The eventful year of Cricket comes to close to an end on 31st December 2015. This year the biggest cricket jamboree, Ashes and South Africa’s 72 long gruelling tours of India happened.
Here are 10 memorable images of the year:
Michael Clarke lead Australia have won their fifth World Cup 2015 at Melbourne Cricket Ground. They become the second team in the world to win the trophy at home after India.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers coming at No 5 scored a 66 ball 162 at Sydney Cricket Ground. Just before the World Cup, he scored the fastest century against West Indies. What makes him different from Guptill and Gayle, who scored double hundred, is innovative batting style
The first semifinal of the Wolrd Cup 2015. South Africa lost it for the fourth time. New Zealand had won the with 1 ball remaining. Grant Elliott hit six off Dale Steyn on the fifth ball of the last over. Eliott did not celebrate, he offered a hand to devasted Dale Steyn.
Morne Morkel can’t stop crying after losing the World Cup semi-final. South Africa was a formidable team, but rain once again spoiled their plan.
The rise of Bangladesh. Bangladesh players celebrated their victory against England after qualifying for the World Cup for the first time.
Kumar Sangakkara bid adieu to the game. He retired from limited over cricket after the World Cup while from Test during India’s tour of Sri Lanka at P. Sara Oval.
Stuart Broad wrecked havoc on Australian batting line up at Trent Bridge. Broad has taken 8 wickets and conceded 15 runs. Australia was bowled out for 60.
The war-ravaged Afghanistan have won the ODI and T20 series in Zimbabwe. The people of Kabul came on the road to receive their player.
The shadow! The first ever day-night Test took place this year between Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide Oval
Mitchell Starc bowled the fastest delivery fo the year. He clocked 160.4 km/h against New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor at WACA, Perth. Starc is the fourth bowler who clocked 160 km/h in Test cricket.