USA Cricket -two terms that do not go together, BUT did you know:
The first international cricket match was played between the United States of America and Canada way back in 1844?
In fact, it was the first modern international sports match. That’s right. Even before the first official Ashes Test match between England and Australia in 1877, and before the first international soccer game between England and Scotland in 1872.
Interesting piece of trivia, isn’t it?
Cricket was played in the US for several decades after independence from Great Britain with Philadelphia as its major center. …
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What is life without its beautiful life lessons?
As nineteenth-century philosopher Soren Kierkegaard once said, “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
In this age of fast-paced technology and instant gratification, we sometimes focus too much on day-to-day activities and forget to appreciate life at the fullest. Here at Broken Cricket Dreams, we seek inspiration in our lives from cricketing events, relive childhood memories, and share our broken dreams.
Earlier, we did a piece on Cricket’s Reflections of Passion, where we discussed how each…
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What is the first image that comes in your mind when you think of a magician? Pulling a rabbit out of the hat? Doing a card trick? Walking on water?
For me, it is a fast in-swinging yorker that dips underneath the bat, surprises the batsman, and castles the stumps.
Let us look back at the magnificent career of someone who did exactly that, Umar Gul — The Magician With the Yorker.
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The sudden death of Dean Jones shocked the cricketing community at the age of 59 on September 24th last week in Mumbai.
Deano, as he was commonly known as, was a larger than life personality, even controversial at times. He was known for his analysis and left-field ideas as well as his aggressive gameplay.
We will take this moment to celebrate his illustrious life and career-as a world-cup winning batsman, broadcaster, commentator, and even a coach.
Originally published at https://brokencricketdreams.com on September 26, 2020.
Reflections of Passion by Yanni, what a beautiful composition. One of my all-time favorite pieces.
It evokes a variety of emotions, all at the same time. The music is playful, yet somber. Soothing, yet powerful. Beneath the passion and the joy, lies a subtle dose of grief and tension.
What is passion in the first place? According to Dictionary.com, passion is a
Strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything.
Passion comes in all shapes and forms-it could be romantic, could be ambition to be the best and break barriers, or…
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Bowl fast? Check.
Score an Unbeaten Double Century? Check.
Take Diving Catches? Check.
Write 5 Books?
Yes, this has all been done. By a single person. Her name is Ellyse Perry.
Ellyse Perry is an Australian cricketer and footballer, who also has a passion for writing and philanthropy on the side. Already being called one of the greatest all-rounders and players of all-time, Perry is just 29.
Ellyse Perry became the youngest Australian to play cricket at the age of 16 when she debuted against New Zealand, picking up 2–37…
Suresh Raina’s retirement received numerous tributes, especially on his fielding. Recently, in a conversation with Harsha Bhogle, Raina was asked from a list of 10 great fielders, which 5 would he choose to field in the inner circle.
This inspired us to do another post on World XI: With Twists, this time made up of the best cricket fielders in the world.
Create a World XI consisting of the best fielders in the modern game. The twist is that these best fielders should be able to play together in a match. …
Is Babar Azam in the Fab Five? Does he join Kane Williamson, Steven Smith, Virat Kohli, and Joe Root or replace Root altogether? This was the talking point in the first test of the ongoing England-Pakistan Test series.
The debate will continue. In the meantime, I offer a counterargument.
Who are the true Fab 5 of this era? None of the above.
I argue that the Fab 5 of this decade is not a combination of stars. …
Few batsmen score over 10000 runs with an average above 50 in ODI cricket. Fewer still contribute 444 dismissals as wicket-keeper. Hardly anyone can be credited with captaining teams to World Cup victories in T20s and ODIs, №1 Test ranking, and multiple IPL championships. 
After Martin Guptill’s run-out of Dhoni that effectively ended India’s World Cup dreams in 2019, Dhoni’s retirement was on everyone’s mind. Will he? Won’t he?
A year on down in times of COVID-19, MS Dhoni delivered the news in classic MS Dhoni style-in a subdued Instagram post. …
In tough overcast batting conditions against an attack comprising of 1,274 wickets collectively, Shan Masood’s epic 156 against England at Old Trafford was one of the most memorable innings by a visiting opener in recent memory. Although Masood could not carry his bat, his gritty and resilient innings reminded me of my first cricketing hero, the great Indian legend-Rahul Dravid, incidentally the last visiting opener to carry his bat in England at The Oval.
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