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Here, we present readers with #ThisDayThatYear stories. More often than not, this column will have tit-bits from the past and a collection of interesting tales that will take readers down the memory lane.


SW Long Leg Tales: Revisiting the Debut of Steve Waugh & Sanath Jayasuriya

/ 26 December 2017
Sir Alex Ferguson

MIDDLESBROUGH - DECEMBER 26: Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson stands watching play with Middlesbrough Manager Steve McLaren during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Middlesbrough and Manchester United heldo n December 26, 2002 at the Riverside Stadium, in Middlesbrough, England. Middlesbrough won the match 3-1. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Boxing Day brings a lot of joy and gifts for people and more importantly brings a lot of sports to the fans, be it Cricket or Football. 26th December means the fans are in for


Afghanistan Likely To Make Debut Test Against Zimbabwe In Harare

/ 31 July 2017

After becoming the first fresh feature of new Test nations alongside Ireland following Bangladesh in 2000, as per the reports, the embattled nation Afghanistan is expected to play its maiden Test against Zimbabwe in Harare.


Sri Lanka Vs India: Eyes Roll As Virat Kohli’s Side Will Face SLC President’s XI In A Warm-Up Schedule

/ 20 July 2017

Following the high drama in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Team India under the dynamic leadership of Virat Kohli and newly appointed Head Coach Ravi Shastri, has touched down to Sri


IPL 2017: Match 48 – Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Mumbai Indians – MI Predicted XI

/ 08 May 2017

Mumbai Indians is the first team which has qualified for the play-offs stage in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 edition as they have amassed 18 points in 11 games with three games remaining


Sachin Tendulkar Reveals When He Took A Decision To Retire From International Cricket

/ 03 March 2017

Sachin Tendulkar.

After joining LinkedIn as an Influencer, the legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has revealed he decided to retire from international cricket during a Champions League Twenty20 game in in Delhi October 2013 before throwing some light


SW’s Long Leg Tales: From Test Cricket’s First Hat-Trick to Shane Warne’s Debut At SCG

/ 02 January 2017

Shane Warne made his Test debut against India at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney in 1992.

It’s 2017 and Sportzwiki wishes its readers a very Happy New Year. On January 2nd, the day when the greatest leg-spinner and perhaps the second greatest spinner of all time made his debut in 1992. This


SW’s Long Leg Tales: Revisiting Corey Anderson’s Whirlwind 36-Ball Record-Breaking Ton

/ 01 January 2017

The Anderson Show: The day when Corey broke 20-year-old record.

On New Year’s Day people come up with the different plans in terms of resolutions, parties to wish their families, close friends and colleagues, before recalling memorable moments, but when it comes to cricketers they


SW’s Long Leg Tales: When Mahendra Singh Dhoni Played His Last Test Match

/ 30 December 2016

Mahendra Singh Dhoni shaking hands after guiding his side to a draw against Australia in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne in 2014.

December 30, a date which is largely occupied with everyone deciding the venue to spend their New Year eves at. However, for cricket fans, it is rather remembered for watching the last day of any Boxing Day Test happening across


SW’s Long Leg Tales: Shane Warne’s Maiden Tests Hat-Trick, England’s Historic Ashes Win

/ 29 December 2016

England players celebrate after winning the match against Australia in Melbourne in 2010.

It’s December 29 and we are inching closer towards the new year. But before we put our one foot outside the door, let’s take a look at the events, which in itself were huge and


SW’s Long Leg Tales: From Sunil Gavaskar Breaking Bradman’s Record To Introduction Of Women’s Test Cricket

/ 28 December 2016
Gavaskar's 174-ball innings still a hot topic

Sunil Gavaskar of India became the first batsman ever to score three hundreds in both centuries of a Tests three times.

In the second edition of the Sportzwiki’s Long Leg tales, we on December 28 bring you few memorable moments that went down into history books. From India’s best batsman of post independence era Sunil Gavaskar


Points table
Group A MP W L +/- PTS
Uruguay 3 3 0 +5 9
Russia 3 2 1 +4 6
Saudi Arabia 3 1 2 -5 3
Egypt 3 0 3 -4 0
Group B MP W L +/- PTS
Spain 3 1 0 +1 5
Portugal 3 1 0 +1 5
Iran 3 1 1 0 4
Morocco 3 0 2 -2 1
Group C MP W L +/- PTS
France 3 2 0 +2 7
Denmark 3 1 0 +1 5
Peru 3 1 2 0 3
Australia 3 0 2 -3 1
Group D MP W L +/- PTS
Croatia 3 3 0 +6 9
Argentina 3 1 1 -2 4
Nigeria 3 1 2 -1 3
Iceland 3 0 2 -3 1
Group E MP W L +/- PTS
Brazil 3 2 0 +4 7
Switzerland 3 1 0 +1 5
Serbia 3 1 2 -2 3
Costa Rica 3 0 2 -3 1
Group F MP W L +/- PTS
Sweden 3 2 1 +3 6
Mexico 3 2 1 -1 6
South Korea 3 1 2 0 3
Germany 3 1 2 -2 3
Group G MP W L +/- PTS
Belgium 3 3 0 +7 9
England 3 2 1 +5 6
Tunisia 3 1 2 -3 3
Panama 3 0 3 -9 0
Group H MP W L +/- PTS
Colombia 3 2 1 +3 6
Japan 3 1 1 0 4
Senegal 3 1 1 0 4
Poland 3 1 2 -3 3