PANESAR ON FORM

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.

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RANJI TROPHY HELPED

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.

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NARINE IS UNPLAYABLE

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.

Gambhir, the rising captain

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.

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Warne and Liz Come Under Fire

British actor Elizabeth Hurley has dismissed the claims made by Simone Callahan, the ex-wife of her fiancé, Aussie cricketing legend Shane Warne that she had been disrespectful of her and even denied the allegations that had been labeled on her with regards to her asking the children of Warne and Callahan to call her ‘Mummy Two’.

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CLARKE CONFIDENCE RUBS OFF

When Michael Clarke first burst onto the Australian cricket scene he was already touted as a future captain.

After making a centaury in his test debut and then repeating the effort in his second appearance, many believed he would be the man to save Australian cricket.

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FOCUS ON TENDULKAR

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the greatest cricketer of all times. He has been with Team India since he was 17 years of age. Sachin Tendulkar was born in the year 1973 and is nicknamed Little Master. Along with one day as well as Test cricket he remains to be one of the top most scorer in the cricket arena.

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SRI LANKA HOPEFUL OF SHOCK WIN

Australia might have posted a big total in the first of the three test of the Commonwealth Bank Series against Sri Lanka but the Sri Lankan players almost managed to get there, and would have pulled off an unlikely win had it not been for a last minute collapse.

The confidence that this chase had put in the Lankan players was evident by the way they approached the second match against The Aussies, who are seemingly always victorious in their own Backyard.

WHITE CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE

Cameron White’s international career appears to be dead and buried, and his state playing career could also be in danger if his form with the bat does not improve in the near future.

His batting form of late has simply been atrocious, with initially his slump only being on the international stage, but now the runs have dried up in state cricket too.

Despite all of this, White will still go on to earn a huge amount of money from this year’s IPL, even though many England players have been unable to earn any IPL contracts at all.

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ENGLAND EMBARASSED BY PAKISTAN

The England cricket team lost to Pakistan in the 2nd Test of the series in embarrassing fashion in Abu Dhabi.

After setting up the game also most perfectly, with a solid first innings lead established and bowling the opposition out fairly cheaply in their 2nd innings, being set a target of 142 on a decidedly slow pitch should have been fairly routine for the team which is ranked as being the best on the planet.

However, sadly, the frailties of England teams that we thought were consigned to history sadly returned, as they folded like a pack of cards against Pakistan’s spinners.