The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday said that it would wait for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to complete its investigations on the television sting operation on u...
A television sting operation on Monday claimed to have uncovered six international umpires allegedly willing to fix matches for money in the just concluded Twenty20 World Cup and Sri Lanka Premie...
Virat Kohli was the lone Indian cricketer to find a place in the ICC World Twenty20 men’s XI of the tournament, which was dominated by champions West Indies and runners-up Sri Lanka.
Skipper Mithali Raj was the highest placed Indian in the latest ICC T20I Women's Rankings as she remained static in the third position in the batting chart even as Jhulan Goswami fell a place to be...
The Indian cricket team's disastrous World Twenty20 campaign on Monday pushed it to third place in the ICC T20 rankings while this year's champion West Indies jumped five places to grab the second ...
Mahela Jayawardene resigned as Sri Lanka's Twenty20 captain on Sunday, but insisted it had nothing to do with the 36-run defeat to the West Indies in the World T20 final.
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Name: MS Dhoni
Profile: The Indian captain is riding high on the confidence with best ever test victory for India against Australia. The alchemist has almost everything in his laps with a world cup win and two IPL wins in the past. Apart from the leadership abilities, the prolific hard-hitting batsman is considered to be one of the most influential game changers in the modern era. Bowlers start fearing him most when he starts dancing down the wicket. No wonder he has this penchant of finishing the game with towering sixes.
Name: Lasith Malinga
Profile: The unorthodox pacer from the emerald island is known for his frugality. The run-stopper has all the variations that a bowler can possess in his armory. The slinger as he is known can bowl Yorkers one after another whereas he can surprise the batsman anytime with sharp bouncers. As well, when the ball is hard and new he can swing the ball away from right-handers with pace of more than 140 kmph. He can also bamboozle the batsman with change of pace. All these qualities make him one of the most valuable bowlers in the shortest version of the game.
Name: Chris Gayle
Profile: Going by the success he has got, one can say that Chris Gayle and T20 cricket go hand in hand. The Jamaican cricketer has represented West Indies in all forms of the game. His stature is growing all the time and he is among the hardest hitting batsman of all-time. His presence on the wicket means that no target is safe. Bowlers have this huge task cut out to dismiss this most devastating batsman as soon as possible. The cricketer from the Caribbean island can also roll over his arm. Gayle finishes the over very quickly by bowling in the block hole consistently.
Name: Muttiah Muralitharan
Profile: The gem of a cricketer from Sri Lanka is among the best cricketer the world has ever seen. The off-spinner holds the record of most number of wickets in test cricket. The veteran cricketer is known to turn the ball on any kind of surface. He will be threatening for batsman in the spin-friendly conditions. It is very difficult for the batsman to pick in which direction the ball will turn. The spinner has “doosra” in his arsenal. He will be like a trump card for his captain.
Name: Shikhar Dhawan
Profile: The latest star from India is in high spirits. His knock of 187 runs on test debut was a treat to everyone’s eye. He holds the record of scoring fastest century on debut. Coming into the IPL just after the authoritative win over Australia will certainly boost his confidence. The fireworks are expected from this magnificent left-hander. People loved it when he decided to celebrate his century by twirling up his moustache. We want to see more of it Shikhar. Bring it on in IPL-6!
Name: David Warner
Profile: The opening batsman is known as one of the most devastating batsman in modern times. The dynamite as they say can explode anytime. On his day he is capable of taking the game away from the opponents in a whisker. It will be a delight for the followers of the game to see Warner opening the innings with Virender Sehwag for Delhi Daredevils. Apart from his batting abilities, the player is among one of the fastest on the field. Watch out for him in IPL-6