Monday, 17 July 2017

Poor Team Performance May Lead Sana to Lose Captaincy

Pakistan captain Sana Mir is likely to lose captaincy as well as her place in the team after Pakistan's dismal performance in the ICC Women's World Cup in England.
“She (Sana) failed to lead Pakistan in a proper way. Her own performance too was not satisfactory. The board is likely to take a decision next week about her future role in the team,” a source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told APP on Monday.
The national women's team ended their woeful World Cup campaign on Saturday after suffering a 15-run defeat at the hands of the struggling Sri Lankans. Overall, this was their seventh straight defeat in the prestigious event.
The Mir-led side also finished as the only outfit in the tournament to be defeated in all fixtures they played.

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Monday, 10 July 2017

Zimbabwe claim historic ODI series win againt Sri Lanka

Zimbabwe have beaten Sri Lanka 3-2 in their one-day international cricket series after a three-wicket win in the deciding fixture.
Zimbabwe secured a one-day international series win at a Test-playing nation for the first time since 2001 as they defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in the deciding match in Hambantota.
With the five-match series locked at 2-2, the Zimbabweans survived a dramatic collapse to complete a historic success by chasing down the Sri Lankans' 8-203 with more than 11 overs to spare.
Opener Hamilton Masakadza made 73 to go beyond 5,000 one-day runs for his country.
The last time Zimbabwe defeated a Test-playing nation in a one-day series on foreign soil was when they beat Bangladesh 16 years ago, and this outcome speaks volumes of a Sri Lankan side struggling in a transitional period.
Their batting let them down as they were restricted to just more than 200 having had double-century opening partnerships in each of the previous two ODIs, with Niroshan Dickwella following up back-to-back tons with just three to be one of six Sri Lankans dismissed for single figures.
Sikandar Raza's 3-21 in 10 overs set the tone and that was built on by a 92-run opening stand between Masakadza and Solomon Mire.
And though Zimbabwe lost six wickets for 38 runs, they eventually got over the line thanks to Raza's unbeaten 27.
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Thursday, 6 July 2017

India vs West Indies, 5th ODI,Virat Kohli’s 28th ton powers IND to series win

Riding on Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 111, India thrashed West Indies by 8 wickets to clinch the five-match ODI series 3-1. Get full cricket score of India vs West Indies here

Virat Kohli in action during the fifth One Day International (ODI) match between West Indies and India at the Sabina Park.
Virat Kohli slammed his 28th ODI ton as India beat West Indies by 8 wickets to take the five-match series 3-1. Dinesh Karthik remained unbeaten on 50 while Mohammad Shami took a four-wicket haul. 

Ajinkya Rahane (Man of the Series): “I really wanted to make it count. I wanted to enjoy my batting. Even in the Champions Trophy I was batting very well in the nets, and I really wanted to make it count here. This wicket was slightly better than the last two venues. The ball was coming nicely on to the bat - this was the best wicket to bat on. As I mentioned, I just wanted to enjoy my batting.”
Virat Kohli: “First and foremost the aim was to win the series, have a complete team performance. Special mention to Rahane, who’s come back after a while and he was outstanding. Shikhar as well at the top. Kuldeep was outstanding. Really pleased with the team effort in general. Winning convincingly in a chase is always nice. For me it’s all about getting the team across the line. It’s not about stats - it’s about looking at the scoreboard, looking at the bowlers, which ones to target, which ones to give respect to.”

Jason Holder: “We were going well at the start, Kyle Hope was going really well. He got out at an unfortunate time, and we never got back after that. The guys have to take control of their own actions - the faster we learn on our feet, the better it will be. I sympathise with the batsmen, but they need to learn quickly, and use the off-season well.”
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

ICC Team Ranking update june 18 2017

ICC Test Championship

Team Matches Points Rating
India 32 3925 123
South Africa 26 3050 117
Australia 31 3087 100
England 34 3362 99
New Zealand 32 3114 97
Pakistan 31 2868 93
Sri Lanka 31 2836 91
West Indies 26 1940 75
Bangladesh 17 1171 69
Zimbabwe 9 0 0

ICC ODI Championship

Team Matches Points Rating
South Africa 50 5957 119
Australia 47 5505 117
India 39 4450 114
England 50 5645 113
New Zealand 46 5123 111
Pakistan 41 3885 95
Bangladesh 31 2905 94
Sri Lanka 51 4657 91
West Indies 35 2760 79
Afghanistan 30 1618 54
Zimbabwe 38 1814 48
Ireland 25 1028 41

ICC Twenty20 Championship

Team Matches Points Rating
New Zealand 13 1625 125
England 16 1962 123
Pakistan 20 2417 121
India 18 2119 118
West Indies 18 2054 114
South Africa 18 1983 110
Australia 13 1431 110
Sri Lanka 20 1896 95
Afghanistan 25 2157 86
Bangladesh 15 1168 78
Scotland 11 737 67
Zimbabwe 13 842 65
UAE 16 827 52
Netherlands 9 441 49
Hong Kong 13 599 46
PNG 6 235 39
Oman 9 345 38
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India tour of Sri Lanka 2017

Team India will directly head for 5 ODIs and one-off T20I series in the Caribbean, starting

June 23. Kohli and Company will return from the Caribbean after July 9.
After a gap of 10 days the team will leave for another overseas tour of Sri Lanka. The series will begin with a warm-up match in Colombo on July 21 and July 22.
Team India will play 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and one T20I against Sri Lanka. The Test series will start from July 26 and continue till August 16.
India won the Test as well as the ODI series when they last toured Sri Lanka in 2015.
While the ODI series will be played between August 20 and September 3. The lone T20I game will be held on September 6.
Here is the full schedule, venue and timing of the matches during India's tour:

Warm-up match: July 21 and 22 10 AM (IST)
1st Test: July 26 to 30 in Kandy at 10 AM (IST)
2nd Test: Aug 4 to 8 in Galle at 10 AM (IST)
3rd Test: Aug 12 to 16 in Colombo at 10 AM (IST)

ODI series:
1st ODI: Aug 20 in Colombo (R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium) at 2:30 PM (IST)
2nd ODI: Aug 24 in Dambulla (Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium) at 2:30 PM (IST)
3rd ODI: Aug 27 in Pallekele International Cricket Stadium at 2:30 PM (IST)
4th ODI: Aug 30 in Pallekele International Cricket Stadium at 2:30 PM (IST)
5th ODI: Sept 3 in Colombo (R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium) at 2:30 PM (IST)

1 T20I: Sept 6 in Colombo (R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium) at 7:00 PM (IST)

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Monday, 3 July 2017

ICC champions Trophy Winners List 1998-2017

International Cricket Council (ICC) will be organized this ICC champions trophy tournament on the regular basis. So far total 7 this type of ICC champions Trophy Tournament was held. Total 8 Teams are participate in this tournament. First Edition of ICC champions Trophy Cricket tournament was held at 1998 which is host by Bangladesh and Winners of First edition of ICC champions Trophy is South africa who is beating the West indies team by 4 wickets. Recent Tournament was held on 2013 at England which was Won by India by 5 runs against the England. So India is the Defending Champions of this ICC champions Trophy so looking to defend the 2017 Trophy.
Australia and India are the most successful team of this Champions trophy competition as they have won the trophy twice. Next ICC champions trophy tournament will be held on 2017 year and its hosted by the England. Check out below the list of Winners of ICC champions trophy from the 1998 to 2017.

ICC Champions Trophy Winners
YearWinner Runner-up Final Result Host

1998South Africa West Indies South Africa won by 4 wickets  in Bangladesh
2000New Zealand England New Zealand won by 4 wickets in Kenya
2002India, Sri-Lanka – Sri Lanka and India named joint winners in Sri Lanka
2004West Indies England West Indies won by 2 wickets in England
2006Australia West Indies Australia won by 8 wickets in India
2009Australia New Zealand Australia won by 6 wickets in South Africa
2013India England India won by 5 runs in England
2017Pakistan India Pakistan won by 180 runs in England

Countries and Year wise number of titles of ICC Champions Trophy

Country Number of Titles Year
Australia 2 2006, 2009
India 2 2002, 2013
South Africa 1 1998
New Zealand 1 2000
Sri Lanka 1 2002
West Indies 1 2004
Pakistan 1 2017
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Monday, 19 June 2017

India tour of West Indies , 2017

India tour of West Indies, 2017


West Indies vs India
1st ODI at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
18:30 IST / 13:00 GMT


West Indies vs India
2nd ODI at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
18:30 IST / 13:00 GMT


West Indies vs India
3rd ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
18:30 IST / 13:00 GMT


West Indies vs India
4th ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
18:30 IST / 13:00 GMT


West Indies vs India
5th ODI at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT

West Indies vs India
Only T20I at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
21:00 IST / 15:30 GMT
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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Anil Kumble New Coach of Team India

 The last time Anil Kumble was part of an India camp was at his home ground, M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, in 2008. Two men were under immense pressure to keep their places in the side: Captain Kumble and former captain Sourav Ganguly. Just before the series both had struggled in Sri Lanka: Ganguly had scored 96 runs in six innings, and Kumble had taken eight wickets for 400 runs in three Tests. Just before the home series against Australia, Kumble answered in the negative when asked about retirements. A few days later, Ganguly announced this series was to be his last, and an injured Kumble ended his career even before Ganguly.

Eight years later, Kumble and Ganguly have emerged as an unlikely duo shepherding the Indian team from the management perspective. Unlike Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, Ganguly has turned out to be pretty hands-on as a state association president and a member of the cricket advisory committee. Kumble, too, has had a stint as a state association president, actually winning an election, willing to put his reputation on the line by entering the contest. Now Ganguly is believed to have played a key role in getting Kumble as the coach of Indian team.

Sitting in the same spot that Ganguly had been in when he uttered words that still resonate - "just one last thing lads, before I leave, I just want to say that this is going to be my last series," Kumble was asked for his opinion on the way Shastri had been overlooked. Shastri had alleged Ganguly was not even present to interview him when he made his presentation. The underlying suggestion being that the decision had already been made before the interview process.

Kumble was a relentless bowler, always at the batsman, but here he did a good impression of leaving this swinging ball alone outside off. "I was the first one to call Ravi after I was chosen as head coach," Kumble said. "He did a wonderful job with the Indian team. It is not about Anil or Ravi, it is not about the head coach. It is about the players, it is about the team. And from my point of view, whether it is me or Ravi or any Indian, we all want the Indian team to do well. We all want the Indian team to perform at its best. We all believe that there is potential for the Indian team to be the best in all three formats.

"And If I'm part of the journey, that's all I have to say. He congratulated me. I told him it's a fantastic team, a young team that we have. It could be someone else tomorrow [in place of me]. I'm not permanent in this role. I have an opportunity to make a difference. I have an opportunity to be part of the journey and if I can be part of the journey where we see Indian cricket rise to where we all want it to be, then I think it's wonderful. I feel privileged, like I already mentioned. And an honour again to be a part of the team."

Kumble was more comfortable and open talking about his own role. At the outset he repeated that he and his support staff were going to be in the background, that his legendary status as a cricketer himself was not going to overpower his team. About his preferred support staff - Sanjay Bangar and Abhay Sharma as batting and fielding coach are temporary appointments for the upcoming West Indies tour - Kumble didn't reveal much except that he was keen to work with the bowlers himself. A fast-bowling coach couldn't be ruled out, though.

"At this point in time, I thought I can get close to the bowlers, for a start," Kumble said. "Yes, we are considering options, I don't want to say what because this is my first trip as coach with the team and I'd like to observe and try and see how the team is shaping up. At this point in time, I thought that with the bowlers, it is the strategy that I can certainly play a part of and that's something which I am looking at, trying to get closer to the bowlers, understanding what their needs are and then looking at probably bringing in, if you are looking at a fast bowling coach I think is what you are trying to say. There are considerations that I am thinking of but at this point, I don't know if it will be possible to take someone to the West Indies. If that doesn't happen, then certainly I am keen to look at the bowlers. I feel that that is certainly an area where I can contribute a lot more."

 Kumble was asked what he, as a player, used to look for in a coach. The answer to this was the most definitive in his 20-minute press conference. "As a coach, all I sought was organised preparations for the team and informed inputs to the captain and the team to strategise better. Inclusive of every player. You have to include every player. It's not about just the 11 who are to play. Also abut the six or seven who are not going to play.

"That's something I sought as a player because it was not always that I played in every team that played for India during my time. I was dropped, I was not chosen for tours. So I understand [what it means to] be the most important member in the team to being dropped. I understand all of that, I understand that communication at such times is very critical. For the coach to pick up the phone and send the message, 'Don't worry you are still part of the team.' That's what I will look to do. Hopefully I will be able to succeed in telling people who are part of the system that they will always be part of it."

Kumble had earlier remarked it felt a little odd being interviewed by three of his long-time team-mates. Having stepped into the team atmosphere, though, Kumble doesn't feel odd at all. "Obviously you know the roles and boundaries as a coach," Kumble said. "Other than that it's no different. All of us want Indian cricket to be doing really well, and these are exciting times. I feel privileged to be a part of that journey, and in whatever way I can help Indian cricket achieve that. It was no different walking into a meeting room with the entire team, although the faces were different. I've played with some of them; I've mentored a couple of them in various capacities. To be back in the changing room is always special."
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Sunday, 3 July 2016

South Africa tour of Australia, 2016

South Africa have confirmed they will play a day-night Test against Australia in Adelaide from November 24, the third match of their tour later this year.
here is Fixture of South Africa tour

Nov 03, Thu - Nov 07, Mon
Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test    
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
7:30 AM
02:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Nov 12, Sat - Nov 16, Wed
Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test    
Bellerive Oval, Hobart    
4:30 AM
11:30 PM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Nov 24, Thu - Nov 28, Mon
Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test    
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
8:30 AM
03:30 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL
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