Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir is extremely disappointed about the way the team’s victory celebration at the Eden Gardens was marred by chaos this past week. Hundreds of fans suffered minor injuries after they were charged at by the police with their batons as they tried to make their way into the fabled stadium to catch a glimpse of their cricketing heroes as well as the team’s star co-owner, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
The England Cricket Team on the basis of current form doesn’t seem to be one of the favourites to win the World T20 Championship.
The way they have played in the first two matches of the T20 series against West Indies, one should not be shocked if they don’t even qualify for the knockouts in Bangladesh.
There is a lack of balance in the England T20 line up at the moment. They don’t have any experienced finisher and in the shortest form of the game, it’s the finishers who win you matches more often than not.
Virat Kohli scored his 5th test hundred on the first day of the first test match against South Africa which is currently going on at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
It was a high quality knock by India’s new no. 4 batsman.
It was a typical Wanderers pitch with a bit of green tinge on it and bowling first was believed to be a good choice, but, the Indian captain MS Dhoni surprised everyone by deciding to bat first after winning the toss.
The Australian cricket team is expected to go into the third Ashes test match with an unchanged playing XI. The Kangaroos have been leading the series by 2-0 at the moment. They have won the first two test matches by big margins and they are full of confidence.
Although India defeated Australia in the recently played ODI series but, the Indian skipper MS Dhoni is not happy with the death-overs performance of his bowlers in the series.
Apart from Mohammad Shami, no other Indian bowler looked comfortable bowling in the last few overs. They all bowled wrong lengths throughout the series and were taken apart by the Aussies.
Talking to the reporters after his team’s victory in the 7th ODI at Bengaluru, Dhoni said, “Death bowling is something which is a concern for us. We will have to make improvements in that department.”
Michael Clarke has handed Australia a huge boost ahead of the upcoming Ashes series after returning to action following his latest back problem.
Australia had missed him in the previous series, but will be happy to see his name back on the team-sheet for the latest series.
The Aussie skipper was ruled out of the one-day international series with India because of injury and there were serious doubts as to whether he would be fit for the first Ashes Test with England on November 21 in Brisbane.
David Warner has once again insisted he is determined to clean up his act after yet another incident left him foul of the Australian Cricket authorities. The 26-year-old was hit with a one-match suspended ban by Cricket NSW earlier this week after he went to the races rather than playing for his club side.
The English fast bowler, Boyd Rankin, has said that he is hoping to find a place in the England Ashes squad which will visit Australia towards the end of this year.
Rankin is currently a part of the England ODI team which is playing a 5-match ODI series against the Kangaroos.
In the 2nd game of the series played yesterday, Rankin was the only English bowler who managed to impress. The 29 years old Ireland born fast bowler bowled his heart out and ended up with figures of 49 for 2 in 10 overs.
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.
As the shadows lengthened over the Oval on Sunday evening, it became increasingly inevitable that this summer’s final Ashes Test would be decided not by a golden delivery or glorious batting stroke, but another piece of ill-thought out bureaucracy.
After a light-meter was hastily brought onto the increasingly gloomy field, umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Aleem Dar ended the game for bad light, with just four overs remaining and England just 21 away from victory.