Friday, May 31, 2013

cricket ball

 cricket ball history and its detail what is a weight of cricket ball. and the ball is very important part of cricket

Beginnings

  • One origin has English shepherds in the Middle Ages bowling or rolling balls of rags or wool at a target, often the sheep paddock's wicket gate. Other shepherds defended it with their crooked staffs. But it is unlikely one single game evolved into modern cricket.

First

  • Edward II (1300s) and Oliver Cromwell (1600s) are attributed with wielding a bat, and the first recorded game was in Kent, England, in 1646.

    Dimensions

  • The first written Laws of Cricket in 1744 said the ball must weigh 5 oz. to 6 oz. In the 1770s, the weight became 5 1/2 oz. to 5 3/4 oz., and the circumference was 8 13/16 inches to 9 inches.

Composition

  • Cricket balls have a cork core that is covered with tightly wound string, and two- or four-piece leather case. The slightly raised sewn seam is the most important part of the ball, producing its unpredictable movement off the pitch.

Handmade

  • Hand-making cricket balls, even up to first class and test quality, is still a cottage industry in the Indian subcontinent.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

n srinivasan refuse to resign however Shukla-Jaitley diktat

Unfazed by mounting demands for his resignation, BCCI President N Srinivasan today continued his streak of defiance by refusing to step down from the post.

Shortly after IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla demanded that Srinivasan "disassociate" from the inquiry against his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings team in the wake of IPL spot-fixing scandal, the BCCI chief told reporters that Shukla has not suggested anything new and was only voicing what he had himself said on Sunday. 
"I saw Mr Shukla's interview. What he says is that this commission has been appointed and I should disassociate myself from the procedure as stated in Kolkata when I did the press conference.
"I had said in Kolkata that I will have nothing to do with the commission -- its appointment, its terms of reference and its decision. What Mr Shukla has done, he has reiterated this only. So there is nothing else. ," said Srinivasan.
Srinivasan said, "I have nothing to do with the commission. It is independent. Under the operational powers, they have powers to sanction and impose punishment. So, we
will just await the results."  

Asked about demands for his resignation from BCCI office-bearers like Jyotiraditya Scindia and Hyderabad Cricket Association President G Vinod,, Srinivasan said, "I will not reply to individual reactions."
Ever since the scandal broke out, Srinivasan has been under intense pressure to resign but he has remained defiant.
A three-member BCCI inquiry committee is probing Meiyappan and the spot-fixing allegations against three Rajasthan Royals players and its franchise as well as the
Chennai Super Kings.
Justice T Jayaram Chouta, former Judge of the Karnataka and Madras High Courts, Justice R Balasubramanian, former Judge of the Madras High Court, and BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale are members of the Commission.

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zaka ashraf said i hv stoped working as pcb chairman

Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf had stopped working as the PCB chief following the Islamabad High Court's (IHC) order to suspend him. As a result of the IHC order yesterday, the Board of Governors (BoG) decided to postpone the Annual General Meeting of PCB that Ashraf was to chair in Karachi as well as a scheduled Board of Governors meeting until further notice.
Ashraf confirmed that he had distanced himself from PCB affairs as the court has set the next date of hearing for June 13. Interestingly, by June 13 a new government would also take oath and a new Prime Minister would be elected in Pakistan. "The decision to postpone the meetings was taken by BoG members. I wasn't a part of it due to the court order. Our legal experts will examine the case and decide the future course of action," Ashraf said.
The legal advisor of PCB, Tafazzul Rizvi also flew down to Karachi to hold meetings with Ashraf and other board members to discuss the future course of action. "We intend to defend the case and we will provide full facts to the honourable court in our reply and try to get a date for the hearing earlier than June 13," said Rizvi.



I have stopped working as PCB chief after IHC order: Zaka AshrafAshraf confirmed that he had distanced himself from PCB affairs as the court has set the next date of hearing for June 13.
Ashraf was also due to leave for England to watch Pakistan's matches in the Champions Trophy but the court order now bars him from working as chairman until June 13. Ever since Ashraf was elected as chairman of PCB for a four-year term on May 9 in Islamabad under the new ICC approved constitution of the board, many regional associations that were not a part of the electoral process objected to the appointment.
The representatives from Lahore, Karachi, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Multan, Abbottabad and Rawalpindi urged the suspended PCB chairman to resign. "The new constitution is undemocratic," said the head of Multan region, Mian Mohammad Munir.
"The election was flawed and it all happened under the so-called democratic constitution. There were many glitches in the constitution itself and our prime demand is to make amendments to it. "Secondly, we want Ashraf out as the PCB chairman and then a re-election for the chairman's post. We welcome the court's order and will continue to fight against this election legally until we succeed."

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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some of the most frequent questions I get asked at CricketSecrets.com are to do with fast bowling. They go something like this:  ‘Ian, how do I bowl fast’, ‘tell me how to bowl at 90mph’. But before we get to the technicalities of how to bowl seriously fast, the question which every budding fast bowler should consider is; ‘can anybody bowl fast (85-95+ mph)?’
As you may expect, such a question does not promote a clear or easy answer. Only a handful of the game’s top players have succeeded in breaching the illusive 90mph barrier; so clearly it represents a considerable and admirable achievement. Yet whether this limited, elite group can be broadened to include you or any other aspiring fast bowler remains to be seen.
The following article looks at some of the principal arguments of both sides of the debate. We start with the pro-fast bowling notion (that anyone can bowl fast), and then look at the contrarian argument (only an elite few can bowl fast), before drawing some conclusions.
Brett Lee demonstrates the huge forces involved in fast bowling
Brett Lee demonstrates the huge forces involved in fast bowling (1)
“Yes, with the correct resources and attitude to training any cricketer can become a fast bowler.”
As with all aspects of the cricket, technique can be learned and improved to optimise a player’s natural ability. If this is done to the greatest possible extent, then potentially bowling speeds of 85 to 90mph+ should not be attainable only for a select few?
State of the art technology is currently being used to great effect in order to assess and correct aspects of a player’s bowling action. Past and present England fast bowlers including Simon Jones, Steve Harmison, James Anderson and Andrew Flintoff benefitted from 3D imaging of their bowling action to assess hip, shoulder and back alignment and optimise timing [2].
Technical factors have a huge impact on bowling speed. Wrist action is accepted as a vital determinant of the speed of a ball; coaches will often focus on the development of the ‘snap’ in the wrist at the point of delivery. And as Andrew Flintoff states, ‘you need to improve your technique and train hard to get fitter and stronger, these are the two best ways of bowling faster’ [3].
A study into internal arm rotation during the bowling action yields further interesting material. Research concluded that maintaining a fixed elbow flexation during delivery can create faster ball speed through upper arm internal rotation (as opposed to straight arm bowling). The resultant increase in wrist speed was found to outweigh any negative effect of decrease in forearm length. Encouraging findings for the amateur player; elements of fast bowling really can be learnt [4].
The bowler’s run up can also be the making or breaking of a fast delivery. Too short and optimal running speed will not be reached, resulting in a reduced driving force behind the ball. An overly long run up can be equally damaging, wasting vital energy that should be directed into the bowling action. Once a bowler’s optimum run up has been determined a bowler cannot be too precise about its execution; Brett Lee carefully measures his run up, a distance of 21.3m from the crease, before commencing an over in any match [5].
The evidence presented above suggests that any bowler can use technology and training to optimise bowling speed. Former Essex all rounder and author of The Fast Bowler’s Bible Ian Pont maintains that ‘the big thing is understanding how the bowling action works. Once students do that, whether they’re 11 or 30, they can adopt those techniques into their action and improve dramatically’[6]. But can those factors really help you hit the 90mph mark? My research suggests not.
“No, there is a limit to a cricketer’s natural ability and very few bowlers possess the innate capability to achieve such high speeds”
It has been shown that there is much that can be done to improve the speed of a bowler’s delivery. However, we cannot leap to the conclusion from this that bowling speeds of 85 to 90mph+ are attainable for any player.
To bowl at such speed, a player must possess a certain degree of natural speed and flexibility. Although both can be improved to a certain extent, physiological limitations such as a player’s height and constitution of fast and slow twitch muscle fibres must be taken into account (it is unlikely to be merely coincidental that the majority of the cricket’s top bowlers stand in excess of six foot tall).
It seems that there is a barrier to just how much can be learnt; as Brett Lee argues ‘bowling fast should come naturally if you are going to do it well’ [7]. And it is not just a question of a player’s capacity to learn. The extent to which teaching is possible and indeed to which it can be effective is also restricted. Consider the disparity of technique amongst the cricket’s top bowlers (side on, front on, occasionally mixed action, round arm (e.g. Lasith Malinga who breaks all the norms); the existence of which suggests that there is no hard and fast method to a fast delivery. Natural intuition and feel must play a part, a point supported again by Lee who states that ‘unfortunately for some, you’re either born with that natural wrist action or you’re not’ [8].
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar in action
Shoaib Akhtar; Fastest bowler in history (Ref: WikiCommons)
Another major barrier to achieving such great speeds has to be the inherent risk of injury. Fast bowlers are consistently identified as being most vulnerable to injury and it isn’t hard to see why. As England bowling coach Troy Cooley notes ‘when the forces are at their peak, there is four times the bodyweight going through the back foot and up to 12 times the bodyweight going through the front foot’[9]. Considering that young bowlers are most likely to be struck down, it’s probable that some careers are ended before they begin, preventing the affected players from achieving their bowling potential.
Even those amongst the elite set of true fast bowlers have seen their playing careers compromised. Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar, record holder for the fastest ball ever delivered (100.2mph) was plagued by injury until his 2011 retirement, playing in only half of the 84 test matches contested by his national side during a 13 year playing career.
It’s the ‘nature vs nurture’ argument which pops up in so many areas of life. To be able to bowl seriously fast – you have just have right genetics and physiology (I’d suggest this contrasts to batting where inherent biomechanical / physiological factors are less powerful determinants).
To Conclude
For the average aspiring fast bowler, setting sights on the illusive 90mph mark is somewhat over ambitious. It could be a fast route to injury and result in a premature end to a fast bowling career (and a move to lower impact spin bowling). Putting aside the necessary physiological and biomechanical attributes required to bowl at speeds exceeding 90mph, reaching this level of proficiency calls for complete dedication to training and a certain degree of good fortune.
In addition, focussing on bowling as fast as possible is a distraction for many young bowlers – line, length and consistency are much more important. However, as Ian Pont teaches so eloquently, there is a lot that can be done to improve and perfect your fast bowling technique to achieve maximum possible delivery speed, whilst maintaining accuracy and consistency.

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When bowling in cricket there are many possible cricket balling tips or hints that can help improve your bowling.
Spin Bowler Bowling
A spin bowler tossing one up...
In spin balling tips, a combination of natural ability, good technique and practice is the recipe for good bowling, whether it is fast, slow or spin.
Here are some tips that will help your bowling and when implemented correctly your bowling speed:
  • The basic grip to hold the ball is to keep the seam vertical and to hold the ball with your index finger and middle finger either side of the seam with the side of your thumb resting on the seam underneath the ball.
  • In your approach/run in, try to stay Smooth, Balanced, Economical, Rhythmical and Consistent and stay relaxed and try not to tense up.
  • During your approach and action, your head position is very important. Make sure that as you approach the wicket you are running at a steady, consistent speed, and increase strides. Aim to keep your head as steady and level as possible, looking towards your target.
  • Pull your front arm down and through the target area, making sure you complete the delivery with a full follow through.
  • Try to keep everything in the same direction, towards your target, keep your hips and shoulders parallel/in-line, and follow through the delivery in the direction where you intend the ball to go
  • As a bowler it is very important to stay in great shape, as you’ll enjoy the game more and perform better in the latter stages if you have good stamina. So incorporating some light weight sessions in to your training is important.
  • Aim to try and run 3 times a week to keep your cardiovascular system in top condition and to improve your stamina. South African fast bowler Makhaya Ntini, is well know for running 10Km every morning, even on match days!
But make sure you consult your coach/doctor/gym instructor before starting any sessions.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

fixing ipl

fixing ipl  Actor Vindoo Dara Singh, son of wrestler Dara Singh, has been arrested for fixing ipl by the Mumbai Police for his alleged links with bookies accused of spot-fixing in the IPL's on-going edition.
Here are the latest developments in the story:
  1. Vindoo Dara Singh is being interrogated by the police. Sources say he was named in the scam by Ramesh Vyas, one of the alleged bookies arrested by the Mumbai Police last week.
  2. Ramesh Vyas reportedly has links with Sunil Dubai, an alleged mediator between bookies in India and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's brother Anees Ibrahim. Police believe he is a "prized catch."
  3. Vyas has reportedly told his interrogators that Vindoo Dara Singh was friends with several influential bookies and allegedly facilitated them. Vindoo will soon be produced in a court where the police will seek his custody. Mumbai Police reportedly has taped telephonic conversations as evidence against him.
  4. So far, 19 people have been arrested from different cities in the massive spot-fixing scandal. Prominent among them are S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. All three Rajasthan Royals players have been suspended by the franchise pending inquiry. They were produced in a court in Delhi today.
  5. The Delhi Police reportedly wants extension of the players' custody. Sources say it needs more time to interrogate the players as it wants to confront them with the bookies who have been recently apprehended.
  6. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court today dismissed a petition seeking a stay on the remaining four matches of the Indian Premier League, but asked India's cricket board to ensure that "cricket should remain a gentleman's game".
  7. Slamming the BCCI, the court said, "Definitely there is some kind of irregularity. But the biggest problem is the lackadaisical attitude of the BCCI. It should stop. There has to be some scientific dispassionate and impartial approach to solve these problems." (What the court said)
  8. Earlier in the day, the police arrested Baburao Yadav, a former Ranji player. He is accused of introducing an alleged bookie, who has now been arrested, to Ajit Chandila. (Read)
  9. Sreesanth, Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were interrogated for the fifth straight day by the Delhi Police yesterday. They were questioned together for the first time on Sunday. Sources say all three have confessed to their crime, but blamed each other for dragging them into spot-fixing.
  10. IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals has suspended the contracts of the three players pending inquiry. It has also filed an FIR against its three arrested players for violating their contract. The chairman of the franchise, Ranjit Barthakur, met a special cell team in Delhi today.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

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NEW DELHI – 6 ipl Indian police said Thursday they had arrested three cricketers including Test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, after they allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars for spot-fixing.
India's Shanthakumaran Sreesanth bowls a delivery during the training session in Bangalore, on February 23, 2011. Indian police say they have arrested three cricketers including Sreesanth, after they allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars for spot-fixing. © AFP/File Prakash Singh
6 ipl India’s Shanthakumaran Sreesanth bowls a delivery during the training session in Bangalore, on February 23, 2011. Indian police say they have arrested three cricketers including Sreesanth, after they allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars for spot-fixing.
© AFP/File Prakash Singh
6 ipl Eleven bookmakers were also arrested in connection with the inquiry, said Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar, as he gave details of three games in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) at the centre of the corruption probe. Kumar told a news conference that more bookmakers were expected to be arrested as part of the inquiry which has already seen the accused players suspended by the Indian cricket authorities.
Spot-fixing is an illegal activity where a specific part of a game, but not the outcome, is fixed.
Sreesanth, who has played 27 Tests for India, is alleged to have been paid four million rupees (about $75,000) to give away around 14 runs in an over while playing for the Rajasthan Royals against the Kings XI Punjab on May 9.
His teammate Ankeet Chavan had also allegedly agreed to give away the same number of runs in a match on Wednesday night against the Mumbai Indians in exchange for six million rupees ($110,000), police said.
A third player, Ajit Chandila, was believed to have been paid two million rupees ($36,000), for giving away a set number of runs in a match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Pune Warriors, police said.
“This much money has exchanged hands. This money was given to them by the bookies,” Kumar told a press conference.
“The modus operandi included asking the bowlers to give pre-decided signals with the help of their accessories like watches, wrist bands, neck chains and towels.
Indian demonstrators set fire to posters of Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other Twenty20 cricketers during a protest in Bangalore, on May 16, 2013. Indian police say they have arrested three cricketers including Sreesanth, after they allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars for spot-fixing. © AFP Manjunath Kiran
Indian demonstrators set fire to posters of Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other Twenty20 cricketers during a protest in Bangalore, on May 16, 2013. Indian police say they have arrested three cricketers including Sreesanth, after they allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars for spot-fixing.
© AFP Manjunath Kiran
“The bowlers were asked to concede at least a given number of runs in a pre-determined and mutually decided over. After receiving the signal from the bowler, the bookies would bet heavily and make huge profits.” Kumar said the fixing was organised by members of the Mumbai mafia, adding that the overall mastermind was “sitting abroad”.
“There is definite proof that the underworld is involved but it would be wrong to take names. There is no concrete evidence on the basis of which I can name any member of the underworld,” he said.
Sreesanth, 30, and his two teammates, who have yet to play for India, were arrested by Delhi police in Mumbai after Wednesday night’s match and were brought to the national capital for questioning, Kumar said.
On Thursday evening, the players were produced before a Delhi court by police.
“The cricketers and others arrested in the case will be in police custody for the next five days,” a senior law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity.
Angry fans burnt posters of the players during a protest in the southern city of Bangalore.
The Rajasthan Royals said they would co-operate fully with police in the investigation.
“We are completely taken by surprise… we will fully co-operate with the authorities to ensure a thorough investigation,” said a statement.
“The management at Rajasthan Royals has a zero-tolerance approach to anything that is against the spirit of the game.”
Sreesanth, whose last Test match was against England two years ago, is no stranger to controversy, and was famously slapped by his teammate Harbhajan Singh during an IPL match in 2008.
Indian demonstrators hold posters and shout slogans against Shanthakumaran Sreesanth during a protest in Bangalore, on May 16, 2013. Indian police say they have arrested three cricketers including Sreesanth, after they allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars for spot-fixing. © AFP Manjunath Kiran
Indian demonstrators hold posters and shout slogans against Shanthakumaran Sreesanth during a protest in Bangalore, on May 16, 2013. Indian police say they have arrested three cricketers including Sreesanth, after they allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars for spot-fixing.
© AFP Manjunath Kiran
Sports Minister Jitendra Singh described the arrests as “unfortunate” and called on the authorities to take strict action against the players if they are found guilty. A mechanism must be put in place “to prevent such unethical activities and ensure clean sports in the country”, he said.
Spot-fixing hit the headlines when three Pakistani players were banned for contriving no-balls in return for money in a 2010 Test in England.
Former captain Salman Butt got a 10-year ban, with five years suspended, and Mohammad Asif was barred for seven years, with two suspended. Mohammad Aamer was banned for five years — the minimum punishment under the International Cricket Council code.
All three, along with their agent Mazhar Majeed, were also jailed by an English court in 2011 for spot-fixing. The three players were released last year.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

pakistan players are focusing on batting and fitness for champions trophy

Karachi: Pakistan”s cricketers are reportedly focussing on improving their fitness and batting skills at a training camp in Abbottabad in the run-up to the ICC Champions Trophy tournament that is to be played in England in June. According to The Nation, Abbottabad being at an altitude of 1260 metres has an appropriate weather, resembling England’s weather conditions, doubly beneficial for the players to participate in practice matches and prepare for the Champions Trophy in England.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said that the players got sufficient time during the camp to prepare themselves for the playing conditions in England, adding that the cooler weather enabled the team to play without getting distracted and the pitches too allowed the batsmen to make some movements.
However, Misbah maintains that the players must concentrate on their fitness levels, as good fielding requires high fitness levels and the players yet need to improve on their fitness to build themselves for international cricket., T-20 and one-day matches.
The report said that test run-scorer Javed Miandad helped the batsmen focus on their batting skills while the experienced former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram coached the bowlers on swinging and seam movement that are more a part of the English cricket. Pakistan”s coach Dav Whatmore believes the team has a lot of potential for winning the Champions Trophy and they only need to improve on certain areas to be a series winner, for which the ‘skill camp’ has given an ample opportunity.

smith is injured and out of champions trophy 2013

CAPE TOWN :  South African Test captain Graeme Smith will miss the ICC Champions Trophy in England in June because of an ankle injury, Cricket South Africa announced Thursday.
A replacement has yet to be named.
Smith will return to South Africa after scans in London Wednesday revealed a stress fracture to his left ankle. Smith will also miss the rest of the season with English county Surrey, who had appointed him captain.
Proteas team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: “Graeme has been troubled by left ankle pain over the last few months and despite extensive treatment and physiotherapy, it has recently deteriorated significantly while playing for Surrey.
“He underwent a rescan of his left ankle in London on Wednesday and it was determined that since his last scan the condition has progressed to a stress fracture.
“Surgery will be required and he has been advised to follow a rest-and-rehabilitation programme over the next four to six months.”
Smith captained South Africa in 149 one-day internationals before relinquishing the one-day captaincy to AB de Villiers two years ago.
In a statement, Cricket South Africa quoted Smith as saying: “It’s a big blow for me personally to be missing out on the Champions Trophy next month.
“The ODI squad is creating something special and I was looking forward to being part of that family.
“I will no doubt be supporting from my living room and I know the players, under AB’s leadership will be giving all that they can during the tournament.”
Smith is the second experienced South African player to be missing from the Champions Trophy following the decision of all-rounder Jacques Kallis to make himself unavailable for personal reasons.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

pakistan opener imran farhat eyeing to be permanent in pakistan cricket team

Karachi: Pakistan’s opening batsman Imran Farhat has expressed his strong intent to cement a permanent place in the national team.
A not-so-regular national player Farhat has only 53 one-day-internationals (ODIs) to his credit in a span of 12 years, the Nation reports.
The left-handed batsman stated that he has been playing domestic cricket during his absence from the national team, which has in turn helped him be in form.
Farhat further said that he gets to play international cricket as a reward against his performances in the domestic cricket, adding that his run-scoring capabilities have won him a place in the team.
After scoring a triple-century in domestic cricket earlier this year, Farhat was recalled to the Test squad for the South Africa tour and his success at the ODIs have cemented him a spot in the top three, for which the batsman said he is ready and confident

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MISBAH SAID RECENT TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA WILL HELP IN CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2013

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan :  Pakistan’s tough tour of South Africa has put them in the right mindset for the Champions Trophy, captain Misbah-ul-Haq said Wednesday after a training camp aimed at attuning the team to English conditions.
Pakistan were thrashed 3-0 in Tests in South Africa, their batsmen unable to cope with the hosts’ blistering pace attack, but fought back in March’s one-day series to lose 3-2.
Misbah said the experience had toughened his side up as they head to England for next month’s eight-team Champions Trophy, where they face the West Indies, India and South Africa in the group stages.
“We have some good teams in our group, but the way we have played in South Africa, we have played some tough cricket in tough conditions and mentally the boys will get benefit from it,” Misbah said.
“Your mental level gets improved when you play tough series like in South Africa and you get ready to face difficulties and I think our performance will be good.”
His charges spent a week training in the hill town of Abbottabad, north of Islamabad, to gear up for the competition in conditions close to what they will face in England.
Pakistan’s leading all-time Test run-scorer Javed Miandad helped the batsmen while Wasim Akram drew on his years of playing for Lancashire to coach the bowlers on how to use English conditions, where there is more swing and seam movement than in the subcontinent.
Holders Australia, England, Sri Lanka and New Zealand are in the other pool for the tournament, which starts on June 6.
Misbah agreed Pakistan would miss experienced batsman Younis Khan and dashing allrounder Shahid Afridi — both dropped because of lack of form.
“It’s difficult when you play without your senior players but sometimes you have to take such decisions, as of now we have to focus on what resources we have in the team,” he said.
“I think we have lot of match-winners in the team.”
Coach Dav Whatmore said the team had their sights set on lifting the trophy at Edgbaston in Birmingham on June 23.
“This team has got the ability, if we play to our potential we can put pressure on any team so that’s our goal, our goal is obviously to win it,” he said.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Mumbai rode on their best opening stand of the season - 93 runs -- provided by Sachin Tendulkar (48) and Dwayne Smith (47) and a quick-fire unbeaten 34 by Dinesh Karthik to rattle up 170 for six at the Wankhede Stadium.

The hosts then bowled out the visitors for 105 in 18.2 overs to emerge convincing winners and shoot to the second position on the league table with 16 points behind leaders Chennai Super Kings (18), whom they had beaten comprehensively on Sunday.

Only Manvinder Bisla (17) and Jacques Kallis (24) got the starts for the Knight Riders without flourishing fully among the top five batsmen after the dismissal of captain Gautam Gambhir for a duck.

Spinners Harbhajan Singh (3) and Pragyan Ojha (2) were the main wicket takers along with Mitchell Johnson (2) and Lasith Malinga (2) while Abu Nechim Ahmed too got a wicket.

It was Mumbai`s sixth straight home win of the season and 8th overall.

The comprehensive defeat, their tenth in 12 games against Mumbai in the tournament`s history, was also the Kinght Riders` 8th loss of the season and they are virtually out of contention for a berth in the four-team play-offs.

Knight Riders began the stiff run-chase disastrously when they lost their captain Gautam Gambhir for a second-ball duck in the first over from Mitchell Johnson.

Bisla and Kallis took the score to 38 at the end of the sixth over of power play, but then the former dropped on 0 was stumped while trying to give a charge to left-arm spinner Ojha who also removed Yusuf Pathan cheaply.

And when Kallis was out to Harbhajan for 24, it left the Knight Riders in a very difficult position at 58 for 4 just at the half way stage of their innings.

In-form batsman Eoin Morgan also fell cheaply in the 13th over to virtually end their hopes.

Harbhajan later dismissed Debabrata Das and Rajat Bhatia to finish with fine figures of 3 for 27.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians got off to their best start but then lost their way before finishing with a good flourish to post a challenging score.

Sachin Tendulkar used the field restrictions in the initial overs in his attractive 28-ball innings before he and Smith departed in quick succession.

Thereafter only Dinesh Karthik, who smacked 34 in 18 balls with 2 sixes and 3 fours, prospered while Mumbai lost wickets at regular intervals before adding 26 runs.

Tendulkar struck Ryan McLaren for five fours in the 4th over which included drives to the off and two successive pull shots, after he had spanked the same bowler for successive straight-driven boundaries in his first over.

But Smith struggled to put bat to the ball against L Balaji who started off with a maiden over to the West Indian in his excellent first spell of 3 overs for 7 runs.

The stand was nipped by Bhatia coming on for Jacques Kallis who deceived and clean bowled Tendulkar with a slower ball when he was well posed to score his first half century of the tournament. The batsman tried to paddle sweep and missed.

In the next over, his opening partner Smith too departed, caught at long on off Abdulla, to bring together captain Rohit Sharma (16) and Karthik.

The third wicket duo added 31 runs before the hosts lost four wickets for the addition of 14 runs before Karthik and Mitchell Johnson (10 not out) added 26 runs in the last nine balls.

Mclaren picked up two wickets in one over but was smashed around for 60 runs while the Knight Riders` best bowler Balaji was not given his full quota in a strange decision by captain Gambhir.

Vettori, Jayawardena and Sangakkara are going to play their sixth icc champoins trophy in june 2013

Dubai: New Zealand”s Daniel Vettori and Sri Lanka”s Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara are set to join an exclusive club of cricketers to play in six ICC Champions Trophy tournaments after they were named in their respective squads for the elite event to be staged in England and Wales from 6-23 June.
In addition to New Zealand and Sri Lanka, the six other countries have also confirmed their best cricketers in their final line-ups for one of the most prestigious nation versus nation cricket tournaments in which 15 matches will be played over 18 days with no team in a position to lose more than one match.
Vettori played in the 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2009 editions while the Sri Lanka pair has featured in five consecutive events from 2000.
When the three cricketers will take the field for their first matches in the tournament, they will join the group of Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Rahul Dravid (India), Ricky Ponting (Australia), Mark Boucher and Jacques Kallis (both South Africa) who have played in all the six tournaments from 1998 to 2009.
Vettori, in 14 matches to date, has captured 16 wickets at an average of 28.5, Jayawardena has scored 574 runs at just over 38 and Sangakkara has aggregated 461 runs at 30.73.
If all goes well and according to the plan for Jayawardena and Sangakkara, then on 17 June at The Oval against Australia, the two will achieve another milestone of becoming the most capped players in the history of the ICC Champions Trophy – 21. The two are currently sitting on 18 matches apiece and have Jayasuriya (20) and Dravid (19) firmly within their sights.
Sri Lanka will be led by world’s fourth-ranked all-rounder Angelo Mathews. Apart from Jayawardena and Sangakkara, the 2002 joint-champion have also retained Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara from the side that played in the ICC Champions Trophy 2009 in South Africa.
New Zealand, which won the tournament in Nairobi in 2000, has kept faith in a number of players from the side that reached the final in 2009, including captain Brendon McCullum, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Kyle Mills, Ross Taylor and Vettori.
Mills is the joint-second most successful bowler in the ICC Champions Trophy, having taken 22 wickets in 12 matches at just over 19. He trails Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralidaran by just two wickets.
Australia will aim to complete a hat-trick of titles after it won the event in Mumbai in 2006 and then defended the crown three years later at Centurion.
The four-time world champion will be led by Michael Clarke, who returns to the event after missing out four years ago. The squad also includes Mitchell Johnson, Adam Voges and Shane Watson who played in South Africa in 2009. Clarke, Johnson and Watson were also part of the squad that defeated the West Indies by eight wickets in the final at Brabourne Stadium in 2006.
Watson was named player of the final in 2006 for his contribution of two for 11 and 57 not out and three years later in 2009 won the player of the tournament award after aggregating 265 runs at an average of 88.33 and claiming six wickets at 25.16.
World champion India will defend its status as the number-one ranked ODI side in the world at the ICC Champions Trophy. While it will be captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, it includes Ravichandran Ashwin, Virat Kohli, and Suresh Raina who were members of the side that won the ICC Cricket World Cup final at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai just over two years ago.
From the side that played in the ICC Champions Trophy 2009, India has retained Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Kohli, Amit Mishra, Raina and Ishant Sharma.
Dhoni’s side, besides attempting to retain its top ranking, will also try to match Australia’s feat of holding both 50-over titles at the same time. Australia has achieved this rare distinction twice – 2006 and 2009.
Host England has named a very balanced side for the event it last hosted in 2004.
James Anderson, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Eoin Morgan and Graeme Swann have been retained from the squad that reached the semi-final in 2009, while in Alastair Cook, England has a captain who has not only inspired his side to second position on the Reliance ICC ODI Championship table, but he also occupies eighth position on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen through his consistent performances with the willow.
Jonathan Trott, however, is the highest-ranked England batsman in fifth position while Ian Bell, who in the only current England player to play in the 2006 tournament, is in 24th position.
Steven Finn is England’s highest-ranked bowler in third position and James Tredwell is inside the top 50 in 46th spot.
Other than England, Pakistan is the only side in this strong field of eight sides not to have won the ICC Champions Trophy.
The Pakistan side includes Abdur Rehman, Mohamamd Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Imran Farhat and Shoaib Malik who played in the 2006 tournament in India. Of these players only Kamran and Shoaib managed to retain their places in the side for the 2009 tournament in South Africa. Apart from Kamran and Shoaib, other survivors from the 2009 tournament are captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Saeed Ajmal.
Spin duo of Saeed and Hafeez feature inside the top four in the bowlers’ rankings while in the batting table, Misbah sits in 18th position, Hafeez occupies 36th spot and Nasir Jamshed, who hit back-to-back centuries against India in 2012, holds 40th spot.
South Africa has named seven players from the side that played in its backyard four years ago. They are captain AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Robin Peterson, Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn and Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
De Villiers shares the top batting slot with teammate Amla, while Steyn and Morkel share ninth spot in the bowlers’ rankings.
South Africa’s only ICC title has been in this tournament (then called ICC Knock-Out) when it defeated the West Indies by four wickets in the final in Dhaka in 1998.
The West Indies will be skippered by Dwayne Bravo and includes of a number of players who featured in the side’s successes at the ICC Champions Trophy 2004 and the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012.
Bravo, as well as Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Darren Sammy were members of the 2004 squad. Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Gayle, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Smith, besides Bravo, were instrumental in helping the West Indies win its first ICC title since 2004 when it defeated host Sri Lanka in Colombo in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2012.
Gayle is the leading run-getter in the ICC Champions Trophy, having scored 695 runs in 14 matches at an average of 57.91. The Jamaican has al

first time saudia arab allowed sports for girls in private in schools

Washington: Saudi Arabia has allowed girls to practice sports in private schools for the first time. An education ministry announced in the nation”s official press agency that the new regulations for physical education required girls to ‘dress modestly’. It said that there should be appropriate equipment and facilities in schools for the training, and female Saudi teachers should supervise these activities.
According to CNN, Education Ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Dakhini told SPA that the decision stems from the teachings of their religion, which allowed women to practice such activities in accordance with sharia. This is the first official government sanction of women”s sports in schools, as Saudi Arabia has been taking steps to reform its view on women and sports.

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saeed ajmal | sahid ajmal | saeed ajmal in champons trophy | saeed ajmal to target chris gayle in champions trophy 2013 june

ohannesburg: Pakistani off spinner Saeed Ajmal has said that he will be targeting West Indies star Chris Gayle when the two sides meet in the Champions Trophy next month.As saeed ajmal is leading wicket taker.

Pakistan is currently featuring in a tune-up camp in Abbottabad hoping to match conditions in England where the eight-nation Trophy will be played from June 6-23, Sport24 reports. Stating that the match will be an encounter between the ”swashbuckler” Gayle and Pakistani bowlers, Ajmal, who will secure Pakistan”s spin department in the tournament, said that he hopes to restrain the Jamaican, who is in a great form in the ongoing Indian Premier League, having smashed a world record 175 not out.
According to Ajmal, they are practicing and finding out methods to rein in Gayle by watching videos of him batting, adding Gayle has been playing in a laudable manner. Stating that he hopes to perform in the unfamiliar English conditions, Ajmal, who has the second best record of wickets in Twenty20 cricket behind countryman Umar Gul, said that he has to work hard and bowl well to combat the hard hits of the opposing batsmen.
Ajmal further said that Pakistan will miss injured paceman Umar Gul and leg-spinner Shahid Afridi, who has been left out of the squad, although he added that the team is balanced and have good bowlers in Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan and Abdul Rehman.
Pakistan will also face South Africa on June 10 and arch-rivals India on June 15 – both at Birmingham. Defending champions Australia, England, Sri Lanka and New Zealand feature in group A. Top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals, the report added.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

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cricket batting tips of  t20 specially

by Faf Du Plessis



1.Intensity, Intensity, Intensity. Go to the wicket with the positive attitude of taking control of the game.

2. Have two strike rotation areas where you can get off strike and get down the non strikers end.

3. Get off strike as much as possible in your first 10 balls to keep the scoreboard moving and get yourself in.

4. Don't let the bowler settle into an area, move around so he has to question his game plan and how he varies the deliveries in his over.

5. Structure your innings into low, medium and high risk batting and know at what time you need to move up and down.
E.g. when you first come in you play low risk, as your innings progresses you move to medium risk and when you're attacking the death overs at the end of the innings you move to high risk.

6. Responsibility - when you're in control of your game and the innings, keep control. Its always easier for the in-batsman to control the tempo of the innings than for a new batter coming in.

7. Partnerships win games.

8. Know your boundary options - when and where you are going to attack them. You need more than one.

9. Having wickets in hand allows you to post big totals.

10. Attack the power play with calculated risks.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

javed miandad is not satisfied with woodhill's selection as batting coach pakistan cricket team | Miandad ”dissatisfied” by Woodhill`s appointment as Pak batting coach

Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has expressed his dissatisfaction at the appointment of Trent Woodhill as the national team”s batting coach, terming it a mistake on the part of those who recommended the Australian.
The appointment of Woodhill, who is currently associated with the Indian Premier League”s outfit Delhi Daredevils, drew heavy criticism from former Pakistan cricketers and Miandad, a serving director general of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), showed no difference of opinion, the Express Tribune reports.
Miandad, who has been working with the team”s batsmen in the training camp at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, said that although it is not his job to comment on Woodhill”s appointment, however, he said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should have recommended a capable person.
The report said that the PCB coach-hunt committee, led by Intikhab Alam, preferred the Australian to the legendary Zaheer Abbas and Inzamamul Haq on the basis of his qualification as a certified coach.
Meanwhile, Miandad said that he has come to the camp to offer help to any struggling batsmen, even though all the batsmen are trained and professional, adding that he has worked with the team in different training camps in the past with successful results.
Advising the team not to be nervous about the eight-nation tournament, Miandad said that the team needs to view the tournament as a regular routine like they did in the past World Cup and play there without any mental pressures.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

mumbai indians score | ipl mumbai | kings xi | ipl matches 2013 | IPL 6: Sharma leads Mumbai Indians to close win against KXIP

Sharma continued with his rich form in the tournament, plundering 79 off 39 balls in Mumbai’s 174 for three. The strong looking bowling line-up then did enough to limit Punjab to 170 all out as the match was decided on the final ball. David Miller’s 56 went in vain while Harbhajan Singh (3/14) was the stand out bowler for Mumbai.
Punjab kept on with the asking rate in the first 10 overs but loss of five wickets for 79 hurt them bad. The rebuilding job was now with Miller and Azhar Mahmood. But Harbhajan removed the former Pakistan all-rounder and Gurkeerat Singh in the same over to further dent visitors’ hopes, leaving them at 111 for seven in 14 overs.
The South African played a blinder to keep his team in the hunt till the end but his dismissal in the 18th over tilted the match towards Mumbai.
The game still went into the final over with Punjab needing 17 off it. Dhawal Kulkarni kept his nerves to restrict Praveen Kumar, whose 24-run cameo kept the home crowd on the edge of their seats.
The win pushed Mumbai to fourth spot in the points table with six wins from nine games. Punjab are sixth in the standings having lost five of their nine matches.
Earlier, Sharma led from the front to propel Mumbai beyond 170, a total which seemed improbable when they were 88 for three in the 13th over.
Dwayne Smith (33) scored runs at the top and when he was caught in the deep off Piyush Chawla, Sharma took centrestage.
Such was his dominance of the Punjab bowlers, the destructive Kieron Pollard at the other end was forced to play second fiddle. Sharma scored 63 of their 88-run stand as 72 runs coming off the last five overs.
The most lucrative over of the innings was the last one when Sharma clobbered Punjab’s stand-in skipper David Hussey for three sixes and two fours. Sharma’s sublime effort was his fourth 50 plus score in the competition. Pollard remained unbeaten on 20

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