Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pakistan vs South Africa Schedule 2013 – UAE Series | pak vs sa uae 2013 | schedule pakistan | schedule south africa | schedule pakistan cricket | schedule south africa cricket

Pakistan vs South Africa Schedule 2013 – UAE Series


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Pakistan vs South Africa Schedule 2013
October 2013 – November 2013
United Arab Emirates
Pakistan and South Africa cricket board have confirmed the tickets for Pakistan vs South AFrica long series which include matches of all format, Starting with the 2 test matches than 5 One Day International matches and last but not the least are two Twenty20 International matches and this series will be played in October – November 2013 this year. Its a home series for Pakistan but the matches will be played in nuetral grounds in UAE and cities are Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai.
Pakistan earlier visited South Africa and got white washed in the test series while they did decent job in the limited over cricket, drawing the T20 series while narrowly lost the ODI series by 3-2 matches in the 5 game series. Pakistan is on the tour of West Indies right now as I am writing this and after that Pakistan are supposed to visit Zimbabwe in next august, while October will see them host South AFrica for the big series. Here is the full match schedule of 2 test matches, 5 ODI’s and 2 T20s.
Pakistan vs South AFrica Schedule 2013:

Oct 14 – Oct 181st Test - Pakistan vs South Africa
Abu Dhabi
Oct 23 – Oct 272nd Test - Pakistan vs South Africa
Dubai
30 October1st ODI - Pakistan vs South Africa
Sharjah
1 November2nd ODI - Pakistan vs South Africa
Dubai
6 November3rd ODI - Pakistan vs South Africa
Abu Dhabi
8 November 4th ODI - Pakistan vs South Africa
Abu Dhabi
11 November5th ODI - Pakistan vs South Africa
Sharjah
13 November1st T20I - South Africa vs Pakistan
Dubai
15 November2nd T20I - South Africa vS Pakistan
Dubai
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Monday, July 22, 2013

english cricketers rankings increased in icc test rankings | england cricketers are getting polished

Dubai :  England players made big gains in the latest Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings, which were released on Monday, a day after Alastair Cook s side won the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord s by 347 runs.
The heroes of England s win – Ian Bell and Joe Root with the bat, and Graeme Swann with the ball – were rewarded for their efforts with jumps in the latest rankings.
Bell, who won the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year Award in 2006, is now in 11th position in the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings for Batsmen, just three ratings points behind New Zealand s Ross Taylor after jumping six spots.  A right-handed batsman, Bell made scores of 109 and 74 in the Lord s Test.
England opener Root, who won the Player of the Match award for his 468-minute knock of 180, has moved up 21 places to 26th position. He is now the sixth England batsman inside the top 30.
Jonny Bairstow is now just outside the top 50 in 53rd spot after rising 12 places after making scores of 67 and 20.
The batting table is still headed by South Africa s Hashim Amla with West Indies  Shivnarine Chanderpaul in second place and AB de Villiers in third position.
Meanwhile, in the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings for Bowlers, James Anderson moved up one place to join Peter Siddle in fifth spot, and both the bowlers now trail fourth-placed Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan by 25 ratings points.
England off-spinner Swann, who ended with a match haul of nine for 122 in the Lord s Test, has gained one place and is now seventh, just five ratings points behind Anderson and Siddle.
For Australia, Ryan Harris was the biggest mover, jumping 13 places to a career-best 15th following his spells of five for 72 and two for 31. Harris also achieved his career-best ratings of 649 in the Lord s Test.
Other bowlers on the move include Tim Bresnan, who rose six places to 29th. England now has five bowlers inside the top 30.
South Africa s Dale Steyn continues to head the bowlers  table with teammate Vernon Philander in second place and Sri Lanka s Rangana Herath in third position.

tags: english cricketers rankings increased in icc test rankings | england cricketers are getting polished 

pak vs wi 4th odi 2013 | pakistan middle order worked again for winning trick | pakistan won 4th odi vs wi 2013 | misbah mohammad hafeez and umar akmal done the trick

GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia – Inclement weather, the Duckworth/Lewis method and a lightning assault by Pakistan’s middle-order batsmen stole the thunder from the West Indies as the visitors snatched the rain-affected fourth one-day international by six wickets.
Pakistan's batsman Mohammad Hafeez cuts on his way to 28 not out during their 4th ODI against West Indies at Beausejour Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, on July 21, 2013. Pakistan won by six wickets on the Duckworth/Lewis method. © AFP Randy Brooks
Pakistan’s batsman Mohammad Hafeez cuts on his way to 28 not out during their 4th ODI against West Indies at Beausejour Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, on July 21, 2013. Pakistan won by six wickets on the Duckworth/Lewis method.
In a match already reduced to 49 overs-per-side and after Marlon Samuels blazed an unbeaten 106 in the home team’s total of 261 for seven, Pakistan were set a revised target of 189 off 31 overs as a second shower of the day interrupted play when they were 68 for two off 17 overs.

Needing a further 121 off 14 overs, half-centuries from Mohammad Hafeez and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq sped the visitors to the target with one over to spare.
“It was like a T20 game when we came back out,” said a delighted Misbah after his key role in Sunday’s victory.
“Mohammad Hafeez and I realised that we just had to play normal cricketing shots and look for the odd boundary. It was a case of not panicking and just staying focussed on the target.”
Following a tie in the third match two days earlier, Pakistan now have an unbeatable 2-1 lead going into the fifth and final match at the same Beausejour Stadium venue on Wednesday.
West Indies seemed a dejected bunch when they took the field after being told by the umpires of the revised target, and Pakistan capitalised, Hafeez and Misbah crashing 54 runs off five overs before home captain Dwayne Bravo tried to get his team back into the match.
Hafeez fell to Kemar Roach for 59, an innings decorated by five fours and two hooked sixes off fast-medium bowler Jason Holder, while Bravo himself accounted for Shahid Afridi who was promoted up the order to accelerate the Pakistani scoring.
However, new batsman Umar Akmal (29 not out) maintained the required scoring tempo and with Misbah showing his remarkable versatility in speeding along to 53 off 43 balls at the other end to keep his team well on course, it was left to Akmal to finish off the match with three consecutive boundaries off the disheartened West Indies captain.
“When we came back on the field after the recalculation, two of our main bowlers (Roach and Sunil Narine) had already bowled five overs so we were virtually without their services at this crucial stage,” said Bravo, who conceded 49 runs off six overs.
Samuels returned to something like his sumptuous best, stroking four sixes and nine fours off 104 balls in a feast of batsmanship in the midday sunshine.
He put on 95 for the fifth wicket with Lendl Simmons, who supported Samuels’ classy assault with a belligerent 46 off 44 balls.
West Indies made two significant decisions before a ball was bowled in replacing hard-hitting Kieron Pollard with Devon Smith and demoting Chris Gayle to number five in the batting order in light of his continuing struggle for runs against the new ball.
He was back in the middle at 63 for two after Smith fell cheaply to Mohammad Irfan and Johnson Charles was trapped leg-before by Wahab Riaz, benefiting from a huge slice of luck almost instantly when put down by Hafeez off Wahab before he had scored.
Although far from his destructive best, Gayle contributed 30 to a 57-run third-wicket stand with Samuels before failing to clear long-on off the bowling of Shahid Afridi.
tags: pak vs wi 4th odi 2013 | pakistan middle order worked again for winning trick | pakistan won 4th odi vs wi 2013 | misbah mohammad hafeez and umar akmal done the trick

Sunday, July 21, 2013

2nd test ashes aus 2 down and england 2 up 2013

LONDON: England thrashed Australia by 347 runs to win the second Test  with more than a day to spare on Sunday as  went 2-0 up in this five-match series.



Only once in Ashes history has a team come from 2-0 down to win when Australia, inspired by , cricket's greatest batsman, did just that to triumph 3-2 on home soil in 1936/37.

And given batting remains this Australia side's Achilles heel, they will do well from this position to stop England retaining the urn.

Australia, set a mammoth 583 for an improbable victory, were dismissed for 235 on the fourth day.

The tourists' last-wicket pair of James Pattinson and Ryan Harris held firm for more than an hour, with England claiming the extra half hour.

But with just three balls left in the day's play, off-spinner Graeme Swann had Pattinson, who had frustrated England with the bat in their 14-run first Test win at Trent Bridge, lbw for 35 to the acclaim of a capacity and sun-drenched crowd.
swann finished with innings figures of four wickets for 78 runs for a match haul of nine for 122.

The scale of Australia's task was clear from the fact that no side have made more to win in the fourth innings of a Test than the West Indies' 418 for seven against Australia at st jhons in 2002/03.

Man-of-the-match Joe Root starred with both bat and ball, making 180 in England's second innings 347 for nine declared before the occasional off-spinner took two wickets shortly before tea to spark an Australia middle-order collapse.

"We've played some good cricket over the last couple of weeks but we've also had to scrap hard after being 30 for three in both of our innings in this match," said England captain Alastair Cook.

Root's hundred was his second in three Tests after his 104 against New Zealand at his Headingley home ground in May.

"I think this is more special than my maiden hundred," said Root.

"To get a hundred against Australia is always something you dream of growing up and to do it at Lord's is very special."

Australia captain Michael Clarke bemoaned his side's latest poor batting effort which saw them shot out for just 128 in their first innings.

"It was not acceptable and against good opposition it's hard to win from that position," said Clarke.

England had resumed Sunday on 333 for five, already a lead of 566, with Root, attacked by now sidelined Australia batsman David Warner in a Birmingham bar in June, hitting the tourists where it hurt.

There was no immediate declaration with Root given the chance to turn his second Test century into 200.

But when he holed out off Harris, to end a 338-ball innings including 18 fours and two sixes spanning nearly eight hours, Cook called a halt.

Australia lost their first wicket Sunday inside seven overs when Shane Watson was lbw to James Anderson to add to his numerous collection of leg-before exits.

And 24 for one soon became 36 for three when Swann struck fifth ball Sunday to bowl Chris Rogers playing no stroke and then had Phil Hughes, another left-hander, lbw.

Not for the first time, Clarke came in with his side in dire straits.

And he should have been out for two only for wicketkeeper Matt Prior to miss the stumping chance off Swann.

Just when it seemed Australia would deny England a wicket in Sunday's second session, Root's dream match continued when he removed both Clarke (51) and Usman Khawaja (54) for one run in 11 balls with the aid of close catches by Cook and Anderson respectively.

Then seamer Tim Bresnan had Steven Smith, off a thin inside edge, well held by Prior off what became the last ball before tea.

Smith challenged the verdict but, in Australia's latest unsuccessful brush with the Decision Review System (DRS), he was given out again.

There was yet more DRS controversy after tea when Ashton Agar was caught behind off Bresnan, with England immediately reviewing South African on-field umpire Marais Erasmus's original not out decision.

The Hot Spot thermal imaging system did not appear to show a nick but third umpire Tony Hill was convinced there was a noise and a clear deflection and a stunned Agar, after talking to Erasmus, eventually walked off.

4th odi pak vs wi westindies scored 261 for 7 wickets courtesy to samuels 106 not out

GROS ISLET: Marlon Samuels hit his fifth one-day hundred, pacing the West Indies to 261 for seven against Pakistan in the fourth ODI at the Beausejour Stadium on Sunday.



Early-morning rain delayed the start of play by over an hour and resulted in the match being reduced to 49 overs-per-side.

Scoreless for 60 of the 106 deliveries he faced in compiling a painstaking 46 in the tied thriller at the same venue on Friday, the experienced right-hander Samuels returned to something like his sumptuous best.

He stroked four sixes and nine fours off 104 balls in finishing on 106 not out to give the West Indies bowlers something to work with in pursuit of a 2-1 series lead ahead of the final match back at the Beausejour on Wednesday.

He put on 95 for the fifth wicket with Lendl Simmons who hit 46 off 44 balls before he played on to Saeed Ajmal.

West Indies made two significant decisions before a ball was bowled in replacing hard-hitting Kieron Pollard with Devon Smith and demotingChris Gayle to number five in the batting order in light of his continuing struggle for runs against the new ball.

He was back in the middle at 63 for two after Smith fell cheaply to Mohammad Irfan andJohnson Charles (32) was trapped leg-before by Wahab Riaz, benefiting from a huge slice of luck almost instantly when put down by Mohammad Hafeez off Wahab before he had scored.

Although far from his destructive best, Gayle contributed 30 to a 57-run third-wicket stand with Samuels before failing to clear long-on off the bowling of Shahid Afridi.

Despite that success, Afridi and Wahab Riaz felt the brunt of the late batting assault, piloted by the determined Samuels, whose celebration on reaching three figures off the penultimate ball of the innings revealed a fierce determination not usually associated with the elegant, almost laid-back Jamaican batsman.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Prior”s Achilles heel injury has England camp worried ahead of second Ashes Test at Lord’s | england cricket | australia cricket | ashes 2013 | ashes test series 2013

London: ashes series  England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has emerged as a concern for the second Ashes Test against Australia, starting at Lord’s on Thursady, after he struggled with a persistent Achilles injury during England”s memorable first Test win at Trent Bridge.
The Mirror reports that the England Cricket Board’s (ECB) top brass had ordered Prior to sit out of a cricketers” association golf event and rest to avoid aggravating the problem.
According to the report, Chris Read, James Foster and Steven Davies are other options, if a specialist wicketkeeper was required.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

McGrath backs `underdogs` Oz to win Ashes | australia cricket | england cricket | ashes series | ashes 2013

London: Former Australian pace bowler Glenn McGrath has said that Australia can defeat England 2-1 and regain the Ashes urn this time, although he admitted that that they are still the underdogs in the iconic series. 

McGrath backs `underdogs` Oz to win Ashes

According to BBC, McGrath``s predictions of Australian whitewashes have become a regular feature of pre-Ashes series build-ups, adding that he was correct in 2006-07, when the Australians regained the Ashes with a 5-0 victory at home. However, the report added, England has won the past two series and are set to open their defence when the first Test begins at Trent Bridge on Wednesday. 

Stating that England is the favourite in this series, McGrath, who played 124 Tests for Australia, however, said that being the underdogs could work in Australia``s favour as they have nothing to lose and will be prepared to fight with all their might, free of the pressures of being favourites, to snatch away the urn. 

McGrath further said that unless there is rain, he believes that there will be a result in every Test and backed Australia to win the series 2-1. Meanwhile, the retired Test cricketer also said that he believed in pace bowler James Pattinson``s urging to sledge new England opener Joe Root, adding that Australia would be right to show aggression towards the Yorkshireman by trying to unsettle him verbally and let him know that he is playing in Test cricket.

The right-armer, who took 563 wickets in 124 Test matches, further said that being an opener facing the new ball, Root might slide back down the order if he gets off to a couple of bad starts. Although McGrath was sympathetic with Pattinson, who holds dual English-Australian nationality and turned down the chance to play for England (external), for what he perceived to be the poor treatment of his brother Darren, who played one Test in 2008, he however, advised him to not let his emotions boil over as he still has to play. 

Praising England fast bowler James Anderson, who in May became only the fourth England player to pass 300 Test wickets, McGrath further said that Anderson is a quality bowler, adding that he always thought that he had the potential to be really good. 

Although McGrath admitted that Anderson had always bowled well in England but struggled overseas, he however, said that he is an exceptional bowler all over the world, adding that the experience and confidence that he brings to the team, makes him the leader of the attack.

south africa to play series with unpredictable pakistan at uae | pakistan cricket | south africa cricket | pak vs sa series in uae

Islamabad: South Africa will reportedly play two Tests in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against Pakistan from October 14, in a tour which will also include five one-day internationals and two Twenty20s. 

Proteas to play against Pak in UAE series

According to the Daily Times, South Africa`s last Test series was at home in February against Pakistan, as their tour to Sri Lanka in July has been adjusted to drop the Tests. 
The report further said that South Africa, who will arrive in the UAE on October 5, will play a three-day practice match against Pakistan to prepare for the first Test in Abu Dhabi, following which the teams will move to Dubai for the second Test on October 23 before getting ready for the ODIs in November. 
The report also said that the first and the fifth ODI will be held in Sharjah while Abu Dhabi also gets two games with Dubai hosting the remaining one-dayer and both T20s. 

Pakistan had flopped during their tour to South Africa earlier this year as the home side won all three Tests and then beat Pakistan 3-2 in the five-match ODI series, although it claimed the two-match T20 series, the report added. 

batsman and bowlers both are resposible for defeat against srilanka said by pollard | tri series wi/sl/ind | tri series westindies

Port of Spain: West Indies stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard has blamed both his bowlers and batsmen alike for the 39-run defeat against Sri Lanka in the crucial rain-affected ODI of the Tri-Nation series here.

After reducing Sri Lanka to 60-3 in 19 overs on Sunday, West Indies allowed the visitors to score 159 in 22 overs last night in the rain-curtailed 41-over-a-side game and Pollard said it was not right on their part.

Pollard blames both bowlers and batters for loss to Sri Lanka

"We undid the work we did yesterday. It wasn`t right on our part. When you set plans, you have to bowl the plans. We were all over the shop. You can`t set fields for bad bowling. If we are honest with ourselves, our bowling was not up to the mark. Thirty-one extras is totally unaccpectable," he said.

Set a revised target of 230, West Indies slumped to 31 for four in 8.4 overs before Darren Bravo and Lendl Simmons tried to lift the innings and Pollard said it was equally bad batting on the part of his team.

"Bravo and Simmons brought us back, but if we are totally honest with ourselves, myself included, we haven`t batted well. We always put ourselves in these situations. As cricketers, we need to find a way out. It should not have come down to this," he said.

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews, who scalped four wickets to help his team restrict West Indies to 190 for nine in 41 overs, was glad that his team could put enough runs on the board on the rain-affected match.
"Very pleased with the boys. They showed a lot of character. Especially on the first day. I thought Sangakkara batted brilliantly, he held the innings together," Mathews said.

"We had a team talk, and we needed to get runs. Especially with D/L, batting first is a disadvantage. It is tough to play around rain delays batting first. We had to get the runs, and I am glad that we got the runs," he added.

Former skipper Kumar Sangakkara, who was adjudged Man of the Match because of his 95-ball 90, said he just had to hang in there as he knew run will come in the end if they had wickets at hand.

"I think the wicket was quite spongy. There was a slow high bounce. It needed patience at the start and slogging at the end. If you hang in there, with the new rules, and the wicket getting better, you can get the runs," he said.
"The real decision is, when the going is tough, are you going to absorb the pressure or are you going to attack? Batting first, you can absorb the pressure and then catch up in the end. If you have wickets in hand, the advantage is with you. On tough wickets like this, being there in the end helps."

Monday, July 8, 2013

pakistan legendry bowler wasim akram is about to marry australian girl thompson

Melbourne: Wasim Akram has got engaged to a former public relations consultant from Melbourne after proposing her on his knee.

The 47-year-old cricketer proposed to Shaniera Thompson, 30, from Brighton, in their lounge room, the Herald Sun reported.


Wasim Akram to marry Australian woman
Thompson, who has converted to Islam, will now call Pakistan her home.

She asserted that it was the romantic moment of her life, as it was so genuine; she further explained that the legendary bowler had asked her about her dream proposal and she had told him that she would like it to be at a private place.

Akram, whose first wife Huma died in 2009, said that he had never thought about a second marriage but is happy to have found love again after meeting Thompson in 2011.

australia will miss legend cricketer hussey in ashes vs england said by veteran cricketer damien martyn

London: Former Australian batsman Damien Martyn has said that the Australian team would miss the services of batsman Mike Hussey, who has retired from all forms of international cricket.

The former batsman thinks that the absence of the Perth left-hander had left a huge gap in the tourists` batting line-up, but the current Ashes series was a great opportunity for some of the rookie batsman to seize their moment.

Martyn says Australia would miss legend Hussey during Ashes
Hussey had averaged 51 in 79 Tests, which put him in the top ten in Australian history and gave him the title of ` Mister Cricket,` the report said.

The Australians have also had to deal with the retirement of Ricky Ponting , exposing a fairly young team that was still maturing.

pakistan women team on new heights | Pak women cricket captain applauds team`s performance | sana mir said new heighs

Islamabad: The captain of the Pakistani women`s cricket team, Sana Mir, has said pakistan women cricket team has reached new heights.

In an interview with PakPassion.net, Mir said that few years ago, they never even managed to get into winning positions against the top teams, but they have now improved to the point that they can set the challenge of managing the pressure situations.


Pak women cricket captain applauds team`s performance
The 27-year-old said that Pakistan Cricket Board has always assigned coaches to the Women`s team.

She added if there is any financial support available for women`s sport in Pakistan, it will be given to women`s cricket.

Asked about the challenges she had to face in her career, Mir replied that the biggest challenge was finding people to play cricket with.

She added that there were no grass-roots girl`s cricket teams. And she usually ended up playing cricket with the boys because very few women were involved in sport.

She said that there are still some issues around such sponsorship and equipment, but things are a lot better than they used to be.


About being appointing as the captain of the team, Mir said it felt wonderful, adding that prior to her appointment as national captain, she was captain of the domestic side for two or three years.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

match fixing news | latest match fixing news | india match fixing | match fixing england | match fixing autralia

Match fixing news in this era is not new thing. match fixing latest news search is also in google. match fixing is more insight in cricket than people think. match fixing news are new trends also. here is another match fixing news by a veteran cricketer and commentator. look at this by

Ian Chappell

ian chappell the cricketer

 

Match fixing in cricket is "much more widespread than what the public thinks", making commentating on some Tests legally difficult, according to the commentator and former Australia cricket captain Ian Chappell.
Chappell told Guardian Australia he believed that match fixing was going on around the world.
He said: "When all the fixing allegations have been going on in the cricket world, the first thing that people say to you in Australia is that 'none of our guys are involved are they?' … I think you're a very game person to say that any team is not involved. It's pretty widespread."
Chappell, who captained an Australia team described as one of the best in history, said that he had altered his cricket commentary in the past in order to compensate for "dodgy" practice.
"I don't want people to look back at me and say, 'Well, he was hot on fixing but he didn't do anything about it.' I've done what I think I have to do with the information that I've been given.
"If ever I go to court to talk about this and the judge … says 'Well, you didn't say anything about it at the time,' I can say to the judge, 'You go back and listen to my commentary there, and if you listen very closely there's an indication there that I wasn't happy with what was going on.'"
Chappell said he believed that the Sydney Test of 2010 when Australia played Pakistan in the second of a three-Test series, could have been fixed. He questioned the now-retired Pakistan captain Mohammed Yosuf's use of tactics.
"Take your pick. That was either very, very bad captaincy or it was dodgy captaincy," he said.
The series, which saw the touring Pakistan side lose all three Tests, as well as every other international fixture on the tour, was the subject of an ICC investigation into match fixing. The investigation was subsequently dropped as no evidence was found to indicate the match had been fixed.
The cricket world has been rocked by allegations of spot fixing and match fixing in recent years. Three members of the Pakistani cricket team were exposed in the British press for accepting bribes to bowl deliberate no-balls in the Lord's Test against England in August 2010. All three were banned by the ICC and given prison sentences in Britain. This year police in India have begun investigating allegations of spot fixing in the Indian Premier League.
In response to Chappell's comments, a spokesman for Cricket Australia said: "Cricket Australia has an anti-corruption and security unit to oversee and maintain the integrity of Australia's domestic competitions.
"As well as monitoring domestic Australian matches, players and officials, the unit administers extensive education programs for all Australian and overseas players and officials involved in Australia's domestic cricket competitions. While we are never complacent, we are confident there are no issues of that nature in Australia and we will continue to do everything necessary to ensure the integrity of Australian cricket."

In a wide-ranging interview with Guardian Australia, Chappell, who was speaking before the sacking of Mickey Arthur, also said he believed the Australian cricket team would lose both 2013 Ashes series: "At this stage I just don't see any way that Australia could beat England."
Chappell said he believed the current system of governance in Australian cricket was not conducive to allowing the current captain to do his job properly. "There's too many people to tell to get stuffed," he said.
He also said the selection process did not give enough weight to younger talent, and that the central contract system employed by Cricket Australia meant Australia's international cricketers were not encouraged to speak their minds.
"If you want to speak out, the problem is you can be looked up as a troublemake," he said. "And if they think you're a troublemaker, the black line goes through your name, and you don't get a contract. So if guys are wanting to retain their contract, one simple way of doing that is not to speak out."

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

squad for india | indian squad | indian squad for icc champions trophy and tri series | squad india | indian squad for west indies

squad for india 

The 15-member Indian squad for india  led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is currently in England for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, squad for india which is scheduled to kick off on 6 June and conclude on 23 June.
India will play two warm-up games on 1 June and 4 June ahead of the opening Champions Trophy match against South Africa on 6 June at Cardiff, Wales.
Played every two years, Champions Trophy is a One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament featuring top eight nations in the ICC ODI Rankings. The countries that will participate this year are Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies.
Here is Complete List and Career Statistics of Indian Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2013:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: He is the captain of the side. The 31-year-old wicket-keeper cum batsman has played 219 ODIs and has scored 7259 runs from 196 innings at an average of 51.85. He has eight centuries and 48 half centuries under his belt.
Shikhar Dhawan: The 27-year-old left-hand batsman has scored 69 runs from five innings at an average of 13.80.
Virat Kohli: He is a right-hand batsman with 98 ODI matches in his kitty. The 24-year-old youngster has scored 4054 runs from 98 matches at an average of 49.43. He has scored 13 centuries and 22 half centuries.
Suresh Raina: He is a 26 year old left-hand batsman with 159 ODI matches under his belt. He has scored 4068 runs from 138 innings at an average of 36.98. He also has scored three centuries and 28 half centuries.
Dinesh Karthik: The 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 1008 runs from 52 matches at an average of 27.24. He has five half centuries to his credit.
Murali Vijay: He is a right-hand batsman. The 29-year-old has scored 196 runs from 11 matches at an average of 17.81.
Rohit Sharma: The 26-year-old right-hand batsman has scored 2065 runs from 83 innings at an average of 30.82. He has scored two centuries and 13 half centuries.
Ravindra Jadeja: He is an allrounder - left-hand batsman and slow left-arm orthodox. The 24-year-old allrounder has scored1028 runs from 46 innings at an average of 30.23 with six half centuries. He has also taken 70 wickets from 62 innings at an economy of 4.78.
Ravichandran Ashwin: He is a right-hand batsman and right-arm offbreak bowler. The 26-year-old allrounder has scored 331 runs from 28 innings at an average of 18.38. He has also taken 70 wickets from 47 innings.
Irfan Pathan: The 28-year-old allrounder has scored 1544 runs from 87 innings at an average of 23.39. He has taken 173 wickets from 118 innings at an economy of 5.26.
Umesh Yadav: The 25-year-old right-arm fast-medium bowler has taken 18 wickets from 17 innings at an economy of 6.26.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: He is a 23 year old right-arm medium bowler. He has taken nine wickets from eight innings at an economy of 4.25.
Ishant Sharma: He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler. The 24-year-old speedster has taken 76 wickets from 54 innings at an economy of 5.57.
Amit Mishra: The 30-year-old right arm leg break spinner has taken 19 wickets from 15 ODI matches played so far.
R Vinay Kumar: He is a 29 year old right-arm medium fast bowler. He has taken 28 wickets from 22 innings at an economy of 5.61.

nz tri series | tri series nz | nz under 19

The New Zealand Under-19 team arrived in Darwin,tri series nz  Australia yesterday and are now in full swing of their preparation for the Tri-Series nz Tournament against the host nation and India.
A squad of 14 have made the trip, with the team set to play seven matches in 19 days. They are scheduled to face Northern Territory in a warm-up game June 27, before playing their first round-robin match of the Tri-Series against Australia three days later.
New Zealand, India and Australia will face each other twice, before the resulting top two sides square-off in a final and third place faces Northern Territory on July 12.
New Zealand will also take on Papua New Guinea in a friendly on July 2.
The tournament is a key part of the side’s preparation for the ICC Under-19 World Cup, which will be held in Dubai early next year. 
Under-19 Tri-Series Squad:
Nick Blundell (Central Districts)
Leo Carter (Canterbury)
Henry Collier (Central Districts)
Cameron Gibbons (Northern Districts)
Shawn Hicks (Auckland)
Alec Hodgson (Otago)
Jack Hunter (Otago)
Kyle Jamieson (Auckland)
Ken McClure (Canterbury)
Graeme Tryon (Central Districts)
Tim Seifert (Northern Districts)
Dane Watson (Auckland)
Kurtley Watson (Northern Districts)
Rakitha Weerasundara (Wellington)