Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ASIA CUP SCHEDULE

2012 | Sun, 11 Mar 2012 - Thu, 22 Mar 2012


BAN vs PAK Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur to be played 2Tue, 13 Mar 2012

IND vs SL Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur to be played 3Thu, 15 Mar 2012

PAK vs SL Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur to be played 4Fri, 16 Mar 2012

BAN vs IND Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur to be played 5Sun, 18 Mar 2012

IND vs PAK Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur to be played 6Tue, 20 Mar 2012

BAN vs SL Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur to be played 7Thu, 22 Mar 2012

T.B.C. vs T.B.C.Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur to be played

ASIA CUP SCHEDULE TEAM SQUADS

Indian Team

Dhoni (capt, Vic., Keeper), Virat Kohli (vice captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, ravintira Jadeja, Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Ashok tinta, Irfan Pathan.

Pakistan Team

Pakistan squad: Shahid Afridi (captain), Imran Farhat, Salman Butt, Shahzaib Hasan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Amin, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Aamir, Abdul Rehman, Saeed Ajmal.

Other Team squad coming soon

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kiwi Mills calls for less flatter ground

Napier: New Zealand cricketer Kyle Mills has said that as a bowler, he would prefer to have less flat wickets and longer boundaries.

He said that in New Zealand, the boundaries are too short in international cricket grounds. The 133-match expert prepares to lead New Zealand's attack next to South Africa in tomorrow's second ODI at McLean Park, a batsman's paradise with area boundaries a tick over 50m each.

I'm a bowler so I'm going to be a little bit inclined. I think the wickets are too flat and the boundaries need to go out further," stuff.co.nz quote Mills, as saying. He also said that the bats are all attractive good these days and a mishit can go for six.

I think Hamilton is outrageous. The ropes are 4m in from the boards; that's absurd. Richard Levi possibly would have got out three or four times if the line was back on the boards, Mills said.

Mills also labeled the at once boundaries at Eden Park, scene of Saturday's third ODI, as absurd. An edging there has to travel less than 50m to reach the rope after the ground was rotate last summer.

Mills drew parallels with golf, where course are now being lengthened to contain longer hitters, and margins being placed on the technology of drivers He also bemoan less variety in pitches from city to city, as was the case a decade ago.

For ODIs, Mills felt the rope should be located as far out as possible. He said playing for Auckland at Colin Maiden Park, with its better boundaries, made them a better-equipped T20 team. Other pitches encouraged a block-bash attitude.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Jayewardene cautious of Tendulkar's final chance

Hobart-Sir Lanka skipper Mahela Jayewardene say he is wary of what is shaping up to be Sachin Tendulkar's final chance in Australia to score his obscure 100th international century for India.

Tuesday's tri-series ODI international in Hobart will be the Indian batting great's last innings in Australia if not his team can find a way to bring off a bonus-point win over Sri Lanka to stay alive for the series finals. To date it has been unremarkable tours for the Indians, who lost all 4 Tests to Australia and have win just 2 of their 7 matches in the tri-series.

The force is on the "Little Master" to produce one last piece of brilliancy to get the World Cup champions the bonus-point win over Sri Lanka they need for a chance to stay in the match.
Tendulkar’s has been incapable all tour to achieve his 100th international century. But his skill is not being inexpensive by Sri Lanka, who would also need to lose their last game against Australia in Melbourne on Friday to miss the finals.

You never know Jayewardene told the media in Hobart on Monday. I’ve played next to him on so many occasions; he's produced some brilliant person performances. They’re a good side so you have to wait for something different from them I'm sure since they need a big win. India slip into Hobart on Monday follow an 87-run loss to Australia in Sydney on Sunday the talking about Tuesday's critical match to their Sri Lankan opponent.

I have to feel for them. It's been a long tour, especially when you're not winning it become a much longer tour," Jayewardene said.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Said Dilip Vengsarkar Nobody can fill the place of Sachin.

Mumbai, Feb -23: Master batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s and former captain Dilip Vengsarkar said that place no one can fill. Sachin must retire from ODI cricket, former captain Kapil Dev said that the media and termed hard venkacarkkar, Tendulkar’s said he did not need advice from others.

Sachin always retire to his don’t say other Advice necessarily. And when the time comes rest himself take a decision. To 39 years old Sachin Tendulkar’s good form with. Indian team in the players is very bad play. Master Player Sachin Tendulkar’s in cricket since the retirement of their place and any player can not fill.

Current environment there is no standard players such as Sachin Tendulkar’s. Best players are hard to fill the space. Present Indian team is weak. Sachin best game of the present and future of Indian cricket team players would create good soldiers.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

England vs. Pakistan T20 Series

Dubai, Feb-22: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said his side is distracted to redress the balance in a Twenty20 Series international next to England on Thursday after a one-day series whitewash by the tourist.

Pakistan were on Tuesday routed 4-0 by England, who showed a big development from their 3-0 defeat in the preceding 3-Test series.Misbah wants his side to regain the upper hand, but also wants to use the match as a step stone towards the World T20 series later on this year.

This is a very important series for us, more so as we won the Tests, they won the ODIs and now it's roughly the decider," said Misbah Pakistan.And if you think that this is World T20 year, it's very main for us to come back. England will defend the title they won in the West Indies in 2010 when Sri Lanka hosts the fourth edition of the World Twenty20.

I think we need to learn from England on how they changed their fortunes in ODIs, and I am secure that my boys can do that, added Misbah.I don't think we were dispirited, because the team wants a win desperately and that's why we were like that. Every person was tiresome to give one hundred percent and when it slip out of your hand it seem you are disjointed.

Pakistan will ring some changes, with experience batsman Younis Khan and Azhar Ali returning home while dashing uncapped left-handed opener Awaits Zia joins the Twenty20 squad. England have retained Cook, originally not named in the Twenty20 squad, after he show great form in scoring back-to-back 100th in the 1st two one-day matches.

England paceman Stuart Broad for now said his side would be using every chance possible to help prepare them for the deference of their World T20 title. Of course, we need to make use of all game we have because there isn't many chief to the World T20. And that being in the sub-continent we need to truly make use of these conditions, said Broad.

We are not looking to these matches as a warm-up, we are look to win this series and that is what we will be focus on, added Broad. Cookie is keen to play T20 cricket. He has completed that pretty clear. He has been kept on in the squad because visibly we have got some injury concerns in the squad," said Broad of Cook, retained as cover-up for injured Ravi Bopara.

1Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:30 PM IST-PAK vs. ENG Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai

2Sat, 25 Feb 2012 09:30 PM IST PAK vs. ENG Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai

3Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:30 PM IST PAK vs. ENG Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Proteas still to improve T20. Says spinner Botha

Johannesburg, Feb.21: Proteas off-spinner Johan Botha believes the national squad is yet to reach their full potential in T20 cricket.

Saying that it was nice feeling to see Richard Levi's quick-tempered century in Hamilton on Sunday, Botha, however, said that there was still room for development.

Speaking ahead of the T20 international series decider against New Zealand at Eden Park on Wednesday, Sports24 quoted both, as saying. We have the chance to win the series and will need to be at our best if we are going to attain that.

We are definitely wanted to win the series, we came here to win and that is why we play this game, Botha said.

He further said, it is nice to be at 1-1 here now, and I'm sure there will be a truly good crowd and a lot of expectation about the next game on NZ vs. SA Eden Park, Auckland played Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:30 AM Wednesday.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Kapil Dev say Sachin Tendulkar must retire its good time

Delhi: India`s previous cricket captain Kapil Dev feels Sachin Tendulkar must retire from one-dayers, saying the champion batsman`s time is lastly up after over 2 decades at the international level.

From what we have seen in the last 3 months, he should have announced his retirement before the World Cup. It`s important to know that every cricketer has his time," Kapil Dev told a TV channel.Having served India for 22-23 years, there surely is no bigger cricketer than him. But he should have announced his result to retire from the shorter format soon behind the World Cup," he said.

Tendulkar, who is stressed for form in the ongoing ODI tri-series against Australia and Sri Lanka, is still awaiting his 100th international century -- close to a year after he scored the 99th.Kapil felt players who cannot decide on their own concerning their future should be told about it no indecisive terms by the selection panel.

May be his time has come. Every player has his time. Age is not on his side as it was earlier," Kapil said of the 38-year-old right-hander. Conceivably Sachin loves cricket more than himself. Azhar feels like playing even now. Sourav Ganguly say wants to play. It`s important what the Board or selectors feel about the issue," he added.

Asked whether the intangible 100th hundred was affecting Sachin Tendulkar form, Kapil said, "Sachin has played under wonderful pressure all through his career and scored centuries inspite of extreme expectations. He has deliver in such situations in the past.

Recall Franklin, Ryder for S.Africa ODIs

WELLINGTON-feb20: New Zealand has named all rounder James Franklin along with big-hitting Jesse Ryder and paceman Andy McKay in a 14-players squad for the Blackcaps' 3-match ODI international series at home against South Africa starting on Saturday.

The trio replaces injured pair of Dean Brownlie and Jacob Oram, and dropped young person Tom Latham, from the squad that whitewashed Zimbabwe in their 3-match series that done earlier this month.

The 19-year-old Latham, who made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe batting in the center order, had impressed during the series but would be sent back to domestic cricket to continue his increase, New Zealand Cricket said in a statement.

His remainder in our thinking for the future, national selection manager Kim Littlejohn said. James Franklin has been in good touch during the recent T20 series while Jesse has shown that he is ready for a return to top level cricket.

Andy McKay bolsters the bowling attack and deserves his spot after putting in constant performance across the summer. The ODI series opens in Wellington on Saturday, follow by matches in Napier February 29) and Auckland March 3.

Squad:

Brendon McCollum (c), Michael Bates, Doug Bracewell, Andrew Ellis, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Nathan McCollum, Andrew McKay, Kyle Mills, Tarun Nethula, Rob Nicol, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Indian Players net practice

Brisbane: Indian cricket players entering their hotel room at training yesterday, rest it. Australia went to India in 4 Tests, 2 Twenty20 matches played at. Now a going ODI series played. The series began 64 days, 22 days finished. Transport 10, training in the 16 days afforded. For 15 days to rest it. Last 16 days were at complete rest. Most of the players in their rooms, video games play leisure. Information to others to keep their homes.

I do not know:

However, Virat Kohli said, I TV watch. News listens. Dhoni said, according to the last one month, which also has not touched. India from the messages coming and know themselves. This is currently what is happening does not know, he said.

Another pro:

Players in the retirement of captain Dhoni said our practices will be a long time. At least four hours. This training is not done today, he said. Players in training, he came to see the fans were disappointed.

Big difference:

At the same time the Australian team to participate in today’s match, David Hussey, Peter Forrest, Warner, and McKay and, yesterday went to Children's Hospital. Ponting went on cooking for a few racial. Because players in Australia, there would be conflict between the fans. The Indian teams "toss' half an hour before dipping it takes generations to the ground. When our players, Australian players have made a serious net practice.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cook hit a 2nd successive hundred England Win 2nd ODI

Abu Dhabi, February 15.Alastair Cook hit a 2nd successive hundred to guide England to Captain Cook led the way once again with another century 20-run win over Pakistan in the second one day international on Wednesday, giving his team a 2-0 lead in the four-match series.

England put up a challenging 250-4 powered by Cook's 102 then they bowled well to check Pakistan to 230 in 49 avers at Abu Dhabi Stadium.Misbah-ul Haq failed to match his matching part during his 59-ball 47 as Pakistan lost track after organism well set at 179-4, need 72 in the last 11.1 overs.Steven Finn, who take four wickets in the first match, done with the matching figures of 4-34 to anchor England's win.

Pakistan got off to a well start with Mohammad Hafeez (26) and Imran Farhat (47) notching 61 by the 16th over before Hafeez was caught at mid-wicket off James Anderson. Who hit 5fours, added 31 for the second wicket with Azhar Ali (31) before Samit Patel take two wickets in the break of 12 runs, remove Ali and Younis Khan (five).

Farhat fell to a mad run out, leaving Misbah and Umar Akmal (21) to add 37 for the fifth wicket before Patel took a neat diving catch at cover to throw Umar back with 72 still needed off 11.1 overs.Shahid Afridi briefly in danger England with a run-a-ball 18 but his wicket and Craig Kieswetter's sky-high catch to dismiss Misbah matured the issue for England.

Earlier Cook scored his 4th hundred -- the first England captain and 9th batsmen for his country to Alastair Cook continuous hundreds in one-dayers -- to carry on the good work after his career-best 137 in Monday's win in the series opener. The 27-year-old left-hander put on 67 for the opening wicket with Kevin Petersen (26) after England won their second successive toss and batted.

He also added 49 with Jonathan Trott (23) for the 2nd and 78 for the 3rd with Ravi Bopara who made a well 58. Cook was once more at his easy best, hitting 10 boundaries off 121 balls before he gave a comeback catch to leg-spinner Shahid Afridi in the 42nd over. He hit paceman Umar Gul for 2 fours to reach 99 and then take a single off Abdul Rehman to attain the 3-figure mark as he accepted the batting true from the off.

England, who remain unmoved from the first match, also owed their movement to a dropped catch by part-time wicket-keeper Umar Akmal who let Cook off on 28 off Afridi, a valuable laspe for Pakistan.Ajmal, who done with 1-54, again provide the breakthrough when he trapped Petersen leg-before in the 16th over.Paceman Cheema had Trott caught after before Cook and Bopara followed their 131-run set in the first match with one more solid partnership.

Bopara, who hit four boundaries during his 66-ball knock, gave the last touch to the innings with a 56-run stand for the 4th wicket with Eoin Morgan whose 25 not out had 1 six.The 3rd and 4th matches will be play in Dubai on Saturday and Tuesday.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Abu Dhabi-13 Feb.: Paceman Steven Finn took a career-best 4-34 and Alastair Cook hit England's Steven Finn pick up Pakistan's first four wickets his main score to help England beat Pakistan in a fortune-turning 130-run win in the ODI international here on Monday.

Finn, left to serve up drinks during England's 3-0 defeat in the above Tests, destroyed Pakistan's batting with four early wickets off 29 balls to dismiss them for 130 in 35 over’s after Cook's 137runs helped England team to 260-7. Runs The win gives England a 1-0 win in the four-match series after a disastrous Test series -- their first as world number one in five-day format.

Pakistan looks all at sea against Finn who used the wind to move about the ball. The 22-year-old lanky paceman, who show frustration at being sideline in the Tests, show his talent by trap Mohammad Hafeez (five) and Asad Shafiq off succeeding balls in his second over. He then had Younis Khan (15) in his fourth and Imran Farhat (10) in his fifth to leave Pakistan totter at 40-4.

Left-arm spinner Samit Patel then more shook Pakistan with the wickets of Misbah-ul Haq (14), Shoaib Malik (7) and Shahid Afridi (28) to close with 3-26. Graeme Swann, who took 2-19, had Umar Akmal (22) and Umar Gul (two).before Cook, whose previous best of 119 came against Sri Lanka at Lord's last year, hit 14 fours during a meet 142-ball innings and bent well against Pakistan's spin-dominated molest.

Given out leg-then off Mohammad Hafeez when 30, Cook successfully review Australian umpire Simon Taufel's decision and accepted the batting until the 47th over when he was lastly bowled by Saeed Ajmal who ended with a career-best 5-43. Cook added a very useful 131 runs for the third wicket with Ravi Bopara (50) to refresh England after they lost two wickets in the 13th over.

England's ploy to open with Kevin Pietersen, who manage just 67 runs in the Tests, work well as Cook and his new partner put on 57 by the 13th over as Pakistan open the bowling with paceman Umar Gul and Hafeez.Pietersen though managed 14 before he became one of two Shahid Afridi losses, bowled through the entry off a googly by the leg-spinner. Next ball Afridi dismissed Jonathan Trott with a quick turner.

Bopara notched his 7th fifty in one-day internationals off 67 deliverance but two balls later jumped out to drive Ajmal and was stumped. He hit four boundaries. Cook hit Afridi for two fours to go in the 90s and then cover group Ajmal to the boundary to reach the 3-figure mark off 110 deliveries. Ajmal's previous best of 4-33 was next to New Zealand on this same ground in 2009.Patel (17) and Swann (13) put as one 28 in the last 3.1 over’s to propel England to a war total.

The second match will be play here on Wednesday Dubai on February 18 and 21.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Afridi, Younis help Pakistan Won the Match.

Sharjah: All-rounder Shahid Afridi take five wickets while Younis Khan and Imran Farhat both hit half-centuries as Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets in the day-night international on Friday.

Afridi claimed 5-36 as Afghanistan were bowled out for 195 in 48.3 overs before Younis hit an victorious 70 and Farhat made 52 to help Pakistan reach their meet target in 37.1 overs in the first-ever one-day between the two country. In spite of the loss, Afghanistan still put up a stirred display at Sharjah Stadium, explanatory their rise in international cricket which saw them win the right to play one-day in 2009.

Younis, who hit 10 fours off 65 balls, added 57 for the third wicket with Farhat after paceman Dawlat Zardan dismiss opener Mohammad Hafeez (eight) and Asad Shafiq (20) in his first five over’s to leave Pakistan at 42-2.Even after Farhat's the sack to spinner Samiullah Shinwari, Yonuis constant to excel, adding an unbeaten 99 with skipper Misbah-ul Haq, who scored 40 not out with 3 fours and 2 sixes, for the fourth wicket.

Before Afridi derailed Afghanistan's improvement who were set on track for a struggle total by opener Karim Sadiq (40) after they won the toss and sure to bat.Afridi also become the 2nd spinner with the top number of one-day wickets (338) behind Muttiah Muralitharan (534), but surpass India's Anil Kumble who had 333 wickets.

In spite of Afridi's brilliance, the Afghan batsmen put up a superb show and had they not lack experience - playing their first one-day international next to a top nation - they would have scored more. There were plenty of fireworks on and off the field as the Afghan batsmen hit six sixes during their innings which happy the bumper 15,000-strong weekend crowd -- mostly Pakistan and Afghan expats.

Paceman Umar Gul provide Pakistan with the early get through when he caught Noor Ali (9) off his own bowling before Afridi dismissed Shahzad (20), Nawroz (11), Gulbadin Naib (7) and Sadiq in his first spell.Sadiq hit 2 boundaries and 2 sixes during his aggressive 47-ball knock. Mohammad Nabi, who scored 37 with 2 sixes, added 46 for the 6th wicket with Shinwari who complete on 32, an innings studded with four boundaries.

Gul and Wahab Riaz took two wickets each one. Pakistan now plays England in the first of four ODI internationals in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tendulkar rested for Perth 2ndODI against Sri Lanka

Perth, Sachin Tendulkar's aim to score his 100th international ton may have to wait he may be rested for the upcoming ODI international match next to Sri Lanka in Perth.

The move comes as a part of India's revolution policy to rest either of the top 3 batsmen at some point during the triangular series, The Age reports.Tendulkar has been stuck on 99 international centuries for roughly 11 months now, with the stress building on him as each chance passes him by.

Virender Sehwag, who was rested as of the hole one-fayer and will come back for the Perth match, said the revolution policy would ensure players remain as fresh as probable following a excited tour of Australia."When you're playing continuously with four Test matches then two T20s and then one-dyers, the body is shattered and the mind break is also good for a player, Sehwag said.

That's why we resolute the top 3 would always rotate and we give break to Tendulkar, Gambhir or Sehwag then the entire extra play as they've just here " he added. He also said the team had sent their well wishes to team-mate Yuvraj Singh, who is undergo chemotherapy handling in the US after being diagnose with a cancerous tumor.

All praying for Yuvraj and hoping that he'll come back soon and can come out of anything problems he's having and come back to playing as soon as possible," Sehwag said. in the interim, Sri Lanka vice-captain Angelo Mathews hopes he and his team-mates That’s why we stanch the top three would always turn, we can give break to Tendulkar, Gambit or Sehwag then the entire added can play as they've just here " he added. He what's more said the team had sent their well wishes to team-mate Yuri Singh, who is endure chemotherapy handling in the US after being spot with a cancerous tumor, who are still billed millions of dollars by the country's cash-strapped cricket board, will get paid soon.