The Indian middle order batsman Ambati Rayudu has thanked Sachin Tendulkar for helping him during the period when he was struggling to make his way into international cricket.
Rayudu has recently made his debut for India in the first ODI match against Zimbabwe and he had a great outing in his debut match. He came to the wicket at a difficult time. The ball was moving around and India was in a bit of trouble after losing two early wickets, but, he showed amazing calmness and put up a great partnership with the skipper Virat Kohli to set up India’s win.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Although almost all cricket lovers are waiting eagerly for the moment, legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar is not thinking about his 100th ton.
The Master Blaster, on the other hand, would rather enjoy his time playing the game than burden himself with the milestone or talk about the hype that this landmark has been gathering over the last few months.
Shane Warne’s return to cricket ended in defeat after his Melbourne Stars team crashed to a six-wicket defeat against Sydney Thunder.
The leg-spinner, who retired earlier this year, made a negligible contribution to his side’s efforts conceding 19 runs in two overs without taking a wicket, while his services with the bat were not required.
There was a time (not so long ago!) when the only bet you could place on cricket was on whether England would win, lose or draw. And you had to go into a shady bookmakers to place it!
Thankfully times have changed, and the internet has made it super-easy to place bets from the comfort of your own home.
Whilst you can still bet on the outcomes of matches (which gives you an extra reason to sit down and watch all 5 days of the test match!), there are now all sorts of other markets you can bet on – especially with the advent of live in-play betting.
England have been handed a boost ahead of their Test series’ against Sri Lanka and India this summer after the ECB announced that Andy Flower has renewed his contract and will remain in his role as team director.
“The ECB today announced that Andy Flower has renewed his contract and will continue in his current role as England team director,” read an ECB statement on Tuesday morning.
“Flower will remain on a permanent contract and is currently preparing for an international summer that sees England face Sri Lanka, India and Ireland.”