Friday, November 29, 2013

Steyn and Kallis rest final ODI against Pakistan

South Africa, who has already lost the series, will rest Steyn and Jacques Kallis for the 3rd and final ODI against Pakistan at Centurion on Coming Saturday.

South Africa Fast Bowler Steyn has a mild side strain while all-rounder Kallis has a badly sprained little finger.

South Africa starts a 3-match 50-over series against India next Thursday followed by 2 tests.

Steyn and Jacques will play a key role in the series against India so we felt it was necessary to take precautionary measures so that they are in prime condition, team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said on Thursday.

Pakistan leads the ODI encounter 2-0, their 1st bilateral series win over South Africa.

Monday, November 25, 2013

south Africa Tour India Test and one-day Squad

Zaheer has been recalled to the India Test squad for the forthcoming tour of South Africa. Zaheer Khan is one of 5 fast bowlers for the 2-Test series, and the only newcomer to the 17-member squad is the batsman Ambati Rayudu. However, there was no place for the opener Gautam Gambhir, who scored a century for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy days before the BCCI selection meeting.

MS Dhoni (Captain) Shikhar Dhawan Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli Yuvraj Singh Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Suresh Raina Ravindra Jadeja R Ashwin
Mohammad Shami Ishant Sharma Ambati Rayudu
>Mohit Sharma> Umesh Yadav Amit Mishra
Ajinkya Rahane
Shikhar Dhawan Murali Vijay Cheteshwar Pujara
Virat Kohli Rohit Sharma Ajinkya Rahane
MS Dhoni (Captain) R Ashwin Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Mohammad Shami Zaheer Khan Ambati Rayudu
Umesh Yadav Wriddhiman Saha Ishant Sharma
Pragyan Ojha Ravindra Jadeja.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Australia stronger for Ashes loss Said Peter Siddle

Australia have a better strategy to defeat England in the Ashes this time round after learning hard lessons from their defeat earlier this year, paceman Peter Siddle said Monday.

Michael Clarke will be looking to reverse his team fortunes in the 1st Test starting at the Gabba on Thursday after their 3-0 defeat on English soil, and Siddle said the pace trio of the recalled Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris and himself were ready to go.

Our plans have got a lot stronger, Siddle told reporters. We know what to do in a different way. We know how to approach it and we'll attack it hard.Peter Siddle gets some advice from bowling Coach McDermott.

We know there is a few players we need to work on and no doubt we'll have them covered starting on Thursday. Johnson is set for his first Test since Australia loss to India in March, while Harris will be hoping to build on his success in the last Ashes series in which he was Australia best bowler, taking 24 wickets in 4 Tests.

I think his experience is going to be great throughout this series, Siddle said of Johnson. I just think his knowledge of the game, his skill he is taken over 200 Test wickets, that's quite extraordinary so to have Mitch back around the unit and obviously Ryan Harris, the way he bowled over in England was exceptional, so I think we have a nice strong attack ready to go.

Pitter Siddle career best of 6-54 was against England at the Gabba back in 2010 when he dismissed Cook, Matt Prior and Stuart Broad with a hat-trick and also claimed the wickets of Kevin Pietersen, Collingwood and Swann.Obviously it's a highlight of my career but if you look back on it you want to win Test matches and that's why we play the game, he said.

It is something once I've retired I will look back and enjoy a lot more than I have now. I'd have rather won that Test match and won the series than worrying about entity highlights. Australia is hoping to reclaim the Ashes in the five-Test series after three successive losses.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rohit Sharma R.Ashwin put in India control 1st Test against WI

It was the sort of baton-passing moment you see only in films. The old veteran walked out of the park with the disappointment of a failure. In walked the young upstart with dreams in his eyes and the hope of making this occasion at the Eden Gardens one to remember. And what a fine job he did of it. 

Rohit Sharma repaid the faith posed in him over the years with a wonderful hundred on Test debut. It was an innings that had the steel of Rahul Dravid, the fire of Sachin Tendulkar and the silk of VVS.Laxman, all pointing to one thing only: it’s time for India to move on. Giving Rohit rock-steady company is Ravichandran Ashwin, in sight of his 2nd Test hundred against the West Indies.
India was 83-5 early in the day, most of that damage inflicted by Shane Shillingford, the off-spinner that Sunil Gavaskar had written off as Not Graeme Swann. The lanky bowler with the fairly jerky action belied all expectations to decimate the Indian top-order batsmen’s with his accurate off-spin. There was turn, dip and bounce, all of which India would be wary of if and when they bat again. 

For now, India can bask in a fight-back led by 2 fine players who have pumped the lead up to 120 runs with a 198-run stand for 7th wicket. 

the off-spinner began his day dismissing Dhawan. The ball didn’t come on, stayed low and the left-hander played it on. Murali Vijay was done in by a stunning doosra. Vijay had stepped out to defend it, but Shillingford saw him coming. The ball dipped on Vijay, bounced over his prod and Denesh Ramdin did the rest.
Then, the moment Eden Gardens had been waiting for. Tendulkar took his time to leave his seat in the dressing room. He arrived to the crease with thunderous applauses. Then, he had a long chat with Cheteshwar Pujara. The chat ended with a fist bump. He was trying to build himself up for the moment. He then marked his guard, tapped his gear into place and lastly faced up to Shillingford. 

He began assuredly. Two firm, confident defenses one off the front foot, the other off the back bookended two easy fours he whipped off Shillingford. Then, the fatal mistake. He played back to a slightly short ball. It was a doosra that hit him on the thigh. Umpire Nigel Llong decided it was good enough for the LBW. 

Captain MS Dhoni began the repairs with Rohit Sharma. But before their partnership acquired a menacing size, Dhoni was caught behind poking at a ball far outside his line of sight. 

it was to Shilling ford’s disadvantage that he had little support from the other end. Permaul had no effect with his left-arm spinners while Tino Best and Cotterrell could not build any kind of pressure on Rohit Sharma, MS. Dhoni and R.Ashwin. 

By the evening session, Darren Sammy’s attack had been deflated. In the twilight, Rohit brought up his hundred with a streak wide of the slips. Tomorrow, Ashwin will eye his hundred. And when he does, it would be a fitting moment to say goodbye to the old guard and welcome this new one.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fresh the confident wicket did job Shami said

His inclusion gave the Indian bowling attack the shot in the arm it very much needed, but the modest Mohammad Shami said his hit was down to a fresh wicket.

We bowled first so there was always help from a fresh wicket. There was no surprising carry or bounce in the wicket. It was going good before the rain. But it became slow thereafter, Shami said reporters after the fourth ODI was abandoned due to rain.

The plan was just not to give any room to Finch as he was playing well. We just kept our focus on that and wanted them to play as much as possible and we got success. Shami often crossed the 140 km/ h mark and when quiz about the secret, he said.

Asked about the six dropped catches during Australia innings, Shami said: its part and parcel of the game. We try not to make any mistakes. Nobody drops a catch intentionally. Shami also came in for a lot of praise from Captain Dhoni. He is deceptive. He bowls faster than you think. What was main was he bowled full and the wickets he got, he was hitting the bails, MS Dhoni said.

In the death overs, he was getting the yorkers in pretty constantly. Australia captain George Bailey gave credit to Shami and batsman Maxwell for setting up an interesting game. I thought Maxwell found conducive to stroke play. It was still a good batting wicket. Probably what it did that the other wickets haven't done is it swung and seamed and spat a little bit, mainly at the start.

Obviously Mohammed Shami, he bowled very well. He is someone we haven’t seen in the series and he was a little bit faster than what we expected. He certainly got a bit of movement off the seam. That’s something to be pretty aware of for the rest of the series. That obviously what’s going to be coming at us? Having said that, from the moment Maxwell strode to the crease, he made it look like a different wicket.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Afghanistan first time reaches for World Cup

Afghanistan reached the World Cup for the 1st time on Friday (04-10-13), completing a remarkable journey from immigrant camp cricket to rubbing shoulders with the sport's superpowers.

The team who were playing in the 5th-tier just 5 years ago, and are forced by the precarious security situation in their country to stage home matches in the Gulf, swept past Kenya by 7 wickets to secure an historic spot in the 2015 showpiece.

After dismissing Kenya for just 93 in the 44th over at the Sharjah Cricket Ground, Afghanistan reached their target in the 21st over when skipper Mohammad Nabi hit Shem Ngoche for a boundary through midwicket.
They had to endure a brief moment of worry before romping to win when they were reduced to 34 for 3.But Nabi, who ended on 46 not out, and Hashmatullah Shaidi, put on 62 for the fourth wicket to bring their side home with 175 balls to spare.

Nabi smashed two huge 6 and 3 fours to assure his team of second place in the World Cricket League behind runaway winners Ireland who have also qualified for the World Cup. Afghanistan will play in Pool A at the World Cup in 2015 along with co-hosts Australia and New Zealand as well as Bangladesh, England, Sri Lanka and another qualifier.

Netherlands, UAE, Scotland, Kenya, Namibia, Canada, Uganda, Hong Kong, Nepal and Papua New Guinea will now compete for the last 2 World Cup berths at the last qualifying event to be staged in New Zealand in February next year. Afghanistan were already overwhelming favourites to beat Kenya in the last match of an exhausting 2-year qualifying competition.

In Monday Twenty20 international, they routed the African side by 106 runs and carried that form through to Wednesday when they romped to victory by 8 wickets in the first of the 2 determining ODIs.Then, Kenya were dismissed for just 89 with Afghanistan reaching their target inside 18 overs.

On Friday, Kenya were put into bat and struggled again with Morris Ouma top-scoring with 39.

Rakep Patel, with 18, was the only other batsman to reach double figures in an innings where the first boundary didn't arrive until the 16th over. Slow left-armer Hamza Hotak was the leading Afghanistan bowler, claiming 3-19 off his 10 overs.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Eng Squad for Aus ODI matches

England has rested Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann for the 5-match ODI series against Australia next month.
England Squad for Australia ODI matches
No    Name                                                    No
1 Eoin Morgan 8
Kevin Pietersen
2 Ravi Bopara 9
Boyd Rankin
3 Jos Buttler 10
Joe Root
4 Michael Carberry 11
Ben Stokes
5 Steven Finn 12
James Tredwell
6 Chris Jordan 13
Jonathan Trott
7 Jamie Overton 14
Luke Wright

Monday, August 19, 2013

Usman Khawaja Australia Cricket Board contract upgraded

Batsman Usman Khawaja, who faces a battle to keep his place in the Australia team for this week's last and final Ashes Test, has had his central playing contract upgraded, Australia Cricket Board said.

Australia Cricket Board said Khawaja was upgraded for the 2013/14 season list after having played 3 or more Tests since July 1 this year, meaning he is qualified for more money than his state contract offers.

The Pakistan-born left hander batsmen have struggled since he was promoted to the Australia batting order at number 3 in the current Ashes series. Khawaja, 26, has managed just 114 runs in 6 innings at an average of a mere 19 against England in this Ashes series.

In 9 Tests since his debut over 18 months ago, he has scored 377 runs at 25.13 with 2 fifties. Khawaja joins recently upgraded players Chris Rogers and Steve Smith on the CA contracts list. The 5th Test starts at The Oval in London on Wednesday. England has already won the series.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Rahul Dravid hit out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India

Previous India captain Mr.Rahul Dravid hit out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Saturday, saying administrator are there for the fans and the cricketers to run the game. Dravid, who will be an action witness in the Indian Premier League-6 spot-fixing case, said that credibility of game and the board is main.

Administrators are there because of the fans and the cricketers to run this game, so reliability of a game or a board is main irrespective of what you do. If you are in public life it is important," Rahul Dravid, who led Rajasthan Royals in the last edition of the IPL, told press.

There are so many fans and so many people who care extremely about this game and it is because of these fans that we are who we are as cricketers,"Rahul Dravid added. Three of Dravid's team mates Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested by Delhi Police after a mid-night raid from Mumbai, May 16.

In the aftermath of the 3 arrests, Chennai Super Kings team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan, who is also son-in-law of BCCI president N.Srinivasan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra were suspended by the BCCI for their alleged association in betting.

Meiyappan is out on bail after being arrested by Mumbai police while Kundra was questioned by Delhi Police. But a BCCI probe panel just gave a clean chit to both Meiyappan and Kundra in the betting scandal. A hurt Dravid said: Things like this do not help, when we are on the front pages of the newspapers and not on the back. 

Dravid said the spot-fixing and the betting scandal is the worst thing that could happen to Indian cricket.
"I think it's a really, really sad thing for cricket in this country if that had to happen," he said.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

India vs Zimbabwe 1st match Highlits

Captain Virat Kohli's 15th ODI century led India to a 6-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the 1st match at Harare. Kohli attend 108-ball 115 combined fast with debutant Ambati Rayudu unbeaten 63, as India chased down the hosts 228 with 5.1 overs to spare.
Rayudu's ODI debut, arguably ten years too late, was marked by a responsible half-century. The 27-year-old stayed put right to the end, even as India lost Kohli and Raina in quick succession, and smashed a full-toss through covers to get the winning runs.
Amit Mishra googlied his way to 3victims. Playing his 1st ODI is almost 2 years; the leg-spinner had figures of 10-1-43-3, including the key scalp of Raza, the mainstay of Zimbabwean batting.
Earlier, Zimbabwe batsmen Pakistan-born Sikandar Razas patient 82 was the fulcrum around which Zimbabwe spun their 228/7 after India selected to field.
Elton Chigumbura ensured his bowlers had something to defend with a breezy, unbeaten 43 that contained 6 fours and 1 six. Although the 228 was something the hosts would have been proud of purely from an academic, morale-boosting point of view - the useful inadequacy of the total surfaced when India strong batting card made little work of what Zimbabwe had labored to accrue.

Monday, July 22, 2013

July month cricket matches

Cricket Matches 2013
DateMatch DetailsVenue
Jul 23, 2013 Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd ODI Colombo
Jul 24, 2013 Zimbabwe vs India, 1st ODI Harare
Jul 24, 2013 West Indies vs Pakistan, 5th ODI St Lucia
Jul 26, 2013 Zimbabwe vs India, 2nd ODI Harare
Jul 26, 2013 Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd ODI Kandy
Jul 27, 2013 West Indies vs Pakistan, 1st T20 Kingstown
Jul 28, 2013 Zimbabwe vs India, 3rd ODI Harare
Jul 28, 2013 Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 4th ODI Kandy
Jul 28, 2013 West Indies vs Pakistan, 2nd T20 Kingstown
Jul 31, 2013 Zimbabwe vs India, 4th ODI Bulawayo
Jul 31, 2013 Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 5th ODI Colombo
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Chandimal set to become youngest Sri Lankan captain

Promising top-order batsman Dinesh Chandimal is situate to become the youngest man to captain Sri Lanka in One-Day Internationals when he guides the side beside South Africa in the first ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium on Saturday.

Chandimal, who has previously headed the country in T-20 cricket, will be 23 years and 243 days old when he directs the country in the first ODI. He will be flouting the proof seized by one more Anandian, country’s adored World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga, who led the side when he was 24 years and 333 days old, in an ODI against India in 1988.

Lahiru Thirimanne has been named as Chandimal’s assistant for the initial two ODIs.

The requirement to sign up a new captain arose after regular captain Angelo Mathews was suspended for two ODIs due to preserving slow over rates in the tri-nation competition in the West Indies.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ashes 2013: Cricket custom kept in existence at 3 Bridge

Stewards in white-colored layers, men dressed in little caps and a pregnant audience mincing their way towards 3 Link - there were some acquainted moments on Wed in the build-up to the first Ashes Analyze in Nottingham.

Ashes-holders Britain was experiencing arch-rivals Sydney in the newest version of a Analyze competition going returning to 1877 that creates it the foundation of worldwide cricket.

This will be the Twenty-first Ashes Analyze at 3 Link since Britain and Sydney attracted there in 1899.

It was also the field of one of the most popular innings in Ashes record when Australia's Stan McCabe obtained 232 there in 1938 - an innings so excellent Don Bradman, the biggest batsman in Analyze record, beckoned his team-mates out onto the terrace to look at it.

Bradman, were he still in existence, might identify the pavilion but much else has modified at 3 Link, with modernist appears rectangle of the wicket on both factors, floodlights and a massive TV display all assisting to carry the floor into the Twenty-first Millennium.

But some conventional requirements stay, with the focus at 3 Link on viewers coming have fun with the cricket rather than any other 'entertainment'.

That describes why Billy 'the Trumpet' Cooper, a key determine in the Barmy Military number of Britain followers has been prohibited from enjoying at the floor. Click here to know about Just released cricket News and also gets Winner confirmation on free game cricket.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cricket: Britain looking to precede sporting successes

England's cricketers are expecting to springboard off the achievements of Andrew Murray and the Tigers.

Britain is enjoying Murray's Wimbledon beat stress and the Tigers sequence success over Sydney.

Now it's the cricketers convert, with the first Ashes analyze beginning against Sydney at 3 Link the next day.

England rewriter Graeme Swann says both of the victories were amazing. Swann says there's an area excellent aspect about a wearing group doing well, which they want to tap into.

Writing in his paper line, Botham says he's seen nothing in develop up to create him think England won't win both sequence this season 5-nil.

Click here to get new products in cricket and great discounts on -online. Meanwhile Sir Ian Botham's forecasting a dual sequence brush by England.

Monday, July 8, 2013

India vs South Africa Test Series-2013 Schedule

India vs South Africa Test Series Schedule -2013
No Date Team Match Place
1 26-Dec-2013 to 30-Dec-2013 Ind vs SA 1st Test Durban
2 02-Jan-2013 to 06-Jan-2013 Ind vs SA 2nd Test Cape Town
3 15-Jan-2013 to19-Jan-2013 Ind vs SA 3rd Test Johannesburg

Friday, July 5, 2013

India vs Aus T20 and ODI Series Schedule

Australia will tour come India to play 7 ODIs and one T20 International in October and November-2013. The 50-overs series will begin with the T20 in Rajkot on October 10 followed by the ODIs, which will all be matches day-night.

Australia had toured India won for 4-Test series in March this year, which they lost 4-0. They last visited India for a 7-match one day International series in October-November 2009, when they won 4-2 with the last match washed out in Mumbai.

Both the teams will be coming on the back of busy schedules during the summer. After the Ashes in England, Australia plays a 5-match ODI series till September 13. India, on the other hand, will have somewhat more time as their ODI series against Zimbabwe ends on August 3.

T20 and ODI Series Schedule
No Date Match Place Team
1 Oct-10-2013 1st T20 Rajkot India vs Aus
2 Oct-13-2013 2nd ODI Pune India vs Aus
3 Oct-16-2013 3rd ODI Jaipur India vs Aus
4 Oct-19-2013 4th ODI Mohali India vs Aus
5 Oct-23-2013 5th ODI Ranchi India vs Aus
6 Oct-26-2013 6th ODI Cuttack India vs Aus
7 Oct-30-2013 7th ODI Nagpur India vs Aus
8 Nov-2-2013 8th ODI Bangalore India vs Aus

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Graeme Swann Ruled Out He Is Faces Surgery

England spin bowler Graeme Swann faces a race against time to be fit for this year Ashes double-header after injury forced him out of the Test series against New Zealand on Wednesday. 

Swann was a surprise omission from the tourist side to face the Black Caps in the chance Test in Dunedin, with officials later confirming a long-standing problem with his right elbow had flared up, require surgery.

Clearly could not get through the 5 days, England captain Alastair Cook said after Monty Panesar was named to replace Swann in the 1st Test, with James Treadwell joining the squad as cover for the rest of the series.

Swann had bone remains removed from his elbow in 2009 but the surgery was only partially successful and the 33-year-old said he experienced pain in the joint during a warm-up loss to a New Zealand XI match last week.In a column for Britain Sun newspaper this week, he said he feared the upsetting elbow could jeopardize his chances of playing in home-and-away Ashes series this year.

Two editions of the marquee series against Australia are being played back-to-back to avoid a clash with the 2015 World Cup setting up what Swann said was arguably England most year of Test cricket ever.It would be a massive pain in the reverse if my wonky elbow forced me to miss any of the Tests against Australia, he wrote.

I'm absolutely firm to be available for what might be my last 2 Ashes series and that means managing the elbow as well as possible.The England and Wales Cricket Board estimate Swann will be back by early summer after surgery in the United States next week, a tight limit if he is to make the squad for England home Ashes series starting on July 10.

Swann has earned 50 Test caps in a career that includes 2 victorious Ashes series, with the spinner playing a key role both times in prevent Australia from winning the urn.

Monday, March 4, 2013

ICC World Cup chief organizer death

James Strong, the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the ICC World Cup 2015 to be held in Australia and New Zealand, has passed away. The 68-year-old Officer of the Order of Australia passed away late Sunday night.

James possessed a passion and vision for the match that set the tone for the entire organisation. The staff of the Organising Committee is greatly saddened by the death of their chairman, an International Cricket Council statement said.

A world-class leader, he was always friendly and sociable, taking the time to get to know the staff and listen to their views.ICC World Cup chief executive John Harnden knew and worked with Strong for almost 20 years.

James has been a friend and a mentor to me over a long period and I will miss his company and advice. He has made a massive gift to sporting life in Australia and New Zealand. We extend our sincere commiseration to his family and many friends. We will continue the work he began on the World Cup and deliver a match in 2015 that would make him proud, said Harnden.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Warner injures, Khawaja in Aus against WI Series

Australia opener David Warner will miss the 1st 2 one-day internationals against West Indies with a cracked thumb and has been replaced in the Australian squad by Usman Khawaja, Cricket Australia Board said. Warner is checked after being struck on the left hand by Mitchell Johnson.

Warner was struck by a Mitchell Johnson delivery while batting in the nets at Perth, suffering a minor left thumb break and ruling him out of the matches on Coming Friday and Sunday at the WACA.While the fracture is very minor, it is not worth taking any risks, physiotherapist Kevin Sims said.
The injury will keep him out of at least the next 2 matches against West Indies Series. We will assess how he is progressing after that to determine his ease of use for the remainder of the series. After the 5-match one-day series against West Indies followed by a T20 International match, Australia will tour India for a 4-test series beginning on February 22.