Wednesday, August 29, 2012

South Africa No-1 for all crickets


Test, Twenty20, one-day cricket match, all the" number -1 'the historical record of the first team to South Africa.

South Africa won the first Test series in England where to go. The International Cricket Council the top of the ranking list. Next, a series of 5 ODI matches in the play.

The first match was abandoned due to rain. The second match took place in Southampton.

Toss' South African team to win the 1st bat did. Initially Smith, Amla. Smith (52) crossed the opportunity. Next Duminy (14) out soon.

de Villiers (28) made out to some extent. Amla an exceptional game and scored a century. He scored 150 in 124 balls. South Africa scored 287 for 5 wickets in 50 overs team. To pilacis (22) was not out.

England captain who drove hard target alest Cook (0) was disappointing. Ian Bell (45), tirat (23), popara (16), camit Patel (45) said. By 207 runs in 40.4 overs for England Out, failed. South Africa won by 80 runs, for the ICC ODI match, advanced to the top of the ranking list.

Friday, August 17, 2012

VVS Laxman consider retirement

Reports have emerged that Indian batsman VVS Laxman is contemplating retiring from international cricket at the end of the 2-match Test series against New Zealand.

English daily ‘The Hindu’ has quote Laxman saying that a final decision will be taken about the exact details of my plans by this evening.”

Visibly hurt by the comments that by continuing to play for India he is overcrowding the chances of youngsters, a letdown Laxman is now contemplating retirement from cricket and is predictable to make a formal statement either tomorrow or the day after.

Laxman’s place in the Test side has been under constant conjecture since India’s 8 consecutive away Test losses last year. He was though named in the 15-member squad for India’s 2 Tests against visitors New Zealand starting August 23rd. It was believed that post Rahul Dravid’s retirement; the side still needed a senior member like Laxman. The 1st Test will be played in Laxman's place of birth - Hyderabad.

Laxman’s performances in both England and Australia were far from the standard he had set for himself in the past. The Hyderabad had a torrid run Down Under, totaling just 155 runs across 8 innings at an average of less than 20. His health and running between the wickets have also often come under scrutiny.

37-year old Laxman, who made his Test debut against South Africa at Ahmadabad in November 1996, has played 134 Tests for India, scoring 8781 runs at an average of 45.97, including 17 centuries and 56 fifties.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ashes revenge drives Ricky Ponting

Australian batsman previous Caption Ricky Ponting says his key inspiration to keep playing is the hurt of losing back-to-back Ashes series, as he works to stay fit for any more cracks at arch-rivals England.

Former captain Ponting, 38, could break Steve Waugh's record as Australia's most-capped Test cricketer in the 1st match of a 3-Test series against Sri Lanka in December, with his eye on creation the 2013 team to tour England.

Ponting, who was dumped from the ODI squad in February, has played 165 Tests, 3 shy of Waugh, his predecessor as captain, with a South Africa series ahead of the Sri Lanka showdown.

He told ABC Sport that the Ashes series defeat were what keeps his motivation strong, mainly losing crucial Tests at The Oval. No doubt about that. It's one of the main motivators I have right now," he said.

Every morning I get up and go to the gym and I'm pounding away at the treadmill, it's with some of the memoirs of The Oval on the last team of tours. They’re not things that go away easily. We've been very close there on the last couple of tours... haven't fairly been good sufficient and we were nowhere good sufficient for the last Tests over here.

I think all Australian cricketers have a point to prove to England and more significantly a lot to prove in England. Ponting has not played much cricket since the tour of the West Indies that finished in February, but Australia coach Mickey Arthur has back him to be a key form in next year's Ashes series in England.

Ponting said he was ready to fight for his place on the team. If there's a big shot out there better than me that am gulp of air down my neck and pushing me out the side, that's international sport," he said.

If there's someone better than Michael Hussey or David Warner that's the way it is. You have to be picking the most excellent team to win all game you play."

Friday, August 10, 2012

VVS Laxman comes back to India test squad

V V S Laxman was given a chance to extend his international test career after being named Friday in India's squad for 2 home Tests against New Zealand.

The stylish middle-order batsman, 37, had been under weight to retain his place after a dismal performance in India's last Test series in Australia early this year.

Laxman managed just 155 runs with one half-century in 8 innings in the series, averaging 19.37 which was much below his generally average of 45.97 in 134 matches.

He has so far scored 8,781 Test match runs with 17 centuries.56 half century’s
He has so for scored 2338 ODI match runs with 6 century’s and 10 half century’s.