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History of Test Cricket: Australia vs. England: The Ashes

by on July 29, 2018
in Ashes Series

Test Cricket series between Australian and English Cricket teams are also known as the Ashes. The rivalry between Australia and England is one of the most celebrated rivalries in the history of cricket. Australia, however, has an edge over England in the Ashes. Australia won 133 out of the 328 Ashes, and England only 106. Five Ashes, nonetheless, resulted in a draw.


The word ‘Ashes’ have its origin from the solitary Test match that took place between the two countries in 1882 at The Oval. The English team lost the match. ‘The Sporting Times’ declared the death of cricket for the English cricket team by posting a mock obituary that stated that ‘‘The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.’’ Afterwards, the captain of English cricket team, Ivo Bligh, embraced the term ‘Ashes’ and gave his word to bring the ‘Ashes’ back home. The English team kept his word. They consecutively won the next 8 Ashes.


After the consecutive victories of the English team, the Australian team made a come back and for the first the after 1882, won the series from 2-1 in 1891-92.


Australia remained unbeaten in 1920-21.


The Australian team visited UK in 1948 and won the test series. The Cricket freaks found out that the title of The Invincibles were given to them due to this series.


England won by 5-1, that is the greatest winning margin achieved by any English team against Australia.


The test match series held in 2006-2007 between the two countries was won by the Australians.


The Aussies proved it again in 2013-2014 that they were the better side as compared to England.

The Cricket freaks will continue treating its fans with every update on Ashes.

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Top 5 fastest bowlers of recent times

by on January 28, 2018
in Best of the Best

  1. Muhammad AamirSome people say that Cricket’s main charm still is associated with fast bowling. All cricket teams have really fast bowlers, but there are some bowlers who are faster than the others and they manage to stay in the limelight for quite a long time. Fast bowlers are usually considered as an asset for the team. Their pace and their ability to be a seamer usually get them wickets. Here’s a list of the top 5 fastest bowlers of the recent times who have been able to grab a lot of attention in the recent times.
    1. Mohammed Irfan:
      Mohammad Irfan is a Pakistani bowler who is left-handed with a height of 7 feet 1 inch. He has been admired all around the Cricket World for his fast bowling. So far, his fastest bowl has been recorded at 150 .6 kph. He proved to be a very good bowler as soon as he came in the Pakistani cricket team. Off course one can say that his height may be the biggest benefit that he has because the taller you are, the longer is your stride.
    2. Peter Siddle:
      Peter Siddle is a player from the Australian cricket team. He is a right arm bowler who is considered to be really fast. He doesn’t just play for the Australian team but also plays for Victoria. He is the 15th Australian bowler who so far has got 200 wickets in test cricket matches. So far his fastest ball has been clocked to be 151 kph with an average of 145 kph.
    3. Kemar Roach:
      Kemar Roach who is actually called Kemar Andre Jamal Roach is a Barbadian cricketer who represents West Indies at an international level. He has played both one day international and test cricket series for West Indies. He can consistently bowl at 145 Kph but his record of fastest ball has been at 151.7 kph. That level was more or less enough to make him one of the fastest bowlers in current world of cricket.
    4. Mitchelle Starc:
      Mitchelle Starc is an Australian cricketer who has been playing cricket nationally since 2009 when he was just 19. He is a left handed bowler and very famous for his super-fast bowling. He has also been a very prominent member of victorious Australian squad. So far his fastest bowl has been recorded to be 160.4 Kph and it is safe to say that he is one of the most dangerous bowlers all around the world.
    5. Mohammad Aamir:
      Mohammad Aamir is a Pakistani cricketer who is left handed and is also very famous for being a fast bowler. So far, his fastest bowl has been recorded to be 147.4 kph which is quite enough to scare anyone who decides to go for batting. He has been trained by the former Pakistani Fast bowler, Wasim Akram. Aamir has faced a ban of few years due to betting allegations. Online betting is legal in some countries and is illegal or frowned upon in others. It is always good to know more about online betting in cricket and in other sports before taking any such step.

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