Lancashire’s first match in the ongoing County Championship against Worcestershire has ended in a draw.
This match also got interrupted by the snow fall but not as much as some of the other matches.
The toss was won by the Lancashire skipper Glen Chapple on the first day and he elected to field first without any hesitation.
Chapple himself shared the new ball with Kyle Hogg, but, neither of them got the breakthroughs. Both of them were moving the ball, but, the edge was not being found.
The former Indian opening batsman, Sunil Gavaskar, has said that he is very impressed with the way MS Dhoni has captained the Indian team in the first two test matches against Australia.
After the test series against England, Gavaskar had criticized Dhoni and had said that Dhoni should be replaced as India’s captain by Virat Kohli.
But, now, Gavaskar’s opinion has changed. According to him, Dhoni has led the side pretty differently in the first two test matches against the Kangaroos.
The former England captain, Michael Vaughan, has hailed Monty Panesar for his brilliant bowling performance in the recently played test series in India and has said that Panesar should be given playing opportunities outside the subcontinent as well.
The England team generally plays with only one spinner in the test matches which are played outside the subcontinent. Since, Graeme Swann is the first choice spinner, so, Panesar doesn’t get playing opportunities in those test matches.
The captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has said that the failure of the middle order was the main reason of India’s defeat against Pakistan in the first T20 match which was played at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. India lost that match by 5 wickets.
Graeme Swann has said that he is delighted with the way Cook and Prior batted on the fourth day and if they would continue to bat in the same way on the final day as well, England would surely be able to save the first test match. Swann was talking to the reporters at the end of the fourth day’s play.
The captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team, Mahela Jayawardena, has said that the final match of the World T20 Championship is going to be played between Sri Lanka and West Indies and not between Sri Lanka and Chris Gayle.
Jayawardena gave this statement when he was asked numerous questions about Chris Gayle in the press conference ahead of the final match on Saturday evening.
Monty Panesar has again drawn the attention of selectors towards himself by putting up a majestic performance for Sussex against Somerset in a Divison 1 match at Taunton. Panesar took a total of 13 wickets in the match and provided his team a very good chance to win the match.
Indian all rounder, Irfan pathan, has said that playing in the Ranji Trophy helped him a lot in regaining his form. Pathan played for Baroda in the last season of Ranji Trophy and bowled well. Due to his brilliant performances in the Ranji Trophy, Pathan made a comeback in the national side after 2 years in December 2011. But, he wasn’t able to perform that well on the Australia tour. So, he was not named in the original squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka. But, due to the injury of Vinay Kumar, he got an opportunity and he grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
The skipper of the West Indies Cricket team, Darren Sammy, said that the mystery spinner Sunil Narine is simply unplayable under the conditions of West Indies. Sunil Narine took 13 wickets in the 5 match series against New Zealand with an excellent economy rate of 2.92. In the 4th and 5th ODI, when Narine came to bowl, New Zealand was going very well. But, as soon as Narine came to bowl, he put the brakes on the run rate and the batsmen started struggling to rotate the strike.
Gautam Gambhir, the most successful captain of IPL5 is now demanded by many to be the captain to lead team India in the Test matches.
In the last IPL season Dhoni’s team Chennai Super Kings was defeated by Gambhir’s Kolkata Knight Riders and thus this led Gambhir’s acceptance to a different level.
Now there is a constant call for giving the responsibility over to Gambhir. The aggressive nature of Gautam Gambhir has made him highly acceptable as a captain. He gives a secured position to every player and hence makes the team more competent.