Legspinner

  • Leg spin placates batsmen at stellar World T20 April 7, 2014

    Mirpur: Now that the dust has settled on Sri Lanka's maiden World Twenty20 triumph in Bangladesh, legspinners across the world can raise a toast to a craft that shone against a barrage of power-hitting over the past three weeks. Modern powerful bats, field restrictions and the brevity of the format instilled...
  • Pakistan-born Fawad Ahmed carving a niche in Australia March 11, 2013

    Swabi: Fawad Ahmed's cricketing journey began in a graveyard in his village in northwest Pakistan but could yet culminate in an Ashes Test for Australia at the home of cricket, Lord's. Friends and former team-mates of the 31-year-old, who fled to Australia in 2010 claiming he was targeted by extremists...
  • 'Aus tour was a learning experience' March 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Punjab legspinner Rahul Sharma said the tour of Australia was a good learning experience for him even though he did not get many opportunities to be part of the playing XI. "I learnt a lot in Australia. Seniors like Sachin Tendulkar, Dhoni bhai (MS Dhoni), Viru (Virender Sehwag) bhai all...
  • Warne to enter Australian Cricket Hall of Fame February 26, 2012

    Melbourne: Test great Shane Warne will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame this week, Cricket Australia said on Sunday. The legendary legspinner, the first cricketer to take 700 Test wickets, will be inducted at the annual Allan Border Medal ceremony in Melbourne on Monday, CA said. Hall of Fame...
  • Rahul Sharma shows sparks of Kumble December 9, 2011

    New Delhi: It's hard to concentrate on anything else when fours and sixes are raining from Virender Sehwag's bat. But amid the mayhem that the Nawab of Najafgarh generated at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, there was one person waiting on the sidelines for his chance to shine. Having been a...