Michael Holding

Fresh hope for West Indies after England Tests

Fresh hope for West Indies after England Tests

West Indies arrived in England without the likes of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels who, as a result of a thaw in a bitter dispute between Caribbean cricket chiefs and senior players, will be featuring in the upcoming one-day leg of the tour.

Sep 11, 2017, 05:51 AM IST
Michael Holding reckons Virat Kohli has long way to go to beat Sachin Tendulkar's 100 hundreds

Michael Holding reckons Virat Kohli has long way to go to beat Sachin Tendulkar's 100 hundreds

Run-machine Virat Kohli is the talk of the town. The India captain on Sunday overtook Aussie great Ricky Ponting to become the second highest century maker in ODIs.

Sep 06, 2017, 18:53 PM IST
Michael Holding dismisses Brian Lara's criticism of unsporting West Indies behaviour of old

Michael Holding dismisses Brian Lara's criticism of unsporting West Indies behaviour of old

Lara also cited other instances like the Windies taking undue favours from umpires during their tour of Pakistan in 1988 and said, he was "not very proud of". The left-handed batsman went onto say that, he felt "embarrassed".

Sep 06, 2017, 18:09 PM IST
Michael Holding cites US President Donald Trump's example to slam Kieron Pollard's Twitter outburst against Sanjay Manjrekar

Michael Holding cites US President Donald Trump's example to slam Kieron Pollard's Twitter outburst against Sanjay Manjrekar

In the commentary box, Manjrekar had criticised Pollard, saying that he was only good enough to bat for the last six or seven overs of an innings.

Apr 11, 2017, 16:38 PM IST
ABSURD! Not AB de Villiers but Sarfraz Ahmed deserved to be in World Test XI, says this cricket icon

ABSURD! Not AB de Villiers but Sarfraz Ahmed deserved to be in World Test XI, says this cricket icon

While Holding his entitled to his opinion, the thought of picking Sarfraz over De Villiers defies cricketing logic.

Sep 27, 2016, 14:40 PM IST
ECB contemplating to scrap toss at second-division County matches next year: Report

ECB contemplating to scrap toss at second-division County matches next year: Report

The England and Wales cricket Board (ECB) is contemplating to scrap the toss in County Championship Division Two matches next season.

Nov 25, 2015, 13:32 PM IST
New toss theory: ICC yet to give it a thought

New toss theory: ICC yet to give it a thought

Toss has been a crucial part of any cricket match. In fact, many believed that toss plays that defining role in the outcome of a match. But a new debate has been doing the rounds in cricket fraternity since former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting came out with an idea of taking the toss out of Test cricket.

Sep 13, 2015, 18:24 PM IST
Steve Waugh backs Ricky Ponting, Michael Holding call to dump Test toss

Steve Waugh backs Ricky Ponting, Michael Holding call to dump Test toss

Steve Waugh has backed calls from fellow former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and West Indies great Michael Holding for cricket chiefs to rid Test cricket of the toss.

Sep 03, 2015, 09:26 AM IST
Shivnarine Chanderpaul still hoping to play for Windies in Tests

Shivnarine Chanderpaul still hoping to play for Windies in Tests

Veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul says he has no intention of announcing his retirement from Test cricket until perhaps the end of the year.

Jun 28, 2015, 16:36 PM IST
I still want to play Test cricket: Shivnarine Chanderpaul

I still want to play Test cricket: Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Just 87 runs short of surpassing Brian Lara as West Indies' leading run scorer in Test cricket, veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has expressed his desire to continue in the five-day format, adding that he is unlikely to retire until at least the end of 2015.

Jun 26, 2015, 17:43 PM IST
Shivnarine Chanderpaul officially left out of Windies Test squad

Shivnarine Chanderpaul officially left out of Windies Test squad

 Shivnarine Chanderpaul's hopes of a happy farewell were squashed after the veteran left-handed batsman was left out of the 14-man West Indies squad for the first Test against Australia starting here on Wednesday.

May 31, 2015, 16:05 PM IST
Michael Holding backs Clive Lloyd's decision to drop Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Michael Holding backs Clive Lloyd's decision to drop Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Backing chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd's decision to drop Shivnarine Chanderpaul from the Australian series, former West Indies pacer Michael Holding has said he firmly believes that the veteran batsman has lost his edge and does not deserve a place in the side.

May 29, 2015, 18:06 PM IST
Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Michael Holding

Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Michael Holding

West Indian legend Michael Holding has has been impressed with the growth of fast bowling India but rued the decline of the art in world cricket due to an overkill of the game.

Apr 15, 2015, 12:59 PM IST
Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs

Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs

Cricket legends have called for restoring the balance between bat and ball, including easing fielding restrictions and regulating bat thickness, in the ODI format.

Mar 31, 2015, 20:52 PM IST
Indian bowlers have shown great control: Michael Holding

Indian bowlers have shown great control: Michael Holding

Impressed with the "control" of the Indian bowlers, pace legend Michael Holding said that Mohammed Shami and company have stuck to a consistent line and length to outwit the opposition batsmen in the cricket World Cup so far.

Mar 09, 2015, 19:58 PM IST
ICC World Cup: England likely to lose Ballance in search of equilibrium

ICC World Cup: England likely to lose Ballance in search of equilibrium

Misfiring batsman Gary Ballance is likely to be the sacrificial lamb when England`s harried selectors decide on the lineup for next week`s World Cup crunch match against Bangladesh.

Mar 04, 2015, 12:41 PM IST
Shikhar Dhawan lucky to be surrounded by understanding people: Michael Holding

Shikhar Dhawan lucky to be surrounded by understanding people: Michael Holding

Not taking anything away from Shikhar Dhawan's creditable show in the cricket World Cup so far, West Indies pace legend Michael Holding feels the left-handed opener is lucky to be surrounded by understanding men, who can play the good mentor's role.

Feb 24, 2015, 18:33 PM IST
Virat Kohli converts his starts into three figures, says Michael Holding

Virat Kohli converts his starts into three figures, says Michael Holding

 Praising Indian batting mainstay Virat Kohli, West Indies great Michael Holding said the top-order player's knack of converting starts into three-figure scores shows that he has the makings of a class cricketer. Having represented India in 151 ODIs, Kohli has registered 22 hundreds and 33 fifties at an average of 51.95 - his conversion rate of innings per hundred being 6.5. Holding said that Kohli has justified his talent as a batsman. 

Feb 17, 2015, 16:17 PM IST
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Michael Holding slams 'pathetic' West Indies

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Michael Holding slams 'pathetic' West Indies

West Indies great Michael Holding has slammed the side's four-wicket loss to Ireland in their World Cup opener as a "little bit pathetic".

Feb 17, 2015, 10:17 AM IST
West Indies' Keiron Pollard vows to return with vengeance

West Indies' Keiron Pollard vows to return with vengeance

All-rounder Kieron Pollard has vowed to return with a vengeance following his omission from the West Indies team for the cricket World Cup.

Feb 12, 2015, 19:38 PM IST