Monday, 19 June 2017

India tour of West Indies , 2017



India tour of West Indies, 2017

JUN 23, FRIDAY

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

JUN 25, SUNDAY

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

JUN 30, FRIDAY

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

JUL 02, SUNDAY

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

JUL 06, THURSDAY

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

JUL 09, SUNDAY
West Indies vs India
Only T20I at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
21:00 IST / 15:30 GMT

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

ICC ODI Team ranking update 18 June 2017

Men's ODI Team Rankings
Last updated - 18 Jun 2017
Developed by David Kendix ICC Rankings
Pos Team Matches Points Rating
1 South Africa 119
2 Australia  117
3 India  116
4 England 113
5 New Zealand 111
6 Pakistan 95
7 Bangladesh 94
8 Sri Lanka 93
9 West Indies 77
10 Afghanistan 54
11 Zimbabwe 46
12 Ireland 41

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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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Saturday, 2 July 2016

5 Indian origin cricketers who captained other countries

It is a common phenomenon in cricket for players with origins in one country going on to represent another one during their international careers. However, the sport has also witnessed instances when such cricketers have gone on to captain the nation they are based in for a considerable period of time.
Over the years, a number of players hailing from an Indian origin have skippered international sides other than India. While some of them had quite a lot of success in the role, there were quite a few who couldn’t quite produce the kind of performance that was expected.
Here’s a glance at 5 Indian origin cricketers who captained other countries:

1. Aasif Karim (Kenya)

 

Aasif Karim was one of Kenya’s earliest cricket captains (Image Credit: ESPNCricinfo)

One of Kenya’s longest serving captains in ODI cricket, Asif Karim, hails from the Indian community settled in Mombasa, Kenya. He was a regular part of the Kenyan team during their early years in international cricket, beginning from the 1996 World Cup and has represented the African nation in 34 ODIs.
Karim took over as the skipper of Kenya in the year 1997 and was at the helm for 21 matches, including the 1999 ICC World Cup. During his captaincy reign, the team won 6 matches and lost 15 of them. In 1999, the mantle of captaincy was handed back to former skipper Maurice Odumbe.
However, Aasif Karim continued to play every now and then before retiring from the sport following Kenya’s monumental 2003 World Cup campaign.

2. Ashish Bagai (Canada)

 

Ashish Bagai is Canada’s longest serving captain in ODIs (Image Credit: ESPNCricinfo)

A wicket-keeper batsman of Indian origin, Ashish Bagai remained pretty much the face of Canadian cricket during his 10-year long international career. He played for Canada in 62 ODIs and 9 T20Is, averaging close to 38 in the 50-over format and over 40 in the shortest form.
Over a period of 6 years between 2007 and 2013, Bagai skippered the national team in as many as 27 one-day internationals and 4 T20I matches. While he achieved success as a captain in 8 ODIs, Canada could win just a solitary 20-over international match under him.
Ashish Bagai’s last series as an international player saw him captain the team in the qualifiers for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20.

3. Rohan Kanhai (West Indies)

 

Rohan Kanhai is rated among the best of West Indies cricket (Image Credit: ESPNCricinfo)

West Indian legend Rohan Kanhai is easily one of the best cricketers of Indian origin to have represented another country. Kanhai was a true genius with the bat and he showed various glimpses of this throughout his great career with more than 6000 runs in 79 Tests.
The master batsman also served the West Indies Test team as captain in 13 matches between 1972/73 and 1973/74 seasons. During his tenure, Rohan Kanhai achieved decent success as the team won 3 Tests and drew as many as 7. He also holds the distinction of being West Indies’ first ODI skipper.
Kanhai’s final appearance in Test cricket came as captain of the West Indies side in a match against England at Port of Spain.

4. Hashim Amla (South Africa)

 

Hashim Amla has been moderately successful as captain (Image Credit: BT Sport)

One of the mainstays of the current South African batting line-up, Hashim Amla, hails from a Muslim family that has its origins in Gujarat, India. Amla has been one of the most prolific batsmen of the present generation and has scored runs in a heap for his native country across all formats.
The stylish batsman has also captained the Proteas Test and ODI sides in recent times and achieved decent success. In 14 Tests under him, South Africa managed to win 4 and lose the same number of matches. Amla has also led his national team in 9 ODIs and 2 T20Is.
Considering that he is just 33 at present, Hashim Amla may get an opportunity to spend time at the helm of affairs again.

5. Nasser Hussain (England)

 

Nasser Hussain has been one of England’s best captains in the past few decades (Image Credit: Fox Sports)
Former England cricketer Nasser Hussain had a more than decent international career as a batsman for his native country. Born in the Indian city of Chennai (formerly Madras), Hussain fought hard to establish himself in the English team but made his opportunities count when they came.
Among England’s most successful captains in the past couple of decades, Nasser Hussain led the team in 45 Tests and 56 ODIs. The English won 17 Test matches and 28 one-day internationals under his reign, which included a number of victories on foreign soil as well.
Although Nasser Hussain played his last ODI match as a skipper, Marcus Trescothick was the captain in his last Test.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

CPL 2016 Fixture and where to watch live, date, time and live streaming information


The Twenty20 carnival returns once again, this time in the form of the Caribbean Premier League. This will be the fourth edition of the tournament and will feature six teams - Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Zouks and Trinbago Knight Riders.
Each team has 15 contracted players each, including a maximum of five international players and four players under the age of 23. The team also has one local and one international franchise player. The Trinbago Knight Riders led by Dwayne Bravo are the defending champions, having won the competition last year.
Shoib Malik,Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Shane Watson, Kumar Sangakkara and Martin Guptill are some of the superstars set to play in the tournament that will also feature a host of local players.

Where to watch live


Country Channels
Barbados Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation
Trinidad Caribbean Communications Network ,TV6:
Montserrat Caribbean Cable Networks
British Virgin Islands Caribbean Broadcast Network
Anguilla Caribbean Cable Communications
Bermuda Bermuda Broadcasting Corporation
Nevis Caribbean Cable Networks
Cayman Islands Cayman 27
St Maarten St Maarten Cable
Guyana National Communications Network
Grenada Grenada Broadcasting Network
UK BT Sport
Australia Fox Sports
New Zealand Sommet Sports
Dominica Marpin 2K4
Dominica SAT Telecoms
St. Kitts ZIZ Broadcasting Corp
St. Lucia Helen Television System
St. Lucia St Lucia CableVision
Guyana TVG
USA ESPN3
Trinidad CNC3
Jamaica TVJ
India Sony Six
Pakistan Ten Sports

Teams

  1. Barbados Tridents
  2. Guyana Amazon Warriors
  3. Jamaica Tallawahs
  4. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
  5. St Lucia Zouks
  6. Trinbago Knight Riders

Fixtures

Match 1: Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks
Date and Time: 29 June, Wednesday – 2am BST/6.30am IST (Thursday)
Venue: Queens Park Oval, Trinidad
Match 2: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Guyana Amazon Warriors
Date and Time: 30 June, Thursday – 12am BST/4.30am IST (Friday)
Venue: Warner Park, St Kitts
Match 3: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents
Date and Time: 1 July, Friday – 2am BST/6.30am IST (Saturday)
Venue: Queens Park Oval, Trinidad
Match 4: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs
Date and Time: 2 July, Saturday – 5pm BST/9.30pm IST
Venue: Warner Park, St Kitts
Match 5: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors
Date and Time: 2 July, Saturday – 2am BST/6.30am IST (Sunday)
Venue: Queens Park Oval, Trinidad
Match 6: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Zouks
Date and Time: 3 July, Sunday – 9pm BST/1.30am IST (Monday)
Venue: Warner Park, St Kitts
Match 7: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs
Date and Time: 4 July, Monday – 12am BST/4.30am IST (Tuesday)
Venue: Queens Park Oval, Trinidad
Match 8: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents
Date and Time: 5 July, Tuesday – 12am BST/4.30am IST (Wednesday)
Venue: Warner Park, St Kitts
Match 9: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs
Date and Time: 7 July, Thursday – 12am BST/4.30am IST (Friday)
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Match 10: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Date and Time: 9 July, Saturday – 5pm BST/9.30am IST
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Match 11: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders
Date and Time: 10 July, Sunday – 12am BST/4.30am IST (Saturday)
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Match 12: Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs
Date and Time: 11 July, Monday – 12am BST/4.30am IST (Tuesday)
Venue: Kensington Oval, Barbados
Match 13: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Zouks
Date and Time: 12 July, Tuesday – 12am BST/4.30am IST (Wednesday)
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Match 14: Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Date and Time: 13 July, Wednesday – 12am BST/4.30am IST (Thursday)
Venue: Kensington Oval, Barbados
Match 15: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors
Date and Time: 15 July, Friday – 2am BST/6.30am IST (Saturday)
Venue: Sabina Park, Jamaica
Match 16: Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders
Date and Time: 16 July, Saturday – 5pm BST/9.30pm IST
Venue: Kensington Oval, Barbados
Match 17: Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Date and Time: 16 July, Saturday – 12am BST/4.30am IST (Sunday)
Venue: Sabina Park, Jamaica
Match 18: Barbados Tridents vs St Lucia Zouks
Date and Time: 17 July, Sunday – 12am BST/4.30am IST (Monday)
Venue: Kensington Oval, Barbados
Match 19: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders
Date and Time: 18 July, Monday – 2am BST/6.30am IST (Tuesday)
Venue: Sabina Park, Jamaica
Match 20: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents
Date and Time: 20 July, Wednesday – 2am BST/6.30am IST (Thursday)
Venue: Sabina Park, Jamaica
Match 21: St Lucia Zouks vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Date and Time: 21 July, Thursday – 11pm BST/3.30am IST (Friday)
Venue: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet
Match 22: St Lucia Zouks vs Barbados Tridents
Date and Time: 23 July, Saturday – 5pm BST/9.30pm IST
Venue: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet
Match 23: St Lucia Zouks vs Guyana Amazon Warriors
Date and Time: 24 July, Sunday – 10pm BST/2.30am IST (Monday)
Venue: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet
Match 24: St Lucia Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders
Date and Time: 26 July, Tuesday – 11pm BST/3.30am IST (Wednesday)
Venue: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet
Match 25: Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors
Date and Time: 28 July, Thursday – 12am BST/4.30am IST (Friday)
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
Match 26: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders
Date and Time: 29 July, Friday – 12am BST/4.30am IST (Saturday)
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
Match 27: Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Zouks
Date and Time: 30 July, Saturday – 5pm BST/9.30pm IST
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
Match 28: Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors
Date and Time: 30 July, Saturday – 9pm BST/1.30am IST (Sunday)
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
Match 29: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders
Date and Time: 31 July, Sunday – 5pm BST/9.30pm IST
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
Match 30: Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Zouks
Date and Time: 31 July, Sunday – 9pm BST/1.30am IST (Monday)
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill

Knock-out stage:

Playoff 1: TBD vs TBD (1st vs 2nd)
Date: 3 August, Wednesday
Venue: TBD
Playoff 2: TBD vs TBD (3rd vs 4th)
Date: 4 August, Thursday
Venue: TBD
Playoff 3: TBD vs TBD (Playoff 2 winner vs Playoff 1 loser)
Date: 5 August, Friday
Venue: TBD
Final: TBD vs TBD (Playoff 1 winner vs Playoff 3 winner)
Date: 7 August, Sunday
Venue: TBD

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Australia Won Tri Series Final


The hosts were rolled for 212 in 45.4 overs as Josh Hazlewood cleaned up the tail to grab figures of 5-50.
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The decider was in the balance until Mitch Marsh snared 3-2 in the space of 12 legal deliveries, removing form batsmen Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels.
Smith acknowledged the No.1-ranked team in the world had plenty to work on ahead of next year's Champions Trophy.
"But I was pleased with the way we scrapped," he added.
"I'm using that word a lot but it's been a bit of a theme with this series ... we haven't seen many large scores, you've had to work hard.
"Wade played beautifully, played with a lot of composure and played good cricket shots.
"He batted with the tail, who stuck around and did a terrific job."
It was a timely show of leadership from Wade, who was under pressure to deliver after being preferred ahead of Test wicketkeeper Peter Nevill.
Wade mixed dogged determination with dashing strokes as he conjured a competitive target with the help of Mitchell Starc, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Adam Zampa.
It was just the second time Australia added 25-plus runs for each of the seventh, eighth and ninth wickets in an ODI.
"We didn't have that firepower to finish them off .. it was a bit frustrating," West Indies skipper Jason Holder said.
Wade was cautious early, managing one run from 11 deliveries as the locals gave him plenty of lip.
The Victorian belted three sixes to finish his side's top-scorer and with a strike-rate of 110.
West Indies didn't help themselves with a couple of poor errors in the field during the final 10 overs, most notably a simple missed run-out from Denesh Ramdin when Wade was on 29.
Man-of-the-match Marsh finished with figures of 3-32 from 10 overs, having earlier scored 32 and been one of Australia's top five to fall after making starts.
"He's come a long way in this series," Smith said of Marsh, who scored 79 not out in a virtual semi-final at the same ground last week.
Hazlewood was named man of the series, having snared 11 scalps this month.
Australia now turn their attention to a Test series in Sri Lanka that starts on July 26.
"Hopefully we can continue to work hard and keep our rankings at No.1 in one-day and Test cricket," Smith said.

Scorecard

Australia Innings

U KHAWAJA c Ramdin b Holder 14
A FINCH c Samuels b Pollard 47
S SMITH c Samuels b Gabriel 46
G BAILEY b Brathwaite 22
M MARSH b Benn 32
G MAXWELL lbw Gabriel 4
M WADE not out 57
M STARC st Ramdin b Narine 17
N COULTER-NILE c Bravo b Holder 15
A ZAMPA run out (Brathwaite) 5
J HAZLEWOOD not out 0 Sundries (1b 2lb 8w) 11
Nine wickets for 270
Fall: 28 (Khawaja), 69 (Finch), 120 (Bailey), 152 (Smith), 156 (Maxwell), 173 (Marsh), 211 (Starc), 238 (Coulter-Nile), 264 (Zampa).
Bowling: J Holder 10-1-51-2 (2w), S Gabriel 7-0-58-2 (1w), C Brathwaite 8-2-32-1, K Pollard 5-0-33-1 (1w), S Narine 10-1-55-1 (3w), S Benn 10-0-38-1 (1w).
Batting time: 214 mins. Overs: 50.

West Indies Innings

A FLETCHER c Smith b Hazlewood 9
J CHARLES lbw Marsh 45
DM BRAVO c Wade b Marsh 6
M SAMUELS c Bailey b Marsh 6
D RAMDIN b Hazlewood 40
K POLLARD c Hazlewood b Zampa 20
J HOLDER c Finch b Coulter-Nile 34
C BRATHWAITE b Hazlewood 14
S NARINE c Smith b Hazlewood 23
S BENN c Maxwell b Hazlewood 2
S GABRIEL not out 1
Sundries (2lb 9w 1nb) 12
Total 212
Fall: 49 (Fletcher), 62 (Bravo), 68 (Samuels), 72 (Charles), 105 (Pollard), 148 (Holder), 185 (Brathwaite), 194 (Ramdin), 211 (Narine), 212 (Benn).
Bowling: M Starc 8-0-32-0 (3w), J Hazlewood 9.4-1-50-5, N Coulter-Nile 8-0-46-1 (3w/4), M Marsh 10-1-32-3 (1w 1nb), A Zampa 10-0-50-1 (1w).
Batting time: 203 mins. Overs: 45.4. Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG), Joel Wilson (WI).
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL).
Third Umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (SRL).
Result: Australia won by 58 runs
Man of the Match: Mitchell Marsh
Man of the Series: Josh Hazlewood


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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Anderson in doubt for Pakistan Test


England could head into their Test series against Pakistan without newly crowned world No.1 bowler James Anderson.
Anderson is in doubt for the first Test at Lord’s starting on July 14, with England’s record wicket-taker believed to be suffering from a stress fracture in his right shoulder blade.
The 33-year-old was in fine form in England’s 2-0 Test series win over Sri Lanka earlier this month, capturing 21 wickets in three matches to claim top spot in the ICC’s Test bowler charts for the first time.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed Anderson will now miss Lancashire’s County Championship match against Nottinghamshire early next month – what was meant to be his sole red-ball warm-up ahead of the first Test. It leaves him facing a race against time to be fit to play Pakistan.

Meanwhile, allrounder Ben Stokes is ahead of schedule in his recovery from knee surgery and returned to action for Durham in their England domestic T20 showdown with Yorkshire on Friday night.
While he did not bowl, Stokes’ return will be heartening for England, who will now face a selection conundrum after the good form displayed by Stokers’ replacement Chris Woakes in the final two Tests against Sri Lanka.
England will have to make at least one change for the opening match against Pakistan, after No.3 batsman Nick Compton announced he was taking a break from cricket.
Leg-spinner turned batsman Scott Borthwick is in the frame to add to his tally of one Test, while England may also consider a recall for gloveman Jos Buttler after several costly drops by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow in the series against Sri Lanka, with the latter’s rich form with the bat enough for him to retain his place as a batsman alone.
Spinner Adil Rashid is also pushing for a recall, after an outstanding performance in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka on Friday.
Rashid claimed 2-34 from his 10 overs as the tourists were restricted to 7-254

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Friday, 24 June 2016

Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 2016


 Australia tour Sri Lanka this year 2016 in months of July, August and September, playing 3 test matches, 5 one day Internationals and 2 T20s which will be their first visit in five years.. Australia begin Sri Lanka's tour with 1st test match at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium from 26th July 2016 before moving to Galle for second test from 4th August. Note that Australia v Sri Lanka test match series are now called as Warne-Murali Trophy. Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo will host the third test as well as first two ODI, followed by next two at Dambulla. Two teams will return to Kandy and Colombo to finish this nearly two month long tour. Aussies have a heatening track record in Sri Lanka, fetching 6 wins from 13 tests besides just 1 defeat and 6 draws. Home team have had a slight edge in ODIs, having won 13 out of 25 while visitors have 9 wins and 3 no results. Australia are yet to win a T20I in Sri Lanka, losing both previous ones.

Schedule : Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2016.
Date Match Venue
26-Jul-16 Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st test match Pallekele
4-Aug-16 Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd test match Galle
13-Aug-16 Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd test match Colombo
21-Aug-16 Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI (D/N) Colombo
24-Aug-16 Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI (D/N) Colombo
28-Aug-16 Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI (D/N) Dambulla
31-Aug-16 Australia v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI (D/N) Dambulla
4-Sep-16 Australia v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI (D/N) Kandy
6-Sep-16 Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st T20 (N) Kandy
9-Sep-16 Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20 (N) Colombo

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PSL 2017: Proposal of including 6th team turned down


ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – The proposal to add a sixth team in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was collectively turned down by franchisees and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday.
The PCB and owners of the five PSL franchise met in Lahore to discuss the possibility of adding a sixth team in the 2017 edition, the Online News Agency reported.
Kashmir would have been the sixth PSL franchise had the proposal gone through.
However, the franchises argued against the inclusion of a sixth team, saying that they want to grow their fan base and want more time to obtain returns on their investment.
Thus, it was decided that the second edition will be conducted with five teams, the same number of teams in the previous edition of the PSL.
Franchises also collectively turned down the offer of sponsoring regional teams made to them by the PCB, since the consensus was to consolidate PSL first.
Earlier, PSL chairman Najam Sethi had said that the addition of Kashmir as the sixth team in the second edition of the event may face a few hurdles.

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Sunday, 19 June 2016

IPL Most Runs career Records


Player Team Span Runs Mat HS
Virat Kohli RCB 2008-16 4110 139 113
Suresh Raina CSK, GL 2008-16 4098 147 100*
Rohit Sharma DC, MI 2008-16 3974 142 109*
Gautam Gambhir DC, KKR 2008-16 3634 132 93
Chris Gayle KKR, RCB 2009-16 3426 92 175*
RV Uthappa KKR, MI, PWI, RCB 2008-16 3390 135 83*
DA Warner DD, SRH 2009-16 3373 100 109*
MS Dhoni CSK, RPS 2008-16 3270 143 70*
AB de Villiers DD, RCB 2008-16 3257 120 133*
S Dhawan DC, DD, MI, SRH 2008-16 3082 113 95*
YK Pathan KKR, RR 2008-16 2761 134 100
Virendra Sehwag
DD, KXIP 2008-15 2728 104 122
AM Rahane MI, RR 2008-16 2675 95 103*
SR Watson RR, RCB 2008-16 2551 94 104*
KD Karthik DD, KXIP, MI, RCB 2008-16 2542 138 86
M Vijay CSK, DD,KXIP 2009-16 2511 100 127
BB McCullum CSK,GL,KTK,KKR 2008-16 2434 92 158*
Jacques Kallis KKR, RCB 2008-14 2427 98 89*
Yuvraj Singh DD, KXIP, PWI, RCB, SRH 2008-16 2335 108 83
Sachin Tendulkar MI 2008-13 2334 78 100*
AT Rayudu MI 2010-16 2325 109 81*
SE Marsh KXIP 2008-16 2213 62 115
Rahul Dravid RCB, RR 2008-13 2174 89 75*
DR Smith CSK, DC, GL, MI 2008-16 2146 79 87*
AC Gilchrist DC, KXIP 2008-13 2069 80 109*

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IPL Records Highest Individual Runs


Player Opp Runs Balls Venue Date
CH Gayle (RCB) PWI 175* 66 Bangalore 23 Apr 13
Brendon McCullum (KKR) RCB 158* 73 Banglore 18 Apr 08
AB de Villiers (RCB) MI 133* 59 Mumbai 10 May 15
AB de Villiers RCB 129* 52 Bangalore 14 May 16
CH Gayle (RCB) DD 128* 62 Delhi 17 May 12
Murali Vijay (CSK) RR 127 56 Chennai 03 Apr 10
Paul Valthaty (KXIP) CSK 120* 63 Chennai 13 Apr 11
Virendra Sehwag (DD) DC 119 56 Hyderabad 05 May 11
Andrew Symonds (DC) RR 117* 53 Hyderabad 24 Apr 08
CH Gayle (RCB) KXIP 117 57 Bangalore 06 May 15
Michael Hussey (CSK) KXIP 116* 54 Mohali 19 Apr 08
Shaun Marsh (KXIP) RR 115 69 Mohali 28 May 08
Sanath Jayasuriya (MI) CSK 114* 48 Mumbai 14 May 08
Manish Pandey (RCB) Dc 114* 73 Centurion 21 May 09
M Vijay (CSK) DD 113 58 Chennai 25 May 12
V Kohli (RCB) KXIP 113 50 Bangalore 18 May 16
DMPD Jayawardene (KXIP) KKR 110* 59 Kolkata 04 Apr 10

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