test wins.
Shubman Gill for Prithvi Shaw, Mohammed Siraj for Mohammed Shami and Rishabh Pant for Wriddhiman Saha can be termed like-for-like replacement, but the one that seems a bit radical is Ravindra Jadeja coming in for Virat Kohli.
The incident brought back memories of the 1999 World Cup when the Proteas experimented with earpieces for then coach Bob Woolmer to pass on instructions to skipper Hansie Cronje and fast bowler Allan Donald. That move was quickly snuffed out and any sort of electronic communication is banned in cricket.
India captain Virat Kohli, who has been in a bio-bubble for close to 80 days in the run-up and during the IPL, has issued an appeal: keep cricket tours short, the curbs are taking a toll on players' mental health.
Jos Buttler ramped boundaries off consecutive deliveries, the second one the fastest ball (156.22kmph) in IPL history. Nortje, then bowled a 155.4 kmph ball, straight and full at the stumps, beat the Englishman’s attempted hit down the ground and shattered the stumps.