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Dec 28, 2012

Australia Big Win Test series against Sri Lanka at a Mcg


The Australia shown up is good and not at your best Sri Lanka by an innings and 201 runs to enclose up the series in the middle from end to end the third day of the second Test in Melbourne on Friday and Australia won test series and lead up 3 match series 2/0.

The Srilankan Trailing by 304 runs on the first innings, a attack Sri Lanka surrendered for 103 for seven off 24.2 overs with Kumar Sangakkara retiring hurt and out for the rest of the tour and the srilankan wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene and fast bowlier Chanaka Welegedara were also unable to bat because of injuries.

Australia all rounder and paceman Mitchell Johnson subject the Test with six wickets and an unbeaten 92 and he was a show up man-of-the-match and the Johnson said,  that he went pretty hard at their batters with the short ball and they didn't like it.

The srilankan captain Jayawardene said that we were very disappointed with the way we performed. We require to sit down and discuss to concerning how we go about things for the rest of the series.

The Skipper Mahela Jayawardene said Sangakkara would have surgery for a fractured left index finger and would miss the rest of the Test and one-day games in Australia and the srilakan wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene receiving a hairline thumb fracture when also struck by a Johnson delivery in the first innings.

Dec 20, 2012

Tim Southee Ruled Out Six or Eight Weeks

The New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has been ruled out of the Test series in South Africa because of a thumb injury and he needs surgery for a ruptured tendon and is likely to be sideline for six-eight weeks and he continued the injury while diving in the field during a Plunket Shield match stuck between Northern Districts and Wellington at Karori Park and he scored 156 off 130 balls and took seven wickets in Northern Districts six-wicket win.

He will start treatment immediately following the process, with a view to him returning to cricket for the period of the home summer to the procedure is likely to continue him out of the game for 6-8 weeks.

The New Zealand board has not decided on a alternate for Southee was best bowler in the drawn Test series in Sri Lanka and he took 12 wickets in two matches and the eight of individuals came in the second Test in Colombo for the New Zealand won by 167 runs.

Dec 17, 2012

England Historic Test Series Win against India


The England cricket team on Monday broke a 28-year-old jinx by achieving a historic Test series win on Indian top soil, send-off the hosts England won Test Series 2-1 result in their favour after the fourth and final match ended in a draw here and the last time an English side had defeated India in their own hideaway was method back in 1984-85, under the captaincy of David Gower.

The day belong to centurions Jonathan Trott (143) and Ian Bell’s unbeaten 116 even as the story remained the same for a unlucky India who toiled with no much achievement before the match was called off on the final day with England scoring 352 for four and the Bell and debutant Joe Root (20) were at the crease when the stumps were drawn for the final time in the series and the Man of the Match is named James Anderson and England captain and Man of the Series is Alastair Cook.

And the previous Indian team home series lose is also the first time in the last eight years that India have suffer a Test series defeat at home and the Australia beat India 2/1 in 2004-05.

Australia Shine First Test Win against Sri Lanka in Hobart


The first test match for sri lanka bowled out australia for 278 with star spinner Rangana Herath taking five wickets, send-off them with 393 runs to win at tea and sri lanka batting to stumps on 65 for two with a day to play KumarSangakkara's 18 came off 88 balls and skipper Mahela Jayawardene  (5) took 25 balls to get off the mark in until close up of play.

The tourist will have to look up on Australia highest victorious run chase at the Bellerive Oval of 369 against Pakistan in 1999 and the Sri Lanka's most winning run chase was 352 to beat South Africa by one wicket in Colombo in 2006.

The Australia Captain Michael Clarke added to Australia rising injury woes when he tweaked his right hamstring and was compulsory to retire hurt on 57 after reeling off his fastest Test half-century and he slow down followed paceman Ben Hilfenhaus's side strain which has unacceptable him from bowling again in the Test, still although he did bat in the second innings.

The Australia bowling well in the key wicket of first-innings centurion Tillakaratne Dilshan cheaply for 11 in the 10th over and he turned around his team first innings with a knock of 147, was caught behind off Shane Watson's first delivery.

Dec 11, 2012

New Zealand tour of South Africa 2012-13

Date Match Details Time
(IST)
Place
Jan 02 WedSouth Africa v New Zealand, 1st Test 14:00 Cape Town
Jan 11 FriSouth Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test13:30Port Elizabeth

Dec 6, 2012

Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2012-13

Date Match Details Time
(IST)
Place
Dec 14 Fri Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test05:00Hobart
Dec 26 WedAustralia v Sri Lanka, 2nd test05:00Melbourne
Jan 03 Thu Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test05:00Sydney

Nov 29, 2012

Second Test Historic Test Win New Zealand Big Win against Sri Lanka


The New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 167 runs in the second and final Test Match at the P Sara Oval in Colombo to square the Two match series at 1-1 and new zealand bowlier Tim Southee was take 8 wickets for the match and he was well supported by Trent Boult who grabbed 7 wickets and srilanka target for 363 runs and Mathews 84 runs for the 228 balls and srilanka second innings for 195 all out and New Zealand won by 167 runs

The New Zealand first Test win in Sri Lanka since 1998 and new zealand to the first in 14 years by a huge margin and the new zealand player williamson and Ross Taylor had set up the match for the fantastic tons in the first innings and Ross Taylor was the man of the match for his aggregate of 216 runs in the match and the player of the series Rangana Herath was  taken total 20 wicket of the series.

The Australia Batsman Ricky Ponting Announces Retirement From Tests Cricket


Today Ricky Ponting meet press conference at the WACA on Thursday afternoon, he has announced his retirement from international cricket, on the eve of the third Test against South Africa in Perth and he equalling Steve Waugh mark of 168 Test matches for the most in the history of Australian cricket.

The Nickname Punter, he has score test 13,366 runs in 167 Tests at 52.21, and 13,704 runs in 375 one-day internationals and the even with such greats in the ranks, Ponting, as captain, lost the 2005 Ashes in England and 2006/07 ashes ricky poting won series 5-0 and whitewash against england.

He would continue to play out the remainder of the summer with Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes in the twenty20 Big Bash League, Ponting said and the married with two children, he is known as a campaigner against cancer and established to the Ponting Foundation with his wife Rianna to raise money for young Australians afflicted by the disease.

Nov 26, 2012

Monty Panesar Excellent Bowling against India and England Big Win

The Monty Panesar picked up 11 wickets in the match and outshone the other spinners and England 10 wicket victory over India in the second Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and england level test 1-1 in a four Test series and the monty panesar and graeme swann finishing with 19 wickets in the match on Panesar match return was 11 for 210, Swann 8 for 113 of this match.

Scorecard detail for India 1st innings 327 all out and England 1st innings 413 all out and India 2nd innings 142 all out and England 2nd innings target for 57 runs and England won by 10 wickets.

The Only two Indian batsmen gambhir and sshwin could reach double figures in the innings and the Pujara continued his good run to give India a good first-innings total and england target for 57 runs and england openers Cook and Compton knocked off the required 57 within 10 overs  and ten wickets for Test victory on Indian soil at the Wankhede in Mumbai and the man of the match Kevin Pietersen outstanding Yesterday I said Test hundreds feel.

Test debut Faf du Plessis Century on Thrilling Draw


The second time the South Africans had batted out for a draw in the series and the debutant Faf du Plessis final day for a defiant unbeaten century to guide South Africa to a thrilling draw against Australia in the second Adelaide Test Match on Monday and he became the fourth South African to score a century on Test debut unbeaten on 110 from 376 balls and 14 fours and he survived at the crease for more than seven and a half hours to post one of the great hundreds by a debutant and lead South Africa to a famous draw with Australia in the second Test.

A south africa victory target of 430 runs and the wicketkeeper de Villiers faced 220 balls 33 runs without a boundary and Plessis, de villiers 89 runs for 68 overs fifth wicket partnership and Australian victory was still possible until the final over of the last hour of the match Steyn fall for a 28-ball duck and Kleinveldt 17 deliveries before he missed a yorker and was bowled by Siddle take a four wickets.

The Australia must win the series to take the world number one ranking from South Africa and the next test starting in Perth on Friday.

Biggest Win West Indies against Bangladesh


The West indies fast bowlier Tino Best took a career-best six-wicket haul to fire the West Indies to a crushing ten-wicket win against Bangladesh in the second Test in Khulna and west indies won series for 2/0 and whitewash against bangladesh home ground and he is maiden five-wicket haul in the first Test win in Dhaka with 6-40.

The Tino Best took 12 wickets in two Tests, which equals his best haul in a series and west Indies have won two Tests in successive series for the first time since 1992-93.

Bangladesh 1st innings 387 all out and Abul Hasan has madien test hundred and West Indies 1st innings 648/9dec Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul  ton and Marlon Samuels double ton and Bangladesh 2nd innings 287 all out and West Indies 2nd innings target for just 27 runs and The tourists knocked off the required 27 runs in just 4.4 overs to win and ten-wicket win against Bangladesh in the second Test in Khulna and the Marlon Samuels is the Man of the Match for his double ton and Man of the Series Shiv Chanderpaul for scoring 354 runs in the two match series.

The Bangladesh cricket team 65th defeat in 75 Tests Cricket since gaining Test Cricket status 12 years ago and their losses include 34 defeats by an innings and Rival captain Mushfiqur Rahim said his team needed more performers.

Nov 20, 2012

The Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Said Ahmedabad First Test Indian Bowliers Good Bowling Easy Win


The England second innings (following on) 406 all out and the england captain cook played for 176 and wicketkeeper prior 92 runs out and the indian spinner ojha taken four wickets and India 2nd innings for target 77 runs.

The target of 77 in just over an hour for a memorable 9 wicket win, Pujara remained unbeaten on an attacking 41 and india taking a 1-0 lead in the 4 match series and the indian mahendra singh dhoni said to the efforts of the Indian bowlers after India defeated England by 9 wickets in the 1st Test at Motera in Ahmedabad and the pragyan Ojha finished the match with figures of 9-165 while Ashwin took a tally of 4 wickets in the match and the spin duo were well supported by Zaheer and Yadav who bowled short but probing spells and man of the match for Cheteshwar Pujara and india would go into the 2nd Test, which starts in Mumbai on the 23rd of November for full of confidence and on a high.

England tour of India 2012/2013

Nov 19, 2012

Rangana Herath Set Up Third Day Sri Lanka Easy and Big Win


1st Test Played at Galle International Stadium New Zealand in Sri Lanka Test Series 2012

The New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first opener Guptill and McCullum start new zealand first innings and poor start Guptill, Williamson, Taylor fall for 40/3 and mccullum play well and flynn also good play and finally new zealand all out for 221 and next sri lanka start first innings cery poor stat 18/3 and captain Mahela Jayawardene and wicket keeper Prasanna Jayawardene
and play and Tim Southee take a four wicket srilanka 221 all out.

And New Zealand 2nd innings also poor start and 118 all out and new zealand set target for just 93 runs and Rangana Herath registered figures of 6/43 in the second innings and the first innings Herath picked for 5-65 and he  Rangana Herath picked up 46 in eight games at 20.30, including five of his 12 five-fors.

The Sri Lanka chased the target of 93 in 18.3 overs, with opening slot from the debutant Dimuth Karunaratne and eased to a maiden fifty and scoring 60 and Paranavitana registering an unbeaten 31 and man of the match Rangana Herath for the hosts now enjoy a  srilanka lead 1-0 in the two Test series against New Zealand.

Nov 15, 2012

Virender Sehwag Magnificent Century and Cheteshwar Pujara Unbeaten Score on the day


First Test match for India vs England at played Ahmedabad, Nov 15-19, 2012 and india won the toss and chose to bat first indian opener start innings for Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir good start opening stand for 134 runs and Gautam Gambhir 45 runs, Virender Sehwag 117 runs for 117 balls and 15 fours, 1 six and he is a 23rd in Test century and his 13th in home matches and the Gambhir has now been dismissed six times by Graeme Swann in six matches.

The Tendulkar 13 runs and Kohli 19 runs out for Swann over and swann take four wickets and he bowlied for 32 overs and 5 madien, 85 runs to take important 4 wickets and India end of the  Day 1 at 323/4

Nov 14, 2012

Brisbane First Test Drawn and Man of the Match Michael Clarke

The first test match scorecard for the south africa won the toss and chose to bat first South Africa first innings 450 all out for 151.4 overs and south african batsman Amla 104 and Kallis 147 and australian fast bowlier jamesh pattinson 3-93 and australia 565/5 declared and australia opener cowan medien century 136 and middle order batsman mickeal clarke 259 runs and not out and micheal Hussey 17th century of the test cricket and australia declared day 5 morning session after trailing the Australians by 115 runs in the first innings.

Next South Africa played second innings 166/5 for the 68 overs and Kallis 49 runs and Lyon taken 2-41 final result for match draw and the man of the match for the third double-century of the year, his unbeaten 259 and he highest scorer in Tests this year with 1,041 runs and averaging 115.66 and he has won nine of his 17 Tests as skipper with four drawn.

Nov 8, 2012

Who Will Won Test Series?



Tomorrow morning will played for Australia vs South Africa first Test match at Brisbane November 9, 2012

Match Live on IST time 5.30 am

The South Africa first Test match at the Gabba since 1963 and south africa will retain top spot on the ICC Test rankings with a drawn series and the australia will claim top spot from them with a series win.

Australia Squad:

1 Ed Cowan, 2 David Warner, 3 Rob Quiney, 4 Ricky Ponting, 5 Michael Clarke (capt), 6 Michael Hussey, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Peter Siddle, 9 James Pattinson, 10 Ben Hilfenhaus/Mitchell Starc, 11 Nathan Lyon.

South Africa Squad:

1 Graeme Smith (capt), 2 Alviro Petersen, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 Jacques Kallis, 5 AB de Villiers (wk), 6 Jacques Rudolph, 7 JP Duminy, 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Morne Morkel, 10 Dale Steyn, 11 Imran Tahir.

Nov 5, 2012

Indian Squad for the First Two Tests against England and Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh was also Recalled


A new selection committee annouced for the indian cricket team squad for the recalled Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh and tamil Nadu opener Murali Vijay was also recalled included after a strong start to the domestic season and middle order batsman Suresh Raina lost his place.

First Two Test India Squad:

1st Test Play on starting November 15 for England tour of India 2012/2013

MS Dhoni (c), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay, Zaheer Khan

Oct 29, 2012

Brad Haddin Missed for Test Squad against South Africa


The Former Australia wicket-keeper Brad Haddin Test career appeared to be over after he was left out of the Australian squad for the first Test against South Africa and the matthew wade will feature in the Australia 12-man squad for the first Test that begins in Brisbane on November 09th for the haddin was national team for the tour to the West Indies to his 11 year old daughter who was battling cancer and wade batting averaged 39.60 in the three Test series which included a crucial century in the third and final Test at Dominica and the another one fast bowlier omission from the squad is 19 year old pace bowler Pat Cummins and he is a picked up seven wickets including 6/79 on debut against South Africa in Johannesburg to help Australia level the series.

The first test November 09th Gabba on Friday and the second Test will be played in Adelaide on November 22nd and the third Test will be played at Perth on November 30th.

Australia Test Squad:

Michael Clarke (C), David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shane Watson, Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, Matthew Wade, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon

Oct 6, 2012

South Africa tour of Australia 2012

Date Match Details Time
(IST)
Place
Nov 09 Fri Australia v South Africa, 1st Test 05:31 Brisbane
Nov 22 ThuAustralia v South Africa, 2nd test05:31Adelaide
Nov 30 Fri Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test 08:00 Perth

Sep 22, 2012

India tour Kevin Pietersen Left Out in the England Test Squad



The England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been left out of Eng Test squad for the tour of India the new player debut Joe Root and Nick Compton have been called up and the Eoin Morgan has also been recalled and the old spinner Monty Panesar is one of three spinners alongside Graeme Swann and Samit Patel.
 
The managing director of England cricket, said: A both ECB and England team management have had meetings with Kevin Pietersen to address the issues that led to his omission from the final Investec Test match against South Africa and pietersen was cast into international exile in a row over text messages and he has not been considered for selection for the India tour.

England Test Squad:

Alastair Cook (capt) James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Nick Compton, Steven Finn, Graham Onions, Eoin Morgan, Monty Panesar, Samit Patel, Matt Prior, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott


A two debut england player in this squad for Nick Compton was the leading run-scorer 2012 English domestick season with 1494 runs and another one player for Joe Root is a 21 year old who was named the Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer and he scored 964 first-class runs in the season with a best of 222 against Hampshire and Samit Patel his Test debut in Sri Lanka, provides an option to balance the side at No. 7 and the teams played first Test on Ahmedabad on November 15.

Sep 10, 2012

Jonathan Trott Has Been Injury Ruled Out for England Domestic Season

Jonathan Trott
The England will take a senior batsman trott is expected to be fit for next month's tour of India and next week england will be announced for the squad for the India tour and the trott suffered the injury to hit on the right hand while batting against South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn during England's six-wicket win in the fourth one-day international at Lord's on Sunday.

In the 31-year-old Jonathan Trott should be able to resume batting in three to four weeks and is expected to available for the tour of India next month he was not included in England t20 squad for the defence of their ICC World Twenty20 Cup in Sri Lanka and the problem for the england side for the former england captain and opener andrew strauss to following his retirement from all cricket and Kevin Pietersen could still be missing international cricket and test cricket side.

Aug 23, 2012

First Test India won the toss and elected to bat against NZ at Hyderabad

Two Cpatain pose to the series trophyThey are following the retirements of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman since their last Test against australia in january and the cheteshwara pujara played for last Test was against South Africa in January 2011 and he has returned to the team another one player Suresh Raina being the second change to the batting line-up and the New Zealand for lost a two test series against West Indies before making this tour will play a lone spiner in Jeetan Patel and great spinner Danny Vettori has been ruled out of the series due to injury and four-man seam attack Chris Martin, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell and James Franklin would be able to put pressure on India's younger batsmen. India will last season had ended up with two poor away tours in they lost eight Test matches and their No. 1 ranking and New Zealand are currently ranked No. 9.

India Squad:

1 Gautam Gambhir, 2 Virender Sehwag, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Sachin Tendulkar, 5 Cheteshwar Pujara, 6 Suresh Raina, 7 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 8 R Ashwin, 9 Zaheer Khan, 10 Pragyan Ojha, 11 Umesh Yadav

New Zealand Squad:

1 Martin Guptill, 2 Brendon McCullum, 3 Daniel Flynn, 4 Ross Taylor (capt), 5 Kane Williamson, 6 James Franklin, 7 Kruger van Wyk (wk), 8 Doug Bracewell, 9 Jeetan Patel, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Chris Martin

Aug 16, 2012

England tour of India 2012/2013

DateMatch DetailsTime
(IST)
Place
Nov 15 Thu India v England, 1st Test 09:30
(Nov 15)
Ahmedabad
Nov 23 FriIndia v England, 2nd Test09:30
(Nov 23)
Mumbai
Dec 05 Wed India v England, 3rd Test 09:30
(Dec 05)
Kolkata
Dec 13 ThuIndia v England, 4th Test09:30
(Dec 13)
Nagpur

Aug 14, 2012

ICC Awards 2012: ICC announced nominations list ICC Test Cricketer of the Year

LG ICC Awards
The ICC announced list of nominations for the LG ICC Awards 2012 and to many as six players have been named in 3 different categories for the saeed ajmal, hashim amla, michael clarke, kumar sangakkara, alastair cook and stafanie taylor were the players to be named in three categories and the south africa have as many five players in the test player of the year category and the awards ceremony will be held on 15 september in colombo ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012.

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year:

Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Hashim Amla (SA), Stuart Broad (Eng), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI), Michael Clarke (Aus), Alastair Cook (Eng), Jacques Kallis (SA), Vernon Philander (SA), Matt Prior (Eng), Marlon Samuels (WI), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Dale Steyn (SA), AB de Villiers (SA).

Aug 13, 2012

Final Test England batsman Kevin Pietersen dropped from Test squad against SA in Lord's

Kevin PietersenA text messages pietersen sent to south african players are the cause for his exclusion from the team on the promising youngster, jonny bairstow has been named as his replacement ECB had given the middle order batsman a chance to explain himself but heard nothing from him to kP wouldn't or could not prove that the texts sent to SA weren't derogatory even after the ECB had given him a further 6 hours this morning and the kp is end of the carrier?.

The bairstow has had an uncomfortable test match against west indies earlier this summer, and who returns in place of pietersen after a century for england lions against Australia A, who will bear the brunt of a pietersen will now have to wait to see if he is selected in England's 15 for in icc twenty20 world cup in sri lanka next month for squad has yet to be announced to that deadline is fast approaching and if he was critical of the likes of andrew strauss his captain and andy flower, the director of cricket, as has been alleged to after a disastrous week pietersen still has an awful lot of apologising to do.

A success of the england team has been built on a unity of purpose and trust to we have made every attempt to find a solution to enable Kevin to be selected we have sadly had to conclude in the best interest of the team for he will miss the Lords test and the south africa lead three match series 1-0 and the final match will be played at the lord's cricket ground on thursday.

England Squad:

Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, James Taylor, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Steven Finn, Graham Onions

Aug 10, 2012

New Zealand tour of India 2012 Test match Schedule

DateMatch DetailsTime
(IST)
Place
Aug 23 - 27 India v New Zealand, 1st Test 09:30
(Aug 23)
Hyderabad
Aug 31 - sep 04India v New Zealand, 2nd Test15:30
(Aug 31)
Bangalore

Aug 3, 2012

Alviro Petersen Fourth Test Century against England

Alviro PetersenSouth Africa tour of England 2012

Second Test: England vs South Africa at Played at Headingley, Leeds, Aug 2-6, 2012
Scorecard:

England won toss bat field

South Africa 1st innings 262/5 for 87 overs

Alviro Petersen 124 not out
Graeme Smith 52

James Anderson 1-42

Stumps on Day 1

West Indies Control for New Zealand day 1

Wi Team Mates CelebrateNew Zealand tour of United States of America and West Indies,

Second Test: West Indies vs New Zealand at Kingston, Aug 2-6, 2012

Played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

Scorecard:

West Indies won toss bat field

New Zealand 1st innings 260 all out for 82.5 overs

Martin Guptill 71
Ross Taylor 60

Kemar Roach 4-70

West Indies 1st innings 11/0 for 5 overs

Chris Gayle 1 not out
Kieran Powell 10 not out

Trent Boult 0-7

West Indies trail by 249 runs with 10 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

Stumps on Day 1

Aug 2, 2012

Second Test Play England vs South Africa at Headingley

England vs South Africa logo
South Africa tour of England 2012

Second Test: England vs South Africa Played at Headingley, Leeds, Aug 2-6, 2012

Match scheduled to begin at 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT)

South Africa can take England's No. 1 ranking with victory at Headingley for the Test Cricket.

Andrew Strauss says for they are times at headingley when bowling looks unplayable and there are times when it looks very flat and conditions are going to be different.

Graeme Smith says we have got most of our bases covered in terms of players but as a group of men, this is the best group of men that I have been around.

England squad:

AJ Strauss, JM Anderson, IR Bell, TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad, AN Cook, ST Finn, G Onions, KP Pietersen, MJ Prior, GP Swann, JWA Taylor, IJL Trott

South Africa squad:

GC Smith, AB de Villiers, HM Amla, JP Duminy, F du Plessis, Imran Tahir, JH Kallis, JA Morkel, M Morkel, AN Petersen, RJ Peterson, VD Philander, JA Rudolph, DW Steyn, TL Tsolekile, LL Tsotsobe

Jul 14, 2012

Sri Lanka's first Test series win in nine attempts

Victorious Sri Lanka team
Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2012

3rd Test: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, July 8-12, 2012

Sri Lanka won the toss chose to field

Match drawn

Scorecard:

Pakistan 226 all in 72.5 overs

Asad Shafiq - 75
Misbah-ul-Haq - 40

Thisara Perera - 4/63

Sri Lanka 337 all out in 100.2 overs

Tharanga Paranavitana - 75
Thisara Perera - 75

Junaid Khan - 5/70

Pakistan 380/8dec in 128.4 overs

Azhar Ali - 136
Asad Shafiq - 100 not out

Rangana Herath - 4/99

Target for 270 runs (71 over)

Sri Lanka 195/4 in 62 overs

Kumar Sangakkara - 74 not out
Dinesh Chandimal - 65

Saeed Ajmal 3/50

Man of the match Asad Shafiq (Pakistan)
Player of the series KC Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka Won for the 3-match series 1-0

Jun 25, 2012

Sri Lanka Big Win

Sri Lankans celebratePakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2012, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, Jun 22-25, 2012

Sri Lanka won the toss chose to bat

Sri Lanka won by 209 runs

Scorecard:

Sri Lanka 472 all in 153.2 overs

Dilshan - 101
Sangakkara - 199 Not Out

Saeed Ajmal - 5/146

Pakistan 100 all out in 54.3 overs

Younis Khan - 29
Mohammad Ayub - 25

Randiv - 4/13

Sri Lanka 137/5dec in 41 overs

Dilshan - 56
Paranavitana - 25

Junaid Khan - 3/44

Target for 510 runs

Pakistan 300 all out in 114 overs

Younis Khan - 87
Asad Shafiq - 80

KMDN Kulasekara 3/48

Man of the match KC Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka lead for the 3-match series 1-0

Jun 12, 2012

Third Test Match Draw and England Won Test Series against WI

Andrew Strauss
West Indies tour of England 2012

The Wisden Trophy 3rd Test Played at Edgbaston, Birmingham

Scorecard:

England won toss bat field

West Indies 1st innings 426 all out for 129.3 overs

Denesh Ramdin 107 Not out
Tino Best 95

Graham Onions 4-88

England 1st innings 221/5 for 58 overs

Kevin Pietersen 78
Ian Bell 76 Not out

Tino Best 2-37

Match drawn

Man of the match Tino Best (West Indies)

Man of the series MN Samuels (West Indies) and AJ Strauss (England)

Series for England won the Three match series 2-0

Jun 2, 2012

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2012 Test match Schedule

DateMatch DetailsTime
(IST)
Place
Jun 22 - Jun 26Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test10:30
(Jun 22)
Galle
Jun 30 - Jul 29Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test10:30
(Jun 30)
Colombo
Jul 08 - Jul 12 Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd Test10:30
(Jul 08)
Pallekele

May 29, 2012

England Won Second Test and Won Test Series against WI


West Indies tour of England, 2012

The Wisden Trophy 2nd Test Played at Lord's, London

Scorecard:

West Indies won toss bat first

West Indies 1st innings 370 all out for 109.2 overs

Marlon Samuels 117 and Darren Sammy 106 and Tim Bresnan 4-104

England 1st innings 428 all out for 123.4 overs

Andrew Strauss 141 and Ravi Rampaul 3-75

West Indies 2nd innings 165 all out for 60.1 overs

Marlon Samuels 76 not out and Tim Bresnan 4-37

England Target for 108 runs

England 2nd innings 111/1 for 30.4 overs

Andrew Strauss 45 and Samuels 1-18

England won by 9 wickets

Man of the match Tim Bresnan (England)

And England Won Series and Lead for 2/0

May 25, 2012

Today Play for Second Test England vs West Indies at Nottingham

West Indies tour of England

England Squad:


1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Alastair Cook, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Ian Bell, 6 Jonny Bairstow, 7 Matt Prior (wk), 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Graeme Swann, 11 James Anderson

West Indies Squad:

1 Adrian Barath, 2 Kieran Powell, 3 Kirk Edwards, 4 Darren Bravo, 5 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 6 Marlon Samuels, 7 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 8 Darren Sammy (capt), 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Ravi Rampaul, 11 Shane Shillingford

The England player james anderson is back on a happy hunting ground where he has taken 33 wickets at 17.45 in five Test, while last year Stuart Broad claimed a hat-trick against India.

Match Start on 11:00 local and 10:00 GMT and 15:30 IST

May 22, 2012

England Won First Test on Lords agains WI

England winWest Indies tour of England, 2012

The Wisden Trophy 1st Test Played at Lord's, London

Scorecard:

England won toss field first

West Indies 1st innings 243 all out

Chanderpaul 87 not out and Broad 7-72

England 1st innings 398 all out

Strauss 122 and Roach 3-108

West Indies 2nd innings 345 all out

Chanderpaul 91 and Broad 4-93

England Target for 191 runs

England 2nd innings 193/5 for 46.1 overs

Cook 79 and Roach 3-60

England won by 5 wickets

Man of the match SCJ Broad (England)

And England Lead series for 1/0

May 18, 2012

Stuart Broad Take Six Wickets against WI

Stuart BroadWest Indies tour of England

1st Test: England v West Indies at Lord's, May 17-21, 2012

Umpires: Aleem Dar(Pak), Marais Erasmus(RSA)
Third Umpire: Asad Rauf(Pak)
Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama(SL)

Scorecard:

England won the toss and elected to field

West Indies: 243/9 (89.4 Overs)

Adrian Barath 41
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 87 Not Out

James Anderson 59/2
Stuart Broad 72/6

Stumps on Day 1

May 15, 2012

England News: Jonathan Bairstow was named in an England Test squad


For the first time Sunday when he was included in a 13-man party for the series opener against the West Indies at Lord's starting Thursday and the 22-year-old Yorkshireman is set to bat at number six if selected after all-rounder Ravi Bopara, in line to fill that middle order spot, was omitted from the squad after suffering a thigh injury playing for Essex.

The Bairstow has played in 6 one-day internationals and 6 Twenty20 internationals is the only player in the squad yet to be capped at Test level.

They thursday will be Start the first of a three-Test series.

England Test Team squad:

1.Andrew Strauss (capt)

2.Alastair Cook

3.Jonathan Trott

4.Kevin Pietersen

5.Ian Bell

6.Matt Prior (wkt)

7.Stuart Broad

8.Tim Bresnan

9.Graeme Swann

10.Steven Finn

11.James Anderson

12.Jonathan Bairstow

13.Graham Onions

May 10, 2012

West Indies Test squad to tour England 2012

West Indies Team
West Indies Test Squad:

Darren Sammy (capt)

Kirk Edwards (vice-capt)

Adrian Barath

Darren Bravo

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Narsingh Deonarine

Fidel Edwards

Assad Fudadin

Shannon Gabriel

Kieran Powell

Kemar Roach

Denesh Ramdin

Ravi Rampaul

Marlon Samuels

Shane Shillingford

The first Test begins at Lord's on May 17.

May 7, 2012

West Indies tour of England 2012 Test match Schedule

DateMatch DetailsTime
(IST)
Place
Mar 17 - 21 England v West Indies, 1st Test 15:30
(Mar 17)
Loard's
Mar 25 - 29England v West Indies, 2nd Test15:30
(Mar 25)
Trent Bridge
Jun 07 - 11 England v West Indies, 3rd Test15:30
(Jun 07)
Edgbaston

May 1, 2012

Shivnarine Chanderpaul Ranking for Number One Test batsmen

Shivnarine ChanderpaulThe West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has regained the No.1 ranking for Test batsmen after nearly three years and he was the leading run-scorer in the recently concluded home Test series against Australia with 346 runs at an average of 86.50.

He reached the top after his twin half-centuries in the final Test in Dominica, moving ahead of the South African duo of Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers and he also passed the 10,000-run mark in the series for the chanderpaul last attained the No. 1 ranking in July 2008 and held it for seven month for he briefly dropped to No. 2 in February 2009 in returned to the top spot three Tests later, after the fifth Test against England in Trinidad.

And the May 2009 he lost his spot to Pakistan batsman Younis Khan to chanderpaul ranking slipped to as low as No. 15 before he made his way back up and it feels good to be back in the top spot in Test cricket, Chanderpaul said that i am batting well at the moment and when things are going well for you at the crease you try to keep going and building and look to make the most of every innings you play and the australia began their tour of the West Indies on equal points with India to the win gave them a one-point lead over India.

Apr 9, 2012

England skipper Strauss confident about future

Andrew Strauss heads home from Asia confident his future as skipper is secure after England ended a miserable run in Tests by beating Sri Lanka to draw the series 1-1 and retain their number-one ranking.

The tourists eased to an eight-wicket win in the second and final Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Saturday to make amends for the 75-run loss in the first Test in Galle, which was their fourth straight Test match defeat this year.

England's losses, including an embarrassing 3-0 whitewash at the hands of Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, had left them teetering on the brink of losing their top ranking.

The one blemish in the hard-fought series against Sri Lanka was Strauss's own batting form. He made just 114 runs in four innings at an average of 28.50.

The left-hander appeared to have found his rhythm when he hit 61 in the first innings of the second Test, but he fell for a duck in the first over of the second innings as England chased a modest target of 94.

Strauss has not added to his 19 Test centuries in 25 innings and has just one three-figure knock in his past 50 innings, raising questions about his future in the side. But the skipper said he had never doubted himself or his leadership role.

Mar 21, 2012

Kohli should take No: 3 slot: Sourav Ganguly

India's new batting super star Virat Kohli, who has hit three centuries in his last 4 innings, is the ideal batsman to fill in the No: 3 spot in Test cricket left by Rahul Dravid, former captain Sourav Ganguly has said.

Rahul Dravid recently retired from International cricket.

Talking on the sidelines of the launch of a documentary on his cricketing career, 'The Warrior Prince', Ganguly said Kohli is the next big thing to have happened to Indian cricket.

Talking about Kohli's blistering 148-ball 183 in their record win over Pakistan in Asian cup, Ganguly said, "He is the next big thing in Indian cricket. I've never seen a better one-day cricket innings in my 22 years career. I hope he fills up the place of the champion Rahul Dravid at No 3," Ganguly said.

Ganguly also congratulated Sachin Tendulkar for completing 100 international centuries.

"I had always said it was a matter of time. It's a colossal achievement. I congratulate Sachin. I only sent a text message."

Mar 10, 2012

Rahul Dravid Announced his Retirement

Rahul Dravid, “The Wall” of Indian cricket team has announced his retirement from all forms of the game with immediate effect. He will however honor his contractual obligations with the Rajasthan Royals in the 5th season of the IPL 2012.

Rahul DravidThe stylish Indian No. 3 batsman announced his decision at a crowded press conference in the presence of the BCCI president Mr. N Srinivasan and the President of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) as well as one of his former Skipper Anil Kumble.

Dravid used the occasion to thank all his coaches, his family, friends and well-wishers for all the support and encouragement he received throughout his career.

"I hereby announce my retirement from International cricket and domestic as well. It has been 16 years since I started playing. I have many people to thank. My junior coaches at Bangalore have inculcated me a powerful love of the game which has always stayed with me."

"In the Indian team I have been fortunate to have been part of an era where we won home and away". I found support and encouragement from my parents and brother. My wife Vijetha has been a single parent as I travelled all over."

"I have failed at times, but have not stopped trying. I leave with sadness and pride".

Rahul Dravid walked into the press conference at around 12:30 pm IST and was accompanied by his wife, Vijetha as well as his two sons, Samit and Anvay.

Feb 17, 2012

South Africa in New Zealand 2012, Test match Schedule

DateMatch DetailsTime
(IST)
Place
Mar 07 - 11South Africa v New Zealand, 1st Test03:00
(Mar 7)
Dunedin
Mar 15 - 19South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test03:00
(Mar 15)
Hamilton
Mar 23 - 27South Africa v New Zealand, 3rd Test03:00
(Mar 23)
Wellington

South Africa in New Zealand 2012 Complete Series Schedule

Feb 10, 2012

David Hussey Dream for to Play Test Cricket

David Hussey will turn 35 in July this year but the veteran batsman has not given up hopes of playing in the next World Cup in 2015 and also making a late Test debut for Australia and the he feels that it will be tough for the selectors to keep him out of the side if he keeps.

"You want to be in a winning World Cup, it's probably second to playing Test cricket for Australia," said Hussey, who will be 37 by the time of the next World Cup.

He said he had also taken heart from the way his brother Michael had fought back last summer, after critics had called for his head ahead of the Ashes series and they are both stubborn people say you're too old or you've lost your form or you're not good enough to play at the level, you get your back up and want to get out there and prove a lot of people wrong, he said.

Feb 9, 2012

ICC Hall of Fame

The Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar was inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame and he was presented with the Hall of Fame cap by India's 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev in the induction ceremony took place at the residence of Ajay Sethi in Dubai and the Sethi is the Director of the Channel 2 group.

ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat and former Pakistan captains Waqar Younis, Ramiz Raja and Aamir Sohail were present during the occasion for the gavaskar has played for India at the International level for 16 years, representing the country in 125 Test matches and 108 ODIs. He was the 1st player to cross 10,000 runs in Test cricket and he also held the record of the most number of centuries at one time.

Gavaskar was thrilled to receive the cap from Kapil Dev who was his captain at the ICC Cricket World Cup 1983: "Kapil is somebody who I consider as the greatest Indian cricketer and to receive this cap from him is a real big plus, a real big honour and the Kapil and I have had some wonderful times playing in the Indian team to being part of the World Cup winning squad is a memory that will always stay with me Kapil lifting the Cup at Lord's is something that I will always treasure and to receive the cap from him makes this occasion even more special."


Feb 8, 2012

ICC Test Player Ranks: Sachin Tendulkar in 10th position


Sachin Tendulkar 3 places to be the only Indian cricketer in the list of top-ten batsmen in the ICC Player Rankings for Test released here on Tuesday and he is placed at 10th position along with Pakistan's Azhar Ali, who scored a match-winning 157 during the 2nd innings of the 3rd and final Test against England in Dubai earlier this week.

India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan remained static at the 10th spot with an aggregate of 697 points and the Saeed Ajmal consolidated his 2nd position, achieving a career-best rating of 835 points and he is won the player of the series award for claiming 24 wickets in the 3-0 drubbing of England.

Feb 6, 2012

Pakistan Won Test Serie 3-0 and Whitewash against England at Duba

3rd Test: England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Feb 3-6, 2012

Pakistan 99 & 365

England 141 & 252 (97.3 ov)

Pakistan won by 71 runs

Saeed Ajmal is the Man of the Series

Pakistan are now just three points away from 4th ranked India and Australia

Pakistan had entered the series in 5th position on 99 rating points and moved to 108 points and now, are within striking distance of the top four for the first time since 2007.

England have placed their lead in jeopardy before they head to Sri Lanka for a two-Test series starting next month.

For England, it was its first series loss since 2008-2009 when it suffered a 1-0 series defeat to the West Indies while it is the first time since the 2006-2007 Ashes in Australia that England has lost all the Tests of a series.

Pakistan's 3-0 series win has also kept alive South Africa's chances of finishing as the number-one ranked side at the 1 April annual cut-off date and with it, win a prize of USD 175,000.

Clearly blown away by Pakistan's supremacy in their adopted home. Team Misbah is the one everyone would want to beat.

Jan 30, 2012

England Also Could Win Only at Home Says Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram.

Pakistan 0-2 in the ongoing three-match Test series in the UAE

The 45-year-old also felt that even England also could win only at home.

England, who defeated India 4-0 at home last year to snatch the No.1 tag from them, are now trailing Pakistan 0-2 in the ongoing three-match Test series in the UAE.

"It's (World No.1) a very misleading number," Akram said.

"England are lions only at home and their weaknesses are always exposed on foreign tours of a top side is one that can handle every condition in West Indies did it in the 1970s and 80s. Pakistan did it for while under Imran Khan, when we were playing to australia have done that in the 1990s," he added.

Stating that he was "proud of Pakistan", Akram said,

Jan 28, 2012

Australia Won Border-Gavaskar Trophy and Series Won 4/0 and Whitewash aginst india.

Chasing a world-record target of 500 to win the fourth Test, India resumed on 6-166 and were bowled out for 201 in 58 minutes of play at Adelaide Oval.

Australia 7 for 604 dec and 5 for 167 dec beat India 272 and 201 (Sehwag 62, Lyon 4-63, Harris 3-41) by 298 runs.



"The bowlers in this series have been absolutely outstanding and it certainly gives the batsmen a lot of confidence," said Hussey who averaged 58.6 in the test series.

Paceman Peter Siddle, who claimed 5-49 in India's first innings of 272 on a flat batting track and had figures of 6-96 for the game, was named man of the match.

Siddle said patience was the key to his haul of 23 wickets at 18.65 in the series.

Captain Michael Clarke, who scored 626 runs at 125.2 in the series including a triple hundred and a double ton, won the player of the series award.

Ex-skipper Ricky Ponting, who averaged 108.8 in the series, said he was just glad to make a contribution.

"We're heading in the right direction," said Ponting, 37

"The disappointment of last summer has inspired a few of us. There's been a bit of fire in the belly and we've known we've had to get better," Clarke said of Australia's 2010/11 Ashes defeat.

Australia's preparations for their 2013 Ashes tour

Australia's next Test series is in the West Indies in April.