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India 288/7 (50 ov)

West Indies 96/2 (18.2 ov)

West Indies require another 193 runs with 8 wickets and 31.4 overs remaining

West Indies RR 5.23

Last 5 ovs 24/0 RR 4.80

Required RR 6.09

Still a bit of hope..

Pakistan 218/9 (50 ov)

South Africa 20/2 (3.5 ov)

South Africa require another 199 runs with 8 wickets and 46.1 overs remaining

Edge to Pakistan..

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India 288/7 (50 ov)

West Indies 96/2 (18.2 ov)

West Indies require another 193 runs with 8 wickets and 31.4 overs remaining

West Indies RR 5.23

Last 5 ovs 24/0 RR 4.80

Required RR 6.09

Still a bit of hope..

Pakistan 218/9 (50 ov)

South Africa 20/2 (3.5 ov)

South Africa require another 199 runs with 8 wickets and 46.1 overs remaining

Edge to Pakistan..

95 to get in 12 ovs with 5 in hand. You did a nice job to get Kohli on 99. :);)

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It was always there right from the moment I saw him in his U-20 days. :eek::P

Wow-you do bear a grudge a long time bro-remind me never to get on your bad side :)

India 288/7 (50 ov)

West Indies 226/5 (42.0 ov)

West Indies require another 63 runs with 5 wickets and 48 balls remaining..scary

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Wow-you do bear a grudge a long time bro-remind me never to get on your bad side :)

India 288/7 (50 ov)

West Indies 226/5 (42.0 ov)

West Indies require another 63 runs with 5 wickets and 48 balls remaining..scary

WI draw level! 2 wkts in hand and 3 balls to spare! Sammy 63 n.o. off 45! B)

Nah not a grudge, just funny to see him lose his cool sometimes. :D Sometimes I like him tho like when we're chasing big targets. Fiery character. ;):)

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WI draw level! 2 wkts in hand and 3 balls to spare! Sammy 63 n.o. off 45! B)

Nah not a grudge' date=' just funny to see him lose his cool sometimes. :D Sometimes I like him tho like when we're chasing big targets. Fiery character. ;):)[/quote']

well not sure how that happened-maybe the sponsors needed a good series ;)

lol..yeah cricket has had it's share of fiery characters, which was unusual for you guys tbh. Normally you would have expected Pakistan cricketers to top the fiery polls .

On another note just came across this-

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Pakistan 218 for 9 (Ali 43*, Bhatti 39, Steyn 3-33) beat South Africa 195 (Kallis 50, Duminy 49, Bhatti 3-37) by 23 runs

Dale Steyn has been fined 10% of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Twenty20 international against Pakistan in Cape Town on Friday.

One has to question the inclusion of Kallis-great servant but unless the stocks in SA has been exported -should be nowhere near the ODI side unless it's really short term.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) may appoint an interim coach between the 2014 World Twenty20 and the 2015 World Cup..

yeah well it's a pity no credible coach wants to have a go with them..

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Pakistan 218 for 9 (Ali 43*' date=' Bhatti 39, Steyn 3-33) beat South Africa 195 (Kallis 50, Duminy 49, Bhatti 3-37) by 23 runs

Dale Steyn has been fined 10% of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Twenty20 international against Pakistan in Cape Town on Friday.

One has to question the inclusion of Kallis-great servant but unless the stocks in SA has been exported -should be nowhere near the ODI side unless it's really short term.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) may appoint an interim coach between the 2014 World Twenty20 and the 2015 World Cup..

yeah well it's a pity no credible coach wants to have a go with them..[/quote']

Pakistan was I think 137/7 at one stage so we really should have got them out earlier but SA has been stuggling to get big ODI scores. Kallis is still planning to go to the World Cup even though he's on the wrong side of 30. :D

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Pakistan was I think 137/7 at one stage so we really should have got them out earlier but SA has been stuggling to get big ODI scores. Kallis is still planning to go to the World Cup even though he's on the wrong side of 30. :D

Well mostly due to facing quality spinners.

He is is he...oh well might be his swansong.

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India 266 for 5 (Dhawan 119, Yuvraj 55) beat West Indies 263 for 5 (Samuels 71, Powell 70, Darren Bravo 51*) by five wickets

Good God! We played Dhawan and Yuvraj into form...

Pakistan 262 (45/45 ov)

South Africa 49/1 (13.3/45 ov)

South Africa require another 214 runs with 9 wickets and 31.3 overs remaining

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India 266 for 5 (Dhawan 119' date=' Yuvraj 55) beat West Indies 263 for 5 (Samuels 71, Powell 70, Darren Bravo 51*) by five wickets

Good God! We played Dhawan and [b']Yuvraj[/b] into form...

That wasnt easy I bet even for Sammy and Co.

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That wasnt easy I bet even for Sammy and Co.

No took every bit of talent they have..and watch out NZ we are about to bring this sideshow down your way..

West Indies squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Denesh Ramdin (vc), Tino Best, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Shannon Gabriel, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieron Powell, Marlon Samuels, Shane Shillingford, Chadwick Walton

So Samuel and Shillingford head to the pelting clinic..so we are stuck with Permaul who Sammy don't trust, Narsingh who hasn't done much, Wildman Best ..Gabriel is lacking fitness and Narine's just married..

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No took every bit of talent they have..and watch out NZ we are about to bring this sideshow down your way..

West Indies squad: Darren Sammy (capt)' date=' Denesh Ramdin (vc), Tino Best, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Shannon Gabriel, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieron Powell, Marlon Samuels, Shane Shillingford, Chadwick Walton

So Samuel and Shillingford head to the pelting clinic..so we are stuck with Permaul who Sammy don't trust, Narsingh who hasn't done much, Wildman Best ..Gabriel is lacking fitness and Narine's just married..[/quote']

I like Powell, Bravo and Samuels' batting. They have really good hands but footwork and mindset is atrocious at times. If they apply themselves well and theres a good fast bowler then you definitely can beat NZ. They arent exactly world beaters either.

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I like Powell' date=' Bravo and Samuels' batting. They have really good hands but footwork and mindset is atrocious at times. If they apply themselves well and theres a good fast bowler then you definitely can beat NZ. They arent exactly world beaters either.[/quote']

Powell and Samuels have no footwork with hand eye coordination doing the trick. Really sad but since Gayle/Pollard hit the seen gone are the nimble feet batsmen we used to produce especially from Guyana, Trinidad.

Darren Bravo has fashioned himself after Lara -same village -but bio mechanically and psychologically they are not the same and it shows. Dwayne has/had the heart of a lion-hungry to claim his place in the world as a bowling allrounder-then fame arose, ego took over and he's lost that edge that saw him become comfortable.

Their bowling attack looks average-but you never know we could make them into world beaters.

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Powell and Samuels have no footwork with hand eye coordination doing the trick. Really sad but since Gayle/Pollard hit the seen gone are the nimble feet batsmen we used to produce especially from Guyana' date=' Trinidad.

Darren Bravo has fashioned himself after Lara -same village -but bio mechanically and psychologically they are not the same and it shows. Dwayne has/had the heart of a lion-hungry to claim his place in the world as a bowling allrounder-then fame arose, ego took over and he's lost that edge that saw him become comfortable.

Their bowling attack looks average-but you never know we could make them into world beaters.[/quote']

Yeah very natural with hand-eye coordiantion I noticed. But they are also immature like schoolkids sometimes who never had any coaching. :eek:

The whole WI team needs a wise batting coach IMO - someone like Graham Gooch or Zaheer Abbas. They are considered as expert coaches and of course were very successful players.

Darren Bravo is a really stylish player but has the tendency to throw away his wicket. Hope he can become somewhat close to Lara like Sehwag is to Sachin. Not gonna be easy as Sehwag's pretty big himself but at least Bravo has the potential.

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Yeah very natural with hand-eye coordiantion I noticed. But they are also immature like schoolkids sometimes who never had any coaching. :eek:

The whole WI team needs a wise batting coach IMO - someone like Graham Gooch or Zaheer Abbas. They are considered as expert coaches and of course were very successful players.

Darren Bravo is a really stylish player but has the tendency to throw away his wicket. Hope he can become somewhat close to Lara like Sehwag is to Sachin. Not gonna be easy as Sehwag's pretty big himself but at least Bravo has the potential.

Well we do practice playing cricket on beaches with tennis balls bud-so thats pretty natural. And you are right-the domestic game does not have much official coaching-which is gradually being changed with sponsored cricket clinics etc. However, what the coaches do to these youngsters is make them fall out of love of the game as they force them to change technique/action to match the English style rather than modify it. Thus batting becomes a chore.

Nah we do have pretty good ex-players here who can do a job-unfortunately the board has gone the way of wanting certified-not qualified- persons, and when they go to the academies (we have about 3)they fail in batting/bowling with few coming out as successes.

Speaking of Sehwag-looks like his career is over (NT).

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Well we do practice playing cricket on beaches with tennis balls bud-so thats pretty natural. And you are right-the domestic game does not have much official coaching-which is gradually being changed with sponsored cricket clinics etc. However' date=' what the coaches do to these youngsters is make them fall out of love of the game as they force them to change technique/action to match the English style rather than modify it. Thus batting becomes a chore.

Nah we do have pretty good ex-players here who can do a job-unfortunately the board has gone the way of wanting certified-not qualified- persons, and when they go to the academies (we have about 3)they fail in batting/bowling with few coming out as successes.

Speaking of Sehwag-looks like his career is over (NT).[/quote']

Ya the whole cricket structure - if you can call it that - looks really weak there.

Of course the ex-players from your country would be more beneficiary for your lads - similar style & culture and great players on their days. Probably the board doesnt have enough money to recruit them? They're probably busy doing commentary etc where they can earn more.

Looks that way now. He wasnt even discussed for the SA tour. One of the reasons is he just doesnt care about domestic cricket. He needs bigger challenges.

I'd say the decision to drop Gambhir was ridiculous from Dhoni. Actually its not as he's not in Dhoni's good book. Dhoni is very specific in these cases and not in a good way. As it is India are going without a 3rd opener for the whole tour and picked Rayadu - middle order bat and will be totally useless in fast pitches - instead of experienced Gambhir who scored a lot of runs recently in Ranji etc.

Looks like Dhoni has chopped Sehwag-Gambhir once and for all.

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Ya the whole cricket structure - if you can call it that - looks really weak there.

Of course the ex-players from your country would be more beneficiary for your lads - similar style & culture and great players on their days. Probably the board doesnt have enough money to recruit them? They're probably busy doing commentary etc where they can earn more.

Looks that way now. He wasnt even discussed for the SA tour. One of the reasons is he just doesnt care about domestic cricket. He needs bigger challenges.

I'd say the decision to drop Gambhir was ridiculous from Dhoni. Actually its not as he's not in Dhoni's good book. Dhoni is very specific in these cases and not in a good way. As it is India are going without a 3rd opener for the whole tour and picked Rayadu - middle order bat and will be totally useless in fast pitches - instead of experienced Gambhir who scored a lot of runs recently in Ranji etc.

Looks like Dhoni has chopped Sehwag-Gambhir once and for all.

The ex players tend to have private concerns as WI players were pretty unpaid during the hey day so most have businesses, migrated or help associate nations. Most dislike the board as it's run by bureaucrats.

And sad to say we listen to foreigners more than our own.:o

Well even before-he's hardly scored, started wearing glasses and seems be have been unable to vary his technique as he got older.

I worry that maybe you have given Dhoni too much power-and once you win it won't be an issue, when you don't madness sets in. What sort of pitches were the Rani matches played on? If it was typical sub-continent types then runs there won't equate to runs at the Wanderers,,

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The ex players tend to have private concerns as WI players were pretty unpaid during the hey day so most have businesses' date=' migrated or help associate nations. Most dislike the board as it's run by bureaucrats.

And sad to say we listen to foreigners more than our own.:o

Well even before-he's hardly scored, started wearing glasses and seems be have been unable to vary his technique as he got older.

I worry that maybe you have given Dhoni too much power-and once you win it won't be an issue, when you don't madness sets in. What sort of pitches were the Rani matches played on? If it was typical sub-continent types then runs there won't equate to runs at the Wanderers,,[/quote']

In India its the opposite. Everybody wants to be recruited by the board at some capacity for obvious reasons. ;)

Well him being the prime example of batting is a hand-eye cordination thing its not that surprise that he lost his no. 1 asset - reflex - due to ageing.

Yep absolutely, Dhoni has become kind of a mozart in Indian cricket more off the field than on it. Even Ganguly didnt dictate procedings as MS does now. He cant do wrong in board's eyes. It can get awry like you said when things wont go well. But luck seems to keep on running for the guy.

Ranji is mostly flat track mate but runs are runs and performance should be the only criterion. Plus he has loads of experience - a former test cricketer of the year :eek: - and you'd expect India to go in SA with 3 openers at least. How on earth Rayadu gets picked?! Dhoni's baffling explanation was you need right kind of players in the dressing room who emits positive energy. Right! Last time I checked cricket aint a radioactive sport played in the dressing room. :rolleyes:

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In India its the opposite. Everybody wants to be recruited by the board at some capacity for obvious reasons. ;)

Well him being the prime example of batting is a hand-eye cordination thing its not that surprise that he lost his no. 1 asset - reflex - due to ageing.

Yep absolutely' date=' Dhoni has become kind of a mozart in Indian cricket more off the field than on it. Even Ganguly didnt dictate procedings as MS does now. He cant do wrong in board's eyes. It can get awry like you said when things wont go well. But luck seems to keep on running for the guy.

Ranji is mostly flat track mate but runs are runs and performance should be the only criterion. Plus he has loads of experience - a former test cricketer of the year :eek: - and you'd expect India to go in SA with 3 openers at least. How on earth Rayadu gets picked?! Dhoni's baffling explanation was you need right kind of players in the dressing room who emits positive energy. Right! Last time I checked cricket aint a radioactive sport played in the dressing room. :rolleyes:[/quote']

I guess because love em or hate em the Board of Cricket in India has made themselves financially green-so lots of money to go around. Here most get corporate jobs as front men for the latest goods..

Yeah-he's washed up really unless he loves the game and decides to retool himself. Don't think he can..

luck no-my feeling is India is a huge place with so many competing interests and you need someone with that steel to build the core of the side-once it's done on merit. If it isn't then it's just nepotism..

I dunno mate-ever heard of Mark Ramprakash, Graeme Hick, Kumbli, Sherwin Campbell et al have all scored heavily in first class matches and were less than spectacular in tests. Even in tests all runs are not equal, where runs scored holding together a tail is more valuable than one batting on a flat track as the game peters out into a draw.

Maybe Gambhir should get some Monster or Red Bull into him, or it's just Dhopni's way of clearing out the oldsters.

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Rampant Ireland retain World T20 Qualifier title

Ireland 225 for 7 (Stirling 76, Johnston 62, Hotak 3-39) beat Afghanistan 157 (Naib 43, Johnston 3-34) by 68 runs

Congrats :)

David Nixon, an ABC producer, was dismissed after an allegation reported by the Centralian Advocate that he had mimicked an Indian accent when announcing that Monty Panesar was coming on to bowl.

:o

South Africa v Pakistan179 (Misbah 79*, Philander 3-26)

South Africa won by 4 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)

Finally a chasing victory

"The quick turnaround from India, getting used to the conditions and adapting as quickly as possible will pose a challenge," Sammy said. "India was a lesson for us, to show us where we are compared to the top teams in the world. Now we are playing a team where we are evenly matched. They will know conditions very well and for around three-quarters of our squad it's their first time here."

Good God Darren..please don't screw this up :rolleyes:

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Pakistan squad for SL Twenty20s

Squad: Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Ahmed Shahzad, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Amin, Umar Akmal (wk), Shahid Afridi, Zulfiqar Babar, Bilawal Bhatti, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Anwar Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Haris Sohail

In: Haris Sohail, Sharjeel Khan, Zulfiqar Babar

Out: Nasir Jamshed, Abdur Rehman, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Malik

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New Zealand 95/1 (25.0 ov)

West Indies

West Indies won the toss and elected to field...

New Zealand 1 Hamish Rutherford, 2 Peter Fulton, 3 Aaron Redmond, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Brendon McCullum (capt), 6 Corey Anderson, 7 BJ Watling (wk), 8 Ish Sodhi, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Neil Wagner, 11 Trent Boult

West Indies 1 Kieran Powell, 2 Kirk Edwards, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Marlon Samuels, 5 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 6 Narsingh Deonarine, 7 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 8 Darren Sammy (capt), 9 Shane Shillingford, 10 Tino Best, 11 Shannon Gabriel

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