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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IPL Most Sixes Records


Player Team Span 6s Mat Runs HS
Chris Gayle KKR, RCB 2009-16 251 92 3426 175*
Rohit Sharma DC, MI 2008-16 163 142 3874 109*
Suresh Raina CSK, GL 2008-16 160 147 4098 100*
Virat Kohli RCB 2008-16 148 139 4110 113
AB de Villers DD, RCB 2008-16 141 120 3257 133*
MS Dhoni CSK, RPS 2008-16 140 143 3270 70*
Yusuf Pathan KKR, RR 2008-16 140 133 2759 100
DA Warner DD, SRH 2009-16 134 100 3373 109*
Yuvraj Singh KXIP, PWI, RCB 2008-16 133 108 2335 83
KA Pollard MI 2010-16 125 106 1958 78
Shane Watson RR, RCB 2008-16 121 94 2551 104*
DR Smith CSK, DC, GL, MI 2008-2016 109 79 2146 87*
BB McCullum CSK, GL, KTK, KKR 2008-16 106 92 2434 158*
Virendra Sehwag DD, KXIP 2008-15 106 104 2728 112
RV Uthappa KKR, MI, PWI, RCB 2008-2016 104 133 3354 83*

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IPL Most Wickets career Record


Player Team Span Wkts Mat BBI Eco
Lasith Malinga MI 2009-15 143 98 5/13 6.67
Amit Mishra DC, DD, SRH 2008-16 124 112 5/17 7.27
DJ Bravo CSK, MI, GL 2008-16 122 106 4/22 8.19
PP Chawla KKR, KXIP 2008-16 120 121 4/17 7.54
Harbhajan Singh MI 2008-16 119 125 5/18 7.00
Vinay Kumar RCB, KTK, MI, KKR 2008-16 101 102 4/40 8.27
R Ashwin CSK, RPS 2009-16 100 111 4/34 6.54
Ashish Nehra CSK, DD, MI, PWI 2008-16 98 81 4/10 7.69
Dale Steyn DC, RCB, SRH 2008-16 92 90 3/8 6.72
Z Khan MI, RCB 2008-16 92 89 4/17 7.56
RP Singh DC, KTK, MI, RCB 2008-16 90 82 4/22 7.90
Pragyan Ojha DC, MI 2008-15 89 92 3/11 7.36
SP Narine KKR 2012-16 85 65 5/19 6.14
B Kumar PWI, SRH 2011-16 85 75 4/14 7.10
Albie Morkel CSK, RCB 2008-16 85 90 4/32 8.16
P Kumar GL, KXIP, MI, RCB, SRH 2008-16 84 113 3/18 7.67
SR Watson RR, RCB 2008-16 81 93 4/29 7.60
Irfan Pathan DD, KXIP 2008-13 80 102 3/24 7.74
   

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Thursday, 16 June 2016

India Tour of West Indies 2016 Schedule


The BCCI on Thursday announced the schedule of India’s tour to Caribbean which will begin with a warm-up game on July 9. The first Test will be played on July 21 in Antigua.
India will play two warm-up games before playing the four-match Test series during the 49-day tour.
The fourth & final Test will be played in Port of Spain, Trinidad from August 18-22.

Schedule:
1st Warm-up game:
July 9-10
2nd Warm-up game
July 13-14
1st Test, Antigua
July 21-25
2nd Test, Jamaica
July 30-August 3
3rd Test, St.Lucia
August 9-13
4th Test, Trinidad
August 18-22

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Two to tango: The Top 10 bowling pairs in Test history


There have been several bowling partnerships over the years that have been instrumental in the success of their teams. Some of these were lethal fast-bowling pairs, some were spin twins, who foxed batsmen with their guile, and some were a combination of a pacer and a spinner. They all had even the best of batsmen fretting.
Here, Wisden India looks at ten of the most successful bowling partnerships in Test cricket in terms of number of wickets.
[Please note that the numbers are based on the matches both players have been a part of, and don’t take into account the possibility that one of them bowled in an innings while the other didn’t.]

Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath
1001 wickets from 104 Tests

Two of the driving forces behind Australia’s hegemony over world cricket for over a decade – one the most accurate and unrelenting of pacers and the other the greatest legspinner of all time – McGrath and Warne won many battles in the 14 years they played together. This is the only pair to have taken a combined tally of 1000 wickets. Personally, while Warne ended only behind Muttiah Muralitharan in the list of highest wicket-takers in Test history with 708, McGrath remains the most successful paceman in Test history with 563 scalps. It comes as little surprise then that they head this list.


Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas
895 wickets in 95 Tests

Muralitharan and Vaas shouldered the burden of Sri Lanka’s bowling on their shoulders for the better part of their careers. Naturally, it meant that the two had to do most of the picking up of wickets, and they seldom failed to step up. Vaas’s precision and Murali’s wizardry played big parts in Sri Lanka establishing themselves as a top side and remaining there. While Murali ended his career with 800 wickets, Vaas’s 355 wickets were no less significant.

Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose
762 wickets in 95 Tests

Two of the most celebrated fast bowlers of all time, Walsh and Ambrose are the most successful fast bowling pair in Test history with 762 wickets together. The two achieved several stupendous feats together. By the time they rounded off their careers, Walsh and Ambrose had become the most successful bowlers from the West Indies with 519 and 405 wickets respectively. The partnership ended when Ambrose called it a day in September 2000. Walsh followed his comrade into retirement less than a year later.

James Anderson and Stuart Broad
591 wickets in 77 Tests*

England’s new-ball duo is the most prolific pair among contemporary cricketers with a total of 591 wickets in the 77 Tests they have played together so far. Anderson, the master of swing, and the belligerent Broad have already formed perhaps the best English fast bowling pair since Ian Botham and Bob Willis. While Anderson went past Ambrose and has 413 wickets at the end of the recent Ashes, Broad crossed 300 Test wickets during the series while delivering that remarkable spell of 8 for 15 at his home ground of Trent Bridge.

Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis
559 wickets in 61 Tests

It was a combination that had the ideal mix of skill and pace, ingenuity and viciousness, and shrewdness and class. Akram, the greatest left-arm paceman of all time and Waqar, among the fastest and most feared the game has seen, brought glory to Pakistan several times over the course of their celebrated careers. Akram’s versatility helped him finish with 414 wickets, and Waqar wasn’t too far behind, his raw pace and searing inswinging yorkers giving him 373 scalps.

Shaun Pollock and Jacques Kallis
547 wickets in 93 Tests

Pollock, the ever-accurate South African right-arm pacer, had a superb career in which he took 421 wickets from 108 Tests over twelve years. Pollock and Kallis made their debuts within a month of each other, meaning Pollock played alongside Kallis almost all his career. In the 93 matches they played together, they combined to take a total of 547 wickets, the most yet for any South African pair. Pollock was known for his all-round skills and had 3781 runs to go with the 421 wickets. But compare that to the 13,289 runs and 292 wickets Kallis got, and he stands light years ahead of most other allrounders over the years in terms of numbers.

Makhaya Ntini and Jacques Kallis
538 wickets in 93 Tests

Kallis also formed a formidable pair with Ntini. The energetic and persevering Ntini had 390 victims in Test cricket from 101 matches at 28.82 and went on to become the only South African to take ten wickets in a Lord’s Test. He also holds the record for the best match haul by a South African, which he earned when he took 13 for 132 in 2005 against West Indies in Port of Spain.

Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel
507 wickets in 60 Tests*

The best, and easily the most celebrated new-ball pair in recent times, numbers alone speak volumes of the success of the Steyn-Morkel combination. Steyn, the best of his generation, and Morkel, whose pace, coupled with the height he delivers from, have sent back 507 batsmen so far. That amounts to close to 52% of the wickets South Africa have taken in the time the two have been operating in tandem. Steyn, currently on 402 wickets, is just 19 shy of tying Pollock’s South African record. Morkel isn’t anywhere close but his 218 wickets from 64 matches at 29.66 is impressive nonetheless. With age on their side – Steyn just left 31 behind and Morkel is a few days away from turning 31 – and no signs of slowing down, the duo could still move up this table.

Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh
501 wickets in 54 Tests

The only Indian pair in this list isn’t a surprising one. At their peak, the spin twins supported each other superbly and bowled India to many memorable wins. Since Kumble’s departure from international cricket in 2008, India have not been able to find another steady and successful spin combination such as this one. Kumble, an outright match-winner, finished as the third highest wicket-taker in Tests with 619 scalps. And, while Harbhajan’s best days are behind him, he still is the most successful offspinner ever after Muralitharan with 417 wickets to his name.

Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini
490 in 63 Tests

Much like Pollock and Kallis, and Kallis and Ntini, Pollock and Ntini shared a fruitful partnership with the new ball that fetched them 490 wickets from 63 matches together. Pollock’s accuracy was complemented well by Ntini and the two produced some memorable performances like the one at Lord’s in 2003 when South Africa won by an innings and 92 runs. The two took 14 of the English wickets on that occasion.

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