Monday, April 29, 2013

ricky ponting with his family

Happy Punter family!

My family is my new team.- Ricky Ponting
Photo: Happy Punter family!

 My family is my new team.- Ricky Ponting

two speedstar of cricket history shohaib akhter and brett lee

Batsman can relax now and be happy cos both dangerous speedsters Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee have retired from international cricket. Both of them are surely being missed.

Maximum likes for Both of them
Batsman can relax now and be happy cos both dangerous speedsters Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee have retired from international cricket. Both of them are surely being missed.

Maximum likes for Both of them
Photo: Batsman can relax now and be happy cos both dangerous speedsters Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee have retired from international cricket. Both of them are surely being missed.
 
Maximum likes for Both of them

waseem akram annouces king of speed | in the hunt pcb | wasim akram crickter | wasim akram speed

Karachi :  Pakistan s former legendary pacer Waseem Akram praised Abbotabad s Ahmed Jamal, who won the Ufone    King of Speed  award along with a grand prize of Rs.1 Million after bowling the quickest delivery with a speed of 143 km/h here on Monday on the final day at Ufone   PCB fast bowlers camp.
His pace will increase with the passage of time and I believe the pacer has a bright future,  Waseem Akram told reporters.
Other fast bowling contestants Muhammad Imran from Karachi marked the speed of 136 km/h, whereas, Abdul Ameer and, Faisal Yaseen from Faisalabad managed to bowl at the speed of 135 km/h.
Waseem also praised the initiative of including youngsters in the high profile fast bowling camp and said that it would enhance enthusiasm and skill among the upcoming pacers.
The recent Ufone  King of Speed  trials held across the country managed to bring in more than four thousand fast bowlers, each wanting to find a place at the National Bowling camp and trying his best to win a prize of Rs.1 Million.
Ufone announced another chance for the lucky four, who had qualified for the national training camp to win the cash prize on last day of camp. The condition to reach or top 145km/h was set aside and any bowler who would clock the highest speed would be declared the winner.
Ahmed Jamal who stands 6 feet 4 inches and won the grand prize after proving himself the fastest bowler said,  I am pleased and excited after winning this grand prize and showcasing my talent to an expert like Wasim Akram. Under the supervision of Wasim Akram, I have learned a lot about different techniques used in fast bowling; this camp will help me a lot in the days to come.
He said that his initial aim was to join the training camp to improve his bowling skills but since Ufone announced another chance to win the cash prize, he tried very hard to deliver the fastest speed to win the prize offered by Ufone.

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news updates pakistan | latest news about pakistan | pak news latest | pakistan caricket | batting coach for pakistan cricket team

Karachi: A former Pakistan Test cricketer has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needed to hire a local batting coach instead of an international expert to overcome the batting woes of the country. The PCB has decided to hire former New Zealand assistant coach Trent Woodhill, who is currently associated with the Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit Delhi Daredevils to fill in the vacant position for upcoming matches against Ireland and Scotland besides the ICC Champions Trophy, the Express Tribune reports. The report further said that an extension to his job will be considered on the basis of performance following these assignments.
Reacting to chances of another foreigner joining the Pakistan coaching panel, which already comprises of Dav Whatmore (head coach) and Julien Fountain (fielding), Test cricketer and chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed said the PCB must prefer a former batting great from Pakistan, adding that it is an irony that the board is seeking foreign coaches in presence of legendary batsmen in their own backyard. Listing the names of former players Zaheer Abbas, Inzamamul Haq or Saeed Anwar as the best choices for the post of batting coach, Ahmed said that the experience of a Pakistan-based coach with the national team has always proved beneficial, adding that the team has yet to see such an achievement under a foreign coach. The PCB”s coach hunt committee, led by Intikhab Alam, has been seeking a batting coach since 2012, a hunt which gained momentum following the recent tour of South Africa where the batsmen fared poorly against a top-quality attack, the report added.

bangla vs zimbabwe | bangladesh vs zimbabwe 2013 test series | zimbabwe fights back in test series

HARARE – Three quick wickets at the start of the second innings kept Zimbabwe’s bid for a series victory over Bangladesh alive after the home side had conceded a first innings deficit of over a hundred on day three of the second Test on Saturday.
Robiul Islam had become the first seamer to take five wickets in consecutive innings for Bangladesh as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 282 – a first-innings deficit of 109.
However Shingirai Masakadza and Kyle Jarvis benefitted from some questionable umpiring as they reduced Bangladesh to 18 for three before Mominul Haque and Shakib Al Hasan steadied the innings to take the tourists to tea on 43 for three.
Masakadza had Tamim Iqbal and Jahurul Islam caught behind in consecutive overs, although only the latter appeared to edge the ball through to the wicketkeeper.
Jarvis then trapped Mohammad Ashraful lbw, but replays suggested the ball was missing the leg stump. With the Decision Review System not in place due to the prohibitive costs, the umpires’ decisions were final.
With an overall lead of 152, Bangladesh retained the upper hand thanks largely to Robiul’s herculean efforts with the ball in the first innings.
Having taken 6 for 71 in the second innings of the first Test, Robiul charged in for 33 overs to claim figures of 5 for 85 in the first innings of the second.
His efforts outshone Elton Chigumbura’s highest Test score of 86, which came in an impressive counter-attack that included a brisk 85-run partnership with Richmond Mutumbami, who scored 42.
Mutumbami was trapped lbw by Robiul after padding up to a straight delivery, while Chigumbura was bowled by the paceman on the stroke of lunch.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

how to play leg spin bowling | leg spin bowling | leg spin bowl | legspin bowling |

there are many ways to play leg spin ball by different thoughts try what u can
tips to play leg spin is as follows

  • Step out of the crease and just wack it.  
  • pad away and sleep him into submission
  • Just take one step out of the crease, dun let it spin and drive it
  • SHORT: Go back and CUT or PULL
  • Good Length: Pad forward and block
  • Good Length: Pad forward and block
  • Use your footwork, dance down the track and play it
  • If he places a silly point etc., it's prolly just a ploy and you'll notice he'll stray down leg even more if he has one.

    Sweeping is effective if he's consistently pitching leg and outside, but try to play it fine and along the ground. Coz he'll be bringing his fine leg up to entice you to clear him over his head if ur recognized as an agressive batsman by the opposition.

    Anything pitched halfway down on the middle and off line is guaranted runs. Hop down and slice or lift according to the field.

    Short on legside can be pulled to the midwicket region safely but don't put too much swing into it as it'll slowly move away in the air towards square leg/fine leg even though you've hit it to midwicket. If you conisder urself a good puller put in some extra swing when you swivel on that pivot foot on short balls pitching leg and turning away, so the ball will clear fine leg moving further away and no fielder down the legside will get to that, no matter how fine he's placed. 
  •  since the ball is pitched on the leg-stump and middle stump, u have big problems....

    if u think its a leg-break, and u get ready to block it, and it turns out to be a straighter one or the wrong one, then u r gone, either bowled or lbw....
    if u try to drive the ball and misread it, u might give the bowler a return catch or to other close fielders....


    the best technique is always to get ur foot up to the pitch of the ball and drive it before it turns off the pitch....
    and if its too short to go front, just pull it....
    or cut it late to third man....
    or might just as well leave it alone if it really turns.... 
     
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

umer gul is out for champions trophy due to knee injury


KARACHI  – Pakistan’s Champions Trophy challenge suffered a major blow on Thursday as pace spearhead Umar Gul was ruled out with a knee injury that will keep him out of action for up to 12 weeks.
The 29-year-old complained of knee trouble during last month’s tour of South Africa and was sidelined after playing the first two games of the five-match one-day series.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced Gul would head to Australia for an operation next month.
“umer Gul complained of right knee pain during the South Africa tour. He was rested for imminent damage to his medial meniscus and bone of right knee. On his arrival back to Pakistan he underwent MRI scan which confirmed knee problem,” a PCB release said.
umer Gul’s initial reports were sent to Australia where a specialist advised surgery and rest and gave a timeframe of 8-12 weeks for full recovery. The PCB said they hoped the operation would go ahead in Melbourne early next month.
The bowler has taken 163 wickets in 47 Tests and 167 in 116 one-day internationals. He is also the leading wicket-taker in Twenty20 internationals with 74 in 52 matches.
Pakistan are in Group B alongside India, the West Indies and South Africa in the Champions Trophy to be played in England from June 6-23.
Defending champions Australia, Sri Lanka, England and New Zealand form Group A.

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strauss and pietersen | strauss warns england not to take ausi lightly in ashes

Sydney,  Former England captain Andrew Strauss has warned England that Australia will defy their critics by putting up a strong battling front in the upcoming back-to-back Ashes series. Although he is confident that England can claim a third successive title on home soil in the July-August series, Strauss said that the claims of his country whitewashing the five-Test series is far-fetched and warned the hosts not to take Australia for granted, News.com.au reports.
Strauss, who captained England”s past two Ashes wins and played in another, said that the series will not be so clear-cut as predicted by many experts and critics, adding that Australia is better than the credit given to them at the moment.
According to the former England skipper, although Australia lost heavily in India in the recent Test series, they had a successful summer back home which makes them a threat to England at the Ashes.
Strauss further said that Australia has a strong leadership from captain Michael Clarke, and coupled with good bowling attack and players, they will give a strong opposition to England in the series. Although Strauss credited England with having home advantage during the Ashes, he pointed out that England had hardly set the world on fire in battling to a 0-0 draw in their recent three Test series in New Zealand.
However, Strauss said that Australia will need more than a firing Michael Clarke to be competitive, adding that some of the other batsmen, specially the younger ones, are going to have to stand up and deliver. Strauss, who quit cricket last year following a 100-Test career, will compete in Sundays’ London Marathon with his Australian wife Ruth and is will join the Sky commentary team during the Ashes, the report added.

cricket team pak | PCB creates new constitution in accordance with ICC rules

 cricket team pak 


Islamabad,  The Pakistan Cricket Board has repealed its 2007 constitution by complying with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) charter document, and has submitted the new constitution to ICC during the international body’s board meeting in Dubai.
According to a PCB spokesman, the new constitution conforms to the requirement of ICC with regard to independence of the boards and prevention of undue interference by governments in cricket administration in member countries, the Daily Times reports.
According to PCB chairman Mohammad Zaka Ashraf, the new constitution, which includes input from stakeholders including the ICC, has been a long and thoughtful exercise and will be beneficial for cricket in Pakistan in the long run.
Ashraf also said that the completion of the task also reflected the PCB commitment as a responsible member of the ICC. Congratulating the PCB, ICC president Alan Isaac said that the board and the Pakistan government has produced a constitution that makes the process of electing its chairman in a democratic manner and reduces the risk of inappropriate government interference in line with the ICC’s constitutional provisions.

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PCB SUMITTED BID FOR HOSTING WORLD CUP 2018 | PCB IS READY FOR HOSTING WORLD CUP 2018

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Islamabad,  Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has submitted a bid to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to host the 2018 World Cup, according to the board’s chairman Mohammad Zaka Ashraf.
Stating that the matter has also been forwarded to the Cricket Governing Body, Ashraf further said that that talks were held with some more countries to woo them to Pakistan but added that there was no progress, The News reports.
Meanwhile, Ashraf said that banned cricketers Muhammad Asif and Salman Butt will have to complete their punishment before the cricket board considered their future. Ashraf also said that sentencing and banning such players will be an example for others.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

danish kaneria | Kaneria hopes to revive career by appealing before ECB committee

Johannesburg,  Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria is hoping to revive his international career by appealing against his life ban before a disciplinary committee of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Kaneria, who was banned by the ECB last year for pressuring former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield into spot-fixing in an English county one-day game in 2009, has reportedly left for London where the hearing is to take place next week, Sport24 reports.
Stating that his livelihood is suffering because of the ban, Kaneria said that he hoped that the panel will be independent and neutral in this hearing. According to the report, the hearing was deferred last December when the ECB was unable to gain Westfield”s cooperation to appear before the committee. However, Kaneria said that he expected Westfield to testify in his favour, adding that he hoped that things will be seen more clearly by the disciplinary committee in the presence of Westfield.
The report further said that Westfield”s admission of guilt and his evidence against Kaneria led the ECB to reduce a possible suspension of nine years to five, and allow him to be involved only in club cricket after three years of his ban. Kaneria, who played for Pakistan from 2000 to 2010 and took 261 wickets in 61 matches, was suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board until the spot-fixing case was resolved, the report added.

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Rajasthan Royals recorded their third win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season and moved to third in the standings with a six-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here Sunday.


Poor shot selection from Punjab batsman coupled with some tight bowling by Royals bowlers led to the visitors being bowled out for 124 in 18.5 overs.

S. Sreesanth, Kevon Cooper, James Faulkner and Siddharth Trivedi all took two wickets apiece while David Hussey (41 off 31 balls) was the top scorer for Punjab.

In reply, Rajasthan stuttered to 126 for four in 19.2 overs, largely thanks to Shane Watson’s (32) initial blitzkrieg and Sanju Samson’s (27 not out) cameo in the end.

The victory took the Royals to third in the table tied on points with Mumbai Indians (First), Royal Challengers Bangalore (Second) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (Fourth).

Earlier, Rajasthan elected to field on a pitch with a green tinge to it. The decision paid dividend almost immediately as they reduced Punjab to 10 for three in the fourth over.

Adam Gilchrist (0), Mandeep Singh (2) and Manan Vohra (3), all returned to the hut with single figures.
Kings XI never managed to recover from this position and lost wickets at regular intervals.

David Hussey was the lone man who provided some joy to his team. He hit four boundaries and a six but failed to get the better of Siddharth Trivedi, who bowled with great control and guile.

Besides Azhar Mahmood (23) and Praveen Kumar (15), Punjab’s tail failed to wag.
Rajasthan got their chase underway at break neck speed. Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, returning to the team after missing the last match through injury, smashed his way to 32 off just 19 balls.

The hosts looked to be coasting to victory with the score 43 in the fifth over. But Watson’s wicket put the brakes on as Punjab through some excellent bowling clawed their way back into the game.

Rahul Dravid (9), Stuart Binny (0) and Brad Hodge (15) all failed to fire as Rajasthan were reduced to 79 for four in 13 overs.
Ajinkya Rahane(34 not out), who has been a prolific scorer in the IPL, played the sheet anchor role plugging one end up as wickets fell on the other.
Wicketkeeper Sanju Samson, playing his first match this edition, played a key role in Rajasthan’s victory giving the innings a much-needed push.
He hit three crucial boundaries and together with Rahane strung a match winning 43-run partnership.
Praveen Kumar was the pick of Punjab bowlers returning with figures of 10 for two off his four overs.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

umpire fixing | cricket team pak | Pakistani umpire Ghauri to appeal against ban

LAHORE, Pakistan- Pakistani international umpire Nadeem Ghauri Sunday vowed to appeal against a ban imposed for spot-fixing after he was allegedly found willing to give favourable decisions in return for money.
On Saturday the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) banned Ghauri for four years and first-class umpire Anis Siddiqui for three years after an Indian television sting operation in October last year exposing corruption in cricket.
But Ghauri said the ban was “one-sided” and vowed to appeal.
“It’s a one-sided decision and I am not happy with this decision. They didn’t give me a chance. I think the PCB did it on some pressure. I will appeal that I should get justice,” Ghauri, 50, told a news conference.
The report, aired days after the World Twenty20 final in Sri Lanka, said it had “exposed” six umpires from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan who were allegedly willing to give decisions in return for money.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) immediately suspended the umpires and asked the respective boards to conduct inquiries.
Bangladesh Cricket Board last month banned its umpire Nadir Shah for 10 years while the inquiry in Sri Lanka is still pending.
Ghauri protested that he only found out about the ban through the media.
“At the moment I have not received any documents from the PCB, I came to know through media that I am suspended for four years,” said Ghauri.
Ghauri had played one Test and six one-day internationals for Pakistan in 1989-90 before turning to umpiring. He officiated at five Tests, 43 one-day and four Twenty20 internationals before he was removed from the ICC Elite panel in 2010.
Ghauri questioned the ban, saying he does not come under the PCB.
“I have no agreement with the PCB, I am not under PCB’s code of conduct. Is it possible umpires can do it? I don’t know about any other umpire but I think it’s been done on the pressure of the ICC.
“In 2009 we received bullets. What benefit we have got? We are not hosting any matches in Pakistan,” said Ghauri, referring to the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore during the second Test in which he was the television umpire.
Ghauri was also wounded in the attack, which led to the suspension of international cricket in Pakistan.
“I need the documentation and after that I will contact the PCB. I am not satisfied with this decision and I am waiting. After this I will send an appeal and will ask them to show me the videos, there should be no one-sided decision.
“Anis’s contention is also that injustice has been done to him.”

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pcb is thinking about grant flower for batting coach | pakistan pcb | pk cricket team

grant flower may be batting coach of pakistan pcb


Islamabad,  Former Zimbabwe Test batsman Grant Flower has been considered for the position of batting coach by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). While Flower is currently fulfilling a similar role with the Zimbabwe team, he will be out of contract in August and Zimbabwe Cricket is prevaricating over a new deal, the Daily Times reports.
Although the pakistan pcb  has confirmed that Flower is in the frame for the role, it however insisted that the former player is only one of a few candidates and suggested that they may even fill the position some time before Flower becomes available in August if they get a suitable person.
The report further said that although several former Pakistan Test batsmen, including Zaheer Abbas and Saleem Malik, had applied for the role, however, the pakistan pcb is looking to hire a candidate with at least Level 3 coaching accreditation and a minimum of five years” experience working with top cricketers. Flower, who has been the batting coach for Zimbabwe October 2010, had previously played 67 Tests and 221 ODIs for Zimbabwe, the report added.

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

pakistan started fast bowler hunt


Pakistan – Pakistan Wednesday launched a hunt for fast bowlers to overcome a shortage of quality pacemen in the country once known for its production line of quicks.
Under the “King of Speed” programme, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will seek out bowlers who can hit 145 kph (90 mph) for a special training camp with legendary left-armer Wasim Akram.
Wasim and pace partner Waqar Younis formed one of the deadliest pairings in international cricket and furthered the art mastered by their illustrious mentor and captain Imran Khan in the 1970s and 80s.
Speed king Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Sami dominated the scene in 1990s and 2000s and both attained speeds of over 100 mph in international matches.
But the lack of quality pace bowlers has been a concern, with the country’s chief selector Iqbal Qasim last month raising fears Pakistan might not get quality stuff in the pace department unless concerted efforts were made.
“The King of Speed camps will be set up in ten cities across Pakistan from 13 to 21st April and the trials will be held in two phases,” a PCB release said.
Wasim last week agreed to help the PCB unearth talented fast bowlers and also help the current bowlers in the national team ahead of the eight-nation Champions Trophy to be held in England from June 6-23.
The PCB along with their sponsors will give away a grand prize of one million rupees ($10,000) to the bowler who achieves the fastest speed above 145 kph.

wasim denies marriage with sushmita rumours

Islamabad,  Pakistan cricket icon Wasim Akram has dismissed rumours that he is marrying Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen, saying that he wants privacy and respect from both the media and his fans following Indian media’s recent claim that Akram and Sen were about to tie the knot in Mumbai.
The famed paceman has been linked constantly by the media to the 1994 Miss Universe since they both appeared as judges in 2008 Indian dance show Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena, the Daily Times reports.
However, Akram, a widower since his wife Huma’s death in October 2009, said that he was fed up of denying the rumours, adding that he and Sen were just good friends.
Akram further praised Sen as one of the most graceful and decent ladies that he had come across, adding that he enjoyed working along with the Bollywood actress in the show as she is a thorough professional and presents herself gracefully.
Wasim Akram, who has taken a year”s leave from his role as a bowling coach in the Indian Premier League to spend time with sons, said that his and Sen’s personal lives should be respected by the media and their fans.

Pakistan television channels had also splashed the story, hotly anticipating another high-profile cross-border union after the 2010 nuptials of Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza, the report added.

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indian cricket and fast bowlers are not good combination

Whenever India plays any match, their supporters normally pin a majority of their hopes on the batting to do well. ‘Aaj Sachin khel raha hai?’, ‘Viru ko sirf maarna hi aata hai, aur kuch nahi’, ‘Yuvi Test match mein kabhi nahi khelta’ are some of the passionate trademark dialogues of Indian fans over the years. But the reason for it is because of India’s long batting line up which can scare even the best team in the world on a given day even before the match starts. The days in which Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly were present, India managed to beat Australia on a more regular basis than before. No wonder why they were called the ‘Fab Four’!
However come to think of it, the main reason why India has not been a long term world No.1 in all formats of the game is because of their fast bowlers letting the team down more often than not. It is said infamously that for an opposition batsman to get his form back, make him play against India! Rare is the scenario when the quicks perform well and the batting fails for India.
This is why teams like Australia and South Africa have managed to win on a more consistent basis and are on the top of the cricketing world even today as their focus is to play quality cricket with each player’s role in the team being very important. They do not rely on just their batting or just their bowling to do the job for them and for instance if the batting was poor on a given day, the bowlers made sure that by hook or crook they stepped up for the team and vice a versa. Bowlers such as Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Shaun Pollock, and Allan Donald could make it in one’s list of all time fast bowling greats and no Indian pacer barring Kapil Dev would make it to the list.
kapil dev's fiery pace bowling

Kapil Dev’s fiery pace bowling

But lets take our arch rivals Pakistan for example. It is said that any player who aspires to make it big in no time for Pakistan has to bowl with tremendous pace! Hence in any form of cricket, anyone would like to bowl rather than bat there but in India, it is the very opposite. This is why Pakistan has produced superb pacers more than quality batsmen over the years such as Imran Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar.
While West Indies adopted a strategy of bowling aggressively with pace irrespective of the conditions after the humiliating 1-5 Test series loss in Australia in 1975, and thus it was the then captain Clive Lloyd who sowed the seeds of the country’s glory in the 80s and a part of the 90s as pacers such as Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Malcolm Marshall, Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose have thrived playing in such a culture. So it’s the attitude towards pace bowling in a country which also matters to a huge extent.
India on the other hand, have always relied on spin or slow bowlers. In the 1950s, on tours to England where the weather is unpredictable and the pitches are unfavourable, still the Indian team would be packed with spinners, with hardly any fast bowlers! This might have to do with the fact that since the beginning, most pitches in the country are suited either for spinners to thrive on or batsmen to score a lot of runs on. The playgrounds in India are uneven as well, so when a youngster tries to bowl quickly, he has to be very careful as he might suffer from a career threatening injury. So India has been able to produce not only great batsmen but great spinners as well such as Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Erappalli Prasanna, Subhash Gupte, and Bishen Singh Bedi and so on.
Kumble, India's greatest bowler was a leg spinner

Kumble, India’s greatest bowler was a leg spinner

What the Indian administrators however have failed to realize I think is that it is not only spinners which win you a game, fast bowlers are equally important to pick 20 wickets in a Test match or 10 wickets in a one day game. It might be a reason why India has just won only 116 Test matches till date, while our ODI record can be so much better! Thankfully India had Kapil Dev, who might have been the pioneer in promoting fast bowling in our country with his stellar performances in the 70s and 80s.
Another reason why India does not have a dearth of pacers could be because of the traditional Indian diet and the body structure of the normal Indian. Most Indians since childhood, are told by their parents to be a vegetarian throughout life mainly because it’s a part of our culture over the years and children tend to follow this without logic. Of course it is very good to be vegetarian, but for pace bowlers apparently it is not. To bowl fast, a person needs to have the adequate amount of energy for it and that comes from more calories which a vegetarian diet may not provide.
They are losing out an important source of protein through meat and it is well known that red meat is vital in increasing the arm strength, which can prompt a bowler to bowl much quicker. Many pace bowlers over the world have admitted that sufficient non vegetarian diet has really helped them (although Australia’s Peter Siddle would be an exception now!). And most Indians are not even tall in height. For a fast bowler, bounce is as important as pace to be more lethal and being tall is an added advantage for him.
Who after Zaheer?

Who after Zaheer?

However, the tide seems to be changing in Indian cricket. In the last 4 years or so, Indian pacers have been contributing more than spinners at home rather than away from home! With the retirement of Anil Kumble and the poor form of Harbhajan Singh, quality spin seems to be on a decline in India even as Pragyan Ojha and Ravi Ashwin seem promising for now and fast bowlers are still prone to injuries. The IPL has also helped the selectors notice talented fast bowlers who might have not been recognized by their Ranji Trophy performances.
Zaheer Khan, the spearhead of the Indian bowling attack over the years would not be there for long and for the moment, India might have to consider selecting amongst the pool of bowlers consisting of Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Umesh Yadav, S Sreesanth, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Parwinder Awana and Shami Ahmed for example. They all are talented and only need more encouragement from the BCCI for improving continuously and curators across India must strive to make pitches similar to those in Bangalore and Mohali which gives incentive for bowlers to bowl with a lot of pace. A combination of an excellent pace attack and the way in which the captain uses them could surely make India the No.1 team in the world again in all formats of the game.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

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FAST BOWLER OF WORLD


Shoaib Akhtar (born 13 August 1975) is a former Pakistani cricketer who is also fast bowler of the world and who is regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in modern cricket.[1] He made his Test debut in November 1997 and played his first One Day International four months later. He played on Pakistan's Cricket Team as an attacking fast bowler.
fast bowler of world has been involved in several controversies during his career, often accused of not being a team player but his presence was always felt by the opponents. Akhtar was sent home during the Test match series in Australia in 2005 for alleged poor attitude. A year later, he was embroiled in a drug scandal after testing positive to a banned substance. However, the ban imposed on him was lifted on court appeal. In September 2007, Akhtar was banned for an indefinite period for his fight with Pakistan team mate and fast bowler Mohammad Asif.[2] On 1 April 2008, Akhtar was banned for five years for publicly criticizing the Pakistan Cricket Board.[3] In October 2008, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan suspended the five-year ban and Akhtar was selected in the 15-man squad for the Twenty20 Quadrangular Tournament in Canada.[4] Pakistani judge, Rana Bhagwandas stated once that, Akhtar is a legend of Pakistan cricket.[5] He retired from international cricket after the 2011 World Cup.

Early years

Akhtar was born in a small town near Rawalpindi, Punjab in Pakistan.[6] His father was a plant operator in Attock Oil Refinery, Morgah.[6] Akhtar started his studies at Elliott High School, Morgah and then took admission in the Asghar Mall College, Rawalpindi, but then he moved to Karachi along with his family for further education.

Career

International career

Akhtar's run of impressive performances started in the 1990s. In 1999, during a pre-World Cup series against India, he rose to prominence. It was followed by outstanding bowling performances in Sharjah and later in 1999 Cricket World Cup. There was no better sight in World Cricket than watching Akthar bowl at full throttle during the late 90's and early 2000s. His most significant performance was in India in 1999 when he captured eight wickets in the Asian Test championship match at Calcutta – including the wickets of Indian batsmen Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar when he bowled, both batmsen off successive deliveries. Ironically it was the first ball he ever bowled to Sachin Tendulkar.
In 2002, he was selected for the Pakistan team against Australia and achieved success. However he performed poorly during the 2003 Cricket World Cup and after the tournament he was dropped from the Pakistan squad. He was selected back into the Pakistan squad in the 2004 Test match series against New Zealand, but struggled in a losing Test series against India in 2004. The series ended with a controversy when he left the field citing an injury leading to suspicions by former Pakistan captain, Inzamam-ul-Haq, about his commitment to the team. As a result, his relationship with Inzamam-ul-Haq and former Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer deteriorated. A medical panel was set up by the Pakistan Cricket Board to investigate the nature of his injury, however Pakistan officials dispelled all suspicions.[7]
In 2005, fast bowler of world regained his reputation as a fast bowler for his side. Playing in a three Test home series against England, he made a series of impressive bowling performances. His effective use of slower deliveries proved to be unplayable by the English batsmen. Akhtar emerged as the highest wicket taker of the series with seventeen wickets. His comeback was also remarkable as prior to his return, he had been criticized from all corners-such as by the Worcestershire chairman John Elliot for his celebrity attitude and lack of commitment to team. His performance was also acknowledged by the English captain Michael Vaughan, who remarked "I thought he (fast bowler of world) was a big difference between the two teams".[8] He is also known as one of only three bowlers to have ever broken the 100 mph barrier in cricket history, with a delivery of 101.3 mph, during the 2003 World Cup against England, and this delivery stands as the fastest recorded to date.

Fast Bowling

Shoaib Akhtar is one of the fastest bowlers in cricket. Akhtar has a number of fast bowling records. He has bowled at speeds of 165.3kph, 160kph 3x, 159kph and 158.4kph. The fastest three were against New Zealand in 2002 and the other three were against Sri Lanka in 2002 also. He was the first bowler in the history of cricket to have been recorded to bowl over 100 mph, though there were suggestions that others may have achieved the feat prior to the speed being recorded.[9]

Struggle for form and consistent injuries (2007–2009)

On 29 October 2007, Akhtar made his return to cricket, from his 13 match ban and performed well, taking 4 wickets for 43 runs against South Africa in the fifth and deciding One Day International series in Lahore in Pakistan. Subsequently, he was included in the 16 man Pakistan squad for the 2007 tour of India, which he completed successfully without further incident and injury.

Rehabilitation and final years (2010–2011)

Akhtar made a return to international cricket albeit in the shorter format of the game. In May 2010, PCB named him in a list of 35 probables for the Asia Cup. On 15 June 2010, Akhtar made his return, taking 3 wickets for 28 runs in the first match of the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka.[10] He narrowly missed out a spot in the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in place of the injured Umar Gul.
In July 2010, he was selected for the Twenty20 series against Australia but the selectors decided not to play him in the Test squad so that he would not get injured. He was subsequently selected for the ODI and Twenty20 series against England in September 2010.[11]
Akhtar returned to the national side representing the country against England in the Twenty20 International. He bowled an impressive spell and returned with figures of 2 wickets for 23 runs.[12] He continued to bowl well in the ODI series in the absence of regular fast-bowlers, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, who were suspended by the International Cricket Council amid allegations of Spot-fixing. Despite his relatively good bowling form, Pakistani coach Waqar Younis insisted that the bowling attack must not become reliant on Akhtar, as he is 35 years of age and fitness troubles continue to affect him.[13] Akhtar was selected for the tour of New Zealand and started his campaign off well with 3 wickets on Boxing Day in the first of two Twenty20 Internationals against New Zealand.
Akhtar was selected in Pakistan's 15-man squad to play in the 2011 World Cup hosted by Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka in February to March. During the tournament, he announced that he would retire from international cricket at the end of the World Cup.[14] In September, Akhtar released his autobiography, Controversially Yours.[15]

Domestic career

England county cricket

Shoaib Akhtar signing an autograph for his fans.
Akhtar has played for three English county cricket clubs, including Somerset in 2001, Durham in 2003 and 2004 and Worcestershire in 2005. He did achieve his moments of success, such as taking 5 wickets for 35 runs for Durham against Somerset in the National League in 2003 and claiming 6 wickets for 16 runs in the same competition for Worcestershire against Glamorgan two years later, but he suffered from fitness problems, as well as a perception that he was less than interested in his task. This was particularly the case at Worcestershire: chairman John Elliott said "Players like that are no good to our club. In fact, Akhtar has been no good for any club he's been at. He's a superstar and just does what he wants."[16]

Indian Premier League

Akhtar made a successful return to cricket in his first game in the Indian Premier League, playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders against the Delhi Daredevils. Defending a low score of 133 runs, Akhtar took four top order wickets which ultimately led to the Daredevils being restricted to 110 runs. He ended with figures of 4 wickets for 11 runs from three overs, a performance which earned him the player of the match award.[17][18] Akhtar denied that he had any point to prove with his performance, stating, "I just wanted to win the game." Knight Riders' captain Sourav Ganguly also acknowledged Akhtar's performance, "He came to the country with lots [of things] happening behind him...But he showed a lot of character."[19] It has been widely reported that the Knight Riders have released Akhtar from his contract due to his injury history but the Knight Riders' officials have denied these reports and said they are still in talks with the fast bowler.[20]
He has also played for Cyclones of Chittagong in Bangladesh's NCL T20 Bangladesh.

Cricket controversies and injuries

Akhtar's career has been plagued with injuries, controversies and accusations of poor attitude. After rising into international stardom at a young age due to his speed, due to his interesting personality and charisma glamour seemed to follow him, some say at the detriment of his sporting focus. Although he eventually crossed the 100 mph barrier, his attitude took its toll on his reputation as well as his fitness. After a poor performance in the 2003 Cricket World Cup, he got involved in a verbal conflict with former Pakistan captain and fast bowler Waqar Younis. Later on Akhtar was sacked along with other players, including Younis. In a triangular series in 2003 held in Sri Lanka, he was caught tampering with the cricket ball, making him the second player in cricket to be banned on ball tampering charges. The same year he was banned for one Test match and two One Day International matches for abusing South African spin bowler Paul Adams, during a match against South Africa.
In the 2004 home series with India, he struggled with wrist and back injuries, which raised questions about their commitment to the team. His relationship with the captain and the coach deteriorated further partially due to team politics.
He was sent back from the 2005 Australia tour with a hamstring injury amid rumors of indiscipline, lack of commitment and attitudinal complaints. He was subsequently fined by the Pakistan Cricket Board for avoiding a late night curfew.[21] The rest of his cricketing career was riddled with ankle and knee injuries which forced him to undergo a surgery in February 2006, until finally he was banned for two years for allegedly using performance enhancing drugs.
In November 2006, an officer assigned to the Pakistan team in India, Anil Kaul, alleged that Akhtar had slapped former coach Bob Woolmer following a fight over the music to be played in the team bus on the eve of ICC Champions Trophy. Both Akhtar and Woolmer have strongly denied these allegations.[22]

Drug scandal

On 16 October 2006 fast bowler of world was suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board, along with Mohammed Asif after the pair were tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance nandrolone.[23] They were consequently pulled out from the ICC Champions Trophy 2006.[24] Former Pakistan Cricket Board chairman later stated that he had always suspected Akhtar of substance abuse due to his consistent "reservations" to drug tests.[25] Former Pakistan captain Inzamam ul-Haq had also previously complained about Akhtar's drug abuse but was not reported to the Pakistan Cricket Board.[26] Pakistan news reports state that federal capital police had arrested Shoaib along with drugs some three years ago.
Akhtar immediately declared his innocence and he declined knowingly taking any performance enhancing drugs. In a statement issued to the press, he claimed that he could never cheat team-mates or opponents.[27] During a hearing with the Pakistan Cricket Board Anti-Doping Committee, he along with Asif maintained taking non-steroidal dietary supplements.[28] He, however, failed to convince the committee of his innocence. In its report submitted to the Pakistan Cricket Board and the Anti-Doping Committee recommended a two-year ban.[29]
On 1 November 2006 the Pakistan Cricket Board handed down a two-year suspension to Akhtar and a one-year suspension to Asif, banning them from professional cricket during the period.[30] Shoaib had subsequently been added to Pakistan Olympic Association list of doping offenders.[31] However, on 5 December 2006 represented by his lawyer Abid Hassan Minto, Akhtar was cleared on appeal.[32]

Acquittal

On 5 December 2006 Akhtar and Asif were acquitted by the tribunal appointed to review their appeals against the drugs ban imposed on them by an earlier committee. After a clear hearing from Akhtar's lawyer Abid Hassan Minto, the three-man committee, headed by Justice Fakhruddin Ebrahim, voted two to one in favour of the acquittal. Haseeb Ahsan, former Test cricketer and Ebrahim were in favour of the acquittal while the third member, Danish Zaheer, dissented. "Exceptional circumstances" were cited including discrepancies between the instantaneous offence charges of doping that were laid and the quick delivery of a very harsh verdict. The complete drug testing procedure was concluded to have been technically flawed as it did not follow standard procedures. Other established facts by the committee included that the duo were not aware of the banned drug to be present in their supplements because the Pakistan Cricket Board itself had not informed them of the dangers of contaminated supplements.[33][34]
Both Akhtar and Asif were thankful to the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Nasim Ashraf for giving them a fair trial and their team mates, captain and coach for the moral support. However, in 2006, they did not play in the Test match series against the West Indies because the Pakistan Cricket Board has recommended that they play domestic games first to recover form and fitness.[35]
However, WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency was to challenge Pakistan's decision to lift bans on fast bowlers Akhtar and Asif by taking the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.[36] The ICC, cricket's world governing body, has supported the WADA appeal adding that it was committed to a dope free game.[37]
On 1 March 2007 Akhtar and Asif were ruled out of the Pakistani squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup by team officials, minutes before the squad was to depart for the West Indies. The team management along with the Pakistan Cricket Board said their injuries were too severe to risk taking them to the Caribbean. Since neither of the two had been declared fit they had not undergone official doping tests.[38]
On 2 July 2007 the Court of Arbitration for Sport dropped the case, ruling it had no jurisdiction to challenge the decision made by PCB.[39][40]
On 21 May 2009, Akhtar was dropped from his country's World Championship Twenty20 squad supposedly because of genital viral warts, previously reported as a skin infection, however it was later confirmed that this was untrue, as the PCB giving false statements, with an aim to damage Akhtar's reputation.[41]

Other controversies

In August 2007, fast bowler of world was reported to have used foul language against Pakistan Cricket Board protesting the imposing of fine of Rs. 300,000 for indiscipline during the national camp in Karachi.[42] In the week before the inaugural World Twenty20, held in South Africa, Akhtar was rumoured to have hit Pakistani team mate Mohammad Asif with a bat, leaving a bruise on his left thigh. According to sources, the two were involved in a dressing room spat which resulted in Asif being struck by a bat on his left thigh
Sources said the fight between the two started after Asif and Shahid Afridi disagreed with Shoaib that he shared the same stature as Imran Khan in Pakistan cricket and even ridiculed him for making such a comparison.[43] The injury was not thought to be anything more serious than a bruise but a team investigation into the matter was pending.[44] After the initial inquiry, it would found that Akhtar was at fault and he was subsequently recalled from the Twenty20 World Cup squad[45] and was sent home.[46] He was also banned for 5 matches by the Pakistan Cricket Board and a lifetime ban may also seem imminent.[47] Akhtar later claimed that Afridi was responsible for the fight, saying "He made some ill remarks about my family. And I could not tolerate them." Afridi however, denied these allegations adding that Asif would have suffered more injuries but for his intervention.[48] Even Asif chipped in saying that Akhtar was lying and that "Shahid Afridi had nothing to do with the fight." saying that "he has not apologised to me."[49] Akhtar later patched up with his team mates including Afridi and Asif
On 1 April 2008 Akhtar was banned for five years for violating the players' code of conduct. The ban extended to all cricket for and in Pakistan.[50] Despite the ban not preventing him from playing in the Indian Premier League, the IPL governing council decided not to allow Akhtar to play in the tournament until the end of the ban or unless it is lifted. IS Bindra, a member of the council, was quoted as saying, "Even though they [the PCB] have cleared him to play for IPL, we felt that international discipline needs to be respected."[51] Meanwhile, Akhtar vowed to go to great lengths to fight the ban, "I will appeal, as is my right. If that fails I will go to court, if that fails then I will go to the Supreme Court."[52] On 3 April, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Nasim Ashraf served a legal notice on Akhtar, calling on him to retract statements he made to a news channel, alleging the ban was punishment in return for refusing to give the chairman a share of his earnings from the Indian Premier League, Ashraf also sought damages of Rs100 million (approximately US$1.6 million) for "defaming him personally" and an additional Rs100 million to the Pakistan Cricket Board for "sullying the name of the Pakistan Cricket Board and the Pakistan Cricket team."[53] A three-man appellate tribunal announced on 30 April that they had temporarily upheld Akhtar's five-year ban, deciding to revist the appeal hearing in June.[54] Despite Akhtar's later retracting his claims and also issuing an unconditional apology for "any grief or embarrassment that may have been caused to the nation, particularly to the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf", Ashraf's legal counsel filed a Rs22 crore (approx US$3.37 million) defamation suit against fast bowler of world in a civil court in Lahore on 2 May.[55] On 4 May, the Pakistan Cricket Board's appellate tribunal suspended the five-year ban for one month, until they reconvene on 4 June, allowing Akhtar to take part in the ongoing Indian Premier League.[56] A day later, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced that they will no longer pursue the defamation suit following a reconciliation between Akhtar and chairman Nasim Ashraf at the house of Rehman Malik, a key political official, in Islamabad. "My honour has been vindicated and now the defamation lawsuit will not be pursued," Ashraf was quoted as saying.[57]
On 4 September 2008, Akhtar was sent home by British immigration officials after landing at Heathrow airport without a valid working visa, authorities said he could not play without a working visa, though Akhtar had a valid visa to visit England but not a working visa, which is a prerequisite to play in county cricket. He subsequently obtained the necessary visa and returned to play with English county club Surrey.[58]
Akhtar also threatened to sue the Pakistan Cricket Board after it was revealed that he had apparently contracted a sexually transmitted disease (genital warts), however, this claim was found to be false, with an aim by the PCB to damage his reputation, but he threatened to sue after the false statements presented by the PCB. .[59] In July 2012, Akhtar accused the PCB stating that there was too much "politics" in the Board and some of its officials did not want Pakistani team to win.[60]

International bowling records

Test cricket: Ten-wickets in a match

Ten-wicket hauls in Test match
No. Date Match Figures Match Against Venue Ref
1 August 27, 2003dagger 10/80 25  Bangladesh Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar, Pakistan [61]
2 December 26, 2003dagger 11/78 27  New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand [62]
  • Date – Starting date of the match
  • dagger – Shoaib selected as "Man of the match"

Career Best Performances

as of 8 November 2010

Batting Bowling

Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
Tests 47  Pakistan v  India Faisalabad 2006 6–11  Pakistan v  New Zealand Lahore 2002
ODI 43  Pakistan v  England Cape Town 2003 6–16  Pakistan v  New Zealand Karachi 2002
T20I 4  Pakistan v  England Cardiff 2010 2–11  Pakistan v  Canada Ontario 2008
FC 59* KRL v PIA Lahore (CCA) 2001 6–11  Pakistan v  New Zealand Lahore 2002
LA 56 KRL v Habib Bank Lahore 2003 6–16  Pakistan v  New Zealand Karachi 2002
T20 14 Islamabad Leopards v Peshawar Panthers Karachi 2006 5–23 Rawalpindi Rams v Quetta Bears Lahore (CCA) 2005


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How To Bowl Outswing In Cricket


Moving the ball away from the batsman, out swing can tease a knick and a catch in the slips from a delivery. Here's how to grip the ball to bowl out swing in cricket.

Step 1: You will need

  • A cricket ball
  • A wicket to aim at
  • A measured pitch

Step 2: Understanding out swing

Out swing is when the ball swings, or curves in the air away from the body of a right handed batsman

Step 3: The grip

Hold the ball like with two fingers either side of the seam, with the thumb underneath.
The next two fingers fold softly into the palm of your hand

Step 4: Ball position

You will also want to have a finger's width in between the palm of your hand and the back of the ball.
Gripping the ball too tightly will make it hard for the ball to roll out of your fingers.
Holding it too loosely will mean less control over the ball.

Step 5: The wrist

As the ball leaves your hand you want your wrist to be cocked back and locked so that the ball rolls as you bring the ball down and out of the fingers to put backspin on the ball and keep the seam straight.

Step 6: A ball of two sides

Keeping the seam straight also means that you might be able to swing the ball.
The air will travel more quickly past the shiny side.
So if you keep one side shiny the ball will swing one way or the other.

Step 7: Swinging it

For out swing the seam is angled just slightly to the left with the shiny side of the ball on the right hand side as you hold it

Step 8: Take aim

When bowling the out swinger it is important to take the ball's sideways movement into consideration.
You should aim on middle stump that way the ball will swing onto off stump or slightly wider when it swings.

Step 9: Ready to play

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

bowlers of pakistan must learn swing to win | Pakistani bowlers must master swing to win: Wasim | tips by wasim akram | tips by waseem akram

source: dawn
 
LAHORE: Famed paceman Wasim Akram Friday told Pakistani bowlers that they must master swing bowling to win internationally, as he readies to nurture the country’s talent at a key training camp.
“I was disappointed the way our fast bowlers performed in South Africa, so I will try to teach the fast bowlers how to swing the ball which is important for performing well at international level,” Wasim said at the launch of the camp.
Known fondly as “Sultan of swing” for his mastery, the 46-year-old left-arm fast bowler will train around 15 current and upcoming bowlers at a camp in Karachi from April 20-29.
Wasim was invited to do so by the Pakistan Cricket Board ahead of the eight-nation Champions Trophy in England in June, after Pakistani pacemen failed to impress on tour in South Africa earlier this year.
Frontline paceman Umar Gul managed just five wickets in two Tests while lanky Mohammad Irfan took two in two. Rahat Ali was the best with six wickets in two matches after going wicketless in his debut Test.
“If someone wants to be a really good fast bowler he will have to bear with the scorching sun and heat. If he does that, only then he can become a good bowler and it’s a continuous process of learning,” said Wasim.
Wasim said that Irfan, the world’s tallest bowler who stands at seven feet one inch, has to work hard on his fitness.
“If he keeps fit then I am sure he can play for three-four years,” said Wasim, who took 414 Test and 502 one-day wickets.
Wasim also expressed hope that India would allow Pakistani players to feature in their lucrative Twenty20 Indian Premier League (IPL).
“I think politics should stay away from sports,” said Wasim, who was the bowling coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL until last year.
“Since Pakistani bowlers are better than India’s, it will benefit the Indian league,” he added.
Pakistani players featured in the inaugural IPL in 2008 but India stalled all bilateral ties after the November 2008 attacks on Mumbai killed 166 people and were blamed on Pakistani-based militants.
Despite a short, ties-reviving series with Pakistan in December-January, Pakistani players were not allowed to take part in the ongoing sixth edition of the IPL.

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ipl 2009 results | 2009 ipl results

1st match: Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians at Cape Town - Apr 18, 2009
Mumbai Indians 165/7 (20/20 ov); Chennai Super Kings 146/7 (20/20 ov)
Mumbai Indians won by 19 runs

2nd match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals at Cape Town - Apr 18, 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore 133/8 (20/20 ov); Rajasthan Royals 58 (15.1/20 ov)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 75 runs
3rd match: Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab at Cape Town - Apr 19, 2009
Kings XI Punjab 104/7 (12/12 ov); Delhi Daredevils 58/0 (4.5/6 ov)
Delhi Daredevils won by 10 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)
4th match: Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders at Cape Town - Apr 19, 2009
Kolkata Knight Riders 101 (19.4/20 ov); Deccan Chargers 104/2 (13.1/20 ov)
Deccan Chargers won by 8 wickets (with 41 balls remaining)
5th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings at Port Elizabeth - Apr 20, 2009
Chennai Super Kings 179/5 (20/20 ov); Royal Challengers Bangalore 87 (15.2/20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 92 runs
6th match: Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders at Durban - Apr 21, 2009
Kings XI Punjab 158/6 (20/20 ov); Kolkata Knight Riders 79/1 (9.2/9.2 ov)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 11 runs (D/L method)
7th match: Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals at Durban - Apr 21, 2009
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
8th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers at Cape Town - Apr 22, 2009
Deccan Chargers 184/6 (20/20 ov); Royal Challengers Bangalore 160/8 (20/20 ov)
Deccan Chargers won by 24 runs
9th match: Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils at Durban - Apr 23, 2009
Delhi Daredevils 189/5 (20/20 ov); Chennai Super Kings 180/9 (20/20 ov)
Delhi Daredevils won by 9 runs
10th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals at Cape Town - Apr 23, 2009
Rajasthan Royals 150/6 (20/20 ov); Kolkata Knight Riders 150/8 (20/20 ov)
Match tied (Rajasthan Royals won the one-over eliminator)
11th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab at Durban - Apr 24, 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore 168/9 (20/20 ov); Kings XI Punjab 173/3 (19/20 ov)
Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
12th match: Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians at Durban - Apr 25, 2009
Deccan Chargers 168/9 (20/20 ov); Mumbai Indians 156/7 (20/20 ov)
Deccan Chargers won by 12 runs
13th match: Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders at Cape Town - Apr 25, 2009
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
14th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils at Port Elizabeth - Apr 26, 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore 149/7 (20/20 ov); Delhi Daredevils 150/4 (19.2/20 ov)
Delhi Daredevils won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
15th match: Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals at Cape Town - Apr 26, 2009
Kings XI Punjab 139/6 (20/20 ov); Rajasthan Royals 112/7 (20/20 ov)
Kings XI Punjab won by 27 runs
16th match: Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers at Durban - Apr 27, 2009
Chennai Super Kings 165/6 (20/20 ov); Deccan Chargers 169/4 (19.3/20 ov)
Deccan Chargers won by 6 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
17th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians at Port Elizabeth - Apr 27, 2009
Mumbai Indians 187/6 (20/20 ov); Kolkata Knight Riders 95 (15.2/20 ov)
Mumbai Indians won by 92 runs
18th match: Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals at Centurion - Apr 28, 2009
Delhi Daredevils 143/7 (20/20 ov); Rajasthan Royals 147/5 (18.3/20 ov)
Rajasthan Royals won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
19th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders at Durban - Apr 29, 2009
Kolkata Knight Riders 139/6 (20/20 ov); Royal Challengers Bangalore 143/5 (19.5/20 ov)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
20th match: Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians at Durban - Apr 29, 2009
Kings XI Punjab 119/8 (20/20 ov); Mumbai Indians 116/7 (20/20 ov)
Kings XI Punjab won by 3 runs
21st match: Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils at Centurion - Apr 30, 2009
Deccan Chargers 148/9 (20/20 ov); Delhi Daredevils 150/4 (18.4/20 ov)
Delhi Daredevils won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
22nd match: Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals at Centurion - Apr 30, 2009
Chennai Super Kings 164/5 (20/20 ov); Rajasthan Royals 126 (19.3/20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 38 runs
23rd match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians at East London - May 1, 2009
Mumbai Indians 148/6 (20/20 ov); Kolkata Knight Riders 139/6 (20/20 ov)
Mumbai Indians won by 9 runs
24th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab at Durban - May 1, 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore 145/9 (20/20 ov); Kings XI Punjab 137/7 (20/20 ov)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 8 runs
25th match: Deccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals at Port Elizabeth - May 2, 2009
Deccan Chargers 141/5 (20/20 ov); Rajasthan Royals 142/7 (19.4/20 ov)
Rajasthan Royals won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
26th match: Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils at Johannesburg - May 2, 2009
Chennai Super Kings 163 (20/20 ov); Delhi Daredevils 145/8 (20/20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 18 runs
27th match: Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders at Port Elizabeth - May 3, 2009
Kolkata Knight Riders 153/3 (20/20 ov); Kings XI Punjab 154/4 (20/20 ov)
Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
28th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians at Johannesburg - May 3, 2009
Mumbai Indians 149/4 (20/20 ov); Royal Challengers Bangalore 150/1 (18.1/20 ov)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 9 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
29th match: Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers at East London - May 4, 2009
Chennai Super Kings 178/3 (20/20 ov); Deccan Chargers 100 (14.4/20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 78 runs
30th match: Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals at Durban - May 5, 2009
Rajasthan Royals 211/4 (20/20 ov); Kings XI Punjab 133/8 (20/20 ov)
Rajasthan Royals won by 78 runs
31st match: Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders at Durban - May 5, 2009
Kolkata Knight Riders 154/3 (20/20 ov); Delhi Daredevils 157/1 (19/20 ov)
Delhi Daredevils won by 9 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
32nd match: Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians at Centurion - May 6, 2009
Deccan Chargers 145/6 (20/20 ov); Mumbai Indians 126/8 (20/20 ov)
Deccan Chargers won by 19 runs
33rd match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals at Centurion - May 7, 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore 105 (20/20 ov); Rajasthan Royals 107/3 (15/20 ov)
Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
34th match: Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab at Centurion - May 7, 2009
Chennai Super Kings 185/3 (18/18 ov); Kings XI Punjab 174/3 (18/18 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 12 runs (D/L method)
35th match: Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians at East London - May 8, 2009
Mumbai Indians 116 (20/20 ov); Delhi Daredevils 118/3 (18.5/20 ov)
Delhi Daredevils won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
36th match: Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab at Kimberley - May 9, 2009
Deccan Chargers 168/5 (20/20 ov); Kings XI Punjab 169/7 (19.5/20 ov)
Kings XI Punjab won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
37th match: Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals at Kimberley - May 9, 2009
Rajasthan Royals 140/7 (20/20 ov); Chennai Super Kings 141/3 (18.2/20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 7 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
38th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians at Port Elizabeth - May 10, 2009
Mumbai Indians 157/2 (20/20 ov); Royal Challengers Bangalore 141/7 (20/20 ov)
Mumbai Indians won by 16 runs
39th match: Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders at Johannesburg - May 10, 2009
Kolkata Knight Riders 123/8 (20/20 ov); Delhi Daredevils 125/3 (17.1/20 ov)
Delhi Daredevils won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
40th match: Deccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals at Kimberley - May 11, 2009
Deccan Chargers 166/7 (20/20 ov); Rajasthan Royals 113 (19.3/20 ov)
Deccan Chargers won by 53 runs
41st match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders at Centurion - May 12, 2009
Kolkata Knight Riders 173/4 (20/20 ov); Royal Challengers Bangalore 176/4 (19.2/20 ov)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
42nd match: Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians at Centurion - May 12, 2009
Kings XI Punjab 119/9 (20/20 ov); Mumbai Indians 122/2 (16.2/20 ov)
Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
43rd match: Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils at Durban - May 13, 2009
Delhi Daredevils 173/7 (20/20 ov); Deccan Chargers 161 (19.4/20 ov)
Delhi Daredevils won by 12 runs
44th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings at Durban - May 14, 2009
Chennai Super Kings 129 (19.4/20 ov); Royal Challengers Bangalore 132/8 (19.4/20 ov)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
45th match: Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals at Durban - May 14, 2009
Rajasthan Royals 145/7 (20/20 ov); Mumbai Indians 143 (19.5/20 ov)
Rajasthan Royals won by 2 runs
46th match: Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab at Bloemfontein - May 15, 2009
Delhi Daredevils 120/9 (20/20 ov); Kings XI Punjab 123/4 (19.1/20 ov)
Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
47th match: Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians at Port Elizabeth - May 16, 2009
Mumbai Indians 147/5 (20/20 ov); Chennai Super Kings 151/3 (19.1/20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
48th match: Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders at Johannesburg - May 16, 2009
Kolkata Knight Riders 160/5 (20/20 ov); Deccan Chargers 166/4 (20/20 ov)
Deccan Chargers won by 6 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
49th match: Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab at Johannesburg - May 17, 2009
Kings XI Punjab 134/7 (20/20 ov); Deccan Chargers 133/8 (20/20 ov)
Kings XI Punjab won by 1 run
50th match: Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals at Bloemfontein - May 17, 2009
Delhi Daredevils 150/3 (20/20 ov); Rajasthan Royals 136/9 (20/20 ov)
Delhi Daredevils won by 14 runs
51st match: Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders at Centurion - May 18, 2009
Chennai Super Kings 188/3 (20/20 ov); Kolkata Knight Riders 189/3 (20/20 ov)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
52nd match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils at Johannesburg - May 19, 2009
Delhi Daredevils 134/7 (20/20 ov); Royal Challengers Bangalore 135/3 (19/20 ov)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
53rd match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals at Durban - May 20, 2009
Rajasthan Royals 101/9 (20/20 ov); Kolkata Knight Riders 102/6 (19.3/20 ov)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
54th match: Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab at Durban - May 20, 2009
Chennai Super Kings 116/9 (20/20 ov); Kings XI Punjab 92/8 (20/20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 24 runs
55th match: Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians at Centurion - May 21, 2009
Mumbai Indians 165/8 (20/20 ov); Delhi Daredevils 166/6 (17.3/20 ov)
Delhi Daredevils won by 4 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
56th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers at Centurion - May 21, 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore 170/4 (20/20 ov); Deccan Chargers 158/6 (20/20 ov)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 12 runs
1st Semi-Final: Delhi Daredevils v Deccan Chargers at Centurion - May 22, 2009
Delhi Daredevils 153/8 (20/20 ov); Deccan Chargers 154/4 (17.4/20 ov)
Deccan Chargers won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
2nd Semi-Final: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings at Johannesburg - May 23, 2009
Chennai Super Kings 146/5 (20/20 ov); Royal Challengers Bangalore 149/4 (18.5/20 ov)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Final: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers at Johannesburg - May 24, 2009
Deccan Chargers 143/6 (20/20 ov); Royal Challengers Bangalore 137/9 (20/20 ov)
Deccan Chargers won by 6 runs

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