Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sehwag, Gambhir, Yuvraj misses World Cip 2015

The engineers of India's 2011 World Cup winning campaign - Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan - have not made it into the list of 30 probables for next year's premier event.

India probables: MS Dhoni (c/wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha, Sanju Samson, R Ashwin, Parvez Rasool, Karn Sharma, Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja, Ashar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Mohit Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Kuldeep Yadav and Murali Vijay

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

फिल ह्मूज की मौत से सदमे में है क्रिकेट जगत! धोनी ने साधी रहस्यमयी चुप्पी

क्रिकेट वर्ल्ड में पिछले कुछ दिनों के अंदर कई बड़ी घटनाएं घटीं। 25 साल के ऑस्ट्रेलियाई क्रिकेटर फिल ह्मूज की मौत के बाद से पूरा क्रिकेट जगत शोक संतप्त है।

‌जिस दिन सिर पर गेंद लगने से ह्मूज की मौत हुई उसके कुछ दिन बाद इजराइल में भी भारतीय मूल के एक अंपायर की मौत अंपायरिंग के दौरान ‌सीने पर गेंद लगने से हो गई। ह्मूज के निधन के दिन ही स्पॉट फिक्सिंग मामले में भारतीय टीम के कप्‍तान महेंद्र सिंह धोनी का नाम सुप्रीम कोर्ट में उछला भी था।

इतना सब कुछ हो गया लेकिन वर्ल्ड चैंपियन टीम इंडिया के कप्तान महेंद्र सिंह धोनी ने चुप्पी साध रखी है। वह कहां हैं और क्या कर रहे हैं, इसके बारे में कोई जानकारी नहीं है। मैदान पर ह्मूज की मौत के बाद दुनियाभर के क्रिकेटरों ने अपनी श्रद्धांजलि भी दे दी लेकिन धोनी इस मामले में अन्य क्रिकेटरों से काफी पिछड़ गए और उन्होंने इस पर अब तक एक शब्द भी नहीं कहा।


ऑस्ट्रेलिया में बल्‍लेबाजी के दौरान सिर पर गेंद लगने से फिल ह्मूज की असामयिक मौत के बाद दुनियाभर के क्रिकेटर और प्रशंसक अपने-अपने अंदाज में इस दिवंगत बल्‍लेबाज को श्रद्धांजलि दे रहे हैं।

यहां तक कि टीम इंडिया के कार्यवाहक कप्‍तान और धोनी के डिप्टी विराट कोहली भी ह्मूज की मौत के बाद उनकी याद में शुरू किए गए एक अभियान (#putyourbatsout) से जुडे चुके है। साथ ही युवा बल्‍लेबाज अजिंक्य रहाणे, रोहित शर्मा और हरभजन सिंह समेत कई भारतीय क्रिकेटरों ने ऑस्ट्रेलिया के इस बल्‍लेबाज के निधन पर दुख व्यक्त किया।

ह्मूज की मौत के कारण ऑस्ट्रेलिया में भारत के साथ होने वाली 4 मैचों की टेस्ट सीरीज के पहले मैच को स्थगित करना पड़ गया और नया कार्यक्रम बनाना पड़ा। टेस्ट सीरीज अब 9 दिसंबर से शुरू होगी। लेकिन धोनी अभी भी चुप हैं। हालांकि कप्‍तान धोनी को पहले से तय कार्यक्रम के अनुसार ब्रिसबेन में होने वाले पहले टेस्‍ट मैच में नहीं खेलना था।

यह ठीक है कि ऑस्ट्रेलिया में भारतीय टीम की अगुवाई इस समय विराट कोहली कर रहे हैं, लेकिन वह टीम के कार्यवाहक कप्तान हैं। धोनी अभी भी टीम के कप्तान हैं। पहले टेस्ट मैच के कार्यक्रम में बदलाव से अब उनके पहले टेस्ट में भी खेलने की संभावना बन सकती है, लेकिन क्रिकेटर की अचानक मौत और स्पॉट फिक्सिंग मामले पर कुछ भी नहीं बोलने से उनकी मानवीय संवेदना पर सवाल उठने लगे हैं।

सोशल मीडिया के जमाने में उनके पास एक आसान तरीका है कि ट्विटर पर ही अपनी श्रद्धांजलि दे सकते हैं और इस दौरान उन्हें मीडिया के सवालों का सामना भी नहीं करना पड़ेगा। लेकिन वह इस समय बेहद खामोश हैं, ऐसा क्यों है यह तो वही बता सकते हैं!

तैजुल इस्लाम ने पहले ही वनडे में बनाई हैट्रिक

किसी भी गेंदबाज की इससे बेहतर करियर की शुरुआत नहीं हो सकती कि वह अपने पहले ही वनडे में हैट्रिक लगाने का कारनामा कर दिखाए।

बांग्लादेश के फिरकी गेंदबाज तैजुल इस्लाम ने ढाका के शेरे-बंगाल स्टेडियम में लाजवाब खेल दिखाते हुए जिंबाब्वे के खिलाफ 4 विकेट महज 8 गेंदों के अंदर झटक लिए, ‌जिससे मेहमान टीम बड़ा स्कोर खड़ा नही कर सकी। उन्होंने 7 ओवर में 2 मेडन के साथ 4 विकेट झटके और सिर्फ 11 रन दिए। वनडे इतिहास में तैजुल पहले गेंदबाज बन गए हैं जिन्होंने अपने पहले ही मैच में हैट्रिक बनाने का कारनामा कर दिखाया।

तैजुल की हैट्रिक के कारण जिंबाब्वे की पूरी टीम 30 ओवर में महज 128 रन बनाकर आउट हो गई। जवाब में मेजबान बांग्लादेश ने 24.3 ओवर में 5 विकेट पर 130 रन बनाकर लक्ष्‍य हा‌सिल कर‌ लिया।

सीरीज के पांचवें मैच में 5 ‌विकेट से जीत हा‌सिल करने के साथ ही मेजबान बांग्लादेश ने वनडे इतिहास में पहली बार 5 मैचों की वनडे सीरीज में क्लीन स्वीप कर ‌लिया है।

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

स्टेडियम में बैठ FREE में देखें भारत का ऑस्ट्रेलिया से मुकाबला

आईसीसी ने 2015 में होने वाले वर्ल्ड कप के वार्म-अप मैचों का शेड्यूल जारी किया है। पहला वार्म अप मैच 8 फरवरी को भारत और ऑस्ट्रेलिया के बीच देखा जाएगा। वैसे तो ऑस्ट्रेलियाई बोर्ड अभ्यास मैचों की टिकट भी बेच रहा है, लेकिन मेजबान टीम के सभी मुकाबलों के लिए फैन्स की एंट्री फ्री रखी गई है।

वार्म अप मैच 8 से 13 फरवरी के बीच खेले जाएंगे। सर्वाधिक मैच 9 व 11 फरवरी को खेले जाएंगे। इन दोनों तारीखों पर 4-4 मैच खेले जाएंगे।

एडिलेड में होगा पहला मैच

वर्ल्ड कप 2015 का पहला वार्म अप मैच 8 फरवरी को एडिलेड ओवल में खेला जाएगा। इस मैच में सभी फैन्स के लिए एंट्री फ्री रहेगी।

इस मैच के अलावा मेलबर्न क्रिकेट ग्राउंड में 11 फरवरी को होने वाले ऑस्ट्रेलिया बनाम यूएई वार्म अप मैच में भी दर्शकों की एंट्री फ्री रखी गई है।

इंग्लैंड से महंगा इंडिया का मुकाबला

वर्ल्ड कप से पहले इंडिया, ऑस्ट्रेलिया और इंग्लैंड की टीमें त्रिकोणीय वनडे सीरीज खेलेंगी। इस सीरीज में सिडनी क्रिकेट ग्राउंड सबसे महंगा वेन्यू है। 26 जनवरी को एससीजी में होने वाले ऑस्ट्रेलिया बनाम इंडिया ट्राईसीरीज मुकाबले में एक टिकट की कीमत 3156 रुपए होगी। 

वहीं 14 फरवरी को होने वाले वर्ल्ड कप के ओपनर मैच का टिकट 2476 रुपए में बिकेगा। यह मुकाबला मेजबान ऑस्ट्रेलिया और इंग्लैंड के बीच मेलबर्न क्रिकेट ग्राउंड में खेला जाएगा।

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hero Honda Cup 2009 Schedule

Complete Schedule

Sun Oct, 25 - 09:00, 1st ODI - India v Australia, Baroda
Wed Oct, 28 - 14:30, 2nd ODI - India v Australia, Nagpur (day/night)
Sat Oct, 31 - 14:30, 3rd ODI - India v Australia, New Delhi (day/night)
Mon Nov, 02 - 14:30, 4th ODI - India v Australia, Mohali (day/night)
Thu Nov, 05 - 14:30, 5th ODI - India v Australia, Hyderabad (day/night)
Sun Nov, 08 - 09:00, 6th ODI - India v Australia, Guwahati
Wed Nov, 11 - 14:30, 7th ODI - India v Australia, Mumbai (day/night)

Source: http://www.cricketworld4u.com

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

CLT20 Schedule

Check group information and complete schedule

October 2009
* Thu 08, Bangalore Royal Challengers v Cape Cobras, Bangalore
* Fri 09, Diamond Eagles v New South Wales, New Delhi
* Fri 09, Delhi Daredevils v Victoria Bushrangers, New Delhi
* Sat 10, Cape Cobras v Otago Volts, Hyderabad
* Sat 10, Deccan Chargers Hyderabad v Somerset, Hyderabad
* Sun 11, New South Wales v Sussex, New Delhi
* Sun 11, Delhi Daredevils v Wayamba, New Delhi
* Mon 12, Trinidad & Tobago v Somerset, Bangalore
* Mon 12, Bangalore Royal Challengers v Otago Volts, Bangalore
* Tue 13, Victoria Bushrangers v Wayamba, New Delhi
* Tue 13, Diamond Eagles v Sussex, New Delhi
* Wed 14, Deccan Chargers Hyderabad v Trinidad & Tobago, Hyderabad
* Thu 15, C1 v D2, Bangalore
* Fri 16, A2 v B2, Hyderabad
* Fri 16, A1 v B1, Hyderabad
* Sat 17, C2 v D2, Bangalore
* Sat 17, C1 v D1, Bangalore
* Sun 18, A2 v B1, Hyderabad
* Sun 18, A1 v B2, Hyderabad
* Mon 19, C2 v D1, New Delhi
* Wed 21, 1st semi-final - F1 v E2, New Delhi
* Thu 22, 2nd semi-final - E1 v F2, Hyderabad
* Fri 23, The Final, Hyderabad

Check group information and complete schedule

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tendulkar most reliable batsman: Former Kiwi cricketers

CHRISTCHURCH: When it comes to batting for life, Sachin Tendulkar is the choice for most of the Kiwi cricketers, who rate the Indian batting maestro as the most accomplished player of his generation.

New Zealand's 'Herald on Sunday' newspaper asked a few former cricketers who was the best batsman in the world and whom they would like to bat for their life? Replying to the questions, former Kiwi Test players John Morrison and Dipak Patel picked the Indian batting ace and were all admiration for his exploits all around the world in different conditions and various match situations.

"I'd go with Tendulkar. He is still the most capable batsman in the world. He has the full array of shots too, though he might not play them as freely as he once did," Morrison said. "I like Tendulkar because there are guys out there brilliant on certain types of surfaces but he is adept at playing on anything."

"Slow, bouncy, turning, whatever - he covers the field on all of them. "I'd still back him ahead of everybody, even at the age of 36," Morrison, who played 17 Tests between 1974 and 1982, said.

Dipak Patel echoed the same sentiment. "I like Gautam Gambhir and Graeme Smith at the moment but in the end, if they were batting for my life, I couldn't go past Tendulkar. He's got the experience, the sheer weight of runs and best all-round game."

"He can bat for survival and can bat to force wins. He's got a big-match temperament and he has scored runs all around the world," Patel, who played 37 Tests between 1987 and 1997, said.

"Gambhir is the new kid on the block but I would put Smith in just behind Tendulkar. He has a wonderful track record of getting through the new ball. Every game he is out there facing the music and is just a terrific competitor," he added.

Tendulkar's team-mate and another Indian great, Rahul Dravid also has his own admirers for his sound technique, one among them is former Test player Gavin Larsen.

"There'd be a few on my shortlist. Shiv Chanderpaul would make it, Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey. Graeme Smith would be there, as would Mohammad Yousuf and Sachin Tendulkar but the name I keep coming back to is Rahul Dravid," Larsen said.

"He (Dravid) is technically correct, perhaps the best technician in the game, he has scored runs in all conditions, he's dogged and he's incredibly mentally strong. He can bat for long periods of time without scoring and it never seems to get him down."

Dravid was also the second choice for Craig McMillan whose first pick is Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara.

"I'd struggle to go past guys like Rahul Dravid and Kumar Sangakkara. In the end, I'd take Sangakkara. With Dravid, you know what you're going to get but Sangakkara is probably the most adaptable batsman playing cricket at the moment."

source: http://www.cricketworld4u.com

Flintoff doubtful for second test, Harmison in squad

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is doubtful for the second Ashes test against Australia at Lord's starting on Thursday after suffering pain in his right knee during the drawn first Test in Cardiff.

Flintoff was included in a 14-man squad named on Monday -- with pace bowler Steve Harmison the only addition -- but the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement the all-rounder's place would depend on the results of a scan.

"We have a like-for-like selection with Steve Harmison coming into the squad from a bowling point of view," England selector Geoff Miller told Sky Sports News.

"But we will need to consider all our options carefully when we come to determine the make-up of our bowling attack at Lord's and the final decision will depend on our assessment of the pitch and the likely overhead conditions," Miller added in the ECB statement.

Harmison won his recall following a series of good performances for Durham.

Flintoff scored 37 in the first innings in Cardiff and made a big contribution to England saving the match with 26 in the second. He took one wicket at a cost of 128 runs.

He had surgery on the knee earlier this year after injuring it playing in the Indian Premier League.

Seamer Graham Onions and batsman Ian Bell, who were named in the squad for Cardiff but did not play, retain their places.


source: http://www.cricketworld4u.com

Sri Lanka race to series win against Pakistan

Sri Lanka romped to a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan to win the series after the visitors suffered a dramatic batting collapse on the third day of the second test on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka raced to their 171-run victory target in 31.5 overs during the afternoon with opener Malinda Warnapura scoring a brisk 54, Kumar Sangakkara an aggressive 46 and Mahela Jayawardene finishing off the game with an undefeated 37.

Having won the first test in Galle by 50 runs, Sri Lanka now have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-test series and can celebrate their first series win against Pakistan on home soil.

The run chase had been set up by bowlers Rangana Herath and Nuwan Kulasekara, the pair ripping through the Pakistan order after lunch as nine wickets fell for just 35 runs.

Spinner Herath claimed career-best figures of 5-99 and seamer Kulasekara finished with 4-37 as Pakistan were dismissed for 320.

A few hours earlier, Pakistan had seized control of the match when makeshift opener Fawad Alam (168) and skipper Younus Khan (82) compiled a 200-run partnership to put the tourists in a strong position on 285-1 shortly before lunch.

Pakistan's good position at that stage was remarkable considering their woeful batting on day one when they were bowled out for just 90, a record low against Sri Lanka.

However, a rash reverse sweep from Younus gave Sri Lanka's dispirited fielders a much-needed lift just before the break and ended a record second-wicket stand at the P. Sara Oval.

Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara took the new ball straight after lunch and handed it to his slow bowlers, an unusual ploy that worked beautifully.

Mohammad Yousuf (6) was the first to go as he lost his balance and was trapped lbw on his back leg -- the third time in four innings he has been dismissed by Herath this series.

With Yousuf gone, Sangakkara changed tactics and introduced Kulasekara, his premier fast bowler, who went on to compile match figures of 8-58 from his 28.4 overs.

Kulasekara swung the ball sharply into the right-handers and picked up four lbw decisions, the first of which was the dangerous Misbah-ul-Haq for three.

Sri Lanka were soon back in command when Alam was caught at short leg, ending a 384-minute debut vigil that spanned 259 balls and included 15 boundaries and one six.

The 23-year-old is the first batsmen from his country to score a century on his debut in an overseas test and also owns the highest score by a Pakistan batsman in Sri Lanka, overtaking the 155 made by Salim Malik in 1997.

The innings then descended into freefall with Shoaib Malik (6) bowled by an arm ball, Kamran Akmal (3) trapped lbw by a Kulasekara inswinger and the rest of the tail folding with barely a fight.

Sri Lanka's openers seized early momentum with Tharanga Paranavitana (17) and Warnapura adding 60 in just 10 overs.

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal eventually bowled Paranavitana and Warnapura was caught behind off seamer Abdur Rauf, but Sangakkara and Jayawardene ensured Sri Lanka a clinical victory.

source: http://www.cricketworld4u.com

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ashes rivals will be happy to drink with Flintoff

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has found one place where he can still sneak a pint ahead of the Ashes series.

The new found place is Australian dressing room, where he is welcomed by Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke, among several others.

“In Australia I spent a bit of time in the changing-room with him. There are going to be some tough times on the pitch and I think it would be silly for us not to catch up and congratulate each other and grab a beer or whatever,” the News of the World quoted, Clarke, as saying.

According to reports, Freddie is close to several of the baggy green players and when England were thrashed 5-0 Down Under in 2007, former coach Duncan Fletcher claimed the all-rounder was in the Australia dressing-room and drank until midnight after the Second Test in Adelaide.

Flintoff has also had a scandalous life, which has been full of controversies.

Earlier, Strauss read Flintoff’s riot act over his drinking escapades last week and fined him 1,000 after a boozy night in Belgium left him unable to catch the team bus the next morning