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Leslie Hylton Cricketer

Many of you might not be familiar with the name Lesley Hilton. He was a West Indies fast bowler who was unfortunately, the first cricketer to be hanged to death. Lesley Hilton's life was not a bed of roses. He had to overcome many difficulties in his life to achieve the status of a cricketer. He never saw his father and mother died at the age of three. He was brought up by his sister. But he lost her too, when he was young. He was deprived of education and good living conditions. Poverty was the  main issue. In addition, the  Jamaican had to face many apartheid issues also due to his colour. But he fought against all these odds and obstacles, and managed to reach the West Indies cricket team. In early days he tried his luck in a tailoring shop, but failed. He switched to cricket. He couldn't afford a coaching circle, so he sticked to the bowling department. He had good pace and it was recognised by the cricket team authorities. He was selected to the West Indies team, just d

Srilankan Batsmen

  Top 5 Srilankan Batsmen Ever Srilanka was not a cricketing power to reckon until 1996 world cup. Before 1996 they have won only 4 world cup games. Under the coach Dav Watmore and captain Arjuna Ranatunga, Srilanka did the unexpected in 1996. They lifted the world cup defeating Australia in the final. From then on Srilanka has been one among the best teams in the world. They had the services of many great batsmen like Arjuna Ranatunga, Aravinda De Silva, Mahela Jayawardene,Kumara Sangakkara, Hashan Tilakaratne , Roshan Mahanama and many others. The spin wizard Muttiah Muralutharan was a great influence in the team success. Other than Muralitharan, bowlers like Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga,Nuwan Kulashekhara all provided their best efforts for Srilankan Cricket. Here 'Team Predictors' discuss about the top 5 batsmen in the Srilankan history. 1. Kumara Sangakkara Kumara Sangakkara is the best batsman that Srilanka has ever produced. The wicket keeper batsman

Bangladesh in World Cup

Bangladesh in World Cups It was in 1999 when Bangladesh qualified for the world cup. Since then they have played in all world cups. So far their best performance came in 2007 and 2015. In 2007 they reached the super 8 stage and in 2015 they managed to reach the quarterfinals. Bangladesh in 50-over World Cup 1999 World cup: It was in the 1999 cricket world cup that Bangladesh made their world cup debut. Based on their previous records, not much was expected from this team which was in their developing stage. In their first match against New Zealand they were bundled out for 116 and Kiwis won the match by 6 wickets. Their first world cup victory came against Scotland when they defeated the European nation by 22 runs. Minhajul Abedin made an unbeaten 68. They lost the next match to West Indies by 7 wickets. Again they continued their losing streak when they lost to Australia by 7 wickets. But Bangladesh sprang up a surprise against Pakistan. They defeated Pakistan by 62 ru

Formation of cricket in canada

In the present world Canada is not a country which is known for its cricketing skills. The country couldn't even qualify for the recent World Cup event. Cricket is slowly growing in the country, but needs to go a long way. Cricket is not new to Canadians. Cricket was introduced at a very early age in the country by the British. Due to its popularity cricket was chosen to become the national sport of Canada, but the idea was later changed and ice hockey was chosen to be the national sport. But in the time being cricket started to lose its popularity in the American country. It was mainly due to the growing popularity of base ball, one of the favourite games among their neighbouring country USA, among the Canadians. It was more suited for their cold climate. They found base ball faster paced and well suited for them. The US influence too played its part. But today, the conditions are slowly changing. Presently a lot of people are migrating to Canada from the Asian countries like In

Analysis of Diminishing talent of fast bowlers in this century

Batsmen in cricket often get more fame and laurel that most of the bowlers. The role of bowlers is often undermined in the game. Many don't  realize  that bowlers too have the same importance of batsmen in the game of cricket and they too deserve the same honour and celebrity status as some of the batting superstars. There is a general notion among cricket lovers that there is a fall in quality of pacers in current age compared to 80s and 90s. Many are found to be nostalgic about the fiery tight spells of some of the vehement mercurial bowlers of past years. Many complain that in the current age we  don't  have those fiery pacers who bring terror into the minds of batsmen. But is that a reality? Is the quality of pace bowlers going downhill? Let's check out. Dale Steyn The rules of the game have evolved with time, and it has become more and more indulgent towards the batsman. The introduction of powerplays and fielding restrictions has given the batsman more fre

90s Great Bowlers

Best Bowlers in 90s 90s was a time when some of the best bowlers reigned in cricket. Many bowling records were made by the bowlers of that era. Team Predictors discuss about the two best bowlers from each team in 90s. 1. Australia: Glenn McGrath & Shane Warne   Glenn McGrath: Glenn McGrath was a disciplined bowler who was too precise with his line and length. Consistency was the term you could relate with the great bowler. McGrath was a part of 4 Australian World cup squads from 1996 to 2007. He has the most number of wickets in the world cup. The pacer has picked 71 wickets in world cup. He was the highest wicket taker in 2007 World cup with 26 scalps.  He is second in the list of fast bowlers behind James Anderson with the most number of wickets. McGrath has 563 test wickets from 124 matches at an average of 21.64. In ODI he has 381 wickets from 250 matches. McGrath was very economical in his outings and just hated to give away runs. The bowler has the rare d