Saturday, July 6, 2013

Kashmir's Rasool makes India's cricket squad

Parvez Rasool on Friday became the first Kashmiri cricketer to be selected for India after he was named for a limited-overs series against Zimbabwe later this month.

The 24-year-old off-spinner and a useful lower order batsman was picked in a new-look 15-man squad for five one-day internationals in Zimbabwe from July 24 to August 3.

Rasool, who hails from Bij Behara town in Indian Kashmir's Anantnag district, rose to fame in February when he grabbed 7-45 against the touring Australians in a warm-up match in Chennai ahead of the Test series.

Former India spinner Bishan Bedi, who coached the Jammu and Kashmir first-class team, rated Rasool highly. "He is an orthodox off-spinner, is a brilliant all-round cricketer and a very good athlete," said Bedi.

Virat Kohli will lead the side in place of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was rested after suffering a hamstring injury in the first match of the ongoing tri-series in the West Indies.

The World Cup holders will be without seven players who were part of the recent Champions Trophy-winning campaign in the United Kingdom.

India's squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Parvez Rasool, Mohammad Shami, Vinay Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohit Sharma.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Patient Cook strengthens England

Alastair Cook made a patient century give England the edge on the first day of the first Test match against South Africa at the Oval on Thursday.

Cook made 114 not out as England overcomes the loss of Captain Andrew Strauss before reach 267 for three at the end.

Cook shared a second wicket partnership of 170-run with Jonathan Trott (71) and a third-wicket stand with 81-run Kevin Pietersen, who made 42.

Cook and Trott came together without a run on the Board after Strauss was leg before wicket to Morne Morkel off the fourth ball of the match.

But Cook and Trott were largely desia on a dry tone, easy-paced as they rebuilt the innings of England with sensible batting, just playing the ball when needed or when they might pick off loose deliveries.

South Africa highly rated pace attack was neutralized by the solid batting and a dry tone, easy to beat.

With the number one ranking in Test cricket at the stake, it had been expected that the series would be a battle between two exceptional pace attack but the South Africans were forced to settle for most of the day.

Tourists used spin bowlers for 21 of 90 overs sent down.

The left-handed Cook showed impeccable shot selection as he reached his 20th Test century off 222 balls with 11 fours, four and a top-edged hook for six off Dale Steyn.

By the end he had faced another 61 deliveries without adding another limit.

Trott 162 balls and hit nine fours, scoring a high percentage of his runs on the leg side, before he was caught behind when he edged a drive against Morkel, not always fully forward a ball after obtaining a bouncer from Morkel.

Pietersen threatened to play a dominant innings until he gloved a hook shot against Jacques Kallis three balls before the second new ball was due.

There is a second catch to AB de Villiers, who took over as the best active wicketkeeper after the withdrawal applied to injury by Mark Boucher.

Strauss's dismissal justified the decision by South Africa to give the new ball to Steyn Morkel instead. It was the seventh time in nine games that Strauss had fallen to the tall fast bowler.

With Morkel bowling around the wicket to the left-handed, Strauss was trapped on the crease to a ball angled him. Umpire Steve Davis has turned down an appeal by South Africans, who called for a review which showed that the ball had hit the inside of the leg stump.

Morkel finished the day as the most successful bowler for South Africa, taking two for 18 in 44 overs.

Rain delayed the start by 15 minutes and the spotlight was turned on for 25 minutes after the start as heavy cloud rolled in. But time has eliminated and most of the rest of the game of the day was in sunlight.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

All-round Sri Lanka trump sloppy India

India fell for the second consecutive defeat at the Commonwealth Bank ODI series Down Under as Nuwan Kulasekara celebrates taking the wicket of Sachin effort Tendulkara occasionally seen losing to Sri Lanka by 51 runs in Brisbane. The result means that India must not only win both their remaining games, but will also be dependent on other results to ensure their place in the final best-of-three.

The loss seemed inevitable after India's top three batsmen were back in the hut with only 54 runs on the board while chasing a target of 290 set by Sri Lanka. Two of these wickets went to the man-of-the-match Nuwan Kulasekara who benefited from sticking to the principles of good line and length.

Captain Virender Sehwag was out for a duck to a very poor shot only the second ball of persecution. Tendulkar looked good to begin with, but only flattered to deceive when he cut the ball into his stumps when on 22. Gautam Gambhir, who despite having two scores in the 90s this series to open the batting, was dropped to number three and again looked in shape before he guided a ball Kulasekera to Thisara Perera in the gully.

Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina did stage a comeback and stitched a 92-run partnership that was helped by a recovery of surface Lanka. Raina has a lucky let off when four as Dilshan failed to hold the off chance Angelo Mathews. Virat Kohli had two escapes itself both Dinesh Chandimal complimentary deep mid-wicket. First 14 Thisara Perera off and then at 32 Lasith Malinga off.

The implementation rate was desired, however, constantly crawling toward the north. Raina departed for 32 after receiving a tip off Maharoof, Kohli and when followed by a 66 overs later, was written on the wall.

Irfan Pathan threw his bat around a Quickfire 47 in a final attempt of some heroism, but a win was not in the cards. The rest of the batting folded easily and India were bowled out for 238 with 29 balls to spare.

Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat. Suspension of a match Dhoni for India's poor rate against Australia on Virender Sehwag was meant for India ahead of Parthiv and have a look at goalkeeper. Ashwin came back to the XI, while Rohit Sharma and Zaheer were 'rested'.

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan put in a position of opening 95-run island that gave the nation a solid start and configure the rest of the innings. The pair brought the first 50 races in just 45 deliveries, but the slower rate of implementation thereafter. The Indian pace bowlers were guilty of throwing a ball too short in the early rounds, but then found a better length.

Jayawardene was the first man to go when at 45, he pulled a short ball from Irfan Pathan who was incredibly held on to Sehwag for a dip in the short mid-wicket. India followed with two quick wickets - Ashwin induce a slight advantage of a set Dilshan when he was 51.

Kumar Sangakkara was the man next to be fired as Umesh Yadav sent back to just eight. Sri Lanka however forged another partnership with Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne reach the crease. His management position of a ball-71 had his side to 195 before stumps Chandimal were supplanted by Pathan.

Departure Chandimal not hurt Lanka. Angelo Mathews was quickly into action and started to violence against Indian attack. Mathews scored 49 off just 37 deliveries and co-author of an outbreak in late Thirimanne before the latter was in the penultimate over. The last 10 overs brought 91 runs Sri Lanka and gave India a target of 290 to chase.

The game did see its share of drama, when the gunner Thirimanne (who did eventurally 62) was caught backing up too far, while the non-striker's end. The player - R Ashwin saw it before your own back foot fell and cut the handles off to 'Mankad' Thirimanne. The middle order batsman was out, and technically should have been back in the pavilion, but a brief discussion between the field umpires, Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar requested a postponement.

With the victory, Sri Lanka moved into second place in the tri-series and now with 11 points, three behind Australia and ahead of India.

There's no rift in the Indian team, says BCCI

Amid intense speculation of a regulatory mellom India captain MS Dhoni and his deputy Virender Sehwag, the BCCI said that there is nothing about være optaget. BCCI president N Srinivasan called OGSA reports alluding til regulation as "exaggerated."

Srinivasan said that there is no provision in the team, adding han har marked with the team manager of media in Australia. "You have no knowledge of it. I do not think there eventuelle regulation on the team. Optaget være There is nothing about" customs Srinivasan reporter after a meeting of the IPL Governing Council in New Delhi.

BCCI vice president Rajiv Shukla said Sehwag hate er misunderstood and added regulation alleged was speculation by the media. "Sehwag er misunderstood. That's what kom two sub-states. There is no provision in the team. It's just a speculation of the media. I do not think there is a problem eventuelle. BCCI is in constant contact with the team" Shukla said.

Speaking about the rotation policy, Shukla said that the playing XI in the business ongoing Commonwealth Bank Series besluttet ice by the manager, captain and coach.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Whatmore to take charge of Pakistan - PCB source

Australian Dav Whatmore will replace interim coach of Pakistan team Mohsin Khan after their one-day series against England ends this month, a Pakistan Cricket Board source (PCB) told Reuters on Sunday.

The source said he would take care Whatmore as coach for the Asian Cup tournament in Bangladesh next month.

"It was decided to release Mohsin its training mission after the England series and Whatmore was chosen as the man to steer our team over the next two years," said the source.

Whatmore, 57, coached the Sri Lanka side that won the World Cup 1996.

He coached Bangladesh from 2003 to 2007, leading them to their first Test win in early 2005 against Zimbabwe and also led to the super eight stage of World Cup 2007, where they defeated India and South Africa

"He will be our coach for the Asian Cup. The Council also decided to hire professional English coach Julien Fountain as the coach of the national team on the field," the source added.

Mohsin coached Pakistan in their 3-0 clean sweep of the series of tests against the world's top ranked side by England in UAE this year.

Australia thumps India by 110 runs in Commonwealth tri-series ODI

Australia comprehensively beat India by 110 runs in the seventh one-day international of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series here on Sunday.

Australia won the toss and elected to hit first, managing a total competitive 288 for five in 50 overs. In response India was thrown out for 178.

Michael Hussey, who top scored for Australia with 59, along with Peter Forrest, who also hit a 50 helped Australia set a target of 289 for India.

Irfan Pathan was the choice of the Indian bowlers, claiming three wickets but was on the expensive side, conceding 61 runs in his ten overs.

In-century captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni the medium (56), no Indian batsman looked comfortable against the Australian pace attack, led by Ben Hilfenhaus, who claimed his maiden wicket course of five (5/33) No 50 on the format.

The win sent Australia back on top of the tri-series table on significantly improving their chances of reaching the finals.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Haddin omission lacked clarity - players' chief

Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin understood that he was being rested for a day of duty, after a poor test series against India and selectors could have handled better their omission, according to the Players Association chief Paul Marsh.

Haddin was left out for the first three games of the triangular series against India and Sri Lanka, with chief selector John Inverarity citing the need for the player being "rested" for future international obligations.

But it was forgotten again at a 14-man squad named this week for the next two matches against Sri Lanka on Friday and India on Sunday, provoking accusations from former players and current confused messages from the jury.

His replacement Matt Wade kept his place in the squad after scoring a 16 and, following a match-winning half-century on his one day debut against India in the series debut in Melbourne.

Australian Cricketers Association chief Marsh said Haddin, at least, was aware of where he was.

"He told me he had communicated with him that I wanted to try Matthew Wade," Marsh told Reuters in a telephone interview.

"It seems a lot of talk came from the line 'at rest'.

"From the standpoint of a player, we are convinced that she was treated OK. He could have been handled better from a public perspective."

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh described "enforced rest" Haddin as confusing as the wicketkeeper's team-mate Shane Watson said he felt sorry for him being in "limbo."

Local media have lined up to criticize the newly created board, which replaced the former headed by Andrew Hilditch last year after an evaluation of team performance.

The Argus Review, launched following the humiliating defeat of Australia 3-1 in the Ashes series to England at home last year, criticized the panel prior to selection decisions and confused because he could not make the appropriate succession planning.

Haddin will play a home game Sheffield Shield for New South Wales this week, he struggles to regain his place in the team.

"He has a week that I hope he is not answering these questions over and he can get a very good Sheffield Shield game under your belt to score some runs, take some catches, and a guy comes out this week much happier he is right now, "former Test captain Ricky Ponting told reporters.