Sarah Taylor Best Wicketkeeper As Per Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist, the Australian legend calls Sarah Taylor, the current best wicketkeeper in the international cricket. Gilchrist believes that women have become champions as wicketkeepers mainly due to standing up to the stumps for longer duration of time. The former Australian wicket keeper commented in an interview recently and also tweeted that she is the best wicketkeeper globally as of now. Gilchrist praised her skills and said she worked in Australia’s Big Bash with social media. The 46 year old Australian cricketer also brought Alyssa Healy in the limelight as he feels she is another woman who is known as an excellent wicketkeeper.

The Indian Cricketer MS Dhoni is indeed one of the best wicketkeepers at present as he is popular for his fast reflexes behind stumps. However, Gilchrist feels its Taylor, who has the good of the potentials of a wicketkeeper and no one comes close to her not even MS Dhoni. Well, it is indeed a bold statement made by Gilchrist as there are several wicketkeepers and Alyssa Healy is another one to name a few. As per him, these women spend maximum time at the stumps with minimal space on the ball in the game. He has seen many matches, but the recent ones really caught his attention and he simply could not take his eyes off the match. Taylor is one of the most popular faces as far as the women’s game is concerned. She was also a part of the World Cup England winning campaign in the previous year. Taylor has played 9 tests, 87 T20ISAND 87 T20S in England.

Adam Gilchrist – The Best Keeping Skills in World

Adam Gilchrist stood behind the sticks for some really world class speedsters and spinners and rarely did he find himself in trouble keeping against them simply because his keeping skills were so good.

But there was one bowler who really tested Gillie’s keeping skills and the funny thing is that he was not even a specialist bowler, but, a part timer.

And Guess who that part timer was? It was Michael Bevan.

As per Gilchrist, the reason why he found Bevan the most difficult to keep for was because of the variations in his bowling and also because of the inconsistency in his line.

Bevan was a wrist spinner and that too a southpaw wrist spinner. So, he couldn’t quite figure out from his hands which way he was going to spin the ball.

Secondly because of the fact that Bevan didn’t use to bowl on a regular basis, he didn’t have that much of control over his direction and he would always err in terms of his line. . (more…)


The impact of Australians in the Indian Premier League cannot be overemphasized.

Even franchises acknowledge this; hence the increased confidence in Aussie stars. The current edition of the IPL – in its tenth year – sees half the competing teams coached by Australians.

Since the inception of the tournament, players like Adam Gilchrist, Mike Hussey, Mathew Hayden and the others, have played a crucial role in their respective teams. Even now, David Warner is an outstanding talent for the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Rising Pune Supergiants’ Steve Smith is in great form. The Kangaroos skipper displaced local favourite Mahendra Singh with his fine blend of skills. Elsewhere at Kings XIPunjab, Glenn Maxwell beat England national team captain Eoin Morgan and West Indies skipper Darren Sammy to the captainship armband despite the latter leading his team to victory at the 2016 World T20. Last season captain Murali Vijay was sidelined for the rest of the season, so a new leader had to be appointed and it had to be yet another Australian cricket star. (more…)

Matthew Wade Amazed with India’s Return in Second Test

Matthew Wade reveals that he and his teammates were taken aback by the sudden change in India’s approach on the second morning of the second test.

India had been completely down on energy in Pune and it was no different when they batted in the first innings in Bengaluru.

There was a lack of purpose in the game of almost every batsman and it seemed as if all of them were out there without any plans. No sweep shots, no going down the wicket, no rush for the singles, no attempt to manipulate the field, nothing.

At stumps on Day 1, Australia had all their wickets safely in the hut and they just had to score 150 more runs to get a first innings lead on India. It was a stage where one good batting day would have resulted in the trophy retention for the Kangaroos who had clinched the previous edition of the trophy down under. (more…)


Last Saturday’s opening game against Sydney Thunder, the defending champions in the Women’s Big Bash League season ended in a loss for them as they got defeated by the Melbourne Stars.

However, despite their defeat, one sure thing is that there was no disappointment from their latest recruit, Harmanpreet Kaur.

Kaur, who serves in the position of the captain of the India T20, started out her career into the Big Bash League on a bright note, at the North Sydney Oval ground which saw shoot a 28 ball 47.

However, her cameo was unable to take Thunder over the line as they ended up with 141 for 4 in reply to the 147 for 8 scored by Melbourne. However, the commentators and the spectators were struck with awe by her fours and three sixes, especially with a very particular picturesque lofted cover drive.

Melbourne’s Gemma Triscari, who was the bowler, could not hold herself as she burst out laughing in amusement. Australia’s cricketing legend and commentator, Adam Gilchrist said the sixer was “as good a cricket shot as you will ever see.” (more…)