If India have a weirdly skewed T20I record since the start of 2016 - they have a 29-7 record while chasing, and 23-13 while batting first - it probably has something to do with the fact that they often play three anchors - Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli - at the top of their order, and that their quicker starters have either been shunted up and down the order or in and out of the side - Rahul, Rishabh Pant - or not had the chance to bat often enough - Pandya has only batted 25 times in 40 T20Is. … [Read more...] about Do you really want Virat Kohli in your T20 XI?
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1. Chris Gayle - 100 in 30 balls Gayle hammered 175 in 66 balls 2013 against the now-defunct Pune Warriors and the hundred came off just 30 balls at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. There were 17 sixes and 13 fours. AB de Villiers made an 8-ball 31 with three fours and as many sixes as Royal Challengers Bangalore piled up a massive 263/5 and won the match by 130 runs. These numbers remain the highest individual score, fastest IPL hundred, highest team score and one of the highest victory margins by runs. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: The fastest IPL hundreds, know the enforcers
Need to accept it as a part and parcel of life: Kane Williamson on New Zealand's dramatic loss in World Cup final … [Read more...] about ICC World Cup 2019: Full list of awards, prize money and statistics
And now a short aside, if you will. Most of my readers will know that I am an unabashed fan of Roger Federer. But it is now clear that by end of next year, both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will have overtaken Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles - the single barometer of tennis greatness. Federer has many other unique records, but it seems almost certain that his haul of 20 will find itself in third position by the time the next generation takes over. But I find that I am now perfectly happy with Federer finishing with 20 Grand Slam titles, and in third place on this metric. I am also totally certain that to me Federer is the greatest tennis player who ever swung a racquet, and numbers like 23 and 22 will never ever change this conviction. It all comes down to the many hours of pleasure, happiness and euphoria that Federer has given me over the past decade and a half. … [Read more...] about Did Kapil Dev really end his career as poorly as people believe he did?
However, when the same presentation had been given to his national team ahead of a major ICC tournament, the Associate player said most players "yawned and rolled their eyes." They did not seriously think they would ever be the target of a bookie approach, simply because they were an Associate team. For those players from Associate countries who might only play a handful of international matches a year, and whose boards are not staffed or resourced to provide such education, it's simply out of sight, out of mind. … [Read more...] about Betting in Associate and T20 leagues: Under the radar, over the top