BRIAN LARA

  • West Indies will find Australia impossible to beat: Brian Lara April 2, 2015

    Cantaro, Trinidad: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has said his team would find it virtually "impossible" to win against Australia in their two-match Test series in June. Australia on Tuesday named a powerful 16-man squad for the Tests in Dominica and Jamaica, which will lead into their Ashes defence in...
  • Wahab Riaz invites West Indies legend Brian Lara to Pakistan March 25, 2015

    Floored by the praise showered on him by Brian Lara, pacer Wahab Riaz has invited the West Indian legend to Pakistan. Riaz, who was one of Pakistan's few standout performers in a failed World Cup campaign, said on his Twitter account that he felt 'honoured' to know that Lara wants to...
  • World Cup 2015: Brian Lara, Andy Roberts back WI to beat New Zealand March 19, 2015

    The West Indies received heavyweight support on Thursday ahead of their World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand with former greats Brian Lara and Andy Roberts both tipping an upset. Home side New Zealand, unbeaten through pool play, are heavily favoured to win Saturday's knock-out match in Wellington and go on to...
  • Schoolboy's letter touches Brian Lara's heart March 14, 2015

    West Indies legend Brian Lara was so impressed with a letter he received from an eight-year-old New Zealand lad that he popped into his school unannounced for an impromptu game of cricket. The record-breaking left-hander was in New Zealand as a celebrity guest at the New Zealand Open golf tournament when...
  • World Cup: Brian Lara backs rookie West Indies skipper Jason Holder March 13, 2015

    Sydney: Former West Indies captain Brian Lara says he is impressed with current skipper Jason Holder who is leading the regional outfit on a desperate campaign to secure a quarter-final berth in the cricket World Cup. Batting legend Lara said he is impressed with the potential of the young all-rounder and...
  • ICC World Cup: Tendulkar, Lara catch up in Australia March 3, 2015

    Sydney: Batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara revel in each other's company and it was no different when they met during the ongoing cricket World Cup in Australia. The two legends, who share more than 55,000 international runs, took out time to catch up here. Tendulkar today posted a photo...
  • India are playing best cricket of World Cup 2015: Brian Lara February 27, 2015

    Perth: Insisting that India are currently playing the "best cricket of the World Cup", West Indies batting legend Brian Lara feels that the defending champions must test their bench strength against minnows UAE in a Pool B match here on Saturday. Lara said by testing a few reserve players against weaker...
  • ICC World Cup: India's 'allround' show impresses Brian Lara February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara is mighty impressed with India's "allround" showing in their first two cricket World Cup matches and feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men need to keep up their good work in all three departments of the game if they intend to defend the title. India...
  • World Cup 2015: Excluding Pollard, Bravo a self-inflicted blow says, Brian Lara February 18, 2015

    Christchurch: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has described as "a self-inflicted blow", the decision by the Clive Lloyd-led selection panel to exclude Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo from the regional side for the ongoing World Cup. The former West Indies captain said he is confused by the decision to leave...
  • From Vijay Hazare to KL Rahul: India's triple centurions February 1, 2015

    Scoring a triple century is one of the toughest endeavours for a batsman. Don Bradman, Brian Lara, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle are the only ones to have achieved the feat twice in Test cricket. Lara's 501 not out in Warwickshire's game against Durham in 1994 is also the highest...
  • Brian Lara, Adam Gilchrist all set for legends T20 match December 14, 2014

    Melbourne: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara will play alongside Adam Gilchrist, Dean Jones, Justin Langer and other Australian legends in the Western Australia Festival of Cricket Twenty20 exhibition match on Monday. The WA Festival of Cricket, held at Aquinas College in Perth's southern suburbs, has revived the famous Lilac Hill...
  • Lack of unity could cost West Indies at World Cup, says Lara December 9, 2014

    West Indies batting great Brian Lara expects the side to struggle at the World Cup if they are unable to forge a unified team, the former skipper insisting a split between players and administrators was just one of their problems. Caribbean cricket was plunged into crisis when a player revolt over...
  • Hughes blow 'rare' but cricket a dangerous game: Brian Lara November 26, 2014

    The injury that left Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a critical condition in hospital was a "rare" event but a reminder that cricket has always been a dangerous sport, West Indies batting great Brian Lara said on Wednesday. Hughes took a blow on the head from a short delivery while batting...
  • West Indies have got to stop airing laundry in public: Brian Lara November 21, 2014

    Sympathising with the West Indies players for their India tour pull-out after a fallout with the WICB, Caribbean legend Brian Lara said that communication between the players and the board is key and its time to stop making internal issues a public matter. "Players in India playing cricket without a contract...
  • Glenn McGrath was my nemesis, says Brian Lara November 21, 2014

    Sydney: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara on Thursday identified Glenn McGrath as his "nemesis" after being dismissed by the Australian pacer on several occasions during his playing days. "Yes, I can identify (Glenn) McGrath as being my nemesis. He got me out however many times," Lara was quoted as saying...
  • Difficult to surpass Rohit Sharma's 264, says Brian Lara November 20, 2014

    Melbourne: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara on Wednesday said that Indian batsman Rohit Sharma's record one-day international (ODI) knock of 264 will be difficult to surpass. Rohit stunned the cricketing world with his monster score against Sri Lanka last week, smashing the previous record of 219 held by fellow Indian...
  • Brian Lara backs West Indies to survive India crisis November 4, 2014

    London: Brian Lara believes West Indies cricket will overcome the threat of complete financial collapse caused by the team's controversial withdrawal from the tour of India. The already cash-strapped West Indies Cricket Board was left facing a $42 million (£26.2 million, 33.5 million euros) claim by their Indian counterparts for lost...
  • MCC vs RoW: As it happened July 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Sachin Tendulkarled Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI are playing the Shane Warneled Rest of the World XI in a 50over oneday game to celebrate the bicentenary of the Home of Cricket Lord's. Exactly six months and 18 days...
  • Sachin Tendulkar set to return to the cricket field at Lord's July 4, 2014

    London: Exactly six months and 18 days after he had called time on his illustrious career, Sachin Tendulkar will once again step out in white flannels on the hallowed Lord's turf leading the MCC XI against Shane Warneled World XI in a bicentenary celebrations match on Saturday. On his admission, world's...
  • Snapshot: Sachin Tendulkar clicks the sports version of the Oscar selfie with Brian Lara, Kevin Pietersen and Muttiah Muralitharan June 30, 2014

    Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar clicked a sports version of the epic Oscar selfie with former West Indies captain Brian Lara, former England captain Kevin Pietersen, Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan and British journalist and television host Piers Morgan. Morgan tweeted the photo on Monday. ...
  • Leader Talk:'A good leader must lead the front' June 28, 2014

    Brian Lara, former West Indian international cricket player asserted that the role of a leader is extremely crucial in the sport of cricket in determining the performance of the team. Speaking to Rajdeep Sardesai, editorinChief, IBN18 Network, Lara said that a good leader should be inspirational and motivational enough to...
  • Tendulkar savours Lara partnership in Lord's bicentenary June 3, 2014

    Retired Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar said on Tuesday he is savouring the opportunity to pair up with West Indies great Brian Lara at Lord's for an exhibition match marking its 200th anniversary. Marylebone Cricket Club in May confirmed that Lara will join an MCC XI captained by Tendulkar and also...
  • Brian Lara to play alongside Sachin Tendulkar in Lord's Bicentenary May 28, 2014

    Manchester: West Indies legend Brian Lara on Wednesday joined fellow alltime batting great Sachin Tendulkar of India and became the latest entry in the starstudded list of players who will participate in the MCC v Rest of the World Lord's Bicentenary match on July 5. Lara will play alongside India's Sachin...
  • Brett Lee rates Sachin Tendulkar above Brian Lara March 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Retired Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who has waged many a stirring battle against Sachin Tendulkar, on Tuesday rated the Indian legend a notch above West Indies great Brian Lara, thus singing a different tune to that of veteran South Africa all-rounder Jaques Kallis. Asked to compare the two great...
  • Sachin's feats incredible, but Lara best: Kallis March 3, 2014

    Cape Town: Retired South African allrounder Jacques Kallis would not rate Sachin Tendulkar as the best batsman he has played against but said the Indian legend has "tremendously" helped in taking the game forward by playing with the right spirit throughout his illustrious career. "He (Tendulkar) has done a tremendous amount...
  • Is Brian Lara dating former Miss Scotland Jamey Bowers? March 2, 2014

    London: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara is reportedly dating former Miss Scotland Jamey Bowers. The batting great was introduced to Bowers, who is 20 years his junior, by former Manchester United and Trinidad and Tobago striker Dwight Yorke. "It's early days. I didn't want anyone to know, but Brian's been...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Brian Lara and Ronnie Screwvala February 16, 2014

    IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to Brian Lara, former West Indies Captain and Ronnie Screwvala, philanthropist and founder of UTV....
  • George Bailey equals Brian Lara's record for most runs in one over December 16, 2013

    Perth: Australian batsman George Bailey equalled Brian Lara's Test record for most runs off an over against England in Perth on Monday. West Indian great Lara hit 28 runs off an over from South Africa's Robin Peterson in Johannesburg in 2003. Bailey matched the feat when he took the same tally off...
  • Tendulkar's bat spoke for him, says Brian Lara November 15, 2013

    In a CNNIBN's special series 'Thank You Sachin', former West Indies Captain Brian Lara pays tribute to the Master Blaster and talks about his personal bonding with him. ...