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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Ashes 2009 My Preview

England and Australia are going to fight for the Ashes once again... Last time in 2007 Australia swept the series 5-0 against England... But 2007 Ashes was held in Australia... Cricket lovers wont forget the Ashes which England earned in 2005... England won the series 2-1.... England won the 2005 Ashes mainly due to their fast bowlers ability to reverse swing the old ball.... Simon Jones, Andrew Flintoff and Steve Harmison reverse swung the ball very well to earn the cup for the England... Particularly Flintoff was so good with both bat and ball... And Pieterson also joins the party with some wonderful batting... Now if we came back to 2009 Ashes both teams are now equally well equipped in terms of batting and bowling... But it is England who will miss the trump card if Flintoff dint make the playing Eleven... Australia has a good batting side in the paper.. But how they manage to get used to the conditions and the reverse swing will be the crucial point... Their bowling attack is led by Mitchell Johnson who is bowling well for the last one year... And they are short of a quality spinner. Nathan Hauritz is not a quality spinner.. He is more of a batter than bowler.... His batting is good than his bowling... England has a quality spinners in Monty and Swann.... Swann troubled Indian batsmen in India during the recent test matches... He will definitely trouble the Aussies with his variations and spin.... But England batting is completely out of sorts now... If Cook, Strauss and Pieterson fails the whole Englishmen will fall without a fight... But it is their bowling which is giving England a upper hand... To my predictions it will be hard fought series for both the teams and the series will be tied at 2-2 if England batsmen rise to the occasion or otherwise it will be a one sided game for Aussies an they will win 2-0 comfortably.....................

Dinesh Karthick's Third Entry into the International Arena

Dinesh Karthick came into the international arena much before Dhoni came... He hold on to his place for some time till Dhoni emerge as an aggresive batsman... Karthick lost his place due to his poor batting form. He got most opportunities than anyother tamilnadu player but he wasted most of his chances... He played a crucial hand in the test series victory in England and in the test victory in the Johannesburg.. And ironically this is the first victory over SA in SA for India... But Karthick has a second chance in Indian Outfit in World T20 in 2007.. But he is in the team then as a specialist batsman.. He is given a number of chances in the world t20... But karthick wasted it against the pakistan and south africa... But he will be remember in the coming years for the stunning catch he took in the match against SA for Smith............ Then karthick again lost the place in the team... Karthick third entry was mainly due to IPL... He single handedly fought many matches for his team Delhi and even won many of it... He now got a chance to play in Indian outfit mainly due to Sehwag's injury and Sachin's absence and Raina's injury.. He made the most of it when the opportunity knocks the door... He made a workmanlike 67 in the first odi against WI... Why his knock goes unnoticed mainly was due to the brilliant 131 by Yuvi.. Otherwise the star of the day will be none other than Dinesh Karthick... Hope he will continue his good form for the rest of the tournament as well.........

Yuvi's Magic Continues in Carribean (WI)

Yuvi is in rich vein of form during the Word Cup T20s both in 2007 and 2009. But sadly others of our team is not in good nick to support him.. Yuvi hit a wonderful six sixes in an over against England in Stuart Broad's over in 2007 world T20. He hit a good 41 in just 18 balls against Bangladesh in 2009 World t20. He then hit 67 runs against WI but in losing cause due to Bravo.. He continues his golden run in WI hitting a good 131 in just 102 balls with 10 fours and seven hits out of the ground. What is good to see in this knock is when he came out to bat India was in deep trouble losing both gambhir and rohit in quick succession... Initially he was also struggled against the WestIndians fast bowlers... But when the spinners came on and after he middled the ball very well he batted like a giant hitting balls out of the ground frequently... His treatment to their premium bowler Taylor was simply superb... Amazing Innings.. Wonderful display of power hitting......

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dil Scoop (Inventive New Shot by Dilshan)

Tilekaratne Dilshan is the chief architect behind the finalists Srilanka to reach the finals. with his wide range of shots..... Even though he flopped in the Finals (and thats the reason for his side's failure) he made this tournament a wonderful and memorable tournament for him an his team.... Lets come to DilScoop... After fielding restrictions are over and the field is widespread so that the batsman cant score boundaries at will , dilshan found a easy way to score boundaries... And that is over keepers head for the straight boundary behind him... This is slightly different from the normal scoop shot.. Scoop shot was to score boundaries over the fine leg region.. But this dilscoop shot is to score boundaries between wicket keeper and fine leg fielder... This is the best innovative shot and even better than KP's Switch hit... I want to see many more Dilscoop's in the future... But new innovative shots has to come to modern day cricket...

INDIA Disappointed in World T20 2009

India disappoints the whole Indian Cricket followers by their exit from the world cup in super eight stages itself... The main reason for their lacklusture show is they are too tired to play another cricket tournament after the extra large IPL... 45 days of non stop cricket and just 7 days rest is not enough even for 19 years old cricketer..... Only Yuvi , Yusuf and Bhajji are fresh in England... All the other players are too tired of their cricket.... Fatigue an tiredness all swallowed India's chances of making into the semis.. Even though Yuvi plays lesser matches than the finalists he hits the maximum sixes... (9)...... Better luck next time for Team India in 2010 world cup.. It is coming within just 9 months... So Go India and Get it...........

2009 T20 World Cup My Views

It wasn't the edge-of-the-seat net that would eff signed off the ICC Class Twenty20 in name, but that won't entity to Pakistan who gave their people a something to season amid upset present. From the time Tillakaratne Dilshan, the tournament's top-scorer, elapse in the initiative over Pakistan had a suitcase on the equalise. Shahid Afridi, who emerged as their denote correspondence, guided his aggroup bag in the 19th over with an unvanquished 54, and it was mitt to Younis Khan to refer the ribbon in what he afterward announced would be his closing Twenty20 international, in face of a sea of ill Pakistan supporters.

Pakistan won't be performing at residence for the foreseeable proximo, but the multitude they have had at this event has reinforced the thought that England can be a backup lodging. The people were cheering from matutinal on as Abdul Razzaq - a outstanding several comeback-story among the unit's improvement - claimed trey key wickets in his entranceway bust to forbear Sri Lanka on 32 for 4. They never looked sanction despite the physiologist efforts of Kumar Sangakkara.

Occasionally the tension rosaceous as the required order climbed, but apiece term Afridi was on help with one of his most big innings. He hit ordered balls from Muttiah Muralitharan for six and quartet in the 14th over, a deliberate assault against a key bowler. The end of the honor was certain when he swung a immense six over midwicket off Isuru Udana in the 18th over - the present when Sangakkara gambled on one of his weaker bowling links - and followed that with another line off a treble increase turn.

Shoaib Malik played his division with 24 off 22 balls in a match-winning stands of 76 after Kamran Akmal had granted primal force to the top-order. The batsmen knew they didn't hit to bonk umteen risks and played Ajantha Mendis surpass than any different squad as he went for his most dear speech of the tourney.

Pakistan's travel from range outsiders to champions is an uncommon exhibit for a aggroup that had to oscillation Holland by a evidentiary slip to regularize bracing in the event during the group stages. However, they have peaked at the compensate measure and couldn't know produced a statesman all execution for a final. They vanish quint runs bunco two eld ago

Sri Lanka, who eff been the possibility of consistency, were caught off device by predatory tactics. In a moving ambiance, Pakistan were on top of their job from the start as 17-year-old Mohammad Aamer belied his inexperience with a tone-setting passage over. In a pellucid direction he bowled truncated at Dilshan who was distinctly discomforted by the come. Against the fifth shot Dilshan reliable to avow the maiden with a withdraw over remove out the man on the line of the locomotion. He had middled virtually all his attempts at the opportunity during the tournament and what a dimension for it to go misconduct.

With the contest's leading run-scorer line off Pakistan were buoyed and Sri Lanka agitated. Jehan Mubarak was promoted to No. 3, but he couldn't subsist the 2nd over when he came doctor the delivery and got a preeminent bounds into the covers to use Razzaq his early.

Sri Lanka shortly rallied as Sanath Jaysuriya suggested he could marshal a turnaround. Favouring the leg indorse he swung Razzaq for six with a physical short-arm injure and composed quatern much next clod, but it was a short-lived greeting when an region supply crashed into the stumps. Razzaq was unexciting on his encounter at the point of judgment after slippy in his follow-through but it was Sri Lanka who were somaesthesia quaking.

Younis Khan went on the criticize and his choice to spot a deep reach compensated plushy dividends when Mahela Jayawardene steered the ballgame trabeate to Misbah-ul-Haq at ankle elevation. Razzaq was playing his cricket with a new engage of invigoration after being sharing other separate at foreign indicator. He wasn't tune of the original squad, but Yasir Statesman's injury that prompted the turn now looked equal a caress wickets inner the Powerplay meant Sri Lanka had lowercase prize but to activity it secure as Younis revolved to his spinners. Sangakkara was calmness personified amid Sri Lanka's problems sensible that the hopes of a decent tot lively on his shoulders. He paced his innings expertly, reaching banknote off 44 balls despite the problems that enclosed him, but exclusive institute support when connected by Angelo Mathews.

The test digit overs brought 59 runs and if any flak could form a job out of 138 it was Sri Lanka's. Still, immature wickets were key and they didn't materialise as Akmal and Shahzaid Hasan played reasonably. The creativeness of Mendis and Muttiah Muralitharan and the accuracy of Lasith Malinga screw provided wonderful amusement over the lastly weeks, but on this occurrence couldn't make the conjuration shift that was required.

As Afridi and Malik embraced mid-pitch after the winning nowadays the emotion showed what this success capital for Pakistan. They required this success most and perhaps that intend was the decisive reckon. The region faces a trying few age of rebuilding, but this victory will individual brought zealous joy and, hopefully, belief of a brighter prox.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

2007 WT20 Final India Vs Pakistan in SA

The final of the first world t20… and its between India an Pakistan… What a match we had in the first world cup… India won the toss an choose to bat first on a nice batting track(a belter of a pitch)… With Sehwag down due to injury the opener spot is up for grab to Yusuf… Yusuf got a game finally an that too in the final of the world cup… He grabs it with both hands… Asif bowls the first over of the final… And In the first ball yusuf would have been out without facing a ball.. but he survives… Den he hit the fourth ball (his second ball) of the match for a massive six.. But he holes out to a wonderful catch by the Pak Skipper Malik……….. Then Uthappa without troubling the scorers got out for a mere 8… Then came Yuvi the star of the second semi.. But he dint live upto his expectations and got out to the best t20 bowler Umar Gul…. Then Dhoni was castled by the gul’s beauty.. Dhoni gone for just 6… India lost the plot midway through the innings after the wonderful start provided by the yusuf and gambhir…. But it was then gambhir and rohit did the job for India taking India score past 150. India scored 157/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Gambhir scored a good half century and Rohit with a good contribution towards the end did the trick.. But Dhoni at the toss felt 180 was a good score… Though we had a good bowling attack which can bowled out any opposition we are up against the Pakistan and in the Worldcup..

Friday, June 19, 2009

Ind Vs Aus Semi Final II World Cup T20 2007

After India scored a mammoth 188 runs in their first innings Aus has to outscore 188 to get a place in the finals... Hayden an Gilly started the innings with fours an sixes.. For India in 2007 WT20 in every match one of their bowlers will step up and make the life difficult for the opposition.. In the game against SA it was RP Singh and in the semis i dint guess this person to finish the game for India and you guess what...???? he was ShantaKumaran (he he he) Sreesanth(again Santh). His bowling figures was 4 -1-12-2 . The wickets he took was the main wickets of australia (gilly an Hayden)... He bowled with aggression an good control in that match... After gilly blasted RP for two sixes sree bowled with a wonderful yorker... Then Hodge joined Hayden in the middle... Hodge hit a six before he perishes to Pathan... Den came the very very danger Symonds.. At the way hayden an Symmonds take the game away from us i thought we will not play in final.. but pathan delivers the crucial blow to India by taking symmonds wicket.... Den sree took the wicket of Hayden and the game was all but over for Australia... Jogi bowled the last over an sealed the match for Us with 2 wickets.... India won the match by 15 runs in the end.. MoM was none other than Yuvi for his half century that took us to 188....

Saturday, June 13, 2009

2007 World T20 Cup in South Africa III (Ind Vs Aus) Ind batting

Pakistan crushed Newzealand in the first semis and became the first team to enter the finals of the world t20... Den came the second an important semifinal match... India Vs Australia.... Mahi won the toss and choose to bat first against the aussies... Viru and gauti opened the innings... Aussies keep them silently till 4th over... Then Viru break the shackles with a four of mitchell johnson and then got out immediately to him... Den gauti got out soon with a wonderful catch by Hodge... Uthappa and Yuvi joined in d middle... Yuvi missed the last match against SA due to a injury... So he wants to make up for missing the crucial game... Yuvi opened the innings with a six off Stuart clark.. By 10 overs India reached 60/2... But after that all power and strength from yuvi an uthappa in clearing the boundaries... And they did it with ease... Yuvi masterminded the innings with another half century from just 20 balls... robin den run out from a brilliant throw from symonds..... Den mahi an yuvi batted brilliantly and take India past the 160 mark which is above par score in t20 standards... But 160 is not enough for hayden and symonds and gilly alone... so yuvi carried his bat till 18th over which is crucial for Team India and he got out scoring 70 from just just 30 balls.... In Durban (yuvi's fav hunting ground in World T20 and Ipl where he took a hattrick) his strike rate is above 250.76.... India finished off the match with 188/5 in their full quota of overs....

Friday, June 12, 2009

2007 World T20 Cup In South Africa II

Our last super eight match in 2007 WT20 was against one of the formidable teams in our group South Africa... After our batting got over we scored a mere 151/5 which is below par score when compared to t20 standards... But the fact that SA need to score 126 to reach the semis was unknown to me.... After the match only i got to know that... But the way the indian bowlers rattled SA batsmen was amazing... Particularly RP singh... What a bowler he is when he is in full flow... His bowling cards showing 4-0-13-4... 13/4 is the best bowling effort for Indians in t20 till now... Karthick took a blinder i'll say... wat a catch to remove smith... then morkel an boucher tried their best to move their team past the 126 mark... but harbhajan bowled well in the death and contained them to 116 and eventually SA knocked out of the tournament... Undefeated till the last match and one loss and out of the tournament (not a knock out game too)..... Bad luck for SA in world cup continues........... By the way i forget to tell about the Rohit heroics with the bat against SA... 3 wickets down and came into the middle this bloke carried his bat till the end of the innings, and finished of the match with a six of van der wath (SA all rounder) to reach his fifty..... Nice attractive an powerful strokes made this bloke to watch without blinking.... like most batsmen in the world rohit is also a strong legside player... anythin short he will pull u into the deep midwicket stands..... thats his strength.......rohit is now opening the innings for India in 2009 wt20...(due to sehwag's injury)....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

T20 World cup 2007 in South Africa

I dint know that t20 world cup 2007 is going on till i got the news that india an pakistan match ended in a tie and ofcourse India won the bowlout and the match... Den i showed some interest in the world cup... Some unknown names like rohit sharma an joginder sharma is der in the squad... More over my cable operator dint give us the channel in which the world cup is telecasted... so i got to know all the details via tv news only... I saw the india vs nz super eight match in my friend's home.. it gives me all the thrills an fun... more than 370 runs in just 40 overs man.... but it would be better had India won the match.... But mcmillan took the match away from us with his lusty blows towards the end.... India lost the match by 10 runs in the end... Den the all important match against our fav opponents ie England.... Had freddie not upset Yuvi the match would have gone in England's pocket.... Thanks freddie... Six Sixes in an over man... amazing to watch... but bad luck for me.. i'm not able to watch the match live on tv...... but i followed the match live on tv... while seeing the scorecard increased by six runs in each balls i am amazed...Has India got super power..?? anyway india won by 19 runs in the end... This match highlights i saw it 1000 times on internet...thanks to youtube..."