India take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the test series. Here's a look at how the Indian players performed in the 6 wicket win at Mohali
James Pattinson who was dropped from the Australian squad for the Mohali test for failing to follow team orders alleges it all to be a BCCI conspiracy. All the latest of that story.
Have a look at the 'ball of the century' bowled by Ravindra Jadeja - a talented, young cricketer from India with just three test caps under his belt!
India go 2-0 in the series with another convincing win against the hapless Aussie side. Here's a look at how the Indian players performed.
Is it time for the legendary master blaster batsman from India to walk into the sunset and hang up his boots?
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
If you happen to be one of the leading pace bowlers in the country with a serious attitude problem and is currently out of the Indian team, what do you do to get back into the team?
Sreesanth Answer -
Skip the Ranji Trophy camp arranged by the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) and attend the Chairman of the selectors, Krish Srikanth's son's wedding.
Sreesanth has been missing from the camp by KCA since the 12th of this month. And as the captain (?), shouldn't he be leading by example. I always thought that Sreesanth was a nut case, but it seems the people who head KCA also are in the same category. Who in the right mind would put Sreesanth as captain of a cricket team?
Sreesanth was probably called as the wedding reception probably lacked a dancer. He is an exceptional break dancer. I still remember the time when he hit Andre Nel for a six and started dancing. The video is given below.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
After a week of writing for Castrol Cricket, I return my attention to Poshin's World and come up with this totally unrelated article.
Graeme Swann, the boy from Nottinghamshire is currently England's number one spinner and one of my favorites. Swanny is a seriously funny bloke whose antics on the field often bring a smile on the spectators face.
Here we can only imagine what Swann and Tim Brensen are doing....
This is one of my all time favorites of Swann as he mimicks Brett Lee. 'Binga' has finaly got another livewire to compete with him.
Another thing I like of Swann is the 'fights' he has with James 'Jimmy' Anderson via Twitter (http://twitter.com/swannyg66). Twitter is one of the places where he revels and reveals his talent. In his bio he interduces himself as 'i play cricket, i'm in a band, and i recently stopped wetting the bed! oh and i'm funnier than jimmy anderson.' I still remember once when he asked what was wrong to cook and eat a bird that the cat brought in. Surely with a player like Swann the English dressing room is a lively place.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Both Australia and New Zealand look stable and are more or less settled. Australia look like the better team with Shane Watson peaking just at the right time. With Tim Paine, Watson, the in-form Ponting, and Hussey, the Aussies have a more than formidable batting line up. While the islanders without Jesse Ryder and the big hitting Oram do seem a little fragile. It will be up to McCullum to fire and Ross Taylor to hold the innings together. The Kiwis' main worry would be their inconsistency with the bat.
Australia have won the last 4 out of 5 matches they played, surviving the Pakistan scare. The Kiwis have been less successful but have won 3 out of their 5 games.
Daniel Vettori and Shane Bond would be the main bowler for the Kiwis. They would be looking up to Mills and Butler, but I say that the match would be determined by the wickets Bond and Vettori take. The Aussies bowling looks menacing once again with Lee and Johnson. But it has to be seen whether Siddle or Hauritz can rise to the occasion.
New Zealand have entered 13 tournament finals before this, and have won four of those. While the Aussies since their 1999 World Cup triumph, have reached 19 tournament finals, and have lost only three. The whole New Zealand team has scored six ODI centuries between them (Ross Taylor 3 and Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill and Grant Elliott one each), while Ponting alone has 28.
Surely the stats favor the Aussies but I hope the men from New Zealand can pull of a sensational upset.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
The answers will be published every Friday with another set of questions along with the winners of previous quiz to cricket quiz -5.
The answers to the previous quiz.
1.) Which legendary Indian spinner has the figures 12-8-6-1 (read as overs-maidens-runs conceded- wickets) against East Africa in 1975 World Cup?
2.) Which Australian captain was nicknamed 'Captain Grumpy'?
3.) In which city is the Gaddafi Stadium located?
4.) Which year was the Wisden Cricketer's Almanac first published?
5.) Name this famous English batsman [In the Picyure] . [HINT - He played for Surrey]
This weeks questions are,