Saturday, August 22, 2009
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
Sunday, August 2, 2009
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