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Apr 23 – MonRajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 31st Match20:00Jaipur
Apr 24 – TuePune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils, 32nd Match16:00Pune
Apr 24 – TueKolkata Knight Riders v Deccan Chargers, 33rd Match20:00Kolkata
Apr 25 – WedKings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians, 34th Match16:00Chandigarh
Apr 25 – WedRoyal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, 35th Match20:00Bengaluru
Apr 26 – ThuPune Warriors v Deccan Chargers, 36th Match20:00Pune
Apr 27 – FriDelhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians, 37th Match20:00Delhi
Apr 28 – SatChennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab, 38th Match16:00Chennai
Apr 28 – SatKolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 39th Match20:00Kolkata
Apr 29 – SunDelhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals, 40th Match16:00Delhi
Apr 29 – SunMumbai Indians v Deccan Chargers, 41st Match20:00Mumbai
Apr 30 – MonChennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, 42nd Match20:00Chennai
May 01 – TueDeccan Chargers v Pune Warriors, 43rd Match16:00Cuttack
May 01 – TueRajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils, 44th Match20:00Jaipur
May 02 – WedRoyal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, 45th Match20:00Bengaluru
May 03 – ThuPune Warriors v Mumbai Indians, 46th Match20:00Pune
May 04 – FriChennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers, 47th Match20:00Chennai
May 05 – SatKolkata Knight Riders v Pune Warriors, 48th Match16:00Kolkata
May 05 – SatKings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals, 49th Match20:00Chandigarh
May 06 – SunMumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings, 50th Match16:00Mumbai
May 06 – SunRoyal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers, 51st Match20:00Bengaluru
May 07 – MonDelhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, 52nd Match20:00Delhi
May 08 – TuePune Warriors v Rajasthan Royals, 53rd Match16:00Pune
May 08 – TueDeccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab, 54th Match20:00Hyderabad
May 09 – WedMumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 55th Match20:00Mumbai
May 10 – ThuDeccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils, 16th Match16:00Hyderabad
May 10 – ThuRajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings, 56th Match20:00Jaipur
May 11 – FriPune Warriors v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 57th Match20:00Pune
May 12 – SatKolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians, 58th Match16:00Kolkata
May 12 – SatChennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils, 59th Match20:00Chennai
May 13 – SunRajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors, 60th Match16:00Jaipur
May 13 – SunKings XI Punjab v Deccan Chargers, 61st Match20:00Chandigarh
May 14 – MonRoyal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, 62nd Match16:00Bengaluru
May 14 – MonKolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings, 63rd Match20:00Kolkata
May 15 – TueDelhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab, 64th Match20:00Delhi
May 16 – WedMumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders, 65th Match20:00Mumbai
May 17 – ThuKings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings, 66th Match16:00Dharamsala
May 17 – ThuDelhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 67th Match20:00Delhi
May 18 – FriDeccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals, 68th Match20:00Hyderabad
May 19 – SatKings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils, 69th Match16:00Dharamsala
May 19 – SatPune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders, 70th Match20:00Pune
May 20 – SunDeccan Chargers v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 71st Match16:00Hyderabad
May 20 – SunRajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians, 72nd Match20:00Jaipur
May 22 – TueTBC v TBC, Qualifier 1 (1st v 2nd)20:00Pune
May 23 – WedTBC v TBC, Eliminator (3rd v 4th)20:00Bengaluru
May 25 – FriTBC v TBC, Qualifier 2 (Winner of Eliminator v Loser of Qualifier 1 )20:00Chennai
May 27 – SunTBC v TBC, Final (Winner of Qualifier 1 v Winner of Qualifier 2)20:00Chennai



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Sunday, April 29, 2012

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During Upcoming Windies Series Ravi Bopara Set To Bat At No. 6 Spot For England


Essex batsman Ravi Bopara is expected to bat at the No. 6 position for England in the first Test match against the West Indies, starting on May 17.
Bopara, who has played 12 Check matches so far, has been left out of England's A team for their four-day game against the Windies at Northampton, beginning on May ten.
They scored consecutive centuries against the Windies in 2009 before a poor Ashes series that year got him axed, The Sun reports.
Eoin Morgan was originally preferred last summer, but the decline in his form against Pakistan in the work of the winter ought to have give Bopara a chance to bat up one time more.
But to Bopara's frustration, a side strain prevented him from bowling, allowing Samit Patel to make his debut in Sri Lanka.
England takes on the Windies in the three-Test Investec series beginning at Lord's on May 17.

Gilchrist : Azhar Has Made A Nice Impact For Kings XI

Defending a target of 157, Punjab bowlers led by all-rounder Azhar Mahmood held their own at the death as they restricted the much-vaunted CSK batting line-up to 149 for eight. 

Underdogs Kings XI Punjab scored an upset seven-run victory over defending champions Chennai Tremendous Kings in an Indian Premier League match, here, on Saturday.

Chennai stay put on nine points from as lots of matches while KXIP are on eight points but occupy the eighth position despite their fourth win.

Mahmood played an useful hand at the rear scoring a quickfire 18 off 12 balls and then had impressive figures of for 25 which also included the prize-scalp of Albie Morkel who was accounted in the first delivery of the final over. Man of the Match Mandeep Singh scored 56. Later, stand-in captain David Hussey and Adam Gilchrist were all praise for the former Pakistan international.

David Hussey: I think they played impressive cricket'¦ They thought they had runs on the board. Everything worked to the designs. They had couple of overs from Praveen Kumar and a couple of overs from Azhar Mahmood. It's halfway mark and a win away from home is a sure advantage.

The following are the excerpts

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: They started off much. But, they managed to confine them'¦ They bowled well in the middle overs. (Ravichandran) Ashwin did an excellent job. But, I think, they didn't do that well in the spinning department. They had another spinners who could bowl only overs among them. They did a few decisions in the batting-order that didn't work out. That's and a reason why they are on the losing side. They thought if (Wriddhiman) Saha could turn the strikes for four-five overs, it would be ideal 
situation for the fireworks in the last overs.

Mandeep Singh: I desired to play my game'¦ enjoy my game'¦ do my things right. That ultimately paid off. I am happy but not satisfied. I could have done better. It was hot and humid. In Punjab, they don't get these types of pitches. I must say, heat got better of me.

Adam Gilchrist: Azhar (Mahmood) has been impressive together with his whole approach and the attitude. They is level-headed and wishes to share it with others on the field as well as off it. They definitely has made a pleasant, tiny impact for us. It's a disgrace that they couldn't convert that in to a giant knock, but these are the kind of small moments of impact. It definitely gave us the impetus, and they has been dying to get in to the top order.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

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M S Dhoni fight with Third Umpire Wrong Decision



It had been a comedy of errors which Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni didn't find funny whatsoever.

Within the 29th over from the tri-series ODI against Australia, India become a huge hit for any stumping against Mike Hussey off Suresh Raina's bowling that was known to 3rd umpire Bruce Oxenford.

What must have been an easy situation from the official giving either of these two rulings - out or otherwise out-- converted into a comical scene.

Hussey, whose feet appeared just behind the road within the replays, was declared out in the beginning by Oxenford but because the left-hander made his method to the pavillion on-area umpire Billy Bowden rushed to create him back.

Because it happened, the 3rd umpire had apparently pressed the incorrect button but quickly made amends by asking the on-area authorities to call the batsman back.

Hussey chuckled his long ago towards the crease but Dhoni wasn't too amused and was seen getting an animated talk to Bowden concerning the confusion as Australia were hazardously placed at 119 for 3 at that point

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Tough bowling on stamp-sized grounds: Kartik




Murali Kartik has made a living out of being an attacking left-arm spinner, but feels each bowler in the Twenty20 format has to be clever about his strategy.

"In Twenty20, they get to play in postage stamp-sized grounds & as a bowler, you know that the batsmen will come hard at you every ball.

On flat tracks, there is the strategy of trying to buy a wicket (give away a few runs & let the batsman make a mistake), but that is impossible in this format. You need to minimise the damage & thus it becomes important to realise what ball to bowl when & to whom, Kartik, who plays for the Pune Warriors India, told Mail Today. 

The former India Check cricket player is glad that the Sahara group-owned franchise possesses a powerful bowling lineup, which has been key to its success this season.

"The quality they have in our ranks is tremendous, the Indian bowlers like (Ashish) Nehra, (Ashoke) Dinda & Rahul (Sharma).

& then they have Alfonso Thomas, who I have played with at (English county) Somerset & whom I think to be the best speedy bowler in this format.

Choosing the right assault from among all these guys is a lovely issue to have, they said.

Kartik says the difference between the Pune side last year, when they completed ninth, & this is down to the role of Sourav Ganguly.

Asked what they thought was different in this year's IPL than the last, Kartik said: "Of coursework, last year there was the World Cup, & India winning it was a high that nothing could match up to.

"We always had a lovely team, & they have only managed to get better with the players they bought after the auction (which Sahara decided to skip owing to its spat with the BCCI). But the difference is in the ideas, with Sourav in charge this year, because they knows how to build a collection of players in to a 'team'. He is the man in charge, being captain & mentor, & like historically with the Indian team, he is been amazing, Kartik said.

But I think the largest difference is in the quality of the teams, which seems to have evened up a lot. I think the disbandment of Kochi Tuskers has had a major part to play because those players have gotten absorbed elsewhere. 

Pune played Delhi Daredevils two times in the space of days & despite the mixed results, Kartik said they was glad they probably didn't must play them again, unless the teams meet in the play-offs.

"Their batting line-up is scary. You wonder what they are going to be like at full strength, with David Warner coming in some time.

"Aside from the power hitters, they also have a meethi chhuri in Mahela Jayawardene, who will calmly go about his business, won't thump you, but can hurt you badly, the 35-year-old said.

'ridiculous' says By Vaughan Strauss Criticism


Michael Vaughan has labelled questioning of Andrew Strauss's position as England Check captain "ridiculous".
Opening batsman Strauss has had his position called in to query by a run of hundred in his last 50 Check innings, leading to speculation about the Middlesex left-hander's place in the side ahead of next month's series opener against the West Indies at his Lord's home ground.
But former England captain Vaughan told the ESPNcricinfo website: "As a captain, it is ridiculous to discuss Strauss' position."
However, Vaughan said the selectors could not wait indefinitely for Strauss to be back in the runs.
"What Strauss needs now is a score. He needs a giant score.
"One hundred in 50 innings, he knows that; if he wasn't captain, he would be under serious threat.
"But there is more to his position in the side when you are the captain.
"If you are judging someone purely on stats, you forget what they bring to the side. As a captain you bring much more to the side than the runs you score on the pitch.
"But there is no query that, in the series against the West Indies, he needs a giant score or that issue will get bigger."
Vaughan, who captained his country in 51 Tests and led England to Ashes glory in 2005, added: "You only get better as a captain -- tactically and management wise.
"I'd be a better captain now than I was one time when I retired. You are more mature.
"You've seen more situations - and that is what captaincy is \. it is a man-management role.
"Strauss will know his returns are not great -- and he will know when it is time to move on.
"But at the moment, the time is not right.
"He'll hope it is in Sydney in 2014 (after the Ashes) -- that will be his dream -- but day he will wake up and say 'I've had ."'

Past Punjab Mumbai Gets Late Charge



Peterson reverse-sweeps & switch-hits fours on the first balls, before hurting Punjab with a deadly six over mid-wicket. A single follows, giving the strike to Ambati Rayudu, who does what?  cream consecutive maximums over long-on & long-off, taking the total from Chawlas over to 27 & Mumbais requirement from the last to .

Thirty-two runs are needed from overs. Piyush Chawla, who until then has been a picture of parsimony, ambles in to bowl to Robin Peterson. Punjab are overwhelming favourites. Mumbai Indians are rank outsiders, but as the first delivery leaves Chawlas palm its the last moment in the game that the equation would stay tilted so.

An fascinating four-wicket win for Mumbai results, despite Azhar Mahmoods economic bowling, despite David Husseys first innings half-century, despite Harbhajan Singhs bizzare bowling decisions, & despite Parvinder Awanas double-strike, including the marauding Rohit Sharma, in the 18th over of the chase.

But more on Harbhajan. Among the lots of things he is called, a thinking man is definitely not of them. On Wednesday evening at Mohali - a ground he is well acquainted with  he opened the bowling with South Africa left-arm spinner Peterson, who conceded to Punjabs openers after the home team selected to bat. 

Punjab reached the total thanks to the Davids  skipper Hussey (60, 48b) & South African Miller (34, 17b)  who combined for 89 runs in 43 deliveries. Hussey reached his fifty in 30 balls, & changed gears again as the last overs gained Punjab 68.

That was the only over Peterson was entrusted with, as Clint McKay & R.P. Singh let loose a flurry of short balls to permit the batsmen off the hook. Finally, the home side, which was getting by on 79-3 in the 13th over, posted a competitive 168 in twenty overs  a score more threatening that it appeared to be thinking about the relative slowness of the surface.

Munaf Patel bore the brunt of the assault, his last overs costing 32 as Miller clubbed sixes to finish Punjabs innings on a high. James Franklin, who bowled a solitary over earlier in the day & dismissed a subdued Shaun Marsh (while conceding ) did not return to bowl  another point of distress in Harbhajans resource management.

Although a steady start & Rohits fireworks threatenend to spoil Punjabs party, the veteran Azhar Mahmood came in each time & pegged Mumbai back. The former Pakistan player dismissed both openers  Sachin Tendulkar & Franklin  in consecutive overs, & then took Rohits catch when the batsman was threatening to steal it away from Punjab.

Rohits 30-ball 50 came at a time the necessary rate hovered around the 12-an-over mark. His departure was followed in the same over by Harbhajans, but Rayudu & Peterson unleashed a deluge of bit hits to garner an important away win for Mumbai.

Cricket: Ponting and Cowan put Aussies in control


Half-centuries from Ed Cowan & Ricky Ponting left Australia in control at the finish of the third day of the third & final Check against the West Indies here at Windsor Park on Wednesday.
Australia completed the day on 200 for six in their second innings & with a healthy lead of 310 runs in a match that they only require to draw to take the series having won the opening Check.
Cowan believes that Australia ought to go on to wrap it up in style.
"I think we are in control, definitely. I think 300 already is a large score.
"Fifty on a wicket like that can be as lovely as a hundred. Positive the runs don't show on the scorebook but over 300 to chase is a helluva lot of runs."
West Indies had looked to have got back in to the match having added some important runs in the morning session before being bowled out for 218 & then took fast wickets with David Warner going before lunch & the hazardous Shane Watson after the resumption.
The hosts total owed much as ever to a usually obstinate innings of 68 by veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
West Indies had been 165 for eight overnight with Chanderpaul & Ravi Rampaul having already put on 45 for the ninth wicket.
They took their partnership to 66 before Nathan Lyon broke through.
Rampaul came down the wicket but got a thick outside edge & the ball flew up to Warner at point.
The visitors took the new ball after 83.1 overs & in the finish it was Chanderpaul that fell.
Mitchell Starc was bringing the ball back in off the seam & finally got past the obstinate West Indian's bat & trapped him lbw.
Chanderpaul's 68 makes him the highest scorer in a low scoring series with 277 runs at an average of 92.33.
It left Australia to face a difficult overs before lunch & the West Indies got the breakthrough that they would have wanted.
Warner had already struck Rampaul for boundaries. However, in the last over before the interval they drove loosely at a Kemar Roach delivery & edged to the only fielder in the slip cordon, Chanderpaul.
Shane Shillingford, who had taken six wickets in the first innings, came on to bowl straight after lunch.
In his second over they found the fringe of Cowan's bat but Carlton Baugh, who has had a poor series behind the stumps, put down the knee-high chance.
In his next over, though, Shillingford struck.
Watson guided a ball off the face of the bat straight to leg slip where Darren Sammy held on to a sharp chance & the tourists were looking shaky at 25-2.
Cowan & Ponting settled & commenced to build a useful partnership with the former bringing up his third check half century with a cut through point.
However, one time again they failed to build on a nice base & was out for 55 as they got a thick edge to a Marsingh Deonarine delivery & the ball flew at shoulder height to Sammy at slip who took a terrific catch.
Ponting took another dicy single to bring up his fifty, also his first half-century of the series.
Soon afterwards his luck ran out. They had made 57 when they ducked under a Roach bouncer but had left his bat sticking up like a periscope.
The ball hit it & looped up for Chanderpaul to scoot around from slip & take the catch.
Cowan hadn't witnessed such a dismissal before.
"Unbelievable, I guess in case you play cricket long you are going to be dismissed every which way, I guess they was due for a periscope," said Cowan.
"I feel sorry for the man because they has been batting beautifully & again it will give ammunition to some bloody journalist back home.
"Ammunition to lampoon, but you guys have seen how well they is playing in hard conditions but what a weird dismissal, but I guess you can only shrug your shoulders & say that is the game'."
Shillingford slowed Australia's progress when they had Michael Clarke caught by Darren Bravo & first innings centurion Matthew Wade fell for this time round trapped lbw by Deonarine.
The West Indian all-rounder knows that it is going to be hard for his team to get the win it needs.
"Whatever Australia put on the board they must go there & look to get it," they said.
"The first thing is to try & get those wickets for as low as feasible tomorrow morning & when the time comes to bat you are going to must fight very hard because the pitch is not conducive to strokeplay as we have seen.
"Everybody will must dig in there, score some runs & hopefully when they receive a chance to bat again they knock off the runs"

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Watch IPL 5 Live Streaming Royal Challengers Bangalore v/s Chennai Super Kings Match 35th

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Centurion Wade Says :Haddin is still No 1


Matthew Wade said Brad Haddin remained Australia's number check match wicketkeeper despite his maiden check century Tuesday shifting the final West Indies Check in favour of the tourists.
Wade, 24, was thrust behind the stumps for this series when 34-year-old Haddin stunned his side by announcing he was returning home for personal reasons and would not be available for choice.

Wade, a promising Aussie Rules footy player in his teenage years when growing up in Tasmania, came in when Australia were tottering on 164-6 in their first innings on the first day on Monday.
While he took time to move to his half century he went on the assault after that and scored his second fifty off 33 balls with the highlight successive sixes off the West Indies' most potent bowler Shane Shillingford.
He was finally out for 106 as Australia were dismissed for 328 on Tuesday and by stumps had the hosts in trouble on 165-8 giving them a lead of 163 and looking set to win the series in which they hold a 1-0 lead.
Wade, who overcame testicular cancer aged 16, refused to get carried away about his innings being the that sealed his place ahead of Haddin in the check side.

"I don't think it changes anything, my mindset definitely has not changed," said the Victoria number.
"There's plenty of day and T20 cricket in between, plenty of water under the bridge before the first Check against South Africa at the Gabba (in November), so I'll do my job and see the way it goes.

"Rodney Marsh (Australian selector) said that 'Hadds' is No. one in Check cricket and that sits fine with me, I am happy to fill the void for some time and go and play some day cricket."

Wade, whose sister Scott played Aussie Rules for the famed Hawthorn club in Melbourne, said that he was not looking far down the road as regards his long term check career.

He added that the tour had been a gradual learning method where he had had to modify to vastly different conditions from those he had encountered before.

"I don't think I had any doubt I could play Check cricket, it is been a large tour for me, I have learned a lot from the first game they played, the dayers where the conditions were so different from what I am used to," he said.

"I felt every game that I was getting a lot better, we have been working on things every day to get better in these conditions, they have subcontinent conditions coming up at the Twenty20 World Cup and that kind of stuff.

"It was about improving the little things.The conditions were a large thing and I brought my sweep shot in. Halfway through the day series I decided I'd use the sweep much more and I have brought that with me in to the Tests.

Wade's improvement throughout the tour was saluted by West Indies assistant coach Toby Radford.
"I think he's developed as the whole series has gone on," said Radford.

Kartik : Tough Bowling on stamp-sized Grounds


"In Twenty20, they get to play in postage stamp-sized grounds and as a bowler, you know that the batsmen will come hard at you every ball.
Murali Kartik has made a living out of being an attacking left-arm spinner, but feels each bowler in the Twenty20 format has to be clever about his strategy.
The former India Check cricket player is glad that the Sahara group-owned franchise possesses a powerful bowling lineup, which has been key to its success this season.
On flat tracks, there is the strategy of trying to buy a wicket (give away a few runs and let the batsman make a mistake), but that is impossible in this format. You require to minimise the destroy and thus it becomes very important to realise what ball to bowl when and to whom, Kartik, who plays for the Pune Warriors India, told Mail Today. 
"The quality they have in our ranks is tremendous, the Indian bowlers like (Ashish) Nehra, (Ashoke) Dinda and Rahul (Sharma).
And then they have Alfonso Thomas, who I have played with at (English county) Somerset and whom I think to be the best rapid bowler in this format.
Kartik says the difference between the Pune side last year, when they done ninth, and this is down to the role of Sourav Ganguly.
Selecting the correct assault from among all these guys is a lovely issue to have, they said.
Asked what they thought was different in this year's IPL than the last, Kartik said: "Of work, last year there was the World Cup, and India winning it was a high that nothing could match up to.
"We always had a lovely team, and they have only managed to get better with the players they bought after the auction (which Sahara decided to skip owing to its spat with the BCCI). But the difference is in the ideas, with Sourav in charge this year, because they knows how to build a collection of players in to a 'team'. He is the man in charge, being captain and mentor, and like historically with the Indian team, he is been amazing, Kartik said.
But I think the largest difference is in the quality of the teams, which seems to have evened up a lot. I think the disbandment of Kochi Tuskers has had a major part to play because those players have gotten absorbed elsewhere. 
Pune played Delhi Daredevils two times in the space of days and despite the mixed results, Kartik said they was glad they probably didn't must play them again, unless the teams meet in the play-offs.
"Aside from the power hitters, they also have a meethi chhuri in Mahela Jayawardene, who will calmly go about his business, won't thump you, but can hurt you badly, the 35-year-old said.
"Their batting line-up is scary. You wonder what they are going to be like at full strength, with David Warner coming in some time.

Yuvraj to be at Pune's side next match

 Yuvraj, who led the Warriors in IPL-IV, has tweeted that he will be going to Pune on Thursday to watch Sourav & Co. take on the Deccan Chargers. And guess what, Souravs hair has an element to play in what would be Yuvrajs first appearance at a cricket ground after returning from the US, where he underwent treatment for a rare kind of cancer.

Theres no reason for Sourav Ganguly to pull his hair out as his team, the Sahara Pune Warriors India, are doing decently in the continuing fifth edition of the IPL. In fact, the pull of Souravs hair appears to be strong for Yuvraj Singh to ignore.

Dada Im coming on 26th to pune with some hair gel and a scissor! So you have day to choose :) nice luck boys!!, Yuvraj tweeted in jest on Tuesday.

The reference is obviously to what is being popularly termed as a hair-raising performance. The highlight of Souravs match-winning all-round performance, against the Delhi DareDevils, on Saturday, was his celebration after castling Kevin Pietersen. An ecstatic Sourav had sprinted across the ground together with his hair flying.

Another tweet read: Maybe Ill give my hair gel to him cause I havent used it in last three months haha!, Indias World Cup hero had said. But the best of the lot is: Dada walking long on ! hair is going long off lol.

After Saturdays match, Yuvraj, who shares a fond relationship together with his one-time captain, had tweeted: Well bowled dada! U require to put gel next time you take a wicket!

Ahead of Chennai Match Kohli’s form worries

Both RCB & CSK have hit form after a slow start. While RCB have registered wins in a row, CSK will be riding high on confidence following victories over Pune Warriors & Rajasthan Royals in their last matches. But Wednesdays match at the Chinnaswmay Stadium occupies special significance for RCB as they are going to be eyeing revenge following their loss to CSK in Chennai .


An intense battle is on the cards as in-form teams  Royal Challengers Bangalore & Chennai Tremendous Kings  lock horns in an important IPL-V encounter, here on Wednesday.


To RCBs delight, Tillekaratne Dilshan & AB de Villiers have regained their touch, which ought to sound warning bells in the opposition camps.


RCB will be taking heart from the fact that they pulled off an simple win against Rajasthan Royals in their own yard on Monday without much contributions from explosive Chris Gayle (four) & Virat Kohli (16).


Virat Kohlis dismal form will be the only concern for RCB skipper Daniel Vettori. Kohli have so far disappointed in the match, scoring 129 runs from seven games, & the right-hander would be keen to hit form & silence his critics.


Dilshan returned to form in style, scoring a match-winning unbeaten 76 & together with AB de Villiers, who scored a quickfire unbeaten 59 off 23 balls, shared an unconquered 122-run fourth wicket partnership.


After failing repeatedly at the No. three position, Vettori on Monday, promoted Kohli to open the innings with Dilshan in lieu of Gayle. But the move did not yield any fruitful result as not only Kohli disappointed again, Gayle also turned out to be a failure at No. four.


So far, RCBs foreign recruits have been instrumental in the teams wins, but now it is high time for the domestic Indian players like Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Kaif & Saurabh Tiwary to contribute.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Watch Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils, 32nd Match Live Streaming

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Against Knight Riders ,Chargers hope for better luck


Deccan Chargers who are still looking for their first win in the current edition of the Indian Premier League, Monday exuded confidence of reversing their fortunes & hope to qualify for the play-offs.
"Of the 11 games left, they must win at least eight games to make it to top. Anything is feasible. They have had eight wins before (2009, 2010). They require a win & they will be through & walking," Chargers' fielding coach Trevor Penney said.

Penney blamed "mistakes at crucial times" for the team's dismal performance in the current edition of the match.

"We have been playing well in most of the games. It is that they are making mistakes at crucial moments which are costing us the games. They have been playing 95 percent of time well in a game, it is the five percent which they must improve," said Penney.

They also exuded confidence of doing well in their crucial match against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens Tuesday. "We are not thinking about the negatives anymore. They have been practising hard & hope to do well."

The Kumar Sangakkara-led Chargers have lost all their matches they have played this year.

Becomes second highest test run scorer :Ricky Ponting


Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting overtook India's Rahul Dravid to become the second highest check run scorer on Monday in the coursework of the opening day of the third check against West Indies.

Ponting, who made his check debut in 1995, moved past Dravid's career total of 13,288 soon after tea.
0 balls after going run ahead of Dravid, Ponting was dismissed for 23 without having added to his total.
The 37-year-old was caught by West Indies captain Darren Sammy at leg-slip off off-spinner Shane Shillingford.

India's Sachin Tendulkar has the highest total of check runs with 15,470 at an average of 55.44.
Dravid retired from international cricket last month.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Bangladesh look to South Africa ,Pakistan out of sight


Bangladesh have approached South Africa for a series in May after the postponement of a series in Pakistan. Due to its prior commitments, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is unlikely to go ahead with the Pakistan tour even if the Dhaka High Court gives the go-ahead.

Pakistan's leading every day Dawn said that the tour is unlikely to go ahead due to Bangladesh's prior international commitments.

Cricinfo reported that BCB president Mustafa Kamal has now offered to Cricket South Africa (CSA) to pay all the costs, whether the series takes place in Bangladesh or South Africa. Bangladesh wishes to play ODIs & Twenty20s in May.

'We have received the request & they are in the process of checking whether it would be feasible. They have nothing against it, it is scheduling. At the moment, I can say it is a request they are taking a look at,' CSA's acting chief executive Jacques Faul said.

The tour to Pakistan for an ODI & a Twenty20, on April 29 & 30 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, was postponed after Dhaka High Court, citing security concerns, ordered the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to postpone by weeks the national team's tour to Pakistan slated to start next week.

A BCB spokesman, who was quoted by Dawn, said that the decision not to tour Pakistan is not part of a conspiracy. The spokesperson also said that BCB was still waiting for a duplicate of the stay order from the Dhaka High Court.

The spokesperson also said 'the notion that BCB's lawyer had not defended the tour to Pakistan in the hearing at the Dhaka High Court was untrue.'

The official also said that it was not fair that Bangladesh ought to go to Pakistan amid security concerns when it was playing 'home series' with other teams on neutral venues.

Had the tour gone ahead, Bangladesh would have been the first international team to tour Pakistan in years since the 2009 assault on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.

For the last years, Pakistan has been a no-go zone for international teams & they had to play most of their home matches at neutral venues, mostly in Dubai & Abu Dhabi.

CSA will sit down with South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) & national coach Gary Kirsten before deciding Bangladesh's request.

South Africa have a packed schedule & SACA is unlikely to give a green signal for the tour as chief executive Tony Irish said it falls outside the Future Tours Programme (FTP).

'Because this will fall outside the Future Tours Programme, it needs the permission of SACA to happen. & what I can say at the moment is that it is unlikely they will go through with it,' he said.

Learning the test art of patience - Dave Warner


Australian Dave Warner, one time thought about a machine purpose-built for Twenty20 cricket, showed they is learning the more patient skills necessary for check matches with a patient half-century on the opening day of the third check against West Indies on Monday.

The left-hander made 50 from 136 balls on a surface far removed from those in Australia where they relishes the ball coming on to the bat.

Warner has hit check centuries but those both owed something to his hard-hitting origins, his 69-ball 100 against India at Perth.

On Monday, against a consistently tight West Indian bowling assault, Warner never used his body strength & showed they has the focus needed to open the batting in the longest type of the game.

"It's something (West Indies captain) Darren Sammy jogged my memory of out there, it is not the way I play, but they are the kind of wickets where it is all about patience. I am still learning that, learning the game," Warner told reporters.

"This is my ninth check & my first tour out of Australia as well. In Australia it is coming on to the bat a lot simpler, they are walking away for, in Perth...

"We've got to work on getting our ones & twos & the boundaries are not going to come. I was hitting nice shots to mid off but they weren't going anywhere off the square because it appeared a small dusty surface where the ball doesn't kick on. Where in Australia it skids off the square.

"They're the things I have got to keep in mind, our walking between the wickets," they added.
Australia ended the day on 212 for seven with West Indies spinner Shane Shillingford claiming Warner's wicket & then taking the cream of the middle order.

Warner's observant approach to Shillingford was the most noticeable contrast together with his usual attacking instincts.

"At the bottom finish where they bowled first I didn't think they could get me out unless I played a high risk shot. Then when they came from the other finish there was a small little bit of grab & a small bit of bounce, which resulted in a couple of wickets there," Warner said.

"I think he is bowling well, he is bowled well the last Tests. We have got to work out how to play him & how to score off him."

Venkatesh Prasad : In T20s Bowlers should be smart


Playing to ones strength is even more essential for the bowlers, as they are not as lucky as the batsmen who can bring in an array of unconventional shots & walk away with the prize, adds Prasad.


Mohali: IN THE slam-bang format of the Indian Premier League, where most of the time bowlers finish up getting a pasting at the hands of the batsmen, the trick is to stick to fundamentals with a tiny improvisation, feels Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad.


Its not that since this is T20 ought to keep changing the linelength & try different things. Then you give away lots of runs. ought to try to stick to the basics. 


You got to be smart but definitely not over smart. ought to bowl to his strength. Obviously, the margin error is tiny in this format. Having said that, you cannot go away from your strength, Prasad said.


Prasad added that while sticking to ones strength, the bowler ought to even be adaptable.


If out-swingers are my strength, then why ought to I try an in-swinger when I am not nice at it? But simultaneously when I am bowling an outswinger, I would not bowl it on the off stump & take it to the fourth or fifth stump but keep it on the middle, they said.


That way I am still bowling to my strength, tightening my line to give no room to the batsman, & still looking to nick him out. This is what adaptability is all about. The bowlers intelligence level also comes to the fore while playing in crunch situations, feels Prasad.


One has to be aware about the situation like when to bowl the slower ones or outside the off stump, yorkers etc. The thing is that nice bowlers who have a variety of deliveries go for runs as they try that often, they said.


Thats kind of an issue. I would take it as an issue of combination as to find out who are the all-rounders who can bowl those or eight overs other than our main bowlers, they said.


BOWLING FAILURE
Prasads own team  the Royal Challengers  has given away lots of runs and the former India international admits that its an issue that needs to be sorted out. In matches so far, their opponents have notched up scores of over 160.


Apart from their main bowlers Zaheer Khan, Daniel Vettori and Muttiah Muralitharan, not of the other bowlers have stood up to the challenge.


Vinay Kumar, their fourth main bowler, has been lacklustre, giving away 51 and 53 runs respectively against Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Tremendous Kings.


We are seeing what combination works. They ought to be having other bowlers who could fill in those eight overs. It is an ongoing system."


"A team needs back up in T20, whether it is the fifth bowler or the sixth or seventh batsman, they said. Its not that our bowlers are not capable. They defended a score of 157 against Delhi Daredevils. Murali bowled brilliantly as did Vinay. But then when they are not playing Murali because of the foreign players limitation they have more overs to fill in, they said.


The point is 180 ought to be chased in this format, on Indian wickets. However, if the batsmen must chase 180 every second match then you are putting lot of pressure on yourself.

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