Archive for November, 2014

Ten Shocking On-Field Injuries That Will Blow Your Mind

In the modern era there are so many safety gadgets are in use to protect the life of the players. But there is no end of accidents on the cricket field.  Let us check some of the critical injuries/accidents on the cricket field over the years.

1.    Phil Hughes

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25 year old Australian Test batsman Phil Hughes died after he was hit by a bouncer bowled by Sean Abbott. The tragedy happened in the match between South Australia and New South Wales at in Sydney on 25 Nov 2014. Hughes was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney in unconsciousness stage and underwent surgery. He died after two days of the incident from his injuries.

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Amazing Facts : A flashback to 1992 World Cup

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1992 world cup was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand for the first time. This was the fifth edition of ICC world cup and Pakistan won the tournament beating England in the final. Let us check some of the interesting facts in the 1992 Benson and Hedges Cricket World Cup.

1. The important changes introduced in the 1992 Cricket World Cup were white ball and colored jersey. These changes were undoubtly the highlights of the event.

2. South Africa made their debut in ICC world cup in 1992.

3. Another interesting fact in 1992 WC was use of two new balls, one from each end. ICC adopted this strategy as the game was using white ball and there was a chance of ball get discolored and hard to see as the game progresses.

4. Fielding restrictions in the first 15 overs (only two fieldsmen allowed outside the circle,then five fieldsmen allowed outside the circle for the remaining overs) was first introduced in 1992 world cup.

5. Martin Crowe, New Zealand captain opened his teams bowling innings by Deepak Patel, a spinner which was not so common those days.

6. Sri Lanka, considered as minnows in the world cricket, scored the highest total ( 313 runs) in the 1992 World Cup tournament.

Rohit Sharma’s Double Century and Five Coincidental Facts

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1. On both occasions when Rohit scored his double century, Virat Kohli was got run out. More interestingly the partner of Virat was Rohit on both occasions !!!

2. Both the double centuries came in the month of November. Rohit’s first double century in ODI was on 02 November 2013. He smashed again on 13 November 2014. Exactly after 1 year 11 days.

3. India’s margin of victory was 153 runs when Sharma sored 264 runs. This was same when the other two double centuries were made by Sachin and Sehwag!!!

4. On the both occasions the TV umpire was Mr.AK Choudhary. S Ravi was one of the field umpires in both matches when Rohit scored his doubles in ODI.

5. When Sharma Scores a double his captain scores a sixty. In the first occasion Rohit Sharma scored 209 runs and captain Dhoni scored 62 Runs. At Eden Gardens When Sharma made history with his massive 264 runs captain Kohli scored 66 runs.

Journey of Indian cricket jersey

The Indian jersey has undergone a series of changes over the years to today’s design. There are lots of superstitions associated with such changes. Lets have a look at the transformation of the beautiful Indian jersey.

The introduction of color era in ODI (In the eighties)

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India’s first cricket jersey was of light blue with yellow stripes. This jersey was considered as a lucky one as they won the cricket world championship in 1985.

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