New Zealand and Australia can expect an influx of Indian fans for next year's Cricket World Cup as the world champions look to defend their title, legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar said on Friday.
A master of swing on sub-continent pitches, as one of the great all-rounders of his era alongside Ian Botham, Kapil Dev and Richard Hadlee and cricket’s poster boy, Imran Khan still holds a special place among millions of cricket fans.
If you’re Ishant Sharma, you shouldn’t be disheartened. Not yet. If Ishant ever wants to emulate Richard Hadlee's feats, he will have to turn a corner somewhere. Hadlee had higher expectations from the lanky Delhi fast bowler. Sai Mohan reports.
The Sultan of swing, Richard Hadlee spoke to HT when he was in Delhi where he surpassed Ian Botham’s world record tally 25 years ago. It has assured him cricketing immortality though 10 bowlers have gone past him.
Legendary New Zealand cricketer Richard Hadlee has said players involved in fixing should not only be banned, but their records should also be erased to serve as a deterrent against the menace.
Sachin Tendulkar has fond memories of playing alongside the legends of the 1980s in the 1992 World Cup, but is still disappointed at missing out playing against his hero Vivian Richards.
Former players, including Australia's ex-captain Allan Border, have thrown their weight behind the embattled Ricky Ponting with one of them saying that the senior batsman is capable of emulating Rahul Dravid's return to form after a prolonged lean patch.
Another World Cup passes by and it’s time to assess the positives and negatives. The two best teams contested the final — India and Sri Lanka. They had the most balanced teams of the tournament.
It is a fitting tribute to one of the world's greatest bowlers to end his career by contesting the World Cup final in Mumbai.
Against the odds, New Zealand have reached their sixth Cup semifinal in 10 tournaments. Richard Hadlee writes.
With the culmination of the group stages, we now know who are the teams that have entered the quarterfinals. Though there were a few very close and entertaining matches that enlivened the stage, there’ve been no surprises. Richard Hadlee
The Bangladeshis have caused another nightmare for England and put pressure on them to beat the West Indies in their last match to guarantee reaching the knockout rounds. Richard Hadlee writes.
The Black Caps have guaranteed themselves a quarterfinal spot with a resounding win over Pakistan. They look to be enjoying themselves again, especially after a disappointing six months. Richard Hadlee
Mismatches are still happening and it is frustrating to watch games when I can safely predict the result before the game commences. Too many teams have suffered humiliating defeats. Richard Hadlee
Ireland have shown that having a ‘never-say-die’ attitude can produce spectacular results. Richard Hadlee
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If a team wants to succeed at this World Cup, they need to have a game plan. The way the Black Caps played against Australia suggested that they did not know what they were doing or how they were going to achieve a positive result.
Whilst they excelled against a disappointing Bangladesh attack, bowling is something India will need to work on, especially Sreesanth. Richard Hadlee
The mental games have already started as 14 teams head into the 10th World Cup. Players and teams are talking themselves up as though they have a realistic chance of winning.
Chris Martin, who turns 36 on December 10, is perhaps the oldest fast bowler in contemporary international cricket.
When legendary New Zealand all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee invoked Sir Don Bradman’s immortal words that “we are all custodians of the game” at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit
, the gravity of what was discussed became immediately obvious, reports HT Correspondent