Wednesday, 31 October 2012

ODI Series starts today between New Zealand and Sri Lanka

1st ODI between Sri Lanka and New Zealand today:


Sri Lanka  Vs New Zealand:

Match scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time (09:00 GMT)
Current time: 10:14 local, 04:44 GMT
 
Sri Lanka squad:
DPMD Jayawardene (capt), AD Mathews, LD Chandimal, A Dananjaya, TM Dilshan, RMS Eranga, HMRKB Herath, PHT Kaushal, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, BMAJ Mendis, NLTC Perera, KC Sangakkara (wk), WU Tharanga, HDRL Thirimanne

New Zealand squad:
LRPL Taylor (capt), TA Boult, AM Ellis, JEC Franklin, RM Hira, TWM Latham, BB McCullum (wk), NL McCullum, KD Mills, AF Milne, RJ Nicol, JDP Oram, TG Southee, BJ Watling, KS Williamson

Sri Lanka And New Zealand focus on ODI series

ODI series will be started from tomorrow at Sri Lanka's home ground:



ODI Fixture:
Thu Nov 1
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local 14:00 PKT
1st ODI - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

Sun Nov 4
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local 14:00 PKT
2nd ODI - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Tue Nov 6
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local 14:00 PKT
3rd ODI - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Sat Nov 10
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local 14:00 PKT
4th ODI - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota

Mon Nov 12
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local 14:00 PKT
5th ODI - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota

Asia Cup Cricket Women 2012 Final

India taken up the title of ACC women 2012:



ACC women 2012 title taken up by India. Indian team given the target of 82 to Pakistan team in twenty overs.Pakistan team just scored 63 from 19.1 overs India won the final by 18 runs.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

New Zeland Vs Sri Lanka only T20 International

New Zealand Vs Srinka only T20I match abandoned due to rain at Pallekele:



 A 70-minute rain interruption gave them brief respite, and a reduction in overs - to 14 a side - spurred the lower order to chase quick runs. Andrew Ellis pulled Perera for a flat six over deep midwicket before Southee tore into Eranga to lend a bit of a respectability to New Zealand's score in a truncated game. Bowling the penultimate over, Eranga doled out length and Southee used power, and some cheekiness when he shuffled across to glance one fine, to take the bowler for 16 runs. Kulasekara, though, conceded just three off the final over to ensure his team walked back on a high, with not much for their batsmen to scale down. But the rain was to deny them.

The Legendary Umpire Simon Taufel

Simon Taufel The Legend Of Cricket Umpiring:


Simon James Arthur Taufel, (born 21 January 1971 in St Leonards, New South Wales), is an Australian cricket umpire who was a member of the ICC Elite umpire panel. He won five consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards between 2004 and 2008, and is generally considered to be one of the best umpires in the world. On 26 September 2012 he announced his retirement from international cricket after the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 final and would be taking new role of Umpire Performance and Training Manager.

Umpiring career:

Despite initially having no intention of becoming an umpire, he agreed to go along with a friend to an umpiring course. After he passed the subsequent exam he began umpiring grade cricket. He quickly progressed through the ranks and made his first-class debut in 1995, aged just 24.

He has officiated in 74 Test matches and 174 One-Day Internationals, Including the 2012 World Twenty20 final 34 Twenty20 International since his first international assignment, an ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka at Sydney in January 1999, when he was just 27. During his illustrious career, he was named the ICC’s Umpire of the Year for five straight years, between 2004 and 2008, and has stood in most major tournaments. However, he had to wait until April 2011 to stand in his first ICC Cricket World Cup final because Australia made every one between 1999 and 2007.

International cricket:

Taufel stood in his first One Day International (ODI) on 13 January 1999 in the match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Sydney when he was 28 years old. He umpired his first Test match in December 2000 – the Boxing Day Test between Australia and West Indies at Melbourne. He stood in another Test match a year later between Australia and South Africa at Adelaide, during which he was criticised for not intervening when Brett Lee bowled four successive bouncers at tail-end batsmen.{{Citation needed|date=March 2011} }He became a member of the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires in 2002. He was chosen to umpire at the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

Taufel has been named the top umpire of the year five times, and in August 2006 the ICC's annual umpire review officially ranked second for accuracy (behind Darrell Hair), and top overall. He umpired in the final of the 2004 Champions Trophy. At the 2006 Champions Trophy he umpired a semi-final, but could not umpire the final because Australia had reached the final. In January 2007 he became the youngest umpire to stand in 100 ODIs, and in April 2007 took charge of the World Cup semi-final between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, again being ineligible for the final which featured Australia. He umpired alongside Aleem Dar in the final of the 2011 Cricket World Cup between Sri Lanka and India, gaining the opportunity to do so after Australia were knocked out by India in the Quarter Finals.

On 3 March 2009, Taufel was one of the officials caught in the attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team by terrorists in Lahore, Pakistan. He along with Chris Broad criticized the Pakistan security forces' response to the incident.

On September 26, Taufel announced he will quit the international cricket after the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, at which he was umpiring at the time. He said he will step down from cricket's elite panel of umpires to take over a new role as the ICC's Umpire Performance and Training Manager.

Taufel called the India-Pakistan semifinal showdown at the PCA Stadium in Mohali during that World Cup the ‘most exciting match’ of his career. “When I look back, there are many memorable moments but I can instantly remember the India versus Pakistan game at Mohali as the most exciting one. The Prime Ministers of the two countries were present, and it was more than just a game of cricket. I believe there were two finals in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 – the semifinal and the final."

Monday, 29 October 2012

New Zealand Tour Of Sri Lanka

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka only T20 International match today:


Sri Lanka vs New Zealand:

Match scheduled to begin at 19:00 local time (13:30 GMT)
Current time: 11:12 local, 05:42 GMT

Sri Lanka squad:
AD Mathews (capt), KMDN Kulasekara, LD Chandimal, A Dananjaya, TM Dilshan, RMS Eranga, BMAJ Mendis, EMDY Munaweera, NLTC Perera, KC Sangakkara (wk), SMSM Senanayake, WU Tharanga, HDRL Thirimanne 

New Zealand squad:
LRPL Taylor (capt), TA Boult, AM Ellis, JEC Franklin, RM Hira, TWM Latham, BB McCullum (wk), NL McCullum, KD Mills, AF Milne, RJ Nicol, JDP Oram, TG Southee, BJ Watling, KS Williamson

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Modern Cricket's Modern Weapon "Doosra"

Doosra a successful weapon in this cricket era:


John Inverarity has bowled me a doosra today with his comments about the doosra and integrity. I’m genuinely not sure which way to play this one.

That he is a gentleman and a scholar there can be no doubt. His reputation as man of decency and integrity allows him the privilege of making a comment such as this with some immunity from anyone looking to take cheap shots at him. From that perspective, reading his words carefully, I can draw no hint of mischief or hypocrisy in his brave statement. Perhaps a long bow could be drawn to infer that he is pointing fingers at some bowlers but I genuinely think that to do so would be to do the gentleman an injustice. Clearly he believes that the doosra has the potential to corrupt bowling actions and he would prefer to see the Australian bowling contingent shy away from that technique. Fair enough too if that is his genuine belief.

On the other hand, I also believe that it may be a bit naïve on the part of Australian cricket, if Inverarity is speaking on behalf of the institution rather than as an individual, to encourage a policy that is clearly going to disadvantage Australia to this extent. Put simply, the doosra is arguably the most potent bowling weapon in modern cricket. Especially in limited overs cricket, it is probably the single most influential factor in giving bowling teams a sniff of hope. The fast bowlers have proved woefully inadequate in coming up with anything new to stem the flow of boundaries. In fact, their skill level has actually dropped some considerable level, evidenced by the steady diet of full tosses that are served up at least once an over when under pressure. So the doosra and the variations that followed (carrom ball) can lay claim to being the most influential game-changer. When a bowler with a good doosra comes on to bowl, I immediately sit up and take notice because there is always the chance that a game can be turned on its head. Since Shane Warne led the new spin revolution, nothing has excited me more in the bowling stakes than the perfection of the various types of doosra.

New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka Series Will Start From Tomorrow

Complete fixture of the tour:

T20I Fixture:
Tue Oct 30:
13:30 GMT | 19:00 local 18:30 PKT
Only T20I - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

ODI Fixture:
Thu Nov 1
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local 14:00 PKT
1st ODI - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

Sun Nov 4
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local 14:00 PKT
2nd ODI - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Tue Nov 6
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local 14:00 PKT
3rd ODI - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Sat Nov 10
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local 14:00 PKT
4th ODI - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota

Mon Nov 12
09:00 GMT | 14:30 local 14:00 PKT
5th ODI - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota

Sat Nov 17 - Wed Nov 21
04:30 GMT | 10:00 local 09:30 PKT
1st Test - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
Galle International Stadium

Sun Nov 25 - Thu Nov 29
04:30 GMT | 10:00 local 09:30 PKT
2nd Test - Sri Lanka v New Zealand
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo

Hong Kong super sixes 2012

South Africa Beaten Pakistan And Become New Super Sixes Champion:





Friday, 19 October 2012

International World XI Vs Pakistan All Stars XI First T20

Match for flood victims at National Stadium Karachi,Pakistan:



Pakistan All Star XI  Vs International World XI:

Match scheduled to begin at 19:00 local time (14:00 GMT)
Current time: 11:47 local, 06:47 GMT

Pakistan All Star XI squad:
Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Imran Nazir, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Sami, Nasir Jamshed, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi (capt), Shahzaib Hasan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Younis Khan 

International World XI squad:
LE Bosman, M Hayward, ST Jayasuriya (capt), JJC Lawson, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), A Nel, RL Powell, A Sanford, AJ Seymore, Shapoor Zadran, SR Taylor, MS Tshabalala

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Shane Bond Back As A Bowling Coach Of New Zeland

Bond signed on to replace Damien Wright as the national team's bowling coach.


Having retired from the game a little more than two years ago, Bond has spent the intervening time studying up as a coach, and will now bring his combination of recent experience, empathy and a reputation as one of the most feared pace bowlers of the past decade to help add a greater edge to New Zealand's bowling stocks.

He has a significant task ahead of him, with New Zealand facing tours of Sri Lanka and South Africa before a meeting with England at home. These battles against higher ranked sides brought eh best out of Bond as a bowler, but he must now contend with them as a mentor.

"Playing for New Zealand was the highlight of my career from a professional point of view and I thought that once I finished I'd have something to offer," Bond said in Auckland. "The last couple of years have been about preparing myself to perhaps have the opportunity to take this role, and I'm just rapt that I got it.

"I'm pretty clear on what I want to do and it's just a matter of getting some buy-in from those guys. I think there's a respect there between myself and the players, I certainly won't go in with a dictator's point of view, and I think it's just working alongside those guys and getting the best out of them."

Sanath Jayasuriya Said "Pakistan is the safe place for the international cricket."

World XI received a warm welcome at Karachi Airport,Pakistan:


World XI reached at Karachi Airport, Pakistan and received a warm welcome by Pakistan. The legend cricketer of Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya is the captain of World XI and said on arrival "I'm happy to be a part of these matches." He said "It depends on country to country [whether teams tour Pakistan] but in my opinion Pakistan is a safe country. The incidents of Lahore [attacks on the Sri Lanka team in 2009] were not the best thing to have happened and the suspension of cricket in Pakistan is very unfortunate because the people love the game here."

World XI team including Sanath Jayasuriya, Alvin Kalicharan, Ricardo Powell, Jermaine Lawson, Adam Sanford, Andre Nel, Nantei Hayward, Shapoor Zadran, Muhammad Shahzad.

The international XI team will play two exhibition Twenty20 matches against a Pakistan Stars XI at National Stadium in Karachi this weekend, ending a near four-year drought of international cricket in the country.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

World T20 2012 Final Live From Colombo

Watch live T20 2012 West Indies Vs Sri lanka today at Colombo:



Sri Lanka squad:
DPMD Jayawardene (capt), AD Mathews, LD Chandimal (wk), A Dananjaya, TM Dilshan, RMS Eranga, HMRKB Herath, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, BAW Mendis, BMAJ Mendis, EMDY Munaweera, NLTC Perera, KC Sangakkara (wk), HDRL Thirimanne 

West Indies squad:
DJG Sammy (capt), DJ Bravo, S Badree, DM Bravo, J Charles, FH Edwards, CH Gayle, SP Narine, KA Pollard, D Ramdin (wk), R Rampaul, AD Russell, MN Samuels, LMP Simmons, DR Smith

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Australia Defeated But Qualify For the Semis

Australia beaten by Pakistan but qualify for the semi-finals:


Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first.Pakistan came to bat and starts slowly with lost of two   wickets then K Akmal and Nasir Jamshed played slowly to make a good total, like slow and steady win the race.Pakistan just given a target of 150 to Australia to win.N Jamshed scored 55.Australia came to bat and lost their outstanding 2 W's openers very soon and could not chased their target, and beaten by 32 runs despite qualify for the semis. Australia will face Sri Lanka in 2nd Semi-final on Friday.

World T20 2012 India Vs South Africa

South Africa won the toss and will bowl first:

India team:G Gambhir, V Sehwag, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, RG Sharma, MS Dhoni (capt,wk), SK Raina, IK Pathan, R Ashwin, L Balaji, Z Khan

South Africa team:
HM Amla, JH Kallis, AB de Villiers (capt,wk), JP Duminy, F du Plessis, F Behardien, JA Morkel, J Botha, RJ Peterson, DW Steyn, M Morkel

World T20 2012 Siper Eight Live Match

Australia Vs Pakistan A Big Match:

Australia won the toss and sent Pakistan to bat first:

Australia team:SR Watson, DA Warner, Mike Hussey, GJ Bailey (capt), CL White, GJ Maxwell, MS Wade (wk), GB Hogg, PJ Cummins, MA Starc, XJ Doherty 

Pakistan team:
Mohammad Hafeez  (capt), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal  (wk), Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan

Monday, 1 October 2012

England Vs Srilanka Toss

England won the toss and will bowl first:

Sri Lanka team:
DPMD Jayawardene, TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara (capt,wk), AD Mathews, BMAJ Mendis, HDRL Thirimanne, NLTC Perera, KMDN Kulasekara, A Dananjaya, SL Malinga, BAW Mendis, 

England team:
AD Hales, LJ Wright, JM Bairstow (wk), EJG Morgan, JC Buttler, RS Bopara, SR Patel, SCJ Broad (capt), GP Swann, ST Finn, JW Dernbach

Watch Live World T20 2012 Super Eight Matches

New Zealand Vs West Indies Toss Updates:

New Zealand won the toss and sent West Indies to bat first

New Zealand team:
MJ Guptill, RJ Nicol, BB McCullum (wk), LRPL Taylor (capt), JEC Franklin, JDP Oram, DAJ Bracewell, RM Hira, NL McCullum, TG Southee, KD Mills 

West Indies team:
J Charles, CH Gayle, DM Bravo, MN Samuels, KA Pollard, AD Russell, D Ramdin (wk), DJG Sammy (capt), SP Narine, R Rampaul, S Badree