Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Cricket World Cup 2015, All team's Squad's

Pakistan Squad for the ICC cricket world cup 2015:

Misbah ul Haq(c,Ahmed Shehzad, Shoaib Maqsood, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Harris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed(wk, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Ehsan Adil, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz.

India Squad for the ICC cricket world cup 2015:

MS Dhoni(c), Shikhar Dhawan,Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane.

Sri Lanka Squad for the ICC cricket world cup 2015:

Angelo Mathews (c),  Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga (subject to fitness), Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath and Sachithra Senanayake.

England Squad for the ICC cricket world cup 2015: 

Eoin Morgan(c),Stuart Broad, Ravi Bopara, Joe Root, James Tredwell, Jamesh Anderson, Ian Ronald Bell, Gary Ballance, Steven Thomas Finn, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, James Taylor.

South Africa squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015:

South Africa Squad: AB de Villiers (C), Hashim Amla, Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Vernon Philander, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn

Zimbabwe Squad for the ICC cricket world cup 2015:

Elton Chigumbura(c), Sikandar Butt, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Solomon Mire, Tawanda Mupariwa, Tinashe Panyangara, Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams


Ireland Squad for the ICC cricket world cup 2015:

William Porterfield(c), Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Andrew McBrine, John Mooney, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O'Brien, Niall O'Brien (wk), Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young.


Afghanistan Squad for the ICC cricket world cup 2015:

Mohammad Nabi(c), Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Afsar Zazai (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Nasir Jamal, Mirwais Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Javed Ahmadi, Usman Ghani

Monday, 5 January 2015

Australia vs India, 4th Test, Sydney: Preview


The After-Dhoni (AD) era in Indian Test cricket starts at the hallowed Sydney Cricket Ground with the last Test of the Border-Gavaskar series. The Test denote an enthusiastic come back to Sydney for the Australian team after the grievous occasions of November 25, 2014. While the series may have as of now been decided, the New Year's Test offers a stage to two adolescent skippers, a chance toset a point of reference. With the weight of winning the series, lifted, the Steve Smith-drove Australian side would be required to play unbridled cricket and completion with a 3-0 scoreline. While India have given a greatly improved record of themselves than they had done in 2011-12, the adolescent team has still completed second best in the vital minutes. In an unpleasant 14 months of abroad visits, the team won at Lord's and got agonizingly close in Johannesburg and Wellington. A win in Sydney could wind up being a watershed minute for India.


Youthful captain, Steven Smith confronted feedback from a few quarters for deferring the declaration in Melbourne. With the series wrapped up, Smith's Australia could bear to be more daring. They would, then again, be without Mitchell Johnson for this one, after the speedster grumbled of soreness in his right hamstring. He will be replaced by Mitchell Starc. David Warner, then, has defeat the niggle he maintained in Melbourne. Chris Rogers' come back to squad, and the fifties for Brad Haddin and Shaun Marsh would have warmed their captain's heart. The Australian think-tank would also be confident of telling commitments from Shane Watson and Joe Burns. Nathan Lyon, who didn't find the Melbourne surface to his loving, would be relied upon to improve buy from the Sydney surface.


Suresh Raina had a developed hit in the nets on the eve of the Test match. Kohli would consider drafting him into the middle-order. Raina's off-spinners and KL Rahul's horror-show in Melbourne could be elements inciting his incorporation. In the interim, the new Indian captain is additionally known to be agreeable to assaulting leg-spinners and Karn Sharma could at present join R Ashwin in a two-prong twist assault. While Kohli, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane have imparted the main part of the batting obligations as such, they'll sincerely trust for Cheteshwar Pujara and Shikhar Dhawan to discover some structure in Sydney. Dhoni's retirement implies, Wriddhiman Saha would stroll in at No. 7 and would do well to put behind, his second innings dismissal in Adelaide. India next play a Test just in June one year from now. The Sydney Test could serve as a point of reference of things to come later on.

Pitch and Conditions:

While the pitch at SCG is traditionally known for assisting spinners, it was Ben Stokes and Ryan Harris, fast bowlers, who were the pick of the bowlers in last year's Ashes Test. However, Steve Smith reckoned that the pitch last year had more 'green' than the one to be used tomorrow. This would bring Ashwin and Lyon into the game much earlier. The forecast for Tuesday indicates a 40% chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon. That could influence the captains to bowl first under a cloud cover.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik disappointed with Pakistan selectors

Pakistan's discarded wicket-keeper batsman, Kamran Akmal, is miffed with the determination prepare that prompted him getting dropped from the national side. Akmal was not the only one in his lament as Shoaib Malik communicated comparable conclusions on the sidelines of Pakistan's local one-day cup.

"I would prefer not to remark on our chances in the World Cup until I am selected. In any case sincerely talking, I myself still don't know why they discarded me the all of a sudden after the T20 WC. I was not by any means considered sufficient to the make the pool of 40 players, which was exceptionally frustrating," Kamran said.

"I would prefer not to go into the past, yet I would simply say the amanagement and authorities must give more certainty to the players - seniors and younsters. In the event that a player knows he is needed and underpinned he will perform and give his best. Lately, a few decisions have bewildered me and others also," said Malik.

Kamran was more vocal about the goings-on in Pakistan cricket and even took a shot at the man who replaced him behind the stumps, Sarfraz Ahmed.

"Most likely Sarfaraz batted exceptionally well in the late matches, yet as a keeper on the off chance that I had committed the errors he made behind the stumps you folks would have destroyed me," Kamran said.

Kamran also expressed his disappointment at the criticism leveled against his brother, Umar Akmal and jumped to his defense.

"It is not reasonable to hope to measure up the exhibitions or advancement of Umar with India's Virat Kohli. I simply need to say hold up under at the top of the priority list Umar, for most piece of his profession, has been asked to bat at number seven or six, and if Kohli was also asked to do same, I might want to perceive how he would have advanced," said Kamran.

Bangladesh have named their 15-man squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Bangladesh have named their 15-man squad for ICC Cricket World Cup, 2015. Quick bowler Mashrafe Mortaza has been named as the captain with Shakib Al Hasan named his appointee. The squad additionally incorporates all-rounder Soumya Sarkar who has played only one ODI formerly. Sarkar has been in great form in local cricket as of late which reinforced his case.

The World Cup will be played in Australia and New Zealand where the pitches for the most part support pace bowlers more than spin. Bangladesh have four quick bowlers in the squad - Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Al-Amin Hossain.

Abdur Razzak, the experienced left-arm spinner was excluded and is right now nursing a hamstring injury. Bangladesh are put in Group A in the competition alongside Australia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Scotland, New Zealand and England. They play their first match against Afghanistan on February 18 however also will  be playing two warm-up games before that.

Bangladesh World Cup squad: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Taijul Islam

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Five reasons why MS Dhoni decided to quit

1. Batting woes:

The technical glitch in his batting of poking at the balls just outside the off stump was exposed badly on the foreign tours in the last couple of years. There was a genuine uncertainty on his capacity to handle the moving ball and his commitment to the totals was  deteriorating in test matches and he was not able to deliver with bat the way he would have liked so he may have thought its better of offering chance to youths who are fairly the fate of Indian cricket.

2. Able replacement:

In an after match public interview of 2011-2012 Australia visit, MS Dhoni published that he will venture down as a Test captain before the World Cup if there is a capable supplanting and with Virat Kohli hitting twin hundreds in his debut match and the way he forcefully and emphatically headed the team as a captain Dhoni may have been persuaded that Kohli is prepared to handle the all important job which would have without a doubt settled on his choice to that much simpler.

3. Focus on Limited over career:

Handling 5 day cricket as a Captain, wicket keeper and batsman over a substantial period of time can be mighty tough and it would have definitely taken a toll on MS Dhoni both mentally and physically so to prolong his ODI career he might have decided to call it a day from test match cricket. It is also a known fact that he enjoys and is more himself in the limited overs format.

4. The IPL Fiasco:

Although Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a ‘tough nut to crack’ but allegations of conflict of Interest and of shielding Gurunath Meiyappan in the IPL betting scandal would have unquestionably affected him in a negative way. There were massive speculations in media that his name was there in the Mudgal commission report too. Although he did not utter a word on this topic but deep inside this news would have hurt him a lot.

5. Overseas record as a Test captain:

In the last 23 overseas tests matches as a captain Dhoni won only 2 AND LOST 15 TEST matches. In these 15 test losses there were two complete whitewash one in England and another in Australia. He was being ridiculed from every nook and corner for his defensive tactics and it seemed that he had run out of ideas as a test Captain and let the game drift away so he might have thought to give up captaincy to a more exuberant character like Virat who will provide his fresh ideas to the team. 

Ashton Agar included in Australia squad for Sydney Test

Australia have made a shock inclusion for the fourth Test against India in Sydney. Left-arm spinner, Ashton Agar who last played a Test in the 2013 Ashes in England, averages 45.14 in the Sheffield Shield this season. He has played just two Tests so far and his claim to fame was the 98 he hit coming in at No. 11 in his debut Test.

The 21-year old is as of now playing in the Big Bash for Perth Scorchers. The pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) has a reputation of being the most spinner-accommodating track in Australia. With Nathan Lyon performing his part more than enough, Australia may be toying with the thought of running in with two spinners for the New Year's Test.

Australia have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series and the fourth and last Test starts on January 6.

Australias squad for 4th Test: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Shane Watson, Steve Smith (capt), Shaun Marsh, Joe Burns, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Ashton Agar.

MS Dhoni retires from Tests with immediate effect

In a stunning disclosure, MS Dhoni has proclaimed his retirement from Test cricket with quick impact. A BCCI press release said, "MS Dhoni has chosen to resign from Test cricket refering to the strain of playing all formats  of cricket." The release also added that Dhoni wanted to focus on Odis and T20is from now on.

Virat Kohli, who headed the side in the first Test at Adelaide when Dhoni was injured, has been named skipper for the fourth Test against Australia in Sydney.

Having played 90 Tests and scored 4876 runs for India, Dhoni is measurably India's best wicket-keeper batsman ever. He also effected 294 dismissals as a 'keeper, which is agreeably the most by an Indian and fifth best ever. For a real piece of his Test career, 60 Tests to be exact, Dhoni also shouldered the load of heading the side. He is also India's best Test captain with 27 wins. India drew 15 games while losing 18 Tests under him.

While he proceeded with the convention of India being powerhouses at home, his captaincy record abroad went on a downturn lately. Of the 30 Tests that India played abroad under Dhoni, they won just 6 while losing 15. Notwithstanding, he also headed India to a series win in New Zealand and West Indies. India also moved to the No. 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings in Dhoni's tenure.

There had been expanding weight on Dhoni as a captain in Tests abroad especially after Virat Kohli's amazing indicating as captain in the Adelaide Test. Dhoni had prior shown that he would be venturing far from one of the formats post the 2015 World Cup. With the series already decided in Melbourne, it may well have impacted his choice to resign with quick impact.