Cook, born on Christmas Day in 1984, was the gift that kept on giving for England. Plucked from the county circuit as a prodigy who already had a double century for Essex against Australia, Cook piled on the Test runs for his country, including a ton on his debut in 2006 against India. On this day in 2015, the then-captain Cook passed his Essex mentor Graham Gooch to become England's all-time leading Test run-scorer during an innings of 75 against New Zealand at Headingley. Not content with overtaking Gooch's mark of 8,900 runs, Cook went on to achieve another May 30 feat 12 months later, becoming the first Englishman to tally 10,000 Test runs. He reached that total on the way to England securing a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street. … [Read more...] about On this day in sport: Babe Ruth’s farewell, Liverpool rock Roma, Tyson topples Thomas and Cook’s twin feats
Leading odi run scorers
India batsman Shikhar Dhawan is known for performing his best at ICC tournaments. The left-handed batsman was the leading run scorer for India in the 2015 ODI World Cup with 412 runs in 8 matches with two centuries. He also scored a ton in the World Cup last year against Australia, but suffered an injury in the match and was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. Speaking in the latest episode of Youtube chat show Double Trouble with India women’s cricketers Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana, Dhawan was questioned on his mindset in the ICC tournaments. Dhawan said there is not much change in his process from bilateral series. … [Read more...] about ‘Someone said you’ll get out for 15 runs’: Shikhar Dhawan recalls 2015 World Cup game against Pakistan
He was also in the same side as de Kock, although the pair began to form a proper relationship later, when Verryenne was part of the South Africa ODI squad over the past summer. Again, he found someone else he could seek advice from. "He really helped me with my batting. I was doing quite a lot of it with Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher, mostly to do with my footwork and how I was holding the bat, and Quinny could see I was struggling a bit, so he just gave me a few pointers." … [Read more...] about Kyle Verreynne has four metal plates in his hand and a big appetite for runs
Gleeson might have been lost to the game but for an impressive spell with Cumberland in the minor counties. He was subsequently signed on a match-by-match basis by Northants and made his first-class debut aged 27. Barely 18 months later, he was called up to the Lions squad. He is now 32 but, with blessed with sharp pace and a good yorker, that England cap remains tantalisingly close. … [Read more...] about Who are the new names in England frame?
The youngest Indian to play all three formats of the game, Ishant has been leading the Indian pace bowling attack and holds the record for most wickets by an Indian pacer outside Asia. “Ishant Sharma is the most senior member of the Test squad and his contribution has been vital in Indian team’s long run as the No. 1 Test side. Fast bowlers are prone to injuries and Ishant has had a fair share of them but he has fought hard to be back on the park every time,” Ganguly said of Sharma. … [Read more...] about BCCI nominates Rohit Sharma for Khel Ratna honour