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.