Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Australian bowler Brett Lee ruled out of 3rd Test

Australia's spearhead Brett Lee is ruled out of the third test against England in Edgbaston .There was a big chit chat that Australian Brett Lee will replace struggling Mitchel Johnson,but the scenario remains the same with Brett Lee still not completely recovered from his injury.

Australian Team has missed the services of Brett Lee very badly and without him in both the Test Australia have failed to take all the 20 England wickets.They have missed him more with Johnson totally out of socks and he is trying to many things and Ponting too is running out of ideas.

Australian vice captain Clarke revealed that though Lee is showing considerable improvement he cannot make it to the third test against England.When the press people asked about his availability for the rest of the serious he replied that he is not very sure about that.When will injured Brett Lee back in National colors?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Allan Donald says legalise ball tampering

Allan Donald one of my all time favorite fast bowler from South Africa has asked the ICC to "legalise ball tampering".He has also added that the ICC committee would kick him for making such a comment but he said that he is forced to make such a comment since the pitches these days are batsman friendly leaving the bowlers with nothing to play for.

Donald other point of argument that the battle between th bat and ball should be ven,but the present scenario is too much batsman friendly.So he asked the ICC either the to make ball tampering legal are allow bowlers to make balls.Share your views about this comment of Allan Donald

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Andy Flower : Flintoff and Pieterson not needed

Andy Flower the coach of England has said that Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pieterson the two starts for England are not needed and they can win without them.This statement is lie a paradox since we are not exactly sure what the England coach Andy Flower means by this.Andy Flower was quick to clarify that he meant that both the great players are under injury ans so even if thy don't play England win in Lords would help the team to pefrom really well and in the next Test also.

Achilles problem is what has been pestering both the England superb stars.Andy Flower ruled out the speculation that Kevin Pieterson is ruled out of the next Test as the news paper reports suggests.Flower clarified that KP will consult a specialist and only then a final call will be taken about his availablity in the next match.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Sachin Tendulkar childhood Cricket days

Sachin Tendulkar is the GOD of the Indian Cricket.I would like to share one famous incident that turned Sachin's life.Sachin's mentor Achrekar asked Sachin to concentrate on his batting,but Sachin was more interested to become a fast bowler.Then slowly Sachin realized that talent in his batting but even then he used to loose concentration.Achrekar coach of Sachin used to keep a coin on Sachin's stumps and will give a open statement to the bowlers that if they get the wicket of Sachin the coin belongs to them,but if no one claims Sachin's wicket in the whole net session then Sachin will have the coin.

Sachin has got 13 coins till now and he claims that is the best gift and the most treasured one in his life.I was really fascinated to know about this information.Hope you feel the same.If you know any other rare information about Sachin please share it.Thanks in advance.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ashes 2009 :Brett Lee hopeful to make a comeback in third Test

Australian speedster Brett Lee is hopeful that he can make it to the Australian squad in the Third test in Edgbaston.Brett Lee is one of the senior bowlers of this Australian line up with 310 wickets to his name.Shane Watson is also fit and Australian captain would like to pick him up since he is a very handy all rounder.

Brett Lee told that he wanted to go there and give is 100 percent.The injury has sidelined him in one of the major tournament which every Australian would love to play.The second Test looks one sided and England are on the top and so with the inclusion of Brett Lee and Shane Watson can Ponting and his men script something spectacular.One thing is for sure we cannot write off this Australian team at any situation.

The World of Gaming

Online gaming is becoming increasingly popular these days and the number of people who play the game is exponentially growing. What is so great in these online games that people are spellbound and some are even addict? Well the games are so well designed that people play them for hours and hours. This addiction is not only for small children at times it is there for even the adults. Some of the online games involve gambling with money. Casino is one of such games which is so common near big hotels restaurants. The age limit for a person to play casino is 18 years and above in United States and in other countries where this game is allowed the age limit is 16 years and above. I have heard about people who so much from these sites and people who have lost all there belongings and became paupers. Well that is part and parcel of the game.

Risk element is the biggest factor involved in these games and if you are not a nerd and if you are smart enough you can crack this down easily. I would give you a site which has all the dos and don’ts to be followed while playing this game. Here they have ll the news and latest updates about this game and there are some tutorials which teach you how to play this game. All the best play the game and have lots of fun.

Chaminda Vaas hae been recalled for third Test

Chamind Vaas has been recalled to the SriLankan squad for the third Test Match against the Pakistan.Vaas who was once regarded as the premier bowler of Srilankan line up is side lined these days mainly because of his age.The last time when Vaas represented Srilanka was in the Lahore Test which was aborted due to the gunman open fire.

There was some speculation that Vaas had retired.Sri Lanka's chief selector,Ashantha de Mel reportedly said that Vaas had retired from Test Cricket,but when contacted Vaas he told that he is still fit and wants to play cricket at least till the 2011 World Cup.

Vaas would consider himself really luck since he was not there in the World Cup T20 side as well.This gives Vaas a ray of hope to make a comeback in to the National side.Vaas replaces off-spinner Suraj Randiv in the 16 member squad.

All about Bathrooms

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Andrew Flintoff retires from Test Cricket

Andrew Flintoof retires after Ashes Series
Andrew Flintoff retires from Test Cricket

Andrew Flintoff one of the greatest from the modern day generation announced his retirement from International Cricket.Flintoff his current age is 31 and experts believe that the series of injuries that he had in his cricketing career has hampered his game significantly.I still believe he has some years of cricket left in him.

Freddie has had four ankle injuries and recently there was a surgery done to him.These where the main reasons he could not sustain a long lasting International career.England fans are highly disappointed and it is their right to do so.

Flinroff has some credits to his name.He is one of the most popular characters of the game and he is the best all rounder according to my perspective.Freddie retirement might have been un-expected to many but I would like to add a point that here after there will be a lot of players retiring very quiky even with some very short duration of International Cricket to play the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL).

I never mean that Flintoff has done this to play in the IPL, but the T20 format of the game though being short demands lot from the players,and so it would have a telling factor in the players and it would test their stamina especially with the amount of Cricket that players play.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Montey Panesar : I did not bat like Yuvraj Singh

Montey Panesar the Ashes Hero who played extraordinary cricket to save the first Test against Australia.The match was in such a situation that Australia were so close to win,but then came the hero to crease no other than Montey Panesar.He along with James Anderson played faced 69 balls in 40 minutes to save the Test matches. This innings of his will surely go in to the record books of Ashes as one of the greatest innings under pressure.

Montey Panesar said that he did not bat like India's swash buckling Yuvraj Singh.He told that Paul Collingwood helped him a lot for his batting and h is a very good buddy for him.He told that he is extremely happy for his effort with than bat and continue his good work with the bat.

Ashes 2009 | Ricky Ponting angry with England tactics

Australian Captain Ricky Ponting fumes and he has asked the England Team to play under the "Spirit of the Sportsmanship".The Ashes 1st Test has started really well and England players played really well to save the match.All credit goes to Paul Collingwood who played really well and the last wicket partnership James Anderson and Panesar for staging a remarkable partnership,but hold on for a second I need to mention about the awful and wicked tactics used by England to save the test.

England physiotherapist appeared on the field without players calling him.This did not happen once but twice just to while away time so that England could inch closer to a remarkable draw.This was not the only case since England 12th man made an uninvited appearance to the field just to while away the time.I feel these are cheap tactics by England.There was a huge sigh of relief and smirk in England camp after they staged a big comeback and managed to draw the first Ashes test.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Dhoni retains No1 spot in ICC Rankings

Indian Captain Dhoni retained the No1 spot in the ICC Rankings.Indian team and Dhoni both showed a worst run in the T20 form of the game the crowd in Jharkhand went to the extend of burning the effigy of the Dhoni.Dhoni has left all these in his back of the mind to play some very good cricketer in the West Indies tour and to claim the Man of the Series and at the same time retain the No1 Spot in the ICC Rankings.

Yuvraj Singh claimed the second spot with his blistering 131 in the first of the four match series against the West Indies.The ICC second rank is the career best for Yuvraj Singh.Indian players now seem to be in the mode of individual brilliance and thy continue to top the ICC rankings.It would be better if they could turn all these individual brilliance in to collective effort and start winning more matches.India might have been the former T20 Champions but they still lack the idea of how to go about the run chase in a game.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

IPL has no permanant slot | David Morgan

David Morgan in press report
ICC chief David Morgan has confirmed that the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) does not have any fixed slot in the ICC cricketing calendar.This means that we are not sure when the IPL matches will start each year.Morgan also said that Lalit Modi is continuously insisting for a fixed date about IPL but with the busy International schedule the ICC cannot assure the exact dates.

Morgan was asked whether cricketers will miss International tours for cash rich tournaments such as IPL.Morgan replied that only cricketers who are about to retire from cricket will opt to play in these kind of tournaments,but the rest of the players will try to play for there nation.

SriLanka win first Test and stun Pakistan

Rangana Herath bowled a dream spell and took 4-15 and changed the course of th match completely.Pakistan where cruising along and it looked at the end of the third day that the match would end before the lunch on the day four.The famous saying that Cricket is a funny game was apt since the game end before the lunch on Day 4 but the result was quite unexpected as SriLanka pulled of an improbable win.

The Srilanka bowling unit was totally charged up with young Rangana Herath leading from the front.Mendis and Thushara chipped with 2 wickets each which helped them to reduce Pakistan from 71 for 2 to a mere 117 all out.This means that Srilanka go 1 up in the three match test series.

Srilanka lead the 3 match test series with 1-0

Dhoni's celebrates his 28th birthday

M.S.Dhoni turned 28 and people in Jharkand celebrated the Indian captain birthday.It was party time at Mecon Stadium where people gathered to celebrate Dhoni birthday by cutting cake.People congratulated Dhoni for his brilliant knock and claiming the Man of the series in the West Indies tour.It was these same people who burned the effigy of Dhoni when India had a shocking exit in the T20 World Cup.

Chanchal Bhattacharya the coach of Dhoni said that he is a very happy man since his student has brought a lot of laurels to his team and he assured that his pupil will bring more and more laurels for the Nation.He also said that people who celebrate his birthday should not burn his effigy again if India loose a match.Winning and loosing are part and parcel of the game.

Narendra Dhoni's brother also cleared the link up of Dhoni with Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and even with the South Indian lace Laxmi Rai.He said that they are just baseless media speculations ans also fumed at the media for their own hunch.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Ashes 2009 : Brett Lee injured and so ruled out for first two Tests

Early set back for Australia with the spearhead of their bowling line up Brett Lee being injured.Brett Lee was getting back to form and he easily looked to be Australia's best bowler in the tour match against England Lions in Worcester, claiming 6 for 76.Lee was getting the most lethal weapon that is he was getting the art of reverse swing back.

Lee seemed to be certain of a place in the playing eleven along with Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle in Australia's pace attack in Cardiff.Now after the confirmation by the physio that Lee has to be out of action Australia are in a pot of bother and are searching for the right combination.

BCCI announces the Indian Squad for Champions Trophy

The BCCI announces the list of 30 member squad.This is the probable list from which they will pick the final 15 after one month of training.Sehwag is in the list and there is some doubt whether he can make it since he is still nursing the injury and is not fit.Rahul Dravid has been included in the list mainly because the present Indian team is finding it difficult to play the short pitch ball.R.Ashwin is a surprise inclusion in the list.

1) MS Dhoni
2) Virender Sehwag
3) Gautam Gambhir
4) Yuvraj Singh
5) Rohit Sharma
6) Sachin Tendulkar
7) Rahul Dravid
8) Suresh Raina
9) Yusuf Pathan
10) Abhishek Nayar
11) Ishant Sharma
12) Zaheer Khan
13) RP Singh,
14) Praveen Kumar
15) Harbhajan Singh
16) Pragyan Ojha
17) Ravindra Jadeja
18) Dinesh Karthik
19) Munaf Patel
20) R Ashwin
21) M Vijay
22) Amit Mishra
23) Ajinkya Rahane
24) Dhawal Kulkarni
25) S Badrinath
26) Ashish Nehra
27) Virat Kohli
28) Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh
29) Wriddhiman Saha and
30) Pankaj Singh.

Dhoni feels Yuvraj is the backbone of Indian team

Dhoni and Yuvraj in nets

M.S.Dhoni was with full of smiles when he become the Man of the Series and also was instrumental with the bat for India's win over West Indies.M.S.Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh where th stand outs in the tournament and they had very little assistance for m the rest of the Indian batsman.The other batsman who looked in some sort of form was Dinesh Karthik.This win is something special for India because thy lacked the experience.Sachin opted out of the tour,Zaheer,swash buckling Sehwag and even young gun Raina was injured and so a lot of responsibility was on Yuvraj and Dhoni and they lived up to the expectations.

Post match presentation Dhoni was asked how important is Yuvi for the team.Dhoni showered a lot of praise on him.He told that Yuvraj is the backbone of the team.He added that Yuvi coming in at number four holds the innings together and at the pace he scores the runs , he is truly a match winner.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

India win series against West Indies 2-1

Indian team did not play very good cricket but still it managed to win the series against West Indies.This is the third consecutive win for Indian Cricket team abroad.India where totally down and out after the T20 early exit.This win will surely salvage some pride.

Rain was the hero in the last ODI between India and WestIndies with only 7 overs bowled in the whole match.Yuvraj Singh and M.S.Dhoni were the stand out batsman in the tour and Dinesh Karthik played his part.

Man of the Series : M.S.Dhoni

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cricket Live score : Ind vs WI Live Update

M.S.Dhoni won the toss for th third time in the series and this time Dhoni elected to field since showers where on cards.The tow changes in the Indian side for today's match is Ishnat Sharma is in and Praveen Kumar is out and Abishek Nayar is in and Ravindra Jadeya is out.

Chris Gayle look to be in top from and he smashed a 27 runs of 14 balls which included 6 fours in it.He was very severe and attacked Ishant Sharma.Finally Ashish Nehra has the last laugh when he got Gayle.The wicket of Gayle gives some upper hand to India since a rain reduced game like this he could be devastating.

RS Morton on the other hand is playing a slow an a watchful game it looks he is going to play a sheet anchor roll today for West Indies.RR Sarwan looks to be in good form and he has already hit 2 boundaries.


They have scored 57/1 in 9.3 overs ( 36 overs each side )

Gavaskar feels Dhoni has changed his batting style to last longer

Sunil Gavaskar the great Indian opener felt that Dhoni has changed his batting style to survive or last longer in the International arena.Gavaskar told the media that Dhoni is aggressive and attacking by nature but in order to last long in the International level he has changed his game.

Gavaskar also told the fans to be patient and he told Dhoni is working hard on his batting and will soon show it in the results.Will Dhoni get back to his normal an natural aggressive mode.Sunil Gavaskar believes that is not going to happen.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

IPL Pakistan Cricketer Mohammad Asif fined Rs 1 million in drugs case

Mohammad Asif played in the inaugural IPL for the Delhi Daredevils.He was the most important fast bowler for them but his performances where not up to the expectation.He was detained in the airport on the charges that he had drugs.Asif has been charged Rs 1 million which is approximately US$12,500.

PCB had put a 3 member committee who reviewed this case and they have recommended to Ijaz Butt the chairman of PCB to fine such a huge amount.Asif has also accepted the punishment and he told the reporters that he had done a mistake and he feels guilty for that.The three member committee said that it was the decision of the panel to give Asif the financial punishment.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ashes 2009 : Jeff Thomson feels Ricky Ponting is a crap captain

jeff Thomson feels Ponting is a crap captain

Jeff Thomson the former Australian captain has attacked the Aussie captain Ricky Ponting badly.He has said that he feels Ponting lacks leadership qualities and so far his team has done well only because of the quality of players that they had and there is nothing so great about his captaincy.He has also termed that Ponting right now has a average team and so the performances are also below average.Jeff Thomson said that he wondered what is Ponting going to do with the captaincy when it was given to him way back in 2004,and he added that he has still not improved a bit.

Jeff Thomson also hit against Brett Lee and he felt that Lee should not be in the playing eleven and he is not fit to make it there.The final verdict that
Jeff Thomson gave was England team have a better captain and Australian team have a better side.

Jeff Thomson had a word of praise for Ponting that he is by far the best batsman and the only problem with him his the lack of leadership qualities.I feel this could even be a tactical move by the Oz great Jeff Thomson just to trigger more intensity in the Aussie camp.