Monday, 29 March 2010

It's good bye time for Mohammad Yusuf

Its a good bye time for Mohammad Yousuf

Mohammad Yousuf, the former captain of the Pakistan Cricket team has announced his retirement today from the international cricket. He was under indefinite ban following the winless tour of Australia.

Yousuf announced that he has received a letter from the PCB stating that his staying in the team is harmful for the team. Speaking to the press in karachi he said that "I always played for my country and if my playing is harmful for the team then I don't want to play, so I announce my retirement from international cricket. I thank the fans around the world, all the senior players and family members for supporting me throughout my 12-year career."

Having played 88 Tests, he has scored 7,431 runs at an average of 53.07, including 24 centuries. He also scored 9,624 runs in 282 one-day internationals. He is considered to be one of the best Test cricketers in the modern day cricket.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

South Africa defeated India by an Innings

Harris and Steyn helped South Africa to seal an innings victory against India in their first test match at Nagpur. For team India, it was a humiliating victory by an innings and 6 runs. India was allout for 319 in the second innings when chasing 325 to make South Africa bat again in their second innings.

This vicory for south africa marks their 5th in their 11 test matches palyed in India and for India, it was first test match defeat in the last 15 test matches.

India played without their two best test batsmen, laxman and dravid which came in favour of South Africa. The only highlight in India's batting is the centuries from Tendukar and Sehwag.

For South Africa, it was Kallis and Alma who did well in batting followed by impressive bowling from Harris and Steyn.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Shahid Afridi guilty of ball tampering

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Shahid Afridi, the captain of Pakistan for T20 International cricket, has been banned for two T20 Internations for tampering with the ball. Afridi was leading the team in the absence of Mohammad yousuf. He was caught on the Telivison tampering with the ball on couple of occassions. However, Afridid pleaded guilty to the charge and said that he was trying to smell the ball and has no intentions of tampering with the ball.

In another incident, Pakistan opener Latif got injured by a fan when he broke through the security cordon and ran on to the field.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Cricket News: Ponting thumbs up for India challenge

Ricky Ponting, the captain of Australia says that he will have to take on extra responsibility with the bat during Australia's seven-match ODI series in India.

The winners of the recent Champions Trophy, currently ranked as world number one will start the series in Vadodara on Sunday.

Virendra Shewag and Yuvraj are going to join the Indian team after being out of the side for sometime.

It is going to be a very good contest as both the teams are in good form.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Sportsbetting - How to place bets on cricket

Cricket is a popular sport in the Asian subcontinent, Australia, South Africa and England and lot of cricket loving people place their bets on the One day international series between different teams, Test Matches and the more exciting T20 matches. With some more leagues in action, sportsbookies are allowing people to bet on the IPL and Champion League T20 tournaments.

Unlike sports like Football and Horse racing, it is much easier to bet on cricket. If you are a beginner to cricket betting, first you should know the rules of the game very well. You can bet on the tournament outcome, match outcome, and the performance of the individual players, the top batsmen etc. The important thing to discuss here is anyone who ever wishes to place their bet should do considerable research before placing their bet. They should check the weather condition and whether its going to rain on the match day and how its going to affect the playing teams, the condition of the pitch - how did the pitch behaved in the previous tournament, did it favour the batsmen or the bowlers? What kind of bowling - fast or spin? Whats the strength of both teams - which team has a good bowling line or batting line? Its always better to look at the historical data for cricket betting. While betting on any game what should be followed is your knowledge of the game and what your intuition or common sense says. If you are betting for the first time, start with less bets until you think you got good knowledge of the game and how the betting system operates.