April 29, 2010

Zimbabwe Beat Pakistan. WOW!

Lo' and behold! Zimbabwe on a roll. This time its the defending champs, Pakistan! yes, you saw it right.You never know with the Stanis, they may lose to Zim and beat the top team the next day. Anyways, coming to this match, Zim piled on 143 in their 20 overs. Chigumbura was the hero again scoring 49(35). Coventry and Masakadza also chipped in with handy runs. Boom Boom was the star with the ball picking 4/24. The target seemed pretty easy but not to be .Except for Kamran Akmal, Alam and Misbah , no one even reached double digits. They were "BOWLED OUT" for 131. Prosper Utseya really prospered with the ball , picking up 4 wickets. Chigumbura cleaned up the tail, picking up 3 wickets. Mind blowing performance. Its good to seem them taking these practice matches seriously. It would be nice to see them giving a tough competition in the league matches. The advantage is they seem to have the right bowling . Slow medium pace and spin is the need of the hour and that is helping them big time. Way to go ZIM! WAH! WAH!!

In the other matches, Chokers lost to Poms and Australia butt-kicked Windward Islands. WTF!

April 28, 2010


Early 2008 when talks about starting the Indian Premier League were raised. The one good reason(besides stealing the limelight from ICL) was that local talent will get a platform to play with greats of the game, international exposure and opportunity to get noticed. On those lines, the 3rd season has not been disappointing as most teams realised that besides having 4 quality intl players in the team, it is very important to have 7 talented local guys, who can steal victories for them. Some teams could not get the combination right like DD and KKR where some like RCB and MI had headache with whom to bench. But, these local guys have to be the toast of the third season of DLF IPL. Here are the xi players who well truly define the term "HOME TEAM".

  • Naman Ojha
  • Murali Vijay
  • Tirumalasetti Suman
  • Faiz Fazal
  • Saurabh Tiwary
  • Ambatti Rayudu
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Vinay Kumar
  • Siddharth Trivedi
  • Murali Kartik

No surprises for the choice of openers, both Ojha & Vijay performed 2 notches above expectations. Suman won games for DC and helped the defending champions restore pride. Fazal looked quite good in the Royals outfit. Played a very significant role in the top order. The Mumbai Indians duo of Tiwary & Rayudu probably played their best cricket together. Caused lot of problems in the opposition's game plan. Jadhav had one really good knock for the Daredevils but, there on the Double D's couldn't figure out whom to play. Ashwin opened the bowling and did some serious damage for the Chennai Super Kings. His ability to mix it up and be very unpredictable was sheer class. Dint look like a rookie was in action. Vinay Kumar bowled very well initially and later got the stick treatment. But, in parts was good. SidT also bowled within his limits but mixed it very well and reaped praise from his captain and team mates. Murali Kartik showed with his county experience and Indian conditions was very effective but, was not used all that well.

Many others impressed. Of course, there is not room for all. We pick just eleven but, here we must mention a few. Ashoke Dinda once again showed signs of a smart bowler. Old Horse, Romesh Powar was very good but lack of wickets and 2 spinners already in the list meant he was left out. Badrinath, faced lot of criticism but had few good knocks that saved CSK the blushes. Mithun Manhas, Sarabjeet Ladda, Iqbal Abdulla, M.S.Bisla, Hameet Singh showed that domestic strength is very vital for the IPL teams.

DLF IPL 3.0 - Nightmare Team

When everybody is busy thinking about the IPL 3.0 Dream Team , we thought the other way and with great difficulty made a IPL 3.0 Nightmare Team. This team consists of the high profile flops of this edition of IPL. JUST THIS EDITION OF IPL! So here's the FORGETTABLE XI (4 overseas players only). This elite group of players have given nightmares to their franchisee owners, team sponsors and worst of all cricket lovers. So, sooner they are forgotten the better and they must hope this doesn't affect their value in the next player auctions.

Openers Haydos and Gilly make it to the team by default. The famous Aussie opening jodi back together like the good ol' days only not good anymore. The mongoose man showed the power of mongoose just for a match and that's it, his Mongoose died. On the other hand Gilli's koobaburra dint fly high. They played every match and failed in most of them. Next comes in Tillakaratne-Dilscoop-Dilshan. He was one of the T20 sensations, but failed to dominate this time. At no.4, its none other than our very own MRF Blimp a la UV Singh. Stripped off captaincy, no hugs from preity, etc etc.. can really demotivate any player and UV wasn't an exception. Don't worry UV, you are the captain of our side. *Cheers* Next is UV's best friend Md.Kaif. Though he dint get many chances, he would have screwed it anyways. Next is Johnny Bravo oops Dwayne Bravo. MI put in more faith in him than KiPo but he failed to grab the opportunity. His batting and bowling sucked equally. Next comes the ICL sensation, Chennai Superstars Captain, Rajagopal Sathish. Had chances to prove himself with the bat and ball, failed to capitalize. Only consolation was his fielding. Next is Lakshmipathy-C'mon Hit Me-Balaji. A pretty consistent bolwer who bowls full-toss & short wide outside off-stump at 110ks. Next is the deadly duo Ishant Sharma and R.(i).P Singh. Lesser said the better. The last player, no prizes for guessing, its Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and you all know why. This list could never be complete without him.

So here's a quick look at the team once again.
  • Matthew Hayden
  • Adam Gilchrist(wk)
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan
  • Yuvraj Singh©
  • Md.Kaif
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Rajagopal Sathish
  • Lakshmipathy Balaji
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Rudra Pratap Singh
  • Shantakumaran Sreesanth

To hell with this team :)

April 27, 2010

Zimbabwe beat Australia... AGAIN!

Its not the first time this is happening, a similar thing happened in SAF in the league match during the 2007 T20 WC. Brendon Taylor gave Aussies sleepless nights in the first edition. This time, the venue was Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia. Aussies would have loved to take revenge against ZIM , but not to be. ZIM batted first and were rocked by OZ full throttle pace attack. 4 wickets down for 36 after 6 overs Enter Chigumbura and Craig Ervine(B/O Sean Ervine)and they countered the OZ attack excellently. Chigumbura sent the ball screaming to every part of the ground.Watson and Christian were murdered. They bowled 2 overs each and their sum of 4 overs cost 63 runs. Phew!! Chigumbura scored a rapid 76(35) and was well supported by Craig Ervine 39(30). Mitch Johnson dint disappoint his fans,he picked up 4 wickets and Lee surprisingly bowled well.Zim set a target of 173. Warner and Watto took strike. Watto's poor run in the match continued and he departed early. Warner and Clarke then got off to a flier and tables started turning when they required 42 of 18 balls. Wickets fell in desperation of runs. It all came down to the last over when they needed 13 runs. Clarke, who steering their team to victory till then,was bowled by Mpofu. Johnson was run out immediately and Lee scored only 1 run of the final delivery. That's it !Australia lost by 1 run. It was party time for the Zimbabwe guys. Its a wake up alarm for the OZ. Guess, they took the match pretty lightly and it cost them badly. Warner scored 72(49) and Clarke scored 49(42).

April 26, 2010

Lalit Modi kisses Goodbye!


But is it over already? You really think it is...

April 21, 2010

DLF IPL - Wahs at War III

Alright, another semis game up tonight.. After Mumbai Indians ate the Kumble pie, not to sure any of these will bother to face them in the finale. But atleast they automatically qualify for the Champions League 2010, rather than face RCB in the play-offs game. The wounded tiger is sure to give a fight for the Champions League spot. So, Kollywood takes on Tollywood in the second semi-finals at D.Y.Patil stadium home of the Mumbai Indians and also the Deccan Chargers (get the clue?). Battle is heatnig up nicely, DC coming in with 5 straight wins and CSK pulling a humdinger of a match against KxiP to qualify for the semis.

The Sooper Kings made their entry with a Bang! and thus, ended Delhi Daredevils hopes of making it to the semis. With Capt. MSD in ominous form their batting seems have got a new lease of life. Hayden problems continue. But, most teams have attacked him with a spinner at the start. Gilly might not waste his best bowler and purple cap owner Ojha so early. So, Mongoose man can expect some off-cutters from Vaas at the most. Raina, Vijay have been in great touch and undoubtedly they are the linch-pins once again.. CSK will expect a big start from the top 3. Badri's knock against the Zintans has recouped his chances in more than one ways. MSD may look to send him ahead once again. Bowling worries continue for CSK with Albie Morkel getting the STICK treatment. He's most likely to save his place as there is no Flintoff or Oram to give him competition, only Kemp who did play against KxiP but bowled just 1 over. So, MSD would most likely go for Bollinger, Morkel, Haydos, Murali. Just keep Balaji/Tyagi in the playing xi(big case of What-Else, But-IF) bowl Bollinger, Morkel, Jakati, Ashwin , Murali, Raina. But, 4 spinners is a risk and might not be taken and the batting depth lacks due to this. So, Thushara Mirando may start in place of Murali. Albie, Hayden cannot afford to disappoint once again. Win toss bat 1st à la Mumbai and score BIG! and use spinners later in the game when they are more effective.

The Chargers have literally charged their way in with 5 straight wins and look re-charged from the way they started this season. Honesty, they dint look defending champion material until, the local boys came to the party. Suman, nearly the find of this season along with the Rayudus and Tiwarys. So, in case CSK bring their spinners into play, DC should easily tackle that with their domestic strength. Mishra, Suman, Rohit. Gilly better not fall for Ashwin as that is likely on the cards.. But, a Déjà vu of last years semis should make Gilly the MVP in this game. Symonds selects himself and the batting position, whether Gilly plays Vaas or Harris will be keen or he plays both and drops Mitch Marsh is an option. Gibbs still not the 1st choice and may sit out once again. Pragyan-Purple cap-Ojha, Harmeet-fake seamer-Singh, RP-Ex-Indian team-Singh should help out Vaas/Harris who ever plays and Roy can bowl his crap as well. Marsh if playing can be useful as well. Win toss, bowl first and restrict CSK. Bowl Rohit against Hayden early in the game. Chase down the target with ease. Have defeated CSK already twice this year so should look to repeat the task. Just in case invite Trisha for the match. Cos, she supports CSK they are sure to end up as the losing side. Qualify for CLT20, defend the title against Mumbai in the finals! Period.

April 20, 2010

DLF IPL - Wahs at War II

So the first of the knock-out games and a mouth watering one that promises to keep the water boiling till the very end. This is WAR! and we like to keep it that way between the bat and ball.

MI-Mumbai Indians were the favourites to win the IPL 3.0 even before it started and they haven't disappointed so far. Yes, a few hiccups here and there , but looks like its all sorted out. Questions were raised after the MI-CSK match when the wickets fell like 9 pins as soon as GOD(read SRT)retired. From then on,its been a collective effort from the batting side.Ambati-Did the Selectors notice my batting-Rayudu , Saurabh-a la MSD-Tiwary have been in good form right through the tournament. Keiron-10 ball wonder-Pollard has shown what he is capable of with the bat and ball. Duminy has found his long lost form. He is the new "Man with the golden arm", breaks important partnership. Proven and tested. Mclaren has been consistent with the ball. Coming to their bowling, its easily one of the best attacks. Zaks and Mclaren share the new ball and they hardly get hit.More importantly they uproot 1 or 2 wickets . Bhajji has been tremendous with the ball(even with the bat a couple of times). Lasith-Slinga-Malinga is easily their trump bowler with his pace, swing, variations. He is difficult to get through. I am sure he is a part of everybody's fantasy team :) Pollard is good for a 5th bowler. Satish, Duminy can be handy too. Their fielding has been fantabulous. They are a truly 3-d team. Jaya and Bravo have been the disappointments and are likely to sit out. Dhawan may open with SRT. The toss doesn't really for this team as they have an excellent bowling to defend the target and they have an explosive batting order which can chase down any target. Thier main strategy is remove KP and Uthappa ASAP, they are ones who change gears and up the ante. Jumbo has been in terrific form too, so its better they play away Jumbo without losing wickets. Its a knock out match for both the teams. MI would want all their 3 departments to fire and fire BIG TIME. If it does happen, there's no stopping the MI.

RCB- Dr. Mallya's merry men not in a very merry mood after the last few games giving them a scare of being knocked out before the knock-out stages. But Aal izz well in the RCB camp except they now face the table toppers Mumbai Indians enroute to the grand finale. RCB might be considered the under-dogs especially after the home ground conditions being stolen from them and gifted to their semi-finals opponents. Nevertheless, RCB being the under-dogs has to be a good sign(As that's what the IPL is all abt). Team strategy should ideally be - Win toss, elect to bowl first and get Sachin early. With Sachin in the hut, half the job is done. But, don't let the likes of Tiwary, Rayudu settle getting a couple of wickets exposes the chink in Mumbai's Armour i.e. their middle order. Restrict the Mumbai Indians and then beat them all over the park with a batting order to boast. C'mon Kallis, Dravid, KP, Rosco, Robin, Kohli.. hahaha. Mumbai may have a bowling attack on the sheets as well but, expect some buffet bowling and you shall be granted. Bowling needs to be extra-tight not sure if Pankaj Singh will get another game, expect PK to be back and Jumbo, Vinay, should support Kallis & Steyn very well. The pitch will not assist pace a lot but, when you can bowl @150+ you really don't need the pitch to help you. RCB should look to get ROFL Merwe in if you ask me. That will change a lot in the match. So, Kallis, KP, Merwe & Steyn can be the 4 maximum overseas players allowed. And if everything else goes by the plan RCB would have pulled an upset victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Carribean T20 - Attention Indian Fans! Vijay replaces injured Sehwag

As expected , an INDIAN player is injured. Courtesy: IPL. It is none other than the swashbuckling opener, Virender-JATMAN-Sehwag. The details of the injury is not known yet,must be the usual hamstring/ribs/shoulder injury or maybe mental disorder because of the fact that Double Ds dint make it to the semis. No prizes for guessing who flying to the Carribean to replace him, its Murali-Now you know why I scored in IPL-Vijay. Its a great oppurtunity for the guy to make a mark in T20s and thus make it to the ODIs too. The advantage for Vijay is that there are no other backup openers in the Indian Squad. So,even if he doesn't perform he still plays, but we hope it doesn't happen.Ya, we know people may say Rohit Sharma may open. Cut the Crap right now. Period. Vijay entered the test arena as a replacement for Gambhir too. Viru's loss is Vj's gain. All we can say is ALL THE BEST to VIJAY and GET WELL SOON, WE WILL NOT MISS YOU to VIRU. To show your love & affection send your best wishes directly to Viru @sehwagvirender.

P.S- Sehwag has injured his shoulder , now don't ask if its Left or Right :)

April 15, 2010

DLF IPL - Wahs at War

Wah are at War and it aint smelling like blueberry pies. Sooper Kings take on the Double D's today in a crucial encounter. The loser is not necessarily out and the winner not surely through as we said here. But surely both teams are desperate to win and will be happy with points in the bag rather than prayers on their lips. So it is simple, go out there and win 2 games and the next 2 and be crowned champs. CSK hv a neat record against DD, now going 3-2 head to head. So, that will mentally get them ready for the challenge. For DD Viru has been at ease against CSK and Chepauk is his one of his favorites undoubtedly. So, this is what the two teams must look to do.

CSK- It should be an easy outing for the Super Kings considering their current form. Finally after several FAILED experiments, the bowling department seems to have clicked. Though not attacking , but definetely better. Batting has always been their strength. Its good to see that the batting is not dependant on Haydos. Its good to see the young Indian guns firing. Murali-I can Fkn hit DLF Max too- Vijay has been a revelation. Suresh -IPL- Raina has been the backbone of the team in all the 3 editions. MSD, you never know, when he hits, it stays hit! If one of them clicks,its PARTY TIME for CSK! Last time when these two teams met, it was a run feast at the Feroz Shah Kotla. We all got to know the reason for the MEGA HYPE for Mongoose. Double Ds scored 185, thanks to Joginder-Golden Arm- Sharma. Haydos and his pet, Mongoose murdered the DD bowlers. The problem which CSK faced in the first half is now faced by DD. Their bowling looks weak after the exit of Nannes. It still seems an area of concern. Of late, their batting seems to be breaking too. Looks like they have their IPODs on when batting, they just dont listen to their partner's call. I hope they continue this way for CSK to make full use of it. Playing in Chennai doesn't really matter to any team because they cheer for everyone, even you and me. Its more like a neutral venue. I feel CSK should stick with the same winning combo. 3 spinners and 2 pacers looks perfect . Their main strategy is to remove the openers as quickly as possible. Gambhir has looked dangerous, but he will run himself out, no worries there. Nothing much to say about the rest of the batting, maybe Karthik will try to impress the crowd. CSK should bat first, it should be a belter of a pitch, score an assload of runs. Bowlers should make sure that Viru and Warner get back to the pavillion within the powerplay and the Double D's will succumb to the pressure automatically.

DareDevils - The Double D's are in woeful form and they know it. They haven't settled into a stable team combination and the absence of Dirty Dirk is proving crucial. Play to win, has to be the plan here. Probably bringing back Dilshan into the xi will help. He has been kept away for too long one feels. McDonald was given the treatment so we hope capt.GG learnt not to bowl his happy meals, in the last few overs like Raina did earlier captaining CSK. Viru has to get going and not towards the dug-out. DK just cannot bat at no.4 that is just insane! Probably go in with Warner, Dilshan, Collingwood and Vettori will make sense and bringing in Bhatia will provide some depth. Also if Viru can bowl a couple will surely help the cause as the wicket in Chennai is sure to assist the slower bowlers. Last time around Haydos unleashed the Goose. That shouldn't happen again, getting wickets early exposes the likes of Badri, Morkel and that should help DD buckle them and strangle them. It would be a good toss to lose. But, an important game to win.

April 14, 2010

DLF IPL - How KKR are still in it

48 games and the semi-finalists still not decided. What is happening here? Someone surely knew watching 56 league stage games is going to be boring as shit. But, what we have here is completely bizzare. Even Lalit Modi could not have written a better script. Only Mumbai Indians have booked their seat for the knock-outs. The rest are just are mastering the art of hara-kiri. Believe it or not, despite yday's massive loss KKR can still make it to the top 4. This is how 6 teams can end up at exact 14 points after the league stage is complete.

49th match - Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore
50th match - Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils
51st match - Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab
52nd match - Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians
53rd match - Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals
54th match - Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings
55th match - Delhi Daredevils v Deccan Chargers
56th match - Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians
* teams in BOLD win

which means the points table looks like this:
  • MI - 18 pts
  • CSK - 14 pts
  • RCB - 14 pts
  • DD - 14 pts
  • RR - 14 pts
  • KKR - 14 pts
  • KxiP- 10 pts
**Red- already in semis
**Blue - already knocked out

So, what KKR needs now is 2 big wins. Just go out there, and kill the opposition. They have nothing to lose except lose what they are already losing. NRR will play a major part again in this years IPL. Some team is surely to end up in tears and ex-performances will flash in front of their eyes.

Also have been hearing KxiP still have a chance.. I'm sorry I don't see how that is possible. Given they win both their games they still end up at 12 points only and surely other teams will end up higher. But, they can surely try and get rid of the 8th place finish.

So, who's it gonna be? No one knows yet.. Looks like a very close race. DD look in trouble, RR look good, DC are unpredictable. Will CSK, RCB hold on in the last leg? Aaaaah... Who ever is writing this script is doing a fine job.

April 12, 2010

DLF IPL Semi Finals -The Line Up

You can throw away your calculators cos I've just solved the puzzle that will lead us to the semi-finalists in a jiffy. First to remind all that the World T20 Championship starts on the 30th of April. Yes! and that plays a big role to how the IPL is going to be decided. Remember, how it all began. MSD takes a bunch of 22yr olds to South Africa on a fully-paid vacation and end up winning the T20 championship and then hell breaks lose. ICL happens and quickly Modi and his merry men introduce "IPL". Banks go broke as players mint money during auctions. Md. Kaif gets more than Ricky Ponting! People soon relate it to the perfect entertainment formula.. Bollywood+Cricket+Parties= $$$

And so, when the IPL happened again this time in SAF and soon after Ind go to England to contest as the defending champions in World T20, yea.. yea that shit. They somehow make it to the super-6 and get taste of reality w/o Viru. West fucking Indies, Chockers Saffers, even the Poms beat India. Not quite sounds like the best team in the world playing T20's. So, this time the 2 tournaments are even closer than before. So, why injure the players and go thru all the crap once again. Viru, Gauti, Raina, Yuvi, MSD they sure realise it but, they dint see me catching them red-handed.

Lets see among the IPL teams which teams will not be affected by the World T20 champs and vice versa.

  • DD- Viru+Gauti enough said! (add DK to that, DD semis hopes look bleak.)
  • CSK- MSD+Raina (Big money on these two. As we know Yuvi is pregnant. CSK will put on a fake fight.)
  • KxiP- Who are u kidding? They're already outta the semi's race.
  • KKR- Not a single Knight Rider in the Squad to West Indies. (possible semi spot)
  • DC- Rohit (He doesn't seem to be interested in performing for the national team prefers the 50 days a year format. Might give KKR a run for their money)
  • RCB- Rahul+Jumbo+Robin+Kohli+Pandey (none in the T20 team, quite easily into the semis)
  • RR- YPathan (Has he ever performed for Ind; even 25% of what he has done with the Royals. Semis more likely)
  • MI- The team solely dependent on Sachin and no one else in the radar to the West Indies (Sachin no longer plays Intl. T20's so, easily in the semis) and so, they already are.

This means the like of Yuvi, Viru, Gauti, MSD, Raina et all are going to be out of action much before you and I think they are. Which is around April 18th. Which gives them 10 days before they play the warm up games in West Indies. Period!

p.s - this post was written primarily with a batsman's perspective. That is completely fair and unbiased.

April 8, 2010

Ton Tana Ton

Not so long ago we gave u this. And as Sachin would say "Go out there, get the start, reach the 50, pile on that 100." and Viru would add "don't you forget to score the triple." and here we are. It's the time to lift the bat and acknowledge the support we have had from all of you. The fire still burns and the desire to thrash some Sreesanth is more than ever. We have couple of other good stuff to share. Blokes at "World Cricket Watch" recently announced the 40 best cricket blogs around the world. No, we dint make the list but, they dint mention us in the recommendations. w00t!!

We are finally, thinking on taking the blog to newer levels and reach you all better. So, this is the official FB page on Wah! Cricket. And this is the FB group for all Wah! Cricket fans.
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April 6, 2010

DLF IPL - DC CSK mixed fortunes

We know DC are the defending champs but look at the mess they've got themselves into. First, they don't play at Hyderabad which is the official home ground for the DCs. They end up playing their home games at Cuttack, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur and their horror run of losing home games continues. Their last home game against the Raj Royals, who have stressed on building that fortress for opposing teams when playing at home. RR have the best home games record. Mumbai Indians this season have set the same tune. So, how crucial is it playing at home and more importantly winning!

DC bowled well, played with a plan and executed it. They really needed the win to equal CSK, RR, KKR on points and fight to the semis. 159 still seemed a lil disappointing as they managed to avoid some serious beating from the hands of their old pal Yusuf-cant-play-short-stuff-Pathan who has won 4 M.O.M's in 5 games they have played. Shane-can-whack-Watson's knock helped RR post a target of 160 for the DCs. And from there DC batsmen switched their brains off. They managed to go from 137/5 to 157 all out. This with Rohit-I'm-going-to-WI-Sharma hitting 73 from 44 and not able to hit 3 runs from the last 2 deliveries and DC were all out. Only CSK could have managed to lose it from there (Remember chasing 139 against KxiP). So, their fate now looks stuck above the KxiP but, they still can make it due to weird calculations.

So, we see how did DC actually perform ala the Sooper Kings. This is what we can understand from the team's fortunes up to now:

  • Gilly = MSD : Capt and WK - both have come and gone, hit a few but, missed mostly. (MSD was injured in between)
  • Gibbs = Haydos : Both have swished the bat like Harry Porters wand, the spells seemed to backfire very often.
  • Rohit = Raina : Both have played some good knocks, looked curious for more but then disappointed.
  • VVS = Badri : Two batsmen who seemed to be in wrong place at the wrong time playing the wrong game.
  • Symonds = Morkel : All-rounders for their teams, never really performed to potential or previous performances.
  • Vaas = Murali : Both had good beginning to IPL this season, Vaas eventually ran outta gas, Murali on the way?
  • Ojha = Jakati : The two left-armers have picked wickets but have gone for plenty.
  • Rahul = Ashwin : back-up spinners hardly looked vicious in batsmen's paradise.
  • RP = Gony/Tyagi : Jaskaran = Balaji : Harmeet = Joginder They have been in a league on their own. No matter who is picked the result doesn't change.

CSK have recovered with Vijay clicking at the top. Murali has been resonable and with MSD back they look better placed than DC who need to win all from here and hope the others don't. Interestingly, CSK-DC have to play each other in the remaining games to come. CSK have 8 pts from 9 games and DC have 6 pts from 9 games. Just 5 matches each, its a fight to the death for each one of them. RR and RCB will their main threats, considering KKR like to goof it up when someone takes them seriously.

April 1, 2010

Innovations in English Domestic

England is known for its innovations in cricket like the T20 which has revolutionized the cricket. So the much hyped Pink Ball and Night test match has become a reality . Here are a few pics of the pink ball and the night match.Hope it becomes a hit too.