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Adieu to a cracking journey- WC

There are very events in the world which can topple the human heart and mind as easily as this year’s World cup… “First ball of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011..from Shafiul Islam to Virender Sehwag…smashed past extra cover and it’s a boundary…WHAT A BEGINNING !!… 1..2..3.. the cricket world cup has finally kicked off with a blast !! The most awaited and the first blockbuster event of the decade is finally here…Its most welcome anticipation across the globe, especially, in the fourteen participatin gnations of which four were associate nations. Two groups, group A and group B were to form seven teams each. Group A would have Pakistan, Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Canada battling it out. On the other side, Group B would consist of India, South Africa, England, West Indies, Bangladesh, Ireland and Netherlands contesting strongly. Top four teams from each group would qualify for the first stage of knockouts – The Quarter finals. Read the rest of this entry

Indian Players to be sent to SA early

The Board of Control for Cricket in India have decided to send the Indian Cricketers to South Africa for the Test, T20 and ODI series well before the start of the series. This is in an intention so that the players get well to the South African conditions. Read the rest of this entry

What next for India? New Zealand Series

Here is the squad for the Test and One Day series between India and New Zealand. Read the rest of this entry

Silva back, Welegedara, Kandamby left out of tri series

The Sri Lankan Selectors selected the Lankan squad for the tri series involving India and New Zealand starting August 10th in Lanka. Left hand Seamer Chanaka Welegedara and Batsman Thilina Kandamby have been left out for the Series. They are replaced by Pacer Dilhara Fernando and Batsman Chamara Silva. Read the rest of this entry

Sachin rested, Yuvraj back for Tri Series

The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the Indian Squad for the upcoming tri series. Yuvraj Singh has been called back while the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh have been rested.

The Committee headed by Kris Srikkanth, selected the One Day team for the Tri Series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Lanka from 10th August. Read the rest of this entry

Cricket- a poem



Cricket – The Game Of The Lords

To know the taste of nectar on earth,

We had the gentlemen’s game Cricket’s birth,

Which is filled with enjoyment and mirth.

I start off with the diverse team,

Which make the respective supporters beam.

First comes Team no. one,

India jo hai ek solid tuphaan.

Then comes team Pakistan,

T20 cricket mein hai woh sabse mahaan.

When the Sri Lankans step on,

With the wind the opposition is gone.

Then comes Champion Team Australia,

World cup mein inhone saare teams ko haraa diya.

After them, come the royal English,

Opposite them, the teams always perish.

Then come the Proteas to the pitch,

They send the minnows mercilessly into the ditch.

Team New Zealand plays to fire,

And fulfill their nation’s desire.

You’ll never cease to make shor….

Kyunki yeh dil hamesha maange more….

Injured Zaheer out of Test series

As an upset for the Indian Cricket team which is to tour for a Test series in Sri Lanka as Zaheer Khan, the Indian spear heard pacer was ruled out with a shoulder injury.  The tour includes three Tests, followed by a tri-series in Dambulla, also involving New Zealand. Read the rest of this entry

Ross Taylor to Captain Kiwis for Lanka tour

The New Zealand Selectors recently names Ross Taylor as the Captain of the New Zealand team in the absence of Captain Daniel Vettori who is awaiting his second child. Read the rest of this entry

Ryder in T20 World Cup Squad

Rob Nichol is the only new cap for the T20 World Cup Squad for the New Zealanders starting April 30th in West Indies.

Kiwi Player Jesse Ryder too has been included in the team after a long time. He was dropped after the Champions Trophy.

Daryl Tuffey and Niel Broom made way for the uncapped Rob Nichol as they are suffering from injuries.

The Selectors of the New Zealand Team told:-

We think we have some very dynamic batters who can be lethal in this form of the game. Our bowlers are also very effective Twenty20 performers,” he said.

The Black Caps will leave for their Brisbane training camp on April 18 where players such as Jacob Oram and Kyle Mills, who are returning after injury, will be put through their paces in an effort to restore match fitness.

SQUAD:-

Daniel Vettori
Shane Bond
Ian Butler
Martin Guptill
Gareth Hopkins
Brendon McCullum
Nathan McCullum
Kyle Mills
Rob Nicol
Jacob Oram
Aaron Redmond
Jesse Ryder
Tim Southee
Scott Styris
Ross Taylor

ICC World Cup 2011

With less than a year to go for the World Cup, India prepares to host the World Cup in a superb fashion. There are renovations seen in many stadiums. Here are the schedules:-

Date and Time Match Weather
2011
Sat Feb 19 1st match – India v Bangladesh
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
N/A
2011
Sun Feb 20 3rd match – Sri Lanka v Canada
Hambantota International Cricket Stadium
N/A
Sun Feb 20 2nd match – Kenya v New Zealand
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
N/A
Mon Feb 21 4th match – Australia v Zimbabwe
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
N/A
Tue Feb 22 5th match – England v Netherlands
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
N/A
Wed Feb 23 6th match – Kenya v Pakistan
Hambantota International Cricket Stadium
N/A
Thu Feb 24 7th match – South Africa v West Indies
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
N/A
Fri Feb 25 9th match – Bangladesh v Ireland
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
N/A
Fri Feb 25 8th match – Australia v New Zealand
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
N/A
Sat Feb 26 10th match – Pakistan v Sri Lanka
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Sun Feb 27 11th match – India v England
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
N/A
Mon Feb 28 12th match – Netherlands v West Indies
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
N/A
Mon Feb 28 13th match – Canada v Zimbabwe
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
N/A
Tue Mar 1 14th match – Kenya v Sri Lanka
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Wed Mar 2 15th match – England v Ireland
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
N/A
Thu Mar 3 17th match – Canada v Pakistan
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Thu Mar 3 16th match – Netherlands v South Africa
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
N/A
Fri Mar 4 19th match – Bangladesh v West Indies
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
N/A
Fri Mar 4 18th match – New Zealand v Zimbabwe
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
N/A
Sat Mar 5 20th match – Australia v Sri Lanka
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Sun Mar 6 21st match – India v Ireland
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
N/A
Sun Mar 6 22nd match – England v South Africa
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
N/A
Mon Mar 7 23rd match – Canada v Kenya
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
N/A
Tue Mar 8 24th match – New Zealand v Pakistan
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
N/A
Wed Mar 9 25th match – India v Netherlands
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
N/A
Thu Mar 10 26th match – Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
N/A
Fri Mar 11 28th match – Bangladesh v England
Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
N/A
Fri Mar 11 27th match – Ireland v West Indies
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
N/A
Sat Mar 12 29th match – India v South Africa
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
N/A
Sun Mar 13 30th match – Canada v New Zealand
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
N/A
Sun Mar 13 31st match – Australia v Kenya
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
N/A
Mon Mar 14 33rd match – Bangladesh v Netherlands
Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
N/A
Mon Mar 14 32nd match – Pakistan v Zimbabwe
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
N/A
Tue Mar 15 34th match – Ireland v South Africa
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
N/A
Wed Mar 16 35th match – Australia v Canada
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
N/A
Thu Mar 17 36th match – England v West Indies
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
N/A
Fri Mar 18 37th match – New Zealand v Sri Lanka
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
N/A
Fri Mar 18 38th match – Ireland v Netherlands
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
N/A
Sat Mar 19 40th match – Bangladesh v South Africa
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
N/A
Sat Mar 19 39th match – Australia v Pakistan
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Sun Mar 20 41st match – Kenya v Zimbabwe
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
N/A
Sun Mar 20 42nd match – India v West Indies
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
N/A
Wed Mar 23 Quarter Final – TBC v TBC
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
N/A
Thu Mar 24 Quarter Final – TBC v TBC
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Fri Mar 25 Quarter Final – TBC v TBC
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
N/A
Sat Mar 26 Quarter Final – TBC v TBC
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
N/A
Tue Mar 29 Semi Final – TBC v TBC
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
N/A
Wed Mar 30 Semi Final – TBC v TBC
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
N/A
Sat Apr 2 Final – TBC v TBC
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
N/A
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