Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ranatunga feels test cricket existent only until Mumbai Indians star Sachin in it


Sachin Tendulkar has been the face of Cricket for millions all over the globe for last two decades. There is hardly any record of prominence in Cricket, irrespective of it being in 50 over format or test cricket, which Sachin has not put under his name. Such is his enchantment on cricket admirers that now they feel that the game which gave Sachin this Godly recognition now needs Sachin. This conviction has come from none other than Arjuna Ranatunga, World Cup winning captain for Sri Lanka. Sachin who scored an unbeaten half century in his first innings in first test match against Australia has been going through a relatively rough form in last couple of years.

This has given wings to his critics, handful numbers who exist, to talk about his exit from the game. Sachin, on the other hand, chose to reply through his batting like he has always done in his career. Supporting for Sachin’s presence in test cricket, Arjuna Ranatunga said that test cricket is on the verge of existence and absence of prominent faces like Sachin would see test cricket die almost immediately. The only World Cup winning captain from the island country of Sri Lanka said that he was happy to hear that Sachin retired from One Day International matches in December last year.

However, if he did so with test cricket then test cricket might soon see the dusk of its existence. Ranatunga, who believes test cricket as competition and T20 cricket as entertainment, also criticised Cricket Bodies for not giving enough importance to test cricket. At times when many top test playing nations including India, Australia are going through transition period, Sachin’s exit might spell doom for this format. After the test series, Sachin would be seen in IPL 2013 sporting Mumbai Indians jersey.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Mushtaq Ahmed to be Daredevils bowling consultant


Delhi Daredevils have been one of the promising sides in the Indian Premier League, though they have failed to reach even in one of the last five finals which the tournament has seen since 2008. Batting of Delhi Daredevils has always been formidable with Virender Sehwag being the face of Delhi based franchise team. However, the bowling has lacked the same sharpness. Until now, Delhi Daredevils have depended on a fast bowling attack which does not seemed to have bear fruits given the indigenous spinning conditions of the Indian pitches. It is probably for this reason that Delhi Daredevils are looking to strengthen their spin bowling department.

Former Pakistani spinner Mushtaq Ahmed will be seen as the bowling consultant for the Delhi Daredevils in the forthcoming season of IPL. Ahmed has been bowling coach for the England team and has been credited for spectacular bowling performances by English spinners like Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar. Mushtaq Ahmed even toured India during the recently concluded test series between India and England. England spinners made living difficult for Indian batsman in the series wherein England got their first test series win on Indian soil after decades and that too in a comprehensive manner.

Considering all these, Delhi Daredevils have decided to harness the spinning connoisseur’s help to sharpen their bowling department. Mushtaq Ahmed will be second Pakistani cricketer to coach an IPL side after Wasim Akram, who has been coaching the bowlers of Kolkata Knight Riders. Even though former Pakistani players have found a place in IPL, the current crop of Pakistani cricketers are yet to benefit from the money spinning tournament; since after 26/11, Pakistani players have been shunned by IPL teams. IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla said that the scope of existence for Pakistani players in IPL will be mulled over in 2014.

The IPL Schedule begins April 3, 2013.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

England matches in Sri Lanka T20 World Cup 2012

Kevin Pietersen may be out of the T20 World Cup team for England but there are players who can still repeat what they did in the third edition of T20 world cup. Being the defending champions this time they will have some added pressure especially with the conditions under which they will be playing. The equation to winning this world cup is pretty simple. They would have to win each and every match in the group stage and then go on to win the matches in super eight as well. To become the group topper they would have to beat Afghanistan and India and earn 4 crucial points that would help them play the runners of Group B.

Rain has been a spoilt sport in many of the games last time and they would certainly not want that to happen because once the points are divided there are chances for you to not make it to the super eights. The run rate factor will also come into play and practically no one wants the game to be shorter still. With just two games to play in the group stage England would want to win both of them. India has already beaten them in the maiden T20 world cup and England would want to take a revenge on them in this one. If they are at the top of the group after the group matches are over then a team from Group B will be awaiting them in the super eights.

Group A : England vs Afghanistan 6th T20
Group A : England vs India 10th T20
Super Eights, Group 1 : TBC vs TBC 14th T20 (A1 v B2)
Super Eights, Group 2 : TBC vs TBC 16th T20 (B1 v A2)
Super Eights, Group 1 : TBC vs TBC 17th T20 (A1 v D2)
Super Eights, Group 2 : TBC vs TBC 20th T20 (D1 v A2)
Super Eights, Group 1 : TBC vs TBC 22nd T20 (A1 v C1)
Super Eights, Group 2 : TBC vs TBC 24th T20 (A2 v C2)
TBC vs TBC 1st Semi Final T20 (SE Group-1 1 v SE Group-2 2)
TBC vs TBC 2nd Semi Final T20 (SE Group-2 1 v SE Group-1 2)
TBC vs TBC Final T20

Friday, August 31, 2012

T20 World Cup 2012 to kick off on Sept 18

The twenty20 2012 world cup will start from September 18, 2012 and it'll be located by Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe could be opening the tournament. Twelve cricketing nations is going to be taking part within the world cup t20 2012 which ten currently have the status of playing test matches. Therefore, they've been qualified instantly for that tournament. The relaxation happen to be selected via a qualifier for that 2012 t20 world cup and they're Ireland and Afghanistan. The Twenty Twenty world cups have always develop lots of excitement and drama. Therefore, in most odds you won't be disappointed in case your anticipation are through the roof concerning the world cup tournament.

Among the best improvisations in World Cricket may be the twenty twenty cricket. With the development of the brand new format, the group of followers of the overall game is becoming double. The overall game is becoming more action packed and contains never been more exciting. People would complain that it's a very time intensive game and lacks the thrills of football or any other shorter games. This three hour sort of the overall game has had proper care of all individuals complaints and when you'll still don't like the overall game then, well cricket hasn't been intended for you. For individuals who're enthusiastic about the overall game, the time is right they make it happen routine rescheduled because the mother of twenty twenty competitions is across the corner.


No quantity of premiere leagues can match the concentration of the t20 world cup in which the cricket teams is going to be putting on the colours of the nations and fight for that ultimate respect - the championship. India, Pakistan and England have experienced the flavour from the glory before and also the t20 world cup 2012 is a way for the relaxation in addition to these teams.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

T20 Jokes

After poor performance in T20, Dhoni wears a SALWAR-KAMEEZ, covers face wid shawl n sits in a bus next to a girl......
Girl: Are u Dhoni??
Dhoni: How do u know?
Girl: I m Nehra