Sunday, December 13, 2009

Stephen Fleming

Fleming has played canton candid in England for Middlesex, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. He captained Nottinghamshire to Canton Championship achievement in 2005, their aboriginal Championship appellation in 18 years.

In the additional Analysis amid New Zealand and South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town in April 2006, Fleming denticulate his 3rd Analysis double-century and became the aboriginal New Zealander to accomplish this feat. Fleming denticulate 262 as he and Wellington team-mate James Franklin put 256 runs for the 8th wicket, the accomplished affiliation to date in Tests amid New Zealand and South Africa. It is additionally a New Zealand almanac for the 8th wicket adjoin any country.

On 25 October 2006, Fleming captained his country for the 194th time in an ODI - a apple record, overtaking Arjuna Ranatunga. On 24 April 2007, Fleming accommodated as the ODI captain of the Blackcaps. The advertisement was fabricated in a post-match columnist appointment captivated afterwards the Semi-Final defeat to Sri Lanka in the 2007 Candid Apple Cup . Afterwards Fleming's aftermost bout as captain, Mahela Jayawardene added a tribute. "Stephen's been a abundant baton for New Zealand for some time, and you could apprentice a lot from him". Over a decade of arch the ancillary he accomplished with 218 games, 98 wins, 106 losses.

There was belief in 2007 that he ability accompany arguable Indian insubordinate Twenty20 league, the Indian Candid League. However it angry out to be unfounded and he has back abutting the 'official' Indian Twenty20 league, the Indian Premier League, and played for the Chennai Super Kings in the league's antecedent incarnation.

As of April 2007, Fleming had captained New Zealand in 80 Analysis matches -- a New Zealand almanac and the additional accomplished cardinal common As a fielder, Fleming took over 170 catches giving him the 3rd accomplished Analysis accumulated for a non-wicketkeeper

In September 2007, Fleming was replaced by Daniel Vettori as the New Zealand Analysis captain. He additionally larboard English canton Nottinghamshire afterwards three years as captain. In February 2008 Fleming concluded belief and accepted his retirement from the New Zealand aggregation at the end of England's 2008 bout of New Zealand to absorb added time with his family, and to comedy for the Indian Premier Alliance

He played able-bodied in his final series, scoring 297 in six innings. In the aboriginal innings of the additional analysis adjoin England, he denticulate his 7000th run in his 110th match. In his final analysis at, Napier, he denticulate half-centuries in both innings to ensure that he accomplished with a Analysis bout boilerplate of over 40 (40.06).

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Albie Morkel

His bowling was absolutely absorbing in his aboriginal seasons in aboriginal chic cricket, as he access assimilate the arena with six for 36 for Easterns adjoin Griqualand West, but in the 2004/05 division he was accepted to booty added of the bowling accomplishment for the Titans, but alone took 20 wickets at a bowling boilerplate of 40.65. However, that coincided with an advance in his batting, as he fabricated his aboriginal bifold aeon of his career, with 204 not out adjoin Western Province Boland.

During the 2008 Summertime division Albie played for Durham County Candid Club in the North East of England forth with adolescent South African Shaun Pollock mainly in the Twenty20 Cup competition.

His statistics on his all-embracing admission bout to New Zealand were not actual impressive, as he got two wickets at the amount of 48 runs apiece, but he did get bristles wickets absolutely cheaply on Zimbabwe's bout of South Africa in the summertime of runs an over. Nevertheless, Morkel was best for the Africa band to comedy Asia in the 2005 Afro-Asian Cup, but withdrew due to injury. He appeared about for Africa the afterward series, in 2007, and fabricated history in the additional bold back he opened the bowling with his brother Morne, the aboriginal time two brothers accept done so in ODI cricket.

Albie has been added acknowledged in the Twenty20 architecture of the game. He fabricated his Twenty20 admission adjoin New Zealand in October 2005. He was a arresting affiliate of the South African aggregation in the countdown ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 captivated in South Africa area he fabricated several important contributions with the bat including a man-of-the-match achievement adjoin England in Cape Town.

His afresh anchored two man-of-the-match accolades adjoin Australia in the accepted Commonwealth Alternation 2009 bottomward under, as able-bodied as the Man of the Alternation approval for the One Day Internationals.

He was answer to the Test ancillary for the third Test of the home alternation adjoin Australia in 2008/09, ironically replacing his brother Morne in the side.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Shadab Jakati

Shabab Bashir Jakati (born 27 November 1980 in Vasco da Gama, Goa) is an Indian aboriginal chic cricketer. He is a awkward batsman and a apathetic larboard arm accepted bowler. He represents Goa in aboriginal chic candid and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. He has additionally represented the Goa candid aggregation at Under-16 and Under-22 level.He was awarded the Man of The Bout Award for the 26th Bout (Chennai Super Kings Vs Delhi Daredevils ) of IPL-2, his admission IPL bout for the abstracts of 4 for 24.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Jacob Oram

He is one of 36 New Zealand Analysis cricketers to accept denticulate 1,000 runs and one of aloof six New Zealanders to accept accomplished the bifold of 1,000 ODI runs and 100 wickets.

In 2003–04, he fell aloof abbreviate of a beginning Analysis hundred, with 97 adjoin Pakistan, brought up his aboriginal Analysis hundred in his abutting Analysis match, adjoin South Africa, with 119 not out,and denticulate 90 in the afterward Test. His additional Analysis hundred was 126 not out adjoin Australia in Brisbane, adjoin both Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath. His 3rd Analysis hundred was afresh South Africa, with a career accomplished of 133.

On 28 January 2007, in Perth, Oram burst an best 101 off 72 assurance in an ODI adjoin Australia. It was at the time the fastest anytime ODI aeon by a New Zealander, and additionally the fastest anytime fabricated adjoin Australia. His 137 run affiliation with Brendon McCullum was, at the time, the accomplished anytime for the New Zealand 6th wicket, admitting this almanac was burst the afterward month.

He afflicted his larboard arena feel in an ODI above-mentioned to the World Cup, and, on February 28, with the clash aloof weeks away, he appear that he would be accommodating to accept it amputated in adjustment to comedy cricket. However, Oram after antiseptic his affirmation as actuality in a amusing ambience and the animadversion advised to back his able admiration to participate.

Oram is on the Lords Honours Board for his Analysis aeon adjoin England in 2008.

On 2 September 2009, Oram took a hat ambush adjoin Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 International in Colombo. He took to Angelo Mathews, Malinga Bandara and Nuwan Kulasekara.

On the 13th of October 2009, Oram appear his retirement from analysis cricket.

Parthiv Patel

Patel started arena candid for his academy in 1996, moulding his appearance of Ian Healy and Adam Gilchrist, he was called for Gujarat U-14s in 1998 . Patel aboriginal bent the eyes of candid journalists in December 2000 back arena for Gujarat U-16s in the West Zone alliance adjoin Maharashtra, back as a wicket-keeper and an aperture batsman he denticulate centuries in both innings of the match, with 101 (of 196) and 201 not out (of 297) afterwards actuality affected to chase on to save the match. He was afterwards called as the captain of West Zone U-19s at the age of 15, arch them in a bout adjoin the England U-19s.[4] He was afterwards called to the Indian U-19s, actuality accomplished by Roger Binny whilst accessory Vidya Nagar High School. He led the civic U-17 ancillary to achievement in the 2001 Asia Cup, and was awarded a six-week scholarship to the Australian Candid Academy in Adelaide and was again called the U-19 captain for the 2002 World Cup in New Zealand. He was again called in the 2002 India A aggregation to bout South Africa aloof canicule afterwards his seventeenth altogether accomplished by Yashpal Sharma admitting accepting never represented Gujarat at chief akin in the Ranji Trophy. He was again called as the additional wicket-keeper abaft Ajay Ratra for the chief Indian team's bout to England

He fabricated his Test admission in 2002 in the 2nd Test adjoin England at Nottingham afterwards Ratra was injured, acceptable the youngest wicket-keeper in Test history at 17 years 152 days, eclipsing the antecedent almanac of Pakistan's Hanif Mohammad (which stood at 17 years 300 canicule back 1952), admitting still not accepting played in any calm capital matches He was absolved for a avoid in the aboriginal innings but batted for over an hour on the aftermost day to advice anticipate an English victory.

In aboriginal 2006, Patel was recalled for the bout of Pakistan as the assets wicketkeeper for Mahendra Singh Dhoni, but did not play

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Following his acceptable one-day anatomy adjoin Sri Lanka, Dhoni replaced Dinesh Karthik in December 2005 as the Indian Analysis wicket-keeper. Dhoni denticulate 30 runs in his admission bout that was bedridden by rain. Dhoni came to the bulge back the aggregation was disturbing at 109/5 and as wickets kept falling about him, he played an advancing innings and was the aftermost man dismissed. Dhoni fabricated his beginning half-century in the additional Analysis and his quick scoring amount (half aeon came off 51 balls) aided India to set a ambition of 436 and the Sri Lankans were bowled out for 247.

India toured Pakistan in January/February 2006 and Dhoni denticulate his beginning aeon in the additional Analysis at Faisalabad. India were larboard in a bound atom as Dhoni was abutting by Irfan Pathan with the aggregation still 107 abroad from alienated follow-on. Dhoni played his archetypal advancing innings as he denticulate his beginning analysis aeon in aloof 93 assurance afterwards scoring his aboriginal fifty in aloof 34 deliveries.

Dhoni followed his beginning analysis aeon with some actual batting performances over the abutting three matches, one adjoin Pakistan that India absent and two adjoin England that had India captivation a 1-0 advance activity into the analysis match. Dhoni was the top scorer in India's aboriginal innings in the third analysis at Wankhede Stadium as his 64 aided India column a admirable 279 in acknowledgment to England's 400. However Dhoni and the Indian fielders alone too abounding catches and absent abounding adjournment affairs including a key ambiguous befalling of Andrew Flintoff (14). Dhoni bootless to aggregate the Harbhajan Singh commitment abundantly as Flintoff went on to accomplish 36 added runs as England set a ambition of 313 for the home team, a ambition that India were never in the reckoning. A batting collapse saw the aggregation actuality absolved for 100 and Dhoni denticulate aloof 5 runs and faced criticism for his wicket-keeping lapses as able-bodied as his attempt selections.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Andrew Flintoff

In February 2006, afterward England captain Michael Vaughan and vice-captain Marcus Trescothick acceptable bare for the aboriginal Test bout adjoin India, Flintoff was called captain of the England aggregation and after appear that he would be blockage in India for the absolute Test series, although he and his wife were assured their additional child. His wife gave bearing to a son, Corey, anon afore the additional Test on 9 March.

On the field, Flintoff was apparent as a abundant success during the fatigued alternation with India, with a 212-run achievement in Mumbai. His contributions with both bat and brawl ensured that he was called as the amateur of the series, with abounding commentators seeing Flintoff as addition who not alone formed more good beneath the albatross but was additionally beheld as a abundant access of an amateur side, which included abounding debutants, such as Alastair Cook, Owais Shah and Monty Panesar. Flintoff accumulated four fifties in the series, and took 11 wickets, on acrimonious surfaces for seamers. Flintoff connected to captain England during the seven ODIs in India, although he was adequate for two matches.

However, afterward a ceremony of his abiding abate botheration in May 2006, he absent both the ODI alternation adjoin Sri Lanka, and the aboriginal Test adjoin Pakistan. It was after appear in July that Flintoff's rehabiltation had not been acceptable to annihilate the injury, and that added anaplasty would be required. He was appropriately disqualified out for the absolute alternation adjoin Pakistan. Despite abrasion concerns, Flintoff was after called for the ICC Champions Trophy, area he played as a specialist batsman, not as an all-rounder.

Michael Hussey

Hussey initially played for his built-in Western Australian Warriors, and his career absolute of 6471 runs ranks eighth in the account of that state's run-makers in the Sheffield Shield. He again confused to England, area in July 2001 he denticulate an best 329 (a Northamptonshire club record) at Wantage Road in his side's 633 for six declared on the way to a 10-wicket victory. He afterwards captained Northamptonshire. In August 2003 he surpassed his own Northamptonshire record, back he denticulate 331 not out adjoin Somerset at Taunton.

When Hussey was arena for the second-string civic team, Allan Border already jokingly appropriate he get bout convenance by blockage in the nets for a abounding six hours; to his astonishment, Hussey went on to do aloof that.[3] Hussey started out as a right-handed batsman but angry himself into a left-hander as he is abundantly aggressive by Border.

Hussey becoming a Candid Australia arrangement in 2004–05 afterwards absolute in the ING Cup. Statistically, Hussey's all-embracing career has been actual successful, with his career batting boilerplate in tests actuality 55.29 as of April 2009 (and amid 2006 and 2008 aerial amid 75 and 85) and in ODIs 54.72. His Analysis boilerplate is amid the accomplished of abreast batsmen. He is currently additional on the account of best averages anytime in ODI cricket.

He is a actual casual average clip bowler, bowling alone 28 overs in his Analysis career, 23 of them in 2008. He is brought into the advance usually to accord the clip bowlers a rest, although he was already brought on in India to stop Ricky Ponting accepting a one-match ban for a apathetic over rate. On December 28, 2008, Day 3 of the Boxing Day test, he got his aboriginal analysis wicket, Paul Harris bent by Mitchell Johnson. He concluded with abstracts of 1/22. He has taken two wickets in one-day internationals.

He was allotment of Australia's 2007 ICC World Twenty20 band which was agape out in the semi-finals. He played in all of Australia's matches, scoring 65 runs with a best of 37 afore abasing a hamstring, which prevented his accord in Australia's bout of India that followed.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Arun Karthik

Konda Bhaskir Arun Karthik (born 15 February 1986 in Walajapet, Tamil Nadu) is an Indian cricketer, who currently plays for Tamil Nadu and is a affiliate of the Chennai Super Kings squad. Karthik is a right-hand batsman and leg-spin bowler.

Karthik fabricated his List A admission for Sri Lankan ancillary Badureliya Sports Club in November 2007, scoring 38.He was an abiding in the Badureliya one-day aggregation during the 2007-08 division and accomplished as their accomplished runscorer.

In November 2008 Karthik fabricated his capital admission for Tamil Nadu adjoin Karnataka, aperture the innings he denticulate 149, administration in a 246-run angle with Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Subramaniam Badrinath

Subramaniam Badrinath (born August 30, 1980, in Madras - now Chennai, India) is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed average adjustment batsman. In aboriginal chic cricket, he captains Tamil Nadu and in the Indian Premier League, he plays for Chennai Super Kings. He has additionally represented the Indian Board President's XI on several occasions. He was additionally a affiliate of the 30 man conditional band for the 2007 Candid World Cup.

Badrinath has been a abounding scorer in aboriginal chic cricket. In 2008, Badrinath active for the Indian Premier League ancillary Chennai Super Kings. He advised in Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan academy amid in K.K. Nagar, Chennai.

He is advised as one of the prime candidates in band for a atom in the acclaimed average adjustment of the Indian analysis team, aggressive adjoin the brand of Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma & Manoj Tiwary.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Matthew Hayden

Hayden additionally played in the Australian ancillary that won the 2003 One Day International Cricket World Cup. He was alone from the ODI band because of poor anatomy afterwards The Ashes in 2005, admitting he could not be kept abroad from the ODI band for long. He alternate to the Australian band in the 2006-07 Australian division afterwards Simon Katich fell out of favour and Shane Watson was injured. He bedeviled the Cricket World Cup in the West Indies as the tournament's best batsman in 2007, scoring three centuries afore the achievement of the Super 8s area of the tournament.

On 20 February 2007, Matthew Hayden acquaint his accomplished ODI account (181 not out) adjoin New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Australia acquaint 346 for 5 wickets and New Zealand replied with 350 for 9 wickets and won the Chappel-Hadlee alternation 3-0.

Hayden hit addition anniversary adjoin the Kiwis back he become alone the third actuality (the others actuality Mark Waugh and Sourav Ganguly) to hit 3 centuries (101 vs RSA, 158 vs WI, 103 vs NZ) in a distinct World Cup clash on 20 April 2007. The aeon adjoin South Africa came off aloof 66 assurance and is the fastest World Cup ton anytime assault the antecedent almanac set by John Davison . The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis awarded Hayden with honorary citizenship afterwards the match.

Hayden additionally became alone the additional amateur in World Cup history to beat 600 runs in a distinct tournament. He bare to account a added 52 runs to according the almanac that was set by Sachin Tendulkar in the antecedent World Cup but fell abbreviate by 14 runs. He concluded the clash with 659 runs at an boilerplate of 73.22.

In September 2007, Hayden was called ODI Amateur of the Year afterwards his assertive achievement throughout the World Cup. An amazing achievement because his abode in the Australian ancillary was in accident during the Australian VB Alternation adjoin England and New Zealand. He clearly holds the almanac for actuality the top runs scorer in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, scoring 265 runs in the accomplished tournament.

Matthew Hayden played for the Chennai accouterments Chennai Super Kings in the countdown Indian Premier League (IPL) in April 2008. Afterwards a poor run of anatomy in the Test amphitheatre during 2008, Hayden was alone from the ODI and Twenty20 band in January 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

George Bailey

George John Bailey (born 7 March 1982 in Launceston, Tasmania) is an Australian candid player, who plays for the Tasmanian Tigers. He plays club candid for South Hobart/Sandy Bay Candid Club. He will additionally be arena for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League afterwards actuality bought for $50,000 at the IPL Auction on February 6th 2009.

Injuries to added players in 2005-06 gave George Bailey his adventitious to comedy at the civic level, and he took it with both hands, scoring 778 runs including 3 centuries in his aboriginal season. He is additionally an accomplished fielder. Although acutely more good ill-fitted to the one-day game, he has circumscribed his Pura Cup position as well. Bailey was appointed as the abiding captain of Tasmania for the 2009/10 season, replacing Daniel Marsh.

He has been called to comedy for Australia adjoin the All Star aggregation in the All Star twenty20 match.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Abhinav Mukund

Abhinav Mukund (born January 6, 1990) is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Chennai Super Kings, India Under-19 band and Tamil Nadu. He is the youngest amateur in the Chennai Super Kings squad. He has a batting boilerplate of over 60 in capital cricket. He was best for the India Under-19 squad's bout in Malaysia area he played two matches. His accomplished account in capital candid is 300* adjoin Maharashtra. He and Murali Vijay denticulate 462 runs for the aboriginal wicket affiliation in the aforementioned match. The achievement of the closing in this bout becoming a alarm in the civic analysis ancillary as a awning up for Gautam Gambhir who accustomed a one bout ban in analysis matches

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Suresh Raina

The youngest in a ancestors of bristles children, Raina absitively to booty up candid actively in 1999, and confused from his home boondocks of Ghaziabad, abreast New Delhi to Lucknow, the basic of Uttar Pradesh, to appear the specialist government Sports College. He rose to become the captain of the Uttar Pradesh U-16s came to bulge amidst Indian selectors in 2002, back he was called at the age of 15 and a bisected years for the U-19 bout to England, area he fabricated a brace of half-centuries in the U-19 Test matches. He toured Sri Lanka afterwards that year with the U-17 team. He fabricated his Ranji Trophy admission for Uttar Pradesh adjoin Assam in February 2003 at the age of 16, but did not comedy addition bout until the afterward season. In backward 2003, he toured Pakistan for the U-19 Asian ODI Championship afore actuality called for the 2004 U-19 World Cup, area he denticulate three bisected centuries, including a 90 denticulate off alone 38 balls. He was afresh awarded a Border-Gavaskar scholarship to alternation at the Australian Candid Academy and in aboriginal 2005, he fabricated his capital bound overs debut, and denticulate 645 runs that division at an boilerplate of 53.75. He was called to participate in the Challenger Alternation in aboriginal 2005 , and afterwards abrasion to Sachin Tendulkar and abeyance to captain Sourav Ganguly, Raina was called for the Indian Oil Cup 2005 in Sri Lanka

Raina had a difficult alpha to his all-embracing career, actuality absolved for a aureate avoid by a doosra from spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. Afterwards scoring 37 runs in the clash at an boilerplate of 12.33, and with the acknowledgment of Ganguly from suspension, Raina was bare from the starting XI for the bout of Zimbabwe. With Ganguly actuality sacked afterwards a row with Indian drillmaster Greg Chappell and Mohammed Kaif injured, Raina played in bristles of the matches adjoin Sri Lanka in India, mostly as a supersub, and fabricated a adornment 39 not out to adviser the aggregation to achievement in the fourth ODI. He was afresh watching from the sidelines in the alternation adjoin South Africa afterwards Kaif's acknowledgment and Gautam Gambhir affected his access into the aggregation with a century, but got addition adventitious to become a approved affiliate of the Indian average adjustment during the 2006 bout of Pakistan, afterwards vice-captain Virender Sehwag alternate home injured. He was alone appropriate to bat in one match, in which he helped adviser the closing allotment of the acknowledged run hunt in the fourth ODI.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Murali Vijay

He is a right-handed aperture batsman.

Vijay fabricated his Test admission adjoin Australia in the Fourth and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, in Nagpur, in November 2008. He was called for the bout afterwards Gautam Gambhir accustomed a one-Test ban for elbowing Shane Watson in the Third Test of the aforementioned alternation in Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.

Of Vijay's technique, above Australian captain Allan Border said "His arresting shots are so assured. And he looks adequate of both advanced and aback foot. And back he attacks, he doesn't go adamantine at the deliveries. I can see why this adolescent man is playing".

Vijay partnered Virender Sehwag, and they got India off to a solid alpha in both innings. Vijay fabricated 33 and 40, accidental to aperture stands of 98 and 116. During Australia's aboriginal innings, Vijay acquired the aboriginal wicket to fall, active out Matthew Hayden with a absolute hit from mid on. Hayden was attempting a quick single. He again ran out Michael Hussey back fielding at asinine point. Hussey was blind that Vijay had intercepted the brawl at abutting ambit and aimlessly took a footfall out of his bulge in apprehension of a run, by which time Vijay threw bottomward the stumps. In the additional innings, he bent Brett Lee at bat pad from the bowling of Harbhajan Singh to complete his aboriginal catch.

Following his achievement in his admission Test, Vijay was called for the Indian ODI aggregation for the aboriginal three matches adjoin a touring England team. He did not get to play, and was alone afterwards the aboriginal three matches aloft the acknowledgment of chief batsman Sachin Tendulkar from a break.

In December 2009, Vijay was accustomed addition befalling in the Test aggregation back Gambhir withdrew from the Third and final Test adjoin Sri Lanka at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai in adjustment to appear his sister's wedding. Vijay took two catches at bat pad from Harbhajan in Sri Lanka's aboriginal innings. Back India replied, he put on 221 for the aboriginal wicket with Sehwag, but was out for 87 in afterimage of his beginning Test century.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


During the 1st Analysis at Lords in the 2005 Ashes alternation Glenn McGrath became the fourth bowler in history to booty 500 Analysis wickets with the adjournment of Marcus Trescothick. This wicket was additionally the alpha of a actual advantageous spell of 5-2 which led to England actuality bowled out for 155. McGrath took 4-29 in the 2nd innings and was called man of the bout in a absolute Australian victory.

McGrath trod on a candid brawl and afflicted his abate the morning afore the alpha of the 2nd Analysis at Edgbaston and was clumsy to comedy in the bout in which England accumulated 407 runs in one day adjoin the McGrath-less bowling advance to win by 2 runs. He was rushed aback aback not absolutely fit for the 3rd Analysis at Old Trafford, area he becoming addition 5-wicket booty in the 2nd innings of a fatigued game, batting in a last-wicket affiliation with Brett Lee in the aftermost hour of the Analysis to abjure an English victory. He again absent the 4th Analysis at Trent Bridge, which England won by 3 wickets, with an bend injury. McGrath alternate for the final Analysis at The Oval but he, and the blow of the Australian team, were clumsy to force a aftereffect and the bout was drawn, giving England the alternation win. McGrath's abrasion problems are apparent as a key agency in England regaining the Ashes, as their victories came in matches in which he was absent.

Australia hosted England in the 2006-07 Ashes alternation and bound regained the Ashes, assault England 5-0, alone the additional 5-0 alternation blanch in Ashes history (the aboriginal time was by the Australian aggregation during the 1920-1921 Ashes Series). Having taken a breach from candid aback April 2006, McGrath acclimated the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy to accost his atom in Australia's analysis XI. He took a 6 wicket booty in his improvement innings in the aboriginal analysis at the Gabba to set the accent for the blow of the series, with Australia acceptable aback the Ashes in a almanac breaking 15 canicule of play. McGrath took 21 wickets in the alternation at an boilerplate of 23.90, as able-bodied as scoring 10 runs and demography 1 bolt in what was to be his final analysis series. In his adventures McGrath wrote:

There was an absurd faculty of affect and bliss as I absolved about the Sydney Candid Ground with my team-mates, captivation easily with my children, James and Holly. I didn't feel the aboriginal faculty of anguish about retiring. I knew I'd accomplished the end; my anatomy told me that. And alike added importantly, I'd realised that those appropriate moments I was missing in the activity and times of my ancestors were too abundant ... the moments had become weeks at a time, and I didn't like it.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Jacques Kallis

Kallis is alone the third amateur in Test history (after Sir Donald Bradman and Mohammad Yousuf) to accomplish a aeon in bristles afterwards matches, accomplished in division 2003/04. In 2005 he set the almanac for the fastest half-century, as abstinent by assurance faced, in Test candid history, scoring 50 adjoin Zimbabwe off alone 24 balls.In 2007 Kallis denticulate 5 centuries in 4 Tests, authoritative him aloof the fourth man afterwards Bradman, Ken Barrington and Matthew Hayden to account 4 centuries in 4 Tests on two altered occasions. That Kallis holds these annal belies his acceptability as a defensive, unadventurous batsman of the ancient type, article Kallis himself is bent to erase.[8] Regardless of style, Kallis has a arresting batting boilerplate in the mid-50s, and is rated as one of the best batsmen in the world. Although still a actual able bowler with over 200 Test wickets, he afflicted mostly with the bat amid 2005-7. As a result, Kallis acquired into added of a batting all-rounder, a role in which he connected because of the actualization of Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, and Paul Harris. Kallis is the alone man to account over 10000 runs and to booty over 200 wickets in Test cricket. Sir Garfield Sobers managed over 8,000 runs and 200 wickets by comparison, at actual agnate averages.

In 2005 Kallis was called for the Apple XI aggregation to comedy an Asian XI in a account bout for those afflicted by the tsunami of 2004, forth with agriculturist Shaun Pollock. In the aforementioned year he was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC amateur of the year. The accolade was aggregate with Andrew Flintoff of England, his alone austere adversary as the world's arch all-rounder, afterwards the votes of the academy were tied. Kallis additionally won the ICC Test Amateur of the Year accolade that year

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jonty Rhodes

Rhodes fabricated his one-day all-embracing début adjoin Australia in South Africa's aperture bout of the 1992 Candid Apple Cup at the Sydney Candid Ground on 26 February 1992. Australia batted first, scoring 170, and Rhodes absolved Craig McDermott via a run out. South Africa denticulate 171 to win the bout by nine wickets; Rhodes was not appropriate to bat.

Rhodes attempt to acclaim afterwards South Africa's fifth bold of the Apple Cup, adjoin Pakistan on the 8 March 1992 at the Brisbane Candid Ground. South Africa batted first, scoring 211 off 50 overs. Pakistan's innings was bargain to 36 overs because of rain interruptions, with the ambition revised from 212 to 194 runs. Inzamam-ul-Haq and Pakistan captain Imran Khan resumed the innings aback comedy was restarted. With the account at 135/2 Inzamam, who was at the time on 48, set off for a run but was angry aback by Khan. The brawl had formed out appear Rhodes who ran in from astern point, aggregate the brawl and raced the beat Inzamam to the wicket. Rhodes, with brawl in hand, dived abounding breadth to breach the stumps and aftereffect the run out. The run out, the accountable of a acclaimed photograph, is still advised one of the added amazing feats of that Apple Cup and the defining moment of Rhodes' career. Pakistan's innings faltered from again on, eventually finishing on 173/8 with South Africa acceptable by twenty runs.

On 14 November 1993 Rhodes took a apple almanac of bristles catches, to accomplish the best dismissals by a fielder (other than a wicketkeeper) adjoin the West Indies at Brabourne Stadium, Bombay.

Rhodes appear that he planned to retire from One-Day All-embracing candid afterwards the 2003 Candid Apple Cup in South Africa. However, his clash was cut abbreviate aback he got afflicted in a bout adjoin Kenya. In Kenya's innings, Maurice Odumbe hit the brawl in the air against Rhodes. Rhodes alone the bolt and in the action bankrupt his hand. The South African team's medical agents assured that it would booty four to bristles weeks to heal, finer cardinal Rhodes out of the blow of the tournament. Rhodes was aloof from the band and replaced by Graeme Smith.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Chris Gayle

Gayle played for the West Indies at adolescence all-embracing akin afterwards he denticulate 100 on his capital admission age-old 19 for Jamaica. He played his aboriginal One Day All-embracing 11 months later, and his aboriginal Analysis bout 6 months afterwards that. Gayle, who commonly opens the innings back he plays for the West Indies, is a annihilative batsman who is best able arena aboveboard of the wicket. In July 2001, Gayle (175), calm with Daren Ganga (89) accustomed the almanac for aperture partnerships at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo back they put on 214 calm adjoin Zimbabwe.

However, about speaking he had a apathetic alpha to his all-embracing career, but active it in 2002, catastrophe the year with three centuries adjoin India in November and acceptable the fourth West Indian to account 1,000 runs in a agenda year. Forth with Vivian Richards, Sanath Jayasuriya, Brian Lara, and Sachin Tendulkar he is one of alone bristles players in One Day All-embracing history to accept three or added array of 150. In 2005, Gayle was alone for the aboriginal Analysis adjoin South Africa forth with six added players afterward a altercation over advocacy issues (see below). He alternate for the additional analysis but had a poor alternation until the fourth Test, area he fabricated his career-best: a match-saving 317. It was the aboriginal anytime amateur aeon adjoin South Africa and up until Mahela Jayawardene fabricated 374, it was the accomplished alone Analysis account adjoin them.

In August 2005, Gayle abutting Worcestershire for the blow of the English season, arena eight matches. He fabricated two half-centuries in three aboriginal chic matches and two half-centuries in bristles one-day matches, and won one Man of the Bout accolade in the one-day National League. However, Worcestershire were relegated afterwards Gayle fabricated 1 in the final bout adjoin Lancashire. Gayle was called Player of the 2006 Champions Trophy, area the West Indies about dedicated the appellation which they won in 2004, actuality defeated in the final by Australia. Gayle denticulate three centuries and totaled 474 runs, 150 added than any added batsman, and additionally took eight wickets in as abounding matches. Gayle, in befitting with the blow of the West Indies team, had a poor World Cup in 2007. He recorded a alternation of low scores; the one barring actuality a baking 79 off 58 assurance adjoin England in the West Indies' final match.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhan

Kapil Dev fabricated his Test candid admission in Faisalabad, Pakistan on 16 October 1978 and admitting his bout abstracts were unimpressive, the numbers did not back any admeasurement of Kapil's addition in the match. With his acceleration and bounce, he bought blitheness to the Indian players back Pakistani batsmen were abashed with bouncers that clanged the helmet on added than one occasion. Kapil Dev additionally captured his beginning wicket of Sadiq Mohammad with his brand outswinger. Kapil Dev showcased his all-rounder aptitude back he denticulate India's fastest Test half-century off 33 assurance and 2 sixes in anniversary of the innings during the 3rd Test bout at National Stadium, Karachi, admitting India absent the bout and the alternation 2–0. In the ensuring alternation adjoin a visiting West Indies team, he denticulate his beginning Test aeon (126) at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi in aloof 124 assurance and had a abiding bowling achievement (17 wickets at 33.00). Ominous signs of Kapil Dev's affection for England showed up in the ensuring series, Kapil's aboriginal alfresco the sub-continent. Kapil Dev best up his aboriginal 5-wicket booty and all of England's wickets, admitting it came at a huge amount (48 overs and 146 runs conceded) as England denticulate a behemothic 633 and won the bout comfortably. Kapil Dev accomplished the alternation with 16 wickets admitting his batting booty of 45 runs (Average: 7.5) was unimpressive. Kapil Dev's admission in ODI Candid happened in the beforehand bout of Pakistan area his alone achievement was accustomed and it backward the aforementioned as both Kapil Dev and India had a poor attack at the 1979 Candid World Cup.

Kapil Dev accustomed himself as India's arch fast bowler back he took two 5-wicket hauls and concluded the home alternation adjoin Australia with 28 wickets (Average: 22.32) and additionally 212 runs that included a half-century. Kapil Dev acquired acclaim in the 6-Test home alternation adjoin Pakistan in the 1979–80 division back he led India to 2 victories adjoin the visitors – already with the bat (69) at Wankhede Stadium, Bombay (Now Mumbai) and the additional time with bat and brawl (10-wicket booty in bout – 4/90 in the aboriginal innings and 7/56 in the additional innings, 84 in 98 assurance with his bat) at Chepauk, Madras (Now Chennai). Kapil Dev ante his all-round achievement in this bout as his best bowling accomplishment in his career and his additional innings amount of 7/56 was his best to-date. During the series, he additionally became the youngest Test amateur to accomplish the all-round bifold of 100 Wickets and 1000 Runs and in 25 matches (although Ian Botham took aloof 21 matches to accomplish the aforementioned feat) and accomplished the alternation with 32 wickets (Ave: 17.68) and 278 runs that included 2 fiftie

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Rahul Dravid

Dravid had a black alpha to his career authoritative his admission in one-dayers adjoin Sri Lankan candid aggregation in the Singer Cup in Singapore anon afterwards World Cup in March 1996, replacing Vinod Kambli. Subsequently, he was alone from the team, until he was best afresh for the bout of England.

He again fabricated his admission in the Additional Test adjoin England forth with Sourav Ganguly,when Sanjay Manjrekar got afflicted afterwards the aboriginal Test bout on that tour.

Rahul denticulate 95 and captivated his position on Manjrekar's acknowledgment for the Third Test, scoring 84 . Afterwards abstinent achievement in home alternation adjoin Australia and South Africa, Dravid bankrupt through on the 1996-97 bout of South Africa. He batted at No. 3 in the third Test in Johannesburg, scoring his beginning aeon with 148 and 81, the top account in anniversary innings to affirmation his aboriginal man of the bout accolade . He fabricated his aboriginal half-century adjoin Pakistan in the Sahara Cup in 1996, scoring 90 in his 10th ODI .

In the 18 months catastrophe in mid-1998, he played in an abroad alternation adjoin the West Indies, home and abroad alternation adjoin Sri Lanka and a home alternation adjoin Australia, he denticulate consistently, with 964 runs at an boilerplate of 56.7. He denticulate eleven half-centuries but was clumsy to catechumen them to amateur figures. He denticulate his additional aeon in backward 1998 adjoin Zimbabwe in a one-off Test match, top-scoring in both innings with 148 and 44, but was clumsy to anticipate an Indian defeat. He became the third Indian batsman afterwards Vijay Hazare and Sunil Gavaskar to account centuries in both innings of a bout during the 1999 New Year's Test bout adjoin New Zealand with 190 and 103* to force a draw . He had a abstinent division in the subcontinent in aboriginal 1999, scoring 269 runs at an boilerplate of 38.42 with one aeon afore scoring 239 at an boilerplate of 39.8 including a aeon adjoin New Zealand in backward 1999. This was followed by a poor abroad alternation adjoin Australia and addition poor home alternation adjoin South Africa, accumulating aloof 187 runs at an boilerplate of 18.7. He again denticulate 200*, his aboriginal bifold century, adjoin Zimbabwe in Delhi, which forth with 70* in the additional innings helped India to victory. It was the aboriginal time he had anesthetized 50 in 12 months and he followed this with a 162 in the afterward Test, giving him 432 runs in the two bout alternation at an boilerplate of 432

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Justin Langer

Langer is acclaimed for his leash of duals with Shoaib Akhtar. They both accept abundant account for anniversary added as able-bodied as fear. Langer already said he has nightmares because of arrow bouncers and acceptable breadth deliveries, Shoaib answered that he has nightmares of Langer's aboveboard cuts, awning drives, pulls and hooks.[citation needed]

During a bout in Peshawar in 1998, Langer and Mark Taylor had a massive partnership. Shoaib was bowling at an acute clip on a batsman's paradise. In that bout Langer played a aboveboard drive off Akhtar's bowling that went for four amid abysmal point and abysmal astern point. Shoaib ante this attempt as the best achievement played by a batsman adjoin his bowling.

Makhaya Ntini and Curtly Ambrose are amid the actual few bowlers who accept been able to use their clip and accurateness to burden Langer. In his 100th test, Langer was hit by a adverse bouncer from Ntini (South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day). He underwent scans in hospital and suffered concussion, but was austere of austere injury. He was afresh hit with the aboriginal brawl of Australia's innings on the additional day, at Johannesburg, and was helped from the field, actualization unsteady. Despite the accident of actuality dead if hit on the arch again, Langer bedlam up to bat if it was appropriate of him. Captain Ricky Ponting wrote in his diary, that because of Langer's ambition of defying medical advice, he would accept had to acknowledge the run hunt and cost the bout to anticipate Langer from adverse the bowling. Brett Lee denticulate the acceptable runs afore he was needed, however.

Justin Langer's best notable aperture batting accomplice was Matthew Hayden. The aperture brace represented Australia in added than 100 Analysis innings.[22] The brace fabricated 5654 runs while batting calm in partnerships, with an boilerplate of 51 runs per partnership; alone Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes of the West Indies accept denticulate added Analysis runs as a partnership, with 6482

Friday, September 18, 2009

Kyle Mills

Kyle David Mills (born 15 March 1979 in Auckland) is a New Zealand cricketer. Kyle is right-arm clip bowler who can additionally account quick runs in the after stages of one day innings; in October 2009 he accomplished his aiguille position of 1st on the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Bowling Rankings.

Having been afflicted in Australia in February 2007, Mills was affected to abjure from the 2007 World Cup. After an operation on a patella bond and a winter of rehabilitation, Mills formed his way aback to fettle to booty allotment in New Zealand's bout of South Africa in November/December 2007.

Called in to the Test side, Mills was affected to abjure from the additional and final Test due to a abdomen bug. Coming beginning in to the three bout one day series, Mills was the aces of the New Zealand bowlers in all three matches demography career best abstracts of 5 for 25 in the alternation opener.

Despite New Zealand accident the alternation 2-1, Mills was called Man of the Series, a applicable approval for three able displays of aperture bowling.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ramnaresh Sarwan

Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan (born June 23, 1980, Wakenaam Island, Guyana) is a West Indian cricketer of Indo-Guyanese agent and affiliate of the West Indies candid team.

Sarwan grew up in the baby apple alfresco the basic burghal of Guyana, Georgetown area he played for Georgetown Candid Club

He has been a affiliate of the West Indies candid aggregation back his Test admission adjoin Pakistan at Barbados in May 2000 - a bout in which he was best in both innings including a aboriginal innings account of 84 not out. He absent scoring his beginning Test aeon adjoin South Africa in March 2001 back he was run out for 91. His account of 78 in the additional Test adjoin India at Chennai in October 2002 was his fourth innings of 75+ that was not adapted into a century. His beginning Test aeon came in his abutting Test alternation adjoin Bangladesh at Dhaka. His abutting Test aeon came adjoin Australia at St. John's in May 2003. His best innings (291) came adjoin England in February/March 2009. Sarwan is additionally a part-time leg-break bowler with best bowling abstracts of 4 for 37.

During the best contempo altercation involving the bowling activity of Sri Lanka abundant Muttiah Muralitharan, which led to an International Candid Council analysis of best of the world's international-class bowlers, Sarwan was begin to be the alone bowler activated who did not breach the Laws of Candid apropos the straightening of the arm during delivery.

On June 23, 2006 (his 26th birthday) while arena adjoin India Sarwan hit 6 fours in an over off Munaf Patel and emulated Sandeep Patil (off Bob Willis, seven balls) and Chris Gayle (off Matthew Hoggard, six balls) arena at Warner Park Sporting Complex.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wasim Akram

Wasim fabricated his Test admission for Pakistani candid aggregation adjoin New Zealand in aboriginal 1985 and in alone his additional Test he fabricated his attendance acquainted with a ten-wicket haul. Like a few added Pakistani cricketers of his time, he was articular at club akin and bypassed capital calm competition, entering all-embracing candid directly. A few weeks above-mentioned to his alternative into the Pakistani team, he was an alien club cricketer who had bootless to alike accomplish it to his academy team. He came to the trials at Qaddafi Stadium Lahore, but for the aboriginal two canicule he did not get a adventitious to bowl. On the third day he got the adventitious and the assemblage about him saw the abeyant and was spotted by Javed Miandad, and as a aftereffect of his insisting was it that Wasim was accustomed an befalling to comedy for Pakistan. After that division he commutual with Imran Khan, who became his mentor, at the World Championship of Candid in Australia.

He was an actual angel of the cricketing circles of Pakistan and Worldwide. In 1987 World Cup, back Pakistan played West Indies, Wasim bowled to Viv Richards in the backward overs of the innings but Richards, admired as the best and best annihilative batsman of his era, could not account bound off him. Richards after paid acclaim to Wasim's affection yorkers.

Wasim's acceleration in all-embracing candid was accelerated during the antecedent years. Back Pakistan toured the West Indies in 1988, he looked to be the quickest bowler amid the two sides. However, a austere beam abrasion impeded his career in the backward 1980s. Following two surgeries, he re-emerged in 1990 as a bowler who focused added on beat and ascendancy than speed.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

A West Indian cricketer of Indian origin, the awkward Chanderpaul is accepted for his abidingness and adeptness to stick on the wicket for continued hours. He is accepted in the cricketing apple for his beatnik front-on batting stance, although he accouterment his anatomy into a added accepted position back he plays the ball, appropriately authoritative him a abounding scorer on both abandon of the wicket. His attitude allows him to get best of his runs abaft the wicket. Chanderpaul is acclaimed for arena larboard arm circuit bowlers by accepting his pad alfresco the band of off-stump, and ambuscade his bat abaft the pad, in apery of a shot, but afterwards the accident of binding the ball.

Chanderpaul's aboriginal notable appulse on Test candid was as actuality the aftermost batting accomplice of Brian Lara back Lara bankrupt Gary Sobers' almanac of 365 not out in the fifth and final Test adjoin England in 1993-94. Lara went on to accomplish 375 afore he was bent off Andrew Caddick's bowling, administration a 219-run angle with Chanderpaul, who was larboard not out on 75.

Chanderpaul fabricated his aboriginal Test aeon in his 19th Test bout - afterwards accepting denticulate 15 half-centuries in the above-mentioned 18 matches. In the third of a five-Test alternation adjoin India in 1996-97, he fabricated 137* at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. He additionally featured with his Guyanese counterpart, and accepted West Indian carnality captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, authoritative 104 in block a apple almanac 418 to win in the fourth innings of the final Test bout adjoin Australia in 2002-03.

Chanderpaul's best aboriginal chic account is 303* adjoin Jamaica for Guyana, and, admitting his acceptability as a adamant batsman, he has additionally fabricated the fourth fastest aeon in Test cricket, scoring three abstracts in aloof 67 assurance at the Bourda, Guyana, additionally in the 2002-03 alternation adjoin Australia. This innings was alert as quick as his abutting fastest, and took 267 deliveries beneath than he bare to ability 100 adjoin India the antecedent season.

He was called captain of West Indies in the aboriginal Test adjoin South Africa in March 2005 in Guyana, afterwards seven chief players including captain Brian Lara were alone in a advocacy row. He emulated Graham Dowling to become alone the additional amateur to accomplish a bifold aeon on admission as a Test captain, scoring an best 200 and authoritative a antic acknowledgment in the aboriginal Test. It was arise that Lara would acknowledgment to the aggregation for the additional Test, but Chanderpaul would absorb the captaincy for the blow of the series. He was called to the band of twenty for the Apple XI to face Australia in the Super Test in October 2005, but back the band was cut to fourteen names in August his name was not mentioned.

An innings-by-innings breakdown of Chanderpaul's Test bout batting career, assuming runs denticulate (red bars) and the boilerplate of the aftermost ten innings (blue line).

Chanderpaul charcoal one of the best recognisable faces in all of the West Indies, decidedly his built-in Guyana, and he has arise a continued way from his aboriginal fifty in his aboriginal Test adjoin England in 1993-94 at Bourda to his accepted cachet as a above captain.

In April 2006, Chanderpaul accommodated as West Indies captain in adjustment to apply on his batting. He captained a anemic West Indies team, and his almanac was not a acknowledged one. In fourteen Tests he won one and absent ten with three draws. In sixteen one-day internationals, he won two and absent fourteen. Later in the ages the captaincy was adequate to adept batsman Brian Lara.

Chanderpaul has afresh accomplished the anniversary of 100 Test caps, the 8th West Indian to do so and the aboriginal of East Indian descent.At the cessation of the 2008 Australian bout of the West Indies, Chanderpaul will arise in the All Star band up for the 2008 Hong Kong Sixes on 8 November 2008. The Hong Kong Sixes was formed in 1992, and has become an anniversary fixture, alluring greats such as Brian Charles Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Steve and Mark Waugh, Sir Viv Richards, Andrew Flintoff, Adam Gilchrist, and Wasim Akram.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lance Klusener

Lance Klusener (born 4 September 1971 in Durban, South Africa) is a cricketer, added accurately an all-rounder. He is accepted for his advancing batting and his fast-medium beat bowling. He is nicknamed "Zulu" because of his delivery in that language. Following his exploits at the 1999 World Cup, he topped the ICC ODI Batting rankings. His aiguille appraisement put him 28th on the ICC best ODI Batting rankings. His career boilerplate of 41.1 in ODI cricket, accumulated with his bang amount of 89.9 accomplish him one of the best alarming batsmen to anytime comedy the game.

Klusener fabricated his Test bout admission for South Africa adjoin India in Calcutta during the additional Test in 1996/97. Klusener, at the time arena primarily as a bowler, took some aflutter beating at the easily of Mohammad Azharuddin, who at one point hit him for bristles afterwards fours, in his aboriginal innings of his admission but alternate career best abstracts of eight for 64 in the second.

Klusener will be remembered mainly for his contributions in One Day Internationals, in which he became feared as a adamantine hitting batsman and was voted as Man of the Tournament during the 1999 World Cup. He was additionally voted as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2000.

His all-embracing career has cone-shaped off back then, due mainly to assiduous abate injuries, as able-bodied as a accessible altercation with the accepted South African captain Graeme Smith, who at a breakfast affair anon afterwards his arrangement to the captaincy declared Klusener as a "disruptive force" to the adolescent players aural the South African civic candid team, with the adduce catastrophe up in the South African press. However it seems that Klusener and Smith accept patched up their differences

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hansie Cronje

Born in Bloemfontein, Cronje matriculated in 1987 from the celebrated Grey College academy in Bloemfontein. An accomplished all annular sportsman, he represented the afresh Orange Free State in candid and rugby at schools level. Cronje additionally went to the University of Orange Free State and there he larboard with a Bachelor of Commerce.

His ancestor Ewie had played for Orange Free State in the 1960s, and Hansie's earlier brother Frans had additionally played capital cricket.

In 1993/94 there was addition Castle Cup/Total Power Alternation bifold for Orange Free State. In all-embracing candid he was called as vice-captain for the bout of Australia admitting actuality the youngest affiliate of the squad. In the aboriginal ODI of the triangular clash with New Zealand and Australia he guided South Africa to achievement adjoin Australia with 91* which won him the man of the bout award. He denticulate 71 in a rain afflicted aboriginal Test at Melbourne afore a close additional Test that South Africa won by 5 runs, an abrasion to captain Kepler Wessels meant Cronje was captain for the final day of the match. Between the additional and third Tests the one-day clash continued, now with Cronje as captain, South Africa fabricated the final alternation but absent it 2-1 to Australia. He became South Africa's second-youngest Test captain, afterwards Murray Bisset in 1898-99, back he led the aggregation for the third Test at Adelaide but it was an bootless alpha to his captaincy career as the alternation was squared.

In February 1994 there was the acknowledgment alternation as Australia toured South Africa. Cronje started the ODI alternation with array of 112, 97, 45 and 50* and back Australia played Orange Free State in their final bout afore the aboriginal Test, Cronje hit 251 off 306 balls, 200 of these came on the final day in which 294 runs were added, admitting this Orange Free State absent the match. In the aboriginal Test at Johannesburg he added addition aeon as South Africa won by 197 runs. This innings was the end of a 14 day aeon in which he'd denticulate 721 runs adjoin the Aussies. However, he bootless to ability fifty in the abutting two Tests and four ODIs as both alternation were drawn.

There was addition fatigued alternation back South Africa toured England in 1994, Cronje scoring aloof one aeon on the accomplished bout and denticulate alone 90 runs in the three-Test series. In October 1994, South Africa afresh came up adjoin Australia, in a triangular one-day alternation additionally featuring Pakistan, Cronje denticulate 354 runs at an boilerplate of 88.50 but admitting this South Africa absent all their matches.[8] This alternation was Bob Woolmer's aboriginal as drillmaster and Kepler Wessels' aftermost as captain. Cronje who'd ahead been vice-captain was called as captain for the Test alternation with New Zealand in 1994/95.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble was built-in in Bangalore, Karnataka to KN Krishna Swamy and Saroja. His family, takes its name from Kumble apple anchored in the Kasaragod commune of Kerala, abutting to the Karnataka border: his benevolent abundant grandfathering hailed from this apple while his affectionate ancestors hails from Karnataka. He is affiliated to Chethana Ramatheertha. Anil has 3 accouchement - babe Aaruni (from Chethana's antecedent marriage), son Mayas and the youngest Svasti (daughter)

Kumble began arena candid on streets of Bangalore and abutting a club alleged Young Cricketers back he was 13 years old. Kumble did his primary ancestry at Holy Saint English School and his aerial ancestry at National Aerial School, Basavanagudi. He got his Pre-University Academy apprenticeship from National College, Basavanagudi. Kumble accelerating from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Academy of Engineering in Automated Engineering in 1991-92. Kumble was academic by disposition. Prior to his alternative for the England tour, he did awfully able-bodied in his academics, casual automated engineering with acumen in the top of his class. Two of his academy aggregation mates, M.P. Vivek and Rashid Mohsin went on to accept animated but abbreviate lived aboriginal chic careers. Kumble has a brother called Dinesh. He is nicknamed Jumbo not alone because his deliveries, for a spinner, are "as fast as a Jumbo jet". but additionally because his anxiety are absolutely big or Jumbo as empiric by his team-mates.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Darren Gough

The antecedent accomplish of Gough's capital cricketing life, according to his autobiography, were apparent by a abridgement of discipline, advance and ambition. In May 1993, however, during a bout for Yorkshire adjoin Hampshire at Southampton, he confused his mindset completely. With the hosts able-bodied into their additional innings, and Gough alpha to jade, he begin himself with four wickets and a choice: he charge either apathy his actual protests and go for the five-for, or he charge lower his acceleration and aegis his analysis. The closing had characterised his access in best such scenarios thitherto, and he appropriately went with it until Richie Richardson, Yorkshire's adopted signing, told him to appoint the former.

Having played through one of the greatest epochs of West Indian cricket, characterised by a clip advance admired by abounding as the finest ever, Richardson was able-bodied placed to back such wisdom. Gough took it, claimed his five-for and bound realised that bowling fast and demography wickets was far added ill-fitted to his talents and personality. The fresh aesthetics embodied the butt of his career

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Michael Bevan

Bevan is one of alone two players with 30 ODI innings or added to advance a batting boilerplate aloft 50. Critics accept claimed this was an aggrandized boilerplate due to a aerial akin of not outs, a aftereffect of batting in the lower-middle order. However, Bevan's best achievement was as a cardinal four. Of the players to accept played 30 or added ODI innings, he is one of alone three (with Kevin Pietersen and Michael Hussey) whose batting boilerplate never alone beneath 40. This, accompanying with the aerial amount he put on his wicket, resulted in abounding not-out innings.

Nonetheless, he accepted a reliable ballast at the basal of the boilerplate order, and he would generally patiently adviser Australia to achievement afterward a attenuate top-order collapse - arch to him actuality nicknamed "The Finisher". One of his best acclaimed "anchor" innings was in the New Years Day One Day International at the Sydney Candid Ground adjoin the West Indies in 1996. With the Australians at one date 6/38 block 173, his best 150-minute 78 got the Australians over the band with a four on the aftermost brawl of the innings

Despite his ODI success, Bevan's Test career, however, was not about as acknowledged - anticipation to be affected to short-pitched deliveries, he never absolutely succeeded in the best anatomy of the game, with an boilerplate of alone 29. It charge be acclaimed that his problems with abbreviate pitched bowling are added allegory than absoluteness - he connected to accomplish consistently in ODIs, admitting a aphorism change which accustomed abbreviate angle bowling in ODIs. He additionally denticulate heavily in calm capital candid for New South Wales during this time averaging about 60 with the bat. He performed able-bodied during his bound time as a bowler in Test matches, with his bowling appearance of beatnik left-arm chinaman spin. He is the alone bowler of this blazon to accept taken ten wickets in a Test bout which he did adjoin the West Indies touring ancillary in 1996.

The above teams he has played for are: South Australia, New South Wales, Yorkshire, Sussex, Leicestershire and of advance Australia. He accomplished his career arena for Tasmania, area in the 2004/05 season, he denticulate a Sheffield Shield almanac for cardinal of runs denticulate in a season. Admitting this form, he was absolved for Australian alternative due to his age.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ashes 5th test (Hard 2 days )

Jonathan Trott gave hope to england now it's with aussie to win the game. Jonathan Trott scored a century and swann scored
a quick 63 with a strike rate of 114.54. "History is against us," said North. "It's too early to look that far ahead,
because there's a lot of cricket to be played. What you'll see tomorrow is 11 guys who have got a lot of character to
show, and they are going to give everything for every contest for every over. Hopefully that can lay the foundation to
give us a chance.Aussie were 80/0 if they go at this rate they can taste sucess for sure
"The first objective was to get through tonight unscathed and Simon and Watto did that superbly,"
he said. "To walk off at 0 for 80, it's the position we needed to be in, if we can start well tomorrow, get to lunch,
and reassess things from there. It's a massive target to get, but the best thing we can do is not look too far ahead.
We've given ourselves the opportunity to have that target in sight at some stage."

Friday, August 21, 2009


Yuvraj Singh a stylish player.a better t20 player.has a record for hitting 6 sixes.first against a test playing nation.scored in broad over.he is strong, fearless natural destined for great things.scored 84 in a debut match against Australia and shocked every body by his fielding.had best always against England Consecutive ODI hundreds against England.Yuvi scored three test centuries against Pakistan Yuvraj is primarily a left-handed batsman but can bowl part-time left-arm orthodox spin. . He is one of the better fielders in the Indian team, fielding primarily at point, with a good aim at the stumps. he was the fourth most
prolific fielder in effecting ODI run outs, and of those on the list of prolific fielders, he had the second highest rate of effecting a run out. He was previously often characterized as having attitude problems, but later often assumed Leadership positions during Rahul Dravid's tenure as captain.He is regarded as being better at batting against fast
bowling than spin bowling.Yuvraj was signed by Microsoft to be a brand ambassador for the Xbox 360 video game console.In November 2008, he hit 138* from 78 balls against England at Rajkot, taking 64 balls to reach his century, which at the time was the second fastest by an Indian in ODIs, after Mohammad Azharuddin's century in 1988 against New Zealand came off 62 balls. After reaching 50 from 42 balls, he added a further 88 in the next 36 balls


Mahendra Singh Dhoni Called as caption cool, man with a Midas touch, MSD and many.... Caption of India and Chennai super kings
player transformed from a hard hitting batsman to a Cautious and steady batter.Born in July 7 1981 started his journey as a aggressive right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. After dravid BCCI was forced to select a caption were sachin hinted Dhoni as a Caption
thanks to master blaster Once again he proved is efficiency by jugging dhoni as a caption were he went on to win inaugural t20 world cup in south Africa and after that a historical win CB series defeating Australia and sri lanka in 2007-2008, Idea cup defeating Sri lanka in 2008, Border-Gavaskar Trophy defeating Australia 2-0 in 4 match Test series, IDBI Fortis
Wealthsurance Cup ODI series 2009 defeating england 5-0 and a new zealand series win. Out of 7 test match india has won 5 and drawn 2.Dhoni is the first Indian Captain to achieve nine consecutive ODI wins.HE has also won awards like
Padma Shri
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award-2008
Leading Wisden Dream XI Test Team
ICC ODI Player of the Year 2008 Award
ICC World ODI Team of the Year 2008
MTV Youth Icon of the Year for 2006
his Knock of 183* against sri lanka was out standing

Thursday, August 20, 2009

star in Cricket

Full name Kevin Peter Pietersen
Born: 27th June 1980, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Height: 6ft 4in
Weight: 14st 9lbs
Nickname: KP, Kelv, Kapes
Education: Maritzburg College, University of South Africa
Major Teams: Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, Nottinghamshire, Hampshire, England, ICC World XI, Banglore Royal Challengers
Cricketers admired: Shaun Pollock, Errol Stewart
Test debut : 21 July 2005 v Australia
Runs Balls 4s 6s S.R
1st innings: KP Pietersen c Martyn b Warne 57 89 8 2 64.04
2nd innings: KP Pietersen not out 64 79 6 2 81.01
Australia won by 239 runs
England win Series 2-1. Bag Ashes after 16 Yrs With help of Kelves(473) & Fred(402 runs)
Pietersen is widely portrayed in the media as having a self-assured personality, described by Geoffrey Boycott as being "cocky and confident". Former England test captain Michael Vaughan counters this, saying, "KP is not a confident person. He obviously has great belief in his ability but that's not quite the same thing... And I know KP wants to be loved. I try to text him and talk to him as often as I can because I know he is insecure."Pietersen is married to Liberty X singer Jessica Taylor The couple married on 29 December 2007 at the Manor House Hotel in Wiltshire, with former England team-mate Darren Gough acting as best man.

Pietersen claimed he was dropped from the Natal first team. Pietersen felt that this was due to the country's racial quota system, in which provincial sides were required to have at least four non-white players
Pietersen's view was that players should be judged on merit, and described it as "heartbreaking" when he was left out of the side, although he later reflected "it turned out it was the best thing that could have happened".
Pietersen has since firmly criticised the quota system which he feels forced him out of the country of his birth. He has also criticised Graeme Smith, who became captain of the South African side in 2003, calling him "an absolute muppet, childish and strange" and that his behaviour "leaves a lot to be desired".Smith opposed this, saying, "I'm patriotic about my country, and that's why I don't like Kevin Pietersen. The only reason that Kevin and I have never had a relationship is because he slated South Africa"
Pietersen Played Under the captaincy of Shane Warne for Hampshire

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ashes last chance

Can England repeat 2005 or pointing stun England. Jonathan Trott will be the new man to make his debut.Ponting praised Hilfenhaus for take much talked Bopara wickets 5 times "When we arrived, which is only a couple of months ago, everyone was talking about how good Bopara was and how much of an impact he's going to have on the series, That hasn't happened. We did feel we had the wood over Bopara, there's no doubt about that. [Ben] Hilfenhaus, especially, had the wood over him. He's got him out five times in the series". England would see South African origin to make a debut today. In a view Strauss "There are lessons to be learned from that Headingley Test match," he added. "Clearly none of us are struggling for motivation this week. Everyone is genuinely excited about playing this game of cricket. It could be a very, very special game of cricket. If we start the game well we have a really good chance of putting them under a lot of pressure to get back in the game." Jonathan Trott raised in South Africa to a family steeped in cricketing history He played in the Under-15 and Under-19 World Cups for South Africa but is a British passport holder and therefore not considered an overseas player, making his first team debut for Warwickshire in 2003.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Matthew Lawrence Hayden hard hitting opening batsman played for australia. Known for his opening innings with Adam Gilchrist
and Justin Langer.Hayden's Test average was 50.7. his nick name was haydos, unit. he plays for Chennai super kings he was a
like a strom in second season of IPL.
Allan Border Medal - 2002

Test Player of the Year - 2002

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2003

ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2007

One-Day International Player of the Year - 2008
he has strength both mental and physical.powerful and equipped with concentration befitting the fisherman and surfer
he battered the ball at and through the off side. He has also made himself a fine fielder in the slips and gully. he would
cover the slips with his up lifting shoulder.He scored 380 in a test against Zimbabwe and 181 in One day against new zealand

Monday, August 17, 2009

194 Again????????

Many would have not known Charles Coventry before 4th ODI between Zimbabwe v Bangladesh. Charles Coventry who looks like Daniel Vet of New Zealand smashed 194 from 156 balls with 16 fours ad 7 sixes .Charles Coventry Coventry is an aggressive middle-order batsman who can open in one-day cricket and also a good wicket keeper.
He was Zimbabwe's youngest first-class player at 15 years 303 days, for Matabeleland in 1998,from a cricketing family although that was due to
being in the right place when a selected player withdrew at the last minute. Son of international umpire Charles Coventry,
he learned his cricket at Whitestone School and Christian Brothers College in Bulawayo, and plays for Bulawayo Athletic Club.
He played for the national Under-19 team in the World Cup in 2002, when he was also a student at the CFX Academy.
He bats in glasses and most of his successes have been in one-day cricket; . He favours the lofted drive but as yet lacks the discipline required of a consistently successful
batsman. Despite this, he played two Tests against India in September 2005, after the withdrawal of most of Zimbabwe's
top players, and did no worse than anybody else. However, coach Kevin Curran reports that he was sent back from the
West Indies tour for disciplinary reasons. He went to play club cricket in England and wasn't part of the senior
Zimbabwe side for three years. He made a headline-grabbing return in August 2009, equalling the record for the highest
individual ODI score by blasting an unbeaten 194 in the fourth match against Bangladesh in Bulawayo.Previos best was by anwar 194 out.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Viru amazing

First indian to smash fastest 100.
Previously it was held by former indian caption Mohammad Azharuddin 108 runs from 62 balls 3-Sixes and 10- Fours.
Sehwag Ton came from 63 balls include 14-fours and 4-sixes with a strike rate of 171.42
Previous fastest 100

Shahid Afridi 102 37 11 6 v Sri Lanka
MV Boucher 147* 44 10 8 v Zimbabwe
BC Lara 117 45 4 18 v Bangladesh
Shahid Afridi 102 45 9 10 v India
ST Jayasuriya 134 48 11 11 v Pakistan
ST Jayasuriya 130 55 6 16 v Bangladesh
V Sehwag 108* 60 4 14 v New Zealand
M Azharuddin 108 62 3 10 v New Zealand
ST Jayasuriya 157 64 1 23 v Netherlands
Yuvraj Singh 138* 64 6 16 v England

Fastest 100 in Cricket was by Shahid Afridi against Sri lanka scored 102 runs from 40 deliveries
6-fours and 11-sixes.
Second fastest ton was by mark boucher of South africa bagged 147 runs from 44 balls 10-sixes and 11-fours

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Aussies Level Ashes

England suffered an innings defeat against Australia. series leveled with both teams winning a game. England missed flintoff and Pieterson.Mitch back in game with 5 wickets, Hilfenhaus as like before missed another 5 wicket's taking 4. Broad tried his best with 6 wickets and 61 runs but it failed. both Swann and Broad scored 61 and 62 .Smashing Clark over. Naoth was name man of the match.
"I've been ultra proud of the way we've responded in a big game," Ponting said. "I said before the game that there's been a real feeling of excitement around our group. I just felt a really good performance was around the corner and I think we've shown that over the last couple of days."
"Having him in that sort of form and having that confidence under his belt going into the Test at 1-1 are really good signs for us," Ponting said. "He's worked exceptionally hard with Troy . Any minute he's got outside of actually being out on the field bowling, he's been working on his action or little things he can do to make himself better. It's great to see when guys have got that attitude that things can turn around pretty quickly."

Friday, August 7, 2009

England Miserable Show

Day one in ashes belongs to Ponting and Siddle. Both backed Australia which lead to England down fall. Siddle took 5/21 with an economy rate of 2.13 . Ponting Scored 78 from 12 fours and a six. Stuart Clark helped with 3 wickets in a come back match. Lee yet to make an appearance.
In England Prior was the highest run getter with 37 runs and next was Cook 30 runs. Only they both were in double figures in England bat card. Johnson failed to fire again but Siddle Balanced it.
while in Australia batting Katich failed but Ponting and watson made good partnership. Broad took 2 wickets and Onions, Harmison took one wickets Australia lead by 94 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings. In meantime Ricky Ponting has confirmed that he "exchanged words
with England Fan " This incident took place on last Sunday evening.Ponting said "We exchanged words," he said. "It's a security thing more than anything else.Where we walked on and off was very close to the vicinity of all the spectators, so if there's one place in the world where a security guard should have been standing, it was right there. It's been well documented in the last few weeks that I've copped a bit from the crowds, so it wasn't a big deal at all. It was just a few words that I didn't think needed to happen."

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Nayan Ramlal Mongia

He was a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper. Currently, he is a Cricket analyst.When he aboriginal toured England in 1990, he afflicted Alan Knott, who claimed Mongia was a natural. Having spent many years as India's additional wicketkeeper afterwards Kiran More, Mongia it into the aggregation in the mid-90s and was from again on the cricket best for wicketkeeper. Mongia was a good batsman and has a accomplished Test account of 152, which came in Australia. He was alone from the aggregation afterwards and allegations of match-fixing. He was interrogated by the Central Bureau of Investigation in affiliation to his captivation in the match-fixing scandal. As a batsman, Mongia has accepted time and afresh his immense amount to the ancillary in the average order. But he has had success the innings too, a symbolised by his attentive 152 adjoin Australia at New Delhi in 1996. But he will allegedly be remembered added for off-the-field controversies. He retired at the end of 2004, afterwards actuality larboard out by Baroda, his home state.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Dravid was top run scorer in the 7th world Cup(1999), scoring 461 runs. He is the alone Indian to account two back to back 100's in world Cup's.He denticulate 110 vs Kenya and followed it with a accomplished 145 vs Sri Lanka in Taunton. He kept wickets later.He was captain during 2003 world cup , confined his aggregation in the capacity of batsman and wicket keeper to board added batsman, a move that paid huge assets for India. Dravid had scores of 14 in Bangladesh match, 7* in Bermuda and 60 in Sri Lanka match. Dravid is the 3rd Indian (6th in World) to account added than 10,000 analysis runs. Has been complex in the best open partnerships in Analysis history - 76 (5 April 2009). about 23% of the absolute runs put up by India (with a batting boilerplate of 102.84) in the 21 Analysis matches won beneath Ganguly's captaincy.He was normally known as the wall as batsman who can stand a day with out a wicket.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Robin Singh

he was born-in in Trinidad and Tobago, Singh spent best of his cricketing career in India, authoritative his admission in one day internationals adjoin West Indies on March 11, 1989. However he had to delay addition seven years to defended a approved abode in the Indian team. Singh was accepted for his middle-lower adjustment batting and medium-pace bowling as able-bodied as his arena fielding skills. His adopt of the quick single, and a powerful, collapsed hitter over the leg side, he is a admired batsman at the afterlife -- and occasionally, in following of big totals, up at No. 3. His military-medium off cutters can be advantageous in the average overs, but his bigger addition in the cricket is manning the cover-point region, area he stops assertive boundaries and holds doubtful catches. good Test Player with both bat and ball, he will about be remembered for shrugging his limitations and accepting on with the job. He retired from all forms of cricket in January 2004 and boarded on a career in coaching, training India's inferior and A squads He was acclaimed for his batting in the closing overs (usually forth with Ajay Jadeja) which fabricated him an basic allotment of the ancillary that competed in the 1999 World Cup. During his arena days, he was admired as one of the best fielders of the Indian team. Robin Singh is the currently confined as fielding drillmaster for the Indian aggregation and as drillmaster of the Deccan Chargers of the IPL.

Singh represented the Tamil Nadu candid aggregation in calm cricket. He currently resides in Adyar, Chennai.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Waugh fabricated his capital admission for New South Wales (NSW) in 1984–85, batting at cardinal nine and bowling boilerplate pace.In the Sheffield Shield final that season, he denticulate 71 while batting with the appendage to advice NSW to victory. After nine first-class matches for NSW, he fabricated his Test admission adjoin India in the 1985–86 season, in the Second Test at Melbourne.He denticulate 13 and 5 and took 2/36 in the aboriginal innings. Failing to accomplish a abundant account in the alternation (he tallied 26 runs in four innings), Waugh was retained for the consecutive bout of New Zealand. He had a acceptable all-round match in the Second Test at Christchurch, authoritative 74 and claiming 4/56, but his batting boilerplate was alone 17.40 for the series, scoring 86 runs. Waugh had added success in the one-day architecture during the season. He fabricated his admission adjoin New Zealand at the MCG and took 1/13 and a catch. He did not bat as the bout was done out. He was retained for all of Australia's 12 matches in the triangular tournament, scoring 266 runs at 38.00 with two half-centuries, including a top account of 81 in the Australia Day achievement over India.He took seven wickets at 33.00. Waugh was retained for all four ODIs on the bout of New Zealand, scoring 111 runs at 27.75 and demography four wickets at 39.75

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ashes Day 4

Ashes day 4 atleast some actions were on this day.....
till now rain was the winner.... day 4 had some cricket in it.
England gave a health lead in day 4. Strauss has improved his batting after he's placed as caption. he was a note able
batsman from first test and a good caption too...Cook disappointed fans with a duck.Bopara gave a bit help to team.Bell
gave a good start to ashes with a healthy 53.Prior did the same with a hand. fred smashed bowling with 10 fours and a 6.Mitchell Johnson had exchanged words with almost all in england.
watson had a bad dream in bowling.All were surprised by broad confident straight drives.words were exchanged between broad and
Mitchell johnson Broad won the battle.notable australian bowler was Ben Hilfenhaus who again failed to get 5 wickets
but did a perfect job to aussie. australian opening batting shattered by onions and swann. onions was expensive in first
overbut took a wicket. On day 5 it depands on england bowlers to take wickets and aussie to stand firmly

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ashes 3rd test preview

For third test australia have dropped out of form Phillip Hughes from playing XI.Hughes scored 36, 4 and 17 in first two match shane watson enter instead of Phillip Hughes.
a known all rounder was a star in inagural IPL. who can shine in both bat and ball enters histories older battle. england lead the series with 1-0 as first match was drawn thanks to tail enders.....
at the same time K.P also moves out due to injury. bell replaces K.P.
Australia have the same bowling attack with Mitchell Johnson bowling at first-change, and Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus taking the new ball
"In the end, all I can do is perform and see what the selectors are going to do with the team," Watson said during the tour match at Northampton. "I'm not targeting one specific spot. I've just got to go out there and perform when I get the opportunity and see what happens."I feel like I've got the game and the technique and the mental side of things in the order to be able to give myself the best chance to combat [England's fast bowlers]. They're some of the best bowlers in the world and it's one of the biggest challenges you could really face in world cricket facing those guys with a brand-new ball on a fresh pitch. But I feel like I've got the game to handle that and it would be an awesome to challenge to have that opportunity."

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ashes 3rd test on run

Ashes 3rd test will surely be a thriller as well as entertainer.first test was played as one sided by australia as they send

a strong note in batting at Cardiff.Cardiff inaugrated the first test match. Second was played at lord's. Lord's Ashes history
did not favour England but even then it was proved wrong by fredie flintoff,who swinged england to victory,even strauss 160+
and swann involument was a handy one.Mitchel Johnson was not upto expected as bowled some bad deliveries.The third test will
be starting in few days.Kevin pieterson will be missing the test due Injury.Bell would be replaced by him with all these
3rd test will be a sure entertainer for cricket lovers.
Players to watched
Mike hussey Anderson
Shane watson Bell