VVS Laxman says he misses his duels against Shane Warne and is keen to make the most of the opportunity to take him on when batting for Lancashire in the county championship match against Hampshire next week Warne the Hampshire captain was at the receiving end of Laxman's magical wrists during the last three encounters between India and Australia But Test cricket's highest wicket-taker who was reduced to an average bowler by the stylish Hyderabadi player won t come face to face when the Indians tour down under in December-January having retired from international cricket earlier this year The county [more]
Harbhajan Singh is prepared to trade economy for wickets when he makes his India comeback in the inaugural Twenty World Championships in South Africa next month quot I wouldn't worry too much about economy in Twenty World Cup you would go for runs anyway If I pick up a few wickets along the way I would be satisfied quot says the Punjab off-spinner one of the meanest bowlers in world cricket Harbhajan is aware that the last thing a bowler could do when playing in the latest form of the game is worry about conceding runs quot Twenty is not [more]
Rain gods played pranks again as India's warm-up one day cricket match against England Lions was abandoned on Saturday following heavy shower at the Northamptonshire County Club ground Batting first England Lions amassed for from their allotted overs with Vikram Solanki and Luke Wright notching up half centuries Chasing a stiff task of scoring runs for victory in overs India were without loss after overs when rains ruled out any further play Sourav Ganguly was not out b while Robin Uthappa was batting on b With the match being abandoned Indian batsmen lost a precious opportunity to get into the [more]
At last, a home game for Allianz Park. I’d managed to miss the LDH, having been allocated the worst seats in the entire seating plan at HQ, so this was where my season really began. And what a start! An easy drive to Hasmonean Girls, the excellent parking team all in place, the numerous Pioneers everywhere, welcoming, friendly and ever-helpful, and the stadium looking to be in good condition. I was less keen on the shop. I went to buy a new fleece of some sort and a new cap, but the queues for the tills made that an experience to be foregone – the old Don Barrell sponsors’ fleece must make do for its eleventh season, and the cap signed by the professor of scrummaging will have to continue to alternate with the one signed by HRHRH himself. Both caps should have been retired as long ago as the two great players themselves, but shopping in queues is a pet dislike.
Well, lucky I'm not asking you to mark the defence or attack coaches. The number of tackles missed and our inability to get out of our 22 at the end... Maddening! But you do get to mark the idiots who gave away four penalties for the first Leicester try. You do get to mark Mr Ian Tempest for his dreadful performance with the whistle, but I don't want to influence you!
The International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit on Monday said tainted Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's video in which he admitted his guilt and also described the after-effect of his wrongdoing is being used to educate cricketers about the consequences of indulging in corrupt practices like spot-fixing and match-fixing.
The ever-improving Indian women cricketers could get a chance to become household names, just like tennis star Sania Mirza and shuttle queen Saina Nehwal, by televising their matches, feels national team captain Mithali Raj.
Sept 24 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play in the third One Day International between England and West Indies on Sunday in Bristol, England
J. Bairstow c&b Holder 13
A. Hales lbw b Cummins 36
J. Root lbw b Cummins 84
E. Morgan c S. Hope b Holder 0
B. Stokes c Lewis b R. Powell 73
INDORE, India, Sept 24 (Reuters) - All-rounder Hardik Pandya celebrated his promotion in the batting order with a breezy 78 to help secure India's series-clinching five-wicket victory in the third one-day international against Australia on Sunday.
Sept 24 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play in the third One Day International between India and Australia on Sunday in Indore, India
D. Warner b H. Pandya 42
A. Finch c Jadhav b K. Yadav 124
S. Smith c Bumrah b K. Yadav 63
G. Maxwell st Dhoni b Chahal 5
T. Head b Bumrah 4
Moeen Ali scored a blistering century to help England recover and post 369 following which Liam Plunkett led the bowling with a five-wicket haul as the home side completed a 124 run win in the third One-Day International against West Indies in Bristol to claim a 2-0 unassailable lead in the series.
India flexed their batting muscle as they completed a 294 run chase in 47.5 overs with five wickets in hand in the third One-Day International against Australia in Indore thereby completing a 3-0 series win.